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Gwendolyn Brooks Collection

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Correspondence

Writings

Gwendolyn Brooks Personal Files

Photos and Scrapbooks

Drawings

Calendars

Public Engagements

Contests and Scholarships

Teaching Materials

Programs, Broadsides, Posters, and Ephemera

David Company Records

Financial Records

Legal, Medical, and Real Estate Records

Gwendolyn Brooks Personal Realia/Artifacts

Gwendolyn Brooks Library

Sheet Music

LPs

Newspapers and Magazines

Works of Others

Henry Blakely Papers

Keziah Wims Brooks Papers

Brooks-Blakely Family Papers

Oversize Items

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Gwendolyn Brooks Collection, 1909-2003 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Collection Overview

Title: Gwendolyn Brooks Collection, 1909-2003Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:bulk 1960-2000

ID: 01/01/MSS00086

Primary Creator: Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000)

Extent: 200.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/19/2013

Subjects: Poets, American - 20th century

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection consists of a variety of materials related to Gwendolyn Brooks, a Black American poet from Chicago, Illinois.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was an American poet and educator born in Topeka, Kansas and raised on the South Side of Chicago. In 1950, Brooks was the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize in any category, receiving the award in Poetry for Annie Allen (1949). At the core of this book is "The Anniad," an epic poem that details the life of a young woman in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Brooks was a beloved mentor to many poets and artists from the Black Arts movement, and started the Illinois Poet Laureate Awards to encourage poetry writing amongst young people. During her life, Brooks received numerous accolades for her work, including her appointment as Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (now the Poet Laureate of the United States) in 1985.

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Collection Historical Note

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born to parents David Anderson and Keziah Wims Brooks on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. A few weeks later, her family moved to Chicago where she would live for the rest of her life. Brooks began writing at an early age and was encouraged by her mother saying, "You are going to be the lady Paul Laurence Dunbar." When she was 13, her poem "Eventide" was published in the children's magazine American Childhood [1]. By the time she graduated high school, Brooks had published over one hundred poems in the "Lights and Shadows" poetry column of the Chicago Defender [2]. After high school, Brooks graduated from a two-year program at Wilson Junior College [3]. In 1939, she married Henry Blakely, Jr. whom she met after joining the Chicago NAACP Youth Council. They soon had their first child, Henry III, and later their daughter, Nora.

Early in her career, Brooks was encouraged by poet James Weldon Johnson and Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes and Richard Wright [4]. In her work, Brooks drew inspiration from her life and surroundings in Chicago. Her first book of poetry, A Street in Bronzeville (1945), received praise for its authentic portraits of the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Her second collection of poems, Annie Allen (1949), chronicles the life of a young Black Bronzeville girl. It was for this book that Brooks won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, making her the first Black person to win the award in any category [5].

In the 1960s, Brooks work became more overtly political as she became close with activists and writers involved in the Black Arts Movement, a group of artists whose work reflected the cultural side of the growing Black Power movement [6]. She became especially close with Haki Madhubuti, to whom she became both a mentor and a mother figure. Soon Brooks began working exclusively with Black publishers, especially Broadside Press, founded by her close friend Dudley Randall, and Third World Press, founded by Madhubuti. In the 1980s, Brooks also established her own imprint called The David Company.

Throughout her long career, Brooks published more than twenty books of poetry, including The Bean Eaters (1960), Selected Poems (1963), In the Mecca (1968), Riot (1969), Family Pictures (1970), Aloneness (1971), Beckonings (1975), To Disembark (1981), Black Love (1982), The Near-Johannesburg Boy and Other Poems (1986), Blacks (1987), Gottschalk and the Grand Tarantelle (1988), Winnie (1988), and Children Coming Home (1991). She also published one novel, Maud Martha (1953), as well as children's literature such as Bronzeville Boys and Girls (1956) and The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves (1974). Brooks also published two autobiographies, Report from Part One (1972), and Report from Part Two (1995).

In addition to her writing, Brooks taught poetry and creative writing at numerous colleges and universities. In 1990, the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing was founded at Chicago State University, where Brooks served as distinguished professor and writer-in-residence [7]. Brooks influenced generations of writers, not only with her words, but with her actions. For most of the year, she traveled the country to perform her poetry for children of all ages as well as at universities, public libraries, hospitals, and prisons. As she especially encouraged young poets, Brooks sponsored youth poetry awards for over thirty years. Renowned for her generosity, Brooks dedicated her life to promoting the value of poetry and inspiring young writers.

Brooks was the recipient of more than seventy-five honorary doctorates and countless accolades [8]. In 1968, she was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois, a position which she held until her death in 2000 [9]. In 1985, Brooks was selected for an honorary one-year term as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress [10]. She received lifetime achievement awards from both the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989 and the National Book Foundation in 1994. Brooks then received the National Endowment for the Humanities' highest honor when she was named the 1994 Jefferson Lecturer. The next year, Brooks received the National Medal of Arts.

Today, Gwendolyn Brooks' legacy persists as one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century, because of both her contribution to American literature and her kindness and generosity, especially toward young poets and authors of color.

Subject/Index Terms

Poets, American - 20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Acquisition Source: Nora Brooks Blakely

Related Materials:

Celebrating Brooks @ 100

Gwendolyn Brooks Supplementary Materials

Gwendolyn Brooks Collection (Sc MG 271) | New York Public Library

Gwendolyn Brooks Papers (BANC MSS 2001/83 z) | University of California, Berkeley

Dudley Randall Papers (2017014 Aa 2) | University of Michigan

Sterling Plumpp Collection (MUM00368) | University of Mississippi

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid is experiencing ongoing revision, beginning in June 2023.


