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Guide to the Heritage Press Archives, 1944 - 2002

Finding aid prepared by Mollie Godfrey, August 2006

Descriptive Summary

Dates:

1944 - 2002

Title:

Heritage Press Archives

Size:

8 linear feet. 18 archival boxes

Repository:

Chicago Public Library
Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
9525 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60628

Subject Headings

Breman, Paul

Heritage Press (London, England)

American literature

Access

No restrictions

Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Heritage Press Archives, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature.

Acknowledgements

Funding to process this collection and compose its finding aid was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Provenance

Donation of Paul Breman, 1988. Additional accessions in 1992, 2000, 2002.

Organizational History

Heritage Press, which operated out of London between the years of 1962-1975, was one of the most important publishers of black poetry of its time. Best known for virtually launching the careers of Robert Hayden, Audre Lorde, Ray Durem, Dolores Kendrick and Ebele Oseye (then Ellease Southerland), the press also published major works of poetry by Arna Bontemps, Waring Cuney, Owen Dodson, and Ishmael Reed. In addition, the press published many prominent members of the Black Arts Movement - including Conrad Kent Rivers, Dudley Randall, Lloyd Addison, Ronald L. Fair and Russell Atkins - as well as several poets who remain largely unknown today.

The press was founded by Paul Breman, an antiquarian book trade specialist who was born in the Netherlands in 1931. From 1948 to 1961, Breman wrote and published several Dutch books, articles and translations on the subject of spirituals, the blues and African-American poetry. Three years following his move to London in 1959, Breman's admiration for the work of Robert Hayden prompted him to begin publishing a series of books written by new black poets, a series that eventually ran to twenty-seven volumes over twelve years. In 1966, Hayden's The Ballad of Remembrance won the Grand Prize for Poetry at the first World Festival of Negro Arts, and the press widened its circulation by partnering up with Dudley Randall's Detroit-based Broadside Press.

Throughout the series' thirteen-year run, Breman intended it to provide an outlet both for interesting young poets and established authors whose poetry had never appeared in book form. As a result, only two poets published more than one book with the press - Robert Hayden, who released The Night-Blooming Cereus in honor of the press's ten-year anniversary, and Conrad Kent Rivers, whose two collections both appeared posthumously. The press's holdings are thus generally limited to either early or retrospective moments in its authors' careers.

During his career as a publisher, Breman also edited two anthologies of black poetry, one released by Heritage Press in 1962 and another released by Penguin Books in 1973. The earlier anthology focuses on the work of previously unpublished poets, while the latter collects the work of more established poets from Africa, the West Indies and the United States. Heritage Press finally closed in 1975, reemerging privately between 1994 and 2002 in the form of an annual series of Black Poetry Pamphlets printed in short runs as gifts for friends of the press. In this series, Breman published a selection from Fenton Johnson's The Daily Grind: 42 WPA Poems, previously unpublished poetry by Countee Cullen, and newer work by poets with whom he had previously worked, such as Russell Atkins, Waring Cuney and Allen Polite.

A full account of the series and its place in African-American literary history, edited by Lauri Ramey in consultation with Paul Breman, will be published by Ashgate in November 2007. This research compendium will consist of scholarly essays, poetry and retrospectives from many of the poets published by the series, Breman's own memoir, a photo-documentary of W. E. B. DuBois's visit to the Netherlands in 1958, and full bibliographies.

Bibliography

Bailey, Leaonead Pack. Broadside Authors and Artists: An Illustrated Biographical Directory. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1974. Breman, Paul. "About Paul Breman." 13 August 2006. http://www.paulbreman.com/pbcv.htm. "Paul Breman (1931-)." Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thomson Gale, 1980-2006. "Paul Breman (1931-)." 16 July 2001. Contemporary Authors Online. 2002. Gale. 21 August 2006 http://www.gale.com/. Ramey, Lauri (in consultation with Paul Breman). The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. Thompson, Julius E. Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995. Jefferson: McFarland, 1999.

Scope and Content

The Heritage Press Papers consists largely of correspondence and manuscripts, as well as publicity, clippings and a small number of photographs. Most of these papers pertain to the press's primary periods of operation: 1962-1975 and to a lesser degree 1994-2002. Featured in the collection are the manuscripts and correspondence of Robert Hayden, Dolores Kendrick, Audre Lorde, Arna Bontemps, Fenton Johnson and Dudley Randall, as well as a private correspondence with W.E.B. and Shirley DuBois. The collection also contains original manuscripts of almost all of the books published by the series. These manuscripts are often accompanied by Breman's own comments, additional poems that were cut from the published volumes, and a well-kept correspondence that documents each volume's development. The collection also includes Breman's working file on the anthology of black poetry entitled You Better Believe It, which he compiled for Penguin Books in 1973.

Although the collection was originally arranged in three alphabetical runs by accession date, these files have now been consolidated for several reasons: 1) the accession dates were not necessarily reflected in the enclosed materials (with early materials appearing in later runs, etc.); 2) many major authors had files and materials in all three runs, often - in the case of name changes - filed under different names; and 3) authors, organizations, and subject files were all intermixed within the alphabetical runs - making it difficult for someone not already familiar with Breman's subject categories to locate particular materials, while also making it difficult to quickly ascertain the type of materials located in each file.

These materials have been rearranged into the following five series: Author Files, Editorial Files, Administrative Files, Subject Research Files and Photographs. Within these series, we have respected the original order of the collection wherever possible; any original order that was seriously disrupted by this arrangement will be noted below. All miscellaneous folders were arranged as such by Breman himself; only his correspondence with Vera Bell was deemed significant enough to deserve a folder of its own. Multiple folders relating to a single person or subject have been numbered in parentheses. The inventory will also note in italics the location of any materials relating to a particular person or organization that either are filed in multiple places or could be filed in various places. Bold numbers in parentheses indicate the number of items contained in each folder. A small number of envelopes and duplicate materials have been discarded.

Author Files, 1944 - 2002: The author files constitute the great bulk of the collection, representing authors with whom Breman had direct contact. Roughly thirty of these authors - whose names are marked in the inventory that follows with an asterisk (*) - were published by Heritage Press either in their own volumes or pamphlets, or in the Sixes and Sevens anthology. The remaining authors are either people Breman considered publishing, people who were interested in being published by him, or people who were included or considered for inclusion in Breman's Penguin anthology. Folders are arranged alphabetically by author, and contain some combination of: correspondence; original, typescript and photocopied manuscripts; galleys; publicity; and clippings (arranged within folders in that order). Photographs originally found in these folders have been removed and filed separately for preservation purposes. Also, any material originally found in Breman's author files that related directly to Sixes and Sevens has been re-filed in the administrative files along with all of the other Sixes and Sevens material.

The collection contains significant correspondence and/or manuscripts relating to, with or by the following authors: Lloyd Addison, Samuel Allen, Russell Atkins, Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown, Sebastian Clarke, Waring Cuney, Owen Dodson, W.E.B. and Shirley DuBois, Ray Durem, Mari Evans, Eseoghene (Lindsay Barrett), Ronald L. Fair, Robert Hayden, Frank Horne, Frank John, Fenton Johnson, Dolores Kendrick, Audre Lorde, Clarence Major, Mukhtarr Mustapha, Dudley Randall, Ishmael Reed, Conrad Kent Rivers, Ellease Southerland, and James W. Thompson. Notable amongst these materials are the correspondence and manuscripts of Robert Hayden, Audre Lorde and Dolores Kendrick, as well as Fenton Johnson's unpublished poetry manuscript (The Daily Grind: 42 WPA Poems) and Breman's correspondence with Arna Bontemps about these poems. Also of interest are: a Mari Evans manuscript that was pulled from circulation immediately after publication due to a disagreement between Evans and Breman, and correspondence that documents Breman's mistaken release of Ray Bremser's Drive Suite under the name of the then recently deceased Harold Carrington.

In addition to these materials, the collection also contains a number of manuscripts by and correspondence with well-known authors who were never published by Heritage Press, including Peter Abrahams, Jan Carew, John Henrik Clarke, Linton Kwesi Johnson, E.A Markham, and John A. Williams. Several of these manuscripts appear never to have been published at all, making this collection a rich source of unpublished material.

Editorial Files, 1944 - 2002: This series consists of people, generally affiliated with a particular magazine or organization, with whom Breman corresponded about editorial matters such as new authors, permissions, publicity, and so forth. Several people, such as Russell Atkins, Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown, Waring Cuney, Clarence Major and Dudley Randall, filled both an authorial and an editorial role in relation to the press; they have been filed in the author files and cross-listed here. Other prominent authors, such as David Henderson, Naomi Long Madgett and Eric Walrond, filled a purely editorial role; they have been filed here and cross-listed in the author files. In addition to Breman's lengthy editorial correspondence with Arna Bontemps and Dudley Randall, his communications with Walter Lowenfels and Harold Jackman are also significant.

