Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk).
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Walker, Alice, 1944-
Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker (born February 9, 1944, Eatonton, Georgia), American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which she was awarded for her novel The Color Purple. Over the span of her career, Walker has published seventeen novels and short story collections, twelve non-fiction works, and collections of essays and poetry....
Nemiroff, Robert B., 1929-1991
Robert B. Nemiroff (born October 29, 1929, New York City – died July 18, 1991, New York City), American theater producer and songwriter, and the husband of Raisin in the Sun playwrite Lorraine Hansberry....
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
Architect, inventor, scientist, teacher, philosopher, creator of the geodesic dome and the Dymaxion car. From the description of Letter, 1958 Feb. 10, Clemson, S.C. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 33018576 Mark Burginer is a California-based architect, whose interest in Buckminster Fuller's synergetic geometry led to some correspondence between them during the early 1980s. From the description of Letters to Mark Burginger, 1980-1981. (Unknown)...
Harjo, Joy, 1951-
Joy Harjo (born Joy Foster, on May 9, 1951, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a poet, musician, and author. She is a member of the Muscogee Nation. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico in 1976, and earned an M.F.A. at the University of Iowa in its Creative Writing Program. In 2019, Harjo was named the United States Poet Laureate. She is the first Native American to be so appointed. She is also the second United States Poet Laur...
Holly Near, singer, songwriter, activist, and author, was born in Ukiah, California, in 1949, the daughter of Anne (Holmes) and Russell Near. She grew up on her parents' cattle ranch in Potter Valley, California, and began performing at age 7, singing at local events and conventions. Near was involved with acting and music at Ukiah High School. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in drama. During her studies at UCLA, Near auditioned for the Free the Army Sho...
Morejón, Nancy, 1944-
Chang, Diana M.
Davis, Reginald, 1907-
City University of New York. City College
Doris Grumbach is a novelist, biographer, and literary critic. Her published works include a biography of Mary McCarthy, THE COMPANY SHE KEPT (1976), the novel CHAMBER MUSIC (1979), and the memoir COMING INTO THE END ZONE (1991). She has served as literary editor of THE NEW REPUBLIC and on the faculties of the College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY), American University (Washington, DC) and the Writer's Workshop of the University of Iowa. Her book reviews and essays have appeared in numerous literary...
Jackson, Patti Gayle.
Attica Correctional Facility
Attica Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison housing males convicted of felonies who are 21 years of age or older committed directly by the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eight judicial districts of New York . It also receives felons 16 years of age and older by transfer from the Elmira Reception Center or other institutions. A 1926 report of the Crime Commission of New York's Sub-Commission on Penal Institutions stated that the state's prisons were operating at ...
Bernikow, Louise, 1940-
Harper, Michael S., 1938-....
Poet Laureate of Rhode Island and Professor of English at Brown University. In honor of Daniel Knowlton, a Rhode Island bookbinder who worked for many years at the Brown University Library. From the description of Mr. Knowlton Predicts : poem, [ca. 1993]. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615887 ...
Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997
Shirley Clarke (1925-1997), American independent filmmaker, was a modern dancer before switching to work in film and video. She was probably best known for her films THE CONNECTION (1961), a study of drug addiction initially banned for obscenity in New York State, her oscar-winning 1962 documentary, ROBERT FROST: A LOVER'S QUARREL WITH THE WORLD, and THE COOL WORLD (1963) on a juvenile gang in Harlem. In 1962 she and Jonas Mekas founded the Film-Makers Cooperative, a non...
Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952-
Hernton, Calvin C
Writer and teacher Calvin Coolidge Hernton (CCH) was born April 28, 1932 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Talladega College with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 1954. Two years later he took a Master of Arts degree from Fisk in sociology. CCH then spent 1956-58 as a social worker with children before taking on a series of academic appointments at several colleges and universities. On May 28, 1958 he married Mildred Webster and they had one son, Antone. CCH spent the next several y...
Henderson, David, 1942-....
Staff member in the Student Life Office beginning in the 1980s. Previously was head resident of the dormitories. From the description of Peter Erickson collection, 1983-1997. (St. Edward's University Library). WorldCat record id: 53876367 ...
Patterson, Raymond R.
Miller, E. Ethelbert
E. Ethelbert Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York on 20 November 1950. He attended New York City public schools, and enrolled at Howard University in the fall of 1968. Mr. Miller graduated from Howard University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies. From 1973 to 1974 Mr. Miller worked for Howard University as both a research associate for the Institute of Arts and Humanities and as assistant director of the African American Resource Center where he continues to ser...
Bell, Derrick Albert, Jr., 1930-2011
Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. was born in 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a distinguished scholar and prolific writer on current issues, most notably civil rights in the United States. His writings and lectures have examined racism's workings in American society, and the legal remedies for racism as it is expressed in law and custom. He is or has been a member of the D.C., Pennsylvania, New York State, City of New York, and California bar associations. After serving i...
