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Series 1. Photographic Materials approximately 1971-2004

Physical Description: Carton 1; Carton 3 folders 1-4

Arrangement

Slides were in 5 cases and 7 boxes; Clark's original order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Slides, negatives, and prints documenting Clark's research in the Caribbean and Africa. Other prominent subjects include dance and Maya Deren. Most of the slides are color. There are slides of original photographs and photographs of secondary sources. Clark's original folder titles for the negatives and prints were retained. Groups of slides in the cases were rehoused in folders, and folder titles were taken from the key Clark provided in each case (keys are included in the first folder from each case).
carton 1, folder 1-24

Slide Case 1: Legend of Maya Deren Project Slides approximately 1975-1979

Scope and Content Note

This slide case includes the following subjects: Signatures; Haiti: Architecture; Vodoun; Peters, [Deuitt]; Turner, L; Chambers; Goddess of Love – Lewis; Mardi Gras; Destiné – Flyer; Folks – Mangones, A.; Vol II: Bateson-Collins; Vol. II: Bateson-Deren (Haiti); and Vol. II: Vodoun.
carton 1, folder 25-34

Slide Case 2: Hacho; Oper Koum; Bas Boen; Vevers; Comb. Quisq.; Kaiso; Martinique; and Jamaica Dance/Bay Area Dance approximately 1976-1980

carton 1, folder 35-50

Slide Case 3: African Lit; House of Bondage; Dakar; Gambia; Gambia—Dyeing; Operation Crossroads; Mali; Gambia; NY; Women & Poverty; and Black Slides approximately 1971-1978

carton 1, folder 51-62

Slide Case 4: Carnival; Caribbean in NY/Brooklyn; Arawaks/Maroons; Haiti; Haiti [General]; and Haiti 75 approximately 1975-1978

carton 1, folder 63-71

Slide Case 5: W.T. [Walter Turner]; Hold and Show/"Hold and Show Cheryl"; and Copies VèVè approximately 1976-1981

Scope and Content Note

Some of the compartments in this case were empty, so it's not clear that all the subjects listed on the key are represented. The case also included a list of slides, but it is not clear that they are all in the case. That list reads: KSOL Fashion Show, Copy Photo, Haiti, Misc., Black Film Maker, Carv/Flute Player, Jim-Julie Research for Wed., Baby First steps/walk, Mrs. Williams, House Party Feb. 77, Milli's in NYC, Company Picnic May 1982, Visit to Earl August 1975, City Jam August 1984. Comin' of Theo; January 1982, VèVè, House Part II, Family – EWF DXPO, [Jamison Grad?], Ted in "76," UCF Im Fest "73," House Party "78," Villa Haiti, KQED W.P., Black Family at Hunter's/Shopping, M-N-Gayle [Dorma] Al, Williams, Joel the Whistler/Home Intrior, Models M/F/Someone I Don't Know, Bailey Ville 1975, Senior Citizen, UC FM Fest 1973, and Maya and Friend [Joasin] Grad).
carton 1, folder 72-78

Kenya Slides July 1985

Scope and Content Note

Subjects/locations include Mugo; Mugo/Masai; Tech and Tools; Nairobi; Amboselli; and Mombasa. Each box of slides is in a separate folder.
carton 3, folder 1

Negatives: Grot Hebbn': Railroad Station/Condemned Houses/Fifth Street Vents/Railcar-Inverne 1976

carton 3, folder 2

Haiti and Fran – Negatives – Architecture-Portraits

carton 3, folder 3

UC Berkeley/St. Clair Drake Gradute Cultural Studies Forum – Materials from Exhibit, including Photographs, Negatives approximately 1995-2004

carton 3, folder 4

Art – Color Photographs

carton 2

Series 2. Audiovisual Materials approximately 1973-1984

Physical Description: Carton 2

Scope and Content Note

Consists of audiocassettes and open reel audiotape; Umatic 1/2" open reel video tapes; and super 8mm films.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to audio-visual materials may be restricted due to technical limitations.
carton 2

The Negritude Poets, Pacifica Radio (KPFA) (Open Reel Audiotape)

