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Guide to the Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Papers 1960/1984

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Papers

Dates:

1960-1984

Collector:

Brutus, Dennis, 1924-2009

Size:

41.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

Dennis Brutus, poet and South African expatriate, was an activist, working for an end to racial segregation in sport. The Dennis Brutus Papers comprise correspondence, papers associated with specific organizations and events, and numerous drafts of poems, both handwritten and typed.

Biographical Information

Dennis Brutus, poet and South African expatriate, was born in Southern Rhodesia in November, 1924. Brutus was an activist, working for an end to racial segregation in sport. He was repeatedly arrested and imprisoned for his efforts, though he and his family eventually earned an exit visa from and moved to London in 1966. Brutus joined Northwestern University's faculty in 1971, and was granted political asylum in 1983. In 1986, Brutus joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburg. In addition to his teaching and political activism, Brutus published extensively and was known as the “poet laureate of South Africa”.

Parents Francis and Margaret were both South Africans teaching in Rhodesia when Brutus was born. Brutus spent the majority of his early years in Port Elizabeth, in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, and as a young man he attended St. Augustine's Teacher Training College. In 1944, Brutus entered Fort Hare University, a black student university from which many prominent black South Africans graduated.

Brutus completed his degree, in Psychology and English, in 1947, and was awarded the Chancellor's Prize. He taught high school and worked in the Department of Social Welfare as a social worker for the so-called colored population. During this period Brutus became involved in non-racial sports associations. In 1961 Brutus was involved as an organizer of black and mixed race South Africans in the attempt to bring about a national convention of all racial groups. He was subsequently banned from political activity for five years, and was dismissed from his teaching position. He studied Law at the University of Witwatersrand in 1962 and 1960.

In 1968, the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC) was formed, and Brutus was elected first President. In May of 1963 Brutus was arrested for contravention of his banning orders. In August of that year he escaped from South Africa. He was arrested by the Portuguese secret police in September 1963, and was returned to Johannesburg, shot in the back during an escape attempt, and imprisoned at Robben Island. Released and banned again in 1965, Brutus was granted an exit visa and left with his family for London the following year.

In London Brutus worked in sports campaigns and with Canon Collins at International Defense and Aid. In 1970, he was offered, and accepted, a visiting professorship at the University of Denver. In July of 1971, Brutus was arrested for sitting down on Center Court at Wimbledon to protest racism in sport. In 1971 he took a post at Northwestern University in the English Department, where he has since 1973 served as Professor. In 1983, after a prolonged conflict with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Brutus was granted political asylum.

Professor Brutus, who has been called the "poet laureate of South Africa," has published extensively, and has nine collections of his poetry in print, including "Letters to Martha," "A Simple Lust," "China Poems," and "Stubborn Hope." His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. He is the recipient of a number of prizes, including the Freedom Writer's Award (1975) and the Kenneth David Kaunda Award for Humanism (1979), and is one of the founders of the African Literature Association. He is involved with a number of political organizations whose concerns include racism in sport and the United States divestment movement. He lectures widely.

Brutus' teaching career at Northwestern University spanned the years 1971 to 1985. After a visiting professorship at Swarthmore College (1985-86), Brutus went on to a professorship at the University of Pittsburgh, holding a joint appointment in the English and the Africana Studies departments. He also held the post of Distinguished Visiting Humanist at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since 1985, Brutus received honorary degrees from Worcester State College (MA), University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Northeastern University. He was awarded the Langston Hughes Medallion from City University of New York in 1986 and the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence, Political Consciousness, and Integrity in 1989. Publications since 1984 include "Salutes and Censures" (1984), "Airs and Tributes" (1988), and "Still the Sirens" (1993).

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Personal Name:

Brutus, Dennis, 1924-2009

Brutus, Julian

Brutus, May

Topical Term:

Poets, South African

Sports--South Africa

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Dennis Brutus Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Professor Brutus in 1983 as Accession #83-157. Addition: These additions to the Brutus Papers have been received beginning with that of November, 1983 (Accession #83-158), September 17, 1984 (Accession #84-155), and concluding with that of October 8, 1984 (Accession #84-185). Addition: Joshua Lazerson July 9, 1985. Addition: This addition was received by the University Archives as Accession # 90-113 on August 3, 1990. Addition: Gerald Kendrick and Janet Olson, aided by student assistants Kate MacLean, Andrew Reinbold, and Bifen Xu, 1999-2000.

