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Finding Aid to the Maxine Hong Kingston Papers, 1952-1999
BANC MSS 85/20 c  
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Description
The Maxine Hong Kingston Papers contain typescripts, proofs and galleys, announcements, reviews, and related material for Kingston's books, The Woman Warrior and China Men, as well as other material related to her writing. The collection dates from 1952 to 1999 and has been divided into six series: Books; Other Writings; Correspondence; Professional Papers; Biographical Research Materials; Teaching Career; and Personal and Family Papers. In addition to her writings, the collection includes documentation of Kingston's teaching career, speaking engagements, and honors. The correspondence is particularly rich and includes correspondence with other well-known authors, including Joan Didion and Jessica Hagedorn, publishers, and fans. Family correspondence can be found in the Personal and Family Papers series.
Background
Maxine Hong Kingston was born October 27, 1940 in Stockton, California. She received her B.A. degree in Education from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962. Kingston taught high school English and mathematics in Hayward, Calif., and various subjects in a number of schools in Hawaii, and was a visiting associate professor of English at the University of Hawaii.
Extent
Number of containers: 61 boxes, 16 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 volume Linear feet: approximately 30
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, 94270-6000. 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 is open for research.