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Subseries 6.1
Pearl Cleage, 1949-2008
Boxes 145-147 and OP 9, 30

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of portraits and snapshots of Pearl Cleage from 1949-2008, as well as photographs of Cleage with others and at various events. The portraits and snapshots of Cleage from the 1940s-1950s document her childhood and teenage years in both Springfield, Massachusetts, and Idlewild, Michigan, as well as family photographs. Snapshots from the 1960s and 1970s include photographs taken during her tenure at Howard University and Spelman College. Of particular interest are photographs relating to her graduation from Spelman College in 1971 and her time as press secretary for Maynard Jackson. Photographs from the 1980s-2008 document her literary career, her interactions with family and friends, as well as book signings and speaking engagements promoting her books and plays. The bulk of photographs contain images of Cleage with others including her first husband Michael Lomax, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Susan Taylor, and Nikki Giovanni.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by format, then in chronological order.

Portraits
Box Folder Content
145 1 Cleage, Pearl, Halloween party, 1961
145 2 Cleage, Pearl, childhood and teenage photographs, 1962-circa 1970s
145 3 Cleage, Pearl, circa 1980s
145 4 Cleage, Pearl, 1982
145 5 Cleage, Pearl, circa 1990s
145 6 Cleage, Pearl, 1992
145 7 Cleage, Pearl, for Essence magazine, 2004
145 8 Cleage, Pearl, photoshoot for book tour, circa 2005
145 9 Cleage, Pearl, proofs for Atlanta Magazine cover, undated
OP30 - Cleage, Pearl, photographs, undated

