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Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014



  • Existence: October 7, 1934-January 9, 2014

Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), born Everett LeRoi Jones, and previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an African American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Baraka, Amiri, 1977 October 4

Call Number: OHIII, Item OHIII 511 a-b
Interview Location: New Haven, CT
Dates: 1977 October 4

Charles T. Davis papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 91
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, research and teaching files, and personal papers documenting the life of American academic Charles T. Davis. Correspondents feature literary scholars and African-American artists, writers, and cultural figures, including Doris Alexander, Anthony Appiah, Amiri Baraka, Romare Bearden, John Blassingame, Michel Fabre, Leon Forrest, Athol Fugard, Henry Louis Gates, Leon Higginbotham, Ishmael Reed, Jean Toomer, and others. Correspondents also include colleagues...
Dates: 1931-1980

Essays, 1966-1970

 Part of Collection — Box: 46, Folder: GROUP 916, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Seven essays, typescript corrected and signed, included in the larger collection entitled Raise, Race, Rays, Raze: Essays Since 1965 (New York: Random House, 1971).
Dates: 1966-1970

Small Collections in the James Weldon Johnson collection

Overview: Correspondence, writings, memorabilia by and relating to Romare Bearden; Augusta Bird Courtney; Frederick Douglass; Alexandre Dumas, père and fils; Paul Laurence Dunbar; Rudolph Dunbar; Elsie Taylor DuTrieuille; Jack Flodin; Mifflin Wistar Gibbs; Angelina W. Grimké; Georgia Douglas Johnson; Le Roi Jones; Alain LeRoy Locke; Edgar Mittelholzer; Arthur Alfonso Schomburg; George Samuel Schuyler; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Booker T. Washington; and Frank Yerby.
Dates: 1850-1976

Gene Persson papers relating to Dutchman

Call Number: YCAL MSS 480
Scope and Contents: The bulk of the papers relate to theater and film productions of Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, for which Gene Persson served as a producer, including correspondence, scripts, production materials, legal materials, promotional materials, financial records, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The papers also include additional writings and other materials by or about Amiri Baraka.
Dates: 1960s-2007