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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Sources:

Description of Series

Series I. Novels and Autobiographical Piece, 1974-1982, undated (2.5 boxes)

Series II. Critical and Editorial Work and Lectures, 1894-2008 (27.5 boxes)

Series III. Works by African Writers, 1959-2002, undated (4 boxes, 1 galley file)

Series I. Novels and Autobiographical Piece, 1974-1982, undated

Series II. Critical and Editorial Work and Lectures, 1894-2008, undated

Series III. Works by African Writers, 1959-2002, undated

Index

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Charles R. Larson:

An Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Larson, Charles R.
Title: Charles R. Larson Papers
Dates: 1894-2008 (bulk 1967-2002)
Abstract: The papers of American writer, editor, and teacher Charles R. Larson consist mainly of his notes, correspondence, and research material, as well as drafts and proofs of his reviews, essays, and novels. Included are typescript and handwritten notes and drafts; clippings, tearsheets, and photocopied excerpts of published works; correspondence; photographs; theater programs; newsletters, catalogs, flyers and brochures; agreements; page proofs; course assignments and syllabi; and curricula vitae. Also present is some original manuscript material by African and Native American writers.
Extent: 34 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 galley file (14.28 linear feet)
Language: English, French, and Shona
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Biographical Sketch

Charles Raymond Larson was born to Ray Olaf and Miriam Kamphoefner Larson on January 14, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa. Larson graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in English Literature in 1959 and an M.A., also in English Literature, in 1961. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University in 1970.

Larson taught at high schools in Burlington, Iowa (1959-1960) and Englewood, Colorado (1961-1962) and was a part time instructor in the English Department of the University of Colorado (1961-1962) before joining the Peace Corps in 1962. Larson was sent to southeastern Nigeria, where he taught English at Oraukwu Grammar School for two years. While in Nigeria, he developed a strong personal interest in African literature. At the time, courses in African literature were not available in the United States.

Upon returning to the United States, Larson taught at the University of Colorado (1965) and American University in Washington, D.C. (1965-1967) and was a lecturer at Indiana University (1967-1970) while earning his Ph.D. His course in African Literature at the University of Colorado was the first one taught in the United States. When Larson became an associate professor in the Department of Literature at American University in 1970, he began a long career there, becoming a full professor in 1974 and chair of the department in 2002. He continued to develop and teach new courses in the area of African literature.

Larson served as general editor of Collier’s African/American Library from 1968-1972, producing thirty-eight volumes of works by African, African American, and West Indian writers. He became a fiction and book review editor at Worldview in 1996. As a promoter of African literature, Larson has edited short story anthologies, including African Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary African Writing (1970, published as Modern African Stories in 1971), Opaque Shadows and Other Stories from Contemporary Africa (1975, reprinted as More Modern African Stories), and Under African Skies: Modern African Stories (1997). Larson’s book The Emergence of African Fiction (1972) examined the works of African novelists, while The Ordeal of the African Writer (2001) addressed publishing challenges and other issues facing African writers. Larson has published numerous essays, reviews and articles about African literature.

Larson has also edited, written, and taught about works by Native American, African American, and Third World authors. American Indian Fiction (1978) offers literary criticism of novels by Native American writers. Larson’s extensive research on Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen resulted in the publication of Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen (1993). He also edited An Intimation of Things Distant: The Collected Fiction of Nella Larsen (1992) and The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen (2001). Other works by Larson include Prejudice: Twenty Tales of Oppression and Liberation (1971), The Novel in the Third World (1976), and Worlds of Fiction (1993).

In addition to the numerous articles, reviews, essays, poetry, and stories he has had published in various periodicals and newspapers, Larson has written several novels. Of these, Academia Nuts was published in 1977, The Insect Colony in 1978, and Arthur Dimmesdale in 1983.

Larson married Roberta Rubenstein on May 2, 1971, and they have two children, Vanessa and Joshua. Rubenstein is also a professor of literature at American University, teaching courses on modernism, modernist and contemporary women writers, and feminist literary theory. She has assisted Larson with his work and was coeditor of the anthology Worlds of Fiction.

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Scope and Contents

The papers of American writer, editor, and teacher Charles R. Larson consist mainly of his notes, correspondence, and research material, as well as drafts and proofs of his reviews, essays, and novels. Included are typescript and handwritten notes and drafts; clippings, tearsheets, and photocopied excerpts of published works; correspondence; photographs; theater programs; newsletters, catalogs, flyers and brochures; agreements; page proofs; course assignments and syllabi; and curricula vitae. Also present is some original manuscript material by African and Native American writers. The materials date primarily from 1967-2002 and are organized in three series: I. Novels and Autobiographical Piece (1974-1982 and undated, 2.5 boxes); II. Critical and Editorial Work and Lectures (1894-2008, 27.5 boxes); and III. Works by African Writers (1959-2002 and undated, 4 boxes, 1 galley file). Most of the papers are in English, although some letters are in French and poems by Chiedza Musengezi are also in Shona. Indexes of works and correspondents at the end of this finding aid list locations for all works and correspondence in the collection.

Series I. Novels and Autobiographical Piece includes page proofs of Larson’s novel Arthur Dimmesdale (1983); handwritten and typed drafts of The Insect Colony (1978); and drafts of several unpublished novels and an essay.

Series II. Critical and Editorial Work and Lectures is subdivided into three subseries: A. African Literature, B. African American Literature and Film, and C. Native American Literature. As Larson stated in his book proposal for The Ordeal of the African Writer, he has spent "a professional lifetime of studying, evaluating, writing about, and teaching African literature," and his papers reflect this. Larson’s numerous files on African writers contain his research material, such as clippings and photocopies of works by African writers, and his notes on their works, along with some correspondence and drafts of Larson’s reviews. Similar files relating to Larson’s work on African American and Native American writers make up Subseries B. and C.

Of particular note are files relating to Larson’s extensive research for his books The Ordeal of the African Writer and Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen. In writing The Ordeal of the African Writer, Larson interviewed and corresponded with writers and publishers about challenges faced by African writers; his notes, correspondence, and other research material are present, along with drafts and page proofs of the book. For Invisible Darkness, Larson corresponded with individuals who had known African American writers Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen, and he gathered documents and other evidence of their lives along with articles and other works about the writers. An unpublished autobiography by Nigerian writer Cyprian Ekwensi and correspondence with writer Bessie Head (South Africa, Botswana) are included in Larson’s files on those writers. Files relating to Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera contain a draft of her unfinished work Obedience, which Larson hoped to ready for publication. Also of interest are files relating to the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) from 1996 to 2001 and the 2005 International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL) which include correspondence, brochures and flyers, publisher catalogs, clippings, programs, and papers presented. Larson’s copy of Richard Wright’s FBI file is located with the files on African American writers. Among the files on Native American writers is a file containing a typescript of Idunne by Hyemeyohsts Storm, press packets, and correspondence with the author.

While a few original works by African writers are present in Larson’s files for his short story anthologies and in submission files for Worldview and Kalahari Review, most of the original manuscripts by African writers are located in Series III. Among these are galley proofs of Ayi Kwei Armah’s Two Thousand Seasons; typescripts of short stories by S. Henry Cordor; an inscribed typescript of Solomon Deressa’s Some Poems Finished and Unfinished; signed photocopy typescripts of Wole Soyinka’s Camwood on the Leaves, The Invention, and Madmen and Specialists; and typescripts of Sindiwi Magona’s Last and Mother to Mother. An index of works at the end of this finding aid lists all authors and works represented in the collection.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Farah, Nuruddin, 1945-
Gibbs, James
Head, Bessie, 1937-1986
Lindfors, Bernth
Storm, Hyemeyohsts
Subjects
African literature
Afro-American authors
Authors, African
Authors, American
Authors and publishers--Africa
Indians of North America--Fiction
American literature--Indian authors.
Document Types
Correspondence
Galley proofs
Newspaper clippings
Page proofs
Photographs
Syllabi
Theater programs

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Related Material

The Ransom Center’s collection of Research in African Literatures Records also contains Larson-related materials.

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Separated Material

Larson’s extensive collection of books by African, African American, West Indian, and Native American authors, including first editions and proof copies, some of them signed or inscribed, has been transferred to the Ransom Center’s Book Collection and cataloged separately. Many of the books were reviewed by Larson and contain his annotations. Those books bearing Larson's annotations may be identified by searching "Larson, Charles R., annotator" in the Former Owner, Printer/Press, Binder module of the UT Libraries' online catalog. Press releases, publishers’ advertisements and other promotional material, correspondence, clippings, purchase receipts, Larson’s notes, drafts of Larson’s reviews, and similar materials found in the books have been withdrawn from the books and are located in box 34. Also cataloged separately are over a hundred Onitsha Market pamphlets, issues of Black Orpheus and other literary journals, and reference books.

Two VHS videocassette tapes of the PBS programs Richard Wright: Black Boy and Malcolm X and one VHS videocassette, one Beta videocassette, and one DVD of Things Fall Apart have been transferred to the Ransom Center’s Moving Image Collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase (2009-001-002-P), 2009

Processed by:

Katherine Mosley, 2009

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Sources:

Contemporary Authors Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 2 July 2009).

Kwakye, Benjamin. "Writers’ Showcase: Charles Larson," http://theafricannovel.wordpress.com/, 1 December 2008 (accessed 2 July 2009).

Larson, Charles. "A Hunger For Words: The African Writer’s Quest," manuscript located in the Ransom Center’s Larson Papers.

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Series Descriptions

 

Series I. Novels and Autobiographical Piece, 1974-1982, undated (2.5 boxes)

Series I. includes page proofs of Larson’s novel Arthur Dimmesdale (1983), written from the point of view of the character from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and one handwritten manuscript and two typescripts of The Insect Colony (1978), a novel about Europeans living in Africa. Also present are typescripts of Larson’s unpublished novels Gridlock, The Ice King, Journal of the Plague Years, Last Rights, and Reach Out. "Sliding through the Sixties", a reflection on Larson’s experiences during that decade, is represented by one handwritten manuscript and a page of notes. Manuscripts in Series I. are arranged alphabetically by title.

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Series II. Critical and Editorial Work and Lectures, 1894-2008 (27.5 boxes)

Series II. consists of Larson’s research, writing and teaching files. It is composed of three subseries: A. African Literature, B. African American Literature and Film, and C. Native American Literature. Larson’s files have been kept in the general groups in which they were received, but within those groupings the files have been arranged alphabetically by file title.
African Literature files include subject files on African writers and manuscripts; files relating to Larson’s books More Modern African Stories (Opaque Shadows and Other African Stories), Ordeal of the African Writer, and Under African Skies: Modern African Stories; files of The International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL) and Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) materials; and files related to writer Yvonne Vera. Among the African writers represented in the subject files are Leila Aboulela, Chinua Achebe, André Brink, Cyprian Ekwensi, Ernest Emenyonu, Nuruddin Farah, Athol Fugard, Bessie Head, Wahome Mutahi, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Alan Paton, Lenrie Peters, Richard Rive, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Ousmane Sembéne, and Wole Soyinka. The files contain clippings and tearsheets; Larson’s notes, review typescripts, and course material; photocopies of works by African writers; correspondence; theater programs; and similar material, all dating from 1953-2008. The bulk of the correspondence in the series is from Bessie Head and Nuruddin Farah. Also present are a limited number of letters from other writers, such as Leila Aboulela, Mark Mathabane, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Ben Okri, and Wole Soyinka. An index of correspondents at the end of this finding aid provides locations for all correspondence in the collection. Although there are few original manuscripts by African writers in the subject files, there is a photocopy typescript of "Khama, the Great" by Bessie Head, a photocopy printout of Cyprian Ekwensi’s autobiographical In My Time, and typescripts of "My Father, the Englishman, and I" and "Sagal" by Nuruddin Farah. In addition, original typescripts of works submitted to Kalahari Review and Worldview are present; notable among these are short stories by Leila Aboulela, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Chimombo, Solomon Deressa, Cyprian Ekwensi, Ezenwa-Ohaeto, Sindiwe Magona, and William Saidi. A file of photographs of African writers includes images of Leila Aboulela, S. Henry Cordor, Nuruddin Farah, Camara Laye, Véronique Tadjo, and Wole Soyinka; a file of photographs of Chinua Achebe is also present.
Files for Larson’s anthologies of short stories contain correspondence, permissions, and agreements, as well as his notes and typescripts of his introductions. In addition, page proofs of Under African Skies: Modern African Stories are present, and a file of material relating to Larson’s anthology African Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary African Writing includes a corrected typescript of "Mulyankota" by Nuwa Sentongo. Larson’s book The Ordeal of the African Writer is represented by numerous files, including extensive research files; responses Larson received to a writer’s questionnaire he sent to African writers; correspondence with James Gibbs, Bernth Lindfors, publishers, and others; typescript drafts; page proofs; and more.
The International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL) and Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) files include correspondence, brochures, flyers, publisher catalogs, clippings, programs, and papers presented, covering ICALAL 2005 and ZIBF 1996-1997 and 2000-2001. ZIBF 1998 and 1999 materials are located in Larson’s The Ordeal of the African Writer files.
Files pertaining to Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera contain correspondence with her, her husband John Jose, and others; articles about Vera and tearsheets of her stories; drafts, proofs, and tearsheets of Larson’s article "Vera Yvonne: Sorting It Out"; and material from Larson’s work on Vera’s unfinished typescript Obedience, which he hoped to ready for publication. These files date from 1996 to 2008.
Subseries B. African American Literature and Film is comprised of Larson’s lecture files; files created by Larson for an unrealized work on black films; material from another unrealized project on Richard Wright’s Native Son; and numerous files from Larson’s work on Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen, Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen (1993). African American lecture files include Larson’s notes, course assignments and syllabi, clippings, tearsheets, and typescripts of Larson’s reviews. Among the subjects are James Baldwin, Sterling A. Brown, Charles Chesnutt, Countee Cullen, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, Marita Golden, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, William Melvin Kelley, Gayl Jones, Leroi Jones, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, Jean Toomer, Alice Walker, Booker T. Washington, Phillis Wheatley, John Wideman, and John A. Williams, as well as the Harlem Renaissance, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, Richard Wright’s FBI file, and other topics. A photocopy of the published translation by Mariano J. Lorente of Cirilio Villaverde’s Spanish novel The Quadroon or Cecilia Valdes, about interracial relationships in slaveholding nineteenth-century Cuba, is included with the African American files.
Among African American Film files are Larson’s notes and research material he gathered for a proposed book on black film. Files pertaining to another unrealized project for which Larson intended to examine differing versions of Richard Wright’s Native Son contain Larson’s research proposal, travel information, clippings, notes by Larson, and Larson’s typescript reviews. Toomer/Larsen files are those resulting from Larson’s extensive research on writers Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen for his book Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen (1993). Correspondence, documents, photographs, clippings, tearsheets, notes, outlines, drafts, reviews, advertisements, and a publishing agreement are all present.
Subseries C. Native American Literature includes files created by Larson on Native American authors, some a result of his critical work on novels by Native Americans, American Indian Fiction (1978), and one general file created while working on the book. Among the authors represented are Denton R. Bedford, Dallas Chief Eagle, D’Arcy McNickle, John Joseph Mathews, Jon Mockingbird, N. Scott Momaday, Mourning Dove, Nas’Naga, John M. Oskison, George Pierre, Leslie Silko, Hyemeyohsts Storm, and James Welch. The files contain clippings, tearsheets, notes by Larson, reviews by Larson, correspondence, course assignments, press releases, and similar material, all dating from 1933 to 2003. A typescript of Storm’s Idunne with corrections and notes by Larson and a corrected typescript of Leslie Silko’s "Introduction to Yellow Woman" are also present. A file on Mexican American writer Rudolfo Anaya containing notes by Larson, tearsheets, correspondence, and course assignments is included as well.

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Series III. Works by African Writers, 1959-2002, undated (4 boxes, 1 galley file)

Series III. consists primarily of original manuscripts by African writers, along with some tearsheets, clippings, and other materials. Arrangement is alphabetical by author. Of special note are galley proofs of Two Thousand Seasons (1973) by Ayi Kwei Armah and a typescript from a stage adaptation by James Gibbs of Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, dating from around 1970; typescripts of Syl Cheney-Coker’s In the Silence of Memory (undated) and "Sierra Leone: How Long the Betrayed Country?" (1998); typescripts of short stories and anthologies by S. Henry Cordor, as well as his essay "Triumph and Tribulation of an African Writer from Liberia" (1997); an inscribed typescript of Solomon Deressa’s Some Poems Finished and Unfinished (1972); an undated typescript of Redemption Road by Elma Shaw; and typescripts of Wole Soyinka’s Camwood on the Leaves (undated), The Invention (1959), Madmen and Specialists (undated), and "Ethical Images for the Millenial [sic] Writer" (1997), as well as a signed copy of Soyinka’s poem "Telephone Conversation" with a postage stamp depicting the author affixed to it.
Other significant materials include an undated typescript of "The Two Villages" by Innocent Banda, a photocopy of a corrected typescript of Blind Adventure by Sly Edaghese, typescripts of Sindiwi Magona’s Mother to Mother (undated) and its precursor Last (1997), and typescripts by Bai T. Moore of "Categories of Traditional Liberian Songs" and "The Woman with the Black Snake," both from 1969. Undated typescript poems by Omodele (Alice Perry Johnson), a typescript of Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again (1966), photocopy corrected proofs of Worl’ Do for Fraid (1984) by Nabie Yayah Swaray, an undated typescript of Black Justice by David O. Umobuarie, and a photocopy of a printer’s copy typescript of The Corpse’s Comedy (1974) by Nanabenyin Kweku Wartemberg complete the series.

