David Leeming Collection of James Baldwin Research
Scope and Contents
The papers contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, photographs, correspondence, and printed material related to David Leeming's biography of James Baldwin, James Baldwin: A Biography. The audiocassettes contain interviews with various family, friends, and colleagues of James Baldwin and his close friend and mentor, Beauford Delaney. The videocassettes contain television programs and an anthology of films on Baldwin. The photographs depict portraits of Baldwin and snapshots of Baldwin alone and with friends in his Saint-Paul-de-Vence residence and at other locations. Other Papers includes correspondence regarding Leeming's research and permissions for his biography on Baldwin, James Baldwin's autograph signature, and two published books by Leeming.
- 1950 - 2002
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 1-8 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from David Leeming on the Sinclair Lewis Fund, October 2016.
Arranged into four series: I. Audiocassettes, II. Videocassettes, III. Photographs, IV. Other Papers.
2.63 Linear Feet (9 boxes )
Biographical / Historical
David Leeming, born February 26, 1937 in Peekskill, New York. Leeming is professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut. He wrote James Baldwin: A Biography and Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney .
- American literature -- United States -- Archives
- Audiocassettes -- United States -- 20th Century
- Audiovisual materials -- United States -- 20th Century
- Authors -- United States -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- United States -- Archives
- Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
- Biographers -- United States -- 20th Century
- Delaney, Beauford, 1901-1979
- Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
- Photographic prints
- Sound recordings -- United States -- 20th Century
- Video recordings -- United States -- 20th Century
- David Leeming Collection of James Baldwin Research
- Molly Wheeler
- January 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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