Series 1
Author/artist files, 1930-2003
Boxes 1-16; 40, OP 1-3

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the writings and related material of authors and artists such as Chinua Achebe, James Baldwin, Sidney Bechet, Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Cayton, Ralph Ellison, James Emanuel, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Ted Joans, William Demby, and Richard Wright. The range of materials collected by Fabre varies for each author and may include letters to and from the Fabres, manuscript or typescript versions of the author's works, galley proofs, brochures, press materials, and personal papers. While most of the individuals represented below are writers, there is also a selection of materials relating to musicians, artists, and performers such as Sidney Bechet, Josephine Baker, Katherine Dunham, John C. Rogers, and Ted Joans. The highlights of this series include the depth of materials relating to Chester Himes, Ted Joans, and Richard Wright, as well as rare pieces pertaining to Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and numerous others.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by author, then organized by material type into artwork, correspondence, personal papers, printed material, and writings.

Achebe, Chinua
Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence: 1982
Allen, Sam
1 2 Correspondence: Sam Allen to Michel Fabre, 1980-1981
1 3 Correspondence: Sam Allen to Jean Wagner, 1958 [7 poems and 1 prose piece], photocopy
1 4 Writings: "Sidewalks of New York", signed TS
Baker, Josephine
1 5 Correspondence: Josephine Baker to Michel Fabre, 1971
1 6 Printed material: programs, 1930 ad undated
1 7 Printed material: "Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre?" 1930
Baldwin, James
1 8 Printed material: flier, "Political? Want to Get Involved?" 1970
1 9 Printed material: "Hommage a James Baldwin"
1 9a Printed material: "Les Noirs Americains", jeune afrique, September 1970 [includes James Baldwin and LeRoi Jones] James Baldwin and LeRoi Jones] jeune afrique, September 1970 [includes
Bangura, Usman
1 10 Writings: Eclipse of the Mid-day Sun, photocopy of TS
1 11 Writings: Silent Reflections, photocopy of TS
Baraka, Amiri [also known as LeRoi Jones]
1 12 Correspondence: Amiri Baraka to Michel Fabre, 1970-1980
1 13 Printed material: brochure, American Book Award, 1984
1 14 Printed material: theater flier
Bechet, Sidney
1 15 Correspondence: Vera Bechet-Dugais to Michel Fabre, 1997-1998
1 16 Printed material: program, "Claude Luter," undated
1 17 Printed material: program, "Sidney Joseph Bechet, May 14, 1897-May 14, 1959, In Memoriam"
Beti, Mongo
1 18 Correspondence: 1987
Bibbs, Hart Leroy
1 19 Correspondence: 1991-1992
1 20 Printed material: flier, 1992
1 21 Printed material: postcards
1 22 Writings: "The Last Measure," photocopy
Bontemps, Arna
1 23 Correspondence: Arna and Alberta Bontemps to Michel Fabre, 1962-1973
1 24 Correspondence: Jean Wagner to and from Arna Bontemps, 1958-1962
1 25 Printed material: conference schedule, "Towards an American Aesthetic," 1967
1 26 Printed material: publication announcements, undated
1 27 Writings: biography and bibliography, TS
Boyd, Melba Joyce
1 28 Correspondence: 1987-1996
1 29 Writings: "Transatlantic Passages Revisited in Tenerife" and "the inventory of black roses," TS
Brooks, Gwendolyn
1 30 Correspondence: Gwendolyn Brooks to Jack Conroy, 1948-1966
1 31 Correspondence: Gwendolyn Brooks to and from Michel Fabre, 1963-1967
1 32 Correspondence: Gwendolyn Brooks to Richard Wright, 1945-1946
1 33 Printed material: fliers and invitations for readings, 1949-1991
1 34 Printed material: galley proofs, Annie Allen
1 35 Printed material: "Gwendolyn Brooks…Speaking on Poetry," Illinois Bell News, February-March, 1965
1 36 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1959-1966
1 37 Writings: "La Complainte de Pearl May Lee," translated into French by Madeleine Gautier
Brown, Cecil
1 38 Correspondence: 1986-1992
Brown, Sterling
1 39 Correspondence: Sterling Brown to and from Jean Wagner, 1970-1972
1 40 Printed material: invitation [1948]
1 41 Writings: "L'Odyssée de Big Boy," TS
1 42 Writings: "Negro Jokes," photocopy of TS
Bullins, Ed
1 43 Correspondence: 1993
Burroughs, Margaret
1 44 Correspondence: Margaret Burroughs to "Dear Friend," 1950-1997
1 45 Correspondence: Margaret Burroughs to Jack [Conroy], undated
1 46 Correspondence: Margaret Burroughs to Michel Fabre, 1969-1997
1 47 Printed material: invitations
1 48 Printed material: newsletters, The DuSable Museum of African American History, 1968-1969
1 49 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1980-1993
2 1 Printed material: pamphlet, The Museum of Negro History
2 2 Writings: biographical sketch, photocopy of TS
2 3 Writings: curriculum vitae, photocopy of TS
2 4 Writings: "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black?" photocopy of TS
Cadieu, Isabelle
2 4a Correspondence, 1995
Casely-Hayford, Gladys
2 5 Printed material: biographical sketch and bibliography, 1981-1982 [photocopy]
2 6 Writings: A West African Musical Play: Entitled Queen Abnasee, TS, undated
Cayton, Horace
