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Subseries 7.2
Printed material about Lucille Clifton, 1969-2010
Boxes 64-68; OP 19 and 24

Scope and Content Note

The printed material about Clifton subseries contains a variety of published resources pertaining to the author, including newspaper, magazine and journal articles, brochures, invitations, flyers and posters, press releases, programs, promotional material, and reviews of her works. In addition, the section also contains a header entitled "other," which has a range of printed material from musical compositions written for her poetry to literary awards given out in her honor.

The general section, which contains magazine and newspaper articles, brochures, invitations, flyers and posters press releases and programs ranging from 1969 to 2005, highlights much of Clifton's public life during those years. Articles site Clifton's receipt of the National Book Award and her time spent sharing her Children's books in public school systems across the country. Programs and invitations of note concern Clifton's evening at the White House, and her numerous public poetry readings.

Promotional material includes articles, blurbs, postcards, and other materials meant to bring attention to Clifton's poetry and prose. Promotional material ranges from 1969, with her first poetry volume Good Times, continuing to Mercy, Clifton's 2004 book of poetry.

Reviews of Clifton's poetry and prose make up the final section, and they also range from 1969 to 2005.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then in chronological order.

General
Box Folder Content
64 1 Articles, undated
64 2 Articles, 1969-1979
64 3 Articles, 1980-1983
64 4 Articles, 1984-1987
64 5 Articles, 1988-1989
64 6 Articles, 1990-1993
64 7 Articles, 1994-1995
64 8 Articles, 1996-1999
65 1 Articles, 2000-2001
65 2 Articles, 2002-2007
65 3 Brochures, undated, 1988-1995
65 4 Brochures, 1998-2003
65 5 Flyers and Posters, 1969-1989
65 6 Flyers and Posters, 1990-2008
OP3 17 Flyers and Posters, 1987-2002
OP4 4 Flyers and Posters, Furious Flower Conference, September 22-25, 2004
65 7 Invitations, 1973-1989
65 8 Obituaries, 2010 [includes obituary of Fredrica Clifton]
65 9 Other, 1983-1997
65 10 Other, 1999-2003
65 11 Poem, dedicated to Clifton, "Tribute to Lucille Clifton," Dried Rice & Potatoes, 1984
66 1 Press Releases, 1975-2004
66 2 Programs, undated, 1969-1976
66 3 Programs, 1980-1988
66 4 Programs, 1989-1990
66 5 Programs, 1991-1997
66 6 Programs, 1998-1999
66 7 Programs, 2000-2010
66 8 Song lyrics, dedicated to Clifton, "Lost Woman Song," Ani Difranco, 1990 [self-titled album]
66 9 Trading cards, "Major League Poet Cards-All Star Series," 1995 [includes Lucille Clifton card]
Promotional materials
67 1 Good Times (1969), 1969
67 2 Good News about the Earth (1972), 1972
67 3 The Times They Used to Be (1974), 1974-2002
67 4 My Brother Fine with Me (1975), undated
67 5 Three Wishes (1976), 1992
67 6 Everett Anderson's Goodbye (1983), 1983-1988
67 7 Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 (1987), 1987
67 8 Next: New Poems (1987), 1987
67 9 Ten Oxherding Pictures (1988), undated
67 10 The Terrible Stories (1996), 1996
67 11 Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000 (2000)
67 12 Mercy (2004), 2004
Reviews
67 13 Good Times (1969), 1969-1970
67 14 The Black BC's (1970), 1970-1972
67 15 Some of the Day's of Everett Anderson (1970), 1970
67 16 Dices of Black Bones: Black Voices of the Seventies (1970), 1971 [an anthology]
67 17 Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming (1971), 1971-1972
67 18 Good News about the Earth (1972), 1972
67 19 All Us Come Cross the Water (1973), 1973-1974
67 20 The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring (1973), 1973-1990
67 21 Don't You Remember (1973), 1973-1976
67 22 Good, Says Jerome (1973), 1973-1976
67 23 An Ordinary Woman (1974), 1974-1975
67 24 Everett Anderson's Year (1974), 1974-1975
67 25 Free to Be...You and Me (1972), 1974
67 26 The Times They Used to Be (1974), 1974-2001
67 27 Three Wishes (1974), 1977-1992
67 28 My Brother Fine With Me (1975), 1975
67 29 Generations (1976), 1976
67 30 Everett Anderson's Nine Month Long (1978), 1987
67 31 Two-Headed Woman (1980), 1982
67 32 Sonora Beautiful (1981), 1981
67 33 Everett Anderson's Goodbye (1983), 1983-1990
67 34 Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980 (1987), 1987-2004 [includes Next Reviews] Next Reviews]
68 1 Quilting: Poems 1987-1990 (1990), 1991-1992
68 2 The Book of Light (1992), 1993-1994
68 3 The Terrible Stories (1996), 1996-1998
68 4 Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1989-2000 (2000), 2000-2003
68 5 One of the Problems of Everett Anderson (2001), 2002
68 6 Mercy (2004), undated, 2004-2005
Other
68 7 Black Box, number 5, The New Classroom, 1975 [packaging and program notes only; See Subseries 9.1: Audio recordings to access audio program]
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