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Gwendolyn Brooks Personal Files],
[Series 4: Photos and Scrapbooks],
[Series 5: Drawings],
[Series 6: Calendars],
[Series 7: Public Engagements],
[Series 8: Contests and Scholarships],
[Series 9: Teaching Materials],
[Series 10: Programs, Broadsides, Posters, and Ephemera],
[Series 11: David Company Records],
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[Series 14: Gwendolyn Brooks Personal Realia/Artifacts],
[Series 15: Gwendolyn Brooks Library],
[Series 16: Sheet Music],
[Series 17: LPs],
[Series 18: Newspapers and Magazines],
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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
This series has temporarily moved. Click here to view series 1.
Series 2: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 1: Poetry Drafts - Individual PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 237Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "A Farmer”, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Again He Did Not Return", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "A Girl", 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Aloneness", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "An Afternote to the Progress", 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Another Girl", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: "Another Loss", 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Art, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Behind the Scenes, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Black Poets Today, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Blackness: Chicago, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: "Black Steel", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "Books Feed and Cure and Chortle and Collide", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: "Boys, Black", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16-17: "Brelve, A Battered Woman", 1990, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: "Brooke Maj, of Hawthorn South School", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19-20: "Captain Delores", 1991, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: "Causes for Optimism", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: "A Celebration: A Hymn to Chicago", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23-24: "Chicago, the I Will City", 1982, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25-26: "The Chicago Picasso", 1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: "Chicago State University", 1991/1992Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "Children", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29-30: "Collage", 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "Collage for Today", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "Collage for Today – I. Aurora", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33-35: "Computer", 1983, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: "Christmas Morning Comes Too Soon", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: "Danse Africaine", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: "A Daughter of Africa", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 39: "The Decision of Senator Simon", 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 40: "Duke Ellington", 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 41: "The Event Downtown", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: "For Charlemae Rollins", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: "For Dudley Randall", 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 44: "For Jenny Rutland", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 45: "For Nora on Mother’s Day", 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 46-47: "For Sara Miller, Sculptor", 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 48: "Friends, Black Folk, Blood of Africa", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: "Ghetto Cat", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: "Hillary Rodham Clinton", 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 51: "Horses Graze", 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 52: "The Illinois & Michigan Canal. The Sesquicentennial", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: "Infirm", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: "In Honor of Bill Pinkney, Voyager Extraordinaire", 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 55: "Introduction to Myself", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 56-59: "Jane Addams", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 58 includes "From Jane Addams."
Folder 60: "Jane Addams" and "To Fit In" fragments, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: "Kitchenette Building", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: "Lady Delores", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 63-63: "Last Inauguration of Mayor Harold Washington", 1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 238Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: "Letter to Sister Anne", 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Maid of Malvaron", 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4-5: "Martin Luther King Jr.", 1968, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "Mayor Harold Washington", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: "In Memory of Henry Carter", 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "A Mood of 1950", circa 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "My Grandmother Is Waiting for Me to Come Home", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "My Mother", 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Nothing Matters" and other poems, 1936, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes "Some Eyes Do Not Bother," "Continuity," "Old Dreams," "Gypsy Girl," "April Fool’s Day," and "Moon Vision."
Folder 13: "Of Frank Parker", 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Of the Young Dead", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15-17: "An Old Black Woman, Homeless and Indistinct", 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16 includes "Behind the Scenes." Folder 17 includes notes.
Folder 18: "Our Lady of the Angels", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: "Patrick Bowie of Cabrini Green", 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Primer for Blacks", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: "Raymond Brooks II", 1990Add to your cart.
Also titled "Pete."
Folder 22: "Sammy Chester Leaves 'Godspell' and Visits Upward Bound on a Lake Forest Lawn", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: "Shadows", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: "Speech to the Young, Speech to the Progress Toward", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: "Studs Terkel", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: "Telephone Conversations (After Discussing William Faulkner with George Kent)", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "Thinking of Elizabeth Steinberg", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 28-29: "Thinking of Elizabeth Steinberg on Friday, November 13, 1987", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 30-32: "The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: "To Be Grown Up", 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "To Beautiful Black Man", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: "To the Retiree", 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 36: "To the South Side Community Art Center (With Affectionate Gratitude)", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: "To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals (Never to Look a Hot Comb in the Teeth)" and "Primer for Blacks", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: "Where, Oh Where" fragment, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: "White, Male, and Well-To-Do", 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 40: "To Whitney Young", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 41-44: "Winnie" draft notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: "The Womanhood", undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes "Beverly Hills, Chicago," "Riot: A Poem in Three Parts," "The Near- Johannesburg Boy," "Speech to the Young, Speech to the Progress-Toward," and "To the Young Who Want to Die."
Folder 46: "When You Have Forgotten Sunday: The Love Story", 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 47: "Why I Keep Off Television", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: "You Think of the Dead", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Poems grouping, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Includes "Superbe," "Merle," "Ole Fella," and "Jane Addams, September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935."
Sub-series 2: Poetry Drafts - CompilationsAdd to your cart.
Box 239Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aloneness, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Blacks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3-6: Bronzeville Boys and Girls, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7-20: Children Coming Home, 1989-1991, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 240Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Children Coming Home, 1993-1993, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 includes an envelope.
File 3: Children Coming Home and other compilationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.1: Children Coming Home, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.2: In the Mecca, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.3: Gottschalk and the Grande Tarantelle, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.4: Illinois Poet Laureate Awards, 2000Add to your cart.
Includes poems authored by reward recipients in elementary and high school.
Folder 3.5: Gottschalk and the Grande Tarantelle, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Children Coming Home (partial), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Introductory text for Family Pictures, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6-9: Gottschalk and the Grand Tarantelle, 1987-1988, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: In Montgomery (partial), 1998, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: In Montgomery first correction, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 12: In Montgomery (New York University folder), undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope, blank sheets of white paper, and a black “New York University” folder.
Folder 13: In Montgomery, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Box 241Add to your cart.
Folder 1: In Montgomery, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes photocopies of In the Mecca and an envelope.
Folder 2: In Montgomery “raw copy”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes photocopies of In the Mecca and an “In Montgomery (Raw copy.)” envelope.
Folder 3: In Montgomery, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a portion of Gottschalk and the Grande Tarantelle.
Folder 4: In Montgomery (partial), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: In Montgomery “old uncorrected version”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 6: In Montgomery “original”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a copy of Children Coming Home and an “Original of “In Montgomery” by Gwendolyn Brooks” envelope.
Folder 7: In Montgomery list of contents, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 8: “Copies In Montgomery” envelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8.1: Pages 1-137, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8.2: Pages 4-137, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 242Add to your cart.
Folder 1: In Montgomery pages 1-137, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 242, Folder 8.3
Folder 2: “Copies of In Montgomery” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 242, Folder 8.4. Contains a separation slip.
Folder 3: In the Mecca galley proof, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Winnie and Gottschalk and the Grande Tarantelle proofs, 1988Add to your cart.
Includes a letter from Mueller, L.W. (Harlo Printing Company) to Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 5: Contents for “New Book”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 3: Prose DraftsAdd to your cart.
Box 243Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Book Award speech, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: “Ann Smith”, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: “The Audre Lorde I Knew”, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: “Autobiography”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” reflections, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: “Basic Influences”, 1994Add to your cart.
Includes “Beatrice Wims Stewart: May 1st, 1914-1994” (poem), a program for an event honoring Ralph Ellison at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, newspaper clippings, blank papers, loose magazine pages, and a file folder marked “National Book Foundation.” Contains separation sheets.
Folder 7: Biographical sketch, early 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8-9: “The Black Family” speech, 1988?Add to your cart.
Folder 10: “Blacks”, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11-12: “Black Woman in Russia”, 1994?Add to your cart.
Both folders include a letter from Beatty, Mary Lou (National Endowment for the Humanities) to Gwendolyn Brooks. Folder 12 includes an envelope labeled “Original galleys for “Black Woman in Russia” in Humanities Mag. Note w/marginalia.”
Folder 13: Black Writers Conference speech (Chicago State University), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 14: “Books. Reading. Libraries.”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15-16: Broadside Press (Detroit) tenth anniversary statement, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15 includes a card from Broadside Press to Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 17: “Broadside Treasury 1971-1975”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: “Candace”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a plastic bag.
Folder 19: “Chicago, 2999”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Chicago Renaissance speech, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes two envelopes addressed to Gwendolyn Brooks, one from 1994.
Folder 21: Chicago State University commencement speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Chicago State University statements, 1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a “Chicago State University” folder.
Folder 23: “Children of the Poor” reflections, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: “The City of Many Faces, a Chicago Collage” speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: “Congratulations—always—to Sokoni Karanja…”, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 26: “The Day of the Gwendolyn”, 1985Add to your cart.
Includes a list of “Poets to Be Recorded,” a list of poets for “One-Day Poetry Festival” (1986), and a partial letter from Galbraith, Nancy (Library of Congress) to Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 27: “Departing from your homes is no small matter…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: “D.H. Melhem”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: “‘Ebonical’ Improvement”, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes a newspaper clipping on the Atlanta Black Arts Festival (1996).
Folder 30: Ethelbert Miller introduction, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31-32: Family Pictures speech, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 31 includes a biographical sketch. The copies in folder 32 are in large print.
Box 244Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Family Pictures, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1 includes a speech for the Jefferson Lecture series (National Endowment for the Humanities), “Black Woman in Russia” galleys and correspondence, a TV Guide clipping, and a FedEx mailer and receipt.
Folder 3: “Familyhood”Add to your cart.
Folder 4: “For Autobiog.”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “For Autobiog. Part II”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Foreword for The Voice and Other Short Stories (Brooks, Keziah C.), 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Frank Wills speech, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Written on “Aurora” broadside (Broadside Press (Detroit)).
Folder 8: “Furious Flower” speech, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: “Garrison Keillor”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: “Chapter Four: Little Mom”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: “The Good Neighbor. Brooks Boswell: born 1898, died 1980”, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: “Goodbye to Walter Bradford”, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Gordon Lish statement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Graduation speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Grinnell College speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Harold Washington statement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: “Hillsdale Lecture”, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes “Alive in the Ice and Fire,” “I am still free verse and rhyme…,” and envelopes.
Folder 18: “I am sensible of this honor…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: “If hope is a concept…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: “If I were to write…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Illinois Poet Laureate Awards introductory speech, 2000?Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Illinois Poet Laureate Awards ceremony cues, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Illinois State Library dedication speech, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: “I met Margaret Walker…”, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: “Inauguration—Poets”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “It Is Our Business to Be Bothered” torn from The Chicago Guide.
Folder 26: “Infirm”, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: “In Ghana”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: “In Re: Hillary Clinton”, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 29: “Intro: to poem ‘Jane Addams’”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Introduction for Harold Washington at Columbia College Chicago event, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes statements on Paul Pearsall and Robert Wrigley.
Folder 31: Introduction to The Columbia Book of Poetry: The Top 500 Poems, 1992?Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Introduction of children at the inauguration for an Illinois governor, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: “It Is 2000”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: “Jack Mitchell”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: “James Baldwin”, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 36: “James Hill”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Jane Addams speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Written on the back of the schedule of events for the 1993 Critical Issues Symposium.
Folder 38: Jane Addams Park dedication speech, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 39: John Trutter speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: “Keziah”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: “Langston Hughes”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Langston Hughes Society address, 1982Add to your cart.
Includes a meeting program.
Folder 43: “The Last Poets”, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 44: “Leadership, Leadership”, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Leon Forrest remembrance speech, 1996Add to your cart.
Includes an event invitation.
Folder 46: “Libraries”, 1992Add to your cart.
Box 245Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lisa Steinberg speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Literary Awards speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Long program speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: “Molly Peacock”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “Most Workers In The Wild…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: “Movies”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: “Much is said in this time about The Children…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7a: “My mother, who always encouraged me to write, is herself…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: “My Tribute to President Johnetta Cole…”, 1986?Add to your cart.
Written on an order form for The David Company. Includes an “Important Letters” envelope.
Folder 9: The Nation speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: “Nice to Everybody”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: “Notes: Chicago State University”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 12: “Notes on Nancy Galbraith”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: “Of My Mother”, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: On Brooks Press, undatedAdd to your cart.
Written on a schedule for the Writing and Publishing Colloquium.
Folder 15: On Lord of the Flies (Golding, William), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: On George Orwell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: On the “viewpoint woman” in “A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: On “We Real Cool”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: “One of the Indelibles”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: “A Piece of the Homeless”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: “Poetry Class”, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: “Poetry is not always nice…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 23: Powerful Littles speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: “The Progress”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25-26: Report from Part One, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26 includes “Parts of: Afterword, Day of the Gwen, “I’m Here,” (etc.)” envelope.
Folder 27-28: Report from Part Two, 1994, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27 includes “Working Papers. “Report from Part Two,” “The Day of the Gwendolyn,” (I’m Here”), & Preliminary Matter” envelope. Folder 28 includes an envelope.
Folder 29: Report from Part Two original typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes blue facial tissues and an “Original typed manuscript for Report from Part 2” plastic mailer.
Box 246Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Report from Part Two corrected manuscript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a brochure for a speaking event at Lake Michigan College and a “Done. Report from Part II. This goes to Brenda & Nora for computering. (all corrected.)” envelope.
Folder 2: Report from Part Two, 1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a letter from Ridland, John (University of California, Santa Barbara) to Gwendolyn Brooks, a “Sift through later” envelope, and a “Report from Part Two (wildly disorganized. Needs much work) –Gwendolyn Brooks” accordion file.
Folder 3: Report from Part Two, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an “Originals: (“Report from Part Two” material.) envelope.
Folder 4: Report from Part Two “Original. Incomplete”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Report from Part Two “Copy I”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Report from Part Two reference materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes calendar pages from April and May 1986; a letter from Blakely, Henry to Randall, Dudley; and a “Report from Part Two (reference material). (Also, a sheet of plans for a little book, “Keziah.”) envelope.
Folder 7-8: Report from Part Two complete manuscript with edits, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 247Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Report from Part Two complete manuscript with edits, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a “Report from Part Two” envelope.
Folder 2: Report from Part Two early printings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Report from Part II. (Early printings to be corrected.)” envelope.
Folder 3: Report from Part Two floppy disk, 1995Add to your cart.
Includes a 3.5” micro floppy disk mailer.
Folder 4: Report from Part Two “extras”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an “Extras (Report from Part Two) envelope.
Folder 5: “Requiem Before Revival”, 1980?Add to your cart.
Photocopy from Primer for Blacks.
Folder 5a: “The Rise of Maud Martha: Theme”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Senior Adventure speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: “She Was Raised in the Slums”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: “Six Chicano Poets”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a grouping of statements on various modern poets.
Folder 9: “So Bright the Day”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Tradition” (poem) and “Vacation” (poem). Contains a plastic bag.
Folder 10: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale speech, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes business cards.
Folder 11: “Speech at George Kent’s Funeral”, 1982?Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Speeches grouping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “For newsletter (Randall),” “How Martin Luther King…” (on August Wilson), “A nuclear blast would abolish everything…,” “To You,” and “I am grateful to everyone… It is exciting to be honored.”
Folder 13: “A Study of the Store-Front Church”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: “To Fit In”, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 15: “To Fit In”, 1993Add to your cart.
Includes a commencement program for Carleton College and “Collage for Today.”
Folder 16-17: “To Fit In”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: To Involve You with Poetry speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: “To the Pro-Lifers”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Tribute Night speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Turning 80 speech, 1997?Add to your cart.
Folder 22: University Students speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Val Gray Ward speech, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 24: “Useful ‘References’”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: “WE”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 248Add to your cart.
Folder 1: “What Price Cowardice”, circa 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: “Winnie Mandela”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: “Words”, 1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Short biographies for Wright Morris and Dudley Randall, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “Yes!—Jane Addams would have wanted to be remembered…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: “You young people…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Possibly a portion of “To Fit in.”
Folder 7: Zebra Stripes speech, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Editorial comments on multiple poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Negro Hero,” “Lago,” “Furlougher(?) Report,” “A Bet for A Levy(?) Lady,” “The Specimens,” “Death of the Dinosaur,” “The Kingdom of Heaven,” and “Lost Deare(?)”.
Sub-series 4: InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 249Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Angle, Paul (corrected typescript), 1967Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence between Gwendolyn Brooks, Paul Angle, and W. Ronald Sims.
Folder 2: Angle, Paul, We Asked Gwendolyn Brooks About the Creative Environment in Illinois (booklet published by Illinois Bell Telephone Company), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3-5: Brooks, Gwendolyn (photocopies of self-interview with edits), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4 includes a newspaper clipping and an “Agenda for Gwendolyn Brooks.” Folder 5 includes a 1984 excerpt published in The Tri-Quarterly (Chicago).
Folder 6: Fox, Robert and Egejuru, Phanuel, “My Address Has Changed”, 1984Add to your cart.
Includes copy of Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Philip L. Gerber (English Department, State University College).
Folder 7-8: Hawkins, B. Denise, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7 includes correspondence with Joanne Gabbin (Honors Program, James Madison University) and a note addressed to Edward Richardson. Folder 8 includes an edited composite copy.
Folder 9: Madhubuti, Haki (Black Books Bulletin), 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miller, E. Ethelbert and Bourne, St. Clair, “Gwendolyn Brooks on Langston Hughes”, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Scheele, Roy (Poets & Writers), undatedAdd to your cart.
Completed in manuscript by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 12: Unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes questions on personal qualities, likes, dislikes, and values.
Folder 13: Unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes questions that seek opinions on the fields of contemporary art and literature.
Folder 14: Unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes questions that seek opinions on the field of contemporary Black poetry, insight into Gwendolyn Brooks’ poetic process and literary interests, and advice for other writers.
Sub-series 5: Notes/JottingsAdd to your cart.
Box 250Add to your cart.
Box 251Add to your cart.
Box 252Add to your cart.
Box 253Add to your cart.
Box 254Add to your cart.
Sub-series 6: NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 255Add to your cart.
