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Clarence Major Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1968-2001

Summary Information
Title: Clarence Major correspondence and manuscripts
Dates: 1968-2001
Creator: Major, Clarence
Extent: 108 boxes
Location: S1
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: GV006
Abstract:
Collection contains manuscripts and incoming and outgoing correspondence of author Clarence Major.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Givens Collection of African-American Literature, Special Collections and Rare Books

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Purchased for the collection in three installments, 1999-2001.

Access Restrictions:

Permission to examine this collection will be granted to any qualified researcher upon completion of an application form. The original documents do not circulate and may only be used in the Reading Room.

Copyright:

Photo reproduction of any materials in which Clarence Major holds copyright shall be performed only with the written permission of Mr. Major. For items that Mr. Major does not own the copyright, written permission must be gained from the copyright holder before photo reproductions are made.

Processing Information:

The collection was processed by Kathryn Neal and Rachel Mordecai. The finding aid was created by Karla Davis in 2004.

Preferred Citation:

Records from the Clarence Major Archives, Givens Collection of African American Literature, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series:

  • Correspondence
  • Books
  • Other Writings

Biographical Note

Clarence Major, born in Atlanta, Georgia, was raised in Chicago where he briefly attended the Chicago Art Institute. He began writing before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1955, during which he continued to write poems and short stories. From 1958 to 1961 he edited Coercion Review, which put him in touch with such writers as William Carlose Williams, Robert Creeley, and Allen Ginsberg, and allowed him to continue to develop his craft. In 1966 Major moved to New York City, where he became further immersed in the black literary culture. He has held professorships at the City University of New York, Sarah Lawrence College, Queens College, Howard University, the University of Washington at Seattle, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. A painter and novelist as well as poet, Major currently teaches at the University of California, Davis, as a professor of English.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts and other writings of Clarence Major. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically while manuscripts are arranged chronologically.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Major, Clarence -- Archives.
Detailed Contents of Collection
 Location  Title
 
Correspondence  
Box 1
Miscellaneous A  Box 1
 
Abbott, Susan  Box 1
 
Academy of American Poets  Box 1
 
Acheson, Alice  Box 1
 
Addresses (re review copies, etc)  Box 1
 
Albany State College, 1983-84 Box 1
 
Albert, Mimi  Box 1
 
Allen, Bruce  Box 1
 
Alteri, Charles  Box 1
Note seminar at Univ. of Washington, 6-8 Feb, 1987
 
Alters, Kathe  Box 1
 
American Book Review  Box 1
 
American International College  Box 1
 
Amerika, Mark  Box 1
 
Ammann, Patricia  Box 1
 
Anderson, Colleen  Box 1
 
Anglesey, Zoe  Box 1
 
Arias-Misson, Alain  Box 1
 
Aridjis, Homero  Box 1
Box 2
Associated Writing Programs  Box 2
 
A.S.U.N.M.- GSA Poetry Series / Gail Carbee  Box 2
 
Aurora College  Box 2
 
Authors Guild, Inc.  Box 2
 
Awoonor, Kofi  Box 2
 
MISC. B  Box 2
 
BABRA Awards  Box 2
 
Bailey, J. Edward III (photographer)  Box 2
 
Baker, Will  Box 2
 
Baldwin, James  Box 2
 
Bamberger Books / Bill Bamberger  Box 2
 
Bandry, Anne  Box 2
 
Banks, Russell  Box 2
 
Bantam Lecture Bureau  Box 2
 
Baraka, Amiri  Box 2
 
Bardolph, Jacqueline  Box 2
 
Barr, Tina  Box 2
Box 3
Barrett, Barbara DeMarco  Box 3
 
Bartkowech, Ray  Box 3
 
Barzan, Manuela  Box 3
 
Battle, Sol  Box 3
 
Baumbach, Jon  Box 3
 
Baumgarten, Susan  Box 3
 
Bay Bridge Books (reading) 25 March 1990 Box 3
 
Bell, Madison  Box 3
 
Bell, Marvin  Box 3
 
Bell, Mike  Box 3
 
Belton, Don  Box 3
 
Berge, Carol  Box 3
 
Berger, Art  Box 3
 
Berkley, Constance (Connie)  Box 3
 
Berwick, Leslie  Box 3
 
Best, Zoe  Box 3
 
Bibbs, Hart Leroy  Box 3
 
Blackside (film and TV productions)  Box 3
 
Boelhower, William (Bill)  Box 3
 
Boston University  Box 3
 
Bourdette-Donon, Marcel  Box 3
 
Breman, Paul  Box 3
 
Brewer, Terry Swanson  Box 3
 
Britton, Burt / Strand Book Store  Box 3
 
Bromberg, Gloria  Box 3
 
Brooklyn College  Box 3
Box 4
Brooks, Gwendolyn  Box 4
 
Brown, Martin (Marty)  Box 4
 
Bruchac, Joseph (Joe)  Box 4
 
Bulgheroni, Marisa  Box 4
 
Bunge, Nancy  Box 4
 
Bus, Heiner  Box 4
 
MISC. C  Box 4
 
Caedmon Records / Carolyn Ferris  Box 4
 
California Polytechnic State University  Box 4
 
Cannon, Steve  Box 4
 
"Carolyn" (UC Boulder)  Box 4
 
Caroselli, Lynne (typist)  Box 4
 
Carroll, Charles (Charlie)  Box 4
 
Cartier, Xam Wilson  Box 4
 
Castedo, Elena  Box 4
 
Catonsville Community College / Michael Scott Cain  Box 4
 
Cazenovia College  Box 4
 
Center for Urban Education, NY (workshop, 1968)  Box 4
 
Chapman, Abraham (Abe)  Box 4
 
Charyn, Jerome  Box 4
 
Chedid, Andree  Box 4
 
Chelton, Mary K.  Box 4
 
Chen, Sabina  Box 4
 
Chenetier, Marc  Box 4
 
Cheuse, Alan  Box 4
Box 5
Clark, Tena  Box 5
 
Clayton Institute for the Arts and Humanitites (Summer 1986)  Box 5
 
Clemmons, Carole Gregory  Box 5
 
Cliff, Michelle  Box 5
 
Climats (art exhibit)  Box 5
 
Colorado State Univeristy  Box 5
 
Columbia University  Box 5
 
Columbia University, Translation Center  Box 5
 
Combs, Bruce  Box 5
 
Connecticut, State of  Box 5
 
Cooper, Jane  Box 5
 
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (CCLM)  Box 5
 
Coover, Robert (Bob)  Box 5
 
Cornish, Sam  Box 5
 
Cortez Cruz, Ricardo  Box 5
 
Cosmep, Inc.  Box 5
 
Couturier, Maurice and Yvonne  Box 5
 
Crist, Robert (Greece)  Box 5
 
Crone, Moira  Box 5
 
Cultural Council Foundation / CAPS or Creative Artist Public Service  Box 5
 
Cupeksi, Vladimir  Box 5
 
MISC. D  Box 5
 
D'Amico, Maria Vittoria  Box 5
 
Dance Theater Workshop (reading, 20 October 1987)  Box 5
 
Danticat, Edwidge  Box 5
 
Danto, Elizabeth (Lizzie)  Box 5
 
Davis, Ossie & Ruby Dee  Box 5
 
Davis, Robert Murray  Box 5
Box 6
Derricotte, Toi  Box 6
 
DeVoti, Bill  Box 6
 
Dictionary of Literary Biography Supplement - entry on C. M.  Box 6
 
Dictionary Society of North America, and Society for the Study of Dictionaries and Lexicography  Box 6
 
