John A. Williams Papers

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John A. Williams papers
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Call Number: D.293
Dates: 1925 - 2015
Physical Description: 179 boxes, 1 folder
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Named correspondence
Relating to John A. Williams' novels
Relating to John A. Williams' works: non-fiction
Relating to John A. Williams' works: edited/co-edited
Relating to John A. Williams' works: poetry, plays, operas
Relating to John A. Williams' works: articles, essays, short stories, introductions, and afterwords
Portrait of a City: Syracuse
Business correspondence
Auto
Box 6 A - Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A
Family correspondence
Parents, Aunts, and Uncles
Page, Ola May Jones Williams, to Williams, John A.
Brother and Sisters (and Families)
Bennett, Ruth [Williams], to Williams, John A.
Children and Grandchildren
Williams, Dennis A., to Williams, John A.
John A. Williams/Lorrain Isaac Family Correspondence
Alphabetical correspondence
First name only correspondence
Series II: Manuscripts and printed material: novels
!Click Song (1982)
Series III: Manuscripts and printed material: non-fiction (Incomplete; Delete?)
Box 94
Series III: Manuscripts and printed material: non-fiction (Complete)
Series IV: Manuscripts and printed material: plays, operas, television scripts, and treatments
Box 125
Box 126
Box 127
Box 128
Box 129
Series V: Manuscript and printed material: Poetry
Box 131
Box 132
Series VI: Manuscript and printed material: Other Writings
Box 134
Box 135
Box 136
Box 137
Box 138
Box 139
Box 140
Series VII: Works by other authors
Box 141:
Box 142
Box 143
Box 144
Box 145
Box 146
Box 147
Box 148
Box 149
Box 150
Box 151
Box 152
Box 153
Box 154
Series VIII: Printed material and ephemera
Box 155
Box 156
Box 157a
Box 158a
Box 159
Box 160
Series IX: Financial/legal/medical/personal documents and materials
Box 161: Book Contracts - original author copies
Box 162: Royalty Statements (sorted alphabetically by Publisher)
Box 163: Documents from Organizations to which John A. Williams belonged
Box 164: Identification Cards, Badges, and Other Personal Documents and Materials
Series X: Ephemera and Memorabilia
Awards and Honors (see also Box 175)
Box 166
Box 174
Series XI: Oversize Ephemera
Box 175
Box 176
Box 177
Box 178
Oversize Folder 1
Series XII: Audio/visual material
Box 167
Box 168
Interviews by Jeff Tucker
Box 170
The Joe Hunter Show
Interviews and lectures
Box 173
Collection Overview
Title: John A. Williams papers
Call Number: D.293
Dates: 1925 - 2015
Physical Description: 179 boxes, 1 folder
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Introduction Born December 5, 1925, in Jackson, Mississippi, and raised in Syracuse, New York, writer, novelist, librettist, poet, playwright, and educator, John Alfred Williams is best known for his novel The Man Who Cried I Am, published by Little, Brown & Co. in 1967. Williams' writing typically reflects the African American experience, often drawing elements from his own personal life. Williams died on July 3, 2015 in Paramus, NJ.

A prolific writer, Williams has authored twelve novels and eight non-fiction books, one poetical work as well as a self-published book of poetry, one libretto, two dramas, and numerous articles, essays, short stories, introductions, and afterwards. His work has been widely excerpted and anthologized.

The John A. Williams collection consists of 179 boxes and 1 folder of Williams personal papers, including 51 boxes of correspondence; 90 boxes of manuscript and printed material by Williams; 14 boxes of works by other authors; 6 boxes of printed material and ephemera; 4 boxes of financial, legal, medical and personal documents and materials; 10 boxes of ephemera and memorabilia; and 4 boxes and 1 folder of oversize ephemera.

The majority of this collection consists of materials related to Williams' personal life and career as a writer, editor, and journalist after 1950, though some items can be found before this period, such as correspondence and photographs.

Items of particular interest to researchers include: correspondence from well-known writers and celebrities including Chester Himes, Ishmael Reed, Gwendolyn Brooks, Chinua Achebe, Imamu Amiri Baraka (Le Roi Jones), Henry Roth, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ruby Dee, Carl Van Vechten and many others, as well as a significant amount of family, publisher, and fan mail correspondence; numerous original typescripts of Williams' novels, non-fiction books, edited and co-edited works, plays, Vanqui libretto, articles, essays, speeches, short stories, and poems; an extensive amount of research materials and ephemera from both published and unpublished works; photographs of Williams, his family and friends, including several original Carl Van Vechten photographs; awards and honors Williams received throughout his writing career; and many personal items, including date books, a well-traveled Smith Corona typewriter, and memorabilia from his world travels and teaching career.

CHRONOLOGY

See bibliography in Appendix A for a complete list of Williams' publications.

1925: Williams is born in Jackson, Mississippi, to Ola May Jones Williams [Page] and John Henry Williams, the first of four children.

1926 -1943: From six months of age, Williams is raised in Syracuse, New York, in the Fifteenth Ward. He attends Washington Irving Elementary, Madison Junior High, and Central High School.

1943: Enlists in the United States Navy, pharmacist's mate 3/C, and, during World War II, serves in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946, when Williams receives an honorable discharge.

1946: Finishes high school and enrolls at Syracuse University. Begins doing general reporting and features, which continues until 1955, for publications such as The Progressive Herald, Post-Standard and Herald-Journal, Syracuse, New York; The Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier, Los Angeles Tribune, and New York Village Voice. Writes Book Reviews in sources cited above as well as The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times, Essence, American Visions, Fiction International, Quarterly Black Review, Multicultural Review, and Small Press Review from 1946 to 1993.

1947: Marries Carolyn Clopton in Syracuse, New York.

1948: First son, Gregory D. Williams, is born.

1950: Receives Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from Syracuse University and begins graduate school.

1951: Second son, Dennis A. Williams, is born. Williams holds positions in foundry and supermarket.

1952: Begins work as caseworker at the Onondaga County Welfare Department.

1953: Self-publishes Poems in Syracuse, New York.

1954: Williams and Carolyn Clopton separate. Moves to California, where Williams' works at the life insurance company Gold State Mutual, as well as for CBS and NBC-TV publicity special events.* Moves to New York City.

1955: Works for Columbia Broadcasting System for special events programs. Becomes Publicity Director for Comet Books Press. Completes first and second drafts of The Angry Ones.*

1956: Edits and publishes the Negro Market Newsletter until 1957.

1957: Divorces Carolyn Clopton. Becomes Assistant to the Publisher at Abelard-Schuman until 1958. Becomes Director of Information for the American Committee on Africa, where he writes press releases and arranges press conferences for Kwame Nkrumah, Joost de Blank, Eduardo Mondlane, Tom Mboya, and Nmadi Azikwe.

1958: Based in Barcelona, reports on touring black entertainers and events of interest to African-American readers for Jet Magazine, Ebony, and the Associated Negro Press.

1959: Covers special events and personalities in studio or via remote for WOV Radio New York.

1960: One for New York (also known as The Angry Ones) is published by Ace Books. Organizes rally in Madison Square Garden for The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy.

1961: Night Song is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

1962: Prix de Rome controversy, in which Williams' nomination for the Fellowship was rejected by the American Academy in Rome, documented by Williams in his essay, "We Regret to Inform You"; receives grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Edits The Angry Black, published by Lancer Books.

1963: Sissie is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Africa: Her History, Lands & People is published by Cooper Square Press. Writes pieces on politics and race in the United States and Europe for Holiday Magazine until 1966. Acts as Contributing Editor at Herald-Tribune Book Week until 1965.

1964: The Protectors, written for Harry Anslinger, is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. On Special Assignment in Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Zaire for Newsweek.

1965: Marries Lorrain Isaac on October 5th. This Is My Country Too is published by New American Library/World. Writes and narrates WNET's Omowale: The Child Returns Home on location in Nigeria.

1966: Co-producer/writer/narrator of WNET's The Creative Person: Henry Roth, on location in Spain.

1967: Third son, Adam J. Williams, is born. The Man Who Cried I Am is published by Little, Brown & Co. Edits Beyond the Angry Black, published by Cooper Square Press. Sweet Love, Bitter, adapted from Night Song, is made into a film by Film 2 Associates.

1968: Lecturer in Creative/Article Writing at the City College of New York, City University of New York, and Lecturer in Literature at the College of the Virgin Islands. Weekly interviewer of newsmakers on "Newsfront," including Erskine Caldwell, Muhammud Ali, and Eldridge Cleaver, for WNET Television (PBS).

1969: Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light is published by Little, Brown & Co.

1970: The King God Didn't Save: Martin Luther King, Jr. is published by Coward McCann. The Most Native of Sons: Richard Wright is published by Doubleday. Co-edits Amistad 1, published by Random House, with Charles Harris. Awarded the Centennial Medal For Outstanding Achievement from Syracuse University. Visiting Professor at Macalester College. Serves on the Editorial Board of Audience Magazine.

1971: Co-edits Amistad 2, published by Random House, with Charles Harris. Visits Grenada, West Indies, for the first time.*

1972: Captain Blackman is published by Doubleday. Regents Lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972, and Guest Writer at Sarah Lawrence College during the 1972-1973 academic year. Works as Contributing Editor at The American Journal until 1974.

1973: Flashbacks: A 20-Year Diary of Article Writing is published by Doubleday. Receives The Richard Wright-Jacques Roumain Award. Distinguished Professor at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York from 1973 to 1979.

1974: Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cooper Union during the 1974-1975 academic year. Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii during the Summer semester.

1975: Mothersill and the Foxes is published by Doubleday. Minorities in the City is published by Harper & Row.

1976: The Junior Bachelor Society is published by Doubleday.

1977: Works as Contributing Editor at Politicks. Awarded Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment For The Arts.

1978: Awarded Honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University. Visiting Professor at Boston University during the 1978-1979 academic year. Williams is contributing Editor for Y'bird #2, an Ishmael Reed/Al Young publication.

1979: Accepts position as Professor at Rutgers University.

1980: Works as Contributing Editor at the Journal of African Civilizations until 1988. Visits Grenada under new government and takes first trip to Kenya.*

1981: Last Flight From Ambo Ber is presented by Peoples Theater in Boston. The Sophisticated Gents mini-series, adapted from The Junior Bachelor Society, airs on NBC-TV.

1983: Last Flight From Ambo Ber is published by the American Association for Ethiopian Jews. Receives an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for!Click Song. Becomes United State Observer at the 23rd Premio Casa Awards in Santiago, Cuba.

1985: The Berhama Account is published by New Horizon Press, and the first edition of Introduction to Literature, co-edited with Gilbert Muller, is published by McGraw-Hill. Receives the New Jersey State Council On The Arts Award.

1986: Exxon Visiting Professor at New York University during the 1986-1987 academic year.

1987: Jacob's Ladder is published by Thunder's Mouth Press. Frequently writes opinion pieces on all topics for The Los Angeles Times until 1989. Receives Distinguished Writer Award from the Middle Atlantic Writers Association and the "Michael Award" from the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame. John A. Williams Archive established at the University of Rochester, and John A. Williams: An Exhibition is held at UR from November 1987 to April 1988. Williams' mother, Ola Page, dies.

1988: February 2 proclaimed as John Williams Day in the City of Syracuse, New York. Receives Citation from the City of Philadelphia. John A. Williams Archive Exhibit held at Syracuse University.

1989: Receives Carter G. Woodson Award from Mercy College. John A. Williams Archive Exhibit held at Rutgers University.

1990: Becomes Paul Robeson Professor of English at Rutgers University. Williams' father, John Henry Williams, dies.

1991: If I Stop I'll Die: The Comedy and Tragedy of Richard Pryor is published by Thunder's Mouth Press. August Forty-five is presented by Rutgers University.

1992: Way B(l)ack Then and Now: A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris, first edition, co-edited with Michel Fabre, is published by CEAA in Paris.

1994: Retires from Rutgers University. Bridges: Literature Across Cultures and Ways In: Approaches to Literature, both co-edited with Gilbert Muller, and Introduction to Literature, second edition, co-edited with Gilbert Muller, are published by McGraw-Hill. Visiting Professor at Bard College during 1994-95 academic year. Visiting Professor at the University of Houston.

1995: Receives Doctor of Letters from Syracuse University.

1996: Second edition of A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris, co-edited with Michel Fabre, is published by CEAA in Paris.

1998: Safari West is published by Hochelaga Press. Inducted into the National Literary Hall of Fame. Receives American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation forSafari West.

1999: Clifford's Blues is published by Coffee House Press. Vanqui libretto, commissioned by Opera Columbus and composed by Leslie Burrs, is performed in Columbus, Ohio, on October 15, 1999. Honored as the namesake of the John A. Williams Lecture otherlevel at Rutgers University.

2001: Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury.

2003: John A. Williams Archive Exhibit held at the University of Rochester. Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Rochester.

2015: John A. Williams dies Friday, July 3, 2015 in Paramus, N.J. at age 89 years. http://www.library.rochester.edu/news/remembering-john-a-williams.

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* Portion adapted from Gilbert Muller's John A. Williams Chronology.

Guide to the John A. Williams Papers

Scope and Content
These boxes contain correspondence filed alphabetically by the last name of the writer. Most of the letters are written to John A. Williams, and those written by a well-known writer, someone personally important to Williams, or authors of more than five pieces of correspondence have their own folder. Other writers can be found in alphabetical order by last name in the corresponding miscellaneous folder. In the case where an individual is affiliated with a company or institution and wrote the letter as a representative of that company or institution, the correspondence is filed under the name of the company or institution rather than the individual's name. Fan mail is filed alphabetically by last name under "Fan Mail." When a name appears in more than one entry, the name has been cross-referenced where applicable. A name may also be searched in the Correspondence database (for paper version, see Appendix B).

Manuscript and Printed Material by Williams

These boxes contain manuscript, typescript, and printed material authored by Williams. This includes manuscripts and typescripts from his novels, including:

His non-fiction books including:

His edited and co-edited works, including:

His plays, operas, and television scripts, including:

And his collections of poetry, including:

The archive also includes individual poems. It also includes publisher's foul matter and miscellaneous ephemera; manuscripts and typescripts from his published and unpublished articles, essays, reviews, short stories, and speeches; and the printed issues or clippings from the publications where these works appeared. See also Appendix C.

Also included in this collection are novels (boxes 52-89); non-fiction works (boxes 90-109); edited/co-edited works (110-123); plays, operas, television scripts, and treatments (boxes 124-129); poetry (boxes 130-132); other writierings (boxes 133-140); Works by Other Authors (boxes 141-154): These boxes contain a variety of manuscript and typescript material filed alphabetically by the author's last name. Items include works sent to John A. Williams for his review and comments; works written about Williams; and others that reflect Williams' interests, both personal and academic. See Appendix D for detailed entries. Where applicable, authors' names have been cross-referenced in the Correspondence database (Appendix B). Printed Material and Ephemera (boxes 155-160): This section contains printed material which relates to John A. Williams' life and career, including newspaper clippings about Williams, printed material from Williams' public appearances, notebooks, date books, calendars, schedules, printed material from his travels and teaching career, an African American miscellany, and other printed material related to Williams' interests. See Appendices E, F, and G for detailed entries. Financial/Legal/Medical/Personal Documents and Materials (boxes 161-164): This section contains personal and medical records and legal documents, such as book contracts, royalty statements, documents from organizations to which Williams belonged including meeting notes, financial statements, and internal correspondence, identification, membership, and business cards, hotel guest cards, and telegram credit cards. See Appendices G, H, and I for detailed entries. See also Williams Business correspondence. Ephemera and Memorabilia (boxes 165-174): This section contains non-printed items, such as photographs, video and audio tapes, awards, and a typewriter. See Appendices G, J and K for detailed entries. Oversized Ephemera (boxes 175-178): This section contains a variety of oversize printed and non-printed materials, including publisher's foul matter, publicity advertisements, awards and photographs. See Appendices C, F, G, J and K for detailed entries.

Arrangement
Box 1: Named correspondence relating to John A. Williams' Works: Novels.

Box 2: Named correspondence relating to John A. Williams' Works: Non-Fiction.

Box 3: Named correspondence relating to John A. Williams' Works: Edited/Co-Edited.

Box 4: Named correspondence relating to John A. Williams' Works: Poetry, Plays and Operas.

Box 5: Named correspondence relating to John A. Williams' Works: Articles, Essays, Short Stories, Introductions, and Afterwords.

Box 6: Named John A. Williams Business Correspondence.

Box 7: Named John A. Williams Family Correspondence.

Box 8: Named John A. Williams Family Correspondence: Parents, Aunts, and Uncles.

Box 9: Named John A. Williams Family Correspondence: Brother and Sisters (and Families).

Box 10: Named John A. Williams Family Correspondence: Children and Grandchildren.

Box 11: Named John A. Williams/Lorrain Isaac Family Correspondence.

Box 12: Named correspondence, "A".

Box 13: Named correspondence, "Ba" to "Bl".

Box 14: Named correspondence, "Bm" to "Bz".

Box 15: Named correspondence, "Ca" to "Ci".

Box 16: Named correspondence, "Cj" to "Cz".

Box 17: Named correspondence, "D".

Box 18: Named correspondence, "E".

Box 19: Named correspondence, "F".

Box 20: Named correspondence, Fan Mail.

Box 21: Named correspondence, "G".

Box 22: Named correspondence, "Ha" to "Hn".

Box 23: Named correspondence, Himes, Chester.

Box 24: Named correspondence, "Ho" to "Hz".

Box 25: Named correspondence, "I" to "J".

Box 26: Named correspondence, "K".

Box 27: Named correspondence, "La" to "Ln".

Box 28: Named correspondence, "Lo" to "Lz".

Box 29: Named correspondence, "Ma" to "Mh".

Box 30: Named correspondence, "Mi" to "Mor".

Box 31: Named correspondence, "Mos" to "Mz".

Box 32: Named correspondence, "N".

Box 33: Named correspondence, "O".

Box 34: Named correspondence, "Pa" to "Pn".

Box 35: Named correspondence, "Po" to "Pz".

Box 36: Named correspondence, "Q" to "Rom".

Box 37: Named correspondence, Reed, Ishmael (RECORDS SEALED).

Box 38: Named correspondence, "Ron" to "Rz".

Box 39: Named correspondence, Rutgers University.

Box 40: Named correspondence, "Sa" to "Sm".

Box 41: Named correspondence, "Sn" to "Sz".

Box 42: Named correspondence, "T".

Box 43: Named correspondence, "U".

Box 44: Named correspondence, "V" to "Will".

Box 45: Named correspondence, Williams, John A., to "A" to "F".

Box 46: Named correspondence, Williams, John A., to "G" to "M".

Box 47: Named correspondence, Williams, John A., to "N" to "S".

Box 48: Named correspondence, Williams, John A., to "T" to "Z".

Box 49: Named correspondence, "Wilm" to "Wz".

Box 50: Named correspondence, "X" to "Z".

Box 51: Correspondence, First Name Only.

Box 52: !Click Song (1982) - Excerpts

Box 53: !Click Song (1982)- Typescripts

Box 54: !Click Song (1982)- Typescripts, first revised draft

Box 55: !Click Song (1982)- Typescripts, second revised draft

Box 56: !Click Song (1982) - Typescripts, final revised draft

Box 57: !Click Song (1982) - Setting Typescripts

Box 58: !Click Song (1982) - Photocopies of Setting Typescripts

Box 59: !Click Song (1982) - Page proofs

Box 60: The Berhama Account (1985) - Typescripts and galleys

Box 61: Captain Blackman (1972) - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 62: Captain Blackman (1972) - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 63: Captain Blackman (1972) - Galleys

Box 64: Clifford's Blues (1999) - Manuscripts

Box 65: Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts

Box 66: Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts

Box 67: Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts

Box 68: Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts

Box 69: Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts

Box 70: Colleagues (unpublished ca. 1994) - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 71: Jacob's Ladder (1987) - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 72: Jacob's Ladder (1987) - Typescripts

Box 73: Jacob's Ladder (1987) - Page proofs

Box 74: The Junior Bachelor Society (1976) - Typescripts

Box 75: The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) - Typescripts

Box 76: The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) - Galleys

Box 77: The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) - Oversize - Page proofs

Box 78: Mothersill and the Foxes (1975) and One For New York/The Angry Ones (1960)- Typescripts

Box 79: Sissie Play (not performed, 1969/70)

Box 80: Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969) - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 81: Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969) - Galleys and screenplay

Box 82: !Click Song (1982) - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 83: Novels - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 84: Novels - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 85: Novels - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 86: Scrapbook - Oversize - Volume 1 (original).

