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Series 1
J.J. Phillips papers, 1944-2002
Boxes 1 - 8

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of literary and personal papers documenting J.J. Phillips' life and writing from 1944-2002. The series contains manuscript drafts and typescripts for Phillips' novels Mojo Hand (1966) and The Passion of Joan Paul II (1996) as well as materials relating to the French, British, and German editions of Mojo Hand. There are also reviews of Mojo Hand and The Passion of Joan Paul II. Other writings by Phillips include the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame program, the poem "Apoptosis, or Brautigan's Brains," articles such as "Is B.C. too P.C.?" and "Alice Walker's Navel Gazing," among others. Correspondence and essays reveal Phillips' relationships with writers, artists, and actors, such as Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, Henry Miller, Ivan Webster, John D. Weaver, Camille Paglia, and Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello). The series also includes correspondence with publishing companies, such as Trident Press, Serendipity Press, Serpent's Tail, City Miner Books, and others. Additionally, the series contains Phillips' correspondence with close friends and colleagues, such as musician Lightin' Hopkins, Humphrey Davies, Kristina Nelson, Everett Rowson, Barbara Henninges, Anthony Bulloch, Linda Colman, Fallon and Jane Evans, Andrei Codrescu, and Carolyn Kizer. The series also documents Phillips' career as editor of the Before Columbus Review; her time at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley; and Phillips' childhood, including memorabilia such as birthday cards, photographs, short stories, student identification cards, and newspaper clippings that reflect her upbringing.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, A.G. Whitlam (Zoological Board of Victoria), 1952
1 2 Correspondence, Albert Murray (copies), 2002
1 3 Correspondence, Alice Walker, 1973
1 4 Correspondence, [Allison?], undated
1 5 Correspondence, America, 1981-1984
1 6 Correspondence, Anaïs Nin, 1973
1 7 Correspondence, Andrei Codrescu, 1989-2000
1 8 Correspondence, Anita Caspary, 1987
1 9 Correspondence, Anthony Bulloch and Linda Colman, 1992-2000
1 10 Correspondence, Barbara Henniges, 1987-1988
1 11 Correspondence, Barbara Henniges, 1989-1992
1 12 Correspondence, Baron Rudolph d'Erlanger, 1975
1 13 Correspondence, Before Columbus Foundation, 1987-1993
1 14 Correspondence, Before Columbus Review, 1989
1 15 Correspondence, Before Columbus Review, 1990
1 16 Correspondence, Bert Mathieu, 1985
1 17 Correspondence, Betye Saar, 1969
1 18 Correspondence, Bill Hickman, 1984
1 19 Correspondence, Bridget Connelley, 1991
1 20 Correspondence, Bruno Bettelheim, 1980
1 21 Correspondence, Bucklin Moon (Trident Press), 1964-1965
1 22 Correspondence, Bumbershoot Seattle Arts Festival, 1990
1 23 Correspondence, Camille Paglia, 1994-1995
1 24 Correspondence, Carolyn Kizer, 1986-2001
1 25 Correspondence, Carolyn Kizer, The Passion of Joan Paul II (students comments), 1992
1 26 Correspondence, Catherine Vandecasteele, 1983-1987
1 27 Correspondence, Ceila Reiyer Harley, 1983
1 28 Correspondence, Chana Bloch, 1992-1999
1 29 Correspondence, Charles Henry, 2001
1 30 Correspondence, Chronicle Books, 1993
1 31 Correspondence, Clarence, 1992
1 32 Correspondence, Claudia Ebel, 1992-1994
1 33 Correspondence, Copies and drafts of correspondence, 1987-2000
1 34 Correspondence, David Hardy, 1992
1 35 Correspondence, David Meltzer, 1992
2 1 Correspondence, David Miller, 1997
2 2 Correspondence, David Trocki, 1984-1994
2 3 Correspondence, Desmid Bendix, 1974
2 4 Correspondence, Dietriech Fischer-Diskeau, undated
2 5 Correspondence, D.T. Salter, 1991
2 6 Correspondence, Edie Meideu, 1992
2 7 Correspondence, Erskine Peters, 1984-1985
2 8 Correspondence, Esther D., 1993
2 9 Correspondence, Ethel Messer, 1955
2 10 Correspondence, Eugene and Helen Martin, 1962
2 11 Correspondence, Eunice Hickey, 1992
2 12 Correspondence, Everett Rowson, 1981-1989
