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Subseries 2.1a
Novels, 1997-2010
Boxes 46-77 and 90

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Pearl Cleage's novels published from 1997-2011. There are multiple drafts, galley and page proofs which include author and editor annotations, and clean corrected proofs for each novel. Manuscript notes contain detailed character background profiles, timelines, and plot summaries of her novels. Of particular interest are magazine cutouts with names, height, weight, and personality descriptions of characters from her novels such as Regina Burns and Precious Hargrove. Manuscript drafts of the novels were typically written in multi-color ink with occasional typescript pages included. Galley proofs are digital prints of Cleage's work with her own and copy editors' corrections and questions. Page proofs are drafts formatted for publication and include Cleage's and her copy editors' corrections.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by date of publication, then chronologically by order of author's production.

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (1997)
Box Folder Content
46 1 Proposal for Raising Rabbits, 1994
46 2 Character synopsis, typescript
46 3 Manuscript, early draft fragment
46 4 Typescript draft fragment with PC edits [1]
46 5 Typescript draft fragment with PC edits [2]
46 6 Book cover, no date
I Wish I Had A Red Dress (2001)
90 41 Early working draft, typescript, undated [1 of 2]
90 42 Early working draft, typescript, undated [2 of 2]
46 7 Notes by Zaron Burnett, Jr.
46 8 Galley proof [1 of 5]
46 9 Galley proof [2 of 5]
46 10 Galley proof [3 of 5]
46 11 Galley proof [4 of 5]
46 12 Galley proof [5 of 5]
46 13 Galley proof [corrected] [1 of 4]
46 14 Galley proof [corrected] [2 of 4]
47 1 Galley proof [corrected] [3 of 4]
47 2 Galley proof [corrected] [4 of 4]
47 3 Page proofs [corrected] [1] [1 of 3]
47 4 Page proofs [corrected] [1] [2 of 3]
47 5 Page proofs [corrected] [1] [3 of 3]
47 6 Page proofs [corrected] [2] [1 of 3]
47 7 Page proofs [corrected] [2] [2 of 3]
47 8 Page proofs [corrected] [2] [3 of 3]
47 9 Page proofs [corrected] [3] [1 of 3]
47 10 Page proofs [corrected] [3] [2 of 3]
48 1 Page proofs [corrected] [3] [3 of 3]
48 2 Page proofs [4] [1 of 3]
48 3 Page proofs [4] [2 of 3]
48 4 Page proofs [4] [3 of 3]
48 5 Book jacket draft
Some Things I Never Thought I'd Do (2003)
48 6 Manuscript notes [1] [1 of 2]
48 7 Manuscript notes [1] [2 of 2]
48 8 Manuscript notes [2] [1 of 3]
48 9 Manuscript notes [2] [2 of 3]
48 10 Manuscript notes [2] [3 of 3]
49 1 Manuscript notes [3] [1 of 3]
49 2 Manuscript notes [3] [1 of 3]
49 3 Manuscript notes [3] [1 of 3]
49 4 Manuscript notes [4] [1 of 2]
49 5 Manuscript notes [4] [2 of 2]
49 6 Manuscript notes [5] [1 of 2]
49 7 Manuscript notes [5] [2 of 2]
49 8 Manuscript notes [6] [1 of 4]
49 9 Manuscript notes [6] [2 of 4]
49 10 Manuscript notes [6] [3 of 4]
49 11 Manuscript notes [6] [4 of 4]
49 12 Manuscript notes [7] [1 of 4]
50 1 Manuscript notes [7] [2 of 4]
50 2 Manuscript notes [7] [3 of 4]
50 3 Manuscript notes [7] [4 of 4]