Administrative Files, 1944 - 2002: These files, originally assembled by Breman, are organized either around particular companies and organizations that were central to the business of Heritage Press, or into subject categories pertinent to the administrative side of the press. Materials relating to Breman's two anthologies and the Heritage Black Poetry Pamphlet series were originally found grouped by subject rather than author and have been preserved in their original order within this series. These files all follow Breman's original arrangement with one exception: several authors who once had or still have author files of their own have had all materials that were considered for Sixes and Sevens re-filed as the newly created "Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors" folder. A few letters and/or questionnaires found in the author files that were written in regards to Sixes and Sevens have also been added to Breman's own "Sixes and Sevens: Contributors" folder. One item, a January 1974 issue of Race Today, was listed in Breman's inventory of the Penguin anthology files but could not be found in the collection. We have photocopied the review of Breman's anthology found in that issue and inserted it into the collection in place of the missing original. In addition, we have supplemented the Heritage Pamphlet folders in this series with the finished copies of each pamphlet that were originally sent directly to Michael Flug, head archivist at the Harsh Collection.

Subject Research Files, 1944 - 2002: These files, originally intermixed with the author files, represent authors with whom Breman apparently had no direct contact. A number of these files contain clippings, but some also contain typescript and photocopied manuscripts - most of which appear to have been forwarded to Breman by either Walter Lowenfels or Clarence Major. Wherever it was possible to determine the source of such materials, this source has been noted in parentheses in the inventory below. Any manuscripts that appear to have come directly from the author have been filed in the author files, though it was not always possible to make this distinction with certainty.

Photographs, 1962 - 1975: The final series in this collection consists of some fifty photographs that were removed from the author files. With the exception of some more personal photos of Shirley, W.E.B. and David DuBois, all of the photos are of authors published by Heritage - typically headshots that were considered for the covers of their books. Many of the DuBois photographs, on the other hand, were taken by Rosey Pool during a trip to Ghana.

The collection also contains a rare photograph of Fenton Johnson that Breman took from Johnson's Visions of the Dusk for use on the cover of The Daily Grind pamphlet. All of these photographs have been arranged alphabetically by the name of the author or primary person appearing therein.

INVENTORY

Series 1: Author Files, 1944 - 2002

Box 1

Folder 1

Abrahams, Peter

  • "The Fifty Millions" mss., [n.d.] (2)
  • unidentified script mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • Portrait of Anna and Other Stories mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • clippings, March 1949 - May 1952 (2)

Box 1

Folder 2

Addison, Lloyd * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 30 October 1962 - 13 August 2000 (38)
  • poetry mss., 1962 (10)
  • The Aura & the Umbra mss., pub. 1970, [n.d.] (1)

Box 1

Folder 3

Addison, Lloyd * (2)

  • The Aura & the Umbra galleys, pub. 1970, 1969 - 1970 (4)
  • The Aura & the Umbra biography and publicity materials, pub. 1970, [n.d.] (4)
  • clippings, November 1967 - February 1968 (4)

Box 16

Folder 2

Alba, Nanina - see Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

Box 1

Folder 4

Allen, Samuel W. * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 20 January 1971 - 16 July 2002 (33)

Box 1

Folder 5

Allen, Samuel W. * (2)

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (3)
  • Paul Vesey's Ledger mss., pub. 1975, 1974 - 1975 (4)
  • Paul Vesey's Ledger galleys., pub. 1975, 7 November 1975 (2)
  • Paul Vesey's Ledger contract, biography and layout materials, pub. 1975, 27 February 1975 - [n.d.] (9)
  • clippings, 1949 - October 1969 (6)

Box 1

Folder 6

Anderson, Charles * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • correspondence, 10 December 1964 - 22 July 1969 (3)
  • poetry mss., February 1962 - 4 July 1963 (10)

Box 1

Folder 7

Arnez, Nancy

  • correspondence, 20 August 1967 - 30 November 1971 (5)
  • Dust Spray the Moon mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • publicity, [n.d.] (2)

Box 1

Folder 8

Atkins, Russell (The Free Lance) * (1) - see also Heritage Pamphlet 4:

Atkins & Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • correspondence, 1962 - 4 July 2001(59)
  • poetry mss., 21 June 1962 (9)

Box 1

Folder 9

Atkins, Russell (The Free Lance) * (2)

  • Heretofore mss., pub. 1968, 25 June 1967 (2)
  • Heretofore galleys, pub. 1968, [n.d.] - 14 September 1968 (2)
  • Heretofore contract, pub. 1968, 5 September 1968 (2)
  • publicity, [n.d.] (1)
  • clippings, 1955 - 1973 (3)

Box 2

Folder 1

A - misc.

  • Agbemavle, E.
  • Albright, M.
  • Alderman, Wanda A.
  • Allen-Wilson, Regina
  • Arthur-Roberts, Patricia
  • Austin, Richard
  • Ayer, Frederick William

Box 2

Folder 2

Ballantine, James

  • correspondence, 7 October 1972 - 17 May 1983 (17)
  • poetry mss., [n.d.] - 7 September 1972 (15)

Box 2

Folder 3

Bell, George * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • poetry mss., fall 1959 (4)
  • poetry mss., February 1960 (6)

Box 2

Folder 4

Bell, Vera

  • correspondence, 21 July 1970 -16 July 1971 (4)
  • bibliographical and publicity materials, [n.d.] (2)

Box 2

Folder 5

Bontemps, Arna * (1) - see also Sixes and Sevens: General

  • correspondence, 16 February 1955 - 6 February 1998 (45)
  • Personals mss., pub. 1963, [n.d.] - 27 June 1963 (2)

Box 2

Folder 6

Bontemps, Arna * (2)

  • Personals galleys, pub. 1963, 26 July 1963 - 16 August 1963 (3)
  • publicity and funeral program, [n.d.] - 20 June 1973 (4)
  • clippings, 23 June 1963 - 1974 (3)

Box 2

Folder 7

Braithwaite, Edward

  • correspondence, 6 February 1972 -14 June 1974 (3)

Box 2

Folder 8

Braithwaite, W.S.

  • correspondence, 17 January 1958 (1)
  • poetry mss., January 1958 (3)

Box 2

Folder 9

Brooks, Gwendolyn

  • correspondence, 9 April 1958 - 16 January 1974 (8)
  • Penguin anthology materials, [n.d.] (1)
  • publicity, December 1966 - 1 October 1975 (11)

Box 2

Folder 10

Brown, Sterling

  • correspondence, 23 July 1973 (1)
  • "The Ballad of Joe Meek" mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • The Last Ride of Wild Bill mss., 21 November 1958 (1)
  • The Last Ride of Wild Bill contract and layout materials, 15 July 1973 (2)
  • clippings and serials, October 1944 - 1948 (4)

Box 2

Folder 11

Browne, William

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (16)

Box 2

Folder 12

Brutus, Dennis

  • correspondence, 24 February 1970 - 28 July 1972 (3)

Box 2

Folder 13

Bryant, Frederick

  • correspondence, 17 November 1968 - 2 July 1973 (10)
  • poetry mss., 17 November 1968 (5)
  • biographical and publicity materials, 30 November 1970 (2)

Box 16

Folder 2

Butler, Anna Land - see Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

Box 2

Folder 14

B - misc.

  • Barlow, George
  • Berry, Jacquelyn
  • Bibbons, Richard E.
  • Bomar, Charlene
  • Bradley, Rasheedah
  • Brown, Isabella M.
  • Burrell, Evelyn P.
  • Burton, James
  • Burwell, Walton C.

