Subseries 3.1
Writings by Thompson, 1969-2003
Boxes 10-14 and BV 5-6

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of writings by Thompson, including poetry and prose. The majority of the poetry is untitled. During 2000 and 2001, Thompson wrote on average two poems a day (one haiku and one free verse poem) which she submitted to online poetry contests. The subseries also contains a small amount of lyrics which Thompson wrote for her blues band, Wedo Blues, and other sheet music composed by Thompson. In addition, there are various prose writings including three children's books, the typescript drafts of which include original pencil and ink drawings by Thompson. The subseries also contains articles and interviews with artists, which may have been intended for publication in Art Papers, the Atlanta-based magazine where she was an associate editor from 1987 through the early 2000s. Thompson later compiled many of these articles and interviews into an unpublished book manuscript entitled Artists Talking Art. Some autobiographical writings and other prose are also present.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Poetry
Box Folder Content
10 1 Animal Magic, collected poetry, typescript draft, circa 2000
10 2 Poetry submitted for publication, no date
10 3 Poetry submitted for publication, 1986-1987
10 4 Titled poetry, no date
10 5 Untitled poetry, no date
10 6 Untitled poetry, July-August 2000
10 7 Untitled poetry, September-October 2000
10 8 Untitled poetry, November-December 2000
10 9 Untitled poetry, January-February 2001
11 1 Untitled poetry, March-April 2001
11 2 Untitled poetry, May-June 2001
11 3 Untitled poetry, July 2001-January 2002
Music and lyrics
11 4 Lyrics, no date
11 5 Lyrics, 2000-2002
11 6 Sheet music, 2003
Children's books
11 7 Cami, typescript draft [includes editorial correspondence], 1989
BV5 - Cami, bound typescript draft with original pencil and ink drawings, 1985
BV6 - Robby Rabbit, bound typescript draft with original pencil and ink drawings, 1985
11 8 T.T. Tango Too, bound typescript draft with original pencil and ink drawings, 1985
Artists Talking Art
11 9 Book proposals, overviews, and chapter summaries, no date
11 10 Chapter drafts, no date
11 11 Typescript draft, no date [1 of 3]
12 1 Typescript draft, no date [2 of 3]
12 2 Typescript draft, no date [3 of 3]
12 3 Typescript draft, no date [1 of 3]
12 4 Typescript draft, no date [2 of 3]
12 5 Typescript draft, no date [3 of 3]
12 6 Typescript draft, incomplete, no date [1 of 2]
12 7 Typescript draft, incomplete, no date [2 of 2]
Articles
13 1 "Andy Warhol: The Portrait a Symbol of the Times" [variant title: "Andy Warhol: 'Celebrities' Exhibition, High Museum, Atlanta"], typescript drafts, no date
13 2 "Art in West Berlin, November 27-December 7, 1989," typescript draft, 1989
13 3 "Artist Outside the Established Order" [variant title: "The Lives of Artist Outside the Established Order"], typescript drafts, circa 1992
13 4 "Benny Andrews: Native Son, Exhibition, Brenau University, February 2002," typescript draft, 2002
13 5 "The Caversham Press: The Hourglass Project: Icons of the Millenium," typescript and manuscript drafts, circa 1999
13 6 "The Cochran Collection," typescript drafts, circa 2000
13 7 "The Color Copying Machine: New Possibilities in Print-Making," typescript draft, 1981
13 8 "Cowboys and Indians, The Cochran Collection, Andy Warhol, September 1992," typescript draft, 1992
13 9 "Da Blues Go to College," manuscript draft, no date
13 10 "Diversity Among Women of Color Artists, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta 1994," typescript draft, 1994
13 11 "The Drawing Process," typescript draft, no date
13 12 "Fairytales, Females, and Fantasy," typescript drafts and outline, 1978
13 13 "German/American Cultural Festival, Halle," typescript drafts, circa 1994
13 14 "Introduction: Contemporary Black Artists," typescript drafts, no date
13 15 "Mildred Thompson, Sculptor: Experiences of a Black Artist in Europe and the United States," typescript draft, 1977
13 16 "Patti LaBelle's Shoes, National Black Arts Festival," typescript drafts with notes, 2003
13 17 "The Question of Censorship, Exhibition: The Black American Male, Atlanta's Margaret Mitchell Library, July 1993," typescript draft, 1993
13 18 "The Role of Local Museums, Howard Cook exhibit, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, January 28-March 19, 1989," manuscript draft, 1989
13 19 "Rosa von Praunheim Retrospective, The Goethe Institute Atlanta and IMAGE Film/Video, Atlanta, June 12-15, 1994," typescript draft, 1994
13 20 "Vitreography and the Harvey Littleton Studio, Spruce Pine, North Carolina," typescript drafts, 1993
13 21 "Wes and Missy Cochran's 20th Century Graphics Collection," typescript and manuscript drafts, 2002
13 22 "The Wish in Folk and Fairy Tales," typescript drafts with original ink drawings, 1984
13 23 "Wolf Biermann at the Goethe Institut Atlanta," typescript draft, November 14, 1992
Interviews
13 24 Amos, Emma, Atlanta, Georgia, January 25, 1994
13 25 Blackburn, Bob, and Will Barnet, no date
13 26 Fletcher, Warren, no date
13 27 Kühl, Siegfried, Berlin, Germany, December 1989
13 28 Littleton, Harvey, Spruce Pines, North Carolina, April 1993
13 29 Lundsford, J., and J. Compton, Atlanta, Georgia, July 1993
13 30 Von Praunheim, Rosa, Atlanta, Georgia, no date
Other prose
14 1 Artist statements, no date
14 2 Artist statements, 2001
14 3 Atlanta Talking '90, typescript drafts with drawings, circa 1990
14 4 Autobiographical writings, no date
14 5 Autobiographical writings, 1975
14 6 "Enigma," film (?) script, typescript draft, no date
14 7 "Mildred Thompson: Hand-Pulled Prints," exhibition catalogue, typescript draft and proof, 1996
14 8 "Wood Work," exhibition catalogue with photographs of artwork, drafts, circa 1969
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