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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 24: Supplementary Material],
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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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