John A. Williams Papers

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John A. Williams papers
Creator: Williams, John A., 1925-2015
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
Subject(s)
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' non-fiction works
Relating to John A. Williams' edited/co-edited works
Relating to John A. Williams' poetry, plays, and operas
Relating to John A. Williams' articles, essays, short stories, introductions, and afterwords
Portrait of a City: Syracuse
Business correspondence
Auto
Box 6 To John A. Williams
Family correspondence
Parents, aunts, and uncles (to JAW)
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)
The Berhama Account (1985)
Captain Blackman (1972)
Clifford's Blues (1999)
Colleagues (unpublished ca. 1994)
Jacob's Ladder (1987)
The Junior Bachelor Society (1976)
The Man Who Cried I Am (1967)
Box 77 The Man Who Cried I Am blues.
Mothersill and the Foxes (1975)
One For New York/The Angry Ones (1960)
Sissie - Play (not performed, 1969/70)
Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969)
Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Scrapbooks
Series III: Manuscripts and printed material: non-fiction
Flashbacks (1973)
If I Stop I'll Die (1991)
The King God Didn't Save (1970)
The Missing Face of Man/The Black People (unpublished)
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished)
Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished)
Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Box 103 Court Proceedings of Richard Pryor vs. David McCoy Franklin, Vols. 1-7, 3/1/82- 3/25/82
Amistad 1(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1970)
Amistad 2(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1971)
Bridges: Literature Across Cultures(co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994)
The Literature of Reportage(unpublished, co-edited with Lori Williams, 1979)
McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985)
McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Second Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1995)
A Street Guide to African-Americans in Paris (co-edited with Michel Fabre, 1992, 1996)
Ways In: Approaches to Reading and Writing About Literature (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994)
Edited/Co-edited Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Series IV: Manuscripts and printed material: plays, operas, television scripts, and treatments
Last Flight From Ambo Ber (1981, 1983)
Vanqui (1999)
Box 126 Photocopy, Acts 1 and 2
Plays, Operas, Television Scripts, and Treatments
Series V: Manuscript and printed material: poetry
Safari West (1998)
Poems (1953)
Miscellaneous poetry - manuscripts, typescripts, and ephemera
Series VI: Manuscript and printed material: other writings
Short stories
Articles and essays
Speeches
Reviews
Introductions and afterwords
Series VII: Works by other authors
Box 150 Beyond the Limbo Silence. See related correspondence
Series VIII: Printed material and ephemera
Printed Articles About John A. Williams, sorted by publication
Public appearances and publicity, sorted by event name
Miscellaneous ephemera
Box 159 Washington Spectator, January 15, 1987 to September 1, 1993 (incomplete)
Box 160 Third World Week, October 28, 1988 to June 14, 1991
Series IX: Financial/legal/medical/personal documents and materials
Book Contracts - original author copies
Royalty Statements (sorted alphabetically by Publisher)
Documents from Organizations to which John A. Williams belonged
Series X: Ephemera and memorabilia
Awards and honors (see also Box 175)
Series XI: Oversize ephemera
Miscellaneous publisher's foul matter
Photographs
Series XII: Audio/visual material
Miscellaneous works. (Audiocassettes, videocassette, film reels)
Interviews by Jeff Tucker
The Joe Hunter Show
Lectures
Family home movies
Record albums
Collection Overview
Title: John A. Williams papers
Creator: Williams, John A., 1925-2015
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

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Photographs
Williams, John A., 1925-2015
Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984
Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
Achebe, Chinua
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014
Roth, Henry
Morrison, Toni
Walker, Alice, 1944-
Dee, Ruby
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Authors, American
African American authors
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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' non-fiction works
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
Box 2, Folder 22This Is My Country Too
Relating to John A. Williams' edited/co-edited works
Box 3, Folder 14Street Guide to African Americans in Paris
Relating to John A. Williams' poetry, plays, and operas
Box 4, Folder 1Safari West
Box 4, Folder 2Last Flight From Ambo Ber
Relating to John A. Williams' articles, essays, short stories, introductions, and afterwords
Box 5, Folder 1Erotique Noire/Black Erotica
Portrait of a City: Syracuse
Box 5, Folder 2To John A. Williams
Box 5, Folder 3From John A. Williams to others
Business correspondence
Auto
Box 6To John A. Williams
Box 6, Folder 1From John A. Williams to others
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 (to JAW)
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., 1970 - 2000
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 John A. Williams
Box 51, Folder 8From John A. Williams to others
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
Box 57, Folder 2"Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 20, pages 108 - 247
Box 57, Folder 3"Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 333
Box 57, Folder 4"Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 334 - 428
Box 57, Folder 5"Endings," Ch. 1 - 8, pages 429 - 537
Box 57, Folder 6"Endings," Ch. 9 - 16, pages 538 - 662
Photocopies of setting typescript (COME BACK AND CONDENSE?)
Box 58, Folder 1"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 1 - 107
Box 58, Folder 2"Beginnings," Ch. 8 - 20, pages 108 - 247
Box 58, Folder 3"Middles," Ch. 1 - 7, pages 248 - 333
Box 58, Folder 4"Middles," Ch. 8 - 15, pages 334 - 428
Box 58, Folder 5"Endings," Ch. 1 - 8, pages 429 - 537
Box 58, Folder 6"Endings," Ch. 9 - 16, pages 538 - 662
Folder Page proofs
Box 59, Folder 1"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," pages 1 - [174]
Box 59, Folder 2"Middles," pages 175 - [288]
Box 59, Folder 3"Endings," pages 289 - 430 (missing page 375)
Box 59, Folder 4"The Cusp" and "Beginnings," pages 1 - [174]
Box 59, Folder 5"Middles," pages 175 - [288]
Box 59, Folder 6"Endings," pages 289 - 430
The Berhama Account (1985)
Typescripts and galleys
Box 60, Folder 1Carbon Typescript, Ch. 1-6, pgs. 1-111
Box 60, Folder 2Carbon Typescript, Ch. 7-11, pgs. 112-210
Box 60, Folder 3Carbon Typescript, Ch. 12-15, pgs. 211-289
Box 60, Folder 4Original and Carbon Typescript, Ch. 1-6, pgs. 1-111
Box 60, Folder 5Carbon Typescript, Ch. 7-11, pgs. 112-210
Box 60, Folder 6Carbon Typescript, Ch. 12-15, pgs. 211-289
Box 60, Folder 7Photocopied Typescript, Ch. 1-6, pgs. 1-108
Box 60, Folder 8Photocopied Typescript, Ch. 7-11, pgs. 109- 208
Box 60, Folder 9Photocopied Typescript, Ch. 12-15, pgs. 109- 208
Box 60, Folder 10Photocopies of galleys, Ch. 1, pgs. 1-8; Ch. 3, pgs. 34-39
Captain Blackman (1972)
Manuscripts and Typescripts
Carbon Typescript, second draft, "work copy"
Box 62, Folder 1Parts 1 and 2, pgs. 1 - 142
Box 62, Folder 2Parts 3 and 4, pgs. 142A - 233
Box 62, Folder 3Parts 5 and 6, pgs. 234 - 359
Folder Galleys
Box 63, Folder 1Reader's set, 120 pages
Box 63, Folder 2Author's set, 113 pages
Clifford's Blues (1999)
Manuscript pages of sections of version titled The Book Without Title
Box 64, Folder 1[from Chapters 1 - 10]
Box 64, Folder 2[from Chapters 11 - 20, incomplete]
Box 64, Folder 3[from Chapters 21 - 35, incomplete]
Box 64, Folder 4Chronologies, inserted pages, and corrections
Typescripts
Box 66, Folder 9Excerpts of sections of The Book Without Title labeled by John A. Williams as "Adnotes,"
Box 66, Folder 10Excerpts of several sections of various versions, photocopied typescript
Box 66, Folder 11Introduction to "Love," a published excerpt (1988) from Chapter 8 of The Book Without Title
Draft of version titled The Book Without Title (June 1996)
Box 67, Folder 1Chapters 1 - 10, pgs. 1 - 143. Includes glossary of translations
Box 67, Folder 2Chapters 11 - 20, pgs. 144 - 305
Box 67, Folder 3Chapters 21 - 30, pgs. 306 - 428
Box 67, Folder 4Chapters 31 - 41, pgs. 429 - 574
Box 67, Folder 5Duplicate copy of draft, Chapters 1 - 10, pgs. 1 - 143
Box 67, Folder 6Duplicate copy of draft, Chapters 11 - 20, pgs. 144 - 305
Box 68, Folder 1Duplicate copy of draft, Chapters 21 - 30, pgs. 306 - 428
Box 68, Folder 2Duplicate copy of draft, Chapters 31 - 41, pgs. 429 - 574
Drafts of version titled Trio: Clifford's Blues (June 1996)
Box 69, Folder 1Pgs. 1 - 152 (missing pgs. 6 - 7)
Box 69, Folder 2Pgs. 153 - 319
Box 69, Folder 3Pgs. 320 - 533 (missing pgs. 498 - 530)
Box 69, Folder 4Revision of letter at end of draft, 7 pages.
Box 69, Folder 5Final Draft of Clifford's Blues (November - December 1996), pgs. 1 - 162
Box 69, Folder 6Final Draft of Clifford's Blues (November - December 1996), pgs. 163 - 341 (missing pgs. 317 - 338)
Colleagues (unpublished ca. 1994)
Box 70, Folder 1Original typescript, original drafts (later abandoned), miscellaneous pages
Box 70, Folder 2Autograph manuscript notes and drafts, miscellaneous pages
Box 70, Folder 3Original typescript, typescript drafts, miscellaneous pages
Box 70, Folder 4Original typescript, revised drafts
Box 70, Folder 5Original typescript, revised draft, second version
Box 70, Folder 6Original typescript, revised draft, second version, miscellaneous corrected pages
Box 70, Folder 7Original typescript, final version, pages 1-128
Box 70, Folder 8Original typescript, final version, pages 129-275
Jacob's Ladder (1987)
Manuscripts and Typescripts
Box 71, Folder 1Autograph manuscript drafts, miscellaneous pages.
Box 71, Folder 12Miscellaneous pages of original typescript
Box 71, Folder 13Excerpt from Chapter 11, for publication in Essence (Vol. 18, No. 3, July 1987)
Setting typescripts
Box 72, Folder 1Prologue and Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 133
Box 72, Folder 28 - 15 and Epilogue, pages 134 - 251
Box 72, Folder 3Miscellaneous pages removed from original setting typescript (these pages were replaced with corrected pages)
Box 72, Folder 4Prologue and Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 133 (carbon duplicate of typescript in Folder 1).
