Subseries 2.3b
Short stories, 1964-2014
Box 67 (folder 3) - Box 73 (folder 14), 250

Scope and Content Note

This section of the subseries includes both collected and uncollected short stories written by Alice Walker between 1964 and 2014. In the section of collected works, individual works normally include typescript and manuscript drafts of individual stories along with proofs and galleys of entire collections. The uncollected section includes short stories written between 1965 and the early 1970s, with the bulk of stories being written during the 1960s. The vast majority of stories relate to the racial politics surrounding the Civil Rights Movement. Of particular interest may be the multiple drafts of one of Alice Walker's earliest polished short stories "The Suicide of an American Girl," written in 1965.

Arrangement Note

Collections are arranged by date of publication. Uncollected pieces are arranged alphabetically.

Collected
In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973)
Box Folder Content
67 3 "The Child Who Favored Daughter" typescript drafts, 1966
67 4 "The Diary of African Nun" typescript drafts, 1967 (variant title: "Our Lady of Africa of Vericka")
67 5 "Entertaining God" typescript drafts (variant titles: "We Are Gods, We Are Men" and "Two Over the Edge")
67 6 "The Flowers" typescript drafts, 1964 (variant title: "The Traces of a Lynching")
67 7 "Her Sweet Jerome" typescript drafts (variant title: "Trust")
67 8 "Really, Doesn't Crime Pay?" typescript drafts
67 9 "The Revenge of Hannah Kemhuff" typescript draft and partial draft (variant title: "Story 1: The Raping of the Mare")
67 10 "Strong Horse Tea" typescript and galleys from 1967 Negro Digest
67 11 "To Hell With Dying" typescript drafts, 1965
67 12 "We Drink the Wine in France" typescript drafts
67 13 "The Welcome Table" typescript drafts
67 14 In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, typescript draft [1]
67 15 In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, typescript draft [2]
67 16 In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, corrected page proofs
67 17 In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, galley proof [1]
68 1 In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, galley proof [2]
68 2 In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, prefatory material with variant title: Premium Salt: Women of Color Stories by a Woman of ColorPremium Salt: Women of Color Stories by a Woman of Color
68 3 Five Stories from the Collection In Love and Trouble typescript
You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down (1981)
68 4 "The Abortion" typescript draft
68 5 "Advancing Luna and Ida B. Wells" typescript and manuscript drafts
68 6 "Coming Apart" partial manuscript drafts and typescript drafts
68 7 "Elethia" typescript draft, 1979
68 8 "Fame" typescript draft
68 9 "Laurel" manuscript and typescript drafts with correspondence
68 10 "The Lover" manuscript draft
68 11 "Petunias" manuscript and typescript draft
68 12 "Porn" manuscript
68 13 "Source" partial typescript drafts and draft fragments
68 14 "A Sudden Trip Home in the Spring" typescript drafts and draft fragments
68 15 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down typescript draft [1]
68 16 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down typescript draft [2] [1 of 2]
69 1 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down typescript draft [2] [2 of 2]
69 2 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down uncorrected repro
69 3 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down corrected repro
69 4 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down repro dupe with annotations
69 5 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down galley and page proofs, 1981 [1 of 2]
69 6 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down galley and page proofs, [1981] [2 of 2]
69 7 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down master pages
70 1 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down cover art
70 2 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down dedication, typescript draft
70 3 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down typescript and manuscript notes and corrections
70 4 You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down typescript of early content listing
The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart (2000)
70 5 "Big Sister, Little Sister" typescript drafts
70 6 "The Brotherhood of the Saved" typescript draft with correspondence
