James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995).


James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995).

Correspondence, transcripts of oral history interviews, poems, poetry and prose anthologies and collections, autobiographical writings, writings by others, biographical material, subject files, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Emanuel's career as a poet and educator. Subjects include African American literature and culture, poetry readings and festivals, Emanuel's career as an educator primarily at the City College of the City University of New York and the Université de Grenoble, France, and his role as cultural ambassador for the U.S. in various European countries. Other topics include Emanuel's service in the U.S. Army and his election campaign (1966) for the Board of Education in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Includes transcripts of interviews with Emanuel, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, and Sonia Sanchez. Correspondents include Keith O. Anderson, Houston A. Baker, Robert Bone, Arna Wendell Bontemps, Paul Breman, Gwendolyn Brooks, Benjamin O. Davis, Ossie Davis, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Michel Fabre, John Hope Franklin, Hoyt W. Fuller, Addison Gayle, Theodore L. Gross, Theodore R. Hudson, Nicole Lamotte, Naomi Cornelia Long Madgett, Haki R. Madhubuti, Robert Mane, Jean Migrenne, Beatrice M. Murphy, Therman B. O'Daniel, Dudley Randall, Anthony Suter, Doug Watson, Joseph Weixlmann, John Alfred Williams, and various publishing houses and poetry journals.

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Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

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