Box 72, Folder 5Chapters 8 - 15 and Epilogue, pages 134 - 251 (carbon duplicate of typescript in Folder 1)
Box 72, Folder 6Miscellaneous pages removed from carbon setting typescript (these pages were replaced with corrected pages).
Box 72, Folder 7Prologue and Chapters 1 - 7, pages 133 (photocopy of typescript in Folder 1, with additional manuscript revisions)
Box 72, Folder 8Chapters 8 - 15 and Epilogue, pages 134 - 251 (photocopy of typescript in Folder 2, with additional manuscript revisions)
Page proofs
Box 73, Folder 1Photocopy with manuscript notes and revisions, 245 pages
Box 73, Folder 2Page proof "blues," uncut, with manuscript revisions, pages 1 - 244
The Junior Bachelor Society (1976)
Typescripts
Box 74, Folder 1Typescript, original and revised versions
Box 74, Folder 2Ch. 1 - 10, pages 1 - 141
Box 74, Folder 3Ch. 11 - 19, pages 142 - 296
Box 74, Folder 4Ch. 1 - 10, pages 1 - 141
Box 74, Folder 5Ch. 11 - 19, pages 142 - 296
The Man Who Cried I Am (1967)
Original Typescripts
Box 75, Folder 1Part 1, Ch. 1 - 13, pages 1 - 154
Box 75, Folder 2Part 2, Ch. 14 - 21, pages 155 - 297
Box 75, Folder 3Part 3, Ch. 22 - 26, pages 298 - 373
Box 75, Folder 4Part 4, Ch. 27 - 29, pages 374 - 432
Box 75, Folder 5Part 1, Ch. 1 - 13, pages 1 - 162
Box 75, Folder 6Part 2, Ch. 14 - 21, pages 163 - 309
Box 75, Folder 7Part 3, Ch. 22-26, pages 310 - 396
Box 75, Folder 8Part 4, Ch. 27-29, pages 397 - 464
Box 75, Folder 9a) "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.
Box 75, Folder 10Miscellaneous original and carbon typescript pages and corrections
Box 75, Folder 11Autograph manuscript
Galleys
Box 76, Folder 1Little, Brown and Co., author's set
Box 76, Folder 2Photocopies from Little, Brown and Co.
Box 76, Folder 3Official copy for Ramparts magazine printing of portions of the novel for its November 1967 issue
Oversize - Page proofs
Box 77The Man Who Cried I Am blues.
Mothersill and the Foxes (1975)
Box 78, Folder 1Setting typescript - Parts I - II, pages 1 - 116
Box 78, Folder 2Setting typescript - Parts III - VI, pages 116A - 246
Box 78, Folder 3Carbon typescript, Parts I - VI, pages 1 - 246
Box 78, Folder 4Carbon typescript, miscellaneous duplicate pages
Box 78, Folder 5Original and carbon typescript, miscellaneous portions of first (original) version with manuscript revisions
One For New York/The Angry Ones (1960)
Box 78, Folder 6Play (not performed), written by John A. Williams, titled, "The Angry Office," adapted from The Angry Ones
Box 78, Folder 7Preface 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)
Sissie - Play (not performed, 1969/70)
Box 79, Folder 1First draft, original typescript, 74 pages
Box 79, Folder 2First draft, carbon typescript, 74 pages
Box 79, Folder 3Second draft, original typescript, 101 pages total
Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969)
Original typescripts, setting copies
Box 80, Folder 1Chapter 1-7, pgs. 1 - 99
Box 80, Folder 2Chapter 8-14, pgs. 100 - 182
Box 80, Folder 3Chapter 15-21, pgs. 183 - 271
Box 80, Folder 10Miscellaneous pages of unused or duplicate autograph manuscript, original typescript, and carbon typescript.
Box 81, Folder 1Galleys, author's set, 125 pages
Box 81, Folder 2Screenplay by JAW (film never made), photocopy of typescript, 190 pages
Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
!Click Song (1982)
Box 82, Folder 1Excerpts
Box 82, Folder 2Notes
Box 82, Folder 3Publicity/Advertising
Box 82, Folder 4Publisher's Foul Matter
Box 82, Folder 5Reviews
Box 83, Folder 1Berhama Account - Publishers Foul Matter
Captain Blackman
Box 83, Folder 2Research and Notes
Box 83, Folder 3Publishers Foul Matter, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews
Box 83, Folder 4Colleagues - Research
Box 83, Folder 5Clifford's Blues - History, Notes, Research, and Interview, 4/30/86-3/7/94
Jacob's Ladder
Box 83, Folder 6Research
Box 83, Folder 7Publishers Foul Matter and Printed Material
Box 83, Folder 8Publicity/Advertising
Box 83, Folder 9Reviews
Junior Bachelor Society / Sophisticated Gents
Box 84, Folder 1Scrapbook (original), 5/27/81- 12/27/81
Box 84, Folder 2Scrapbook (photocopy)
Box 84, Folder 3Articles
Box 84, Folder 4Publicity/Advertising
Box 84, Folder 5Teleplay for "The Sophisticated Gents," by Melvin Van Peebles., 9/13/78
The Man Who Cried I Am
Box 84, Folder 6Reviews and Publicity/Advertising
Box 84, Folder 7Publisher's Foul Matter and Notes
Box 84, Folder 8Screenplay
Box 84, Folder 9Mothersill and the Foxes - Reviews and Publisher's Foul Matter
Night Song / Sweet Love, Bitter
Box 85, Folder 1Publicity/Advertising and Reviews
Box 85, Folder 2Screenplay
Box 85, Folder 3One For New York / The Angry Ones - Publicity/Advertising
Box 85, Folder 4Sissie - Notes, Publisher's Foul Matter, and Reviews
Box 85, Folder 5Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light - History, Research, and Publishers Foul Matter
Scrapbooks
Box 86Volume 1, original (Oversize)
Box 87Volume 1, photocopy
Box 88Volume 2, original (Oversize)
Box 89Volume 2, photocopy
Series III: Manuscripts and printed material: non-fiction
Flashbacks (1973)
Typescripts (arranged as published)
Box 90, Folder 1"General Introduction", 10 pages.
Box 90, Folder 2"This Is My Country Too", 5 pages
Box 90, Folder 3"Three Negro Families", 3 pages
Box 90, Folder 4"The Negro Middle Class"
Box 90, Folder 5"The Strongest Negro Institution?"
Box 90, Folder 6"The Great White Whore"
Box 90, Folder 7"An Afro-American Looks At South Africa"
Box 90, Folder 8"Israel"
Box 90, Folder 9"Subject: Charlie Parker"
Box 90, Folder 10"Dick Gregory: Desegregated Comic"
Box 90, Folder 11"Smalls Paradise"
Box 90, Folder 12"Marcus Garvey - Never Before or Since."
Box 90, Folder 13"Malcolm X"
Box 90, Folder 14"Jack Johnson and The Great White Hope."The Great White Hope"
Box 90, Folder 15"Romare Bearden"
Box 90, Folder 16"Black Man in Europe"
Box 90, Folder 17"A Pessimistic Postscript"
Box 90, Folder 18"Career By Accident"
Box 90, Folder 19"Time and Tide: The Roots of Black Awareness"
Box 90, Folder 20"Grenada - Their Country Too"
Box 90, Folder 21"Shepard and a Negro"
If I Stop I'll Die (1991)
Box 91, Folder 1Richard Pryor
First Draft
Box 91, Folder 2Original typescript, incomplete
Box 91, Folder 3Carbon typescript, Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 115
Box 91, Folder 4Carbon typescript, Chapters 8 - 15, pages 116 - 227
Box 91, Folder 5Carbon typescript, Chapters 16 - 21, pages 228 - 328
Box 91, Folder 6Photocopied typescript, Chapters 1 - 7, pages 1 - 115 (missing pages 157, 158, 298 - 301)
Box 91, Folder 7Photocopied typescript, Chapters 8 - 15, pages 116 - 227
Box 91, Folder 8Photocopied typescript, Chapters 16 - 21, pages 228 - 328
Second Draft
Box 91a, Folder 1Original typescript, Preface and Chapters 1 - 12, pages 1 - 171
Box 91a, Folder 2Original typescript, Chapter 13 - 21, pages 172 - 346
Box 91a, Folder 3Carbon typescript, pages 1 - 346, incomplete
Box 91a, Folder 4Foreword, first and second draft
Box 91a, Folder 5Acknowledgements, first and second draft
Box 91a, Folder 6Filmography, first and second draft
Box 91a, Folder 7Afterthought, by Dennis Williams
Box 91a, Folder 8Miscellaneous photocopied typescript
Box 91a, Folder 9Miscellaneous inserts, by Dennis Williams
Box 91a, Folder 10Miscellaneous inserts, copy editor's copy
Box 91a, Folder 11Miscellaneous edits and inserts
Setting Typescripts
Box 92, Folder 1Preface and Chapters 1 - 7, pages i - iv, 1 - 114
Box 92, Folder 2Chapters 8 - 11, pages 115 - 174
Box 92, Folder 3Chapters 12 - 21, pages 175 - 362
Box 92, Folder 4John A. Williams' copy, Preface and Chapters 1 - 7, pages i - iv, 1 - 114
Box 92, Folder 5John A. Williams' copy, Chapters 8 - 12, pages 115 - 199
Box 92, Folder 6John A. Williams' copy, 17 - 21, pages 262 - 364
Galleys
Box 93, Folder 1Chapters 1 - 11, pages 0 - 101
Box 93, Folder 2Chapters 12 - 21, pages 102 - 221; Afterthought; Filmography; Discography
The King God Didn't Save (1970)
Box 94, Folder 1Original and carbon typescript, page 61 [end of Ch. 6], 94 and 95-B [from Ch. 9]
Box 94, Folder 2Original typescript, October 5, 1970
Box 94, Folder 3Minorities in the City (1975)
Box 94, Folder 4This Is My Country Too (1965)
The Missing Face of Man/The Black People (unpublished)
Box 95, Folder 1Miscellaneous manuscript, 42 pages
Box 95, Folder 9Miscellaneous typescript, original, carbon, and photocopied typescript
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished)
First draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,
Box 96, Folder 1Original typescript of Prologue, 5 pages
Box 96, Folder 2Original typescript, pages 1 - 138
Box 96, Folder 3Original typescript of Epilogue, 12 pages, September 1992
Box 96, Folder 4Original typescript, pages 1 - 159, and Notes, 1 page
Box 96, Folder 5Photocopied typescript of Prologue, "Seeds: 1925 - 1935," and "Sprouts: 1935 - 1945," pages 1 - 84
Box 96, Folder 6Original typescript of Epilogue, with manuscript revisions
Box 96, Folder 7Photocopied typescript of Folder 6
Box 96, Folder 8Original typescript of "Sprouts: 1935 - 1945," with manuscript revisions, pages 30 - 83, September 28, 1992
Box 96, Folder 9Photocopied typescript, title page and pages 1 - 161
Box 97, Folder 1Third revision, original typescript, with manuscript revisions
Box 97, Folder 2Third revision, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935"
Box 97, Folder 3Fourth revision, original and photocopied typescript, pages 107 - 111
Second draft, titled Images of Malcolm X,
Box 98, Folder 1Original typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935"
Box 98, Folder 2First revision, original typescript of Prologue and a portion of "Seeds: 1925 - 1935"
Box 98, Folder 3First revision, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935"
Box 98, Folder 4Second revision, original typescript
Box 98, Folder 5Second revision, photocopied typescript of Prologue and "Seeds: 1925 - 1935"
Box 98, Folder 6Third revision, original typescript of Introduction and "Malcolm Little, 1925 - 1940"
Box 98, Folder 7Third revision, original typescript of "Detroit Red to Malcolm X, 1941 - 1952"
Box 98, Folder 8Fourth revision, original typescript of Introduction and "Malcolm Little, 1925 - 1940"
Box 98, Folder 9Fourth revision, original typescript of "Detroit Red to Malcolm X, 1941 - 1952"
Box 98, Folder 10Final version
Third draft, titled Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X,
Box 99, Folder 1Original and photocopied typescript, pages 1 - 171
Box 99, Folder 2Photocopied typescript, pages 1 - 175
Fighting Blacks: African-Americans in the United States Military, 1775 - 1991 (unpublished)
Box 100, Folder 1Legal documents and notes
Box 100, Folder 2History - rationale and outline
Research
Box 101, Folder 1Information on books related to African-Americans in the military
Box 101, Folder 2African-Americans and the Air Force/flight
Box 101, Folder 31991 Gulf War articles
Box 101, Folder 4African-Americans in military history
Box 101, Folder 5Henry O. Flipper material
Box 101, Folder 6Race relations in the military
Box 101, Folder 7General military and miscellaneous articles
Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
If I Stop I'll Die (1991)
Box 102, Folder 4Williams, John A. / American Arbitration Association, 10/20/84- 11/2/84
Box 102, Folder 5Publisher's Foul Matter and Editorial Notes - Layout of front cover with notes.