50 4 Manuscript notes [8]
50 5 Manuscript notes [9]
50 6 Manuscript notes [10] [1 of 3]
50 7 Manuscript notes [10] [2 of 3]
50 8 Manuscript notes [10] [3 of 3]
50 9 Final manuscript draft [1 of 7]
50 10 Final manuscript draft [2 of 7]
50 11 Final manuscript draft [3 of 7]
51 1 Final manuscript draft [4 of 7]
51 2 Final manuscript draft [5 of 7]
51 3 Final manuscript draft [6 of 7]
51 4 Final manuscript draft [7 of 7]
51 5 Typescript draft [1] [1 of 4]
51 6 Typescript draft [1] [2 of 4]
51 7 Typescript draft [1] [3 of 4]
51 8 Typescript draft [1] [4 of 4]
52 1 Typescript draft [2] [1 of 4]
52 2 Typescript draft [2] [2 of 4]
52 3 Typescript draft [2] [3 of 4]
52 4 Typescript draft [2] [4 of 4]
52 5 Typescript draft [3] [1 of 4]
52 6 Typescript draft [3] [2 of 4]
52 7 Typescript draft [3] [3 of 4]
52 8 Typescript draft [3] [4 of 4]
52 9 Typescript draft [4] [1 of 4]
52 10 Typescript draft [4] [2 of 4]
52 11 Typescript draft [4] [3 of 4]
53 1 Typescript draft [4] [4 of 4]
53 2 Galley proofs [corrected] [1] [1 of 4]
53 3 Galley proofs [corrected] [1] [2 of 4]
53 4 Galley proofs [corrected] [1] [3 of 4]
53 5 Galley proofs [corrected] [1] [4 of 4]
53 6 Galley proofs [corrected] [2] [1 of 4]
53 7 Galley proofs [corrected] [2] [2 of 4]
53 8 Galley proofs [corrected] [2] [3 of 4]
53 9 Galley proofs [corrected] [2] [4 of 4]
53 10 Galley proofs [corrected] [3] [1 of 4]
53 11 Galley proofs [corrected] [3] [2 of 4]
53 12 Galley proofs [corrected] [3] [3 of 4]
54 1 Galley proofs [corrected] [3] [4 of 4]
54 2 Page proofs [corrected] [1] [1 of 3]
54 3 Page proofs [corrected] [1] [2 of 3]
54 4 Page proofs [corrected] [1] [3 of 3]
54 5 Page proofs [corrected] [2] [1 of 3]
54 6 Page proofs [corrected] [2] [2 of 3]
54 7 Page proofs [corrected] [2] [3 of 3]
54 8 Page proofs [3]
54 9 Cover art with correspondence
Babylon Sisters (2005)
54 10 Manuscript notes [1]
54 11 Manuscript notes [2]
54 12 Manuscript draft [1 of 3]
54 13 Manuscript draft [2 of 3]
55 1 Manuscript draft [3 of 3]
55 2 Typescript draft
55 3 Final typescript draft [1 of 4]
55 4 Final typescript draft [2 of 4]
55 5 Final typescript draft [3 of 4]
55 6 Final typescript draft [4 of 4]
55 7 Page proofs [1 of 4]
55 8 Page proofs [2 of 4]
55 9 Page proofs [3 of 4]
55 10 Page proofs [4 of 4]
55 11 Page proofs [corrected] with correspondence
55 12 Reading script, part one
56 1 Reading script, part two
Baby Brother's Blues (2006)
56 2 Notecards [1 of 11]
56 3 Notecards [2 of 11]
56 4 Notecards [3 of 11]
56 5 Notecards [4 of 11]
56 6 Notecards [5 of 11]
56 7 Notecards [6 of 11]
56 8 Notecards [7 of 11]
56 9 Notecards [8 of 11]
56 10 Notecards [9 of 11]
56 11 Notecards [10 of 11]
57 1 Notecards, [11 of 11]
57 2 Manuscript notes [1] [1 of 2]
57 3 Manuscript notes [1] [2 of 2]
57 4 Manuscript notes [2] [1 of 4]
57 5 Manuscript notes [2] [2 of 4]
58 1 Manuscript notes [2] [3 of 4]
58 2 Manuscript notes [2] [4 of 4]
58 3 Manuscript notes [3]
58 4 Manuscript notes [4] [1 of 3]
58 5 Manuscript notes [4] [2 of 3]
58 6 Manuscript notes [4] [3 of 3]
58 7 Manuscript notes [5] [1 of 4]
58 8 Manuscript notes [5] [2 of 4]