2 13 Correspondence, Fahimah Zand, 1974-1970
2 14 Correspondence, Fallon and Jane Evans, 1975-1992
2 15 Correspondence, Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novell), 1994-1995
2 16 Correspondence, Florence Russell Phillips, 1964
2 17 Correspondence, Florence Russell Phillips and James T. Phillips, Jr., 1962
2 18 Correspondence, Florence Russell Phillips and James T. Phillips, Jr., 1974-1979
2 19 Correspondence, Florence Russell Phillips and James T. Phillips, Jr., 1980-1984
2 20 Correspondence, Florence Russell Phillips and James T. Phillips, Jr., 1985-1987
2 21 Correspondence, Florence Russell Phillips and James T. Phillips, Jr., undated
2 22 Correspondence, France La Polla, 1992-1996
2 23 Correspondence, Gary, 1992
2 24 Correspondence, Gary Lance (Department of Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA], 1961
2 25 Correspondence, Gary Soto, 1987
2 26 Correspondence, George O. Poinar, 1992
2 27 Correspondence, Gloria Robinson Lowery, undated
2 28 Correspondence, Hans-Ulrich Müller-Schwefe (Suhrkamp Verlag), 1989-1995
2 29 Correspondence, Harriet Dear (The Charlotte Observer), 1966-1970
2 30 Correspondence, Hattie Moore, 1970
2 31 Correspondence, Henry Miller, 1963-1974
2 32 Correspondence, Horace Ové, 1987-1996
3 1 Correspondence, Humphrey Davies and Kristina Nelson, 1980-1991
3 2 Correspondence, Ivan Webster, 1982-1999
3 3 Correspondence, Jack Hailey, undated
3 4 Correspondence, Jan Steward, 1997-1999
3 5 Correspondence, James D. Hart, 1988
3 6 Correspondence, James T. Phillips, Jr., 1965
3 7 Correspondence, John Peebles (Junior Zoological Society of Los Angeles), 1959
3 8 Correspondence, John Veglia, 1984
3 9 Correspondence, John Weaver, 1975-2002
3 10 Correspondence, Joseph A. Rosenthal, 1990
3 11 Correspondence, Judith Rocker, 1990
3 12 Correspondence, Katherine Meissner, 1968-1997
3 13 Correspondence, Kathy Kuneman and Mounah Khouri, 1974
3 14 Correspondence, Kathy and Peter Antheil, 1987-1991
3 15 Correspondence, Keith Edwards, 1987
3 16 Correspondence, Larry McMurtry, 1989
3 17 Correspondence, Larry Michalak, 1987-1993
3 18 Correspondence, Laura Jason, 1992-1993
3 19 Correspondence, Leah Garchik, 1999
3 20 Correspondence, Les Blank, 1981
3 21 Correspondence, Lightin' Hopkins (copy), 1967
3 22 Correspondence, Lori A. Wood, 1992
3 23 Correspondence, Louis A. Montrose, 1992
3 24 Correspondence, Macaulay Publishing Company, 1993
3 25 Correspondence, Madiha Doss, undated
3 26 Correspondence, Marilyn Kallet, 1991
3 27 Correspondence, Marilyn Marlow (Curtis Brown, Ltd.), 1965-1999
3 28 Correspondence, Marilyn Thomas, 1971
3 29 Correspondence, Marin County, Office of the Coroner, 1999
3 30 Correspondence, Marion Rust, 1985
3 31 Correspondence, Mark, 1983
3 32 Correspondence, Matthew S. Delaney (Reverend), 1978-1984
3 33 Correspondence, Michael Butler, 1998
3 34 Correspondence, Michael Helm (City Miner Books), 1984-1991
3 35 Correspondence, Michelle Vignes, 1987
3 36 Correspondence, Monroe Beyer, 1978
3 37 Correspondence, Nancy Peters (City Lights), 1997
3 38 Correspondence, Nathan Heard, 1970
3 39 Correspondence, National High School Poetry Association, 1961
4 1 Correspondence, Net Hentoff, 1966
4 2 Correspondence, Nettie Ryckman (Mrs. W.J. Ryckman), 1974-1979
4 3 Correspondence, Par Avion, 1991
4 4 Correspondence, Peter B. Howard (Serendipity Books), 2003
4 5 Correspondence, Phyllis, 1990
4 6 Correspondence, Pierre Furlan, 1990-1991
4 7 Correspondence, P.J. Madigan (Alcatraz Warden), 1958
4 8 Correspondence, Poetry Flash, 1989-1990
4 9 Correspondence, Richard E. Byrd, office of, 1955-1990
4 10 Correspondence, Robert Griffin, 1969
4 11 Correspondence, Roger Monroe, 1972-1977
4 12 Correspondence, "Sally Thomas" (aka Walter Thomas), 1976
4 13 Correspondence, Serpent's Tail, 1986-1997
4 14 Correspondence, Sharon Wood, 1988
4 15 Correspondence, Spotlight: American Authors Meet in Freiburg Conference, 1992
4 16 Correspondence, Stephen Ratcliffe, 1992-1993
4 17 Correspondence, Stephen Ronan, 1990-1996
4 18 Correspondence, Strother T. Phillips, undated
4 19 Correspondence, Susan Orrick, 1997
4 20 Correspondence, Susan Slyomovics, 1980