Box 102, Folder 12Reviews
Box 103Court Proceedings of Richard Pryor vs. David McCoy Franklin, Vols. 1-7, 3/1/82- 3/25/82
Research, newspaper articles, 8/31/64- 2/24/91
Box 104, Folder 11964
Box 104, Folder 21966
Box 104, Folder 31968
Box 104, Folder 41969
Box 104, Folder 51971
Box 104, Folder 61972
Box 104, Folder 71973
Box 104, Folder 81974
Box 104, Folder 91975
Box 104, Folder 101976
Box 104, Folder 111977
Box 104, Folder 121978
Box 104, Folder 131979
Box 104, Folder 14-151980
Box 104, Folder 161981
Box 104, Folder 17-181982
Box 104, Folder 19-241983
Box 104, Folder 251984
Box 104, Folder 261989
Box 104, Folder 271990
Box 104, Folder 281991
Box 104, Folder 29Undated
Box 104, Folder 30Miscellaneous
Research, works by other authors
Box 105, Folder 1"Some Kind of Hero," screenplay, by Boris, Bob.
Box 105, Folder 2Untitled, by Reed, [unknown]
Box 105, Folder 3Negro in Peoria, by Garrett, Romeo B
The Missing Face of Man / The Black People (unpublished)
Box 106, Folder 3Script draft for television series
Reflected in Malcolm: Living in the Time of the X (unpublished)
Box 107, Folder 1History
Box 107, Folder 2Editor's notes
Box 107, Folder 3Editor's notes, from Cheryll Greene., 8/31/92- 12/28/92
Research
Box 107, Folder 4Publishers Foul Matter
Box 107, Folder 5Blackside's "Malcolm X" transcripts of interviews (Clarke, John Henrik; Little, Robert; Cotton, Jim and Belva; Rahman, Amina; and Jarvis, Malcolm).
Box 108, Folder 1JAW's Malcolm X Chronology, with early draft of the Prologue.
Box 108, Folder 2Memo titled "Dramatic Moments in Malcolm's Life.", 9/16/91
Box 108, Folder 3Malcolm X Show Chronology, 7/26/91
Box 108, Folder 4Articles, 1940 - 1959
Box 108, Folder 5Articles, 1960 -1963
Box 108, Folder 6Articles, 1964 - 1969
Box 108, Folder 7Articles, 1970 - 1979
Box 108, Folder 8Articles, 1980 - 1989
Box 108, Folder 9Articles, 1990 - 1991
Box 108, Folder 10January to June, 1992
Box 108, Folder 11Articles, July to December, 1992
Box 108, Folder 12Articles, undated
Box 109, Folder 1Articles - Miscellaneous research material, Research for JAW's essay in W. Styron's Nat Turner: Responses.
Box 109, Folder 2Flashbacks - History, Printed Material, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews
Box 109, Folder 3Flashbacks II- Notes and Publicity/Advertising
The King God Didn't Save
Box 109, Folder 4Publisher's Foul Matter
Box 109, Folder 5Articles, Publicity/Advertising, and Reviews
Box 109, Folder 6The Most Native of Sons: A Biography of Richard Wright - Review
Box 109, Folder 7The Philosophy of the Mask: An Insight into American Negro Character- History
Box 109, Folder 8The Protectors- Photocopy of book, 1964
Box 109, Folder 9Soooo, This is Africa- History
Amistad 1(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1970)
Typescripts
Box 110, Folder 1Introduction by Charles F. Harris and John A. Williams
Box 110, Folder 2Gayle, Addison, Jr. "Cultural Hegemony: The Southern White Writer and American Letters"
Box 110, Folder 3Williams, 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.

Box 110, Folder 4Hernton, Calvin C. "Blood of the Lamb: The Ordeal of James Baldwin"
Box 110, Folder 5Harding, Vincent. "Beyond Chaos: Black History and the Search for the New Land"
Amistad 2(co-edited with Charles F. Harris, 1971)
Typescripts
Box 111, Folder 1Wright, Richard. "Blueprint for Negro Literature", 1937
Box 111, Folder 2Watkins, Mel. "The Lyrics of James Brown: Aint it Funky Now, or Money Won't Change Your Licking Stick"
Box 111, Folder 3Burns, Haywood. "Racism and American Law"
Box 111, Folder 4Stuckey, Sterling. "Twilight of Our Past: Reflections on the Origins of Black History"
Box 111, Folder 5Giddings, Paula. "From a Black Perspective: The Poetry of Don L. Lee"
Box 111, Folder 6Unpublished 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.

Box 111, Folder 7Page proofs, originals, with manuscript revisions, 324 pages (see also Box 112).
Box 112Page proof "blues" for Amistad 2, including cardboard layouts for front matter and Carl Van Vechten photographs at the end (Oversize)
Box 113, Folder 1Beyond the Angry Black - Introduction to the New American Library edition (published in 1971), written by John A. Williams, July 1970
Bridges: Literature Across Cultures(co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994)
Box 113, Folder 2Autograph manuscript notes, miscellaneous pages
Box 113, Folder 3Table of contents
Box 113, Folder 4Author index
Box 113, Folder 5Combined author and title index
Box 113, Folder 6Combined author and title index, final version
Page proofs
Box 113, Folder 7Front matter/specifications instructions, miscellaneous photocopies
Box 113, Folder 8Pgs. i - xxii (missing pg. iv)
Box 113, Folder 9Pgs. 1 - 182
Box 114, Folder 1Pgs. 183 - 320 (missing pages 277, 284, 300 - 302)
Box 114, Folder 2Pgs. 321 - 462 (missing page 372)
Box 114, Folder 3Pgs. 463 - 648 (missing pages 532, 564 - 565)
Box 114, Folder 4Pgs. 649 - 810 (missing pages 722, 736, 739)
Box 114, Folder 5Pgs. 811 - 984 (missing page 984)
Box 114, Folder 6Pgs. 985 - 1048 (missing pages 1025 - 1038: Permissions Acknowledgements)
The Literature of Reportage(unpublished, co-edited with Lori Williams, 1979)
Box 115, Folder 1Introduction and pages 1 - 67, original
Box 115, Folder 2Pages 67A - 174, original
Box 115, Folder 3Pages 174A - 273, original
Box 115, Folder 4Introduction and pages 1 - 67, photocopy
Box 115, Folder 5Pages 67A - 174
Box 115, Folder 6Pages 174A - 273
McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, First Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1985)
Box 116, Folder 1Original and carbon typescript, introduction to Ch. 18, 4 pgs
Galleys
Box 116, Folder 2Part 1, Ch. 1 - 6, pgs. 1 - 99
Box 116, Folder 3Part 1, Ch. 7 - 8, pgs. 100 - 201
Box 116, Folder 4Part 2, Ch. 9 - 20, pgs. 202 - 289
Box 116, Folder 5Part 2, Ch. 21, pgs. 290 - 407
Box 116, Folder 6Part 3, Ch. 22 - 23, pgs. 408 - 426. (Includes additional pages inserted within)
Box 116, Folder 7Part 3, Ch. 24 - 25, pgs. 427 - 527(Includes additional pages inserted within)
Box 117, Folder 1Part 1, Ch. 1 - 6, pgs. 1 - 99
Box 117, Folder 2Part 1, Ch. 7 - 8, pgs. 100 - 201
Box 117, Folder 3Part 2, Ch. 9 - 20, pgs. 202 - 289
Box 117, Folder 4Part 2, Ch. 21, pgs. 290 - 407
Box 117, Folder 5Part 3, Ch. 22 - 23, pgs. 408 - 426 (Includes additional pages inserted within)
Box 117, Folder 6Part 3, Ch. 24 - 25, pgs. 427 - 527 (Includes additional pages inserted within)
Box 118Page proofs ["Blues"], with manuscript revisions by John A. Williams, 1051 pages. (Missing pgs. 72 - 79 and 1030 - 1031).
McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Second Edition (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1995)
Page proofs
Box 119, Folder 1Part 1, Ch. 1 - 6, pgs. 1 - 132
Box 119, Folder 2Part 1, Ch. 7 - 8, pgs. 133 - 260
Box 119, Folder 3Part 2, Ch. 9 - 17. pgs. 261 - 356
Box 119, Folder 4Part 2, Ch. 18, pgs. 357 - [484]. (Page 484 is missing)
Box 119, Folder 5Part 3, Ch. 19 - 20, pgs. 485 - 625. (Pages 551 and 611 are missing)
Box 119, Folder 6Part 3, Ch. 21, pgs. 626 - 741. (Page 734 is missing)
Box 119, Folder 7Part 3, Ch. 22, pages 742 - 895
Box 120, Folder 1Part 3, Ch. 23, pages 894 - 1078 (continuation of previous box)
Box 120, Folder 2Biographical profiles, pgs. 1079 - 1116 (continuation of previous box)
Box 120, Folder 3Specifications instructions, 5 pages
A Street Guide to African-Americans in Paris (co-edited with Michel Fabre, 1992, 1996)
Typescripts
Box 121, Folder 1Photocopy, highlighted by name, 5 pages
Box 121, Folder 2Original, highlighted by date, 7 pages
Box 121, Folder 3Photocopy, organized alphabetically by location, 86 pages
Box 121, Folder 4Early typescript, first edition, original and photocopy, 74 pages
Box 121, Folder 5Revised typescript, first edition, original, and photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 95 pages. (Page 90 is missing)
Box 121, Folder 6Final revised typescript, first edition, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 122 pages
Box 121, Folder 7Setting typescript, second edition, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 187 pages
Box 121, Folder 8Setting typescript, second edition, photocopy, with additional manuscript revisions, 187 pages
Ways In: Approaches to Reading and Writing About Literature (co-edited with Gilbert H. Muller, 1994)
Box 122, Folder 1Typescript, original and photocopy, with manuscript revisions; 198 pages
Box 122, Folder 2Revised typescript, photocopy, with manuscript revisions; 173 pages
Galleys
Box 122, Folder 3Photocopy, 59 pages
Box 122, Folder 4Photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 59 pages
Box 122, Folder 5Page proofs, photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 115 pages
Edited/Co-edited Works - Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Amistad
Box 123, Folder 1History
Box 123, Folder 2Legal and Financial Documents
Box 123, Folder 3Publishers Foul Matter
Box 123, Folder 4Notes
Box 123, Folder 5Reviews
Box 123, Folder 6Beyond the Angry Black - Reviews
Box 123, Folder 7Bridges Across Cultures - Publicity/Advertising
Box 123, Folder 8McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature - Publicity/Advertising and Publishers Foul Matter
Box 123, Folder 9Street Guide to African Americans in Paris - History, Notes, and Publicity/Advertising
Series IV: Manuscripts and printed material: plays, operas, television scripts, and treatments
Last Flight From Ambo Ber (1981, 1983)
Box 124, Folder 1Acting stage script - photocopy of typescript, 147 pages, January 1, 1980
Box 124, Folder 2Acting stage script - photocopy of typescript (offset from typescript in Folder 1)
Revised typescripts
Box 124, Folder 3Original and photocopy, with manuscript revisions, 134 pages
Box 124, Folder 4Final version, miscellaneous pages of original typescript with manuscript revisions, June 4, 1982
Box 124, Folder 5Final version, miscellaneous pages of photocopied typescript (see Folder 4)
Box 124, Folder 6Complete final version, photocopy of typescript with manuscript revisions, 119 pages
Box 124, Folder 7Drafts of typescript, miscellaneous photocopied pages
Box 124, Folder 8Autograph manuscript notes, 2 pages
Vanqui (1999)
Typescripts
Box 125, Folder 1Overture and Prelude
Box 125, Folder 2Act 1, Scene 1
Box 125, Folder 3Act 1, Scene 2
Box 125, Folder 4Act 1, Scene 3
Box 125, Folder 5Act 1, Scene 4
Box 125, Folder 6Act 1, Scene 5
Box 125, Folder 7Act 2, Prelude
Box 125, Folder 8Act 2, Scene 1
Box 125, Folder 9Act 2, Scene 2
Box 125, Folder 10Act 2, Scene 3
Box 125, Folder 11Act 2, Scene 4
Box 125, Folder 12Act 2, Scene 5
Box 125, Folder 13Notes
Box 125, Folder 14Choral Selections
Piano/Vocal scores
Box 126Photocopy, Acts 1 and 2
Box 127, Folder 1Act 1. Bound with plastic comb binder
Box 127, Folder 2Act 1, Songs 1 - 10, pages 5 - 94. Unbound revised photocopy
Box 127, Folder 3Act 1, Songs 11 - 16, pages 95 - 214. Unbound revised photocopy
Box 127, Folder 4Vocal Score, Act 1 and 2. Bound with plastic comb binder
Box 127, Folder 5Act 2
Box 127, Folder 6Act 2. Photocopy of Folder 5, with additional manuscript revisions.
Box 127, Folder 7Vocal Score, "Many Thousand Going"
Box 127, Folder 8Vocal Score, "Bones In Earth In Sea"
Box 127, Folder 9Vocal Score, "Sweet The Savannah"
Box 127, Folder 10Vocal Score, "Melody's Lament"
Box 127, Folder 11Vocal Score, "There's A Land"
Box 127, Folder 12Vocal Score, "The Prophets' Song"
Box 127, Folder 13Vocal Score, "Of Things To Come - Conductors"
Box 127, Folder 14Vocal Score, "Nat Turner's Song"
Plays, Operas, Television Scripts, and Treatments
Typescripts
Box 128, Folder 1Plays - August Forty-Five (1991)
Box 128, Folder 2Plays - Only An Afternoon (c. 1959, not performed)
Box 128, Folder 3Operas - Queenie Pie (not performed)
Television Scripts - Omowale: The Child Returns Home (1965)
Box 128, Folder 4Script, 3 drafts titled "Back to Africa"
Box 128, Folder 5Script for WNET originally titled, "Why Don't You Go Back Where You Came From?"
Box 128, Folder 6Transcript of tape recording of program for WNET
Box 128, Folder 7Treatments - But What About the Little Guy? (c. 1970)
Box 128, Folder 8Treatments - Godfather III
Box 128, Folder 9Treatments - Mack Boston
Miscellaneous ephemera and publisher's foul matter
Box 129, Folder 1Play - The Expert Witness (unpublished) - History and Research
Box 129, Folder 4Television Scripts - Omowale: The Child Returns Home - History and Printed Material
Operas - Vanqui
Box 129, Folder 7Notes
Box 129, Folder 8History
Box 129, Folder 9Research and Articles
Box 129, Folder 10Synopses
Box 129, Folder 11Opera/Columbus Documents
Box 129, Folder 12Printed Material and Publicity/Advertising
Series V: Manuscript and printed material: poetry
Safari West (1998)
Typescripts (Chronological)
Box 130, Folder 1Typescript, original, 1993, 41 pages
Box 130, Folder 2Typescript, revised photocopy, 1993, 41 pages
Box 130, Folder 3Typescript, various original and photocopied revisions, 1994 and undated
Box 130, Folder 4Typescript, photocopy, 1995, 61 pages
Box 130, Folder 5Typescript, original, 1997, 64 pages
Box 130, Folder 6Complete Typescript (for final version), original, 1997, 65 pages
Box 130, Folder 7Table of contents pages, 4 versions
Box 130, Folder 8Miscellaneous notes and ephemera (5 items)
Individual poems alphabetically arranged
Box 131, Folder 1"1 : 2.8 at F 30: Diana in Chelsea", 1981
Box 131, Folder 2"The Age of Bop", 1953/1982
Box 131, Folder 3"Alejo's Poem", undated
Box 131, Folder 4"The Balanced News Story", 1978/1980
Box 131, Folder 5"Before Electricity, 1927", 1984/1986/1987
Box 131, Folder 6"Boy in the South Pacific", 1974/1981
Box 131, Folder 7"Brother", 1981
Box 131, Folder 8"The Caretaker", undated
Box 131, Folder 9"Close", 1997
Box 131, Folder 10"The Cool One", 1953
Box 131, Folder 11"Corion Jones", 1972/1980/1982
Box 131, Folder 12"Error Message", undated
Box 131, Folder 13"The Evening News", undated
Box 131, Folder 14"Facing Jura: 50 Years After", 1995
Box 131, Folder 15"Flights", 1994
Box 131, Folder 16"Genesis", undated
Box 131, Folder 17"I Think I Knew Another Tongue", 1986
Box 131, Folder 18"In Private", 1972
Box 131, Folder 19"John Brown", 1995
Box 131, Folder 20"Journey Without Name", 1980
Box 131, Folder 21"A June in L.A.", 1987
Box 131, Folder 22"Kids", undated
Box 131, Folder 23"Last Will", undated
Box 131, Folder 24"Many Thousand Gone: Version 95", 1995
Box 131, Folder 25"The Men Are Crying", 1981
Box 131, Folder 26"Miami Red", 1989
Box 131, Folder 27"Moremi", 1995
Box 131, Folder 28"My Father and Ring Bologna", 1972/1981
Box 131, Folder 29"Nat Turner's Profession", 1995
Box 131, Folder 30"Olduvai", 1981
Box 131, Folder 31"Omowale X", 1970/1971/1974/1981/1989
Box 131, Folder 32"P", 1981/1982
Box 131, Folder 33"Replicatus", 1994
Box 131, Folder 34"Safari West", 1970/1972/1974/1978/1981
Box 131, Folder 35"Santiago Harbor, January 24, 1983", n.d.
Box 131, Folder 36"Sea Creature", undated
Box 131, Folder 37"Skin", undated
Box 131, Folder 38"South Worcester Mission House", 1982
Box 131, Folder 39"A Stone for Marty Scheiner", 1992
Box 131, Folder 40"Teaneck, NJ", 1993/1994
Box 131, Folder 41"There Will Come Thunder", undated
Box 131, Folder 42"Tinabu Square", 1972
Box 131, Folder 43"Walking the Wire", 1993
Box 131, Folder 44"The Way It Is", 1993
Box 131, Folder 45"Whisperings", undated
Box 131, Folder 46"Willis Passing", 1993
Poems (1953)
Box 132, Folder 1Poems, Syracuse, New York: Limited edition, privately published by John A. Williams Photocopy, 1953
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
Box 132, Folder 2Loose ephemeral material removed from catalogued volume, including newspaper articles, reviews, and typescript of an additional unidentified poem
Miscellaneous poetry - manuscripts, typescripts, and ephemera
Box 132, Folder 3Collection of poems
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.
