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Series 1
Correspondence, 1952-2012
Boxes 1 - 15

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Evans' correspondence from 1952-2012 andincludes letters, postcards, thank you cards, and greeting cards to and from colleagues, universities, organizations, students, friends, and family. The correspondence reflects the large network of people with whom Evans' communicated within her professional and personal life. Noteworthy correspondents include Langston Hughes, Pearl Cleage, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Nikki Giovanni.

Personal correspondence from family is generally in the form of greeting cards. Personal correspondence from friends discusses a variety topics, including Evans' writing, teaching career, family, and shared memories. Professional correspondence consists of letters from colleagues, fans, conferences, festivals, universities, organizations, lawyers, editors, and publishing companies. There is also significant correspondence from individuals and professional organizations requesting permission to use Evans' work for publication. The file containing agreements gives insight into professional speaking and teaching agreements throughout Evans' long career.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order. For individuals with whom Evans communicated regularly, there is often one file for personal letters and one for professional correspondence.

Scope and Content Note The series consists of Evans' correspondence from 1952-2012 andincludes letters, postcards, thank you cards, and greeting cards to and from colleagues, universities, organizations, students, friends, and family. The correspondence reflects the large network of people with whom Evans' communicated within her professional and personal life. Noteworthy correspondents include Langston Hughes, Pearl Cleage, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Nikki Giovanni. Personal correspondence from family is generally in the form of greeting cards. Personal correspondence from friends discusses a variety topics, including Evans' writing, teaching career, family, and shared memories. Professional correspondence consists of letters from colleagues, fans, conferences, festivals, universities, organizations, lawyers, editors, and publishing companies. There is also significant correspondence from individuals and professional organizations requesting permission to use Evans' work for publication. The file containing agreements gives insight into professional speaking and teaching agreements throughout Evans' long career.
Box Folder Content
1 1 Agency for Instructional Television, 1968-1978
1 2 Agreements, 1972-2005
1 3 Aldridge, Dolores P., 1994
1 4 Alexander, Len, undated
1 5 Allen, Eric, 1968
1 6 Allen, Samuel W., 1970-1994
1 7 Angelou, Maya, 1994-2009
1 8 Arnez, Nancy, 1977
1 9 Asante, Molefi, 1991-1993
1 10 Aubert, Alvin, 1994
1 11 Bair, Lorne, 2011
1 12 Baker, Houston A., 1977
1 13 Bambara, Toni Cade, 1984
1 14 Banks, Julie, 1985-2001
1 15 Baraka, Amiri, 1982
1 16 Bass, George Houston, 1969-1970
1 17 Bayh, Birch, 1974-1976
1 18 Bellarmine University (Louisville, Kentucky) 1986-1987
1 19 Bell, Janet Cheatham, 1980-1987
1 20 Benedict College (Columbia, South Carolina) 1981-1984
1 21 Black, Brigette A., 2005
1 22 Billingsley, Amy T., 1984
1 23 Black Books Bulletin, 1979
1 24 Black periodical fiction project, 1985
1 25 Blake, John Herman, 1983-2003
1 26 Bosinelli, Rosa, 1989-1990
1 27 Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts) 1977
1 28 Bradley, Annette, 1992
1 29 Breman, Paul, 1962-1968
1 30 Brooks, Dendy, 1981
2 1 Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1985-2000
2 2 Brooks, Jerome, 1974
2 3 Brown, William, 1976- 2003
2 4 Bureau of Vital Statistics, Toledo, Ohio, 1966
2 5 Burrow, Rufus, 1986
2 6 Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana) 1992
2 7 Cards, 1973-2009 [1 of 6]
2 8 Cards, 1973-2009 [2 of 6]
2 9 Cards, 1973-2009 [3 of 6]
3 1 Cards, 1973-2009 [4 of 6]
3 2 Cards, 1973-2009 [5 of 6]
3 3 Cards, 1973-2009 [6 of 6]
