Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

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James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, short story writer and playwright. Born in Harlem, he provided a literary voice during the period of civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s. His first novel, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953) is a partially autobiographical account of his youth. His other novels include "Giovanni's Room" (1956) and "Another Country" (1962), both concerned with homosexuality as a theme. Baldwin's highly personal and analytical essay collections, "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), "Nobody Knows My Name" (1961), and "The Fire Next Time" (1963) probe deeper than the provincial problems of white versus black to uncover the essential issues of self-determination, identity, and reality. His plays "Blues for Mister Charlie," produced in 1964, "Going to Meet the Man" (1965) and "Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone" (1968) also confront American racism. Beginning in 1964, Baldwin made his home primarily in the south of France, but often returned to the United States to lecture or teach. He died in France in 1987.

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referencedIn Papers of Pauli Murray, 1827-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn The Militant Mood: A Gallery of Black Activists Reviews the Civil Rights Decade United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Blues for Mister Charlie, 1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Correspondence, 1966-1977. Temple University, Blockson Afro-American History Collection
creatorOf Young, Ian. [Collection of Gay Pulp Fiction]. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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creatorOf James Baldwin collection, 1943-1946 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Race Initiative United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Gombos, Edith. Edith Gombos papers, 1960-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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creatorOf Jacobson, Dan. Papers, 1941-1994. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Letter to Phyllis Bischof : Saint Paul, France : LS, 1980 Sept. 29. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Monte, Eric. Fonny and Tish : screenplay / by Eric Monte. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987,. Oral history interview with James Baldwin, 1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dial Press. Dial Press records, 1924-1983. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Miscellaneous Subjects, Staff and Stringer Photographs. 1961 - 1974. Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.[Author James Baldwin and actor Marlon Brando.]
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Proofs of works by Baldwin, Charles Wright and Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1965-1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
contributorOf Black Muslims in America United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. James Baldwin collection, 1943-1946. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. James Baldwin letters and manuscripts, ca. 1950-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sarah-Patton Boyle Papers, ca. 1938-1988 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Norse, Harold. Papers, 1960-1963. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Styron Papers, 1855-2007 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Paper and Film Outtakes Collection, 1960-1990 Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Sol Stein Papers, 1943-2004, [Bulk Dates: 1950-2004]. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Beauford Delaney letters, 1958-1963 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn National United Committee to Free Angela Davis. National United Committee to Free Angela Davis records, circa 1970-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Belton, Don. Papers, ca. 1960-2009. Indiana University
referencedIn Fuller, Hoyt, 1923-1981. Hoyt Fuller papers, 1940-1981. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Gordon Heath Papers MS 372., 1913-1992, 1942-1979 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Letters to David Moses, 1971-1983. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Rosey Pool Collection, 1945-1974; also some earlier published items. University of Sussex Library
referencedIn Stein, Sol. Sol Stein Papers, 1943-2004 (Bulk Dates: 1950-2004). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Dotton, Thomas L. A., III. Thomas L. A. Dotton papers, 1968-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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creatorOf Rudin, Stephen,. Gail and Stephen Rudin literary autograph collection, 1841-1993. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jones, James, 1921-1977. James Jones Papers, 1890-1981 (bulk 1941-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. James Baldwin letter, Istanbul, Turkey, to Kay Boyle, Middletown, Connecticut, 1963 April 8. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. Hatch-Billops Collection of oral histories, [ca. 1965-1980]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf NONMUSIC RECORDING (COLLECTION) Audio materials, 1956-1977 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Audio materials, 1956-1977 [sound recording]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Records of the Agency for International Development. 1948 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to International Development Programs and Activities. 1979 - 1991. The Black Contribution
referencedIn Photographs by and relating to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lerner, Eugene, 1921-,. Lerner family papers, 1926-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Dial Press records, 1924-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946. The Countee Cullen/Harold Jackman Memorial Collection. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
creatorOf Boyle, Sarah-Patton, 1906-. Papers of Sarah-Patton Boyle 1938-1988 (bulk 1944-1975). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Styron, William, 1925-2006,. Reminiscences of William Styron : oral history, 1986-1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Delaney, Beauford, 1901-1979. Beauford Delaney collection, 1964-1977. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New World Writing records, 1952-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Brown, Wesley, 1945-. A prophet among them ; a play in two acts / by Wesley Brown, 2005. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Baraka, Amiri, 1934-. Play Script Collection, 1935-1987. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dan Jacobson Papers TXRC93-A3., 1941-92 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Records of the Agency for International Development. 1948 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to International Development Programs and Activities. 1979 - 1991. The Black Contribution
referencedIn [10/25/1993 - 5/19/199] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Lowell-Adams House Printers papers, 1964-1972 (inclusive) 1964-1966 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn James Baldwin collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers of Pauli Murray, 1827-1985: Series IV, 1926-1985 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Delaney, Beauford, 1901-1979. Beauford Delaney letters, 1958-1963. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Congress of Racial Equality, Seattle Chapter, records, 1961-1970 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
referencedIn Loren Miller papers, 1876-2003, 1932-1966 Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
creatorOf Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Elmer Gertz Papers, 1789-1997, (bulk 1926-1988) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Redding, Jay Saunders, 1906-1988. Papers, [ca. 1940-1980]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Author James Baldwin with actors Marlon Brando and Charlton Heston.] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Records of the Peace Corps. 1961 - 2000. Moving Images Relating to International Volunteer Activities. 1982 - 1995. The Negro and the American Promise
referencedIn Congress of Racial Equality. Seattle Chapter. Congress of Racial Equality, Seattle Chapter, records, 1961-1970. ND Univ of Washington Libraries (OCLC Worldshare ILL Beta)
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VII., Other Department Files, 1916-1996 (bulk 1943-1969). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lord, James. James Lord papers, circa 1917-2008. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Autograph letter signed : Hollywood, Calif., to Richard P. Clemence, 1968 June 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miller, Loren. Papers of Loren Miller, 1876-2003 (bulk dates 1932-1966) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf New Dramatists. Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. Letters, 1951-1975. Indiana University
referencedIn Teer, Fredricka. Fredricka Teer papers, 1963-1969. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Center
referencedIn Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000. Elmer Gertz papers, 1789-1997 (bulk 1926-1988). Library of Congress
referencedIn Authors Collection MS 443., 1845-1986 Sophia Smith Collection
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creatorOf McClane, Kenneth A., 1951-. ALS : Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., to James [Baldwin] / Ken McClane, 1986, May 15. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
contributorOf Records of the Peace Corps. 1961 - 2000. Moving Images Relating to International Volunteer Activities. 1982 - 1995. The Negro and the American Promise
referencedIn Heath, Gordon, 1918-1991. Gordon Heath papers, 1913-1992 (bulk 1942-1979). University of Massachusetts Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
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Subject
African American dramatists
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
African American authors
Poetry
African American authors--Correspondence
American literature--African American authors
Civil rights
Fiction
African Americans--Civil rights
African American poets
African American authors--Interviews
Authors--Interviews
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
American poetry--African American authors
African American novelists
American drama--African American authors
American literature--African American authors--20th century
African Americans in literature
Drama
Dramatists, American--20th century
Occupation
Poets
Dramatists
Authors
Civil rights workers
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Birth 1924-08-02

Death 1987-12-01

Americans

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