Processing Information

Joshua Lazerson July 9, 1985.

Separated Materials

One cubic foot of duplicate or extraneous materials was discarded. A few items, mostly relating to sports events in Africa, were separated and transferred to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University.

Conditions Governing Access

The Dennis Brutus Papers can only be accessed with permission of the University Archivist.

Scope and Contents

The Dennis Brutus Papers comprise correspondence, papers associated with specific organizations and events, and numerous drafts of poems, both handwritten and typed.

The bulk of Brutus's correspondence falls within the period 1960-1973, and consists of family and other personal correspondence, correspondence related to teaching positions, and individual folders for correspondence with key persons. The Papers also contain much sports-related material, including but not confined to the International Committee Against Racism In Sport (ICARIS) and the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC). Brutus's work with the International Defense and Aid Fund and other anti-racial groups is documented as well. There are also a number of notebooks and daybooks with poetry and journal entries from the 1960s. A large portion of the Papers consists of manuscript drafts and typescripts of Brutus's poetry, including a small number of complete manuscripts of published poetry works.

Addition, Boxes 9-22

This Addition comprises diaries, calendars, and datebooks from the late 1960s and early 1970s, transcripts of an extended autobiographical interview and other printed biographical materials. Included as well are correspondence, much of it with Bernth Lindfors of the University of Texas at Austin, and material relating to sport, Brutus' visa problems, and correspondence with friends and family, and with publishers; poetry, including manuscripts for a number of published works, typescripts, some unpublished, and an annotated copy of "Letters to Martha." Brutus was a co-founder of the Troubador Press, and his work with the Press is documented in the Addition. The Addition also includes numerous drafts of poems, arranged by title, and unsorted newspaper clippings, dating from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Addition, Boxes 23-38

This Addition comprises diaries, calendars, and datebooks from the late 1960s and early 1970s, transcripts of an extended autobiographical interview and other printed biographical materials. Included as well are correspondence, much of it with Bernth Lindfors of the University of Texas at Austin, and material relating to sport, Brutus' visa problems, and correspondence with friends and family, and with publishers; poetry, including manuscripts for a number of published works, typescripts, some unpublished, and an annotated copy of "Letters to Martha." Brutus was a co-founder of the Troubador Press, and his work with the Press is documented in the Addition. The Addition also includes numerous drafts of poems, arranged by title, and unsorted newspaper clippings, dating from the 1960s to the 1980s.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Biographical material

n.d.

Correspondence

Box 1

Folder 2

General correspondence

to 1968

Box 1

Folder 3

General correspondence

1969

Box 1

Folder 4

General correspondence

1969

Box 1

Folder 5

General correspondence

1971-73

Box 1

Folder 6

Northwestern University

1972-73

Box 1

Folder 7

Notes

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 8

Prison Letters

1963-64

Box 2

Folder 1

Publishers

1970-73

Box 2

Folder 2

Public Appearances

1970-73

Box 2

Folder 3

Sport

1969-73

Box 2

Folder 4

Jacinta Brutus

1970

Box 2

Folder 5

Julian Brutus

1966, 1972-73

Box 2

Folder 6

May Brutus

1970

Box 2

Folder 7

Tony Brutus

1970

Box 2

Folder 8

Gwendolyn Carter

1972-73

Box 2

Folder 9

Central Michigan University

1970

Box 2

Folder 10

George Houser

1969-70, 1972-73

Box 2

Folder 11

Isaiah

1970, 1972

Box 2

Folder 12

Cindy Kahn

1970

Box 2

Folder 13

Bernth Lindfors

1969-70, 1972-73

Box 2

Folder 14

McGill University

1970

Box 2

Folder 15

T.O. Newham

1969-70, 1972-73

Box 2

Folder 16

Hans Panofsky

1971-79

Box 2

Folder 17

Samba Ramsamy

1972-73

Box 2

Folder 18

Trevor Richards

1972-73

Box 2

Folder 19

Sybil Sticht

1968-70, 1972-73

Box 2

Folder 20

University of Denver, Correspondence and Teaching materials

1968-70

Box 2

Folder 21

Claude Wauthier

1972

General Files

Box 2

Folder 22

Academic Notes

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 23

Anti-apartheid material

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 24

Anti- racial organizations and work (clippings)

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 1

Anti-racial organizations and work

1960-70

Box 3

Folder 2

Arthur Ashe South Africa visit

1970

Box 3

Folder 3

Human Rights Day

1967-69

Box 3

Folder 4

ICARIS Papers (International Committee Against Racism in Sport)

