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Subseries 2.2
A Taste of Power, 1990-2010
Boxes 10 - 14, 40

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of complete and incomplete drafts, edits, proofs, research, legal disputes, and book tour planning documents regarding Brown's 1992 memoir A Taste of Power. A Taste of Power details Brown's life from her childhood in Philadelphia to her involvement with and leadership of The Black Panther Party. Corrected typescript drafts contain edits by both Brown and her Pantheon Books editor, Linda Healey. Legal disputes document defamation claims made against Brown by Tamara Baltar and Larry Henson, as well as a related lawsuit between Brown and Pantheon Books regarding settlement of the Henson case. This subseries also includes correspondence, options, and agreements regarding potential film and television adaptions of the book, such as the HBO miniseries "The Black Panthers." Brown's correspondence is largely with Suzanne de Passe, executive of the de Passe Entertainment production company.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Processing Note

In this subseries staff have retained Brown's aggregations but were unable to identify the sequence for all of the drafts. Each undated or otherwise unidentified draft was assigned an arbitrary number to differentiate them from each other; these numbers do not reflect the chronological order in which the drafts were created.

A Taste of Power
Box Folder Content
10 12 Articles and reviews, 1992-1997 [1 of 3]
10 13 Articles and reviews, 1992-1997 [2 of 3]
10 14 Articles and reviews, 1992-1997 [3 of 3]
AV1 - Audiobook, 1993 [original: audiocassettes]
10 15 Audio abridgement, 1992 December-1993 January
10 16 Baltar claim, 1993 April-May
10 17 Book tour, 1993 January-February
10 18 Comments on book, 1992 August-1993 January
10 19 Epilogue, French publication, 1996 December-1997 February
10 20 Epilogue, 1997 February 14
10 21 Epilogue, 1997 February 16
10 22 Epilogue, unknown year March 11
10 23 Final edit, 1992 May [1 of 4]
11 1 Final edit, 1992 May [2 of 4]
11 2 Final edit, 1992 May [3 of 4]
11 3 Final edit, 1992 May [4 of 4]
11 4 Henson lawsuit, 1992 June-1994 August [1]
11 5 Henson lawsuit, 1992 June-1994 August [2]
11 6 Pantheon claim, 1992 November-1997 November
11 7 Photographs, media interviews, 1993
40 1 Poster, 1998 February 12
11 8 Proof, author's galley, 1992 [1 of 2]
11 9 Proof, author's galley, 1992 [2 of 2]
11 10 Proof, book inserts, 1992 August 3
11 11 Proof, uncorrected bound galley, 1993 January
11 12 Research, 1990 October-1991 March
11 13 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [1] [1 of 3]
11 14 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [1] [2 of 3]
11 15 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [1] [3 of 3]
11 16 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [2] [1 of 4]
11 17 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [2] [2 of 4]
12 1 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [2] [3 of 4]
12 2 Typescript draft, edited by Brown, undated [2] [4 of 4]
12 3 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [1] [1 of 5]
12 4 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [1] [2 of 5]
12 5 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [1] [3 of 5]
12 6 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [1] [4 of 5]
12 7 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [1] [5 of 5]
12 8 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [2] [1 of 6]
12 9 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [2] [2 of 6]
12 10 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [2] [3 of 6]
12 11 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [2] [4 of 6]
12 12 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [2] [5 of 6]
12 13 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 February 8-May 15 [2] [6 of 6]
12 14 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 June 21 [1 of 2]
12 15 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1991 June 21 [2 of 2]
12 16 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1992 [1 of 2]
12 17 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1992 [2 of 2]
13 1 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1992 April 17 [1 of 2]
13 2 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1992 April 17 [2 of 2]
13 3 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1992 April 20 [1 of 2]
13 4 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, 1992 April 20 [2 of 2]
13 5 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, undated [1] [1 of 2]
13 6 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, undated [1] [2 of 2]
13 7 Typescript draft, edited by Linda Healey, undated [2]
13 8 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [1] [1 of 5]
13 9 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [1] [2 of 5]
13 10 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [1] [3 of 5]
13 11 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [1] [4 of 5]
13 12 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [1] [5 of 5]
13 13 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [2] [1 of 2]
13 14 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [2] [2 of 2]
13 15 Typescript draft, uncorrected, undated [3]
13 16 Typescript draft, unknown editor, 1992 April
A Taste of Power film and television adaptations
13 17 "A Taste of Power: A One-Woman Show by Elaine Brown," 1997 July-1998 June
14 1 de Passe Entertainment, correspondence and memoranda, 1991 October-1999 July
14 2 de Passe Entertainment, film option agreements, 1994 July-2003 July
14 3 de Passe Entertainment, notes, 1998 January-2005 February
14 4 HBO, correspondence, 2006 July-2009 September
14 5 HBO, notes, 2006 June-2010 January
14 6 HBO, options and agreements, 2006 November-December
14 7 HBO, options and agreements, 2007 January-2010 February
14 8 International Creative Management (ICM), contracts and correspondence, 1988 June-2001 November
14 9 Quashie, Sidney, screenplay, 2001 August 30
14 10 Quashie, Sidney, screenplay, 2001 December 3
14 11 Quashie, Sidney, screenplay, 2002 May 17
14 12 Quashie, Sidney, screenplay, 2002 March 18
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