Box 87: Scrapbook, Volume 1 (photocopy).

Box 88: Scrapbook - Oversize - Volume 2 (original).

Box 89: Scrapbook, Volume 2 (photocopy).

Box 90: Flashbacks (1973) - Typescript (arranged as published)

Box 91: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript

Box 91a: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript

Box 92: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript

Box 93: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Galleys

Box 94: The King God Didn't Save (1970) / Minorities in the City (1975) / This Is My Country Too (1965) - Typescript

Box 95: The Missing Face of Man/The Black People (unpublished) - Manuscript and Typescript

Box 96: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, first draft, first and second revision

Box 97: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, first draft, third and fourth revision

Box 99: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, second draft

Box 99: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, third draft

Box 100: Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 101: Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 102: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 103: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 104: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 105: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 106: The Missing Face of Man/The Black People (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 107: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 108: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 109: Non-Fiction Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 110: Amistad 1 (co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1970) - Typescript

Box 111:Amistad 2 (co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1971) - Typescript

Box 112: Amistad 2 (co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1971) - Oversize - Page proofs

Box 113: Beyond the Angry Black (edited by John A. Williams, New American Library, 1971) and Bridges: Literature Across Cultures(co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994) - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 114:Bridges: Literature Across Cultures (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994) - Page Proofs

Box 115: The Literature of Reportage(unpublished, co-edited with Lori Williams, 1979) - Typescripts

Box 116: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985) - Typescript and Galleys

Box 117: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985) - Galleys

Box 118: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985) - Oversize - Page proofs

Box 119: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Second Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1995) - Page Proofs

Box 120: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Second Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1995) - Page Proofs

Box 121: A Street Guide to African-Americans in Paris, (co-edited with Michel Fabre, 1992, 1996) - Typescripts

Box 122: Ways In: Approaches to Reading and Writing About Literature (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994) - Typescripts and galleys

Box 123: Edited/Co-edited Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 124: Last Flight From Ambo Ber (1981, 1983) - Manuscript and Typescripts

Box 125: Vanqui (1999) - Typescript

Box 126: Vanqui (1999) - Piano and Vocal Scores

Box 127: Vanqui (1999) - Piano and Vocal Scores

Box 128: Plays, Operas, Television Scripts, and Treatments - Typescript

Box 129: Plays, Television Scripts, and Operas - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter

Box 130: Safari West (1998) - Typescripts, arranged chronologically

Box 131: Safari West (1998) - Individual poems alphabetically arranged

Box 132: Poems (1953) and Miscellaneous Poetry - Manuscript, Typescript, and Miscellaneous Ephemera

Box 133: Short Stories - Typescripts

Box 134: Articles and Essays - Typescripts and Printed Material, "A" to "H", Miscellaneous, arranged by Publication

Box 135: Articles and Essays - Typescripts and Printed Material, "I" to "P", Miscellaneous, arranged by Publication

Box 136: Articles and Essays - Typescripts and Printed Material, "Q" to "Z", Miscellaneous, arranged by Publication

Box 137: Articles and Essays - Manuscripts and Typescripts, Unpublished or Publication Unknown

Box 138: Speeches - Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 139: Reviews - Typescripts and Printed Material, sorted by date

Box 140: Introductions and Afterwords - Typescripts and Printed Material

Box 141: A - E, Miscellaneous

Box 142: Ballard, Allen B.

Box 143: Boyd, Herb

Box 144: Carney, Vaughn A.

Box 145: F - G, Miscellaneous

Box 146: H - Mc, Miscellaneous

Box 147: Himes, Chester

Box 148: Kirschenbaum, Blossom

Box 149: Md - O, Miscellaneous

Box 150: Nunez-Harrell, Elizabeth

Box 151: P - Sc, Miscellaneous

Box 152: Sd - Z, Miscellaneous

Box 153: Williams, Dennis

Box 154: Williams, Lori

Box 155: Printed Articles About John A. Williams, sorted by Publication (see Appendix E for complete details).

Box 156: Printed Articles About John A. Williams, sorted by Publication (see Appendix E for complete details).

Box 157: Public Appearances and Publicity, sorted by Event name (see Appendix F for complete details).

Box 158: Miscellaneous Ephemera - African American miscellany; bibliographic materials; datebooks, notebooks and schedules; teaching career; travel; and other ephemera

Box 159: Miscellaneous Ephemera - Washington Spectator publication

Box 160: Miscellaneous Ephemera - Third World Week publication

Box 161: Book Contracts

Box 162: Royalty Statements (sorted alphabetically by Publisher)

Box 163: Documents from Organizations to which John A. Williams belonged

Box 164: Identification Cards, Badges, and Other Personal Documents and Materials

Box 165: Awards and Honors (see also Box 175)

Box 166: Buttons and Pins

Box 167: Audio/Visual Material: Sophisticated Gents; Sweet Love, Bitter.(video)

Box 168: Audio/Visual Material: The Joe Hunter Show.(video)

Box 169: Audio/Visual Material: Interviews, Lectures, and Readings. (video)

Box 170: Audio/Visual Material: Miscellaneous. (LP's, Audiocassettes, Compact Discs)

Box 171 (inside Box 4): Audio/Visual Material: If I Stop I'll Die research; Miscellaneous interviews. (Audiocassettes)

Box 172 (inside Box 4): Audio/Visual Material: Miscellaneous Readings and Interviews. (Audiocassettes)

Box 173 (inside Box 4): Audio/Visual Material: Vanqui Opera recordings (Compact Discs)

Box 174: Typewriter

Box 175: Miscellaneous publisher's foul matter and advertisements

Box 176: Miscellaneous publisher's foul matter and publicity

Box 177: Photographs

Box 178: Photograph Album

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Bibliography of Williams' Published Works