1970-72

Box 3

Folder 5

ICARIS Papers

1973-74, 1978

Box 3

Folder 6

International Defense and Aid Fund, Miscellaneous Clippings

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 7

International Defense and Aid Fund

1967-69

Box 3

Folder 8

International Defense and Aid Fund

1970-73

Box 3

Folder 9

Northwestern University Speaking Engagements

1972-73

Box 4

Folder 1

Pan-African Culture Festival

1969

Box 4

Folder 2

Pan-African Culture Festival 1969

1969

Box 4

Folder 3

Pan-African Culture Festival 1969

1969

Box 4

Folder 4

Release of Political Prisoners Campaign

1967

Box 4

Folder 5

SAN-ROC Papers (South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee)

1962-63

Box 4

Folder 6

SAN-ROC Papers

1966

Box 4

Folder 7

SAN-ROC Papers

1967

Box 4

Folder 8

SAN-ROC Papers

1968

Box 4

Folder 9

SAN-ROC Papers

1969

Box 4

Folder 10

SAN-ROC Papers

1969

Box 5

Folder 1

SAN-ROC Papers

1970

Box 5

Folder 2

SAN-ROC Papers

1971

Box 5

Folder 3

SAN-ROC Papers

1972

Box 5

Folder 4

SAN-ROC Papers

1973, 1977

Box 5

Folder 5

SAN-ROC Papers

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 6

SASA Papers (South Africa Sports Association)

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 7

Sports

1946, 1957, 1960-76

Box 5

Folder 8

Sports

1966-1972

Box 5

Folder 9

Sports (clippings)

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 10

Supreme Council for Sport in Africa

1966-67, 1972-73

Box 5

Folder 11

South Africa

n.d.

Poetry

Box 6

Folder 1

"Sirens, Knuckles, Boots"

1963

Box 6

Folder 2

"Thoughts Abroad"

1970

Box 6

Folder 3

"Strains"

1975

Box 6

Folder 4

Arthur Nortje, Dead Roots

1973

Box 6

Folder 5

Notebooks

1963-66

Box 6

Folder 6

Notebooks

1969-1970

Box 6

Folder 7

Notebooks and exam books with poetry and prose entries

1962-1970

Box 7

Folder 1

Poems, manuscript drafts

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 2

Poems, manuscript drafts

1962

Box 7

Folder 3

Manuscript drafts

1963

Box 7

Folder 4

Manuscript drafts

1966

Box 7

Folder 5

Manuscript drafts

1967

Box 7

Folder 6

Manuscript drafts

1968

Box 7

Folder 7

Manuscript drafts

1969

Box 7

Folder 8

Manuscript drafts

1969

Box 7

Folder 9

Manuscript drafts

1970

Box 7

Folder 10

Poems (typescripts)

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 11

Poems (typescripts)

1960

Box 7

Folder 12

Poems (typescripts)

1969

Box 7

Folder 13

Poems (typescripts)

1962

Box 7

Folder 14

Poems (typescripts)

1963

Box 7

Folder 15

Poems (typescripts)

1965

Box 7

Folder 16

Poems (typescripts)

1966

Box 7

Folder 17

Poems (typescripts)

1967

Box 7

Folder 18

Poems (typescripts)

1968

Box 7

Folder 19

Poems (typescripts)

1969

Box 7

Folder 20

Poems (typescripts)

1970

Box 7

Folder 21

Poems (typescript)

1962-1970

Box 7

Folder 22

Poetry, other authors

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 1

Poems (typescript)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 2

Poems (copies)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 3

Poems (drafts)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 4

Poetry reviews

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 5

Poems (notes and correspondence)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 6

Poems (notes and correspondence)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 7

Poems (manuscript and typescript)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 8

Poems (manuscript and typescript)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 9

Poems (manuscript and typescript)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 10

Poems (manuscript and typescript)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 11

Poems (fragments)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 12

Poems (publication)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 13

Poems (publication)

n.d.

Box 8

Folder 14

Essays

n.d.