Folder 1: G.B. small blue spiral notebook, early undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Writings inserted into small blue spiral notebook, early undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes "Love Is Blind" and "Belulah."
Folder 3: "Class Autographs - Scholarly Memories of G.B. Class of '29, 7A", 1929, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Poems by G.B." booklet, circa 1936Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Contents", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Clouds”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “The Postman Has Passed”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Gypsy Girl”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Winter Singer”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “Old Dreams”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: “Some Eyes Do Not Bother”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: “April Fool’s Day (April 1, 1936)”, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 9: “Over”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: “Continuity”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: “My Books”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: “I Wish That God Would Come”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: “Since There Is Always Poetry”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: “Prayer”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: “To A Baby”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 16: “Home”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: “It Is The Same”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 18: “Daisy”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 19: “Star Love”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 20: “Of Flesh Death-Glorified”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 21: “Reunion”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 22: “Nothing Matters”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 23: “I Won’t Go By The Cemetery Anymore”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 24: “The Story-Book Queen”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 25: “You Need Not Bring Me Roses”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 26: “Shadows”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Poetry Book by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks", c. 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Inscription on back of book states "Ended in January 1933."
Item 1: “April,” “Fire Fancies,” and “A Window View”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Forgive and Forget” and “Lamentation for a Pet”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Life and Death” and “The Song of the Robin”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Rain and Sunshine,” “The Busy Clock,” and “The Baker’s Bread”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Stream” and “Autumn Leaves”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “Autumn,” “Halloween,” and “Graduation Wishes for a Boy”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: “Grandmother” and “When at Last the Winter’s Over”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: “A House” and “Two Lives”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: “Grandfather” and “The Substitute”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: “Pleasure,” “Christmastime Kindness,” “The Carol Singers,” and “The Treasure Hunt”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: “The Forest Song,” “Farewell to Summer,” and “Summer”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: “The Song of Victory,” “An Easter Song,” and “Mary Nell”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: “Lullabye,” “The Easter Rabbit,” and “The Four Gossiping Winds”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: “Ambition,” “The Seed,” and “Trying”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: “The Sleepy Boy” and “The Mistake”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 16: “Jake,” “Life,” and “March Wind”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: “A Star,” “Fairies,” “I Will,” and “Night”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 18: “Dawn of Spring,” “Best Wishes,” and “Day”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 19: “A Wish,” “An Artificial Rose,” and “The Bird Who Brought Life”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 20: “To a Child” and “The Christmas Snow”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 21: “Mary Lee,” “Mother,” and “Repentance”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 22: “The Last Opportunity,” “Bark,” and “Wait”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 23: “The Fountain,” “Afternoon and Evening,” and “Friends”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 24: “Escape,” “Nature,” and “Morning”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 25: “Marjorie Bell” and “Hail to the Flag”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 26: “Two Mothers,” “The Hose,” and “Never Today”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 27: “Past and Future,” “Vacation Time,” and “Vacation”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 28: “The Unsung Fathers” and “The Blessing”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 29: “Death,” “Colors,” and “The Unbeliever”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 30: “Heat,” “Heart Wound,” “Baby,” and “Music + Beauty”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 31: “Seasons,” “A Better Road,” and “One Source”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 32: “My Picture,” “Ink,” and “Magic Minutes”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 33: “Bedtime,” “Champlain By Rainlight,” and “Harsh Words”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 34: “Road Accident” and “Four Sons”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 35: “Sunshine and Smiles,” “My Aunt,” and “Riches and Poverty”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 36: “Playtime” and “Sonny Boy”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 37: “Today,” “Passing Time,” and “Kindness”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 38: “Abroad” and “Dreams”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 39: “Equality,” “Time,” and “Song of a Schoolboy”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 40: “Chicago” and “Smoke”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 41: “In and Out” and “Solange”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 42: “A Sabbath Prayer” and “Norma”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 43: “A Halloween Riddle,” “The Phantom,” and “Puppies”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 44: “The Fated Fowl,” “Christmas Rejoicing,” and “Light”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 45: “The Patriot,” “Flower + Thorn,” and “Dawn + Dusk”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 46: “To Reverend J.C. Nicholson” and “Thanksgiving”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 47: “Amusement” and “Mood Music”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 48: “Friends,” “Snow,” and “Falling Snow”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 49: “Laura,” “The Wise Little Boy,” and “Rainfall”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 50: “The Christmas Spirit,” “Two Little Girls,” and “Christmas Time”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 51: “The Birth of a Storm” and “In Heaven”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 52: “Green Christmas,” “Conquered,” and “Celebration”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 53: “Gossip” and “Madame Sun”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 54: “The World of Nature” and “Work”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 55: “To a Bird” and “Rich Girl, Poor Girl”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 56: “A Wanderer”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 3 ring black notebook, G.B. poems from 1933-1936Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Clouds”, 1933Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Wealth", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Another Girl", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Myself", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 5: “It Is The Same” and “Letter", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 6: “Mothering Mothers” and “Braver Than They Think", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 7: “Continuity", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 8: “Southern Lynching", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: “Blend momently with human blood", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 10: “Shadows", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 11: “A Thousand Cheers", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 12: “For My Friend” and “Wish", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 13: Incomplete poem, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 14: Incomplete poem, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 15: “Exaltation", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 16: “Mention Of Your Name” and “My Heart Is In My Eyes", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 17: “Always” and “Relief", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 18: “Lesson” and “Past", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 19: “Mouse” and “In All This World", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 20: “Shut Out” and “Gas", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 21: “Now Every Hour” and “Let Them Laugh", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 22: “Eternal” and “Do Not Pull Her Hand Away", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 23: “Banner” and “When Death Comes", 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Item 24: “Thinking of You Tonight” and “Escape", 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Item 25: “Banner", 1936, 1964Add to your cart.
Includes annotation from Gwendolyn Brooks in 1964.
Item 26: “Province” and “On Future Lose, Through Death Of Parental Love", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 27: “Drab", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 28: “Hidden Memories” and “Strength Evanescent", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 29: “Old Dreams", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 30: “Fever", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 31: “A Little Kindness", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 32: “Darling", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 33: “Kismet", 1935, 1964Add to your cart.
Includes annotation from Gwendolyn Brooks from 1964.
Item 34: “The Poison Plant", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 35: “Selfish” and “Stare Tonight", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 36: "Decay” and “Love Will Find A Way", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 37: “The Empty Cup", 1935, 1964Add to your cart.
Includes annotation from Gwendolyn Brooks from 1964.
Item 38: “Sonnets For Beatrice Abbott", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 39: “One Thing Belongs To Me", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 40: “Escape", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 41: “Ice – quiet", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 42: “Winter Warmth", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 43: “Star Testimony” and “A Thousand Aches", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 44: “Negroid” and “Resignation", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 45: “In Quest Of Joy", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 46: “Let It Pass", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 47: “Disintegration", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 48: “Plea For Another Girl” and “More Than You Believe", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 49: “To My Parents” and “The Selfish One", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 50: “Spring", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 51: “Now I Know” and “I Lit A Match", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 52: “Completion", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 53: “Prison", 1933Add to your cart.
Item 54: “Compassionless and Harsh", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 55: "They Came With Smiling Lips To Me", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 56: “Music and Clouds", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 57: “Genius", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 58: “Sunday In April” and “Beauty", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 59: “Aftergloom” and “Pruce", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 60: “Words for Mussolini", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 61: “Padlocked” and “Plaint", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 62: “Nocturne", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 63: “Fan’(?) Gertrude (For Gertrude Price)”, 1935Add to your cart.
Item 64: “The Supplication (A Ballad)", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 65: “Strange Gift", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 66: “The Smallest Things", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 67: “Majority” and “I Cannot See Your Heart", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 68: “Faith” and “Picnic", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 69: “One Hundred And Fifty Years", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 70: “Let Me Not Be Resigned", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 71: “Floors", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 72: “Alteration", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 73: “Through All My Life", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 74: “Teachers", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 75: “The Little Flowers", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 76: “Riches In The Morning", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 77: “Imperfections", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 78: “All Of My Works Will Die” and “I Would Not Have It Change", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 79: “With Trees After Storm, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 80: “A Hundred Times", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 81: “April", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 82: “Possession", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 83: “The Bright Star", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 84: “Dawn", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 85: “Beauty", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 86: “Snowdrop", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 87: “Dusk", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 88: “Need", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 89: “Two Years Now", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 90: “A Country Place", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 91: “World End” and You Say I Am In Love", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 92: “I Was Not Born For Happiness", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 93: “Enough” and “Letter", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 94: “A Picture Of Joseph S. Cotter, Jr", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 95: “City Sidewalks” and “A Patriot, To His Flag", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 96: “Regret” and “Paradox", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 97: "Shut In A Prison Cell", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 98: “People", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 99: “So Much Of Bitterness", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 100: “Today and Yesterday” and “Keep Faith", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 101: “Her Last” and “Four Hours", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 102: “This Present Dark,” and “Not In The Face Of Failure", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 103: “April Fool’s Day", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 104: “Now I Live", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 105: “Prospect Of Fall” and “For Myrtle Wilson", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 106: “The Assassin", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 107: “Theories", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 108: “Forgotten Possession", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 109: “What Shall I Do” and “Hour", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 110: “Afraid” and “Crippled", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 111: “A Brown Girl", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 112: “A Christmas Story” and “Evanescent", 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Item 113: “The Last Visit", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 114: “Omnipresent", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 115: “Music Is Not Music", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 116: “Transformation", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 117: “Now Shall I Fear", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 118: “Second Altar", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 119: “Nocturne", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 120: “Sonnet", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 121: “The Story Book Queen", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 122: “After", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 123: “Put On Your Little Red Sweater", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 124: “I won’t Go By The Cemetery Anymore", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 125: “Dimness” and “Uncertain Love", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 126: “Dark and Light” and “Sunshine Fades", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 127: “Old Age", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 128: “A Smile", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 129: “Faith", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 130: “Belief", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 131: “Never Enough", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 132: “Journey To A Far Realm", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 133: “Margy Is A Brilliant Girl", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 134: “In Memory of Mme. Ezella Mathis Carter", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 135: “Alone In Twilight” and “Night Beauty, August", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 136: “Snow", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 137: “Commencement” and “Snowdrops and Sunbeams", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 138: “Sally” and “What’s In A Frown", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 139: “Ignorance Is Bliss", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 140: “Postscript To Suffering", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 141: “Virgils’ Aeneid Book III", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 142: “Stars” and “Christmas Sentiment", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 143: “Franklin Delano Roosevelt", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 144: “Friend” and “Secret", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 145: "Come Spring", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 146: “To The Hinderer", 1933Add to your cart.
Item 147: “Storm” and “There Is No Spirit", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 148: “I Would Not Love You As I Do” and “Stars Tonight", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 149: “Decay", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 150: “Hope” and “Shell", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 151: “Before Dawn", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 152: “A Twilight Hour” and “Love Will Find A Way", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 153: “Baby” and “How Many Times", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 154: “You Keep Returning", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 155: Baby Wisdom” and “Bottom", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 156: “Love’s Dawn", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 157: “Gift", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 158: “He Loved Me Once” and “Christmas Morning", 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Item 159: “Noon Vision” and “Description", 1933Add to your cart.
Item 160: “Warm Light Peers Down", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 161: “Two Paths", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 162: "First Acquaintance", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 163: “Infatuation", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 164: “How Little", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 165: “December", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 166: “Let Her Not Mean So Much To You", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 167: “Wise” and “College Whimsy", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 168: “We All Are Trackmen In A Race", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 169: “An Falstaff: Humor In Tragedy (After skimming King Henry II)” and “We", 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Item 170: “No Second Love", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 171: "Questions", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 172: "Jingling Judy’s Journal", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 173: "Song For Father’s Day", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 174: "The Dark Lover” and “The Four Walls", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 175: "“Red Tape", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 176: “Midnight", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 177: “Fragment” and “A Piece of Music and A Piece Of Joy", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 178: “Twilight Observation” and “Change"Add to your cart.
Item 179: Oh, Lay It Roughly In The Cold, Cold Clay", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 180: “Solitary” and “Rather That You Look All My Wealth", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 181: "Too Near” and “Love and Friendship", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 182: "Penitent", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 183: “Silence” and “Resentment", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 184: “Rose” and “Sunshine and Shade", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 185: “Compensation", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 186: “My Heart Is Not Enough” and “Lament", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 187: “Your Love And A Dusty Wind", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 188: “On Loving The World” and “For The Disclaimers(?)”, 1935Add to your cart.
Item 189: “There Is No Rest", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 190: "Cinquains", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 191: “Mate", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 192: "Off-Note", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 193: “Bells” and “Faith", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 194: “Life Without Love” and Inscription", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 195: “First Requisite", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 196: “Last Resort” and “I Have A Need For Tears", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 197: “A Quiet Soul", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 198: “Pulse", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 199: “Tears", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 200: “Flutterin’", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 201: “A light", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 202: “Who Dreads To Quit The Earth” and “How Can I Keep My Mind Away", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 203: “Showers", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 204: “She", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 205: “Engagement” and “Definition Of Love", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 206: “I Must Be As My Cat", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 207: “The Tower” and “Words", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 208: “Plaint", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 209: “Return", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 210: "Panacea” and “Tears For The Grass", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 211: “Minutes and Seconds", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 212: “Give Me The Sweet Belief In You” and “It’s All I Ask", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 213: “Inheritance” and “Now What Light Is", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 214: “Warm Weather Medley” and “Orison", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 215: “If You Should See A Think, Dark Veil", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 216: “Voice” and “Eyes and Ears", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 217: "Bestow Some Token” and “It Used To Pain Me Much", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 218: “Rejoice That You Have What You Have", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 219: “The Quiet Room", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 220: “Flesh", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 221: “Reflection, August” and “August Mood", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 222: “Song", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 223: “Beggar Woman” and “Speed", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 224: “Question", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 225: “I Never Heard” and “Sudden Memory", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 226: “Song For --- Louis", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 227: “Flies” and “He Wasn’t Here", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 228: “I Send My Heart, 1935Add to your cart.
Item 229: "Clay Molder", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 230: “Reflection", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 231: “Teachers", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 232: “Cold” and “After Christmas", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 233: “Disillusionment", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 234: “Hemlock” and “I Love You", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 235: “A Pin", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 236: “Life Is too Short", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 237: “Thanksgiving Day", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 238: “Song", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 239: “Prayer” and “Wonder", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 240: “Life and Death", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 241: “Meditation", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 242: “When Death Comes” and “Old Age", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 243: “A Song For Thanksgiving Day", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 244: “Two Sides To Every Story", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 245: “Love (A)” and “Love (B)", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 246: “Without You” and “I Loved You Best", 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Item 247: “Dream Love” and “Semblance", 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Item 248: “Knowledge", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 249: “Love Quatrains", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 250: “Flesh", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 251: “Something Finer", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 252: “Bitter Fruit” and “Star Love", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 253: “Vacation” and “Keep Your Kiss", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 254: “Song” and “Chill", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 255: “My Heart Is Yours” and “Thriving Plant", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 256: "Plaint” and “A Little Thing", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 257: “An Answer” and “Quenched", 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 3 ring black notebook "Flexible", poems from 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Last End", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Why Poets Write Poems", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 3: “To Herman Lawrence", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Of Lavinia Chapman", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 5: “To Bernard Goss", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 6: “To Margaret Taylor", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 7: “To One She Wishes She Did Not Love", 1938Add to your cart.
Includes later annotation by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 8: “For Theries C. Lindsey – Flowers In The Road—", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 9: “The Crazy Woman", 1938Add to your cart.
Includes later annotation by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 10: “Bones", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 11: “Sara-Beth", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 12: “You Never Know When Love Is Coming", 1938Add to your cart.
Includes later annotation by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 13: “Truth", 1938Add to your cart.