Dietze, Rudolph  Box 6
 
Dillon, Millicent  Box 6
 
Distler, Bette  Box 6
 
Doctorow, E. L.  Box 6
 
Dodson, Owen  Box 6
 
Dorfman, Elsa (Ellie) (photographer)  Box 6
 
Duesing, Laurie  Box 6
 
Durczak, Jurek (Jerzy)  Box 6
 
MISC. E.  Box 6
 
Early, Gerald  Box 6
 
Edelberg, Cynthia  Box 6
 
Elliott, William (Bill)  Box 6
 
Ellis, Thomas Sayers  Box 6
 
Ellison, Ralph  Box 6
 
Enoch Pratt Free Library / Judy Cooper  Box 6
 
Everett, Percival  Box 6
 
MISC. F  Box 6
 
Fabre, Michel and Genevieve  Box 6
Box 7
Fair, Ronald (Ron)  Box 7
 
Falk, Marcia  Box 7
 
Family  Box 7
 
Beal, Sallie Mae (aunt)  Box 7
 
Huff, Willie Lue and Son (aunt & uncle)  Box 7
 
Major, Aaron, Clarence, Angela (children)  Box 7
 
Major, Pamela (wife)  Box 7
 
Major, Sheila (ex-wife)  Box 7
 
Ming, Inez (mother)  Box 7
 
Ritters (in-laws)  Box 7
 
Skeeter, Sharon (ex-wife)  Box 7
 
Federman, Raymond  Box 7
 
Feinstein, Sascha  Box 7
 
Feld, Ross  Box 7
 
Ferguson Library, The / Kathy Paxton  Box 7
 
Field, Edward  Box 7
 
Fleming, Robert (Bob)  Box 7
 
Folger Shakespeare Library  Box 7
 
Ford Foundation  Box 7
 
Fox, Siv Cedering  Box 7
Box 8
France, 1981-82  Box 8
 
Correspondence  Box 8
 
Fulbright Program  Box 8
 
Travel Grant  Box 8
 
University of Nice  Box 8
 
Univ. of Nice exchange  Box 8
 
Visa  Box 8
 
MISC. G  Box 8
 
Gaess, Roger  Box 8
 
Garber, Eugene (Gene)  Box 8
 
Gayle, Addison  Box 8
 
Giles, James  Box 8
 
Gingran (?), Kate and Lynn  Box 8
 
Giovanni, Nikki  Box 8
 
Giscombe, C. S.  Box 8
 
Glave, Thomas  Box 8
 
Goldsen, Bernette  Box 8
Box 9
Govan, Donald / Nancy Moore  Box 9
 
Gover, Robert (Bob)  Box 9
 
Great Basin Book Festival (Reno, NV - Sept. 1999)  Box 9
 
Green, Kim and Bruce  Box 9
 
Greer, Robert  Box 9
 
Gross, Ronald  Box 9
 
Gruntz, George  Box 9
 
Guggenheim, Mary Alice  Box 9
 
Gunderson, Mary Alice  Box 9
 
MISC. H  Box 9
 
Hagerman, Willie  Box 9
 
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center / Ed Cardoni  Box 9
 
Halman, Talat  Box 9
 
Halpern, David  Box 9
 
Hamilton, Roxanne  Box 9
 
Hammer, Adam  Box 9
 
Hampton Day School, The  Box 9
 
Hanson, Mardi  Box 9
 
Harper, Michael  Box 9
 
Harris, Helen Joyce  Box 9
 
Harris, William J. (Billy Joe)  Box 9
 
Hauser, Marianne  Box 9
 
Hawkins, Odie  Box 9
Box 10
Henderson, David  Box 10
 
Hernton, Calvin  Box 10
 
High Plains Literary Review  Box 10
 
Himes, Chester  Box 10
 
Hogan, Linda  Box 10
 
Hom, Sharon (also Sharon Chan)  Box 10
 
Glenn Horowitz, Bookseller  Box 10
 
Howard University - business  Box 10
 
Howe, Fanny  Box 10
 
Howe, Florence  Box 10
 
Howe, Kaye  Box 10
 
Hutchinson, Earl Ofari  Box 10
 
MISC. I  Box 10
 
Illinois Arts Council  Box 10
 
Institute for the Arts and the Humanities, Howard University  Box 10
 
Institute for the Preservation and Study of African American Writing  Box 10
 
International Poetry Forum  Box 10
 
Intersection for the Arts (May 4, 1994)  Box 10
 
MISC. J  Box 10
 
Jaramillo, Canela  Box 10
Box 11
Job Search, 1974-75  Box 11
 
Job Search, 1992-93  Box 11
 
Jobs - inquiries and responses (misc.)  Box 11
 
Johnson, Abby  Box 11
 
Johnson, Charles  Box 11
 
Johnson, Dan  Box 11
 
Johnson, Gwendolyn  Box 11
 
Johnson, Judith  Box 11
 
Jones, Gayl  Box 11
 
Jong, Erica  Box 11
 
Jordan, June  Box 11
 
MISC. journals (2 folders)  Box 11
 
Journals  
Box 12
African American Review  Box 12
 
The Agni Review / Askold Meinyczuk  Box 12
 
Alcatraz / Stephen Kessler  Box 12
 
American Dialog / Lewis Moroze  Box 12
 
American Poetry Review  Box 12
 
The American Review / Ted Solotaroff  Box 12
 
Aspen Anthology  Box 12
 
Bachy / Bob Mehlman  Box 12
 
Big Deal / Barbara Barracks  Box 12
 
Black American Literature Forum  Box 12
 
The Black Scholar / Robert Chrisman  Box 12
 
Black World  Box 12
 
Callaloo  Box 12
 
Chelsea / Sonia Raiziss  Box 12
 
Chicago Review  Box 12
 
Contact II  Box 12
 
El Corno Emplumado  Box 12
 
Croton Review / Ruth Lisa Schechter  Box 12
 
Die Horen  Box 12
 
Dodeca  Box 12
 
Dues, aka Bandung-It  Box 12
Box 13
Essence  Box 13
 
Eureka Review  Box 13
 
Exquisite Corpse / Andrei Codrescu  Box 13
 
Fence  Box 13
 
Fiction / Ted Mooney  Box 13
 
Fiction International  Box 13
 
Fiction Network  Box 13
 
The Free Lance  Box 13
 
Impact  Box 13
 
The John O'Hara Journal  Box 13
 
Journal of Black Poetry / Joe Goncalves  Box 13
 
The Kenyon Review  Box 13
 
Muleteeth  Box 13
Note see also Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nathaniel Mackey
 