3 4 Carroll, Joe Barry, 1996
3 5 Carson, Julia M., 1980-1991
3 6 Casey, Bernard Terry, 2010
3 7 Casselle, Benjamin Franklin (Beni), 1993
3 8 Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio) 1981
3 9 Cheatwood, Kiarri, 1976-1995
3 10 Chicago State University (Chicago, Illinois) 1996-1998
3 11 Children's Television Workshop, 1969-1981
3 12 Chrisman, Robert, 1977-1989
3 13 City of Indianapolis, 1983
3 14 Clarke, John Henrik, 1969-1990
3 15 Cleage, Pearl, 1986-1994
3 16 Clemmons, Carol Gregory, 1979
3 17 Cole, Johnetta Betsch, 1988-2007
4 1 Connecticut Public Television, 1972-1973
4 2 Connolly, Patricia, 1974-1981
4 3 Consumer complaints, 1977-1998
4 4 Cooper, Ken, 1998
4 5 Covert Action Quarterly, 2006
4 6 Criminal justice system advocacy work, 1976-1977
4 7 Cross, William E., 1977-1998
4 8 Danner, Margaret, 1970
4 9 Davis, Chuck, 1972
4 10 Dee, Ruby and Ossie Davis, 1988-2012
4 11 Dendy, John Brooks, 1978-1979
4 12 Dent, Thomas Covington, 1978-1984
4 13 DePriest, Tomika, 1990
4 14 Dodson, Jualynne E., 1986
4 15 Douglas, Bob, 1984
4 16 Doyle, Charles E., 1978-1986
4 17 Drake, Thelma, 1980-1982
4 18 Dunston, Leonard, 1990
4 19 Ebony Magazine, 1973
4 20 Ebony Talent Creative Arts Foundation, 1977
4 21 Eclectic Literary Forum, 1993
4 22 Email correspondence by others, 1999-2002
4 23 Envelopes, 1970-2008
4 24 Essence Magazine, 1990-1996
4 25 Fan mail, 1972-2006
4 26 Federal Housing Administration, 1952
4 27 Finch, Charles
5 1 Finney, Nikky, 1998
5 2 First World: An International Journal of Black Thought, 1976-1982
5 3 Fishman, Joan, 1982-1984
5 4 Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee) oral history interview, 1973-1974
5 5 Fort Wayne Urban League Inc., 1977
5 6 Fortier, Marcelle, 1982
5 7 Freed, Lynn R., 1984
5 8 Fuller, Hoyt, 1973-1984
5 9 Furious Flower Poetry Center, 1999-2009
5 10 Furomoto, Atsuko, 1993
5 11 Gabbin, Joanne, 1996
5 12 Giovanni, Nikki, 1970-2009 [1 of 2]
5 13 Giovanni, Nikki, 1970-2009 [2 of 2]
5 14 Gladney, Gerald E., 1991
5 15 Glover, Denise, 1983
5 16 Gooden, Jim, 1969
5 17 Graham, Maryemma, undated
5 18 Goings, Russell L., 1993
5 19 Gregory, Carole E., 1989
5 20 Hamalian, Leo, 1983
5 21 Hanley, Meils and Zink law office, 1979-1980
5 22 Harding, Vincent, 2009
5 23 Haskins, Jim, 1973-1982
5 24 Hay, Samuel, 1978
5 25 Hill, Freddye, 1978-1994
5 26 Hill, Lamont, 1980
6 1 Hill, Robert A., 1973-1982
6 2 Hobbs, Ronald, 1969-1971
6 3 Holiday, Joseph, 1988
6 4 Holland, Endesha Ida Mae, 1997
6 5 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1990-1991
6 6 Hughes, Langston, 1961-1966
6 7 Imara, Mwalimu, 1985-1987
6 8 Indiana Arts Commission, 1976-1977
6 9 Indiana Committee for the Humanities, 1977-1981
6 10 Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, 1983-2002
6 11 Indiana Public Schools, 1985-1988
6 12 Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) 1978
6 13 Indiana University Press, 1969
6 14 Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1997-2002
6 15 Indianapolis Star Newspaper, 1997
6 16 Inmate correspondence, 1977-1978
6 17 Institute of the Black World, 1971
6 18 Invitations, 1970-2006
7 1 Invitations, 1974-2005
7 2 Invitations, 1976-2012
7 3 Invitations, 1972-2006
7 4 Jackson, Angela R., undated
7 5 Jacobs, Andy, 1984-1996
7 6 Jett, Terri R., 2006
7 7 Joseph, Gloria I., 1979-2007
7 8 Kaiser, Ernest, 1970
7 9 Kane, Scott, undated
7 10 Karenga, Maulana, 1982-1983
7 11 Keller, Ray, undated
7 12 Kgositsile, Keorapetse William, 1968
7 13 Kirk, Willis, 1969-2000
7 14 Knight, Etheridge, 1970-1989
7 15 Koolish, Lynda, 1978
7 16 Lane, Pinkie Gordon, 1979-1998
7 17 Legal, 1973-1984
7 18 Lescher, Robert, 1979
8 1 Levin, Martha K., 1998
8 2 Lewis, Reginald Sinclair, 1999
8 3 Library of Congress, 1985
8 4 Literary Guild, undated
8 5 Long, Richard A., 1984
8 6 Lowenfels, Walter, 1970
8 7 Lucas, James, undated
8 8 Lynch, Acklyn, 1973-1995
8 9 Lynch, Cassandra Kai, 1972-1975
8 10 Macdowell Colony, 1975
8 11 Madhubuti, Haki, 1980-2000
8 12 Magek, Evod, 2000
8 13 Marian University, 2012
8 14 Marie Brown Associates literary services, 1991
8 15 Marrero, David R., 1980
