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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00368/
Creator:
Plumpp, Sterling
Title:
Sterling Plumpp Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1962-1986
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains typed and handwritten manuscripts, poems, notebooks, prose and reviews, galleys, correspondence, journals and magazines, and several cataloged books related to the life and work of Sterling Plumpp. Items were created 1962-1986.
Number:
MUM00368
Location:
C-12
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Sterling Plumpp Collection (MUM00368). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains typed and handwritten manuscripts, poems, notebooks, prose and reviews, galleys, correspondence, journals and magazines, and several cataloged books related to the life and work of Sterling Plumpp. Items were created 1962-1986.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Container List

Sterling D. Plumpp Collection

BOX 1:
Folder 1-1: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "A"
"Ancient History"

"A Night to Myself" [handwritten annotation "April 1968"]

"At Sunset" [with handwritten annotations and corrections]

"A Note to a True Patriot" [handwritten signature; re: Malcolm X]

"Ave Mater" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Adventure" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"academic blues" [handwritten corrections]

"after the last boogaloo" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "May, 1967"; 2pp.]

"Armchair Intellectual" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "July 1967"]

"Anguished Traveller II" [dated November 1967]

"Anguished Traveller I"

"Autobiography"

"Artist's Showcase"

"Ambassador" [handwritten corrections]

"A Black Messenger, Stokely Carmichael" [handwritten corrections]

"Act of Being" [handwritten corrections]

"At Sunset" [handwritten corrections]

"At Sunset" [handwritten corrections]

"A Black Messenger, Stokely Carmichael" [handwritten corrections]

"After Lights"

"A Soul's Sonata" [handwritten corrections, annotations, signature, and date "Dec. 1966"; 4pp.]

"A Hill Called Wholeland" [handwritten corrections]

"Alone, A Revolutionary Desire"

"Aquarius" [with typed Chicago address]

"Aesthetic Faces"

"Aquarius"

"Afro-U.S.A." [handwritten corrections and signature]

"A Messenger"

"African Doll" [handwritten corrections]

"Africa, My Soul" [handwritten corrections]

"Alone, A Revolutionary Desire" [handwritten corrections]

"Aspirins And A Nine-Cent Blues (for Paul Crump, fire man)" [handwritten corrections]

"Armchair Intellectual" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "July, 1967"]

"A New Song" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"At the Meeting Place"

"At the Meeting Place" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "1966"]

"Address Unknown"

"A Poet's Loves" [handwritten corrections]

"A Black Poet Speaks" [handwritten corrections]

"At Circle" [handwritten corrections]

"A Poem For My Brothers" [handwritten corrections]

"After Lights"

"Address Unknown"

"Ascension" [handwritten annotations]

"Ascension" [handwritten title and corrections]

"A Messenger" [handwritten corrections]

"All My Trials" [handwritten corrections; 6pp.]

"Address Unknown" [handwritten corrections and date "1971"]

"Alabama" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-2: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "B"
"Black Jesus" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Jesus"

"Black Renegades"

"Black Angel Child"

"Black Artists"

"Black Belt"

"Blackpeople, us is my song" [handwritten corrections]

"Brothers" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Angel Child (for the artistry i saw in 'Mecca')"

"backfire" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "May, 1967"]

"Boogalipsia" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "Dec. 1966"]

"black christmas" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "1966"]

"Behind the Eight Ball" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Power"

"Black Faces"

"Black Hands (For Fannie Lou Hamer and Robert Lucas)" [handwritten corrections, annotations, signature, and date "Dec. 1966"]

"Black Ressurection" [2pp.]

"By Night"

"By Day"

"Black Cry" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "March 10, 1968"]

"beyond the nigger" [handwritten corrections]

"beyond the nigger" [dated "October, 1967"]

"Black Ethics" [handwritten signature]

"Blasphemy" [handwritten signature]

"Behind the Eight Ball" [2pp.]

"Black Nationalist" [handwritten corrections]

"blackpeople, u is my song" [handwritten corrections]

"Black [illegible]" [handwritten corrections]

"Bastard Sound" [handwritten corrections]

"Blues and Mood" [handwritten annotations]

"Black Ethics" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Equality"

"Ballad of Bo Luc as"

"Black Spartans" [handwritten corrections]

"Beauty" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Black Angel Child (for Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet-Maker)" [handwritten corrections and typed Chicago address]

"Ballad of Black Americans" [2pp.]

"Black Folk We Gotta Move"

"Black Gethsemene" [handwritten corrections; same poem on verso with handwritten corrections]

"Beautiful Sweetheart" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Spirits Keep Watch" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Love"

"Black Girl" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Boy" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Man" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Beauty"

"Blues in the Night"

"Black Mothers" [handwritten corrections and annotation]

"Been In The Storm So Long"

"Blue for a man who lost His Nation" [handwritten title]

"Blues Come, Black"

"Black Man: Repeat The Sound In Joy" [handwritten signature]

"Blues Come, Black" [handwritten corrections]

"IV Big Trees, Bloody Land"

"Blues"

"Black Messages" [handwritten corrections; 3pp.]

"Baptism" and "New Year" [handwritten corrections]

"New Year" [handwritten corrections]

[untitled] and "Baptism" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-3: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "C"
"Condemnation" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "February 5, 1969"]

"Cycle"

"Christ Child"

"Childhood" [handwritten corrections]

"Cornered" [handwritten corrections; typed date "November, 1967"]

"Companionship" [handwritten signature]

"creation" [typed date "May, 1967"]

"Confessions of a Blight Self: A Song for Christian Bigots"

"Confessions of a Blight Self: A Song for Christian Bigots" [handwritten corrections]

"Christ" [entire poem handwritten]

"Chasm"

"Midnight Sermon"

"Evening Song"

"Come Home Clean" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Come Here My Children, Come Here" [handwritten corrections]

"Constellation"

"Conversations (with Dolphy)" [typed date "November 25, 1967"]

"choice" [handwritten corrections]

"Choice" [typed Chicago address]

"Conversions (on the return of Trane into my heart)" [handwritten corrections; typed Chicago address]

"Cool Breeze" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "July 1967"]

"Communion"

"Confrontations"

"Christ"

"Confessions: The Black Men I Am (For the Pyramid-Maker:[illegible])" [handwritten corrections]

"Calling On A Black God" [handwritten corrections]

"Chicago Chicago" [handwritten corrections]

"Coming of a Nigger Christ" [typed Chicago address]

"Calling On A Black God" [handwritten corrections]

"Confusion" [handwritten signature]

"Crow Stew" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "Aug 1965"]

"Crucifixion" [handwritten corrections]

"Circle Church (for Fal, a gal pal)"

"Clapping Sermons"

"cornered" [typed Chicago address]

"Confessions: The Black Men I Am (For the pyramid-makers, dubois garvey malik)" [typed Chicago address]

"Crying Time Is For Laughter (for Jackie Robinson)" [handwritten corrections]

"Chicago Streets"

"Crucifixion" [handwritten corrections]

"Coffee Time" [handwritten corrections]

"1. Cry of the Mu 'Adhans"

"Capture"

"Christ Child" [handwritten corrections]

"Coming of a Nigger Christ" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Chicago Chicago" [handwritten corrections]

"Central Avenue, West" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-4: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "D"
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Soul Dancer (for John Brown's spirit)" [handwritten corrections]

"Death of a Dirty Blues"

"Discovery" [handwritten corrections]

"Death of a Dirty Blues" [handwritten corrections and signature; typed date "November 5, 1968"]

"Death of a Dirty Blues" [handwritten corrections]

"Down to Earth (a)"

"Dimensions" [handwritten corrections]

"Daddy and Law"

"definitions" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "May, 1967"]

"Davidson's Departure" [typed date "December, 1965"]

"Down Black Roads" [handwritten corrections]

"Daddy Walker Walks No More (But Flies Within Our Souls)" [handwritten signature and date "March 1964/9?"; 2pp.]

"Disgust" [handwritten corrections, title, and signature]

"Deacons for Defense or Knights of the Soul [illegible]" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Dimensions" [handwritten corrections]

"Death of a Dirty Blues"

"Discovery"

"Distant Footsteps Calling I Heard" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Deeper Than Wells (to falvia)" [handwritten corrections]

"Danny Rap"

"During the Ramadan"

"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Soul Dancer (for John Brown's spirit)" [typed Chicago address]

"Destinations"

"Deep Love"

"Don't Let the Morning Dew" [handwritten signature]


Folder 1-5: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "E"
"Evening Song"

"Endkeeper" [handwritten corrections]

"Exodus" [handwritten corrections]

"Elegy for a Dead God" [handwritten signature and date "Dec. 1966"]

"Elevation" [handwritten corrections; typed date "September, 1965"]

"Eternal"

"Everlasting (for Tommie Brown)"

"Easter Bunny" [handwritten corrections]

"Egypt (for black motherhood)" [handwritten corrections]

"Egypt" [handwritten corrections]

"Everlasting (for Tommie Brown)"

"Endkeeper"

"Eve Of A Night Sermon" [handwritten signature]

"Everywhere I See Black People" [handwritten corrections]

"Everybody Wants To Talk About Life" [handwritten corrections]

"Eternal Retribution" [handwritten corrections; typed date "February 12, 1969"]

"Egypt" [handwritten corrections]

"Eternal Retribution" [handwritten corrections]

"Eternal Retribution (for my 'wifey2,love)" [handwritten signature and date "February 12, 1969"]

"Every Time I See Little Khari"


Folder 1-6: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "F"
"from mississippi's saliva..." [handwritten corrections]

"Freedom Chant" [handwritten corrections]

"Freedom Road"

"Five Burned Just The Other Day" [typed date "Jan. 23, 1969"]

"Fulfillment"

"Flight" [handwritten corrections]

"For A Jive-ass Nigger" [handwritten corrections]

"For Carol" [handwritten corrections]

"For Carol" [handwritten corrections]

"For Johari" [handwritten corrections]

"Free at Last"

"Free Slavery" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Freedom"

"Fannie Mae" [handwritten corrections]

"Freedom Dance" [handwritten corrections]

"Face To The Sun"

"For William Hill"

"For Omar Ahmed Shuayb"

"For Serious Art-asses"

"For Lovers"

"For A Counselor" [handwritten corrections]

"For Carol"

"For My Being" [typed date "February 12, 1969"]

"Fannie Mae" [handwritten signature]

"For Murry" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"For Humanpeppers and Firefirers"

"For Falvia"

"For Humanpeppers and Firefirers"

"For Falvia" [handwritten annotations]

"For Humanpeppers and Firfirers"

"From the Organizer (for Charles V. Hamilton)"

"Father and Son"

"Forecast"

"Freedom Chant" [handwritten corrections]

"Fount-Ins" [handwritten signature]

"Fingertips" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-7: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "G-H"
"Guardians" [handwritten corrections]

"Good/Man" [handwritten corrections]

"Go Down, Moses"

"God Gon Trouble De Waters" [handwritten corrections]

"Guardians" [typed Chicago address]

"God Send Me A Sunday" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"God Gon Trouble De Waters" [handwritten corrections]

"Gospel Sweet Bread (for black women)" [typed Chicago address]

"God Gon The Waters"

"Gospel Sweet Bread" [handwritten corrections]

"Gon Rock And Roll One For Ya"

"Gospel Sweet Bread"

"God Gon Trouble De Waters" [handwritten corrections]

"Gospel Sweet Bread"

"Had She been born in Eygpt..." [handwritten corrections]

"Hat"

"Home" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Home Economics"

"Hero" [handwritten corrections]

"hymn" [handwritten corrections]

"History" [handwritten corrections]

"Half Black, Half Blacker" [handwritten corrections]

"History"

"Haiku" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Home"

"heavenHere" [handwritten corrections]

"Heavenly Spade" [handwritten corrections]

"Hat" [handwritten corrections]

"History (for fred banks and reuben Anderson)"

"How To Assassinate My Brothers"

"Holiday"

"Holy Ghost"

"Harriet Tubman" [handwritten corrections]

"History (for fred banks, jr. & reuben Anderson)" [handwritten corrections; "I Remember" on verso]

"Hungry Men Don't Hum" [handwritten corrections]

"Home Economics" [handwritten corrections]

"Haven" [handwritten corrections; typed date "February 12, 1969"]

"History" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-8: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "I"
"In Light Years To Come" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"I Don't Know Where The Evening Shadowd Go" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"I am a better poet..." [handwritten corrections]

"I knew Don L. Lee..." [handwritten corrections]

"it is noon on sunday..." [handwritten corrections]

"Imregnable Fortress" [handwritten corrections]

"I Can Understand" [handwritten signature]

"Immortality"

"Immortality"

"Interpretations" [handwritten date "July 28, 1968"]

"I Can Understand" [handwritten signature]

"I Know Don L. Lee"

"In Light Years To Come"

"I Follow Clear Streams" [handwritten corrections]

"Islands of Saints" [typed date "February 25, 1969"]

"I Intend To Sing"

"I Follow Clear Streams"

"If I Had My Way" [handwritten signature; 2pp.]

"I've Been In The Storm So Long"

"I Don't Know Where The Evening Shadows Go" [typed Chicago address]

"I took a Romantic literate tour,..." [handwritten corrections; same on verso]

"I Am A Better Poet"

"I Know Don L. Lee"

"It's Hard For Us To Swallow"

"I Love To Walk In Life" [handwritten corrections]

"I'm A Poet" [handwritten corrections]

"If For Breakfast You Feast Songs" and "Good Morning Mister Blues" [handwritten corrections]

"I Think I Saw Her Walking Slow" [handwritten corrections]

"I'm A Poet"

"Song For D-Daddy" [handwritten signature]

"Invitation" [typed date "January 23, 1969"]

"Invitation" [handwritten corrections; typed date "January 23, 1969"]

"I Told Jesus" [handwritten corrections; annotations on verso]

"I Saw The Light" and "Art of Sophistication" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"I See the Blues" [handwritten corrections]

"i see the blues" [handwritten corrections]

"I Told Jesus"

"Incomplete"

"In Light Years To Come" [handwritten corrections]

"Imprimatur"

"Investure: a song of salvation for the culturally thirsty" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"I Wish I Were A Sweeper (for johari amini)"

"I wish I were a sweeper..."

"Intention" [handwritten annotations]

"I Remember" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"I Follow Clear Streams" [handwritten corrections]

"I Follow Clear Streams" [handwritten corrections]

"I Wish I Were A Sweeper (for Johari Amini)" [handwritten signature]

"I don't know where the evening shadows go." [handwritten corrections]

"I Don't Know Where The Evening Shadows Go"


Folder 1-9: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "J-K"
"Judges"

"Justice" [handwritten corrections]

"Just Like Jesus" [handwritten corrections; typed date "February 25, 1969"]

"J.C. (Jim Cunningham) Blues" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Jamaica" [handwritten corrections]

"Knower Of The New Ark" [handwritten corrections]

"King Of The Deed"

"King Lit De Candles"

"King Lit De Candles" [handwritten corrections]

"'King Jesus lit de candles..." [handwritten corrections]

"I Remember" [handwritten corrections]

"King Lit De Candles" [handwritten signature]

"king" [handwritten corrections]

"Kisses" [handwritten corrections]

"Know It" [handwritten corrections]

"Knower Of The New Ark"

"Knower Of The New Ark" [handwritten corrections]

"Knower Of The New Ark" [handwritten corrections]

"King Of The Deed" [handwritten corrections]

"King of the Deed" [handwritten corrections and signature]


Folder 1-10: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "L"
"Let us break bread again..." [handwritten corrections]

"Like a painter to canvass years..." [handwritten corrections]

"Lame Duck Faculties" [same on verso with handwritten corrections]

"Low Lamps" [handwritten corrections]

"Last Time We Danced (for the bros. who kicked ass when the crackers killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Late Moses"

"Low Lamps" [handwritten corrections]

"Late Moses" [handwritten corrections]

"Last Lines Of All Prophets"

"Little Man"

"Lines for a Lovely Lady" [handwritten signature and date "March 10, 1968"; "Song of Saint Ali" on verso]

"LA" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Lame Duck Faculties" [handwritten corrections]

"Little Man" [handwritten corrections]

"Last Lines of All Prophets" [handwritten corrections]

"Love Song #1"

"Little Black Refugees"

"Lines for a Lovely Lady" [handwritten signature and date "March 13, 1968"]

"Lips Sealed, or Deal" [handwritten corrections and typed date "Jan. 23, 1969"]

"Love Lesson"

"Lerone Bennett, Jr.: Time's Photographer" [typed Chicago address]

"Let Life"

"Like I Tell"

"Last Ride"

"Little Black Boy" [handwritten corrections]

"Low Lamps"

"Let Life"

"Let The Dead Answer The Dead" [handwritten corrections; typed Chicago address]

"Lord, I Can't Sit Down" [handwritten corrections; 3pp.]

"Let Life"

"Lucille" ["Friends of North Park College" (Chicago, IL) letterhead on verso]

"Let The Dead Answer The Dead" [handwritten corrections; "North Park College" (Chicago, IL) letterhead on verso]

"Lagging Shadows" [handwritten corrections]

"Lines Written In After Awe" [handwritten corrections]

"Lonliness"

"Little Black Boys Go Bopping"

"Liberation" [handwritten corrections]

"Let Life"

"Lord, I Can't Sit Down" [handwritten corrections; 3pp.]


