Subseries 5.1
Printed material by Alice Walker, 1963-2007
Box 144-152, 251; OP5

Scope and Content Note

Printed material by Walker includes published articles, interviews, letters to the editor, poetry, short stories, and excerpts; and reviews from 1963-2007. Articles include short pieces in college newspapers and alumni magazines, articles written for Ms. Magazine (for which Walker was an editor), and various other publications from 1962-2006. Interviews, from 1972-2007 provide biographical information and in-depth explorations of Walker's poetry and novels. Letters to the editor record Walker's political views and dedication to various activist causes. Walker wrote a number of reviews of other books early in her career; this series includes reviews from 1970-1982. This series also contains reprints of Walker's poetry, short stories, and novel excerpts that appeared in numerous magazines such as Ms. Magazine, Reader's Digestb852p, and Essence.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type; then in chronological order.

Articles
Box Folder Content
OP5 1 "World Youth Festival," Spelman Spotlight, October 1962, p. 4
144 1 "The Experience" in "The Negro College Dead End," Moderator, March 1966, p. 13-14
144 2 "The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?" The American Scholar, Vol. 36, No. 4, Autumn 1967, p. 550-554
144 3 "The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?" Sarah Lawrence Alumnae Magazine, Winter 1968, p. 7-10 [reprinted from The American Scholar, Vol. 36, No. 4, Autumn 1967] The American Scholar, Vol. 36, No. 4, Autumn 1967]
144 4 "But Yet and Still the Cotton Gin Kept on Working" The Black Scholar, January-February 1970, p. 17-21
144 5 "The Black Writer and the Southern Experience," New South, Vol. 25, No. 4, Fall 1970, p. 23-26
144 6 "The Growing Strength of Coretta King," Redbook, September 1971, p. 96-97, 184
144 7 "The Unglamorous but Worthwhile Duties of the Black Revolutionary Artist," The Black Collegian, Vol. 2 No.1, September/October 1971, p. 5, 43-46
144 8 Convocation Talk 1972, Sarah Lawrence Alumnae Magazine, Summer 1972, p. 6-8
144 9 "Alice Walker Talks About Black Women," Encore, April 1973, p. 41
144 10 " View from Rosehill Cemetery: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King," SOUTH Today, July 1973, p.11
144 11 "Ten Years After the March, A Look at Racism," The Commercial Appeal, August 26, 1973
144 12 "Eudora Welty: An Interview," The Harvard Advocate, No. 2/3, Winter 1973, p.68-72
144 13 "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens," Radcliffe Quarterly, June 1974, "Alice Walker on Making The Color Purple, Holly Near, with Amy Banks, Vol. 60, No. 2, p. 2-6 The Color Purple, Holly Near, with Amy Banks, Vol. 60, No. 2, p. 2-6
144 14 "In Search of Zora Neale Hurston," Ms. Magazine, March 1975, p. 74-89
144 15 "Saving the Life that is Your Own," MLA speech, San Francisco November 11, 1975, Women's Center Reid Lectureship, 1976
144 16 "Beyond the Peacock," Ms. Magazine, December 1975, p.77-79, 102-106
144 17 "Lulls," Black Scholar, May 1976, p. 3-12
144 18 "Film: Black Sorority Bankrolls Action Flick," Ms. Magazine, June 1976, p.45
144 19 "Alice Walker," Ms. Magazine, October 1976, p. 66
144 20 "Lulls-A Native Daughter Returns to the Black South," Ms. Magazine, January 1977, p. 58-61, 89-90
144 21 "My Father's Country is the Poor," New York Times, March 21, 1977, p. 27
144 22 "Anaïs Nin: 1903-1977," Ms. Magazine, April 1977, p. 46
144 23 "Secrets of the New Cuba," Ms. Magazine, September 1977, p. 71-74, 96-99
144 24 "Embracing the Dark and the Light," Essence, July 1982, p. 67, 114-121
144 25 "'The Color Purple' Didn't Come Easy," San Francisco Chronicle Review, October 10, 1982, p. 1, 12
