WALKER, ALICE, 1944-
Letters to John Ferrone, 1976-1990

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/900g7


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Walker, Alice, 1944-
Title: Letters to John Ferrone, 1976-1990
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1104
Extent: .5 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Correspondence from African American writer Alice Walker to her editor, John Ferrone, in addition to some writings and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, on behalf of John Ferrone, 2008.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Letters to John Ferrone, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Rose Library Director, Steve Enniss, as part of Rose Library's holdings in African American literature.

Processing

Jenni Brady, April 2009.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Alice Walker (1944-), African American poet, novelist, and activist. Walker has written numerous essays, novels, and collections of poetry. Her novel The Color Purple, published in 1982, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award. John Ferrone served as Alice Walker's editor at Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich.

Alice Walker (1944-), African American poet, novelist, and activist. Walker has written numerous essays, novels, and collections of poetry. Her novel The Color Purple, published in 1982, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award. John Ferrone served as Alice Walker's editor at Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich.

Scope and Content Note

The collection primarily consists of correspondence from Alice Walker to John Ferrone, in addition to copies of his correspondence to her, from 1976-1990. The correspondence pertains largely to her writings, including The Color Purple, Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, and other short pieces. Also present in the correspondence are typescript drafts of some of these works. The photographs present in this series span the 1980s and are largely of Alice Walker herself.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1976-1981
1 2 1982
1 3 1983
1 4 1984
1 5 1985
1 6 1986
1 7 1987
1 8 1988
1 9 1989-1990
Photographs
1 10 Purple flowers, [circa 1981]
1 11 Alice Walker, 1982
1 12 Alice Walker, 1984
1 13 Alice Walker and John Ferrone, 1985
1 14 Alice Walker, 1985
1 15 Alice Walker, 1987
1 16 Miscellaneous, 1987
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