2 7 Correspondence: Horace Cayton to Michel Fabre, 1963-1970
2 8 Correspondence: Horace Cayton to Chester Himes, 1953
2 9 Correspondence: Horace Cayton to Richard Wright, 1941 and circa 1958, TS
2 10 Correspondence: Horace Cayton to Richard Wright, 1940-1949 [carbon copies]
2 11 Correspondence: Harold Woodson to Michel Fabre, 1974
2 12 Printed material: curriculum vitae, undated
2 13 Printed material: flier, 1964
2 14 Printed material: invitation, undated
2 15 Printed material: "Negro Housing in Chicago", Social Action, 15 April 1940 Social Action, 15 April 1940
2 16 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1946-1963
2 17 Printed material: program, "In Memorial," University of Chicago, 1970
2 18 Printed material: publication announcement, 1965
2 19 Writings: "The Communists: War Relationships with Negroes is Not Credible", photocopy of TS
2 20 Writings: curriculum vitae, photocopy of TS
2 21 Writings: "The Curtain, A Sojourn To The South With Richard Wright", 1968, TS
2 22 Writings: "An Interim Report of the Vista Volunteers", 1966
2 23 Writings: lectures and syllabus, "Negro Teen-Age Subculture, The American Negroes' Search for Identity", 1969
2 24 Writings: "Negro Writers Conference Asilomar", TS
2 25 Writings: Obituary of Horace Cayton, by Michel Fabre, photocopy of TS
2 26 Writings: "Personal Experience in Race Relations, Paper Read at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 29, 1967"
2 27 Writings: "Personal Experience in Race Relations," 1967, inscribed to Michel Fabre, photocopy of TS
2 28 Writings: "The Psychological Components of Social Change, Anomie - Guilt - Shame", inscribed to Michel Fabre, TS
2 29 Writings: "Roots of Revolt: A Socio-Psychological Examination", inscribed to Michel Fabre, TS
2 30 Writings: "The Search for Richard Wright", 1969, inscribed to Michel Fabre, photocopy of TS
Césaire, Aimé
2 31 Correspondence: 1994
2 32 Printed material: invitations to readings, 1993-1997
Chandler, Nahum Dimitri
2 33 Printed material: "The Economy of Desedimentation", Callaloo, 1996 Callaloo, 1996
Chase-Riboud, Barbara
2 34 Correspondence: 1991-1995
2 35 Printed material: assorted poems [1987] [photocopy]
2 36 Printed material: exhibit catalogues, 1972, 1994
2 37 Printed material: "Le Syndrome de Jefferson", undated [photocopy]
2 38 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1983 [photocopy]
2 39 Printed material: publisher's announcements, undated
2 40 Writings: "About the Author," photocopy of TS, undated
2 41 Writings: assorted poems, TS, undated
2 42 Writings: Equinox: Collected Poems 1974-1994, TS [1994]
Clark, Ed
3 1 Correspondence: 1992
3 2 Printed material: exhibit fliers, 1955-1982
3 3 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1965-1987 [photocopies]
3 4 Writings: résumé
Clark, June
3 5 Correspondence: 1996
3 6 Printed material: exhibit flier, 1997
3 7 Writings: "Part I: A Memoir," TS
Clarke, George Elliot
3 8 Correspondence: 1994-1996
Cleaver, Eldridge
OP1 5 Printed material: brochure, Theatre de France, saison 1970-1971, 1970
OP1 5 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1970
OP1 5 Printed material: program, oh! america!, 1970
Condé, Maryse
3 9 Correspondence: 1986-1998
3 10 Printed material: lecture, "Non-spécificité de la literature Africaine," International Seminar, Text and Context in Africa, 1976
Colter, Cyrus
3 11 Correspondence: Cyrus Colter to Michel Fabre, 1972-1980
3 12 Printed material: ALA Newsletter, winter 1976
3 13 Printed material: award announcement, circa 1970
3 14 Printed material: The Beach Umbrella, dust jacket
3 15 Writings: "Interview with Cyrus Colter," photocopy of TS
Conroy, Jack
3 16 Correspondence: Elmer A. Carter to Jack Conroy, 1933
3 17 Correspondence: John Hope Franklin to Jack Conroy, 1964, 1966
Conroy, Thomas V.
3 18 Writings: "Rat Alley, A Bohemia That Never Bloomed," TS
Cullen, Countee
3 19 Correspondence: Ida Cullen [the wife of Countee Cullen], 1971-1975
3 20 Personal papers: legal document, 1972
3 21 Printed material: "Countee Cullen Elementary School Dedication Day Program," 1972
3 22 Writings: ["Dritie"], MS
Dash, J. Michael
3 23 Correspondence: 1982-1989
Davis, Frank Marshall
3 24 Correspondence: 1944-1948, 1987 [photocopy]
3 25 Printed material: invitation to reading, undated
3 26 Writings: poems, TS, undated
Delaney, Beauford
3 27 Printed material: exhibit fliers and brochures, 1972 and 1992
3 28 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1973-1976
3 29 Writings: Guggenheim Foundation submission, 1961
Demby, William
3 30 Correspondence: William Demby to Michel Fabre, 1980 and 1992
3 31 Correspondence: Michel Fabre to Joan Hartman, 1980
3 32 Printed material: press material for Love Story Black
3 33 Printed material: review of Demby's Love Story Black by Addison Gayle, circa 1979 Addison Gayle, circa 1979
Dent, Tom
3 34 Correspondence: 1979
de Sablioniére, Margrit
3 35 Correspondence: to and from Michel Fabre, 1961-1971
3 36 Printed material: "Ook Dorothy Padmore," 1965 [Africaans]
3 37 Printed material: "De Neger en Zijn Literatuur," 1959 [Africaans]
3 38 Writings: "As Time is Passing By," TS, 1970
Diop, Alioune
3 39 Printed material: invitation for memorial service, 1980
Dixon, Melvin W.