Negative Capability  Box 13
 
New Lazarus Review  Box 13
 
New Letters  Box 13
 
New Myths / Bob Mooney  Box 13
 
New York Post Book Reviews  Box 13
 
New York Quarterly  Box 13
 
New York Times Book Review  Box 13
 
Poetry Review / Eric Mottram  Box 13
 
Par Rapport / Doug Bolling  Box 13
 
Pais Review / Michael Benedikt  Box 13
 
Partisan Review / William Phillips  Box 13
 
Ploughshares  Box 13
 
Oyez  Box 13
 
Profile  Box 13
 
Quadrant  Box 13
 
River City  Box 13
 
San Jose Mercury News  Box 13
 
Thoth  Box 13
 
Trace / James Boyer May  Box 13
 
Unmuzzled Ox  Box 13
 
Urbanus  Box 13
 
What's Happening?  Box 13
 
Witness  Box 13
Box 14
Works  Box 14
 
Zyzzyva  Box 14
 
Jovanovski, Meto  Box 14
 
Juhasz, Joe  Box 14
 
July, William  Box 14
 
MISC. K  Box 14
 
Kafka, Paul  Box 14
 
Kamvisseli, Euridice ("E")  Box 14
 
Kansas State University, 29 March 1978 Box 14
 
Katz, Steve  Box 14
 
Kaul, Mythili  Box 14
 
Kenny, Maurice  Box 14
 
Kessler, Milton  Box 14
 
King, Woodie  Box 14
 
Klawans, Stuart  Box 14
 
Klinkowitz, Jerome (Jerry)  Box 14
 
Kolyszko, Anna  Box 14
 
Komunyakaa, Yusef  Box 14
Box 15
Kramer, Aaron  Box 15
 
KRON-TV/ Lailee Van Dillen  Box 15
 
Kuhner, Herbert (Harry)  Box 15
 
Kutnik, Kerzy (Poland trip)  Box 15
 
MISC. L  Box 15
 
Lacotte, Muriel  Box 15
 
Lane, Pinkie Gordon  Box 15
 
Larkin, Joan  Box 15
 
Lasky, Cynthia  Box 15
 
Laurent, Camille  Box 15
 
Lee, Robert A. (Bob)  Box 15
 
Lerman, Rhoda  Box 15
 
Leyner, Mark  Box 15
 
Lilly, Robert  Box 15
 
Lincoln University  Box 15
Box 16
MISC. literary agents (queries & responses)  Box 16
 
Lit. Agents  
Box 16
Bergholz, Susan  Box 16
 
Cohen, Ruth  Box 16
 
Hobbs, Ronald  Box 16
 
Lapautre, Michelle  Box 16
 
Moorepark, Howard  Box 16
 
William Morris Agency (Marcia Higgins, Owen Laster)  Box 16
 
Neighbors, Charles  Box 16
 
Loft, The  Box 16
 
Loft-McKnight Awards, 1992-93 Box 16
 
Lorde, Audre  Box 16
 
Loverro, Gillian  Box 16
 
Low, Jackson Mac  Box 16
Box 17
Lowenfels, Walter  Box 17
 
Jowery, Jan  Box 17
 
Lucas, James S., Jr.  Box 17
 
MISC. M  Box 17
 
Macebuh, Sandy  Box 17
 
Mackey, Nathaniel (Nate)  Box 17
 
Madden, David  Box 17
 
Madison, Winifred  Box 17
 
C. M.  
Box 17
Collecting Quotations  Box 17
 
Clippings, publicity, etc.  Box 17
 
Humor  Box 17
 
Income, 1970  Box 17
 
Journal pages, Italy  Box 17
 
Papers (archiving with a library)  Box 17
 
Mann, William  Box 17
 
Marist College / Evelyn Fisher  Box 17
 
Marquis Who's Who  Box 17
 
Martin, Richard  Box 17
Box 18
Martinelli, Sheri  Box 18
 
Masiello, Thomas  Box 18
 
Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation  Box 18
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Box 18
 
Mayes, Sharon  Box 18
 
McCabe, Pat  Box 18
 
McCaffery, Larry  Box 18
 
McCorkle, Kate  Box 18
 
McDonald, Caitlin Grace  Box 18
 
McElroy, Colleen  Box 18
 
McMillan, Terry  Box 18
 
McPherson, Sandra (Sandy)  Box 18
 
Menarini, Gianni  Box 18
 
Meredith, William (Bill)  Box 18
 
Ingram Merrill Foundation  Box 18
 
Miami Book Fair  Box 18
 
Miller, Adam David  Box 18
 
Miller, E. Ethelbert  Box 18
 
Miller, Walter James  Box 18
 
Mills College, July 19-21, 1991 Box 18
 
Miscellaneous correspondence  Box 18
 
Mitchell, Loften  Box 18
 
Monday, Brian  Box 18
 
Monroe, Lisa  Box 18
 
Moore, Honor  Box 18
Box 19
Moore, Lenard D.  Box 19
 
Moramarco, Fred  Box 19
 
Morrison, Toni  Box 19
 
Movement Speakers Bureau  Box 19
 
Mowry, Jess  Box 19
 
Myers, Carol  Box 19
 
MISC. N  Box 19
 
Nathans, Rhoda (photographer)  Box 19
 
National Book Awards, Nov. 1991  Box 19
Note C.M., judge
 
National Book Awards, 1991  Box 19
Note mostly clippings of book reviews
 
National Book Awards, 1999  Box 19
Note C.M., finalist
 
National Conference of Afro-American Writers, Howard Univ. April 1976 Box 19
Box 20
National Endowment for the Arts (applications)  Box 20
 
