Series 10
Fred Clifton papers, 1960-1995
Boxes 75-81

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the papers of Fred Clifton from 1960-1985. The husband of Lucille Clifton, Fred Clifton served as the Executive Vice-President of the East Baltimore Community Corporation and helped found the African-American Studies program at Harvard University. Clifton also published the novel, Darl, in 1973. The collection includes correspondence, personal biographical material and diaries, photographs and contact sheets, printed material, and unpublished writings including poetry, lectures, and unfinished manuscripts.

The series includes information on the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, where Fred Clifton served as a delegate. The convention condemned forced integration in public schools, in opposition to the NAACP. It also includes documentation concerning the African-American Studies program at Harvard and its employment of Fred Clifton as a visiting lecturer. The bulk of the collection is made up of drafts from an unpublished novel entitled American Antique Glass.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
75 1 1960-1981
75 2 1982-1984
Personal papers
75 3 Biographical sketches, no date and 1982
75 4 Calendar, 1982
75 5 Diploma, University of Buffalo, June 1960
75 6 Name badges, National Black Political Conventions, 1972-1973
Photographs
75 7 Photographs and Contact Sheets, October 1970
75 8 Photographs, no date
75 9 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [1]
75 10 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [2]
75 11 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [3]
75 12 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [4]
75 13 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [5]
75 14 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [6]
75 15 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [7]
75 16 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [8]
75 17 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [9]
75 18 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [10]
75 19 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [11]
75 20 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [12]
75 21 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [13]
75 22 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [14]
75 23 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [15]
76 1 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [16]
76 2 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [17]
76 3 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [18]
76 4 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [19]
76 5 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [20]
76 6 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [21]
76 7 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [22]
76 8 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [23]
76 9 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [24]
76 10 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [25]
76 11 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [26]
76 12 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [27]
76 13 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [28]
76 14 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [29]
76 15 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [30]
76 16 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [31]
76 17 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [32]
76 18 Contact Sheets and Negatives no date [33]
Printed
76 19 By Fred Clifton, 1965-1967
76 20 About Fred Clifton, 1965-1985
76 21 General, 1972
Subject files
76 22 Institute of Noetic Sciences, 1981-1983
76 23 Lifestream, Inc., no date, 1981-1982
76 24 Philosophy/Religion, no date and 1975
Writings
76 25 A Fragment, poetry collection
77 1 "American Antique Glass" Chapters 1-5
77 2 "American Antique Glass" Chapters 6-10
77 3 "American Antique Glass" Chapters 11-12
77 4 "American Antique Glass" Chapters 13-15
77 5 "American Antique Glass" Chapters 16-17
77 6 "American Antique Glass" Chapter 18
78 1 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [1]
78 2 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [2]
78 3 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [3]
78 4 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [4]
78 5 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [5]
78 6 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [6]
78 7 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [7]
78 8 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [8]
78 9 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [9]
78 10 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [10]
78 11 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [11]
78 12 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [12]
78 13 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [13]
78 14 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [14]
78 15 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [15]
79 1 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [16]
79 2 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [17]
79 3 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [18]
79 4 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [19]
79 5 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [20]
79 6 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [21]
79 7 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [22]
79 8 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [23]
79 9 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [24]
79 10 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [25]
79 11 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [26]
79 12 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [27]
79 13 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [28]
80 1 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [29]
80 2 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [30]
80 3 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [31]
80 4 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [32]
80 5 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [33]
80 6 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [34]
80 7 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [35]
80 8 "American Antique Glass" Drafts [unordered] [36]
80 9 The God Experience, typescript draft of spiritual memoir, no date
80 10 Lectures, no date, 1979-1980
80 11 Meditation Journals, circa 1970s
81 1 NITE Singing and From Gary On, poetry collection, no date
81 2 Notebook, 1978-1979
81 3 Notebook, May-June 1984
81 4 Notebook, June-September 1984
81 5 On The Loose, poetry collection, no date
81 6 Other poetry, no date
81 7 Philosophy, untitled typescript, no date
81 8 Short stories, no date
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