 

Audiocassettes

carton 2

Side 1: Music Discussion/Side 2: Deren's Lecture – Talk of Film; Intro of At Land, contd. Lecture, Form/Beats – Puritans

carton 2

Side 1: Maya Deren Communications Lecture (cont'd) – Symbolism/Intro to Meshes/Intro to Eye of Night/Questions

carton 2

Pincus Deren

carton 2

Tape #1 – Group Meeting of Saturday, June 19, 1976

carton 2

Tape #2 – Group Meeting, Monday June 21, 1976

carton 2

Meeting, 6/23/76

carton 2

Group Meeting of June 27, 1976 (Tape Marked 3)

carton 2

Group Meeting of Wednesday June 30, [1976] [Tape marked "3"]

carton 2

Coumbite '80 Transcription, 11/11/78 and 11/25/78 [Tape marked "3"]

carton 2

Coumbite '80 Meeting, 8/20/77

carton 2

Rock Coumbite

carton 2

Limonatas #5/Ms. Romaine #1

carton 2

L'Arbre – Interview: Miss Romain (2), Combite Songs (1), June 24, 1976 [Tape marked "4"] (Case says Staged Kombite, N[illegible] Center Interview, Romain Interview)

carton 2

Bauduy (Suite), 8/16/73 [Tape marked "D"]

carton 2

Bauduy – End, Narcisse [illegible], 8/17/73 [Tape marked "F"]

carton 2

Questions Continued

carton 2

Protestants

 

Videotapes

carton 2

Excerpts from "Coumbite"; Divine Horsemen, College Art Assoc. Conf., 2/23/84 (Umatic)

carton 2

Limontas Interview, Hacho Office, #1-5, 7/3/76 (5 Sony 1/2" Open Reel Videotape)

carton 2

Berthulle Romain Interview, #1-2, 7/4/76 (two Sony 1/2" Open Reel Videotapes)

carton 2

Tape 4 – Video [Critique] Save (Sony 1/2" Open Reel Videotape)

carton 2

Unlabeled (two Sony 1/2" Open Reel Videotapes)

carton 2

12/14 (tape marked "2")

carton 2

Super 8mm film – Four Reels, Unlabeled

 

Series 3. Teaching and Course Materials 1971-2006

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 5-76; and Carton 4, folders 1-24

Scope and Content Note

Teaching and course materials for classes at Tufts and UC Berkeley. Includes subject files that Clark used for classes. These are organized alphabetically and consist of her lectures, notes, and secondary source materials. There are also syllabi, exams, and notes for specific courses. May include some of Clark's writings. Original folder titles were retained.
carton 3, folder 5

Achebe, Chinua – Notes 1997, undated

carton 3, folder 6

African Theater: Lectures approximately 1994-2002

carton 3, folder 7

African Women Writers, includes U.N. Report approximately 1984-1985

carton 3, folder 8

African Writings Systems – Tufts Courses

carton 3, folder 9

Aidoo, Ama Ata – Notes, Email approximately 1996

carton 3, folder 10

Ancient Mali/Niane – Tufts Courses

carton 3, folder 11

Beckford, George, Plantations in Third World Economy

carton 3, folder 12

Beti

carton 3, folder 13

Bildungsroman Handouts (French 42, AAS 159, AAS 161) 1978-1997

carton 3, folder 14-15

Caribbean Literature by Women/Towards a Bibliography of Women Writers in Spanish America approximately 1979-1985

carton 3, folder 16

Cesaire, Aimé

carton 3, folder 17

Henri Christophe: the Citadel – Notes

carton 3, folder 18

Comparative Diaspora Discourses

carton 3, folder 19-24

Condé, Maryse approximately 1979-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes Tim tim? Bois Sec/Caribbean Women Writers, Tufts; La Vie scélérate; Condé – La Parole des Femmes; and Condé Book Party.
carton 3, folder 25