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church (San Francisco, Calif.)
Thulani Davis (1948-) is an African American journalist, poet, playwright, and novelist. She graduated from Barnard College, and attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. In addition to articles in periodicals such as the VILLAGE VOICE, NATION, NEW YORK TIMES, and WASHINGTON REVIEW, she has published several anthologies of her poems, a play, the libretto for an opera, and several novels, including 1959 and the MAKER OF SAINTS. From the descri...
Brogan, Jacqueline Vaught, 1952-....
Hamer, Fannie Lou, 1917-1977
Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. She was a voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Hamer also organized Mississippi's Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was also a co-founder of the Nati...
Swan, Martha Louise
Sánchez, Sonia, 1934-
Sonia Sanchez is an African-American poet, anthologist, and editor. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969. From the description of Sonia Sanchez letter and poem, 1969-1971. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49571750 ...
Tagliabue, John, 1923-....
John Tagliabue (1923-2006) was an American poet and playwright. Born in Italy, Tagliabue came with his family to the United States while still a child. He studied English at Columbia University where his fellow students inluded Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and over his career received six Fulbright fellowships which he spent in Italy, China, Japan, and Indonesia. He taught for more than 35 years (1953-1989) at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he actively recruited notable poets like D...
Center for Constitutional Rights (New York, N.Y.)
The original name of this organization was Law Center for Constitutional Rights. The Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization representing legal cases related to discrimination, repression, and social injustice, particularly First Amendment freedoms, women's rights, and civil liberties. From the description of Collection, 1970-[ongoing]. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 27057505 ...
Candelaria, Xochiquetzal, 1973-
Smith, Anna Deavere
Anna Deavere Smith, performer and playwright. From the description of Aye aye aye, I'm integrated : typescript, 1984. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122597939 ...
Rushin, Kate, 1951-
Mroue, Haas H.
Mobilization for Youth
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Social service agency operating on the Lower East Side of New York City. Mobilization for Youth was conceived in 1957 and formally founded and funded in 1961. From the guide to the Mobilization for Youth Records, [ca. 1958]-1970., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Social service agency operating on the Lower East Side of New York City. Mobilization for Youth was conceived in 1957 and formally founded and funded in 1961. F...
Chin, Marilyn, 1955-
Marilyn Chin (b. 1955, Hong Kong) is a poet, writer, and college professor. Her poetry focuses on social issues, especially those related to Asian American feminism and bi-cultural identity. Chin is professor emerita at San Diego State University....
McKay, Nellie, 1984-
Yaddo (Artist's colony)
Miles, Sara, 1952-
Adams, J. G.
"Dr. Atomic" is an opera written and composed by American John Adams, and directed by Peter Sellars. The performance premiered October 1, 2005 at the San Francisco Opera. Based on Richard Rhodes' book "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," Adams' work focuses on physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the project he led to create, and detonate, the first atomic bomb. The opera takes place during the five days leading up to the explosion at the Trinity Site. From the description of Dr. Atomic: ...
Creighton, Jane, 1952-
Morrison, Toni, 1931-2019
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel...
Henderson, Bill, 1941-
Author and editor. From the description of Papers, 1975-2005. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 70691668 Born April 5, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William Charles Henderson attended Hamilton College and pursued graduate studies briefly at both Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. He and his uncle Howard Galloway started the small publishing house Nautilus Books in 1970, which then published Henderson's first novel The Galapagos Kid under t...
Bennett, Suzanne, 1953-
Poetry for the People (Organization)
De Veaux, Alexis, 1948-....
Poetry editor of Essense magazine and author. From the description of Alexis De Veaux collection, 1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70968999 ...
State university of New York at Stony Brook
Samuel B. Gould served as Chancellor of the State University of New York from 1964-1970. From the description of Inauguration of Samuel Brookner Gould as President of the State University of New York, 1965. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 173818567 CURRENT FUNCTIONS. The State University of New York (SUNY) provides a State-supported system of higher education for the youth of the State. It accomplishes this through geographically dispersed college and univer...
Eady, Cornelius, 1954-
Cornelius Eady, playwright. From the description of Brutal imagination: typescript, 2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363952 ...
American Academy of Poets.
Espada, Martinn, 1957-
Clarke, Cheryl, 1947-
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
University of California (1868-1952)
Administrative History During the mid-twentieth century, the American Labor Movement reached a pinnacle of power and influence within society. The Second World War required that labor be managed as a strategic resource; the high productivity of workers during the war carried over in the peace time economy, which experienced a sustained economic "boom." Unlike European labor relations, where unions play an "official" role in government, the Am...
Glover, Michael, 1922-....