145 1 "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is The Self," Ms. Magazine, May 1983, p. 70-72, 142-143
145 2 "On 1984," Literary Cavalcade, November 1983, p. 10-11
145 3 "When A Tree Falls," Ms. Magazine, January 1984, p. 48-55
145 4 "Longing to Be of Old Age," Ms. Magazine, January 1985, p. 53, 56
145 5 "Father: For What You Were," Essence, May 1985, p. 93-96
145 6 "Finding Celie's Voice," Ms. Magazine, December 1985, p. 71-72, 96
145 7 "Let Us Now Praise Unsung Writers," Mother Jones, January 1986, p. 27
145 8 "On Making The Color Purple," Sojourner, April 1986, p. 16-17 Sojourner, April 1986, p. 16-17
145 9 "Am I Blue?" Ms. Magazine, July 1986, p. 29-30
145 10 "In the Closet of the Soul," Ms. Magazine, November 1986, p. 32-35
145 11 "She Smiles Within My Smile," Sojourners, December 1986, p. 22
145 12 "Redemption Day," Mother Jones, December 1986, p. 43-45
145 13 "MOVE Massacre of 85," In These Times, December 17-23, 1986, p. 16, 14
145 14 "Slavery on Tobacco Road," In These Times, March 11-17, 1987, p. 24, 22
145 15 Spelman Messenger, Vol. 103, No. 2, Summer 1987, inside cover, p. 4-11, 26-27, 32
145 16 "Georgia O'Keefe," Elle, November 1987, p. 128
145 17 "What Can the White Man..Say to the Black Woman?" The Nation, May 22, 1989, p. 691-692
145 18 "Turning Into Love," Callaloo, No. 41, Autumn 1989, p. 663-666
145 19 "Alice Walker Gives Commencement Address," Social Welfare, Fall 1989, p. 14
145 20 "Coral and Turquoise," News Statesman & Society, 15 September 1989, p. 12-13
145 21 "The Eighties and Me," Publishers Weekly, January 5, 1990, p. 21
145 22 "How Long Shall They Torture Our Mothers?" Ms. Magazine, May/June 1991, p. 22-25
145 23 "Right to Life," Conscience, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1992, p. 26-27
145 24 "The Light That Shines On Me," Radcliffe Quarterly, September 1992, p. 4-5
145 25 "Introduction: Sweet Honey in the Rock-The Sound of Our Own Culture," We Who Believe in Freedom, 1993, p. 7-10
145 26 "fiel a sí misma," Granma, May 8, 1993, p. 9
145 27 "Treasure," "Walker Relents," Education Beat, April 8, 1994, front page, p. 4, 6
145 28 "Giving the Party," Ms. Magazine, May/June 1994, p. 22-25
146 1 "the two of us," Essence, May 1995, p. 172, 252-254
146 2 "Coming Home," USAir, June 1995, p. 96
146 3 "Listen to your 'inner twin'," USA Weekend, January 19-21, 1996
146 4 "The only reason you want to go to heaven..," On the Issues, Spring 1997, p. 16-23, 54-55
146 5 "Talking Stick," Utne Reader, March/April 1997, p. 39
146 6 "El racismo no es una ficción," Granma, November 22, 1997, p. 6
146 7 "My face to the light, Thoughts about Christmas," Chicago Tribune, 1998
146 8 "Looking For Zora," Attaché, July 1998, p. 86-91, profile p. 15
OP5 2 "The Glimpse of Life Beyond the Words: On Censorship and Freedom of Speech," Inside Borders, September 1998, p. 8-9
146 9 "Good Medicine for This World," Shambhala Sun, January 1999, p. 32-39, 60-61
146 10 "Why Mumia Abu-Jamal Must Be Free," ColorLines, Fall 1999, p. 5
146 11 "The Life of a Black Man," The Nation, November 15, 1999, p. 7
146 12 "Alice Walker Reads For Life," O, November 2000, p. 245-248
146 13 "Old South, New World," Atlanta, May 2001, p. 126
146 14 "This Was Not An Area of Large Plantations," Turning Wheel, Summer 2003, p. 14-19
146 15 Japanese clippings, August 2003
146 16 AERA, October 6, 2003, p. 88
146 17 "Surely: An Appreciation of Sherley Anne Williams," Lincoln Center Theater Review, Winter/Spring 2005, Issue No. 5, p. 23
146 18 "Reverend Ein Her Red Dress," in a Joyful Celebration for the Wonder of Rev. 'E,' program, September 30-October 1, 2006
Interviews
146 19 Interview with Claribel Terre Morell, [published in Cuban newspaper], undated