Folder 1-11: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "M"
"My God" [handwritten corrections]

"Medgar's Mass" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Mississippi" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Monument"

"Melody (for Che)" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "March 15, 1968"]

"Mary" [handwritten corrections]

"Midnight Celebrant"

"My all, Everything"

"Midnight Celebrant" [handwritten corrections]

"My Father's Dream"

"My God" [handwritten corrections]

"My God" [handwritten corrections]

"Many Thousands Gone"

"My father, How Long"

"Mother of Days" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Mask Makers"

"Mississippi-Liberty" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Muslim Men"

"My Heart Bled"

"Madison Morning" [handwritten signature]

"Madison Morning" [handwritten corrections]

"Mercy"

"Melancholy"

"Melody (for che)" [typed Chicago address]

"Magic"

"Magic" [handwritten corrections]

"My God"

"My Lord, Can You Push -- And Pull?" [handwritten corrections]

"My God" [handwritten corrections]

"My All, Everything (for falvia)" [handwritten signature]

"Metapmorphosis" [handwritten corrections and annotations; North Park College letterhead on verso]

"Misfooled"

"mirrors bright black..." [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-12: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "N"
"Newborns" ["Eternal Retribution" on verso with handwritten corrections]

"No End" [handwritten corrections]

"No End"

"Nothing But The Truth" [handwritten corrections]

"Next Stop Eternity: Psalms of a Free Nigger" [handwritten signature]

"Notes from a Riff" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "Dec. 1966"; 2pp.]

"New Man" [handwritten corrections]

"NewMan"

"NewMan"

"Misfooled" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"night clouds"

"New Year Cheer, 1969" [handwritten corrections]

"New Covenants" [handwritten corrections]

"New Ritual" [typed date "July 26, 1967"]

"Night Train" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "Dec. 1966"]

"Nigger" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Newborns" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Next Stop Eternity: Psalms of a Free Nigger" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Nobody Wants To Touch Little Black Girls"

"Nation Builders" [handwritten signature]

"Newborns, For Karen, Judy & Brenda" [typed Chicago address]

"New Life, New Worlds"

"New Life, New Worlds" [handwritten corrections]

"New Covenants" [handwritten corrections]

"NewMan" [handwritten corrections]

"New Black World" [handwritten corrections]

"Nation Builders" [handwritten corrections]

"Nation Builders (for the honourable Elijah Muhammad, the honourable Sekou Touro, the honourable Julius Nyerre)"

"Night"

"New Life" [handwritten corrections]

"New Life" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-13: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "O-P"
"Out Dere"

"Out Dere"

"Our Jackson Past Time" [handwritten corrections]

"On A Tray" [handwritten corrections]

"III Old Folks Singing, Dusk"

"Open Graves" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Oh Freedom"

"O Soulsanna" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Oh I'm so glad, so glad,..." [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "Sept. 20, 1968"]

"On the Avenue" [handwritten corrections]

"Our Jackson Past Time (for Rachel Banks)" [handwritten corrections]

"Old Black Women" [handwritten corrections]

"Out The Water" and "Either Way" [handwritten corrections]

"Out The Water"

"Pink And Roses" [handwritten annotations and signature]

"Planter" [handwritten corrections]

"Planter" [handwritten corrections]

"Proverbs" [handwritten corrections]

"Proverbs"

"Prophecy" [handwritten corrections]

"Poem For Black Writers" [handwritten corrections]

"Will south shore go like woodlawn..." [handwritten corrections]

"Planter" [handwritten corrections]

"Post Office"

"People" [typed date "July, 1968"]

"Parade"

"Permission" [handwritten corrections]

"Payday at the P.O." [2pp.]

"Plight Boy" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Poem for Black Writers"

"Pamela B"

"Preferences"

"Plight Boy" [handwritten signature and typed date "1965"]

"Pinkville"

"Pinkville" [handwritten corrections]

"Parolee" [handwritten corrections]

"Portrait"

"Poem For People Who Love" [handwritten corrections]

"Poem For Mothers" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Planter" [handwritten corrections]

"Profound Alms" [typed date "February 12, 1969"]

"Papa"

"Pikeville" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Profound Alms" [handwritten annotations and typed date "February 12, 1969"]

"Profound Alms" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-14: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "Q-R-S"
"Quartets" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Quartet" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Rhythm and Black" [handwritten corrections]

"Rhythm and Black"

"Rasta Fari" [handwritten corrections]

"Ritual of aPost-Anal Cartharsis (for all ass-kissers)"

"Reunion" [typed date "May, 1968"]

"Recognition" [handwritten annotations]

"Reverend Rap"

"Redemption" [handwritten annotations]

"Resolutions" [handwritten corrections]

"Requiem for Caldonia" [handwritten corrections]

"Requiem" and "The Genius" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Rastafari" [handwritten corrections]

"Rock By Four"

"recognition"

"Resolutions" [handwritten corrections]

"Rigor Mortis"

"Resolutions" [handwritten signature and typed date "March 24, 1968"]

"Roadmap" [handwritten corrections]

"Ritual of a Post-Anal Catharsis: (Gitlow's Siloquy)" [handwritten corrections]

"Soul Alphabets" [handwritten corrections]

"Self-Defense"

"So, This Is Life" [handwritten corrections]

"So, This Is Life" [handwritten corrections]

"Said He Didn't Want To Do It" [handwritten corrections]

"old nigger, old nigger..."

"Song A Real Revolutionist Don't Need To Hear" [typed Chicago address]

"Sweet Dedication" [handwritten corrections]

"Still Oms" [handwritten corrections]

"Sweet Nigger (for a jive-ass nigger)" [handwritten corrections]

"Song of Saint Ali" ["Lines for a Lovely Lady" with handwritten signature and date "March 1968" on verso]

"Song A Real Revolutionary Don't Need To Hear"

"Self-Defense"

"Summer Is Almost Gone" [2pp.]

"Sweet Things For Black Men" [4pp.]

"Soul Mirrors (for Rev. A.B. Cleage)" [handwritten corrections; 13pp.]

"Sweet Nigger (for a jive-ass nigger)" [handwritten corrections]

"Soul Chant" [typed Chicago address]

"Sez My Mind"

"Straight Jacket" [handwritten annotations]

"Self-Defense" [handwritten corrections]

"Saga Of Dewbaby Jones (who could roll them bones)" [handwritten corrections; North Park letterhead on verso]

"Sweet Things For Black Men" [4pp.]

"Soul Dancer" [handwritten corrections]

"Streets" [handwritten corrections]

"Soul Dancer" [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-15: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "S"
"Sez My Man"

"Song of God" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Sweet Things For Black Men" [3pp.]

"Solitude" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Soul Home (for bro stokely)" [handwritten corrections]

"Soul Sister in P.O.: (A Belated Player)" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "Dec 1966"; 2pp.]

"Streets Up In Heaven"

"Song For Live"

"See That Woman" [handwritten corrections]

"Step-Out (for the 'Monday Marauders') [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Strange Hunting Ground" [handwritten corrections; typed Chicago address]

"Sisters"

"Stone Gay Chile" [handwritten corrections]

"Shadows of the Blues (for Brother Steve)" [handwritten signature]

"Spiritual"

"Silent Night" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Seasonal"

"Seasonal" [handwritten corrections]

"Supreme Court"

"Summer Is Almost Gone" [handwritten corrections]

"Sister Dicey Mae's Song" [handwritten annotations]

"Simeon As A Black Man" [handwritten corrections]

"Stand Up Stepping To Sounds Of Coming Men" [handwritten corrections]

"Stay under shadows of the people" [handwritten corrections]

"Self-Defense" [handwritten signature]

"Song A Real Revolutionist Don't Need To Hear" [North Park College letterhead on verso]

"Summer Is Almost Gone" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Statement" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Strange Hunting Ground" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "February 12, 1969"]

"Soul Home" [handwritten annotation]

"Sister Dicey Mae's Song" [handwritten corrections]

"Soul Dancer" [handwritten corrections]

"Sanctuary" [handwritten corrections]

"Spirit-World"

"Survival"

"substitute rule" [handwritten corrections]

"Stokely"

"Shadows of the Blues (for Brother Steve)" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "February 27, 1968"]

"Soul Brothers"

"Soul Junction" [handwritten corrections]

"Song of Saint Ali"

"Sugar Woman" [handwritten signature]

"solitude"

"Savior"

"Sympathy (for Tommie Brown)"

"Song of the God Richard/A Rhyme for the Nursery"

"Savior"

"Sojourning (to Brother James)" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "February 27, 1968"]

"Sunset"

"Strange Hunting Ground" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "February 12, 1969"]

"Solitude" [handwritten corrections]

"Sojourning (To Brother James Cunningham)"

"slave scene" [handwritten signature and date "May 1967"]


Folder 1-16: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "T"
"Trash Apples" [handwritten corrections]

"The More I See Life" [handwritten corrections]

"1. thou shalt have no other gods before me..." [handwritten corrections; 10pp.]

"To Return"

"The Fight" [handwritten signature]

"The Black Creator"

"Tribute For Daddy Wright"

"To Be Black (is a mission)"

"The Promise" [handwritten annotations on verso]

"Tribute for Daddy Wright" [handwritten corrections]

"The Killers" [handwritten corrections]

"The Killers" [handwritten corrections]

"The Vision" [handwritten corrections]

"The Poor"

"The Poor" [handwritten corrections]

"The Promise" [handwritten corrections]

"The Patriots: (from manless sisters)" [handwritten corrections]

"The Movements" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"The Living Truth" [handwritten corrections]

"Trash Apples"

"Tabulator"

"Tears Falling in Change, blood into Creation..." [handwritten corrections]

"The Fight" [handwritten corrections]

"The Blues Man Returns"

"The Glasshouse"

"The Freeborn" [handwritten corrections; typed date "Jan. 23, 1969"]

"The Swan And The Ants"

"They Stood On The Hill (poem for my people)" [typed Chicago address]

"The Portrait (a belated birthday riff)" [handwritten corrections]

"They Stood On The Hill"

"3. tommorrow, new walks..." [handwritten corrections]

"They Stood on The Hill" [handwritten corrections]

"The Beggar" [handwritten correction and signature]

"To Aunt Cannie" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Gift, the Giver, the Recipient" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"To Natalie" [handwritten signature]

"The Plea" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Just Plea"

"Tribute For Daddy Wright" [handwritten corrections]

"True Sage" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Black Man"

"Lonliness" and "The Black Man" and "Ode to An Infamous Hussy" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Black Workers" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"Tell It Like It Tis"

"Three Black Movements" [annotations on verso]

"The Tale of Two Words" [typed date "Jan., 1966"]

"The Triumph" [handwritten corrections]

"To Katie" [handwritten signature]

"The Legacy" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Answer"

"The Angel Sings Gold" [handwritten corrections]

"The Angel Sings Gold" [handwritten corrections]

"Talk About Living" [typed Chicago address]

"The Poet" [handwritten corrections and signature; typed date "March 24, 1968"]

"The Rebel" [handwritten corrections]

"The Killers" [handwritten corrections; 2pp.]

"The Portrait: a belated birthday riff"

"They Stood On The Hill"

"Talking Shit To My Windowpane" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"This Day When I Walked Out" [handwritten corrections]

"The More I See Life" [handwritten corrections and date "1971"]

"the lake" [handwritten corrections, signature and date "1966"]

"The Glasshouse" [typed Chicago address]

"The Prophet (for don l. lee)"

"Towards Love" [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Towards Love"

"The Portrait (a belated birthday riff, for Kay Soltenberg)" [handwritten date "1968-69"]

"Treasure"

"Trip" [handwritten corrections]

"The Prophet (for don l. lee)"

"The Long Black Song" [handwritten corrections; typed date "December, 1966"; 4pp.]

"To My Father" and "Remorse" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Troubles"

"Tree Top" [handwritten corrections]

"Trailblazer" [handwritten corrections]

"To Return"

"travelling" [handwritten corrections]

"The Encounter"

"Tempest"

"Talk About Living" [typed date "February 7, 1969"]

"Time's Photographer (for Lerone Bennett, Jr.)"

"the deed" [handwritten signature and date "May, 1967"]

"The Companion" [handwritten corrections, annotations, and signature]

"The End of Light: a funeral hymn for money-eyed Americans" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "1966"]

"The Preacher"

"Thought Notes" [typed date "1965"]

"out of the shiny night..." [typed date "1965"]

"The Silent Never" [handwritten corrections, annotations, and signature]

"The Saw Giant" [typed date "January, 1966"]

"The Day Malcolm Died" [handwritten corrections]

"The Repentance"

"To Rudolph Davidson" [typed date "December, 1965"]

"True Sage"

"The Long Black Song" [handwritten corrections, annotations, and signature; 4pp.]

"The legacy of Black Patriots [illegible] for Malcolm, Medgar, and Du Bois" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Repentance?" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"The Answer" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Time's Photographer (for Lerone Bennett, Jr." [handwritten corrections]

"Time's Photographer (for Lerone Bennett, Jr." [handwritten corrections]


Folder 1-17: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "U"
"Ujamaa"

"Ujamaa (for don l. lee)"

"Ujamaa"

"Uncle Tom's Prayer" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Ujamaa (for don l. lee)"

"Ultimate Dedication" [typed Chicago address]

"Ultimate Dedication" [typed date "February 13, 1969"]

"Upset"

"Untitled" [handwritten corrections]

"Untitled" [handwritten corrections]

"Untitled" [handwritten corrections]

"Untitled"

"Ultimate Dedication" [typed date "February 13, 1969"]

"Untitled and Unfinished"

"Untitled" [handwritten corrections]

"Untitled"

"Untitled" [handwritten corrections]

"Untitled"

"Untitled"

"Vacant Stairs" [handwritten corrections, annotations, signature, and date "May 15, 1964/9?"]

"Viola Luizzo (unfinished)"

"You Can't Talk About Love" [handwritten corrections]

"young doctors"


Folder 1-18: Typed Manuscripts from 3-ring binder "W"
"Wide River To Cross" [handwritten corrections; "a father is a mould..." on verso]

"When I First Met The Christ" and "When I Get Ready To Lay My Burden Down" [handwritten annotations]

"Way Down In My Soul"

"When The Holy Man Speaks" [handwritten corrections]

"Where Are the Gods?" [handwritten corrections; typed Chicago address]

"...What I killed for, I am" [handwritten corrections]

"Witness"

"...what i killed for, i am" [handwritten corrections; "Eternal Retributions" on verso]

"What A Mighty Fine Morning" [handwritten corrections]

"Well done"

"Worship"

"Worthday"

"When Black Children Reach For" [handwritten corrections]

"...what i killed for i am"

"Wish"

"Weigh In" [handwritten corrections and date "April 1968"]

"Worthday"

"Well done" [copy]

"Words"

"Walk, Weary Travellers"

"Watts' Statue" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Well Bred Man"

"warehouse" [handwritten corrections, signature, and date "May, 1967"]

"Watt's Statue" [handwritten corrections]

"Wide River To Cross" [handwritten corrections; "Cycle" on verso]

"Wide River to Cross" [handwritten corrections]

"When mother..."

"We Five Meet At Sabbath Time" [handwritten corrections]

"Westside Blues" [handwritten corrections]

"W.E.B. DuBois"

"'...What I Killed For, I Am' (for george kent)" [handwritten annotations]

"When the Winter Comes I Weep"

"'...What I Killed For, I Am' (for george kent)"

"Well Bred Man" [handwritten signature]

"Where Are The Gods?" [handwritten corrections and signature]

"Witchcraft" [handwritten corrections]

"When I Drink Bitter Tea" [handwritten corrections]

"'...What I Killed for, I Am'" [handwritten corrections]

"Westside Blues"

"Waiting"

"When The Winter Comes I Weep" [handwritten corrections]

"'...What I Killed For, I Am'" [handwritten corrections]

BOX 2: Manuscripts -- Poems (organized alphabetically)
Folder 2-1: A
"'ain't it nice . ." [handwritten corrections and annotations]

"Alien (for OBAC poets)"

"All My Trials" [handwritten corrections; 6 pp.]

"America"

"and Dawn watches new his song . ." and "Omowale Shouts" [handwritten manuscript]

"And Like morning dew . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"and Rainha is the star . ."

"Anguished Traveller" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

"Answering the Blues" [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.]

"At Autumn Time"

"At the Piano Bar (for Brad)"
"At the Piano Bar (for Brad)" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-8-76"]
"at the piano bar . ." [handwritten corrections; dated "5-8-76"]

Folder 2-2: B
"baptism"

"The Battle" [handwritten corrections]

"Bees" [typed Chicago address]

"Before Toubob" [13 pp.]

"Behind the Roses (for Lena Horne)" [handwritten corrections; signed; dated "5/26/81"; 2 pp.]
"Behind the Roses (for Lena Horne)"

"Birthright" [dated "March 26, 1982]

"Black Ethics" and "Forecast" [handwritten manuscript]

"Black Liberation, Part II" and "Portable Soul Explosions" [handwritten manuscript]

"Black Power Blues" [handwritten manuscript on lined page"

"Black Psalms" [handwritten corrections]

"Black Woman" [handwritten corrections]
"Black Woman" [handwritten corrections]

"The Blues" [handwritten corrections; signed]

"Blues Child" [copy; handwritten corrections; 2 pp.]

