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BOX 51-69 MAPCASE FOLDER 4 Writings and Interviews, 1954-2003
Articles, essays, interviews, lectures, notes, and other writings chiefly by or about Roach and Abbey Lincoln. The centerpiece of these materials is Roach's unfinished autobiography with Amiri Baraka, Making a Way Out of No Way, and the series of extensive, unpublished interviews that comprise the core of the manuscript drafts. Also included are a variety of screenplays, essays, poems, and other literary works by colleagues or associates of Roach.
Organized as four subseries. Arranged alphabetically within by author, title, or subject, as appropriate.
Autobiography with Amiri Baraka, 1978-1997
Working title: Making a way out of no way
BOX-FOLDER 51/1-7, 52/1-5 MR interviews with A. Baraka, 1995
Complete set of originals and draft revisions for seven interviews conducted between November 7 and December 11, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 52/6-12, 53/1-11 MR interviews with others, 1978-1995 and undated
Includes interviews with Dizzy Gillespie
BOX-FOLDER 53/12-13 MR lectures, 1993 and undated
Includes: "Jazz is a four letter word"
BOX-FOLDER 53/14-15, 54/1-7, 55/1-9 Draft materials and notebook, 1995-1997
Chiefly revised sections of A. Baraka's interviews with MR
Includes outlines and miscellaneous research materials
BOX-FOLDER 55/10-12, 56/1-2 Research materials, 1995-1997
Articles, citations, and scholarly papers
Topics: Dismal Swamp; Brooklyn; North Carolina, and others
Writings by Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, 1954-2001
BOX-FOLDER 57/1-4 Articles and essays, 1963-1992 and undated
Includes: The basket case; I hate jazz; Jazz is a four letter word; Tour [Japan]
BOX-FOLDER 57/5-18 Interviews, 1954-1987
BOX-FOLDER 58/1-30 Interviews, 1988-1996
BOX-FOLDER 59/1-19 Interviews, 1997-2001 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 59/20-25 Lectures, 1976-1983, 1993
Drafts and miscellaneous notes
Includes: Jazz and drugs; Jazz is a four letter word; The political role of the African-American artist; The politics and economics of black music
BOX-FOLDER 60/1 Lyric sheets and poetry, undated
BOX-FOLDER 60/2-4 Miscellany, 1960s-1990s and undated
Chiefly notes about African Americans, civil rights, and jazz
BOX-FOLDER 60/5-8 Miscellany, 1960s-1990s and undated
BOX-FOLDER 60/9, 61/1-2 Notebooks, 1976-1994
Writings by others about Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, 1963-2003
BOX-FOLDER 62/1 Crouch, Stanley, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 62/2 Ferencz, George, 1986-1987
BOX-FOLDER 62/3 Goldberg, Bill, 1981
MR discography
BOX-FOLDER 62/4 Holder, Laurence, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 62/5 Kofsky, Frank, undated
BOX-FOLDER 62/6 Lynch, Acklyn, 1976 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 62/7 McHennon?, Brian J., undated
BOX-FOLDER 62/8-10 Miscellaneous authors, 1963-1999
Articles, poetry for/about MR, and student papers for MR seminars
BOX-FOLDER 62/11 Monson, Ingrid, circa 1995?
BOX-FOLDER 62/13 Roach, Ayo, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 62/14 Stern, Chip, 1995-2003
BOX-FOLDER 62/15-16 Unidentified, undated
Writings by others about miscellaneous topics, 1959-1987
BOX-FOLDER 63/1-2 Abudu, Mungu Kimya [i.e. Carl Morrison]. Quiet as it's kept, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 Ahmad, Muhammad, undated
Miscellaneous essays
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 Baraka, Amiri. Primitive world: an anti-nuclear musical, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 63/5 Baraka, Amiri, 1969?, 1983, 1989 and undated
Miscellaneous works
BOX-FOLDER 63/6 Breslin, Jimmy. Queen of the leaky roof circuit, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 63/7 Dean, Philip Hayes. Paul Robeson, undated
BOX-FOLDER 63/8 Dickerson, Glenda. Jesus Christ, Lawd today!, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 63/9 Dodson, Owen, and others. Sound of soul, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 63/10 Dove, Pheralyn. Color in motion, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 63/11 Emeruwa, Leatrice. Black magic - anyone?, 1971?
