C.L.R. James Collection, 1936-1989 (bulk 1950-1989). [1936-1989]


C.L.R. James Collection, 1936-1989 (bulk 1950-1989). [1936-1989]

The collection comprises the manuscripts, correspondence and personal and literary papers which remained in his possession at the time of his death, together with the books which formed his working library. Included among the papers are assorted typescripts of James' Toussaint L'Ouverture and The Black Jacobins; material on the life of Pan-Africanist, George Padmore; miscellaneous autobiographical writings. The most sustained correspondence covers the period 1950-1969, when James was involved with the Johnson-Forest Tendency. Other miscellaneous correspondence covers the period 1965-1969 and 1982-1989. The books, about 1500 volumes, consist of standard texts of nineteenth and twentieth century English literature, history, politics, sociology and the like. There is also a collection of Wisden Almanacks and other books on cricket, as well as a substantial number of monographs on art and artists.

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Padmore, George, 1902-1959

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George Padmore was one of a number of talented West Indians who helped shape African events in the 20th century, and he played a crucial role in developing the Fifth, and most important, Pan African Congress, intended to address the issues facing Africa due to European colonization of much of the continent. Padmore was also instrumental in organizing black labor movements from the 1930s onwards. From the description of George Padmore collection, 1933-1945. (Princeton University Libra...

James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989

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C.L.R. James has made exceptional contributions as a historian, political theorist, activist, creative writer, and cultural and literary critic. One of the most influential figures in the West Indies, he has been acclaimed as one of the foremost thinkers of the 20th century. From the description of The black Jacobins / by C.L.R. James, 1967. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50616692 West Indian scholar, political activist and writer. Died in 198...