Box 132, Folder 4"Academic", undated
Box 132, Folder 5"Admiral Peary Discovers the North Pole", undated
Box 132, Folder 6"Afro", 1972
Box 132, Folder 7"Bad Back", undated
Box 132, Folder 8"Child", undated
Box 132, Folder 9"Colleague", undated
Box 132, Folder 10"Gee Jon", 1972
Box 132, Folder 11"Getting There", undated
Box 132, Folder 12"Hubble", undated
Box 132, Folder 13"In This Corner", undated
Box 132, Folder 14"Kilimanjaro", undated
Box 132, Folder 15"The Men Are Crying and the Women Don't Tell"
Box 132, Folder 16"Names", 1974
Box 132, Folder 17"Origins", 1974/1976/1981
Box 132, Folder 18"R.P." [Richard Pryor?], undated
Box 132, Folder 19"Simon", 1953
Box 132, Folder 20"Sons.", undated
Box 132, Folder 21"To Annie", undated
Box 132, Folder 22"To Marty", 1982/1992
Box 132, Folder 23"Topical Poem: The Russian Pipeline Furor, 1982", 1982
Box 132, Folder 24Drafts and Draft fragments of unidentified poems, undated
Box 132, Folder 25"I Remember Clifford", undated
Series VI: Manuscript and printed material: other writings
Short stories
Typescripts
Box 133, Folder 1"Navy Black"
Box 133, Folder 2"Prince"
Box 133, Folder 3"Son in the Afternoon"
"Vignettes of the Q and Other Stories."
Box 133, Folder 4"Your Friendly, Neighborhood Grocery Store"
Box 133, Folder 4"The Day of the Dead Cat"
Box 133, Folder 4One copy of Lotus, No. 1 (1968), in which Williams' "The Party" is published, pages 15-16
Articles and essays
"A" to "Z", Miscellaneous, arranged by publication
Box 134, Folder 1American Book Review.
"Genocide on the Installment Plan?"
"The Gatekeepers"
"Quick Hit at Racial Censorship" Original news clipping, undated
Box 134, Folder 2Black American Literature Forum
Box 134, Folder 3Black History Museum
Box 134, Folder 4Black World
Box 134, Folder 5Callaloo
Box 134, Folder 6College Language Association
Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series, Vol. 3.
Box 134, Folder 8First draft, original typescript, with manuscript revisions, 58 pages
Box 134, Folder 9Final 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.
Box 134, Folder 10Ebony
Box 134, Folder 11Essence.
"Doing It Ourselves." Photocopy of printed article, 1971
"Sketches of Spain." Photocopy of printed article, July 1992
Box 134, Folder 12Good Housekeeping, Sept./Oct 1971
Box 134, Folder 13Grafrica
Box 134, Folder 14Hadassah Magazine
Holiday Magazine
Box 134, Folder 15"Black Man in Europe," or "Racism in Europe"
Box 134, Folder 15"Chicago: Three Negro Families"
Box 134, Folder 15"Negro Youth and the Civil Rights Movement"
Box 134, Folder 16(Unpublished) "The Ekabo of Omowale"
The Immigrant Experience, Dial Press. "Time and Tide: The Reminiscences of a Black Immigrant"
Box 135, Folder 1Portions of original typescript, with manuscript revisions. One complete and portions of carbon typescript, with manuscript revisions. Photocopied typescript, with manuscript revisions, 3 copies, 1971
Box 135, Folder 2Pphotocopy of folder 1
Box 135, Folder 3Jewish Observer. "The Boys From Syracuse: Blacks and Jews in the Old Neighborhood"
Box 135, Folder 4Journal of African Civilizations
Box 135, Folder 5LaGuardia Community College, Fiorello's Flute. "Visit of Etheridge Knight"
Box 135, Folder 6LaGuardia Review
Box 135, Folder 7The Liberated Voice.
"The Program: 1. The Police"
"The Program III. Black Awareness"
Box 135, Folder 8The Los Angeles Times.
Op-ed: "Goodbye, 1987"
"In His Quest to Be Both Symbol and Affirmation, Jackson May Not Be Able to Settle for Less Than VP."
"In mid-December 1987, after the deaths of John O. Killens, Harold Washington, and James Baldwin. . ."
Box 135, Folder 9The Nation
Box 135, Folder 10The National Leader.
"An Exercise of Faith in an Uncaring System"
"Letter to Leonid"
"Sports Grind Black Meat"
"Fierce battle for men's minds"
"Cubans: Americans si; U.S. government no"
"'Buy American' not enough"
"Grenada seeks boost from new tourism"; or, author's title of typescript: "New Hope for Grenada - Maybe"
"The second exodus"
"Flying home: Mixed feelings"
"Reparations for Blacks?"
"One more time: Cops!"
"We stand on the crumbling edge of a fury that has been created by greed and racism. . ."
"Black and white America inextricably entwined"
"Jesse Jackson plays with a full deck!"
"Two Trials and Certain Tribulations"
Box 135, Folder 11The New Leader. "Neither Life Enough Nor Time"
Box 135, Folder 12New York Herald Tribune Book Week.
"Backtracking pioneers"
"Chester Himes is getting on," or "Chester Himes, Expatriate"
"Learning to see invisible men"
"Getting stung by the soft touch"
"The hard cash in soft covers," by Knox Burger
"Our own dark continent"
Box 135, Folder 13New York Stories. "Portrait in the Blue Note"
Box 135, Folder 14New York Times
"Open Letter to the Ethnics"
"Peripatetic Professor"
Box 135, Folder 15Nickel Review. "Something Wrong"
Box 135, Folder 16Observations of American Writers. "A Mother's Conviction"
Box 135, Folder 17Politicks and Other Human Interests. "A Visit to Catalonia"
Box 135, Folder 18Present Tense. "The Boys From Syracuse: Blacks and Jews in the Old Neighborhood"
Box 136, Folder 1Reader's Digest "Changing Times in Plains."
Box 136, Folder 2Reader's Digest (unpublished). "Middle Class Survival: The Hannans of New York"
Box 136, Folder 3The Record. "Walls have a-tumbled, but the town lives," or "The Town That Would Not Die"
Box 136, Folder 4Rutgers-Newark Observer. "Thirty"
Box 136, Folder 5Syracuse Post-Standard. "The New York State Fair"
Box 136, Folder 6Syracuse University Library Associates Courier. "Portrait of a City: Syracuse, the Old Home Town"
Box 136, Folder 7Vista. "An Afro-American Looks at South Africa."
Box 136, Folder 8W. 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"
Box 136, Folder 9Worcester Times and Schevenus Monitor. "Famous 10th Cavalry Produced Score of Fine Generals"
Box 136, Folder 10Yardbird Reader I. "Grenada: Their Country Too"
Manuscripts and typescripts, unpublished or publication unknown
Box 137, Folder 1"The Black Jews of Ethiopia, The Falashas"
Box 137, Folder 2"The Black Quarterbacks"
Box 137, Folder 3"Black Water"
Box 137, Folder 4"Complexities of Ethnic American Literature"
Box 137, Folder 5"The Country Place"
Box 137, Folder 6"Doc Washington"
Box 137, Folder 7"The Figure Eight"
Box 137, Folder 8"For Writers of Color in America: The Challenge of the Future."
Box 137, Folder 9"The Hole Cut By The 'Axe'"
Box 137, Folder 10"Image Explanation of Jacob Lawrence's Toussaint L'Ouveture Series"
Box 137, Folder 11"In the Regions of Rejection"
Box 137, Folder 12"George Gregory has always had a way with kids. . ." [George Gregory]
Box 137, Folder 13"Herbert Gutman, writing in the November 21 issue of The Nation. . ." [contemporary historical novels]
Box 137, Folder 14"Of course it's a mess. . ."
Box 137, Folder 15"One has no need to deconstruct the language. . ."
Box 137, Folder 16"One spring night in 1935. . ." [Herbert "Hoppy" Johnson]
Box 137, Folder 17"Society anywhere has a way of never completing itself. . ."
Box 137, Folder 18"The men looked for work every day. . ."
Speeches
Box 138, Folder 1African Americans and Europe Conference. "Post- World War II"
Box 138, Folder 2Bard College. "Blackballing"
Box 138, Folder 3Boston University
"Blackballing"
Boston University Afro-American Studies Center. "Undiscovered - The Pre-History of Black People"
Box 138, Folder 4Carter G. Woodson Award (1989) - Mercy College, Bronx Campus. Acceptance Address: "The Marriage of History and Literature"
Box 138, Folder 5Chiles, Bill and Ruth, Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Homily, Syracuse, New York. Homily.
Box 138, Folder 6Coordinating 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
Box 138, Folder 7Fairleigh Dickinson University - Cultures of Africa: African Heritage. "Influence of the Harlem Renaissance Writers on the Writers of Africa and Latin America"
Box 138, Folder 8Friendship Baptist Church, New York City. "Gayle" (Addison Gayle eulogy)
Box 138, Folder 9Gregory, George, memorial, eulogy
Box 138, Folder 10Hatch-Billops 10th Anniversary Forum: The Challenges of Writing Black Biography. "Black Biography Compared to White"
Box 138, Folder 11Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos - Barcelona. "Civil Rights in the U.S." Re: American civil rights movement
Box 138, Folder 12Literary Awards Ceremony (1985) - Purdue University. "Some Words About Writing"
Box 138, Folder 13Mid-Manhattan Library/New York Public Library. "Blackballing"
Box 138, Folder 14Modern Language Association. "Notes of an Afro-American Writer on World Literature"
Box 138, Folder 15Modern Language Association - Melville Society. "Nineteenth (19th) Century American Writers and Slavery"
Box 138, Folder 16National Black Writers Conference (1st) - Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. "Writer and Social Responsibility"
Box 138, Folder 17National Black Writers Conference (3rd). "In 1978 John Gardener published a small book called On Moral Fiction. . ."
Box 138, Folder 18Ohio State University. "The OSU"
Box 138, Folder 19Rutgers University - Newark
"Third World In/and the Black Media During Robeson's Lifetime"
Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience
Box 138, Folder 20Rutgers University - Newark - Introductions
Introduction for Alice Childress
"Introduction for Doris Lessing" (1993 Mason Gross Lecturer)
Box 138, Folder 21State University of New York at Old Westbury. Acceptance address for honorary degree
Box 138, Folder 22Syracuse City Hall - John A. Williams Day proclaimed. Acceptance address
Box 138, Folder 23Syracuse Que Reunion. "Words are incomprehensible things. . ."