Appendix B: Correspondence

Appendix C: Works - Miscellaneous Ephemera

Appendix D: Works By Other Authors

Appendix E: Printed Articles about John A. Williams

Appendix F: Public Appearances and Publicity

Appendix G: Miscellaneous Ephemera

Appendix H: Book Contracts and Royalty Statements

Appendix I: Organizations To Which John A. Williams Belonged

Appendix J: Awards and Honors

Appendix K: Photographs

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Content List
Series I: Named correspondence
Relating to John A. Williams' novels
Box 1, Folder 1!Click Song
Box 1, Folder 2The Berhama Account
Box 1, Folder 3Captain Blackman
Box 1, Folder 4Clifford's Blues
Box 1, Folder 5Colleagues
Box 1, Folder 6Jacob's Ladder
Box 1, Folder 7The Junior Bachelor Society/Sophisticated Gents
Box 1, Folder 14Mothersill and the Foxes
Box 1, Folder 15Night Song.
Box 1, Folder 16Sissie.
Relating to John A. Williams' works: non-fiction
Box 2, Folder 1Flashbacks.
Box 2, Folder 20The Most Native of Sons: Richard Wright.
Box 2, Folder 21Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of X, A - Z, Miscellaneous.
Box 2, Folder 22This Is My Country Too.
Relating to John A. Williams' works: edited/co-edited
Box 3, Folder 14Street Guide to African Americans in Paris.
Relating to John A. Williams' works: poetry, plays, operas
Box 4, Folder 1Safari West.
Box 4, Folder 2Last Flight From Ambo Ber.
Relating to John A. Williams' works: articles, essays, short stories, introductions, and afterwords
Box 5, Folder 1Erotique Noire/Black Erotica
Portrait of a City: Syracuse
Box 5, Folder 2A - Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A
Box 5, Folder 3Williams, John A., to A - Z, Miscellaneous
Business correspondence
Auto
Box 6A - Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A
Box 6, Folder 1Williams, John A., to A - Z, Miscellaneous
Box 6, Folder 10Personal
Family correspondence
Box 7, Folder 1Williams, John A., to Page, Ola May Jones Williams
Box 7, Folder 2Williams, John A., to Williams, John Henry
Box 7, Folder 3Williams, John A., to Bennett, Ruth
Box 7, Folder 4Williams, John A., to Musick, Helen
Box 7, Folder 5Williams, John A., to Williams, Joe
Box 7, Folder 6Williams, John A., to Williams, Adam J.
Box 7, Folder 7Williams, John A., to Williams, Dennis A. and Family
Box 7, Folder 8Williams, John A., to Williams, Gregory D. and Family
Box 7, Folder 9Williams, John A., to Williams, Lorrain [Isaac]
Box 7, Folder 10Williams, John A., to Miscellaneous
Parents, Aunts, and Uncles
Page, Ola May Jones Williams, to Williams, John A.
Box 8, Folder 11965 - 1970
Box 8, Folder 21971 - 1972
Box 8, Folder 31973 - 1974
Box 8, Folder 41975 - 1977
Box 8, Folder 51978 - 1979
Box 8, Folder 61980 - 1981
Box 8, Folder 71982 - 1983
Box 8, Folder 81984 - 1986
Box 8, Folder 9Miscellaneous
Box 8, Folder 10Page, Elizabeth (and Fred) and Ann, to Williams, John A.
Box 8, Folder 11Jones Family Reunion to Williams, John A.
Box 8, Folder 12Williams, John Henry, to Williams, John A., 1977 - 1992
Box 8, Folder 13Williams, John Henry, Miscellaneous/Undated
Box 8, Folder 13Miscellaneous to Williams, John A.
Brother and Sisters (and Families)
Bennett, Ruth [Williams], to Williams, John A.
Box 9, Folder 1undated and 1965 - 1989
Box 9, Folder 21990 - 2002
Box 9, Folder 3Coleman, Monique [Williams] and Willie, to Williams, John A.
Box 9, Folder 4Musick, Helen [Williams], to Williams, John A.
Box 9, Folder 5Musick, Melvin, to Williams, John A.
Box 9;
Box 6
Adkins-Beavers, Marietta [Musick], to Williams, John A.
Box 9, Folder 7Williams, Joe, to Williams, John A.
Children and Grandchildren
Box 10, Folder 1Williams, Adam J., to Williams, John A.
Box 10, Folder 2Williams, Adam J., Miscellaneous
Williams, Dennis A., to Williams, John A.
Box 10, Folder 31965 - 1971
Box 10, Folder 41972 - 1973
Box 10, Folder 51974 - Present
Box 10, Folder 6Miscellaneous
Box 10, Folder 7Williams, Margo and David, to Williams, John A.
Box 10, Folder 8Williams, Gregory D., to Williams, John A.
Box 10, Folder 9Williams, Gregory D., Miscellaneous
Box 10, Folder 10Williams, John Gregory and Nancy, to Williams, John A.
John A. Williams/Lorrain Isaac Family Correspondence
Box 11, Folder 1Williams, Lorrain Isaac, to Williams, John A.
Box 11, Folder 2Roig, Rafe and Jacie, to Williams, John A. and Lori
Box 11, Folder 3Tarr, Deni and Dannie, to Williams, John A. and Lori
Box 11, Folder 4A - Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A. and Lori
Alphabetical correspondence
Box 12, Folder 1Aa - Ac, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 2Aaron, Chester, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 3Achebe, Chinua, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 4Ad - Ah, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 5Ai - Al, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 6Allen, Sam, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 7Alpert, Herbert (Hecky) Ettarae, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 8Am, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 9American Visions, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 10American Writers Theatre Foundation, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 11An - As, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 12At - Az, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 13Author's Guild, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 14Autograph, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 12, Folder 15Avant, Clarence A., to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 1Ba - Bd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 2Banks, Harry, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 3Baraka, Imamu Amiri (Le Roi Jones), to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 4Bard College, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 5Baruch College, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 6Be, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 7Bearden, Romare and Nanette, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 8Beauchemin, Raymond and Janice, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 9Berger, Graenum and Emma, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 10Bf - Bl, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 11Binder, Wolfgang, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 14Black History Museum Committee, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 15Black Writers, to Williams, John A.
Box 13, Folder 16Bleakney, Art, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 1Bm - Bo, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 2Bontemps, Arna, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 3Boston University, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 4Bp - Bri, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 5Brandt and Brandt, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 6Brazil, Percy and Gladys, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 7Brj - Bro, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 8Brooks, Gwendolyn, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 9Brown, Elizabeth (Neno) Edward, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 10Browne, William (Bill), to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 11Brp - Bz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 12Bruccoli, Matthew J., to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 13Bullins, Ed, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 14Burgess, Francoise, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 15Burrs, Leslie, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 16Burrs, Leslie, Miscellaneous.
Box 14, Folder 17Burton, J. Anthony, to Williams, John A.
Box 14, Folder 18Bush, Martin, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 1Caa - Cap, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 2Cappuccilli Lovetti, Joanna, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 3Caq - Car, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 4Carney, Vaughn A., to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 5Carter, Carol, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 6Carter, Mary, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 7Cas - Caz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 8Cash, Earl, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 9Cb - Ce, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 10Cf - Cha, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 11Chang Hermann, Diana, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 12Chb - Chn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 13Chiles, Bill and Ruth, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 14Cho - Ci, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 15Chorover, Stephan L., to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 16Cinque Gallery, to Williams, John A.
Folder 15, Folder 17-18City University of New York
Box 16, Folder 1Cj - Cl, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 2Clemens, Cyril, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 3Clemons, Dolores, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 4Cm - Col, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 5Coffee House Press, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 6-7College Language Association
Box 16, Folder 8Collins, Marie M., to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 9Columbia University, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 10Com, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 11Con - Coo, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 12Conference on Literature the Urban Experience, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 13Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (CCLM), to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 14Cop - Cq, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 15Corbin, Steven, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 16Couchman, Gordon, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 17Couchman, Jeffrey, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 18Coward-McCann, Inc., to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 19Cr, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 16, Folder 20Cs - Cz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 1Da - Dd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 2Daley, Joseph, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 3Danby, John B., to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 4Danner, Margaret, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 5Dea - Dej, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 6DeJongh, James L., to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 7Dek - Dez, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 8DePalma, Anthony, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 9DeVaney, Mark, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 10Df - Dn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 11Dial Press, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 12Dixon, Richard, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 13Do, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 14Doubleday Co., to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 15Dp - Dt, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 16Dua - Duk, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 17, Folder 17Dul - Dz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 1Ea - Ek, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 2Eichelberger, Diane, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 3El - Em, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 4Ellis, Trey, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 5Elman, Richard, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 6En, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 7Engels, John, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 8Eo - Eu, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 9Estes-Hicks, Onita, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 10Europa Verlag, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 11Ev - Ez, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 12Evans, Amina Marix, to Williams, John A.
Box 18, Folder 13Eyre Spottiswoode, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 1Fa, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 2Fabre, Michel, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 3Fair, Ron, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 12Fb - Fe, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 13Feder, Chris and Irwin, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 14Ff - Fi, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 15Fj - Fn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 16Flanagan, Jim, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 17Fo, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 18Foley, Barbara, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 19Foreman, Farrell, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 20Fox, Timothy, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 21Fp - Ft, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 22Fu - Fz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 19, Folder 23Fuller, Hoyt, to Williams, John A.
Box 20Fan Mail, A-Z, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 1Ga - Gd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 2Gaines, Ernest, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 3Gallery of Greats, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 4Gander, Rod and Isabel, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 5Garth, David, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 6Gayle, Addison, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 7Gg - Gh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 8Gi - Gn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 9Go, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 10Gold, Don, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 11Goldleaf, Steven, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 12Good, Paul and Ruth, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 13Gp - Gr, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 14Graham, Leroy, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 15Graves, Bradford and Verna, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 16Greene, Marjorie, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 17Gregory, George and Helen (Mickey), to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 18Grooms, Tony, to Williams, John A.
Box 21, Folder 19Gs - Gz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 1Haa - Ham, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 2Hadas, Rachael, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 3Han - Harl, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 4Harm - Harz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 5Harper, Michael, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 6Harrison, Homer, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 7Hartley, Arnold, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 8Hartley, Howson (Hap) and Ruth, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 9Has - Hd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 16He - Hh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 17Hernton, Calvin, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 18Hi - Hn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 22, Folder 19Hill Publishing Co., to Williams, John A.
Himes, Chester
Box 23, Folder 11960 - 1964
Box 23, Folder 21965 - 1969
Box 23, Folder 31970 - 1974
Box 23, Folder 41975 - 1990
Box 23, Folder 5Photocopies of correspondence (incomplete)
Box 23, Folder 6Miscellaneous biographical material
Box 24, Folder 1Ho - Ht, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 2Hodges, Graham, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 3Hogenson, Barbara, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 4Hollander, Ron, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 5Houghton Mifflin Co., Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 6Houghton Mifflin Co., Joseph, Ellen, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 7Howard University, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 8Howard University Press, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 9Hu - Hz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 10Hughes, Langston, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 11Humanist, to Williams, John A.
Box 24, Folder 17Hutson, Bill, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 1I, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 2Inada, Lawson F., to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 3Ja - Jh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 4Jackson, Cliff, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 5Jackson, Marj, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 6Jaffe, Harold, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 7Jahiel, Sandra and Roland, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 8James, Charles, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 9Jamison, Elaine, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 10Jellins, Ethel, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 11Ji - Jon, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 12Johnson, Alice E., Memorial Fund, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 13Johnson, Charles (Chuck), to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 14Joo - Jz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 25, Folder 15Judson, June, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 1Ka - Kh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 2Kaplow, Lawrence (Larry), to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 3Ki - Kn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 4Killens, John Oliver, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 9Kitman, Marvin, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 10Ko - Kz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 11Koolish, Lynda, to Williams, John A.
Box 26, Folder 12Koy, Christopher, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 1Laa - Lan, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 4Lakeview Public Library, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 5Lao - Ld, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 6Le - Lh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 7Lee, Audrey, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 8Lee, Robert, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 9Leedom-Ackerman, Joanne, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 10Leigh, Ria and Tim, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 11Lenz, Gunter, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 12Levine, Philip and Franny, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 13Lewis, Hylan, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 14Li - Ln, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 15Lim, Shirley, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 16Linden Deutsch, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 17Lindover, Sally, to Williams, John A.
Little, Brown Co.
Box 27, Folder 18Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 27, Folder 19Howland, Llewelyn, to Williams, John A., 1968 - 1969
Box 27, Folder 20Howland, Llewelyn, to Williams, John A., 1970 - 1977
Box 27, Folder 21Sions, Harry, to Williams, John A.
Box 28, Folder 1Lo - Lt, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 28, Folder 2Lomax, Sam Phil, to Williams, John A.
Box 28, Folder 3Lowe, Sue Davidson, to Williams, John A.
Box 28, Folder 4Lu - Lz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 28, Folder 5Lucy Kroll Agency, to Williams, John A.
Box 28, Folder 6Lynds, Dennis (and Sheila), to Williams, John A., 1965 - 1985
Box 28, Folder 7Lynds, Dennis and Gayle, to Williams, John A., 1986 - Present
Box 29, Folder 1Maa - Mae, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 2Macalester College, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 3Mack, John, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 4Maf - Man, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 5Maiorana, Ron and Phyllis, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 6Major, Clarence, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 7Mao - Mar, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 8Martin Luther King School, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 9Maryland State Department of Education, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 10Marzani, Carl and Charlotte, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 11Mas - Maz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 12Matterassi, Mario, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 13Mb - McG, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 14McBride, James (Jim), to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 15McGovern Scheiner, Ann, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 16McH - Md, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 17McKie, John R. and Mayers, Susan, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 18McReynolds, John, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 19Me - Mh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 20Meaddough, Raymond, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 21Mellen, Joan (and Ralph), to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 22Melville Society, to Williams, John A.
Box 29, Folder 23Menn, Thorpe and Helen, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 1Mia - Mid, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 2Miami Book Fair International, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 5Mie - Mil, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 10Mim - Mn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 11Mitgang, Herbert, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 12Moa - Mom, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 13Modern Language Association, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 14Mon - Moo, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 15Monthly Review, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 16Moonstone (Robins, Larry), to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 17Mop - Mor, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 18Morgan, Thomas B. and Mary, to Williams, John A.
Box 30, Folder 19Morrison, Toni, to Williams, John A.
Box 31, Folder 1Mos - Moz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 31, Folder 2Motola, Gabriel and Fran, to Williams, John A.
Box 31, Folder 3Mp - Mz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 31, Folder 4Muller, Gilbert, to Williams, John A.
Box 31, Folder 5Murray, Richard, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 1Na - Nd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 2Nadel, Allan, to Williams, John A.
Narotsky, Norman, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 3Undated - 1979
Box 32, Folder 41980 - 1989
Box 32, Folder 51990 - Present
Box 32, Folder 6National Council of Teachers of English, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 7Nea - Newk, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 8Neugeboren, Jay, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 9New American Library, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 10Newark Museum, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 11Newg - Newr, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 12Newgarden, Al, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 13New Jersey State Council on the Arts, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 14News - Nh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 15New York Book Fair, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 16New York Public Library, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 17New York Times, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 18New York University, to Williams, John A.
Box 32, Folder 19Ni - Nz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 33, Folder 1Oa - Om, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 33, Folder 2O'Brien, John, to Williams, John A.
Box 33, Folder 3O'Grady, Gerald, to Williams, John A.
Box 33, Folder 4On - Oz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 1Paa - Paq, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 2Par - Pd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 3Parks, Gordon and Toni, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 4Pawelski, Terri, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 5Pea - Peo, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 6PEN American Center, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 7PEN American Center, Miscellaneous.
Box 34, Folder 8Pep - Ph, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Phippen, Sanford (Sandy), to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 91969 - 1989
Box 34, Folder 101990 - 1994
Box 34, Folder 111995 - 1999
Box 34, Folder 122000 - Present (empty as of March 2003)
Box 34, Folder 13Pi - Pn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 34, Folder 14Picard, Alan, to Williams, John A.
Box 35, Folder 1Po, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 35, Folder 2Poets Writers, to Williams, John A.
Poller, Nidra, to Williams, John A.
Box 35, Folder 3Undated - 1992
Box 35, Folder 41993 - Present
Box 35, Folder 5Pp - Pz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 35, Folder 6Present Tense, Polner, Murray, to Williams, John A.
Box 35, Folder 7Prins Prins, to Williams, John A.
Box 35, Folder 8Prix de Rome, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 1Q, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 2Ra - Rd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 3Rabinowitz Foundation, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 4Rampersad, Arnold, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 5Ramsey, Priscilla and Alan, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 6Rapoport, Louis, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 7Rea - Reh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 8Reader's Digest, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 9Rei - Rh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 10Reid, Margaret, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 11Reilly, John (Tim), to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 12Ri - Rn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 13Roa - Rom, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 14Ro, Sigmund, to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 15Robeson, Paul, to Williams, John A.
Robinson, William (Bill), to Williams, John A.
Box 36, Folder 161990 - 1995
Box 36, Folder 171996 - 2000
Box 36, Folder 182001 - Present
Box 36, Folder 19Rockfeller Foundation, to Williams, John A.
Reed, Ishmael, to Williams, John A. (RECORDS SEALED)
Box 37, Folder 1Undated - 1969
Box 37, Folder 21970 - 1971
Box 37, Folder 31972 - 1974
Box 37, Folder 41975 - 1979
Box 37, Folder 51980 - 1982
Box 37, Folder 61983 - 1989
Box 37, Folder 71990 - Present
Box 38, Folder 1Ron - Rz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 38, Folder 2Roth, Henry and Muriel, to Williams, John A.
Rudin, Jim, to Williams, John A.
Box 38, Folder 31970 - 1989
Box 38, Folder 41990 - Present
Rutgers University
Box 39, Folder 1A - H, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 39, Folder 2J - P, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 39, Folder 3Q - S, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 39, Folder 4T - Z and First Name Only, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 1Sa - Sb, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 2Salamand, Francoise, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 3Sameth, Joe, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 4San Francisco State University, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 5Sarah Lawrence College, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 6Sc - Sd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 7Scheiner, Martin L., to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 8Schneider, Joe, to Williams, John A.
Schomberg Center, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 91979 - 1989
Box 40, Folder 101990 - Present
Box 40, Folder 11Schroeder, Aribert, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 12Scoppetta, Nicholas and Susan, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 13Se - Sil, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 14Shapiro, Harvey, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 15Sharp, Lionel, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 16Siegel, Rosalie, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 17Sim - Siz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 18Sj - Sm, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 40, Folder 19Smith, Winston, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 1Sn - Ss, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 2Soyinka, Wole, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 3Sta - Sto, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 4Stam, David, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 5State University of New York at Old Westbury, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 6Stone, Chuck, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 7Stp - Stz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 8-9Studio Museum in Harlem
Box 41, Folder 10Su - Sz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 11Syracuse Que Reunion, to Williams, John A.
Syracuse University
Box 41, Folder 12A - F, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 13G - J, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 14K - P, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 41, Folder 15Q - Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 1Ta - Td, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 2Te - Tg, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Teaneck
Box 42, Folder 3Education, Board of Education, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 4Education, Public Schools, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 5Education, Whittier School, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 6Government, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 7Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 8Township, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 9Th, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 10Thunder's Mouth Press, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 11Ti - Tq, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 12Tr - Tz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 13Transafrica, to Williams, John A.
Box 42, Folder 14Transatlantic Passages Conference, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 1Ua - Unit, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 2Uniu - University of Iowa, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 3University of California, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 4University of Hawaii, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 5University of Houston, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 6University of Maine - University of Vermont, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 7University of Massachusetts at Amherst, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 8University of Mississippi, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 9University of Mississippi, Mississippi Writers, to Williams, John A.
University of Rochester
Box 43, Folder 10A - Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 16Peek, Richard, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 17Rugg, Roberta, to Williams, John A.
Box 43, Folder 18Uniw - Uz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 1V, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 2VanVechten, Carl, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 3W - Wad, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 4Wae - Wd, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 5Wakoski, Diane, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 6Washington, Johnny, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 7Wea - Wek, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 8Wel - Wez, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 9Wf - Wh, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 10Wheeler, Tom, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 11Who's Who, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 12Wia - Wilk, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 13Wideman, John Edgar, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 14Will, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 44, Folder 15Williams, Chancellor, to Williams, John A.
Williams, John A., to "A" to "Z"
Box 45, Folder 1-3Aa - Az, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 4Ba - Barc, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 5Bard College
Box 45, Folder 6-7Bard - Bo, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 8Boston University
Box 45, Folder 9Bp - Bz, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 10-14C - Cz, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 15-16Da - Dot, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 17Doubleday Co.
Box 45, Folder 18Dou - Dz, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 19-21Ea - Ez, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 22F, Miscellaneous
Box 45, Folder 23Fabre, Michel
Box 45, Folder 24Farrar, Straus Giroux
Box 46, Folder 1-2Ga - Gq, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 3Gr, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 4Gs - Gz, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 5-6Ha - Him, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 7Himes, Chester
Box 46, Folder 8Hin - Hok, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 9Hogenson, Barbara
Box 46, Folder 10Hol - Hz, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 11Hunter, Joe
Box 46, Folder 12I, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 13-14Ja - Jz, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 15-17Ka - Kz, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 18-20La - Ln, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 21Little, Brown Co.
Box 46, Folder 22Lo - Lz, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 23-26Ma - Mik, Miscellaneous
Box 46, Folder 27Meaddough, Ray, III
Box 46, Folder 28Middleton, Sam
Box 46, Folder 29-31Mil - Mz, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 1-3Na - Nz, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 4O, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 5-6Pa - Ph, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 7Pi - Q, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 8Ra - Re, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 9Reed, Ishmael
Box 47, Folder 10-11Rf - Rz, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 12Rutgers University
Box 47, Folder 13-16Saa - Sh, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 17Schwartzman, Myron
Box 47, Folder 18Si - Sx, Miscellaneous
Box 47, Folder 19Siegal, Rosalie
Box 47, Folder 20Sy - Sz, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 1Ta - Th, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 2Thunder's Mouth Press
Box 48, Folder 3Ti - Tz, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 4Ua - University of B, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 5University of C - University of L, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 6University of California
Box 48, Folder 7University of M - Uz, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 8University of Massachusetts
University of Rochester
Box 48, Folder 15A - Z, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 16Peek, Richard
Box 48, Folder 17V, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 18-20W - Wz, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 21X, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 22Y, Miscellaneous
Box 48, Folder 23Z, Miscellaneous
Box 49, Folder 1Wilm - Wn, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 49, Folder 2Winkler, Peter and MaryAnna, to Williams, John A.
Box 49, Folder 3Winslow, Henry, to Williams, John A.
Box 49, Folder 4Wo - Wz, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 49, Folder 5Wright, Richard and Ellen, to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 1X, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 2Y, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 3Yates, Richard, to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 4Young, Al, to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 5Young, Nancy E., to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 6Yudain, Carol, to Williams, John A.
Box 50, Folder 7Z, Miscellaneous, to Williams, John A.
First name only correspondence
Box 51, Folder 1-7Letters to Williams, John A.
Box 51, Folder 8Williams, John A., to A - Z, Miscellaneous.
Series II: Manuscripts and printed material: novels
!Click Song (1982)
Excerpts
Box 52, Folder 1"Beginnings," Ch. 3, 4, 17
Box 52, Folder 2"Middles," Ch. 12, titled "Cato Goes to College"
Box 52, Folder 3"Endings," Ch. 15
Box 53: Typescripts (CHECK ABOUT THIS FOLDER)
1. Original typescript pages, from various drafts, with manuscript revisions, miscellaneous pages.
2. Carbon typescript, from various drafts, with manuscript revisions, incomplete. From "Beginnings."
3. Carbon typescript, from various drafts, with manuscript revisions, incomplete. From "Middles."
4. Carbon typescript, from various drafts, with manuscript revisions, incomplete. From "Endings," Ch. 1-8.
5. Carbon typescript, from various drafts, with manuscript revisions, incomplete. From "Endings," Ch. 9-16.
6. Photocopied typescript, original draft, with manuscript revisions. From "Beginnings," through page 248, incomplete.
7. Photocopied typescript, original draft, with manuscript revisions. From "Middles," pages 249 - 421, incomplete.
8. Photocopied typescript, original draft, with manuscript revisions. From "Endings," pages 422 - 497, incomplete.
Photocopied typescripts, first revised draft
Box 54, Folder 1"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 1 - 107
Box 54, Folder 2"Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 19, pages 108 - 247
Box 54, Folder 3"Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 334
Box 54, Folder 4"Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 335 - 427
Box 54, Folder 5"Endings," Ch. 1 - 7 (first part of Ch. 7), pages 428 - 505
Photocopied typescripts, second revised draft
Box 55, Folder 1"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 1 - 107
Box 55, Folder 2"Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 19, pages 108 - 247
Box 55, Folder 3"Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 334
Box 55, Folder 4"Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 335 - 427
Box 55, Folder 5"Endings," Ch. 1 - 8, pages 428 - 534 (no page 437, does not exist)
Box 55, Folder 6"Endings," Ch. 9 - 16, pages 535 - 654
Carbon typescripts, final revised draft
Box 56, Folder 1"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 1 - 107
Box 56, Folder 2"Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 19, pages 108 - 247
Box 56, Folder 3"Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 334
Box 56, Folder 4"Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 335 - 427
Box 56, Folder 5"Endings," Ch. 1 - 8, pages 428 - 534
Box 56, Folder 6"Endings," Ch. 9 - 16, pages 535 - 654
Setting typescripts, original and photocopy
Box 57, Folder 1"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 1 - 107
2. Setting typescript, original and photocopy, with editor's manuscript revisions, "Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 20, pages 108 - 247.
3. Setting typescript, original and photocopy, with editor's manuscript revisions, "Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 333.
4. Setting typescript, original and photocopy, with editor's manuscript revisions, "Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 334 - 428.
5. Setting typescript, original and photocopy, with editor's manuscript revisions, "Endings," Ch. 1 - 8, pages 429 - 537.
6. Setting typescript, original and photocopy, with editor's manuscript revisions, "Endings," Ch. 9 - 16, pages 538 - 662.
Box 57
!Click Song (1982) - Setting Typescripts
Box 58
!Click Song (1982) - Photocopies of Setting Typescripts
Folders
1. Photocopy of setting typescript, "The Cusp" and "Beginnings," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 1 - 107.
2. Photocopy of setting typescript, "Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 20, pages 108 - 247.
3. Photocopy of setting typescript, "Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 333.
4. Photocopy of setting typescript, "Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 334 - 428.
5. Photocopy of setting typescript, "Endings," Ch. 1 - 8, pages 429 - 537.
6. Photocopy of setting typescript, "Endings," Ch. 9 - 16, pages 538 - 662.
Box 59
!Click Song (1982) - Page proofs
Folders
1. Page proof, photocopy, "The Cusp" and "Beginnings," pages 1 - [174].
2. Page proof, photocopy, "Middles," pages 175 - [288].
3. Page proof, photocopy, "Endings," pages 289 - 430 (missing page 375).
4. Author's page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, "The Cusp" and "Beginnings," pages 1 - [174].
5. Author's page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, "Middles," pages 175 - [288].
6. Author's page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, "Endings," pages 289 - 430.
Box 60
The Berhama Account (1985) - Typescripts and galleys
Folders
1. Carbon Typescript, original version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 1-6, pgs. 1-111.
2. Carbon Typescript, original version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 7-11, pgs. 112-210.
3. Carbon Typescript, original version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 12-15, pgs. 211-289.
4. Original and Carbon Typescript, revised version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 1-6, pgs. 1-111.
5. Carbon Typescript, revised version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 7-11, pgs. 112-210.
6. Carbon Typescript, revised version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 12-15, pgs. 211-289.
7. Photocopied Typescript, final revised version, with page number revisions; Ch. 1-6, pgs. 1-108.
8. Photocopied Typescript, final revised version, with page number revisions; Ch. 7-11, pgs. 109- 208.
9. Photocopied Typescript, final revised version, with page number revisions; Ch. 12-15, pgs. 109- 208.
10. Photocopies of galleys. Ch. 1, pgs. 1-8; Ch. 3, pgs. 34-39.
Box 61
Captain Blackman (1972) - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. Original Typescript, first draft, with manuscript revisions. Parts 1 and 2, pgs. 1 - 152.
2. Original Typescript, first draft, with manuscript revisions. Part 3, pgs. 153 - 246.
3. Original Typescript, first draft, with manuscript revisions. Part 4, pgs. 247 - 370. (Page 305 is missing.)
Box 62
Captain Blackman (1972) - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. Carbon Typescript, second draft, "work copy," with manuscript revisions. Parts 1 and 2, pgs. 1 - 142.
2. Carbon Typescript, second draft, "work copy," with manuscript revisions. Parts 3 and 4, pgs. 142A - 233.
3. Carbon Typescript, second draft, "work copy," with manuscript revisions. Parts 5 and 6, pgs. 234 - 359.
4. Original Typescript, second draft, setting copy, with additional editor's (copy edit) revisions, Parts 1 and 2, pgs. 1 - 142.
5. Original Typescript, second draft, setting copy, with additional editor's (copy edit) revisions, Parts 3 and 4, pgs. 142A - 233.
6. Original Typescript, second draft, setting copy, with additional editor's (copy edit) revisions, Parts 5 and 6, pgs. 234 - 359.
Box 63
Captain Blackman (1972) - Galleys
Folders
1. Galleys, reader's set, with editor's (copy edit) manuscript revisions, 120 pages.
2. Galleys, author's set, with editor's (copy edit) manuscript revisions, 113 pages.
Box 64
Clifford's Blues (1999) - Manuscripts
Folders
1. Manuscript pages of sections of version titled The Book Without Title, [from Chapters 1 - 10].
2. Manuscript pages of sections of version titled The Book Without Title, [from Chapters 11 - 20, incomplete].
3. Manuscript pages of sections of version titled The Book Without Title, [from Chapters 21 - 35, incomplete].
4. Manuscript pages of sections of version titled The Book Without Title - chronologies, inserted pages, and corrections.
Box 65
Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Drafts of Chapter 1 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 11 drafts.
2. Drafts of Chapter 2 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 drafts.
3. Drafts of Chapter 3 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 drafts.
4. Drafts of Chapter 4 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 drafts.
5. Drafts of Chapter 5 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 drafts.
6. Drafts of Chapter 6 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 drafts.
7. Drafts of Chapter 7 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 drafts.
8. Drafts of Chapter 8 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 8 drafts.
9. Drafts of Chapter 9 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 drafts.
10. Drafts of Chapter 10 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 drafts.
11. Drafts of Chapter 11 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 drafts. Includes original typescript of song by Clifford titled, "Along the River Amper" (or "Amper River Blues").
12. Drafts of Chapter 12 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 drafts.
13. Drafts of Chapter 13 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 6 drafts. Includes photocopied typescript of song titled, "The Peat Bog Soldiers."
Box 66
Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Drafts of Chapter 15 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 drafts (continuation of previous box).
2. Drafts of Chapter 17 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 drafts.
3. Drafts of Chapter 19 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 drafts.
4. Drafts of Chapter 24 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 drafts.
5. Drafts of Chapter 25 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 drafts.
6. Draft of Chapter [27] of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, 1 draft.
7. Draft of Chapter 40 of version titled The Book Without Title, original typescript, 1 draft.
8. Drafts of Chapter 41 of version titled The Book Without Title, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 drafts.
9. Excerpts of sections of The Book Without Title labeled by John A. Williams as "Adnotes," original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 Adnotes excerpts.
10. Excerpts of several sections of various versions, photocopied typescript, 55 pages (miscellaneous page numbers renumbered 1 - 55, perhaps compiled for a reading by Williams or a published excerpt of the novel?)
11. Introduction to "Love," a published excerpt (1988) from Chapter 8 of The Book Without Title, Carbon typescript, 4 pages.
Box 67
Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 10, pgs. 1 - 143. Includes glossary of translations.
2. Draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 11 - 20, pgs. 144 - 305.
3. Draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 21 - 30, pgs. 306 - 428.
4. Draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 31 - 41, pgs. 429 - 574.
5. Duplicate copy of draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 10, pgs. 1 - 143.
6. Duplicate copy of draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 11 - 20, pgs. 144 - 305.
Box 68
Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Duplicate copy of draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 21 - 30, pgs. 306 - 428 (continuation of previous box).
2. Duplicate copy of draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996), original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 31 - 41, pgs. 429 - 574.
Box 69
Clifford's Blues (1999) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Draft of version titled Trio: Clifford's Blues (June 1996), original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pgs. 1 - 152 (missing pgs. 6 - 7).
2. Draft of version titled Trio: Clifford's Blues (June 1996), original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pgs. 153 - 319.
3. Draft of version titled Trio: Clifford's Blues (June 1996), original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pgs. 320 - 533 (missing pgs. 498 - 530).
4. Revision of letter at end of draft of version titled Trio: Clifford's Blues (June 1996), original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 pages.
5. Final Draft of Clifford's Blues (November - December 1996), original typescript, with editor's manuscript revisions, pgs. 1 - 162.
6. Final Draft of Clifford's Blues (November - December 1996), original typescript, with editor's manuscript revisions, pgs. 163 - 341 (missing pgs. 317 - 338).
Box 70
Colleagues (unpublished ca. 1994) - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. Original typescript, original drafts (later abandoned), miscellaneous pages, with manuscript revisions.
2. Autograph manuscript notes and drafts, miscellaneous pages. Includes drawings.
3. Original typescript, typescript drafts, miscellaneous pages, with manuscript revisions.
