Series 5
Teaching files, 1965-1987
Boxes 84-104

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Killens's teaching files from 1965-1987. The files contain information from Killens's time teaching at Fisk University, Columbia University, Trinity College, Howard University, Bronx Community College, Medgar Evers College, and University of Cincinnati. Files contain administrative paperwork and memos, correspondence, student writing, teaching materials, and conference materials. The teaching files show the depth of Killens's involvement at the different universities and colleges that employed him. These files also contain a significant amount of student writing and provide some insight into Killens's encouragement of his students. The series also contains files concerning conferences organized by Killens through his capacity as a teacher at these universities. They contain planning information, papers, schedules, and correspondence. The conferences files within the teaching files demonstrate major trends in African American education and writing, as well as Killens's connections in the writing world. Other conference files can be found in Series 6: Organizations and Conferences.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically by university, then in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Some student records are restricted until 2053.

New School for Social Research
Box Folder Content
84 1 Administrative file
84 2 Conference, "The Negro Writer's Version of America," April 23-25, 1965
84 3 Correspondence, 1964-1965
84 4 Student writing
84 5 Teaching materials
Fisk University, 1965-1968
84 6 Administrative file
84 7 Annual Festival of Music and Art, April 28-May 2, 1965
84 8 "Black Writing and Black Power" conference, 1969
84 9 Centennial benefit concert, 1966
84 10 Centennial film, 1965
84 11 Centennial Writers' Conference, 1966
84 12 Centennial Writers' Conference, correspondence, January-June 1966
84 13 Centennial Writers' Conference, papers, 1966
84 14 Center for Non-Western Studies
85 1 Come Back to Africa film screening, 1968
85 2 Conference on Afro-American Identity, 1968 [1 of 2]
85 3 Conference on Afro-American Identity, 1968 [2 of 2]
85 4 Correspondence, 1964-June 1967
85 5 Correspondence, July 1967-1968
85 6 International Black Writers Conference, 1970
85 7 List of students, undated
85 8 NEH proposal for workshop on social science approaches to the study of the negro, 1968
85 9 Second Annual Writers' Conference, 1967
85 10 Second Annual Writers' Conference, correspondence, January-September 1967
86 1 Second Annual Writers' Conference, papers, 1967
86 2 Self study
86 3 SNCC faculty advisor
86 4 Student writing, Bessie Frazier [1 of 2]
86 5 Student writing, Bessie Frazier [2 of 2]
86 6 Student writing, Creative Writing Workshop, 1965-1968 [1 of 2]
86 7 Student writing, Creative Writing Workshop, 1965-1968 [2 of 2]
86 8 Student writing, Lonnetta Gaines
86 9 Teaching materials, Creative Writing Workshop, 1965-1968
86 10 Third Annual Writers' Conference, The Black Writer's Vision for America, 1968 [1 of 2]
87 1 Third Annual Writers' Conference, The Black Writer's Vision for America, 1968 [2 of 2]
87 2 Third Annual Writers' Conference, correspondence, 1968
87 3 Third Annual Writers' Conference, Gwendolyn Brooks Prize
Columbia University, 1968-1974
87 4 Administrative file, undated-1973
87 5 Correspondence, undated-January 1971
87 6 Correspondence, February 1971-May 1973
87 7 Correspondence, June 1973-1975
87 8 Student writing, Black Culture seminar, 1970
88 1 Student writing [1 of 18]
88 2 Student writing [2 of 18]
88 3 Student writing [3 of 18]
88 4 Student writing [4 of 18]
88 5 Student writing [5 of 18]
88 6 Student writing [6 of 18]
89 1 Student writing [7 of 18]
89 2 Student writing [8 of 18]
89 3 Student writing [9 of 18]
89 4 Student writing [10 of 18]
89 5 Student writing [11 of 18]
90 1 Student writing [12 of 18]
90 2 Student writing [13 of 18]
90 3 Student writing [14 of 18]
90 4 Student writing [15 of 18]
90 5 Student writing [16 of 18]
90 6 Student writing [17 of 18]
91 1 Student writing [18 of 18]
91 2 Teaching materials
91 3 Transcript of Writer's Workshop discussion, May 14, 1972