146 20 "Women on Women," The American Scholar, Vol. 41, No.4, Autumn 1972, p. 599-627
146 21 "Alice Walker," Interviews With Black Writers, 1973, p. 184-211
146 22 Excerpt from Meridian, p. 35-40, 73-78, "An Interview with Alice Walker," Jessica Harris, p. 33, Essence, July 1976 Essence, July 1976
147 1 "Alice Walker: On Making the Color Purple," Holly Neale with Amy Black, Sojourner, The Woman's Forum, April 1986 Sojourner, The Woman's Forum, April 1986
147 2 "Alice Walker Womanist Writer," "A Conversation With Alice Walker," Literary Cavalcade, November 1986, p. 33, 34- 35
147 3 "Moving Towards Coexistence," Ellen Bring, The Animals' Agenda, April 1988, p. 6-9, 56
147 4 Interview, San Jose Mercury-News West Magazine, April 30, 1989, p. 4-5
147 5 "Alice Walker 'writing to save my life'," Claudia Dreifus, The Progressive, August 1989, p. 29-31
147 6 "A few words with Alice Walker," Bryce Milligan, Vortex, Fall 1989, p. 5-6, 8
147 7 "An Author Like Alice," Pratibha Parmar, Marxism Today, October 1989, p. 30-35
147 8 "In the Temple of Her Familiar," Elean Thomas, SpareRib, October 1989, p. 6-11
147 9 "In The Midst of All Beings," Ellen Bring, Woman of Power, Issue 12, Winter 1989, p. 26-30
147 10 "A Self of One's Own," Anne Simpkinson, Common Boundary, March/April 1990, p. 14-20
147 11 "Alice Walker," Hot Wire, January 1991, p. 2-5, 59
147 12 "The craft of survival," U.S. News & World Report, June 3, 1991, p. 51
147 13 "Alice Walker's Appeal," interview with Paula Giddings, Essence, July 1992, p. 58-62, 102
147 14 "Telling Secrets," San Francisco Focus, September 1992, p. 70-75
147 15 "The World is Made of Stories," New Dimensions, Vol. 20, No. 1, January-March 1993, p. 6-10, 21
147 16 "The Storyteller As Shaman," Magical Blend, Issue 39, through July 1993, p. 8-14, 82-83
147 17 "Howard Zinn Talks with Alice Walker," Brick, No. 53, Winter 1996, p. 14-21
147 18 "Interview With Alice Walker," Scribner Magazine, Winter 1996, p. 3-8
147 19 "Up Close & Personal," Sisters of the Word, Winter 1996, p. 2-3
147 20 "A Wind Through the Heart," Shambhala Sun, January 1997, p. 20-25, 46-47
147 21 "Freeing the Seed," interview with Anne Simpkinson, Common Boundary, March/April 1997, p. 20-25
147 22 "Alice Walker On Finding Your Bliss," Ms. Magazine, September/October 1998, p. 42-50
148 1 Interview with Sharon Salzberg, Shambhala Sun, November 2000, p. 62-67
148 2 "Ungovernable Women," The Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 21, Issue 6, November/December 2001
148 3 "Love Makes Her World Go Round," Japan Times, May 4, 2003, p. 11
148 4 "Walker keeps paths of thought open," The Daily Yomiuri, May 10, 2003, p. 9
148 5 Newbooks Interview, November/December 2005
148 6 "Asked & Answered," World Ark, March/April 2007, p. 24-25
148 7 "We Live in the Best Of All Times," Shambhala Sun, May 2007, p. 44-49; "Suffering Too Insignificant for the Majority to See," p. 50-57, 98-101
148 8 "Reading the Sky," Turning Wheel, Fall-Winter 2007, p. 28-29, 35
Letters to the Editor
148 9 "Dear Mary K. Chelton," Staff Reporter, Enoch Pratt Free Library, September 1, 1967
148 10 Negro Digest, January 1968, p. 13
148 11 Walker's reply to "The Diary of an African Nun," Freedomways, Winter 1969, p. 70-73
148 12 Letter to editor, The New York Times Magazine, September 16, 1973, p. 88
148 13 Letter to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, 1982
148 14 "The Black Woman's Story," The New York Times Magazine, February 12, 1984, p. 94
148 15 "The Color Purple," The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 1986
148 16 Letter to Anderson Valley High, Women's Work newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2, February 1988