Addition

Diaries

London

1968

London

1969

London

1970

London

1971

Place unspecified

1971

Evanston

1971

Evanston

1972

Evanston

1972

Evanston

1973

Calendars

1969, 1972

Notebooks

1963, 1967, 1972

Biographical

Box 10

Folder 1

Autobiographical sketch

1963-79

Box 10

Folder 2

Biography, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 3

Escapes, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 4

Escapes, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 5

Court and prison, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 6

Prison, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 7

Post-prison, poetry, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 8

Visa problems, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 9

Family history, transcript

1974

Box 10

Folder 10

Tickets and travel schedules

1974

Appearances and Speaking Engagements

Box 10

Folder 11

Papers and talks, announcements

1971-77

Box 10

Folder 12

Appearances and meetings, NU

1972-80

Box 10

Folder 13

Speaking engagements, USA

1966-80

Box 10

Folder 14

Speaking engagements, USA

1967-78

Box 10

Folder 15

Speaking engagements, abroad

1969-79

Box 10

Folder 16

Speaking engagements, abroad

n.d.

Box 10

Folder 17

Contracts

1968-70

Box 10

Folder 18

Speeches

1970-75

Organizations and Events

Box 10

Folder 19

Memberships

1960-1978

Box 10

Folder 20

ALA, DBDC, CAAA, AAA, SALIG

1972-82

Box 10

Folder 21

NU Divestment campaign, clips

1978

Box 10

Folder 22

Press releases

1969-82

Box 10

Folder 23

Writings on sport

1970

Interviews and Tape Transcripts

Box 11

Folder 1

Interviews with Brutus

1969-74

Box 11

Folder 2

Interview, Adelugba, transcript (2 copies)

1974

Box 11

Folder 3

Interview, Adelugba, (incomplete copy)

1974

Box 11

Folder 4

Interview, transcript

1974

Box 11

Folder 5

African literature class, transcript

1974

Box 11

Folder 6

Interview with Bernth Lindfors

Aug. 1970

Box 11

Folder 7

Radio Progams, Iowa State University

n.d.

Box 11

Folder 8

Radio Programs, University of Texas

Dec. 1974

Box 11

Folder 9

Contemporary African Arts

1974

Correspondence - Bernth Lindfors

Box 12

Folder 1

Brutus to Bernth Lindfors

n.d

Box 12

Folder 2

Brutus to Lindfors

1969-70

Box 12

Folder 3

Brutus to Lindfors

1971

Box 12

Folder 4

Brutus to Lindfors

1972-73

Box 12

Folder 5

Brutus to Lindfors

1974-75

Box 12

Folder 6

Brutus to Lindfors

1976-79

Box 12

Folder 7

Brutus to Lindfors

1980-82

Box 12

Folder 8

Lindfors to Brutus

1969-82

Box 12

Folder 9

Letters, Lindfors, Various Correspondents

1970-71, 1981-82

General Correspondence

Box 13

Folder 1

General Correspondence

1970-82

Box 13

Folder 2

Anti-apartheid correspondence

1971-81

Box 13

Folder 3

Handwritten notes

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 4

Handwritten notes

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 5

Arthur Nortje

1973-80

Box 13

Folder 6

Personal

1971-79

Box 13

Folder 7

Publications

1970-80

Box 13

Folder 8

South Africa Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC)

1971-81

Box 13

Folder 9

Speaking invitations

1970-79

Box 13

Folder 10

Visa

1981-82

Poetry

Box 14

Folder 1

“Blackscape” (Typescript)

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 2

“Chapter by Chapter Outline” (Typescript)

n.d

Box 14

Folder 3

“China Poems” (Ms.&Ts. and Related Materials)

1975

Box 14

Folder 4

“Denver Poems” (Typescript)

1970

Box 14

Folder 5

“From a Civil Prison” (Ms.& Ts.)

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 6

“If This Life is in Fact All We Shall Know” (Typescript)

1967

Box 14

Folder 7

“Poems for a Reading” (Ms.)

1978

Box 14

Folder 8

“Poems from Algiers” (Ms.)

1970

Box 14

Folder 9

“Sirens, Knuckles, Boots” (Ms.)

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 10

“Strains” (Typescripts)

(1963-1975?)

Box 14

Folder 11

“Stubborn Hope” (Galleys)

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 12

“Thoughts Abroad” (Ms.& Ts.)

1970

Box 14

Folder 13

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 14

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 15

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 16

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 1

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 2

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 3

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 4

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Typescripts

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 6

Articles

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 7

Commentaries on his poetry by Brutus

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 8

Notes and comments

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 9

Published poems

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 10

Published poems

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 11

Published poems

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 12

Published poems

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 13

Published poems

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 14

Press conference (transcript)

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 15

Press notices

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 16

Reviews

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 17

Troubador Press

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 18

Miscellany

n.d.

