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Series 2
Writings, 1950-2008
Boxes 11-22 and OP1-OP5, OP7-OP10

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings by Wright and writings by others from 1950 to 2008. Included are drafts and other material relating to Wright's novels, This Child's Gonna Live and the incomplete, unpublished sequel, Twelve Gates to the City, Hallelujah! Writings also contain poetry and lyrics by Wright, including material pertaining to Give Me a Child, a volume of poetry that Wright coauthored with Lucy E. Smith. Wright also compiled poetry by other notable poets for an anthology to raise funds for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was never published. In addition, the series contains drafts of children's books by Wright; short stories and drama; and essays, reviews, and speeches. The bulk of writings by others consists of writings about Wright and poetry.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (2.1) Novels by Wright, (2.2) Other writings by Wright, and (2.3) Writings by others.

Description of Subseries