Box 3

Folder 1

Carew, Jan

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (4)

Box 3

Folder 2

Carrington, Harold (Ray Bremser) * (1)

  • correspondence (with Walter Lowenfels), 8 April 1961 - 26 October 1985 (36)

Box 3

Folder 3

Carrington, Harold (Ray Bremser) * (2)

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (20)
  • pencil drawings, [n.d.] (5)

Box 3

Folder 4

Carrington, Harold (Ray Bremser) * (3)

  • Drive Suite mss., pub. 1972, [n.d.] (1)
  • Drive Suite galleys, pub. 1972, [n.d.] (5)
  • Drive Suite contract, layout and publicity materials, pub. 1972, 1 November 1971 - 1972 (10)
  • Drive Suite (by Ray Bremser, Nova Broadcast Press, pub. 1968), publicity and contact information, [n.d.] (2)
  • serial, spring 1975 (1)

Box 3

Folder 5

Clarke, John Henrik

  • poetry mss., September 1959 (13)
  • biographical materials, [n.d.] (1)

Box 3

Folder 6

Clarke, Sebastian (Amonsaba Saakana) * - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 15 May 1971 - 5 December 1977 (13)
  • poetry mss., 1969 - 1970 (3)
  • Sun-Song mss., pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • Sun-Song galley, pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • Sun-Song contract, layout and biographical materials, pub. 1973, 15 January 1973 - [n.d.] (5)
  • publicity, [n.d.] (1)
  • serial, [n.d.] (1)

Box 3

Folder 7

Collins, Leslie

  • correspondence, 24 January 1958 - 8 November 1973 (5)

Box 16

Folder 2

Colvin, Luetta - see Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

Box 3

Folder 8

Cullen, Countee * - see also Heritage Pamphlet 6: Cullen

  • correspondence (with Michel Fabre), [n.d.] - 7 December 1972 (4)
  • clippings, May 1947 - [n.d.] (2)

Box 3

Folder 9

Cuney, Waring * (1) - see also Heritage Pamphlet 3: Cuney & Sixes and Sevens: General

  • correspondence, 15 November 1959 - 4 May 2000 (23)

Box 3

Folder 10

Cuney, Waring * (2)

  • poetry mss., 8 January 1960 - 22 January 1976 (89)
  • Storefront Church
  • handwritten mss., pub. 1973, 22 January 1972 - 24 August 1973 (1)
  • Storefront Church mss., pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • Storefront Church galley, pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • Storefront Church layout and biographical materials, pub. 1973, 1972 - 1973 (11)
  • clipping, 6 November 1948 (1)

Box 3

Folder 11

C - misc.

  • Campbell, William J.
  • Chekesha
  • Cobb, Alice
  • Cooper, Truman
  • Costa, Ann
  • Crawford, Shanreca Lashon

Box 4

Folder 1

Danner, Margaret

  • correspondence, 5 December 1959 -14 January 1960 (3)
  • poetry mss., 5 December 1959 - 14 January 1960 (13)
  • clipping, December 1952 (1)

Box 4

Folder 2

Davis, Frank Marshall

  • correspondence, 12 January 1958 - [n.d.] (3)

Box 4

Folder 3

De Legall, Walter

  • "Elegy for a Lady" mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • biographical material, [n.d.] (1)

Box 4

Folder 4

Diggs, Constance

  • correspondence, 20 January 1992 (1)

Box 4

Folder 5

Dixon, Melvin

  • correspondence, 25 January 1974 - 21 February 1976 (3)
  • photocopied poetry mss., [n.d.] (21)
  • clippings, 1973 (3)

Box 4

Folder 6

Dodson, Owen * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 23 January 1964 - 7 March 1995 (36)
  • postcards, 1969 - 1978 (3)
  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (11)
  • The Confession Stone galley, pub. 1970, 22 October 1970 (1)
  • The Confession Stone contract, layout and biographical material, pub. 1970, 15 January 1970 - [n.d.] (5)

Box 4

Folder 7

Dodson, Owen * (2)

  • publicity and funeral programs, 24 May 1953 - 1984 (11)
  • clippings and serials, 2 February 1968 - 1978 (13)

Box 4

Folder 8

Dolan, John

  • correspondence, 14 November 1972 (1)
  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (5)

Box 4

Folder 9

Du Bois, Shirley Graham - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 19 February 1962 - 21 January 1978 (33)

Box 4

Folder 10

Du Bois, WEB - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, December 1956 - 19 July 1987 (6)
  • copied poetry mss., 29 October 1911 - [n.d.] (3)
  • funeral materials, 29 September 1963 (2)
  • clippings and serials, June 1957 - September 1963 (4)

Box 4

Folder 11

Durem, Ray * (1) - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors & Photographs

  • correspondence, 3 June 1954 - 21 October 2002 (69)

Box 4

Folder 12

Durem, Ray * (2)

  • poetry mss., 5 May 1961 - 13 March 1968 (11)
  • "To the Rich" mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • Unidentified poetry mss., [n.d.] (1)

Box 4

Folder 13

Durem, Ray * (3)

  • Take No Prisoners mss., pub. 1971, [n.d.] - 1971 (2)
  • Take No Prisoners galley, pub. 1971, [n.d.] (1)
  • Take No Prisoners layout and biographical materials, rejects and publicity, pub. 1971, [n.d.] (1)

Box 4

Folder 14

D - misc.

  • Damas, L.G.
  • Dellmarko (Wendell Roberts)
  • Dillard, J.R.

Box 5

Folder 1

Emanuel, James * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • correspondence, 27 November 1966 - 3 March 1969 (6)
  • poetry mss., December 1958 - 1969 (52)
  • publicity, 1968 (1)
  • clippings, 16 February 1964 - fall 1964 (2)

Box 5

Folder 2

Eseoghene (Lindsay Barrett) *

  • correspondence, [n.d.] - 8 October 1975 (5)
  • Roots and Rocks mss., 1967 - 1971 (1)
  • The Conflicting Eye mss., pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • The Conflicting Eye galley, pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • The Conflicting Eye contract, layout, biographical and publicity materials, pub. 1973, [n.d.] (7)
  • publicity, 9 November 1972 - 30 October 1973 (4)
  • clippings, May 1964 - 19 July 1973 (3)

Box 5

Folder 3

Evans, Mari * (1) - see also Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

& Photographs

  • correspondence, 3 July 1962 - 27 February 1972 (31)
  • poetry mss., 3 July 1962 - June 1967 (20)

Box 5

Folder 4

Evans, Mari * (2)

  • Where is all the music? mss., pub. 1967, [n.d.] (3)
  • Where is all the music? corrected galley, pub. 1967, [n.d.] (1)
  • Where is all the music? biographical, bibliographical, layout and publicity materials, [n.d.] (4)
  • clippings, June 1965 - November 1967 (2)

Box 5

Folder 5

E - misc.

  • Echard, Dianna Lynn
  • Eckels, Jon

Box 5

Folder 6

Fair, Ronald * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 17 January 1967 - 20 May 2002 (112)
  • postcards, November 1971 - February 1977 (6)

Box 5

Folder 7

Fair, Ronald * (2)

  • poetry and prose mss., 30 August 1971 - circa 1975 (7)
  • Excerpts mss., pub. 1975, [n.d.] (2)
  • Excerpts galleys, pub. 1975, [n.d.] (3)
  • Excerpts contract, layout and bibliographical materials, pub. 1975, [n.d.] (6)

Box 5

Folder 8

Fair, Ronald * (3)

  • publicity, 26 May 1971 - 15 March 1983 (3)
  • clippings and serials, winter 1969 - November 1994 (5)

Box 5

Folder 9

Fatoba, Femi

  • correspondence, 28 January 1974 (1)
  • photocopied poetry mss. (with editorial comments), [n.d.] - 23 July 1973 (32)

Box 5

Folder 10

Fields, Julia

  • correspondence, [n.d.] (1)
  • publicity, [n.d.] (1)

Box 5

Folder 11

Fitzgerald, Robert E.

  • correspondence, 21 March 1956 - 1 October 1962 (5)
  • poetry mss., March 1957 - September 1962 (23)

Box 5

Folder 12

Fuller, Chester

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (5)

Box 5

Folder 13

F - misc.

  • Fauset, Arthur Huff
  • Ferreira, Rick

Box 6

Folder 1

G - misc.