Box 138, Folder 24Syracuse University. "To Be a Writer." Re: the Sophisticated Gents
Box 138, Folder 25TLU. "Big Fat Books" and untitled
Box 138, Folder 26Unitarian Church in Summit. "Peace of Mind or Piece of Hell"
Box 138, Folder 27University of Colorado. "Black Unity"
Box 138, Folder 28University of Massachusetts. "Williams: On Sex, Gender and Identity"
Box 138, Folder 29University of Mississippi. "Significance of Richard Wright"
Reviews
Box 139, Folder 11965 - 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
Box 139, Folder 21970 - 1979
Williams, John A. Rev. of Museums Women and Other Stories, by Updike, John. c. 1972. Carbon typescript
Box 139, Folder 31980 - 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
Box 139, Folder 41983 - 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
Box 139, Folder 51985 - 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
Box 139, Folder 61989
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
Box 139, Folder 71990 - 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
Box 139, Folder 81992 - 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
Box 139, Folder 9Undated
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
Introductions and afterwords
Black Internationale and Black Empire, by George S. Schuyler, writing as Samuel I. Brooks (Northeastern University Press, 1991). See related correspondence.
Box 140, Folder 1aForeword by John A. Williams
Box 140, Folder 1b"The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World"
Box 140, Folder 1c"Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great New Civilization in Modern America, "
Black Photographers Annual (Another View, 1980)
Box 140, Folder 2Introduction to the Fourth Black Photographers Annual, by John A. Williams, December 31, 1979
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica, by Miriam DeCosta-Willis, Roseann P. Bell, and Reginald Martin (Doubleday, 1992)
Box 140, Folder 3a"After/Play (afterword), by John A. Williams
Box 140, Folder 3bBook proposal, compiled by the authors
Box 140, Folder 3cExcerpts from Erotique Noire
An Ocean Apart: American Artists Abroad (Studio Museum in Harlem, 1982)
Box 140, Folder 4"Middleton," introduction by John A. Williams, February 4, 1982
Series VII: Works by other authors
Box 141, Folder 1Adler, Elmer, ed. Breaking Into Print
Box 141, Folder 2Anonymous. A Dream,and King: A Filmed Record
Box 141, Folder 3Arrupe, Rev. Pedro. A Letter on the Interracial Apostolate
Box 141, Folder 4Barksdale, Richard K. "Castration Symbolism in Recent Black Fiction"
Box 141, Folder 5Berzon, Judith R. Neither White Nor Black: The Mulatto Character in American Fiction
Box 141, Folder 6Bruno, Anthony. The Mourners
Box 141, Folder 7Call-- (?), Ernest. Motherfucker
Box 141, Folder 8Cook, Ann. The African in the Western Hemisphere; Black Pride? Some Contradictions
Box 141, Folder 9Corke, Hilary. "The Choice"
Box 141, Folder 10Dickinson, Gloria H. "Self Concept in the Novels of John A. Williams and Chinua Achebe." See related correspondence
Box 141, Folder 11Dongala, Emmanuel. The Fire of Origins: A Novel. See related correspondence
Box 141, Folder 12Duvall, Severn. Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Sinister Side of the Patriarch. See related correspondence
Box 141, Folder 13Edwards, Louis. Ten Seconds. See related correspondence
Box 141, Folder 14Engels, John. "A Dinner Guest and Other Poems by John Engels." See related correspondence
Box 141, Folder 15Estes-Hicks, Onita. Jean Toomer and the Aesthetic Adventure; Jean Toomer and the Politics and Poetics of National Identity. See related correspondence
Box 142Ballard, Allen B
Where I'm Bound. See related correspondence
Box 143Boyd, Herb
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America. See related correspondence
Box 144Carney, Vaughn A.
Swiss Movement. See related correspondence
Box 145, Folder 1Feder, Chris Welles. The Movie Director. See related correspondence
Box 145, Folder 2Foley, Barbara. "History, Fiction, and the Ground Between: The Uses of the Documentary Mode in Black Literature." See related correspondence
Foreman, Farrell J.
Box 145, Folder 3Hear No Evil. See related correspondence
Box 145, Folder 4Daddy's Seashore Blues. See related correspondence
Box 145, Folder 5Gym Rats: A Work for the Stage. See related correspondence
Box 145, Folder 6Gaines, Ernest J. "The Sky Is Gray." See related correspondence
Box 145, Folder 7Gelfant, Blanche. "Mingling and Sharing in American Literature: Teaching Ethnic Fiction"
Box 145, Folder 8Grooms, Anthony. Trouble No More. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 1Hardy, Sallee W. Remembering Owen Dodson, November 28, 1914 - June 21, 1983
Box 146, Folder 2Hatch, James V. Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One, The Life of Owen Dodson. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 3Hawkins, Shirley. In Memory of Willie T. See related correspondence under "Fan Mail"
Box 146, Folder 4Hunter, Joe. Fade to Black. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 5Inada, Lawson Fusao. Miscellaneous poems. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 6James, Charles L. "The Black Artist as Originator: A Literary State of Mind"; "Religious Irony in Richard Wright's Native Son." See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 7Kaplan, Carol. Journal of Daniel. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 8King, Woodie, Jr. Dilemma of Black Theatre. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 9Kurdyla, Sophie. "An Interpretation of J. A. Williams' Safari West"
Box 146, Folder 10Lester, Julius. Lovesong: Becoming a Jew. See related correspondence under "Fan Mail"
Box 146, Folder 11Mack, John. The Extraordinary Question
Box 146, Folder 12McBride, James. The Color of Water. See related correspondence
Box 146, Folder 13McKie, John R. The Black Male Factory. See related correspondence
Himes, Chester
Box 147, Folder 1Autobiography of Chester Himes. Vol. 1, Part 1. See related correspondence
Box 147, Folder 2Autobiography of Chester Himes. Vol. 1, Part 2
Box 147, Folder 3"Plan 'B'": A Novel of the Future. See related correspondence
Box 147, Folder 4The Third Generation. See related correspondence
Kirschenbaum, Blossom
Box 148, Folder 1Kirschenbaum, 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
Box 148, Folder 2Photocopy of Folder 1, pages 1 - 142
Box 148, Folder 3Photocopy of Folder 1, pages 330 - 380
Box 149, Folder 1Morgan, Thomas B. Snyder's Walk. See related correspondence
Box 149, Folder 2Morrien, Adriaan. Hijo de Puta
Box 149, Folder 3Muller, Gilbert. Chester Himes. See related correspondence
Box 149, Folder 4Nabokov, Peter. "The Caribbean: This Side of Paradise"
N'Goma, Eugene. Les Personnages Expatries Chez Trois Romanciers Afro-Americains D'Apres-Guerre: James Baldwin, John A. Williams, William Gardner Smith
Box 149, Folder 5Part 1
Box 149, Folder 6Part 2
Nunez-Harrell, Elizabeth
Box 150Beyond the Limbo Silence. See related correspondence
Box 151, Folder 1Pate, Alexs. Losing Absalom. See related correspondence.
Box 151, Folder 2Phippen, Sanford. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel. See related correspondence
Box 151, Folder 3Positively Black. Martin Luther King Tribute with John A. Williams. See related correspondence
Box 151, Folder 4Reed, Ishmael. Review/article of John A. Williams' novel, !Click Song. See related correspondence
Box 151, Folder 5Reilly, John M. "Thinking History in The Man Who Cried I Am." See related correspondence
Box 151, Folder 6Ross, Michael E. As Soon as the Weather Breaks. See related correspondence
Box 152, Folder 1Shankar, S. A Map of Where I Live. See related correspondence
Box 152, Folder 2Smith, Virginia Whatley. "Sorcery, Double Consciousness, and Warring Souls: Philosophies of War in Middle Passage and Captain Blackman." 45 pages. See related correspondence
Box 152, Folder 3Stetson, Jeff. Fraternity
Box 152, Folder 4Temblor (No. 2)
Box 152, Folder 5Thurman, Wallace. The Blacker the Berry, A Novel
Box 152, Folder 6Yarborough, Richard. "The Crisis in Afro-American Letters." See related correspondence
Williams, Dennis
Box 153, Folder 1"Black Magic Builds Strong Bones and Teeth." See related correspondence
Box 153, Folder 2Crossover typescript, copy 1, Title page to pg. 99. See related correspondence
Box 153, Folder 3Crossover typescript, copy 1, Pgs 100 - 199
Box 153, Folder 4Crossover typescript, copy 1, Pgs. 200 - 299
Box 153, Folder 5Crossover typescript, copy 1, Pgs. 300 - 391
Box 153, Folder 6Crossover typescript, copy 2, Title page to chapter 3
Box 153, Folder 7Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 4 - 9
Box 153, Folder 8Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 10 - 15
Box 153, Folder 9Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 16 - 20
Box 153, Folder 10Crossover typescript, copy 2, chapters 21 - 25
Box 153, Folder 11"A Plague of Hoppers." See related correspondence
Williams, Lori
Box 154, Folder 1Lori's Log: The Man Who Cried I Am. Title page to pg. 50. See related correspondence
Box 154, Folder 2Lori's Log: The Man Who Cried I Am. Pages 51 - 100
Box 154, Folder 3Lori'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
Printed Articles About John A. Williams, sorted by publication
Box 155, Folder 1A - Bl, Miscellaneous
American Audio Prose Library, Inc.
Atlanta Journal. Sverdlik, Alan. "Gender gap in black literature decried by author.", 4/22/88
Bangor News. Porter, Ned. "UM speaker notes racism in politics", 3/30/88
Bard College Press Release. Primoff, Mark. "Bard College Names Three New Bard Center Fellows to Faculty", 9/16/94
Bibliography of American Fiction. "John A. Williams.", 1/14/91
Black American Literature Forum Summer 1988. "Special Henry Dumas Issue"
Black Creation - Summer 1971 - First Anniversary Issue. Beauford, Fred. "John A. Williams: Agent Provocateur"
Black Expatriates. Dunbar, Ernest. Front cover
Black Issues, July - August 2002. Fleming, Robert. "John A. Williams: A Writer Beyond 'isms", 7/1/02
Black World. Skerrett, Joseph T., Jr.. "Novelist in Motion: An Interview with John A. Williams", 1/1/76
Box 155, Folder 2Bm - Bz, Miscellaneous
Boston Globe. McBride, James. "Talented, prolific . . . And unknown", 5/29/82
Buckley-Little Catalogue 1985. "Williams, John A"
Box 155, Folder 3Ca - Com, Miscellaneous
Centerpoint - Spring 1975. Centerpoint. "The Black Artist in New York: An Interview with John A. Williams"
College Language Association Journal - Vol. XXII, No. 2. Munro, C. Lynn. "Culture and Quest in the Fiction of John A. Williams", 12/1/78
Box 155, Folder 4Con - Cz, Miscellaneous
Congressional Record - Proceedings of the 91st Congress, 2nd Session. Hanley, Congressman James M. "Syracuse University Centennial", 4/30/70
Conjuring a Counter-Culture. Shepperd, Walt. "John A. Williams: The Man Who Stayed in Touch"
Connections Fall 1999 - Syracuse University. Levy, Renee G. "John A. Williams '50"
Box 155, Folder 5D - H, Miscellaneous
Daily Times. Fry, Paul. "Paul Fry's Diary", 2/4/65
Democrat Chronicle. McDaniel, Sharon. "Novelist with local ties also got musical in Paris", 7/7/96
Enquete. Garreta, Anne. "Devenir ecrivain . . . Pour quelqes dollars de plus - Portrait de l'ecrivain en professor d'ecriture."