Navero, Bud  Box 20
 
Neubauer, Alex  Box 20
 
New York University  Box 20
 
Newgarden, Albert  Box 20
 
Nicholson, David  Box 20
 
Nigerian letter scams and other strange mail  Box 20
 
Nilon Award  Box 20
 
Norris, Kathleen  Box 20
 
North Carolina Writers' Network  Box 20
 
MISC. O  Box 20
 
Obayani, Kambon  Box 20
 
O'Brien, John/Jack (Aurora College)  Box 20
 
O'Brien, John (N. Illinois Univ.)  Box 20
 
O'Halloran, Jamie  Box 20
 
Ohio Arts Council, Nov. 6-7, 1988 Box 20
 
Old Dominion University  Box 20
Note literary festival, Oct. 2-4, 1988
 
Ollier, Jacqueline  Box 20
 
Olsen, Lance  Box 20
 
Orange County Community College  Box 20
 
MISC. P  Box 20
 
Paniker, K. Ayyappa  Box 20
 
Papaleo, Joe  Box 20
 
"Paris Stuff, 1998"  Box 20
Box 21
Paterson Free Public Library  Box 21
 
Patterson, Raymond / Black Poets Reading  Box 21
 
Pavlich, Walter  Box 21
 
Pearson, Norman Holmes  Box 21
 
P.E.N.  Box 21
 
P.E.N./Faulkner Award for Fiction, 1998 Box 21
 
P.E.N./Faulkner prize, 1988  Box 21
Note Bell/ Prouix/Major correspondence
 
Pennsylvania State University  Box 21
 
Perpelitt, Manna Lowenfels  Box 21
 
Poetry Center, The  Box 21
 
Poetry-in-the-Schools / Arts & Humanities Center, Richmond (VA) public schools  Box 21
 
Poetry International, 1977  Box 21
Note autographed poems
 
Poetry Miscellany, The  Box 21
 
Poetry Project, The  Box 21
 
MISC. publishers  Box 21
Note  (2 folders)
Box 22
Publishers  Box 22
 
A.M.S. Press  Box 22
 
Beacon Press  Box 22
 
Bruccoli, Clark, Layman, Inc.  Box 22
 
Doubleday  Box 22
 
Fiction Collective  Box 22
Note  (4 folders)
Box 23
Gale Research Company  Box 23
 
Graywolf Press  Box 23
 
Greenwood Press (American Literary Magazines)  Box 23
 
Grove Press  Box 23
 
Harcourt Brace (earlier, Harcourt, Brace and World)  Box 23
 
Harper Collins  Box 23
 
Harper & Row  Box 23
 
Houghton Mifflin  Box 23
 
Liveright  Box 23
 
Macmillan  Box 23
 
New Dimensions in Education  Box 23
 
New Earth Books / Michael Largo  Box 23
 
WW Norton & Co.  Box 23
 
Permanent Press / Robert Vas Dias  Box 23
 
Persea Books  Box 23
 
Picador USA  Box 23
 
Pushcart Press  Box 23
 
Random House  Box 23
 
Roth Publishing  Box 23
 
Simon and Schuster  Box 23
 
St James Press  Box 23
 
Swallow Press  Box 23
 
University of Georgia Press  Box 23
 
University of Illinois Press  Box 23
 
University of Pittsburgh Press / Paul Zimmer  Box 23
Box 24
Wesleyan University Press  Box 24
 
Poetry Resource Center of Michigan  Box 24
 
Poetry Society of America  Box 24
 
Poets & Writers / Galen Williams  Box 24
 
Poets House  Box 24
Note reading, June 29, 1997
 
Poland Trip (1985)  Box 24
 
Polite, Helene / Polite, Allen  Box 24
 
Porter, Connie  Box 24
 
Portland State University / William A. Little  Box 24
 
Printer's Ink, Palo Alto, March 30, 1990 Box 24
 
Pritchard, Norman Henry  Box 24
 
Projects in Innovative Fiction  Box 24
 
Proulx, E. Annie  Box 24
 
Pruden, Durward ("Doc")  Box 24
 
Publishing information, incl. copyright  Box 24
 
MISC. Q, R  Box 24
 
Quaker US/USSR Committee  Box 24
 
Queens College  Box 24
Box 25
Quist, Susan  Box 25
 
Raby, Elizabeth  Box 25
 
Randall, Margaret  Box 25
Note also see Journals - El Corno Emplumado
 
Raphael, Lennox  Box 25
 
Rasey, Dave  Box 25
 
Ratner, Rochelle  Box 25
 
Raymond, Linda  Box 25
 
Readings at Schools, 1971-72 Box 25
 
Reed College  Box 25
 
Reed, Ishmael  Box 25
 
Reed, Kit  Box 25
 
Remeny, Ronald David (Ronny)  Box 25
 
"Rest" (painting, 1991)  Box 25
Note "All Creatures Great and Small", John Natsoulas Gallery, Aug. 8, 1992
 
Richardson, Riche  Box 25
 
Riggin, Craig  Box 25
 
Robertson, David  Box 25
 
Rockcastle, Mary Francois  Box 25
 
Rocky Mountain Writers Guild  Box 25
Note seminar, Feb 1978
 
Roosevelt Public Library  Box 25
 
Rotterdam Arts Council  Box 25
 
Roy, Lucinda  Box 25
 
RTSI / Matteo Bellinelli  Box 25
 
Ryan, Barbara Ann  Box 25
Box 26
MISC. S  Box 26
 
Sacramento City College  Box 26
Note reading, 29 Oct 1999
 
Sacramento Public Library, Friends of  Box 26
 
Saginaw Valley State College  Box 26
 
Salt of the Earth Books  Box 26
 
Samyn, Anne  Box 26
 
San Francisco Bay Area book festival, 1998 (reading)  Box 26
 
San Francisco State University  Box 26
 
Sarah Lawrence College  Box 26
 
Scharper, Alice  Box 26
 
Schevill, James  Box 26
 
Schlanger, Steve  Box 26
 
Schools  Box 26
Note corresp. re jobs, 1968-71 (readings, workshops, poet-in-rez, etc)
 
Seluzicki, Charles (bestseller)  Box 26
 
Shamas, Laura  Box 26
 
Shange, Ntozake  Box 26
 
Shapiro, Harvey  Box 26
 
Shapiro, Susan  Box 26
 
Sharma, Prageeta  Box 26
 
Shepherd, Reginald  Box 26
Box 27
Shepperd, Walt  Box 27
 
Shockley, Ann Allen  Box 27
 
Sigaud, Bernard  Box 27
 
Silverman, Ken  Box 27
 
Simic, Charles (Charlie)  Box 27
 
Simons, Louise  Box 27
 
Singer, Alan  Box 27
 
Singer, Isaac Bashevis  Box 27
 
Sister Circle Foundation (book award)  Box 27
 
Smith, Allan  Box 27
 
Smith, Carol Sturm  Box 27
 
Snyder, Gary  Box 27
 
Spieldberg, Peter  Box 27
 
"Spirir Made Visible" (exhibit)  Box 27
 
Squaw Valley 1991  Box 27
 
Squaw Valley 1992  Box 27
 
St. Johns, Primus  Box 27
 
St. Moritz Hotel, New York  Box 27
 
Steiner, Stan  Box 27
 
Stephens, Michael  Box 27
 
Stoelting, Winnie (also Wini)  Box 27
 
Struga Poetry Evenings Council  Box 27
 
Students - correspondence  Box 27
Box 28
Studies in Black American Fiction  Box 28
Note Anthology - Holt-Blond Ltd. - Robert Lee
 