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Container List

 

Series I. Novels and Autobiographical Piece, 1974-1982, undated

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18.7 Academia Nuts: Or, The Collected Works of Clara LePage, typescript of "The Deification of Booker T. Washington," undated
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1.1 Arthur Dimmesdale, bound page proofs with handwritten corrections, 25 June 1982
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1.2-3 Gridlock, typescript, with summary, undated
The Ice King
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1.4 The Adventures of Lemuel P. / The Icehouse Caper, notes by Larson and research material, undated
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1.5-7 Typescript, with outline, undated
The Insect Colony
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2.1-2 Handwritten manuscript, undated
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2.3 Early draft, typescript titled "The Spider Man," 1974
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2.4-7 1st version (i.e., before last corrections), corrected typescript titled "The Spider Man," undated; with photocopy
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3.1 Journal of the Plague Years, typescript, undated
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3.2 Last Rights, typescript, undated, with discarded title pages and copies of page one showing earlier title "Dicks"
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3.3 Reach Out, typescript, with summary, undated
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3.4 Sliding through the Sixties, handwritten autobiographical manuscript, undated; with page of notes

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Series II. Critical and Editorial Work and Lectures, 1894-2008, undated

Subseries A. African Literature, 1953-2008, undated
African writers and manuscripts [subject files]
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3.5* African drama, notes by Larson, clippings and tearsheets, flyer, and African Literature course reading lists, 1967-1979, undated (*oversize Kusum Players flyer removed to box 35)
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3.6 African short story anthology [African Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary African Writing], correspondence; corrected typescripts of introduction; typescript summary; corrected typescripts of table of contents and author biographies; lists of permissions; tearsheets of "The Tax Dodger" by Cameron Duodu; and corrected typescript of "Mulyankota" by Nuwa Sentongo; 1969-1970
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3.7 [Aimé Césaire obituary], 2008
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3.8 Alan Paton, notes by Larson, undated; clippings, including Larson’s review of Paton’s autobiography, 1981-1988; tearsheet of "The Challenge of Fear" by Paton, 1967
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4.1 Alex La Guma, notes by Larson, undated
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4.2 Apartheid – politics and prose, notes by Larson, tearsheets and clippings, and Southern Africa Media Center catalogs, 1986
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4.3 Athol Fugard, clippings and tearsheets, 1980, 1982; notes by Larson, undated; theater programs of 'Master Harold'... and the Boys, 1982, and A Lesson from Aloes, 1981
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4.4 Bard College / Chinua Achebe, notes by Larson and conference invitation and program, 2000; article, 2007
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4.5 Biafra, typescript of "Biafra: What Is Remembered" by Larson, typescripts of proposal for book on Biafra, and clippings, 1968-1969
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4.6 Brink, André, clipping of "Publish, And Be Damned," 1980; notes by Larson; corrected typescript of Larson’s review of Brink’s Looking on Darkness, titled "South Africa’s Past and Ours," undated
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4.7 [Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leila Aboulela, and Tsitsi Dangarembga], article, 2005
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4.8 [Chinua] Achebe misc[ellaneous], flyer and article, 2008
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4.9 [Chinua] Achebe II 1987, notes by Larson, clippings and tearsheets, Friends of Nigeria Newsletter, and typescript of Larson’s review of Anthills of the Savannah, 1987-1988
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4.10 Ekwensi [Cyprian] profile, Book World tearsheets of "Fame and Poverty" by Larson, October 2000
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4.11 [Emenyonu, Ernest Nneji], curriculum vitae and correspondence, 2001
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4.12 [Habila, Helon], interview tearsheets, Poets and Writers, January/February 2003
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4.13 Kalahari Press, reports, minutes of meetings, flyers, submissions to Kalahari Review, and interviews with Peter Katjavivi and Keith Adams, 1990-1994
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4.14-15 Kalahari Review stories [submissions], 1993, with Bellagio Publishing Network Newsletter, no. 7, September 1993
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5.1-2 Ken Saro-Wiwa, notes by Larson; clippings and articles; annotated typescript (titled "Ken Saro-Wiwa: In These Times") and published text of Larson’s "A Predicted Death"; typescripts and tearsheet of Larson’s review of Sozaboy; Amnesty International and Greenpeace reports; bibliography; 1994-1999
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5.3 Kola Boof, articles, 2002-2003, with review clipping of Tofoul by Suad Al Oraimi, 1996
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5.4 Leila Aboulela, correspondence and corrected typescript profile by Larson, 2000-2002
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5.5 Lenrie Peters, notes by Larson and corrected typescript of Larson’s "Lenrie Peters’ The Second Round: West African Gothic" from The Emergence of African Fiction, undated
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5.6 Lewis Nkosi, notes by Larson, undated
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5.7 [Mark] Mathabane, correspondence, 1991
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5.8 [Mashambanzou Care Trust], annual report, 1999
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5.9 Ousmane Sembéne, obituary, 2007; clippings and tearsheets, 1971-2001; notes by Larson, undated; handwritten manuscript, corrected typescripts, and final typescript of Larson’s Introduction to Tribal Scars and Other Stories, undated
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5.10 René Philombe, notes by Larson, undated
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5.11 [Sallah, Tijan M. "The Dreams of Katchikali: The Challenge of a Gambian National Literature"], website printout, 2000
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5.12 South Africa clippings, with notes by Larson, 1985-1986
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5.13 South Africa [Richard] Rive, notes by Larson, including notes on Lewis Nkosi, undated; Rive’s curriculum vitae, undated; clipping re. Nadine Gordimer, 1970; issues of South Africa Information…and Analysis, 1967-1968
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5.14 Wahome Mutahi, typescript of Larson’s review of Three Days on the Cross, undated; photocopy of the book’s dustjacket; clipping, 1991; notes by Larson, undated
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6.1-2 Wole Soyinka, clippings, 1967-2006; printed leaflet "Some Poems From Prison," 1969; The Lion and the Jewel theater program, 1998; Kongi’s Harvest flyer, undated; The Trials of Brother Jero and The Strong Breed flyer and program, 1967; works by Bernth Lindfors and Wole Soyinka, 1957, undated; script of unidentified work devised by James Gibbs, 1969; typescript of Larson’s "The Novel of the Future: Wole Soyinka and Ayi Kwei Armah" from The Emergence of African Fiction; notes by Larson, including those for his literature course, undated
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6.3* [Wole] Soyinka [Nobel Prize] Award, clippings, 1986; Kongi’s Harvest flyer, undated; notes by Larson, undated; correspondence, 1983-1986 (*oversize flyer removed to box 35)
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6.4 [Wole] Soyinka’s trial, notes by Larson, undated; typescript and Nation tearsheet of Larson’s "The Trial of Wole Soyinka," 1969; New York Times Book Review tearsheet of Larson’s article "Wole Soyinka: Nigeria’s Leading Social Critic," 1972; clippings, 1969, 1979; Death of the King’s Horseman theater program, 1979
[Worldview submissions], 1995-2001
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6.5 Abdouraham Waberi
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6.6 Ama Ata Aidoo
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6.7 Ba’bila Mutia
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6.8 Ben Kwakye
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6.9 Chris Wanjala
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6.10 [Cyprian] Ekwensi
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6.11 Ezenwa Ohaeto
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6.12 Femi Fatoba [and Femi Euba]
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6.13 Ifeoma Okoye
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6.14-15 Jackee B. Batanda
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7.1-2 Kingsley C. [Chinedu] Ene-Orji
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7.3 Leila Aboulela
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7.4 M. Chibambo
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7.5 Makuchi
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7.6 Manthia Diawara
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7.7 Mzam[a]ne Nhalpo
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7.8 Rosemund Handler
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7.9 Sindiwe Magona
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7.10 Steve Chimombo
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7.11 William Saidi
Additional subject files
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7.12 Ben Okri, correspondence, notes by Larson, clippings and tearsheets, and press releases, 1991-1993
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7.13-15 Bessie Head, correspondence, clippings and articles, notes by Larson, typescripts of Larson’s review of A Question of Power, tearsheets, and typescript of "Khama, the Great" by Head, 1974-2004
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8.1* [Chinua] Achebe photos, tearsheets and flyer, 2000, undated (*oversize flyer removed to box 35)
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8.2 [Cyprian Ekwensi], notes by Larson, essay by Ernest N. Emenyonu, and photocopy of In My Time, 2007, undated
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8.3 Margaret Atwood, notes by Larson, information packet for The Handmaid’s Tale, and tearsheets, 1986
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8.4 Ngugi [wa Thiong’o] – beating, clippings and correspondence, 2004-2005
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8.5 Nuruddin Farah, correspondence, tearsheets, clippings, excerpts of texts, notes by Larson, and typescripts of "My Father, the Englishman, and I" and "Sagal" by Farah, 1978-1999
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8.6 Photos – African writers, photographs of Leila Aboulela, S. Henry Cordor, Nuruddin Farah, Charles Larson, Camara Laye, Véronique Tadjo, and Wole Soyinka, 1973, 1992, undated
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8.7 Signed postage stamps of Chinua Achebe, Toni Morrison, and Wole Soyinka, 1993, undated
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8.8* [Wole] Soyinka – treason, etc., notes by Larson, clippings, press releases, Death and the King’s Horseman flyer, and typescripts of Larson’s "When Is a Nation?" 1997 (*oversize flyer removed to box 35)
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL) and Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF)
ICALEL
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8.9* ICALEL 2005, programs, transcript of Chris Nwamuo’s welcome address, paper presented by Maikudi Zukogi, citation for Larson’s Award of Excellence, and whole issues of Nigerian newspapers, May 2005 (*oversize newspapers removed to box 35)
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8.10 E-mails, correspondence and articles, 2000-2002
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8.11 Zimbabwe Book Fair 1996, correspondence, program, map, catalog, newsletters, and notes by Larson, 1996
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8.12 [ZIBF 1996] daily reports, program, notes by Larson, clippings, and typescript of Larson’s "The Hunger for Books: Zimbabwe International Book Fair 1996," July-August 1996
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8.13 [ZIBF 1996 and ZIBF 1997], brochures, catalogs, Writers’ Workshop program, and Larson’s curriculum vita, 1996, 1997
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9.1-2 ZIBF 2000, program information, brochures, catalog, and correspondence, 2000. With typescript of interview with Yvonne Vera, 1 August 2000, tearsheet of Larson’s "Letter From…Harare," and Caine Prize 2000 and 2001 information packets
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9.3 ZIBF 2001, reception invitation
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9.4* Zimbabwe current articles, 2002; with Bellagio Publishing Network Newsletter, November 2002, and Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa information packet, 2001 (*oversize advertising poster removed to oversize box 36)
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9.5 Zimbabwe current info. June 2000, correspondence
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9.6 Zim[babwe] newspapers, clippings, 2000
More Modern African Stories [Opaque Shadows and Other African Stories]
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9.7 African short story permissions, correspondence, typescripts of Larson’s introduction, and notes by Larson, 1973-1978
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9.8 Second African short story collection, correspondence, permissions, agreements, typescript of "How the King Became a Man" by Zulu Manzini, typescript frontmatter of Modern Liberian Short Stories edited by S. Henry Cordor, corrected typescripts of Larson’s book proposal, corrected typescript of Larson’s introduction, biographical notes by Larson, and Larson’s curriculum vitae, 1973-1975
Ordeal of the African Writer
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9.9 [Achebe, Chinua. "Africa is People," published in The World Bank Presidential Fellow Lecture Series, 1998]
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9.10 Additions to m[anu]s[cript], 1999
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9.11 Aesthetic differences, notes by Larson and typescript of keynote address by Paulo Wangoola, 1998
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10.1 [African Books Collective], brochures, 1998
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10.2 [African Skies Library Foundation brochure, undated]
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10.3 African writers letters, 1996-1997
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36 ["Against All Odds: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century" poster], 2000 (oversize)
Amos Tutuola
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10.4 Correspondence about Tutuola and notes by Larson, 1998
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10.5 [Correspondence, articles, and manuscripts about Amos Tutuola, sent by Bernth Lindfors], 1978-1998
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10.6 Printouts [chapter one, titled "The Strange Story of Amos Tutuola: Accidental Artist or Really Writer?"], two typescript drafts, one with handwritten revisions, undated
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10.7 [Royalties] correspondence, 1998-1999, with notes by Larson
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10.8* [Articles on Ken Saro-Wiwa, sent by Ernest Emenyonu, 1995-1996] (*oversize ANA Review removed to box 35)
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10.9 Audience, notes by Larson; transcript of radio show with Larson, Sindiwe Magona, and Tijan Sallah; and papers presented at ZIBF, with annotations by Larson; 1997-1998
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10.10 [Bellagio Publishing Network Newsletter, nos. 17-22, 1996-1998]
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10.11 [Bernth] Lindfors, correspondence and notes by Larson, 1999
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10.12 Bio[graphical] info[rmation] from Postcolonial African Writers, photocopied excerpts, undated
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10.13 Book summary, typescript outline, undated
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10.14 Buma Kor, correspondence and clippings, 1994-1995, 1998-1999
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10.15 [Catalog of Africana for sale by Frank R. Thorold (Pty.) Ltd.], undated
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10.16 Censorship, notes by Larson and papers by other writers, 1996-1997
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11.1 Chapter three – notes, etc., notes by Larson, undated
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11.2 Chapter two – notes, print-outs, etc., notes by Larson; two typescripts of chapter two, titled "The Precarious World of the African Writer," one with handwritten revisions; photocopy excerpts of the 1998 UNESCO Statistical Yearbook
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11.3 Conclusions, clippings; Tsotso, no. 21, May 1998; and notes by Larson; 1991, 1998-1999
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11.4 Copies of original questionnaire, undated; with Writers’ Workshop program, 1998
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11.5 "Culture, Memory, and Development" [address by Wole Soyinka at International Conference on Culture and Development in Africa], faxed typescript, 1992
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11.6 [Cyprian] Ekwensi, chronology, brochure, and correspondence, 1999
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11.7 Economics, notes by Larson and clipping, 1998
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11.8 Exile, correspondence and notes by Larson, 1998-1999
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11.9-10 Final edited copy, typescript with handwritten revisions titled "In the Steps of the Griots: Contemporary African Writers," undated
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11.11 Further additions to ms. chapter four, correspondence and notes by Larson, 1999
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11.12 Goals, aspirations [Gilbert Doho], correspondence and notes by Larson, 1997-1998
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11.13 [Hans Zell], correspondence, articles by Zell, and brochures, 1990-98
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11.14 "In Postcolonial Limbo,"The Nation tearsheet, 27 May 1996
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11.15 [International PEN Caselists], January-June 1997, June-December 1997, January-June 1998
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11.16 Irene Staunton – Baobab, correspondence, 1999
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12.1 James Gibbs, correspondence, 1992-1998
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12.2 [James Gibbs materials], including two typescripts, 1997 and 1998; his Ghanaian Theatre: A Bibliography, 1997; a published report and Gibbs’ notes from a Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation African Writers-Publishers Seminar, 1998; a National Museum of Art brochure, 1998; and a newsletter of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, 1994
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12.3 Literacy / language, notes by Larson and tearsheet, 1998
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12.4 Locate / search, notes by Larson, interlibrary loan request forms, and Ohio University Press catalog pages, 1998
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12.5 [Neely Tucker], correspondence and articles by Tucker, 1998
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12.6 New correspondence / on-going queries, with notes by Larson, 1997-1998
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12.7 [New Theatre Magazine Third World Theatre Issue, vol. xii, no. 2]
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12.8 Newspaper [and] magazine clippings, 1995-1998
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12.9 On-going issues, notes by Larson and correspondence, 1998-1999
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12.10-11 Original [final typescript], with correspondence with editor, 2000
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12.12 Outline – Introduction, notes by Larson and tearsheet, undated
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12.13 [Page proofs], 2000
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13.1 [Page proofs, with corrections by Larson, and correspondence], 2000-2001
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13.2 [Page proofs, with corrections], 2001
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13.3 Preface, typescript, with outline and research query, undated
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13.4 Prison, notes by Larson, undated
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13.5 Publishers on publishing, correspondence, flyers, and notes by Larson, 1998
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13.6 Pub[lishing] correspondence for African book [correspondence with publishers regarding book proposal], with outline of book, 1999-2000
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13.7 Questionnaire (writers) responses, correspondence, 1976-1998
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13.8 The realities of publishing (as it is), clipping, notes by Larson, and typescript of "The Precarious State of the African Writer" by Larson, undated, 1996
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13.9-10 Roberta’s copy, typescript with handwritten revisions and notes, undated
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13.11 Sabbatical info / proposal, 1997
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13.12 V. Y. Mudimbe, clipping, 1989
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14.1 Writers on publishing, correspondence, notes by Larson, tearsheets, Writers’ Workshop program, and a University of Oklahoma press release about Nuruddin Farah, 1994, 1997-1998
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14.2 Writers on their roles as writers, correspondence; notes by Larson; Network 2000: In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, vol. 4, no. 4; and paper presented by George Ngwane at ZIBF; 1997-1998
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14.3 Xerox copies / articles from books, etc., 1953-1997, and notes by Larson, undated
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14.4-7 [ZIBF 1998], publisher newsletters, flyers, catalogs, and other publications; articles; correspondence; Larson’s notes; appointment diary; program; reports and papers presented; 1996-1998, 2000
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14.8 ZIBF 1999, correspondence and brochures
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14.9 [ZIBF correspondence, articles, 1993-1999]
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories
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14.10-11 African short stories proposal for new vol[ume], typescript proposal, Larson’s curriculum vita, notes by Larson, and photocopy stories, 1969, 1984, undated
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15.1 African story introductions, corrected typescript biographical introductions, undated
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15.2 [Blank] permission form, [1996]
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15.3 Cleared African story permissions, with information on authors and corrected photocopy excerpt of "Innocent Terror" by Tijan M. Sallah, 1996
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15.4-5 [Draft], titled "Modern African Short Stories: A Retrospective," with handwritten corrections, undated
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15.6 [Edits], draft pages with comments and changes [by editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard], with additional revisions by Larson, 1996
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15.7 Intro[duction] for Roberta to edit, corrected typescript, undated
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15.8 Misc[ellaneous] extra copies- intro[duction]s and stories, typescripts, tearsheets and published excerpts, 1993-1995, undated
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16.1-2 1996 African short story collection, unsigned permissions, correspondence, and articles and information on authors, 1996
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16.3 Noonday Press flyer, [1998]
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16.4-5 [Page proofs with handwritten corrections], 29 January 1997
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16.6 Search – African short stories, notes by Larson, undated
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16.7 Typescript table of contents, introduction, and biographical introductions, undated
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16.8 Xeroxed stories, 1968, 1985
Yvonne Vera
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16.9 John Jose, correspondence, 2008
Obedience
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16.10 Typescript, undated
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17.1 Copy, F[arrar] S[traus &] G[iroux] version, typescript, with notes by Larson, undated
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17.2 Final version, corrected typescript, with notes by Larson, undated
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17.3-4 Typescript, undated
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17.5 Vera ALA "[Yvonne Vera:] Sorting It Out," photocopy excerpt of "A Woman Is a Child" from Fiery Spirits: Canadian Writers of African Descent, typescripts of Larson’s "Yvonne Vera: Sorting It Out," notes by Larson, and typescript poem by Niyi Osundare, 1995, 2006, undated