Includes later annotation by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 14: “The Little Clock", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 15: “The Time", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 16: “Nothing To Say", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 17: “Old Laughter", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 18: “Bareness", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 19: "November"Add to your cart.
Item 20: “I Used To Play With Paper Dolls", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 21: “I Like A Bit of Scantiness", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 22: “Death And Sun And Air", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 23: Lana Trail", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 24: “Tradition", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 25: “Gray Old Yesterdays", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 26: “Lion. Robin.”, 1939Add to your cart.
Item 27: “Dizziness", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 28: “Elementals", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 29: “I Weary of Confusion", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 30: “It Is the Very Gold of Joy", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 31: “She Has Wept For Love", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 32: “I Shall Write No Letter", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 33: “Life Hits and Runs", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 34: “Failure", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 35: “One Wonders At The Thoughts That Crawl", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 36: “Road", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 37: “Thinking", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 38: “Some Eyes Do Not Bother", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 39: “Since There Is Always Poetry", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 40: “Chirp Again", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 41: “Who Grants To Love", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 42: “I Want You With Me Always", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 43: “Time-Waste", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 44: "Verjuice", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 45: "Sung By A Negro Girl", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 46: "He Died Last Evening, Mary", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 47: “Autumn", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 48: “For Armistice Day", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 49: "Life Asks But Time", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 50: “Beth", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 51: “Relaxation", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 52: “Fairies", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 53: “Easter Day", 1938Add to your cart.
Includes later annotation by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 54: “Poems – 1938 by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 55: “Here Stands Convention In The Road", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 56: “Saint Valentine’s Day", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 57: “The Partial Physician", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 58: “The Dying Flame", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 59: “The New-Born Babe", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 60: “Winter Singer", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 61: “My Books", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 62: “So Still The Winter Night", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 63: “As You Are Drawn ----", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 64: “Wish I Knew", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 65: “Mr. And Mrs. Bernard Goss", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 66: “For Kenyon Reid (By Request)", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 67: “Not Every Sunday Morning", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 68: “Snow Storm", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 69: “The Winter’s Turning Into Spring", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 70: “Three Talk About War", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 71: “New", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 72: “There Was A Little Negro Girl", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 73: “For Robert J. McGee (Faithful Friend)", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 74: “They Too", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 75: “Frightened Young Soldier, Irritated By His Wife’s Farwell Tears", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 76: “Hale Trees", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 77: “Poet", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 78: “Mrs. Corley And The Colored Maid", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 79: “Possession", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 80: “’Tomorrow I Shall See Him’”, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 81: “High Spirits", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 82: “Love", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 83: “A Song For Negroes", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 84: “Sun-Wrapped Rain", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 85: “Is Love To You What Love’s To Me?", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 86: “When Love All Broken", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 87: “Because I’m Tired Of Fighting", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 88: “Alteration", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 89: “Over And Over", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 90: “Night By The Lake", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 91: “Appreciation", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 92: “What Other Thing Is There To Tell", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 93: “Paradise", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 94: “I do Not Like A Palace", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 95: “Life Is So Beautiful", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 96: “Lord, You Have Given So Much Of Beauty", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 97: “How Sickness Softens And Soothes A Man", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 98: “The Ghost Girl", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 99: “It Is A Disappearing Sun", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 100: “Poems – 1939 By Gwendolyn Brooks", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 101: “Romance Is Not In Old Madrid", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 102: “To A Brown Madwoman", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 103: “Dark Girl", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 104: “I Want To Get Inside Your Mind", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 105: “I Have Not Learned", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 106: “Pick Up The Strap Again (Street Car)", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 107: “Watermelon Man", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 108: “Exhaust The Little Moment", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 109: “To My Heart", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 110: “When H Was Tender-Five", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 111: “Booker Taliaferro Washington", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 112: “Poem – 1940 By Gwendolyn Brooks", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 113: “Peon", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 114: “Perhaps", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 115: “Little Brown Boy", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 116: “There’s Merriment Knocking At My Door", 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Poems and Ephemera from Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1938-1942Add to your cart.
Item 1: “My Japanese Friend”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Old Apartment House (Chicago)”, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Ripeness”, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Pride", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 5: “Orison”, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 6: “Old Age Has Beauty All Its Own”, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 7: Scrap of paper with writing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Print of painting, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: “The New Bob Bale(?)”, 1940, 1942Add to your cart.
Item 10: “Cradle Ballad”, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 11: “Truth”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: "the Ghost Girl", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tissue from "Flexible" 3 ring notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Poems from back cover of “Flexible” 3-ring notebook, c. 1939Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Mrs. Corley and the Colored Maid”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Gray Old Yesterdays”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “To A Brown Madwoman,” “Dark Girl, “ Lion. Robin.,” “Time Does Not Hesitate,” and “The Crazy Woman”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Prayer,” “Verjuice,” “Autumn,” and “Life Hits and Runs”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Nothing Matters,” “To A Brown Butcher Boy,” and “I Won’t go By The Cemetery Anymore”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “The Postman Has Passed,” “Some Eyes Do Not Bother,” and “Of Flesh Death-Glorified”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: “Dreams” and “Bones”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: “Pick Up The Strap Again (Street Car)” and “Old Age Has Beauty All Its Own”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: "Truth", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: “Old Laughter,” “It Is The Very Gold Of Joy,” and “Exhaust The Little Moment”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: 1950 Day Planner (Pulitzer)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Published Verses (Defender) NotebookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “One Little Quarrel” and “You Say I am In Love", 1934, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Never Enough", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Song", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 4: “A Song of Thanksgiving", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Destiny", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 6: “Postscript To Suffering", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Baby Wisdom", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 8: “To The Hinderer", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 9: “Life Is Too Short", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 10: “Knowledge", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 11: “Music Is Not Music", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 12: “Negroid", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: “Gift” and “After Christmas", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 14: “A Christmas Story", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 15: “Life and Death” and “Rejoice That You Hae What You Have", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 16: “I Loved You Best” and “Wealth", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 17: “A Pin” and “Shadows", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 18: “To My Parents", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 19: “Corner In a Portrait Gallery", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 20: “How Can I keep My Mind Away” and “Sonnet", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 21: “Possession” and “The Bright Star", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 22: “Journey To A Far Realm", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 23: “Words For Mussolini", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 24: “Genius” and “Kismet", 1935Add to your cart.
Item 25: “Sonnets For Beatrice", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 26: “Where Are They Now” by Ima Twin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 27: “Don’t Pass Me By" by G. W. Tyus, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 28: “Letter To Sharlie Norman” by Beatrice Abbott, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 29: “The Power of Music” by Frank S. Ingram and “It’s Never Too Late” by Dan Burley, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 30: “A Fool’s Confession” by Arthur Sempey and “O, Live!", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 31: “Through All My Life” and “Dreams” by Short Weight, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 32: “Exaltation” and “Not guilty Says You” by C. Powell DeShong, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 33: “Olympic Valor” by Harold E. Grady, 1936Add to your cart.
Item 34: “I’ll Furnish Them The Feet” by William Henry Huff and “Restlessness” by Kathryn Ervin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 35: “At Night” by Lohn Henry Owens and “For Lemuel H. Randolph", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 36: “Our Songs For Friends", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 37: “For Many Different Eyes", 1936Add to your cart.
Item 38: “Light and Shadows” column including “Plaint", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 39: “People,” “Hope,” and “Now I Live", 1937Add to your cart.
Item 40: “Poems Printed Beginning August 1934", c. 1934Add to your cart.
Box 256Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1950 Day Planner Cover and additions, 1950, 1985, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes for: The Life of Lincoln West folder 1 of 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Tissue from "The Life of Lincoln West" notebook folder 2 of 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebook with drafts of sequel to "Maud Martha" folder 1 of 3Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Items enclosed in "Maud Martha" notebook folder 2 of 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Items enclosed in "Maud Martha" notebook folder 3 of 3Add to your cart.
Box 257Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Preparation Book. Poems, Notes, and Pieces" folder 1 of 5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Preparation Book. Poems, Notes, and Pieces" folder 2 of 5Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Preparation Book. Poems, Notes, and Pieces" folder 3 of 5Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Preparation Book. Poems, Notes, and Pieces" folder 4 of 5Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Preparation Book. Poems, Notes, and Pieces" folder 5 of 5Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Honorary Degrees (Partial List)" notebook folder 1 of 2Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Honorary Degrees (Partial List)" notebook folder 2 of 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: February 1969 CalendarAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: July 1969 CalendarAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: November 1971 CalendarAdd to your cart.
Box 258Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Important: See back "October 1972 calendar"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Illinois Wesleyan University Graduation Speech" May 1973 calendarAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "For Mama, Love, from Gwendolyn" pale turquoise notebookAdd to your cart.
Box 259Add to your cart.
Folder 1: January 1978 calendarAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Silver notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Small monthly books for diet 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Small monthly books for diet 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Small monthly books for diet 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Diet NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Small monthly books for diet 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Box 260Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "My Daily Journal"Add to your cart.
Box 261Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Green "Diary"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: NotepadAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Blue "Russia" notebook given for birthdayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Box 262Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: NotepadAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Small monthly books for diet (includes "Maud Martha")Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Box 263Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes, quotations (from "daily menus" envelope)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diet notebooks (from "daily menus" envelope)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diet notebooks (from "daily menus" envelope)Add to your cart.
Box 264Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Small monthly books for diet "1985 Date Book"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "Poems, Essayettes, Notes, Clippings, Ideas, etc." folder 1 of 3 (Includes "To Fit In" and "Thinking"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Poems, Essayettes, Notes, Clippings, Ideas, etc." folder 2 of 3 (Inserts include "Letter not sent to Sonia Sanchez" and "correspondence with high schoolers")Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Poems, Essayettes, Notes, Clippings, Ideas, etc." folder 3 of 3 (Inserts include "Maud Martha" correspondence)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Yellow Flower "Monologue" JournalAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Small monthly books for dietAdd to your cart.
Box 265Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Small monthly books for diet, February 17 - July 23, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Small monthly books for diet, July 23, 1989 - January 24, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notepad - notes on the death of Anthony Nash "Teen-age artist and drug dealer" 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Small monthly books for diet, includes "Children Coming Home" January 24 - December 19, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Green notebook with inserts and small notebook (not diet, July-August 1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notes, quotations, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Black and orange poetry notebook 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Box 266Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Small monthly books for diet, includes other notes, note from Henry (1978)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lake Forest Academy notebook and enclosuresAdd to your cart.
Box 267Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diet books, calendar, quotes, etc., 1992; 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: From Norelco box; includes diet, citation form, "RAP," 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: From Norelco box; diet book with inserts, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Small monthly diet books from Norelco box, March 30 - December 4, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Small monthly books for diet from Norelco box, 1994, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 268Add to your cart.
Item 1: Norelco boxAdd to your cart.
Box 269Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tree Notebook and items laid in front cover - 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Poems-in-process (and notes)" and "Miscellaneous" with insers - 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diet book - December 12, 1993-March 14, 1994; April 1-5 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diet books with inserts, newspaper, clippings, and notepad - 1981-1982; January 1994-February 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Diet books and notepad with notes on Jefferson - June 1994-January 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Hi, World!" Notebook - 1994Add to your cart.
Box 270Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Daily diet books - January 24-August 21, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Daily diet books and Purdue University calendar with writing in March/April and insert - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Daily diet books from 1995 with inserts from 1999 diet - 1995; 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Daily diet books - January 1, 1996-October 21, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 271Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Daily diet book with inserts (1996-1997)l Notes on Lerone Bennett June 1996; Daily diet book with inserts including clothing receipt (December 1996-January 1997)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Daily diet book (October-December 1998) with inserts including Fall 1997 African American Literature course information from Chicago State University - 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Box 272Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Daily diet books - January 19-March 20, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notepads and books with inserts - 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notepad with inserts, including "Behind the Scenes"; Haki Madhubuthi, self-interview, and newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Daily diet book, including "To Nora" letter and inserts - May 2-August 10, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes to Beryl and IRS, Notepad - 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Diet book with clipping, "Inflammation May Cause Heart Attacks" by Doug Levy, USA Today - August 11-Sept. 27, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Address books and notes, including card from Bill and Susan - 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notepad and looseleaf notes - 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Box 273Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Daily menus 1999" including inserts, shopping lists, and notes on Jasper, TX lynchingAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Diet book with inserts, including Chocolate Chips Theatre Company and annotated "Zora Neale Hurston: A Caution"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Address book with inserts on Gwendolyn Brooks Center, includes letter from Jean HendricksAdd to your cart.
Box 274Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Daily diet book and notepad with insertsAdd to your cart.
Box 275Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diet books and inserted notes - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Menus and notes beginning June 8, 1988" and including list of additions to 'Collected Poems'Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Two notepads - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diet book with insert - 1998; Sept.-Nov. 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Address book with inserts, including correspondence from Pat Bell - 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notepad with inserts including "Of Haki Madhubuti" - 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Box 276Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebook with inserts, including event at The Contemporary Forum - 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diet books with inserts - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diet book with inserts - June 30-Aug. 22, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diet book with inserts including edited poetry - Nov. 6, 1999-Dec. 23, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 277Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diet books including letter to Nora about Henry III for publication in "Notes Before Night Time" - 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diet books including Ranger workshop notes for Bradford - 2000Add to your cart.
Box 278Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diet books with inserts - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Campaign for the Latin School of Chicago" diet book - April 13, 2000-July 27, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notepad including Newsweek issue Oct. 7, 1996 - 1996, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notepad and spiral book - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebook on Chuck Berry - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Notepads on African language and cultures, diet, leopard in grass, and other notes - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Notepads including recipes, poetry, prose, flyer for 28th Annual Illinois Poet Laureate Awards, and poem on Nora - undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 279Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notepads including contact info, food lists, and page from magazine - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Notes on my next book of poems: Children Coming Home: And Other Poems, Third World Press" and diet book -  July 30-Sept. 7, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Address book and binder on seminar "Twentieth-Century Influences" - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Spiral bounds includes poetry, notes on drama, and Hitler quote - undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 280Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebooks - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Old" - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on Africa and Mothers - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Address books - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebooks blank - undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 281Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebooks blank - undated, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Blank - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Empty notebook with inscription - 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Blank - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Blank notebooks - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Blank notebooks - undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 282Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Blank notebooks - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Blank and paper – undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 7: StationeryAdd to your cart.
Box 283Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.). Israeli Lounge greeting card, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Christmas card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Shows two children spying on Santa Claus delivering gifts.
Folder 3: Sympathy card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 4: Chicago landmarks greeting cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes paper and plastic envelopes.
Folder 5: Box of Caspari “Christmas and Holiday Cards”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 6: Chicago State University. Gwendolyn Brooks Center notepad, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Paper with Vassar Collage Alumnae House letterhead, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 8: Springfield Hilton envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a blank sheet of white paper.
Folder 9: Blank sheets of white paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Blank sheets of white paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a sheet of paper embossed with floral trim.
Folder 11: Blank fragments of white paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Mixed envelopes in a cardboard box, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Postcards groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Broadmoor Hotel (Colorado Springs, CO). Main building, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Broadmoor West (Colorado Springs, CO), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Broadmoor Hotel (Colorado Springs, CO). Aerial view, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Broadmoor Hotel (Colorado Springs, CO). Aerial view from East golf course, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Amtrak. California Zephyr train in Colorado, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Northern Illinois University. Holmes Student Center, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Northern Illinois University. Caulder statue, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Gwendolyn Brooks (photo by Krementz, Jill), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Postcards groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: St. Paul skyline, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Old Federal Courts Building (St. Paul), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Minnesota State Capitol. Senate Chamber, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Postcards groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Hilton Inn (Durham, NC), undatedAdd to your cart.
Obstructed view from parking lot.
Item 2: Hilton Inn (Durham, NC), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: The Vernon Manor Hotel (Cincinnati, OH), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Holiday Inn (Ledgewood, NJ), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: The Exeter Inn (Exeter, NH), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Postcards groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Winnie Mandela, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Montana Sunset, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: The Homesteaders (artwork by Clymer, John), 1981Add to your cart.