4. Original typescript, revised drafts (not based on Folder 1, but new version/attempts), first version, miscellaneous pages, with manuscript revisions. Includes draft of cast of characters.
5. Original typescript, revised draft, second version, with manuscript revisions, 101 pages.
6. Original typescript, revised draft, second version, miscellaneous corrected pages, with manuscript revisions.
7. Original typescript, final version, with manuscript revisions, pages 1-128. Includes final cast of characters.
8. Original typescript, final version, with manuscript revisions, pages 129-275.
Box 71
Jacob's Ladder (1987) - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. Autograph manuscript drafts, miscellaneous pages.
2. Draft of early version, titled The Afro/American Adventure, carbon typescript, 5 pages.
3. Draft of early version, titled Rising, 2 copies: one copy original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 pages, and one copy carbon typescript, 5 pages.
4. Draft of early version, titled A Middle Passage (formerly titled Death Dancing), carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 74 pages.
5. Draft of early version, titled A Middle Passage (formerly titled Death Dancing), carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 74 pages.
6. Draft of early version, titled A Condition of Conflict, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 74 pages. (This version is the same version as in Folders 4 and 5, except for page 1.
7. Draft of early version, titled Condition of Conflict (this version different from Folder 6), 3 copies: one copy original typescript, 4 pages, two copies carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages each.
8. Draft of early version, no title [A Condition of Conflict (?)], original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 65 pages.
9. Draft of early version, no title [A Condition of Conflict (?)], carbon typescript, with additional manuscript revisions, 65 pages.
10. Draft of early version, titled The Thunder Never Came, 2 copies: one copy original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 23 pages (also includes additional page 1), and one copy carbon typescript, 23 pages.
11. Draft of early version (c. 1984), titled Thunder!, 3 copies: one copy original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 9 pages, one copy carbon typescript, 9 pages, and one copy photocopied typescript, 9 pages.
12. Miscellaneous pages of original typescript, with manuscript revisions, various versions.
13. Excerpt from Chapter 11, for publication in Essence (Vol. 18, No. 3, July 1987), photocopies typescript, 8 pages.
Box 72
Jacob's Ladder (1987) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Setting typescript - original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Prologue and Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 133.
2. Setting typescript - original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 15 and Epilogue, pages 134 - 251.
3. Miscellaneous pages removed from original setting typescript (these pages were replaced with corrected pages).
4. Setting typescript - original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Prologue and Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 133 (carbon duplicate of typescript in Folder 1).
5. Setting typescript - original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 15 and Epilogue, pages 134 - 251 (carbon duplicate of typescript in Folder 1).
6. Miscellaneous pages removed from carbon setting typescript (these pages were replaced with corrected pages).
7. Setting typescript (Williams' master copy) - photocopied typescript, Prologue and Chapters 1 - 7, pages 133 (photocopy of typescript in Folder 1, with additional manuscript revisions).
8. Setting typescript (Williams' master copy) - photocopied typescript, Chapters 8 - 15 and Epilogue, pages 134 - 251 (photocopy of typescript in Folder 2, with additional manuscript revisions).
Box 73
Jacob's Ladder (1987) - Page proofs
Folders
1. Page proofs, photocopy with manuscript notes and revisions, 245 pages.
2. Page proof "blues," uncut, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 244.
Box 74
The Junior Bachelor Society (1976) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Typescript, original and revised versions, original, carbon, and photocopied pages with manuscript revisions; miscellaneous leaves as found.
2. Carbon typescript, revised version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 1 - 10, pages 1 - 141.
3. Carbon typescript, revised version, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 11 - 19, pages 142 - 296.
4. Photocopied typescript, final version, setting copy, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 1 - 10, pages 1 - 141.
5. Photocopied typescript, final version, setting copy, with manuscript revisions; Ch. 11 - 19, pages 142 - 296.
Box 75
The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Part 1, Ch. 1 - 13, pages 1 - 154.
2. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Part 2, Ch. 14 - 21, pages 155 - 297.
3. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Part 3, Ch. 22 - 26, pages 298 - 373.
4. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Part 4, Ch. 27 - 29, pages 374 - 432.
5. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions and page number revisions, Part 1, Ch. 1 - 13, pages 1 - 162.
6. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions and page number revisions, Part 2, Ch. 14 - 21, pages 163 - 309.
7. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions and page number revisions, Part 3, Ch. 22-26, pages 310 - 396.
8. Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions and page number revisions, Part 4, Ch. 27-29, pages 397 - 464.
9. a) "The Letter" - original typescript with manuscript revisions, 10 pages; b) "King Alfred" Plan - original and carbon typescript, 7 pages each (2 copies); layout of typescript, autograph manuscript, 7 pages; miscellaneous carbon typescript, 1 page.
10. Miscellaneous original and carbon typescript pages and corrections, 5 items, 17 pages total.
11. Autograph manuscript, fragment of a dramatization by John A. Williams, 11 pages.
Box 76
The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) - Galleys
Folders
1. Galleys - Little, Brown and Co., author's set, with manuscript revisions, 135 pages.
2. Photocopies of galleys from Little, Brown and Co., sorted and edited for Ramparts magazine galleys, 150 pages.
3. Galleys, official copy for Ramparts magazine printing of portions of the novel for its November 1967 issue, with editor's manuscript revisions, 58 pages.
Box 77
The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) - Oversize - Page proofs
The Man Who Cried I Am blues.
Box 78
Mothersill and the Foxes (1975) and One For New York/The Angry Ones (1960) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Mothersill and the Foxes - Setting typescript - original typescript, final version, with manuscript editorial (copyedit) notes. Parts I - II, pages 1 - 116. Includes editorial style sheet.
2. Mothersill and the Foxes - Setting typescript - original typescript, final version, with manuscript editorial (copyedit) notes. Parts III - VI, pages 116A - 246.
3. Mothersill and the Foxes - Carbon typescript, final complete version, with manuscript revisions, Parts I - VI, pages 1 - 246.
4. Mothersill and the Foxes - Carbon typescript, miscellaneous duplicate pages.
5. Mothersill and the Foxes - Original and carbon typescript, miscellaneous portions of first (original) version with manuscript revisions.
6. One For New York/The Angry Ones - Play (not performed), written by John A. Williams, titled, "The Angry Office," adapted from The Angry Ones, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 45 pages. Contains signed typescript letter from Ms. Gabriella Knowles, Secretary to Woodie King of the New Federal Theater, dated 4/9/71.
7. One For New York/The Angry Ones - Preface to Chatham Booksellers edition of One For New York (re-issue of The Angry Ones, under the title originally intended by Williams, published in 1975), carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 1 page. This preface was written by Williams in New York City on November 4, 1974.
Box 79
Sissie - Play (not performed, 1969/70)
Folders
1. Play (not performed), written by John A. Williams, first draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 74 pages.
2. Play (not performed), written by John A. Williams, first draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 74 pages.
3. Play (not performed), written by John A. Williams for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ca. 1969 - 1970, second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 101 pages total.
Box 80
Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969) - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. Original Typescript, setting copy, with author's and editor's (copy edit) manuscript revisions, Chapter 1-7, pgs. 1 - 99.
2. Original Typescript, setting copy, with author's and editor's (copy edit) manuscript revisions, Chapter 8-14, pgs. 100 - 182.
3. Original Typescript, setting copy, with author's and editor's (copy edit) manuscript revisions, Chapter 15-21, pgs. 183 - 271.
4. Carbon Typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 1-7, pgs. 1 - 99.
5. Carbon Typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 8-14, pgs. 100 - 182.
6. Carbon Typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 15-21, pgs. 183 - 271.
7. Carbon Typescript, duplicate, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 1-7, pgs. 1 - 99.
8. Carbon Typescript, duplicate, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 8-14, pgs. 100 - 182.
9. Carbon Typescript, duplicate, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 15-21, pgs. 183 - 271.
10. Miscellaneous pages of unused or duplicate autograph manuscript, original typescript, and carbon typescript.
Box 81
Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969) - Galleys and screenplay
Folders
1. Galleys, author's set, 125 pages.
2. Screenplay by JAW (film never made), photocopy of typescript, 190 pages.
Box 82
!Click Song (1982) - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. !Click Song - Excerpts.
2. !Click Song - Notes.
3. !Click Song - Publicity/Advertising.
4. !Click Song - Publisher's Foul Matter.
5. !Click Song - Reviews.
6. !Click Song - Screenplay - early drafts.
7. !Click Song - Screenplay - complete typescript, 163 pages.
8. !Click Song - Screenplay - complete typescript, 163 pages.
9. !Click Song - Screenplay - application and resume.
Box 83
Novels - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Berhama Account - Publishers Foul Matter.
2. Captain Blackman - Research and Notes.
3. Captain Blackman - Publishers Foul Matter, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews.
4. Clifford's Blues - History, Notes, Research, and Interview.
5. Colleagues - Research.
6. Jacob's Ladder - Research.
7. Jacob's Ladder - Publishers Foul Matter and Printed Material.
8. Jacob's Ladder - Publicity/Advertising.
9. Jacob's Ladder - Reviews.
Box 84
Novels - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Junior Bachelor Society / Sophisticated Gents - Scrapbook (original).
2. Junior Bachelor Society / Sophisticated Gents - Scrapbook (photocopy).
3. Junior Bachelor Society / Sophisticated Gents - Articles.
4. Junior Bachelor Society / Sophisticated Gents - Publicity/Advertising.
5. Junior Bachelor Society/Sophisticated Gents - Screenplay/Teleplay.
6. The Man Who Cried I Am - Reviews and Publicity/Advertising.
7. The Man Who Cried I Am - Publisher's Foul Matter and Notes.
8. The Man Who Cried I Am - Screenplay.
9. Mothersill and the Foxes - Reviews and Publisher's Foul Matter.
Box 85
Novels - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Night Song / Sweet Love, Bitter - Publicity/Advertising and Reviews.
2. Night Song / Sweet Love, Bitter - Screenplay.
3. One For New York / The Angry Ones - Publicity/Advertising.
4. Sissie - Notes, Publisher's Foul Matter, and Reviews.
5. Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light - History, Research, and Publishers Foul Matter.
Box 86
Scrapbook - Oversize - Volume 1 (original).
Box 87
Scrapbook, Volume 1 (photocopy).
Contains news clippings and ephemera from The Angry Ones and Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light.
Box 88
Scrapbook - Oversize - Volume 2 (original).
Box 89
Scrapbook, Volume 2 (photocopy).
Contains news clippings and ephemera from The King God Didn't Save, The Junior Bachelor Society, and !Click Song.
Series III: Manuscripts and printed material: non-fiction (Incomplete; Delete?)
: Box 90: Flashbacks (1973) - Typescripts (arranged as published)
Folders
1. "General Introduction." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 10 pages.
2. "This Is My Country Too." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages.
3. "Three Negro Families." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
4. "The Negro Middle Class." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages; Article (2 copies), carbon typescript, 11 pages, and original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 43 pages.
5. "The Strongest Negro Institution?" Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages; Article, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 11 pages.
6. "The Great White Whore." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
7. "An Afro-American Looks At South Africa." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
8. "Israel." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 6 pages. Article (2 copies), carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 9 pages, and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 15 pages.
9. "Subject: Charlie Parker." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
10. "Dick Gregory: Desegregated Comic." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages.
11. "Smalls Paradise." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
12. "Marcus Garvey - Never Before or Since." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
13. "Malcolm X." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
14. "Jack Johnson and The Great White Hope." Headnote (3 copies), original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages, and 2 photocopied typescripts, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages each; Article, photocopied typescript, 4 pages.
15. "Romare Bearden." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
16. "Black Man in Europe." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
17. "A Pessimistic Postscript." Headnote, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
18. "Career By Accident." Headnote, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; Article, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 20 pages.
19. "Time and Tide: The Roots of Black Awareness." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
20. "Grenada - Their Country Too." Headnote, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 1 page.
21. "Shepard and a Negro." Article, photocopied typescript, 2 pages.
Box 91
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript
Folders
1. Richard Pryor, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages.
2. First draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, incomplete.
3. First draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 115.
4. First draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 15, pages 116 - 227.
5. First draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 16 - 21, pages 228 - 328.
6. First draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 115 (missing pages 157, 158, 298 - 301).
7. First draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 15, pages 116 - 227.
8. First draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 16 - 21, pages 228 - 328.
Box 91a
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript
Folders
1. Second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Preface and Chapters 1 - 12, pages 1 - 171.
2. Second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 13 - 21, pages 172 - 346.
3. Second draft, carbon typescript, pages 1 - 346, incomplete.
4. Foreword, first draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages; second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages; second draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 copies, 4 pages each.
5. Acknowledgements, first version, original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages each; second version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 1 page.
6. Filmography, first draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; second draft, photocopied typescript, with additional manuscript revisions, 1 page.
7. Afterthought, by Dennis Williams, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 pages.
8. Miscellaneous photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions and original edits highlighted, 61 pages.
9. Miscellaneous inserts, by Dennis Williams, photocopied typescript, 25 pages. Includes correspondence from Dennis Williams to John A. Williams, 8/16/90.
10. Miscellaneous inserts, copy editor's copy, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 34 pages.
11. Miscellaneous edits and inserts, original, carbon and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions.
Box 92
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript
Folders
1. Setting typescript, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Preface and Chapters 1 - 7, pages i - iv, 1 - 114.
2. Setting typescript, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 11, pages 115 - 174.
3. Setting typescript, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 12 - 21, pages 175 - 362.
4. Setting typescript, John A. Williams' copy, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Preface and Chapters 1 - 7, pages i - iv, 1 - 114.
5. Setting typescript, John A. Williams' copy, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 12, pages 115 - 199.
6. Setting typescript, John A. Williams' copy, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 17 - 21, pages 262 - 364.
Box 93
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Galleys
Folders
1. Galleys, author's set, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 11, pages 0 - 101. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Michael Schwartz of Thunder's Mouth Press, 3/30/91.
2. Galleys, author's set, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 12 - 21, pages 102 - 221; Afterthought; Filmography; Discography.
Box 94
The King God Didn't Save (1970)/ Minorities in the City (1975) / This Is My Country Too (1965) - Typescript
Folders
1. The King God Didn't Save - Original and carbon typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, page 61 [end of Ch. 6], 94 and 95-B [from Ch. 9].
2. The King God Didn't Save - Original typescript, introduction to British edition (1971), with manuscript revisions, 5 pages, October 5, 1970.
3. Minorities in the City - Original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pages 5 - 46.
4. This Is My Country Too - Original typescript of Foreword for book version, first page only, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, September 30, 1964.
Box 95
The Missing Face of Man/The Black People (unpublished) - Manuscript and Typescript
Folders
1. Miscellaneous manuscript, 42 pages.
2. The Black People - First attempt [?]. Prologue, original typescript, 7 pages. Ch. 1, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages.
3. The Black People - First version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Title page - 68 (missing pages 43 - 53). Manuscript title page, 1 pg.
4. The Black People - First version, carbon typescript, copy one, with manuscript revisions, Title page - pg. 68 (missing pages 1 - 17).
5. The Black People - First version, carbon typescript, copy two, with manuscript revisions, Title page - pg. 68.
6. The Black People - First version rewrite, Prologue and Ch. 1, original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Pgs. 1 - 10.
7. The Missing Face of Man - Second version, original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, pgs. 1 - 10, 3 copies; pg. 11, 1 copy.
8. The Missing Face of Man - Third version, carbon and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions. Title page - pg. 32, 2 copies. Third version rewrite, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, pgs. 27 - 32.
9. Miscellaneous typescript, original, carbon, and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 78 pages.
Box 96
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, first draft, first and second revision
Folders
1. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Prologue, 5 pages.
2. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 138.
3. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Epilogue, with manuscript revisions, 12 pages, September 1992.
4. First draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 159, and Notes, 1 page.
5. First draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Prologue, "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," and "Sprouts: 1935 - 1945," pages 1 - 84.
6. First draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Epilogue, with manuscript revisions, 13 pages, sent to editor Cheryll Greene, September 17, 1992.
7. First draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Folder 6, with author and editor's manuscript notes and revisions.
8. First draft, second revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of "Sprouts: 1935 - 1945," with manuscript revisions, pages 30 - 83, September 28, 1992. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Cheryll Greene.
9. First draft, second revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, Title page and pages 1 - 161.
Box 97
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, first draft, third and fourth revision
Folders
1. First draft, third revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 161 and Notes, 3 pages.
2. First draft, third revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 24.
3. First draft, fourth revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original and photocopied typescript, pages 107 - 111.
Box 98
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, second draft
Folders
1. Second draft, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 37.
2. Second draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Prologue and a portion of "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 19, November 1, 1992.
3. Second draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," pages 1 - 37, November 1, 1992.
4. Second draft, second revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 155 and Notes, 4 pages, November 20, 1992. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Cheryll Greene.
5. Second draft, second revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 37.
6. Second draft, third revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream, original typescript of Introduction and "Malcolm Little, 1925 - 1940," with author and editor's manuscript revisions and editor's inserted typescript notes, pages 1 - 35, February 12, 1993. Includes correspondence from Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
7. Second draft, third revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream, original typescript of "Detroit Red to Malcolm X, 1941 - 1952," with author and editor's manuscript revisions and editor's inserted typescript notes, pages 36 - 65, February 22, 1993. Includes correspondence from Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
8. Second draft, fourth revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream, original typescript of Introduction and "Malcolm Little, 1925 - 1940," pages 1 - 38, February 15, 1993. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
9. Second draft, fourth revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream, original typescript of "Detroit Red to Malcolm X, 1941 - 1952," pages 39 - 71, February 27, 1993. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
10. Second draft, final version, titled Malcolm X's Dream, photocopied typescript, copyedited by Blackside and Viking Penguin, with manuscript revisions and yellow flags, pages 1 - 175, and Picture Captions/Credit Lines, pages 1 - 19, May 5, 1993. Includes correspondence from Bob Lavelle of Blackside and photocopies of correspondence from Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin and a Memorandum from Viking Penguin's Copyediting Department.
Box 99
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, third draft
Folders
1. Third draft, titled Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 171.
2. Third draft, titled Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X, photocopied typescript, pages 1 - 175.
Box 100
Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Legal Documents and Notes.
2. History - Rationale and Outline.
Box 101
Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Research - Information on books related to African-Americans in the military.
2. Research - African-Americans and the Air Force/flight.
3. Research - 1991 Gulf War articles.
4. Research - African-Americans in military history.
5. Research - Henry O. Flipper material.
6. Research - Race relations in the military.
7. Research - General military and miscellaneous articles.
Box 102
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. History - Williams' Writing Plan and Outline.
2. History - American Arbitration Association.
3. History - New American Library / American Arbitration Association.
4. History - Williams, John A. / American Arbitration Association.
5. Publisher's Foul Matter and Editorial Notes.
6. Research - Interview questions.
7. Research - Names and addresses, travel and postage.
8. Research - Notebooks - Pryor's Films and Movies.
9. Research - Williams' Notes, No. 1.
10. Research - Williams' Notes, No. 2.
11. Research - Permissions Requests.
12. Reviews.
Box 103
If I Stop I'll Die (1991)- Miscellaneous ephemera
Research - Court Proceedings of Pryor vs. Franklin, Volumes 1 - 7.
Box 104
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1964.
2. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1966.
3. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1968.
4. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1969.
5. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1971.
6. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1972.
7. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1973.
8. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1974.
9. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1975.
10. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1976.
11. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1977.
12. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1978.
13. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1979.
14. Research - Newspaper Articles - January to June 1980.
15. Research - Newspaper Articles - July to December 1980.
16. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1981.
17. Research - Newspaper Articles - January to June 1982.
18. Research - Newspaper Articles - July to December 1982.
19. Research - Newspaper Articles - January to April 1983.
20. Research - Newspaper Articles - May to June 1983.
21. Research - Newspaper Articles - July 1983.
22. Research - Newspaper Articles - August 1983.
23. Research - Newspaper Articles - September 1983.
24. Research - Newspaper Articles - October to December 1983.
25. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1984.
26. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1989.
27. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1990.
28. Research - Newspaper Articles - 1991.
29. Research - Newspaper Articles - Undated.
30. Research - Newspaper Articles - Miscellaneous.
Box 105
If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Research - Works by Other Authors - Some Kind of Hero (Screenplay), by Boris, Bob.
2. Research - Works by Other Authors - Untitled, by Reed, [unknown].
3. Research - Works by Other Authors - Negro in Peoria, by Garrett, Romeo B.
Box 106
The Missing Face of Man / The Black People (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folder
1. History - Proposals, Abstracts, and Outlines.
2. History - Bibliography.
3. Script draft for television otherlevel.
4. Research - Linguistics - Manuscript and Typescript.
5. Research - Linguistics - Printed material.
6. Research - Human Physicality.
7. Research - Health and Disease.
8. Research - Earth Science.
9. Research - Art, Art History, and Photos. See also Photo Album, Box 178.
10. Research - Gods.
11. Research - Works of Cyrus H. Gordon.
12. Research - Works of Zahi Abass Hawwas.
13. Research - Miscellaneous notes.
Box 107
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. History.
2. Notes - Manuscript notes by John A. Williams.
3. Notes - Editor's notes.
4. Publisher's Foul Matter.
5. Research - Blackside's Malcolm X transcript of interviews.
6. Research - Malcolm X Picture Log.
Box 108
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Research - Malcolm X Chronology, by John A. Williams.
2. Research - "Key Moments in Malcolm's Life."
3. Research - Malcolm X Show Chronology.
4. Research - Articles, 1940 - 1959.
5. Research - Articles, 1960 -1963.
6. Research - Articles, 1964 - 1969.
7. Research - Articles, 1970 - 1979.
8. Research - Articles, 1980 - 1989.
9. Research - Articles, 1990 - 1991.
10. Research - Articles, January to June, 1992.
11. Research - Articles, July to December, 1992.
12. Research - Articles, undated.
Box 109
Non-Fiction Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Articles - Miscellaneous research material.
2. Flashbacks - History, Printed Material, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews.
3. Flashbacks II - Notes and Publicity/Advertising.
4. The King God Didn't Save - Publisher's Foul Matter.
5. The King God Didn't Save -Articles, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews.
6. The Most Native of Sons: A Biography of Richard Wright - Review.
7. The Philosophy of the Mask: An Insight into American Negro Character - History.
8. The Protectors - Photocopy of book.
9. Soooo, This is Africa - History.
10. This Is My Country Too - Printed Material, Publishers Foul Matter, and Publicity/Advertising.
11. This Is My Country Too - Publicity/Advertising.
12. This Is My Country Too - Publicity/Advertising (photocopy of Folder 9).
Series III: Manuscripts and printed material: non-fiction (Complete)
Box 90: Flashbacks (1973) - Typescripts (arranged as published)
Folders
1. "General Introduction." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 10 pages.
2. "This Is My Country Too." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages.
3. "Three Negro Families." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
4. "The Negro Middle Class." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages; Article (2 copies), carbon typescript, 11 pages, and original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 43 pages.
5. "The Strongest Negro Institution?" Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages; Article, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 11 pages.
6. "The Great White Whore." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
7. "An Afro-American Looks At South Africa." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
8. "Israel." Headnote, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 6 pages. Article (2 copies), carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 9 pages, and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 15 pages.
9. "Subject: Charlie Parker." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
10. "Dick Gregory: Desegregated Comic." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages.
11. "Smalls Paradise." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
12. "Marcus Garvey - Never Before or Since." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
13. "Malcolm X." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
14. "Jack Johnson and The Great White Hope."The Great White Hope." Headnote (3 copies), original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages, and 2 photocopied typescripts, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages each; Article, photocopied typescript, 4 pages.
15. "Romare Bearden." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
16. "Black Man in Europe." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
17. "A Pessimistic Postscript." Headnote, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
18. "Career By Accident." Headnote, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; Article, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 20 pages.
19. "Time and Tide: The Roots of Black Awareness." Headnote, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
20. "Grenada - Their Country Too." Headnote, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 1 page.
21. "Shepard and a Negro." Article, photocopied typescript, 2 pages.
Box 91: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript
Folders
1. Richard Pryor, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages.
2. First draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, incomplete.
3. First draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 115.
4. First draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 15, pages 116 - 227.
5. First draft, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 16 - 21, pages 228 - 328.
6. First draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 115 (missing pages 157, 158, 298 - 301).
7. First draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 15, pages 116 - 227.
8. First draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 16 - 21, pages 228 - 328.
Box 91a: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript
Folders
1. Second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Preface and Chapters 1 - 12, pages 1 - 171.
2. Second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapter 13 - 21, pages 172 - 346.
3. Second draft, carbon typescript, pages 1 - 346, incomplete.
4. Foreword, first draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages; second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages; second draft, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 copies, 4 pages each.
5. Acknowledgements, first version, original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages each; second version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 1 page.
6. Filmography, first draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; second draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; second draft, photocopied typescript, with additional manuscript revisions, 1 page.
7. Afterthought, by Dennis Williams, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 pages.
8. Miscellaneous photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions and original edits highlighted, 61 pages.
9. Miscellaneous inserts, by Dennis Williams, photocopied typescript, 25 pages. Includes correspondence from Dennis Williams to John A. Williams, 8/16/90.
10. Miscellaneous inserts, copy editor's copy, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 34 pages.
11. Miscellaneous edits and inserts, original, carbon and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions.
Box 92: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Typescript
Folders
1. Setting typescript, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Preface and Chapters 1 - 7, pages i - iv, 1 - 114.
2. Setting typescript, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 11, pages 115 - 174.
3. Setting typescript, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 12 - 21, pages 175 - 362.
4. Setting typescript, John A. Williams' copy, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Preface and Chapters 1 - 7, pages i - iv, 1 - 114.
5. Setting typescript, John A. Williams' copy, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 8 - 12, pages 115 - 199.
6. Setting typescript, John A. Williams' copy, photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 17 - 21, pages 262 - 364.
Box 93: If I Stop I'll Die (1991) - Galleys
Folders
1. Galleys, author's set, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 1 - 11, pages 0 - 101. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Michael Schwartz of Thunder's Mouth Press, 3/30/91.
2. Galleys, author's set, with manuscript revisions, Chapters 12 - 21, pages 102 - 221; Afterthought; Filmography; Discography..
Box 94: The King God Didn't Save (1970)/ Minorities in the City (1975) / This Is My Country Too (1965) - Typescript
Folders
1. The King God Didn't Save - Original and carbon typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, page 61 [end of Ch. 6], 94 and 95-B [from Ch. 9].
2.The King God Didn't Save - Original typescript, introduction to British edition (1971), with manuscript revisions, 5 pages, October 5, 1970.
3.Minorities in the City - Original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pages 5 - 46.
4. This Is My Country TooOriginal typescript of Foreword for book version, first page only, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, September 30, 1964.
Box 95: The Missing Face of Man/The Black People (unpublished) - Manuscript and Typescript
Folders
1. Miscellaneous manuscript, 42 pages.
2. The Black People- First attempt [?]. Prologue, original typescript, 7 pages. Ch. 1, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages.
3. The Black People- First version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, Title page - 68 (missing pages 43 - 53). Manuscript title page, 1 pg.
4. The Black People- First version, carbon typescript, copy one, with manuscript revisions, Title page - pg. 68 (missing pages 1 - 17).
5. The Black People- First version, carbon typescript, copy two, with manuscript revisions, Title page - pg. 68.
6. The Black People- First version rewrite, Prologue and Ch. 1, original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, Pgs. 1 - 10.
7. The Missing Face of Man- Second version, original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, pgs. 1 - 10, 3 copies; pg. 11, 1 copy.
8. The Missing Face of Man- Third version, carbon and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions. Title page - pg. 32, 2 copies. Third version rewrite, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, pgs. 27 - 32.
9. Miscellaneous typescript, original, carbon, and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 78 pages.
Box 96: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, first draft, first and second revision
Folders
1. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,original typescript of Prologue, 5 pages.
2. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 138.
3. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Epilogue, with manuscript revisions, 12 pages, September 1992.
4. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,original typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 159, and Notes, 1 page.
5. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,photocopied typescript of Prologue, "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," and "Sprouts: 1935 - 1945," pages 1 - 84.
6. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,original typescript of Epilogue, with manuscript revisions, 13 pages, sent to editor Cheryll Greene, September 17, 1992.
7. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,photocopied typescript of Folder 6, with author and editor's manuscript notes and revisions.
8. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,original typescript of "Sprouts: 1935 - 1945," with manuscript revisions, pages 30 - 83, September 28, 1992. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Cheryll Greene.
9. First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,photocopied typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, Title page and pages 1 - 161.
Box 97: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, first draft, third and fourth revision
Folders
1. First draft, third revision, titled Images of Malcolm X,original typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 161 and Notes, 3 pages.
2. First draft, third revision, titledImages of Malcolm X,photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 24.
3. First draft, fourth revision, titledImages of Malcolm X,original and photocopied typescript, pages 107 - 111.
Box 98: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X Typescript, second draft
Folders
1. Second draft, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 37.
2. Second draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript of Prologue and a portion of "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 19, November 1, 1992.
3. Second draft, first revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," pages 1 - 37, November 1, 1992.
4. Second draft, second revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 155 and Notes, 4 pages, November 20, 1992. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Cheryll Greene.
5. Second draft, second revision, titled Images of Malcolm X, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," with author and editor's manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 37.
6. Second draft, third revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream,original typescript of Introduction and "Malcolm Little, 1925 - 1940," with author and editor's manuscript revisions and editor's inserted typescript notes, pages 1 - 35, February 12, 1993. Includes correspondence from Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
7. Second draft, third revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream, original typescript of "Detroit Red to Malcolm X, 1941 - 1952," with author and editor's manuscript revisions and editor's inserted typescript notes, pages 36 - 65, February 22, 1993. Includes correspondence from Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
8. Second draft, fourth revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream, original typescript of Introduction and "Malcolm Little, 1925 - 1940," pages 1 - 38, February 15, 1993. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
9. Second draft, fourth revision, titled Malcolm X's Dream,original typescript of "Detroit Red to Malcolm X, 1941 - 1952," pages 39 - 71, February 27, 1993. Includes correspondence from John A. Williams to Bob Lavelle of Blackside.
10. Second draft, final version, titled Malcolm X's Dream, photocopied typescript, copyedited by Blackside and Viking Penguin, with manuscript revisions and yellow flags, pages 1 - 175, and Picture Captions/Credit Lines, pages 1 - 19, May 5, 1993. Includes correspondence from Bob Lavelle of Blackside and photocopies of correspondence from Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin and a Memorandum from Viking Penguin's Copyediting Department.
Box 99: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Typescript, third draft
Folders
1. Third draft, titled Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X, original and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 171.
1. Third draft, titled Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X, photocopied typescript, pages 1 - 175.
Box 100: Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Legal Documents and Notes.
2. History - Rationale and Outline.
Box 101: Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1.Research - Information on books related to African-Americans in the military.
2. Research - African-Americans and the Air Force/flight.
3. Research - 1991 Gulf War articles.
4. Research - African-Americans in military history.
5. Research - Henry O. Flipper material.
6. Research - Race relations in the military.
7. Research - General military and miscellaneous articles.
Box 102: If I Stop I'll Die(1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1.History - Williams' Writing Plan and Outline.
2.History - American Arbitration Association.
3.History - New American Library / American Arbitration Association.
4. Williams, John A. / American Arbitration Association.
5. Publisher's Foul Matter and Editorial Notes.
6. Research - Interview questions.
7. Research - Names and addresses, travel and postage.
8. Research - Notebooks - Pryor's Films and Movies.
9. Research - Williams' Notes, No. 1..
10. Research - Williams' Notes, No. 2.
11. Research - Permissions Requests.
12. Reviews.
Box 103: If I Stop I'll Die(1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1.Research - Court Proceedings of Pryor vs. Franklin, Volumes 1 - 7.
Box 104: If I Stop I'll Die(1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1964.
2.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1966.
3.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1968.
4.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1969.
5.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1971.
6.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1972.
7.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1973.
8.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1974.
9.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1975.
10.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1976.
11.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1977.
12.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1978.
13.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1979.
14.Research - Newspaper Articles - January to June 1980.
15.Research - Newspaper Articles - July to December 1980.
16.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1981.
17.Research - Newspaper Articles - January to June 1982.
18.Research - Newspaper Articles - July to December 1982.
19.Research - Newspaper Articles - January to April 1983.
20.Research - Newspaper Articles - May to June 1983.
21.Research - Newspaper Articles - July 1983.
22.Research - Newspaper Articles - August 1983.
23.Research - Newspaper Articles - September 1983.
24.Research - Newspaper Articles - October to December 1983.
25.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1984.
26.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1989.
27.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1990.
28.Research - Newspaper Articles - 1991.
29.Research - Newspaper Articles - Undated.
30.Research - Newspaper Articles - Miscellaneous.
Box 105: If I Stop I'll Die(1991) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1.Research - Works by Other Authors - Some Kind of Hero (Screenplay), by Boris, Bob.
1.Research - Works by Other Authors -Untitled, by Reed, [unknown].
1.Research - Works by Other Authors - Negro in Peoria, by Garrett, Romeo B.
Box 106: The Missing Face of Man / The Black People (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1.History - Proposals, Abstracts, and Outlines.
2.History - Bibliography.
3.Script draft for television series..
4.Research - Linguistics - Manuscript and Typescript.
5.Research - Linguistics - Printed material.
6.Research - Human Physicality.
7.Research - Health and Disease.
8.Research - Earth Science.
9.Research - Art, Art History, and Photos. See also Photo Album, Box 178.
10.Research - Gods.
11.Research - Works of Cyrus H. Gordon.
12.Research - Works of Zahi Abass Hawwas.
13.Research - Miscellaneous notes.
Box 107: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Notes - Manuscript notes by John A. Williams.
2. Notes - Editor's notes.
3. Publisher's Foul Matter.
4. Research - Blackside's Malcolm X transcript of interviews.
5. Research - Malcolm X Picture Log.
Box 108: Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished) - Miscellaneous ephemera
Folders
1. Research - Malcolm X Chronology, by John A. Williams.
1. Research - "Key Moments in Malcolm's Life."
1. Research - Malcolm X Show Chronology.
1. Research - Articles, 1940 - 1959.
1. Research - Articles, 1960 -1963.
1. Research - Articles, 1964 - 1969.
1. Research - Articles, 1970 - 1979.
1. Research - Articles, 1980 - 1989.
1. Research - Articles, 1990 - 1991.
1. Research - Articles, January to June, 1992.
1. Research - Articles, July to December, 1992.
1. Research - Articles, undated.
Box 109: Non-Fiction Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Articles - Miscellaneous research material.
2. Flashbacks - History, Printed Material, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews.
3. Flashbacks II- Notes and Publicity/Advertising.
4. The King God Didn't Save- Publisher's Foul Matter.
5. The King God Didn't Save- Articles, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews.
6. The Most Native of Sons: A Biography of Richard Wright - Review.
7. The Philosophy of the Mask: An Insight into American Negro Character- History.
8. The Protectors- Photocopy of book.
9. Soooo, This is Africa- History.
10. This Is My Country Too - Printed Material, Publishers Foul Matter, and Publicity/Advertising.
11. This Is My Country Too- Publicity/Advertising.
12. This Is My Country TooPublicity/Advertising (photocopy of Folder 9).
Box 110: Amistad 1(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1970) - Typescript
Folders
1. Introduction by Charles F. Harris and John A. Williams - miscellaneous drafts of original, carbon and photocopied typescript, with manuscript notes and revisions by John A. Williams.
2. Gayle, Addison, Jr. "Cultural Hegemony: The Southern White Writer and American Letters." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 25 pages. See related correspondence.
3. Williams, John A. "My Man Himes: An Interview with Chester Himes."
Original transcript of interview, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 95 pages. Introductory essay, 3 copies, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 6 pages each; transcript of edited interview, 9 sections re-arranged as published, carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 67 pages total.