8 16 Martin, Joan Marie, 1978-1979
8 17 Mass mailings, 1969-2009 [1 of 4]
8 18 Mass mailings, 1969-2009 [2 of 4]
8 19 Mass mailings, 1969-2009 [3 of 4]
9 1 Mass mailings, 1969-2009 [4 of 4]
9 2 Melhem, D.H, 1997
9 3 McClane, Kenneth A., 1982-1987
9 4 McCluskey, John, undated
9 5 Miller, E. Ethelbert, 1982-2004
9 6 Miller, Ruth, 1985
9 7 Miller, Theresa, 1987-1996
9 8 Ming, Donald G., 1982
9 9 Mitchell, Loften, 1989
9 10 Mitchell, Maria, 1979-1988
9 11 Moore, Lenard D., 1993
9 12 Moore, Shawna, 1987
9 13 Multicultural Children's Television, 1981
9 14 Murphy, Eva T., 1984
9 15 Nagy, Phil, 1970
9 16 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2000-2001
9 17 National Endowment for the Arts, 1981
9 18 National Textbook Company, 1994
9 19 Naylor, Gloria, 1982
9 20 Non-Traditional Casting Project, Inc., 1989
9 21 Nyaho, William H. Chapman, 2001
9 22 Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) 1985
9 23 Olive- Harvey College (Chicago, Illinois) 1983
9 24 O'Neale, Sondra A., 1981-1987
9 25 Other, 1971-2000
9 26 Outgoing correspondence, 1969-2007
10 1 Owusu, Kwaku, 1977-1985
10 2 Pacific Peace Vigil, 1985
10 3 Parker, Bettye, 1981-1987
10 4 Patterson, Raymond R., 1970-2000
10 5 People Magazine, 1997
10 6 Perkins, Useni Eugene, 1993
10 7 Permissions, 1970-2006
10 8 Permissions, 1970-2006
10 9 Permissions, 1970-2006
11 1 Permissions, 1970-2006
11 2 Permissions, 1970-2006
11 3 Permissions, 1970-2006
11 4 Permissions, 1970-2006
12 1 Permissions, 1970-2006
12 2 Perry, Shauneille, 1976-1988
12 3 Pfister, Arthur, 1969-1970
12 4 Plater, William M., 1996-2004
12 5 Poets & Writers, Inc., 1973-1977
12 6 Poetry Society of America, 1985
12 7 Poole, Rosey E., 1971
12 8 Potter, Vilma, 1973-1974
12 9 Powell, Sara Jordan, 2006-2007
12 10 Public Broadcasting Service, 1975
12 11 Publishing correspondence, 1969-2005
13 1 Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) 1972-1973
13 2 Price, Ramon B., 1974-1987
13 3 Primus, Marc, 1993
13 4 Progressive Books, 1986
13 5 Randall, Dudley, 1970-1972
13 6 Redfern II, undated
13 7 Recommendations, 1981-2003
13 8 Riley, Lucille, 1981
13 9 Rivers, Clarence Rufus Joseph, 1995-2005
13 11 Rushing, Andrea Benton, 1982-1983
13 12 Salaam, Kalamu Ya, 1979-1989
13 13 San Diego State University (San Diego, California) 1984-1987
13 14 Sanchez, Sonia, 1994
13 15 Sembene, Carrie, 1978
13 16 Scholastic Writing Awards, 1980-1987
13 17 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1987-2002
13 18 Simmons, Ruth J., 1991-1998
13 19 Sirmans, Franklin, 1990
13 20 Smithsonian Center for African American History and Culture, 1997
13 21 Sojourner Truth National Cultural Arts Festival, 1976
13 22 Spivey, Charles S., 1973
13 23 Spoken Arts, Inc., 1969
13 24 Steele, Niambi, 1981-1983
13 25 Steptoe, Lamont B., 1989
14 1 Stevens, Nelson, 1980-1981
14 2 Strawder, Maxine S., 1978
14 3 Strickland, William L., 1972-1985
14 4 Styles, Teresa Jo, 1991
14 5 Teaching, 1983-1987
14 6 Thank you letters, 1979-2006
14 7 Thompson, Earl, 1973
14 8 Thompson, Francesca, 1980-1998
14 9 Thompson, Julius Eric, 1981-1992
14 10 Tiggs, Clem, 1992-1996
14 11 Timbuktu: The Black People's Bookstore, 1979
14 12 Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, Mississippi) 1980
14 13 Townley, Annette, 1973-1974
14 14 Turner, Regina, 1983-1985
14 15 Tyson, Deborah, 1988
15 1 Unidentified correspondence, 1974-2004
15 2 University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) 1982
15 3 Wade, Jacqueline, 1996-1998
15 4 Walker, Frank X., 1998
15 5 Ward, Val Gray, 1970-2001
15 6 Washington, Mary Helen, 1983
15 7 Waugh, Judy, 1979
15 8 Whitaker, Mical, 1987-2008
15 9 White, Sandra Marie, 1979
15 10 Who's Who, 1974-1994
15 11 Williams, Galen
15 12 Williams, Vivian B., 1979
15 13 Williams, Walter, 1978
15 14 Wintergreen Women Writer's Collective, 1997-2008
15 15 Wray, Ron, 1979
15 16 Wright, Marie, 1978
15 17 Writers and Readers Publishing, Inc., 1993
15 18 Yaddo, 1980-1998
15 19 Yeakey, Lamont, 1980
15 20 Young, Artee, 1998
15 21 Young people, 1970-2008
15 22 Zamora, Antonio, 1977-1998
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