  • Goodwin, Leroy
  • Gordon, Charles F.
  • Grant, Lee Anna
  • Gurley, Kevin

Box 6

Folder 2

Hamilton, Bobb

  • correspondence, 17 January 1963 (1)

Box 16

Folder 2

Hawkins, Odie - see Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

Box 6

Folder 3

Hayden, Robert * (1)

  • correspondence, 3 March 1953 - 21 August 1984 (77)

Box 6

Folder 4

Hayden, Robert * (2)

  • A Ballad of Remembrance mss. (some in fragments), pub. 1962 [n.d.] (4)
  • A Ballad of Remembrance galley, pub. 1962 [n.d.] (1)
  • A Ballad of Remembrance layout and publicity materials, pub. 1962 [n.d.] (1)
  • The Night-Blooming Cereus mss., pub. 1972 [n.d.] (1)
  • The Night-Blooming Cereus galley, pub. 1972 [n.d.] (1)
  • The Night-Blooming Cereus biographical and publicity materials, pub. 1972 [n.d.] (3)

Box 6

Folder 5

Hayden, Robert * (3)

  • publicity, 5 October 1966 - 22 October 1967 (4)
  • clippings and serials, circa 1962 - 27 February 1980 (5)

Box 13

Folder 5

Henderson, David (Umbra) - see Editorial Files: Henderson, David

Box 6

Folder 6

Hernton, Calvin * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • correspondence, 14 October 1966 - 22 May 1967 (2)
  • poetry mss., 5 March 1958 - [n.d.] (15)
  • publicity, 16 June 1957 (1)

Box 6

Folder 7

Hines, Carl

  • correspondence, 30 June 1962 - 19 November 1967 (7)
  • poetry mss., 30 July - 16 December 1962 (8)

Box 6

Folder 8

Horne, Frank * (1)

  • correspondence, 26 December 1957 - 20 October 1998 (31)

Box 6

Folder 9

Horne, Frank * (2)

  • photocopied poetry mss., December 1964 - December 1973 (10)
  • poetry mss., 11 October 1962 (1)
  • Haverstraw mss. (fragment), [n.d.] (1)
  • Haverstraw galleys, [n.d.] - 7 March 1963 (2)
  • layout and publicity materials, 1963 (2)
  • clippings, 15 November 1956 - 8 September 1974 (3)

Box 6

Folder 10

Hosein, Clyde (1)

  • correspondence, 20 February 1963 -9 December 1965 (6)
  • Poems from Trinidad mss., [n.d.] (2)

Box 6

Folder 11

Hosein, Clyde (2)

  • The Torture of Sunset mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • Through the Thin Glass mss., [n.d.] (1)

Box 6

Folder 12

Howard, Vilma

  • correspondence, 2 May 1953 - 30 May 1960 (2)
  • poetry mss., circa 1953 (7)
  • biographical materials, circa 1948 (1)
  • clippings and serials, [n.d.] - May 1950 (7)

Box 16

Folder 2

Hunter, Kristen - see Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

Box 6

Folder 13

H - misc.

  • Heard, Kenneth
  • Hill, Quentis
  • Hoagland, Everett

Box 7

Folder 1

Jackson, Gerald

  • correspondence, 8 September 1968 - 1971 (5)
  • photocopied poetry mss., [n.d.] (6)
  • publicity 5 November 1972 - 29 June 1974 (3)

Box 7

Folder 2

Jeffers, Lance (1)

  • correspondence, [n.d.] - 18 September 1974 (2)
  • Man with a Furnace in His Hand mss., [n.d.] (1)

Box 7

Folder 3

Jeffers, Lance (2)

  • untitled poetry mss., circa 1974 (1)

Box 7

Folder 4

Joans, Ted

  • correspondence, 14 February 1980 - 5 April 1990 (3)
  • clipping, May 1968 (1)

Box 7

Folder 5

John, Frank (Nkemka Asika) * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 27 June 1973 - 14 November 1996 (29)

Box 7

Folder 6

John, Frank (Nkemka Asika) * (2)

  • untitled poetry mss., 1970 - 1972 (4)
  • Black Waves mss., circa 1970 (1)

Box 7

Folder 7

John, Frank (Nkemka Asika) * (3)

  • Light a Fire mss., pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • Light a Fire galley, pub. 1973, [n.d.] (1)
  • Light a Fire contract, biographical and publicity materials, pub. 1973, [n.d.] (7)
  • publicity, 2 October 1971 - 22 January 1976 (9)
  • clipping, [n.d.] (1)

Box 7

Folder 8

Johnson, Alicia

  • correspondence, 28 December 1967 - 20 November 1972 (8)
  • poetry mss., December 1967 - December 1968 (7)

Box 7

Folder 9

Johnson, Douglas

  • correspondence, 1 September 1968 - 21 November 1968 (2)
  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (19)

Box 7

Folder 10

Johnson, Essie

  • correspondence, 23 January 1971 - 24 June 1972 (4)
  • photocopied poetry mss., 18 November 1971 (12)
  • The Precious Ones photocopied mss., 18 November 1971 (1)

Box 7

Folder 11

Johnson, Fenton * - see also Heritage Pamphlet 2: Johnson & Photographs

  • correspondence, 19 March 1958 - 29 January 1964 (19)
  • copied poetry mss., [n.d.] (3)
  • The Daily Grind: 42 WPA Poems mss., unpublished, [n.d.] (2)

Box 7

Folder 12

Johnson, Georgia Douglas

  • correspondence, 21 January 1958 - 11 May 1962 (3)
  • copied poetry mss., [n.d.] (1)
  • publicity, circa 1961 (1)
  • clipping, circa 1958 (1)

Box 7

Folder 13

Johnson, Linton Kwesi

  • correspondence, 13 September 1973 (1)
  • Dread, Beat and Blood photocopied mss., circa 1973 (1)
  • clipping, 14 March 1974 (1)

Box 7

Folder 14

Johnston, Percy * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • correspondence, 1966 - 20 September 1969 (3)
  • poetry mss., 1958 - 13 April 1962 (2)
  • publicity, 1963 (1)

Box 7

Folder 15

Jones, Linell

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (18)

Box 7

Folder 16

Jordan, Norman

  • publicity, [n.d.] (1)

Box 7

Folder 17

J - misc.

  • Jackson, Booker T.
  • Jacobs, Lula Weeden
  • James, Lucille
  • Joseph, Richard

Box 8

Folder 1

Keane, E.McG. (Ellsworth McGranahan)

  • correspondence, 29 October 1952 (1)

Box 8

Folder 2

Kendrick, Dolores * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence (includes clippings and publicity), 3 October 1969 - 1 August 1979 (45)

Box 8

Folder 3

Kendrick, Dolores * (2)

  • correspondence (includes clippings and publicity), 12 March 1980 - 1 July 2002 (35)
  • postcards, 1971 - 1991 (8)

Box 8

Folder 4

Kendrick, Dolores * (3)

  • poetry mss. (some photocopied), circa 1968 - 1983, (8)
  • Through the Ceiling mss., pub. 1975 [n.d.] (2)
  • Through the Ceiling galley, pub. 1975 [n.d.] (2)
  • Through the Ceiling contract and biographical materials, pub. 1975 [n.d.] (6)
  • publicity, 4 June 1974 - 20 October 1995 (3)
  • clippings, spring 1981 - spring 1999 (6)

Box 8

Folder 5

Kunene, Museze

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (5)

Box 8

Folder 6

Ladimeji, OA

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (4)

Box 8

Folder 7

Lew, Gerald

  • correspondence, 30 December 1959 (1)
  • poetry mss., 18 January 1960 (23)

Box 8

Folder 8

Loftis, Norman

  • correspondence, 6 July 1971 (1)
  • photocopied poetry mss., 1971 (14)

Box 8

Folder 9

Lorde, Audre * (1) - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors & Photographs

  • correspondence, 12 February 1968 - 26 February 1976 (25)
  • poetry mss. (including poems from Cables to Rage), 3 May 1962 - [n.d.] (23)

Box 8

Folder 10

Lorde, Audre * (2)

  • Cables to Rage mss. (including rejected poems), pub. 1970, circa 1969 (1)
  • Cables to Rage galley, pub. 1970, [n.d.] (1)
  • Cables to Rage contract and layout materials, pub. 1970, 1 December 1969 - [n.d.] (2)
  • publicity, 1974 (1)

Box 8

Folder 11

Luther, Carol (Musu Ber)

  • correspondence, 28 June 1971 - 30 November 1973 (10)
  • poetry mss., circa 1971 (4)

Box 8

Folder 12

L - misc.

  • Lann, R.W.
  • Lockett, Reginald
  • Lovell, Bernard

Box 13

Folder 9

Madgett, Naomi Long - see Editorial Files: Madgett, Naomi

Box 9

Folder 1

Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee)

  • correspondence, 21 January 1967 - 25 May 1971 (2)
  • poetry mss., circa 1967 - [n.d.] (5)
  • publicity, [n.d.] (5)
  • clippings, [n.d.] (2)

Box 9

Folder 2

Major, Clarence * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 4 March 1968 - 5 January 1998 (28)
  • photocopied poetry mss., [n.d.] - 1968 (9)
  • poetry mss., 1966 - 1968 (20)
  • American Setup: Something Else mss., 1968 (1)

Box 9

Folder 3

Major, Clarence * (2)

  • Private Line mss., pub. 1971 [n.d.] (1)
  • Private Line galleys (with corrections), pub. 1971 [n.d.] (2)
  • Private Line contract, layout, biographical and bibliographical material, pub. 1971 [n.d.] (7)
  • publicity, October 1975 (1)
  • clipping, spring 1972 (1)
  • The New Black Poetry (cutting file for self-edited anthology), pub. 1969, [n.d.] (31)

Box 9

Folder 4

Major, Joseph

  • correspondence, 4 June 1975 (1)
  • poetry mss., circa 1975 (18)

Box 9

Folder 5

Markham, E.A. (Paul St. Vincent)

  • correspondence, 22 August 1972 - 16 March 1975 (3)
  • Postponement of a Journey mss., circa 1972 (1)

Box 9

Folder 6

McCall, James E.

