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Part I: Writings File, 1935-1995 (continued)
“New York, 1936,” 1936 See also Containers 96-97, Going to the Territory, “An Extravagance of Laughter”
“Notes on the American Language and Literature”
Drafts and draft fragments, 1970
(4 folders)
BOX I:104 Notes and research material, 1970
“The Novel as a Function of American Democracy” (1967), 1967
“On Becoming a Writer” (1965), 1964-1965
On Being Black: Writings by Afro-Americans from Frederick Douglass to the Present, 1970
“On Being the Target of Discrimination,” 1989
“On Birdwatching and Jazz” (1962), 1962
“Perspective of Literature” (1976), 1976-1977
“Philippine Writers Report,” 1941
“Ralph Ellison: Notre Lutte Nous Proclamé à la Fois ’Nègres et Americains,'” Preuves (1958), 1957, 1969
“Recent Negro Fiction” (1941), 1941
(2 folders)
“Rejoiner” (1964) See also Container 108, “The World and the Jug”
Drafts and draft fragments, undated
Miscellany, 1964-1969
Notes, undated
“Remembering Jimmy,” 1958
BOX I:105 “Remembering Richard Wright” (1984), 1983-1984 See also Container 174, Lectures, 1971, 18 July
“Richard Wright and Negro Fiction,” 1941
“Richard Wright's Blues” (1945), 1945
Drafts and partial drafts
Draft fragments and notes
“Romare Bearden: Paintings and Projections” (1970), 1969-1970, 1985
“The Shadow and the Act” (1949), 1949-1950
Shadow and Act (1964)
Contracts, 1964-1968
Correspondence, 1964-1978
“Introduction,” undated
An American Dilemma: A Review,” 1944
BOX I:106 “Twentieth Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity,” circa 1946, 1953
Miscellaneous text, 1964-1966
Miscellany, 1964-1967, 1995
Reviews, 1964-1967
Royalty statements, 1966-1974
“Society, Morality, and the Novel,” The Living Novel (1957), 1956-1963
(3 folders)
“Speaking for You: Ralph Ellison's Cultural Vision” (1987), 1981-1988 See also Container 171, Speeches, 1975, 21 June
“The Swing to Stereo,” 1958
BOX I:107 “Tape, Disks, and Coexistence,” ghostwritten by Ellison, 1955
“Tell It Like It Is, Baby” (1965)
Drafts, 1965-1969, 1990
(4 folders)
Galleys, notes, and general material, 1965-1969, 1990
“Three Southern Novels,” 1944
“Twentieth Century Writing and the Black Mask of Humanity” (1953), 1946, 1953 See also Container 172, Lectures, 1953, 3-5 Aug.
BOX I:108 Unidentified fragments, undated
(2 folders)
“The Uses of History in Fiction,” with William Styron, Robert Penn Warren, and C. Vann Woodward, 1969 See also Container 170, Speeches, 1968, 6 Nov.
“The Way It Is,” 1942
“What America Would Be Like Without Blacks,” 1970
(2 folders)
“What's Wrong with the American Novel?” 1955
“When Does a Black Join the Middle Class? ’Not When He Has a Good Paying Job,'” 1975
“The World and the Jug” (1963) See also Container 104, “Rejoiner”
Correspondence, 1963-1964
Drafts and draft fragments, undated
Notes, undated
BOX I:109 Forewords, introductions, and endorsements
Crane, Stephen, The Red Badge of Courage, 1959-1961, 1988
(3 folders)
General, 1953-1974, 1981, 1990
Kouwenhoven, John, The Beer Can by the Highway, 1987-1988
Romare Bearden: Paintings and Projections, The Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, N.Y., 1968-1969
Valentine, Charles A., Culture and Poverty, 1967-1968
Walker, Scott, ed., Buying Time, 1985
BOX I:110 Memoirs
Typescript draft, circa 1981
(3 folders)
Draft fragments, undated
Notes and outlines, 1938, 1968, 1981-1985
Bibliographies, 1968-1977, 1986
(2 folders)
Copyrights, 1963-1979, 1989
Literary criticism about Ellison
BOX I:111 1960-1994
(7 folders)
BOX I:112 Undated
(2 folders)
Notes, 1941-1988 See also Container 142, Invisible Man
(4 folders)
BOX I:113 Notes, 1941-1988
(3 folders)
Permissions and reprints
(5 folders)
BOX I:114 1971-1992
(4 folders)
Plot ideas, undated
Royalty statements, 1956-1958, 1964-1992 See also Oversize
Unidentified fragments, circa 1940, 1963
(3 folders)
BOX I:115 Novels
Airman novel, 1942-1945
Hickman novel
Contract, 1965
“As Hickman Turned the Corner,” undated
(2 folders)
“Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator,” 1976
Bliss and Hickman at the Circus, undated
Bliss and Hickman at the movies, undated See also Container 116, Bliss, Body, and Meatwhistle
Bliss and Severin's mother, undated
Bliss and Sister Georgia, undated
BOX I:116 Bliss and the coffin, undated
Bliss, Body, and Meatwhistle, 1959, 1981 See also Container 115, Bliss and Hickman at the movies
Bliss recalls making the movie, undated
Bliss relates the tale of Reverend Eatmore, undated
Bliss runs away to the movie house, undated
Bliss's kidnaping from church, undated
Briscoe and Silvester in the barbershop, undated
“Cave of the Winds,” undated
“Charlee,” undated
Cliofus and Miss Janey, undated
Cliofus describes “whooping,” undated
(1 folder)
BOX I:117 Cliofus describes “whooping,” undated
(1 folder)
“Cliofus Recalling Halloween,” undated
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