Sukenick, Lynn  Box 28
 
Sukenick, Ron and Julia  Box 28
 
SUNY Albany  Box 28
 
SUNY Binghamton  Box 28
 
SUNY Brockport  Box 28
 
SUNY Buffalo  Box 28
Note grad course 1976
 
SUNY Buffalo, Spring 1988 Box 28
 
SUNY material, 1975  Box 28
 
Syndicated Fiction Project / The Sound of Writing  Box 28
 
Syracuse University  Box 28
 
MISC. T  Box 28
 
Tarrier, August  Box 28
 
Teachers & Writers Collaborative  Box 28
 
Temple University / Toby Olson  Box 28
 
Torberg, Peter  Box 28
 
Troupe, Quincy  Box 28
 
MISC. U  Box 28
 
Union Graduate School (UGS)  Box 28
 
UGS  
Box 28
letters from committee  Box 28
Box 29
letters to committee  Box 29
 
official/personal letters  Box 29
 
reports  Box 29
 
Univ. of California, Berkeley  Box 29
 
Univ. of California, Davis  Box 29
 
UC Davis Chancellor's Club - Fireside Chat, 21 Feb 1991 Box 29
 
UC Davis - Davis Humanities Institute - Board of Governors  Box 29
 
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder  Box 29
 
UC Boulder, Sept 1989 Box 29
Note Novel of the Americas Symposium
 
UC Boulder  Box 29
Note slide show (grant, 1981)
 
University of Maryland  Box 29
Note business
 
Univ. of the State of New York (Albany)  Box 29
 
Univ. of Utah  Box 29
Note AALCS 2000 Conference
Box 30
Univ. of Washington, Seattle  Box 30
Note business
 
USICA (United Stated International Communication Agency)  Box 30
 
USIS  Box 30
Note Algeria trip, 1985
 
MISC. V  Box 30
 
Van Dyke, Henry  Box 30
 
Van Vliet, Eddy  Box 30
 
Vassar College  Box 30
 
Vaz, Katherine  Box 30
 
Vernon, Jack  Box 30
 
Vindtorn, Kjell Erik  Box 30
 
MISC. W  Box 30
 
van de Waarsenburg, Hans & Riet  Box 30
 
Wada, Jenny  Box 30
 
Wagoner, Dave  Box 30
 
Wakoski, Diane  Box 30
 
Walker, Alice  Box 30
 
Lila Wallace  Box 30
Note Reader's Digest Fund
 
Wand, Dave  Box 30
 
Ward, Jerry  Box 30
 
Warren Wilson College, 12-14 July 1988 Box 30
 
Wayne State University  Box 30
 
Webb, Jon  Box 30
Box 31
Webster, Paula  Box 31
 
Weingarten, Randee  Box 31
 
Weinstein, Andrew  Box 31
 
Weiss, Lenore  Box 31
 
Weixlmann, Joe  Box 31
 
Weixlmann, Joe  Box 31
Note articles / biblios on C. M.
 
Weiburn, Ron  Box 31
 
Western State College of Colorado  Box 31
Note reading, 28 June 1978
 
Western States Book Awards  Box 31
Note C. M. winner, fiction, 1986
 
Walt Whitman Center  Box 31
Note reading, 20-21 April 1996
 
Whittemore, Reed  Box 31
 
Wiceman, John Edgar  Box 31
 
Wilcox, Pat  Box 31
 
Williams, David  Box 31
Note Center of Afro-American Culture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
 
Williams, John A.  Box 31
Box 32
Williams, John A.  Box 32
Note Safari West (poems)
 
Williams College  Box 32
 
Wilson, Patrice  Box 32
 
Wilson, Paul  Box 32
 
Wisniewski, Mark  Box 32
 
Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry  Box 32
 
Worth, Douglas  Box 32
 
Wright, Charles  Box 32
 
Wright, Charlottee  Box 32
Note typing service
 
Wright, Jay  Box 32
 
Writer's Center, The  Box 32
 
MISC. X, Y, Z  Box 32
 
X, Marvin  Box 32
 
Ya Salaam, Kalama  Box 32
 
Young, Al  Box 32
 
Ziegfeld, Richard  Box 32
 
Zimmer, Paul  Box 32
 
Zu-Bolton, Ahmos  Box 32
 
Books  
 
The New Black Poetry, 1969 
Box 1
General folders (including correspondence with poets)  Box 1
Box 2
Manuscript  Box 2
 
Typescript with markings  Box 2
 
Correspondence with International Publishers  Box 2
 
All-Night Visitors, 1969 
Box 3
notes  Box 3
 
correspondence with Olympia Press  Box 3
 
early draft  Box 3
 
MS with corrections  Box 3
 
Muriel Lacotte's essay on ANV  Box 3
Box 4
draft (3 folders), 1969 Box 4
 
1998 re-issue: correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 4
 
1998 re-issue: correspondence with Northeastern UP  Box 4
Box 5
proofs with CM's corrections  Box 5
 
MS with corrections  Box 5
 
misc. sections  Box 5
Box 6
MS/typescript  Box 6
 
galleys  Box 6
 
corrected proofs  Box 6
 
Swallow the Lake, 1970 
Box 7
copies of misc. documents  Box 7
 
misc. poems  Box 7
 
correspondence with Wesleyan UP  Box 7
 
galleys (2 folders)  Box 7
 
copies of MS with markings  Box 7
 
MS with markings  Box 7
 
Dictionary of Afro-American Slang, 1970 
Box 8
typescripts with corrections  Box 8
 
correspondence with Routledge & Kegan Paul re British Edition  Box 8
Note  Black Slang
Box 9
entry notecards  Box 9
Box 10
entry notecards  Box 10
 