  • correspondence (includes biographical materials), 7 April 1958 - 17 February 1959 (3)
  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (12)

Box 9

Folder 7

McIver, Ray

  • correspondence, 30 May 1969 - 28 June 1973 (3)
  • God is a (Guess What?) script mss., [n.d.] (1)

Box 9

Folder 8

Moore, Robert Nelson, Jr.

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (5)

Box 9

Folder 9

Moore, Willard * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • Bewildered mss., February 1960 (1)

Box 9

Folder 10

Morris Mervyn

  • correspondence, 22 August 1972 - 14 November 1972 (2)
  • poetry mss., circa 1972 (4)

Box 9

Folder 11

Mphalele, Ezekiel

  • correspondence, 12 June 1972 - 13 August 1973 (2)
  • clipping, 10 March 1972 (1)

Box 9

Folder 12

Murphy, Beatrice

  • poetry mss. (with note), fall 1959 (8)

Box 9

Folder 13

Mustapha, Mukhtarr * (1)

  • correspondence, 20 November 1969 - 11 January 1993 (22)

Box 9

Folder 14

Mustapha, Mukhtarr * (2)

  • non-fiction prose mss., [n.d.] (7)
  • untitled script mss. (fragments), 17 July 1978 [?] (2)

Box 9

Folder 15

Mustapha, Mukhtarr * (3)

  • handwritten and typed poetry mss., [n.d.] (56)

Box 9

Folder 16

Mustapha, Mukhtarr * (4)

  • Thorns and Thistles mss., pub. 1971, [n.d.] (1)
  • Thorns and Thistles galley, pub. 1971, [n.d.] (1)
  • Thorns and Thistles contract, layout, biographical and publicity materials, pub. 1971, [n.d.] (6)
  • publicity, 1971 (1)
  • clipping, 15 September 1975 (1)

Box 9

Folder 17

Myles, Glenn

  • correspondence, 6 February 1972 -24 June 1972 (2)
  • serial, summer 1971 (1)

Box 9

Folder 18

M - misc.

  • Maddy, Yulisa Amadu
  • Marsh, Clifton E.
  • McBrown, Gertrude
  • McElroy, Colleen J.
  • McIntyre, Nadine
  • McKinney, Virginia
  • Mebane, Mary E.
  • Miller, May
  • Morris, James C.
  • Mosley, Joseph M.

Box 9

Folder 19

N - misc.

  • Nicholas, A.X.
  • Norman, Terrell D.
  • Nugent, Richard Bruce

Box 10

Folder 1

Ogilvie, D.T.

  • correspondence, 21 November 1973 - 11 June 1974 (3)
  • Sketches in Black mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (1)
  • poetry mss., circa 1974 (26)

Box 10

Folder 2

O'Higgins, Myron

  • correspondence, 7 February 1958 - [n.d.] (2)

Box 10

Folder 3

Okpi, Kalu

  • correspondence, [n.d.] - 4 April 1974 (2)
  • The Third Hell: Poems from Biafra mss., 1968 - 1970 (1)

Box 10

Folder 4

O - misc.

  • Oden, Gloria C.
  • OyamO

Box 10

Folder 5

Patterson, Raymond * - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • correspondence, 15 January 1958 - 12 May 1969 (12)
  • poetry mss., 3 February 1958 - 15 July 1968 (8)
  • Riot Rimes: USA mss., pub. 1968, [n.d.] (1)
  • Riot Rimes: USA galleys, pub. 1968, 17 September 1968 - [n.d.] (2)
  • Riot Rimes: USA contract, layout and publicity materials, pub. 1968, 5 September 1968 - [n.d.] (1)

Box 10

Folder 6

Perkins, Eugene

  • poetry mss. (with editorial comments), [n.d.] (25)

Box 10

Folder 7

Polite, Allen - see also Heritage Pamphlet 5: Polite & Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • poetry mss., March 1960 (12)

Box 10

Folder 8

Pritchard, Norman

  • correspondence, 22 April 1965 - 30 October, 1968 (2)
  • Nocturne and other Poems (sent by Walter Lowenfels), 22 April 1965 (1)
  • photocopied poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (6)
  • biographical materials, 20 August 1968 (1)
  • clippings, February 1964 - June 1967 (2)

Box 10

Folder 9

P - misc.

  • Pamoja, Imani
  • Petersen, Sydney V.

Box 10

Folder 10

Rajendra, Cecil

  • correspondence, 24 August 1971 - 27 November 1972 (3)
  • publicity, 28 August 1971 - 1974 (7)

Box 10

Folder 11

Ramon-Fortune, Barnabas

  • correspondence, 28 August 1973 - 23 January 1974 (3)
  • Just Common Coloured Folk mss., 1973 (1)

Box 10

Folder 12

Randall, Dudley (Broadside Press) * (1) - see also Photographs

  • correspondence (includes invoices), 1 October 1966 - 16 February 1994 (93)

Box 10

Folder 13

Randall, Dudley (Broadside Press) * (2)

  • Love You mss., pub. 1970, 3 November 1969 - [n.d.] (2)
  • Love You galley, pub. 1970, [n.d.] (1)
  • Love You contracts, biographical and publicity materials, pub. 1970, [n.d.] (7)
  • publicity, 1965 - 1991 (6)
  • clippings, February 1970 - February 1973 (3)

Box 11

Folder 1

Redmond, Eugene

  • correspondence, 5 April 1971 - 20 April 1973 (3)
  • poetry mss. (some sent by Walter Lowenfels), circa 1971 (20)
  • publicity, circa 1973 (3)

Box 11

Folder 2

Reed, Ishmael *

  • correspondence, 22 January 1969 -27 July 1972 (40)
  • Catechism of d Neoamerican Hoodoo Church mss., pub. 1970, [n.d.] (2)
  • Catechism of d Neoamerican Hoodoo Church contract and publicity, pub. 1970, 15 January 1970 - 27 April 1970 (4)
  • clippings, November 1969 - 1 May 1971 (4)

Box 11

Folder 3

Rivers, Conrad Kent * (1) - see also Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

& Photographs

  • correspondence, 12 May 1963 - 30 September 1990 (50)
  • "Postscript to a Poem" mss., 21 February 1962 (1)
  • poetry mss., 1 August 1962 [?] (10)

Box 11

Folder 4

Rivers, Conrad Kent * (2)

  • The Still Voice of Harlem mss., pub. 1967, 21 March 1967 - [n.d.] (3)
  • The Still Voice of Harlem galley, biographical and publicity materials, pub. 1967, [n.d.] - 21 May 1968 (3)

Box 11

Folder 5

Rivers, Conrad Kent * (3)

  • The Wright Poems introduction mss. (written by Ronald Fair), pub. 1972, February 1972 (1)
  • The Wright Poems mss., pub. 1972, [n.d.] (1)
  • The Wright Poems galley, pub. 1972, [n.d.] (1)
  • The Wright Poems contract, layout and publicity materials, pub. 1972, 1 August 1971 (6)
  • publicity and memorial materials, 15 October 1966 - 1 April 1968 (5)
  • clippings, August 1968 - 29 December 1968 (2)

Box 11

Folder 6

Rodgers, Carolyn M.

  • correspondence, 4 October 1971 - 9 December 1976 (3)
  • biographical materials, [n.d.] (1)

Box 11

Folder 7

R - misc.

  • Richardson, Colin J.A.
  • Ross, David

Box 11

Folder 8

Seymour, Arthur J

  • correspondence, 3 September 1959 (1)

Box 11

Folder 9

Snipe, Clee, Jr.