Addition

Box 23

Folder 1

Curriculum vitae

c. 1981

Box 23

Folder 2

Certificates and diplomas

1975-1982

Box 23

Folder 3

Address, appointment, and expense books

1972-1980

Box 23

Folder 4

Desk calendars

1973-1977

Box 23

Folder 5

Desk calendars

1978-79, 1981

Box 24

Folder 1

News clippings

1970-1977

Box 24

Folder 2

News clippings

1971-1984

Box 24

Folder 3

News clippings

n.d.

Box 24

Folder 4

Interviews and tape transcripts

1974-1975, n.d.

Box 24

Folder 5

Unpublished papers and reviews about Brutus

1974-1980, n.d.

Box 24

Folder 6

Posters and announcements

1972-1982, n.d.

Box 24

Folder 7

Phone message slips

1972-1979, n.d.

Box 24

Folder 8

General Correspondence

1969-1972

Box 25

Folder 1

General Correspondence (1)

1973

Box 25

Folder 2

General Correspondence (2)

1973

Box 25

Folder 3

General Correspondence (1)

1974

Box 25

Folder 4

General Correspondence (2)

1974

Box 25

Folder 5

General Correspondence (1)

1975

Box 25

Folder 6

General Correspondence (1)

1975

Box 26

Folder 1

General Correspondence (3)

1975

Box 26

Folder 2

General Correspondence

1976

Box 26

Folder 3

General Correspondence

1977

Box 26

Folder 4

General Correspondence

1978

Box 26

Folder 5

General Correspondence

1979-1980

Box 26

Folder 6

General Correspondence

1981

Box 27

Folder 1

General Correspondence

1982

Box 27

Folder 2

General Correspondence (1)

n.d.

Box 27

Folder 3

General Correspondence (2)

n.d.

Box 27

Folder 4

General Correspondence (3)

n.d.

Box 27

Folder 5

Brutus Family Correspondence

1970-1975

Box 27

Folder 6

Brutus Family Correspondence

1976-1982

Box 27

Folder 7

Brutus Family Correspondence

n.d.

Box 27

Folder 8

Abrahams, Cecil

1974-1981

Box 27

Folder 9

African Literature Association

1974-1981

Box 28

Folder 1

Cassem, Omar

1973-1981

Box 28

Folder 2

“China Poems”

1974-1975

Box 28

Folder 3

Davis, Hedy

1979, n.d.

Box 28

Folder 4

Dennis Brutus Defense Committee

1981-1982

Box 28

Folder 5

Disposition of Manuscripts

1974-1982

Box 28

Folder 6

Frey, Donald

1974-1980

Box 28

Folder 7

Gar Newsletter

1974-1979

Box 28

Folder 8

House, Amelia Blossom

1975-1980

Box 28

Folder 9

International Defense and Aid Fund

1966-1982

Box 28

Folder 10

King, Don

1975-1981

Box 28

Folder 11

Ko, Ching-Po

1975

Box 28

Folder 12

Lamb, Kevin

1973

Box 28

Folder 13

Lane, Pinkie Gordon

1975-1978

Box 28

Folder 14

Lecture Tour

1972

Box 28

Folder 15

Mphahlele, Eskia

1960-1976

Box 28

Folder 16

Nagan, Winston

1973-1979

Box 28

Folder 17

Nkondo, Gessler Moses

1979-1980

Box 28

Folder 18

Nortje, Arthur

1971-1981

Box 28

Folder 19

Sewall, Steve

1973-1975

Box 28

Folder 20

Sticht, Sybil

1973-1978

Box 28

Folder 21

Union of Writers of the African Peoples

1975-1980

Box 28

Folder 22

University of Texas-Austin

1974-1975

Box 29

Box 29

Folder 1

General Correspondence

1971-1973

Box 29

Box 29

Folder 2

General Correspondence

1974-1977

Box 29

Box 29

Folder 3

General Correspondence

1978-1982

Box 29

Box 29

Folder 4

General Correspondence

n.d.

Sports Correspondence

Box 29

Folder 5

Sports Correspondence

1971-1972

Box 29

Folder 6

Sports Correspondence

1973

Box 29

Folder 7

Sports Correspondence

1974

Box 29

Folder 8

Sports Correspondence

1975

Box 29

Folder 9

Sports Correspondence

1976-1977

Box 30

Folder 1

Sports Correspondence

1978-1982, n.d.