3 40 Writings: Confrontation, photocopy of TS ,1969
3 41 Writings: Kingdom, or: The Last Promise, photocopy of TS, with clippings and program, 1971
3 42 Writings: Ride Out the Wilderness: Land and Identity in Afro-American Literature, photocopy of TS, undated
4 1 Writings: River Run, photocopy of TS, undated [1 of 2]
4 2 Writings: River Run, photocopy of TS, undated [2 of 2]
Dodson, Owen
4 3 Correspondence: Owen Dodson to Richard Wright, 1940-1959 [carbon copies]
4 4 Printed material: "Counterpoint," 1944, 2 copies
4 5 Printed material: program, Remembering Owen Dodson, 1984
4 6 Writings: Color, U.S.A., TS [fragment]
4 7 Writings: screenplay, "Journey to Paradise" The Story of an American Family, undated, photocopy of TS
Dover, Cedric
4 8 Writings: "Our Creative Problem," 1946
Du Bois, W. E. B.
4 9 Correspondence: Du Bois to Louise Floyd, 1940
Dunham, Katherine
4 10 Printed material: programs, [1949-1950]
Ellison, Ralph
4 11 Correspondence: Ralph Ellison to Horace Clayton, circa 1956-1963
4 12 Correspondence: Ralph and Fanny Ellison to and from Michel Fabre, 1970-1989
4 13 Printed material: "King of the Bingo Game," Tomorrow, 1934
4 14 Printed material: "Ralph Ellison," The New Leader, 26 September 1966
4 15 Writings: lecture, "Remembering Richard Wright," 18 July 1971 [2 versions]
4 16 Writings: "Ralph Ellison at Harvard, Summer 1964," TS
Emanuel, James A.
4 17 Correspondence: 1968-1985
5 1 Correspondence: 1986-2002
5 2 Printed material: Anthony Suter, A Poet's Self, Caliban, 1986 Anthony Suter, Caliban, 1986
5 3 Printed material: fliers, 1973-1997
5 4 Writings: assorted poems, TS and copies of published poems
5 5 Writings: biographical information
5 6 Writings: JAZZ from the Haiku King, photocopy of TS [with letter from Emanuel to Fabre]
5 7 Writings: Snowflakes and Steel, photocopy of TS [1 of 3]
5 8 Writings: Snowflakes and Steel, photocopy of TS [2 of 3]
5 9 Writings: Snowflakes and Steel, photocopy of TS [3 of 3]
Evanns, Chansse
5 10 Correspondence: 1991
Everette, Percival
5 11 Correspondence: 2002
Fair, Ronald
5 12 Correspondence: 1971-1974
5 13 Correspondence: 1975-1987
6 1 Printed material: The International Orphan's Assistance Fund, undated
6 2 Writings: "1904," The Migrants, TS [with letter to Fabre, 1972]
6 3 Writings: "1905," The Migrants, TS and photocopy of TS [2 versions, each with letter to Fabre, 1972]
6 4 Writings: Excerpts, TS [1973]
Figuéréo, Julia Browne
6 5 Correspondence: 1995
Figueroa, John
6 6 Correspondence: 1972
Ford, Nick Aaron
6 7 Printed material: "Black Literature and the Problem of Evaluation," College English, 1971
Freeman, Roland
6 8 Printed material: "Just People Trying to Make It," City, 1971
French, William
6 9 Correspondence: 1986
Gaines, Ernest J.
6 10 Correspondence: 1975-1997
6 11 Printed material
6 12 Writings: transcript of reading from Jane Pittman and interview, photocopy of TS
Gaynor, Lester
6 13 Correspondence: 1973-1984
6 14 Writings: family tree, photocopy of TS
6 15 Writings: questionnaires, photocopy of TS
Gentry, Herbert
6 16 Correspondence: 1991-1992
6 17 Printed material: exhibit brochures, 1964-1992
Gibson, Richard
6 18 Correspondence: 1987-1999
Guillén, Nicolás
6 19 Writings: "In the Mississippi," TS, 1955 [translation by Charles L. Anderson]
Harper, Michael
6 20 Correspondence: Michael Harper to Michel Fabre, 1978-1995
6 21 Printed material: Brown Alumni Monthly, November 1975
6 22 Printed material: program, "Ralph Ellison Festival," 1979
6 23 Printed material: "Rat Fever: History as Hallucination," and "Bigger's Blues," inscribed to Michel Fabre, 1990
6 24 Writings: curriculum vitae and biography, photocopy of TS
6 25 Writings: "The Body Politic," photocopy of printed material
Harris, Wilson
6 26 Correspondence: Wilson Harris to Michel Fabre, 1974-2000
6 27 Printed material: invitation, 1991
Heath, Gordon
6 28 Writings: assorted poems, TS, 1964 and undated
Henderson, David
6 29 Correspondence: 1981
Himes, Chester
6 30 Artwork: "An American Zoot Suiter" and "Journey's End" [photocopy], undated
6 31 Correspondence: correspondence to Michel Fabre concerning biography of Chester Himes, 1970-1995
7 1 Correspondence: to and from Michel Fabre regarding publication of Himes's work, 1982-1993
7 2 Correspondence: Chester Himes to and from Michel Fabre, 1970-1979
7 3 Correspondence: Chester Himes to Yves Malartic, 1951 [photocopy of TLS]
7 4 Correspondence: Chester Himes to and from Yves Malartic, 1951-1976
7 5 Correspondence: Chester Himes to Jean Miotte, 1975-1976 [photocopies of letters]
7 6 Correspondence: Chester Himes to Ishmael Reed, 1978
7 7 Correspondence: Earnest Brill to various, undated
7 8 Correspondence: Regine Fischer to various, 1955-1957
7 9 Correspondence: Yves Malartic to and from others, 1951-1975
7 10 Correspondence: miscellaneous correspondence, 1955-1980
7 11 Printed material: articles about Himes, photocopies, 1956-1982
7 12 Printed material: "Photocopy for Revision Contemporary Authors," 1976
OP1 1 Printed material: Le Fin d'un Primitif, galley proofs
7 13 Printed material: miscellaneous receipts, bills, etc.
