CHASE-RIBOUD, BARBARA.
Barbara Chase-Riboud papers, circa 1939-2014

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gs6sv


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chase-Riboud, Barbara.
Title: Barbara Chase-Riboud papers, circa 1939-2014
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1292
Extent: 53.5 linear ft. (54 boxes), 2 oversized papers (OP) and 2 extra-oversized papers (XOP)
Abstract:Papers of artist and novelist Barbara Chase-Riboud including correspondence, writings by Chase-Riboud, photographs, research material, and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Files of correspondence between Barabara Chase-Riboud and her mother are closed until the publication of Chase-Riboud's edition of the letters is published.

Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Separated Material

Emory also holds a complete set of Barbara Chase-Riboud's published work. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for Chase-Riboud, Barbara, author.

Source

Purchase, 2014.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Barbara Chase-Riboud papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Barbara Chase-Riboud (1939-), sculptor, novelist, and poet, was born to Vivian May Chase and Charles Edward Chase in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has degrees in fine arts from Temple University and Yale University and studied in Rome on a John Hay Whitney Fellowship. In 1961, she married French photographer Marc Riboud and moved to Paris. She has two sons with Riboud: Alexis Riboud and David Riboud. Chase-Riboud is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in museums around the world as well as an award-winning novelist. Her works include Sally Hemings: A Novel, a fictionalized account of the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, that won the 1980 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Excellence in Fiction by an American Woman.