Private Line, 1971 
Box 11
MS (copy)  Box 11
 
correspondence with Paul Breman  Box 11
 
Symptoms of Madness, 1971 
Box 11
original MS  Box 11
 
copy of MS  Box 11
 
correspondence with Corinth Books  Box 11
 
The Cotton Club, 1972 
Box
MS  Box
 
original MS with markings  Box
 
correspondence with Broadside Press  Box
 
No  
Box 12
first draft (flats)  Box 12
Box 13
proofs for jacket  Box 13
 
page proofs (2 sets)  Box 13
 
MS with markings  Box 13
 
carbon copy of MS  Box 13
Box 14
correspondence with Emerson Hall  Box 14
 
notes, clippings, publicity  Box 14
 
Syncopated Cakewalk, 1974 
Box 14
copy of first draft  Box 14
 
first draft with corrections  Box 14
 
correspondence with Barlenmire House  Box 14
 
copy of author's proofs  Box 14
 
The Dark and Feeling, 1974 
Box 15
MS before editing  Box 15
 
original MS and page proofs  Box 15
 
correspondence with The Third Press  Box 15
 
Reflex and Bone Structure, 1975 
Box 16
notes, quotes for publicity  Box 16
 
scraps  Box 16
 
early versions (2)  Box 16
 
notes, clippings, reviews  Box 16
 
original version and galleys  Box 16
 
copy of typeset copy  Box 16
 
Reflex and Bone Structure , 1975; reprint 1966 
Box 17
copy of MS  Box 17
 
page proofs of 1996 edition  Box 17
 
Manuela Barzan's thesis on RBS  Box 17
 
publishers catalogs  Box 17
 
Emergency Exit, 1979 
Box 18
draft with markings, corrections (2 versions)  Box 18
 
proofs with markings  Box 18
 
correspondence  Box 18
 
George Braziller catalog, F/W 1979  Box 18
Box 19
MS or draft (2 versions)  Box 19
 
draft (called Long Bread )  Box 19
 
notes  Box 19
 
draft  Box 19
Box 20
proofs (flats)  Box 20
Box 21
Xerox copy of MS  Box 21
 
draft  Box 21
 
one of the final drafts  Box 21
Box 22
MS with markings  Box 22
 
final draft and notes  Box 22
 
fragment pages  Box 22
 
page proofs and sketches for cover art  Box 22
 
My Amputations, 1986 
Box 23
correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 23
 
correspondence with Fiction Collective  Box 23
 
MS with markings (2 versions)  Box 23
 
partial draft  Box 23
 
draft  Box 23
Box 24
page proofs  Box 24
 
Western States Book  Box 24
 
Awards materials  Box 24
 
Such Was the Season, 1987 
Box 25
page proofs  Box 25
 
draft  Box 25
 
2 manuscripts  Box 25
Box 26
drafts  Box 26
 
manuscripts  Box 26
 
pages from Running for Office (earlier title)  Box 26
Box 27
correspondence with Mercury House  Box 27
 
Mercury House catalogs  Box 27
 
notes  Box 27
 
publicity  Box 27
 
page proofs and insertions  Box 27
 
edited MS  Box 27
 
reviews, notices of SWS  Box 27
Note NY Times, Washington Post
 
Surfaces and Masks: A Poem, 1988 
Box 28
page proofs with markings  Box 28
 
MS with editor's markings  Box 28
 
2 MSS  Box 28
 
correspondence with Coffee Hse Press  Box 28
 
correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 28
 
Painted Turtle: Woman with Guitar, 1988 
Box 29
partial gallery proof  Box 29
 
gallery proof  Box 29
 
correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 29
 
correspondence with Sun and Moon Press (also re Some Observations ...  Box 29
 
notes and other materials  Box 29
 
poems  Box 29
 
notice in the Tattered Cover  Box 29
Box 30
manuscripts and drafts  Box 30
 
Some Observations of a Stranger at Zuni..., 1989 
Box 31
early draft ( Southeastern Texts )  Box 31
 
MSS  Box 31
 
MS with markings  Box 31
 
correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 31
 
Fun and Games, 1990 
Box 32
gallery proof with corrections  Box 32
 
page proofs, etc.  Box 32
 
correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 32
 
correspondence with Holy Cow!  Box 32
 
Holy Cow! catalog 1989 F/W  Box 32
 
MS with markings  Box 32
 
MS (2 versions)  Box 32
 
review of FG - LA Times Book Review  Box 32
 
notice in UC Davis Magazine  Box 32
 
Inside Diameter, 1985 
Box 33
correspondence with Permanent Press  Box 33
 
Parking Lots, 1992 
Box 33
correspondence with Perishable Press  Box 33
 
Calling the Wind, 1993 
Box 34
corrrespondence with contributors  Box 34
 
correspondence with Harper Collins  Box 34
 
permissions letters  Box 34
 
drafts of CM's introductions; biographical notes on authors  Box 34
 
notes, biography notes, draft of introduction  Box 34
 
Harper publicity  Box 34
Box 35
MS with markings (folders 3-8 of 8)  Box 35
Box 36
MS with markings (folders 1-2 of 8)  Box 36
 
Juba to Jive, 1994 
Box 37
MS with markings (folders 1-5 of 5)  Box 37
Box 38
MS (folders 1-5 of 5)  Box 38
Box 39
Dictionary of Afro-American Slang (later Juba to Jive ) - MS  Box 39
 
entry notecards  Box 39
Box 40
notes  Box 40
 
gallery proofs (2 folders)  Box 40
 
notes and materials  Box 40
Box 41
publicity  Box 41
 
MS fragments  Box 41
 
correspondence with Viking Penguin  Box 41
 
scrap notes (2 envelopes)  Box 41
 
The Garden Thrives, 1996 
Box 42
permission letters  Box 42
 
correspondence with Harper Collins  Box 42
Box 43
poems, including omitted poems  Box 43
 
biographies of the poets  Box 43
 
intro & note  Box 43
 
draft introduction  Box 43
 
extra poems  Box 43
Box 44
Notes: bio, material, poetry, partial draft MS  Box 44
 
Lorna Goodison (poetry, notes, corresp., bio)  Box 44
 
gallery proof 9/15/95  Box 44
Box 45
draft MS, 1995  Box 45
 
press releases  Box 45
 
draft acknowledgements and bios of the poets  Box 45
 
Dirty Bird Blues, 1996 
Box 46
page proofs  Box 46
Box 47
If Blues Was Whisky (draft with markings - 4 folders)  Box 47
 
publicity  Box 47
 
correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 47
 
partial draft ch.1 and cover art  Box 47
Box 48
If Blues Was Whisky (partial draft with markings)  Box 48
 
BDD draft (2 copies or versions)  Box 48
Box 49
MS  Box 49
 
partial MS  Box 49
Box 50
various sections (folders 1-5 of 5)  Box 50
Box 51
MS (2 copies or versions)  Box 51
 
partial MS showing edits  Box 51
Box 52
2 drafts  Box 52
Box 53
draft (2 copies or versions)  Box 53
Box 54
page proofs  Box 54
 
partial MS showing edits  Box 54
 
page proofs of 1997 paperback edition  Box 54
Box 55
MS fragments  Box 55
 
notes (2 folders)  Box 55
 
notes and materials on blues  Box 55
 
notes and materials on Omaha  Box 55
 
notes and fragment of a draft  Box 55
 
Configurations: New and Selected Poems, 1998 
Box 56
2 MSS  Box 56
 
correspondence with Copper Canyon Press  Box 56
 
Selected Poems - correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 56
 
New and Selected Poems, 1958-1998 
Note later titled Configurations
Box 57
2 MSS  Box 57
 
