Emanuel, James A.

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African-American author and Professor of American and English literature at the City College of New York.

From the description of Papers, 1967-1981. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43738548

Poet and educator. Born 1921.

From the description of James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983705

Biographical Note

  • 1921, June 15: Born, Alliance, Nebr.
  • 1942 - 1944 : Confidential secretary to General Benjamin O. Davis, Assistant Inspector General, United States Army
  • 1944 - 1946 : Staff sergeant, 93rd Infantry Division, United States Army
  • 1950: B.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C. Married Mattie Etha Johnson (divorced 1974)
  • 1953: M.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
  • 1954 - 1956 : Taught at Harlem YWCA Business School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1957 - 1983 : Instructor of English (1957-1964), assistant professor (1965-1969), associate professor (1970-1972), and professor (1973-1983), City College of the City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1962: Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1966: Developed and taught first course in African-American poetry at City College of the City University of New York, New York, N.Y. Defeated in election for seat on board of education, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
  • 1967: Published Langston Hughes (New York: Twayne. 192 pp.)
  • 1968: Published Dark Symphony: Negro Literature in America with Theodore L. Gross (New York: Free Press. 604 pp.) Published The Treehouse and Other Poems (Detroit: Broadside Press. 24 pp.)
  • 1968 - 1969 : Fulbright professor, University of Grenoble, France
  • 1970: Published Panther Man (Detroit: Broadside Press. 32 pp.)
  • 1971 - 1973 : Visiting professor, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • 1972: Published How I Write/2 with MacKinlay Kantor and Lawrence Osgood (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 256 pp.) Met Marie-France Bertrand (née Plassard) in France
  • 1975 - 1976 : Fulbright professorship, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1978: Published Black Man Abroad: The Toulouse Poems (Detroit: Lotus Press. 76 pp.)
  • 1980: Published A Chisel in the Dark: Poems Selected and New (Detroit: Lotus Press. 73 pp.)
  • 1980 - 1981 : Visiting professor, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • 1983: Published A Poet's Mind (New York: Regents. 85pp.) Published The Broken Bowl: New and Uncollected Poems (Detroit: Lotus Press. 85 pp.)
  • 1984: Retired; established residence in France
  • 1987: Published Deadly James and Other Poems (Detroit: Lotus Press. 82 pp.)
  • 1991: Published Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989 (Detroit: Lotus Press. 396 pp.)
  • 1992: Published De la rage au coeur with Jean Migrenne and Michel Fabre (Thaon, France: Amiot/Lenganey. 173 pp.)

From the guide to the James A. Emanuel Papers, 1922-1995, (bulk 1960-1995), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fabre, Michel. Michel Fabre archives of African American arts and letters, 1910-2003. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Emanuel, James A. James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995). Library of Congress
creatorOf Emanuel, James A. Papers, 1967-1981. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Broadside Press. Broadside Press records, 1968-1999 (bulk, 1985-1996). University of Michigan
creatorOf James A. Emanuel Papers, 1922-1995, (bulk 1960-1995) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Broadside Press Collection MS 571., 1965-1984, 1965-1975 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Anderson, Keith O. person
correspondedWith Anderson, Keith O. person
correspondedWith Baker, Houston A. person
correspondedWith Bone, Robert person
correspondedWith Bone, Robert person
correspondedWith Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973 person
correspondedWith Breman, Paul person
correspondedWith Breman, Paul person
associatedWith Broadside Press. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000 person
associatedWith City University of New York. City College corporateBody
correspondedWith Davis, Benjamin O., 1880-1970 person
correspondedWith Davis, Ossie person
correspondedWith Davis, Ossie person
correspondedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 person
correspondedWith Ellison, Ralph person
correspondedWith Ellison, Ralph person
correspondedWith Fabre, Michel person
associatedWith Fabre, Michel. person
correspondedWith Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009 person
correspondedWith Fuller, Hoyt, 1923-1981 person
correspondedWith Gayle, Addison, 1932- person
associatedWith Giovanni, Nikki person
associatedWith Giovanni, Nikki Nikki Giovanni oral history interview. person
correspondedWith Gross, Theodore L. person
correspondedWith Hubbell, Jay B., 1885-1979 person
correspondedWith Hudson, Theodore R. person
correspondedWith Hudson, Theodore R. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 person
correspondedWith Lamotte, Nicole person
correspondedWith Madgett, Naomi Cornelia Long person
associatedWith Madhubuti, Haki R., 1942- person
correspondedWith Mane, Robert person
correspondedWith Mane, Robert person
associatedWith McIver, Jean P., 1935- person
correspondedWith Migrenne, Jean person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
correspondedWith Murphy, Beatrice M., 1908- person
correspondedWith O'Daniel, Therman B., 1908- person
correspondedWith Randall, Dudley, 1914- person
associatedWith Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- person
associatedWith Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- person
correspondedWith Suter, Anthony person
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Université de Grenoble corporateBody
associatedWith Université de Grenoble corporateBody
correspondedWith Watson, Doug person
correspondedWith Watson, Doug person
associatedWith Watson, Douglas. person
correspondedWith Weixlmann, Joseph person
correspondedWith Weixlmann, Joseph person
correspondedWith Williams, John Alfred, 1925- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
France
New York (State)--Westchester County--Mount Vernon
Subject
Cultural relations
Elections
Elections
Festivals
Poetry
Poetry
American literature
American literature
Publishers and publishing
African American arts
African American authors
African American poetry
African Americans
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges
Occupation
Educators
Poets
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Birth 1921-06-15

Death 2013-09-28

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