Jill Nelson papers, 1985-2002.


Jill Nelson papers, 1985-2002.

The Jill Nelson papers document Nelson's career as a writer and editor and press agent for C. Vernon Mason's campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. There is also promotional material and reviews for Nelson's books, as well as research notebooks and other materials, and articles she wrote for various publications. Additionally, there is a file containing information about Nelson's stint as a press agent, and her involvement with the Mike Tyson Parade in Harlem after his release from jail in 1995; the protest of the police killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999; and a file of correspondence created by Nelson while she was an adjunct professor at City College of New York.

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