7 computer disks  Box 57
 
Selected Poems, 1967-1997 
Note basis for Configurations MS
Box 58
3 MSS  Box 58
 
Necessary Distance, 2001 
Box 59
partial MS  Box 59
 
MS  Box 59
Box 60
misc. materials  Box 60
 
fragments and correspondence with prospective publishers  Box 60
 
publishing agreement with Coffee House Press  Box 60
 
MS (2 versions)  Box 60
 
Other Writings  
 
Interviews  
Box 1
CM interviewed by Nancy Bunge (2 folders)  Box 1
 
Conversation with Jacob Lawrence  Box 1
 
CM interviewed by Larry McCaffery and Jerzy Kutnik  Box 1
 
CM interviewed by Charles Rowell - offprints from Callaloo 20:3  Box 1
 
Book of Interviews:  
Box 1
CM interviewed by Alice Scharper  Box 1
 
CM interviews Jacob Lawrence  Box 1
 
CM interviews by Jerome Klinkowitz  Box 1
 
CM interviewed by Nancy Bunge  Box 1
 
CM and Doug Bolling  Box 1
 
CM interviewed by Nancy Bunge  Box 1
 
CM and Charles Wright  Box 1
 
CM interviewed by Ethelbert Miller  Box 1
 
Poetry  
Box 1
Published poems - copies of  Box 1
 
Miscellaneous poems - MSS and copies of published poems  Box 1
 
Poems accepted for publication  Box 1
 
Poems - misc. MSS  Box 1
 
Xeroxes of early published poems  Box 1
 
The Making of a Poem  Box 1
 
Black American Literature Form, 23:3 (1989) - poetry offprints - "Get Along Cindy"  Box 1
Box 2
Drafts of early published poems (folders 1-3 of 3)  Box 2
 
Translated poems  Box 2
 
Original typescripts of poems  Box 2
 
Short Stories  
Box 1
City Flesh and Country Manners - offprints from Callaloo 14:1 (1991)  Box 1
 
Short Stories - Manuscripts  Box 1
 
"Chicago Heat"  Box 1
 
:Microcosm"  Box 1
 
"several untitled"  Box 1
 
"Raghead"  Box 1
 
"Enos"  Box 1
 
"Snapshot of Mother and Daughter just inside a clean, well-lighted doorway"  Box 1
 
"Surgery"  Box 1
 
"Resurrection"  Box 1
 
"Prince Michael"  Box 1
 
"Gest Pits" (2 versions)  Box 1
 
"Hai"  Box 1
 
"Dear Freud"  Box 1
 
"An Area in the Cerebral Hemisphere"  Box 1
 
"My Adventures as Agnes Moorehead's Sister"  Box 1
 
Short Stories - Manuscripts  
Box 1
"Summer Love"  Box 1
 
"All American Cheese"  Box 1
 
untitled  Box 1
 
"Early Grave"  Box 1
 
"The Real Moose"  Box 1
 
"The Father Surrogate"  Box 1
 
"Resurrection"  Box 1
 
Ulysses, who Slept Across from Me  Box 1
 
The Exchange  Box 1
 
The Horror!  Box 1
 
My Mother and Mitch  Box 1
Note multiple copies with comments (from students)
 
Story ideas (notes in longhand)  Box 1
 
Xeroxes of published stories  Box 1
 
Summer Love  Box 1
 
Scat  Box 1
 
Short Stores - MSS  
Box 1
Bourbon  Box 1
 
Gelasia's Problem (changed from Gelasia's Story)  Box 1
 
Gelasia's Problem  Box 1
 
The Winged Monster  Box 1
 
Short Stories - published (MSS)  
Box 1
Gest Pits  Box 1
Note 5 cc. or versions of MS, and photocopy of published version
 
Asylum  Box 1
Note 2 cc. or versions of MS
 
Writer  Box 1
Note 3 cc. or versions of MS
 
Vet  Box 1
Note 2 cc. or versions of MS
 
Eli  Box 1
Note 2 cc. or versions of MS
 
Da  Box 1
Note 3 cc. or versions of MS
 
Prince Michael  Box 1
Note  3 cc. or versions of MS
 
Microcosm  Box 1
Note 2 cc. or versions of MS
 
Tattoo (marked "draft")  Box 1
 
TV (marked "draft")  Box 1
 
My Adventures as Agnes Moorehead's Sister  Box 1
 
City Flesh and Country Manners  Box 1
 
Dossy O  Box 1
 
Various short fictions (mostly short sketches) - MSS  Box 1
 
Eyes - as published in Out of Sight (Sept 1974)  Box 1
Box 2
Writer  Box 2
 
Gest Pits  Box 2
 
Edna Watson's Place Settings  Box 2
 
Microcosm  Box 2
 
Temporary Business  Box 2
 
The Winged Monster  Box 2
 
There's Hope  Box 2
 
Prince Michael  Box 2
 
Scat  Box 2
Note MSS and copy from Eat It Alive
 
The Other Side  Box 2
 
Driving Kenneth Home  Box 2
 
Dance of Life  Box 2
 
Delicate Imbalance  Box 2
 
The Spirit of Scylla  Box 2
 
Five Years Ago  Box 2
 
Driving East  Box 2
 
Dossy O  Box 2
 
Crazy Girl  Box 2
 
My Adventures as Agnes Moorhead's Sister  Box 2
 
My Search for the Life of Ronald Faber  Box 2
 
An Area in the Cerebral Hemisphere  Box 2
Note  typescripts and copy from Fiction Collective anthology
 
Sketch  Box 2
 
Summer Love  Box 2
 
Asylum  Box 2
Note MSS and copies from Hambone
 
Weaver  Box 2
Note MSS and copies from Michigan Quarterly Review
 
Honey Locust Beating  Box 2
 
Short Story collection  Box 2
Note copies of published stories
 
Innocence  Box 2
Note  MS and correspondence re Witness
 
Bourbon  Box 2
Note MS and correspondence re Water~Stone
 
Bourbon for Breakfast  Box 2
 
Da  Box 2
 
Ten Pecan Pies  Box 2
Note copy from Upstate magazine
 
Chicago Heat  Box 2
 
City Flesh and Country Manners  Box 2
 
Induction  Box 2
 
Short Fiction  
Note original MSS
Box 3
Crane Operator  Box 3
 
Weaver  Box 3
 
excerpts from My Amputations , a novel in progress  Box 3
 
Number Four  Box 3
 
Snapshot of Mother and Daughter, Just Inside a Clean, Well-Lighted Doorway  Box 3
 
