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The Ishmael Reed Papers
VI. Appearances, 1965-1995
Extent: 4 linear ft.
Contents: Correspondence, programs, brochures, posters, flyers, newspapers and clippings, receipts, drawings, notes, and a plaque.
Arrangement: Series is in chronological order by date of appearance.
The material in the Appearances series consists of correspondence, brochures and schedules, travel receipts, notes, and other items which document Ishmael Reed's many public appearances as a speaker or as a participant in workshops, readings, conferences, and other literary events. From the beginning of his career, Ishmael Reed was a charismatic and popular speaker who received many requests for appearances, and since 1965 he has spent part of every year on the road. During these years he received a number of appointments as a visiting writer or lecturer in different areas of the country. He found time for additional appearances wherever he went, planning his travel to include speaking engagements along the way. After moving to California, he maintained his East Coast friendships and literary connections, and returned regularly for reading tours in the New York area where his writing career began.
Reed's engagements have taken him to many states, including Alaska and Hawaii. He has toured Europe, the French West Indies, Scandinavia, and Japan, giving readings and attending conferences. While at home on the West Coast, he has read at local colleges, libraries, bookstores, and literary events. He has been active in Bay Area community affairs, participating in workshops as a teacher and mentor in local public schools, reading poetry and conducting workshops in California jails, and speaking to diverse community groups, including the Bay Area Black Journalists Association (1984), the American Friends Service Committee (1989), and the Internal Revenue Service Breakfast Club (1988).
Reed's versatility has kept him in demand. As a poet, he has been sought for readings on campuses, in bookstores, at poetry festivals, and at memorial and fund-raising events. As a novelist, he has read and spoken on promotional tours for his books. As a literary critic he has presented papers at Modern Language Association Conferences and given the keynote speech at the Twentieth Century Literature Conference in Louisville (1981). As an essayist and social critic, he has spoken on "the role of the creative voice in encouraging social awareness" at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. (1984); on "poetry and politics" at Harvard University (1987); on "Blacks and Jews" at a conference sponsored by Tikkun magazine (1989); and on "300 years of 1984" at Dartmouth College (1984). He has been a promoter of the arts, traveling with artists and writers on the "Southern Circuit" (1984) and speaking at the opening of an exhibit on Black Folk Art in Cleveland (1984). As a role model and spokesperson for African-Americans, he has presented speeches and participated in discussions on the role of the Black male and the overuse of African-American stereotypes in the media. He has made regular appearances on radio and television, given a gallery talk on the African-American film maker Bill Gunn at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1990), and spoken at screenings of Personal Problems, a television soap opera produced by Reed and Cannon Communications.
The materials are as varied as the types of appearances, including crayon drawings with the file for a children's poetry workshop, student newspapers and interview clippings from campus appearances, international newspaper clippings from overseas tours, folders issued to conference participants with Reed's handwritten notes, and a plaque from the 1991 National Black Writers Congress "in recognition of outstanding literary achievement and dedication to the advancement of the African-American Community."
Many folders contain correspondence related to the engagement, which may include discussions about compensation, travel arrangements, scheduling, related meetings and events, letters and notes from other participants, clippings, and letters of thanks with comments about the presentation. Brochures or schedules of the event are often included, and some of these have Reed's notations on them. A few folders contain specific travel information, including schedules and tickets.
The series also contains posters and flyers for some of the events. These vary widely in sophistication, including tempura-painted cardboard signs and mimeographed announcements as well as a glossy poster for an international colloquium on "African-Americans and Europe" at the Sorbonne in 1991 (featuring a reproduction of Yves Besnier's Black Statue of Liberty), and a sign for the 1983 Joseph Papp New York Shakespeare Festival Production of "Conjure: Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed." Many of these items have been removed from folders and stored in an oversized box in chronological order.