"Blues/scapes" [copy; signed and dated "March 28, 1988"; 3 pp.]

"Boogie Woogie" [copy; signed and dated "March 29, 1988"; 2 pp.]

"Borbrovskaya"

"brother paul" [handwritten corrections]

"brother richard"

Folder 2-3:
"Callings (for Charlie Braxton)" [copy; signed and dated "April 26, 1986"; 13 pp.]

"Capetown" [2 pp.]

"Castro"

"Census" & "Inflation" [handwritten; 2 pp.]

"Chicago is a rocket ride . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Childhood" [handwritten manuscript]

"Coffee Time" [handwritten manuscript; 6 pp.] with "Floods" [handwritten manuscript; 2pp.]

"Common Hands"

"Confessions of Blight Self: A Song for Christian Bigots" [handwritten manuscript]

"Continuance" [typed Chicago address; 2 pp.]

"Conversation (with eric dolphy)"

"Conversions (on the return of Tryne into my heart)" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

Folder 2-4: D
"Decision"

"A Deed's King" [handwritten corrections; typed Chicago address]

"Deep Down (For A Poet I Know)" [copy; signed and dated; "November 25, 1986"]

"Dick Tracy chases Eighty-Eight Keys . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Different Phases, Sommers & Beyond (for Sandra Steward)" [typed Chicago address; 2 pp.]

"A Dream in Memory (for Alex Haley)" [dated "February 12, 1992"; 2 pp.]

Folder 2-5: E
"Eastside Paindances/Outside Rain" [3 pp.]

"Election" and "Sugar Woman" [handwritten manuscript]

"End Tables"

"Eve of a Night Sermon" [handwritten manuscript]

"Everybody wants to talk about life . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"Everywhere I See Black People" [on carbon; handwritten corrections; signed]

"Exile (for Amus Mor)" [dated "11-14-77"]

Folder 2-6: F
"Fannie Mae" [handwritten manuscript]

"feel that way sometimes . ." [handwritten manuscript]
"feel that way sometimes . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"For Brother Muny" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

"For C. H." [handwritten corrections]

"For Fred Hampton: A Remembrance" [handwritten corrections]

"For Fred Hampton's Mother"

"For George Jackson's Mother" [typed Chicago address].

"For Jennifer" [handwritten; signed; dated "11-28-80"]

"For John Concerning a Daughter's Birth" [dated "August 24, 1979"]

"For Katie Mae" [handwritten manuscript]

"For Malika Muhammad"
"For Malika Muhammad"

"For Murry"
"For Murry"

"For Paul Robeson" [handwritten corrections]

"For Richard Wright" [handwritten corrections]

"For Sister Julie" [handwritten manuscript; 4 pp.]

"For Soweto Mothers"

"For the Young" [dated "11-14-75"]

"fragments that cry . ." [handwritten corrections; 14 pp. of various drafts]

"Freedom, Freedom"

"from Gallows pole" and "Rock by ____" [handwritten manuscript]

Folder 2-7: G
"George's Prayer" [copy; handwritten corrections; 11 pp.]

Folder 2-8: H
"Haiku" [handwritten corrections]

"haiku 1"; "haiku 2"; "haiku 3"; "haiku 3"; "haiku 4"; and "haiku 5" [handwritten corrections]

"He calls at the use of new covenants . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"he resides within enigmas . ." [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.]

"Hedges of Ruin" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-9-76"]

"Hip Nigger" [handwritten manuscript]

"hobing freight trains . ." [handwritten notations"

Folder 2-9: I
"I am a name clanging . ." [handwritten corrections; 7 pp.]

"I am barren in my palms . ."

"i could say . ." [signed; dated "11-27-80"]

"I have given of my heart . ."

"I have grown too old to ask rungs . ." [handwritten corrections; dated "5/3/76"]

"I hear the moaning agony . ." [handwritten corrections]
"i hear the moaning agony . ." [5 pp.]

"I know it's hard to laugh when you ought to be crying . ." [handwritten manuscript on back of copied broadside]
"I know it's hard to laugh when you ought to be crying . ." [handwritten corrections; signed]

"I Love Life"
"I Love Life" [handwritten manuscript]

"I remember . ." [handwritten corrections and additions; 2 pp.]

"I see morning glories . ." [handwritten corrections]

"i stole water out . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Ida B. Wells"
"Ida B. Wells" [typed Chicago address]

"If I Could Sings the Blues on Paper" [handwritten corrections; 14 pp.]

"If I Had Nothing (At All)"

"I'm a Poet" [handwritten manuscript]

"Immigrants (for Jennifer Moyers)" [2 pp.]

"Imprimatur" and "Last Ride" and "Kisses" [handwritten manuscript]

"In My Hands the Harvest"

"In Remembrance of Time (for Hoyt Fuller)" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.]

"Insomnia"

"Interlude/After Friday" [copy; signed and dated "March 30, 1988"]

"Interpretations" and "Come Here my children, Come Here" [handwritten manuscript]

"'it is time to make time' . ." [handwritten corrections; 5 pp.]

Folder 2-10: J
"Journey" & "Cream" [handwritten corrections]

"Judgment on the Sheets" [handwritten manuscript; 5pp.]

Folder 2-11: K
"kisses jump coldness . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Krupskaya"

"Kwame"

Folder 2-12: L
"Lyricist (for Valerie Wellington)" [copy; signed and dated "March 29, 1988"; 2 pp.]

Folder 2-13: M
"Madison Morning" [handwritten manuscript]

"Mama, there's a new game" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.]

"Managua, 1978"

"Managua, 1979"

"Mao"

"The Midwife" [handwritten manuscript]
"The Midwife"
"The Midwife"

"Morning" [handwritten corrections]
"Morning"

"morning greets determined men . ." [handwritten corrections; dated "5-6-76"]
"morning greets determined men . ." [handwritten corrections; dated "5-6-76"]

"Muslim Men" [handwritten manuscript]
"Muslim Men"

"My black man's days are ___ candles . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"My World Has No Rainbows" [dated "8-20-75"]
"My World Has No Rainbows" [dated "8-20-75"]

Folder 2-14: N
"near memory . ."

"A New Song (for mike & margaret mihack)" [handwritten corrections; signed and dated "April 13, 1969"]

"Nobody wants to touch . ." [handwritten manuscript]

Folder 2-15: O
"Obituary for an Unclaimed Giant"

"Observation Post" [handwritten corrections]

"The Old Man" [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.]

"On a cold windy day . ."

"On a Father's Day (for C. H.)"

"On a Tray" [handwritten manuscript]

"On the Cancer Watch" [8 pp.]

"only difference . ."

"Opportunity"

"The other side where pain throbs . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Our day and want . ." [handwritten corrections and additions]

Folder 2-16: P
"Pain My Songs Carry"

"Pink and Roses" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

"Poems for Life" [handwritten corrections; 4 pp.]

"The Poet" [handwritten manuscript; signed and dated "March 24, 1968"; 2 pp.]
"The Poet" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

"Prison Poem" [handwritten corrections; 5 pp.]
"Prison Poem" [6 pp.]

"Purple Roots" [handwritten corrections; dated "March 12, 1982"]

Folder 2-17: Q
"Quilomban" [handwritten]
"Quilomban" [handwritten corrections]

Folder 2-18: R
"Red Man"

"remember your parents . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Rock my soul . ." [handwritten manuscript]

Folder 2-19: S
"Sayings"

"Send for me . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"sez my man . ." and "sez my mind" [handwritten manuscript]

"Sharecroppers" [typed Chicago address]

"she washes. umbilical cords . ." [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.]

"Snow Bound"

"solitude" [handwritten corrections; signed]

"sometimes . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Sometimes Blood Wants"

"Son, my God can deliver . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"Spell/I Got" [copy; signed and dated "March 1988"]

"Spontaneity (for Hoyt Fuller)"

"Summons (for Carolyn Rogers)" [dated "11-9-77"]

"Sunday Afternoons" [handwritten corrections; dated "5/3/76"]

"Sweet Things for Black Brothers" [typed Chicago address; 16 pp.]

Folder 2-20: T
"Talk between people and the soil . ." [handwritten corrections]

"Teheran"

"Tehran, 1978" [typed Chicago address]

"There is no stillness in south _____ . ." [handwritten manuscript; 3 pp.]

"they are digging up . ."

"Three Movements" [handwritten corrections]

"to reach out wanting . ." [handwritten corrections]
"to reach out wanting . ." [handwritten corrections; dated "5-1-76"]

"Too Old to Cry Sorrow" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-3-76"]
"Too Old to Cry Sorrow" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-3-76"]
"Too Old to Cry Sorrow" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-3-76"]
"Too Old to Cry Sorrow" [handwritten corrections]
"Too Old to Cry Sorrow" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-3-76"]

"Turf Song" [copy; signed and dated "March 22, 1988"; 3 pp.]

Folder 2-21: U
"Uncircumcised"

"Under Class (for Wardell and Katie Mae)" [copy; signed and dated "December 22, 1986"; 25 pp.]

"Under My Window Little Foreigners Call"

"Uprooted"

"Urban Gateways (for Ronne Hartfield)" [handwritten corrections]

Folder 2-22: V
"victor it was said . ."

"A View from Lives" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-3-76"]

"vision"

Folder 2-23: W
"Walk So Perfectly in Life" [photocopy; handwritten annotations]

"Watt's Statue" [handwritten manuscript]

"Way Down in My Soul" [typed Chicago address]

"Way down yonder the whip of capitalism . ." [handwritten manuscript].

"We Five Met At Sabbath Time"

"We Wear The Colors Of Naked Sunshine (for Virginia Johnson, Ann Smith, Hoyt Fuller)"
"We Wear the Colors of Naked Sunshine (for Virginia Johnson, Ann Smith, Hoyt Fuller)" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

"What Color Is the Skin of Life"

"When I first met the Christ . ."

"When I look back down the lone ____ . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"When the morning comes. all . ." [handwritten; 2 pp.]

"When you walk down by rich seashores . ." [handwritten manuscript]

"Winter is leverage. I trot out . ." [handwritten corrections]

"woman maker"

"wonderful love" [handwritten manuscript; 2 pp.]

"Working It/Out" [copy; signed and dated "March 19, 1988"]

Folder 2-24: Y
"Yearn From Lives" [handwritten corrections; dated "5-1-76"]

"you made them walk" [handwritten manuscript]

Folder 2-25: Handwritten manuscripts of earliest attempts at writing poetry

"4 June 65 Free Slavery"

"Another Virgin Stellar Ray . ."
"Another virgin stellar ray . ." [signed and dated "19 July 65"]
"Another Virgin Stellar ray . ."

"Beatle, beatle, crawling slow . ."

"The Beggar"

"Blues"

"Boogie Woogie White Woman"

"Emmett Till" [2 pp.]

"Encaged"

"Father of Light (DuBois)"

"Flying epithet"

"I am checkmated by law . ."

"I know it's hard to laugh when you ought to be crying, . ."

"I'm gonna make it on back to chitown, and try, . ."

"If in death I find you . ."

"King of Dead"

"The legacy"

"Little black girl standing on the garret . ." [signed]

"Massa Jack began a brief surmise . ."

"Mississ- liberty"

"Nigger" [2 pp.]

"O Soulsanna" [3 pp.]

"Rest o' ambitious spirit who bled, . ."

"A sip of honey to a gallon of piss . ."

"Smiles, Smiles, chinese walls of smiles, . ."

"So if you are a nowhere cat lacking cool . ."

"A Soul Sonata" [4 pp.]

"take this meager repay . ."

"through education I win articulation . ."

"To Martin Luther King, Spiritual"

"True Sage Malcolm" [2 pp.]

"Uncle Tom's Prayer" [2 pp.]

"Watt's Statue"

"Well Bred Man"

"What is life, this cup of love . ."

"When oriental's Stone I Gin, J. C. Blues"

"Why not reply" [written on an army "Vehicle Pass Register" form]

"O yes I feel -- I feel"

BOX 3: Notebooks
Folder 3-1: Five Examination Books containing poems

"A Poem for My Brothers"
"A City Called Heaven"
"To Kiss, Or Dance Away with ____"
"I'll fight the odor on . ."
"Chicago is a bastard sound . ."
"Black Jesus"
"Trusty"

"Paid Pipers"
"like Wright . ."
"Westside Blues"

"Pikeville"
"no matter what you say . ."
"I loves ya honey . ."
"Tiny Jesus lit de candles . ."

"Black Valentines"
"Haven"
"For My Being"
"I'll put no gods or ideals above my peoples' . ."
"Don't you seek the answers . ."
"Chocolate sweet & brown . ."
"Christ Child"

"Tears filling in change, blood into creation . ."
"Home again eyes . ."
"Aesthetic Faces"
"D____ Sermons"
"Black Ethics"
"On a Tray"
"Lugging Shadows"

Folder 3-2: Brown Notebook "National"
"I Once Loved a Long-Legged Black Girl"
"Night 2 Walk"
"A Black Man Speaks"
"Chicago Stats"
"Why do spirits know..."
"Why do the Blues make me laugh..."
"6-14-71"
"Freedom"
"Black Woman"
"The Who Couldn't ___ to Black People"
"There ain't no res___ ..."
"C____ Jones --- BBB guidelines"
"Search for a New God"
"Pamela B is a postal clerk..."
"Danny Rup"
"The White Man's Weakness"
"Crying Time Is for Laughter (for Jackie Robinson)"
"A Poem for Poets"
"Poem for OBAC Boys and Girls"
"Harriet Tubman"
"For Omar Ahmed Shuayh"
"Harriet Tubman"
"Face to the Sun"
"Freedom Dance"
"Blues in the Night"
"Sensuous people are timeless..."
"Poem for Rain Lovers and Moonwatchers"
"A very grave crisis exists now in..."
"Japan"
"For J___s"
"--analyze 60's"
"I Love to Walk in Life"
"Mississippi Childhood"
"Poem for People Who Love"
"Black Man: Repeat the Sound in Joy"
"Streets Up in Heaven"
"Streets Up in Heaven"
"For Love"
"12/31/69" [mathematical calculations]
"Black Boy"
"long old road..."

Folder 3-3: Blue Notebook "Pen Rite"
"Weigh In"
"I'll Find Our Way"
"A Night to Myself"
"Stand up stepping sound & coming men..." [loose page]
"Black Politics"
"Sugar Woman"
"There is something about having been..."
"New Directions"
"Soul Chant"
"New Directions"
"I can walk Madison Ave at midnight..."
"Daddy and Law"
"When in my mind with tears and awe..."
"Step-Out"
"Blasphemy"
"Coming Home Clean"
"Last Time We Said Goodbye"
"Little Man"
"Death of a Dirty Blues"
"Black Quartets"
"Last Lines of All Prophets"
"Savior"
"Discovery"
"Home"
"When a Lover Comes Back"
"Fulfillment"
"Midnight Celebrant"
"After Lights"
"After Lights"
"New Covenants"
"Historical Cumoflouugh"
"Rhythm and Black"
"Father and Son"
"Judges"
"Freedom"
"The Student"
"Lame Duck Faculties"
"He had a big dick in his hands..."
"Love like castles are curtains..."
"man alone"
"sing a cana's song for me..."
"Black Angel Child"
"Time's photographs"
"you shoot mustenpies...
"Let the niggers march, now..."
"I wake up shouting in the morning..."
"pastured"
"Black_maleness..."
[annotations]

Folder 3-4: Brown stenographers notebook "Sterling Top Speed"
"Open Graves"
"__________"
"The Rebel Modern death Dream"
"Arm Chair Intellectual"
"Portrait"
"Cool Breeze"
"Autobiography"
"Parade"
"Love Song #1"
"John Coltrane"
"New Clergy"
"New Ritualists"
"Delicacy"
"Soul Junction"
"Boogie Woogie White Woman"
"Down to Earth (A)"
"Down to Earth (A)"
"Open Country"
"SoJourning"
"Shadows of the Blues"
"Open Country"
"Open Country"
"Black ___"
"Lines for a [lovely lady]"
"Stepping out Free"
"Melody (fonche)"
"Resolutions"
"(Soul) Black Messages"
"Weigh In"
"Intimate"
"A Night to Myself"
"Always a Stranger"
"We, as Ourselves"
"On the Avenue"
"I'll Find Our Way"
"Holy Ghost"
"Black Artist"
"You Made Them Walk"
"Roots"
"Papa"
"Black Belt"
"Sisters"
"Blues ___, Black Woke up Early"
"Like I Tell"
"Christmas Lights"
"Blues Come Black"
"Open Country"
[annotations]
"Brothers"
"The Encounter"
"Tempest"
"Hero"
"Statement"
"How to Assassinate My Brothers"
"Glasshouse"
"New Year Cheer, 1969"
"Five Burned Just the Other Day"
"The Freeborn"
"Lips Sealed or Dead"
"Vantage Point"
"Daybreak"
"Invitation"
[calculations]
"Mississippi day all day..."
[annotations on black power]
"Mississippi day all day..."
[annotations]

