Hidden in the manuscript archives of the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, is a prized possession: the desk on which Dorothy West wrote her short stories, essays and novel. The question is, how did Marash Girl get into the archives to photograph the desk . . . !!!
Dorothy West was a novelist and short story writer during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her novel The Living Is Easy, as well as many other short stories and essays, about the life of an upper-class black family. She was born in Boston on June 2, 1907, and died in Boston on August 16, 1998.