7 14 Printed material: newspaper clippings [in French]
7 15 Printed material: newspaper clippings [original and photocopies]
7 16 Printed material: newspaper clippings [original and photocopies] [French]
7 17 Printed material: A Pictorial History of Mound Bayou, 1982
7 18 Printed material: press materials, 1982-1983
7 19 Printed material: review of Cast the First Stone, 1953
7 20 Printed material: reviews of If He Hollers Let Him Go, 1945-1946
8 1 Printed material: reviews of Lonely Crusade, 1947-1948
8 2 Printed material: reviews of My Life of Absurdity, 1976-1977
8 3 Printed material: review of The Primitive, 1957
8 4 Printed material: reviews of The Quality of Hurt, 1972
8 5 Writings: "About the Author," TS
8 6 Writings: "All the Same," TS
8 7 Writings: Articles about Himes by others, TS and photocopy of TS, 1963-1984
8 8 Writings: bibliographies and biographical note
8 9 Writings: biographical sketch by Yves Malartic, TS
8 10 Writings: biography and synopsis of End of a Primitive, TS
8 11 Writings: "For me France meant…," 1975, TS
8 12 Writings: interview, undated [includes letter to Michel Fabre], photocopy of TS
8 13 Writings: interviews, undated, TS and photocopies of TS
8 14 Writings: "Mama's Missionary Money," The Crisis, November 1970
8 15 Writings: Michel Fabre, research proposal for biography of Chester Himes, photocopy of TS
8 16 Writings: miscellaneous notes, undated
8 17 Writings: Nadine Deichtmann, screenplay for Moitie d'homme, based on "Faut ?tre nègre pour faire çà," by Chester Himes, photocopy of TS [with letter to Fabre] Nadine Deichtmann, screenplay for
8 18 Writings: Regina, photocopy of TS, with Himes's corrections, undated
8 19 Writings: "Paris," TS
8 20 Writings: "Plans for work," undated
8 21 Writings: review of The Street by Ann Petry, photocopy of TS Ann Petry, photocopy of TS
8 22 Writings: Thierry de Navacelle, "Chester Himes," photocopy of TS, undated
8 23 Writings: "Virgin Memory" [ Regina], TS with Himes's revisions, undated
Himes, Estelle [mother of Chester Himes]
8 24 Correspondence: 1986
8 25 Printed Material: "To Dr. Harry Cotton," undated
Himes, Joseph [brother of Chester Himes]
8 26 Correspondence: Joseph Himes to Michel Fabre, 1973-1990
8 27 Writings: As the Twig is Bent: Growth of a Scholarly Career, photocopy of TS
Himes, Lesley [wife of Chester Himes]
8 28 Correspondence: Lesley Himes to and from Michel Fabre, 1978-1986
9 1 Correspondence: Lesley Himes to and from Michel Fabre, 1987-2002
9 2 Writings: "Interview of Lesley Himes by Michel Fabre," 1986, printed from Word file
Hodges, LeRoi
9 3 Correspondence, 1977-1986
9 4 Printed material: exhibit fliers, 1980-1981
9 5 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1980 [photocopy]
9 6 Writings: "Black Exodus: Afro-American Expatriates Since World War II," photocopy of TS, undated
9 7 Writings: resume, photocopy of TS [1979]
Hughes, Langston
9 8 Correspondence: 1934-1966 [originals and copies]
9 9 Correspondence: copies of correspondence, 1934-1946
9 10 Printed material: Christmas cards
9 11 Printed material: flier, Negro Book Society, undated
9 12 Printed material: "Freedom Train," undated
9 13 Printed material: "Go Slow" [1963]
9 14 Printed material: invitations, 1938 and undated
9 15 Printed material: "Negro Songs of Protest in America," by Lawrence Gellert, with a note by Hughes to Arna Bontemps, undated
9 16 Printed material: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," signed, 1941
9 17 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1939-1963
9 18 Printed material: "Problems of the Negro Writer," Saturday Review, 1963
9 19 Printed material: program for reading, 1947
9 20 Writings: "Author's Comments," photocopy of TS, 1961
9 21 Writings: biographical information and bibliography, photocopy of TS, undated
9 22 Writings: "Foreword to a college sociology paper, Lincoln University, 1929," TS