4. IHernton, Calvin C. "Blood of the Lamb: The Ordeal of James Baldwin." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 38 pages. See related correspondence.
5. Harding, Vincent. "Beyond Chaos: Black History and the Search for the New Land." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 31 pages. See related correspondence.
Box 111: Amistad 2(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1971) - Typescript
Folders
1. Wright, Richard. "Blueprint for Negro Literature," 1937. Carbon typescript, 19 pages. See related correspondence.
2. Watkins, Mel. "The Lyrics of James Brown: Aint it Funky Now, or Money Won't Change Your Licking Stick." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 28 pages.
3. Burns, Haywood. "Racism and American Law." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 33 pages.
4. Stuckey, Sterling. "Twilight of Our Past: Reflections on the Origins of Black History." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 38 pages.
5. Giddings, Paula. "From a Black Perspective: The Poetry of Don L. Lee." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions and additional notes by John A. Williams, 18 pages.
6. Unpublished interview with Bill Cosby intended for Amistad 2, and then for Amistad 3 (which was never published), conducted in Lake Tahoe by John A. Williams, April 29, 30, and May 1, 1970.
Original transcript of interview, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 89 pages. Edited transcript of interview, photocopied typescript, with additional manuscript revisions, 60 pages. Final edited version of transcript of interview (version intended for publication), photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 42 pages. Portions of transcript of interview not used in final version, miscellaneous pages of original typescript, with manuscript revisions. "Cosby 1970," excerpted quotes from interview, original typescript, with manuscript notes and revisions, 3 pages.

