Subseries 2.4
Non-fiction, 1961-2012
Box 73 (folder 29) - Box 89 (folder 30), 250; OP1

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains typescripts and manuscripts of Alice Walker's non-fiction works including collected and uncollected essays, reviews of fiction and poetry, introductions and forewords to published prose, letters to the editor, interviews, college papers and speeches from 1961-2012. Of particular interest to researchers will be the multiple drafts of Walker's essays "One Child of One's Own" and "Looking for Zora," her important tribute to Zora Neale Hurston. Among her edited volumes is a collection of letters between Walker and Bessie Head, South African feminist activist, and typescript drafts of the book Warrior Marks, adapted from the film of the same title. Of particular interest among the introductions is Walker's introduction to J. California Cooper's A Piece of Mine, published in 1984 by Wild Trees Press, of which Walker was co-owner. Among the college papers is a draft of Walker's senior thesis on Albert Camus. This series also includes Walker's 1986 calendar, a typescript of Walker's contribution to a book written with a Korean friend, and book-length invitation to her friends and colleagues to come visit her houses.

Arrangement Note

Organized into seven sections: (2.4a) Essays and edited volumes, (2.4b) Reviews, (2.4c) Introductions, forwards, and letters to the editor, (2.4d) Interviews, (2.4e) College papers, (2.4f) Speeches, and (2.4g) Other writings.

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