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Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005

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Part I: Closed, 1932-1994 (continued)
Severin and the shooting of the senator, undated
Unidentified pages, undated
Notes and notebooks, 1956-1989
(12 folders)
Invisible Man
Drafts
Episodes
“At Mary's,” undated
“Bar Scene, El Toro,” undated
“Battle Royal,” undated
“Brockaway (Paint Factory),” undated
“Brotherhood,” undated
(2 folders)
BOX I:226 “Campus,” undated
“Chapel,” first draft and notes, undated
“Hospital Alley Scene,” also titled “Nigger, What Kinda Man Am I?” undated
“Hospital and St. Mary's” (in continuity), undated
“Hospital Scene,” working copy, undated
Miscellaneous scenes, undated
“New York,” first draft and notes, undated
“Perception,” original draft titled “Eviction, Priest, Parade, Party, Bank, and Apartment,” undated
“Priest Scene,” undated
“Prologue,” undated
“Riot,” undated
“Woodridge,” undated
Fragments and partial drafts, 1951
(5 folders)
Notes, 1945-1950
(6 folders)
BOX I:227 Notes, 1945-1950
(7 folders)
Foreign rights and translations, 1952-1978
Publicity, undated
Published editions
New American Library of World Literature, 1951-1971
Random House, correspondence, 1947-1969
Slick novel
Drafts
Episodes
Booker's reveries, undated
“Mister Mac” or “Tale of a Southern Road,” undated
(2 folders)
Slick and Booker hunting, undated
Slick and Bostic, undated
Slick and Callie at the hospital, undated
Slick and Liles, undated
Slick and Snodgrass, undated
Original typescript
Section I, circa 1939
BOX I:228 Section II, circa 1939
Miscellaneous pages, circa 1939
Notes, undated
Poetry, 1935-1937
Reviews
1937-1946
(10 folders)
BOX I:229 1947-1964
(4 folders)
Short stories
“Afternoon,” undated
“The Birthmark,” 1940
“Butler Boy and the TV Set,” undated
“The Dream,” 1941
(6 folders)
“Flying Home,” 1944, 1971-1974, 1992
(2 folders)
BOX I:230 “Gann Wilson,” undated
“A Hard Time Keeping Up” (posthumous title), undated
“Hymie's Bull” (posthumous title), undated
“I Did Not Learn Their Names,” circa 1940
“The Initiation,” undated
(5 folders)
“Jake Smith,” undated
“The King of the Bingo Game,” 1944, 1970-1974, 1980, 1988-1992
“Mister Toussan,” 1941-1947, 1971
“Myth Mood,” circa 1937
Notes, 1978-1980, 1988-1990
“The Red Cross at Morriston, Swansea, S.W.,” undated
“Slick Gonna Learn,” 1939
“A Storm of Blizzard Proportions,” 1944
BOX I:231 “That I Had the Wings,” undated
Tillman and Tackhead, undated
(3 folders)
Untitled, undated
(3 folders)
Writings by others
Bone, Robert, 1972
Miscellaneous authors, 1936-1965
Speeches, Lectures, and Interviews
Lectures
1945, 1 Nov., “American Negro Writing, A Problem of Identity,” Bennington College, Bennington, Vt., 1945
1969, 26 Mar., lecture on Invisible Man, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1973-1974
Interviews
1960, 11 May, “A Talk with Ralph Ellison,” Richard G. Stern, 1960-1961
Miscellaneous notes and fragments, undated
BOX I:OV 1-OV 22 Part I: Oversize, 1923-1993
Oversize material consisting mostly of drawings, financial and legal records, writings, and printed material.
Organized and described according to the series, folders, and boxes from which the items were removed.
BOX I:OV 1 Family Papers
Ellison, Fanny McConnell
Employment
Chicago, Ill., Board of Education, Visual Education Project “Ancient Roman and Byzantine Costume,” undated (Container I:2)
BOX I:OV 2 “Costume of the Eighteenth Century,” undated (Container I:3)
BOX I:OV 3 Costume of the Middle Ages and seventeenth century, undated (Containers I:3-I:5)
BOX I:OV 4 “Egyptian Costume,” undated (Container I:5)
BOX I:OV 5 National Urban League, circa 1944 (Container I:6)
BOX I:OV 6 School papers
Elementary and high school, 1925, 1932 (Container I:12)
BOX I:OV 7 Ellison, Ralph
Financial records
Income and expenses, 1965-1992 (Containers I:21-I:22)
BOX I:OV 8 Household papers
Inventories and insurance, circa 1968 (Container I:24)
BOX I:OV 9 Key West, Fla.
Financial records, 1976-1979 (Container I:25)
BOX I:OV 10 Legal records, 1976 (Container I:25)
BOX I:OV 11 Miscellany, undated (Container I:26)
BOX I:OV 12 Plainfield, Mass.
Inventories and insurance, circa 1968 (Container I:26)
BOX I:OV 13 Printed matter, 1967, 1976, 1983 (Container I:31)
BOX I:OV 14 School papers
Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.
Music, 1923 (Containers I:32-I:33)
BOX I:OV 15 Publications, 1934-1935 (Container I:33)
BOX I:OV 16 General Correspondence
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