Folder 3-5: Green notebook "Montag's Blue Horse"
loose paper "Typing Paper"
loose paper "Big black clouds _______ and floated..." & "Reminder about use of dialect"
loose paper "LA"
"Mississippi"
"L.A."
"When I first heard it, I was conscientiously guarding..."
"Mississippi Constitution"
"Black Bourgeosie"
"Setting Clinton (Clifton) Miss."
"I sit softly on my ___ black ass..."
"Song Queen Afro -- U.S.A."
"Ode to an ____ Hussy"
[annotations/list]
"Fireflies sail about in revolutionary orbits..."
"J.C. Blues"
"Ave Mater"
"A Mother's Plea"
"C___ S___"
"The Gift , The Given, The Recipient"
[annotations]
"I'm gonna walk that ____ white way"
[annotations]

Folder 3-6: Yellow legal pad
"Prologue p. 3"
"Prologue p. 4"
"Search for all paths..."
"Notes for Us & Willie as He Returns"
"Old Folks and Deeper Things"
"Children of Drought"
"Let the dust settle..."
"There is no way words..."
"I would sings about..."
"i and i have been..."
"i have seen so many..."
"each year on declaration day..."
"the bicentennial is a tombstone..."
"in tribute to those..."
"in the ____ soul singers are not..."
[annotations]
[newspaper clipping -- photo with caption "Carrying a note pad, Joan Little approaches Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., for third day of her trial..."]
[annotations]

Folder 3-7: Brown notebook "Three Pockets" [TLS December 17, 1967 from Steve Austin removed to Box ___ Folder ____]
[annotations and calculations]
"The Autobiography of Two Dreams"
"New Borns"
"New Borns"
"I was born in Clinton, Miss in 1940 to the daughter of..."
"The Killers"
"Gold Mine at My Fingertips"
"Dark Roads for Holymen"
"Black Exposure"
[annotations]
"'I tell you I can't read a book..."
"spirit world"
"What a Mighty Fine Morning"
"And I Go Unto My People"
[annotations]
"Burninn"
"Talk about Living"
"Black Valentine"
"Eternal Retr____"
"Soul Dancer"
"Soul Mirrors"
"Just Like Jesus"
"Islands of Saints"
"Men without Eyes"
"First Songs, Black Dawn"
"Old Folks Singing Dusk"
"They Sons Separate"
"Songs Carry Us Along"
"Big Trees, Bloody Land"
"Silent Men, Lost Women"
"Souls Soar and Roar"
"Black Spears, Our Hope"
"Battles Huge, Prophets Die"
"Black Dreams Make Men"
"Can't Killing Willing Fires"
"Black Spirits Keep Watch"
"In Time All Gods Die"
"Sunset"
"Last Time We Danced (for the brothers who kicked ass when the crackers killed ___)"
"Home Economics"
"Intention"
"Little Black Boys"
"The Plowmen"
"Sunday Suns"
"Next Stop Eternity: Psalms of a Free Nigger (for Steve Austin)"
"Aspirins and a Nine Blues (for Paul Crump)"
"Circle Church"
"The Swan and Ants"
"My Father's Dream"
"The Black Workers"
"A New Song"
"Far Away in the Sky"
"I Use to Be a Singer"
"There Is no Music Like Life"
"Daddy Walker Walks No More (But Flies Within Our Souls)"
"The Revolutionary"
"The Glasshouse"
"Blues and Mood"
"After Thoughts"
"The First Circle"
"I can take a bomb and blow every damn..."
"Everything exists in the mind, heaven, hell, love, hate..."
"Black people make black art..."
"A Cup of Blood"
"The biggest tragedy in the world is that people don't..."
"I told Jesus..."
"African Doll"
"Love Lesson"
"Collard Greens..."
"You Can't Talk about Love"
"Aquarius"
"Aquarius"
"Fingertips"
"Be so glad..."
"Ancient History"
"From the Dialogue of Slaves"
"Heaven Here"
"This World I Love"
"Africa, My Soul"
"She Flew Too High"
"I been on trial..."
"Men Without Eyes"
"First Songs, Black Dawn"
"Old Folks Singing, Dusk"
"The Sons Separate"
"Silent Men, Lost Women"
"Souls Roam and Soar"
"Black Spears, Our Hope"
"Bullies Rage, Prophets Die"
"Black Dreams Make Men"
"You Can't Kill Willing Fires"

Folder 3-8: White notebook "Mohawk"
"Monument"
"Troubles"
"Destinations"
"Deepest Darkness, Shallow Love"
"Deepest Darkness, Shallow Love"
"You Know God"
"Melancholy"
"Mercy"
"Worship"
"Mary"
"Sanctuary"
"Rigor Mortis"
"Straight Jacket"
"By Day"
"By Night"
"I Intend to Sing"
"Spiritual"
"Passage"
"Holiday"
"Treasure"
"Post Office"
"Tree Top"
"Constellation"
"People"
"I Can Understand"
"Fountains"
"Coming of a Nigger Christ"
[calculations]
"Rise up from Fear"
"Coming Home Clean"
"Stokely"
"sex like desire..."
"I rose up for seven years..."
"I want to be all in everything..."
"don lee..."
"Black souls crack universes..."
"On Becoming Black"
"Ain't Got No Place to Go"
[annotations]
"daddy night"
[annotations]
"There is no music like life, no sounds as redemptive..."
"Old Hag"
[annotations and calculations]

Folder 3-9: Yellow legal pad
[annotations beginning "Alex La Guma..."
"you sketched flowing to me..."
"whose blade slit some obay's guts..."
"We been together so long..."
"soul conceived. the bodies tied, skinned, thrown..."
"Requiem for Caldonia"
"Dimensions"
"Worthday"
"of if we never touch again..."
"Weigh In"

Folder 3-10: Red notebook "Roosevelt University"
[inserted newspaper clipping "Jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane Dies" by Leonard Feather in Chicago Sun-Times (July 18, 1967)]
"Exodus"
"Song of Life"
"Survivor"
"Payday at the P.O."
"Song of God"
"Well Done"
"Trailblazer"
"The Meeting"
"Messiah"
"Oblige"
"Sometimes the blues make you shout..."
"Feel like black..."
"Recognition"
"Young Doctors"
"Black Mothers"
"Beyond the Nigger"
"Night Clouds"
"Conn___"
"Hip Nigger"

Folder 3-11: Yellow notebook "1,2,3"
"Late Moses"
"Calling on a Black God"
"Trash Apples"
"Mask Makers"
"Low Lamps"
"Endkeeper"
"Look, you beware..."
"Porkchops & Pussy"
"Wide River to Cross"
"Mississippi Rose"
"love is not enough..."
"Street Invitation"
"we is a-dyin..."
"Black skin, white masks, is the saga..."
"Fannie Mae"
"Lucille"
"Hat"
"Heavenly Spade"
"Been in the Storm so Long"
"I remember hilltops, gullies,..."
"Chicago Chicago"
"Cathedral in the Ghetto and Other Poems" [review]
"We a BaddDDD People" [review]
"Soul of a Sapphire" [review]
[annotations]
[class notes dated 2-18-70 through 5-25-70]
[psychology notes?]
"I Done Seen Them Troubles..."
"ain't nothing wrong..."
"every day half past three..."
"of laws..."
"The Poor"
"Half Black, Half Blacker"
"La"
"Witchcraft"
"Bigger?"
"Suddenly all my spirits tracks..."
[annotations]

BOX 4: Notebooks
Folder 4-1: Orange notebook kept while on jury duty in the fall of 1976
"Jury Trial"
"if time..."
"when you are lock up with thirteen total strangers..."
"i would be glad to pay the state..."
"Not Met"
"funny in Chicago how you never notice..."
"I don't see..."
"i no longer approached his presence..."
"and i become silent..."
"believe me I try not to argue..."
"when they fed us sandwichs..."
"once I saw a snail..."
"ironic ain't it"
"if religions didn't preach dignity in death..."
"my people love to sing..."
"Scrapbook"
"the trees always clustered in their embraces..."
"if democracy stand..."
"we are not each other's keepers..."
"Like a private mythology..."
"i thought then i was at the top..."
"Sharecroppers"
"Birthsong"
"Contrasts"
"Happy Birthday from an alternate"
"i wish you all power"

Folder 4-2: Denim notebook
"on a cold ___ day..."
"Winter Songs"
"Sparrows"
"from daylight rises to eyes Haiku"
"Answering Blues"
"Answering the Blues"
"February 1, 1979"
"February 2, 1979"
"February 4, 1979"
"February 7, 1979"
"February 8, 1979"
"February 9, 1979"
"February 11, 1979"
"February 12, 1979"
"February 13, 1979"
"February 14, 1979"
"February 15, 1979"
"February 16, 1979"
"February 17, 1979"
"February 19, 1979"
"February 20, 1979"
"February 21, 1979"
"February 23, 1979"
"February 26, 1979"
"General Theme From the USA to the USA"
"Our longing for freedom..."
"Everything come from kindness..."
"My history is a notebook..."
"Our day is bent crooked shapeless..."
"Until our fathers..."
"Breathing Space"
[annotations]
"Imitating Nothingness"
"I don't know anything"
"Teacher"
"Trying to ___some happy tome"

Folder 4-3: Green notebook
[annotations]
"I can cry for you..."
"Marshall B. Williams Brown..."
[annotations]
"Before I knew the door..."
"Well now John Henry they say..."
"Capetown"
"Well now..."
"I am the man who makes the news..."
"my baby ain't no dishwasher..."
"i walk the cold streets..."
"for me the mighty golden rule..."
[annotations]
"Dear Robert Smith O'Connor"
[annotations]
"'all he got now is yesterday..."
[annotations]

Folder 4-4: Green notebook "Eye-Ease"
[annotations]
"Blue Ages"
[annotations]
[annotations dated 3-20-75]
"Book 1. Serve You Right"
"Book III. Calling"
"Pain"
"Blues, Co Mere"
"My heart coughs..."
"Decade"
"2. House of New Day"
"3. Processional"
"For Bad E."
"Classes are Closed"
[annotations]
"For the Young"
"How can I face blame..."
"if you got the blues..."
"I saw you come bloody like..."
"For Harriet N."
"for you teeming..."
[annotations]
"to reach out wanting..."
"Earth"
[annotations dated 6-17-76]

Folder 4-5: Pink notebook "Dri-point Steno"
"Mississippi"
"Childhood"
"in my life..."
"Classmates"
"the years are watchtowers..."
"Measuring Cup"
"that road..."
"they are digging up..."
"South Shores"
"Kaniba" [dated 9-5-1978]
"Tehran"
"Managua, 1979"
"Managua"
"when dreams come alive..."
[annotations]
[annotations dated 3-29-79]
"all I c___ I hear..."
"'it is time to make time'..."
"Managua, 1979"
"Managua, 1979"
[calculations]

Folder 4-6: Yellow stenographer notebook "Penway"
"I know I can never know..."
[calculations}
"I know I can never know..."
[calculations]
[BEGIN AGAIN FROM THE BACK PAGE]
"As I walk the streets alone..."
"So I walk the streets alone..."
"Can I live..."
"For Black Children"
"Morning"
"The American B___"
"It is hard to hear a poet die..."
"from the ___ of broken dreams..."
"Bannings"
[annotations]
"Chicago is bricked stones..."

Folder 4-7: Brown notebook "Progress"
"On the Corner Watch"
"Jack ____"
"By making us walk..."
[loose paper: For Jack Outlined"

Folder 4-8: Blue notebook "Penworthy Quality"
"When Willie McGee was sitting..."
"Let Life"
"When your smiles are in cells..."
"When I can't let my love go..."
"New Man"
"Requiem Right Time"
"New Black World"
"Behind my African mask..."
"Central Avenue, West"
"Knower of the New Ark"
"They Stood on the Hill"
"Black people, us is my song..."
"Planter"
"At Sunset"
"Out Sere"
"Address Unknown"
"i wanted to be a writer..."
"Summer Is Almost Gone"
"Sister Dicey Mae"
"S____ as a Black Man"
"'_____ go where I send you'..."
"Let the Soul Answer the Dead"
"Metamorphosis"
"I Follow Clean Streams"
"Way Down in My Soul"
"Towards Love"
"Ambassadors Like Faithful Comets"
"1. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me"
"Black Nationalist"
"By its very nature, a stone will..."
[annotations on black publishing]

Folder 4-9: Brown notebook "Handy-Comp Extra Value"
[annotations dated 27 March 64 - 30 Dec 65 on army service]
"The day I arrived was normal march..." [beginning of long prose piece on army service]
[annotations]
"Black Spartans"
"Black Spartans"
"The Cross, A Drama"
"The Triumph"
"Peak Elevation"
"The Preacher"
"My heart bled..."
"To Rudolph Davidson"
"No more sighing, no more weeping..."
"The Just Plea"
"Mister Charlie's Boy: A Siloquy"
"The Saw Giant"
"Behind the Eight Ball"
"The Promise"
"Alabama"
"Soul Suite"
"Valentine Kiss"
"The Black Ghetto"
"Mississippi Spartans"
"The Warriors Spartans"
"Prologue"


BOX 5: Manuscripts -- Prose and Reviews

Folder 5-1:
TM. "And They Called Whitey" [class paper for Psychology 394 with professor's annotations; 13 pp.].

Folder 5-2:
TM. "Biography" [handwritten corrections; 1 p.]

Folder:
TM. "The Biography of Two Dreams" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "The Black Aesthetics" [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Black Changes" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Black Children and Survival Education" [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Black Exposure" [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Black Rituals: As an Attache Case for Cultural Philosophy" [handwritten corrections; dated "2-21-75"].

Folder:
TM. "The Blues as a Way Black People View and Evaluate Life" [1 p.].

Folder:
AM. "The Creative Writer: Black Style" [10 pp.].

Folder:
TM. ". . crisis. Dr. King had a solution that the majority . ." [handwritten corrections; 9 pp.].

Folder:
AM. "Dear Malcolm, I know its now too late, for me to say what I feel . ." [2 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Double-consciousness: The Face in the Soulmirrors of Africans" [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].

Folder:
AM. [journal/notes on Fort Knox, Kentucky stationary; dated January 3-7, 1964; 4 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Giant Steps" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Goldmine at My Fingertips" [2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Growth to Black Art" [4 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Growth to Black Art" [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "I challenge Black Artists to be as adept . ." [handwritten corrections; 1p.].

Folder:
TM. "I have reached a very uncertain path . ." [handwritten corrections; 4 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Intimations of a Late Confession" [2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "The Love of Man" [handwritten corrections; signed and dated "February 6, 1964"; 4 pp.].

Folder:
AM. "Lucille Patterson is a sister of the sail . ." [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "The moment culture becomes entangled into ideological debate . ." [3 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "The Most Revolutionary Thing that 'White Christians' Could Do Is Become Christian . ." [7 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Notes on Another Day" [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.].

Folder:
Carbon TM. "Notes on Another Day" [4 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Notes on Black Art" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "OBAC Writer's Workshop" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "On Life" [handwritten corrections; 4 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Pan-African Education and Black Survival" [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Quebec is a city of life . ." [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Rise of the Bad Nigger Image" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Sculpture of Our Desire" [handwritten corrections; signed; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Search for a Pan-African Vision/Plan" [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Some Ideas of Where We Are at And on the School" [2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Southern Roots & The Art of Dumas" [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "A Step Beyond Rapping" [handwritten corrections; signed; 3 pp.].

Folder:
TM. "Toward the Development of Conceptual Frameworks and Methodological Models for Teaching the Creative Arts" [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "Understanding the Past as a Guide to Controlling the Future" [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. "A very grave crisis exists now in the Black Community . ." [signed; 1 p.].

Folder:
AM. untitled [7 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of American Hunger by Richard Wright [6 pp.].
TM. Review of American Hunger by Richard Wright [handwritten corrections; pink paper notes attached; 8 pp.].
TM. Review of American Hunger by Richard Wright [9 pp.]. 3 copies.


Folder:
TM. Review of Behold Mama Flowers! by Mongane Wally Serote [handwritten corrections and additions [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Bound to Violence by Yambo Ouologuem [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Brotha A to Sistuh Z [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].
TM. Review of Brotha A to Sistuh Z [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Cathedral in the Ghetto and Other Poems by Octave Lilly [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.].
TM. Review of Cathedral in the Ghetto and Other Poems by Octave Lilly [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of China Poems by Dennis Brutus [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].
TM. Review of China Poems by Dennis Brutus [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of The Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in America by Samuel F. Yette [handwritten corrections; signed; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of The Courageous and the Proud by Samuel Vance [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
Carbon TM. Review of Fly to Allah by Marvin X [3 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Garvey/Lumumba/Malcolm: Black Nationalist-Separatists by Shawna Maglangbayan [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
AM. Review of The Gospel Sound by Columbia Records [2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Hopes Tied Up in Promises by Julius Eric Thompson [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of A LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Bibliography by Theodore Hudson [handwritten corrections; signed; 1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Look at the People by Bernie Casey [handwritten corrections; 3 pp.].

Folder:
AM. Review of Manifesto for a Black Revolutionary Party by James Boggs [2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Racial Democracy in Brazil by Abdias Do Nascimento [17 pp.].
TM. Review of Racial Democracy in Brazil by Abdias Do Nascimento [16 pp.].
TM. Review of Racial Democracy in Brazil by Abdias Do Nascimento [14 pp.].
TM and AM. Review of Racial Democracy in Brazil by Abdias Do Nascimento [6 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Sweetblood Call: The Blues Purity of Louisiana Red [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].
TM. Review of Sweetblood Call: The Blues Purity of Louisana Red [handwritten corrections; 4 pp.].
TM. Review of Sweetblood Call: The Blues Purity of Louisiana Red [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].
TM. Review of Sweetblood Call: The Blues Purity of Louisiana Red [5 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Time on the Cross by Robert William Fogel and Stanley Engerman [handwritten corrections; 4 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Vodoo/Love Magic by Angela Jackson [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.].

