EVANS, MARI, 1923-2017.
Mari Evans papers
> Professional and personal papers

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Series 4
Professional and personal papers, 1938-2007
Boxes 60 - 67

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Mari Evans' professional and personal papers from 1938-2007. The personal papers contain bills, housing information, notes, address books, calendars, and insurance documents. Of particular note is a calendar from 1938 that was used as a journal; it is the oldest personal writing in the collection. The professional papers consist of teaching materials, such as course syllabi, lecture notes, student papers, awards and honors, teaching notes, materials from professional events, administrative documents, and materials gathered from the affiliated organizations and universities. This includes items from the State University of New York at Albany (Albany, New York), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York), The College Language Association and the Indiana Arts Commission .The Maya Angelou file contains materials related to an event given in Angelou's honor by Oprah Winfrey, which Evans attended as a guest.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
47 1 Academic administrative files, 1971-1999
47 2 Adult Learning Program Service, 1970-1972
47 3 African Heritage Studies Association, 1979
47 4 African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1998-1999
47 5 Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics, undated
47 6 Afro-Americans Against the Famine, 1973
47 7 Albany State University (Albany, Georgia) 1985-1987
47 8 American Poetry Center, 1988
47 9 Angelou, Maya, 2003
47 10 Applications for grants, circa 1968-1970
47 11 Association for the Study of African American Life and History, 1969
48 1 Authors Guild, Inc., 1969-1974
48 2 Awards and honors, 1973-2004 [1 of 2]
48 3 Awards and honors, 1973-2004 [2 of 2]
48 4 Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) 1976-1979
48 5 Bennett College (Greensboro, North Carolina) 1991
48 6 Bibliographies, 1967-1969
48 7 Black Arts Celebration, Inc., 1981
49 1 Black Educational Coalition, 1975-1976
49 2 Black Women's Conference, 1978
49 3 Black Writers in America Project, 1985-1987
49 4 The Black Scholar Journal essay finalists, 1971
49 5 Black Studies Conference, 1983
49 6 Business cards and contact information, undated
49 7 Calendars and address books, 1938-2007 [1 of 5]
50 1 Calendars and address books, 1938-2007 [2 of 5]
50 2 Calendars and address books, 1938-2007 [3 of 5]
50 3 Calendars and address books, 1938-2007 [4 of 5]
50 4 Calendars and address books, 1938-2007 [5 of 5]
50 5 California Music Conference, 1992
50 6 Celebration of Black, 1970
51 1 Center for Black Music Research, 1992-1999 [1 of 3]
51 2 Center for Black Music Research, 1992-1999 [2 of 3]
51 3 Center for Black Music Research, 1992-1999 [3 of 3]
51 4 Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio) 1980
51 5 Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, Georgia) 1969-1970
51 6 Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1993
52 1 The Color Purple lecture notes, undated
52 2 College Language Association, 1977-1999 [1 of 2]
52 3 College Language Association, 1977-1999 [2 of 2]
52 4 Commission on Justice and Correctional Reform, Indiana Council of Churches, 1976
52 5 Committee to Honor Dr. Vivian V. Gordon, 1994
52 6 Contemporary Forum, Inc., 1973-1980
52 7 Contracts, 1992-1994
52 8 Copyright, 1976-1977
52 9 Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) 1982-1984 [1 of 2]
52 10 Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) 1982-1984 [2 of 2]
52 11 Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1980-1984
53 1 Cross, William E., 1982-1983
53 2 Cuba trip, 1984
53 3 Encyclopedia of Indiana, 1991-1994
53 4 Essence Magazine Awards, 1988
53 5 Feelings, Tom, 1992-1993
53 6 Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), 1975
53 7 Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, 1975-1976
53 8 Grammy Awards, 2002
54 1 Guest appearances and lectures, 1965-1980
54 2 Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' Conference, 1991-2004 [1 of 2]
54 3 Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' Conference, 1991-2004 [2 of 2]
54 4 Illinois Arts Council, 1969
54 5 Indiana Arts Commission, 1969-1977 [1 of 3]
54 6 Indiana Arts Commission, 1969-1977 [2 of 3]
54 7 Indiana Arts Commission, 1976-1977 [3 of 3]
54 8 Indiana Black Expo, 1995
55 1 Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) 1969-1978
55 2 Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1969-1997
55 3 Indiana University resource materials, 1969-1977 [1 of 2]
55 4 Indiana University resource materials, 1969-1977 [2 of 2]
