12th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture

  • Zora Neale Hurston. The Official Zora Neale Hurston Website

  • This site is sponsored by the Estate of Zora Neale Hurston and Harper Collins. It includes a biography, chronology, links to Hurston's publications, links to additional resource sites and a teaching guide.


  • The Hurston – Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts

  • Established in 1990, The Hurston is a program of the Association to Preserve Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.). Its mission is to provide a place "in the heart of the community" where the public can view the work of artists of African descent, who live on the continent and/or in the Diaspora.


  • Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Zora Neale Hurston Collection.

  • The Zora Neale Hurston Collection contains Correspondence, Writings, including drafts of her autobiography, Dust Tracks on the Road, the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and a play written in collaboration with Langston Hughes, "Mule Bone," as well as a study of Hurston written in 1972 by Robert Hemenway.


  • Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Digital Library (Zora Neale Hurston)

  • Collection of digital images related to Zora Neale Hurston


  • Library of Congress. American Memory. The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress.

  • The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress present a selection of ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author, anthropologist, and folklorist. Deposited as typescripts in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until they were rediscovered in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. The plays reflect Hurston's life experience, travels, and research, especially her study of folklore in the African-American South. Totaling 1,068 images, the scripts are housed in the Library's Manuscript, Music, and Rare Book and Special Collections divisions.


  • Library of Congress. American Folklife Center. Archive of Folk Culture. Zora Neale Hurston: Recordings, Manuscripts, Photographs and Ephemera

  • Finding aid for sound recordings, manuscripts, prints, photographs and films by or about Zora Neale Hurston at the Library of Congress.


  • University of Florida. Smathers Libraries. Special and Area Studies Collections. Zora Neal Hurston Papers

  • Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, manuscripts, photographs, miscellaneous personal papers. Correspondence concerning race relations, Hurston's writings and fieldwork, personal matters; manuscripts of articles, short stories, plays; biographical material about Zora Neale Hurston.


  • University of Central Florida. Center for Humanities & Digital Research. Zora Neal Hurston Digital Archive.

  • Launched in 2006 by Anna Lillios, Mark L. Kamrath, and J.D. Applen, the Zora Neale Hurston Digital Archive has two goals. Its primary purpose is to provide an academic site that will provide a repository of biographical, historical, critical, and other contextual materials related to Hurston's life and work. The site also seeks to make available various teaching resources so that both teachers and students can more fully appreciate the cultural and literary richness of Hurston's numerous writings. With time and funding, we hope to also develop a digital edition of Hurston's writings. A secondary goal of the site is to work closely with the city of Eatonville, Florida, The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, and other interested parties in documenting Hurston's accomplishments both as a regional ethnographer and anthropologist and one of the world's most talented African–American women writers.


  • Florida Department of State. Division of Library and Information Services. Florida Memory – Zora Neale Hurston

  • This site offers photographs of Zora Neale Hurston and the WPA in Florida. As stated on the site, Zora Neale Hurston began working for the Florida division of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in Florida in the late 1930s. She signed on for the position of Junior Interviewer with the Federal Writers' Project (FWP). At the time, Hurston had already published Jonah's Gourd Vine and Mules and Men and was the only widely published author on the Florida payroll.


  • New York Public Library. Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division Hurston, Zora Neale Collection

  • Writings consisting of nine poems and one short story entitled "The Conversion of Man", and correspondence with William Clifford and Lawrence Jordan.