Files in the series are arranged in chronological order by the date of the engagement. Folder headings also include the location of the appearance and the sponsoring institution, where available. For some folders, an event name, description, or a more specific location is substituted for the name of a sponsoring institution. Within each folder, materials are in chronological order, with pre-appearance correspondence first and post-appearance correspondence last. Folders with undated and incompletely dated materials, items for appearances of undetermined location, and correspondence regarding unconfirmed appearances and requests to appear are located at the end of the series. Partial dating has been retained from Reed's folder headings (i.e. "speaking engagements, 1983-84") where available.
Additional materials related to Ishmael Reed's appearances may be found in the individual and general correspondence files.
42 Series VI. Appearances, 1965-1995 Some items removed to oversize. Removals sheets found in folders. F1 1965 Apr 21 New York: New School for Social Research F2 Jun 29 New York: Poets at the Dom F3 Jul 23 New York: New School for Social Research F4  Nov 6 New York: Aegis Gallery F5 1966-1969 New York: American Academy of Poets F6 1966 May 19 New York: Poets for Peace Now F7 Apr 18 New York: Poetry Discovered, Riverside Radio WRVR F8  Nov 18 New York: Poetry Series #4 F9 Dec 2 Pennsylvania: Lincoln University F10  Dec 4 New York: Poetry Series #4 F11 1967 Jan 19 New York: Academy of American Poets F12 Mar 18 New York: Queens Committee to End the War F13 1968 May 24 California: Berkeley High School F14 Aug 19-24 New York: Cazenovia College F15 Dec 5 New Jersey: Princeton University F16 Dec 9-10 Illinois: Blackburn College F17 1969 [Feb ?] Nebraska: Creighton University F18 Mar 5-6 Ohio: Kent State University F19 Aug 17-23 New York: Cazenovia College F20 Oct 9 Connecticut: Wesleyan University F21 Oct 20-22 New York: New School and Friends Seminary F22 Oct 23 Pennsylvania: Seton Hall College F23 Nov 6 New Jersey: Douglass College F24 Nov 7 Pennsylvania: Bucks County Community College F25 Nov 21-23 New York: Suny Buffalo AFNA Conference F26 Nov 25 District of Columbia: Martin Luther King Library F27 Dec 1 New Jersey: Somerset County College F28 Dec 5 New York: NBC Radio F29 1970 Feb 14 New York: "Like It Is" (TV broadcast) F30 Mar 17 New York: New York City Community College F31 Apr 5 Tennessee: Knoxville College F32 Apr 12 Indiana: Notre Dame Literary Festival 42 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F33 May 23 Ohio: Central State University, Wilberforce F34 Jun 13-Jul 10 California: Berkeley Unified School District F35 Jun 22 California: San Francisco Black Writers' Workshop F36 Jul 19 Pennsylvania: Lincoln University F37 Sep 2 California: San Francisco Public Library, Waden Branch F38 Nov 19 California: Poetry Center, San Francisco State F39 1971 Jan 22 California: "Black Writers and their Writing" Conference F40 Feb 8-9 Colorado: University of Colorado F41 Apr 19-23 North Carolina: North Carolina Central University F42 May 6 California: University of California, Berkley F43 Aug 15-21 New York: Cazenovia College F44 Nov 3 California: Saint Mary's College F45 Nov 12 California: California State College, Hayward F46 1972 Feb 2 California: Kenneth Patchen Memorial Read-Out F47 Feb 24 New York: Syracuse University F48 Mar 2 "The Black Exprience as Depicted in the Novel" F49 Mar 3-4 New York: Queens College F50 Mar 9 California: Scholastic Magazine Black Literature F51 May 19 California: San Fernando High School F52 May 22-24 Ohio: Ohio University F53 May 26-28 Illinois: Black Academy of Arts and Letters Conference F54 Aug 10 California: Merritt College F55 Oct 25 New York: Columbia University F56 Nov 11 California: Merritt College F57 Dec 8 Vermont: Bennington College F58 Dec 12 New York: Academy of American Poets F59 Dec 14 New York: Sarah Lawrence College F60 1973 Feb 3 California: Mt. San Antonio College F61 Feb 13 California: Canada College F62 Feb 16 California: California Association of Teachers of English F63 Apr 26 California: University of California, Santa Barbara F64 May 11-13 California: College of Marin F65 May 16 California: Community College of San Francisco F66 May 17 California: University of Santa Clara F67 [Jun 1 ?] New Jersey: Princeton University F68 Oct 4 California: San Francisco State College 42 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F69 1974 Feb 9 California: Mt. San Antonio College F70 Feb 16 California: San Francisco Public Library 43 F71 Apr-May List of appearances for April and May F72 Apr 1 New York: Poets and Writers Inc. F73 Apr 2 New Jersey: Glassboro State College F74 Apr 3 New Jersey: Ramapo College F75 Apr 6-7 New York: House of Kuumba Black Writers Conference F76 Apr 11 California: De Anza College F77 Apr 19 Washington: University of Washington F78 Apr 24 Virginia: Washington and Lee University F79 Apr 26 Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania F80 Apr 28 [New York]: Only Child Restaurant F81 Apr 29 District of Columbia: Library of Congress F82 Apr 30 New York: Fordham University F83 [May 1] New York: State University at Brockport F84 May 13-18 Washington: Central Washington State College F85 May 20 Michigan: Wayne State University F86 May 23 California: University of California, Santa Cruz F87 May 26 California: CCLM Regional Meeting, San Francisco Art Institute F88 Aug 5-8 Washington: Eastern Washington State College F89 Sep 18-20 Kansas: University of Kansas F90 Oct 9 Iowa: University of Iowa F91 Nov 8-10 District of Columbia: Howard University F92 Nov 23 Wisconsin: Milwaukee Public Library F93 Dec 7 Rhode Island: Brown University F94 Dec 22 California: KFOG Radio F95 1975 Jan 17 Oregon: Reed College F96 Feb 2-4 North Carolina: Fine Arts Festival F97 Feb 28 California: Rainbow Sign, Berkley, Reading for Dumas F98 Mar 11-13 Ohio: Denison University. Includes letter from Reed. F99 Mar 17 California: University of Redlands F100 Mar 20-21 North Dakota: University of North Dakota. Includes letter from Reed. F101 Apr 15-16 Montana: University of Montana, Missoula F102 Apr 17 California: California State University, Sacramento F103 Apr 21-23 Washington: Eastern Washington State College 43 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F104 May 18-20 New Hampshire: Franconia College F105 Jun 21 California: Foothill College F106 Jul 11 Michigan: Grand Valley State College F107 Jul 18 New York: State University of New York, Buffalo F108 Nov 15 California: Black Teachers Caucus F109 Nov 19 Ohio: University of Cincinnati F110 Nov 25 District of Columbia: Howard University F111 Dec 28 California: Melus Symposium, Hilton Hotel F112 1976 Feb 13 Nebraska: Creighton University F113 Mar 5-6 South Carolina: SCETV F114 Mar 11 California: Bay Area Poets Coalition F115 Mar 31-Apr 2 Texas: University of Texas, Austin F116 Apr 2 Minnesota: Univerity of Minnesota F117 Apr 3 Michigan: Eastern Michigan University F118 Apr 13-14 Colorado: Colorado College F119 Apr 21 Iowa: Grinnell College F120 Apr 22 New Jersey: County College of Morris F121 Apr 29 New York: Cornell University F122 Apr 30 Washington: Western Washington State College F123 May 3 Connecticut: Yale University F124 May 4 New York: Academy of American Poets, Donnell Library F125 May 7 Florida: University of Florida F126A May 10 New York: New York City High School Poetry Contest F126B May 21-22 New York: First Annual Lewis H. Michaux Book Fair F127 Aug 9 California: Squaw Valley Community of Writers F128 Sep 26 California: Bookswest 76 Bookfair F129 Oct 11 District of Columbia: Howard