9 23 Writings: "Little Dreams," "Ghosts of 1619," and "Dream of Freedom," TS, circa 1964
9 24 Writings: "One-Way Ticket," signed TS, undated
9 25 Writings: "Poem for Rich Churches," TS, undated
9 26 Writings: "Poems of Langston Hughes on Religious or Biblical Themes," photocopy of TS, undated
9 27 Writings: "Simple's Soliloquy from 'Hamlet,'" signed TS, undated
9 28 Writings: "Song in a Havana Bed" and "Soldiers in Ethiopia", by Nicolás Guillén, translated by Hughes, TS, undated Nicolás Guillén, translated by Hughes, TS, undated "Soldiers in Ethiopia", by
9 29 Writings: "Until Yesterday: A Chinese Mood", by Regino Pedroso, adapted from the Spanish by Hughes, TS, undated Regino Pedroso, adapted from the Spanish by Hughes, TS, undated
Hutson, Bill
9 30 Correspondence: 1987, 1994
9 31 Printed material: exhibit flier, 1984
9 32 Writings: résumé and biographical information
James, C. L. R. [Cyril Lionel Robert]
9 33 Writings: Toussaint Louverture (The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History), photocopy of TS
Joans, Ted
9 34 Artwork: "For United Cool Kind," pencil and ink, undated
9 35 Artwork: untitled, pencil and pastels, 1965
OP1 2 Artwork: untitled, ink, 1988
9 36 Correspondence: Guggenheim Foundation to Michel Fabre, 1985
9 37 Correspondence: Ted Joans to and from Michel and Geneviève Fabre, 1971-2001
10 1 Correspondence: Ted Joans to the Guggenheim Foundation, 1985
10 2 Printed material: All of Ted Joans and no more [photocopy, with negatives of some pages]
10 3 Printed material: "Chez Café Le Roquet," proof, 1991
10 4 Printed material: cover, Passion: The Magazine of Paris, 1986
10 5 Printed material: fliers and invitations for readings, 1972-1996
OP1 3 Printed material: "I, Black Surrealist," Unmuzzled OX 26, 1989
10 6 Printed material: "Je Me Vois (I see myself)," from Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, 1996
10 7 Printed material: "Laurated Lit Bits," 1996
10 8 Printed material: magazine, Jazz Hot, 1969
10 9 Printed material: magazine, L'archibras 3: le surrealisme, 1968
10 10 Printed material: miscellaneous, receipts, fliers, etc.
10 11 Printed material: newspaper clippings [original and photocopy], 1988-2001
10 12 Printed material: Poems for You In & Out of Africa, 1994
10 13 Printed material: "The Truth," 1978
10 14 Printed material: untitled pamphlet, 1968
10 15 Writings: "Allons Allyall!" TS, 1972 [with note to Fabre dated 1973]
10 16 Writings: "Animal Crackers," TS, 1969
10 17 Writings: biographical sketch, undated [2 versions]
10 18 Writings: "The Collaged Autobiography of tedjoans," TS, 2002 [fragment]
10 19 Writings: "Galerie 1900-2000," photocopy of TS & collage [1991]
10 20 Writings: "A Good Clean Breath of Air Now-a-days is Hard to Find!" photocopy of TS, 1988
10 21 Writings: "Il Rougit," "I Know They Grow Fast," and "Eight Straight Up," photocopy of TS, 1986
10 22 Writings: "It was told to me in Timbuktu by Years Younger Poet than me or you," and "Le Mot Est Benjamin," copies of printed material, 1990
10 23 Writings: "Jazz is my Religion," photocopy of TS, 1958
10 24 Writings: "L'Etude du L'Age" [1975]
10 25 Writings: "Mas Février Fathers," photocopy of TS, 1982
10 26 Writings: miscellaneous
10 27 Writings: "Moi Surréaliste noir," TS, 1973
10 28 Writings: "Natural," photocopy of TS, undated
10 29 Writings: "Passed on Blues: Homage to a Poet," TS, 1967
10 30 Writings: receipt for galleys of "All of T.J. and No More," TS, undated
10 31 Writings: "Santa Claws," photocopy of TS, 1969
10 32 Writings: "Straight Croissants," TS, 1972 [2 versions]
10 33 Writings: Teducation Films," photocopy of TS, undated
10 34 Writings: "This is an introduction…" MS, undated [fragment]
19 35 Writings: untitled, TS, undated
10 36 Writings: untitled, TS, undated
10 37 Writings: Michel Fabre, "Black Surrealism in Paris," photocopy of TS, undated
10 38 Writings: Michel Fabre [Chapter of From Harlem to Paris], corrected by Ted Joans, 1983
Johnson, Alicia L.
