The Harlem Renaissance
February 9, 2013

Web Resources


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Archives of American Art: Research Collections

If you know the name of an artist you wish to learn more about, they may be in this list of American artists.  The collections provide art, documents, interviews and more.  ((NOTE: The ‘back’ button brings you back to the list without the artist you are currently looking at being selected. I suggest opening a new tab when clicking the links to each collection.))

ArtLex:  Harlem Renaissance


A small collection of visual works from the Harlem Renaissance with information about each piece.

Digital Harlem



“The Digital Harlem website presents information, drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources, about everyday life in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the years 1915-1930.”


Digital Harlem Blog



A blog branched from the website above.

Harlem Renaissance: Primary Works


Here you can find many links to primary works of those popularly credited with making the Harlem Renaissance what it was. The site is organized into three categories: literature, art, and music; and under each category is a list of artists. – The Harlem Renaissance video



A very short (2:53) video clip that may serve as an introduction to the Harlem Renaissance.


Jackson Creek Middle School, Harlem Renaissance Artists


This site has a bunch of links categorized by people commonly associated with the Harlem Renaissance.  Please note: many of the links are really good, but many of them don't work or aren't really so useful.



The Library of Congress, Web Guides: A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials



“African-American expressions of writing, music, and art during the 1920s and 1930s are well represented in the vast collections of the Library of Congress. This guide presents the Library's resources as well as links to external Web sites on the Harlem Renaissance and a bibliography.”



Long Wharf Theater: “A Timeline of the Harlem Renaissance”

This is a very basic timeline of the Harlem Renaissance that could be used to provide topics to be further researched.



PBS NewsHour Extra: Lesson Plan: The Harlem Renaissance



A 6-12 lesson plan on the PBS NewsHour website.




Project Mosaic: The Harlem Renaissance: A Social Documentary Through Art

A digital art museum featuring works of art from the Harlem Renaissance era, along with short descriptions and background information.



Smithsonian American Art Museum - African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond


This site “presents a selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era and the decades beyond, which saw tremendous social and political changes.”


Timeline of the Harlem Renaissance

Another basic timeline. The links within the timeline seem to work and be valuable; however, most of the links at the bottom of the page do not work.