Miller, Ruth, 1921-
Koolish teaches at San Diego State University in the Dept. of English and Comparative Literature and is a scholar of African American literature. She is known for her feminist photography and portraits of African American writers. From the description of Portrait of June Jordan : photographic print. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510667 Lynda Koolish is a photographer and a professor English and comparative literature. From the description of Lynda Koolish pho...
Hacker, Marilyn, 1942-....
Piven, Frances Fox
Professor, political science; Political activist; Author; Social reformer. From the description of Papers 1957-1999. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 46453436 ...
Morgan, Andre E.
Reid, Inez Smith
Moore, Madeleine H.
Poets &Writers, Inc.
Meredith, William, 1919-2007
Epithet: Organist of New College, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000304.0x0002bd William Meredith was an American poet, literary critic, librettist, and translator. From the description of William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430869 From the guide to the William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973, (The New York Pub...
Cooper, Jane, 1924-2007
Griffin, Susan, 1942-
Porter, Carolyn, 1946-
Woods, Erwin Cho.
Jordan, June, 1936-2002
June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, Univer...
Kelly, Stephanie B., 1948-
Moore, Honor, 1945-....
Honor Moore, Radcliffe Class of 1967, writer and stage director. From the description of Papers, 1974. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007607 Poet and author Honor Moore (1945- ) was born in New York City, the eldest of nine children of Jenny (McKean) and Paul Moore. After graduating from high school in Indianapolis, Ind. (1963), she attended Radcliffe College (B.A. 1967) and the Yale School of Drama (1967-1969). Moving to New York, she worked in th...
Sales, Ruby, 1948-
Ruby Sales (b. July 8, 1948, Jemison, AL) is an African-American social activist. At 17, she participated in the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches of 1965. She attended Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA and is a human rights advocate in Washington, D.C. where she founded The SpiritHouse Project....
Attica Defense Committee
Bambara, Toni Cade
Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997
The interview took place at Wells College, New York. From the description of Audio interviews with poet Denise Levertov by Clive Scott Chisholm : sound recordings, 1973 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864806 Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Denise Levertov and her husband, Mitchell Goodman. From the description of Letters, 1965-1976, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871475 ...
Rivera O., Diana (Rivera Ottenberger)
Pinckney, Darryl, 1953-....
Giacalone, John Paul.
Randall, Margaret, 1936-
Randall moved to Cuba from the United States in 1969 to study the status of women there. From the description of Essays, 1979, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007880 Randall has been a poet, editor, and author. She was born in New York but spent most of her adult life in Latin America, moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Mexico in 1961, then to Cuba in 1969, and from there to Nicaragua in 1980, returning to Albuquerque in 1984. From the desc...
Greene, Cheryll Y.
Levi, Jan Heller
Playwright and author Ntozake Shange was born Paulette L. Williams on October 18, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey to Paul T. Williams, an air force surgeon, and Eloise Williams, an educator and psychiatric social worker. Her family regularly hosted artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Robeson, and W.E.B. DuBois at their home. Shange graduated cum laude with her B.S. degree in American Studies from Barnard College in New York City in 1970. While pursuing her M.A. degree in American Studies from the Uni...
Troutt, David Dante
Braxton, Joanne M.
Johnson, Barbara, 1947-2009
American Center of P.E.N.
P.E.N. American Center is the American branch of an international organization of writers which includes poets, playwrights, editors, essayists and novelists. From the description of P.E.N. (PEN) American Center archives, 1922-2008 (bulk 1930s-1989) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 247993823 The PEN Translation Fund was established by PEN America in the summer of 2003 through a gift from an anonymous donor in response to "the dismayingly low number of lite...
Smith, Barbara, 1946-....
Brown, Wesley, 1945-....
Brand, Millen, 1906-1980
A novelist, screenwriter, and poet. From the description of [Papers] / Millen Brand. 1969. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 13872584 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author, poet, Hollywood screenwriter, editor at Crown Publishers, Inc., teacher of writing at New York University. Brand was active in the Left during the 1930s and in the Civil Rights movement. From the guide to the Millen Brand Papers, 1919-1976., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscrip...
Robertson, Mary Beth.
Murray, Patricia J.
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Born on October 4, 1942, Bernice Johnson Reagon grew up in Albany, Georgia, where she became involved in the civil rights movement. As a student at Albany State College in 1961, Reagon was arrested for participating in a SNCC demonstration. She spent the night in jail singing songs and after her arrest joined the SNCC Freedom Singers to use music as a tool for civic action. Reagon earned her B.A. in history from Spelman College in 1970. In 1973, she founded Sweet Honey in the Rock, an award-winn...
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012
Adrienne Cecile Rich, poet, author, feminist, and teacher, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Helen (Jones) and Arnold Rice Rich. She attended the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md. (1938-47). A 1951 graduate of Radcliffe College, in that year she won the Yale Younger Poets Award with the publication of her first book, A Change of World . Following her studies at Oxford University (winter 1952-53), she traveled through Europe. The following de...