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Finding Aid to the Ted Joans papers, 1941-2005
BANC MSS 99/244 z  
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Description
Contains original mss. of poems, many unpublished, non-fiction, fiction, short stories, essays, plays, jazz critiques, reviews, movies, translations and prose, as well as his notes. Also includes personal papers containing correspondence from Amiri Baraka, Stokely Carmichael, Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufmann, and Ishmael Reed, professional papers containing invitations to read, resumes, tributes, reviews and clippings.
Background
African American poet, jazz musician, and surrealist artist, Ted Joans, whose original name was Theodore Jones, was born July 4, 1928, in Cairo, Illinois. His father, a riverboat entertainer, gave him a trumpet and put him off a boat in Memphis at the age of twelve. Joans received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University in 1951.
Extent
26 boxes, 6 cartons, 4 oversize boxes, 14 oversize folders (19.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection open for research.