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Series 3
Printed material, 1947-2009
Boxes 23-26, OP 50-71, and BV 4

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of printed material by and about Wright as well as other printed material from 1947-2009. Printed material by Wright includes published poems, reviews, and essays. The bulk of printed material about Wright consists of flyers, invitations, and programs for speaking engagements, readings, and events featuring Wright. Other printed material includes flyers and programs for events, funeral programs, and other materials collected by Wright. Of particular interest are pamphlets and booklets pertaining to Cuba which Wright collected during her trip to the country in 1960. Also of note is printed material relating to numerous events featuring John Oliver Killens.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of material, then in alphabetical order.

Printed material by Wright
Box Folder Content
23 1 "An Australian Aborigine Mother Gives Us Another Literary First," review of We Are Going: Poems by Kath Walker, Freedomways, 1965
OP50 - "Celebrities Remember Alice Childress with Love," The New York Amsterdam News, 1994
23 2 Flyer advertising matchmaking event hosted by Wright, 1983
OP51 - "Heart of Darkness," review of The Heinemann Book of African Womens Poetry edited by Stella P. and Frank M. Chipasula, American Book Review, no date
OP52 - "Hughes Book Artistic and Encouraging," review of The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, The Philadelphia Tribune, March 3, 1958
23 3 "I Have Known Death," Tomorrow, November 1950
OP53 - "I Went for a Job," The Worker, May 17, 1953
23 4 "I Went for a Job," unidentified newspaper, circa 1953
23 5 "Lament of a Harlem Mother," The American Pen, volume 4, number 2, 1972
23 6 "The Lower East Side: A Rebirth of World Vision," African American Review, volume 27, number 4, 1993
OP56 - "Mi Gratitud al Pueblo Cubano," Lunes de Revolución [incomplete issue], no date
23 7 "The Negro Woman in American Literature," Freedomways, winter 1966
23 8 Poems from Give Me a Child, The New York Amsterdam News, August 20, 1988
23 9 Poems, The Hilltop, Howard University, March 11, 1948
OP54 - "Record Peace Parade," West Side News and Morningsider, March 31, 1966
23 10 "Roadblocks to the Development of Negro Writers," The American Negro Writer and His Roots, American Society of African Culture, 1959
23 11 "To Some Millions Who Survive Joseph Mander, Sr." and "Conversations with My Son about Flowers" [in Czech], ?ernoká Poesie, 1958
23 12 "To Some Millions Who Survive Joseph Mander, Sr." and "Until They Have Stopped," The Poetry of Black America, edited by Arnold Adoff, 1973
23 13 "To Some Million Who Survive Joseph Mander, Sr.," North Penn Mansion Gazette, May 15, 1952
23 14 "Until They Have Stopped," no date
23 15 "Urgency," Ik ben de Nieuwe Neger, no date
23 16 "Urgency," The Poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970, edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, 1970
23 17 "Window Pictures" and "Urgency," Beyond the Blues: New Poems by American Negroes, 1962
23 18 "The Writers Responsibility," Confrontation, number 51, summer 1993
Printed material about Wright
23 19 40th wedding anniversary, invitation, 2000
23 20 Administration for Childrens Services (Brooklyn, New York), Womens History Month Celebration, flyer and program, 1999
23 21 "African-American History Month Special Raffle," flyer, 1997
23 22 Afro-American Cultural Foundation, authors party, program and flyer, 1970
OP55 - Artists protest statement, New York Times, 1965
23 23 Asian-American Writers, Peace with Honor program, flyer, 2001
23 24 The Ballard Normal, book party for John Oliver Killens, program, 1982