Folder:
TM. Review of We a Bad People by Sonia Sanchez [1 p.].

Folder:
TM. Review of Windy Place by Henry Blakely [handwritten corrections; 1 p.].

BOX 6: Manuscripts and Galleys

Folder: Typed poems previously kept in a plastic folder (original arrangement preserved)

"Evening Song"
"Address Unknown"
"Simeon As A Black Man"
"A Messenger"
"Knower of the New Ark"
"A Black Messenger, Stokely Carmichael" [handwritten corrections]
"Old Black Woman" [handwritten corrections]
"Planter"
"Black Nationalist (for maulana ron karenga)"
"NewMan" [handwritten corrections]
"The Blues Man Returns" [handwritten corrections]
"Self-Defense"
"The Fight"
"Let Life"
"Out Dere"
"Trip"
"When I Drink Bitter Tea"
"Know It"
"So, This Is Life"
"Blackpeople, u is my song" [handwritten corrections]
"Impregnable Fortress"
"The Portrait: a belated birthday riff (for kay salotenberg)"
"If We must Live" [same title on verso]
"Liberation"
"Ascension"
"Right Time" [handwritten corrections]
"In Light Years to Come"
"My God"
"At Sunset" [handwritten corrections]
"The More I See Life"
"Ujamaa"
"Sweet Things for Black Brothers" [11 pp.]

Folder: Poems influenced by Common Hands approach to art
"Long Road"
"We must make tomorrow . ." [typed signature]
"Coal Strike, 1978"
"A New Song" [handwritten corrections]
"until my fathers . ."
"until my fathers . ."
"Lexington"
"Light"
"Kariba" [2 pp.]
"Kariba" [handwritten corrections; 2 pp.]
"Awakening" [typed Chicago address]
"Freedom Song (for James Matthews, South African Poet)" [typed Chicago address]
"Contrasts" [typed Chicago address]
"Black on Black Crime" [typed Chicago address]
"they speak democratically . ."
"there is no way words . ." [handwritten corrections]
"Prayer for Blood Brothers"

Folder:
Red "Efficiency" Notebook containing ideas for "Black Rituals."

Folder:
TM. "Black Rituals" [handwritten corrections; 20 pp.]

Folder:
TM. Johari Amini's editorial notes on "Black Rituals." [handwritten notations].

Folder:
Galleys. "Black Rituals"

Folder:
AM. "Clinton" [5 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Clinton" [18 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Clinton" [handwritten corrections and notations; 21 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Clinton" [56 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Clinton" [handwritten notations; multiple copies of some pages and other pages missing; 49 pp.]

Folder:
Copy TM. "Clinton" [25 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Clinton" [handwritten corrections; 9 pp.]

Folder:
Copy TM. "Clinton" [25 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Clinton" [handwritten notations; 25 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "From the Mouth" [unpublished manuscript; 51 pp.]
With: TLS. No date. Ahmos Zu-Bolton II to Sterling Plumpp.

Folder:
TM. "The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go" [handwritten notations; 61 pp.]

Folder:
First Galleys. "The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go" [handwritten notations; 48 pp.]

Folder:
Copy Galleys. "The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go" [handwritten notations; 49 pp.]

Folder:
Galleys. "The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go" [48 pp.]

Folder:
Graphic Design. "The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go"

Folder:
TM. "The Only Road I Know" [first draft; 63 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "The Only Road I Know" [handwritten corrections; 190 pp.]

BOX 7: Manuscripts & Galleys
Folder:
TM. "Short Songs" [59 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Snow Fell on My Name" [70 pp.]

Folder:
Typed draft. "Somehow We Survive" [handwritten corrections; some galleys; 166 pp.]

Folder:
Copy Galleys. "Somehow We Survive" [53 pp.]

Folder:
Copy Galleys. "Somehow We Survive" [57 pp.]

Folder:
Galleys. "Somehow We Survive" [handwritten notations; 68 pp.]

Folder:
AM. "Steps to Break the Circle" [49 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Steps to Break the Circle" [handwritten corrections; 16 pp.]

Folder:
TM. "Steps to Break the Circle" [handwritten corrections; 10 pp.]

Folder:
Spiral Bound Copy TM. "Steps to Break the Circle" [inscribed by author to Dorothy Abbott on cover;

Folder:
TM. "Without Any Steeple, Poems by Students from Libby, Bontemps, and Sherman Schools Sponsored by Sherman Park Chicago Public Library Branch, Sterling D. Plumpp, Workshop Director" [handwritten corrections; 33 pp.]
With: TLS. December 18, 1978. Sterling D. Plumpp to Mrs. Gunn.


Manuscripts

Folder 2-1: Inside envelope "Published poems plus one long unpublished one"
TM. "I hear the shuffles of the people's feet..." [published in Obsidian and The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go; handwritten corrections; 7pp.].

TM. "'it is time to make time'" [published in The Black Scholar; handwritten corrections and annotations; 5pp.].

TM. "For Paul Robeson" [published in Obsidian; handwritten corrections].

TM. "Managua, 1979" [published in The Black Scholar].

TM. "Managua, 1978" [published in The Black Scholar].

TM. "Teheran" [published in The Black Scholar].

TM. "Tehran, 1978"

TM. "they are digging up..."

TM. "Capetown" [published in The Otherwise [illegible]; handwritten corrections; 2pp.].

TM. ["Complete version of 'Before Toubob' also known 'for Black Children'"] [handwritten corrections; 21pp.]

Envelope with annotations as to manuscript contents.

Folder 2-2: Inside envelope "Two proposed poetry manuscripts"
TM. ["Snow Fell On My Name submitted to Harper & Row and rejected because it was too heavily oral -- not tight enough form (illegible)"]

TM. ["From the Mouth submitted to Earth Energy Communications and Zu Bolton's letter is included"] [handwritten corrections; 57pp.]
Also: TLS. No date. Ahmos Zu-Bolton II to Sterling Plumpp.

Envelope with annotations as to manuscript contents

Correspondence

Folder 1: 1962
ALS. April 5, 1962. Emma Hedge in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Atchison, KA. With envelope.

ALS. September 22, 1962. Mrs. Carrie Kerford Level in Atchison, KA to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. October 16, 1962. Mrs. Level in Atchison, KA to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. November 20, 1962. "Carrie" in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

Folder 2: 1963
ALS. January 23, 1963. "Aunt Carrie" in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. November 26, 1963. Katie C. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope. Re: death of President Kennedy, coeducation, Tougaloo College.

Folder 3: 1964
ALS. January 16, 1964. Katie M. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Envelope.

ALS. January 27, 1964. Mattie Dixon in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Envelope.

ALS. January 31, 1964. Carrie Jefferson in Jackson, MS to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Envelope.

Birthday Card. February 4, 1964. Katie Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Envelope.

ALS. February 4, 1964. Mattie Dixon in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Enclosed: TLS. January 29, 1964. Harry H. Semrow, Postmaster to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. Envelope.

ALS. February 10, 1964. Carrie Jefferson in Jackson, MS to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Envelope.

ALS. February 10, 1964. Lea Morris in Prairie View, TX to Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. Envelope.

ALS. April 6, 1964. "Katie" in Jackson, MS to Pvt. Sterling Brown at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Envelope.

ALS. April 10, 1964. Emma Hedge in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Gd., MD. Envelope.

ALS. August 2, 1964. Fred in Washington, DC to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Envelope.

ALS. December 3, 1964. Carrie Jefferson in Jackson, MS to Pfc. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen P.G., MD. Envelope.

Folder 4: 1965
ALS. February 24, 1965. Carrie Jefferson in Jackson, MS to Pfc. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. March 3, 1965. Carrie Jefferson in Jackson, MS to Pfc. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. March 9, 1965. "Aunt Emma" in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. May 13, 1965. Stanley Warren, Sr. in Harvey, IL to P.F.C. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. June 20, 1965. Emma Hedge in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. July 3, 1965. Mattie Dixon in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. August 29, 1965. Mattie Dixon in Chicago, IL to Pfc. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

Christmas Card. December 15, 1965. "Wm and Emma" in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. December 17, 1965. Mattie Dixon in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

Folder 5: 1966
ALS. February 26, 1966. Katie M. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. May 26, 1966. Emma Johnson in Jackson, MS to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. November 10, 1966. Katie M. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope. Re: James Baldwin, possible GE strike, saving money.

Folder 6: 1967
ALS. April 26, 1967. Katie M. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. May 14, 1967. Katie M. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. June 8, 1967. Katie M. Jenkins in Jackson, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. December 17, 1967. Steve Austin to Sterling Plumpp.

Folder: 1968
ALS. John P. Sherrol to Sterling [Plumpp].

Folder 7: 1969
TLS. April 21, 1969. Jean Lambert, managing editor of The Covenant Companion to Sterling [Plumpp].

Folder 8: 1970
TLS. July 21, 1970. Bob Lucas to Sterling Plumpp. Re: invitation to participate in a Revolutionary Study Project.

ALS. August 23, 1970. Katie [Jenkins] in Jackson, MS to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. September 1, 1970. Katie Mae [Jenkins] in Jackson, MS to "Sterling and Falvia."

Postcard. October 19, 1970. [illegible name] in Berkeley, CA to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. December 14, 1970. Fred [L. Banks, Jr.] in Jackson, MS to Sterling and Flavia [Plumpp].

ALS. December 15, 1970. Katie [Jenkins] in Jackson, MS to "Falvia."

Folder 9: 1971
ALS. March 2, 1971. [illegible] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. April 19, 1971. Elijah Muhammad, Messenger of Allah, to Sterling D. Plumpp. Envelope.

ALS. October 5, 1971. Charlotte Wilhite in Madison, WI to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

Folder 10: 1972
ALS. May 5, 1972. Katie [Jenkins] and Mary in Jackson, MS to "Sterling and Fal" [Plumpp].

ALS. May 6, 1972. Tiny Payton in Wanpun State Prison, WI to [Sterling] Plumpp.

ALS. June 10, 1972. "Mr. Rouse & Little Bill" in [illegible], CA to "Fal & Sterling" [Plumpp].

Telegram. August 15, 1972. Julie in Brooklyn, NY to Ste[r]ling Plumpp.

ALS. August 17, 1972. Ramona Jackson in Flint, MI to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope. Re: Black Rituals.

ALS. August 27, 1972. Jean Lambert in New York, NY to Falvia & Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. September 21, 1972. Irving C. Lambert of Glen Ellyn, IL to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. October 27, 1972. Del Jones, director of Friendly Town in Cleveland, OH to Don Lee, editor of Institute of Positive Education.

ALS. December 21, 1972. Anne E. Goode in Washington, DC to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

Folder 11: 1973
ALS. 1973. Bob [Stern] at The Savage: A Chicago Magazine to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

ALS. January 22, 1973. Maga Jackson of Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

Postcard. February 2, 1973. "Willie" in Los Angeles, CA to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. February 11, 1973. Emory Giles to [Sterling] Plumpp.

TLS. February 26, 1973. Lloyd C. Allen II in Venice, CA to Sterling Plumpp.

Copy TLS. June 4, 1973. Prentiss Taylor in Cambridge, MA to Don L. Lee.

TL and Copy TLS. June 19, 1973. Matt Gardner, Jr. in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp. Attached: Copy TLS. March 28, 1973. Linda Byrd of Third World Press to Matthew Gardner.

ALS. August 21, 1973. Douglas of Circle Book Store in Chicago, IL to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. September 7, 1973. Jennifer Moye to [Sterling] Plumpp.

ALS. September 20, 1973. Renee Brinkman to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. November 1, 1973. E. J. Josey, Chief of Bureau of Academic and Research Libraries of the University of the State of New York, to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. November 2, 1973. E. J. Josey to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Christmas Card. December 1973. Frieda Livie in Moscow, USSR to [Sterling] Plumpp. Envelope.

Folder 12: 1974
ALS. May 23, 1974. Alfredonia Thomas Lambert to Sterling [Plumpp]. Enclosed: "Try to See" by Alfredonia Thomas Lambert in Christian Science Sentinel (July 14, 1973).

TLS. May 29, 1974. Grace S. Holt at University of Illinois to Sterling Plumpp.

Copy TL. June 15, 1974. Haki R. Madhubuti (don l. lee) and Abena Seiwaa (joan p. brown) et al. to Ossie Davis, chairman of North American Zone of Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.

TLS. November 22, 1974. from Hoyt W. Fuller of Organization of Black American Culture.

Folder 13: 1975
TLS. March 18, 1975. Stephen L. Schlesinger, secretary of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to Sterling Plumpp.

ALS. May 15, 1975. Louise A. Pough of Chicago Public Schools to Sterling Plumpp.

Copy ALS. June 1975. LeRoy in Brooklyn to Steve.

TLS. June 25, 1975. Haki R. Madhubuti [Don L. Lee] of Black Books Bulletin to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

ALS. September 4, 1975. Cecil Abrahams in Montreal, Quebec to "Brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

TLS. December 11, 1975. Hoyt W. Fuller of Black World to Sterling Plumpp of Chicago, IL.

Folder 14: 1976
ALS. January 9, 1976. Pete Randall at Ravan Press in Johannesburg to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. March 15, 1976. Fred L. Banks, Jr., Mississippi House of Representatives, to Mr. & Mrs. Sterling Plumpp.

ALS. May 4, 1976. Hoyt Fuller in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

TLS. May 24, 1976. G. E. Murray in Oak Park, IL to Sterling Plumpp.

ALS. December 5, 1976. Mari Evans in Bloomington, IN to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

ALS. December 12, 1976. Tom Dent in New Orleans, LA to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. December 20, 1976. Murry N. DePillars of Virginia Commonwealth University to Sterling Plumpp.

Folder 14: 1977
Copy TLS. March 21, 1977. Dennis Brutus, President of South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee to President Jimmy Carter.

TLS. June 7, 1977. [illegible "Kiami?"] in Chicago, IL to Sterling [Plumpp].

TL. August 19, 1977. First World: An International Journal of Black Thought to Sterling Plumpp.

Folder 15: 1978
TLS. January 19, 1978. Duane Stewart of Olive-Harvey College in Chicago, IL to [Sterling] Plumpp.

Postcard. [July] 13, 1978. Eugene Redmond in Amsterdam, Holland to Sterling Plumpp.

TLS. October 30, 1978. Jerry W. Ward, Jr. at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Folder 16: 1979
Postcard. January 20, 1979. Eugene [Redmond] in Nigeria to Sterling Plumpp.

TLS. April 4, 1979. Earl W. Porter, Secretary of Board of Trustees of the University of Illinios to Sterling D. Plumpp.

ALS. May 10, 1979. Vickie to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. May 21, 1979. Mandlenkosi Langa of Medu Art Ensemble in Botswana to Sterling Plumpp.

TLS. May 30, 1979. Haki R. Madhubuti [Don L. Lee] of Third World Press to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. August 6, 1979. Haki R. Madhubuti [Don L. Lee] of Third World Press to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. October 8, 1979. Joe Weixlmann, editor of Black American Literature Forum, to [Sterling] Plumpp.

Folder 16: 1980
AL. June 21, 1980. B. Carter in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. Envelope.

TLS. November 6, 1980. Hal Wylie, Publisher of The Gar, to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Postcard. November 19, 1980. Jennifer in New York, NY to Sterling Plumpp.

ALS. November 24, 1980. Leonard Kora in Cape Town, South Africa to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Folder 17: 1981
TLS. January 7, 1981. Cecil Abrahams at Lennoxville, Quebec to Sterling Plumpp.

TLS. March 18, 1981. Sterling D. Plumpp to John Long, director Project Upward Bound. Re: recommendation for Lise Tillman.

ALS. September 26, 1981. Caletta Ali to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. November 4, 1981. Barbara Marchel in New York, NY to Sterling Plumpp. Envelope.

Folder 18: 1982
TLS. March 2, 1982. Jerry W. Ward, Jr. at Tougaloo College to Sterling D. Plumpp. Envelope.

TLS. May 20, 1982. Murry N. DePillars of Virginia Commonwealth University to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. June 4, 1982. C. Mwakasaka, Vice-Chairperson of the South African Literature Society, to Sterling Plumpp. Enclosed: pamphlet and letters on the South African Literature Society. Envelope.

TLS. July 29, 1982. Jeffrey H. Haas to "Dear Friend." Re: assist parole of James (Yaki) Sayles.

Copy TLS. August 6, 1982. Julius E. Thompson of Florida Memorial College to [Sterling] Plumpp. Attached: form for Black Poets in Mississippi Project completed by Sterling Plumpp.

Copy TLS. August 27, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL to Dr. Julius E. Thompson.

Copy TLS. August 30, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL to Dorothy Abbott at the University of Mississippi. Re: Sterling D. Plumpp Collection.

Copy TLS. August 31, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL to Dorothy Abbott at University of Mississippi. Re: Sterling D. Plumpp Collection.

Copy TL. September 13, 1982. William Ferris, Director of Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, to Sterling D. Plumpp. Re: Margaret Walker.

TLS. September 20, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris.

Copy TL. September 22, 1982. William Ferris to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Copy TLS. September 26, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp to Dorothy Abbott and William Ferris.

