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BOX II:43-72 Part II: Writings File, 1935-2001
Drafts and typescripts of essays, novels, reviews, short stories, speeches, lectures, interviews, and other material written by Ellison. Correspondence relating to the production, publicity, and reception of his works is included.
Arranged alphabetically by type of work and by title therein, except for speeches, lectures, and interviews, which are arranged chronologically.
BOX II:43 Essays and essay collections
“As the Spirit Moves Mahalia,” 1972
The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison (1995), 1995
(2 folders)
Faulkner, William, undated
“February,” 1996
Going to the Territory (1986), 1986-1988
“How to Read Signs of Bad Times,” undated
Hughes, Langston, undated
“Judge Lynch in New York,” 1939
Language, 1968-1974
(2 folders)
BOX II:44 Language, 1968-1974
(2 folders)
Letter to Norman Podhoretz, Harper's Magazine, 1967
“Light on Invisible Man,” 1953
“The Mask of a New Yorker,” 1987
Miscellany, 1943-1948, 1959, 1975
“On Becoming a Writer,” 1974
Shadow and Act (1964)
Correspondence and permissions, 1964-1968, 1991-1996
Drafts, undated
(2 folders)
Author's proofs
BOX II:45 July
Author's reading set, 1964
“A Special Message to Subscribers,” 1979
“What America Would Be Like Without Blacks,” 1994
“What Everybody Has Always Known About Sex: Some Reminders,” undated
Forewords, introductions, and endorsements
Crouch, Stanley, undated
Forrest, Leon, 1986
Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, The Beer Can By the Highway, 1987
McPherson, James Alan, Elbow Room, undated
Walker, Scott, editor, Buying Time, 1985
1955, 1961-1965
(2 folders)
BOX II:46 1966-1977, 1988-1995
(3 folders)
Letters, Trading Twelves; The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, 2000
(2 folders)
“Adventures of an Unintentional New Yorker,” undated
Computer printouts, undated
(2 folders)
BOX II:47 Computer printouts, undated
(2 folders)
Miscellaneous pages, undated
(4 folders)
BOX II:48 Miscellaneous pages, undated
(4 folders)
Original, undated
(2 folders)
Notes, 1956-1961, 1970-1990
(1 folder)
BOX II:49 Notes, 1956-1961, 1970-1990
(3 folders)
Bibliographies, 1971-1974, 1981
Notes, 1970-1993
(5 folders)
BOX II:50 Notes, 1970-1993
(3 folders)
Royalty statements, 1998
Unidentified pages, undated
(2 folders)
Hickman novel
Computer printouts, 1987-1993
(3 folders)
BOX II:51 Computer printouts, 1987-1993
(6 folders)
“At Mister Jessie's,” undated
“Bliss on Donelson,” undated
“Donelson; The Sale of Filmstrips to Townspeople,” undated
“Enroute to Mr. Jessie's,” undated
Hickman and Bliss at the hospital, undated
BOX II:52 “Hickman and Miss Janey,” undated
(2 folders)
“Hickman at Jessie Rockmore's,” undated
“Hickman in a Barbershop,” 1987
“Hickman in the Hotel,” undated
“Hickman's Reminiscences of Trombone Days,” undated
“LeeWillie Minifees,” undated
“Leroy,” undated
“McGowan and Sam,” undated
“McGowan, McIntyre, and Sunraider,” undated
“McIntyre” (carbon copy), undated
(2 folders)
“McIntyre; Early Draft,” undated
(2 folders)
BOX II:53 “McIntyre; Rewritten Version,” circa 1972
(2 folders)
McIntyre and Hickman, undated
“McIntyre and Mother Coleman in New York,” undated
“McIntyre and Vannec, Early Summer,” undated
“McIntyre at Mister Jessie's, undated
McIntyre at the hospital (carbon copy), undated
“McIntyre at the Hospital; Dreams of His Mother and Mother Strothers,” undated
“McIntyre at the Shooting,” undated
“McIntyre Interviews Minifees,” undated
“McIntyre–Laura–Harlem,” undated
“McIntyre (Rewrite of Carburning),” undated
“McIntyre; Ring, Ring, Ring,” 1971
“McIntyre, Senate Chamber, and Hospital,” undated
(2 folders)
BOX II:54 “McIntyre, Senate Chamber, and Hospital,” undated
(1 folder)
“McIntyre; Telephone Dream/Fantasy,” undated
“McIntyre's Dream About Sam and Mr. Earman,” undated
“Messenger,” undated
“Miss Janey's Letter,” undated
“Miss Janey's Letter; Georgia,” undated
“Morgue Scene,” undated
“Mother Coleman (Bar Scene)” undated
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