7. Page proofs, originals, with manuscript revisions, 324 pages (see also Box 112).
Box 112: Amistad 2(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1971) - Oversize - Page proofs
Folders
1. Page proof "blues" for Amistad 2, including cardboard layouts for front matter and Carl Van Vechten photographs at the end.
Box 113: Beyond the Angry Black(edited by John A. Williams, New American Library, 1971) and Bridges: Literature Across Cultures(co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994) - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. Beyond the Angry Black - Introduction to the New American Library edition (published in 1971), written by John A. Williams, July 1970. Carbon Typescript, with manuscript revisions; 13 pages total.
1. Bridges - Autograph manuscript notes, miscellaneous pages.
1. Bridges - Typescript, table of contents, with manuscript revisions, 8 pages.
1. Bridges - Typescript, author index, original and revised versions (revised version contains manuscript revisions), each 15 pages.
1. Bridges - Typescript, combined author and title index, original versions, with manuscript revisions (4 versions included), 15 and 17 pages.
1. Bridges - Typescript, combined author and title index, final version, with manuscript revisions, 17 pages.
1. Bridges - Page proof - front matter/specifications instructions, miscellaneous photocopies.
1. Bridges - Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. i - xxii (missing pg. iv).
1. Bridges - Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 1 - 182.
Box 114: Bridges: Literature Across Cultures(co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994) - Page Proofs
Folders
1. Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 183 - 320 (missing pages 277, 284, 300 - 302).
2. Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 321 - 462 (missing page 372).
3. Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 463 - 648 (missing pages 532, 564 - 565).
4. Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 649 - 810 (missing pages 722, 736, 739).
5. Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 811 - 984 (missing page 984).
6. Page proof, photocopy with manuscript revisions, pgs. 985 - 1048 (missing pages 1025 - 1038: Permissions Acknowledgements).
Box 115: The Literature of Reportage(unpublished, co-edited with Lori Williams, 1979) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Original typescript with manuscript revisions; Introduction and pages 1 - 67.
2. Original typescript with manuscript revisions; pages 67A - 174.
3. Original typescript with manuscript revisions; pages 174A - 273.
4. Photocopy of original typescript with manuscript revisions; Introduction and pages 1 - 67.
5. Photocopy of original typescript with manuscript revisions; pages 67A - 174.
6. Photocopy of original typescript with manuscript revisions; pages 174A - 273.
Box 116: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985) - Typescript and Galleys
Folders
1. Original and carbon typescript, introduction to Ch. 18, 4 pgs.
2. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 1, Ch. 1 - 6, pgs. 1 - 99.
3. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 1, Ch. 7 - 8, pgs. 100 - 201.
4. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 2, Ch. 9 - 20, pgs. 202 - 289.
5. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 2, Ch. 21, pgs. 290 - 407.
6. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 3, Ch. 22 - 23, pgs. 408 - 426. (Includes additional pages inserted within.)
7. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 3, Ch. 24 - 25, pgs. 427 - 527. (Includes additional pages inserted within.)
Box 117: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985) - Galleys
Folders
1. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 1, Ch. 1 - 6, pgs. 1 - 99.
2. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 1, Ch. 7 - 8, pgs. 100 - 201.
3. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 2, Ch. 9 - 20, pgs. 202 - 289.
4. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 2, Ch. 21, pgs. 290 - 407.
5. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 3, Ch. 22 - 23, pgs. 408 - 426. (Includes additional pages inserted within.)
6. Galleys, photocopied, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams and Gilbert H. Muller, Part 3, Ch. 24 - 25, pgs. 427 - 527. (Includes additional pages inserted within.)
Box 118: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985) - Page Proofs
Folders
1. Page proofs ["Blues"], with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, 1051 pages. (Missing pgs. 72 - 79 and 1030 - 1031).
Box 119: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Second Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1995) - Page Proofs
Folders
1. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 1, Ch. 1 - 6, pgs. 1 - 132.
2. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 1, Ch. 7 - 8, pgs. 133 - 260.
3. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 2, Ch. 9 - 17. pgs. 261 - 356.
4. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 2, Ch. 18, pgs. 357 - [484]. (Page 484 is missing).
5. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 3, Ch. 19 - 20, pgs. 485 - 625. (Pages 551 and 611 are missing).
6. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 3, Ch. 21, pgs. 626 - 741. (Page 734 is missing).
7. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 3, Ch. 22, pages 742 - 895.
Box 120: McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Second Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1995) - Page Proofs
Folders
1. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Part 3, Ch. 23, pages 894 - 1078 (continuation of previous box).
2. Page proof, photocopy, with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, Biographical profiles, pgs. 1079 - 1116 (continuation of previous box).
3. Page proof, photocopy, specifications instructions, 5 pages.
Box 121: A Street Guide to African-Americans in Paris (co-edited with Michel Fabre, 1992, 1996) - Typescripts
Folders
1. Typescript, photocopy, highlighted by name, 5 pages.
2. Typescript, original, highlighted by date, 7 pages.
3. Typescript, photocopy, organized alphabetically by location, 86 pages.
4. Early typescript, first edition, original and photocopy, 74 pages.
5. Revised typescript, first edition, original and photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 95 pages. (Page 90 is missing.)
6. Final revised typescript, first edition, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 122 pages.
7. Setting typescript, second edition, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 187 pages.
8. Setting typescript, second edition, photocopy, with additional manuscript revisions, 187 pages.
Box 122: Ways In: Approaches to Reading and Writing About Literature (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994) - Typescripts and galleys
Folders
1. Typescript, original and photocopy, with manuscript revisions; 198 pages.
2. Revised typescript, photocopy, with manuscript revisions; 173 pages. Also includes 5 pages of additional revisions.
3. Galleys, photocopy, 59 pages.
4. Galleys, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 59 pages.
5. Page proofs, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 115 pages.
Box 123: Edited/Co-edited Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Amistad - History.
1. Amistad - Legal and Financial Documents.
1. Amistad - Publishers Foul Matter.
1. Amistad - Notes.
1. Amistad - Reviews.
1. Beyond the Angry Black - Reviews.
1. Bridges Across Cultures - Publicity/Advertising.
1. McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature - Publicity/Advertising and Publishers Foul Matter.
1. Street Guide to African Americans in Paris - History, Notes, and Publicity/Advertising.
Series IV: Manuscripts and printed material: plays, operas, television scripts, and treatments
Box 124: Last Flight From Ambo Ber (1981, 1983) - Manuscript and Typescripts
Folders
1. Acting stage script - photocopy of typescript, January 1, 1980, 147 pages.
2. Acting stage script - photocopy of typescript (offset from typescript in Folder 1) with manuscript revisions for November 30, 1981, production of play by the People's Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 147 pages double-sided, in binder.
3. Revised typescript, original and photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 134 pages.
4. Revised typescript, final version, miscellaneous pages of original typescript with manuscript revisions, June 4, 1982.
5. Revised typescript, final version, miscellaneous pages of photocopied typescript (see Folder 4).
6. Revised typescript, complete final version, photocopy of typescript with manuscript revisions, 119 pages.
7. Drafts of typescript, miscellaneous photocopied pages.
8. Autograph manuscript notes, 2 pages.
Box 125
Vanqui (1999) - Typescript
Folders
1. Overture and Prelude. Typescript, original and photocopied, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 48 pages.
2. Act 1, Scene 1. Typescript, original and photocopied, various drafts, with manuscript revisions and Post-It notes, 84 pages.
3. Act 1, Scene 2. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 19 pages.
4. Act 1, Scene 3. Typescript, original and photocopied, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 14 pages.
5. Act 1, Scene 4. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 26 pages.
6. Act 1, Scene 5. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 11 pages.
7. Act 2, Prelude. Typescript, original, 6/26/97 draft, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages.
8. Act 2, Scene 1. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 13 pages.
9. Act 2, Scene 2. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 28 pages.
10. Act 2, Scene 3. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages.
11. Act 2, Scene 4. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 22 pages.
12. Act 2, Scene 5. Typescript, original and photocopied, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 19 pages.
13. Notes. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 11 pages.
14. Choral Selections. Typescript, original, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages.
Box 126
Vanqui (1999) - Piano and Vocal Scores
Piano/Vocal Score. Photocopy, Acts 1 and 2, bound in 3-ring binder, with Post-It note place markers and manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 486.
Box 127
Vanqui (1999) - Piano and Vocal Scores
Folders
1. Piano/Vocal Score, Act 1. Bound with plastic comb binder, with manuscript revisions and Post-It note place markers. 11/1/98.
2. Piano/Vocal Score, Act 1, Songs 1 - 10, pages 5 - 94. Unbound revised photocopy.
3. Piano/Vocal Score, Act 1, Songs 11 - 16, pages 95 - 214. Unbound revised photocopy.
4. Vocal Score, Act 1 and 2. Bound with plastic comb binder, with manuscript revisions. 12/24/96 version. Pages removed (see Folder 5).
5. Piano/Vocal Score, Act 2. Includes "The Prophets Song," "Of Things to Come - Conductors," "Act 2, Scene 2," "The Men Are Dying," "Nat Turner's Song," "Act 2, Scene 3," "Act 2, Scene 4 - Opening," "Older Worlds," and "Moremi's Lullaby." Pages removed from bound copy in Folder 4, with manuscript revisions. 12/24/96 revision.
6. Piano/Vocal Score, Act 2. Photocopy of Folder 4, with additional manuscript revisions.
7. Vocal Score, "Many Thousand Going." Photocopy, 2 pages and Post-It note attached.
8. Vocal Score, "Bones In Earth In Sea." Photocopy with Post-It note, 4 pages. Sheet music, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages.
9. Vocal Score, "Sweet The Savannah." First generation photocopy of sheet music, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages. Second generation photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages. Photocopy of bound score, 7 pages.
10. Vocal Score, "Melody's Lament." Original printing, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages. First generation photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages. Second generation photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages. Photocopy of bound score, 6 pages.
11. Vocal Score, "There's A Land." Photocopy of original manuscript, 10 pages, with 1 pg. photocopied typescript from Act 1, Scene 4, attached. Photocopy, 22 pages. Photocopy of bound score, with manuscript revisions, 22 pages. (Note Fax machine power failure report on the reverse of page 5.) Photocopy of bound score, with manuscript revisions, 8 pages. (Please note last page is intentionally glued together.) Single page 131, faxed copy, with manuscript revisions.
12. Vocal Score, "The Prophets' Song." Photocopy of original manuscript, 5 pages. Original printing, 3 pages.
13. Vocal Score, "Of Things To Come - Conductors." Photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages. 9/17/96 revision.
14. Vocal Score, "Nat Turner's Song." First printing, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages. Photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages. Photocopy of revised score, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages attached. Photocopy of bound score, 5 pages.
Box 128
Plays, Operas, Television Scripts, and Treatments - Typescript
Folders
1. Plays - August Forty-Five (1991) - Original typescript, 35 pages.
2. Plays - Only An Afternoon (c. 1959, not performed) - typescript and manuscript pages combined (includes primarily photocopied typescript, some carbon typescript, and some manuscript pages), 62 pages.
3. Operas - Queenie Pie (not performed) - typescript, 2 drafts. First draft (2 copies): 1 original typescript and 1 photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages each; Second draft (3 copies): Scene One, 1 original typescript and 2 photocopied typescripts, with manuscript revisions, 14 pages each.
4. Television Scripts - Omowale: The Child Returns Home (1965) - Script, 3 drafts titled "Back to Africa." First draft: carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 16 pages, dated 6/2/65; Second draft: carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 pages, dated 6/3/65; Third draft: original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 18 pages, dated 6/4/65.
5. Television Scripts - Omowale: The Child Returns Home (1965) - Script for WNET originally titled, "Why Don't You Go Back Where You Came From?" Carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 35 pages, dated 6/21/65.
6. Television Scripts - Omowale: The Child Returns Home (1965) - Transcript of tape recording of program for WNET, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 114 pages.
7. Treatments - But What About the Little Guy? (c. 1970) - Treatment (2 copies) for a one-hour drama (never produced), original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 20 pages, and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 20 pages. Includes manuscript note from Linda Tarrant, dated 1/11/77.
8. Treatments - Godfather III - Treatment (never produced), photocopied typescript, 10 pages. Signed by John A. Williams.
9. Treatments - Mack Boston - Treatment for proposed television show (never produced), carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 15 pages.
Box 129
Plays, Television Scripts, and Operas - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Folders
1. Play - The Expert Witness (unpublished) - History and Research.
2. Play - Last Flight From Ambo Ber - Research, Legal Documents, and Typescript.
3. Play - Last Flight From Ambo Ber - Publishers Foul Matter, Printed Material, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews.
4. Television Scripts - Omowale: The Child Returns Home - History and Printed Material.
5. Operas - Queenie Pie - Typescripts.
6. Operas - Queenie Pie - Articles, Research, and Notes.
7. Operas - Vanqui - Notes.
8. Operas - Vanqui - History.
9. Operas - Vanqui - Research and Articles.
10. Operas - Vanqui - Synopses.
11. Operas - Vanqui - Opera/Columbus Documents.
12. Operas - Vanqui - Printed Material and Publicity/Advertising.
Series V: Manuscript and printed material: Poetry
Box 130: Safari West (1998) - Typescripts, arranged chronologically
Folders
1. Typescript, original, 1993, 41 pages. Includes 36 poems. Contains autograph corrections.
2. Typescript, revised photocopy, 1993, 41 pages. Includes 36 poems.
3. Typescript, various original and photocopied revisions, 1994 and undated. Includes 15 poems. Contains autograph corrections.
4. Typescript, photocopy, 1995, 61 pages. Includes 44 poems. Also Includes additional corrected pages.
5. Typescript, original, 1997, 64 pages. Includes 45 poems. Contains autograph corrections.
6. Complete Typescript (for final version), original, 1997, 65 pages. Includes 45 poems. Contains autograph corrections and also includes additional corrected pages.
7. Table of contents pages, 4 versions.
8. Miscellaneous notes and ephemera (5 items).
Box 131
Safari West (1998) - Individual poems alphabetically arranged
Folders
1. "1 : 2.8 at F 30: Diana in Chelsea." 3 manuscript copies, 2 original typescript copies, 1981.
2. "The Age of Bop." 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy with manuscript revisions, 1953/1982.
3. "Alejo's Poem." 1 original typescript copy, n.d.
4. "The Balanced News Story." 1 manuscript copy, 1 original typescript copy, 1978/1980.
5. "Before Electricity, 1927." 2 manuscript copies, 8 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1984/1986/1987. 1 copy signed by Williams. Considered title "Two Years Old."
6. "Boy in the South Pacific." 4 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1974/1981. 1 copy signed by Williams. Originally titled "South Pacific."
7. "Brother." 2 original typescript copies, 1981. Considered title "Don't."
8. "The Caretaker." 2 original typescript copies, 2 photocopied typescript copies with manuscript revisions, n.d. Originally titled "Worcester."
9. "Close." 1 manuscript, 1 original typescript copy, 1997.
10. "The Cool One." 1 original typescript copy, 2 photocopied typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1953.
11. "Corion Jones." 1 manuscript copy, 10 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 4 photocopied typescripts with manuscript revisions, 1972/1980/1982.
12. "Error Message." 2 manuscript copies, 1 photocopied typescript copy, n.d. Originally intended for publication in Safari West and appeared in early typescripts but was removed from later typescripts and subsequently not published.
13. "The Evening News." 5 manuscript copies, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, n.d. Considered title "The Seven O'Clock News."
14. "Facing Jura: 50 Years After." 5 manuscript copies, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1995. Considered titles "Near the Jura," "Facing Jura," and "1944: Facing Jura." To Bill Robinson and Wendell J. Roye. See related correspondence.
15. "Flights." 4 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1994.
16. "Genesis." 2 manuscript copies, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, n.d.
17. "I Think I Knew Another Tongue." 1 manuscript copy, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1986.
18. "In Private." 2 original typescript copies, 1972.
19. "John Brown." 1 original typescript copy, 1995.
20. "Journey Without Name." 1 manuscript copy, 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 3 photocopied typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1980.
21. "A June in L.A." 2 manuscript copies, 4 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1987.
22. "Kids." 1 manuscript copy, 3 original typescript copies, 1 photocopied typescript copy with manuscript revisions, n.d.
23. "Last Will." 1 manuscript copy, 1 original typescript copy, n.d.
24. "Many Thousand Gone: Version 95." 1 original typescript copy, 1995.
25. "The Men Are Crying." 1 original typescript copy with manuscript revisions, 2 photocopied typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1981.
26. "Miami Red." 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopy of newspaper article, 1989.
27. "Moremi." 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1995.
28. "My Father and Ring Bologna." 1 manuscript copy, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1972/1981.
29. "Nat Turner's Profession." 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1995.
30. "Olduvai." 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 2 photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1981. 1 copy signed by Williams. Also known as "Did Down Olduvai."
31. "Omowale X." 6 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 2 photocopied typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1970/1971/1974/1981/1989. 1 copy signed by Williams.
32. "P." 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1981/1982. 1 copy signed by Williams.
33. "Replicatus." 1 manuscript copy, 4 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1994.
34. "Safari West." 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1970/1972/1974/1978/1981.
35. "Santiago Harbor, January 24, 1983." 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy with manuscript revisions, n.d.
36. "Sea Creature." 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, n.d.
37. "Skin." 1 manuscript copy, 2 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, n.d.
38. "South Worcester Mission House." 1 manuscript copy, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 5 photocopied typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1982.
39. "A Stone for Marty Scheiner." 1 manuscript copy, 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1992.
40. "Teaneck, NJ." 2 manuscript copies, 2 original typescript copies, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1993/1994.
41. "There Will Come Thunder." 4 original typescript copies, with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, n.d.
42. "Tinabu Square." 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1972.
43. "Walking the Wire." 2 manuscript copies, 1 original typescript copy, 2 photocopied typescript copies, 1993.
44. "The Way It Is." 2 manuscript copies, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1993.
45. "Whisperings." 1 original typescript copy with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy with manuscript revisions, n.d.
46. "Willis Passing." 1 manuscript copy, 2 original typescript copies, 1 photocopied typescript copy with manuscript revisions, 1993.
Box 132
Poems (1953) and Miscellaneous Poetry - Manuscripts, Typescripts, and Miscellaneous Ephemera
Folders
1. Poems. Syracuse, New York: Limited edition, privately published by John A. Williams, 1953. Photocopy. Includes 18 poems. Complete and signed by Williams.
Page 1: "Prelude to an Autumn Day: 1946"
Page 2: "The Dancer"
Page 3: "Storm"
Page 4: "The Cool One"
Page 5: "Impression"
Page 6: "The Age of Bop"
Page 7: "To Ola"
Page 8: "Girl in Limbo"
Page 9: "The Myth"
Page 10: "The Sad Libraries"
Page 12: "Prelude to be sharp, Minor"
Page 13: "Simon at Calvary"
Page 15: "Jefferson Cardwell"
Page 17: "Survey"
Page 19: "Foundry"
Page 20: "The Dead Cat" Audio - Poem
Page 21: "The Train" Audio - Poem
Page 23: "The Funeral" Audio - Poem
2. Poems. Loose ephemeral material removed from catalogued volume, including newspaper articles, reviews, and typescript of an additional unidentified poem. This material was originally sent by Williams to his mother in 1953 along with a letter dated 9/30/53. See Williams, John A. to Page, Ola correspondence.
3. Collection of poems (removed from binder), original and photocopied typescript with autograph corrections. Includes 22 poems. Contents as arranged by Williams.
Page 1: Poems: 1953 The Rhetoric of Fiction
Page 2: "Simon," photocopied typescript, [1953].
Page 4: "The Cool One," photocopied typescript, 1953.
Page 5: "The Age of Bop," photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1953/1982/1989.
Page 6: Poems: Africa Environs, 1970 -
Page 7: "Omowale X," photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1970/1971/1974/1981.
Page 9: "Safari West," photocopied typescript, 1970/1972/1974/1978/1981.
Page 11: "Tinabu," photocopied typescript, 1972.
Page 12: "Origins," photocopied typescript, 1974/1981.
Page 15: "Origins," Part II, photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1974/1981.
Page 17: "Dig Down Olduvai," photocopied typescript, 1981.
Page 20: "Corion Jones," photocopied typescript, 1980/1982.
Page 21: Poems: Etceteras
Page 22: "The Caretaker," photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1983.
Page 24: "P," photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, n.d.
Page 25: ["Journey Without Name"], photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, n.d.
Page 30: ["Before Electricity, 1927"], photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, n.d.
Page 31: "My Father and Ring Bologna," photocopied typescript with manuscript revisions, 1972/1981.
Page 32: "South Pacific," photocopied typescript, 1974/1981.
Page 33: "Topical Poem: The Russian Pipeline Furor, 1982," photocopied typescript, 1982.
Page 35: "Topical Poem: Secretary of Labor Donovan, 1982," original typescript, n.d.
Page 36: "Topical Poem: Sex and Drugs on Capitol Hill, original typescript, 1982.
Page 37: "The Men Are Crying," Part I, photocopied typescript, 1981.
Page 39: "The Men Are Crying," Part II, photocopied typescript, 1981.
Page 40: "Marty's Doin' Sixty," photocopied typescript, 1982.
4. "Academic." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
5. "Admiral Peary Discovers the North Pole." 1 original typescript copy, n.d.
6. "Afro." 3 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1972.
7. "Bad Back." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
8. "Child." 1 photocopy of printed poem, n.d.
9. "Colleague." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
10."Gee Jon." 1 original typescript copy with manuscript revisions, 1972.
11. "Getting There." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
12. "Hubble." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
13. "In This Corner." 1 original typescript copy, n.d.
14. "Kilimanjaro." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
15. "The Men Are Crying and the Women Don't Tell." 2 original typescript copies, Parts I - VI, with manuscript revisions, 1981. Contains 1 additional original typescript copy of Part II, 1981; the second original typescript copy of Parts I - VI is titled "The Men Are Crying."
16. "Names." 2 original typescript copies, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1974.
17. "Origins." 1 manuscript copy, 5 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, Parts I and II, 1974/1976/1981.
18. "R.P." [Richard Pryor?] 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
19. "Simon." 1 original typescript copy with manuscript revisions, 1953.
20. "Sons." 1 manuscript copy, n.d.
21. "To Annie." 1 photocopied typescript copy, n.d.
22. "To Marty." 2 manuscript copies, 4 original typescript copies with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopied typescript copy, 1982/1992. 1982 version is titled "Marty Doin' Sixty."
23. "Topical Poem: The Russian Pipeline Furor, 1982." 1 original typescript copy, 1982.
24. Drafts and Draft fragments of unidentified poems, 26 pages of manuscript, 5 pages of original typescript, n.d.
25. "I Remember Clifford." 1 manuscript copy, 3 pages, n.d.
Series VI: Manuscript and printed material: Other Writings
Box 133: Short Stories - Typescripts
Folders
1. "Navy Black." Originally titled, "The End of It." Carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 22 pages. Photocopy of printed story (incomplete) from Beyond the Angry Black, 15 pages.
2. "Prince." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages. Originally housed with Vanqui material.
3. "Son in the Afternoon." Original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 10 pages, published in Exodus, Vol. 2 (1959): 43-50. Photocopy from The Angry Black, with notes, 7 pages.
4. "Vignettes of the Q and Other Stories."
"Your Friendly, Neighborhood Grocery Store." Original carbon typescript, 3 pages.
"The Day of the Dead Cat." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, inside Brandt Brandt covers, 5 pages.
One copy of Lotus, No. 1 (1968), in which Williams' "The Party" is published, pages 15-16.
Box 134
Articles and Essays - Typescripts and Printed Material, "A" to "H", Miscellaneous, arranged by Publication
Folders
1. American Book Review.
"Genocide on the Installment Plan?" One complete issue, March - April 1986.
"The Gatekeepers." Photocopy of original typescript, and original news clipping, Sept.-Oct. 1985.
"Quick Hit at Racial Censorship." Original news clipping, n.d.
2. Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 1985. "Painting in Sound: Middleton." First and second draft, original typescript, 3 photocopied typescripts, with author and Middleton's manuscript revisions. See letter to Middleton dated 5/21/81 in Box 46, Folder 28.
3. Black History Museum, UMUM Newsletter, Special Edition: Sterling A. Brown, Vol. 4, No. 5-6, 1975. "Sterling A. Brown: A Novelist's Perspective." One complete issue.
4. Black World. "The Harlem Renaissance: Its Artists, Its Impact, Its Meaning." 1 carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, November 1970.
5. Callaloo, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1986. "Use of Communications Media in Four Novels by Richard Wright." 3 offprints and photocopy of original typescript with manuscript revisions, signed by the author.
6. College Language Association. "Alice E. Johnson Memorial Fund." Photocopied typescript. See related correspondence.
7. Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series, Vol. 3. Draft and miscellaneous leaves from Autobiography, original manuscript, 8 pages.
8. Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series, Vol. 3. First draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 58 pages.
9. Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series, Vol. 3. Final version, original typescript, with author and editor's manuscript revisions, 51 pages. Final version, original carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 50 pages. Includes carbon typescript letter to Ms. Adele Sarkissian, dated November 26, 1985.
10. Ebony, Vol. 18, No. 11, Sept. 1963. "Negro in Literature Today: Weakening of racism frees tan writers' full range of creative powers." 2 single printed pages.
11. Essence.
"Doing It Ourselves." Photocopy of printed article, 1971.
"Sketches of Spain." Photocopy of printed article, July 1992.
12. Good Housekeeping, Sept./Oct 1971. "Mary Lindsay." 2 original typescripts with manuscript revisions.
13. Grafrica, Vol. 3, No. 44. "Twende to Kenya! (Let's Go to Kenya!)." Photocopy of article, November 9, 1980.
14. Hadassah Magazine, Vol. 48, No. 6, February 1967. "Is Negro Anti-Semitism Growing?" One complete issue.
15. Holiday Magazine.
"Black Man in Europe," or "Racism in Europe." Original typescript with manuscript revisions, Vol. 41, No. 1, January 1967.
"Chicago: Three Negro Families." Original typescript with manuscript revisions, including summary, March 1967.
"Negro Youth and the Civil Rights Movement." Carbon typescript.
16. Holiday Magazine (unpublished). "The Ekabo of Omowale." Original and carbon typescript of first version and revision, with manuscript revisions. Includes letter from Don Gold at Holiday dated 12/20/67 rejecting the essay.
Box 135
Articles and Essays - Typescripts and Printed Material, "I" to "P", Miscellaneous, arranged by Publication
Folders
1. The Immigrant Experience, Dial Press. "Time and Tide: The Reminiscences of a Black Immigrant." Portions of original typescript, with manuscript revisions. One complete and portions of carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions. Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 copies, 1971.
2. The Immigrant Experience, Dial Press. "Time and Tide: The Reminiscences of a Black Immigrant." [photocopy of folder above.]
3. Jewish Observer. "The Boys From Syracuse: Blacks and Jews in the Old Neighborhood." Parts 1-5, original issues, 4/12/79 to 6/21/79.
4. Journal of African Civilizations, Vol. 3, No. 1. "Stolen Legacy by George G. M. James." Original typescript with manuscript revisions and photocopy of typescript. JAW was, at the time, contributing editor for the Journal.
5. LaGuardia Community College, Fiorello's Flute. "Visit of Etheridge Knight." 2 original news clippings, 11/14/74.
6. LaGuardia Review, Vol. 1, No. 1. "Survival of Creativity: Writers as Critics of American Society." 2 photocopies of article with manuscript revisions, Spring 1977.
7. The Liberated Voice.
"The Program: 1. The Police." Original newsclipping, page 3, July 17, 1968.
"The Program III. Black Awareness." Original newsclipping, page 5, August 7, 1968.
8. The Los Angeles Times.
Op-ed: "Goodbye, 1987." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 12/26/87.
"In His Quest to Be Both Symbol and Affirmation, Jackson May Not Be Able to Settle for Less Than VP." First draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions; Final draft, with manuscript revisions, signed by author; original news clipping, 6/15/88.
"In mid-December 1987, after the deaths of John O. Killens, Harold Washington, and James Baldwin. . ." Original typescript, 12/26/87.
9. The Nation. "Prior Restraints." Photocopy of article and 1 full issue, signed by author, 4/23/88.
10. The National Leader.
"An Exercise of Faith in an Uncaring System." Original news clipping, signed by author, 8/26/82.
"Letter to Leonid." Original and 2 photocopies of news clipping, signed by author, 10/7/82.
"Sports Grind Black Meat." Original and 2 photocopies of news clipping, signed by author, 12/23/82.
"Fierce battle for men's minds." Original and photocopy of news clipping, 2/3/83.
"Cubans: Americans si; U.S. government no." Original and photocopy of news clipping, signed by author, 2/24/83.
"'Buy American' not enough." Original and photocopy of news clipping, signed by author, 3/10/83.
"Grenada seeks boost from new tourism"; or, author's title of typescript: "New Hope for Grenada - Maybe." Photocopy of news clipping, signed by author, and original typescript with manuscript revisions, 3/24/83.
"The second exodus." Original and photocopy of news clipping, signed by author, 3/24/83.
"Flying home: Mixed feelings." Original news clipping and header, 6/16/83.
"Reparations for Blacks?" Original and 2 photocopies of news clipping, signed by author, 7/14/83.
"One more time: Cops!" Original and photocopy of news clipping, 9/25/83.
"We stand on the crumbling edge of a fury that has been created by greed and racism. . ." Original typescript with manuscript revisions, 10/26/83.
"Black and white America inextricably entwined." Original news clipping, 11/24/83.
"Jesse Jackson plays with a full deck!" Original and photocopy of news clipping, signed by author, n.d.
"Two Trials and Certain Tribulations." Original typescript with manuscript revisions and photocopy of typescript, n.d.
11. The New Leader. "Neither Life Enough Nor Time." 3 copies of single printed page, signed by author, 5/27/63.
12. New York Herald Tribune Book Week.
"Backtracking pioneers." Original news clippings, 2 copies, 6/7/64.
"Chester Himes is getting on," or "Chester Himes, Expatriate." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions and 3 news clippings, 10/11/64.
"Learning to see invisible men." Original news clipping, 12/20/64.
"Getting stung by the soft touch." Original news clipping, 4/18/65.