University, Ascension Poetry Series F130 Oct 19 California: University of California, Berkeley F131 Oct 20 California: KFOG FM Radio, San Francisco F132 Nov 3 California: California State, Long Beach F133 Nov 6 California: Oakland "Celebration of Writers" F134 Nov 10 California: KBHK TV 44, San Francisco F135 Nov 12 Texas: CCLM Open Reading, Austin F136 Nov 14 California: Oakland Museum F137 Nov 26 [Alabama]: Raven Bones Foundation 43 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F138 1977 Feb 1 New Jersey: Brookdale Community College F139 Feb 9 California: University of California, Berkeley F140 Feb 12 Pennsylvania: Swarthmore College F141 Feb 13-14 Connecticut: University of Connecticut F142 Mar 7 California: California State College, Stanislaus F143 Mar 18-20 Paris, France: New York University in France F144 [Apr] New York: Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center F145 Apr 16 New York: State University of New York, Buffalo F146 Apr 26 Nevada: University of Nevada. Includes letter from Reed. F147 May 2 California: University of Southern California F148 May 5 Ohio: Cleveland State University F149 May 12-14 Oregon: Portland State University. Includes letter from Reed. F150 May 14 California: KPFA Berkley Poetry Festival F151 May 21 California: Ca ada College F152 May 30 California: American Booksellers Association F153 Sep 5 Washington: Seattle Arts Festival. Includes bill to Seattle Arts Festival signed by Reed. F154 Sep 19-23 Mississippi: Jackson State University F155 Oct 7-20 Missouri: Washington University and University of Missouri F156 Nov 18 California: San Francisco Poetry Festival F157 Nov 21 Texas: University of Houston, P.E.N. F158 Nov 22 Texas: Shadydale and Rogers Elementary Schools F159 [Nov 22] Texas: Creative Arts Society of Houston F160 Nov 25 Kansas: Wichita Vortex Poetry Association. Includes letter from Reed. F161 Nov 26 New York: National Council Teachers of English F162 1978 Feb 14 California: California State University, Sacramento F163 Feb 27 California: Berkley Public Library F164 Mar 2-3 Washington: Eastern Washington University F165A Apr 17 Illinois: University of Illinois F165B Apr 26 Unidentified F165C Apr 28 Connecticut: Dartmouth College F166 May 19-21 New York: Medgar Evers College F167 Jun 12 New York: National Convocation on Free Speech F168 Jun 25-Jul 1 Indiana: Indiana University F169 Sep 11-16 Netherlands: Amsterdam, One World Poetry F170 Oct 15 California: Los Angeles Municipal Arts Dept. 43 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F171 1979 Feb 13-15 Georgia: Spelman College F172 Feb 24 District of Columbia: Ascension 42 F173 Mar 4-10 Indiana: Notre Dame F174 Mar 15-17 New York: Children's Arts Project, Long Island F175 Sep 17-Oct 6 Connecticut: Yale University F176 Oct 4 Connecticut: Wesleyan University F177 Oct 11 Iowa: University of Iowa F178 Nov 1 California: English Speaking Union Symposium F179 Nov 4 California: California College of Arts and Crafts F180 Nov 15 California: "Visions of California," Beyond Baroque Foundation F181 Nov 25 California: Sarah Webster Fabio Celebration F182 Nov 27 Canada: Toronto, Harbourfront Reading Series F183 Nov 28 New York: St. Mark's Poetry Project F184 Dec 6-7 Texas: University of Houston at Clear Lake City F185 Dec 29 California: Modern Language Association F186 1980 Feb 16 California: M. H. de Young Memorial Museum F187 Mar 7 California: Cody's Books, Berkeley F188 Mar 20 California: San Jose Fine Film Series F189 Apr 1 Ohio: University of Cincinnati F190 Apr 2 Michigan: Wayne State University F191 Apr 25 Tennessee: Memphis State University F192 Apr 26 New Mexico: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center F193 May 17 California: SOMA Gallery, San Francisco F194 Jun 15 Kenkeleba House F195 Jun 27 Pennsylvania: Allentown Community Center F196 