23 25 Blue Heron Press, dinner reception for Walter Lowenfels, invitation, 1955
23 26 Book party for This Childs Gonna Live, invitation, no date
23 27 Book party for This Childs Gonna Live, invitation, 1970
23 28 Borough of Manhattan Community College, "Black Books: The Key to Our Past, Present, and Future," program, 1994
23 29 Business card, no date
23 30 Calder and Boyars, catalog, 1969
23 31 Campbell, Jennifer, "Its a Time in the Land," African American Review, 1997
23 32 City Tech, Eighth Literary Festival, program, 1988
23 33 The Civil Rights Congress, "The Hidden Years," program, 1953
OP57 - Clippings, circa 1956-2009
23 34 Concert to Honor Brotherhood Month, flyer, no date
23 35 Delacorte Press, press release, 1969
23 36 Dell College Paperbacks, catalog, 1981
23 37 Ebony Book Club, advertisements, 1970
23 38 The Feminist Press, catalogs, 1986-1998
23 39 The Feminist Press, catalogs, 2000-2005
23 40 The Feminist Press, News Notes, 1991
23 41 Finkelstein Memorial Library, writer-in-residence events, flyers, no date
23 42 Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, "Renaissance Sunday," flyer, 1992
23 43 Freedomways Associates, reception for Freedomways magazine, invitation, no date
23 44 A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, press release, 2002
23 45 "Growing Up Female in a Multicultural World," program, 1992
23 46 Guilford, Virginia B., "Sarah Elizabeth Wright," Dictionary of Literary Biography, no date
23 47 Harlem School of the Arts, "Community and Culture in Harlem" Womens History Month, flyer, no date
23 48 Harlem Writers' Guild, 50th Anniversary Celebration, flyers and program, 2000
23 49 Harlem Writers' Guild, 50th Anniversary Journal, 2000
23 50 Harlem Writers' Guild, book party for This Childs Gonna Live, invitation, 1969
23 51 Harlem Writers' Guild, reception celebrating Rosa Guy's 20th book publication, program, 1992
23 68 Harlem Writer's Guild, reception celebrating Wright, no date
23 52 Hatch-Billops Collection, postcard, 2001
23 53 Houston, Helen R., This Childs Gonna Live, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, 1997
23 54 Howard University, Second National Conference of Afro-American Writers, program, 1976
23 55 Information Center on the Mature Woman, table of contents for phonograph featuring interview with Sarah Wright, June 1970
23 56 The John Oliver Killens Writers Workshop, "Afternoon of Literary Readings," flyer, 1994
23 57 Kraft Publishing Company, Brotherhood Month program, flyer, no date
23 58 Kraft Publishing Company, press release, circa 1955
23 59 The Langston Hughes Library, appearance by Wright, flyer, 1972
23 60 The Literary Society, 6th Annual National African American Read-In, press release, no date
23 61 The Literary Society, "Celebrating the African American Literary Tradition," program and flyer, 1995
23 62 Lowenfels, Walter, tribute program, 1976
23 63 Marcus Book Stores, book party for This Childs Gonna Live, flyer and postcard, 1987
23 64 Marion Boyars Publishers, catalog, 1986-1989
23 65 The Market Place Gallery, poetry reading, no date
23 66 Marymount Manhattan College Writing Center, "The Harlem Writers Guild: The Next Generation," flyer, 1996
23 67 Middle-Atlantic Writers Association, Ninth Annual Conference, program and press release, 1988
24 1 National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch, "Poetry for the Heart and Jazz for the Soul," flyer, 1985
24 2 National Black Writers Conference, seventh annual, program, 2004
24 3 National Organization for Women--New York City, Black History Month celebration, flyer, 1987
24 4 National Writers Union, New York Local, fifth annual book party, flyer, 1990
24 5 New School for Social Research, "The Negro Writers Vision of America" conference, program, 1965
24 6 New York Society for Ethical Culture, flyers, 1991-2003