11 1 Correspondence: 1974
Johnson, Charles
11 2 Correspondence: 1983-1985
Johnson, Fenton
11 3 Correspondence: Fenton Johnson to Arna Bontemps, 1942
11 4 Writings: "Aunt Jane Allen," TS, 1941
Johnson, James Weldon
11 5 Invitation to party for Grace and James Weldon Johnson, artwork by Aaron Douglas, signed by Carl Van Vechten, Grace Nail and others, undated
Jones, LeRoi [See Baraka, Amiri]
Kein, Sybil
40 1 Correspondence: 1988-1998
40 2 Writings: An American South, TS
40 3 Writings: "Ghosts" [for Michel Fabre], TS
Kelley, William Melvin
11 6 Correspondence: William Melvin Kelley to Michel Fabre, 1966-1988
11 7 Miscellaneous
11 8 Printed material: magazine, "William Melvin Kelley: An Interview," Konch, 1990
11 9 Printed material: "Savoring 'Sweet Harlem,'" Daily News, 1985 [photocopy]
11 10 Printed material: "Some Views on Caribbean Voices Volume 2," Caribbean Quarterly, 1971
11 11 Writings: "A Bagu for Doctor J," "A Bagu For My Teacher," "Pain," and "Life Equation," photocopy of TS, 1982 [3 copies]
11 12 Writings: "The Carrying-Man," photocopy of TS, 1971 [with letter to Mrs. Julia Prettyman]
11 13 Writings: Deathfall, photocopy of TS, 1972 [with note to Fabre dated 1987]
11 14 Writings: dem, photocopy of TS
11 15 Writings: "The Dentist's Wife," TS, 1968
11 16 Writings: "La Femme du Dentiste," TS
Kilgore, Davida
11 17 Correspondence: 1989-1992
11 18 Printed material: flier for "Writers on Writing," 1990
11 19 Writings: resume, TS, 1989
Komunyakaa, Yusef
11 20 Correspondence: 1996
La Rose, John
11 21 Printed material: fliers for readings
Ladd, Florence
11 22 Correspondence: 1995-2001
Lane, Pinkie Gordon
11 23 Correspondence: 1988-2000
11 24 Printed material: fliers for readings, 1991-1997
11 25 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1983-1999 [copies]
11 26 Printed material: "Pinkie Gordon Lane," Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1985
11 27 Printed material: publicity material, 1985-[2000]
11 28 Printed material: Ward, Jerry W., "Poet in Lyric Space," 1978 [photocopy]
11 29 Writings: "Pinkie Gordon Lane, Reading Girl at the Window," 1992, TS
Lauture, Denize
12 1 Printed material: assorted poems [photocopy]
12 2 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1986 [photocopy]
12 3 Writings: "By the Fireside: The Poem of Sylvia," photocopy of TS
12 4 Writings: Koze Bo Dife: Poem Sylvia-a," photocopy of TS
12 5 Writings: "L'Ombre aux hanches de feu," photocopies of TS [with letter to Fabre]
Lo Liyong, Taban
12 6 Correspondence: 1985-1994
Long, Richard A.
12 7 Printed material: "A Weapon of My Song: The Poetry of James Weldon Johnson," The Atlanta University Review, 1972
Madhubuti, Haki
12 8 Correspondence: 1994
Major, Clarence
40 4 Correspondence: 1981-1996
Major, Devorah
12 9 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 2002 [original and photocopy]
Marshall, Paule
12 10 Correspondence: 1991
12 11 Printed material: invitation for reading [1991]
12 12 Printed material: newspaper clippings [original and photocopy]
12 13 Writings: curriculum vitae, TS, 1991
12 14 Writings: "Paule Marshall is going to read from her latest novel…" TS, undated
Matheus, John F.
40 5 Correspondence, 1971-1985
40 6 Printed material: program, Ouanga: A Haitian Opera in Three Acts
40 7 Writings: Tambour: A One Act Comedy with Music, TS carbon
Mayfield, Julian
12 15 Correspondence: 1959-1960
McKay, Claude
12 16 Correspondence: Carl Cowl and Jean Wagner, 1961-1972
12 17 Printed material: dinner napkin
12 18 Printed material: invitation, 1934
12 19 Printed material: newspaper clippings: 1948-1990
12 20 Printed material: program, Flame Heart, 1990
12 21 Printed material: Claude McKay Secondary School yearbook, 1979
12 22 Writings: The Cycle, TS with Index of First Lines
12 23 Writings: Alain Locke, "Spiritual Truancy," review of "A Long Way From Home," by McKay, TS [1937]
McKay Virtue, Hope [daughter of Claude McKay]
12 24 Correspondence: Hope McKay Virtue to Michel Fabre, 1985-1991
12 25 Correspondence: Hope McKay Virtue to Jean Wagner, 1963-1980
Middleton, Sam
12 26 Printed material: exhibition materials, 1992-[1995] [with letter to Fabre]
Miller, Adam David
12 27 Correspondence: 1986 and 1994
12 28 Printed material: "Forever Afternoon"
