Subseries 2.3
Student writing, 1939-1953
Boxes 51-52

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of works that Killens wrote as a student from 1939-1953. The files include assignments, lecture notes and text, instructors' correspondence, term papers, book reviews, and story ideas executed during coursework at Robert H. Terrell Law School (1939-1942), Columbia University School of General Studies (1948-1949), and New York University (1951-1953).

Arrangement Note

Arranged by school.

Robert H. Terrell Law School, 1939-1942
Box Folder Content
51 4 Course materials [1 of 2]
51 5 Course materials [2 of 2]
51 6 Mock court cases
51 7 Notes and exams
Columbia University, 1948-1949
51 8 Book review: A Full Portrait, typescript
51 9 Book review: Darkness at Noon, typescript
51 10 Book review: The Naked and the Dead, typescript
51 11 Book review: The Summing Up, typescript
51 12 Book review: Men Without Country, typescript, March 3, 1948
51 13 Book review: Uncle Tom's Children, typescript, March 24, 1949
51 14 Book review: Native Son, typescript, March 31, 1949
51 15 Course materials
51 16 Creative writing, "A Call in the Night," typescript
51 17 Creative writing, "Catch Him Before He Dies," manuscript
51 18 Creative writing, "A Fatal Substitution," manuscript
51 19 Creative writing, "Great Liberator," typescript
51 20 Creative writing, "A Handsome Reward," typescript
52 1 Creative writing, "Homecoming," typescript
52 2 Creative writing, "How to Hit a Ping Pong Ball," typescript
52 3 Creative writing, "Jessica Marie Jamison," typescript
52 4 Creative writing, "Mariah and Jeff," typescript
52 5 Creative writing, "Naturalism," typescript
52 6 "A Strong Determination"
52 7 "Two Girls Named Phyllis"
52 8 "The Wise Man"
52 9 Lecture notes
52 10 Paper, "Ulysses," typescript
52 11 Term paper, "Richard Wright, A Native Son"
New York University, 1951-1953
52 12 Course materials
52 13 Typescript, "Creative Writing and the Novel of Dimensional Reality"
52 14 Typescript, "Table Tennis"
52 15 Typescript, "The Veterans Reflect"
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