Dadié approximately 1981

carton 3, folder 26

Diop, David

carton 3, folder 27-28

Fanon, Frantz, Damnes de la Terre/Peau Noire, Masques Blancs (Francais 100, Tufts)

carton 3, folder 29

Ferré, Rosario – Notes approximately 1990

carton 3, folder 30

Fouche, Franck approximately 1992

carton 3, folder 31

Fugard, Athol

carton 3, folder 32

Haiti Lectures 1971-1974

carton 3, folder 33

Head, Bessie

carton 3, folder 34

Hodge, Merle

carton 3, folder 35

Jahn Lectures, Tufts, UC Berkeley

carton 3, folder 36

Kincaid, Jamaica 1986-1998

carton 3, folder 37

Kourama – Notes

carton 3, folder 38

Lamming, George, part of AAS 155 approximately 2006

carton 3, folder 39

Laye, Camara

carton 3, folder 40-45

LD 1978-1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes : Ambiguous Adventure; Black Shack Alley; The Dark Child; Handouts; Masters of the Dew/French 42, UC Berkeley (Léon-Gontran Damas and Jacques Roumain, born Jean-Baptiste Roumain)
carton 3, folder 46

Lewis, Contemporary Caribbean

carton 3, folder 47

Mali – Ethnography/History – Tufts 1980

carton 3, folder 48-49

Marasa Lectures and Notes; and Terms to Remember, Exams (Tufts and UCB) approximately 1986-1992

carton 3, folder 50

Menchu, Rigoberta

carton 3, folder 51

Negritude Chronology

carton 3, folder 52

Ngugi

carton 3, folder 53

Niane 1980

carton 3, folder 54

Nwapa, Flora - Efuru (1966) approximately 2002

carton 3, folder 55

Ouologeum, Yambo

carton 3, folder 56-57

Oyono, Ferdinand, includes Romans, Tufts approximately 1998

carton 3, folder 58

Schwarz-Bart, Simone

carton 3, folder 59

Senbene, Ousmane

carton 3, folder 60-61

Xeroxes for Teaching, Tufts 1988-1990

carton 3, folder 62-65

French Courses - Tufts approximately 1980-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes French 42 – [Illegible]: Focus on an African Civilization; French 92 Lectures; and French 47/48/146/147/148, including Lectures
carton 3, folder 66

AS 011 - Tufts 1986-1989

carton 3, folder 67-76

African American Studies (AAS) Courses, University of California Berkeley 1993-2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes files on the following: Lectures for African American Studies 17AC/History 17A: Cultural Identity in American History. and Intro to Theory (with Lawrence Levine); course calendar, syllabi, course reader, and exam prep for African American Studies 154-155, [Literatures of the Caribbean]; Frutkin, S., Aimé Césaire; Black Between Worlds; Gérard, A., The Western Mood; and Steins, M., "Black Migrants in Paris. There are also syllabi for African American Studies 39B, 154, 155, 160, 161, 162, 163, 201A and 301. These include courses in African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures; African and Caribbean Literatures by Women; French African Literature; New Literatures in English: The Anglophone Caribbean, Critical Pedagogy; and Their University or Ours, an Introduction to the University: African American Perspectives.
carton 4, folder 1-5

AAS 155, Caribbean Literature, University of California Berkeley approximately 1990-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes The Ripening by Edouard Glissant; Rodriguez, Ileana. "Towards a Theory of Caribbean Unity"; and Lectures
carton 4, folder 6-18

African American Studies (AAS) Courses, University of California Berkeley 1976-2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes the following files: African American Studies 159/192, course calendars for Senior Seminar and MARASA: Caribbean Literature by Women; African American Studies 160 – Jose Luandino Vieira; African American Studies 162; Guides to Analyses, MARASA, Caribbean Literatures by Women; African American Studies 163--syllabi, biography of and interview with Maryse Condé; syllabi for African American Studies 261C, Disrupting Ideologies, Recovering Diasporas: Maryse Condé's Narrative Persuasions; African American Studies 182 -- Carnival; African American Studies 201B -- Multidisciplinary Approaches to African American and African Diaspora Studies; and African American Studies 264 -- Migrations of the World. There are also materials related to African American Studies 260 and 263.
carton 4, folder 19