58 9 Manuscript notes [5] [3 of 4]
58 10 Manuscript notes [5] [4 of 4]
58 11 Manuscript notes [6] [1 of 2]
58 12 Manuscript notes [6] [2 of 2]
58 13 Manuscript notes [7] [1 of 2]
59 1 Manuscript notes [7] [2 of 2]
59 2 Manuscript notes [8] [1 of 3]
59 3 Manuscript notes [8] [2 of 3]
59 4 Manuscript notes [8] [3 of 3]
59 5 Manuscript notes [9] [1 of 3]
59 6 Manuscript notes [9] [2 of 3]
59 7 Manuscript notes [9] [3 of 3]
59 8 Manuscript notes [10]
59 9 Manuscript notes [11]
59 10 Manuscript notes [12]
59 11 Manuscript draft [1 of 19]
59 12 Manuscript draft [2 of 19]
60 1 Manuscript draft [3 of 19]
60 2 Manuscript draft [4 of 19]
60 3 Manuscript draft [5 of 19]
60 4 Manuscript draft [6 of 19]
60 5 Manuscript draft [7 of 19]
60 6 Manuscript draft [8 of 19]
60 7 Manuscript draft [9 of 19]
60 8 Manuscript draft [10 of 19]
60 9 Manuscript draft [11 of 19]
61 1 Manuscript draft [12 of 19]
61 2 Manuscript draft [13 of 19]
61 3 Manuscript draft [14 of 19]
61 4 Manuscript draft [15 of 19]
61 5 Manuscript draft [16 of 19]
61 6 Manuscript draft [17 of 19]
61 7 Manuscript draft [18 of 19]
61 8 Manuscript draft [19 of 19]
61 9 Typescript draft [1] [1 of 2]
61 10 Typescript draft [1] [2 of 2]
62 1 Typescript draft [2] [1 of 4]
62 2 Typescript draft [2] [2 of 4]
62 3 Typescript draft [2] [3 of 4]
62 4 Typescript draft [2] [4 of 4]
62 5 Typescript draft [3] [1 of 2]
62 6 Typescript draft [3] [2 of 2]
62 7 Typescript draft [4]
62 8 Typescript draft [5] [1 of 2]
62 9 Typescript draft [5] [2 of 2]
62 10 Typescript draft [6] [1 of 3]
62 11 Typescript draft [6] [2 of 3]
62 12 Typescript draft [6] [3 of 3]
63 1 Typescript draft [7] [1 of 3]
63 2 Typescript draft [7] [2 of 3]
63 3 Typescript draft [7] [3 of 3]
63 4 Typescript draft [8] [1 of 3]
63 5 Typescript draft [8] [2 of 3]
63 6 Typescript draft [8] [3 of 3]
63 7 Typescript draft [9] [1 of 4]
63 8 Typescript draft [9] [2 of 4]
64 1 Typescript draft [9] [3 of 4]
64 2 Typescript draft [9] [4 of 4]
64 3 Page proofs
64 4 Book cover, correspondence
64 5 Reading script, BBC Audio [1 of 4]
64 6 Reading script, BBC Audio [2 of 4]
64 7 Reading script, BBC Audio [3 of 4]
64 8 Reading script, BBC Audio [4 of 4]
64 9 Reading script, copy [1 of 2]
64 10 Reading script, copy [2 of 2]
Seen It All and Done the Rest: A Novel (2008)
65 1 Notecards [1 of 8]
65 2 Notecards [2 of 8]
65 3 Notecards [3 of 8]
65 4 Notecards [4 of 8]
65 5 Notecards [5 of 8]
65 6 Notecards [6 of 8]
65 7 Notecards [7 of 8]
65 8 Notecards [8 of 8]
65 9 Manuscript notes [1] [1 of 3]
66 1 Manuscript notes [1] [2 of 3]
66 2 Manuscript notes [1] [3 of 3]
66 3 Manuscript notes [2] [1 of 4]
67 1 Manuscript notes [2] [2 of 4]
67 2 Manuscript notes [2] [3 of 4]
67 3 Manuscript notes [2] [4 of 4]
67 4 Manuscript notes [3] [1 of 4]
67 5 Manuscript notes [3] [2 of 4]
67 6 Manuscript notes [3] [3 of 4]
67 7 Manuscript notes [3] [4 of 4]
67 8 Manuscript notes [4] [1 of 3]
67 9 Manuscript notes [4] [2 of 3]
67 10 Manuscript notes [4] [3 of 3]
67 11 Manuscript notes [5] [1 of 3]
68 1 Manuscript notes [5] [2 of 3]
68 2 Manuscript notes [5] [3 of 3]
68 3 Manuscript notes [6] [1 of 5]