Ten Pecan Pies  Box 3
 
The Vase and the Rose  Box 3
 
The Future  Box 3
 
Clara Blues  Box 3
 
An Area in the Cerebral Hemisphere  Box 3
 
Just Think: Survival  Box 3
 
Still Love  Box 3
 
Virginia  Box 3
 
Fun and Games  Box 3
 
Raghead  Box 3
 
My Adventures as Agnes Moorehead's Sister  Box 3
 
Party with Masks  Box 3
 
Mother Visiting  Box 3
 
Maggy: a Girl of the King  Box 3
 
miscellaneous pages  Box 3
 
Mother Visiting  Box 3
 
Page proofs from Fun and Games : Women in Love; Virigina; The Ghetto, the Ocean, the Lynching, and the Funeral  Box 3
 
My Mother and Mitch  Box 3
Note MS and copy of published version
 
Eli  Box 3
Note draft and copies of published version
 
TV  Box 3
Note MS and copy of published version
 
Number Four - copy from par rapport  Box 3
 
The Vase and the Rose (MS)  Box 3
 
The Future  Box 3
Note MSS and copies of published version
 
Tattoo  Box 3
Note MS and copies from the Massachusetts Review
 
Short Stories  Box 3
Note misc. pages from published copies
 
The Adventures of Maria Sinus  Box 3
Note MS and copies of published version
 
Five Years Ago  Box 3
Note MSS and page proofs from Ploughshares
 
Short Stories - MSS:  
Box 3
Letters  Box 3
 
untitled  Box 3
 
The Spirit of Scylla  Box 3
 
Raghead  Box 3
 
Honey Locust Beating  Box 3
 
Sex and Sunday Night  Box 3
 
The Horror!  Box 3
 
Short Stories - Copies of published stories  
Box 3
Maggy: a Woman of the King  Box 3
 
Party: with Masks  Box 3
 
Inlet  Box 3
 
Dear Freud  Box 3
 
Marilyn  Box 3
 
Resurrection  Box 3
 
The Father Surrogate  Box 3
 
The Faerie  Box 3
 
excerpts from a novel in progress  Box 3
 
excerpt from Emergency Exit  Box 3
 
Eyes  Box 3
 
A Statement  Box 3
 
Ten Pecan Pies  Box 3
 
Trumpet and Sand  Box 3
 
Poet on the 8th Floor  Box 3
 
Possibilities  Box 3
 
Scar  Box 3
 
The Vase and the Rose  Box 3
 
Da  Box 3
 
Fish, Tomatoes, Mama & Book  Box 3
 
All-American Cheese  Box 3
 
Just Think: Survival  Box 3
 
Realism: A Dark Light  Box 3
 
Writer  Box 3
 
Ten Pecan Pies  Box 3
Note as published in magazines/newspapers
 
Non-fiction  
Box 1
Notes for a lecture/essay (The Rood)  Box 1
 
Articles and essays - Xeroxes of published versions  Box 1
 
Book reviews (MSS)  Box 1
 
Published essays and reviews  Box 1
 
Essays (MSS)  Box 1
 
In Search of Rebekah (essay)  Box 1
 
Review of Cape of Storms for LA Times Book Review  Box 1
 
Non-fiction  Box 1
 
Essay on Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring - various drafts  Box 1
 
New York Times Book Review  Box 1
 
Drafts of introduction to Up to a Point  Box 1
 
The Erotic Facts of Life  Box 1
Note offprints from Revue francaise d'etudes americaines
 
Licking Stamps, Taking Chances - from Contemporary Authors autobiography series  Box 1
 
Book reviews in the Washington Post - Lillane (Shange) and Cambridge (C. Phillips)  Box 1
 
Review of Extravaganza (G. Lish) - LA Times Book Review  Box 1
Box 2
Assorted early non-fiction  Box 2
 
Published non-fiction (extra copies)  Box 2
 
Miscellaneous non-fiction and small press article  Box 2
 
BAMism et al  Box 2
 
Various non-fiction  Box 2
 
The True Education of One Writer of Fiction, etc.  Box 2
Box 3
Who Was Dorothy Dandridge  Box 3
Note MS, notes, materials, correspondence
 
Essays on teaching (MS for a book on teaching)  Box 3
 
Scraps not used in Making Up Reality  Box 3
 
Making up Reality (autobiography)  Box 3
Note first draft - folders 1-2 of 2
Box 4
Memoir of a Writing Life  Box 4
Note MS with markings
 
Why Fiction is Truer than Autobiography (speaking notes)  Box 4
Note 2 versions
 
Reaching and Leaving the Point (MS)  Box 4
 
From Chicago to Yugoslavia: A Memoir  Box 4
Note draft with markings
 
From Chicago to Yugoslavia (draft)  Box 4
Box 5
Misc. nonfiction and 3 sketches  Box 5
 
Uncommon Problems (essay)  Box 5
 
Reaching and Leaving the Point/Notes on Becoming a Writer  Box 5
 
Notes and Meditations - a MS of essays  Box 5
 
James Baldwin essays  Box 5
 
The 1960s and the Question of Identity  Box 5
 
Non-fiction - Column for American Poetry Review  
Box 6
selected issues of American Poetry Review from vols 2-5  Box 6
 
drafts of essays for CM's column  Box 6
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 1
Correspondence re various projects, manuscripts, articles, etc.  Box 1
Box 2
Families First project - Dr. Dogmore (author) - Stingrays - collaborative writing  Box 2
 
Rare books and MSS dealers  Box 2
 
Copies and draft of Weixlmann's article on CM and Ishmael Reed  Box 2
 
CM's bibliography  Box 2
 
CM - curriculum vitae  Box 2
Note  folders 1-3 of 3
Box 3
Teaching materials and notes for Brooklyn College Writers Workshop - TV play  Box 3
 
Script for a motion picture  Box 3
 
Victoria, the Woman at the Window (MS fragment)  Box 3
 
Notes, misc. (longhand)  Box 3
 
The War Novel - chapter fragment (longhand)  Box 3
 
Mexico journals (1968)  Box 3
 
Syllabus for a class: Problems in American Literature  Box 3
Box 4
Publicity - CM in the Soul Corner, Sacramento Bee Sunday Comics, August 1993  Box 4
 
Publicity - CM on front page, Northern Iowan (April 1974)  Box 4
 
Publicity - article about CM in Inside SUNY-Binghamton (April 1988)  Box 4
 
Publicity - Misc. readings  Box 4
 
Sun and Moon Press catalog  Box 4
Note features various CM titles
 
AWP Newsletter  Box 4
Note reference to CM on p2
 
par rapport - CM fiction, poetry, essay  Box 4
 
Contemporary Authors listing  Box 4
Note proofs with corrections
 
CM's books  Box 4
Note assorted jackets and book covers