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BOX I:170-178 Part I: Speeches, Lectures, and Interviews, 1945-1993
Texts of speeches, lectures, and interviews along with related correspondence, notes, and printed matter.
Arranged by type of material and chronologically therein.
BOX I:170 Speeches
1953, 27 Jan., acceptance speech, National Book Award, New York, N.Y., 1953
1963, 5 Sept., “What These Children Are Like,” Seminar on Education for Culturally Different Youth, 1963-1965
(3 folders)
1964, 1 Apr., National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y., 1964
[May], presentation of Howells Medal to John Cheever, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y., undated
Aug.-Sept., scripts for National Educational Television, “Arts USA: Music,” 1965
1966, 26 May, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y., 1966
1968, 6 Nov., “The Uses of History in Fiction,” Southern Historical Association, New Orleans, La., 1968 See also Container 108, “The Uses of History in Fiction”
1970, 23 Feb., remarks on Duke Ellington, NAACP, New York, N.Y., 1969-1970
1972, 4 June, commencement address, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., 1972
(2 folders)
BOX I:171 1974, 12 June, address to class of 1949, Associated Harvard Alumni, Cambridge, Mass., 1974, 1992 See also Container 214, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
10 May, “The Little Man Behind the Stove,” Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa., 1974-1978
(4 folders)
21 June, dedication speech, Ralph Ellison Branch, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1975
28 Apr., “American Music: A Personal Glance After Two Hundred Years,” Society for the Libraries, New York University, New York, N.Y., 1976
30 Apr., “Perspective of Literature,” School of Law, New York University, New York, N.Y., 1975-1976
1978, 17 May, introduction of newly-elected members, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y., undated
BOX I:172 1979, 19 Sept., Ralph Ellison Festival, Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1979-1980
(2 folders)
1983, 18 May, presentation of Gold Medal for Fiction to Bernard Malamud, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y., 1966-1973, 1979-1983
(2 folders)
1988, Apr. 6, “Bearden,” Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, N.Y., 1988
1992, “Intellectuals and Writers Since the Thirties,” Partisan Review conference, 1992
1993, Apr., American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1993
1945, 1 Nov., “American Negro Writing, A Problem of Identity,” Bennington College, Bennington, Vt., 1945
27 May, “Invisible Man,” Hunter College, New York, N.Y., 1953
3-5 Aug., class on the contemporary novel, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1952-1954 See also Container 107, “Twentieth Century Writing and the Black Mask of Humanity”
BOX I:173 1954
Aug.-Sept., “The Role of the Novel in Creating the American Experience,” Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 1953-1955, 1961-1966, 1976
(4 folders)
Sept.-Oct., Symposium on North American Studies, El Escorial, Spain, 1954
26 Mar., lecture on Invisible Man, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1968-1974
(3 folders)
BOX I:174 18 Apr., “The Negro Writer: His Contributions, His Problems,” Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1968-1969 See also Container 105, “Remembering Richard Wright”
1971, 18 July, “Remembering Richard Wright,” University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
“Hidden Name and Complex Fate,” Library of Congress
“The Meaning of American Diversity,” Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
New York University, New York, N.Y.
(2 folders)
University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1952, Denver Post, Denver, Colo., 1952
1953, 8 Feb., “Faulkner, The Bear,” radio broadcast, Irving Howe and Lyman Bryson, 1953
BOX I:175 1955, “Ralph Ellison, The Art of Fiction,” Paris Review, Spring 1955
(3 folders)
1960, 11 May, “A Talk with Ralph Ellison,” Richard G. Stern, 1960-1961
1964, “An Interview with Ralph Ellison,” Allen Geller, Tamarack Review, Summer, 1964
May, Umbra, 1965-1966
(2 folders)
4-18 Nov., National Educational Television, 1965
Pierre Dommergues, 1965-1967
Richard Kostelanetz, 1965, 1989
BOX I:176 Who Speaks for the Negro? Robert Penn Warren, 1964-1965
(2 folders)
1 Feb., National Educational Television, 1966
30 Aug., United States Senate, Subcommittee on Reorganization of the Committee on Government Operations, 1966-1967
(3 folders)
Mar., “A Very Stern Discipline,” Harper's Magazine, 1966-1967
(4 folders)
BOX I:177 May, America (Russian edition), 1967
Radio broadcast, WGBH, Boston, Mass., Richard H. Lee, 1966-1967
1969, “Ralph Ellison, La Invisibilidad del Negro y el Pluralismo Cultural,” Esther Tusquets, Triunfo, Spring 1969
1970, “The Scholar's Bookshelf,” radio broadcast, John Graham, 1970-1973
1971, 30 Sept., “Ralph Ellison, 20 Years After,” David L. Carson, 1971-1974
(3 folders)
Dec., “Interview with Ralph Ellison,” John O'Brien
circa 1972, John Hersey, 1972-1973
27 Jan., “Interview with Ralph Ellison,” Ron Welburn, Grackle, 1976-1977
7 Mar., “Ralph Ellison: An Interview,” Michael S. Harper and Robert B. Stepto, 1975-1977
(2 folders)
BOX I:178 “An Interview with Ralph Ellison: Visible Man,” Howard Sage, Pulp, Summer 1976
Ishmael Reed, Steve Cannon, and Quincy Troupe, Yardbird Reader, 1976-1978
(2 folders)
Oct., Playboy, 1982
No month, John Hersey, 1982
Undated, “An Interview with Ralph Ellison,” N. A. Samstag and Ted Cohen
Miscellaneous notes and fragments, circa 1940, 1954-1960, 1966-1969
(4 folders)
BOX I:179-211 Part I: Reference File, 1901-1995
Printed matter, primarily newspaper and magazine clippings, on topics of interest to Ellison, such as jazz, blues, photography, art, and prominent individuals.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX I:179 A. Philip Randolph Institute, New York, N.Y., 1969-1972
Abortion, 1983, 1993
Africa, 1943-1989 See also Oversize
African-American leadership, 1943-1981
African-American organizations, 1972-1989
African-American studies, 1917, 1940-1994 See also Oversize
(2 folders)
American Indians, 1949-1993 See also Oversize
Animals, 1936-1982
Anti-Semitism, 1939-1992
BOX I:180 Architecture and interior design, 1948-1987
African art, 1970-1992
Catalogs, 1947, 1959-1982
(2 folders)
Institute of Negro Art, 1929
Miscellany, 1937-1991
(2 folders)
BOX I:181 Miscellany, 1937-1991
(1 folder)
Sculpture, 1951-1973
Audio equipment and technology, 1940-1958
Biographical information
Agee, James, 1949-1991
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