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17.6 Vera’s short stories, notes by Larson, correspondence, tearsheets of "Sorting It Out" and "A Type of Spider" (with annotations by Larson), photocopy excerpt of "The Writer’s Place" from Indaba 2000: Millennium Marketplace, and clippings of articles by Vera, 1996-2007, undated
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17.7 Yvonne Vera, correspondence, articles, and Vera’s curriculum vitae, 1999-2007
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17.8 "Yvonne Vera: Sorting It Out," typescript by Larson, with Wasafiri agreement, proofs, and correspondence, 2007. With typescript of Terence Ranger’s address at Vera’s funeral, 2005
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18.1 "[Yvonne Vera:] Sorting It Out," typescripts by Larson, some with corrections; and reprint from Wasafiri, 2008, undated
Subseries B. African American Literature and Film, 1894-2001, undated
African American Lecture Files
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18.2 Afr[ican] / Am[erican] lit[erary] relations (general), course syllabus, course assignments, and tearsheets, 1968
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18.3 African / American literary relations (one hour lecture), notes by Larson and typescript by Larson, 1969, undated
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18.4 Afro-Am[erican] Lit[erature] (one hour lecture), notes by Larson, with schedule, 1972, undated
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18.5 African-Am[erican] notes made at L[ibrary] of C[ongress] / Negro Am[erican] Lit[erature] / Miscellaneous, notes by Larson and course assignments, undated
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18.6 Alice Walker, clippings, notes by Larson, and teaching guide for The Color Purple, 1985-1992, undated
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18.7 Booker T. Washington, notes by Larson, tearsheets, typescript by Larson, and course syllabus, 1995, undated. With typescript of "The Deification of Booker T. Washington" from Academia Nuts: Or, The Collected Works of Clara LePage, undated
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18.8 Carl Van Vechten, notes by Larson, undated
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18.9 Charles Chesnutt, notes by Larson and typescript by Larson, undated
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18.10* Charles Johnson, notes by Larson, typescripts by Larson, and clippings, 1990-1993, undated (*oversize clipping removed to box 35)
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18.11 [Cheryl West, Jar the Floor theater program, 1991]
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18.12 Chester Himes / The Wright School, clipping and notes by Larson, 2001, undated
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18.13 Claude McKay, notes by Larson and excerpts from Banjo and Banana Bottom, 1967, undated
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18.14 Countee Cullen, notes by Larson, clippings, and copies of Cullen’s poems, some with Larson’s annotations, 1991, undated
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18.15 Countee Cullen paper, typescript by Larson, with annotations by David V. Erdman, [1967]
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18.16 David Bradley, clipping and notes by Larson, 1981, undated
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18.17 Dorothy West, clippings and tearsheets, 1995, 1998
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19.1 Ernest J. Gaines, tearsheet and clipping, 1993
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19.2 Frederick Douglass, notes by Larson, typescript reviews by Larson, clipping, and exhibition brochure, 1995, undated
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19.3 Gayl Jones, notes by Larson, typescript review by Larson, and clippings, 1997-1998
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19.4 George S. Schuyler, clippings, notes by Larson, handwritten manuscript and typescripts of Larson’s review of Black No More, and photocopy excerpts, 1926, 1931, 1977, undated
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19.5 Harlem: Black Manhattan, notes by Larson, undated
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19.6 The Harlem Renaissance, clippings and notes by Larson, 1967-1984, undated
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19.7 James Baldwin, notes by Larson, tearsheets, and press release, 1987-1998, undated
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19.8 James Weldon Johnson, notes by Larson and program for I Still Believe: The Eighth Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1996, undated
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19.9 Jean Toomer, notes by Larson, corrected essays by students, and clippings, 1967-1990
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19.10 Jean Toomer timeline, typescript and notes by Larson, undated
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19.11 John A. Williams, notes by Larson and Williams’ curriculum vitae, 1978, undated
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19.12 John Wiedman [Wideman], notes by Larson, tearsheets, and clipping, 1984, 1988, undated
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19.13 Langston Hughes, notes by Larson, typescript of Larson’s review of Langston Hughes: Before and Beyond Harlem by Faith Berry, postcards, and clippings, 1967-1989, undated
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19.14* Larsen, Nella, notes by Larson, tearsheets, correspondence, and typescript by Larson, 1980-1993, undated (*oversize clipping removed to box 35)
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19.15 Leroy [Leroi] Jones / Baraka, notes by Larson, typescript of Larson’s review of The Autobiography of Leroi Jones / Amiri Baraka, and clippings, 1968-1979, undated
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19.16* Malcolm X, clippings, tearsheets, and American Forum flyer, 1973-1998 (*oversize clipping removed to box 35)
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19.17 Malcolm X, Alex Haley, and Frantz Fanon, notes by Larson, handwritten manuscript and typescript of Larson’s review of Roots; clippings, theater program, and discussion guide for The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1972-1992, undated
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19.18 Marcus Garvey, notes by Larson and clippings, 1995-1997, undated
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20.1 Marita Golden, notes by Larson, press release, tearsheets of "What Do I Tell Him," and typescript foreword of The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories, 1991, undated
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20.2 Negro American drama / theatre, notes by Larson, tearsheets, clippings, and theater programs, 1970-1990, undated
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20.3 Negro American lit. / General timeline / Bibliography, etc., 1968, undated
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20.4 Negro Am[erican] lit[erature] general, to Civil War, notes by Larson, clippings, and typescript review by Larson, 1966, 1982-1998
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20.5 The New Negro Alain Locke, notes by Larson, clipping, and excerpt from Locke’s book, 1984, undated
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20.6 Octavia Butler, notes by Larson, undated
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20.7 P. L. Dunbar, notes by Larson, clippings, and typescripts of Larson’s "The Novels of Paul Lawrence Dunbar" (one with comments by his professor), 1966, 1968, undated
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20.8 Paul Robeson, notes by Larson and photocopy excerpt from Heavenly Bodies by Richard Dyer, 1986, undated
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20.9 Paule Marshall, clipping, 1983
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20.10 Phillip Hayes Dean, theater program and notes by Larson, 1991, undated
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20.11 Phillis Wheatley, notes by Larson, course assignments and syllabi, and clippings, 1995, 1999
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20.12 Ralph Ellison, notes by Larson, photograph of Larson with statue of Booker T. Washington, clippings, and tearsheets, including Larson’s "Invisible Ink?" 1970-1996, undated
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20.13 Rattlebone / Maxine Clair, notes by Larson, undated
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20.14 Recent Black American writing, notes by Larson, clipping, and course syllabus fragment, 1989, undated
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20.15-21.1 [Richard] Wright FBI file, correspondence, reports, and clippings, 1942-1960, 1992
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21.2-3 Sally Hemmings, clippings, excerpt of appendix of Fawn Brodie’s Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History, and typescript of Larson’s review of Jefferson in Paris, 1995, 1998, undated
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21.4 Slave narratives, notes by Larson and clippings, 1988-1989, undated
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21.5 Sterling A. Brown, clippings, notes by Larson, and copies of Brown’s poems, 1981, 1987, undated
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21.6 "Three Harlem Novels [of the Jazz Age]", typescript by Larson, undated
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21.7 Toni Morrison, notes by Larson, tearsheets, clippings, publisher advertisement, and photograph, 1977-1994, undated
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21.8 Toni Morrison Nobel, clippings, advertisements, and press release, 1993-1996
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21.9 23.525 African American Literature, course syllabi, roster, evaluation form, and Jacob Lawrence and James VanDerZee exhibition brochures, 1989, 1993
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21.10 [Villaverde, Cirilio. The Quadroon or Cecilia Valdes, photocopy of published translation by Mariano J. Lorente]
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21.11 W. E. B. DuBois, notes by Larson and notes by John Hyman, 1967, undated
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21.12 William Attaway, notes by Larson, undated
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21.13 William Melvin Kelley, notes by Larson, typescript of Larson’s "African American Literary Relations: Basic Parallels," and clipping, 1971, undated
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21.14 Zora Neale Hurston, notes by Larson, clippings, postcards, and publisher advertisements, 1978-1997, undated
Film Files
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22.1 Black film articles, clippings, and advertisements, 1987
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22.2* Black film Dec[ember] 1986, notes by Larson, clipping, and flyers, 1986-1989 (*oversize flyers removed to box 36)
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22.3 Black film misc[ellaneous] Dec[ember] 1993, clipping and Biograph Theatre flyer, 1993
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22.4 Black film notes Jan[uary] 1988, notes by Larson and clipping, 1990, undated
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22.5 Black films, notes by Larson, undated
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22.6 The Black King (1932), notes by Larson, clipping, typescripts of Larson’s "The Black King: Forgotten Black Classic," and research material, 1932, 1975, 1977, 1990, undated
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22.7 The Black King revised, notes by Larson and typescripts of Larson’s "The Black King: Forgotten Black Classic," 1992, undated
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22.8 Spike Lee, clippings and tearsheets, 1989, 1991
Richard Wright Native Son v. Native Son project
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22.9 Movie version of Native Son, notes by Larson and clippings, 1951,1986, 1989, undated
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22.10 Native Son (drama), photocopy of published playscript by Paul Green and Richard Wright, 1980
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22.11 Native Son info (film), clippings, tearsheets, and other research material, 1941-1988, undated
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22.12* Native Son / play, photocopy of published playscript by Paul Green and Richard Wright, theater program, and research material, 1941,1973, 1978, 1989 (*oversize flyer removed to box 35)
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23.1 Richard Wright, notes by Larson; typescripts of reviews by Larson of Richard Wright: Demonic Genius by Margaret Walker, Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son by Addison Gayle, and Wright’s American Hunger; course assignments; press release; clippings; and tearsheets, 1968-1991, undated
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23.2 [Richard] Wright research inc[luding] Princeton, notes by Larson and travel information, 1993
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23.3 [Richard] Wright research proposal – Native Son, typescript proposal, 1990
Toomer/Larsen Files
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23.4 Additions to manuscript inc[luding] after completion, notes by Larson, undated
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23.5 Alice Carper [and] Carolyn Lane, correspondence and notes by Larson, 1985-1992
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23.6 All travel / Toomer / Larsen, travel receipts and correspondence, 1984-1986
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23.7 Allen Semi stories, tearsheets, 1926
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23.8 Archives, notes by Larson and census records, 1910, undated
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23.9 Articles on Larsen, clippings, tearsheets, excerpts, and research material, 1922-1986
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23.10 Articles on Toomer, tearsheets, clippings, excerpts from published texts, notes by Larson, and research material, 1925-1994
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23.11 Baltimore Afro-American, clipping, 1933
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24.1 Beinecke Library – Yale, correspondence, notes by Larson, brochures and postcards, and photoduplication orders, 1985-1992
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24.2 [Beinecke Library] Yale 1992 Dec[ember], notes by Larson, brochures, photocopies of published texts, and photoduplication orders, 1961, 1974-1992, undated
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24.3 Conclusion, notes by Larson, undated
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24.4 Dorothy Peterson, notes by Larson and correspondence, 1985, undated
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24.5 Early readers’ reports on Invisible Darkness, undated
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24.6 Elmer S. Imes, notes by Larson, correspondence, clippings, and documents, 1930, 1933, 1941, 1985-1986
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24.7 Estate info[rmation] on Nella Larsen, documents, correspondence, and notes by Larson, 1894, 1945-1986
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24.8-10 Final printout and index, undated
Fisk [University]
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25.1 Misc[ellaneous], notes by Larson and correspondence, 1985-1986, undated
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25.2 Toomer Xeroxings, notes by Larson, clippings, and research material, 1932, undated
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25.3 Interviews June 1986 Alice Carper [and William Welch], notes by Larson, 1986
Invisible Darkness
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25.4 Chapter outlines, undated
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25.5 First drafts, etc. / outlines, notes, undated
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25.6 Footnotes, corrected typescript, undated
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25.7 Nella Larsen stories / intro[duction], typescript introduction and chronology, and photocopy of tearsheets of "Freedom,""Sanctuary," and "The Wrong Man," 1926, 1930, undated
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25.8 Typescript draft pages, with handwritten revisions, undated
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25.9 Part III, corrected typescript drafts of part III and conclusion, with notes by Larson, undated
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25.10 Sheets, typescript table of contents, acknowledgements, introduction, and bibliography pages, and photocopies of photographs, undated
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25.11 University of Iowa Press, reviews, advertisements, author’s questionnaire, and publishing agreement, 1992-1995
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26.1 John Griffin on Toomer, photocopy excerpts of Griffin’s dissertation "Jean Toomer: American Writer" and notes by Larson, 1976, undated
Larsen
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26.2 Beinecke, notes by Larson and research material, 1986
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26.3 Book reviews, clippings, 1928-1929
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26.4-5 Completed correspondence, with documents and Larson’s notes, 1930-1986
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26.6 Date outline, typescripts, 1985
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26.7 Needs to be added, notes by Larson, undated
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26.8 New York, Knopf reader’s report, New York Public Library reader’s card and flyer, and notes by Larson, 1931, 1985
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26.9 Unanswered correspondence, 1985-1986
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26.10 Van Vechten letters N. Y. Public Library, research material and notes by Larson, 1985, undated
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26.11 Library active search Toomer [and] Larsen, notes by Larson and photocopy pages of published bibliography, 1978, undated
L[ibrary] o[f] C[ongress]
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26.12 Imes / Larsen Harmon Aw[ar]d, notes by Larson and research material, undated
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26.13 NAACP / Walter White, etc., notes by Larson, tearsheets, and photocopy of published text of Walter White and the Harlem Renaissance, 1926, 1978, undated
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27.1 Margery Latimer, notes by Larson, correspondence, and research material, 1985-1992
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27.2 The Merrill Studies in Cane, photocopy of published text, with annotations by Larson, 1971
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27.3 Mildred Phillips, notes by Larson and correspondence, 1986-1992
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27.4 Misc[ellaneous], photocopies of published texts, 1927, 1932
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27.5 Munson on Toomer, etc., transcript of Amistad Research Center interview of Gorham B. Munson by India M. Watterson, 1969, with annotations by Larson. With clipping, undated
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27.6 New Larsen material 1992, notes by Larson, clippings, Fisk University catalog, correspondence, and research material, 1907, 1928-1992
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27.7 New 1992 Toomer Yale materials, research material and notes by Larson, undated
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27.8 New Toomer material 1992, correspondence and notes by Larson, 1972, 1992, undated
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27.9 New York Public Library June 1986, correspondence and notes by Larson, 1986
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27.10 Permissions / Invisible Darkness, correspondence, 1993
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27.11-12 Photos, photographs of Anna Larsen Gardner and Mary Hanson Larsen, Marjorie Content, Nella Larsen, Margery Latimer, Jean Toomer, and the Millhouse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, ca. 1930-1932, ca. 1960, undated
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27.13 Publishing correspondence on Toomer / Larsen book, 1984-1985
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27.14 Schomburg Collection N. Y. Larsen mostly, clippings, tearsheets, and correspondence, 1928-1971, 1985
Toomer
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27.15 Balo, photocopy of printed text from Plays of Negro Life edited by Alain Locke, undated
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27.16 Beinecke, notes by Larson and clippings, 1932, 1935, 1969, undated
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27.17 Correspondence, with clippings and marriage certificate, 1894, 1969, 1985-1986
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28.1 Date outline, typescript, undated
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28.2 Essentials, notes by Larson and photocopy of published text, 1931
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28.3 Fisk [University Library] notes, notes by Larson and brochures, 1983, undated
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28.4 The Flavor of Man, photocopy text and notes by Larson, 1949, undated
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28.5 Howard U[niversity] Lib[rary], notes by Larson, brochures, clipping, and correspondence, 1985
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28.6 Liveright, correspondence, notes by Larson, Toomer’s will, and Cane royalties, 1923, 1965-1986, undated
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28.7 Notes / primary sources, notes by Larson, 1985, undated
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28.8 Reviews, clipping, undated
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28.9 York Beach, notes by Larson and photocopy of published excerpt from The New American Caravan, 1929
Toomer / Larsen
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28.10 Biography, correspondence, applications for release-time grant and faculty development funds, and travel expense report, 1982-1984
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28.11 New conclusion material, notes by Larson, undated
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28.12 N[ew] Y[ork] Times response, correspondence and clippings, 1984
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28.13 1992-93 correspondence, with notes by Larson, 1992-1993
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28.14 Yale June 1986, notes by Larson, Beinecke Library photocopy order, and research material, 1986
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28.15 Yale material needs to be added to ms. / Toomer, notes by Larson, undated
Subseries C. Native American Literature, 1933-2003, undated
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28.16 [Blackfoot Indians of Glacier National Park], prints of portraits by Winold Reiss, undated
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28.17 Chief George Pierre Autumn’s Bounty, political brochure, notes by Larson, and correspondence, 1972, 1977, undated
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28.18 Chief Pokagon / Queen of the Woods, notes by Larson and photocopy of "The Pokagons" by Cecilia Bain Buechner, 1933, undated
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28.19 Dallas Chief Eagle, notes by Larson and correspondence, 1979, undated
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28.20 D’Arcy McNickle, notes by Larson, correspondence, curriculum vitae, and clippings, 1936, 1975-1976, undated
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28.21 Denton R. Bedford / Tsali, notes by Larson, undated
Hyemeyohsts Storm
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29.1-4* Idunne, typescript with handwritten corrections and notes by Larson, 4 April 2001. With press packets, poster, and correspondence, 1995-2003 (*oversize poster removed to box 36)
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29.5 Seven Arrows, correspondence, notes by Larson, handwritten manuscript essay by Larson, course syllabus, clippings, and tearsheets, 1971-1978, undated
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29.6 James Welch: Winter in the Blood, notes by Larson, correspondence, and tearsheets, 1974, 1977, undated
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29.7 Jon Mockingbird The Wokosani Road, notes by Larson and correspondence, 1975-1977, undated
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29.8 John Joseph Mathews (Sundown), notes by Larson, correspondence, and advertisement, 1976, 1977, undated
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29.9 John M. Oskison, Brothers Three, notes by Larson, clippings, and correspondence, 1977, undated
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29.10 Leslie Silko, notes by Larson, correspondence, clippings, tearsheets, corrected typescript of "Introduction to Yellow Woman," and press packet, including Silko’s notes on writing Almanac of the Dead, 1977, 1991
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30.1 Louise Erdrich, clippings, 1986, 1988
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30.2 Mourning Dove / Humishuma, notes by Larson and photocopy of foreword and preface to Coyote Stories by Mourning Dove, 1933, undated
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30.3 [N. Scott] Momaday, House Made of Dawn, press releases, notes by Larson, typescript of Larson’s review of The Names, and essays by others on Momaday’s work, 1966-1989
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30.4 Nasnaga [Nas'Naga], Indians’ Summer, notes by Larson, undated
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30.5 Native American Fiction Book, notes by Larson, tearsheets, newsletters, advertisements, and dust jacket for Boiling Waters by Sarah A. Nassour, 1972-1976, undated
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30.6 Native Americans – subject, tearsheets, 1991
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30.7 Rudolfo A. Anaya, notes by Larson, tearsheets, correspondence, and course assignments, 1989, 1995, undated