68 4 Manuscript notes [6] [2 of 5]
68 5 Manuscript notes [6] [3 of 5]
68 6 Manuscript notes [6] [4 of 5]
68 7 Manuscript notes [6] [5 of 5]
68 8 Manuscript notes [7] [1 of 2]
68 9 Manuscript notes [7] [2 of 2]
68 10 Manuscript notes [8] [1 of 2]
68 11 Manuscript notes [8] [2 of 2]
69 1 Manuscript notes [9] [1 of 3]
69 2 Manuscript notes [9] [2 of 3]
69 3 Manuscript notes [9] [3 of 3]
69 4 Manuscript notes [10] [1 of 2]
69 5 Manuscript notes [10] [2 of 2]
69 6 Manuscript notes [11] [1 of 8]
69 7 Manuscript notes [11] [2 of 8]
69 8 Manuscript notes [11] [3 of 8]
69 9 Manuscript notes [11] [4 of 8]
69 10 Manuscript notes [11] [5 of 8]
69 11 Manuscript notes [11] [6 of 8]
70 1 Manuscript notes [11] [7 of 8]
70 2 Manuscript notes [11] [8 of 8]
70 3 Manuscript notes [12] [1 of 5]
70 4 Manuscript notes [12] [2 of 5]
70 5 Manuscript notes [12] [3 of 5]
70 6 Manuscript notes [12] [4 of 5]
70 7 Manuscript notes [12] [5 of 5]
70 8 Manuscript notes [13]
70 9 Manuscript notes [14], character background
71 1 Manuscript draft [1 of 13]
71 2 Manuscript draft [2 of 13]
71 3 Manuscript draft [3 of 13]
71 4 Manuscript draft [4 of 13]
71 5 Manuscript draft [5 of 13]
71 6 Manuscript draft [6 of 13]
71 7 Manuscript draft [7 of 13]
71 8 Manuscript draft [8 of 13]
71 9 Manuscript draft [9 of 13]
71 10 Manuscript draft [10 of 13]
72 1 Manuscript draft [11 of 13]
72 2 Manuscript draft [12 of 12]
72 3 Manuscript draft [13 of 13]
72 4 Typescript draft [1] [1 of 4]
72 5 Typescript draft [1] [2 of 4]
72 6 Typescript draft [1] [3 of 4]
72 7 Typescript draft [1] [4 of 4]
72 8 Typescript draft [2] [1 of 4]
72 9 Typescript draft [2] [2 of 4]
73 1 Typescript draft [2] [3 of 4]
73 2 Typescript draft [2] [4 of 4]
73 3 Typescript draft [3]
73 4 Book cover, correspondence, edits
Till You Hear from Me: A Novel (2010)
74 1 Manuscript notes [1] [1 of 4]
74 2 Manuscript notes [1] [2 of 4]
74 3 Manuscript notes [1] [3 of 4]
74 4 Manuscript notes [1] [4 of 4]
74 5 Manuscript notes [2] [1 of 4]
74 6 Manuscript notes [2] [2 of 4]
74 7 Manuscript notes [2] [3 of 4]
74 8 Manuscript notes [2] [4 of 4]
74 9 Manuscript notes [3] [1 of 3]
74 10 Manuscript notes [3] [2 of 3]
74 11 Manuscript notes [3] [3 of 3]
75 1 Manuscript notes [4] [1 of 3]
75 2 Manuscript notes [4] [2 of 3]
75 3 Manuscript notes [4] [3 of 3]
75 4 Manuscript notes [5]
75 5 Manuscript notes [6] [1 of 2]
75 6 Manuscript notes [6] [2 of 2]
75 7 Manuscript notes [7] [1of 2]
75 8 Manuscript notes [7] [2 of 2]
75 9 Manuscript notes [8] [1 of 2]
76 1 Manuscript notes [8] [2 of 2]
76 2 Manuscript notes [9] [1 of 4]
76 3 Manuscript notes [9] [2 of 4]
76 4 Manuscript notes [9] [3 of 4]
76 5 Manuscript notes [9] [4 of 4]
76 6 Manuscript draft [1 of 9]
76 7 Manuscript draft [2 of 9]
76 8 Manuscript draft [3 of 9]
77 1 Manuscript draft [4 of 9]
77 2 Manuscript draft [5 of 9]
77 3 Manuscript draft [6 of 9]
77 4 Manuscript draft [7 of 9]
77 5 Manuscript draft [8 of 9]
77 6 Manuscript draft [9 of 9]
77 7 Typescript draft
Just Wanna Testify (2011)
77 8 Book cover, correspondence, edits and page proofs
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