Moore, Ammon Cecil
12 29 Correspondence: 2000-2003
12 30 Printed material: "The Kidney: Noble Organ, Noble Gift," 2000
12 31 Printed material: publicity materials
12 32 Writings: "The Negro Spiritual is the City in the Voice of Black Musical and Theatrical Performing Arts," undated
12 33 Writings: resume, undated
Morrison, Toni
12 34 Correspondence: Toni Morrison to and from Michel and Geneviève Fabre, 1986-1991
12 35 Printed material: "Academie Universelle des Cultures," 1993
12 36 Printed material: book jacked, Song of Solomon
12 37 Printed material: fliers and invitations for readings, 1993-1994
12 38 Printed material: program, Dreaming Emmett, 1986
12 39 Printed material: publicity materials, "Toni Morrison 'La Chanson de Salomon'"
12 40 Printed material: The Southern Register [1985]
Motley, Willard
13 1 Correspondence: 1957-1964
13 2 Printed material: invitations, 1947 and undated
13 3 Printed material: napkin
13 4 Printed material: newspaper articles, 1947-1966
13 5 Printed material: prayer card, 1965
13 6 Printed material: program "Modern Women Civic and Social Club presents Mr. Willard Motley," 1947
13 7 Writings: "A Christmas Story," TS, undated
13 8 Writings: "Death Leaves a Candle" and "The Christ Child is Old Enough to Sit Up," TS, undated
13 9 Writings: "Where the Miracle Happened," TS, undated
Naylor, Gloria
13 10 Correspondence, 1982
Ndukwe, Victoria
13 11 Correspondence: 1978
13 12 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1976
13 13 Writings: "The Peace Maker," "Act of Restoration," "Two Heads Are Better Than One," and assorted poems, TS, undated
Neal, Larry
13 14 Correspondence: 1980
Nkrumah, Kwame
13 15 Writings: Towards Colonial Freedom: Africa in the Struggle Against World Imperialism, TS undated
Ogoo, Raymond
13 16 Writings: assorted poems, TS [1973]
Padmore, Dorothy
13 17 Correspondence: Dorothy Padmore to Richard Wright, 1959
13 18 Writings: "An Appreciation of Richard Wright," TS [circa 1961]
13 19 Writings: "Since this work was completed…," TS, 1960
Padmore, George
13 20 Correspondence: carbon copy of letter to Kwame Nkrumah introducing Richard Wright, 1953
13 21 Personal papers: UN Press Pass, 1948
13 22 Printed material: "An Open Letter to Earl Browder," The Crisis, undated Earl Browder,"
13 23 Printed material: "The Press Campaign Against Ghana," The Crisis, 1957
Pindell, Howardena
13 24 Correspondence: 1994-1997
Plumpp, Sterling D.
13 25 Writings: assorted poems, TS [with two letters from Fabre]
Ray, David
13 26 Correspondence: 1972-1989
13 27 Personal papers: Guggenheim Foundation
13 28 Printed material: fliers
Ray, Judy
13 29 Correspondence: 1974-1975
Redding, J. Saunders
13 30 Correspondence; 1964
Reed, Ishmael
13 31 Printed material: publisher announcements
Ringgold, Faith
13 32 Correspondence, 1992
13 33 Printed material: promotional material
13 34 Writings: "Bonjour, Lonnie," TS, 1993
Rogers, John C.
13 35 Artwork: 1936 and 1972
13 36 Correspondence: 1973
Roget, Gwendolyn Lewis
13 37 Writings: Élans: selected poetry, photocopy of TS [with letter to Fabre, 1991]
Ryan, Pat M.
13 38 Printed material: "White Experts, Black Experts, & Black Studies," Black Academy Review, 1970
Saloy, Mona Lisa
13 39 Printed material: newspaper clipping, 1988
13 40 Writings: A Mona Lisa Saloy Writing Sampler, TS
Sanchez, Sonia
13 41 Correspondence: 1971
Saunders, Raymond
13 42 Printed material: biographical information
13 43 Printed material: exhibit brochures and fliers, 1990 and undated
13 44 Printed material: press release
Selvon, Samuel
14 1 Correspondence: 1977-1981
Senghor, Léopold Sédar
14 2 Correspondence: 1951-1993
14 3 Printed material: invitations, 1978 & 1992
14 4 Writings: response to the "'These de Martin Steings' sur 'Les Antécédents et la genése de la Négritude Senghorienne,'" TS [1981]
Soyinka, Wole
14 5 Correspondence: 1990-1992
14 6 Printed material: program, La Métamorphose De Frére Jére, undated
14 7 Writings: Modern Negro-African Theatre: The Nigerian Stage - A Study in Tyranny and Individual Survival, photocopy of TS, undated
Stoneman, Ernest
14 8 Writings: "Paris…," TS, 1949
Thomas, Piri
14 9 Correspondence: Piri Thomas to Michel Fabre, 1980
14 10 Printed material: publication announcements, undated
Tolson, Melvin B.