Item 4: Emperor’s Choice Herb Tea (artwork by Giusti, Bob), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mixed groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Les Merveilles de Chartres greeting card, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 2: Van Wickle Gates postcard, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Card fragment depicting a cartoon snake with the text, “Relax!”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 284Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mixed groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Amtrak Cresent notepad, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Season’s Greetings card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope and a “Sample (1997) to keep” sticky note.
Item 3: Harbour Castle Westin postcards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes Canadian postage stamps.
Item 4: Sheraton at Universal City paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Blank fragment of white paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Notepad cover with jottings on Breyer’s Ice Cream and Phyllis Theroux, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Green sticky note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Yellow sticky notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a draft introduction for Kendrick, Dolores.
Folder 2: Mixed groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Sympathy greeting card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Season’s Greetings cards (various), undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes envelopes.
Item 3: Chicago landmarks greeting cards (various), undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes envelopes.
Item 4: Village Festival greeting card (artwork by Alphonse, Inatace), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: The Ninety-Fifth restaurant (Chicago) postcard, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Nairobi African Fauna postcard, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: “Woman” greeting card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Shows a woman with her hair tied back by an African scarf.
Item 8: Pink floral arrangement greeting card (partial), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Season’s Greetings cards (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paper with Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely letterhead, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes blank sheets of white paper.
Folder 4: Personal stationery groupingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Paper with Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely letterhead, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “DVHS NEH GB 1993” notepad, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 3: Envelope with The David Company letterhead, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Blue cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 5: White envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Gray cards with an address for Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Paper with The Exeter Inn letterhead, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Notepad with The Ritz-Carlton letterhead, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 8: Published Works and Book JacketsAdd to your cart.
Box 285Add to your cart.
Folder 1: “An Aspect of Love”, 1982Add to your cart.
Words by Gwendolyn Brooks and music by D. Wayne Johnson.
Folder 2: “Andre”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: “Ann Smith” (poem on brochure), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: “Art Can Survive”, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” published in the Chicago Sun-Times, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: “Aurora”, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: “Behind the Scenes,” in American Poet, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: “Black Love”, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: “Books Feed and Cure and Chortle and Collide,” printed on bookmarks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: “Brelve. A Battered Woman”, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: “Chicago State University”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: “Elegy (Plain Black Boy)”, 1962Add to your cart.
Words by Gwendolyn Brooks and music by Oscar Brown Jr.
Folder 12a: American Childhood, 1930Add to your cart.
Includes “Evening” (also published as “Eventide”).
Folder 13: “For Illinois 1968: A Sesquicentennial Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks”, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14: “A Hymn to Chicago” in New City, 1962Add to your cart.
Includes a newspaper clipping.
Folder 15: “In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father”, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: “Instructions to Myself”, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 17: “Jane Addams”, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: “Lady Dolores,” in The Exeter Bulletin, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: “Last Inauguration of Mayor Harold Washington,” in the Chicago TribuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: “Martin Luther King Jr.”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Booker T. and W.E.B.” by Dudley Randall.
Folder 21: “Martin Luther King, Jr.,” in Ave Maria National Catholic Weekly, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 22: “Michael, Young Russia”, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 23: “The Mother,” in Mother’s Underground Magazine, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 24: “The Near-Johannesburg Boy and Other Poems” (Chicago: The David Company), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 24a: “On Harold Washington”, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 25: “People Protest in Sprawling Lightless Ways,” in Poems, 1945: Prize-Winning Poems of the Midwestern Writers’ Conference at Northwestern University, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 26: “Power,” in Briefings, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 27: “The Progress” (four copies), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 28: “Rising Star” (eight copies), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 29: “Riot” (Detroit: Broadside Press), 1970Add to your cart.
Frontispiece by Jeff Donaldson.
Folder 30: “The Second Sermon on the Warpland”, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 31: “To Be Grown Up”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 286Add to your cart.
Folder 1: “To Be In Love”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: “Tommy,” photocopied from Bronzeville Boys and Girls, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: “To Prisoners,” in Illinois Issues (three copies), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: “To the South Side Community Art Center with Affectionate Gratitude”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “To Young Readers” (tied with blue ribbon), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: “To Young Readers,” yellow bookmarks from the Chicago Public Library, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: “To Young Readers,” blue and yellow bookmarks from the Chicago Public Library, 1979Add to your cart.
Two copies are signed by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 8: “Very Young Poets” (photocopy), 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: “Vern,” in American Voices in Celebration of Black History Month, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: “The Wall” broadside, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: “We Real Cool” broadside designed by Cledie Taylor, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: “We Real Cool” from Voices: An Anthology of Poems and Pictures (photocopies), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: “Winnie,” in Poetry MagazineAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: “Winnie” photocopies (Chicago: Third World Press), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: “Ancient Letters to Margaret” (grouping of photocopies), 1938, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: “First Editions Given to My Mother”, 1971, 1988Add to your cart.
Includes Very Young Poets (Chicago: The David Company, 1988) and The World of Gwendolyn Brooks (New York: Harper & Row, 1971).
Box 287Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brooks Library-“Pages Missing from These Books”, 1963, 1981, 1983Add to your cart.
Includes Selected Poems (1963), To Disembark (1981), Primer for Blacks (1981), and Beckonings (1983).
Folder 2: Five Poems in Harper’s Magazine, 1945Add to your cart.
Includes “The Preacher Ruminates Behind the Sermon,” “Southeast Corner,” “The White Troops Had Their Orders But the Negroes Looked Like Men,” “My Dreams, My Works, Must Wait Till After Hell,” and “Love Note: Surely.”
Folder 3: Poems in The Black Scholar, June 1975Add to your cart.
Includes “The Boy Died In My Alley” and “To A Proper Black Man.”
Folder 4: Poems in Living, Learning and Literature: Classic and Contemporary Works, 1994Add to your cart.
Includes “The Bean Eaters.”
Folder 5: Poems in Every Shut Eye Ain’t Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company), 1994Add to your cart.
Includes inserted manuscript notes.
Folder 6: Poems in Laurels: Eight Women PoetsAdd to your cart.
Includes “In the Mecca.”
Folder 7: “Errata” (photocopies from American Poet), 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Includes “Gang Girls,” “The Lovers of the Poor,” “I Am A Black,” “The Coora Flower,” and “We Real Cool,” as well as a report to acknowledge Gwendolyn Brooks’ receipt of the Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement.
Folder 8: Multiple Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Sadie and Maud,” “The Womanhood,” “To Be In Love,” “The Mother,” “A Song in the Front Yard,” and “The Rites for Cousin Vit.”
Folder 9: Poems in A Broadside Treasury from “Dudley Randall to G.B.” bag, 1971Add to your cart.
Includes “The Life of Lincoln West,” “Young Africans,” and “Paul Robeson.” Inscribed by “Dudley” for “Gwendolyn” on 2/14/84.
Folder 10: Copy of The Black Poets (ed. Dudley Randall) from “Dudley Randall to G.B.” bag, 1971Add to your cart.
Inscribed by “Dudley” for “Gwendolyn” on November 14, 1971.
Folder 11: “Broadside Press Broadside Series” brown folder, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Includes broadsides for “We Real Cool” and “The Wall,” “The Sea-Turtle and the Shark” by M.B. Tolson, and an event at Drum and Spear (Washington, D.C.) and Howard University.
Box 288Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Beckonings (Broadside Press), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Blacks (copy of corrections), 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Black Position, no.1 (Gwendolyn Brooks, ed.), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Black Position, no.3 (Gwendolyn Brooks, ed.), 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: “Black Steel” broadside, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: A Capsule Course in Black Poetry Writing with inserts, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Book reviews in Chicago Sun-Times, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: “Chicago 2999”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Children Coming Home (The David Company)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: “Christmas Morning Comes Too Soon”, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 11: “The Circle Association’s Gwendolyn Brooks Page”, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: “The Darker Brother” book review, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 45 rpm “Elegy” Columbia record, “When Malindy Sings” by Oscar Brown Jr., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Gottschalk and the Grande Tarantelle and Children Coming Home, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Gwendolyn Brooks, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Gwendolyn Brooks introduction and recommended readings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 289Add to your cart.
Folder 1: “Of Harold Washington,” in Chicago, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: “Henry Dumas: Perceptiveness and Zeal”, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: “How to Write a Poem”, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: “Hugh Chisholm’s ‘Cantata’ Exhibits Beauty and Power”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “It Is Your Business to Be Bothered,” in The Chicago Guide, June 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: “Langston Hughes,” in The Nation, July 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: “Luther,” in Tan, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 8: “Home,” from Maud Martha, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mayor Harold Washington and Chicago, the I Will City (Brooks Press), 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: “Mothers and Daughters,” in Land’s EndAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: “Mothers and Daughters”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Primer for Blacks (Black Position Press), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 13: “Poets Who Are Negroes,” in Phylon: The Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Multiple poems and Report from Part One excerpt, undated, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: “Poetry Is Siren”, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Excerpts from Report from Part One (published in Black World) and Report from Part Two, 1972, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Report from Part One (first unbound copy), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Report from Part Two, 1996Add to your cart.
Includes inserted manuscript notes.
Folder 19: Selected Poems (cover and introduction pages, photocopies), 1997Add to your cart.
Box 290Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Selected Poems (copy for corrections), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Selected Poems with inscriptions, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, illustrated by Timothy Jones (two copies), 1974Add to your cart.
Copy two marked “defective.”
Folder 4: Acknowledgement page for To Disembark(?), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “We Real Cool” in corrections for The Columbia Book of Poetry, circa 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The World of Gwendolyn Brooks (Harper & Row), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Young Poet’s Primer (Brooks Press), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Unknown manuscripts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Order form for Broadside Press (Detroit, MI) featuring cover art and description for Aloneness, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Book jacket for Maud Martha, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Book jacket for In the Mecca, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: “Uncorrected Proof” slip for In the Mecca, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: A Street in Bronzeville, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Book jacket for To Disembark, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: To Gwen with Love: An Anthology Dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks (Johnson Publishing Company), undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 9: Advertisements and Bibliographies, Contracts, and Copyright DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box 291Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University of Chicago press release for the Tenth Anniversary Poet Laureate Awards Contest, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Maud Martha advertisement with notes, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Selected Poems uncorrected proof, circa 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: “Voices from the Ghetto” broadside, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an advertisement by Nora Brooks Blakely.
Folder 5: “About the Author” and “On Getting a Natural” broadsides, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Broadsides and press releases featuring Beckonings and Children Coming Home and an Illinois Literary Publishers Association (ILPA) catalog, 1975, 1989, 1991, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7-8: “New Paperbacks from Gwendolyn Brooks”, 1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8 includes a bookmark featuring “Book Power.”
Folder 9: Central Arkansas Library System handouts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: “Gwendolyn Brooks. Poet Laureate of Illinois: A Selected Bibliography” (Harold Washington Library Center. Literature & Language Division), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Third World Press advertisements, 1986Add to your cart.
Includes a list of holdings at the Florida State University Library authored by Gwendolyn Brooks and a “Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks” bookmark for Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Folder 12: Third World Press catalogs and “Books for the Young”, 1992, 1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Copyright and contract papers, 1965, 1968, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Form TX (blank or partially completed) and “The Nuts and Bolts of Copyright” (United States Copyright Office), undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 10: Gwendolyn Brooks Writings FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 292Add to your cart.
Folder 1: “A Livin’ Man” by Kenny Clarke lyrics from “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", undatedAdd to your cart.
File 2: Black Glossy FolderAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.1: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Aurora", 1972Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Gang Girls", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.2: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “SOS", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Rap", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.3: Annotated magazine pages, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.4: “in Just” by E. E. Cummings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.5: “Behind the Scenes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.6: “The Preacher” notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.7: Correspondence from West, Donda C., 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.8: Financial notes, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.9: Public engagements, 1997, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Caxtonian Issue, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes article “Prize-Winning Poet Envisions Chicago in 2999 as ‘Senior Adventure.’”
Item 2: “Classic Black Literature from Gwendolyn Brooks” pamphlet by Third World Press, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.10: “Black English Vernacular: The Ebonics Debate", 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.11: D-Knowledge album photocopies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.12: “Important Copyright Information”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.13: Notes and work of others relating to poetry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.14: “Twenty-Eighth Annual Illinois Poet Laureate Awards", 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.15: “African American” by Rabi Bouzou-Waziri, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes annotations by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 2.16: Annotation selections from “The Poem in Motion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.17: Notes and works of othersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Notes regarding poem titles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “My City” by Ebony Tillman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.18: “Heartland” newspaper clipping, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2.19: Correspondence from The Contemporary Forum, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.20: “The Writing of Poetry (ENG 293)", circa 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.21: Annotated writing primer “Questions And Answers", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2.22: Anonymous review of Alain Robbe-Grillet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.23: Handwritten notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.24: “An Evening With Gwendolyn Brooks", 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2.25: Handwritten notes, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2.26: “Life Is For Us And Is Stunning!” event flyer, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2.27: Patterned folder, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.28: Black folder, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence and writingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Building” notes, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: Correspondence from Jackson, C. E. to Wells, N., 1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Building” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 4: “For Poetry, In here: Some original mss”Add to your cart.
Folder 4.1: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “A Modern Ballad", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: My Religion is Kindness” and “In Emanuel’s Nightmare", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Chapter 3, Ecclesiastes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “To A Proper Black Man", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Aurora", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.2: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Blackness", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Love Poem", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "Out There", 1982Add to your cart.
Item 4: "That Earth", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Comes this little thang…”, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 6: Because our lives sing ballads, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: "All flat plateau", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.3: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “In the middle of winter…”Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Think of plants…”, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 3: “And poets…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Every day the little new people come", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Direct the choir of makers", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.4: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Oh, so…(?)”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Telephone Conversations", 1980Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Aids to", 1983Add to your cart.
Item 4: “God----”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Of The Young Dead", 1985Add to your cart.
Item 6: “Shorthand Possible", undatedAdd to your cart.
On the back of a Kuumba “Book Party Sunday” invite.
Folder 4.5: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Whitney Young", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: “Of The Young Dead", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.6: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Patrick Bouie", 1986Add to your cart.
Item 2: “I am against NEGATIVE charge, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Black Steel", 1971Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Overweight!", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Such as love life respond to charge", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.7: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Life of Lincoln West", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Martin Luther King” notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.8: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “The Changing World In The 10-Year Period Ahead!”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “The Life of Lincoln West", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.9: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “There is more to a life than its birth and a death", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “There are spoiled in America", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.10: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Enabler", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “A Picture – Running Bay", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.11-4.12: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.13: “The World of Gwendolyn Brooks” cover, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.14: Time Magazine, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4.15: “A Bitter and Insistent Plague” magazine clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.16: “Black Is – Negro Is” by Walter Hayes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.17: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.18: Notes and jottings, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4.19: “A Farmer", 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4.20: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.21: “Important Original Poetry” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.22: Envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 5: “If The Heart Is Young”Add to your cart.
Folder 5.1: Composition notebook, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5.2: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Arabella", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 2: “The Orchid And The Daisy", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Light in Darkness", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 4: “The Silver Pendant", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 5: “Love is Blind", 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 5.3: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Cigarette", 1934Add to your cart.
Item 2: “1934’s Greatest Vacation Combination… Chicago And A Century Of Progress", circa 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 5.4: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Prospective..”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “She’ll Not Be Missed", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Letter To A Civil War Widow", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.5: Prose drafts, circa 1934Add to your cart.
Box 293Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poetry DraftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Blackness: Chicago", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Other Music", 1976Add to your cart.
File 2: “Important”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence to Alexandroff, Michael, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Correspondence regarding Clifton, Lucille, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.2: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “James Baldwin", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Robert Ridley", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.3: “Thinking of Elizabeth Steinberg On Friday, November 13, 1987", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2.4: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.5: “Important” Folder (folder 5 of 6), advertisements and publicity, 1978, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.6: Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1971, 1979, 1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 3: “Important Notes”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1: “State Street", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.2: “Hoke Norris", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.3: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.4: Newspapers and magazinesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Gwendolyn Brooks On Being black, shy, a success…,”, 1976Add to your cart.
Item has been moved to Box 21 Oversized.
Item 2: “Important Notes” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: “Interviewers and Interviewing", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: “Judith” and other poemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Judith", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "Hallowe’en", undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes annotation by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 6: “Kinko’s Only,” prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Note to Brenda, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “I’m Here” handwritten, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “I’m Here” typed manuscript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two copies.
Item 4: “The Day Of The Gwendolyn", 1986Add to your cart.
Item 5: “Kinko’s Only” envelopeAdd to your cart.
File 7: “Lincoln Academy”Add to your cart.
Folder 7.1: Correspondence and poemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence to Billington, James H. (Library of Congress), 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Conducting", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “To Fit In", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “We", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7.2: Speech drafts and poemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Speech draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Speech draft with “When handed a lemon, make lemonade” rhyme, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Speech draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Familyhood", 1989Add to your cart.
