Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
- Existence: 1924-08-02 - 1987-12-01
James Baldwin (1924-1987), American essayist, novelist, and playwright
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Essay, holograph, on Edmund Wilson, signed at Nice. With typed transcript.
Photographs prints created and collected by Harry Adams, 1943-1985, that chiefly document events, activities, and individuals related to the African American community in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California and his career as a professional photographer as well as his work for African American newspapers including the California Eagle and Los Angeles Sentinel.
Draft, typescript, corrected, of essay. Differs from version published in The New York Review of Books (January 7, 1971 issue). Signed "Brother James".
One TLS in which Baldwin announces his intention to finish "Letter for My Younger Brother," describes his thoughts on newly begun novel ("Giovanni's Room"), and requests a loan of twenty dollars. The letter includes a clipping of an article on James Baldwin from the Herald Tribune Book Review (1953 May 31).
One TLS to Samuel L. Blumenfeld written in Paris roughly one month after Baldwin's first book was published.
One TLS to Samuel L. Blumenfeld, written in Cannes, discussing various writing projects, including Baldwin's new work on a "primer" based on correspondence with his younger brother, completion of "The Amen Corner," and work towards his second novel, Giovanni's Room.
One TLS to Samuel L. Blumenfeld, written in Corsica, and one TL to Baldwin from Blumenfeld. Baldwin mentions a new novel (possibly "Another Country"), the reception of "Giovanni's Room," and discusses returning to New York in the Spring of 1957. In his letter Blumenfeld discusses reading "Giovanni's Room" and compliments Baldwin's writing.
One ALS and two TLS to Edward Parone. Baldwin discusses his play "The Amen Corner"as well as his personal life (such as his financial situation and partner Lucien Happersberger). Includes letter written while Baldwin was at Yaddo and in New York and Washington, D.C.
Correspondence, with accompanying envelopes, includes three autograph letters, signed, two autograph notes, signed, and one page with notes and sketches. Letters discuss writing, books, travel, and other engagements.
Draft, typescript mimeograph, of Baldwin's screenplay based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Differs substantially from version published in 1973 as One Day, When I Was Lost; possibly an earlier draft.
Inscribed "Background material for screenplay on Malcolm X. Calder Willingham."
The collection consists of writings, correspondence, project files, teaching materials, journals, photographs, printed material, personal papers, and audiovisual and computer media documenting the life and career of French-Tunisian author, critic, and philosopher Albert Memmi.
Manuscript, typed and signed, discussing a book project.
Draft, typescript, of article for The Reporter. Accompanied by three TLS, dating from 1952, to "Mr. Rodman" of The Reporter, all regarding the article, and one ANS to an unidentified recipient.