91 4 Writings for Workshop Anthology
Trinity College, 1970-1971
91 5 Administrative file
91 6 Class notes
91 7 Correspondence, April 1969-February 1971
91 8 Student writing [1 of 4]
91 9 Student writing [2 of 4]
91 10 Student writing [3 of 4]
92 1 Student writing [4 of 4]
92 2 Teaching materials
Howard University, 1971-1977
92 3 Administrative file
92 4 Correspondence, 1969, 1971-1978
92 5 Correspondence, 1979-1983
92 6 First National Conference of Afro-American Writers, 1974 [1 of 3]
92 7 First National Conference of Afro-American Writers, 1974 [2 of 3]
92 8 First National Conference of Afro-American Writers, 1974 [3 of 3]
93 1 First National Conference of Afro-American Writers, correspondence, 1974
93 2 First National Conference of Afro-American Writers, notes and speeches, 1974
93 3 Fourth National Conference of Afro-American Writers, May 4-6, 1978
93 4 Institute for the Arts and Humanities [1 of 4]
93 5 Institute for the Arts and Humanities [2 of 4]
93 6 Institute for the Arts and Humanities [3 of 4]
93 7 Institute for the Arts and Humanities [4 of 4]
93 8 Institute for the Arts and Humanities, correspondence, 1971-1977
93 9 John Oliver Killens Writers Guild
93 10 National Conference of Afro-American Writers, undated
94 1 Second National Conference of Afro-American Writers, April 22-24, 1976
94 2 Second National Conference of Afro-American Writers, correspondence, 1975
94 3 Student writing [1 of 11]
94 4 Student writing [2 of 11]
94 5 Student writing [3 of 11]
94 6 Student writing [4 of 11]
95 1 Student writing [5 of 11]
95 2 Student writing [6 of 11]
95 3 Student writing [7 of 11]
95 4 Student writing [8 of 11]
95 5 Student writing [9 of 11]
95 6 Student writing [10 of 11]
96 1 Student writing [11 of 11]
96 2 Student writing, creative writing for film, 1976
96 3 Student writing, fiction writing workshop, 1976-1977
96 4 Teaching materials [1 of 2]
96 5 Teaching materials [2 of 2]
96 6 Third National Conference of Afro-American Writers, May 5-7, 1977
Bronx Community College, 1978-1983
96 7 Administrative file
96 8 Correspondence, 1978-1982, 1983
96 9 First Annual Arts Festival, May 8-12, 1979
97 1 Grant application
104 1 Grade reports [RESTRICTED]
97 2 Student writing [1 of 10]
97 3 Student writing [2 of 10]
97 4 Student writing [3 of 10]
97 5 Student writing [4 of 10]
97 6 Student writing [5 of 10]
98 1 Student writing [6 of 10]
98 2 Student writing [7 of 10]
98 3 Student writing [8 of 10]
98 4 Student writing [9 of 10]
98 5 Student writing [10 of 10]
99 1 Teaching materials [1 of 3]
99 2 Teaching materials [2 of 3]
99 3 Teaching materials [3 of 3]
Medgar Evers College, 1983-1987
99 4 Administrative file
99 5 Black Studies program
99 6 Black Writers' Conference, 1984
99 7 Correspondence, 1980-1985
99 8 Correspondence, 1986-1987
100 1 Cotillion performance, 1983
100 2 C.U.N.Y. Caribbean Studies Caucus
100 3 First National Black Writers' Conference, 1986 [1 of 2]
100 4 First National Black Writers' Conference, 1986 [2 of 2]
100 5 First National Black Writers' Conference, 1986, correspondence
100 6 Interviews, 1982
100 7 John Oliver Killens Fiction Award
100 8 Library exhibit list, 1982
100 9 National Black Writers' Conference, NEH preparation, 1984-1986
100 10 National Black Writers' Conference preparation, 1978-1985 [1 of 2]
100 11 National Black Writers' Conference preparation, 1978-1985 [2 of 2]
100 12 Second National Black Writers' Conference, 1988
101 1 Student tests [1 of 2]
104 2 Student tests [2 of 2] [RESTRICTED]
101 2 Student writing [1 of 5]
101 3 Student writing [2 of 5]
101 4 Student writing [3 of 5]
101 5 Student writing [4 of 5]
101 6 Student writing [5 of 5]
102 1 Teaching materials
104 3 Teaching materials, 1983-1987 [RESTRICTED]
102 2 Teaching materials, 1983
102 3 Teaching materials, 1985
102 4 Teaching materials, 1986
102 5 Teaching materials, 1987
102 6 Third National Black Writers' Conference, 1991
102 7 Writers' Conference, 1982
University of Cincinnati
102 8 1974-1986
Residencies
103 1 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Writer-in-Residence, January 21-24, 1986
103 2 Macon, Writer-in-Residence, January 5-19, 1986
Other
103 3 Unidentified student writing, undated
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