Item 5: Speech draft notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7.3: Notes and envelopesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Notes and jottings regarding speech, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Lincoln Academy” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 8: Manila EnvelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8.1: “To Disembark”Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook with “To Disembark", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Looseleaf notes on “To Disembark", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8.2-8.6: Prose drafts, circa 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8.5 includes published copy of “An Old Appartment House,” undated.
Folder 9: “May 1994,” jottings and notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 10: “More Notes + Original Pieces”Add to your cart.
Folder 10.1: Correspondence to Dobbin, Mrs., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.2: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “It is our business to be bothered", 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Brelve. A Battered Woman", 1990Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Collage", 1987Add to your cart.
Item 4: “To Readers", 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10.3: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Jane Addams", 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Early Death", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.4: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “To the Illinois Arts Council", 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: “On the Occasion of the Sarcastic Announcement Of A Clean Young Man…”, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10.5: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "First Humanitarianism", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “To Fit In", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “No matter what!”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.6: Prose drafts, undated, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.7: “One of the Indelibles”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.8: Materials relating to Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee) “Haki Madhubuti – Sonai Sanchez", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.9: Materials relating to Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10.10: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 11: “Nora’s Fina Perfected Copy of Children Coming Home”Add to your cart.
Folder 11.1: Poetry Drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11.2: Envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Notes and fragments, 1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Notes on Chicago State University and Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee), 1998-1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 14: “Old”Add to your cart.
Folder 14.1: Poetry DraftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Original Manuscripts” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Nora, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 3: “If anything is translatable….”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Building", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “To A Black Giant who Said ‘Suicide Would Be A Way Out’”, 1976?Add to your cart.
Item 6: “Now for the rigid recountings", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: “Music For Martyrs", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: “A Little Girls Poem On 1983", 1983Add to your cart.
Item 9: “Old", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: “Old", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: “Song for Hughes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14.2: Notepad, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Old” and “For Nora.”
Folder 14.3: InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Speech, Third World Press Anniversary, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Old” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 15: “Original Manuscript (typed + written) "Report from Part Two”Add to your cart.
Folder 15.1: Correspondence regarding 1994 Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment of the Humanities, 1993Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 15.2: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Family Pictures", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “The questioner is impatient", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "Our People", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: "On Being An American", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15.3: “Family Pictures", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15.4: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Part Two Manuscript", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Familyhood", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 15.5: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Report From Part Two", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Warning to Children” by Robert Graves, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15.6: Prose DraftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The newsman Paul Harvey…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “What is a poet…", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “There are wonderful white people…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Recovery? Repair? Revival?”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “I wish my people had not been ripped from Afrika…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “Conservatism", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: “Notes for a future essay on Bad ‘Black’ Poetry", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: “Dolores Cross…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: “All these sly + slimy politicos use avoidance verbiage", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: “Henry Taylor, Haki of Chicago, Ishamel Reed, Joyce Joyce, Clara Claiborne Park", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Then there’s lil Ms. Entrepreneur", 1994Add to your cart.
Item 12: “The Poet Norman Jordan", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: “Guest List", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: “Comes the cry…", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: “Little speeches…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 16: “The Challenges of Freedom", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Quote from “Riders to the Bloodred wrath", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 18: “These are the days", 1973Add to your cart.
Item 19: “Blacks in general have long memories", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 20: “Nobody…”Add to your cart.
Item 21: “The Poet Norman Jordan", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 22: “One of our Black Spokesmen listened…”Add to your cart.
Item 23: “Boys boys", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15.7: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, 1991, 1994, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15.8: WorksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Family Pictures” book, 1971Add to your cart.
Framed Art 2: Folder, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 294Add to your cart.
File 1: “Notes”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Prettyman, John, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 2: Sinkler, Ms., 1991Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 1.2: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “I am Charles Stewart", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “In Indianapolis, Indiana", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "But you’ve still got God", 1991Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Best Friends", 1991Add to your cart.
Item 5: “Since There Is Always Poetry", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “Easter Day", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.3: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Carl Morse", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Most big strong men…”, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Diversity", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “In Memory of Roger Smith", 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 1.4: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Must be", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Dr. psychiatrist?”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “My daughter dancing", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “I have been interested…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.5: Prose draft, “Your letter…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.6: Prose draft, “Poets write about…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.7-1.20: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.21: Biography review, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 1.22: Funeral service program for Smith, Roger, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 1.23: “Gwendolyn Elizabeth” by Lambert, W.", 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 1.24: Newspapers and magazine articles related to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1989, 1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
One item removed to Box 521 OS.
Folder 1.25: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, 1986-1987, 1989, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Some items have been removed to Box 521 OS.
Folder 1.29-1.31: “Important Important”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.29: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “2000 Haitians"Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Snow is wet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Alice Browning", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 1.30: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Is war a viable?”, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 2: “James Baldwin", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.31: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.32-1.42: “Important Notes for Autobiog.”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.32: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.33: McKinley & Pryor Vocal Duo business card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.34: Amtrak’s Metropolitan lounge ticket, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 1.35: Financial records: receipts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.36: Financial records: Bills, statements and invoices, 1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.37: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, 1993, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.38: “Sort”Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Poetry – 367", 1993Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Varied verse” by William Beyer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “How beautiful", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: "Important Notes For Autobiog.” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.39: Prose drafts, “The Black Family”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.40: Prose drafts, "To The Young Graduates”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.41: Prose drafts, notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.42: “About John Schultz’s Anthology”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Removed for conservation.
Folder 1.43: “Maud Martha (Important)”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.44: Manila envelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.44: Correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.45: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.46: Manila envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.47: “Writing Plans", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.48: Church notes, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 1.49: “Mouse", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.50: Political notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.51: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, 1989, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.52: “Notes” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 2: “Original Manuscript”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1: “The Clipping Club", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.2: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Johannesburg Boy", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Nelson Mandela", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "Winnie", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.3: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Raymond Brooks Jr.”, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Robert Hayden", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Paragraph from “Young Poets Primer", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “Of Flowers and Fire and Flowers", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.4: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The last clean claim…”, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: “As I…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.5: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 295Add to your cart.
File 1: “Notes + Clippings”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: Correspondence to Blakely, Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.2: Poetry drafts, “R. P.”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.3: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Title: ‘Little Quick Pictures’”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Regarding poem “Sermon On The Warpland", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Blacks are always ahead of history…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.4-1.8: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.9: Return receipt for Saks Fifth Avenue, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.10: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, 1994, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 1.11: Notes and jottings related to logistics, 1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.12: Business cards related to logistics, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.13: Social security card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.14-1.15: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.16: Phone numbers and addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.17: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.18: Poetry from The Song of Lawino by Okot p'Bitek, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 1.19: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “First School Days”, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 2: “It’s School-Time!” and “We real cool", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.20: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.21: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.22: Gwendolyn Brooks event program from Morgan State University, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 1.23: Newspapers and magazine articles relating to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.24: Prose draft, “Looking at me these days"Add to your cart.
Folder 1.25: Prose drafts, notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.26: “Why I Keep Off Television", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.27: Empty envelope of Chocolate Chips theatre company addressed to Hicks, Shelley M., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.28: Third World Press pamphlet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.29: Commune T-Shirt Company pamphlet, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 1.30: Manila envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Notes For Poetry", undatedAdd to your cart.
Sealed envelope.
File 3: “Notes on existing Brooks books”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1-3.11: Black record bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.1: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.2: Black record book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains recipes, phone number, and addresses.
Folder 3.3-3.11: “Northeastern Black Literature", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.12-3.13: Blue nemo notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.12: Blue memo notebookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Children Coming Home", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Notes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Old", 1990Add to your cart.
Item 4: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: “Don’t deny the diagnosis…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “For autobiog.”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.13: Newspaper and magazine article related to other subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Removed to Box 521 OS.
Folder 3.14-3.19: Pocket calendar labeled “Ghana”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.14: Prose draft, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3.15: Pocket calendar labeled "Ghana", 1974Add to your cart.
Includes phone numbers, addresses, and prose drafts.
Folder 3.16: Contact information for others, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3.17: “Elnira", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.18: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.19: Phone number and addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.20: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Old Woman’s Rap,” handwritten, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Old Woman’s Rap,” typed, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3.21-3.22: Old age prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.23-3.24: Red address bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.23: Red address book, 1982Add to your cart.
Includes prose drafts.
Folder 3.24: Newspapers and magazine articles related to other subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 296Add to your cart.
File 2: “Notes on existing Brooks books” (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 2.25: Prose draft, “Ellen", 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2.26: Prose draft, "Walston was determined to be a writer”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.27-2.29: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.29: Notebook, “Blacks: Volume II : Short Fictions”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Children, Coming Home.”
Folder 2.30: Newspaper and magazine articles related to other subjects, Mandela, Nelson, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2.31: Correspondence, Parks, Carole A., 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2.32: Prose draft, “Seeds For the Coming Hell and Health Together”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.33: Record book, notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.34: Record book, 1962Add to your cart.
Includes prose drafts.
Folder 2.35: Yellow notebook, empty envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.36: Yellow notebook, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Includes “1989 resolutions,” recipes, and notes and jottings.
Folder 2.37: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “I can go right to the root", 1988Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Peace and the anticipation of peace…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Soon forgotten…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: "Going to Aunt Gertie’s", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.38: Prose drafts, 1985, 1988, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.39: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.40-2.41: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.42: Phone numbers and addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.43: Newspaper and magazine articles related to Gwendolyn Brooks, “A Remarkable Narrative Poem”, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2.44: Floral notebook, 1981Add to your cart.
Includes prose drafts relating to Mandela, Nelson and Mandela, Winnie.
Folder 2.45: Floral notebook, green bookmark, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.46: “Notes on existing Brooks books” manila envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 3: Poems, Essays, and Speeches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.1: “In here: Poems ‘Chicago State University’ and “Captain Dolores.’ Also Haki’s latest salute to me”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes prose by Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee).
Folder 3.2-3.3: “May 5 Speech/Other Speeches", 1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.4-3.6: “All done July 12-13”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.4: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy”, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Malcolm X", 1968Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Kitchenette Building", 1968Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Martin Luther King", 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3.5-3.6: Prose drafts, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 297Add to your cart.
File 1: “Originals of Graduation Speeches”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: Poem and prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, Illinois Founders Insurance Co., 1988Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence from Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 2: 3 copies of “Collage", 1999Add to your cart.
Item 3: “To Fit In", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.2: Poem and prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Jane Addams,” handwritten, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Jane Addams,” typed, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Survive", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “To Fit In", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.3: Poem and prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “To Fit In", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "We", 1987Add to your cart.
Item 3: “There are thousands of little things to say to young people”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.4: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Black Family", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Read: To Those Of My Sisters", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.5: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Forrestville, Commencement Day”, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 2: “You young people", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "It Is Our Business To Be Bothered", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.6: Prose drafts, Addams, Jane, 1993, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.7: Prose drafts, “The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 1.8-1.9: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.10: Prose drafts, Brooks Junior High School, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1.11-1.12: Prose drafts, 1990, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.13: Prose drafts, Edward Jenner Elementary School and University of Vermont, 1986, 1997, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.14-1.17: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.18: Public engagementsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Jane Addams", 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks Junior High School Promotion Exercises program, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lecture program at Illinois College, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.19: Public engagements, Gwendolyn Brooks Center, undatedAdd to your cart.
One item moved to Box 521 OS.
Folder 1.20: Published works, “to disembark", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Paperclipped grouping, poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Behind the Scenes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Last Inauguration of Mayor Harold Washington", 1987Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Tornado Near Talladega", 1984Add to your cart.
File 3: “Parts + Sundries” envelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pope, Rhonda, Mary Anerison?, Harold White, and Sheila Carson, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 2: Shaw, Katie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.2: Correspondence, unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.3-3.7: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.8: Notebook, notes and jottings, 1978, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.9: Blank stationary paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.10: Public engagement: phone numbers and addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.11-3.12: Newspapers and magazines: articles related to other subjects, 1979, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.13-3.16: “Notes” envelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.13: “Notes” envelope, correspondence, Alexandroff, Mike, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 3.14-3.15: “Notes” envelope, notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.16: “Notes” envelope, public engagements, phone numbers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.17: Prose drafts, “Poetry And/Or Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.18-3.19: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.20: Newspapers and magazines, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.21: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Then Lullaby", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Poem", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.22: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.23-3.25: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.26: Newspapers and magazines: articles related to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3.27: Newspapers and magazines: articles related to other subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.28-3.29: Yellow notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.28: Yellow notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.29: Newspapers and magazines: articles related to other subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.30: “Parts + Sundries” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 298Add to your cart.
File 1: “Pieces of Poetry”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: Correspondence, Bolsouer, Ann, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 1.2: Poetry drafts, “The bullets are in the skins of my people…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.3-1.4: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.5-1.7: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.8: Public engagements: advertisements for non-Gwendolyn Brooks events, Metropolitan Community Church Tidings, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 1.9-1.13: Blank envelopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.9-1.10: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.11-1.12: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.13: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.14: Advertisements, 1984 conference, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.15: Newspapers and magazines: articles related to other subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.16: “Pieces of Poetry” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 2: “Poems, Articles, Typed Letters, etc.”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1-2.10: “Typed copies of Poems, etc. (Gwendolyn Brooks)”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1: Correspondence, Mueller, Mr., 1986Add to your cart.
Includes “The Near – Johannesburg Boy,” “Whitney Young,” “Blacks,” “Tornado at Talladega,” “The Good Man,” and “Infirm.”
Folder 2.2: Correspondence, Bruckner, Don, 1986Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 2.3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee), 1986Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 2: Mueller, Mr., 1986Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 3: “Building", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.4: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Early Death", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “To The Young Who Want To Die", 1985Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Life is fast enough!”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “The Good Man", 1965Add to your cart.
Item 5: “In Nairobi", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: “Infirm", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.5: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Martin Luther King Jr.”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “To Michael Who Is Young Russia", 1982Add to your cart.
Item 3: “To A Proper Black Man", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “To The Young Who Want To Die", undatedAdd to your cart.
Two copies.
Folder 2.6: Published worksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “To Those Of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Tornado At Talladega", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Whitney Young", 1981Add to your cart.
Item 4: Review of “The Life of Langston Hughes” by Rampersad, Arnold, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.7: Published worksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Review of “The Life of Langston Hughes” by Rampersad, Arnold, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “The Near-Johannesburg Boy and other poems” inside cover draft, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2.8-2.9: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.10: PicassoAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Chicago Picasso", 1986Add to your cart.
Four copies.