"The hard cash in soft covers," by Knox Burger. Original news clipping, 8/8/65; This was written by Knox Burger in response to Williams' 4/18/65 article above.
"Our own dark continent." Original news clipping, 8/15/65.
13. New York Stories. "Portrait in the Blue Note." Original manuscript, 2001.
14. New York Times.
"Open Letter to the Ethnics." Original typescript and news clipping, 10/16/70.
"Peripatetic Professor." World of New York contribution. 2 original typescript, 1 photocopy of Professor, and letter from Marvin Siegel, Editor, 12/1/84.
15. Nickel Review. "Something Wrong." 3 complete issues, 11/1/67.
16. Observations of American Writers. "A Mother's Conviction." Photocopied typescript, 1972.
17. Politicks and Other Human Interests. "A Visit to Catalonia." Includes note from Thomas B. Morgan. One complete issue, one partial, 11/8/77.
18. Present Tense. "The Boys From Syracuse: Blacks and Jews in the Old Neighborhood." 2 photocopies of article, Spring 1977.
Box 136
Articles and Essays - Typescripts and Printed Material, "Q" to "Z", Miscellaneous, arranged by Publication
Folders
1. Reader's Digest. "Changing Times in Plains." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, July 1977. Includes postcard from Plains, Georgia.
2. Reader's Digest (unpublished). "Middle Class Survival: The Hannans of New York." 2 Photocopies and 2 original typescripts with manuscript revisions, 1980, notes and interview questions, letter to the Hannans explaining that Reader's Digest decided not to publish their story.
3. The Record. "Walls have a-tumbled, but the town lives," or "The Town That Would Not Die." Photocopied typescript and photocopy of article, 2 copies, edited by Reader's Digest, 12/19/78.
4. Rutgers-Newark Observer. "Thirty." Original typescript, n.d.
5. Syracuse Post-Standard. "The New York State Fair." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 8 pages, 9/13/53.
6. Syracuse University Library Associates Courier. "Portrait of a City: Syracuse, the Old Home Town." 2 offprints, Spring 1993.
7. Vista. "An Afro-American Looks at South Africa." Original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 1969.
8. W. Styron's Nat Turner: Responses. "Manipulation of History and Fact: An Ex-Southerner's Apologist Tract for Slavery and the Life of Nat Turner; Or, Williams Styron's Faked Confessions." Carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions.
9. Worcester Times and Schevenus Monitor. "Famous 10th Cavalry Produced Score of Fine Generals." Original news clipping, partial issue, 7/13/72.
10. Yardbird Reader I. "Grenada: Their Country Too." 4 original typescripts with manuscript revisions, 1 photocopy of typescript, 1972.
Box 137
Articles and Essays - Manuscripts and Typescripts, Unpublished or Publication Unknown
Folders
1. "The Black Jews of Ethiopia, The Falashas." Carbon and photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions.
2. "The Black Quarterbacks." Carbon typescript.
3. "Black Water." Original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions.
4. "Complexities of Ethnic American Literature." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions.
5. "The Country Place." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions.
6. "Doc Washington." Photocopied typescript, 6/24/90.
7. "The Figure Eight." Photocopy of original typescript with manuscript revisions.
8. "For Writers of Color in America: The Challenge of the Future." Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions. Manuscript index card insert.
9. "The Hole Cut By The 'Axe'." Carbon typescript.
10. "Image Explanation of Jacob Lawrence's Toussaint L'Ouveture Series." Original typescript, various drafts, with manuscript revisions, and photocopied typescript essay.
11. "In the Regions of Rejection." Original typescript, with manuscript page revision, 2 copies.
12. "George Gregory has always had a way with kids. . ." [George Gregory]. Portion of original manuscript, 1 page. 1 carbon typescript, 5 pages. Portions of original and carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 9 pages total. Was included in correspondence to Susie Jacobson at Reader's Digest, re: series called "How American Families Live."
13. "Herbert Gutman, writing in the November 21 issue of The Nation. . ." [contemporary historical novels]. Original typescript, 5 pages.
14. "Of course it's a mess. . ." Original manuscript, 1 page.
15. "One has no need to deconstruct the language. . ." Original typescript, 3 pages.
16. "One spring night in 1935. . ." [Herbert "Hoppy" Johnson]. Original typescript, 2 versions, with manuscript revisions, 18 pages total.
17. "Society anywhere has a way of never completing itself. . ." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions.
18. "The men looked for work every day. . ." Original manuscript, 2 pages.
Box 138
Speeches - Manuscripts and Typescripts
Folders
1. African Americans and Europe Conference. "Post- World War II." Original typescript, 2 copies, 7 pages total, signed by author, 2/8/92.
2. Bard College. "Blackballing." Photocopy of typescript, with manuscript revisions and typescript summary of talk, 31 pages total, 11/11/93.
3. Boston University.
Boston University. "Blackballing." Photocopy of typescript, with manuscript revisions and typescript summary of talk, 31 pages total, 11/11/93.
Boston University Afro-American Studies Center. "Undiscovered - The Pre-History of Black People." Original and photocopied typescript, 34 pages total, 3/23/71.
4. Carter G. Woodson Award (1989) - Mercy College, Bronx Campus. Acceptance Address: "The Marriage of History and Literature." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 11 pages; copy of awards program, 2 pages, 2/28/89.
5. Chiles, Bill and Ruth, Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Homily, Syracuse, New York. Homily. Original typescript, 4 pages, 6/28/80.
6. Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.
Welcome speech. Original manuscript, 1 index card, 12/4/85.
Welcome and thank you speech. Original manuscript, 1 index card, 1986.
7. Fairleigh Dickinson University - Cultures of Africa: African Heritage. "Influence of the Harlem Renaissance Writers on the Writers of Africa and Latin America." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 16 pages, 4/11/92.
8. Friendship Baptist Church, New York City. "Gayle" (Addison Gayle eulogy). Photocopy of typescript, 4 pages, 10/9/91.
9. Gregory, George, Memorial. Eulogy. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages, 6/11/94.
10. Hatch-Billops 10th Anniversary Forum: The Challenges of Writing Black Biography. "Black Biography Compared to White." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4/26/86, 8 pages, signed by author, speech delivered 5/3/86.
11. Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos - Barcelona. "Civil Rights in the U.S." Re: American civil rights movement. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages, 3/16/66.
12. Literary Awards Ceremony (1985) - Purdue University. "Some Words About Writing." Photocopy of typescript, 21 pages; portions of original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages, 4/24/85.
13. Mid-Manhattan Library/New York Public Library. "Blackballing." Original typescript, 19 pages, 2/4/92.
14. Modern Language Association. "Notes of an Afro-American Writer on World Literature." Original manuscript, 6 pages. Draft, original typescript, 3 pages. Draft, second version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 6 pages. Draft, third version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 4 pages. Draft, fourth version, original typescript, 7 pages. Final version, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 12 pages. Final version, photocopied typescript, with photocopied manuscript revisions, 12 pages, 12/28/86.
15. Modern Language Association - Melville Society. "Nineteenth (19th) Century American Writers and Slavery." Photocopy of typescript, 18 pages, 12/29/78.
16. National Black Writers Conference (1st) - Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. "Writer and Social Responsibility." Re: Black Writers responsibility to the community. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 7 pages, March 1986.
17. National Black Writers Conference (3rd). "In 1978 John Gardener published a small book called On Moral Fiction. . ." Photocopied typescript, with photocopied manuscript revisions, 7 pages, 3/23/91.
18. Ohio State University. "The OSU." Original typescript, 5 pages, with manuscript cover letter, 1 page, and manuscript note, 1 page, 1/26/96.
19. Rutgers University - Newark.
"Third World In/and the Black Media During Robeson's Lifetime." Photocopy of typescript, 2 copies, 38 pages total, 2/21/81.
Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages, 4/17/80.
20. Rutgers University - Newark - Introductions.
Introduction for Alice Childress. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages; printed material re: Childress' visit, 2 pages, signed by author, 2/6/86.
"Introduction for Doris Lessing" (1993 Mason Gross Lecturer). Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 pages; invitation to lecture, 1 page, 9/30/93.
21. State University of New York at Old Westbury. Acceptance address for honorary degree. Original typescript, 2 pages, 5/21/01.
22. Syracuse City Hall - John A. Williams Day proclaimed. Acceptance address. Photocopy of original typescript, 3 pages. 2/1/88.
23. Syracuse Que Reunion. "Words are incomprehensible things. . ." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 2 pages, 7/4/76.
24. Syracuse University. "To Be a Writer." Re: the Sophisticated Gents. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 13 pages, 9/24/83.
25. TLU. "Big Fat Books" and untitled. Original typescript, 6 pages, n.d.
26. Unitarian Church in Summit. "Peace of Mind or Piece of Hell." Photocopy of typescript, 9 pages, and photocopy of program, 3 pages, signed by author, 3/14/82.
27. University of Colorado. "Black Unity." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 12 pages, 11/11/71.
28. University of Massachusetts. "Williams: On Sex, Gender and Identity." Original typescript, 2 copies, with manuscript revisions (copy 2 has significant revisions), 14 pages each, 10/8/86.
29. University of Mississippi. "Significance of Richard Wright." Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 8 pages, 11/22/85.
Box 139
Reviews - Typescripts and Printed Material, sorted by date
Folders
1. 1965 - 1969.
Williams, John A. "Up From Slavery." Rev. of Long Freedom Road, by Harris, Janet; Four Took Freedom, by Sterling, Philip and Rayford Logan; Thaddeus Stevens and the Fight for Negro Rights, by Meltzer, Milton; In Their Own Words, ed. Meltzer, Milton; Time of Trial, Time of Hope, by Meltzer, Milton and August Meier; and Unfinished March, by Drisko, Carol F. and Edgar A. Toppin. New York Times Book Review, May 1967: 5. Single page.
Williams, John A. "The U.S. - A Nice Place to Visit." Rev. of The Black Expatriates: A Study of American Negroes in Exile, by Dunbar, Ernest, and Where To, Black Man?, by Smith, Ed. Saturday Review, January 27, 1968: 30. Photocopy of article and complete issue.
Williams, John A. Rev. of House Divided, The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, by Lokos, Lionel. Negro Digest, c. 1968. Carbon typescript.
2. 1970 - 1979.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Museums Women and Other Stories, by Updike, John. c. 1972. Carbon typescript.
3. 1980 - 1982.
Williams, John A. "Stolen Legacy: Greek Plagiarism of Dynastic Egyptian Doctrines." Rev. of Stolen Legacy, by James, G. G. M. Journal of African Civilizations, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 1981: 30 - 37. Complete issue.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Catherine Carmier, by Gaines, Ernest. American Book Review, July - August 1982: 13. Carbon typescript and complete issue.
4. 1983 - 1984.
Williams, John A. "Two on the Aisle - More or Less." Rev. of Uncle Sam Presents, by Buttitta, T. and Witham, B., and Black Drama of the Federal Theatre Era, by Craig, E. Q. Review, Vol. 5, 1983: 131. Photocopied original typescript, 3 signed offprints and 1 photocopy of offprint.
Williams, John A. "On Bloods." Rev. of Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans, by Terry, Wallace. Fiction International 17:1, c. 1984. Carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, and signed photocopy of printed review.
5. 1985 - 1988.
Williams, John A. Rev. of History of the Great American Fortunes, by Meyers, Gustavus. Rutgers Observer, February 3, 1986. Carbon typescript.
American Book Review 10 Year Index, American Book Review, c. 1988. Complete issue lists John A. Williams' articles / reviews which appeared in American Book Review between c. 1977 and 1988.
Williams, John A. "The Remarkable Langston Hughes." Rev. of The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. II, 1941-1967, by Rampersad, Arnold. Los Angeles Times, September 4, 1988: 3. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 5 pages. Complete issue.
6. 1989.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Simbi the Satyr of the Dark Jungle, by Tutuola, Amos. med Press, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 1989: 49. Complete issue and photocopied typescript.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance, by Wintz, Cary D. med Press, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 1989: 62. Complete issue.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Francophone African Fiction: Reading a Literary Tradition, by Ngate, Jonathan. med Press, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 1989: 62. Complete issue.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Surfaces and Masks, by Major, Clarence. med Press, Vol. 7, No. 5, October 1989: 85. Complete issue and photocopied typescript.
7. 1990 - 1991.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Breaking Ice, ed. McMillan, Terry. American Visions, June 1991: 51. Complete issue and original typescript.
Williams, John A. "Richard Wright: The Legacy of a Native Son." Rev. of Lawd Today!; Uncle Tom's Children; Native Son; Black Boy (American Hunger); The Outsider, by Wright, Richard. Washington Post Book World, Vol. XXI, No. 38, September 22, 1991: 1, 10. Complete issue.
Williams, John A. "A Native Son's Empowering Words." Rev. of Lawd Today!; Uncle Tom's Children; Native Son; Black Boy (American Hunger); The Outsider, by Wright, Richard. Washington Post National Weekly Edition Book World, Vol. XXI, No. 38, September 30 - October 6, 1991: 35. Complete issue.
8. 1992 - Present.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Education of a Reluctant Radical: Roman Childhood, by Marzani, Carl. Multicultural Review 1:3, July 1992. Photocopy of offprint. See AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW - Partin, Beth correspondence for typescript, which was rejected for publication by American Book Review.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Livin' the Blues, by Davis, Frank Marshall. Forkroads, c. 1992: 5. Photocopy of article, with manuscript Post-It note from David Young of Forkroads attached.
Williams, John A. "The Prince of Harlem." Rev. of King of the Cats, by Haygood, Wil. Washington Post, March 14, 1993. 2 photocopies.
Williams, John A. Rev. of Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo, by Feelings, Tom. c. 1995. Photocopied typescript.
9. Undated.
Williams, John A. "Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man: Their Place in American Letters." Rev. of Invisible Man, by Ellison, Ralph. Negro Digest, n.d. Carbon typescript.
Box 140
Introductions and Afterwords - Typescripts and Printed Material
Folders
Black Internationale and Black Empire, by George S. Schuyler, writing as Samuel I. Brooks (Northeastern University Press, 1991). See related correspondence.
1a. Foreword by John A. Williams. Original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 12 pages.
1b. "The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World, " photocopy of printed text, 195 pages.
1c. "Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great New Civilization in Modern America, " photocopy of printed text, 163 pages.
Black Photographers Annual (Another View, 1980).
2. Introduction to the Fourth Black Photographers Annual, by John A. Williams, December 31, 1979. Carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions, 9 pages.
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica, by Miriam DeCosta-Willis, Roseann P. Bell, and Reginald Martin (Doubleday, 1992).
3a. "After/Play (afterword), by John A. Williams. Photocopied typescript, 4 pages.
3b. Book proposal, compiled by the authors. Photocopied typescript, bound, 38 pages.
3c. Excerpts from Erotique Noire. Incomplete typescript, photocopied, miscellaneous pages.
An Ocean Apart: American Artists Abroad (Studio Museum in Harlem, 1982).
4. "Middleton," introduction by John A. Williams, February 4, 1982. Carbon typescript and photocopied typescript (2 copies), 6 pages each.
Series VII: Works by other authors
Box 141:
A - E, Miscellaneous
Folders
1. Adler, Elmer, ed. Breaking Into Print.
2. Anonymous. A Dream,and King: A Filmed Record.
3. Arrupe, Rev. Pedro. A Letter on the Interracial Apostolate.
4. Barksdale, Richard K. "Castration Symbolism in Recent Black Fiction."
5. Berzon, Judith R. Neither White Nor Black: The Mulatto Character in American Fiction.
6. Bruno, Anthony. The Mourners.
7. Call-- (?), Ernest. Motherfucker.
8. Cook, Ann. The African in the Western Hemisphere; Black Pride? Some Contradictions.
9. Corke, Hilary. "The Choice."
10. Dickinson, Gloria H. "Self Concept in the Novels of John A. Williams and Chinua Achebe." See related correspondence.
11. Dongala, Emmanuel. The Fire of Origins: A Novel. See related correspondence.
12. Duvall, Severn. Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Sinister Side of the Patriarch. See related correspondence.
13. Edwards, Louis. Ten Seconds. See related correspondence.
14. Engels, John. "A Dinner Guest and Other Poems by John Engels." See related correspondence.
15. Estes-Hicks, Onita. Jean Toomer and the Aesthetic Adventure; Jean Toomer and the Politics and Poetics of National Identity. See related correspondence.
Box 142
Ballard, Allen B.
Ballard, Allen B. Where I'm Bound. See related correspondence.
Box 143
Boyd, Herb
Boyd, Herb. Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America. See related correspondence.
Box 144
Carney, Vaughn A.
Carney, Vaughn A. Swiss Movement. See related correspondence.
Box 145
F - G, Miscellaneous
Folders
1. Feder, Chris Welles. The Movie Director. See related correspondence.
2. Foley, Barbara. "History, Fiction, and the Ground Between: The Uses of the Documentary Mode in Black Literature." See related correspondence.
3. Foreman, Farrell J. Hear No Evil. See related correspondence.
4. Foreman, Farrell J. Daddy's Seashore Blues. See related correspondence.
5. Foreman, Farrell J. Gym Rats: A Work for the Stage. See related correspondence.
6. Gaines, Ernest J. "The Sky Is Gray." See related correspondence.
7. Gelfant, Blanche. "Mingling and Sharing in American Literature: Teaching Ethnic Fiction."
8. Grooms, Anthony. Trouble No More. See related correspondence.
Box 146
H - Mc, Miscellaneous
Folders
1. Hardy, Sallee W. Remembering Owen Dodson, November 28, 1914 - June 21, 1983.
2. Hatch, James V. Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One, The Life of Owen Dodson. See related correspondence.
3. Hawkins, Shirley. In Memory of Willie T. See related correspondence under "Fan Mail."
4. Hunter, Joe. Fade to Black. See related correspondence.
5. Inada, Lawson Fusao. Miscellaneous poems. See related correspondence.
6. James, Charles L. "The Black Artist as Originator: A Literary State of Mind"; "Religious Irony in Richard Wright's Native Son." See related correspondence.
7. Kaplan, Carol. Journal of Daniel. See related correspondence.
8. King, Woodie, Jr. Dilemma of Black Theatre. See related correspondence.
9. Kurdyla, Sophie. "An Interpretation of J. A. Williams' Safari West."
10. Lester, Julius. Lovesong: Becoming a Jew. See related correspondence under "Fan Mail."
11. Mack, John. The Extraordinary Question.
12. McBride, James. The Color of Water. See related correspondence.
13. McKie, John R. The Black Male Factory. See related correspondence.
Box 147
Himes, Chester
Folders
1. Himes, Chester. Autobiography of Chester Himes. Vol. 1, Part 1. See related correspondence.
2. Himes, Chester. Autobiography of Chester Himes. Vol. 1, Part 2.
3. Himes, Chester. "Plan 'B'": A Novel of the Future. See related correspondence.
4. Himes, Chester. The Third Generation. See related correspondence.
Box 148
Kirschenbaum, Blossom
Folders
1. Kirschenbaum, Blossom. "Prix de Rome": The Writing Fellowship Given by the Academy of Arts and Letters in Conjunction with the American Academy in Rome, 1951 - 1963. Bound photocopy.
2. Photocopy of Folder 1, pages 1 - 142.
3. Photocopy of Folder 1, pages 330 - 380.
Box 149
Md - O, Miscellaneous
Folders
1. Morgan, Thomas B. Snyder's Walk. See related correspondence.
2. Morrien, Adriaan. Hijo de Puta.
3. Muller, Gilbert. Chester Himes. See related correspondence.
4. Nabokov, Peter. "The Caribbean: This Side of Paradise."
5. N'Goma, Eugene. Les Personnages Expatries Chez Trois Romanciers Afro-Americains D'Apres-Guerre: James Baldwin, John A. Williams, William Gardner Smith. Part 1.
6. N'Goma, Eugene. Les Personnages Expatries Chez Trois Romanciers Afro-Americains D'Apres-Guerre: James Baldwin, John A. Williams, William Gardner Smith. Part 2.
Box 150
Nunez-Harrell, Elizabeth
Nunez-Harrell, Elizabeth. Beyond the Limbo Silence. See related correspondence.
Box 151
P - Sc, Miscellaneous
Folders
1. Pate, Alexs. Losing Absalom. See related correspondence.
2. Phippen, Sanford. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel. See related correspondence.
3. Positively Black. Martin Luther King Tribute with John A. Williams. See related correspondence.
4. Reed, Ishmael. Review/article of John A. Williams' novel, !Click Song. See related correspondence.
5. Reilly, John M. "Thinking History in The Man Who Cried I Am." See related correspondence.
6. Ross, Michael E. As Soon as the Weather Breaks. See related correspondence.
Box 152
Sd - Z, Miscellaneous
Folders
1. Shankar, S. A Map of Where I Live. See related correspondence.
2. Smith, Virginia Whatley. "Sorcery, Double Consciousness, and Warring Souls: Philosophies of War in Middle Passage and Captain Blackman." 45 pages. See related correspondence.
3. Stetson, Jeff. Fraternity.
4. Temblor (No. 2).
5. Thurman, Wallace. The Blacker the Berry, A Novel.
6. Yarborough, Richard. "The Crisis in Afro-American Letters." See related correspondence.
Box 153
Williams, Dennis
Folders
1. Williams, Dennis. "Black Magic Builds Strong Bones and Teeth." See related correspondence.
2. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 1, Title page to pg. 99. See related correspondence.
3. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 1, Pgs 100 - 199.
4. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 1, Pgs. 200 - 299.
5. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 1, Pgs. 300 - 391.
6. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 2, Title page to chapter 3.
7. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 4 - 9.
8. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 10 - 15.
9. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 16 - 20.
10. Williams, Dennis. Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 21 - 25.
11. Williams, Dennis. "A Plague of Hoppers." See related correspondence.
Box 154
Williams, Lori
Folders
1. Williams, Lori. Lori's Log: The Man Who Cried I Am. Title page to pg. 50. See related correspondence.
2. Williams, Lori. Lori's Log: The Man Who Cried I Am. Pages 51 - 100.
3. Williams, Lori. Lori's Log: The Man Who Cried I Am. Pages 101 - 189; and original, carbon, and photocopied typescript of description of Lori's Log, 2 pages each.
Series VIII: Printed material and ephemera
Box 155
Printed Articles About John A. Williams, sorted by Publication
Folders
1. A - Bl, Miscellaneous.
American Audio Prose Library, Inc.
Atlanta Journal.
Bangor News.
Bard College.
Bibliography of American Fiction.
Black American Literature Forum.
Black Creation.
Black Expatriates.
Black Issues.
Black World.
2. Bm - Bz, Miscellaneous.
Boston Globe.
Buckley-Little Catalogue.
3. Ca - Com, Miscellaneous.
Centerpoint.
College Language Association Journal.
Colorado State University - Collegian.
4. Con - Cz, Miscellaneous.
Congressional Record.
Conjuring a Counter-Culture.
Connections - Syracuse University.
5. D - H, Miscellaneous.
Daily Princetonian.
Daily Times.
Democrat Chronicle.
Enquete.
Erlanger Nachrichten.
Faculty Committee for Human Rights in the Americas.
Guardian, Book Review Supplement.
History of the Black Community of Syracuse - Onondaga Community College.
Honolulu Advertiser.
Box 156
Printed Articles About John A. Williams, sorted by Publication
Folders
1. I, Miscellaneous.
Il Ponte.
Impartial Citizen.
International Author Writers of Who's Who.
2. J - P, Miscellaneous.
Jet.
LaGuardia Community College - Fiorello's Flute.
LaGuardia Community College - Perspective.
Long Island Press.
Los Angeles Times.
Moonstone.
New African.
New York Stories.
New York Times.
Palm Beach Post.
Penguin Companion to American Literature.
Philadelphia New Observer - Black History.
Plantage Magazine.
Players.
Publisher's Weekly.
3. Q - S, Miscellaneous.
Record.
Richmond News-Leader.
Rutgers Magazine.
Rutgers Newsletter.
Rutgers Observer.
Rutgers University.
Schwabach - ST
Southern California Anthology.
St. Louis Dispatch.
Star-Ledger.
Syracuse Herald American Post-Standard Empire Magazine.
Syracuse Post-Standard.
Syracuse University.
4. T - Z, Miscellaneous.
Teaneck Suburbanite.
TLS.
University of Rochester.
Washington Post.
Box 157a
Public Appearances and Publicity, sorted by Event name
Folders
1. A, Miscellaneous.
African American History Museum.
African American Music and Europe.
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum.
2. African Americans and Europe Conference.
3. B, Miscellaneous.
Balaban's Books.
Barnes Noble.
Black Student Alliance Conference.
Black Writers.
Boston University.
Bronx Community College.
4. Black Awareness.
5. C, Miscellaneous.
C. C. P. Poets and Writers.
Casa de las Americas.
Chicago State University.
Claremont Colleges.
Cleveland State University.
Community Writers' Project.
Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience - Rutgers University.
Conversations with Writers.
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.
Cornell University.
6. D - E, Miscellaneous.
Darwin College.
Doubleday Company.
Douglass, Frederick, Creative Arts Center.
7. F, Miscellaneous.
Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Fiction Writers Conference.
8. G, Miscellaneous.
Gallery of the Greats.
Genesis II Museum of International Black Culture.
Glasgow Endowment Program.
9. H, Miscellaneous.
Hartwick College.
Hatch-Billops Collection.
10. I - L, Miscellaneous.
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities.
Instituto de estudios Norteamericanos.
International Writers Workshop.
LaGuardia Community College.
Lakeview Public Library.
Literary Awards Banquet.
Box 158a
Miscellaneous Ephemera - African American miscellany; bibliographic materials; datebooks, notebooks and schedules; teaching career; travel; and other ephemera
Folders
1. African American Miscellany, A - E, Miscellaneous.
2. African American Miscellany, F - O, Miscellaneous.
3. African American Miscellany, P - Z, Miscellaneous.
4. Bibliographic/Curriculum Vitae.
5. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1960.
6. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1963.
7. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1964.
8. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1968.
9. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1969.
10. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1970.
11. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - 1978.
12. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - Reading/Book signing Schedules.
13. Date books/Calendars/Schedules - Miscellaneous Undated Schedules.
Box 159
Miscellaneous Ephemera - Washington Spectator publication
Washington Spectator, January 15, 1987 to September 1, 1993 (incomplete).
Box 160
Miscellaneous Ephemera - Third World Week publication
Third World Week, October 28, 1988 to June 14, 1991.
Series IX: Financial/legal/medical/personal documents and materials
Box 161: Book Contracts - original author copies
Folders
1. 1950 to 1959.
2. 1960 to 1969.
3. 1970 to 1979.
Box 162: Royalty Statements (sorted alphabetically by Publisher)
Folders
1. A - C, Miscellaneous.
Associated Book Publishers.
Bantam Books.
Beacon Press.
Chatham Bookseller.
Collins, William, Sons and Co., Ltd.
2. Cooper Square Publishers, 1964 - 1969.
3. Cooper Square Publishers, 1970 - 1979.
4. Coward, McCann Geoghegan.
5. D - G, Miscellaneous.
Dial Press.
Dilia.
Doubleday Co.
6. Europaverlag.
7. Farrar, Straus Cudahy / Farrar, Straus Giroux.
8. H - M, Miscellaneous.
Harper Row, Publishers.
Houghton Mifflin Company.
9. Little, Brown Co., 1965 - 1971.
10. Little, Brown Co., 1972 - 1976.
11. McGraw-Hill Book Company.
12. N - Z, Miscellaneous.
New Horizon Press.
Pocket Books..
Random House.
13. New American Library, 1965 - 1971.
14. New American Library, 1972 - 1986.
15. Schoningh, Ferdinand.
Box 163: Documents from Organizations to which John A. Williams belonged
Folders
1. Author's Guild - Financial Statements/Internal Correspondence/Notices.
2. Author's Guild Bulletin, September 1967 to November 1969 (incomplete).
3. Author's Guild Bulletin, December 1969 to November 1971 (incomplete).
4. Author's Guild Bulletin, December 1971 to February 1978 (incomplete).
5. Author's League of America.
6. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Organization of Academy.
7. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Membership.
8. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Internal Correspondence.
9. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Meetings, 1968 to 1969.
10. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Meetings, 1970.
11. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Meetings, 1971 to 1972.
12. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Proposals.
13. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Financial Business.
14. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Awards and Banquets.
15. Black Academy of Arts and Letters - News clippings, Press Releases, Newsletters, Notes, Printed Material, Miscellaneous.
16. Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.
17. Rabinowitz Foundation, 1970 to 1971.
18. Rabinowitz Foundation, 1972 to 1973.
19. Study and Report on Harlem Cultural Centers.
Box 164: Identification Cards, Badges, and Other Personal Documents and Materials
Folders
1. Bermuda Driver's License.
2. Boston University Identification Card.
3. LaGuardia Community College Identification Card.
4. National Education Television Identification Card.
5. New York University Identification Card.
6. Luggage Identification Card.
7. Urban League for Bergen County Membership Card.
8. Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Membership Card.
9. 1982 Southern Poverty Law Center Membership Card.
10. Union of Concerned Scientists Membership Cards, 1982 - 1984.
11. 1983 Philadelphia Police Department Press Badge from National Leader.
12. 1986 Modern Language Association Name Badge.
13. Juror Badge, County of Bergen, July 7 - 10, 1987.
14. American Booksellers Association Name Badge.
15. University of Rochester Name Badge.
16. 1988 Miami Book Fair International Name Badge.
17. Coming Back Together II Name Badge.
18. Coordinating Council of Magazines Name Badge.
19. Prose Panel Name Badge.
20. Book Expo America/Coffee House Press Name Badge.
21. Isaac/Williams Calling Card.
22. Telegram Credit Cards.
23. Stamps from Rwanda.
24. John A. Williams Name Plate.
25. Marty Scheiner's 60th Birthday Book Mark.
26. Monthly Review Party Stubs.
27. Hotel Habana Guest Cards.
28. Motel Versailles Guest Card.
29. Lord Baltimore Hotel Guest Card.
30. "J. Williams" business card.
Series X: Ephemera and Memorabilia
Awards and Honors (see also Box 175)
Box 165, Folder 11. A - N, Miscellaneous, unframed.
American Arbitration Association.
Before Columbus Foundation 1998 American Book Award for Safari West (original program).
Black History Museum Committee., 2/20/1973
Hawaii Council of Teachers of English - Summer "Brown Bag."
Lindback Award (printed ephemera only).
Marquis Who's Who Publications Board.
National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Rome (printed ephemera only).
National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent (printed ephemera only).
2. O - Z, Miscellaneous, unframed.
Southeastern Massachusetts University, 78th Commencement (printed ephemera only).
Southern Poverty Law Center.
State University of New York at Old Westbury, 34th Commencement (printed ephemera only).
Syracuse University, 141st Commencement (printed ephemera only).
3. Banker's Life/Chicago State University; New Jersey Institute of Technology.
4. Before Columbus Foundation 1983 American Book Award (printed ephemera only).
Box 166
Buttons and Pins
See Appendix G for complete list.
Box 174
Typewriter
Folder Contents
Smith Corona Typewriter.
Roller.
John A. Williams' original typescript description of typewriter's provenance.
Series XI: Oversize Ephemera
Box 175
Miscellaneous publisher's foul matter and advertisements
Folder Contents
The Man Who Cried I Am - proof of book cover.
Vanqui - Full score, bound.
Princeton University Lectures advertisement "New Criticism of Black Writing".
The King God Didn't Save dust jackets.
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities posters.
Black Academy of Arts and Letters Award.
Bronx Community College In Person Author advertisement.
Photo of John A. Williams, standing, in sweater.
Box 176
Miscellaneous publisher's foul matter and publicity
Folder Contents
McGraw-Hill advertisement for Introduction to Literature.
Gallery of the Greats 1990 Calendar poster.
Box 177
Photographs
Folder Contents
Photo of John A. Williams, leaning, in raincoat, holding newspaper.
Photo of John A. Williams, sitting at a table at The White Horse, holding cigarette and wearing sun glasses.
Photo of John A. Williams, outdoors with dog.
Photo of John A. Williams with sons Dennis and Gregory.
Box 178
Photograph Album
All photographs, dating from 1925
Oversize Folder 1
Photographs
Photo of Camp Robert Smalls Great Lakes Naval Training Center, with John A. Williams' signed inscription: "To My Best Girl-Mom from Jon." May 1943. Co. 52. . . U.S. Naval Training Station - Great Lakes, ILL. May 26, 1943."
Series XII: Audio/visual material
Box 167
Audio/Visual Material: Miscellaneous works. (Audiocassettes, videocassette, film reels)
Clifford's Blues -Reading
If I Stop I'll Die - Research and Interviews
Junior Bachelor Society- Videos of The Sophisticated Gents
Night Song - Video Of Sweet Love, Bitter and Interview
Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light - Interview
Vanqui - Video of the Opera
Box 168
Audio/Visual Material: The Joe Hunter Show. (video)
Interviews by Jeff Tucker
Originals contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, and film reels. Surrogate copies are available for research purposes.