Aug 1 Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology F197 Aug 21 New Hampshire: Dartmouth College F198 Sep 16 New York: New York University. Includes Reed letter. F199 Oct 15-16 Colorado: Colorado State University F200 Nov 12-13 Vermont: Middlebury College F201 Nov 20-22 Georgia: Emory University F202 Dec 14 California: Earthsign Books, Berkeley 43 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F203 1981 Jan 8 California: KBHK TV F204 Feb 25 California: University of California, Riverside F205 Feb 27 Kentucky: University of Louisville F206 Mar 8 New York: Basement Workshop Poetry Reading F207 Mar 9 New York: Manhattan Theatre Club F208 Mar 13 New York: New School for Social Research F209 Apr 1 California: Media Alliance, Reading F210 Apr 27 New York: City College F211 May 2 California: Poetry Film Festival Workshop F212 May 13 California: University of California, Santa Barbara F213 May 26 California: College of San Mateo F214 Sep 25 California: War Resisters League--West F215 Oct 9-12 New York: American Writers Congress F216 Oct 23 California: Oakland Public Library F217 Dec 11 California: San Francisco African-American Historical and Cultural Society F218 Dec 29 California: American Historical Association Convention F219 1982 Feb 8-12 Virginia: George Mason University F220 Mar 18-20 California: Conference on College Composition and Communication F221 Apr 1 California: Media Alliance F222 Apr 16 Oregon: Portland State University F223 Apr 21 District of Columbia: University of District of Columbia F224 Apr 22 New York: Columbia University F225 Apr 24 New York: Fredrick Douglass Creative Arts Center F226 Apr 25 Connecticut: Real Art Ways F227 May 5 California: Stanford University F228 May 21-23 New York: Medgar Evers College, City University of New York F229 Jun 29-Aug 5 Alaska: Sitka and Juneau F230 Aug 18-19 New Hampshire: Dartmouth College F231 Sep 12 Mexico: Dialogo de Las Americas F232 Sep 21 California: KBHK F233 Oct 13 District of Columbia: Wetacom, Portraits in Black program F234 Oct 21-23 Iowa: University of Iowa F235 Nov 12-14 Netherlands/Belgium: One World Poetry Festival F236 Dec 27-30 California: Modern Language Association 43 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F237 1983 Feb 26 Massachusetts: Fine Arts Work Center F238 Mar 10-15 New York: Rochester and Buffalo. F239 Mar 18-21 Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin F240 Mar 20 California: University of Southern California F241 Apr 10 Arkansas: University of Arkansas F242 Apr 15 California: University of California, Berkeley, Black Theatre Symposium F243 Apr 22 California: Northern California Booksellers Association F244 Apr 22-23 California: UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies F245 Apr 30 California: University of California, Berkeley 44 F246 May 3 California: University of California, Berkeley F247 May 13 California: California State University F248 Sep 19 New York: New Jazz at the Public F249 Sep 20 California: KQED F250 Nov 3-6 Pennsylvania: American Studies Association Convention F251 Nov 10-13 Oklahoma: Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa F252 Nov 20 California: Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department F253 Dec 8-11 Minnesota: The Loft Mentor Series, Minneapolis F254 1984 Feb 24 California: Alameda County Library, "Books Behind Bars" F255 Mar 6 California: Sonoma State University F256 Mar 10 California: Acuarian Spiritual Center F257 Mar 18 Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden F258 Mar 29-Apr 4 Southern Circuit Tour: Southwestern (Tennessee), University of South Carolina, Appalshop (Kentucky), North Carolina State University, Georgia State University, Contemporary Arts Center (Louisiana) F259 Apr 7 California: Crestmont School, Richmond F260 Apr 18-19 Ohio: Black Folk