Subseries 4.1
Printed about Killens, 1961-1987
Boxes 77-78

Scope and Content Note

Printed about contains articles about Killens and materials with reference to Killens, including periodicals, invitations, brochures, fliers, programs and press releases. These materials contain information on Killens's political views, public appearances and public image. The items give a sense of his role in the literary and African American community, especially in New York City.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then in chronological order with undated first.

Articles
Box Folder Content
77 1 "Former Maconite Received Appointment From The Nigerian Government," circa April 1961
77 2 "New Negro Is Not New Says John Killens," N.Y. Amsterdam News, February 9, 1963
77 3 Walker, Joseph, "Views on Freedom," Muhammad Speaks, March 4, 1963
77 4 "Time for Negro to Speak Author Tells Class," The Springfield Union, June 19, 1963
77 5 "A Negro Author's Query: Why Spend Billions To Put White Man On The Moon?" Muhammad Speaks, September 13, 1963
77 6 "Novelist Will Speak Twice Here," October 6, 1963
77 7 Yago, John, "African New World Seen Replacing America," The Charleston Gazette, October 11, 1963
77 8 Handler, M.S., "Negro Novelist Warns Whites on Racial Struggle," New York Times, March 29, 1964
77 9 Krawcheck, Julian, "Writers, Artists Fail America, Negro Author Contends," The Cleveland Press, November 9, 1965
77 10 "A Point of Interest," The Carolina Times, December 17, 1966
77 11 "St.Martin DePorres Award Presented to Fr. Winkler," The Call and Post, May 13, 1967
77 12 "Church must join 'new revolution'--John Killens," The Catholic Times, May 14, 1967
77 13 Bourne, Kay, "Killens defends writing about black experience," Bay State Banner, February 4, 1971
77 14 Singletary, Annie Lee, "New Yorker Exposes Whitey's Pretensions," Winston-Salem, NC Journal, March 14, 1971
77 15 Taylor, Robert, "Chalk, cheese and cotillions," Boston Sunday Globe, March 14, 1971
77 16 "Noted Black Novelist To Set Cultural Forum Here," The Star, May 15, 1971
77 17 "Literary club hosts author," Washington Afro-American, February 19, 1972
77 18 Johnson, Pat, "Howard's John O. Killens discusses Black literature," The Hilltop, March 17, 1972
77 19 Wiggins, William H., Jr., "The Structure and Dynamics of Folklore in the Novel Form: The Case of John O. Killens," Keystone Folklore Quarterly, Vol. 17, no. 3, Fall 1972, pp. 92-118
77 20 Hudson, Karen, "Killens fights film image," October 20, 1972
77 21 Curtis, Craig, "Dickens, Killens and Black Affirmation," circa December 1972
77 22 "Writers Workshop hosts party for John O. Killens," The Washington Afro-American, December 30, 1972
77 23 "Calls Jesus 'nappy-headed freedom fighter'," Washington Afro-American Church News, June 30, 1973
77 24 Trescott, Jacqueline, "Debate on Black Films: Who Has the Integrity?" Washington Star-News, February 5, 1974
77 25 Douglas, Jodi, "Killens Turns 60, Honored by Dept," The Hilltop, January 16, 1976
77 26 Perry, Mary Ellen, "Author Has Afro-Russian On His Back," Washington Star, May 8, 1977
77 27 King, Martin, "Community College designates John Killens as writer-in-residence," Daily News, June 4, 1978
77 28 "Killens first resident writer at local college," N.Y. Amsterdam News, June 10, 1978
77 29 Jones, Leisa, "J.O. Killens is BBC's Writer-in-Residence," The Communicator, October 12, 1978
77 30 "Bronx Community College offers special writing course," Co-Op City Times, December 9, 1978
77 31 Hastings, Bonnie, "Giants Come To The Bronx," The Communicator, circa 1979
77 32 Shinhoster, Yvonne, "Author John Killens," The Macon Telegraph, January 22, 1979
77 33 Weems, Edward, "View of Killens," Equal Opportunity, Spring 1979
77 34 "Conference," February 23, 1980
77 35 "Studio Museum Lewis Michaux Book Fair," New York Amsterdam News, May 24, 1980
77 36 "Long Time, No See," Macon Telegraph, July 6, 1980
77 37 Churchwell, Robert, "'Uncle Tom' Talk Dead, Davis Says," N.Y. Amsterdam News, August 23, 1980
77 38 Washington, Freddy, "John Killens 'Writers' From Bronx CC to Medgar Evers," Big Red, July 18, 1981
77 39 "Cover Story," TV Week, April 18-24, 1982
77 40 Mitchell, Loften, "Bright Moments!" New York Voice, June 19, 1982
77 41 Summers, Barbara, "Portrait of a Long-Distance Writer," The City Sun, January 30-February 5, 1985
77 42 Taylor, Hannah, "These Authors Make History As Well As Record It," The Phoenix, February 28, 1985
77 43 "Author Heads Afro-American Studies Anniversary," Black Issues in Higher Education, November 15, 1985
77 44 Ansa, Tina McElroy, "Return to South stirs old memories for writer Killens," Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 9, 1986
77 45 "Writing the Black Experience," New York Newsday, March 29, 1986
77 46 "John Oliver Killens: Through Him We Heard Thunder," Black Masks, Vol. 4, No. 3, Nov/Dec 1987
Other
77 47 Fisk University Centennial Bulletin, 1965-1966, May 1965
77 48 Invitations, 1970s-1980s
77 49 News clippings, undated
77 50 News clippings, 1950s
77 51 News clippings, 1960s
77 52 News clippings, 1970s
77 53 News clippings, 1980s
77 54 News clippings, 1990s
77 55 Newsletters, 1960s
78 1 Newsletters, 1970s
78 2 Newsletters, 1980s
78 3 Posters and fliers, undated
78 4 Posters and fliers, 1950s
78 5 Posters and fliers, 1960s
78 6 Posters and fliers, 1970s
78 7 Posters and fliers, 1980s
78 8 Press releases, 1960s-1980s
78 9 Programs and brochures, undated
78 10 Programs and brochures, 1950s
78 11 Programs and brochures, 1960s [1 of 2]
78 12 Programs and brochures, 1960s [2 of 2]
78 13 Programs and brochures, 1970s
78 14 Programs and brochures, 1980s
78 15 Reports, 1980s
78 16 Syllabus, undated
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