24 7 Organization of Women Writers of Africa, conversation with Wright, flyer, 1993
24 8 Organization of Women Writers of Africa, "Yari Yari: Black Women Writers and the Future" conference, program and flyer, 1997
24 64 Party for Sarah E. Wright at Strawberry Mansion Center, no date
24 9 Pen and Brush, "Gala Evening of Song, Poetry and Readings Celebrating African-American Cultural Contributions," flyers, no date
24 10 Poets for Peace Now read-in, flyer, 1966
24 11 "Program of Modern Dance and Poetry Reading," flyer, 1955
24 12 Promotional cards for No Strangers Here [variant title of Give Me a Child], no date
OP58 - Publicity blurbs about Wrights books, circa 1955-1987
24 13 Reception for John Oliver Killens, Lucy Smith, and Wright, invitation, 1956
24 14 Reception honoring Wright, invitation, 1988
24 15 Reviews of Give Me a Child, circa 1956
OP59 - Reviews of This Childs Gonna Live, 1969-1971
24 16 Salisbury State University, American Women Writers of Color Conference, seventh annual, program, 1997
24 17 The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, reception for Rosa Guy on republication of Bird at My Window, nod ate
24 18 Silver Anniversary celebration of This Childs Gonna Live, program and invitation, 1994
24 19 Silver Burdett Press, press release, 1990
24 20 University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Black History Month Observance, program, 1988
24 21 University of Pennsylvania, reading for W.E.B. Du Bois Residence program, no date
24 22 The Wharton Centre, press release, 1970
24 23 Whos Who at Howard University, 1947
24 24 Wingdale on the Lake, Wingdale Concert, program, 1956
24 25 "Wright, Sarah E.," Black Writers, edited by Sharon Malinowski, 1994
24 26 "Wright, Sarah Elizabeth," The African American Encyclopedia, 1997
24 27 The Writers Voice of the West Side YMCA, Harlem Writers Guild Reading Series, 1988
24 28 Zora Neale Hurston Society, fourth anniversary conference, program, 1988
Other printed material
24 29 Africans in the Americas Committee to Welcome Fidel Castro, "President Fidel Castro Speaks to Harlem," program, 1995
24 30 American Society of African Culture, "The Negro Creative Artist and His Roots" symposia, brochure, 1962
24 31 American Women Writers of Color, seventh national conference, program, 1997
24 32 Association of Artists for Freedom, flyers, 1964
24 33 Association of Artists for Freedom, "The Black Revolution and the White Backlash," program and flyer, 1964
24 34 Ballantine Books, Court of Appeal: The Black Community Speaks Out on the Racial and Sexual Politics of Thomas vs. Hill, flyer, no date
24 35 Bondy, Jeanne Hale, memorial service program, 1969
24 36 Burke, Christine B., funeral flyer, 2006
24 37 Burnham, Dorothy Challenor, 75th birthday commemorative program, 1990
24 38 "Burning Issues Forum," flyer, no date
24 39 Calder and Boyers, catalogs and book lists, 1963-1970
24 40 "Casa de las Americas," pamphlet, 1960
24 41 Casa de las Americas Cuba, "Pintura Contemporanea en Cuba," booklet, no date
24 42 Castro, Fidel, "Sabotage of La Coubre," booklet, 1960
24 43 The City University of New York, Langston Hughes Festival: A Tribute to John Oliver Killens, program and flyer, 1980
OP60 - Clippings, 1961-2008
24 44 Communist Party of New York State, press release, 1961
24 45 Community Museum of Brooklyn, reading by John Oliver Killens, flyer, 1977
24 46 Confederación de Trabajadores de Cuba, "Patria o Muerte," 1960
24 47 Confederación de Trabajadores de Cuba, "Que no dejen de moverse," 1959
24 48 Cuba travel brochures, circa 1960
24 49 Cultural Association for Women of African Heritage, "Help Lumumba Free the Congo," petition, 1960
24 50 Davis, Benjamin J., funderal flyer and obituary, 1964