TLS. October 6, 1982. Joe at Indiana State University to Sterling [Plumpp]. Envelope.

Copy TLS. October 25, 1982. Martha Doyel at University of Mississippi to Sterling Plumpp.

Copy TLS. November 4, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp to Dorothy Abbott.

Copy TLS. November 9, 1982. William Ferris to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. November 29, 1982. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris.

TL. December 8, 1982. William Ferris to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Folder 19: 1983
TLS. September 28, 1983. Anne Hollander, Chair of Admissions Committee of PEN American Center, to Sterling Plumpp.

Copy TLS. November 3, 1983. Dorothy R. Abbott to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. December 29, 1983. Sterling D. Plumpp to Dorothy Abbott

Folder 20: 1984
Copy January 2, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to Dr. Michael Hornisch of John F. Kennedy Institut at Freie Universitat of Berlin.

TL. March 16, 1984. William Ferris to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. May 29, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris. Enclosed: TM. "It Is the Blues (for Bill & Mrs. Ferris)" [Signed and dated "May 28, 1984"].

TLS. June 15, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to Dorothy Abbott.

TLS. July 28, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris. Enclosed: Copy TM. "The Delta" [Signed and dated "July 9, 1984"]; Copy TM. "First Annual Chicago Blues Festival, 1984" [Signed and dated "10 June 1984"].

TLS. October 2, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris.

TLS. December 7, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to Dr. William Ferris. Enclosed: Copy TM. "Clock Music (for Virginia Louise)" [Signed and dated "December 7, 1984"].

TLS. December 31, 1984. Sterling D. Plumpp to Bill [Ferris]. Attached: handwritten yellow stickie note.

Folder 21: 1985
TLS. July 13, 1985. Sterling D. Plumpp to Bill [Ferris]. Enclosed: TM. "Son" [Signed and dated "July 13, 1985"

TLS. September 8, 1985. Sterling D. Plumpp to Bill [Ferris].

TLS. September 23, 1985. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris.

Folder 22: 1986
TLS. April 11, 1986. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris.

TLS. April 22, 1986. Sterling D. Plumpp to William Ferris.

2 empty envelopes.

Box ? --Correspondence & Manuscripts from Other Authors

Folder 1: Steve Austin Correspondence
ALS. January 28, 1969. Steve Austin to Sterling Plumpp.

ALS. April 1, 1970. Steve Austin in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. June 1, 1970. Steve Austin in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. April 13, 1971. Steve Austin in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. April 15, 1971. Steve Austin in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.
With envelope. Enclosed: TM. "Time" [handwritten signature by Austin].

ALS. June 15, 1971. Steve [Austin] to [Sterling] Plumpp.

TLS. June 22, 1971. Steve [Austin] to "Brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

ALS. December 28, 1971. Steve Austin to Sterling Plumpp. With envelope.

ALS. April 23, 1973. Steve [Austin] to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. May 8, 1973. Steve [Austin] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. June 26, 1974. Steve [Austin] to "Brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

ALS. N.d. Steve [Austin]. [page 2 only].

ALS. N.d. Steve [Austin] to [Sterling] Plumpp.

ALS. N.d. Steve [Austin] to [Sterling] Plumpp.

Folder 2: Steve Austin Manuscripts
TM. "Resume" [for Steve Austin; 3pp.]

TM. "Translation Two [2pp.]

TM. "Blackness: A State of Mind" and "Spacing"

TM. "I Am We Are All Poems" [handwritten signatures, initials, and annotations; typed date "1970"; 16 pp.]

TM. "Separation" and "Requiem of An Ex-Street Nigger"

Xerox TM. "a letter to leroy from a brother in chi." [handwritten signature and typed date "June 1975"]

TM. "Time" [handwritten annotations and signature]

TM. "Translation" [typed date "1970"; 3pp.]

Folder 3: Arna Bontemps Correspondence
TLS. February 2, 1968. Arna Bontemps in Chicago, IL to William Targ, Editor-in-Chief, G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York, NY. Re: Richard Wright's biography.

Folder 4: Gwendolyn Brooks Correspondence
ALS. August 31, 1980. Gwendolyn Brooks in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. April 9, 1982. Gwendolyn Brooks in Chicago, IL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. N.d. [Gwendolyn Brooks] to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. N.d. Gwen Brooks to Sterling [Plumpp].

Empty envelope.

Folder 5: Dennis Brutus Correspondence
ALS. May 28, 1980. Dennis Brutus to Haus Panefsky at Northwester University.

ALS. N.d. Dennis [Brutus] to Sterling [Plumpp] [on TL. October 8, 1980].

Xerox ALS. December 11, 1980. "Cecil" at Bishop's University in Quebec, Canada to Dennis [Brutus].

ALS. June 3, 1982. Dennis [Brutus] in Amherst, MA to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. June 4, 1982. Dennis [Brutus] to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. N.d. Dennis [Brutus] to Sterling [Plumpp] [on verso: TLS. February 26, 1982. Senator J.L. Culverwell, Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, Zimbabwe, "To Whom It May Concern."].

TLS. N.d. Dennis Brutus to Dr. Sterling Plumpp.

Broadside. Dennis Brutus Defense Committee (n.d.).

Folder 6: Jim Cunningham Correspondence
ALS. January 21, 1964. Jim Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. With envelope.

ALS. January 29, 1964. Jim Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. With envelope.

ALS. March 29, 1964. Jim Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Fort Knox, KY. With envelope.

ALS. May 20, 1964. [Jim Cunningham] in Chicago, IL to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. February 15, 1965. Jim Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. June 24, 1965. J. Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pfc. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. September 4, 1965. Jim Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope.

ALS. December 4, 1965. Jim Cunningham in Chicago, IL to Pvt. Sterling Plumpp at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. With envelope. Re: Vietnam

TLS. June 26, 1968. James Cunningham in Chicago, IL to "the Editor," TIME.

TLS. June 14, 1972. "Olumo" (Jim Cunningham) in Ithaca, NY to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. November 22, 1972. "Olumo" (Jim Cunningham) in Daytona Beach, FL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. November 22, 1972. "Olumo" (Jim Cunningham) in Daytona Beach, FL to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. August 15, 1974. Jim Cunningham in Daytona Beach, FL to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. March 2, 1982. Jim Cunningham in Daytona Beach, FL to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. July 16, 1982. Jim Cunningham in Daytona Beach, FL to Sterling [Plumpp].

2 empty envelopes


Folder 7: Jim Cunningham Manuscripts
TM. "from a medley for Stanley Crouch" [handwritten signature and date "7/7/70"]

TM. "Dancing with J.J. (a new sport for sobering black gods" [handwritten signature and date "7/7/70"; 2pp.]

TM. "TOPAZ grey and bamboo blue (from an unfinished medley for J.D." [handwritten signature and date "6/15/70"]

TM. "Pot-luck & VO (From an unfinished medley for J.D." [handwritten signature and date "7/19/70"]

TM. "Cassandra Cries (for Jewel Latimore)" [handwritten signature; 3pp.]

Copy TM. "Incest for Brothers: A Criticsm" [handwritten annotations and signature; 6pp.]

Copy TM. "Black Studies: the case of the severed lifeline" [handwritten annotations and signature; dated "7/8/69"; 6pp.]

TM. "Prisons for Black Writers: A review" [dated "8/2/70"; 7pp.]

TM. "SONNY ROLLINS' WORKOUT or Sonny Jumps" [handwritten signature and typed date "10/8/72"]

TM. "Afro Routlette" [handwritten signature; typed date "10/8/72"; 5pp.]

TM. "A Modest Proposal for Solving a Most Immodest Problem" [handwritten annotations; 4pp.]

TM. "Two for Don: For Brother Lee" [2pp.]

TM. "Slow Riff for Billy" [handwritten signature]

TM. "Dry movements for a duet" [handwritten signature and typed date "8/19/68"]

TM. "To Bigger's Bessie: A Requiem" [handwritten signature]

TM. "GLASSWARE For A Sidewalk Scene" [handwritten signature; typed date "11/9/67 rev. 8/23/68"; 2pp.]

TM. "THE PRODIGALS" [handwritten signature; 2pp.]

TM. "While cecil snores: mom drinks cold milk" [handwritten signature; date "8/20-9/5/68"; 3pp.]

TM. "At Breakfast With ABSHLOM BENSHLOMO on the MIDNIGHT SUN" [handwritten signature; 4pp.]

TM. "BLACK DADA IGNORAMUS or Thelonious Alone in San Francisco" [date "8/8/68"; 5pp.]

TM. "Four 2 minute poems: incidental music to a walk" [date "8/15/68"]

TM. "THE BROTHERS OF JARMAN in the land of Roy" [handwritten signature; 3pp.]

TM. "FISHING After Gwen & other precious stones: the black quartet" [handwritten signature; 4pp.]

TM. "COLTRANE AT A RANDOM STREAM" [handwritten signature; 2pp.]

TM. "DEFINITIONS"


Folder 8: Hoyt W. Fuller Correspondence
TLS. September 12, 1968. Hoyt W. Fuller, Managing Editor of Black World, to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TLS. September 19, 1968. Hoyt W. Fuller, Managing Editor of Black World, to Sterling D. Plumpp.

TL. November 10, 1969. [Hoyt W. Fuller] to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. January 23, 1970. Hoyt W. Fuller, Managing Editor of Black World, to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. June 24, 1970. "The Editors" of Black World to "Contributor" [Sterling Plumpp].

TLS. July 12, 1971. Mrs. Bimpe Alao, Editorial Secretary at Black World, to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. August 5, 1971. Hoyt W. Fuller, Managing Editor at Black World, to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

Copy TLS. August 6, 1971. Hoyt W. Fuller, Managing Editor of Black World, to Dr. Johnson at the University of Illinois.

Copy TLS. March 13, 1972. Hoyt W. Fuller, Organization of Black American Culture, to "OBAC Member."

TLS. May 9, 1972. Hoyt W. Fuller, Executive Editor of Black World, to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. July 27, 1972. Hoyt [Fuller] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. December 20, 1972. Hoyt W. Fuller at Black World to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. August 27, 1973. Hoyt W. Fuller at Black World to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. August 19, 1974. Hoyt W. Fuller at Black World to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. August 12, 1975. Hoyt W. Fuller at Black World to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TL. March 25, 1976. "The Editorial Staff" of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. to "Contributor" (Sterling D. Plumpp).

TLS. July 13, 1976. Carole A. Parks, Managing Editor of First World, to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. October 27, 1976. Carole A. Parks, Managing Editor of First World, to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.


Folder 9: Stephany Fuller Correspondence and Manuscripts
TLS. August 12th. Stephany [Fuller] to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. June 22nd. Stephany [Fuller] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TM. "In the Night" [date "1975"]

TM. "we lack..." [date "1976"]

TM. "I Want a Man" [date "May'76"]

TM. "190 Proof Love" [date "1976"]

TM. "If Love" [date "1976"]

TM. "#42097" [date "June 76"]

TM. "Maturity?" [date "June 76"]

TM. "Afrika"

TM. "Woman-Song" [date "1976"]

TM. "YOU WOKE ME UP" [date "June 1976"]

TM. "Poem/thought to Guy..." [date "June 1976"]

TM. "We are...they/those...who" [date "June 76"]

TM. "My Heritage" [date "June 76"]

TM. "THE LIFE FORCE" [date "1976"]

TM. "My love..." [date "1976"]

TM. "This Man" [date "1976 May"]

TM. "A Song" [handwritten title; date "4/76"; 2pp.]

Folder [9a]: Ronne Hartfield
TLS. May 10, 1978. Ronne [Hartfield] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. June 8, 1978. Ronne [Hartfield] to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. December 15, 1978. Ronne [Hartfield] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. December 12, 1979. Ronne [Hartfield] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TM. "Silences" [signed; date "1971"].

TM. "Some Revelations from the Third World"

TM. "With apologies to Brancusi" [2 pp.; date "1971"].

TM. "Time makes strange topographies . ." [signed; date "1971"].

TM. "Pour mon porteur de roses" [date "1972"].

TM. "Booksale: New Translations" [date "1972"].

Copy TM. "Anthroponomics" [date "1972"].

TM. "Candlemas"

Copy of "Sacred Wounds" in The Mississippi Valley Review. Signed.

Copy of "Walk on the Water" in The Mississippi Valley Review. Signed.


Folder 10: Amelia House Correspondence
TLS. Amelia House in Fort Knox, KY to [Sterling] Plumpp.

TLS. Amelia House in Fort Knox, KY to [Sterling] Plumpp. [with handwritten postscript].

TLS. Amelia House in Fort Knox, KY to [Sterling] Plumpp.

TLS. Amelia House in Fort Knox, KY to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. Amelia B. House in Fort Knox, KY to [Sterling] Plumpp.


Folder 11: Willie Kgositsile Correspondence
ALS. October 11, 1974. Willie [Kgositsile] in Denver,CO to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. May 10, 1978. [illegible signature], Accountant of Tanzania Publishing House Limited, to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. November 25, 1980. Willie [Kgositsile] in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. March 8, 1981. Willie [Kgositsile] in Dar es Salaam to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. March 24, 1981. Willie [Kgositsile] to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. June 10, 1981. Willie [Kgositsile] in Dar es Salaam to Sterling [Plumpp]. With envelope.

TLS. May 21, 1982. Willie Kgositsile at the University of Nairobe, Kenya, to Sterling D. Plumpp.

Telegram. March 5, 1982. K.W. Kgositsile in Nairobe, Kenya to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. March 18, 1982. Willie Kgositsile in Nairobe, Kenya to Sterling [Plumpp]. With envelope.

2 empty envelopes.


Folder 12: Mike Maihack Correspondence and Manuscripts
ALS. April 10, 1970. Mike Maihack in Minneapolis, MI to Sterling & Falvia Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. April 12, 1970. Mike Maihack in Minneapolis, MI to Sterling & Flavia Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. June 5, 1971. Mike Maihack in San Francisco, CA to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

ALS. July 27, 1971. Mike Maihack in San Francisco, CA to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With enevelope.

ALS. January 7, 1972. Mike Maihack in San Francisco, CA to Sterling Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

Copy TM. "SYNOPSIS I: 'Tranquility'" [4pp.]

TM. "#1 In knotted, twisted stomachs..." [5pp.]


Folder 13: Louise Meriwether Correspondence
TLS. March 24, 1972. Louise Meriwether of the Committee of Concerned Blacks to [Sterling] Plumpp.

TLS. May 21, 1972. Louise Meriwether of the Committtee of Concerned Blacks to Mr. & Mrs. Sterling Plumpp.

TLS. June 9, 1972. Louise Meriwether of the Committee of Concerned Blacks to Flavia [Plumpp].

TLS. July 7, 1972. Louise Meriwether of Black Concern to Sterling [Plumpp].

TLS. August 18, 1972. Louise Meriwether to Sterling [Plumpp].


Folder 14: Toni Morrison Correspondence
TLS. March 5, 1979. Toni Morrison at Random House to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.

TLS. May 7, 1979. Toni Morrison at Random House to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL.

TLS. August 11, 1980. Toni Morrison at Random House to Sterling D. Plumpp in Chicago, IL. With envelope.


Folder 15: Dudley Randall Correspondence
ALS. August 12, 1968. Dudley Randall at Broadside Press to [Sterling] Plumpp.

ALS. December 29, 1968. Dudley Randall at Broadside Press to [Sterling] Plumpp.

ALS. December 29, 1970. Dudley Randall at Broadside Press to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. March 14, 1971. Dudley [Randall] at Broadside Press to Sterling [Plumpp].

ALS. August 22, 1971. Dudley [Randall] at Broadside Press to Sterling [Plumpp].


Folder 16: Mongane Serote Correspondence
ALS. July 24, 1975. Mongane [Serote] in New York, NY to "My brother," [Sterling Plumpp].

TLS. December 12, 1975. Mongane [Serote] in New York, NY to "my brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

ALS. August 11, 1976. Mongane [Serote] in New York, NY to "My brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

ALS. August 20, 1976. Mongane [Serote] in New York, NY to "My Brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

ALS. January 15, 1977. Mongane Serote to "Dear Brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

TL. N.d. [Mongane Serote] in New York, NY to "my brother" [Sterling Plumpp].

Journals and Magazines

Afrodiaspora: Revista Quadrimestral do Mundo Negro Journal of Black World Thought
May-September 1983 "Quilomban (for Angela Gilliam and Abdias do Nascimento)" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp.13-14. Signed.

American Book Review
January-February 1990 review of Blues: The Story Always Untold by Raymond R. Patterson, pp. 17 & 24. Signed by Plumpp.

Another Chicago Magazine
Number 7 (1982) "Split Skirt Blues" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 39.
"The Coda's Last Breath" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 40-41.
"Three Mile Island" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 42-43.

Black American Literature Forum
Winter 1980 "Time" by Sterling Plumpp, p. 172.
Summer 1981 "In Remembrance of Fire (for Hoyt W. Fuller)" by Sterling Plumpp, p. 47.