Erlanger Nachrichten. "Worte verwandelten sich zu heftigen Boen.", 7/1/92
Faculty Committee for Human Rights in the Americas. "U.S. Voices Against the Embargo."
Guardian, Book Review Supplement. Boyd, Herb and Ola, Akinshiju C. "A talk with the man who wrote 'I am'.", Summer 1988
History of the Black Community of Syracuse - Onondaga Community College. Davis, Barbara Sheklin. "History of the Black Community of Syracuse.", 10/1/80
Honolulu Advertiser. Kaser, Tom. "Novelist takes a new tack in UH course.", 8/3/74
Box 156, Folder 1I, Miscellaneous
Il Ponte
Impartial Citizen. "Author John Williams Visits OCC During Black History Month", 2/17/82
International Author & Writers of Who's Who 1994. "Williams, John A(Alfred)."
Box 156, Folder 2J - P, Miscellaneous
Jet. "John A. Williams Named Paul Robeson Professor at Rutgers University.", 4/16/90
LaGuardia Community College - Fiorello's Flute.
LaGuardia Community College - Perspective. "John Williams: LaGuardia's Distinguished Professor.", 11/1/75
Long Island Press. "College First: 'Distinguished Professor'.", 3/28/73
Los Angeles Times
Moonstone - Fifth Annual Paul Robeson Festival. "John A. Williams.", 2/15/91
New African. Mwalilino, Walusako. "John Williams: Still Looking Back in Anger.", 6/1/82
New York Stories Vol. 1, No. 5, Winter 2000. Muller, Gilbert H., Blaine, Michael, and Raymond C. Bowen. "Clifford's Blues: A Conversation with John A. Williams."
New York Times
Palm Beach Post. Bond, Charles. "Freedom ringing, but not equally.", 8/28/88
Penguin Companion to American Literature. Bradbury, Malcolm, ed., et al. "Negro Literature."
Philadelphia New Observer - Black History. Spady, James L. "Special Incantation of the Very Special Black Word Worker - John A. Williams.", 2/1/89
Plantage Magazine. VPRO. "Interview with John A. Williams.", 11/15/88
Players - Vol. 12, No. 5. Corbin, Steven. "John A. Williams.", 10/1/85
Publisher's Weekly. Nixon, Will. "Better times for Black Writers?", 2/17/89
Box 156, Folder 3Q - S, Miscellaneous
Record
Richmond News-Leader. Cheatwood, K. T. H. "John Williams Holds Literary High Ground"
Rutgers Magazine. "Story of a Prize", 9/1/88
Rutgers Newsletter. Jerome, Richard. "Novelist at NCAS is his own best critic.", 12/11/81
Rutgers Observer
Rutgers University
Schwabach - ST (German newspaper). "Begegnung mit Amerika", 7/2/92
Southern California Anthology. Corbin, Steven. "Cross-Country Chat with John A. Williams."
St. Louis Dispatch. Rice, Patricia. "One Writer With Many Careers: In and Out of School With John A. Williams.", 4/9/75
Star-Ledger. Di Ionno, Mark. "World According to Williams: Just Write.", 8/21/94
Syracuse Herald American Post-Standard Empire Magazine. Moore, Edward M. "Steering Street Kids to Success", 2/28/82
Syracuse Post-Standard. Wright, Gloria. "Author's Eyes Aren't on Prizes.", 2/1/88
Syracuse University - Daily Orange.
Box 156, Folder 4T - Z, Miscellaneous
Teaneck Suburbanite.
TLS. Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The aesthetics of blackness.", 10/24/80
University of Rochester - Notes for Parents Fall 1986. "Thank you, parents, for your support"
Washington Post
Public appearances and publicity, sorted by event name
Box 157a, Folder 1A, Miscellaneous
African American History Museum, An Afternoon with John A. Williams, Richard Wesley, and Brenda Wilkinson, 2/24/1991
African American Music and Europe, Opera Columbus performance, 4/25/1996
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
Box 157a, Folder 2African Americans and Europe Conference, 2/5/1992
Box 157a, Folder 3B, Miscellaneous
Balaban's Books, John A. Williams autographs !Click Song
Barnes Noble
Black Student Alliance Conference, 11/11/1971
Black Writers, Louise Meriwether, John Williams, Addison Gayle, Jr., in conversation, 1/24/1975
Boston University
Bronx Community College
Box 157a, Folder 4Black Awareness: A McCall Forum, 6/13/1968
Box 157a, Folder 5C, Miscellaneous
C. C. P. Poets and Writers, Celebration of Reading!
Casa de las Americas, 1/2/1983
Chicago State University, First Annual Conference on Black Literature, Creative Writing, Criticism and Publishing, 10/18/1991
Claremont Colleges, Lecture and Reading, 11/19/1987
Cleveland State University, Imagination, 7/20/1996
Community Writers' Project, Syracuse Authors' Night: Fiction Readings by Helen Barolini and John A. Williams
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting: Hidden Agendas, 4/6/1974
Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience - Rutgers University, Forum: The Novel and the City, 4/17/1980
Conversations with Writers
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1985 General Electric Awards for Younger Writers, 12/4/1985
Cornell University, John A. Williams reading, 10/30/1987
Box 157a, Folder 6D - E, Miscellaneous
Darwin College, Dinner, 4/27/1981
Doubleday Company, Dinner and Cocktails honoring John A. Williams
Douglass, Frederick, Creative Arts Center
Box 157a, Folder 7F, Miscellaneous
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fiction Writers Conference, Who's Who at the Conference, 12/1/1973
Box 157a, Folder 8G, Miscellaneous
Gallery of the Greats, Black Authors: A Voice for the People, 7/18/1990
Genesis II Museum of International Black Culture, Writers on Writing: Where Do We Go From Here, 4/4/1992
Glasgow Endowment Program, John A. Williams, author of The Man Who Cried I Am, reading from his most recent work, !Click Song., 3/16/1982
Box 157a, Folder 9H, Miscellaneous
Hartwick College
Hatch-Billops Collection
Box 157a, Folder 10I - L, Miscellaneous
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities
Instituto de estudios Norteamericanos, 7 dias/days: La Revolucion Racial en Los Estados Unidos, 7/16/1966
International Writers Workshop, John A. Williams
LaGuardia Community College
Lakeview Public Library
Literary Awards Banquet, 54th Annual Literary Awards Banquet, 4/24/1984
Box 157b, Folder 11Literary Society, Second Annual African American Read-in, 2/4/1990
Box 157b, Folder 12Literatur Spektrum USA, Facing America: Ein Mosaik, 6/28/1992
Box 157b, Folder 13M, Miscellaneous
Marlboro College, Black and Male in America, 4/14/1996
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Writer Williams to Read Here, 4/24/1979
Mercy College, Bronx Campus, Presentation of Carter G. Woodson Award to John A. Williams, 2/28/1989
Middle-Atlantic Writers Association, Eighth Annual Conference: Amazing Grace: The Influence of Religion on African-American Literature, 10/22/1987
Mid-Manhattan Library, Endangered Writers: John A. Williams 'Blackballing', 2/24/1992
Modern Language Association, 1986 MLA Convention: Afro-American Fiction and World Literature, 12/28/1986
Moonstone
Museum of the City of New York, Writers' New York: The Black Experience, 2/21/1988
Box 157b, Folder 14Miami Book Fair International
Box 157b, Folder 15N, Miscellaneous
National Urban Symposium on Racial Harmony, Mass Media as a Tool for Racial Harmony, 4/19/1979
Nazareth College, Stay in School Partnership Program
New Jersey Institute of Technology, 22nd Annual New Jersey Authors Award Luncheon, 6/2/1982
New York Book Fair
New York Public Library, John A. Williams: A Reading, 10/29/1987
New York University
Newark Museum, Black History on Film, 2/21/1993
Box 157b, Folder 16National Black Writers Conference
Box 157b, Folder 17O - Q, Miscellaneous
Onondaga Oswego School Librarians Association, Annual Banquet: John A. Williams, Speaker, 5/14/1979
Painted Bride, John A. Williams, Houston Baker, Elizabeth Alexander: Poetry, 2/12/1989
Poets & Writers, In Celebration of Writers, 3/20/2001
Box 157b, Folder 18R, Miscellaneous
Radio Bremen, Neue Bucher - Neue Platten, 7/11/1978
Randall, Dudley, Tribute, A Broadside for Broadside, 5/22/1985
Robeson, Paul, Festival, Fifth Annual Paul Robeson Festival: I Shall Be Heard: The Search for Free Expression - State of Free Expression in the World, 4/7/1991
Robeson, Paul, Scholar Project of Livingston College, Annual Speakers Series: John A. Williams
Robin's Bookstore, Meet John A. Williams, who will speak, socialize and autograph his new book, !Click Song, 3/31/1982
Rutgers University - Black Studies and the Black Community Through the Prism of Paul Robeson: A Symposium, "The Third World in the Black Media during Robeson's Lifetime", 2/21/1981
Box 157b, Folder 19S, Miscellaneous
Saint Peter's College, Local Artist: Growing Up Ethnic, 4/24/1983
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Socialist Scholars Conference, Rebellion, Resistance, Revolt: Read-in on Race, 4/19/1986
Southeastern Massachusetts University, Seventy-Eighth Commencement, 6/4/1978
State University of New York, College at New Paltz, Author John A. Williams to Speak at Suny New Paltz, 3/6/1995
Sterling Forest Conference Center
Streetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience
Syracuse University
Box 157b, Folder 20T, Miscellaneous
Teaneck High School, Celebration of Ethnic Literature and History, 5/1/1985
Teaneck Public Library, Williams is Speaker / Dr. Williams Plans Address at Library, 3/17/1982
Teaneck-Englewood Vicinity Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Thirty-First Anniversary Founders' Day Celebration, 10/16/1994
Tribes Gallery, Book Party to Celebrate Kimiko Hahn and John A. Williams, 6/6/1999
Box 157c, Folder 21U - V, Miscellaneous
Umum Colloque: "Blacks in the Americas: Bicentennial Revelations" 1976 - Swarthmore College, The Missing Face of Man: Black Pre-History, 2/20/1976
Unitarian Church in Summit, Order of Service, 3/14/1982
United Artists of Color, Cut To: Tomorrow: A Dialogue with Working Artists, 10/30/1989
University of Bremen, Black Novels - Readings from, and Discussions of, My Own Works, 6/4/1986
University of Illinois at Chicago, John A. Williams Reading
University of Maine, Guest Lecture Series Presents John A. Williams, 3/30/1988
University of Michigan, King and the Civil Rights Movement: A Historical Perspective Panel, 1/15/1990
University of Mississippi, Mississippi's Native Son: An International Symposium on Richard Wright, 11/22/1985
Box 157c, Folder 22University of Rochester, Exhibition of John A. Williams Archive, 11/9/1987
Box 157c, Folder 23W - Z, Miscellaneous
Washington Lee University - Glasgow Committee, Public Reading by John A. Williams, 3/16/1982
Westchester Community College, Williams to Appear at WCC, 10/13/1987
William Patterson College of New Jersey
Writers in Performance, Write, Write, Write with John A. Williams, 3/14/1983
Writers Workshop at the University of Rochester, Fourteenth Annual Writers Workshop: John A. Williams, Guest Lecturer, Fiction, 7/8/1984
Writers Workshop Conference, Nineteenth Annual Writers Workshop Conference - Keynote: Mr. John A. Williams on the Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, 4/19/1988
Box 157c, Folder 24Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous ephemera
Box 158a, Folder 4Bibliographic / curriculum vitae
Box 158b, Folder 14Red and black notebook (300 pages) contains 1) Notes from 1949/50 fraternity meetings (Delta Zeta of Alpha Phi Alpha); 2) poems and fragments of poems; 3) five typed cards with lists of poems. (9 items removed), 4/21/49
Washington Spectator publication
Box 159Washington Spectator, January 15, 1987 to September 1, 1993 (incomplete)
Third World Week publication
Box 160Third World Week, October 28, 1988 to June 14, 1991
Series IX: Financial/legal/medical/personal documents and materials
Book Contracts - original author copies
Box 161, Folder 11950 to 1959
Box 161, Folder 21960 to 1969
Box 161, Folder 31970 to 1979
Royalty Statements (sorted alphabetically by Publisher)
Box 162, Folder 1A - C, Miscellaneous
Associated Book Publishers.
