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Series 4
Writings, 1930s-1990s
Boxes 19-20

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings of Louise Thompson Patterson, materials relating to her Memoirs Project, and a small number of writings about Patterson. Photocopied corrected typescripts of various drafts of Patterson's proposed memoirs comprise the bulk of the series (ca. late 1980s). Also present are typescripts of a number of speeches, many of which contain holograph corrections (ca. 1937-1991); a notebook for her early writings (1920-1930); miscellaneous items of prose, both fiction and nonfiction; and a small group of notes relating to various topics. This series also contains correspondence; research materials; promotional efforts, including fundraising, relating to the memoirs project; and a small number of writings about Patterson.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Louise Thompson Patterson
Box Folder Content
19 1 Angela Davis: An Autobiography, review, typescript with holograph corrections, 10 pp. [p. 1 missing]
19 2 Black Alumni Reception [University of California, Berkeley], speech, 4 April 1986, typescript with holograph corrections and holograph draft
19 3 Black Board [University of California, Berkeley], speech 6 May 1988
19 4 "Black Elders Day Celebration", speech, 10 February 1988, holograph draft; typescript with holograph revisions
19 5 "Burdines of Oregon" [Maggie the Courageous], notebook with holograph draft and photocopies of corrected typescript, 1920-1930
19 6 Chicago, notes
19 7 Clippings of published writings
19 8 DuBois, W.E.B., Patterson's justification for letter written to DuBois regarding the Hampton Strike, ca. 1927, carbon typescript, 1 p. with photocopied corrected letter to Dr. DuBois, 17 October 1927
19 9 Fannie Lou Hamer Award, acceptance speech, University of California (Berkeley) Black Graduation, 1991
19 10 "Goin' North", typescript with holograph corrections, 7 pp.
19 11 Johnson, Agnes Carrington, tribute carbon, typescript, 3 pp.
19 12 Langston Hughes: the Dream Keeper, remarks delivered at film screening, University of California (Berkeley), 22 February 1987, carbon typescript, 3 pp., with statement prepared by Sue Bailey Thurman attached University of California (Berkeley), 22 February 1987, carbon typescript, 3 pp., with statement prepared by Sue Bailey Thurman attached
19 13 "A Levee That Won't Break Down", review of Good Morning Revolution: Uncollected Writings of Social Protest by , edited by Faith Berry, typescript with corrections, 6 pp. Langston Hughes, edited by Faith Berry, typescript with corrections, 6 pp.
19 14 Memoirs, early notes
19 15 Memoirs: chapter 1, "Childhood/West," draft A
19 16 Memoirs: chapter 1,"Childhood/West," draft B
19 17 Memoirs: chapter 2, "Pine Bluff/Hampton," draft A
19 18 Memoirs: chapter 2, "Pine Bluff/Hampton," draft B
19 19 Memoirs: chapter 2, "Pine Bluff/Hampton," draft C
19 20 Memoirs: chapter 3, "Harlem in the 1920s"
20 1 Memoirs: chapter 4, "Trip to Russia," draft A
20 2 Memoirs: chapter 4, "Trip to Russia," draft B
20 3 Memoirs: chapter 4, "Trip to Russia," draft C
20 4 Memoirs: chapter 5, "Return to U.S./Scottsboro"
20 5 Memoirs: chapter 6, "Harlem Riot of 1935"
20 6 Memoirs: chapter 7, "Paris Conference and Spain"
20 7 Memoirs: chapter 8, "Harlem Suitcase Theatre"
20 8 "A Negro Speaks of 'The Green Pastures'", typescript with holograph corrections and notes, dated March 28,1930, 7 pp.
20 9 "Negro Theatre", speech outline, typescript with some holograph corrections, 3 pp.
20 10 Notes, miscellaneous
20 11 "The Other America", holograph notes
20 12 "Paul Robeson", speech, typescript with holograph corrections, 10 pp.
20 13 "The Promised Land", typescript with holograph corrections, 7 pp. and fragment
20 14 Radio speech, Station EAR (Spain), 27 August 1937, typescript with holograph corrections, 2 pp.
20 15 "A Salute to Dr. W.E.B. DuBois", 1987, typescript, 3 pp. with carbon copy and holograph notes
20 16 "A Sgadiw [Shadow] That Covers a Whole Nation", review of The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir by Daisy Bates, carbon typescript, 2 pp. Daisy Bates, carbon typescript, 2 pp. The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir by
20 17 "Talk of Louise Thompson Patterson for the Reception Dinner at the Hotel Commodore, Oct. 6", [regarding trip to Spain], photocopied transcript, 2 pp. Spain], photocopied transcript, 2 pp.
20 18 "Tashkent", holograph notes with photographs
20 19 "To the British Public", speech regarding Angela Davis, ca. 1971, photocopied typescript, 12 pp. Angela Davis, ca. 1971, photocopied typescript, 12 pp.
20 20 "A Tribute to Henry Winston—Given at the Memorial in San Francisco", 7 February 1987, typescript and photocopied typescript, 2 pp.
20 21 "Unemployment and Relief", news release, Department of Social Relations, Congressional Education Society, 26 October 1931, carbon typescript 2 pp. Congressional Education Society, 26 October 1931, carbon typescript 2 pp.
20 22 "What Makes (One) an American Negro", typescript with holograph revisions, 6 pp.
20 23 Unidentified fragment
Materials related to the Louise Thompson Patterson Memoirs Project
20 24 Book proposals
20 25 Civil Rights Congress
20 26 Correspondence, 1986-1990
20 27 Fundraising brochure
20 28 Fundraising letters
20 29 Hampton University, research materials
20 30 House Un-American Activities Committee
20 31 Library Research
20 32 Maya Angelou concert fundraising project, March 4, 1989
20 33 Promotional materials: brochures and clippings
20 34 Tapes (audio) and transcriptions, listing of tapes for the memoirs project (compiled by B. Payton, 7 November 1992)
20 35 University of California [Berkeley], fundraising, 1989
Writings About Louise Thompson Patterson
20 36 Book excerpts, 1971, 1985
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