Series 4
Teaching and workshop files, 1985-2008
Boxes 47-49 and 83

Scope and Content Note

The series includes Lucille Clifton's teaching and workshop files from 1985-2005. Teaching files include selected syllabi and student writings from her tenures at the University of California Santa Cruz, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Duke University. The series also includes correspondence and administrative material which document her involvement in various university committees and projects. The workshop files include rosters, assignments, and participants' writings for workshops that Clifton taught.

A handful of teaching and workshop files can also be found in Born digital materials (Series 11).

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then by institution in chronological order.

Teaching files - Unknown institution
Box Folder Content
47 1 Syllabus, "Highlights of Children's Literature," no date
Teaching files - University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985-1989
47 2 Staff identification card, 1985
47 3 Correspondence, 1985-March 1989
47 4 Correspondence, April 1989-August 1991
Teaching files - St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1989-2002
83 1 Committee on Student Body Diversity, printed material, 1981-1993
47 5 Correspondence and administrative material, 1989-1998
83 2 Correspondence and administrative material, 1991-2002 [to be interfiled with previous material]
47 6 Syllabus, "Children's Literature," Fall 1989
47 7 Syllabi and student writings, "Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction," Spring 1990, [1 of 2]
47 8 Syllabi and student writings, "Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction," Spring 1990, [2 of 2]
47 9 Syllabus and supporting material, "Children's Literature," Fall 1990
83 3 Committee on Student Body Diversity, correspondence and administrative material, 1990-1993
83 4 Student writings, "Advanced Composition: Poetry," Fall 1996
83 5 Syllabus and student writings, "Children's Literature," Fall 1996
83 6 Student writings, "Creative Writing: Poetry," Fall 1997
83 7 Student writings, "Creative Writing: Science Fiction," Fall 1997
48 1 Syllabus and student writing submissions, "Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry," Fall 1998,
48 2 Syllabus, "Issues in Children's Literature," Fall 1998
48 3 Student submissions, "Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry," Fall 1999
83 8 Student writings, "I Too Sing America: Unpopular American History," Fall 1999
83 9 Student writings, "Memoir," 1999-2000
48 4 Student responses and class related material "'I Too Sing America,' History of the Civil Rights Movement," Spring 2000
83 10 St. Mary's Project, Rhoda Dixon, Women of Virtue: An Eleven Week Bible Study for Young Women, 2002 [equivalent to honors thesis, supervised by Lucille Clifton]
83 11 Student writings, "Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry," Spring 2002
83 12 Letter of recommendation forms, Rhoda Dixon, University of Maryland, Baltimore and Columbia University, no date
Teaching files - Memphis State University, 1992-1994
48 5 Correspondence and administrative material, 1992-1994
Teaching files - Duke University, 1998-1999
48 6 Correspondence, 1998-1999
48 7 Syllabus and student writing submissions with Clifton's corrections, "Creative Writing: Science Fiction and Fantasy," Spring 1998
48 8 Student submissions, "Science Fiction and Fantasy," Spring 1999,
48 9 Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry, Duke University, Spring 1999, syllabus and student submissions
Workshops
49 1 Oklahoma Arts Institute Workshop, "Writing for Children," October 1987
49 2 Brockport Writer's Forum, Summer Workshop, 1988
49 3 Arts at Menucha, Advanced Poetry Symposium, participant workbook and other submissions, 1990
49 4 Bay Area Writer's Workshop, Mills College, July 1990
49 5 The Poetry School Workshop, May 3, 1998
49 6 Poets and Writer's Workshop, July 1998
49 7 Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, 2005
49 8 Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, 2008
49 9 "Women's Group," writing group, no date
49 10 James Mosher School #144 (Baltimore, Maryland), Integrated Language Arts Fair, "Creative Writers in the Come-Alive Classrooms," hand-made book from school children, no date
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