BOX-FOLDER 63/12 Engler, Eric C. Words in a box, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 63/13 Fletcher, J.R., undated
Unidentified work
BOX-FOLDER 64/1 Gaines, J. E. Folks remembers a missing page, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/2-3 Glover, Keith. Dancing on moonlight, 1994-1995
BOX-FOLDER 64/4 Greenlee, Sam. Be-bop man / Be-bop woman, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/5 Greenlee, Sam. Blues for little prez, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/6 Greenwald, Jeff. Bebop style drumming, 1996
MAPCASE FOLDER 4 Greer, Mary E. Black Music...A Might Stream of Consciousness, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 64/7 Hackett, John. The faded elegance, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/1 Harris, Frederic. Blues in the closet, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 65/2 Hartstein, Max. Drug wars: street level, 1999
BOX-FOLDER 65/3 Heckman, Dan and Ed Gant. The original rompin' stompin' hot and heavy cool and groovy all-star jazz show, 1976
BOX-FOLDER 4 Hentoff, Nat. Out to Lunch: Dedicated to Eric Dolphy, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 65/4 Holder, Laurence. They were all gardenias, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/5 Jackson, Frederick and Ted Koehler. Stormy weather, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/6 Lewis, Ida, undated
Unidentified work
BOX-FOLDER 65/7 Lucas, Liliane B. The yellow suns of summertime, undated
BOX-FOLDER 66/1-2 Lynch, Acklyn. Black culture in the early forties, 1977?
Includes interviews with Betty Carter and Archie Shepp
BOX-FOLDER 66/3-4 Lynch, Acklyn, 1968-1979
Lectures and miscellaneous writings
BOX-FOLDER 66/5 McGhee-Anderson, Kathleen. Oak and ivy, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 66/6-7, 67/1-3 Miscellaneous authors, 1959-1999 and undated
Papers, poetry, and student work for 1983 MR seminar
BOX-FOLDER 67/4 Moseka, Aminata. Celebration of the arts, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 67/5 Pantin, Raoul. Avril, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 67/6 Pierson, Dale Lya. Harmonies and hell, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 67/7 Pollard, Sam, 1987
Interviews with Acklyn Lynch and Raymond Kennedy
BOX-FOLDER 68/1 Price, Robert E. Yardbird's vamp, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 68/2 Rayfiel, David and Bertrand Tavernier. Paris / jazz, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 68/3 Robinson, Jeffrey. Live Bird, 1993?
BOX-FOLDER 68/4 Sanchez, Sonia, undated
Miscellaneous poems
BOX-FOLDER 68/5 Sayles, John. City of hope, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 68/6 Schmutz, René, compiler. Drums unlimited, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 68/7 Segalia, Giuseppe. Impegno e genialita' in un protagonista del jazz moderno: Max Roach, 1980-1981
BOX-FOLDER 68/6 Simone, Nina and M. M. Pickard. Between the kets
BOX-FOLDER 68/9 Sowande, Fela. "Black folklore", undated
BOX-FOLDER 68/10 Sowande, Fela. "The role of music in African society", 1969
BOX-FOLDER 69/1 Soyinka, Wole. The lion and the jewel, undated
BOX-FOLDER 69/2 Stewart, Judy. Birdland, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 69/3 Stiefele, Werner. Bird, undated
BOX-FOLDER 69/4 Tillis, Frederick. "Examples in Afro-American music for performance and analysis", 1974
BOX-FOLDER 69/5 Tillis, Frederick. "Jazz improvisation", 1974
BOX-FOLDER 69/6 Trayce. Billie's song, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 69/7 Tricomo, Ray. Replacing the rancid pie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 69/8 Turner, Frederick. A music of the streets, undated
BOX-FOLDER 69/9 Wilson, August. King Headley II, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 69/10-11 Unidentified, undated
Short story and miscellaneous fragments
BOX 48, 70-86 Correspondence, 1950s-2000s
Personal letters, postcards, business papers, and related correspondence between Roach and various musical figures or public dignitaries. Also included is a chronological file of general correspondence, organized under "Miscellany," that provides additional documentation of Roach's activities and that of Max Roach Productions employees over a period of roughly forty years.
Chiefly arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
BOX-FOLDER 70/1 Abrams, Muhal Richard, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 70/2 Ackerman, Deborah, 199-?, 2001-2003
BOX-FOLDER 70/3 Acosta, Leonardo, 1989-1990
BOX-FOLDER 70/4 Adams, Janus [i.e. Janus Roach], 1971-1978
BOX-FOLDER 70/5 Ahmad, Muhammad [i.e. Max Stanford; Akbar], 1978-1981
BOX-FOLDER 70/6 Ailey, Alvin, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 70/7 Aketagawa, Shoji [i.e. "Aketa"], 1988?
BOX-FOLDER 70/8 Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 70/9 Albert, Kurt, 1996
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