Item 2: "The Chicago Picasso", 1967Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Trapped” by Davidson, Aurelia, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Typed copies of Poems, etc. (Gwendolyn Brooks)” manila envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.11: “Poems, Articles, Typed Letters, etc.” manila envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 3: Poetry and prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.1: Poetry and prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “For Incipient Suicides.”
Folder 3.2: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 4: Poems, scraps, and green notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.1: Poetry draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Bring on the spot brassieres!”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “My Mother", 1975Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Primer For Blacks", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: “What shall we do about and for the City?”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.2: Poetry drafts, 1973, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.3: Poetry drafts regarding Salisbury, Harrison, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4.4-4.7: Green notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.4: Poetry draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.5: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.6: Notes and jottings, 1992, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.7: Green notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes unpublished poem “Morning.”
File 5: “Scraps + Repetitions”Add to your cart.
Folder 5.1: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Family Pictures", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Blacks", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.2: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Our Name", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “had better get together…”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Salute your siblings…”, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 4: Prose regarding “Family Pictures", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.3: Published works, “The Message", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.4: “Scraps and repetitions” prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.5: “Scraps and repetitions” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 6: “Special Notes”Add to your cart.
Folder 6.1: Correspondence, Contemporary Forum, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6.2: Correspondence, Gerety, Tom and Adelia Moore (Trinity College), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.3: Poetry drafts, “Boy Breaking Glass", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.4: Poetry drafts, "To The Young Student", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.5: Prose drafts, “Most Workers In The Wild", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.6: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.7: Prose drafts, “Most Workers In The Wild", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.8: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.9: Advertisements and publicity for non-Gwendolyn Brooks events, “The Black Bookworm Mail-Order Company, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.10: Works of others, “You’re Special Gwendolyn Brooks” by McGaray, Lela, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.11: “Special Notes” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: “Speech Notes,” notes and jottings, 1998, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “I am still free verse and rhyme.”
Box 299Add to your cart.
File 1: “Speeches, Articles, Tributes, Special Letters”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Blakely, Nora Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 2: Mueller, Lothar, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Item 3: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 1.2: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes Blacks familyhood statement and “In The Whirlwind.”
Folder 1.3: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Notes on Nancy Galbraith” and speech explaining “We Real Cool.”
Folder 1.4-1.5: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.6: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Books. Reading. Libraries.” and “Haki.”
Folder 1.7: “Speeches, Articles, Tributes, Special Letters” envelopeAdd to your cart.
Removed for conservation.
File 2: “Third World Press (Contracts)”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1: Correspondence, Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee), 1998, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes Third World Press contracts.
Folder 2.2: Correspondence, Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee), 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Includes Third World Press contracts.
Folder 3: “Third World Press Contracts", 1991Add to your cart.
File 4: “To my future biographers”Add to your cart.
Folder 4.1: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “The Good Neighbor” regarding Boswell, Banks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Prose regarding Kent, George, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.2: Interviews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.3-4.4: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.5: “To my future biographers” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 5: “Tributes”Add to your cart.
Folder 5.1: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Writing regarding Brown, Sterling, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “In Memory of Roger Smith", 1979Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Of Otto Kenner", 1976Add to your cart.
Two copies
Folder 5.2: “Where The Kind Kills Are", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Where The Kind Kills Are", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Remembering for our forever", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Prose regarding Rodgers, Carolyn, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 6: “Washington D.C.”Add to your cart.
Folder 6.1-6.6: Speeches groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.1: Correspondence, Williams, Sian, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6.2-6.5: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.6: Stationary, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.7-6.11: Tributes groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.7: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Donald Hall.”
Folder 6.8: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Etheridge Knight", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "Tagliabue, John", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.9: Prose draftsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Michael Benedikt", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Yevgeny Yevtushenko", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.10: Prose drafts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes photo.
Folder 6.11: “Washington D.C.” envelope", undatedAdd to your cart.
File 7: “Xeroxes (Letters, Poems)”Add to your cart.
Folder 7.1: Correspondence, Feeley, Betsey, 1993Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 7.2: Correspondence, Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7.3: Correspondence, “Molly”, 1993, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7.4: Correspondence, unidentified correspondent, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 7.5: Published works, “Captain Dolores", 1991Add to your cart.
Seven copies
Folder 7.6: Published worksAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Kinko’s receipt", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Collage For Today", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “The Great Man", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: "Jane Addams", 1989Add to your cart.
Three copies
Folder 7.7: Published works, “To An Old Black Woman, Homeless and Indistinct”, 1992Add to your cart.
Five copies
Folder 7.8: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7.9: Correspondence, Rochmon, Hazel, 1993Add to your cart.
Includes only correspondence by Gwendolyn Brooks
Folder 7.10: Public engagements: advertisements and publicity, “Go Ahead and Live Your Life”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Three copies
Folder 7.11: Works of others, “Corrupt Originals: The Paradox of Censorship” by Holquist, Michael, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7.12: Newspaper articles related to Gwendolyn Brooks, review by Beyer, William, undatedAdd to your cart.
Seven copies
Folder 7.13: Photographs of Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two copies
Folder 7.14: Financial records, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7.15: “Xeroxes (Letters, Poems)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Gwendolyn Brooks Personal FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 300Add to your cart.
File 1: “All Letters In Here Are Answered”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1-1.11: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Corr 1996-1998” note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Bowers, Neal and Nancy holiday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 1.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Christy, Alexandra (Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes a draft response, a copy of “Indian Prayer” poem, and an envelope.
Item 2: Cross, Delores card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 1.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Harper, Michael card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Jones, Anna holiday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 1.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Klappert, Peter personal newsletter, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes a holiday card and an envelope.
Folder 1.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Landes, David Landes letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes a thank you card.
Item 2: Mattioni, Dante (The Chapel of Four Chaplains) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to McGraw Hill Companies, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 1.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Orlikoff, Jeanne letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Owens, Betty birthday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Peddy, Beverly, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Petrakis, Harry Mark letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes copies of photos of St. Constantine Koraes School (Palos Hills, IL).
Item 3: Pierce, Edith L. letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 1.8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scott-Heron, Gil card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks card to Scott-Heron, Gil, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Viebahn, Fred, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes a letter from Viebahn, Fred to Kunitz, Stanley and an envelope.
Folder 1.9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Williams, Kenny card to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a FedEx USA Airbill copy.
Item 2: Winston, Carol card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 3: Young, Reggie letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 4: Noel, B.E. (Noel Gallery) card to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.10Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Permissions Group envelope to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes notes by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 1.11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Young, Reggie (Wheaton College. English Department) envelope to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.12Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Chapel of Four Chaplains “Fact Sheet”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Chapel of Four Chaplains newsletter (vol. 10, no.1), 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 1.13Add to your cart.
Item 1: “The Chapel of Four Chaplains 32nd Annual Awards Banquet” program, 1998Add to your cart.
File 2: “Articles, Scraps, (etc.)”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Darby, Julia A. thank you card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Poets and Restriction (for “Writing!” Magazine)” by Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jotting, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blank stationery for Campus Inn (Ann Arbor, MI), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Blank stationery for The Summit (Hartford, CT), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Black Poets and Orators” program (Noah Webster School), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: The New York Times Large Type Weekly pages, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Earl grey tea bag, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Notes on the National Building Museum, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Articles, Scraps, (etc.)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 3: “Beautiful Poems Written To Me (Other Little Specialties)”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to “Hoyt”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Likely Fuller, Hoyt W.
Item 2: Grand Crossing Station notice to lock box customers, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: Millican, Arthenia B. card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Beasley, Wallace poem, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Missing Hoyt” statement by Gwendolyn Brooks, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: North Park CME Church service bulletin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pulliam, H. poem, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bradshaw, Edwynne Green, “Big Voice” poem, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Found” note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “URGENT (Important.)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Also reads, “Lovely Little Poem (To Me).”
Folder 3.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Beautiful Poems Written To Me (Other Little Specialties)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 4: “Beryl’s Reminders, Etc.”Add to your cart.
Folder 4.1-4.2: “DONE”Add to your cart.
Folder 4.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: “DONE” note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2-5: Addresses and notes on public engagements, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.2Add to your cart.
Item 1-3: Notes on public engagements, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.3-4.8: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Madhubuti, Haki, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: Pegram, Amelia Blossom card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: Berryman, Jo (California Institute of the Arts), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blank envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Contemporary Forum contract between Gwendolyn Brooks and the California Institute of the Arts, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an event reminder.
Folder 4.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Business card for Engdahl, Bonnie Thoman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Broadside Press invoice, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 4.8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Issue of The Topeka Sentinel (March 29-April 18), 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4.9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks, Black Love pamphlet, 1982?Add to your cart.
Includes “Beryl’s Reminders, Etc.” note.
File 5: “Birthday Committee Addresses”Add to your cart.
Folder 5.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: A Gift for You pamphlet (City of Chicago. Department of Cultural Affairs), 1997Add to your cart.
Five copies.
Item 2: Eighty Gifts: A Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks pamphlet, 1997Add to your cart.
Six copies.
Item 3: “Biographies of Presenters” pamphlet for Eighty Gifts celebration, 1997Add to your cart.
Two copies.
Item 4: Eighty Gifts: A Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks pamphlet (color), 1997Add to your cart.
Includes a “Pictures sent (July 16, 1997)” note.
Item 5: Eighty Gifts: A Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks pamphlet (color), 1997Add to your cart.
22 copies.
Item 6: “IMPORTANT” envelope sent to Blakely, Nora Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks card to Madhubuti, Safisha, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5.3Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: Blakely, Nora Brooks envelope to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Address list from the Contemporary Forum, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes a sticky note.
Folder 5.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Group photo, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: Photo of Preston, Adera Delaney at 29 days old, 1997?Add to your cart.
Item 3: Photo of Preston, Adera Delaney at 34 days old, 1997?Add to your cart.
Folder 5.7-5.8: “Cards (etc.)”Add to your cart.
Folder 5.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blakely, Nora Brooks envelope to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Special Letters: ANSWERED. (In re: my 80th birthday)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.8Add to your cart.
Item 1: High school graduation photo from “Andrea”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “CARDS (etc.) (Answered or No Answer Needed.) Also: BIRTHDAY “PARTY” Lists (given me by NORA.)” envelope, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5.9-5.10: Birthday party for Henry Blakely Sr.Add to your cart.
Folder 5.9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Birthday party invitation draft, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 2: Birthday party invitation, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5.1Add to your cart.
Folder 5.11-5.13: Birthday cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.11Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: Creston High School (Grand Rapids, MI) birthday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: “CCP” birthday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 5.12Add to your cart.
Item 1: St. John, Eleanor birthday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope and a “PACK AWAY. (No answer)” sticky note.
Item 2: “Jené” birthday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Seminole County Library (Fern Park, FL) newsletter (May), 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5.14Add to your cart.
Item 1: “JUNE 7, 1997 BIRTHDAY COMMITTEE ADDRESSES (with markings on names I’ve thanked for “contributing to the joy of my 80th Birthday”)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 301Add to your cart.
File 1: “Black Position No. 5 (Combined with Black Review)”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: Karenga, M. Ron, “The State of Our People: Crisis and Possibility” essay, 1978?Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope from the School of Human Behavior at United States International University.
Folder 1.2: Cato, John David, “Perspectives on Black Religious Consciousness” essay, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 1.3: Kent, George E., “Reflections on Addison Gayle’s The Way of the New World” essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gayle, Addison, “Ludell: The Other Side of Native Son” essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Review of The Salt Eaters by Bambara, Toni Cade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.5: Plumpp, Sterling and Fuller, Hoyt W. reviews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.6: Harris, Jessica B. review of The Black Cat and the Pigs: A Modern Fable by Darby, Larry, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 1.7-1.8: “Black Review”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fuller, Hoyt W. letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 2: Selmon(?), Joe letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 1.8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photocopy of a Chicago Sun-Times clipping, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: “Black Review” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.9-1.11: “The Black Position”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.9: Neal, Larry envelope to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 1.10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley (Broadside Press) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: “The Case of Hayden Carruth” essay by Randall, Dudley, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Nikki” letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1968Add to your cart.
Possibly Giovanni, Nikki.
Folder 1.11: “The Black Position” (new magazine edited by Gwendolyn Brooks)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.12: “BLACK POSITION NO. 5 (Combined with Black Review)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 2: “Broadside Press (Contracts)”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mueller, L. W. (Harlo Printing Company) memo to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks (photocopy), 1974Add to your cart.
Includes a Harlo Printing Co. delivery receipt.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes a Broadside Press royalty report and an “Aloneness” royalties envelope.
Item 3: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1974?Add to your cart.
Folder 2.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes a Harlo Printing Co. invoice.
Item 2: Romaine, Marguerite (Field Enterprises Inc.) letter to Randall, Dudley (carbon copy), 1970Add to your cart.
Item 3: Targ, Roslyn (Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, Inc.) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Targ, Roslyn (Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, Inc.) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1970Add to your cart.
Includes a note by Gwendolyn Brooks and an envelope.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Ude, Chi, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes an order form for The Black Position.
Folder 2.6: Randall, Dudley letter to Segmetz(?), Ms., 1972Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.7: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.8: Agreement between Gwendolyn Brooks and Broadside Press for the publication of Family Pictures, 1970Add to your cart.
Two copies. Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.9: Paul Breman Limited catalog for “The Heritage Series”, 1974?Add to your cart.
Folder 2.10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Harlo Printing Company invoice, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: Broadside Press royalty reports, 1974Add to your cart.
Concerning The Black Position (no. 1 and 2) and Family Pictures. Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Broadside Press royalty report, 1972Add to your cart.
Concerning Aloneness. Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, Inc. royalty statement, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2.12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Broadside Press invoice for Rappin’ & Readin’ by Lee, Don L. (Madhubuti, Haki R.), 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: Broadside Press invoice for a poster involving Randall, Dudley, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 3: Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, Inc. royalty statement, 1972Add to your cart.
Concerning The World of Gwendolyn Brooks. Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.13: Broadside Press royalty reports, 1973Add to your cart.
Concerning Jump Bad: A New Chicago Anthology and A Broadside Treasury. Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.14-2.16: “Aloneness ‘Broadside’ Contract”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.14: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2.15: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Randall, Dudley, 1970Add to your cart.
Includes an early typescript of “Aloneness.”
Folder 2.16: Agreement between Gwendolyn Brooks and Broadside Press for the publication of Aloneness, 1970Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.17-2.21: “Report from Part One (Contract)”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1972Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1972Add to your cart.
Includes a reproduction agreement for “Paul Robeson” in The Poetry of Black America: Anthology of the 20th Century and an envelope.
Folder 2.18Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 3: Issue of Broadside News (no. 15), 1972Add to your cart.
Item 4: Photocopy of an encyclopedia page for “Negro, American”, 1972Add to your cart.
Includes a note by Randall, Dudley, and an envelope.
Folder 2.19: Agreement between Broadside Press and Roslyn Targ Literary Agency, Inc. concerning works by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1972Add to your cart.
Includes a photocopied letter from Randall, Dudley to Targ, Roslyn.
Folder 2.20: Issue of Broadside News (no. 15), 1972Add to your cart.
Two copies. Includes an envelope.
Folder 2.21Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Report from Part One -Contract-” envelope, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Broadside Press (Contracts)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.22: “The Life of Lincoln West”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.22: Flood, Alva E. (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) letter to Berlin, Elizabeth (Harper & Row, Publishers), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2.23Add to your cart.
Item 1: Critchley, Faith (Ginn and Company. Secondary School English Department) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 2: Hill, Herbert letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2.24Add to your cart.
Item 1: Merrill, Marguerite (Harper & Row, Publishers) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 2: Flood, Alva E. (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) letter to Berlin, Elizabeth (Harper & Rowe Publishers), 1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: Recordation of transfer of copyright ownership, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Life of Lincoln West” envelope, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2.25: “‘The Life of Lincoln West’ (Copyright, etc.)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 3: “Broadside Press (Letters)”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 2: Broadside Press envelope (sealed), 1976Add to your cart.
Concerning a tenth anniversary event.
Item 3: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1976Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.2: ​Schwing, Lee (Women in Distribution, Inc.) letters to Randall, Dudley, 1975Add to your cart.
Includes a contract for the distribution of Report from Part One and envelopes.
Folder 3.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1976?Add to your cart.
Concerning the use of “Martin Luther King.” Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1975?Add to your cart.
Concerning the use of text from Family Pictures. Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “The Life of Lincoln West,” “Riot,” and “Horses Graze.”
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “Martin Luther King, Jr.” Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “The Time of the Fever. The Time of the Tall-Walkers.”
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “To Don at Salaam.”
Item 3: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “Riot” and “The Third Sermon on the Warpland.”
Item 4: “Permissions” envelope, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1976?Add to your cart.
Concerning the use of “To Don at Salaam.” Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “Interview with Gwendolyn Brooks” by Lewis, Ida. Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “Speech to the Young. Speech to the Progress-Toward.” Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of selections from Report from Part One. Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of selections from Report from Part One. Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “The Life of Lincoln West.” Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.9: Randall, Dudley letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning the use of “Martin Luther King, Jr.” Includes an envelope.
Folder 3.10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Broadside Press royalty report, 1975Add to your cart.
Concerning Report from Part One.
Item 2: Broadside Press invoice, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 3: Harlo Printing Company invoice, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes a note from Randall, Dudley to Mueller, Ms. (Harlo Printing Company) and an envelope.
Folder 3.11: “Broadside Press (Letters)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 302Add to your cart.
File 1: “Brooks Papers”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1-1.9: “Kit Davis. Blackstone Pictures”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ashby, W. Allen (Union County College. English Department) letter to Zitch, Beryl, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks holiday card to “You 2”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Gwendolyn Brooks Easter card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.2Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: Gwendolyn Brooks holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Gwendolyn Brooks holiday card to “dear friends”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks and Blakely, Nora Brooks holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Gwendolyn Brooks holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2-3: Gwendolyn Brooks; Blakely, Nora Brooks; and Blakely, Henry, Sr. holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.5Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: Gwendolyn Brooks and family holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: “Gwen and all” holiday card to an unknown recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Carpenter, Lisa (Poet’s Market) letter to Zitch, Beryl, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Mitchell Museum Newsletter (July), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 1.7: Packet of correspondence between Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum) and Cosby, Janet L. (Cosby Bureau International, Inc.), 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Includes contracts.