Black Books Bulletin [Plumpp as Managing Editor in 1971-1972 issues]
Fall 1971 "Requiem for a Blindfolded Statue" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 16-17.
Spring/Summer 1972 "Blueprint for Developing Young People's Workshops" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 38-41.
"Editorial" by Don L. Lee and Sterling Plumpp, p. 42.
Winter 1972 "Editorial" by Sterling Plumpp, p. 21.
review of Fred Surge's Singers of the Blues by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 48-49.
Fall 1975 review of Sterling Plumpp's Steps to Break the Circle by Eugene B. Redmond, pp. 30-31.

Black Expressions: Journal of Literature and Art
Fall 1968 "Boogie Woogie White Woman" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 40. Signed. 2 copies.

Black Press Review
September/October 1983 "Grenada" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 40. Signed.

The Black Scholar
November/December 1978 "Chicago, Summer 1978" & "Managua, 1978" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 49.
March/April 1980 "Tehran" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 80.
January/February 1981 "Managua, 1979" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 93.
"'It Is Time to Make Time' (Henry Dumas) (in memory of David Sibeko)" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 93-95. Inscribed by Plumpp.

Black World [1970-1971]
September 1970
June 1971 "Metamorphosis (for Bro Yakie)" by Sterling Plumpp, p. 17.
September 1971 "Poem for OBAC Boys and Girls" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 72.
"A Poem for Poets" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 72.

Black World [1972-1973]
June 1972
January 1973
September 1973 "Freedom, Freedom" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 76.

Black World [1974]
September 1974 review of Plumpp's Steps to Break the Circle by Keorapetse Kgositsile, pp. 30-34.
"Miss Jane (for Cicely Tyson)" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 65. 2 copies.

Black World [1975]
February 1975
March 1975 "Seasons (for Keorapetse, Hoyt, & Ayi Kwei)" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 45-48.
September 1975 review of Angela Jackson's Voo Doo/Love Magic by Sterling Plumpp, pp. 51-53.
"For Mattie and Eternity" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 66.

Black World [1976]
January 1976 "Decade (for Dudley Randall)" by Sterling Plumpp, pp. 82-83.

Callaloo
October 1978 "Southern Spiritual" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 47.
"House the Blues Fell From (in memory of my father)" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 112-115.

Chicago History
Winter 1977-1978 review of Richard Wright's American Hunger by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 248-251.

ECOS: A Latino Journal of People's Culture & Literature
Winter 1982 "Graduation Day/Schiller 1981 (for Sandra Steward)" by Sterling Plumpp, p. 41.

Jam Sessions
June 1990 "Interview with Blues Poet Sterling Plumpp" by Toni Costonie, p.8-9. Signed by Plumpp.

Kuumba News
September/October 1974

Negro Digest
September/October 1968 "Black Hands (for Robert Lucas and Fannie Lou Hamer)" by Sterling D. Plumpp, p. 81.

Negro Story
October/November 1944

Nommo: The Journal of the OBAC Writers' Workshop
Fall 1969
Winter 1975 "(Untitled)" by Sterling Plumpp. p.10.

Poetry-North Review
Autumn 1978

South and West: An International Literary Quarterly
Spring-Summer 1980 "Heritage" by Sterling D. Plumpp, pp. 30-32.

Southern Black Cultural Newsletter
November 1980

Troubadour Press NewsNotes
Spring 1982

U of I Chicagoan: Published by the University of Illinois Alumni Association
May 1990 "Sterling Blues: Music and Poetry Meet at the Crossroads" by John Spizzirri, pp.1 & 4. Signed by Plumpp.

Catalogued Books in Special Collections from the Sterling D. Plumpp Collection:

Stephany Inua Alameen, Loveflame (Chicago: 1981). Inscribed: "To Sterling --/A ,dynamite poet!/Love,/Stephany/June '81"

Ahmed Alhamisi, Holy Ghosts (Detriot: Broadside Press, 1972).

Hassa Ali, We Got to Be Liberators (1969).

Paula Gunn Allen, A Cannon Between My Knees (New York: Strawberry Press, 1981). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp/Best/Paula Gunn Allen"

Samuel Allen, Paul Vesey's Ledger (London: Paul Breman, 1975).

Johari Amini, An African Frame of Reference (Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1972).

Johari Amini (Jewel C. Latimore), A Folk Fabel (For My People) (Chicago: Third World Press, 1969).

Johari M. Amini (Jewel Latimore), A Hip Tale in the Death Style (Detroit: Broadside No., 59, Broadside Series, 1972). Inscribed: "for Sterling/in nation love/--johari"

Johari Amini (Jewel C. Latimore), Let's Go Some Where (Chicago: Third World Press, 1970). Inscribed: "for my brother Sterling/in unity & black love/Johari"

Mignon Holland Anderson, Mostly Womenfolk and a Man or Two: A Collection (Chicago: Third World Press, 1976). Inscribed: "January 17, 1977/To Sterling Plumpp,/Best wishes in all of the writing/you have to do; and my appreciation/to you for the words you have already/set down -- Sincerely,/Mignon H. Anderson/Mignon"

Louis Armstrong, Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (NY: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1964).

Kofi Awoonor, Night of My Blood (NY: Anchor Books, 1971). Inscribed: "For Brother Sterling/with much power/Kofi"

Kofi Awooner, This Earth, My Brother...An Allegorical Tale of Africa (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972). Inscribed: "Best Wishes/Sterling/Right On!/Kofi Awooner"

Houston A. Baker, Jr. The Journey Back: Issues in Black Literature and Criticism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980).

James Baldwin, "Blues for Mister Charlie" Playbill: The Magazine for Theatregoers 1 (May 1964).

____________, The Fire Next Time (New York: Dial Press, 1963).

Toni Cade Bambara, Gorilla, My Love (NY: Random House, 1972). Inscribed: "Black Blessings/Brother Sterling,/Sorry didn't get a chance/to put my eyes on you, Bro/Be Well,/Toni B/ 4/28/81"

________________,The Salt Eaters (NY: Random House, 1980). Inscribed: "Sterling, I hope you enjoy this/as much as I enjoyed finishing it/Be Grand,/Toni B/ 4/28/81"

Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Jello (Chicago: Third World Press, 1970).

_____________________________, Reggae or Not! (NY: Contact II Publications, 1981).

_____________________________, Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (New York: William Morrow & Company, 1979). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/____ & ____/Amiri Baraka/1980"

George Barlow, Gumbo (NY: Doubleday, 1981). Inscribed: "14 May 82/For Bro Sterling,/in a biding kinship --/George B."

C. Lindsay Barrett (Eseoghene), The Conflicting Eye (London: Paul Bremon, 1973).

Hal Bennett, The Black Wine (NY: Doubleday, 1968).

Black Americans Stay Out of South Africa (Bronx, NY: Black Concern, n.d.).

Black Orpheus: A Journal of African and Afro-American Literature No. 11.

Henry Blakely, Windy Place (Detriot: Broadside Press, 1974). Inscribed: For Sterling who senses/epic and vast movement/in a familiar [illegible]/Henry/1975"

Arna Bontemps, The Harlem Renaissance Remembered (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972).

____________, Personals (London: Paul Breman, 1973).

Carole Brewer, I Run Because... (Chicago: Kara-Juals Publications, 1975). Inscribed: "To/Sterling/A great poet/and friend. Thanks for/helping me to start a brand/new life./Keep on pushing and/'Hand In There'/Peace.Joy.Love/Carole Brewer/ 8/22/75"

Gwendolyn Brooks, ed. Fourth Annual Poet Laureate Awards 1973 (Detroit: Harlo Press, 1973). Inscribed by Warren Foulks: "To Brother/Sterling/Best of teacher/and of friends/Thanks/Warren"

Gwendolyn Brooks, Riot (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970). Signed.

Cecil Brown, The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969).

Frank London Brown, The Myth Maker (Chicago: Path Press, 1969).

_________________, Trumbull Park (Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1959). Inscribed: "Sincerely/ Frank London Brown."

H. Rap Brown, Die Nigger Die! (New York: Dial Press, 1969).

Patricia L. Brown, Don L. Lee, and Francis Ward, eds. To Gwen with Love: An Anthology Dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks (Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, 1971).

Dennis Brutus, Poems from Algiers (Austin, TX: African and Afro-American Research Institute, 1972). Inscribed: "Falvia,/ Sincerely, Dennis./ 3-21-75."

F.J. Bryant, Songs from Ragged Streets (NY: Greenfield Review Press, 1974).

Margaret T.G. Burroughs, What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black? (Chicago: M.A.A.H. Press, 1969). Inscribed: "For Sterling/Plump--/Margaret Burroughs/ 2/20/81"

Margaret T. Burroughs. "Why Have the Youth of Today Not Heart About This Man" (n.p., n.d.). Inscribed: "To Sterling/with best wishes/Margaret/Burroughs/2-20-81"

Jan Carew, The History-Maker (n.d.). Signed.

Jan Carew, Sea Drums in My Blood: Poems (Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago: New Voices, 1981). Inscribed: "For Sterling a brother/and a poet who makes/words sing for the/Revolution/Jan Carew"

Lorna Dee Cervantes, Emplumada (Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg Press, 1981). Inscribed: "For Sterling,/In spirit, Lorna Dee/Cervantes"

Chicago Public Library, Cook County Corrections Project, Poetry by the Residents of the Cook County Department of Corrections at the Jail House of Corrections Women's Correctional Center (N.p., 1975).

Robert Chrisman, Children of Empire (Sausolito, CA: Black Scholar Press, 1981). Inscribed: "Hey Sterling/my friendship & best/wishes/Robert/Chrisman"

Sandra Cisneros, Bad Boys (San Jose, CA: Mango Publications, 1980). Inscribed: "For Sterling,/always always/with admiration,/love/Best,/Sandra/ 5-15-81 Chgo."

LeRoy Clarke, Taste of Endless Fruit: Love Poems and Drawings (New York: 1974). Inscribed: "For Sterling.../--so let us praise/dem women../from beginning to end../praise them../See or hear from you/soon../LeRoy '74"

Charlie Cobb, African Notebook: Views on Returning "Home" (Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1972).

Charlie Cobb, Everywhere Is Yours (Chicago: Third World Press, 1971).

Cyrus Colter, The Beach Umbrella (Chicago: Swallow Press, 1970).

__________, The Hippodrome (Chicago: Swallow Press, 1973). Inscribed: "All best wishes --/Cyrus Colter"

__________, Night Studies (Chicago: Swallow Press, 1979).

__________, The River of Eros (Chicago: Swallow Press, 1972).

Jayne Cortez, Firespitter (New York: Bola Press, 1982). Inscribed: "to the Firespitter/from Chicago/in friendship/in poetry/in the spirit of/the struggle/Jayne/Cortez/ 2/28/82"

J. Vern Cromartie, Red Sun Songs (Oakland, CA: Inner Visions Press, 1981). Inscribed: "To Sterling,/A Master poet,/From Vern/P.S. Remember 'Stein'/Jazzoetry Lives"

Cumbaya: The Journal of the OBAC Writers Workshop Vol. 2 (Spring/Summer 1981).

William Waring Cuney, Storefront Church (London: Paul Breman, 1973).

James Cunningham, Blues for Dreamers (Chicago: Free Black Press, 1968). 2 copies.

Margaret Danner and Dudley Randall, Poem Counterpoem (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1966).

Archie L. Darrough, A Special Part of Me (c.1977). Inscribed: "To:/A Brother who has/it together./More power and/unity./Bro. Plumpp/From/Archie L. Darrough"

Tom Dent, Magnolia Street (Tom Dent, 1976). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/with best wishes/Tom Dent/1976"

Alfred Diggs, Black Children, Black and Beautiful (1969). Inscribed: "To Brother/Plumpp"

Alfred Diggs, Naturally Black (1968). Signed.

Owen Dodson, The Confession Stone: Song Cycles (London: Paul Breman, 1971).

St. Clair Drake, The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion (Chicago: Third World Press, 1970). Inscribed: "To Brother Sterling/Plumpp/evoking memories/of Roosevelt in/days gone by;/it has been a/pleasure to touch/bases and to listen/to his wisdom and/to gain some inspiration/from him--/St. Clair Drake/July 1982/All the best!"

Ebon, Revolution (Chicago: Third World Press, 1968).

Eseoghene [Lindsay Barrett], The Conflicting Eye (London: Paul Breman, 1973).

Josephine P. Evans, Love Whispers Shouts (1973).

Mari Evans, Nightstar 1973-1978 (Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, 1981). Inscribed: "Sterling--/Especially for you--/Love,/Mari/ 10/81"

Ronald Fair, Excerpts (London: Paul Breman, 1975).

Ronald L. Fair, Rufus (Stuttgart: Peter Schlack Verlag, 1977). Signed.

Sidney Finkelstein, Jazz: A People's Music (New York: Citadel Press, 1948). Signed.

Foresight Vol. 1, Nos. 5 & 6 (December 1969).

Foresight Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 1970).

Leon Forrest, The Bloodworth Orphans (New York: Random House, 1977). Inscribed: "--Best Wishes, Leon Forrest."

__________, There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden (NY: Random House, 1973). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp:/My you find affirmation/in my novel./Best wishes,/Leon Forrest/June 6, 1973"

Joseph Franklin, African: A Photographic Essay on Black Women of Ghana & Nigeria (Sebastopol, CA: G.R. Wallingford Books, 1977).

Freedom Has No Price: An Anthology of Poems, Festival of the Revolution, March 1-13, Grenada, 1980 (Lakes Folly, B'Town: Modern Printing & Graphics, Ltd.). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp --/That your poetry may/reflect the true dignity/and aspirations of/the human being --/especially the oppressed masses/of humanity./Longlive revolutionary poetry/[illegible]/Feb. 1981"

Hoyt W. Fuller, Journey to Africa (Chicago: Third World Press, 1971).

Hoyt W. Fuller, The Turning of the Wheel (Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1972).

Addison Gayle, Jr., The Politics of Revolution (Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1972).

Nikki Giovanni, Black Feeling Black Talk (1968).

Nikki Giovanni, ed. Night Comes Softly: Anthology of Black Female Voices (N.p., 1970).

Arthur J. Graham, The Last Shine (San Diego, CA: Black Book Production, 1969).

Sam Greenlee, Ammunition!: Poetry and Other Raps (London: Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications Ltd, 1975). Inscribed: "For Sterling,/who is too busy/bein Black, to/be talking bout/it----/Right on!/Sam Greenlee"

___________, Baghdad Blues (Bantam, 1976). Inscribed: "For Brother Sterling,/Write on!/Sam Greenlee/25 Aug 77"

___________, The Spook Who Sat by the Door (NY: Richard W. Baron, 1969). Inscribed: "For Sterling,/We ain't 'gon overcome, we/'gon prevail!/Best Wishes,/Sam Greenlee/29 Oct 69"

Vincent Harding, There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981). Inscribed: "For Brother Sterling/With great appreciation/for your own rich contributions/to the movement/of our people/toward freedom./Go right on/Yours,/Vincent H./ 3-13-82"

Michael S. Harper, History Is Your Own Heartbeat (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972).

Joy Harjo, What Moon Drove Me To This? (New York: I. Reed Books, 1979). Inscribed: "May 82/Sacramento/For Sterling Plumpp/whose work/I've admired/for a long/time/in strength/in beauty/Joy Harjo"

Peter Harris, Six Soft Sketches of a Man: Poems for New Men (Baltimore: LifeSigns Books, 1979). Inscribed: "To Plump/Peter Harris/ 5/14/82"

Odie Hawkins, Ghetto Sketches (Los Angeles: Holloway House, 1972).

Jerry Herman, And Death Won't Come: 3 Short Stories (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1975).

Chester Himes, Lonely Crusade (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947).

Moss [Humphrey], As Much As I Am: A Collection of Poems (Capricorn House West, 1973). Inscribed: "for Sterling --/Always believe in/Love/Always believe in Life/'Moss'/4-76/Sacramento, Calif."

William Hunt, Oceans and Corridors of Orpheus (Chicago: Elpenor Books, 1979).

Introducing . . Marxism and Black Liberation: A New Theoretical Journal (Chicago: People's College, 1980).

Keith Jefferson, The Hyena Reader (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1975). Inscribed: "To Bro. Plumpp/like Redmond, Curtis Lyle,/Quincy Troupe and myself (it seems)/you speak with that/f real FOLK KNOWLEDGE/that only being birthed/on the Middle of the Madness/can bring./in the Light,/Keith/April, 76"

Joyce Jones, Mary McTaggert, and Maria Mootry, The Otherwise Room: A Poetry Anthology (Poetry Factory Press, 1981).

LeRoi Jones, Black Art (Newark, NJ: Jihad Productions, 1967).

Greta Anne Kalla, "Imaru Baraka's Drama: A Scenario for an American Jihad" (M.A. Thesis; University of Illinois; 1972). Inscribed: "Sterling -- I did not go/into detail on Kawaido since/it really needs another thesis --/once again I thank you for/your help and your/encouragment --/Greta/ 6/8/72"

Bob Kaufman, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness (New York: New Directions Books, 1965).

Maurice Kenny, North: Poems of Home (Marvin,SD: Blue Cloud Quarterly, 1977). Inscribed: "5/14/82 /At Cal State/Sterling--/For your marvelous/labors and warmth/[illegible]/Maurice"

Keorapetse Kgositsile, The Present Is a Dangerous Place to Live (Chicago: Third World Press, 1974). Inscribed: "For Fal,/ Even in this/ Dangerous present/ We try to sing our song/ Love/ Keorapetse"

James C. Kilgore, A Black Bicentennial (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1976).

