Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
- Existence: 1917-06-07 - 2000-12-03
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), American poet, novelist, and educator
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
The Kathleen Foster Campbell Papers consist of correspondence, writings and printed materials that document the relationship between Kathleen Foster Campbell and friends from the University of Chicago Poetry Club, as well as her writings and writings of others. The papers span the years 1924 to 1992.
Poem, four lines, holograph, signed, with 'From "Bronzeville Boys and Girls"' written by Brooks on verso.
Autograph manuscript of a title page and drafts of three poems for Children Coming Home: "Superbe/A Something of My Own," "God is a White Gorilla," and "Richardine: White Girls are Particular People." The manuscript also includes a table of contents for In Montgomery and Other Poems. The manuscript is titled Blacks volume II.
ANS in holiday card thanking Kelly for sharing the "Sheltered Man," in enveloped postmarked 1985 Dec 16; ALS dated 1986 Jan 4, regarding Kelly's artwork; a printed 1979 Chicago Public Library bookmark containing "To Young Readers," a poem by Brooks, inscribed to Kelly and signed by Brooks; and an undated card inscribed to Kelly and signed by Brooks.
Two ALS and an annotated typescript of a syllabus for the "Chicago Teachers College North Poetry Workshop."
Two sheets of autograph notes, signed, one starting, "Change is the essence of life," and one with the heading, "A Sassy End-of-Twentieth Century Spout."
Draft, autograph, corrected, of the poem, "Early Death In South Afrika," and autograph note fragment, signed. With printed version of poem, "The Near-Johannesburg Boy."
Autograph manuscript of Brooks' review of "Collected Poems of Langston Hughes" edited by Arnold Rampersad. Brooks provides an overview of the collection and then critiques particular poems. The manuscript is accompanied by a copy of Brooks' letter to the editor regarding the review.