Teaching Files: Northwestern University

Box 30

Folder 2

Course Schedules, Book Lists

1972-1981, n.d.

Box 30

Folder 3

Student Essays: Marianne Fearn

1970

Box 30

Folder 4

Student Essays and Exams

1971

Box 30

Folder 5

C59: Contemporary African Literature

1972

Box 30

Folder 6

A50, B21, unidentified courses

1972

Box 30

Folder 7

A50: Intro Studies: The Real Africa (1)

1973

Box 30

Folder 8

A50: Intro Studies: The Real Africa (2)

1973

Box 31

Folder 1

C50: English

1973

Box 31

Folder 2

C59: Contemporary African Literature (1)

1973

Box 31

Folder 3

C59: Contemporary African Literature (2)

1973

Box 31

Folder 4

B21: Narrative Composition; unidentified courses

1973

Box 31

Folder 5

Student Essays

1974

Box 31

Folder 6

A65: Intro Studies: Experience of Africa

1975

Box 31

Folder 7

C59: Contemporary African Literature

1975

Box 32

Folder 1

ETS 320; dissertation. proposal; unidentified

1975

Box 32

Folder 2

B98: Problems of Third World Women (Student Organized Seminar); New Images of Africa

1976

Box 32

Folder 3

C50: English

1976

Box 32

Folder 4

C59: Contemporary African Literature

1976

Box 32

Folder 5

B21; unidentified courses

1976

Box 32

Folder 6

Trends in African Literature; unidentified

1977

Box 32

Folder 7

C59: Contemporary African Literature (1)

1977

Box 33

Folder 1

C59: Contemporary African Literature (2)

1977

Box 33

Folder 2

C59: Contemporary African Literature (3)

1977

Box 33

Folder 3

A04: Freshman Seminar; Intermed. Composition

1978

Box 33

Folder 4

C59: Contemporary African Literature

1978

Box 33

Folder 5

Student Essays: unidentified courses

1978

Box 33

Folder 6

C59, C69: Contemporary African Literature

1979

Box 34

Folder 1

Intro. Studies: Experience of Africa; unidentified

1979

Box 34

Folder 2

A04: Freshman Seminar; unidentified courses

1980

Box 34

Folder 3

C69: Special Topics in African Literature

1984

Box 34

Folder 4

A65: An Experience of Africa

n.d.

Box 34

Folder 5

B21: unidentified courses

n.d

Box 34

Folder 6

B98: Sport & Society (Student Organized Seminar)

n.d.

Box 34

Folder 7

C50-3: Victorian Literature

n.d.

Box 34

Folder 8

C53

n.d.

Box 34

Folder 9

C59: Contemporary African Literature (1)

n.d.

Box 34

Folder 10

C59: Contemporary African Literature (2)

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 1

C59: Contemporary African Literature (3)

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 2

D59

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 3

ETS 320; poetry; composition

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 4

African Literature, various courses

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 5

“New Images of Africa”

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 6

Proposals

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 7

“The Real Africa”

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 8

Student poetry, journals (1)

n.d.

Box 36

Folder 1

Student poetry, journals (2)

n.d.

Box 36

Folder 2

Student essays : unidentified courses

n.d.

Box 36

Folder 3

Student essays : unidentified courses

n.d.

Work by Other Writers

Box 36

Folder 4

MS by Richard Lapchick, to Ch. 10

1973

Box 36

Folder 5

MS by Richard Lapchick, Chs. 11-15, review

1973

Box 36

Folder 6

G.M. Nkondo, “Arthur Nortje: The Vocation of the Ruined Man”

n.d.

Box 36

Folder 7

Arthur Nortje (photocopies of published poetry)

1963-1970

Box 37

Folder 1

Other Writers: Poetry

1966-1976, n.d.

Box 37

Folder 2

Other Writers: Essays, Fragments, Chapters

1972-1981, n.d.

Brutus' Writings: Speeches, Drafts, Writing Notebooks, Poetry, Fragments

Box 37

Folder 3

Speeches and Speech Notes

1972-1982

Box 37

Folder 4

"Austum Schizophrenics Journal"

1967-1979

Box 37

Folder 5

"Egyptian Sequence"

1974

Box 37

Folder 6

“Notebook”

1970

Box 37

Folder 7

Poems from China

1974

Box 37

Folder 8

Publications

1970-1975, n.d.