Includes one portrait of Cleage with Deignan Lomax

145 10 Cleage, Pearl, publicity photographs, undated
Portraits (Pearl Cleage with others)
145 11 Cleage, Pearl, baby pictures with parents, 1949
145 12 Cleage, Pearl with family, childhood photographs, 1950-1962
OP9 - Cleage, Pearl, with other ballet students, circa 1950s-1960s
145 13 Cleage, Pearl with Michael Lomax, 1969-1973
145 14 Cleage, Pearl with Kristin Cleage and Albert Cleage Jr., circa 1970s
145 15 Cleage, Pearl, election night, 1973
145 16 Cleage, Pearl with Deignan Cleage Lomax, 1974-circa 1990s
145 17 Cleage, Pearl with Michael and Deignan Cleage Lomax, 1975-1977
145 18 Cleage, Pearl with others at Universal City Studios, 1979
145 19 Cleage, Pearl with others at Idlewild, Michigan family reunion, 1984
145 20 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., children at library, 1987
145 21 Cleage, Pearl with Sonia Sanchez, 1988
145 22 Cleage, Pearl with Bill Bagwell, circa 1990s
145 23 Cleage, Pearl with Deignan Cleage Lomax and others at formal event, circa 1990s
145 24 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., circa 1990s
145 25 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr. and Deignan Cleage Lomax, circa 1990s
145 26 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., Just Us Theater Company, 1992
145 27 Cleage, Pearl with Cheryl West, 1996
145 28 Cleage, Pearl with Abeo, Jilo, "The Brass Bed 5th Generation," 1999
145 29 Cleage, Pearl with Tayari Jones, 2000
145 30 Cleage, Pearl with others at National Black Arts Festival, 2003
145 31 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., Shirley Franklin and others, 2003
145 32 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr. and Celeste Miller, "Live at Club Zebra," undated
Snapshots
145 33 Cleage, Pearl, childhood and teenage photographs, circa 1949-1969
145 34 Cleage, Pearl, circa 1960s
145 35 Cleage, Pearl, circa 1970s
145 36 Cleage, Pearl, collage, circa 1970
145 37 Cleage, Pearl, 1971
145 38 Cleage, Pearl, 1972
145 39 Cleage, Pearl, 1973
145 40 Cleage, Pearl, 1974
145 41 Cleage, Pearl, 1975
145 42 Cleage, Pearl, 1977
145 43 Cleage, Pearl, 1979
145 44 Cleage, Pearl, 1980s
145 45 Cleage, Pearl, 1990s
145 46 Cleage, Pearl, Deals With the Devil book tour, 1993
145 47 Cleage, Pearl, circa 2000s
Snapshots (Pearl Cleage with others)
145 48 Cleage, Pearl with Doris and Kristin Cleage, 1949-circa 1960s
146 1 Cleage, Pearl with family, childhood photographs, 1950-1959
146 2 Cleage, Pearl with Stokely Carmichael, circa 1960s
146 3 Cleage, Pearl with family, 1968-1969
146 4 Cleage, Pearl, with family, Howard University, 1969
146 5 Cleage, Pearl with family, circa 1970s
146 6 Cleage, Pearl with Maynard Jackson, Albert Cleage, circa 1970s
146 7 Cleage, Pearl at speaking engagement at Executive Park Motor Hotel, circa 1970s
146 8 Cleage, Pearl, Press Secretary for Maynard Jackson, with others, circa 1970s
146 9 Cleage, Pearl with Michael Lomax, circa 1970s
146 10 Cleage, Pearl with family, 1972
146 11 Cleage, Pearl with dog, 1973
146 12 Cleage, Pearl, baby shower, 1974
146 13 Cleage, Pearl with Michael Lomax, pregnancy photographs, 1974
146 14 Cleage, Pearl with Maynard Jackson, 1975
146 15 Cleage, Pearl with Deignan Cleage Lomax, 1975-1976
146 16 Cleage, Pearl with family, 1977
146 17 Cleage, Pearl with Michael and Deignan Cleage Lomax, 1979
146 18 Cleage, Pearl with Richard Pryor and others, 1979
146 19 Cleage, Pearl with Deignan Cleage Lomax, circa 1980s
146 20 Cleage, Pearl with Deignan Cleage Lomax and Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., circa 1980s
146 21 Cleage, Pearl with others, Club Zebra, circa 1980s
146 22 Cleage, Pearl with Shirley Franklin and others, circa 1980s-2000s
146 23 Cleage, Pearl with Deignan Cleage Lomax at Hospice poster, circa 1981
146 24 Cleage, Pearl with Joy Reters, National Black Arts Festival, circa 1980s
146 25 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., Kenny Leon, circa 1987
146 26 Cleage, Pearl with Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Toni Cade Bambara, Johnetta B. Cole, 1988
146 27 Cleage, Pearl with Sonia Sanchez, 1989
146 28 Cleage, Pearl with others at Bebe's Writing Workshop, circa 1990s
146 29 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., circa 1980s-2000s
146 30 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett, Jr. and Zaron Burnett, III, circa 1990s-2000s
146 31 Cleage, Pearl with Spelman students, Late Bus to Mecca, 1992
146 32 Cleage, Pearl with Maya Angelou, 1992
146 33 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett Jr., Deals With Devil book tour, circa 1990s
146 34 Cleage, Pearl with fan at What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day book signing, circa 1997
146 35 Cleage, Pearl with grandson Michael, circa 2000s
146 36 Cleage, Pearl with Susan Taylor, circa 2000s
146 37 Cleage, Pearl with others, book signing, circa 2000s
146 38 Cleage, Pearl with others at National Black Arts Festival, 2003
146 39 Cleage, Pearl with others at Charis Young Writers Workshop, 2004
146 40 Cleage, Pearl with Greta Martin, 2005
146 41 Cleage, Pearl with Alice Walker, 2008
146 42 Cleage, Pearl with Zaron W. Burnett Jr., Obama's election night, 2008
146 43 Cleage, Pearl with unidentified people, circa 1960s-2000s
146 44 Cleage, Pearl with Alfre Woodard, undated
146 45 Cleage, Pearl with Nikki Giovanni, undated
146 46 Cleage, Pearl with Phylicia Rashad, Blues for and Alabama Sky, undated Phylicia Rashad,
Events
147 1 Cleage, Pearl, Spelman College graduation, 1971
146 47 Cleage, Pearl, "Live at Club Zebra!," 1984-1987
146 48 Cleage, Pearl on Deals With the Devil book tour, circa 1993-1996
146 49 Cleage, Pearl with Chuck Smith, "Blues for an Alabama Sky," 1998
146 50 Cleage, Pearl at Essence Music Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
146 51 Cleage, Pearl interview with Elizabeth Catlett, Spelman College, 1999
146 52 Cleage, Pearl, Deignan Cleage Lomax, Michael Lomax, Dillard University graduation, 2000
147 2 Cleage, Pearl at Essence Music Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
147 3 Cleage, Pearl at Hip Hop Week, Spelman College, 2005
147 4 Cleage, Pearl in Birmingham, Alabama, 2005
147 5 Cleage, Pearl, HistoryMakers interview with Nikki Giovanni, 2005
147 6 Cleage, Pearl at Imani group celebration, 2005
147 7 Cleage, Pearl at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball Weekend, 2005
147 8 Cleage, Pearl at Bill Bagwell's St. Simons, Georgia home, no date
147 9 Cleage, Pearl honored by Imani group, no date
147 10 Cleage, Pearl, parade featuring Live at Club Zebra, no date
147 11 Cleage, Pearl, Marygrove College Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series, 2004
147 12 Cleage, Pearl, True Colors Theatre Company, August Wilson competition, undated
147 13 Cleage, Pearl, unidentified event, undated
147 14 "Essentials," Just Us Theater Company, undated
147 15 Pre-Kali Franklin's party, Hilton Head, South Carolina, circa 1980s
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