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Subseries 2.2
Other writings, 1972-2009
Boxes 29-30

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes a variety of other writings by Bullins, such as essays, children's stories, novellas, poems, short stories, and speeches. The essays cover topics such as African American theater and arts in general and Bullins' early career in the theater. The subseries also includes one interview given by Bullins, in addition to a draft of The Funky Chicken, one of two novels written by Bullins. Missing are drafts of his early novel, The Reluctant Rapist (1973), or his collection The Hungered One: Early Writings of Ed Bullins (1971). Papers written by Bullins as part of his undergraduate and graduate coursework can be found under "Academic files" in Series 3: Subject files.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Box Folder Content
29 1 Abstract, "Abstract of Playwright Jonal Woodward Paper," typescript, September 5, 1992
29 2 Children' story, "Bunky Learns to Read," typescripts, April 3, 1997
29 3 Children's story, "The Harlem Mice," typescript, undated
29 4 Children's story, "Miss Minnie and Her New Hairdo," typescript, undated
29 5 Essay, "1997 Black Theatre Festival Onward," typescript, October 30, 1997 [includes editorial comments]
29 6 Essay, "Alice Childress: Mother of All Postmodern African American Women Playwrights," typescript, undated
29 7 Essay, "Bay Area Black Theatre, or 'The Renaissance Will Not Be Televised,'" typescript, October 1983
29 8 Essay, "Black Theatre '97: A Thirty Year Look at Black Arts Theatre," typescripts and correspondence, 1997-1999
29 9 Essay, "Black Theatre: Now and a Number of Thens," typescripts, undated
29 10 Essay, "The Blackening of Oakland," manuscript and typescript, February 1984
29 11 Essay, "Ce Chien Est Á Moi," typescript, undated
29 12 Essay, "Charles Gordon Memoirs of," typescripts, August 1997
29 13 Essay, "Chester Himes: A Personalized Reader Response," typescripts, 1992
29 14 Essay, "Ed Bullins: Drama and Music," typescript, undated
29 15 Essay, "The Electronic Nigger Comedy Essay," typescript 1996
29 16 Essay, "From Memories," typescripts, August 1997
29 17 Essay, "Inner City Women: Black Female Characters in Street Sounds," typescript, August 1, 1999
29 18 Essay, "On Douglas Turner Ward's Day of Absence," typescript, 1989
29 19 Essay, "The Transcendent Stereotype, or The Confessions of an Epiphanic Black Rogue," typescripts, 1995
29 20 Essay, "'Two Days Shie…'," typescripts and page proofs, 1992
29 21 Film idea, "The Drug Zoombie," typescript, undated [coauthored with Sheryl P. Whitmore]
29 22 Fragments
29 23 Interview, "Playwright's Personal Statement and Interview," typescript, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, undated
29 24 Musical Score, "Every Day of My Life," manuscript, March 2007
29 25 Notes, "Introduction to Black Theatre," typescripts
30 1 Novel, Funky Chicken, typescripts, 1994 and undated
30 2 Novel Idea, "Baseball Bill, typescript, April 9, 1991
30 3 Novel Idea, "Novel Idea, typescript, undated
30 4 Novella, The Home, typescripts, undated [1 of 2]
30 5 Novella, The Home, typescripts, undated [2 of 2]
30 6 Novella, The Night of the Beast, typescript, undated [See also The Night of the Beast, play script, Series 2.1: Play scripts] The Night of the Beast, play script, Series 2.1: Play scripts]
30 7 Poem, "Blacklist," typescript, undated
30 8 Poem, "Children," typescript, undated
30 9 Poem, "Daddy Theme," typescript, undated
30 10 Poem, "Dreamer of...," typescript, January 4, 1989
30 11 Poem, "E.," manuscript, 1992
30 12 Poem, "Everything Must Change," typescript, undated
30 13 Poem, "Expectations..." manuscript, undated
30 14 Poem, "Flowers," typescript, undated
30 15 Poem, "I woke up yesterday," typescript, May 15, 1987
30 16 Poem, "'I'm Sackman': From High John de Conqueror," typescript, undated
30 17 Poem, "Kitty's Song," typescript, undated
30 18 Poem, "Mother's Song," typescript, undated
30 19 Poem, "My Little Girl, My Baby," typescript, July 7, 1983
30 20 Poem, "Simple Words," typescript, September 18, 1992
30 21 Poem, "Truth," typescript, December 11, 1987
30 22 Poem, "Whiteness in '88 (Short Ode to a Lost Generation)," typescripts, February 27, 1988 [variant title: "Blackness in '88 (Short Ode to a Lost Generation)"]
30 23 Poem, "With a Caviar Style," typescript, undated
30 24 Screenplay outline, "The Séance," for Sanford and Son, typescript, 1972
30 25 Short story, "Dirty Story," typescripts, undated
30 26 Short story, untitled, circa 1970s
30 27 Speech, "An African Connection Between the Plays of August Wilson and Ed Bullins - Based Upon a Comparative Read of a Novel by Ayi Kwei Armah: Two Thousand Seasons, typescript, Annual Symposium of African American Theatre, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, October 1994 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, October 1994
30 28 Speech, "Amiri Baraka Tribute," typescripts, Festschrift for Amiri Baraka, Brown University, April 5, 2000
30 29 Speech, "The Black Family as Core Characterizations in the Bullins Canon," typescripts, National Black Theatre Festival International Colloquium, August 1997
30 30 Speech, "Brother Wayne Grice," typescript, undated
30 31 Speech, "Denise Nichols Introduction," typescript, April 10, 2000
30 32 Speech, "Ed Bullins ATHE Statement," typescript, The Association of Theatre in Higher Education, August 1995
30 33 Speech, "Ed Bullins Speech," typescript, February 12, 2009
30 34 Speech, "Woodie Was There!", typescript, undated
30 35 Story ideas, "Oye Willie," seven story ideas, co-written with Sheryl P. Whitmore, 1980 [for Latino TV Broadcasting Service]
30 36 Summary, "The Reluctant Rapist: A Heroic/Comic Saga of the 50s and 60s," undated [Adapted from the novel]
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