4 21 Correspondence, Suzanne Heming, 1984
4 22 Correspondence, Taylor Crosby, 1980
4 23 Correspondence, Tonda Marton, 1985
4 24 Correspondence, Tony Moffeit, 1977
4 25 Correspondence, unidentified, undated
4 26 Correspondence, United Sates National Student Association, 1962
4 27 Correspondence, Uta Ranke-Heinemann, 1991
4 28 Correspondence, William Brinner, 1996-1997
4 29 Correspondence, William Ferris (University of Mississippi), 1987
4 30 Correspondence, W.W. Norton, 1992-1993
4 31 Newspaper clippings, death of Nelle Johnson, 1975
4 32 Newspaper clippings, "Injured Girl Rescued After Mountain Fall," 1955
4 33 Newspaper clippings, J.J. Phillips being rescued from mountains, 1955
4 34 Newspaper clippings, "Spaghetti Junction, undated
4 35 School records, Dragnet Identity Card, 1955
4 36 School records, Hopalong Cassidy Savings Club (Security First National Bank), 1952-1956
4 37 School records, identification cards for University of Tunis, 1974-1975
4 38 School records, Immaculate Heart College,1962-1963
4 39 School records, Immaculate Heart High School, 1954-1961
4 40 School records, Japanese Language School, 1953
4 41 School records, Junior Amateur Track and Field, 1957
4 42 Photographs, Antoinette Charles, Joel Hopkins, and Lightin' Hopkins (taken by Phillips), 1960s
4 43 Photographs, J.J. Phillips, 1944-1954
5 1 Photographs, J.J. Phillips, 1961-1962
5 2 Photographs, J.J. Phillips, 1986-1989
5 3 Photographs, J.J. Phillips headshot for Mojo Hand (with inscription), 1966
5 4 Photographs, J.J. Phillips in Raleigh, North Carolina jail cell, 1962
5 5 Printed material about Phillips, David Henderson, review of Mojo Hand, 1986
5 6 Printed material about Phillips, Jack Foley, "J.J. Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II: A Pasquinade," undated
5 7 Printed material about Phillips, Jet Magazine, "Negroes Choose Jail in Raleigh Trespass Trial," 1962
5 8 Printed material about Phillips, Jon Carroll, Odd Prose IV: The Tweedle Returns, undated
5 9 Printed material about Phillips, Peter Yates, "Mojo Hand by Jane Phillips," 1967
5 10 Printed material about Phillips, reviews of Mojo Hand (British edition), 1987-1988
5 11 Printed material about Phillips, reviews of Mojo Hand (first edition), 1966-1970
5 12 Printed material about Phillips reviews of Mojo Hand (French edition), 1991-1992
5 13 Printed material about Phillips, reviews of Mojo Hand (second edition), 1981-1991
5 14 Printed material about Phillips, reviews of The Passion of Joan Paul II, 1997
5 15 Printed material by others, La Nouvelle Eloisa, source materials, 1960s-1970s
5 16 Printed material by others, Laura Miller, promotion for Bay Area writers workshop, 1991
5 17 Printed material by others, Mary Pjerrou Huckaby, "Immaculate Heart: Daughters Goodbye" and "A College Closes: The Death of an Idea," 1980
5 18 Printed material by others, Mojo Hand, source materials, 1956-1964
5 19 Printed material by Phillips, "Alice Walker's Navel Gazing," 1993
5 20 Printed material by Phillips, Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology (with reviews), 1992
5 21 Printed material by Phillips, Before Columbus Review, 1989-1990
5 22 Printed material by Phillips, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, 1978
5 23 Printed material by Phillips, essays for Bancroftiana, 1981-1985
5 24 Printed material by Phillips, first published poem (untitled), 1951-1966
5 25 Printed material by Phillips, "Is B.C. Too P.C.?" (with response "Sits Mother Osborne, Stupefied by Stone!"), 1993-1994
5 26 Printed material by Phillips, "Last Supper," 1986
5 27 Printed material by Phillips, "Pistol-Packin' Mama," 1989
6 1 Printed material by Phillips, poems published in Black World, 1973-1974
6 2 Printed material by Phillips, poems published in City Miner Magazine, 1978-1979
6 3 Printed material by Phillips, poems published in Ergo!, 1990
6 4 Printed material by Phillips, poems published in Exquisite Corpse, 1989
6 5 Printed material by Phillips, poems published in The Gesture, 1961-1963
6 6 Printed material by Phillips, "The Foot and Mouth Epidemic in 1924: An Episode in California History," 1961
