Finding Aid for the Imamu Amiri Baraka Papers, 1958-1966

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Finding Aid for the Imamu Amiri Baraka Papers, 1958-1966

Collection number: 491

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Tine Brouwer, April 1971
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
  • Josh Fiala, October 2003
  • Caroline Cubé, August 2006
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Imamu Amiri Baraka Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1958-1966
Collection number: 491
Creator: Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934- ) was the founder and editor of Yugen magazine and Totem Press (1958), founder and director of the Black Arts Repertory Theatre (1964-66), director of Spirit House, co-founder and chairman of the Congress of African People, and author of poetry, plays, novels and essays. The collection consists of poetry manuscripts submitted to Baraka while editor of Yugen and correspondence. Some material relates to Kulchur.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Imamu Amiri Baraka Papers (Collection 491). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462289 

Biography

Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones on October 7, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey; attended Rutgers University, 1951-52; BA, Howard University, 1954; MA in philosophy, Columbia University; MA in German literature, the New School for Social Research; founder and editor of Yugen magazine and Totem Press, 1958; instructor, New School for Social Research, 1961-64; associate professor, 1983-85, then professor of Afro-American studies at SUNY Stony Brook; founder and director, Black Arts Repertory Theatre, 1964-66, and director of Spirit House, a black community theater; co-founder and chairman of the Congress of African People; author of poetry, plays, novels, and essays including: Preface to a twenty volume suicide note (1961), Blues people: Negro music in white America (1963), Dutchman (1964), Home: social essays (1966), and Daggers and javelins: Essays, 1974-1979 (1984).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence as well as poetry manuscripts submitted to Imamu Baraka (LeRoi Jones), editor of Yugen. Some material relates to Kulchur. Correspondents include Ted Berrigan, Philip Whalen and William Carlos Williams.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection arranged alphabetically by correspondent and manuscript author.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Baraka, Imamu Amiri--Archives.
African American authors--Archives.
African American dramatists--Archives.
African American poets--Archives.
Periodical editors--United States--Archives.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Card File

 

Papers, ca. 1958-1966

Creator/Collector: Jones, LeRoi, 1934-
Physical Description: (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of correspondence as well as poetry manuscripts submitted to Jones, editor of Yugen. Some material relates to Kulchur.

Container List

 

Correspondence and Manuscripts

Note

The following have added entries in the numbered collections catalog:
Box 1

Abrams, Sam.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1

Allen, Donald.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 1

Ansen, Alan.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Bergé, Carol, 1928-.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 1

Berrigan, Ted.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Blaciburn, Paul, 1926-.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1

Blaser, Robin.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Booth, Luella.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 1

Bremser, Ray.

Physical Description: 131 items.
Box 1

Briggs, Harold.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1

Erodey, Jim.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 1

Caplan, Ron.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Carroll, Paul.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Congdon, Alden Kirby, 1924-.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Creeley, Robert, 1926-.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1

Crews, Judson C., 1918-.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Dawson, Fielding.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 1

DiPrima, Diane.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 1

Dorn, Edward, 1929-.

Physical Description: 68 items.
Box 2

Eigner, Larry, 1927-.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 2

Edson, Russell.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2

Fagin, Larry.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2

Ferrini, Vincent, 1913-.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2

Finsteint Max.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2

Fles, John.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 2

Gallatin, David.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2

Gallup, Dick.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 2

Griffith, E.V..

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2

Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 2

Hamilton, Bobb.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2

Hollo, Anselm.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2

Irby, Kenneth.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2

Johnson, Raymond Edward, 1927-.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2

Irby, Kenneth.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2

Jonas, Stephen.

Physical Description: 94 items.
Box 2

Kaplan, Allan.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 2

Katzman, Allen.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2

Kelly, Robert, 1935-.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 3

Loewinsohn, Ron.

Physical Description: 51 items.
Box 3

Maolaine, Christopher.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3

Major, Clarence.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3

Mekas, Jonas.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3

Malanga, Gerard.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 3

Marshall, Edward.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 3

Meltzer, David.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 3

Metcalf, Paul C..

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 3

Moraff, Barbara.

Physical Description: 66 items.
Box 3

Olson, Charles, 1910-.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3

Oppenheimer, Joel.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 3

Owens, Rochelle, 1936-.

Physical Description: 23 items.
Box 4

Padgett, Ron.

Physical Description: 25 items.
Box 4

Perrault, John.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 4

Planz, Allen.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 4

Randall, Margaret (Randall).

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4

Rechy, John.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4

Rice, William J. 1936-.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Rumaker, Michael, 1932-.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 4

Shayer, Michael.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Snyder, Gary.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 4

Spellman, A.B..

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4

Sorrentino, Gilbert, 1929-.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 4

Stanley, George.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 4

Towle, Tony.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4

Tzara, Tristan, 1896-.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Wakoski, Diane.

Physical Description: 26 items.
Box 4

Whalen, Philip.

Physical Description: 37 items.
Box 4

Wieners, John, 1934-.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 4

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Woolf, Douglas, 1922-.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 1

A - D.

Box 2

E - K.

Box 3

L - O.

Box 4

P - Z.

Box 4

Unidentified.