Requesting of offsite materials will be unavailable December 13-17.

Researchers visiting Rose Library during that time should make requests for offsite materials by 5pm on Wednesday, December 12.

For assistance, please contact us at rose.library@emory.edu or 404-727-6887.

Subseries 2.2
Other writings, 1956-2002
Boxes 25 - 27

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of articles, short stories and novellas, and poetry written by Lomax, as well as writings about Lomax which were written by others. Articles include journalistic pieces and autobiographical essays written by Lomax. Of particular interest are letters to the editor written by Lomax, which reveal her political viewpoints in her later years. The series also contains drafts of short stories and novellas written by Lomax, as well as a small amount of poetry by Lomax.

Writings about Lomax include materials relating to Southern Exposure, a proposed television film about the Lomax family's trips to the South during the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. Disney and Amicus Entertainment produced scripts for Southern Exposure in the early 1990s, but the film never came to fruition. The subseries includes correspondence about the film, outlines, and a script, as well as extensive interviews conducted with Almena Lomax and her children Melanie, Mia, and Mark Lomax, during which they discuss at length their early life histories and their travels in the South. Also included in Writings about Lomax are transcripts from three oral history interviews with Almena Lomax, conducted in 1966 and 1967, during which Lomax discusses her work at the California Eagle and the Los Angeles Tribune.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by writing type, then in alphabetical order.

Articles
Box Folder Content
25 4 "Almena's What-Not: Up and Down with Huey [Newton]," typescript draft, no date
25 5 "The Burned Down School of Chehaw," typescript draft, no date
25 6 "Growing Up in Watts," autobiographical essay, typescript draft, circa late 1960s
25 7 "Hippies Best Friend Black Folks Ever Had," typescript draft, no date
25 8 "I Remember Khrushchev," typescript draft, no date
25 9 Letters to the editor, 1988-1996
25 10 "The Man Who Built Hollywood," typescript draft, no date
25 11 "Montgomery is the Happiest City in the USA" and other editorials about the civil rights movement, Los Angeles Tribune, 1956
25 12 "My Mother, the White Woman," autobiographical essay, typescript draft, no date
25 13 "New Thrust by 'New Breed' for Share of Corporate Profits Built on Militant NAACP Tradition," typescript drafts, no date
25 14 Notes for a letter to the editor [?] about abortion, no date
25 15 "Reluctant Leader" [variant title: "Memories of Martin Luther King"], typescript draft, no date
25 16 "A Slow StarterBuilt for the Long Haul: Bradley Back in California Governor Race," typescript draft, 1986
25 17 "The Souls of White Folks," typescript draft, January 4, 1965
25 18 "Tension in the Ghetto--Not All of It Destructive," typescript drafts, no date
25 19 Untitled essay about Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man, typescript draft, no date
25 20 "What Was That Building?" typescript draft, no date
25 21 "The Wretched of the Earth Revisited," typescript draft, no date
Short stories and novellas
25 22 "The Eleven Years War," typescript drafts, no date
25 23 "An Indian Christmas" [variant titles: "Indian Story" and "The Same Old Kind of Christmas Story"], typescript drafts, no date
25 24 "Milledgeville," editorial comments, circa 1976
26 1 "Milledgeville," typescript drafts, no date
26 2 "Milledgeville," typescript drafts, fragments, no date
26 3 "Morehouse Makes Men," typescript draft, no date
26 4 "My God! My God!" typescript drafts, no date
26 5 Notes, no date
26 6 "Sammy's Town," typescript drafts, no date
26 7 "Short-Black and the Baboon Cadillac," typescript drafts, no date
26 8 "Summer Rain," typescript drafts, no date
26 9 "Two Lovers" [variant title: "Where Ecstasy Lies"], editorial comments, no date
26 10 "Two Lovers" [variant title: "Where Ecstasy Lies"], typescript drafts, no date [1 of 2]
26 11 "Two Lovers" [variant title: "Where Ecstasy Lies"], typescript drafts, no date [2 of 2]
26 12 Unidentified loose pages, no date
26 13 Unidentified short story, editorial comments, no date
26 14 Unidentified short story, fragments, no date
26 15 Untitled short story, no date
Poetry
26 16 "Memo to D.P.," manuscript draft, no date
26 17 "Old Friends," typescript drafts, circa 1992
26 18 "Scene Change: Lines for Bob Dylan to Sing," typescript draft, no date
27 1 "A 'Shout' for When a 'Pome' Won't Do," typescript drafts, circa 2000s
27 2 "Youth," typescript draft, no date
Writings about Lomax
27 3 Oral history interviews with Almena Lomax and related correspondence, 1966-2002
27 4 Southern Exposure, autobiographical statement by Melanie Lomax, January 10, 1990
27 5 Southern Exposure, correspondence, 1988-1991
27 6 Southern Exposure, interview with Almena Lomax, December 22, 1990
27 7 Southern Exposure, interview with Almena, Melanie, Mia, and Mark Lomax, January 13, 1991
27 8 Southern Exposure, outlines, circa 1990-1991
27 9 Southern Exposure, release and agreement between the Lomax family and Amicus Entertainment, 1990
27 10 Southern Exposure, script by Josephine Cummings and Richard Yalem, May 17, 1991
v1.11.0-dev