Heritage Press Archives

 

Dates: 1944-2002
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
Collection Number: 1988/01
Provenance: Donation of Paul Breman, 1988. Additional accessions in 1992, 2000, 2002
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Heritage Press Archives [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library
Processed by: Mollie Godfrey

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 and Dolores Kendrick, the press also published major works of poetry by Arna Bontemps, Waring Cuney, Fenton Johnson, and Ishmael Reed. In addition, the press published many prominent members of the Black Arts Movement – including Conrad Kent Rivers, Frank Horne, 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, but reemerged briefly in 1994 when Breman launched an annual series of Black Poetry Pamphlets that ran until 2002. In this series, Breman published a selection from Fenton Johnson’s The Daily Grind: 42 WPA Poems as well as 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 and Paul Breman, will be published by Ashgate in 2007. This research compendium will consist of essays about and contributions by eighteen of the twenty-five authors who were published in the series, a full bibliography of all of these authors, detailed lists of the material now held by the Vivian Harsh Research Collection, and a complete list of the Heritage poetry collection. An appendix relates the story of W. E. B. DuBois's hitherto unrecorded visit to the Netherlands in 1958, and the relationship between Breman and DuBois that is documented in the press’s archives.

Bibliography

Bailey, Leaonead Pack. Broadside Authors and Artists: An Illustrated Biographical Directory. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1974.
Breman, Paul. “About Paul Breman.” 13 August 2006. 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.
Ramey, Lauri and 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 Vanessa 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 Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature.

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 Breman’s colleague 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.

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
     
  1. correspondence, 30 June 1962 – 19 November 1967 (7)
     
  1. poetry mss., 30 July – 16 December 1962 (8)
Box 6 Folder 8: Horne, Frank * (1)
     
  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
     
  1. 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 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 Cedric Dover), 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.]
Box 17 Folder 34: M - misc.
     
  1. McClure, Sherry (sent by Clarence Major)
     
  1. McKelway, St. Clair (sent by Sterling Brown)
     
  1. Mkalimoto, Ernie
Box 17 Folder 35: N – misc.
     
  1. Nance, Michael (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
     
  1. Neal, Larry (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
     
  1. Nicholas, Michael (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
     
  1. Nicholes, Marion
Box 17 Folder 36: Pitcher, Oliver
     
  1. poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)
     
  1. clipping, [n.d.] (1)
Box 17 Folder 37: P - misc.
     
  1. Patterson, Charles (sent by Clarence Major)
     
  1. Peery, Nelson (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
     
  1. Pieterse, Cosmo
     
  1. Powe, Blossom (written by Charles Hamilton)
Box 17 Folder 38: Rammopo, I.M.K.
     
  1. correspondence (with Seven Seas Books and Walter Lowenfels), 22 April 1968 – 20 June 1968 (3)
     
  1. poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), 1964 – 1968 (16)
Box 17 Folder 39: Razaf, Andy
     
  1. poetry mss., [n.d.] (3)
     
  1. clipping, October 1955 (1)
Box 17 Folder 40: R – misc.
     
  1. Robinson, Eric (audition disc)
     
  1. Russell, Bill
Box 17 Folder 41: Sanchez, Sonia
     
  1. correspondence (with Clarence Major), 20 May 1968 (1)
     
  1. poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)
     
  1. publicity, 1971 – 1974 (2)
     
  1. clipping, 6 February 1970 (1)
Box 17 Folder 42: Senghor, Leopold Sedar
     
  1. correspondence (with Marc Pessin), 5 December 1968 (1)
     
  1. publicity, 5 October 1966 – 9 February 1968 (3)
     
  1. clipping, February 1955 (1)
Box 17 Folder 43: Sun Ra
     
  1. clippings (sent by Clarence Major), 1967 – March 1968 (2)
Box 17 Folder 44: S - misc.
     
  1. Saunders, Ridhiana (sent by Walter Lowenfels)
     
  1. Simmons, Herbert A. (sent by Clarence Major)
     
  1. Smith, Welton (sent by Clarence Major)
     
  1. Stephany
Box 17 Folder 45: Thompson, Beverley
     
  1. correspondence (with Walter Lowenfels), 7 June 1968 (1)
     
  1. photocopied poetry mss. (sent by Walter Lowenfels), 7 June 1968 (3)
     
  1. clipping (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (1)
Box 17 Folder 46: T - misc.
     
  1. Thigpen, William A.
     
  1. Thompson, Carolyn
     
  1. Tolson, Melvin B.
Box 17 Folder 47: Ubiles, Joseph, Jr.
     
  1. poetry mss.(sent by Walter Lowenfels), [n.d.] (1)
Box 17 Folder 48: Walker Margaret
     
  1. copied poetry mss., 1955 - [n.d.] (2)
     
  1. publicity, 1966 (1)
Box 17 Folder 49: Weston, Randy
     
  1. sheet music mss. (with lyrics by Jon Hendricks), 1958 (6)
Box 17 Folder 50: Whiteurs, Sandra
     
  1. poetry mss. (sent by Clarence Major), [n.d.] (16)
Box 17 Folder 51: W - misc.
     
  1. Wangara, Harun Kofi (Harold G. Lawrence) (sent by Clarence Major)
     
  1. Wright, Roscoe (sent by Waring Cuney)
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