  • correspondence, 1968 - 13 February 1969 (3)
  • poetry mss., 30 October 1966 - 26 April 1967 (3)

Box 11

Folder 10

Southerland, Ellease (Ebele Oseye) * - see also Photographs

  • correspondence, 19 March 1973 - 22 March 1977 (8)
  • The Magic Sun Spins mss. (originally The Laughing Cocoanut; includes rejects), pub. 1975, circa 1973 -1975 (3)
  • The Magic Sun Spins galleys (with corrections), pub. 1975, 20 February 1975 (2)
  • The Magic Sun Spins contract, layout and biographical material, pub. 1975, 15 July 1973 - [n.d.] (5)

Box 11

Folder 11

Spencer, Anne

  • correspondence, 27 May 1962 - 3 August 1962 (2)

Box 16

Folder 2

Stewart, Elliott B. - see Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors

Box 11

Folder 12

Stuckey, Emma

  • correspondence (with son Sterling Stuckey), 15 December 1972 - 27 February 1973 (2)
  • poetry mss., 1972 (50)

Box 11

Folder 13

Sullivan, J. Roy

  • correspondence, 4 May 1968 (1)
  • poetry mss., circa 1968 (4)

Box 11

Folder 14

S - misc.

  • Salkey, Andrew
  • Sampson, Gordon
  • Sesay, Lans Joe
  • Shockley, Ann Allen
  • Simmons, Margo
  • Simmons, Jimmy
  • Singleton, Geneva

Box 12

Folder 1

Thomas, Lorenzo

  • correspondence, 13 June 1972 - 14 November 1972 (2)
  • Collective Poems mss., circa 1972 (1)

Box 12

Folder 2

Thompson, James W. (Abba Alethea) * (1) - see also Sixes and Sevens:

Contributors & Photographs

  • correspondence, 21 July 1962 - 8 August 1999 (41)

Box 12

Folder 3

Thompson, James W. (Abba Alethea) * (2)

  • poetry mss., 20 December 1959 - 1968 (66)

Box 12

Folder 4

Thompson, James W. (Abba Alethea) * (3)

  • First Fire mss., pub. 1970, 1970 (2)
  • First Fire galleys and first cover, pub. 1970, 1970 (3)
  • First Fire contract and biographical material, pub. 1970, 1970 (3)
  • memorial material (for mother Altemese Phillips), 8 December 1973 (1)
  • publicity, [n.d.] (1)
  • clipping, September 1966 (1)

Box 12

Folder 5

Tillman, Lise M.

  • correspondence, 3 April 1974 - 19 February 1974 (2)
  • Of Violets and Blues bound mss., pub. 1974 (1)
  • Lise bound mss., pub. 1975 (1)
  • biographical materials, 1974 (1)

Box 12

Folder 6

Titus, Nicole

  • correspondence, 10 October 1989 - 27 December 1989 (2)
  • poetry mss., circa 1989 (36)

Box 12

Folder 7

Tropp, Gloria

  • correspondence, 18 February 1969 (1)
  • poetry mss., circa 1969 (5)

Box 12

Folder 8

Turner, Darwin T.

  • correspondence, 19 December 1963 - 27 February 1964 (4)
  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (4)
  • poetry mss., 29 February 1964 (25)
  • clipping, 1 September 1963 (1)

Box 12

Folder 9

T - misc.

  • Tazewell, Roger
  • Titus, Sylvia
  • Tyner, Larry

Box 13

Folder 14

Walrond, Eric - see Editorial Files: Walrond, Eric

Box 12

Folder 10

Weeks, Ricardo

  • poetry mss. (with biographical note), September 1959 (12)

Box 12

Folder 11

Welburn, Ron

  • correspondence, 5 June 1968 - 10 July 1975 (10)
  • photocopied poetry mss., [n.d.] (8)
  • Wordless mss., 9 April 1974 (1)
  • clipping (sent by Clarence Major), September 1967 (1)

Box 12

Folder 12

Wheeler, Charles Enoch

  • correspondence, 6 August 1946 (1)
  • copied poetry mss., [n.d.] (1)

Box 12

Folder 13

Williams, John A.

  • correspondence, 3 August 1970 (1)
  • "Safari West" poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (2)

Box 12

Folder 14

Wright, Bruce McM

  • "In Jesus' Presence Did I Weep" poetry mss., 19 December 1968 (1)

Box 12

Folder 15

Wright, Jay

  • correspondence, 6 November 1972 - 22 November 1974 (5)

Box 12

Folder 16

Wright, Sarah

  • correspondence, 27 November 1959 - 27 March 1962 (2)
  • poetry mss., 27 March 1962 (3)
  • biographical materials, 27 March 1962 (1)

Box 12

Folder 17

W - misc.

  • Wallace, Gerald L.
  • Welch, Carolyn
  • Wright, Karla

Box 12

Folder 18

X, Marvin (Al Young, El Muhajir)

  • correspondence, 29 April 1968 - 11 August 1968 (2)
  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (7)
  • The Song Turning Back Into Itself mss., April 1968 (1)
  • publicity, circa 1975 (2)
  • clippings (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] - 30 July 1971 (2)

Series 2: Editorial Files, 1955 - 2000

Box 1

Folder 8

Atkins, Russell (The Free Lance) * - see Author Files: Atkins, Russell

Box 2

Folder 5

Bontemps, Arna * - see Author Files: Bontemps, Arna

Box 2

Folder 10

Brown, Sterling * - see Author Files: Brown, Sterling

Box 13

Folder 1

Crews, Judson (Motive Book Shop)

  • correspondence, 27 April 1955 - 10 April 1975 (7)

Box 13

Folder 2

Dent, Tom (Umbra, Free Southern Theater)

  • correspondence, 15 May 1963 - 15 July 1969 (4)

Box 3

Folder 9

Cuney, Waring * - see Author Files: Cuney, Waring

Box 13

Folder 3

French, Bill (University Place Book Shop)

  • correspondence, 24 October 1974 - 10 September 1974 (2)

Box 13

Folder 4

Fuller, Hoyt (Negro Digest)

  • correspondence, 24 July 1962 - 16 July 1968 (12)
  • clippings and serials, December 1962 - 13 May 1981 (3)

Box 13

Folder 5

Henderson, David (Umbra)

  • correspondence, [n.d.] - 19 April 1972 (7)
  • photocopied poetry mss., 1966 - 1967 (11)
  • poetry mss. (in part sent by Clarence Major), 1967 (5)
  • publicity, circa 1967 - [n.d.] (2)
  • clipping, winter 1969 (1)

Box 13

Folder 6

Jackman, Harold (Countee Cullen Collection)

  • correspondence, 24 February 1955 - November 1974 (44)
  • publicity and memorial materials, 17 May 1972 - 1973 (3)

Box 13

Folder 7

Lane, Ronnie M. (Pilot Press Books, Amaranthus)

  • correspondence, 7 February 1973 (1)

Box 13

Folder 8

Lowenfels, Walter

  • correspondence, 11 August 1962 - May 1975 (22)
  • unidentified mss. (fragment), [n.d.] (1)
  • clippings, 6 March 1968 - 6 February 1970 (3)

Box 13

Folder 9

Madgett, Naomi Long (Lotus Press)

  • correspondence, 1 June 1993 - 15 August 2000 (5)
  • photocopied poetry mss., [n.d.] (5)
  • publicity, May 1967 - 1993 (4)

Box 9

Folder 2

Major, Clarence * - see Author Files: Major, Clarence

Box 13

Folder 10

Myers, Kurtz (Denver Public Library)

  • correspondence, 12 February 1973 (1)
  • publicity, 1973 (2)

Box 10

Folder 13

Randall, Dudley (Broadside Press) * - see Author Files: Randall, Dudley

Box 13

Folder 11

Roper, Renee

  • correspondence, 18 July 1974 - 18 March 1985 (22)

Box 13

Folder 12

Shepperd, Walt (Nickel Review)

  • correspondence, 7 March 1970 [?] - 10 February 1971 (2)

Box 13

Folder 13

Skeeter, Sharyn (Essence, Black Elegance)

  • correspondence (includes clippings), 15 September 1971 - 15 January 1997 (15)

Box 13

Folder 14

Walrond, Eric

  • correspondence, 25 September 1957 - 29 May 1984 (18)

Box 13

Folder 15

Misc. Editorial Correspondence

  • Andrade, Mario de
  • Hall, James C.
  • Houghton Library (Roger B. Stoddard)
  • Schott & Co. Ltd. Music Publishers (regarding Langston Hughes copyright)
  • Urness, Carol
  • Wolfers, Charlotte (regarding Amiri Baraka copyright)
  • unidentified correspondent (in Dutch)

Series 3: Administrative Files, 1962 - 2002

Box 14

Folder 1

American Society of African Culture (AMSAC)

  • correspondence, 21 October 1959 - 28 January 1964 (21)
  • AMSAC internal reports, 1962 - 1963 (3)
  • publicity and serial, 1962 (3)