Box 169Audio/Visual Material: Interviews, Lectures, Readings. (Audiocassettes, Videocassettes, Film Reels)
!Click Song - reading
Amistad - Chester Himes and Bill Cosby Interviews
Clifford Blues - Reading
Jacob's Ladder - Reading by James Earl Jones
Omowale: The Child Returns Home - Video
Miscellaneous interviews (See Appendix G for complete list)
Family Home Movies
Box 170
Audio/Visual Material: Record Albums
Captain Blackman - Special Radio Programming Material
Black Academy of Arts and Letters First Annual Awards Banquet
The Joe Hunter Show
Originals contain videocassettes. Surrogate copies are available for research purposes.

Box 171, Folder 1-61982-1985
Interviews and lectures
Originals contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, and film reels. Surrogate copies are available for research purposes.

Box 172, Folder 1-2Gayle, Addison Jr., the Afro-Americans, March 4, 1982
Box 172, Folder 5-6Cervantes, Lorna Dee, Chicano-Americans, April 8, 1982
Box 172, Folder 7-8Chang, Cortez, Fisher, Miller, Ethnicity in American Literature, May 5, 1982
Box 172, Folder 9-18;
Box 172a
Himes, Chester
Box 172, Folder 20-21Lee, A. Robert, A British View, April 15, 1982
Box 172, Folder 22-23Lim, Shirley, poetry reading, December 10, 1979
Box 172, Folder 24-25Marzan, Julio, the Latin-Americans, March 18, 1982
Box 172, Folder 26-27Miller Brewing Company: "Voices", April 23, 1990
Box 172, Folder 28-29Paley, Grace, the Jewish-American writer, April 22, 1986
Box 172, Folder 30-31Syracuse University Library Association Lecture: "a Personal Homecoming: Readings and Reminiscences with John Williams", May 12, 1995
Box 172, Folder 32-38UR commencement speech, 2003
Box 173
Audio/Visual Material: Master and Surrogate - Works by John A. Williams


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