24 51 Dial Press, promotional brochure for John Oliver Killenss Youngblood, no date
OP61 - "Diallo Louima Huang Rosario Baez Bumpers Enough!" police brutality protest poster, no date
24 52 Dunham, Katherine, tribute dinner, invitation, 1967
OP66 - El Mundo (Havana, Cuba) [incomplete], July 31, 1960
24 53 The Feminist Press, brochure, no date
24 54 Finkelstein memorial Library, Black American Literature Forum with John Oliver Killens, flyer, 1979
24 55 Fisk University Writers Workshop, "The Image of the Negro in American Literature" Conference, program, 1966
24 56 Friendship Club of Philadelphia, Back Home Day, program, 1971
24 57 Friendship United Methodist Church (Wetipquin, Maryland), annual home coming, program, 1959
24 58 Friendship United Methodist Church (Wetipquin, Maryland), bulletin, 1996
24 59 Harlem Arts Alliance, "Artz, Rootz, and Rhythm," postcard, 2006
24 60 "Harlem Welcomes His Excellency Fidel Castro," ticket, no date
24 61 Harlem Writers Guild, reception for John Oliver Killens, invitation, 1963
24 62 Harlem Writers Guild, South Africa forum, flyer, 1960
24 63 "Homage of the Government of the Republic of the Congo to its Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba," no date
25 1 "Honesty Creates Curiosity: Images and Words by Charles Louis Smith," exhibit brochure, 1989
25 2 Howard University, The National Conference of Afro-American Writers, program, 1974
25 3 The International Womens Writing Guild, Network, 2006
25 4 Jordan, Fred Sargent, funeral program, 1993
25 5 Keemer, Joan Wright, funeral program, 2001
25 6 Killens, John Oliver, book parties for the publication of Black Mans Burden, invitations and programs, 1966
25 7 Killens, John Oliver, memorial service program, 1987
25 8 Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglas, funeral program, 1986
25 9 Lawyers Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela, "Nelson Mandela: Lawyer, Leader, Prisoner," 1985
OP67 - Los Angeles Tribune [incomplete], April 20, 1956
25 10 Lowenfels, Walter, memorial service, invitation, no date
25 11 Lowenfels, Walter, promotional brochures for American Voices, no date
25 12 Lowenfels, Walter, "The White Poetry Syndicate," New York Quarterly, 1971
OP68 - Lunes de Revolución [incomplete], July 4, 1960
OP69 - Lunes de Revolución, March 6, 1961
OP70 - Lunes de Revolución, April 10, 1961
25 13 Maryland Department of Economic Development, Maryland Tourist and Travel Newscapes, no date
25 14 Maryland Historical Magazine, volume 72, numbers 3 and 4, 1977
25 15 Maryland, travel brochures and maps, no date
25 16 Maryland, travel brochures and maps, 1969-1971
25 17 "Message by a Catholic Bishop about the Cuban Land Reform," pamphlet, no date
25 18 Metropolitan A.M.E. Church (New York, New York), bulletins, 1975-1977
25 19 Ministerio de Bienestar Social (Cuba), "Informe Estadistico Semestral," booklet, 1959
25 20 Ministerio de Educación (Cuba), "Cria de Conejos," pamphlet, no date
25 21 Ministerio de Educación (Cuba), "Discursos en Ciudad Libertad," pamphlet, no date
25 22 Ministerio de Educación (Cuba), "En Defensa de La Soberania Nacional," booklet, no date
25 23 Ministerio de Educación (Cuba), "En Julio como en Enero," booklet, 1960
25 24 Ministerio de Educación (Cuba), "La Escuela Technica Aeronautica," brochure, no date
25 25 Ministerio de Educación (Cuba), "Message of the Minister of Education to the People of Cuba," booklet, 1960
25 26 Ministry of Foreign Relations (Cuba), "Cuba Is a Sovereign Nation by its Own Right, Not by Any Grant," 1960
25 27 Mitchell, Loften, memorial service program, 2001
25 28 National Memorial African Book Store, Afro-Americana catalog, 1970
25 29 "National Negro Commission Reports Subversion in Jackson, Mississippi," no date
25 30 New Afrikan Womens Organization, "From Somewhere in the World: Assata Shakur Speaks--Message to the New Afrikan Nation," pamphlet, no date