Box 14

Folder 2

Benjamin Blom Inc. Publishers

  • correspondence, 23 October 1969 - 1 June 1970 (5)
  • Blom catalogue notes, circa 1968 (1)

Box 10

Folder 13

Broadside Press - see Author Files: Randall, Dudley

Box 14

Folder 3

Center for Black Music Research (CBMR)

  • correspondence, 23 December 1994 - 2 February 1999 (4)
  • serial, spring 1995 (1)

Box 14

Folder 4

Daedalus Press

  • correspondence, 7 May 1970 - 6 January 1976 (7)

Box 14

Folder 5

Heritage Pamphlet 1: Blues

  • Crap Shootin' Papa: Mama Done Caught Your Dice pamphlet (with note to Michael Flug), pub. 1993 (2)
  • correspondence, 15 January 1994 - 2 April 1996 (19)
  • mss. and layout materials, pub. 1993 (3)
  • serial (with review), fall 1994 (1)

Box 14

Folder 6

Heritage Pamphlet 2: Johnson

  • The Daily Grind pamphlet, pub. 1994 (1)
  • correspondence, 19 August 1993 - 28 August 2000 (28)
  • galleys, pub. 1994 (2)
  • layout and biographical materials, [n.d.] (3)

Box 14

Folder 7

Heritage Pamphlet 3: Cuney

  • Sometimes I Wonder pamphlet, pub. 1995 (1)
  • correspondence, 28 November 1995 - 25 January 1996 (5)
  • galleys, pub. 1995 (2)
  • layout and biographical materials, 1987 - 1995 (2)

Box 14

Folder 8

Heritage Pamphlet 4: Atkins

  • 7 @ 70 pamphlet (with note to Michael Flug), pub. 1996 (1)
  • correspondence, 11 April 1996 - 3 February 1998 (22)
  • mss., pub. 1996 17 August 1996 - [n.d.] (2)
  • layout and biographical materials, [n.d.] (5)
  • serial, spring 1997 (1)

Box 14

Folder 9

Heritage Pamphlet 5: Polite

  • Magic Words pamphlet (with note to Michael Flug), pub. 1997 (1)
  • correspondence, 25 April 1995 - 29 January 1998 (33)
  • poetry mss., 1995 (2)
  • galleys, pub. 1997, [n.d.] (2)
  • publicity and serials, 11 June 1964 - spring 1998 (2)

Box 14

Folder 10

Heritage Pamphlet 6: Cullen

  • To Yolande pamphlet (with note to Michael Flug), pub. 1998 (1)

Box 14

Folder 11

Heritage Pamphlet 7: Without Whom

  • Heritage Notes: The 'Without Whom's, pub. 1999 (1)

Box 14

Folder 12

Heritage Pamphlet 8: Randall Tribute

  • For Dudley pamphlet, pub. 2000 (1)
  • galley, pub. 2000 (1)

Box 14

Folder 13

Heritage Pamphlet 9: No Tears

  • There are No Tears (with note to Michael Flug), pub. 2001 (1)

Box 14

Folder 14

Heritage Pamphlet: Design

Box 14

Folder 15

Heritage: Author Contract

Box 14

Folder 16

Heritage: Magazine

Box 14

Folder 17

Heritage: Orders

Box 14

Folder 18

Heritage: Prospectuses

Box 14

Folder 19

Heritage: Publicity

  • correspondence, 19 July 1962 - 18 October 1988 (7)
  • publicity, [n.d.] - 1972 (5)
  • clippings and serials, 30 May 1959 - October 1976 (6)

Box 14

Folder 20

Heritage: Tenth Anniversary Catalogue

Box 14

Folder 21

Hooiberg Printing Co. Ltd.

  • correspondence (in Dutch), 1 February 1961 - 24 June 1963 (45)
  • invoices (in Dutch), 2 May 1962 - 3 September 1963 (7)

Box 14

Folder 22

Library Archives

  • Trevor Arnett Library, Atlanta University
  • University of Georgia Libraries
  • Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature

Box 15

Folder 1

Penguin Anthology: Correspondence File

  • 15 October, 1968 - 10 October 1973 (24)

Box 15

Folder 2

Penguin Anthology: First 'Program'

Box 15

Folder 3

Penguin Anthology: First Full Selection

Box 15

Folder 4

Penguin Anthology: Three Revisions

Box 15

Folder 5

Penguin Anthology: Card File - Selections

Box 15

Folder 6

Penguin Anthology: Card File - Rejects

Box 15

Folder 7

Penguin Anthology: ms. Biographies

Box 15

Folder 8

Penguin Anthology: Estimate of Costs

Box 15

Folder 9

Penguin Anthology: List of Sources

Box 15

Folder 10

Penguin Anthology: Introduction

Box 15

Folder 11

Penguin Anthology: Galley Proofs

Box 15

Folder 12

Penguin Anthology: Cover

Box 15

Folder 13

Penguin Anthology: Race Today, Jan 1974 (review)

Box 15

Folder 14

Penguin Anthology: List of File Contents

Box 16

Penguin Anthology: Page Proofs

Box 16

Penguin Anthology: Published Work

Box 16

Folder 1

Sixes and Sevens: General

  • correspondence (with Waring Cuney, Arna Bontemps et al.), 8 January 1958 - 9 December 1963 (23)
  • clipping, June 1963 (1)

Box 16

Folder 2

Sixes and Sevens: Rejected Contributors - see also Author Files: Danner,

Margaret & Davis, Frank Marshall

  • Alba, Nanina
  • Butler, Anna Land
  • Colvin, Luetta
  • Evans, Mari
  • Hawkins, Odie
  • Hunter, Kristen
  • Stewart, Elliott B

Box 16

Folder 3

Sixes and Sevens: Contributors

  • Anderson, Charles
  • Atkins, Russell
  • Bell, George
  • Durem, Ray
  • Emanuel, James
  • Hernton, Calvin
  • Johnston, Percy
  • Lorde, Audre
  • Moore, Willard
  • Patterson, Raymond
  • Polite, Allen
  • Rivers, Conrad Kent
  • Thompson, James W.

Box 16

Folder 4

Sixes and Sevens: Draft mss.

Box 16

Folder 5

Sixes and Sevens: Galleys

Box 16

Folder 6

Stockwell Printers and Stationers Ltd.

  • correspondence, 8 September 1966 - 24 April 1974 (12)
  • invoices, 21 May 1968 - 31 December 1973 (25)

Series 4: Subject Research Files

Box 17

Folder 1

Ademar lo Negre

  • clippings (with notes), 1855 - [n.d.] (3)

Box 17

Folder 2

Adnan, Ethel

  • photocopied poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (3)
  • Five Senses for One Death photocopied mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 3

Anderson, S.E.

  • clippings (sent by Clarence Major), November 1966 - December 1967 (2)

Box 17

Folder 4

Antara

  • correspondence (with "D"), 4 August - 18 September 1967 (3)
  • handwritten notes, 1 June 1967 (10)
  • clippings, 1954 (2)

Box 17

Folder 5

A - misc.

  • Ahmed, Kwa Neri (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Alegria, Fernando
  • Allstorm, Oliver
  • Archer, Mayor John R.
  • Artel, Jorge
  • Awoonor, Kofi

Box 17

Folder 6

Baldwin, James - see also Photographs

  • clippings, 1958 - 15 December 1963 (6)

Box 17

Folder 7

Brooks, Edwin

  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (3)
  • copied poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (3)

Box 17

Folder 8

Byron, Asaman

  • correspondence (with Clarence Major), 22 July 1968 (2)
  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (6)

Box 17

Folder 9

B - misc.

  • Bart-Williams, Gaston
  • Bibbs, Hart Le Roi (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Bradford, Fred (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Burns, Haywood

Box 17

Folder 10

Carter, Martin

  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), 4 April 1963 (1)

Box 17

Folder 11

Chiri, Ruwa

  • correspondence (with Clarence Major), 13 August 1968 (1)
  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), 1968 (8)

Box 17

Folder 12

Cornish, Sam

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 13

Cruz, Victor Hernandez

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (3)

Box 17

Folder 14

C - misc.

  • Collier, Jimmy (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Cooper, B.C.

Box 17

Folder 15

Djangatolum (Lloyd Corbin)

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 16

D - misc.

  • Dominique, Otis G.
  • Dumas, Henry (written by Walter Lowenfels)

Box 17

Folder 17

F - misc.

  • Ferguson, Otis (sent by Sterling Brown)
  • Fox, Homer (sent by Clarence Major)

Box 17

Folder 18

Giovanni, Nikki

  • publicity materials, [n.d.] (2)

Box 17

Folder 19

Graham, D.L.

