Herbert Simmons Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1961-1962
Extent: .5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Born in St. Louis in 1931, Herbert Simmons was one of the earliest Black genre crime writers. His protagonists fought the restrictive nature of white society toward Black men.

Scope and Content Note:
His papers include galleys of Simmons’ novel Man Walking on Eggshells with author’s marginalia.

Related Material: None