James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945.

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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945.

James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945.

An early group of materials by Baldwin, including manuscripts, correspondence, artworks and personal papers. Among the manuscripts are drafts of a novel, "Crying Holy", which evolved much later into Baldwin's first published novel, "Go Tell It On the Mountain." The correspondence includes letters from Baldwin's friends in the military, including Tom Martin. Some of the artwork, mostly pencil sketches, is by Baldwin while a number of other items are by a high school friend of his, Martin Weissman. Among the personal papers is one photograph of a very young Baldwin.

2.7 linear ft. (6 boxes)

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Weissman, Martin, 1915-2000

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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

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James Baldwin, essayist, novelist, and playwright. From the description of James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78269289 From the description of James Baldwin early manuscripts and papers, 1941-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153739 James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, short story writer and playwright. Born in Harlem, he provided a literary voice during the period of civil rights activism in the 1950s and ...