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Series III. Works by African Writers, 1959-2002, undated

Armah, Ayi Kwei
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30.8 The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, typescript of stage adaptation by James Gibbs, [1970]
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* Two Thousand Seasons, galley proofs, 1973 (*removed to galley files)
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30.9 Banda, Innocent. "The Two Villages," typescript, undated
Cheney-Coker, Syl
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30.10 In the Silence of Memory, typescript and typescript synopsis, undated. With advertisement, 1991, and Encyclopedia of World Literature in the Twentieth Century entry, 1999
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30.11 "Sierra Leone: How Long the Betrayed Country?" typescript, 1998
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30.12* Chipasula, Frank M. Curriculum vitae, clippings, tearsheets, photocopies of pages from published works, and flyers, 1973-2002 (*oversize program and clippings removed to box 35)
Cordor, Similih H. (S. Henry)
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30.13 Typescript biographical data, photographs, typescripts of works by Cordor, tearsheets, transcription of radio interview, and press release, 1979, 1981
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31.1 Correspondence, typescript of "A Farewell to the Old Order," and clippings, 1974-2000, undated
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31.2 Typescripts and tearsheets of short stories, 1994
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31.3 A Guide to the Study of Liberian Literature, bound typescript, 1971
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31.4 Modern West African Short Stories from Liberia, bound typescript, 1978
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31.5 So Say One, So Say All: West African Stories from Liberia, bound typescript, with newsletter, press release, and transcription of radio interview, 1977
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31.6 "Triumph and Tribulation of an African Writer from Liberia," bound typescript, 1997, with tearsheets of "Liberia in African Cultural and Artistic Expressions 1847-1997"
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31.7 Edaghese, Sly. Blind Adventure, photocopy of corrected typescript, undated
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32.1 Ijimere, Obotunde. The Fall, two typescripts, one a translation by James Gibbs, January 1971, and photographs from LEGON 7 production, March 1970. With correspondence from Gibbs, biographical sketch of Wole Soyinka by Gibbs, and handwritten manuscript and corrected typescript of Larson’s "Wole Soyinka: After the War," 1971, undated
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32.2 Jensma, Wopko. Clipping of "Door,""Finale," and "Not Him" from Sing for Our Execution, 2 June 1973
Magona, Sindiwi
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32.3-5 Last [precursor to Mother to Mother], typescript with handwritten revisions, 1997
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32.6-7 Mother to Mother, typescript, undated
Moore, Bai T.
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32.8 "Categories of Traditional Liberian Songs," bound typescript, 1969
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32.9 "The Woman with the Black Snake," bound typescript, 1969
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33.1 Omodele [Alice Perry Johnson], photograph and typescript poems, undated
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33.2 Owomoyela, Oyekan. Essays, reviews, and papers presented at conferences, typescripts and tearsheets, 1967-1974
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33.3 Rotimi, Ola. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, typescript, 1966
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33.4-5* Shaw, Elma. Redemption Road, typescript, undated, with Liberian newspapers, 2005 (*oversize newspapers removed to box 35)
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33.6 Solomon Deressa. Some Poems Finished and Unfinished, inscribed typescript, 31 December 1972
Soyinka, Wole
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33.7 Camwood on the Leaves, typescript, undated
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33.8 "Ethical Images for the Millenial [sic] Writer," faxed typescript, 1997
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33.9 The Invention, typescript, 1959, two copies
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33.10 Madmen and Specialists, photocopy typescript, undated
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33.11 [Poems], typescript by James Gibbs of poems by Soyinka, for "An Evening of the Poetry and Drama of Wole Soyinka," 1959; typescript by Gibbs of a dramatic work incorporating poems by Soyinka, titled "The Brave Man and the Wise Man: Poems in a World Scope," 1971
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34.1 "Telephone Conversation," signed copy, undated
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34.2 Swaray, Nabie Yayah. Worl’ Do for Fraid, bound photocopy of corrected proofs, 1984
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34.3 Umobuarie, David O. Black Justice, typescript, undated
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34.4 Wartemberg, Nanabenyin Kweku. The Corpse’s Comedy, photocopy of typescript with printer’s marks, 1974
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34.5 Call numbers DT-NX
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34.6 Call numbers PJ-PQ
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 Index of Correspondents 

