Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014
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 4 Collections and/or Records:
Charles T. Davis papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 91
Abstract: 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...
Anselm Hollo papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1701
Abstract: The Anselm Hollo Papers contains correspondence, subject files, writings, teaching files, personal and professional papers, artwork, printed materials, computer media, and audiovisual media by or relating to Anselm Hollo. Notable correspondents include John Ashbery, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Grenier, Langston Hughes, Gerrit Lansing, Ron Padgett, and John Taggart. Writings contain Hollo's translations of works by Ginsberg, Pentti Saarikoski, Dylan...
Dates: circa 1907-2013, circa 1907-2013
James Weldon Johnson collection files
Call Number: JWJ MSS 114
Abstract: The James Weldon Johnson Collection Files contain manuscript correspondence, literary works and other documents relating to African Americans, dating from 1809 to 1979. The collection contains several letters to James Weldon Johnson from aspiring poets asking for feedback on their writing. Correspondence sent to Langston Hughes, Harold Jackman, Grace Nail Johnson, and Carl Van Vechten is also prominent in the collection. The collection includes broadway actress Rose McClendon's scripts used...
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.