Subseries 1.2
Incoming correspondence, 1941-1990
Boxes 2-20

Scope and Content Note

The incoming correspondence consists of letters to Killens from 1941-1990. It includes invitations, fan letters, solicitations to appear at public events, and letters from former students. Much of the incoming correspondence in the 1950s and 1960s is from members of the Harlem Writers Guild, including Maya Angelou and Sidney Poitier. Other notable correspondents include Langston Hughes, Harry Belafonte, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Ossie Davis. Killens also corresponded with members of various organizations on issues of civil rights, elections, and African American arts and letters. Correspondence directly relating to the operations of organizations with which Killens was involved can be found in the Organizations and Conferences files (Series 6).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note The incoming correspondence consists of letters to Killens from 1941-1990. It includes invitations, fan letters, solicitations to appear at public events, and letters from former students. Much of the incoming correspondence in the 1950s and 1960s is from members of the Harlem Writers Guild, including Maya Angelou and Sidney Poitier. Other notable correspondents include Langston Hughes, Harry Belafonte, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Ossie Davis. Killens also corresponded with members of various organizations on issues of civil rights, elections, and African American arts and letters. Correspondence directly relating to the operations of organizations with which Killens was involved can be found in the Organizations and Conferences files (Series 6).
Box Folder Content
2 4 Undated
2 5 1940s
2 6 1950-1953
2 7 1954 January-August
2 8 1954 September-December
2 9 1955 January-March
2 10 1955 April-December
2 11 1956 January-April
2 12 1956 May-December
2 13 1957
3 1 1958
3 2 1959 January-April
3 3 1959 May-December
3 4 1960 January-July
3 5 1960 August-December
3 6 1961 January-June
3 7 1961 July-December
3 8 1962 January-August
3 9 1962 September-December
3 10 1963 January-February
3 11 1963 March-April
4 1 1963 May-June
4 2 1963 July-August
4 3 1963 September-October
4 4 1963 November-December
4 5 1964 January
4 6 1964 February-March
4 7 1964 April-May
4 8 1964 June
4 9 1964 July-August
5 1 1964 September-October
5 2 1964 November
5 3 1964 December
5 4 1965 January
5 5 1965 February-April
5 6 1965 May-July
5 7 1965 August-November
5 8 1965 December
6 1 1966 January-March
6 2 1966 April-June
6 3 1966 July
6 4 1966 August
6 5 1966 September-November
6 6 1966 December
6 7 1967 January-February
6 8 1967 March-May
7 1 1967 June
7 2 1967 July-September
7 3 1967 October-November
7 4 1967 December
7 5 1968 January
7 6 1968 February-March
7 7 1968 April-May
7 8 1968 June-September
8 1 1968 October
8 2 1968 November-December
8 3 1969 January
8 4 1969 February
8 5 1969 March-April
8 6 1969 May-June
8 7 1969 July-August
8 8 1969 September
9 1 1969 October-November
9 2 1969 December
9 3 1970 undated-January
9 4 1970 February
9 5 1970 March
9 6 1970 April
9 7 1970 May
9 8 1970 June
9 9 1970 July
10 1 1970 August
10 2 1970 September-October
10 3 1970 November-December
10 4 1971 January
10 5 1971 February
10 6 1971 March
10 7 1971 April
10 8 1971 May
10 9 1971 June
11 1 1971 July
11 2 1971 August-October
11 3 1971 November-December
11 4 1972 January
11 5 1972 February
11 6 1972 March-April
11 7 1972 May
11 8 1972 June
11 9 1972 July
11 10 1972 August-September
12 1 1972 October-November
12 2 1972 December
12 3 1973 January
12 4 1973 February-April
12 5 1973 May-August
12 6 1973 September-December
12 7 1974 January-February
12 8 1974 March-April
12 9 1974 May-June
13 1 1974 July-October
13 2 1974 November-December
13 3 1975 January
13 4 1975 February-March
13 5 1975 April-August
13 6 1975 September-December
13 7 1976 January
13 8 1976 February-April
13 9 1976 May-August
14 1 1976 September-November
14 2 1976 December
14 3 1977 January
14 4 1977 February
14 5 1977 March-April
14 6 1977 May-June
14 7 1977 July-September
14 8 1977 October-December
14 9 1978 January-March
14 10 1978 April-May
15 1 1978 June-August
15 2 1978 September-December
15 3 1979 January
15 4 1979 February
15 5 1979 March-April
15 6 1979 May-July
15 7 1979 August-December
16 1 1980 January-February
16 2 1980 March-April
16 3 1980 May-June
16 4 1980 July-September
16 5 1980 October-December
16 6 1981 January-February
16 7 1981 March-April
16 8 1981 May-June
17 1 1981 July-August
17 2 1981 September-October
17 3 1981 November-December
17 4 1982 January-February
17 5 1982 March-May
17 6 1982 June-July
17 7 1982 August-September
17 8 1982 October-November
17 9 1982 December
18 1 1983 January-February
18 2 1983 March
18 3 1983 April-May
18 4 1983 June-July
18 5 1983 August-October
18 6 1983 November
18 7 1983 December
18 8 1984 January-February
18 9 1984 March-May
18 10 1984 June-July
19 1 1984 August-September
19 2 1984 October-December
19 3 1985 January-March
19 4 1985 April-May
19 5 1985 June-August
19 6 1985 September-October
19 7 1985 November-December
19 8 1986 January-March
19 9 1986 April-May
19 10 1986 June-July
20 1 1986 August-September
20 2 1986 October-December
20 3 1987 undated
20 4 1987 January-February
20 5 1987 March-April
20 6 1987 May-July
20 7 1987 August-December
20 8 1988-1989
v1.11.0-dev