AAS Faculty Summer Seminars, including Administrative Materials 1996-1997

carton 4, folder 20-21

Course Materials, includes New Syllabi, Exams, Notes - Tufts and University of California, Berkeley approximately 1982-1998

carton 4, folder 22-24

Miscellaneous Syllabi, Notes for Teaching, and Course Materials, and Departmental Memos 1985-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft of "Towards a Cross-Cultural Feminist Theory of Discourse by 'Women of Color': A Comparative Analysis of bell hooks, Toni Morrison, Leila Khaled, Assata Shakur and Assia Djebar"
 

Series 4. Administrative Materials – Tufts and UC Berkeley 1987-1999

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 25-39

Scope and Content Note

May be some overlap with the Professional Activities series.
carton 4, folder 25

African American Studies - Departmental Correspondence, Prep for Ph.D. Exams, Africa in the Americas Exhibit approximately 1987-1997

carton 4, folder 26

Hiring at University of California, Berkeley 1990

carton 4, folder 27

Bio-Bibliography 1991-1994

carton 4, folder 28-29

Annual Academic Update 1991-1992

carton 4, folder 30

Comparative Literature 1992

carton 4, folder 31

Frontiers in African American Studies 1992-1993

carton 4, folder 32

Caribbean Studies Abroad: Barbados and Martinique approximately 1995

carton 4, folder 33

Curriculum Development, University of California, Berkeley approximately 1996-1999

carton 4, folder 34-35

African American Studies Curriculum Committee, including Overviews 1997-1998

carton 4, folder 36

Computer Equipment Grant, Bio-Bibliography 1997

carton 4, folder 37

Haas Scholars Program 1998

carton 4, folder 38-39

Tufts University Projects - World Civilizations Program and Sundiata Project, including "Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali," an undated Voice-Over Script, by Djibril Tamsir Niane 1987, 1997

 

Series 5. Correspondence and Personalia mid-1960s-2005

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 40-47
carton 4, folder 40

Correspondence 1976-2003

carton 4, folder 41

Clinton/Education 1996

carton 4, folder 42

Manning, Susan 1986-1996

carton 4, folder 43

Shange, Ntozake - The Lizard Series 2005

carton 4, folder 44

Medals – Mostly Track & Field mid-1960s

carton 4, folder 45

Documents - Credentials, Transcripts, Certificates 1967-1972

carton 4, folder 46

Diploma, Graudation, and Awards (Distinguished Service Award, Friendship Award) 1983-1998

carton 4, folder 47

Diary – Fellowship Year 1988-1989

 

Series 6. Katherine Dunham 1983-2006

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 48-54

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to Clark's research and writings on activist, anthropologist, and dancer Katherine Dunham.
carton 4, folder 48

Dunham: Notable Women in American Theatre 1983-1987

carton 4, folder 49

Dunham Website, Seminar, Writings, Legacy Project approximately 1985-2000

carton 4, folder 50

Correspondence re: Dunham Projects 1989-2006

carton 4, folder 51

"Performing the Memory of Difference in Afro-Caribbean Dance: Katherine Dunham's Choreography," 1938-1987 1994

carton 4, folder 52

Social Protest in Dance – Notes 2001

carton 4, folder 52

"Kaiso! A Collection of Writings by and about Katherine Dunham" - Photo and Textile Exhibit 2003-2004

carton 4, folder 54

Minefields – Prologue, Clark Edits

 

Series 7. Maya Deren approximately 1967-2007

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 55-58; Carton 5, folders 1-30

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily materials related to "The Legend of Maya Deren," a biography of the avant-garde filmmaker and theorist that Clark co-edited with Millicent Hodson and Catrina Neiman. There are also related slides in Carton 1.
carton 4, folder 55