14 11 Correspondence: 1938-1950
14 12 Printed material: photocopy of newspaper article, 1966
Wagner, Jean
14 13 Correspondence: correspondence related to publication of Les Poetes Negres des États-Unis, 1963
14 14 Correspondence: permissions for Cane, 1962-1972
14 15 Printed material: memorial program, 1984
14 16 Printed material: reviews of Les Poetes Negres des États-Unis, 1963-1966 [with one TS review]
14 17 Writings: Reiss François, "Thèse en Sorbonne," TS, 1963 [2 copies]
Walcott, Derek
14 18 Printed material: program [ The Isle is Full of Noises, 1982]
Walker, Margaret
14 19 Correspondence: 1981
14 20 Printed material: invitation to reading
14 21 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1988
14 22 Writings: The Daemonic Genius of Richard Wright, photocopy of printed text [with notes by Fabre]
14 23 Writings: Henry [Borou], "Production Report on the Negro Press in Chicago," 1939
14 24 Writings: "Skipper Gibbs," TS, undated
Weaver, Afaa Michael [Michael S. Weaver]
14 25 Correspondence: 1991-2003
14 26 Printed material: 1992-2000
Williams, Eric
14 27 Writings: autobiography, photocopy of TS [1954] [with letter to Richard and Ellen Wright]
Wright, Ellen [wife of Richard Wright]
14 28 Correspondence: correspondence regarding 2 Brompton Lodge, London, 1960
14 29 Correspondence: Ellen Wright to and from Michel Fabre, 1963-1998, 2000
15 1 Correspondence: miscellaneous correspondence, 1964-1989
15 2 Personal papers: contract with William & Morrow Company, Inc., 1970
15 3 Personal papers: financial papers, 1959-1978
Wright, Jay
15 4 Correspondence: 1984, 1991-1993
Wright, Julia
15 5 Correspondence: Julia Wright to Michel Fabre, 1978-1993
Wright, Richard
15 6 Correspondence: 1937-1959
15 7 Correspondence: Christmas cards, 1937-1956
15 8 Correspondence: Federal Writers' Project, 1936
15 9 Correspondence: miscellaneous correspondence, 1940-1950
15 10 Correspondence: "Movement Contre Le Racisme, L'Antisemitisme et Pour la Paix," 1955
15 11 Correspondence: Richard Wright to Leston Huntley, 1944 [duplicate TS made by Fabre]
15 12 Correspondence: Richard Wright to "My Dear Friend," ALS, 1946
15 13 Personal papers: Cunard White Star List of Passengers, Abstract of the Log, Luggage Tag, 1947
15 14 Personal papers: financial papers, 1941-1960
15 15 Personal papers: Franco-American Fellowship, 1951
15 16 Personal papers: power of attorney, TS, 1944
15 17 Personal papers: ration books
15 18 Personal papers: rental agreements, 1947-1948
15 19 Printed material: announcements for readings, 1939-1956
15 20 Printed material: "Announcing The Negro Caravan," 1941
15 21 Printed material: award programs
15 22 Printed material: "How Jim Crow Feels," 1946
15 23 Printed material: "I Bit the Hand that Feeds Me," galley proofs
15 24 Printed material: invitations and tickets, 1938-1950
15 25 Printed material: Letter to Les Nouvelles Épitres, 1946
15 26 Printed material: "The Man Who Lived Underground," The Stag, 1956
15 27 Printed material: materials related to the Lefargue Clinic, 1942-1969
15 28 Printed material: materials related to Twice a Year, 1945-1947
15 29 Printed material: miscellaneous printed material
15 30 Printed material: Native Son, playbills, 1941
15 31 Printed material: newspaper clippings, 1934-2001
15 32 Printed material: "Le 'Noir' est une creation du blanc," Preuves, 1958
15 33 Printed material: program, Choir Music Festival, Metropolitan Community Center, 1934
15 34 Printed material: promotional brochure for Richard Wright - Black Boy
15 35 Printed material: publisher announcements
15 36 Printed material: "Statement of Aims," Paris Review
15 37 Printed material: "To French Readers," The Mississippi Quarterly, 1989
16 1 Writings: "About twenty years ago…," TS [1939]
16 2 Writings: "And He hath put a new song in my mouth…," TS, undated
16 3 Writings: "Cat Blues," TS, undated
16 4 Writings: "Chester Himes' Lonely Crusade…," TS, undated
16 5 Writings: "I Choose Exile," TS, undated
16 6 Writings: interview, TS [with printed version, 1955]
16 7 Writings: "King Joe," TS, undated
16 8 Writings: Last Flight: Original Motion Picture Story, TS, 1945 [Richard Wright and Crosby George]
16 9 Writings: "Let's Give the World a Conscience," TS, undated
16 10 Writings: "The literary archives and vast correspondence of Jack Conroy…," TS, undated
16 11 Writings: miscellaneous notes, MS
16 12 Writings: "Night," MS and TS, undated
16 13 Writings: "On February 4, 1951, Miss Margaret Cleveland…," TS [1951]
16 14 Writings: "Outline of New Novel," TS, 1939
16 15 Writings: "Portrait of Harlem," for Federal Writers Project: New York City Guide Book, TS, 1938 Federal Writers Project:
16 16 Writings: "Reactions to the Script of La Putain Respectueuse," TS, undated
16 17 Writings: review of Age of Assassins by Philip Soupault, TS, 1946
16 18 Writings: review of Deep Are the Roots, TS, 1946
16 19 Writings: review of The End is Not Yet by Fritz Von Unruh, TS Fritz Von Unruh, TS
16 20 Writings: This Other World: Projections in the Haiku Manner, TS, undated
16 21 Writings: "To French Readers," TS, 1959
16 22 Writings: "To Love This World," TS, undated
16 23 Writings: "White Faces: Agents Provocateurs of Mankind," TS [1956]
16 24 Writings: Burke, Kenneth, "The Philosophy of Literary Form," TS
16 25 Writings: Mandelin-Dixon, Mary, "Between Black Boy and Black Power!" TS, 1956 Mandelin-Dixon, Mary, "Between
16 26 Writings: Mathieu, André, "Richard Wright," undated
16 27 Writings: Wertham, Frederic, Review of Black Boy, TS, 1945 Wertham, Frederic, Review of
Yerby, Frank
16 28 Correspondence: Frank Yerby to Michel Fabre, 1963-1984
16 29 Printed material: "Roads Going Down," Common Ground, 1945
16 30 Printed material: "The Thunder of God," New Anvil, 1939
16 31 Writings: "Georgia Holiday," TS with corrections, undated
Young, Al
16 32 Correspondence: 1970-1992
16 33 Writings: "Backwater Blues Bessie Smith, 1927," photocopy of TS, undated
16 34 Writings: "Body and Soul: Coleman Hawkins, 1939," photocopy of TS, undated
16 35 Writings: résumé [1979]
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