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BOX 2-3 Subject File, 1932-1970
Primarily printed matter and miscellany, with some general correspondence, related to universities, workshops, organizations, individuals, and Liberia.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material and chronologically therein.
BOX 2 Address books, undated
BOX 2 Addresses, notes, etc., undated
BOX 2 Articles about Tolson, circa 1967
BOX 2 Basler, Roy P.
BOX 2 Flasch, Joy
BOX 2 Biographical material, obituaries, circa 1954-1966
BOX 2 Clippings about Tolson, 1954-1970
BOX 2 Fisk University Writers Conference, Nashville, Tenn., 1966
BOX 2 Frost, Robert, 1954-1964
BOX 2 Hughes, Langston, 1932-1966 See also Container 1, same heading
BOX 2 Langston, Okla., 1955-1963
BOX 3 Langston University, Langston, Okla., 1947-1965
BOX 3 Liberia, Republic of, 1946-1965 See also Container 1, same heading
BOX 3 Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa., 1949-1966
BOX 3 National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1966
BOX 3 Oklahoma Poetry Workshop, 1965
BOX 3 Playbills of performances directed by Tolson, 1938-1965
BOX 3 Programs, etc., 1945-1966
BOX 3 Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1964-1965 See also Container 1, same heading
BOX 3 Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala., 1965-1966
BOX 4-10 Writings File, 1938-1968
Drafts, typescripts, and galleys of published and unpublished plays, fiction, poetry, speeches, and essays with research notes.
Arranged alphabetically by genre and thereunder by title of the work.
BOX 4 Book reviews by Tolson, 1950-1966
BOX 4 Drama
BOX 4 "Bivouac by the Santa Fe," typescript, undated
BOX 4 "Black No More," notes, undated
BOX 4 "The Fence War," typescript, undated
BOX 4 "The Fire in the Flint" typescript, based on a novel by Walter White, undated
BOX 4 "Three One-Act Plays" typescript, copyright submission, circa 1969
BOX 4 "Upper Boulders in the Sun," draft and related material, circa 1957
BOX 4 Miscellaneous notes
BOX 4 Lectures, speeches, poetry, etc., undated
(2 folders)
BOX 4 Similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 5 (1 folder)
BOX 5 Speeches and poetry, undated
BOX 5 Novels (unpublished)
BOX 5 "All Aboard!" undated
(2 folders)
BOX 5 "Dark Symphony," typescript (incomplete), undated
BOX 5 "The Lion and the Jackal," typescript, circa 1945
BOX 6 Poetry
BOX 6 "Abraham Lincoln of Rock Spring Farm," typescript drafts, undated
BOX 6 "Africa China," typescript and reprint, 1950
BOX 6 "The Anatomy of Courage," working draft, undated
BOX 6 "The Barrel," working drafts, undated
BOX 6 "The Chitterling King," working draft, undated
BOX 6 "Dark Laughter"
BOX 6 Final draft, circa 1965
BOX 6 Working drafts, undated
BOX 6 "A Gallery of Harlem Portraits," typescript, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 6 Harlem Gallery
BOX 6 Draft
BOX 6 Preliminary, circa 1964
BOX 7 Final, circa 1964
BOX 7 Galley proofs, 1965
BOX 7 Notes, undated
BOX 7 Reviews, 1965-1968
BOX 7 Working drafts
BOX 7 1956-circa 1959
(3 folders)
BOX 8 1959, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 8 "The House of Heafod"
BOX 8 Final draft, undated
BOX 8 Working drafts, undated
BOX 8 "The Hydrogen Bomb," working drafts, undated
BOX 8 "John Henry," working drafts, undated
BOX 8 Libretto for the Republic of Liberia
BOX 8 Final draft with notes, undated
BOX 9 Galley proofs, circa 1953
BOX 9 Miscellaneous
BOX 9 Draft fragments, undated
BOX 9 Notes, undated
BOX 9 Reviews, 1954, 1966
BOX 9 Working drafts, undated
(6 folders)
BOX 9 "A Long Head to a Round Head," working drafts, undated
BOX 9 "Madame de Tory's Lover," final and working drafts, undated
BOX 9 "The Man from Helicarnassus," working drafts, undated
BOX 9 "Masks of the Middle Voice," final and working drafts, undated
BOX 9 Miscellaneous short poems and drafts, 1938-1966
(2 folders)
BOX 9 "The Negro Scholar," drafts, undated
BOX 9 Notes, undated
BOX 9 "O Brave New World," working draft, undated
BOX 9 "The Poet and the Queen," working drafts, undated
BOX 10 Rendezvous With America
BOX 10 Final draft, circa 1943
BOX 10 Miscellany, circa 1942
BOX 10 Reviews, 1944
BOX 10 Speeches and essays
BOX 10 Notes and outlines
BOX 10 NAACP in Oklahoma, circa 1946
BOX 10 Quotations, miscellany, undated
BOX 10 Race in poetry and art, undated
BOX 10 Stereotypes, undated
BOX 10 Research material, clippings, circa 1949-1966
BOX 10 Texts
BOX 10 "A Black Sander on the Beach of Education," undated
BOX 10 "Black Sylla and White Charybdis," circa 1965
BOX 10 "Excerpts from a letter to Allen Tate," drafts, 1950
BOX 10 "The Foreground of Negro Poetry," undated
BOX 10 "If the Negro Migrated From the South," circa 1965
BOX 10 "Lines of a Poet and the Way of a Pilgrim" (Robert Frost), undated
BOX 10 "The Odyssey of a Manuscript," undated
BOX 10 "A Prose Poem Allegory," 1949
BOX 10 "These Seek A Country" (religion), undated
BOX 10 Untitled fragment on African-American culture, undated
BOX 10-13 Addition, 1880-1984
Correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, family papers, printed matter, and newspaper clippings.
Arranged in two groups as a miscellany and a Robert M. Farnsworth research file. Tolson documents are organized to correspond with the three preceding series. Robert M. Farnsworth's documents are arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.
BOX 10 Miscellany
BOX 10 General correspondence, 1942, 1975
BOX 10 Subject file
BOX 10 Clippings, 1939-1973, undated
BOX 10 Family papers, 1973, undated
BOX 10 Photographs, 1944-1954, undated
BOX 10 Printed matter, 1951-1954
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