Subseries 2.1
Notebooks, circa 1960-1981
Box 15 and 85

Scope and Content Note

The notebook subseries, spanning from the 1960s to 1981, contains manuscript drafts of Clifton's collected and uncollected poems, dated fragments of poems, fragments of essays and short stories, and a 1965 essay entitled "Phenomenology, Logic, Mathematics" by her late husband, Fred Clifton. Although most of the notebooks have few writings, some have fragments of Lucille Clifton's own spiritual writings, in which she conducts written interviews with the dead.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order

Box Folder Content
15 1 Notebook [1], [circa 1960s/1970s], poetry and prose, and essay on phenomenology by Fred Clifton
15 2 Notebook [2], 1979-1981, poetry
15 3 Notebook [3], 1981
15 4 Notebook [4], 2005, prose
85 1 Notebooks, undated