Barbara Chase-Riboud (1939-), sculptor, novelist, and poet, was born to Vivian May Chase and Charles Edward Chase in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has degrees in fine arts from Temple University and Yale University and studied in Rome on a John Hay Whitney Fellowship. In 1961, she married French photographer Marc Riboud and moved to Paris. She has two sons with Riboud: Alexis Riboud and David Riboud. Chase-Riboud is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in museums around the world as well as an award-winning novelist. Her works include Sally Hemings: A Novel, a fictionalized account of the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, that won the 1980 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Excellence in Fiction by an American Woman.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud from circa 1939-2014, including correspondence, writings by Chase-Riboud, photographs, research material, and audiovisual material. The majority of the collection is research for and drafts of Chase-Riboud's novels and poetry From Memphis and Peking (1974); Sally Hemings: A Novel (1979); Love Perfecting (1980); Valide: A Novel of the Harem (1986); Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra (1987); Echo of Lions(1989); The President's Daughter (1994); Hottentot Venus (2004); and Every Time a Knot is Undone, a God is Released (2014). There are also drafts of several unpublished works including Equinox and Manderville Outline, as well as a heavily annotated volume of Selected Poems by e.e. cummings which was a college project of Chase-Riboud. There is also a significant amount of material relating to Chase-Riboud's involvement in a lawsuit against Dreamworks film studio over the film Amistad.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Ragtime Girl drafts 2, 4, 5-6 and research material; Valide research material Valide research material
2 - Valide edited translations and publisher's copy; Central Park Hannah Elias and draft 8; Dusky Sally Central Park Hannah Elias and draft 8; Dusky Sally
3 - Valide draft 1, corrections, and research material; Heart on Fire (Hannah Elias) Heart on Fire (Hannah Elias)
4 - Valide drafts 3 and 5, first draft, Anglo-American photocopy and Italian edition
5 - Valide draft 4, research material, and reviews in English
6 - China; Artemisia; Amistad legal document; A Mansion of Aching Hearts (Hannah Elias); Selma Shapiro; Echo of LionsChina; Artemisia; A Mansion of Aching Hearts (Hannah Elias); Selma Shapiro; Echo of Lions
7 - Sally Hemings reviews (Italian and German); From Memphis and Peking; Love Perfecting drafts 1-4; Hannah Elias From Memphis and Peking; Love Perfecting drafts 1-4; Hannah Elias
8 - Valide reviews (Italian, German and French); black culture research material; documents and reviews; autographs
9 - Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra all versions; Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra music; Sally Hemings clippings 1979; collectors correspondence; autographs Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra music; Sally Hemings clippings 1979; collectors correspondence; autographs
10 - Correspondence 1975-2010; literary quotations; personal school books and reports
11 - Echo of Lions drafts and original screenplay
12 - David Franzoni correspondence regarding Amistad Suit; Vivian Chase; Steven Spielberg Amistad clippings; Amistad film script versions 1-3 David Franzoni correspondence regarding Vivian Chase; Steven SpielbergAmistad clippings; Amistad film script versions 1-3
13 - Negro of Peter the Great; Anthony Janson Abrams book; China and Japan; African burial ground; DC articles on Hemings and Jefferson; Foundries
14 - The President's Daughter reviews; photographs (slides); addresses and invitations; middle passage; research material on black culture (photocopies)
15 - Central Park drafts 1-6; Manderville Outline unpublished manuscript Manderville Outline unpublished manuscript
16 - Valide research material and photocopy; publishers contracts in French
17 - Dusky Sally lawsuit; Sally Hemings drafts 3, final and unnumbered; The Virginian screenplay drafts and final The Virginian screenplay drafts and final
18 - Thomas Jefferson files; Echo of Lions transcript files; Vogue manuscript; letter from O'Donnell and Schaeffer; From Memphis and Peking drafts 1-2 Vogue manuscript; letter from O'Donnell and Schaeffer; From Memphis and Peking drafts 1-2
19 - Love Perfecting drafts and final; Echo of Lions draft; Sally Hemings screenplay, French translation, and libretto treatment Echo of Lions draft; Sally Hemings screenplay, French translation, and libretto treatment
20 - Family photographs; Philadelphia museum; Belvaderian Capri, national slavery law, Abraham Lincoln
21 - Hottentot Venus reviews; Ragtime Girl; and family photographs Ragtime Girl; and family photographs
22 - The President's Daughter research material, drafts, final draft, and editor's copy (French)
23 - Echo of Lions; literary correspondence 1954-1995; photographs; Barbara Chase-Riboud profile articles
24 - Amistad suit against Dreamworks Dreamworks
25 - Philadelphia Museum correspondence and inventory; other museum correspondence; museum loans and permissions
26 - Amistad suit against Dreamworks; royalties
27 - Edmonia Lewis biography research; Worldwide rights museums and galleries; helicopter poems; Every Time a Knot is Undone, a God is Released; Love Perfecting; invitations to Barbara Chase-Riboud exhibitions Edmonia Lewis biography research; Worldwide rights museums and galleries; helicopter poems; Love Perfecting; invitations to Barbara Chase-Riboud exhibitions
30 - Egyptian Nights drafts 1 and 3; The German Lover/Egyptian Nights unpublished novel The German Lover/Egyptian Nights unpublished novel
31 - Echo of Lions research material
32 - Echo of Lions final drafts and translation copies
33 - Barbara Chase-Riboud catalogs 1-3
34 - Barbara Chase-Riboud catalogs 4-6
35 - Barbara Chase-Riboud catalogs 7-9
36 - Hottentot Venus versions 1-3 and final
37 - Hottentot Venus research material
38 - German Lover; Mansion of Aching Hearts; Hessmanyling Mansion of Aching Hearts; Hessmanyling
39 - Sally Hemings American reviews; Hessmanyling; Lessons to My MotherLessons to My Mother
40 - The President's Daughter first draft, version 2, publisher's edits and incomplete files
41 - Museum loans and contracts; correspondence; ICM contracts 1 and 2
42 - Photographs of sculptures and other photographs; Barbara Chase-Riboud bibliography articles and current files; book proposals and project outlines
43 - Love Perfecting; Equinox (Love Perfecting); From Memphis and Peking draft 5; Dusky Sally lawsuit Equinox ( Love Perfecting); From Memphis and Peking draft 5; Dusky Sally lawsuit
44 - The President's Daughter editor's and publisher's copies, page proofs, drafts 4 and 6
45 - The President's Daughter drafts 1-2 and 4
46 - Sally Hemings research material, conferences and publications; Sally Hemings screenplay (English and French); Sally Hemings Italian translation Sally Hemings screenplay (English and French); Sally Hemings Italian translation
47 - Sally Hemings draft 4-5, first typewritten draft, and research material
48 - Barbara Chase-Riboud Amistad lawsuit deposition transcripts; Sally Hemings drafts 1-3 Sally Hemings drafts 1-3
50 - Barbara Chase-Riboud Amistad lawsuit deposition transcripts (DOC file 077001); slides of "Africa Rising" and other images
51 - Barbara Chase-Riboud films and videotapes (Valide, etc.); Barbara Chase-Riboud bibliographic guide; last version of Collected Poems (signed copy) Collected Poems (signed copy)
52 - Barbara Chase-Riboud photographs and photo albums
54 - Video recordings, printed material, and annotated Selected Poems by e.e. cummings
OP1 - Barbara Chase-Riboud artwork [1 of 2]
XOP1 - Barbara Chase-Riboud artwork [2 of 2]
OP2 - Posters and photographs
XOP2 - Poster
- - Oversized film reel
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