Bantam Books.
Beacon Press.
Chatham Bookseller.
Collins, William, Sons and Co., Ltd.
Box 162, Folder 2Cooper Square Publishers, 1964 - 1969
Box 162, Folder 3Cooper Square Publishers, 1970 - 1979
Box 162, Folder 4Coward, McCann Geoghegan
Box 162, Folder 5D - G, Miscellaneous
Dial Press.
Dilia.
Doubleday Co.
Box 162, Folder 6Europaverlag
Box 162, Folder 7Farrar, Straus Cudahy / Farrar, Straus Giroux
Box 162, Folder 8H - M, Miscellaneous
Harper Row, Publishers.
Houghton Mifflin Company.
Box 162, Folder 9Little, Brown Co., 1965 - 1971
Box 162, Folder 10Little, Brown Co., 1972 - 1976
Box 162, Folder 11McGraw-Hill Book Company
Box 162, Folder 12N - Z, Miscellaneous
New Horizon Press
Pocket Books
Random House
Box 162, Folder 13New American Library, 1965 - 1971
Box 162, Folder 14New American Library, 1972 - 1986
Box 162, Folder 15Schoningh, Ferdinand
Documents from Organizations to which John A. Williams belonged
Box 163, Folder 1Author's Guild - Financial Statements/Internal Correspondence/Notices
Box 163, Folder 2Author's Guild Bulletin, September 1967 to November 1969 (incomplete)
Box 163, Folder 3Author's Guild Bulletin, December 1969 to November 1971 (incomplete).
Box 163, Folder 4Author's Guild Bulletin, December 1971 to February 1978 (incomplete)
Box 163, Folder 5Author's League of America
Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Box 163, Folder 6Organization of Academy
Box 163, Folder 7Membership
Box 163, Folder 8Internal Correspondence
Box 163, Folder 9Meetings, 1968 to 1969
Box 163, Folder 10Meetings, 1970
Box 163, Folder 11Meetings, 1971 to 1972
Box 163, Folder 12Proposals
Box 163, Folder 14Awards and Banquets
Box 163, Folder 15News clippings, Press Releases, Newsletters, Notes, Printed Material, Miscellaneous
Box 163, Folder 16Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines
Box 163, Folder 17Rabinowitz Foundation, 1970 to 1971
Box 163, Folder 18Rabinowitz Foundation, 1972 to 1973
Box 163, Folder 19Study and Report on Harlem Cultural Centers
Identification Cards, Badges, and Other Personal Documents and Materials
Box 164, Folder 1Bermuda Driver's License, 2/8/78
Box 164, Folder 2Boston University Identification Card, 8/31/79
Box 164, Folder 3LaGuardia Community College Identification Card, 1973-1977
Box 164, Folder 4National Education Television Identification Card, 12/31/65
Box 164, Folder 5New York University Identification Card, 11/1/86
Box 164, Folder 6Luggage Identification Card
Box 164, Folder 7Urban League for Bergen County Membership Card
Box 164, Folder 8Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Membership Card
Box 164, Folder 91982 Southern Poverty Law Center Membership Card
Box 164, Folder 10Union of Concerned Scientists Membership Cards, 1982 - 1984
Box 164, Folder 11Philadelphia Police Department - Accredited News Representative of the National Leader 1983
Box 164, Folder 121986 Modern Language Association Name Badge
Box 164, Folder 13Juror Badge, County of Bergen, July 7 - 10, 1987
Box 164, Folder 14American Booksellers Association, 1987 Author, Jacob's Ladder, Thunder's Mouth Press
Box 164, Folder 15University of Rochester Name Badge
Box 164, Folder 161988 Miami Book Fair International Name Badge
Box 164, Folder 17Coming Back Together II, '50 (Syracuse University)
Box 164, Folder 18Coordinating Council of Magazines Name Badge
Box 164, Folder 19Prose Panel Name Badge
Box 164, Folder 20Book Expo America/Coffee House Press Name Badge
Box 164, Folder 21Calling card - Miss Lorrain Isaac, Mr. John A. Williams, October 5th, 1965, At Home: October, 1966
Box 164, Folder 22Telegram Credit Cards
Box 164, Folder 23Republique Rwandaise postage stamps
Box 164, Folder 24John A. Williams on yellow board
Box 164, Folder 25Book mark with "John W." on front, reverse reads: Marty Scheiner's 60th Birthday Ballooning Party - Huntington, L.I., Sun., Sept. 12, 1982
Box 164, Folder 26Monthly Review Party Stubs
Box 164, Folder 27Hotel Habana Guest Cards
Box 164, Folder 28Motel Versailles Guest Card
Box 164, Folder 29Lord Baltimore Hotel Guest Cards dated 10/22
Box 164, Folder 30Business card - "J. Williams / 327 W. 85th St., New York 24, N.Y. / Public Relations / Marketing / Promotion / Advertising."
Series X: Ephemera and memorabilia
Awards and honors (see also Box 175)
Box 165, Folder 1A - 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", 7/30/74
Lindback Award (printed ephemera only), 10/12/82
Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, 1984/85
National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Rome (printed ephemera only), 5/1/62
National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent (printed ephemera only)., 10/15/98
Box 165, Folder 2O - Z, Miscellaneous, unframed
Southeastern Massachusetts University, 78th Commencement (printed ephemera only), 6/4/78
Southern Poverty Law Center, 11/16/84
State University of New York at Old Westbury, 34th Commencement (printed ephemera only)., 5/20/01
Syracuse University, 141st Commencement (printed ephemera only), 5/14/95
Box 165, Folder 3Bankers Life and Casualty Company / Chicago State University, 4/22/79
Box 165, Folder 4Before Columbus Foundation 1983 American Book Award (printed ephemera only)
Box 166Buttons and pins
Box 174Typewriter
Smith Corona Typewriter.
Roller.
John A. Williams' original typescript description of typewriter's provenance.
Series XI: Oversize ephemera
Miscellaneous publisher's foul matter
Box 175Foul matter and advertisements
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, 4/1/69
Bronx Community College In Person Author advertisement, 3/25/1983
Photo of John A. Williams, standing, in sweater
Box 176Foul matter and publicity
McGraw-Hill advertisement for Introduction to Literature, 1985
Gallery of the Greats 1990 Calendar poster
Photographs
Box 177Photos
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 178Photograph album
Box Oversize Folder 1Photo 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
Miscellaneous works. (Audiocassettes, videocassette, film reels)
Sweet Love, Bitter 1966 from Night Song
Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light - Interview with Leigh Crutchley
Captain Blackman - Special Radio Programming Material
Jacob's Ladder - Reading by James Earl Jones, 11/1/87
Interviews by Jeff Tucker
Originals contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, and film reels. Surrogate copies are available for research purposes.

The Joe Hunter Show
Originals contain videocassettes. Surrogate copies are available for research purposes.

1982-1985
Lectures
Originals contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, and film reels. Surrogate copies are available for research purposes.

Gayle, Addison Jr., the Afro-Americans, March 4, 1982
Cervantes, Lorna Dee, Chicano-Americans, April 8, 1982
Chang, Cortez, Fisher, Miller, Ethnicity in American Literature, May 5, 1982
Himes, Chester
Lee, A. Robert, A British View, April 15, 1982
Lim, Shirley, English dept. poetry reading, December 10, 1979
Marzan, Julio, the Latin-Americans, March 18, 1982
Miller Brewing Company: "Voices", April 23, 1990
Paley, Grace, the Jewish-American writer, April 22, 1986
Syracuse University Library Association Lecture: "a Personal Homecoming: Readings and Reminiscences with John Williams", May 12, 1995
JAW UR commencement speech, 2003
Family home movies
Record albums
Black Academy of Arts and Letters First Annual Awards Banquet, 9/10/1970


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