  • A. P. Watt (Firm) (Caroline Simkins) -- 16.1
  • Aalborg universitetscenter. Danske udvandrerarkiv (Poul M. Jensen) -- 26.9
  • Aboulela, Leila, 1964- --5.4, 7.3, 8.10, 9.1, 34.7
  • Achebe, Chinua -- 9.7-8, 15.3
  • Addison Wesley Longman (Amy Cronin, Anne Peacock, Richard L. Wohl) -- 13.6, 16.1
  • Africa Travel Center (Chris Wain) -- 8.11
  • Africa World Press (Kassahun Checole) --13.6
  • African Books Collective (Mary Jay) -- 10.1, 12.6
  • African Literature Association (Abioseh Michael Porter) -- 8.4, 9.1, 34.6
  • Africana Publishing Company (John Bucher) -- 33.2
  • Afrika, Tatamkulu -- 4.15
  • Aidoo, Ama Ata, 1942- -- 6.6, 9.8, 10.3
  • Ajayi, Fred A. -- 8.8
  • Ajayi, Jare -- 10.4, 10.7, 13.7
  • Akporji, Chii -- 8.10
  • Alfred A. Knopf , Inc. (Eleanor Carlucci, Alice Quinn) -- 19.14, 26.9, 28.10
  • Allyn and Bacon (Nancy L. Forsyth) -- 13.6
  • American University (Washington, D.C.) (Ivy Broder, Cornelius M. Kerwin, E. J. Levy, Richard McCann, Kirt Moyer, Myra Sklarew, Olga Zelikovich) -- 13.6, 13.11
  • American University (Washington, D.C.). College of Arts and Sciences Mellon Committee -- 23.6
  • American University (Washington, D.C.). Senate Research Committee (Nina Matheny Roscher) -- 23.6, 28.10
  • American University (Washington, D.C.). Library (Joyce H. Deroy, H. Kay Schmidt) -- 4.2, 5.12, 16.1
  • Amistad Research Center (Clifton H. (Clifton Herman) Johnson, 1921- , Frederick J. Stielow, 1946- ) -- 27.10, 27.17, 28.12
  • Amnesty International USA (Karen Robinson) -- 5.1
  • Anaya, Rudolfo A. -- 30.7
  • Andrews, Regina -- 26.9
  • Anthony Sheil Associates, Ltd. (Giles Gordon, Anthony Sheil) -- 7.13, 9.7
  • Arcade Publishing (Sean McDonald, Jeanette M. Seaver) -- 13.6
  • Aristoteleio Panepistēmio Thessalonikēs (Georgios Chourmouziadis) -- 29.4
  • Arlidge, Paul -- 29.4
  • Armah, Ayi Kwei, 1939- -- 16.1
  • Asgarally, Azize, 1933- -- 9.8
  • Association of African Women Scholars -- 8.4
  • Association on American Indian Affairs (Arlene B. Hirschfelder) -- 29.7, 30.5
  • Atlantic Monthly (C. Michael Curtis) -- 7.7
  • Awoonor, Kofi, 1935- -- 9.8
  • Bady, Aaron -- 17.7
  • Balogun, Fidelis Odun, 1946- -- 13.7
  • Baobab Books -- see Staunton, Irene
  • Barclays Bank (Kampala, Uganda) -- 3.6
  • Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989 -- 26.4
  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Ralph Franklin, Donald Gallup, Stephen C. Jones, Christa Sammons, David Schoonover, Patricia Willis) -- 24.1-2, 24.4, 25.11, 26.2, 26.5, 27.10
  • Berry, Faith (Florida State University) -- 26.4, 26.9
  • Bellagio Publishing Network. Research and Information Center -- 10.10, 12.6
  • Beth Israel Medical Center (New York, N.Y.) (John Byrne, Mary Ann Cuff, Rose Hauer) -- 26.5
  • Bgoya, Walter -- 12.6
  • Bjornsgaard, Frank K. -- 27.8
  • Black Film Review (David Nicholson) -- 22.1
  • Black Orpheus (J. P. Clark, Mrs. E. F. Odukoya, Theophilus Vincent) -- 9.7, 16.1
  • Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire (Christopher Winks) -- 8.8
  • Blair, Derek -- 29.4
  • Bloomsbury (Firm) (Edward Faulkner) -- 13.6
  • Bo Cavefors Bokforlag -- 3.6
  • Boateng, Faustine Ama -- 10.3
  • Bolt & Watson Ltd. (David Bolt) -- 9.7
  • Brandt & Brandt (Carl D. Brandt) -- 26.4
  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Charles H. Meyer) -- 19.14
  • Brown, James -- 8.10
  • Bruce, Richard, 1906-1987 -- 26.9
  • Brutus, Dennis, 1924-2009 -- 34.7
  • Buma Kor & Co. Ltd. (B. D. Buma Kor) -- 5.10, 10.14, 11.11
  • C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. (Michael Dwyer) -- 13.6
  • Cabakulu, Mwamba -- 10.3, 13.7
  • California State Registrar of Vital Statistics -- 26.9
  • Cambridge University Press (Robyn Wainner, A. Wilson) -- 13.6, 14.9
  • Cannon, George D. -- 26.4
  • Carleton University (Robert Holden) -- 17.7
  • Carolina Playmakers (Arthur L. Housman) -- 22.12
  • Carper, Alice -- 23.5
  • Caruso, Joseph -- 8.10
  • Charles Harwood Memorial Hospital Registrar of Vital Statistics -- 26.9
  • Cheney-Coker, Syl, 1945- -- 30.11
  • Chicago Public Schools (Manford Byrd, Jr.) -- 26.4
  • Chief Eagle, D., 1925- -- 28.19, 30.5
  • Childress, Alice -- 26.5
  • Chimombo, Steve Bernard Miles (Writers Advisory Services International) -- 7.10, 10.16, 15.3, 16.1
  • Chowdhry, A. R. -- 12.6
  • Christmann, Elmar -- 29.4
  • The Classic -- 9.8
  • Club des lecteurs d’expression française (Monique Hugon) -- 34.6
  • Collier Books (Firm) (Malcolm _____) - -- 3.6, 9.7
  • Collins (Firm: London, England) (J. H. Fyfe) -- 9.8
  • Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Rudolph Ellenbogen) -- 26.9
  • Columbia University. Registrar (Ruby Hemphill) -- 26.4
  • Commonwealth Center for Literacy and Cultural Change (Jerry W. Ward, Jr.) -- 23.1
  • Content, Marjorie, 1895-1984 -- 28.6, 28.12
  • Cook County (Ill.). County Clerk (Stanley T. Kusper, Jr.) -- 24.7, 26.4
  • Cooper, Ida Cullen -- 26.4
  • Cope, Michael, 1952- -- 4.13
  • Copenhagen (Denmark). Ministry of Culture (Birgitte Oxdam) -- 26.4
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art (Barbara Moore) -- 4.13
  • Cordor, Cyril -- 31.1
  • Cordor, S. Henry, 1946- -- 9.7-8, 16.1, 30.13, 31.1-2, 31.4-6
  • Cornell University Press (Bernhard Kendler) -- 13.6
  • Counterpoint (Washington, D.C.) -- 13.6
  • Creswell, Isaiah T. -- 24.6
  • Crews, Judson -- 28.12
  • Crown Publishers (Kathleen Ankner) -- 3.6
  • Creswell, Isaiah T. -- 24.6
  • Crews, Judson -- 28.12
  • Crown Publishers (Kathleen Ankner) -- 3.6
  • Curran Words (Mary Russell Curran) -- 25.11
  • Dalton-Hoffman, Mary -- 8.10
  • Davenport, Franklin -- 27.17
  • David Higham Associates, Ltd. (Barbara Creed, Patricia Davies, Elizabeth Duggan) -- 3.6, 9.7, 16.1-2
  • David Philip Publishers Ltd. (Karin Coetzee) -- 15.3
  • Davidson County (Tenn.) County Clerk (George L. Rooker) -- 24.6, 26.4
  • Davis, Thadious M., 1944- -- 28.12
  • Davis-Poynter Limited (Susan Herbert) -- 9.8, 34.7
  • De Kok, Ingrid, 1951- -- 16.1
  • Deliyannis, Alexander -- 29.4
  • Den danske Pioneer, Berthelson Publishing Co. -- 26.9
  • District of Columbia. Marriage License Bureau -- 27.17
  • District of Columbia. Vital Records Branch -- 27.17
  • Doho, Gilbert -- 11.12
  • Doubleday and Company, Inc. (Loretta A. Barrett, Gerald Howard, Harold Kubler, Margaret Van Etten) -- 9.7, 13.6, 28.19, 34.8
  • Down, Robert C. S. -- 30.13
  • Dube Shomanah, Musa W., 1964- -- 4.14
  • [Duncan], Jeanne -- 22.6, 22.11
  • Dundee (N.Y.). County Clerk -- 26.4
  • Duodu, Cameron, 1937- -- 3.6
  • Durowaiye, Segun -- 14.2
  • Durrow, Heidi W., 1969- -- 28.13
  • East African Educational Publishers Ltd. (Henry Chakava) -- 11.11
  • East African Publishing House (Richard C. Ntiru) -- 34.8
  • Echewa, T. Obinkaram -- 34.7
  • Editions CLE (Freddy Ngandu) -- 11.11-12
  • Ehrlich, Daphne -- 7.14
  • Eko, Ebele -- 34.8
  • Ekwensi, Cyprian -- 11.6
  • Elam, Regina -- 21.11
  • Ellis, Michael -- 28.12
  • Ellison, Ralph -- 26.5
  • Emenyonu, Ernest, 1939- -- 4.11, 9.7-8. 10.8, 11.6, 11.8
  • Ene-Orji, Chinedu -- 7.1-2
  • Eothen Books (J. A. Clemmens) -- 34.8
  • Euba, Femi -- 6.12, 12.6
  • Ewan Smith Book Productions (Ewan Smith) -- 12.13
  • Exclusive Books (Marie Canin) -- 11.11
  • Exposition Press (Edward Uhlan) -- 29.7, 30.5
  • Eyre Methuen Ltd. (Jan Hopcraft) -- 34.6
  • Ezenwa-Ohaeto, 1958-2005 -- 6.11
  • Faber and Faber (Christine del Campo, Judith Fiennes, Annabelle Gee, Suzanne Lee, Sandra Sljivic) -- 3.6, 10.7, 16.1
  • Farah, Nuruddin, 1945- -- 8.5, 12.6, 12.13, 16.1
  • Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, Denise Oswald) -- 15.6, 17.7
  • Fatọba, Fẹmi, 1939- -- 6.12
  • Fawcett Publications, Inc. (Elizabeth Gilchrist) -- 9.8
  • Fell, Sally -- 27.8, 28.13
  • Figueroa, Alejandro -- 8.10
  • First Conservative Baptist Church (William C. Thomas) -- 26.4
  • Fisk University Dean of Faculty Affairs -- 24.6
  • Fisk University. Library (Beth M. Howse, Ann Allen Shockley, Jessie Carney Smith) -- 19.14, 25.1, 26.4-5, 27.6, 27.17, 28.3, 28.10
  • Fisk University. Office of the Registrar -- 25.1
  • Fitzgerald, Keith -- 24.7
  • Florida Community College at Jacksonville (Charles C. Spence) -- 31.1
  • Focus Publications (Serah Mwangi) -- 12.6, 34.7
  • Fontana Paperbacks (Carolyn Caughey, Mark Collins, Jennifer Harte, Kirsty McLeod, Joyce Thorp) -- 9.7-8, 34.8
  • Ford, Barbara J. (Virginia Commonwealth University) -- 14.7
  • Ford, Hugh -- 28.12
  • Foster, Lee, 1939- -- 27.17
  • Foster, Joseph -- 27.17, 28.12
  • Free Nigeria Movement (Tunde Okorodudu) -- 8.8
  • Free Press Paperbacks (Chad Conway) -- 13.6
  • G. Routledge and Co. (Talia Rodgers, David Semanki) -- 13.6
  • Gardner, Anna Larsen -- 26.4
  • Gardner, George H. -- 24.7, 26.9
  • George, Kadija -- 8.10
  • George Arents Research Library (Carolyn A. Davis) -- 24.6, 27.6, 28.13
  • George Braziller, Inc. (George Braziller) -- 10.7
  • Georgia. Dept. of Human Resources -- 27.17
  • Gibbs, James -- 8.11, 10.11, 11.11, 12.1, 14.4-5, 14.7, 32.1, 33.11, 34.8
  • Gibbs, John M. -- 34.8
  • Giri, Talewar -- 12.6
  • Globe and Mail (Sandra Martin) -- 17.7
  • Golden, Marita -- 4.13, 20.1
  • Gondwana Books (Colin McGee) -- 11.11
  • Gordon, Giles, 1940-2003 -- 7.13
  • Gouverneur Hospital -- 26.5
  • Grant, Jane -- 7.14
  • Gray, Stephen (IZWI) -- 4.13, 9.8, 10.3, 13.7
  • Graywolf Press (Katie Dublinski) -- 13.6
  • Greenleaf Nursing and Convalescent, Inc. -- 28.13
  • Greenwood - Heinemann (Jim Lance) -- 13.6
  • Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (Mary Flower) -- 10.7, 16.1
  • Grove Press, Inc. (Judith Schmidt Douw, Angela Senior) -- 3.6
  • Gulliver, Adelaide Cromwell -- 19.14
  • Guthrie, Angus and Jill -- 8.10
  • Haley, Hope -- 24.6
  • Hamilton, Russell G. -- 16.1
  • Handler, Rosemund -- 7.8, 10.3, 15.3
  • Harlem Hospital (New York, N.Y.) Medical Information Services Unit (Lillie Montgomery) -- 19.14, 26.5
  • Harold Ober Associates (Cynthia Cary, Claire Smith) -- 9.7
  • Harper & Row, Publishers (Douglas H. Latimer, Frances Lindley, Harvée Schaeffer) -- 29.5, 30.5, 34.8
  • Harper-Bellis, Mary (National American Metis Association) -- 29.4
  • Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (Cathy Henderson) -- 26.5, 28.12
  • Head, Bessie, 1937-1986 -- 7.13-15, 9.7-8
  • Heinemann Educational Books (David Allan, James Currey, A. E. Hoff, Ayo Ojeniyi, Adewale Maja-Pearce, J. C. Watson) -- 3.6, 9.10, 13.7, 34.6-7
  • Heinemann Educational Books (Nig.) Ltd. (Aigboje Higo) -- 13.6-7
  • Heinemann International (Becky Clarke) -- 13.6
  • Heinemann International & Ginn (Sally Howes, Fergus Lynch, Julian Russ) -- 11.11
  • Heinemann Kenya Ltd. (Henry Chakava, Jimmi Manotsi) -- 5.14
  • Heinemann Publishers Oxford (Catherine Trippett) -- 16.1
  • HELDREF Publications (Page Minshew) -- 22.7
  • Henhoff, Ronald E. -- 24.7
  • Henry Holt and Company -- 13.6
  • Hetzner, Alicia -- 8.6
  • Hill, Abraham -- 26.4
  • Honwana, Luis Bernardo, 1942- -- 16.1
  • Houghton, Mifflin, and Company (Teresa Buswell) -- 16.1
  • Howard, J. F. -- 26.9
  • Hutchinson, George B. -- 27.12
  • Hutson, Jean Blackwell, 1914-1998 -- 26.4
  • Ike, Vincent Chukwuemeka, 1931- -- 12.9
  • Ikeme, Jekwu -- 14.1
  • Imes, William Lloyd, 1889- -- 26.4-5
  • Indian Trader (Hubert P. Guy, Jo Smith) -- 29.5
  • Indiana University Press (John Gallman) -- 9.10, 13.6
  • Jackman, Ivy -- 26.4
  • Jacobs, Rayda -- 4.15
  • Jayapal, Pramila, 1965- -- 8.10
  • John Cushman Associates, Inc. (Phoebe Larmore) -- 4.5
  • John Johnson (Authors’ Agent) Ltd. (Elizabeth Fairbairn) -- 4.13
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (Stephen L. Schlesinger) -- 26.9
  • Johnson, Alice Perry, 1932- -- see Omodele
  • Johnson Publishing Company -- 30.5
  • Jonathan Cape (Firm) (Rachael Kerr) -- 7.12
  • Jongwe, Fanuel -- 8.10
  • Jose, John -- 16.9, 17.4, 17.6-7
  • Joseph, Vera -- 26.4
  • Journal of Popular Film & Television -- 22.7
  • Kalahari Press, Inc. (Ellen Loerke, Patricia “Kit” D. Norland) -- 4.13-15
  • Kamakate, Daouda -- 9.8
  • Kellner, Bruce -- 26.4, 26.9, 27.1, 27.17
  • Kennedy, Ellen Conroy -- 3.6
  • Kennesaw College (Mary Lou Fish, James W. Kolka) -- 31.1
  • Khama, Seretse, 1921-1980 -- 7.13
  • Khama III Memorial Museum (Serowe, Botswana) (Ruth Forchhammer) -- 4.13
  • Klappholz, Margot -- see Latimer, Margot Toomer
  • Københavns universitet (Ejvind Slottved) -- 26.4
  • Kwakye, Benjamin, 1967- -- 6.8
  • Lamken, Natalie -- 28.12
  • Lane, Carolyn -- 23.5
  • Langa, Mandla, 1950- -- 15.8, 16.1
  • Langmia, Kehbuma -- 13.7
  • Larson, Josh -- 8.11, 8.13
  • Larson, Thomas -- 8.4
  • Larson, Vanessa - 8.11, 8.13, 27.4
  • Latimer, Margot Toomer -- 27.17, 28.12
  • Law, Janet -- 12.10
  • Leon Blue Wolf -- 29.4
  • Levin, Arnold A. -- 24.7, 26.4, 26.9
  • Levitin, Alexis -- 4.15