70 7 "Charms" typescript draft (variant title "Eggs"; "John's Affair;" "The Affair")
70 8 "Conscious Birth" typescript draft
70 9 "Cuddling" typescript draft [published in Essence, July 1985]
70 10 "Kindred Spirits" typescript and galley proofs [published in Esquire, August 1985]
70 11 "Orelia and John: Olive Oil" typescript draft and draft fragments
70 12 "This Is How It Happened" typescript draft
70 13 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart typescript draft [1] with variant title: To My Young Husband: A Memoir & Other Stories of Love and LossTo My Young Husband: A Memoir & Other Stories of Love and Loss
70 14 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart typescript draft [2] [1 of 2]
70 15 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart typescript draft [2] [2 of 2]
70 16 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart rough page proofs [1 of 2]
70 17 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart rough page proofs [2 of 2]
71 1 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart page proofs [1 of 2]
71 2 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart page proofs [2 of 2]
71 3 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart revised page proof [1] [1 of 2]
71 4 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart revised page proof [1] [2 of 2]
71 5 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart revised page proof [2] [1 of 2]
71 6 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart revised page proof [2] [2 of 2]
71 7 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart partial page proofs
71 8 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart page proof fragments
71 9 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart setting copy
72 1 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart trimmed f & g
72 2 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart cover art
72 3 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart book cover
72 4 The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart uncorrected bound proof
Uncollected
72 5 "The Affair" manuscript draft fragment, 1979
72 6 "Another Ending" typescript draft, [1968]
72 7 "Anguish, The Story of A House" typescript drafts, 1966
72 8 "Bluestones, A Fable" typescript draft fragment
72 9 "Canaan" typescript drafts (variant title: "All You'll Ever Need")
72 10 "Canaan" typescript draft fragments
72 11 "Convergence" typescript drafts, 1966
250 6 "Convergence" typescript with corrections, 2014
72 12 "The Corncrib" typescript drafts, 1966
72 13 "David and Heath, Or My Father Was Not So Gay" typescript draft
72 14 "The Doctor Studied Sewing Me Up" typescript drafts, 1966
72 15 "Ed Sparrow" typescript draft, [circa 1960s]
72 16 "The First Day:" typescript drafts, [circa 1960s] (variant subtitles: "An Integrational Fantasy"; "A Fable After Brown")
72 17 "Funerals Days" typescript drafts, 1966 (variant title: "Funeral Were Mostly When It Rained")
72 18 "Harper" typescript drafts, 1966
72 19 "Ivorene" typescript draft, 1973
72 20 "Jean" manuscript
72 21 "Lydia and Judy" manuscript draft and typescript fragment
72 22 "Mama's Alice's Big Fling in the Gumbo Pot" manuscript draft, [circa 1970s] [includes other short stories and poems for Rebecca]
72 23 "Mrs. Hollenbaum" typescript draft [with correspondence]
72 24 "Near the Sun and Warm" typescript draft fragment
72 25 "A New Generation of Janes" typescript drafts and fragment
72 26 "Reminiscences of an Ex-Spelman Convert" typescript draft
72 27 "Reminiscences of an Ex-Spelman Girl" typescript draft
72 28 "Sixteen" manuscript draft
72 29 "The Telephone" typescript draft, 1966
72 30 "To Sleep in Mississippi" typescript drafts and fragment, [circa late 1960s] [includes correspondence from Muriel Rukheyser]
72 31 "The Suicide of An American Girl" story outline, 1965
73 1 "The Suicide of An American Girl" typescript drafts, 1965
73 2 "The Suicide of An American Girl" original ditto sheets, 1965
73 3 "Turn of the Century" typescript draft, [circa 1960s]
73 4 "Uncle Tom's Loves" typescript draft and fragment
73 5 "Verbena" typescript draft, [circa 1960s]
73 6 Untitled [1], typescript draft, 1967
73 7 Untitled [2] typescript draft
73 8 Untitled [3] typescript draft
73 9 Untitled [4] typescript draft
73 10 Untitled [5] typescript draft
73 11 Untitled [6] typescript draft
73 12 Untitled [7] typescript draft
73 13 Untitled [8] typescript draft
73 14 Unidentified typescript and manuscript fragments
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