Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk).


Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk).

The collection contains biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; notes; drafts of published poetry, novels, short stories, essays, articles, plays and collaborations; publicity materials; works by other writers; audio- and videotapes, and photographs documenting Jordan's professional and private life. Topics include equitable housing; racial equality; Black English; abuse against women; breast cancer; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues; and American foreign policy, especially conflicts in Nicaragua and Lebanon. The personal correspondence in each series reflects the broad range of Jordan's friends and colleagues, her passion for creativity, her involvement in numerous organizations and political causes, and mutual critiquing among a core group of artists.

49.63 linear ft. (113 file boxes, 2 folio folders, 7 folio+ folders, 4 oversize folders, 2 supersize folders, ca. 70 photograph folders)

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