  • Lewis, David Levering, 1936- -- 26.9, 27.17
  • Lewis, Peggy K. -- 28.12
  • Likimani, Kinna -- 16.1
  • Lincoln Fund (Irma D. Minott) -- 26.4
  • Lincoln Hospital (New York, N.Y.). School of Nursing -- 26.9
  • Lindfors, Bernth (Research in African Literatures) -- 4.4, 6.1, 10.4-5, 10.7, 10.11, 11.8, 11.11, 12.6, 12.9, 13.6, 14.7, 16.1
  • Liswaniso, Mufalo -- 9.7
  • Liveright, Inc. (Arthur Pell, Victor Schmalzer) -- 28.6, 28.10
  • Liyong, Taban lo -- 9.8, 12.6, 13.7, 14.4
  • Longman (Firm) (N. F. Marson) -- 34.8
  • Longman Kenya (T. J. Openda) -- 34.7
  • Longmans, Green, & Co. (Anne D. Geddes) -- 3.6
  • Los Angeles County (Calif.). Office of the County Clerk (Frank S. Zolin) -- 24.7, 26.9
  • Loughridge, Nancy -- 27.1
  • Luce, Jane Leigh -- 29.2
  • Luckmann, Wolfgang -- 4.14
  • Lustig, Arnost -- 8.10
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers (Sally Glover) -- 13.6
  • Macmillan Press (Eleanor Birne) -- 13.6
  • Macmillan Publishing Co. (Lydia Zelaya) -- 9.7
  • Maggie Noach Literary Agency (Maggie Noach) -- 16.1
  • Magona, Sindiwe -- 16.1
  • Malcolm, Janet (The New Yorker) -- 25.11
  • Maltenfort, Mitchell -- 8.10
  • Mangena, Mosibudi -- 4.15
  • Mangua, Charles -- 9.8
  • Manzini, Zulu -- 9.7
  • Marshall, Robert M. -- 24.7, 26.4
  • Mathabane, Mark -- 5.7
  • Mathews, John Joseph, 1895-1979 -- 29.8
  • Mattera, Don, 1935 -- 16.1
  • Mbala, Ngombo -- 34.6
  • Mbari Ibadan -- 3.6
  • McAllister, Mick -- 29.7
  • McBlain Books (Sharon McBlain) -- 34.9
  • McCartney, Tim -- 29.4
  • McNickle, D’Arcy, 1904-1977 -- 28.20, 30.5
  • Mehta, Nina -- 7.12
  • Mensah, A. N. -- 9.8
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center (New York, N.Y.) (Waldemar A. Comas, Josie Vidal) -- 26.4
  • Mhlanga, C. M. (Cont Mdladla), 1958- -- 12.6
  • Miles Funeral Home, Inc. (Brooklyn, N.Y.) (M. Cranford) -- 26.4-5
  • Miller, Lawrence McK. -- 27.8
  • Minerva Press (David Hall, Arthur Thorndyke) -- 13.7
  • Mintz, Steven Harry -- 27.8
  • Modisane, Bloke, d. 1986 -- 9.8
  • Momaday, N. Scott, 1934- -- 30.5
  • Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Thomas Battle) -- 28.5
  • Morrison, Toni -- 7.13
  • Morrow, Baker H. -- 34.9
  • Moser, Gerald M. (Gerald Max Joseph), 1915-2005 -- 16.1
  • Mother Jones (Richard Reynolds) -- 16.1
  • Moyer, Kermit, 1943- -- 29.2
  • Mphahlele, Es’kia, 1919-2008 [“Zeke”] -- 3.6
  • Mutia, Ba’bila -- 6.7
  • Mzamane, Mbulelo Vizikhungo -- 9.7-8
  • Nackan, Lisa -- 4.15
  • Nair, Rejni -- 7.13
  • Nakayama, Ken -- 8.10
  • Nance, Ethel Ray, 1899-1992 -- 26.4
  • Nance, Glenn -- 26.4
  • Nashville Banner -- 24.6
  • Nation (Greta Loell) -- 27.17
  • National Book Trust (R. Rajpal) -- 12.6
  • National Book Development Council (NBDC) Cameroon (George Ngwane) -- 10.14, 11.11
  • National Indian Education Association (Rebecca Murray) -- 29.7
  • National Observer (Clifford A. Ridley) -- 34.9
  • Naylor Company (San Antonio) -- 28.17
  • New African -- 9.8
  • New Perspectives (Roger Glenn Brown) -- 9.8
  • New Republic (Doris Grumbach) -- 34.6
  • New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health. Bureau of Vital Records -- 26.5
  • New York (N.Y.). Municipal Archives (Rosalye Settles) -- 24.7
  • New York (N.Y.). Office of Chief Medical Examiner (Elliott Gross) -- 26.4
  • New York (N.Y.). Office of the City Clerk Marriage License Bureau (David N. Dinkins, Joseph Sansedelle, Ada L. Smith) -- 24.6, 27.17
  • New York Public Library (Wayne Furman, Jean Blackwell Hutson) -- 19.14, 26.4-5, 27.10
  • New York Public Library Bulletin (David V. Erdman) -- 18.15
  • New York Public Library. Center for the Humanities. Rare Books and Manuscripts Division (John D. Stinson) -- 26.4-5, 26.9-10
  • New York (State). Dept. of Health. Bureau of Vital Records (Joseph Dehring, Leo J. Rivers, Jr.) -- 26.9, 27.9, 27.17
  • New York (State). Surrogate’s Court (New York County) (Herbert Dowd) -- 26.4-5
  • Newman, Richard, 1930-2003 -- 26.5, 27.17
  • Newseum (Carrie Stevens) -- 20.11
  • Ngugi, James -see Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 1938-
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 1938- -- 3.6, 9.7-8, 10.16, 11.8
  • Nhlapo, Mzamane -- 7.7, 13.7, 16.1
  • Nicholson, Emma -- 9.1
  • Nicol, Davidson -- 9.7-8
  • Nkumbe, Richard -- 9.7-8
  • Northwestern University Press -- 13.6
  • Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Senegal (Djibril Faye, Madieyna Ndiaye, Aminata Sy) -- 11.11
  • Nugent, Bruce -- see Bruce, Richard
  • Nwapa, Flora, 1931- --34.8
  • NYU Press (Eric Zinner) -- 13.6
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees -- 7.13
  • Ogada, Penniah A. -- 9.8
  • Oguohwo, Nevilles Bsquared -- 14.1
  • Ohio University. Press (Gillian Berchowitz) -- 13.6
  • Okike: An African Journal of New Writing (Chinua Achebe) -- 13.7
  • Okobi, Emmanuel I. -- 4.9
  • Okoye, Ifeoma -- 6.13, 11.11
  • Okri, Ben -- 7.12, 34.7
  • Olstad, Helen Oskison -- 29.9
  • Omodele -- 33.1
  • Ongoum, Louis-Marie, 1934- -- 10.3
  • Onomuakpokpo, Paul -- 8.10
  • Onwueme, Osonye Tess -- 12.6, 14.1
  • Osha, Sanya -- 14.1
  • Osinubi, Taiwo Adetunji -- 12.6
  • Osundare, Niyi, 1947- -- 14.1
  • Oxford University Press (Sunny H. Lee, Jennifer Raybould, William P. Sisler) -- 3.6, 13.6, 27.13
  • Owomoyela, Oyekan -- 33.2
  • Pan-African Journal (Maina David Kagombe) -- 9.7
  • Panoramic (Irene Staunton) -- 9.1, 9.5
  • Pantheon Books (Wendy M. Wolf) -- 27.13
  • p’Bitek, Okot, 1931- -- 9.8
  • Pearce, Carole -- 9.5
  • PEN (Organization). Writers in Prison Committee (Damien A. Joyner) -- 11.15
  • Penguin General Books -- 13.6
  • Penguin (Firm) -- 3.6
  • Pennsylvania State University (Cyril E. Griffith, Robert A. Secor) -- 31.1
  • Permanent Press (Judith Shepard) -- 13.6
  • Perseus Books (Rebecca Lally) -- 13.6
  • Peters, Beverly -- 9.1
  • Peters, Lenrie, 1932-2009 -- 13.7
  • Phillips, Mildred -- 27.3, 28.13
  • Pierre, George, 1926- -- 28.17
  • Présence Africaine -- 3.6
  • Preuves (François Bondy) -- 3.6
  • Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections (Margaret M. Sherry) -- 23.2
  • Princeton University Press (Mary Murrell) -- 13.6, 30.5
  • Radioshack Tandy Scholars (Phyllis Sparks) -- 31.1
  • Reason, Peter -- 29.4
  • Rex Collings (M. Black, Venetia Salmond) -- 6.3, 9.8
  • Richmond County (Ga.) -- 27.17
  • Rive, Richard, 1930-1989 -- 5.13
  • Rose, Jacqui -- 7.14
  • Rosenbloom, Carla - 24.4
  • Rubenstein, Roberta, 1944- -- 7.13, 8.11, 8.13, 9.6, 29.4, 34.5, 34.7
  • Rutgers University (Irwin Primer) -- 19.11
  • Saidi, William -- 7.11, 9.1, 10.3
  • Sallah, Tijan M., 1958- -- 4.4, 15.3, 16.1-2, 34.8
  • Sandberg, Susan Loeb -- 27.8, 27.17, 28.12-13
  • Sankawulo, Wilton -- 9.7-8, 31.1
  • Saro-Wiwa, Ken, 1941-1995 -- 16.1
  • Satellite Books (Penelope Nield-Smith) -- 34.8
  • Saturday Review (Rochelle Girson) -- 34.9
  • Schachner, Norbert -- 29.4
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Ernest Kaiser) -- 27.14
  • Sentongo, Nuwa -- 9.7-8
  • Sepamla, Sydney Sipho, 1932- -- 9.8
  • Serendipity Books (Firm) (Peter Howard, Nancy Myers) -- 26.4-5, 26.9
  • Seven Stories Press (Paul Abruzzo) -- 13.6
  • Shaw, Elma -- 33.5
  • Shelby County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Kim Small) -- 26.9
  • Shelby County (Iowa). Library -- 26.9
  • Shell Oil Company (G. C. Goodier, Jr.) -- 5.1
  • Sidel, Steven C. -- 30.12
  • Silko, Leslie, 1948- -- 29.10
  • Sisulu, Elinor -- 12.6, 13.7
  • Skafida, Evangelia -- 29.4
  • Skottaville Publishers (Mothobi Mutloatse) -- 16.1
  • Soho Press (Laura Hruska) -- 13.6
  • Solomon Deressa -- 9.7-8
  • South End Press (Loie Hayes, Sonia Shah) -- 13.6
  • Soyinka, Wole -- 6.1, 6.3, 9.7-8, 33.9
  • Spang, Alonzo -- 29.4
  • St. Martin’s Press (Kristi Long) -- 13.6
  • Stanwood, Susan -- 7.14
  • Staunton, Irene (Academic Books, Baobab, Weaver Books) -- 8.4, 8.10, 11.11, 11.16, 12.6, 13.6, 14.4, 16.1, 17.6-7
  • Stedman, Anne B. -- 28.12
  • Stephens, Betsy -- 7.14
  • Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950 -- 20.15
  • Storm, Hyemeyohsts (“Wolf”) -- 29.4
  • Storm, Swan -- 29.2
  • Sudan. Safārah (U.S.) (R. Fernando) -- 34.6
  • Summers, Norene -- 26.4, 26.9
  • Syracuse University Press (Kathleen Manwaring, Robert A. Mandel) -- 13.6, 26.9
  • Tadjo, Véronique, 1955- -- 8.10, 34.6
  • Temile, Douglas O. (Otumara) -- 13.7
  • Temple University Press (Maurice English, Stephen Lawrence) -- 9.8
  • Tennessean (Nancy St. Cyr, Robert Wyatt) -- 24.6, 26.5
  • Third Press (Jean Paiva) -- 34.7-8
  • Three Continents Press (Donald E. Herdeck, Maureen Tingley) -- 15.3, 34.7
  • Toomer, Marjorie Content -- see Content, Marjorie, 1895-1984
  • TransAfrica (Organization) -- 8.8
  • Troike, Rudolph C. -- 30.5
  • TSAR Publications (Nurjehan Aziz) -- 16.1
  • Tucker, Neely (Knight Ridder (Firm)) -- 12.5-6
  • Turner, Darwin T., 1931-1991 -- 28.10
  • Tuskegee University (William L. Lester) -- 26.4, 26.9
  • Tutuola, Amos -- 10.5
  • Tutuola, Yinka -- 10.5
  • Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Robert H. Gorsline, Janet Walton) -- 24.6
  • United Kingdom Dept. of Income Tax -- 7.13
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Marie-Louise Messing) -- 34.7
  • United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bob J. Taylor, Dave Warren) -- 29.7
  • United States District Court (San Antonio). Office of Referee in Bankruptcy (James R. Adkins) -- 28.17
  • United States Educational and Cultural Foundation in Liberia (Marjorie L. Rodgers) -- 31.1
  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation (J. T. Bissell, E. E. Conroy, James K. Hall, J. Edgar Hoover, James M. McInerney, J. Kevin O’Brien, _____ Strickland, George A. VanNoy, E. H. Winterrowd) -- 19.14, 20.15, 28.12
  • United States Information Service (Johannesburg) (John Burns) -- 34.7
  • United States. Office of Internal Revenue (C. T. Glissner) -- 9.7
  • United States. Passport Services (Rosanne Pool) -- 24.6, 26.4, 26.9
  • United States Postal Service (Pasadena, Ca. Complaints and Inquiries) (Yvonne Dutt) -- 26.4
  • United States. Social Security Administration (Louis D. Enoff, Martha A. McSteen, John Percy) -- 19.14, 26.4-5
  • University of Chicago. Press (Alan G. Thomas) -- 13.6
  • University of Georgia. Press (Karen Orchard) -- 27.13
  • University of Iowa Press (Holly Carver, Edie Roberts, Peter N. Sims, Paul Zimmer) -- 25.11
  • University of Liberia. University Planning Unit (Patrick L. N. Seyon) -- 31.1
  • University of Michigan. Office of the Registrar -- 24.6
  • University of Nebraska--Lincoln (John W. Robinson) -- 33.2
  • University of North Carolina Press (Sian M. Hunter) -- 13.6
  • University of Oklahoma. Western History Collections (Sherry Williams) -- 29.9
  • University of Pennsylvania. Press (Jerome E. Singerman) -- 13.6
  • University of Wisconsin. Libraries (John Tedeschi, Natalia C. Walter, Laura Ward) -- 26.4, 27.1, 27.10, 27.17
  • University of Wisconsin. Office of the Registrar (Dorothy Weidner) -- 28.12
  • Varghese, [Matatiele] -- 8.11
  • Vaughan, John A. -- 19.14
  • Vera, Yvonne -- 8.10, 12.6, 17.7
  • Viking Press (Richard Seaver) -- 30.5
  • Vintage Books (Firm) (Caroline Michel) -- 8.10
  • Virgin Islands of the United States. Dept. of Health (Winifred Lawrence) -- 26.4
  • Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965- -- 8.10
  • Wallace, Aitken & Sheil, Inc. (Melissa Jackson, Lois Wallace) -- 7.13
  • Walraven, Jade -- 29.4
  • Walsh, Edmund A. -- 8.10
  • Walt Disney Company (Michael Eisner, Dave Smith, Kristine Wilder) -- 10.4, 10.7
  • Wanjala, Chris -- 6.9
  • Wasafiri (Sharmilla Beezmohun) -- 17.8
  • Washington Post (David Nicholson) -- 34.7-8
  • Weaver Press (Irene Staunton) -- 9.4
  • Welch, James, 1940- -- 29.6
  • Welch, William J. -- 27.9, 27.17
  • Whitaker, Ruth R. -- 26.4, 26.9
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona (Ronnie Lupe) -- 29.7
  • Wild Ways Safaris (Nikki Brassington) -- 8.11
  • Wirth, Thomas -- 26.9
  • World Literature Today (David Draper Clark) -- 16.1
  • Worldview (David Arnold) -- 34.5
  • Yale Committee on Personal Property (William Stempel) -- 28.14
  • Yale University Press (Jonathan Brent) -- 13.6
  • Yates County (N.Y.). County Clerk -- 24.6
  • Yates County (N.Y.). Historian (John Creamer) -- 24.6
  • Zed Books (Julian Hosie, Robert Molteno, Anne Rodford) -- 12.13, 13.6, 13.9
  • Zell, Hans M.-- 11.13, 13.5
  • Zimbabwe International Book Fair (UK) (Margaret Ling, Trish Mbanga, Moses Samkange) -- 8.11, 8.13, 9.1, 9.10, 11.8, 14.4, 14.7-9
  • Zimbabwe Book Publishers’ Association (George Varghese) -- 8.13
  • Zimunya, Musaemura -- 16.2
  • Zora Neale Hurston Richard Wright Foundation (Marita Golden) -- 20.1
  • Unidentified
  • _____, Eric -- 22.6-7
  • _____, Harvey -- 34.9
  • _____, Henry -- 34.7
  • _____, Susan -- 34.7
  • _____, Susanne -- 30.5