6 7 Printed material by Phillips, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Tales and Conjurations by Charles Johnson" (review), 1986
6 8 Printed material by Phillips, "Tip of the Iceberg," undated
6 9 Program, The Cable Creamery, 1965-1966
6 10 Program, The Links Cotilion, 1960
6 11 Writings and documents of others, Bill Bizor, address book, 1963
6 12 Writings and documents of others, Lightnin' Hopkins, copies of drawings, 1960s
6 13 Writings by others, Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello), "Beatissme Pater," 1995
6 14 Writings by others, Fallon Evans, typescript and photocopy of talk at Immaculate Heart College, 1967
6 15 Writings by others, Jane J. Taylor, "Dr. Ralph J. Bunche," undated
6 16 Writings by others, Kathy Meissner, "Handmaidens of the Dalinian Cenale," with photographs of Phillips, undated
6 17 Writings by others, Nelle Johnson, "Lucy and Her Children," undated
6 18 Writings by others, Nelle Johnson, "Young Ralph Bunche Casts a Look at the Past," 1972
6 19 Writings by others, Richard Yarborough, "Selected Works of Afro-American Fiction," 1989
6 20 Writings by others, Xenia, "Comments on Mojo Hand Postscript," undated
6 21 Writings by Phillips, "The Alice Walker, Walkin' to Canada, Mama, Womanist Woogie," undated
6 22 Writings by Phillips, "Apoptosis, or Brautigan's Brains," undated
6 23 Writings by Phillips, "De Construction of De Text" (with edits), 1985
6 24 Writings by Phillips, "The Frog Prince " (with annotations), 1970s
6 25 Writings by Phillips, "The Frog Prince" draft (with comments from students), 2001
7 1 Writings by Phillips, La Nouvelle: Eloisa: A Previously Unknown Twist in the Popism Plot draft (with notes and poems), circa 1960s-1978
7 2 Writings by Phillips, "Joy Bangla" and "O Bogowan," 1971
7 3 Writings by Phillips, "Maidenhead Revisited: A Revisionist Analysis of the Demise of IHC," 1981
7 4 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, agreement for publication 1965
7 5 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, author's file set, 1966
7 6 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, timeline, undated
7 7 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, typescript, 1966
7 8 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, typescript (with annotations), 1960s
7 9 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, typescript (with annotations and overlapping sections), 1960s
8 1 Writings by Phillips, Mojo Hand, typescript, pages 1-58 (with annotations), 1960s
8 2 Writings by Phillips, "The Monkey's Tail, " 1953
8 3 Writings by Phillips, "Nigga in the Woodpile," undated
8 4 Writings by Phillips, paper written in Arabic about Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih, 1978
8 5 Writings by Phillips, "Ride Freedom Ride," 1962-1963
8 6 Writings by Phillips, short story about learning, undated
8 7 Writings by Phillips, "State of Affairs, A" 1978
8 8 Writings by Phillips, story told to James T. Phillips, Jr., 1946
8 9 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, bound proofs (with annotations), 1991
8 10 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, cover art (in parts), 1991
8 11 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, cover background, 1991
8 12 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, cover card, 1991
8 13 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, cover illustration 1991
8 14 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paull II, photograph and tracings, 1991
8 15 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, proofs, with annotations, 1991
8 16 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, sketch of the Kali Mat, undated
8 17 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II, typescript, 1991
8 18 Writings by Phillips, The Passion of Joan Paul II: A Pasquinade, typescript (with annotations), 1991
8 19 Writings by Phillips, "The Window," 1962
8 20 Writings by Phillips, "Vague Magazine," 1981
8 21 Writings by Phillips, Wild Child," 1987
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