148 17 "Walker Replies," The Nation, September 4/11, 1989, p. 226
148 18 Letter to Editor, regarding Clarence and Virginia Thomas, People Magazine, December 2, 1991, p. 5
148 19 "Carta de Alice Walker a Clinton," Rebelde, September 11, 1997, p. 11
Poetry, short stories, excerpts
148 20 Spelman College Literary Magazine, "La Recherche" p. 3, "I, Too, for Freedom" p. 23, May 1963
148 21 "The Hair-Do," Umbra, 1967-1968, p. 52
148 22 "The flowers," Brother, August 1969
148 23 "To Hell With Dying," Countdown to Successful Reading by Barbara F. Oakman, 1970, p. 465-474
148 24 "The Third Life of Grange Copeland," Redbook, May 1971, p. 173-195
148 25 "from African Images," Teacher's Read-Aloud Anthology Level 11, 1972, p. 90
149 1 "Burial For My Sister Molly," Harper's, March 1972, p. 72-73
149 2 "And Let Him Sing," Essence, July 1972, p. 60
149 3 "Roselily," Ms. Magazine, August 1972, p. 44-47
149 4 "Everyday Use," Harper's, April 1973, p. 74-81
149 5 "The Revenge of Hannah Kemhuff," Ms. Magazine, July 1973, p. 70-72, 90-93
149 6 "Expect Nothing," The Reporter, November 8, 1973
149 7 "Her Sweet Jerome," Spare Rib, No. 25, 1974, p. 7-9
149 8 "'Sojourner' an excerpt from Meridian," Ms. Magazine, May 1976, p. 67-70, 92-97
149 9 Poems, American Poetry Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1977, p. 28-29
149 10 "Did This Happen to Your Mother?" Ms. Magazine, February 1978, p. 41
149 11 "What do you think is erotic?" p. 57, "Laurel," Ms., November 1978, p. 64-66, 83-84
149 12 "Confronting Pornography at Home," Ms. Magazine, February 1980, p. 67-70, 75-76
149 13 "The Abortion," Mother Jones, August 1980, p. 30-33, 61
149 14 "1955, or You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down," Ms. Magazine, March 1981, p. 54-57, 85-87
149 15 "The Lover," Essence, April 1981, p. 86-87, 132-138
149 16 "A Letter Of The Times," Ms. Magazine, October 1981, p. 63-64
149 17 "talking to my grandmother who died poor some years ago," The Black Scholar, November-December 1981, p. 25 [reprinted from Vol. 6, No. 9, June 1975]
149 18 Invitation, [with poem by Alice Walker], 1982
149 19 "Something You Done Wrong," Mother Jones, June 1982, p. 32-35, 50-54
150 1 "Luna crescent e Ida B. Wells," noidonne, March 1983, p. 122-130
150 2 "Poem at Thirty-Nine," Ms. Magazine, June 1983, p. 101
150 3 "To Hell With Dying," Reader's Digest, October 1983, p. 110-114
150 4 "These Days," Hurricane Alice, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall/Winter 1983/84, p. 3
150 5 Japanese translation of "Revolutionary Petunias," Ishtar, Spring 1984 Ishtar, Spring 1984
150 6 "These Days I Think of Gloria.." in A Birthday Book, Gloria Steinem's 50th birthday celebration, May 23, 1984
150 7 "To Hell With Dying," British Cosmopolitan, October 1984, p. 226-230
150 8 "Womanist," definition in A Feminist Dictionary, 1985 [includes annotation by Walker]
150 9 "From the Alice Walker Journals," SAGE, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1985, p. 53
150 10 "Cuddling," Essence, July 1985, p. 75-76, 110, 114
150 11 "Olive Oil," Ms. Magazine, August 1985, p. 35-36, 78
150 12 "New Poetry," Harcourt, Brace & World Advertisement, 1986
150 13 "The People Do Not Despair," Three Poems, IKON Second Series # 5/6, Winter/Summer 1986, p. 8-9, 10
150 14 "Why Did the Balinese Chicken Cross the Road?" woman of power, issue nine, Spring 1988, p. 50-51
150 15 "Notes From My Journal," Essence, July 1988, p. 71, 128-132
150 16 "Am I Blue?" New Age Journal, July/August 1988, p. 23-26
150 17 "Profile," Education Impact, March 1, 1989, p. 40-43
150 18 "Suwelo," Lear's, April 1989, p. 114-119
150 19 "The Temple of My Familiar," Mother Jones, April 1989, p. 53
150 20 "Carlotta," New Woman, May 1989, p. 152-162