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 Index of Works 

  • Aboulela, Leila
    • "Coloured Lights" -- 7.3
    • "Days Rotate" -- 7.3
    • "Learning" -- 7.3
    • "Majed" -- 7.3
    • "Radia’s Carpet" -- 7.3
  • Achebe, Chinua
    • "Girls at War" - 15.4
    • "Views of Home from Afar" -- 8.1
  • Afrika, Tatamkulu
    • Girl with Red Hair -- 4.15
    • "The Icon" -- 4.15
    • "The Telephone" -- 4.15
  • Agualusa, José Eduardo. "The Fall of Santa Maria" [translated by Alexis Levitin] -- 4.15
  • Aidoo, Ama Ata
    • "About the Wedding Feast" -- 6.6
    • "Newly-opened Doors" -- 6.6
    • "Some Global News" -- 6.6
    • "Two Sisters" -- 15.4
  • Armah, Ayi Kwei
    • "An African Fable" -- 9.8, 14.10
    • The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born [stage adaptation by unidentified writer] -- 30.8
    • "Doctor Kamikaze" -- 16.2
    • "Halfway to Nirvana" -- 14.10
    • "Larsony, or Fiction as Criticism of Fiction" -- 14.3
    • "The Offal Kind" -- 14.10, 15.4, 15.8
    • Two Thousand Seasons -- galley file
    • "Yaw Manu’s Charm" --16.8
  • Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale -- 8.3
  • Baker, Michelle. "Stand in the Rain" -- 4.13
  • Balogun, F. Odun
    • "The African Short Story: A Literature in Search of Critics" -- 14.10
    • "My Experiences at Trying to Get Published" -- 13.7
  • Banda, Innocent. "The Two Villages" -- 30.9
  • Batanda, Jackee Budesta
    • "The Disinherited : Bahati from Bunia" -- 6.15
    • "Stella" -- 6.14
  • Beidler, Peter G. "In Defense of Fiction about the American Indian" -- 30.5
  • Bland, Edward. "Social Forces Shaping the Negro Novel" -- 23.9
  • Bontemps, Arna. "Remembering Cane" -- 23.10, 25.2
  • Brazinsky, Judith Giblin. "The Demands of Conscience and the Imperatives of Form: The Dramatization of Native Son" -- 22.11
  • Brink, André. "Publish, and Be Damned" -- 4.6
  • Brown, Robert H.
    • "The Applicants" -- 31.4
    • "The Rivals" -- 31.4
  • Brown, Sterling A.
    • "Frankie and Johnny" -- 21.5
    • "Long Gone" -- 21.5
    • "Slim Greer" -- 21.5
    • "Southern Road" -- 21.5
    • "Strong Men" -- 21.5
  • Buechner, Cecilia Bain. "The Pokagons" -- 28.18
  • Bullen-Smith, Cornelia. "Uphill" -- 4.13
  • Burda, Diana. "The Trinity in Bless Me, Ultima" -- 30.7
  • Butcher, Philip. "Breaking the Ground" [Review of Big Ben by Earl Schenk] -- 23.9
  • Chakava, Henry
    • "Kenya: A Decade of African Publishing for Children (1988-1998)"-- 10.9
    • Publishing in Africa: One Man’s Perspective -- 14.3
  • Chan, Stephen. "The Memory of Violence: Trauma in the Writings of Alexander Kanengoni and Yvonne Vera and the Idea of Unreconciled Citizenship in Zimbabwe" -- 17.6
  • Cheney-Coker, Syl
    • In the Silence of Memory -- 30.10
    • "Sierra Leone: How Long the Betrayed Country?" -- 30.11
  • Chibambo, Mackenzie. "All for One" -- 7.4
  • Chimombo, Steve
    • "Another Writer Taken" -- see "Taken"
    • "MGP 505" --7.10
    • "A Party for the Dead" -- 7.10
    • "The Rubbish Dump" -- 7.10
    • "Snakes Eat Mice Too!" -- 7.10
    • "Taken" -- 15.5-6, 15.8
    • "Thirty Years of Writing under Banda" -- 10.16
  • Chipasula, Frank M.
    • "Blantyre" -- 30.12
    • "The Burning Rose" -- 30.12
    • "The Dance Has Entered the Streets" -- 30.12
    • "Double Song" -- 30.12
    • "Goodness" -- 30.12
    • "A Hanging" -- 30.12
    • "Lament for a Teller of Tales Lost in the Season of AIDS" -- 30.12
    • "A Love Poem for My Country" -- 30.12
    • "Madonnas and Children" -- 30.12
    • "Night Exodus" -- 30.12
    • "Nightfall" -- 30.12
    • "Nightmare" -- 30.12
    • "The Rain Storm" -- 30.12
    • "Singing Like Parrots" -- 30.12
    • "A Song in Spring" -- 30.12
    • "Stains" -- 30.12
    • "This Island Now" -- 30.12
    • "Those Makheta Nights" -- 30.12
    • "The Water of Light" -- 30.12
    • "The Witch Doctor’s Song" -- 30.12
    • "Wizard" -- 30.12
  • Christian, Barbara. Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976 -- 23.9
  • Clark, J. P. "Aspects of Nigerian Drama" -- 3.5
  • Clark, William Bedford. "The Letters of Nella Larsen to Carl Van Vechten: A Survey" -- 27.6
  • Cope, Michael
    • "A bomb-blast came out of the dark" -- 4.13
    • "The child has it" -- 4.13
    • "Clear morning" -- 4.13
    • "Trees at dusk, Plaston" -- 4.13
    • "Well at the crossroads" -- 4.13
  • Cordor, Similih M. [S. Henry]
    • "After Death, the Judgment" -- 30.13
    • "The Bishop’s Wife in a Corner" -- 30.13
    • "A Brief Commentary on the Short Story ‘The Only Way Out’" -- 16.1
    • "The Cutting of a Leg" -- 31.2
    • "A Farewell to the Old Order" -- 31.1, 31.4-5
    • "In Lake Africana" -- 31.5
    • "In the Hospital" -- 15.5, 30.13, 31.2, 31.4-5
    • "Journey into the Night" -- 31.2
    • "Liberia in African Cultural and Artistic Expressions 1847-1997" -- 31.6
    • "Making Mount Wologizi Talk" -- 31.5
    • "Men among Men" -- 31.5
    • Modern Liberian Short Stories [editor] -- 9.8
    • Modern West African Short Stories from Liberia [editor] -- 31.4
    • "A Night of Her [Your] Own" -- 30.13, 31.5
    • "The Only Way Out" -- see "In the Hospital"
    • "The Right to Marry" -- 31.5
    • The Right to Question -- 31.5
    • "So Say One, So Say All" -- 31.5
    • So Say One, So Say All: West African Stories from Liberia -- 31.5
    • Statements, Comments, Notes – Or Something -- 30.13
    • This Glorious Land of Liberty -- 31.5
    • "This Is the Way We Are" -- 31.5
    • "Triumph and Tribulation of an African Writer from Liberia" -- 31.6
  • Corker, R. Sylvanus. "Father Joseph" -- 31.4
  • Courlander, Harold. "Roots, The African, and the Whiskey Jug Case" -- 19.17
  • Cripps, Thomas. “Native Son” -- 22.11
  • Cullen, Countee
    • "Advice to Beauty" -- 18.14
    • "Atlantic City Waiter" -- 18.14
    • "Black Magdalens" -- 18.14
    • "Black Majesty" -- 18.14
    • "Brown Boy to Brown Girl" -- 18.14
    • "A Brown Girl Dead" -- 18.14
    • "Colored Blues Singer" -- 18.14
    • "Colors" -- 18.14
    • "Confession" -- 18.14
    • "For a Cynic" -- 18.14
    • "For a Lady I Know" -- 18.14
    • "For Paul Laurence Dunbar" -- 18.14
    • "From the Dark Tower" -- 18.14
    • "Gods" -- 18.14
    • "In Memory of Col. Charles Young" -- 18.14
    • "Incident" -- 18.14
    • "Leaves" -- 18.14
    • "Mary, Mother of Christ" -- 18.14
    • "Near White" -- 18.14
    • "Pity the Deep in Love" -- 18.14
    • "A Song of Praise" -- 18.14
    • "A Song of Sour Grapes" -- 18.14
    • "Tableau" -- 18.14
    • "Thoughts in a Zoo" -- 18.14
    • "To a Brown Boy" -- 18.14
    • "Two Thoughts of Death" -- 18.14
    • "Two Who Crossed a Line" -- 18.14
    • "Ultimatum" -- 18.14
    • "Variations on a Theme" -- 18.14
  • Danner, Margart. "The Elevator Man Adheres to Form" -- 18.5
  • Danso, Eddie. "Oga, Water Please!" -- 9.1
  • Davenport, Franklin. "Mill House" -- 23.10, 25.2
  • Davis, Arthur P. From the Dark Tower -- 23.9
  • De Salzmann, M. "Footnote to the Gurdjieff Literature" -- 24.2
  • Dean, Phillip Hayes. The Sty of the Blind Pig -- 20.10
  • Dekutsey, Woeli A. "Publishing Comic Books in Africa" -- 10.9
  • Diawara, Manthia. "De Gaulle Visits Guinea" -- 7.6
  • Diop, Birago. "Sarzan" -- 15.4
  • Duodu, Cameron. "The Tax Dodger" -- 3.6
  • Dube, Musa W. "Bessie Head" -- 4.14
  • DuBois, W. E. B.
    • "Back to Africa" -- 22.6
    • "Black Reconstruction in America" -- 23.10
  • Dunbar, Paul Lawrence
    • "An Ante-Bellum Sermon" -- 20.7
    • "Ode to Ethiopia" -- 20.7
    • "The Rivals" -- 20.7
    • "We Wear the Mask" -- 20.7
    • "When Malindy Sings" -- 20.7
  • Durham, Frank. The Merrill Studies in Cane -- 27.2
  • Dyer, Richard. Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society -- 20.8
  • Edaghese, Sly. Blind Adventure -- 31.7
  • Ekwensi, Cyprian
    • In My Time -- 8.2
    • "No Escape from Sap" -- 6.10
  • Emenyonu, Ernest N. "Cyprian O. D. Ekwensi: The Writer, the Man, and His Era" -- 8.2
  • Ene-Orji, Chinedu
    • "In the Line of Duty" -- 7.2
    • "The Moment of Truth" -- 7.1
    • "The Phantom" -- 7.1
  • Euba, Femi. "Yields of the Harvest" -- 6.12
  • Evers, Lawrence J. "Words and Place: a Reading of House Made of Dawn" -- 30.3
  • Ezenwa-Ohaeto
    • Review of A Harvest from Tragedy by Chinyere Nwahunanya -- 6.11
    • "Walking Shadows" -- 6.11
  • Fabre, Michel. The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright -- 22.12
  • Farah, Nuruddin
    • "Childhood of My Schizophrenia" -- 8.5
    • Extract from Close Sesame -- 8.5
    • "My Father, the Englishman, and I" -- 8.5, 15.5
    • "Praise the Marines? I Suppose So" -- 8.5
    • "Sagal" -- 8.5
    • "Sardines" -- 8.5
    • "Why I Write" -- 8.5
  • Fatoba, Femi. "Fiction than Nation" -- 6.12
  • Fisher, Rudolph. "The Caucasian Storms Harlem" -- 27.4
  • Fisk University. BANC! -- 23.10
  • Frank, Waldo
    • America & Alfried Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait -- 23.10
    • Memoirs of Waldo Frank -- 23.10, 24.2
  • Frederikse, Julie. "The Beginning of a Novel" -- 4.13
  • Fugard, Athol
    • A Lesson from Aloes -- 4.3
    • ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys -- 4.3
  • Gabelnick, Faith. "Identity within the Melting Pot: A Critical Reading of Seven Arrows" -- 29.5
  • Gaines, Jane. “The Scar of Shame: Skin Color and Caste in Black Silent Melodrama” -- 22.4
  • Gayle, Addison, Jr. The Way of the New World: The Black Novel in America -- 23.10
  • Gibbs, James
    • "America Land of the Free?: Wole Soyinka’s Early Encounters with the United States" -- 12.1
    • [Biographical sketch of Wole Soyinka] -- 32.1
    • "The Brave Man and the Wise Man: Poems in a World Scope" -- 33.11
    • "Criticism of African Drama" -- 33.11
    • "An Evening of the Poetry and Drama of Wole Soyinka" -- 33.11
    • "Experiences of Censorship and Theatre in Malawi" -- 14.3
    • "Gibbs Responds" -- 12.9
    • "Of Kamuzu and Chameleons: Experiences of Censorship in Malawi" -- 14.3
    • "The Past Addressing the Present and Other Shaping Influences on Wole Soyinka’s Autobiographical Writing" -- 12.1
    • Preliminary outline on Wole Soyinka’s life -- 33.11
    • [Unidentified work on Soyinka presented in Legon, 1969] -- 6.1
  • Gloster, Hugh M. Negro Voices in American Fiction -- 23.10
  • Golden, Marita
    • Foreword to The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories -- 20.1
    • "What Do I Tell Him?" -- 20.1
  • Golding, Alan. "Jean Toomer’s Cane: The Search for Identity through Form" -- 23.10
  • Goodley, Nancy C. "How the White Folks Made the Bible Lie" -- 19.9
  • Gray, Stephen
    • "The Building-Site" -- 10.3
    • "Conventional Wisdom" -- 4.13
    • "Human Interest" -- 10.3
    • "Letter" -- 4.13
    • "Letters to Pratt" -- 10.3
    • "Resistance" -- 4.13
    • "Season of Violence" -- 4.13
    • "These Days" -- 4.13
  • Griffin, John C.
    • "A Chat with Marjory Content Toomer" -- 23.10
    • "Jean Toomer: A Bibliography" -- 23.10
    • Jean Toomer: American Writer -- 26.1
  • Gunner, Romey. "Woman Writer" -- 4.13
  • Haley, Alex. "My Furthest-Back Person: The African" -- 19.17
  • Hammar, Amanda
    • "Every Woman Who Writes Is a Survivor" -- 4.13
    • "Unspoken" -- 4.13
  • Handler, Rosemund
    • "Initiation" -- 4.15
    • "Janet" -- 4.14-15
    • "Post-Apartheid Blues: Lamentations" -- 7.8
    • "Second Chance" -- 7.8
    • "Solly’s Garden" -- 7.8
    • "Taxi Line" -- 4.14-15
  • Hansberry, Lorraine
    • All the Dark and Beautiful Warriors -- 20.2
    • Les Blancs -- 20.2
  • Head, Bessie
    • "Khama, the Great" -- 7.14
    • "The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses" -- 15.5
    • "Witchcraft" -- 7.13
  • Herskovits, Melville J. Dahomean Narrative -- 14.10-11
  • Hill, Adelaide Cromwell (later Gulliver). Introduction to Quicksand by Nella Larsen -- 27.14
  • Hill, Alan. "The African Writers Series" [from In Pursuit of Publishing] --14.3
  • Homans, Hilary. "There Are No Ladies Here" -- 4.13
  • Honwana, Luis Bernardo. "Papa, Snake & I" -- 15.4
  • Horne, Frank. Review of Flight by Walter White -- 26.13
  • Houseman, John. "Native Son on Stage" -- 22.11
  • Hove, Chenjerai. "Literature and Social Change" -- 4.13
  • Hughes, Langston
    • Big Sea: An Autobiography -- 23.10
    • "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" -- 19.4
    • "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" -- 19.13
  • Hylton, Marion Willard. "On a Trail of Pollen: Momaday’s House Made of Dawn" -- 30.3
  • Hyman, Stanley Edgar. "Richard Wright Reappraised" -- 23.1
  • Ijimere, Obotunde. The Fall -- 32.1
  • Ike, Chukwuemeka. "Structures to Promote the Reading Culture in Nigeria" -- 10.9
  • Ikeme, Jekwu
    • "The Anatomy of Encumbered, We Stand Akimbo" -- 14.1
    • "Confessions at Noon" -- 14.1
    • "Fractured Dreams" -- 14.1
    • "My Sojourn through the Crypt of Darkness" -- 14.1
    • "Writing: My Mission, My Vision" -- 14.1
  • Imes, Nella Larsen -- see Larsen, Nella
  • Inyabri, Tom. "Eshu-Elegba" -- 8.9
  • Jacobs, George W. "Negro Authors Must Eat" -- 23.10
  • Jacobs, Rayda. "The Middle Children" -- 4.15
  • Jallah-Tulay, Elizabeth L. "The Disguised Wife" -- 31.4
  • Jensma, Wopko
    • "Door" -- 32.2
    • "Finale" -- 32.2
    • "Not Him" -- 32.2
  • Johnson, Alice Perry -- see Omodele
  • Kaiser, Ernest. "The Literature of Harlem" -- 23.9
  • Kanengoni, Alexander. "Effortless Tears" -- 15.5
  • Kaye-Smith, Sheila. "Mrs. Adis" -- 23.9, 27.14
  • Kennamon, Keneth. Review of The Example of Richard Wright by Dan McCall -- 23.1
  • Kent, George E. The Harlem Renaissance Remembered -- 23.9-10
  • Kitson, Norma. "Masimba" -- 4.13
  • Kola, Pamela Nereah. "The Future of African Publishing for Children" -- 10.9
  • Kwakye, Benjamin. "The Fool’s Tomatoes" -- 6.8
  • Ladipo, Duro. Oba Koso -- 34.6
  • Langa, Mandla. "A Gathering of Bald Men" -- 15.5
  • Larrabee, Eric. "Palm-Wine Drinkard Searches for a Tapster" -- 14.3
  • Larsen, Nella
    • "Danish Fun" -- 23.9
    • "Freedom" -- 23.7, 25.7
    • "Sanctuary" -- 23.9, 25.7, 27.14
    • "Three Scandinavian Games" -- 23.9
    • "The Wrong Man" -- 23.7, 25.7
  • Larson, Charles
    • Academia Nuts: Or, the Collected Works of Clara LePage -- 18.7
    • "The Achievement of Countee Cullen" -- 18.15
    • "Africa’s Magical Musician of Prose" -- 7.12
    • "African / American Literary Relations: Basic Parallels" -- 18.3, 21.13
    • African Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary African Writing -- 3.6
    • "Against the Tyranny of Tradition" [Review of Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker] -- 18.6
    • "Alan Paton’s Lament for a Divided Country" [Review of Journey Continued: An Autobiography by Alan Paton] -- 3.8
    • American Indian Fiction -- 30.5
    • Arthur Dimmesdale -- 1.1
    • "Bessie Head, Storyteller in Exile" [Review of Tales of Tenderness and Power and A Woman Alone by Bessie Head] -- 7.13
    • "Biafra: What Is Remembered" -- 4.5
    • "The Black King: Forgotten Black Classic" -- 22.6
    • "Bleached Society Stained by Blood" [Review of One for the Devil by Etienne Leroux] -- 34.9
    • "Books in English from the Third World" -- 8.5, 30.7
    • "Charles Waddell Chesnutt" -- 18.9
    • The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories -- 20.1
    • "The Deification of Booker T. Washington" [from Academia Nuts] -- 18.7
    • The Emergence of African Fiction -- 5.5, 6.2
    • "Fame and Poverty" -- 4.10
    • Gridlock -- 1.2-3
    • "Global Voice Stilled" [Review of An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King by William F. Pepper] -- 34.5
    • "Harriet Wilson" -- 20.4
    • "The Hunger for Books: Zimbabwe International Book Fair 1996" -- 8.12
    • "Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Seven Arrows: The Survival of a Culture" -- 29.5
    • The Ice King -- 1.4-7
    • "In Postcolonial Limbo" -- 11.14
    • In the Steps of the Griots: Contemporary African Writers -- see The Ordeal of the African Writer
    • The Insect Colony -- 2.1-7
    • Introduction to Tribal Scars and Other Stories by Ousmane Sembéne -- 5.9
    • Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen -- 23.4-28.15
    • "Invisible Ink?" -- 20.12
    • "Its (sic) Academic, Or Is It?" -- 8.13
    • "Jean Toomer’s Cane: Return to the Past" -- 19.9
    • Journal of the Plague Years -- 3.1
    • "Ken Saro-Wiwa: In These Times" -- see "A Predicted Death"
    • Last Rights -- 3.2
    • "Laye’s Unfulfilled African Dream" -- 34.6
    • "Lenrie Peters’ The Second Round: West African Gothic" [chapter in The Emergence of African Fiction] -- 5.5
    • "Letter From…Harare" -- 9.1
    • "The Limelight Came too Late for Langston Hughes" [Review of The Life of Langston Hughes Volume II: I Dream a World by Arnold Rampersad] -- 19.13
    • Modern African Stories -- see African Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary African Writing
    • More Modern African Stories -- 9.7-8
    • "Mother Lands" [Review of Maps and Gifts by Nuruddin Farah] -- 8.5
    • [Nella Larsen essay] -- 19.14
    • "Nigerian Drama Comes of Age" -- 3.5
    • "The Novel of the Future: Wole Soyinka and Ayi Kwei Armah" [chapter of The Emergence of African Fiction] -- 6.2
    • "The Novels of Paul Lawrence Dunbar" -- 20.7