25 31 New Federal Theatre, Cotillion, program, no date
25 32 New School of Social Research, 130th birthday celebration of W.E.B. Du Bois, program, 1998
25 33 New York Public Library, Books for the Teen Age, 1991
25 34 News and Notes of the Maryland Historical Society, volume 6, number 5, 1978
25 35 News and Notes of the Museum and Library of Maryland History, volume 7, number 1, 1978
26 1 The Northeastern Methodist Historical Bulletin, numbers 9-11, 1969-1970
26 2 Oficina de Relaciones Estudiantiles Latinoamericanos (Cuba), "Resoluciones del Tercer Congreso Latinoamericano de Estudiantes," booklet, 1960
OP62 - On Guard Committee for Freedom, broadsides, 1961
OP63 - On Guard Committee for Freedom, On Guard, volume 1, number 1 [photocopy], February 1961
26 3 The Original Last Poets, Right On! flyer, no date
26 4 Peninsula Pacemaker, volume 2, number 7, 1973
26 5 Pennsylvanias Department of Labor and Industry, womens labor laws pamphlets, 1947-1948
26 6 Postcards of Cuba, no date
26 7 "Reglamento de la Ley de Reforma Tributaria," booklet, 1959
OP71 - Revolucion (Havana, Cuba) [incomplete], August 1, 1960
26 8 Roberts, Dick, "Revolution in the Congo," 1965
26 9 Robeson, Paul, 90th birthday tribute, booklet, 1988
26 10 Robeson, Paul, commemorative program, no date
26 11 Rutter, Maude M., funeral program, 1991
OP64 - Salisbury Advertiser, June 15, 1977
OP65 - Salisbury Advertiser, July 20, 1977
26 12 Salt of the Earth, film brochure, no date
BV4 - Sánchez Roca, Mariano, Nuevo Ordenamiento Legal de la Enseñanza: Legislación Revolucionaria del Ministerio de Educatión, 1960
26 13 Schomburg, Arthur A., biography, 1986
26 14 Seldon, Beulah, funeral program, 2001
26 15 "Séptimo Aniversario, 26 de Julio 1960," program, 1960
26 16 Smith, Lucy E., "African Lullaby," 1961
26 17 Springboards, "Langston Hughes: Poet of the People," 1967
26 18 St. Thomas Community School, tribute to John Oliver Killens, invitation, 1978
26 19 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, "SNCC News of the Field," 1967
26 20 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, "The Story of SNCC," no date
26 21 Tambo, Oliver Reginald, memorial service programs, 1993
26 22 Tidewater Times, 1973-1975
26 23 T.N.T., womens newsletter, 1959
26 24 "A Tribute in Honor of W.E.B. Du Bois," flyer, 1964
26 25 "A Tribute to Bill Meek," program, 1987
26 26 Umbra magazine, flyer, 1963
26 27 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, "Women Fight for a Better Life!" 1953
26 28 United Methodist Church, brochure, no date
26 29 Washington, D.C. area, travel brochures and maps, no date
26 30 W.E.B. Du Bois Foundation, evening with Maya Angelou, program [inscribed by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee], 1993
26 31 Wetipquin Community Development Club (Maryland), annual historical banquet, programs and flyer, 1988-2006
26 32 Wicomico Council on the Arts, calendar of events, 1971
26 33 Wicomico County (Maryland), "Proposed Capital Improvements Program," 1973
26 34 Wingdale on the Lake, Wingdaler, 1958
26 35 Winston, Henry, 60th birthday celebration, program and invitation, 1971
26 36 Wood, Eben Y., Black Abstraction: The Umbra Workshop and an African American Avantgarde, 2004
26 37 Woodie King Associates, "Behold! Cometh the Vanderkellans," flyer, no date
26 38 Wright, Elizabeth J., funeral program, 1996
26 39 Wright, Homer Reynold, funeral program, 1992
26 40 Wright, Mary Amelia, funeral program, 1996
26 41 Wright, Michael Frank, clinical and forensic psychology advertising brochure, 1983
26 42 Wright, Russell Charles, funeral program and postcard, 2009
26 43 Wright, Willis Charles, Sr., funeral program, 1982
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