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (2)

Box 17

Folder 20

Hand, Q.R.

  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 21

Hill, Elton

  • correspondence (with Clarence Major), [n.d.] (1)
  • photocopied poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (3)

Box 17

Folder 22

H - misc.

  • Haynes, Albert (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Holmes, Ernest (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Hooker, Craig M.
  • Hubbard, Grigsby (sent by Walter Lowenfels)

Box 17

Folder 23

Jefferson, Louise

  • publicity materials, [n.d.] - 28 September 1973 (3)

Box 17

Folder 24

Jordan, Norman

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (9)

Box 17

Folder 25

J - misc.

  • Jackson, Mae (sent by Clarence Major)

Box 17

Folder 26

Kaufman, Rob

  • Photocopied untitled poetry mss., [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 27

Kgositsile, Keorapetse

  • publicity materials, [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 28

Long, Worth

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (3)

Box 17

Folder 29

L - misc.

  • Latino, Juan
  • Lester, Julius (sent by Clarence Major)

Box 17

Folder 30

Martinez, Carmen, M.

  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (4)

Box 17

Folder 31

McKay, Claude

  • clipping, March 1946 (1)

Box 17

Folder 32

Meyer, June

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (3)
  • clipping, [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 33

Mtshali, Oswald Joseph

  • "Sounds of a Cowhide Drum" photocopied mss. (fragment), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 34

M - misc.

  • McClure, Sherry (sent by Clarence Major)
  • McKelway, St. Clair (sent by Sterling Brown)
  • Mkalimoto, Ernie

Box 17

Folder 35

N - misc.

  • Nance, Michael (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Neal, Larry (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Nicholas, Michael (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Nicholes, Marion

Box 17

Folder 36

Pitcher, Oliver

  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)
  • clipping, [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 37

P - misc.

  • Patterson, Charles (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Peery, Nelson (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Pieterse, Cosmo
  • Powe, Blossom (written by Charles Hamilton)

Box 17

Folder 38

Rammopo, I.M.K.

  • correspondence (with Seven Seas Books and Walter Lowenfels), 22 April 1968 - 20 June 1968 (3)
  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), 1964 - 1968 (16)

Box 17

Folder 39

Razaf, Andy

  • poetry mss., [n.d.] (3)
  • clipping, October 1955 (1)

Box 17

Folder 40

R - misc.

  • Robinson, Eric (audition disc)
  • Russell, Bill

Box 17

Folder 41

Sanchez, Sonia

  • correspondence (with Clarence Major), 20 May 1968 (1)
  • poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)
  • publicity, 1971 - 1974 (2)
  • clipping, 6 February 1970 (1)

Box 17

Folder 42

Senghor, Leopold Sedar

  • correspondence (with Marc Pessin), 5 December 1968 (1)
  • publicity, 5 October 1966 - 9 February 1968 (3)
  • clipping, February 1955 (1)

Box 17

Folder 43

Sun Ra

  • clippings (sent by Clarence Major), 1967 - March 1968 (2)

Box 17

Folder 44

S - misc.

  • Saunders, Ridhiana (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
  • Simmons, Herbert A. (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Smith, Welton (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Stephany

Box 17

Folder 45

Thompson, Beverley

  • correspondence (with Walter Lowenfels), 7 June 1968 (1)
  • photocopied poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), 7 June 1968 (3)
  • clipping (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 46

T - misc.

  • Thigpen, William A.
  • Thompson, Carolyn
  • Tolson, Melvin B.

Box 17

Folder 47

Ubiles, Joseph, Jr.

  • poetry mss.(sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)

Box 17

Folder 48

Walker Margaret

  • copied poetry mss., 1955 - [n.d.] (2)
  • publicity, 1966 (1)

Box 17

Folder 49

Weston, Randy

  • sheet music mss. (with lyrics by Jon Hendricks), 1958 (6)

Box 17

Folder 50

Whiteurs, Sandra

  • poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (16)

Box 17

Folder 51

W - misc.

  • Wangara, Harun Kofi (Harold G. Lawrence) (sent by Clarence Major)
  • Wright, Roscoe (sent by Waring Cuney)

Series 5: Photographs, 1961 - 1981

Box 18

Heritage Press 001

Addison, Lloyd - circa 1970 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 002

Addison, Lloyd - circa 1970 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 003

Allen, Samuel W. - circa 1975 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 004

Baldwin, James - publicity still for One Day When I was Lost, pub. 19732

Box 18

Heritage Press 005

Clarke, Sebastian - cover of Sun Song, pub. 1973

Box 18

Heritage Press 006

Clarke, Sebastian - circa 1973 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 007

Clarke, Sebastian - circa 1973 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 008

Dodson, Owen - circa 1970 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 009

Dodson, Owen - with 'Isa' Isenburg, long-time companion of Rosey Pool, [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 010

Du Bois, David [?] - from New Year card, 1961

Box 18

Heritage Press 011

Du Bois, W.E.B. - with Shirley, 1963

Box 18

Heritage Press 012

Du Bois, Shirley - Children's Library, Accra, Ghana, December 1967 (taken by Rosey Pool)

Box 18

Heritage Press 013

Du Bois, W.E.B. - Ghana, December 1967 (taken by Rosey Pool)

Box 18

Heritage Press 014

Du Bois, W.E.B. - Ghana, December 1967 (taken by Rosey Pool)

Box 18

Heritage Press 015

Du Bois, W.E.B. - with friends at Achimota, Ghana, December 1967 (taken by Rosey Pool)

Box 18

Heritage Press 016

Durem, Ray - cover of Take No Prisoners, pub. 1970 (with note)

Box 18

Heritage Press 017

Durem, Ray - with wife, circa 1970 [?] (with neg.)

Box 18

Heritage Press 018

Durem, Ray - with wife (neg. only)

Box 18

Heritage Press 019

Durem, Ray - circa 1970 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 020

Durem, Ray - circa 1970 [?] (neg. only)

Box 18

Heritage Press 021

Evans, Mari - with Owen Dodson and Hoyt Fuller, Alabama A&M University, May 1965

Box 18

Heritage Press 022

Evans, Mari - with Owen Dodson and Harley Hill, Alabama A&M University, May 1966

Box 18

Heritage Press 023

Evans, Mari - with Owen Dodson, Hoyt Fuller and scholars, Alabama A&M University, May 1967

Box 18

Heritage Press 024

Fair, Ronald - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 025

Fair, Ronald - 1973

Box 18

Heritage Press 026

Fair, Ronald - October 1981

Box 18

Heritage Press 027

Fair, Ronald - October 1981

Box 18

Heritage Press 028

Fair, Ronald - artwork, October 1981

Box 18

Heritage Press 029

Fair, Ronald - artwork, October 1981

Box 18

Heritage Press 030

Fair, Ronald - artwork (slide), October 1981

Box 18

Heritage Press 031

John, Frank - Troubadour, October 1973

Box 18

Heritage Press 032

John, Frank - Troubadour, October 1973

Box 18

Heritage Press 033

Johnson, Fenton - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 034

Kendrick, Dolores - b/w cover of Through the Ceiling, pub. 1975

Box 18

Heritage Press 035

Kendrick, Dolores - color cover of Through the Ceiling, pub. 1975

Box 18

Heritage Press 036

Kendrick, Dolores - circa 1975 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 037

Kendrick, Dolores - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 038

Kendrick, Dolores - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 039

Kendrick, Dolores - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 040

Lorde, Audre - circa 1970 [?] (with layout guide and neg.)

Box 18

Heritage Press 041

Lorde, Audre - circa 1970 [?]

Box 18

Heritage Press 042

Lorde, Audre - [n.d.] (taken by Paul Ireland)

Box 18

Heritage Press 043

Lorde, Audre - [n.d.] (taken by Paul Ireland)

Box 18

Heritage Press 044

Major, Clarence - cover for Private Line, pub. 1971 (with layout guide)

Box 18

Heritage Press 045

Randall, Dudley - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 046

Rivers, Conrad Kent - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 047

Rivers, Cora - mother of Conrad, [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 048

Thompson, James W. - first cover for First Fire, pub. 1970

Box 18

Heritage Press 049

Thompson, James W. - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 050

Thompson, James W. - with friends [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 051

Southerland, Ellease - cover for The Magic Sun Spins, pub. 1975

Box 18

Heritage Press 052

Southerland, Ellease - [n.d.]

Box 18

Heritage Press 053

Southerland, Ellease - [n.d.]