Margaret Mead Oral History 1976

carton 4, folder 56

Calendar of Events and Deadlines 1980-1981

carton 4, folder 57-58

Legal Documents and Correspondence 1986-2001

carton 5, folder 1-2

Correspondence 1986-1990, 2007

carton 5, folder 3

"Seven Days of Initiation," Typescript, [Millicent Hodson]

carton 5, folder 4-7

Vol. II: Ritual: Contents, Front Matter/End Matter: Ritual approximately 1988-1990

carton 5, folder 8

Deren at the University of New Mexico and Ousmane Sembene 1994-1995

carton 5, folder 9-10

Divine Horsemen approximately 1978-1996

carton 5, folder 11

Contents: Vol. 1/Notes

carton 5, folder 12-17

Crossroads, including Material Replaced, and Catrina Naiman approximately 1988

carton 5, folder 18

Correspondence, Typescripts, Photos 1988-1989

carton 5, folder 19

Deren Retrospective 1984

carton 5, folder 20-21

Typescripts with Revisions, includes Deren's Yale Lecture from 1949 1988-1989

carton 5, folder 22

Harrison Starr 1988

carton 5, folder 23

Library

carton 5, folder 24

Grace Lavinia Poole Williams 1989

carton 5, folder 25-26

Editing – Initiation (1947-1949) 1976-1989

carton 5, folder 27

To Do approximately 1987-1989

carton 5, folder 28

Eye of Night

carton 5, folder 29

Boston Collection

carton 5, folder 30

Index to Maya Deren's Writing on Film [approximately 1967]

 

Series 8. Writings 1943-1996

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 31-38; Carton 6, folders 1-12; Card File Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Includes bibliographic records and research notecards.
carton 5, folder 31

Another Man Done Gone: Stack's Story (A Memoir She Wrote for and with Her Father), includes Photographs, Poetry approximately 1943-1968

carton 5, folder 32

The Creative Power of the Word: A Statement on Profession 1975

carton 5, folder 33

International Encyclopedia of Dance 1987

carton 5, folder 34

Maryse Condé – Clark's Bibliography of, and Other Writings on 1984-1994

carton 5, folder 35

Developing Diaspora Literacy/Talking Shop 1985, 1993

carton 5, folder 36

Caribbean Literature by Women: A Neglected Resource 1986

carton 5, folder 37-38

Studies in Caribbean and South American Literature: An Annual Annotated Bibliography (with Others) 1987-1988

carton 6, folder 1-2

Studies in Caribbean and South American Literature: An Annual Annotated Bibliography (with Others) 1989-1990

carton 6, folder 3

To Do - "Callaloo" 1988-1990

carton 6, folder 4

Performing Disorder/When Womb Waters Break/Deirdre Lashgari (Violence, Silence, and Anger) 1992-1993

carton 6, folder 5

Center for Advanced Feminist Studies – "Retrofit" 1994-1995

carton 6, folder 6

The Stanford Symposium - The Two Reservations 1994

carton 6, folder 7

Reinvention of Serfdom/Tools and Tactics for Deconstructing Whiteness 1996

carton 6, folder 8

Women of Negritude, "Callaloo"

carton 6, folder 9

Red Cap Caper

carton 6, folder 10-12

Notecards/Bibliographic Records; Performing Arts Notecards; Dramatic Arts of Haiti – Color-Code to Index Cards

cardfile_box 1

Dramatic Arts of Haiti – Color-Coded Index Cards

 

Series 9. Professional Activities 1973-2005

carton 6, folder 13-13a

Conference and Event Materials, Workshops, Symposia, Invitations to Speak, Thank You's 1973-1999

carton 6, folder 14-15

Haiti Project 1976-1980

carton 6, folder 16-17

Lift Every Voice Organizing Booklet (Tufts) 1981

carton 6, folder 18

Columbus's Experiment: Exploration and Exploitation 1991

carton 6, folder 19

African Studies Association 1991-1993

carton 6, folder 20-21

Commission on the Status of Women (CSWP) of the Modern Language Association) MLA Member's Packet/Anti-Feminism in the Academy approximately 1992-1993

carton 6, folder 22

Consulting approximately 1992-2005

carton 6, folder 23-29

The State and Soul of Jamaica – an Exhibit, including Inventories, Bibliography, and Debriefing 1993

carton 6, folder 30

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)/Joyce Watts/Critical Pedagogy 1996