Folder 1.8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Drummond, W.J. letter to Zitch, Beryl, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 2: Galbraith, Nancy (Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)) letter to Zitch, Beryl, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 3: Ginsberg, Allen letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 1.9: Giovanni, Nikki (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of English) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 303Add to your cart.
File 1: “Brooks Papers” (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 1.10-1.16: “Kit Davis. Blackstone Pictures” (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 1.10: Notes grouping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.11: Faxed copy of “The Seer and the Seen: The Work & Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” by Davis, Christopher O. and Bate, Peter (Blackstone Pictures Limited), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1.12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Curriculum vitae for Davis, Christopher OlgaAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Faxed copy of “The Span of Life, the Multiple Youths of Gwendolyn Brooks” by Davis, Christopher O. and Bate, Peter (Blackstone Pictures Limited), 1994Add to your cart.
Includes a note.
Folder 1.13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Letter from Davis, Christopher O. (Blackstone Pictures Limited) to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 2-3: Letter from Davis, Christopher O. (Blackstone Pictures Limited) to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1.14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Curriculum vitae for Davis, Christopher Olga, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Despite all her honors, Gwendolyn Brooks…” essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.15: “The Seer and the Seen: The Work & Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” by Davis, Christopher O. and Bate, Peter (Blackstone Pictures Limited), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1.16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Small pressed leaf, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: “Christopher (Kit) Davis. Blackstone Pictures” file folder, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.17-1.18: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Meece, June G. (Jacksonville Community College) card to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1992Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks card to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 1.18: “Leading Ladies: What they Did for Chicago’s Reputation… and What Chicago Did to Their Reputations” article by Kogan, Rick (Chicago Sun-Times Midwest), 1977Add to your cart.
Includes a Buffalo Photo Company wax paper bag.
Folder 1.19-1.20: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.19: Holiday cards, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 1.20: Poetry and Literature broadside announcing “The Day of the Gwendolyn” lecture, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 1.21-1.24: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.21: Holiday card from Gwendolyn Brooks; Blakely, Henry; and Blakely, Nora, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.22: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.23: Fall calendar, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 1.24: Packet of notecards and correspondence, 1995, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes letters from Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum) to Freeman, Paul (Chicago Sinfonietta) and from Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum) to Griffin, Bill (Chicago Sinfonietta).
Folder 1.25: “Brooks Papers” envelope, 1995Add to your cart.
Contains a separation sheet.
File 2: “Check Through for Collage”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1: Illinois Arts Council administrative documents, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2.2: Rodgers, Carolyn M. letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2.3: “There are thousands of little things to say to young people…” essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.4: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.5: “Black American Women Writers: A Symposium” (The William Patterson College of New Jersey) program, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2.6: Advisory panel membership lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.7: “Illinois Poet Laureate Awards 1987” announcement, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2.8: “Local Color and Social Myth in Gwendolyn Brooks’ ‘In the Mecca’” essay by an unknown author, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.9: Derogatory flyer circulated by “Chicago whites”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a list of names.
Folder 2.10: Announcement of Illinois Poet Laureate Awards contest (Illinois Times), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2.11: Newspaper clippings on the Blackstone Rangers, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2.12Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Scott-Heron Puts Re-Rons Behind Him” article by Ruffin, Mark (Chicago Sun-Times), 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Review of Nightmare in Detroit: A Rebellion and Its Victims by Sauter, Van Gordon and Hines, Burleigh, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.13-2.14: Marchette ChuteAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.13: Drafts of “Marchette Chute”, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2.14: Quotes, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2.15-2.16: Jottings and draftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.15: Statement on Algren, Nelson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.16: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an empty envelope.
Folder 2.17-2.19: Blackstone RangersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.17: “These Are the Blackstone Rangers” article (Chicago Daily News), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2.18-2.19: Chicago Daily News clippings, 1966, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.20: “Check Through for ‘Collage’” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 3: “Chicago, 2999”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1: “Chicago 2999” typescripts and a letter from Gwendolyn Brooks to Blades, John”, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3.2: Speech draft, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3.3: “Carl Sandburg” speech written in a pocket calendar, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3.4: Washington School (Harvey, IL) entries to the Illinois Poet Laureate Awards, 1996Add to your cart.
Contains a separation sheet.
Folder 3.5-3.6: Poems submitted by children for a contest, 1996Add to your cart.
Contains a separation sheet.
Folder 3.7: “Programs” list, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3.8-3.11: Poems submitted by children for a contest, 1996Add to your cart.
Contains a separation sheet.
Folder 3.12: “Chicago, 2999 – by G. Brooks” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 4: “Chicago State U.”Add to your cart.
Folder 4.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bolden, B.J. card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Bolden, B.J., 1998Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope for item 1.
Item 3: Chicago State University envelope, 1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cross, Dolores E. (Chicago State University) offer letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1992Add to your cart.
Includes a contract and an envelope.
Item 2: Daniel, Elnora D. (Chicago State University) letter to “Chicago State University Community of Scholars”, 1998Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 4.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dixon, Jacqueline letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Keene, Glynis and Wade card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: Evans, Walter and Linda envelope to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4.4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mathews, Rossari letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: D(?), Alifah card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 4.5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Shipps, Dea card to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Silas, Tani birth announcement to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: Smith, Bryant letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.6Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: West, Donda C. (Chicago State University) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 3: West, Donda C. (Chicago State University) letter to “Colleagues”, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4.7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to West, Donda (Chicago State University), 1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to West, Donda (Chicago State University),, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: York, Kimberly holiday card to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.8: Addresses and phone numbers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.9: Contact information for students attending a dinner at the Ritz Carleton, 1997?Add to your cart.
Includes a flyer advertising “Black English Vernacular: The Ebonics Debate.”
Folder 4.10: Course materials for English 321, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4.11: Chicago State University student tributes, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4.12: Newspaper clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes “Chicago State U. (Class & Dinner Matters)” envelope.
Box 304Add to your cart.
File 1: “Chicago State University”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bolden, B.J. (Chicago State University) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 2: El, Rasu Frederick letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Day, Jacqueline letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bolden, B.J. (Chicago State University) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 5: Daniels, Suekina letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 6: Hampton, Guineivere letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scott, Vanessa R. letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 2: Turner, Beverly S. letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: Okoro, Festus letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bradley, Paris letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Day, Jacqueline letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 6: Shipps, Dea letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Shipp, LaKeshia letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 2: Mitchell, Marilyn Gilbert letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: Berry, Tammy letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.4: “Behind the Scenes” poetry draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.5: Bookmarks and a flyer for the Gwendolyn Brooks Center, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.6: Flyers for the Twenty-Ninth Annual Illinois Poet Laureate Awards, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.7: Issue of the Wisconsin State Journal (October 6), 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.8-1.11: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.8: “Duke Ellington” draft, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.9: “I’ll Stay” note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.10: Program for the Hilldale Lectures (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1.11: Introductory statement for Gwendolyn Brooks, 2000?Add to your cart.
Folder 1.12: “Chicago State University” folder and a sheet of blue paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: “Christmas Cards for 1997”, 1997?Add to your cart.
Cards are blank. Includes envelopes.
File 3: “(“The Mother”) “Diacritics” etc.”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1: McGuire, Bill letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1986Add to your cart.
Includes a photocopy of The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) with a drawing of Gwendolyn Brooks at a Robert Frost lecture.
Folder 3.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gwendolyn Brooks letter to Tillemans, Virginia (Diacritics), 1986Add to your cart.
Item 2: Tillemans, Virginia (Diacritics) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 3: Address for the Institute of International Education, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Galley proof of “Apostrophe, Animation, and Abortion” (Diacritics) by Johnson, Barbara, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3.3: “Stars in Our Eyes” poem by Price, Madalin, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3.4: Page from USA Today (February 26), 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3.5: “(“The Mother”) “Diacritics” etc.” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 4: “Dr. Joseph Young”Add to your cart.
Folder 4.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Boese, Sally K. (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bozym, Michael H. (Whitehall District Schools (Whitehall, MI)) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1983Add to your cart.
Item 3: Brown, R. Warner (York Community High School (Elmhurst, IL)) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1982Add to your cart.
Enclosure note was taped over.
Item 4: Grubbin, Dan (Ferrum College) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1984Add to your cart.
Item 5: Haba, James (Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Halperin, Corrine S. (Mercyhurst College) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: Kendrick, Dolores T. (Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)) letter to “Friends” (The Contemporary Forum), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Myers, Bill (Ottawa Township High School (Ottawa, IL)) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Norman, John C. (Northeastern University) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1984Add to your cart.
Item 5: Parsons, Alice M. (University of California, Irvine) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1987Add to your cart.
Item 6: Reddick, Karen (Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Black Cultural Center) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Speller, Benjamin F., Jr. (North Carolina Central University. School of Library Science) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sweeney, Francis (The Boston College Humanities Series) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1981Add to your cart.
Item 3: Weimar, Stephen (Philadelphia Educators for Social Responsibility) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 4: Zulauf, Sandy (County College of Morris) letter to Zitch, Beryl (The Contemporary Forum), 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4.4-4.12: Contemporary Forum documents, 1979, 1982-1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.13: Publicity pamphlets for Gwendolyn Brooks, 1984, 1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.14: Chicago Public Library publicity for Gwendolyn Brooks, 1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an advertisement for Third World Press.
Folder 4.15: The University Press of Kentucky catalog (Fall-Winter), 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4.16-4.25: Newspaper clippings featuring Gwendolyn Brooks, 1980-1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.16 includes magazine clippings and newspaper clippings on other topics. Folders 4.19, 4.21-4.22 and 4.24-4.25 include photocopies.
Box 305Add to your cart.
File 4: “Dr. Joseph Young” (cont.)Add to your cart.
Folder 4.26-4.29: Newspaper and magazine clippings featuring Gwendolyn Brooks, 1979-1983, 1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4.30: “Dr. Joseph Young” file folder, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a blank sheet of paper.
File 5: “England (Sotheby-Arvon Foundation Poetry Competition)”Add to your cart.
Folder 5.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hughes, Ted (Arvon Foundation Poetry Competition) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1981Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 2: Pease, David (Arvon Foundation Poetry Competition) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Item 3: Pease, David (Sotheby’s International Poetry Competition 1982) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5.2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pease, David (Arvon Foundation Poetry Competition) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 2: Turner, Steve letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1983Add to your cart.
Includes a call-back slip and an envelope.
Folder 5.3: Flyer for a Creation for Liberation (London) event featuring Gwendolyn Brooks and Bloom, Valerie, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5.4: Phone numbers and addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5.5: Travel materials for Sotheby’s International Poetry Competition, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5.6: “England (Sotheby-Arvon Foundation Poetry Competition)” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 6: “File”Add to your cart.
Folder 6.1: Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis bookmarks and flyer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.2: Essays on aspects of the Black diaspora (photocopies), 1985-1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6.3: “Day at the Races” article (Swarthmore College Bulletin; April), 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6.4: “FILE” envelope, 1991?Add to your cart.
File 7: “File These Important Letters”Add to your cart.
Box 306Add to your cart.
Folder 7: “File These Important Letters” (cont.)Add to your cart.
Box 307Add to your cart.
File 7: “File These Important Letters” (cont.)Add to your cart.
Box 308Add to your cart.
File 1: “Fire, and Subsequent Legal Proceedings”Add to your cart.
Folder 1.1: Illinois Fairplan Association envelope, 1981Add to your cart.
Labeled “Paid—Oct., 1981.”
Folder 1.2: Lee, Robert E. (Fire Records. Chicago Fire Department) letter to “Whom It May Concern”, 1985Add to your cart.
Concerning a fire at 4332 S. Champlain Avenue (Chicago). Includes an envelope labeled “Water bill for 4332 Champlain Ave.”
Folder 1.3-1.5: LegalAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.3: J.F. Hauling Co. (Melrose Park, IL) invoice for the demolition and removal of the house at 4332 S. Champlain Avenue, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 1.4: Proof of Loss notice for 4332 S. Champlain Avenue, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 1.5: Court proceedings, 1985?Add to your cart.
Gwendolyn Brooks v. Illinois Fair Plan Association. Open to page 6, which contains annotations by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 1.6-1.9: LegalAdd to your cart.
Folder 1.6: Orlikoff, Richard (Orlikoff and Flamm) letter to Gwendolyn Brooks and Blakely, Nora Brooks, 1986Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
Folder 1.7: Utilities statement for 4332 S. Champlain Avenue (Chicago), 1984?Add to your cart.
Folder 1.8: Gwendolyn Brooks v. Illinois Fair Plan Association court proceedings, 1985?Add to your cart.
Includes a letter from Metz, Roger K. (Frankel and McKay Ltd.) to Gwendolyn Brooks.
Folder 1.9: Proof of Loss statement, 1985?Add to your cart.
Folder 1.10: “Fire, and subsequent legal proceedings” envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 2: “Fluffy”Add to your cart.
Folder 2.1: Notes on burial costs for Fluffy the dog, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2.2: Illinois Citizens Animal Welfare League, Inc. contract, 1961Add to your cart.
File 3: “Fourth Annual Poet Laureate Awards”Add to your cart.
Folder 3.1: Todd, Jay letter to Gwendolyn Brooks, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3.2: Speech notes and an autobiographical essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.3: Self-interview, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.4: Questions and notes for a discussion on symbolism, undatedAdd to your cart.
Written on stationery from Glenwood Manor Motor Hotel.
Folder 3.5: Notes and jottings, 1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.6: Notes on writing poetry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.7: Photocopy of “Jane Addams” from a book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.8: 21st Annual Poet Laureate Awards announcement, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3.9: Fourth Annual Poet Laureate Awards program, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3.10: Jottings on Winnie Mandela, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.11-3.14: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.11: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.12: Excerpt from “Jane Addams”, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.13: Illinois Poet Laureate Awards submission, 1995Add to your cart.
Contains a separation sheet.
Folder 3.14: Interview questions about poetry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.15-3.16: Unidentified groupingAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.15: “Computer” poem draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3.16: Notes and jottings, undatedAdd to your cart.
File 4: “Fran Quinn”Add to your cart.
Folder 5: “Guggenheim Applicants” statements of plans, 1989Add to your cart.
Includes an envelope.
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Series 4: Photos and ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
Sub-series 1: Personal PhotosAdd to your cart.
Box 350Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Studio portrait of Blakely, Nora Brooks, 1971Add to your cart.
View digitized content: 00086_04_01_01_01_001
Item 2: Camera Studios Chicago cardboard frame, 1971?Add to your cart.
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Item 3: Blakely, Nora Brooks envelope to Blakely, Henry, Sr., 1971?Add to your cart.
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Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Manuscript note by Gwendolyn Brooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Walgreens photo negatives envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Walgreens photo coupon sheet, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Walgreens photo envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dimly lit face in profile, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Kodak photo envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
View digitized content: 00086_04_01_01_03_002
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blakely, Henry, Sr. passport prints, 1973Add to your cart.
11 copies.
Item 2: U.S. Passport Photo Service envelope, 1973Add to your cart.
View digitized content: 00086_04_01_01_04_002
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Burrell, Joseph holding Sukari (cat), undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Marching band in a tunnel, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Marching band in a tunnel, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Partial view of flag bearers, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 5: Marching trombone players, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: University of Illinois graduation (Blakely, Nora Brooks)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blakely, Henry, Jr.; Blakely, Nora Brooks; Brooks, Keziah C. Wims; and Gwendolyn Brooks in front of Assembly Hall, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 2: Blakely, Nora Brooks in graduation regalia, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 3: Blakely, Henry, Jr.; Nora Brooks; and Henry, Sr. in the Assembly Hall parking lot, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 4: Blakely, Henry, Jr.; Nora Brooks; and Henry, Sr. in the Assembly Hall parking lot, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 5: Blurry view of Blakely, Henry, Jr.; Nora Brooks; and Henry, Sr. in the Assembly Hall parking lot, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 6: Blakely, Henry, Jr. with his hands in his pockets, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 7: Blakely, Henry, Jr. laughing, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 8: Blurry view of the Brooks-Blakely family getting into a car, 1972Add to your cart.
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Item 9: Brooks-Blakely family getting into a car, 1972Add to your cart.
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Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Three boys in a Christmas-themed sleigh (negative), undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Seated woman wearing a beaded necklace (negative), undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: “Share your snaps!” Kodak envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: View of a storefront from a window across the street, circa 1970Add to your cart.
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Item 2: Seated man speaking on the phone, circa 1970Add to your cart.
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Item 3: Book advertisement, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Blurry view of a court transcript, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Plymouth Fury missing the driver’s side headlight, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Driver’s side of a Plymouth Fury parked on the street, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Partial view of a Plymouth Fury missing the driver’s side headlight, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Two men on sitting on a couch (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 5: Blurry view of four women at a family gathering (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 6: Family around table (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 7: Woman smoking a cigarette in front of a staircase (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 8: Two women standing in a kitchen (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 9: Blurry view of two women and small dog (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 10: Three family members at gathering (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 11: Six family members on a staircase (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 12: Four women and a small dog on a staircase, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 13: Seven young women on a staircase, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 14: Kodak negatives envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Chicago highway entrance, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Blurry view of a car and semitruck driving on a Chicago highway, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Chicago highway entrance, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Blurry view of a car and semitruck driving on a Chicago highway, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 5: Blurry view of a car and semitruck driving on a Chicago highway, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 6: Street corner in the rain, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 7: View of a car driving on a highway from another vehicle, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Parked Volkswagen Beetle, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Partial view of a moving station wagon, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Man working in an office environment (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Woman in an office environment (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 5: Woman resting her chin on her fist, 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 6: “OFFICE” Kodak photo envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blakely, Henry, Sr. and two women on a beach, 1970sAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Pontiac Firebird driver’s side rear, 1970sAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Blakely, Nora Brooks in the driver’s seat of a Pontiac Firebird, 1970sAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Partial view of a Pontiac Firebird, 1970sAdd to your cart.
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Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Share your snaps!” Kodak photo envelope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Woman sitting in a chair, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 3: Woman sitting in a chair (negative), undatedAdd to your cart.
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Item 4: Young woman and two children at a beach (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 5: Seated woman holding a can of beer at a beach (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 6: Blurry partial view of a child wrapped in a beach towel (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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Item 7: Boy wrapped with a black sheet at the beach (negative), 1960sAdd to your cart.
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