Alice Walker papers, circa 1930-2010.

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Walker, Alice, 1944-. Alice Walker papers, circa 1930-2010.

Alice Walker papers, circa 1930-2010.

The collection consists of the literary and personal papers of Alice Walker from circa 1930-2010. The collection documents the development of Walker's writing career, her interest in political activism, and her personal relationships with friends and family. The collection also contains material about Walker's many interests, including civil rights, Zora Neale Hurston, female genital mutilation, Bessie Head, Cuba, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and women's rights. The papers include correspondence (1958-2010); drafts of poetry, novels, essays, and other writings (1961-2006); writings by other authors; subject files (1968-2006); printed material (1961-2007); publishing files and appearance files (1966-2009); audiovisual materials (1962-2007); photographs (circa 1930s-2006); scrapbooks (1959-1996); personal files (1958-2006); and journals. Significant correspondents include Barbara Christian, Angela Davis, Joanne Edgar, John Ferrone, bell hooks, Langston Hughes, June Jordan, Susan Kirshner, Mel Leventhal, Audre Lord, Marilyn Lowen, Wilma Mankiller, Charles Merrill, Tillie Olsen, Gloria Steinem, Wendy Weil, and Howard Zinn.

135 linear ft. (242 boxes, 141 oversized papers (OP), 10 bound volumes (BV), 5 oversized bound volumes (OBV), and 2 framed items (FR))

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Jordan, June, 1936-2002

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Walker, Alice, 1944-....

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Alice Walker (1944- ), African American poet, novelist, and activist. From the description of Alice Walker papers, circa 1930-2010. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233538612 Alice Walker (1944- ), African American poet, novelist, and activist. Walker has written numerous essays, novels, and collections of poetry. Her novel THE COLOR PURPLE, published in 1982, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award. John Ferrone served as Alice Walker's editor at Harcourt, Bra...