150 21 "Birth," Ms. Magazine, May 1989, p. 58-60
150 22 "Marriage vs. Freedom," Essence, May 1989, p. 81-82, 142
150 23 "Cuddling," New Woman, September 1989, p. 141-143
150 24 "If There Was Any Justice," Lear's, June 1991, p. 58
150 25 "The Place Where I Was Born," Essence, June 1991, p. 58-59
151 1 Quote and poem in "From The Mississippi Delta" program, May 11-June 16, 1991, p. 8-9
151 2 "A Sudden Trip Home," Literary Cavalcade, September 1991, p. 3, 4
151 3 "Possessing the Secret of Joy" [1992]
151 4 "Going to Meet the Murderer," Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 28, 1992, p. 12, 38
151 5 "We Have a Beautiful Mother," Equal Means, Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1992, inside cover
151 6 "A Legacy Of Betrayal," Ms. Magazine, November/December 1993, p. 55-57
151 7 "The Writer's Life," Singing Your Own Song, 1995, p. 28
151 8 "You Have All Seen," Ms. Magazine, March/April 1997, p. 53-59
151 9 "My Mother's Blue Bowl," Family Circle, May 13, 1997, p. 38-41
151 10 "My Mother's Blue Bowl," Radcliffe Quarterly, Summer 1997, p. 30-31
151 11 "The Only Reason You Want To Go To Heaven," The Humanist, September/October 1997, p. 29-33
151 12 Dreadzone, Blackhair, April/May 1998, p. 26-27
151 13 "The Flowers," Writing America, 1999, p. 26-27
151 14 "A Daring Compassion," Yes!, Fall 1999, p. 12-14
151 15 "Give Yourself Some Flowers," O, May/June 2000, p. 214-219
151 16 Alice Walker, Fiction at Random, Fall 2000, p. 13
151 17 "Finding Langston," Essence, December 2000, p. 141-142
151 18 "in search of our mothers' gardens," Ms. Magazine, Spring 2002, p. 23-26, [reprinted from Ms. Magazine, May 1974]
152 1 "How Did I Get Away with Killing One of the Biggest Lawyers in the State? It Was Easy," Ms. Magazine, Summer 2002, p. 36-38
152 2 "The Days I Like Best Have Meditation, Lovemaking, Eating Scones in Them," Shambhala Sun, January 2003, p. 54-55
152 3 "My Friend Yeshi," Ms. Magazine, Spring 2003, p. 96
152 4 "No One Home In Us," Shambhala Sun, November 2003, p. 112
152 5 "Now Is The Time To Open Your Heart," Ms. Magazine, Spring 2004, p. 74-78
152 6 "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For," Ms. Magazine, Fall 2006, p. 66-70
251 27 "When It is All Too Much," The Hampton Star, 2007 June 28
152 7 "She," Ms. Magazine, Fall 2009, p. 45
Reviews
152 8 Come By Here, New York Times Book Review, November 29, 1970, p. 42 New York Times Book Review, November 29, 1970, p. 42
152 9 "Review: The Almost Year," New York Times, April 11, 1971, p. 22
152 10 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, New York Times, May 23, 1971, p. 6 New York Times, May 23, 1971, p. 6
152 11 Fannie Lou Hamer, New York Times, April 29, 1973 New York Times, April 29, 1973
152 12 "Judith Jamison Dances 'Cry'," Ms. Magazine, May 1973, p. 66-67
152 13 "'Can't Hate Anybody and See God's Face,' " [Review of Fannie Lou Hamer by June Jordan] The Reporter, October 11, 1973 The Reporter, October 11, 1973
152 14 Black Anima, Parnassus, Spring 1974, p. 5-14
152 15 "Like the Eye of a Horse.." Ms. Magazine, June 1974, p. 41-42
152 16 "A Writer Because Of, Not In Spite Of, Her Children," Ms. Magazine, January 1976, p. 40, 106
152 17 "Review: Good Morning Revolution," The Black Scholar, Vol. 7, No. 10, July-August 1976, p. 53-55
152 18 "Review: Ruby," The Black Scholar, Vol. 8, No. 5, December 1976, p. 51-52
152 19 "A Walk Through 20th-Century Black America," Ms. Magazine, December 1979, p. 46-48
152 20 "The Divided Life of Jean Toomer," New York Times Book Review, July 13, 1980, p. 11, 16
152 21 "The Strangest Dinner Party I Ever Went To," Ms. Magazine, August 1982, p. 58-63
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