    • "An Often Vivid but Uneven Collection of Afro-American Tales" [Review of White Rat: Short Stories by Gayl Jones] -- 19.3
    • Opaque Shadows and Other Stories from Contemporary Africa -- see More Modern African Stories
    • The Ordeal of the African Writer -- 9.9-14.9
    • [Postal Service essay] -- 8.10
    • "The Power of Hunger" [Review of The Famished Road by Ben Okri] --7.12
    • "The Precarious State of the African Writer" -- 13.8
    • "A Predicted Death" -- 5.2
    • "Profile: Leila Aboulela" -- 5.4
    • Reach Out -- 3.3
    • Review of American Hunger by Richard Wright -- 23.1
    • Review of Anthills of the Cross by Chinua Achebe -- 4.9
    • Review of The Autobiography of Leroi Jones / Amiri Baraka -- 19.15
    • Review of Bessie Head: Thunder Behind Her Ears by Gillian Stead Eilersen -- 7.13
    • Review of Black Culture and Black Consciousness by Lawrence W. Levine -- 19.2
    • Review of Eva’s Man by Gayl Jones -- 19.3
    • Review of the film Jefferson in Paris -- 21.2
    • Review of Langston Hughes: Before and Beyond Harlem by Faith Berry -- 19.13
    • Review of Middle Passage by Charles Johnson -- 18.10
    • Review of The Names by N. Scott Momaday -- 30.3
    • Review of The President’s Daughter by Barbara Chase-Riboud -- 20.4
    • Review of Prince among Slaves by Terry Alford -- 19.2
    • Review of A Question of Power by Bessie Head -- 7.13
    • Review of Richard Wright: Demonic Genius by Margaret Walker -- 23.1
    • Review of Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son by Addison Gayle -- 23.1
    • Review of Roots by Alex Haley -- 19.17
    • Review of Tell Me Africa: An Approach to African Literature by James Olney -- 34.6
    • Review of Winter in the Blood by James Welch -- 29.6
    • "A Shell-shocked Land" [Review of Sozaboy by Ken Saro-Wiwa] -- 5.1
    • Sliding through the Sixties -- 3.4
    • "Three Days on the Cross: Testing the Censors in East Africa" [Review of the book by Wahome Mutahi] -- 5.14
    • "Three Harlem Novels of the Jazz Age" -- 21.6
    • "The Trial of Wole Soyinka" -- 6.4
    • Under African Skies: Modern African Stories -- 14.10-16.8
    • "Yvonne Vera: Sorting It Out "-- 17.5, 17.8
    • "Whatever Happened to Nella Larsen?" -- 19.14, oversize box 35
    • "When Is a Nation?" -- 8.8
    • "Whose Middle Passage" [Review of Middle Passage by Charles Johnson] -- 18.10
    • "Wole Soyinka: Nigeria’s Leading Social Critic" -- 6.4
    • "Wole Soyinka: After the War" -- 32.1
  • Lawrence, D. H. "Mother and Daughter" -- 24.2
  • Laye, Camara. "The Eyes of the Statue" -- 15.4
  • Lessing, Doris
    • "Books for the Hungry" -- 11.3
    • "Oppressors" [Review of Close Sesame by Nuruddin Farah] -- 34.7
  • Levitin, Alexis. "The Fall of Santa-Maria" [Translation of the story by José Eduardo Agualusa] -- 4.15
  • Linderman, Frank Bird. "Out of the North: A Brief Historical Sketch of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe" -- 28.16
  • Lindfors, Bernth
    • "A Proper Farewell to Amos Tutuola" -- 10.5
    • "Amos Tutuola’s Earliest Long Narrative" -- 10.5
    • "Amos Tutuola’s Search for a Publisher" -- 10.5
    • "On Shocks, Sharks, and Literary Archives" -- 10.5
    • Review of Osiris Rising: A Novel of Africa Past, Present and Future by Ayi Kwei Armah -- 7.13
    • "South Africa’s Past and Ours" [Review of Looking on Darkness by André Brink] -- 4.6
    • "Tell Me the Ogoni Story" -- 10.16
    • "Towards a Nigerian Literary Archive" -- 10.5
    • "Wole Soyinka, When Are You Coming Home?" -- 6.1
  • Lisle, Laurie. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe -- 23.10
  • Liyong, Taban lo. "Dark Areas in African Studies: How to Lighten Them: A Diagnostic Palaver" -- 14.4
  • Locke, Alain. The New Negro -- 20.5
  • Lorente, Mariano J. Translation of The Quadroon or Cecilia Valdes by Cirilio Villaverde -- 21.10
  • Lowe, Sue Davidson "Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography" -- 23.10
  • Luckmann, Wolfgang
    • "Geology Lesson" -- 4.15
    • "Portuguese Navigator "-- 4.15
    • "Swakopmund – You Draw My Words" -- 4.14
  • Mabuya, Precity. "Woman Reader" -- 10.9
  • Made, Pat. "Singing the Blues" -- 4.13
  • Magona, Sindiwe
    • "The Funeral" -- 7.9
    • "I’m Not Talking about That, Now" -- 15.5
    • Last -- 32.3-5
    • Mother to Mother -- 32.6-7
    • "The Possession" -- 12.6
    • "The Scars of Umlungu"-- 12.6
    • "Walking on the Moon" -- 12.6
  • Makhalisa, Barbara. "Fight On" -- 4.13
  • Makotsi, Ruth L. and Lily K. Nyariki. "Publishing in Africa: A Historical Overview" [chapter in Publishing and Book Trade in Kenya] -- 14.3
  • Makuchi. "Ah deh Whiteman Contri" -- 7.5
  • Malelu, Joel Taelo. "Incredible Savages of Pamango Islands" -- 4.13
  • Mangena, Mosibudi. "The Bamboo Chats" -- 4.15
  • Manzini, Zulu. "How the King Became a Man" -- 9.8
  • March, William. "The Unploughed Patch" -- 23.10
  • Markworthy, John. "A Little Taste of Heaven" -- 4.13
  • Marshall, Paule. "From the Poets in the Kitchen" -- 20.9
  • Mattera, Don. "Afrika Road" -- 15.5, 15.8, 16.8
  • Mays, Benjamin E. The Negro’s God as Reflected in His Literature -- 23.9
  • McAllister, Harold S.
    • "Be a Man, Be a Woman: Androgyny in House Made of Dawn" -- 30.3
    • "Incarnate Grace and the Paths of Salvation in House Made of Dawn" -- 30.3
  • McKay, Claude
    • Banana Bottom -- 18.13
    • Banjo -- 18.13
    • "Outcast" -- 20.4
  • Meigos, Filimone
    • "Fiction at zero hour" -- 4.13
    • "Nuclear fission" -- 4.13
    • "Proof of the proposition BA’s² = Crud (in 3 steps)" -- 4.13
  • Mintz, Steven. "Jean Toomer: A Biographical Sketch" -- 23.10, 25.2
  • Mitchell, Elizabeth M. "Swehde Is Triumphant" -- 31.4
  • Momaday, N. Scott. "Crows in a Winter Composition" -- 30.3
  • Moore, Bai T.
    • "Categories of Traditional Liberian Songs" -- 32.8
    • "The Woman with the Black Snake" -- 31.4, 32.9
  • Moore, R. William Jaryenneh. "The Imprisoned Native" -- 31.4
  • Morrison, Toni. "Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature" -- 21.7
  • Moss, Martha Joan. "The American Indian in Fiction Written for Young Adults, 1960-1971" -- 30.5
  • Motsisi, Casey. "Boy-boy" -- 15.4
  • Mourning Dove (Humishuma). Coyote Stories -- 30.2
  • Mphahlele, Es’kia. "Mrs. Plum" -- 15.4
  • Munson, Gorham B. Destinations: A Canvass of American Literature Since 1900 -- 23.10
  • Musengezi, Chiedza
    • "I Lick the Knife" -- 4.15
    • "It Got Me into Trouble" -- 4.15
    • "Languages of Lesser Diffusion" -- 4.15
    • "Master Drum" -- 4.15
    • "Ndaizivei" -- 4.15
    • "Sadza" -- 4.15
    • "Traps" -- 4.15
    • When I Grow Old -- 4.15
    • Women Writing -- 4.15
    • Writing for Children -- 4.15
  • Mutia, Ba’bila. "Waiting to Die" -- 6.7
  • Nackan, Lisa
    • "Eland" -- 4.15
    • "Good Morning South Africa" -- 4.15
    • "Morningside" -- 4.15
    • "Roxy Rhythm Bar" -- 4.15
  • Neal, Womi Bright. "The Weeping Tree" -- 14.11, 15.6
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. "A Meeting in the Dark" -- 15.4
  • Ngwane, George. "Building a Book Culture in Cameroon" -- 10.14, 14.2
  • Nhlapo, Mzamane
    • "Give Me a Chance" -- 7.7, 15.5
    • "The Struggle to See" -- 7.7
    • "Time to Pay Poll Tax" -- 7.7
  • Nnolim, Charles. "In Search of New Challenges: African Literature and Criticism in the Twenty-First Century" -- 8.9
  • Nyariki, Lily K. and Ruth L. Makotsi. "Publishing in Africa: A Historical Overview" [chapter in Publishing and Book Trade in Kenya] -- 14.3
  • Ogot, Grace. "Tekayo" -- 15.4
  • Okoye, Ifeoma. "A Tale of a Church Mouse" -- 6.13
  • Okri, Ben
    • "An African Elegy" -- 7.12
    • "A Prayer from the Living" -- 7.12, 14.10, 15.5, 15.8
  • Oladitan, Olalere. "Piracy and Photocopying: The Threat to Authors, Publishers and Readers of Books for Children and Students: The Issues Involved" -- 10.16
  • Oleson, Carole. "The Remembered Earth: Momaday’s House Made of Dawn" -- 30.3
  • Omodele
    • "Black Laughter" -- 33.1
    • "The Cyclists" -- 33.1
    • "Guilt & Innocence" -- 33.1
    • "Mo Kplo Fimia Bolee Ton Musu (Africa Is a Woman)" -- 33.1
    • "More Church People (Baptist-Born)" -- 33.1
    • "Reward" -- 33.1
    • "Routes" -- 33.1
    • "The Youth Symphony" -- 33.1
  • Ongoum, Louis-Marie. "Mon Experience D’Ecrivain" -- 10.3
  • Osha, Sanya. "The End of Nigerian Literature?" -- 14.1
  • Oskison, John M.
    • "The Quality of Mercy" -- 29.9
    • "When the Grass Grew Long" -- 29.9
  • Osundare, Niyi. "For Yvonne Vera" -- 17.5
  • Otto, George Edward. "Religious Society of Friends" -- 23.10, 25.2
  • Ousmane, Sembéne. "Black Girl" -- 15.4
  • Owomoyela, Oyekan
    • "African Expression in Film" -- 33.2
    • "Candles and Incense: Excerpt from a Film Script" -- 33.2
    • "Celluloid Art" [Review of Understanding Movies by Louis D. Giannetti]-- 33.2
    • "Folklore and Yoruba Theater" -- 33.2
    • "A New Way to Slay Old Fiends" [Review of Black Drama Anthology edited by Woodie King and Ron Milner] -- 33.2
    • "Obotunde Ijimere, the Phantom of Nigerian Theater" -- 3.5
    • Review of Essays on African Literature, edited by W. L. Ballard -- 33.2
    • Review of Tales of Yoruba Gods and Heroes by Harold Courlander -- 33.2
    • "A Second Look at Progress" -- 33.2
    • "The Sociology of Sex and Crudity in Yoruba Proverbs" -- 33.2
    • "The Storyteller as Moralist" -- 33.2
    • "Tutuola and His Critics: Thoughts on the Question of Language" -- 33.2
    • "Western Humanism and African Usage: A Critical Survey of Non-African Responses to African Literature" -- 33.2
  • Paton, Alan. "The Challenge of Fear" -- 3.8
  • Perry, Margaret. The Harlem Renaissance: An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary -- 23.9-10
  • Philombe, René. "The True Martyr Is Me" -- 15.5
  • Piper, Adrian. "Passing for White, Passing for Black" -- 19.14
  • Pokagon, Simon
    • "Hazel Eyes’ Lullaby" -- 28.18
    • "The Lord’s Prayer in Algonquin" -- 28.18
    • "Queen of the Woods" -- 28.18
  • Press, Karen. "He is looking for her"-- 4.13
  • Pudaloff, Ross. "Celebrity as Identity: Richard Wright, Native Son, and Mass Culture" -- 22.11
  • Ranger, Terence
    • [Address at the funeral of Yvonne Vera] -- 17.8
    • "The Uses and Abuses of History in Zimbabwe" -- 8.4
    • "Yvonne Vera: Township Girl to Celebrity" -- 17.7
  • Reddick, L. D. "Publishers Are Awful" [Review of dust jackets of Shakespeare in Harlem by Langston Hughes and Golden Slippers by Arna Bontemps] -- 23.9
  • Redding, J. Saunders. "The Negro Author: His Publisher, His Public, and His Purse" -- 23.9
  • Roberts, Maima. "The Book Woman of Zua Town" -- 31.4
  • Rotimi, Ola. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again -- 33.3
  • Rowland, Wade Elliot. "Messengers of the Text: Faber and Faber and The Palm-Wine Drinkard" -- 10.5
  • Rubadiri, David. "Stanley Meets Mutesa" -- 14.10
  • Rubenstein, Roberta. Review of A Question of Power by Bessie Head -- 7.13
  • Rudnick, Lois Palken. Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds -- 23.10
  • Saidi, William
    • "A Real Son of the Soil" -- 7.11
    • "Sparkling Work" -- 7.11
  • Salih, Tayeb. "A Handful of Dates" -- 15.5
  • Sallah, Tijan M.
    • "The Dreams of Katchikali: The Challenge of a Gambian National Literature" -- 5.11
    • "Innocent Terror" -- 15.3, 15.5
  • Sankawulo, Wilton. "Returning Home" -- 31.4
  • Saro-Wiwa, Ken
    • "Africa Kills Her Sun" -- 15.5, 15.8
    • "The Heroic Prison Letter of Ken Saro-Wiwa" -- 5.1
  • Schuyler, George S.
    • "The Negro-Art Hokum" -- 19.4
    • "Some Unsweet Truths about Race Prejudice" -- 19.4
    • "The Van Vechten Revolution" -- 23.9
  • Scruggs, Charles. "Jean Toomer: Fugitive" -- 23.10
  • Sebolai, Tau. "The Man Died" -- 4.13
  • Semi, Allen -- see Nella Larsen
  • Senghor, Leopold Sedar. "I Don’t Know When It Was" -- 20.4
  • Sentongo, Nuwa. "Mulyankota" -- 3.6
  • Sharpe, Jennifer Ann. "Djoniba’s Drum" -- 4.13
  • Shaw, Elma. Redemption Road -- 33.4-5
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon
    • Introduction to "Yellow Woman" -- 29.10
    • "Notes from the Author: The Evolution of Almanac of the Dead" -- 29.10
  • Singh, Amritjit. The Novels of the Harlem Renaissance: Twelve Black Writers 1923-1933 -- 23.10
  • Solomon Deressa. Some Poems Finished and Unfinished -- 33.6
  • Soyinka, Wole
    • Camwood on the Leaves -- 33.7
    • "Culture, Memory, and Development" -- 11.5
    • Death of the King’s Horseman -- 6.4, 8.8
    • "Ethical Images for the Millenial [sic] Writer" -- 33.8
    • "The Internet and the Nigerian Culture of Libelous Impunity" -- 12.9
    • The Invention -- 33.9
    • Kongi’s Harvest -- 6.1, 6.3, oversize box 35
    • The Lion and the Jewel -- 6.1-2
    • "Madame Etienne’s Establishment" -- 6.1
    • "Some Poems from Prison" -- 6.1
    • The Strong Breed -- 6.1
    • "A Tale of Two Cities" -- 6.2
    • "Telephone Conversation" -- 15.8, 34.1
    • "The Terrible Understanding" -- 6.1
    • The Trials of Brother Jero -- 6.1
    • "The Writer in an African State" -- 6.1
  • Spiller, Hortense. "Towards a Separate Peace: Notes on the Life of Jean Toomer" -- 23.10
  • Stern, Frederick C. "Native Son as Play: A Reconsideration Based on a Revival" -- 22.11
  • Stetson, Jeff. The Meeting -- 19.17
  • Storm, Hyemeyohsts
    • "An Ocean of Clouds and Snow" -- 29.4
    • Idunne -- 29.1
    • "The Language of Life" -- 29.4
    • "The Lovely Pearl" -- 29.4
    • "My Life as Junior Storm" -- 29.4
    • "A Prayer to All Sacred Water" -- 29.4
    • "Stone Chief" -- 29.4
  • Swaray, Nabie Yayah. Worl’ Do for Fraid -- 34.2
  • Sylvander, Carolyn Wedin. Jessie Redmon Fauset, Black American Writer -- 23.9
  • T-Toe, J. Warkreh. "The Recommendation" -- 31.4
  • Tadjo, Véronique. "The Magician and the Girl" -- 16.1
  • Taylor, Clyde. "The Second Coming of Jean Toomer" -- 23.10
  • Thoms, Adah B. Pathfinders: A History of the Progress of Colored Graduate Nurses -- 23.9, 27.14
  • Thurman, Wallace. Infants of the Spring -- 27.4
  • Tirolien, Guy. "Priere d’un petit enfant negre" -- 18.3
  • Toomer, Jean
    • Balo -- 27.15
    • "Brown River, Smile" -- 23.10
    • "Easter" -- 23.10
    • Essentials -- 28.2
    • "A Fiction and Some Facts" -- 27.7
    • The Flavor of Man -- 28.4
    • "Reflections" -- 23.10
    • "York Beach" -- 28.9
  • Tumusiime, James. "A Decade of Publishing for Children in Uganda" -- 10.9
  • Tutuola, Amos. "The Complete Gentleman" -- 15.4
  • Umobuarie, David O. Black Justice -- 34.3
  • Unterecker, John. Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane -- 23.10
  • Vera, Yvonne
    • "Dead Swimmers" -- 17.6
    • "The Flame That Scorches My Pages" -- 17.6
    • "Impressions from a Boat Cruise on the Zambezi" -- 17.6
    • "Living in Close Touch with Nature" -- 17.6
    • Obedience -- 16.10-17.4
    • "Seasons’ Greetings of the Weathery Kind" -- 17.6
    • "Sorting It Out" -- 17.6
    • "A Type of Spider" -- 17.6
    • "When I Discovered the Magic of My Own Body" -- 17.6
    • "Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals" -- 15.5
    • "A Woman Is a Child" -- 17.5
    • "The Writer’s Place" -- 17.6
    • "The Writers’ World Resembles Some Kind of Kaleidoscope" -- 17.6
  • Villaverde, Cirilio. The Quadroon or Cecilia Valdes. Translation by Mariano J. Lorente -- 21.10
  • Waberi, Abdourahman. "In Praise of Nomadism" [translated by Jeanne Garane] -- 6.5
  • Waldron, Edward E. Walter White and the Harlem Renaissance -- 26.13
  • Walker, Alice
    • "The Divided Life of Jean Toomer" -- 24.2
    • "In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens" -- 24.2
  • Walker, Margaret
    • "Harriet Tubman" -- 18.5
    • "Molly Means" -- 18.5
    • "October Journey" -- 18.5
    • "We Have Been Believers" -- 18.5
  • Wangoola, Paulo. "Recla[i]ming and Reaffirming African Heritage: What Are Readers Looking For: Creating Reading Habits in African Context" -- 9.11
  • Wanjala, Chris L. "Muses Beehive" -- 6.9
  • Wartemberg, Nanabenyin Kweku. The Corpse’s Comedy -- 34.4
  • Welch, William. "The Gurdjieff Period" -- 23.10, 25.2
  • West, Hollie I. "Ralph Ellison’s World: Fiction Rooted in Real Life" -- 20.12
  • West, Cheryl L. Jar the Floor -- 18.11
  • Wheatley, Phillis
    • "Hymn to the Evening" -- 20.4, 20.11
    • "On Being Brought from Africa to America" -- 20.4, 20.11
  • Whittenberg, A.
    • "A Coward’s Journey" -- 4.14
    • "Left Out" -- 4.14
    • "Snow & Sympathy" -- 4.14-15
    • "This Fad" -- 4.14
  • Wideman, John. "The Black Writer and the Magic of the Word" -- 19.12
  • Wiwa, Ken. "The Siren Call of Africa" -- 8.4
  • Wright, Richard. "I Tried to be a Communist" -- 20.15-21.1
  • Yolen, Jane. Favorite Folktales from around the World -- 21.8
  • Zell, Hans
    • "Africa: The Neglected Continent" -- 11.13
    • "The Production and Marketing of African Books: A Msungu Perspective" -- 11.13
    • "A Sixteen-Year Japanese Contribution to African Publishing" -- 11.13
  • Zukogi, Maikudi Abubakar. "Ideology, Discourse and the Construction of Literary Canons: A Critical Examination" -- 8.9
  • Unidentified authors
  • _____. "Solidarity" -- 8.9
  • _____, Peggy. Untitled essay on Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison -- 21.7

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