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Subseries 2.3
Writings by others, circa 1950-2001
Box 22 and OP7

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of writings by others from 1950-2001, including writings about Wright. The bulk of writings about Wright are drafts of reviews, blurbs, and essays about her works. Other writings consist primarily of poetry, including works by Langston Hughes, Walter Lowenfels, and Lucy E. Smith. The subseries also contains a few writings by Wright's son, who wrote under the name Michael Franc Wright.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by writing type, then in alphabetical order.

Writings about Wright
Box Folder Content
OP7 5 Blurbs about Give Me a Child, circa 1955
22 18 Blurbs about This Childs Gonna Live, circa 1969
22 19 Bullock, Doris Powers, "Sarah E. Wright Celebrates Black Country Folk," circa 1969
22 20 Guilford, Virginia B., "Sarah Elizabeth Wright," Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume 33, 1984
22 21 Harris, Trudier, "Three Black Women Writers and Humanism: A Folk Perspective" [includes correspondence], 1979
22 22 Hunter, Kristin, review of Give Me a Child [includes correspondence], circa 1955
22 23 LeCompte, C.B., Jr., "No Strangers here," review of Give Me a Child, circa 1955
22 24 Like It Is television program transcript, interview with Wright, Alice Childress, and Bill Tatum, 1970
22 25 Melham, D.H., "Sarah E. Wright: Novelist/Poet/Writer," interview and introduction, Artist and Influence: The Journal of Black American Cultural History, 2001
22 26 Mitchell, Loften, "An Essay on Sarah Wrights New Book and Some People I Know," circa 1969
22 27 Obituaries, 1969
22 28 Press release draft for new edition of This Childs Gonna Live, no date
22 29 Salahu-Din, Deborah Tulani, "From the Lower Eastern Shore to the Lower East Side: The Literary Journey of Sarah Elizabeth Wright," essay and interview, 1996
22 30 "Sarah E. Wright," Contemporary Authors [includes notes by Wright], 1979
22 31 Unidentified essay fragment [includes notes by Wright], no date
Other writings
22 32 "Coast-to-Coast Celebrations: The Triumph of Lorraine Hansberry," no date
22 33 Curtin, Bernard, "In the Early Autumn" [includes correspondence], 1971
22 34 Feelings, Tom, untitled poem [includes inscription], December 5, 1975
22 35 Hughes, Langston, "The Backlash Blues" [includes inscription], no date
22 36 Hughes, Langston, "Consider Me" [includes inscription], March 23, 1958
22 37 Killens, John Oliver, quote about black runners, 1994
22 38 Lowenfels, Walter, "Christmas Prayer," no date
22 39 Lowenfels, Walter, "For My Daughters 20th Birthday" [includes correspondence], no date
22 40 Lowenfels, Walter, "Giordano Bruno" [2 versions, each including correspondence], no date
22 41 Lowenfels, Walter, "How to Kill a Book" [includes correspondence], February 26, 1962
22 42 Lowenfels, Walter, "Prologue for an Unfinished Eulogy," 1957
22 43 Lowenfels, Walter, "Survival Kit" [includes inscription], February 22, 1972
22 44 Lowenfels, Walter, "The White Poetry Syndicate," circa 1971
22 45 Lowenfels-Perpelitt, Manna, "The Collector," no date
22 46 Lowenfels-Perpelitt, Manna, "On Commitment, or Theres Always a Fly in the Ointment" [includes inscription], 1980
22 47 Radio advertisement for natural hair care for the American Black Network, no date
22 48 Rosenberg, Ruth P., untitled poem, May 27, 1979
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "America Singing," April 25, 1964
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Ask Any Vet," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Blood of the Lambs," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Cradle Song," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Elegy on a Confederate Graveyard," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Epitaph for a Lord and Master," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Fallow Be My Ground," February 18, 1963
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Freedom Can Be a Printed Word," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "The Gift," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Gods," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "I Caroline" [includes correspondence], March 16, 1963
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Image," May 25, 1964
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Jennie," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Knowing," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Learning," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "A Long Time Dying," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Lullaby," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Mama's Gone a Hunting," December 25, 1958
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "No Candles Lit" [includes inscription], no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Of Christmas Joy," 1962
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "On the Fifth Day of Christmas" [includes "Dateline Seoul December 1950"], circa 1950
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "A Plea from the Home for Homeless Dreams," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Requiem," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Remembrance," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "A Sickness for Home," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "So Strange a Time," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Song for America," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Stranger in a Strange Land," October 6, 1963
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Suppertime," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Sweet as Honeycomb" [variant title: "African Lullaby"], no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "To Daniel at Midnight," no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "Was That the Year?" no date
22 49 Smith, Lucy E., "A Wind Bearing Clover," no date
22 50 Tatum, Bill?, "The Velvet Curtain Begins Where the Cotton Curtain Ends," October 28, 1963
22 51 Wright, Michael Franc?, fragment, December 1971
22 52 Wright, Michael Franc, untitled essay on Black Nationalism, October 7, 1968
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