James C. Kilgore, Until I Met You (Beachwood, OH: Sharaqua Publishing Company, 1978). Signed.

Oliver LaGrone, Footfalls: Poetry from America's Becoming (Detriot: Darel Press, 1949).

Oliver LaGrone, They Speak of Dawns: A Duo-Poem Written for The Centennial Year of the Emancipation Proclamation: 1863, in 1963 (1970).

Jewel C. Latimore, Black Essence (Chicago: Third World Press, 1968).

Jewel C. Latimore, Images in Black (Chicago: Third World Press, 1969).

Don L. Lee, Don't Cry, Scream (Detriot: Broadside Press, 1973).

Don L. Lee, Dynamite Voices I: Black Poets of the 1960's (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1971). Inscribed: "To my brother & fellow worker/writer -- / love & blackness/donll/ 5/71"

Don L. Lee, Think Black! (1967). Inscribed: "To My Brother,/Toward Blackness & other/colors dark./In Black Unity,/Don L. Lee"

Don L. Lee, We Walk the Way of the New World (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970). Inscribed: "To brother Sterling: / fellow poet/ & wordmasteer -- keep on/keeping on -- we need u & ur words,/Remember y are what u reflect./in blackness & love/yr brother/don l. l/ 7/70 /P.S. Africa for African people."

Octave Lilly, Jr., Cathedral in the Ghetto (New York: Vantage Press, 1970).

John Lovell, Jr., Black Song: The Forge and the Flame (New York: MacMillan Company, 1972). Signed.

Leonard Lucas, Run, don't cry (Chicago: 1973). Inscribed: "I, enthusiastically sign this/book in love, peace and progress/to Brother Plumpp a Real/---Down---Home---Man/from Leonard Lucas,/the people's Poet/ 3/18/75"

K. Curtis Lyle, Drunk on God & From Out of Nowhere (Los Angeles: VPC Press1975). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp --/I have waited for/out meeting & it is /As beautiful as I had thought--/your brother ---/Curtis"

Hollis R. Lynch, Edward Wilmot Blyden: Pan-Negro Patriot 1832-1912 (London: Oxford University Press, 1967). Inscribed: "for Sterling Plumpp/--A Keen Student of African/& Afro-American History & Culture/With Very Best Wishes/Hollis R. Lynch/6 November 1967"

Peter Magubane and Walter Rosenblum, South Africa -- South Bronx (New York: Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, 1981).

Haki R. Mahdubuti (Don L. Lee), Book of Life (Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1978).

Barbara Mahone, Sugarfields (1970). Inscribed: "To Sterling/in blackness & love/--Barbara"

James Matthews, ed., Black Voices Shout!: An Anthology of Poetry (Austin, TX: Troubadour Press, 1976).

Dr. Njoki McElroy, Black Journey: A Black American Revue of Outstanding Contributions to American History and Culture (North Chicago: Black Fox Enterprises, 1975).

Joseph McNair, An Odyssey: Poetry and Music (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers West, 1976). Inscribed: "To 'Mr.'/Sterling/Plumpp/another light/in the /darkness/Joe McNair"

James Alan McPherson, Elbow Room (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/In friendship/James McPherson"

___________________, Hue and Cry (New York: Fawcett Crest, 1969). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/James McPherson"

Sara Miles, Patricia Jones, Sandra Maria Esteves, and Fay Chung, Ordinary Women: An Anthology of Poetry by New York City Women (New York: Ordinary Women Books, 1978).

Alison Mills, Francisco (Berkeley, CA: Reed, Cannon & Johnson Communications, 1974).

Joe H. Mitchell, One Room Shack (NRU Publication, 1973). Inscribed: "--From the Poet/to Sterling--/'Joe 73'"

Amus Mor, The Coming of John (1969). Signed.

Humphrey Moss, Be A Man -- 'boy' and Other Poems (Capricorn House West, 1973). Inscribed: "for/Sterling --/Its been/beautiful sharing/thoughts with you/stay strong/love & peace/'moss'/ 4-76/Sacramento"

Humphrey Moss, As Much As I Am: A Collection of Poems (Capricorn House West, 1973). Inscribed: "for/Sterling--/Always belive in/Love/Always believe in Life/'Moss'/ 4-76/Sacremento, Calif."

Willard Motley, Knock on Any Door (New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1947). Sterling Plumpp name and address inscribed.

____________, Let No Man Write My Epitaph (London: Longmans, 1958).

____________, Let Noon Be Fair (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966).

____________, We Fished All Night (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1951).

Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum (NY: Third Press, 1972). Inscribed: "To a beloved Brother/ Sterling Plumpp/ for the love of poetry/ and the power of the/ written & spoken/ word. Love!/ M.O. Mtshali/ 3-20-75 of University/ Texas"

Micere Githae Mugo, Daughter of My People Sing (Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, 1976).

Albert Murray, The Hero and the Blues (University of Missouri Press, 1973).

___________, The Omni-Americans: New Perspectives on Black Experience and American Culture (New York: Outerbridge & Dienstrfey, 1970).

___________, South to a Very Old Place (New York: McGraw Hill, 1971).

___________, Stomping the Blues (New York: McGraw Hill, 1976).

___________, Train Whistle Guitar (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974).

Agostinho Neto, Sacred Hope (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Publishing House, 1974).

New Black Writing: Africa, West Indies, the Americas Vol. 21, No. 2/Vol. 22, No. 1 (1977).

William Oandasan, A Branch of California Redwood (Los Angeles, CA: American Indian Studies Center, 1980). Inscribed: "For Sterling,/a Brother in poetry/Williams Oandasan/ 5/15/82 /Sacramento/3rd World/Symposium"

Olumo (Jim Cunningham), The Blues Narrator (Chicago: Third World Press, 1974).

Olumo (Jim Cunningham), Pearl Bailey Sings Tchaikovsky & Grieg in the Key of Ellington=Strayhorn: Mushrooms & Nutcrackers (Detroit: Broadside No. 63, Broadside Press, 1972). Inscribed: "To Sterling/from/one writer/to another/Olumo/12-21-72"

Henry O. Osgood, So This Is Jazz (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1926).

Lee Paige, Experience Lee (Chicago: Society of Writers & Editors, n.d.). Inscribed: "To/Sterling/Wonder of Wonders/we've only just met/Let's keep on going to/the ends of the universe/Amour/Lee/ 3/76"

Imani Pamoja, Gittin Our Minds, Our Shit, Our People Together (Dallas, TX: Akini Isi Publishing Co., 1971).

Lucille J. Patterson, Daughter of the Hawk (Chicago: 1975). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp/Thanks for the/help and encouragement/through my years of/literary struggle./Lucille J. Patterson"

Lucille J. Patterson, Moon In Black (1974). [2 copies].

Lucille J. Patterson, ed., Raindrops and Mud Puddles (An Anthology) (Chicago: Carver Area High School, 1977). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp/Hopefully within this/book will come the/writer's needed for a/Renaissance of Black/writers./Lucille J. Patterson"

Lucille J. Patterson, Sapphire (1972).

Raymond R. Patterson, 26 Ways of Looking at a Black Man (NY: Award Books, 1969).

Eugene Perkins, An Apology to My African Brother (1969).

____________, Black Is Beautiful (Chicago: Free Black Press, 1968).

Eugene Perkins, Silhouette (Chicago: Free Black Press, 1970). Inscribed: "To Brother/Sterling/In Unity/& Struggle/Perkins"

Joan M. Pilot, "21 Days in Africa" (A Diary) (n.d.). Inscribed: "To Sterling/Peace & Love/Joan M. Pilot/Aug 80"

Sterling Plumpp, Somehow We Survive: An Anthology of South African Writing (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1982). Inscribed: "For the Center/For the Study of/Southern Culture/In brotherhood,/Sterling D. Plumpp/9-21-82"

Poetry of Prison: Poems by Black Prisoners (Chicago: DuSable Museum of African-American History, 1972).

A Proposal for Black People...February Is Black Liberation Month Rev. ed. (Chicago: Peoples College, 1982).

Dudley Randall, After the Killing (Chicago: Third World Press, 1973).

Dudley Randall, Black Poetry: A Supplement to Anthologies Which Exclude Black Poets (Detriot: Broadside Press, 1969).

Dudley Randall, Broadside Memories: Poets I Have Known (Detriot: Broadside Press, 1975).
Dudley Randall, Cities Burning (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1968).

____________, A Litany of Friends: New and Selected Poems (Detriot: Lotus Press, 1981). Signed.

____________, Love You (London: Paul Breman, 1971).

____________, More to Remember: Poems of Four Decades (Chicago: Third World Press, 1971). Inscribed: "With warm good wishes/to Flavia Plumpp/--Dudley Randall/October 17, 1971."

B. Rap, Revolution Is: A Book of Poems (1971).

Eugene Redmond, "Five Black Poets: History, Consciousness, Love, & Harshness" [offprint of Parnassus (Spring/Summer 1975). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp -- Brother on the S__ of Blood-waves!/Git on!/Eugene/March'77"

Eugene Redmond, Griefs of Joy: Anthology of Contemporary Afro-American Poetry for Students (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1977).

Eugene Redmond, River of Bones and Flesh and Blood (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1971).

Eugene Redmond, Sentry of the Four Golden Pillars (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1970).

Eugene B. Redmond, Songs from an Afro/Phone (East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1972). Inscribed: "For Brother Plumpp--/up with Chicago* as/you work--/Black Chicago/will move/as you ritualize/Power to your shoulder/Brother, Vision in/all your efforts--/Keep getting up!/Eugene/9 April '73/ *&Harlem/&Dar EsSalaam/&Watts/& Dakar/& Buttermilk/Bottom"

Ishmael Reed, The Free-Lance Pallbearers (Chatham, NJ: Chatham Bookseller, 1975).

Ishmael Reed, The Last Days of Louisiana Red (NY: Random House, 1974).

Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo (1972).

Ishmael Reed, The Terrible Twos (NY: St. Martin's, 1982).

Ishmael Reed, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down (Chatham, NJ: Chatham Bookseller, 1975).

Nola Richardson, But I've Never Been Here Before (n.p., 1976). Inscribed: "4-76/Sterling,/Love, life,/mucho sex,/and happiness/Love,/Nola"

Nola Richardson, Even in a Maze (Los Angeles: Crescent Publications, n.d.). Inscribed: "4/76 /Sterling/May warmth/& Happiness/be with you/always/Love,/Nora"

Nola Richardson, When One Loves: The Black Experience in America (Millbrae, CA: Celestial Arts, 1974). Inscribed: "4/76 /Sterling,/A warm response/to your warm response/Love,/Nola"

Conrad Kent Rivers, The Wright Poems (London: Paul Breman, 1972).

Carolyn Rodgers, Songs of a Black Bird (Chicago: Third World Press, 1969).

Carolyn Rodgers, Songs of a Black Bird (Chicago: Third World Press, 1969). Inscribed: "To Sterling--/Best in Blackness to/our fine writer./Carolyn M. Rodgers"

Fran Ross, Oreo (NY: Greyfalcon House, 1974).

Kalamu ya Salaam, Ibura (New Orleans: Aphidiana, 1976).

Sonia Sanchez, Home Coming (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1969).

Sonia Sanchez, We a BaddDDD People (Detriot: Broadside Press, 1970). Inscribed: "Salaam./Yo-sistah-in-blkness-love,/sonia sanchez/July 1970"

Sechaba: Official Organ of the African National Congress South Africa (July 1980).

Mbembe Milton Smith, Consolation Prizes (Kansas City, MO: Sababu Press, 1982). Inscribed: "For Sterling/ Always good/meeting poets. Success,/happiness and because/we can't always/have those, we/struggle./Mbembe"

Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman (New York: Norton, 1975). Signed.

Elma Stuckey, The Big Gate (Chicago: Precedent Publishing, 1976). Inscribed: "To Deborah Lee --/I hope my book of poetry will bring/you many hours of pleasure./Best wishes--/Elma Stuckey/ 7-1-77"

Joyce Carol Thomas, Bittersweet (San Jose, CA: Firesign Press, 1973). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/ May we build/ a Brand New Earth -- / Joyce Carol Thomas/ May 24, 1975"

Joyce Carol Thomas, Blessing (Berkeley, CA: Jocato Press, 1975). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/I wish you love in/all your magic to break/the circle./Black Blessings/Joyce Carol Thomas/May 24, 1975"

Lorenzo Thomas, Fit Music: California Songs, 1970 (New York: Angel Hair Books, 1972).

Loretta Thrill, "It Came to Me in This Way" (1975). Inscribed: "To: Sterling Plumpp/I hope you enjoy/my book/Loretta Thrill/'Good thought [illegible] good words/Good words [illegible] good thoughts.'/ 4/19/76"

Lise M. Tillman, Lise (Markham, IL: Natural Resources Unlimited, 1975). Inscribed: "Sterling--/Thanks so/much for sticking/around when birds/sang out of tune and/nothing seemed to rhyme/Thanks cause things/are looking brighter/This time/in all ways/Lise M./Tillman"

Lise M. Tillman, Of Violets and Blues (Markham, IL: Natural Resources Unlimited, 1974). Inscribed: "Say/Poet -- / What rhymes/with peace?/ [illegible] /always/Lise M. Tillman"

Lise M. Tillman, Seven Roses (Markham, IL: Natural Resources Unlimited, 1976). Inscribed: "Sterling--/Please enjoy/These peaces/of my yesterdays/scattered with /The shattered/pieces of today--/always/Lise M. Tillman"

Askia Muhammad Toure, Songhai! (New York: Songhai Press, 1972).

Dempsey Travis, An Autobiography of Black Chicago (Chicago: Urban Research Institute, 1981). Inscribed: "To Sterling,/With my very best/wishes -- I sincerely/appreciate your/contributions to/black literature --/Best Wishes/Dempsey J. Travis/3-13-82"

John Trice, 20th Century Wheel (TAPHD Publication, 1975).

Quincy Troupe, Embryo (NY: Barlenmir House, 1972). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp:/To a black songs maker,/boodoo ritual carver,/and juju-juba philo-/sopher singing black/magic in the burning/laser winds of America,/ here's to you and your/ song brother; Keep them/ comin on. Peace and/ beautiful moments to you/ and yours. Mover. Stepper./ Black song-maker out of words./ Quincy/ 2-27-73"

Quincy Troupe, Snake-Back Solos (New York: I. Reed Books, 1978). Inscribed: "To Sterling --/heir to the tradition/of the Great blues/singer, here, in our/spirits, in our words./Peace & love &/strength & beauty/Quincy/ 5/14/82 /Sacremento"

Alice Walker, Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning (New York: Dial Press, 1980). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp,/Peace & Peoplehood,/Alice Walker"

Alice Walker, In Love & Trouble (New York: Harvest/HBJ Book, 1973). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/Peace,/Alice Walker"

Alice Walker, Once (New York: Harvest/HBJ Book, 1976). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/Peace/Alice Walker"

Alice Walker, Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems (New York: Harvest/HBJ Book, 1973). Inscribed: "For Sterling Plumpp/Peace/Alice Walker"

Alice Walker, The Third Life of Grange Copeland (New York: Harvest/HBJ Book, 1977). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp/Peace & Peoplehood,/Alice Walker"

Alice Walker, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (New York: Harvest/HBJ Book, 1981). Inscribed: "To Sterling Plumpp/Peace/Alice Walker"

Watu Wote Na Wajue (Let All the People Know): An Anthology of Creative Writings by Black Students at the University of Chicago Vol. 1 (March 1972).

The Way of the Cross: Inspiring Gospel Songs (N.p., n.d.).
Ron Welburn, Peripheries: Selected Poems 1966-1968 Volume One (NY: Greenfield Review Press, 1972).

Leona Nicholas Welch, Black Gibraltar (San Francisco: Lewsing Press, 1971).

John Edgar Wideman, Damballah (New York: Avon, 1981).

_________________, A Glance Away (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1967).

_________________, Hiding Place (New York: Avon, 1981).

_________________, Hurry Home (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970).

_________________, The Lynchers (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973).

Chancellor Williams, The Rebirth of African Civilization (Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press, 1961).

Jeanette Marie Williams, Soul of a Sapphire (Chicago: Free Black Press, n.d.). Inscribed: "T/Brother/Sterling/old friend/and/beautiful/poet/brother./Write on/& on & on/Love/Jeanette"

John A. Williams, Captain Blackman (NY: Doubleday & Company, 1972).

Alfred L. Woods, Be Born Again: Poems (Chicago: Grassfield Press, 1979).

_____________, Chrismus Cheer (1979). Signed.

Charles Wright, Absolutely Nothing To Get Alarmed About (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973).

____________, The Messenger (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1963).

____________, The Wig (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966). Inscribed: "Sterling D. Plumpp/ April 1966"

Frank Yerby, Fairoaks (New York: Dial Press, 1957).

__________, Floodtide (New York: Dial Press, 1950).

__________, The Golden Hawk. A Woman Called Fancy (New York: Dial Press, 1951).

__________, Jarrett's Jade (New York: Dial Press, 1959).

__________, Griffen's Way (New York: Dial Press, 1962).

__________, Speak Now (New York: Dial Press, 1969).

__________, A Woman Called Fancy (New York: Dial Press, 1951).

Sister Zubena, Om Black (n.d.). Inscribed: "To Brother/Sterling/Black Love/Sister Zubena/'71'"