Box 37

Folder 9

Poetry

1963-1979, n.d.

Box 38

Folder 1

Writing notebooks (1)

n.d.

Box 38

Folder 2

Writing notebooks (2)

n.d.

Box 38

Folder 3

Poetry, notes, fragments

1966-1980

Box 38

Folder 4

Poetry, notes, fragments (1)

n.d.

Box 38

Folder 5

Poetry, notes, fragments (2)

n.d.

Box 38

Folder 6

Poetry, notes, fragments (3)

n.d.

Box 38

Folder 7

Unidentified manuscripts

n.d.

Cassette Tapes

1973-1978, n.d.

Box 39

1

International Conference: ‘Politics, Racism, and Sport’

3/11/1978

Conference

1

Note:

Nashville, TN, Meharry Medical School

Box 39

2

Buddy Diamond Talk Show/ Hamline University

7/3/1978 & 7/4/1978

Note:

Side 2—Hamline University, Minneapolis MN

1

Talk Show, University talk

Box 39

3

“Celia to Howard with love”

9/7/1977 and 8/1977

Personal comments from “Celia”

1

Box 39

4

Denis Brutus tape of intimate, personal moments/ updated sports interview

Note:

Side 1—personal moments Side 2—sports interview

Personal, interview

1

Box 39

5

African poets reading and performing their poems and stories

3/1977

Note:

Performed in Madison, WI

Reading, performing

1

Box 39

6

Recorded personal phone call

Note:

Phone call on both sides of tape

Personal

1

Box 39

7

“‘Photomic’ Tape of one sensual encounter”

01/23/09

1

Box 39

8

Botha interview from CBS/ Dennis Brutus remarks about tennis

02/12/78

Note:

Side 1—Botha interview Side 2—remarks about tennis

1

Interview, Dennis Brutus comments

Box 39

9

Play outline

5/1978

Play

1

Box 39

10

Autobiographical comments by Dennis Brutus, Andersonville High School

11/13/09

Note:

Side 1—autobiographical

1

Autobiographical

Box 39

11

Dennis Brutus speech, College Language Association

Note:

Held in Atlanta

1

Speech

Box 39

12

“Tennis”

3/27, 3/28

Note:

GAR meeting/ tennis and apartheid

1

Dennis Brutus comments

Box 39

13

‘Evanston to Madison’ subjects: tennis, Sanroc, Icaris

3/25/1977, 3/26, 3/27

Note:

Side 1:Tennis/ Madison, Evanston; Side 2: Madison/Evanston

1

Box 39

14

“Phyllis Jordan”

07/06/73

Note:

Side 1—unhearable, muddled. Side 2—hearable, difficult to rewind or fast forward

1

Interview

Box 39

15

“Helotes”

11/10/75

Note:

BROKEN

1

Box 39

16

“Celia to Howard”

2/1977, 2/28/1977

Note:

Candid sensual comments

1

Personal comments

Box 39

17

Talking about call to May, further comments/ phone call to Sue Olson (?), ending with song

1/30, 2/2

Note:

Side 1—call to May (Brutus?) Side 2—call to Sue

1

Dennis Brutus comments

Box 39

18

“Davis Cup Protest Tape 10-320, Personal Message Follows SWS”/ Olympics comments & IOC and USOC

Note:

Side 1—Davis cup Side 2—Olympics

1

Dennis Brutus comments

Box 39

19

Steve Biko Memorial Committee NU, Ellen Frank/ short talk by Dennis Brutus

11/30/09

Note:

Side 1—Biko Memorial Side 2—short talk, loud buzzing in background

1

Committee, talk

Box 40

20

“Short talk on the liberation struggle in Southern Africa”/ Dennis Brutus talk

01/02/75

1

Dennis Brutus comments, talk

Box 40

21

“Notes on Poetry”

Note:

Dennis Brutus' poetry

1

Poetry

Box 40

22

“DB at NU”, comments about Chief Albert Luthlili / “Walter's Perspective —taxes”

10/24/77

Note:

Side 1—Dennis Brutus at Northwestern University Side 2—Walter

1

Talk, comments

Box 40

23

Personal phone call/ Sue

10/22, 10/26

Note:

Side 1—personal phone call, just Brutus' half Side 2—Sue

1

Personal

Box 40

24

“Terkel/ DB”

08/18/77

Note:

Brutus interviewed by Studs Terkel

Interview

1

Box 40

25

“Cosmo Pietierse, Beulah Hodge, Oswald Mtshali”

Note:

Note tucked inside

1

Box 40

26

“Dennis Brutus w/ Terkel”

10/16/75

1

Interview

Box 40

27

“Divestment article”/ “Notes for article”

Note:

Dennis Brutus' notes for a divestment article

1

Dennis Brutus notes, comments

Box 40

28

“Studs Terkel with Dennis Brutus”

10/17/75

1

Interview

Box 40

29

Brutus interview with Regina Hayes of “Answers” WLS Radio

07/11/78

1

Interview

Box 40

30

Tina Brutus with Dennis Brutus/ Leaving Evanston for California

02/27/09

1

Box 40

31

Dennis Brutus interview with John Callaway WTTW Channel 11 PBS/TV

6/16/1978, 6/23/1978

1

Interview

Box 40

32

Brutus KIBC interview, Brutus comments on literature

5/1978?, 2/9/1978, 2/10/1978

Note:

Note inside tape cover Side 1—interview Side 2—comments on literature

1

Interview, Dennis Brutus comments

Box 40

33

Channel 11/ ‘Advocates’

8/3, 8/4

Note:

Brutus on ‘Advocates’ Chicago—WEMT Boston—WGBH

1

Box 40

34

Brutus Personal Tape, “Pers SES”

10/26/75

Note:

“damaged, broken” comment on tape, unhearable

1

Personal

Box 40

35

Dennis Brutus Future of South Africa speech/ First Kwame Nkrumah Lecture

09/24/75

1

Speech, Lecture

Box 40

36

“Steve Biko Memorial Evening”/ “Speech by Dennis Brutus”

2/1978

Note:

Held in San Antonio

1

Speech

Box 40

37

Dennis Brutus San Antonio speech

2/1978

Note:

Poor audio

1

Speech

Box 40

38

Dennis Brutus self-interview, Notes on Writers in Exile/ personal phone call

Saturday, 2/1975 12/1975 1/23

Note:

Side 1—self-interview Side 2—phone call

1

Interview, notes, personal

Box 41

39

Personal phone call

10/12/75

1

Personal

Box 41

40

“Fresh Air/ Stunned Looks” Dennis Brutus

02/16/77

Note:

Reel to reel tape

1

Box 41

41

“Studs Terkel—interview with Dennis Brutus”

10/16/75

Note:

Reel to reel tape, WFMT radio station

1

Interview

Box 41

42

“Steve Biko Memorial Mtg”

1

Meeting

Box 41

43

Dennis Brutus interview with Wesley South WVON Radio

11/10/77

Note:

Chicago radio

1

Interview

Box 41

44

Dennis Brutus International House of Chicago with South African Consulate

01/25/78

Note:

U of C

1

Box 41

45

1

Julius Lester

Box 41

46

Ryers Nande Night

11/1977

Note:

Northwestern University

1

Box 41

47

Dennis Brutus and Bob Allard

07/03/78

Note:

WWTC radio talk show

1

Talk show

Box 41

48

Poet, unknown woman

1

Box 41

49

“Tina & Bob Wedding” Santa Clara

12/24/77

Note:

Side 1—“My favorite daughter”. Side 2—jazz

1

Box 41

50

Steve Biko interview

1

Interview

Box 41

51

“Tennis” and Arthur Ashe

Note:

Side 1—Ashe comments Side 2—tennis and Davis Cup comments

1

Dennis Brutus comments

Box 41

52

“Adi Avani” and Studs Terkel

Note:

Dennis Brutus and Studs Terkel

1

Box 41

53

Brutus interview with Vicki Loftquist on African Art

1

Interview

Box 41

54

“Associated Songs” and Donald Woods interview with Studs Terkel

1/1978, 5/1978

Note:

Side 1—popular songs Side 2—Donald Woods

1

Songs and interview

Blank?

Note:

No writing on them, heard Dennis Brutus' voice on tape 55 giving date

4

Box 41

55

Blank?

Note:

no writing on them, heard Dennis Brutus' voice on tape 55 giving date

Box 41

56

Blank?

Note:

no writing on them, heard Dennis Brutus' voice on tape 55 giving date

Box 41

57

Blank?

Note:

no writing on them, heard Dennis Brutus' voice on tape 55 giving date

Box 41

58

Blank?

Note:

no writing on them, heard Dennis Brutus' voice on tape 55 giving date