Amiri Baraka papers


Creator: Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-2014
Date(s): circa 1965-2006
Call Number: MSS 0699
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), known early in his career as LeRoi Jones, was a widely published African American writer who produced poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. Much of Baraka's work addressed the subjects of Black liberation and white racism. The Amiri Baraka papers comprise the author's writings, sketchbooks, and artwork, as well as correspondence and ephemera related to his involvement in theatrical and film productions.
Physical Description:
  • 1.16 linear feet (4 boxes)
  • 1 oversize box
  • 1 oversize folder
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2014, 2016.
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