55 5 Indianapolis Children's museum, 1987
55 6 Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, 1975-2002
55 7 Indianapolis Public Schools, 1990-1993
56 1 Job announcements, 1976-1983
56 2 Job application, 1967
56 3 Karenga, Maulana, 1995
56 4 Langston Hughes Festival, 1986-1988
56 5 Langston Hughes St. Louis World Black Poetry Festival, 1999-2000
56 6 Las Vegas Jazz Society, 1979
56 7 Let America be America again: an International Symposium on the Art, Life and Legacy of Langston Hughes, 2002
56 8 Legends and Legacies Award Program, 2008
56 9 MacDowell Colony, 1974-1983
56 10 Madame C.J Walker building, undated
56 11 Martin University (Indianapolis, Indiana) 1999
56 12 Mellarme Chamber Players, 2008
56 13 Midwest Festival of Psychic Arts, 1973
56 14 Minority Writers Conference on Television Production, 1976
56 15 Mississippi Humanities Council, 1992
57 1 Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, Georgia) 1992-1993
57 2 Multicultural Children's Television, 1980
57 3 National Black Arts Festival, 1989-1990
57 4 National Black Child Development Institute, 1980-1990
57 5 National Black Programming Consortium, 1981-1982
57 6 National Black Theatre Festival, 1993 [1 of 2]
57 7 National Black Theatre Festival, 1993 [2 of 2]
58 1 National Black Sisters' conference, 1972-1988
58 2 National Black Writers conference, 1986-1991 [1 of 2]
58 3 National Black Writers conference, 1986-1991 [2 of 2]
58 4 National Conference of Afro-American Writers, 1974
58 5 National Endowment for the Arts, 1970-1988
58 6 National Endowment for Humanities, 1978-1979
58 7 Negritude, Ethnicity, and Afro Cultures in the Americas conference, 1986-1988
58 8 Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, Kentucky) 1983
58 9 Notes, undated
59 1 Personal papers, 1968-2013 [1 of 5]
59 2 Personal papers, 1968-2013 [2 of 5]
59 3 Personal papers, 1968-2013 [3 of 5]
59 4 Personal papers, 1968-2013 [4 of 5]
59 5 Personal papers, 1968-2013 [5 of 5]
60 1 Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, 1988
60 2 Poetry and Fine Arts Festival, 1977
60 3 Prison Advocacy, 1967-1975
60 4 Producing educational material for Black children, 1977
60 5 Professional engagements list, 1965-2006
60 6 Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) 1978-1999 [1 of 2]
60 7 Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) 1977-1980 [2 of 2]
60 8 Reading is Fundamental, Inc., circa 1983-1984
60 9 Recent Black American writing, circa 1970-1972
61 1 Recommendations, 1973-1979
61 2 Resumes of others, circa 1976-1998
61 3 Robinson Community African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1994-1995
61 4 Sea Islands, 1972-1973
61 5 Simmons, Ruth J., 1995
61 6 Sojourner Truth National Cultural Arts Festival, 1976
61 7 South Carolina Educational Television Black History Teleconference, 1990
61 8 Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia) 1987-2002
61 9 State University of New York at Albany (Albany, New York) 1984-1986 [1 of 2]
61 10 State University of New York at Albany (Albany, New York) 1984-1986 [2 of 2]
62 1 Stern, Leni, 1998
62 2 Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) 1987
62 3 Stock investments, 1974-1980 [1 of 2]
62 4 Stock investments, 1974-1980 [2 of 2]
62 5 Student records, 1973-1989 [1 of 2]
63 1 Student records, 1973-1989 [2 of 2]
63 2 Teaching materials, 1970-1993 [1 of 6]
63 3 Teaching materials, 1970-1993 [2 of 6]
63 4 Teaching materials, 1970-1993 [3 of 6]
64 1 Teaching materials, 1970-1993 [4 of 6]
64 2 Teaching materials, 1970-1993 [5 of 6]
64 3 Teaching materials, 1970-1993 [6 of 6]
64 4 Teaching notes, undated [1 of 2]
65 1 Teaching notes, undated [2 of 2]
65 2 Tenure materials, 1971-1981
65 3 Third World Press, 1997-2007
65 4 Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, Mississippi) 1992
65 5 United Afrikans for One Motherland International (UFOMI), 1971-1973
65 6 United States Civil Service application materials, 1959-1967
65 7 University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California) 1981-1983
65 8 University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) 1977
65 9 Where We Live: Interpreting the Indiana Experience book, 1988
65 10 Work history, undated [1 of 4]
66 1 Work history, undated [2 of 4]
66 2 Work history, undated [3 of 4]
66 3 Work history, undated [4 of 4]
66 4 Yaddo, 1976-1987
66 5 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1962-1981 [1 of 2]
66 6 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1962-1981 [2 of 2]
67 1 Zamora, Anthony, 1999-2000
67 2 Zora Neale Hurston-Mari Evans scholarship materials, 1997-2003
98 1 Student Records [Restricted until 2076]
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