Art in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University F261 Apr 28 New York: Fredrick Douglass Creative Arts Center F262 May 3 California: "A Berkley Affair" F263 May 8 California: Bay Area Black Journalists Association F264 May 17 New Hampshire: Dartmouth "300 Years of 1984" F265 May 19 California: John Muir School, Berkeley F266 May 25-26 Illinois: University of Illinois, Chicago F267 May 30 California: Celtic Foundation Memorial Awards Dinner 44 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F268 1984 Jun 13 California: Far West High School, Oakland F269 Jun 19 California: San Bruno Jail, San Francisco F270 Jun 25-29 District of Columbia: Georgetown University F271 Jul 12-22 Washington: Port Townsend Writers Conference F272 Aug 23-25 California: University of California, Berkeley F273 Sep 1 New York: New York Book Fair F274 Oct 19-20 District of Columbia: Institute for Policy Studies F275 Dec 5-7 Michigan: Detroit; NY: Buffalo--"Across State Lines" F276 Dec 11-13 Washington: Washington State University F277 1985 Jan 7-16 French West Indies lecures F278 Feb 12-14 South Carolina: South Carolina Arts Commission F279 Feb 17 California: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists F280 Feb 23 California: Oakland Public Library F281 Feb 27 California: San Francisco Public Library F282 Mar 4-6 New Mexico: University of New Mexico F283 Mar 9 California: San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society F284 May 3, 5 California: City Cafe, Berkeley F285A May 8 South Carolina: South Carolina Arts Commission F285B May 11 California: The Port of Oakland Poets Landmark Dedication Ceremony F286 Jun 11-21 Finland tour: Reykjavik, Helsinki, Lahti, Helsinki F287 Jun 24 - Jul 5 Germany tour: Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Heidelberg, Tuebingen, Freiburg F288 Oct 25 Wyoming: University of Wyoming F289 Dec 5-11 Pennsylvania: Painted Bride Art Center Residency F290 Dec 12 Pennsylvania: Temple University F291 1986 Jan 14 Pennsylvania: Lincoln University F292 Jan 16 New York: International PEN Congress. Includes Reed's autograph notes. F293 Jan 24-25 Alaska: Alaska Native Publishing Conference, Sitka F294 Feb 15 California: John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo F295 Mar 6-8 London, England: International Book Fair F296 Mar 8 Alabama: Birmingham Southern College F297 Mar 21-23 New York: Medgar Evers College, City University of New York 44 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F298 1986 Apr 13 California: Berkeley Poetry Review F299 Apr 17 California: Concordia High School F300 May 2 California: Solano Community College F301 May 5 New York: Queens College F302 May 6 New York: Cornell University. Includes Reed letter. F303 May 12 California: University of California, Santa Cruz F304 May 14 California: San Francisco Women's National Book Association F305 Jun 25-26 Hawaii: University of Hawaii F306 Jul 9 New York: Essence Television Productions F307 Jul 26 California: Oakland Museum, There City Cinema F308 Aug 29 Massachusetts: Harvard University F309 Oct 9-11 Tennessee: Tennessee Homecoming F310 Oct 16-17 California: San José State University F311 Nov 8 Florida: Miami Book Fair. Includes typescript remarks and poem with first line: "It is better to be poor." F312 1987 Jan 19-23 Georgia: Albany State College F313 Feb 14 New York: Alchemical Theatre, Poets and Writers, Inc. F314 Mar 6-8 Massachusetts: Harvard University F315 Mar 10 Massachusetts: Suffolk University F316 Mar 27 Massachusetts: Suffolk University F317 Mar 27-29 Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh F318 Apr 1 Tennessee: Memphis State University F319 Apr 7 Georgia: Clark College F320 Apr 26 New York: Fredrick Douglass Creative Arts Center F321 Apr 29 Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology F322 May 8 Massachusetts: Roxbury Community College F323 May 16 Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Museum F324 May 20 New York: Poetry Project at St. Marks F325 May 31 Massachusetts: Boston University F326 Jun 20 Massachusetts: Codman Square Library, Dorchester F327 Sep 5 California: Oakland Public Library F328 Sep 25 California: Berkeley, "Capital News" Series F329 Dec 2 California: Stanford University. Includes copy of Poetry, Prose, and Politics, with poems by Reed, Paula Gunn Allen, Denise Levertov, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Adrienne Rich. F330 Dec 11-23 Antilles Islands: Université des Antilles 44 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F331 1988 Jan 6 California: California College of Arts and Crafts F332 Jan 18 California: "people are talking" television appearance F333 Feb 9 California: Kennedy High School F334 Feb 23-26 New York: St. Mark's Church In-The-Bowery F335 Feb 27 California: San Francisco Public Library, Tribute to James Baldwin F336 Mar 16 California: University of California, Berkeley Library F337 Mar 24-27 New York: Medgar Evers College F338 Mar 30 California: KJAZ FM F339 Apr 1 California: Associated Writing Programs Meeting F340 Apr 4 Tennessee: Austin Peay State University F341 Apr 17 California: Cafe Milano F342 Jun 19-24 Germany: Universität Bern and Switzerland: Geneva F343 Jul 30 California: Katherine Delmar Burke School F344 Aug 14 Oregon: Portland Poetry Festival F345 Aug 24 California: Internal Revenue Service Breakfast Club F346 Sep 12 Tennessee: Austin Peay State University F347 Oct 28 California: McBean Theater, San Francisco F348 Nov 1 California: Burnett Middle School F349 Nov 15 Louisiana: Louisiana State University F350 Dec 3 Washington: KIRO Newsradio F351 1989 Jan 6 California: KBHK TV F352 Jan 24 California: KCSM-FM F353 Feb 16 Michigan: University of Michigan, Flint F354 Feb 23 New Jersey: Seton Hall University F355 Feb 24-26 New York: Dan Space Project, St. Mark's Church F356 Mar 10 California: University of California, Berkeley F357 Mar 15-23 England: promotional tour F358 Mar 29 Arizona: University of Arizona F359 Apr 27 California: KQED TV F360 May 14 California: Zev Putterman Show F361 May 22 California: California State University, Haywood F362 May 26 California: Lannan Foundation, "Beyond Baroque" F363 Jun 4 California: Berkeley, University Art Museum F364 Jun 5 California: King Jr. High, Berkeley United School District F365 Jun 23 Washington: University of Washington, Seattle F366A Aug 12 Washington: Elliott Bay Book Co. F366B Aug 23 California: Bay Area Theatre Workshop 44 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F367 1989 Sep 2-4 Washington: Bumbershoot, Seattle Arts Festival F368 Oct 7 California: Oakland Museum and Bay Area Association of Black Psychologists F369 Oct 27 California: American Friends Service Committee F370 Nov 11-12 California: Tikkun Conference F371 Nov 18-19 Florida: Miami Book Fair International F372 1990 Jan 23 California: Alameda County Library 45 F373A Jan 30-Feb 4 Louisiana: University of New Orleans F373B Feb 28-Mar 1 Ohio: Black World Studies F374 Mar 7 Colorado: University of Colorado, Boulder: Novel of the Americas Symposium F375 Apr 27 Italy: Universitá Di Macerata F376 Jun 3 Nevada: African American Publishers, Booksellers, and Writers Association F377 Jun 21 California: Foothill College F378 Jun 24 New York: Nkiro Books F379 Jun 26 New York: Whitney Museum of American Art F380 Aug 21 District of Columbia: Smithsonian F381 Oct 5-7 Texas: San Antonio Inter-American Bookfair F382 Oct 16 California: Artists for Riles Benefit F383 Nov 22 New Mexico: Sante Fe, Lannan Literary Series F384 1991 Feb 13 California: Pasadena Public Library F385 Mar 1 Iowa: University of Iowa F386 Mar 9-10 Oregon: Portland Literuption Bookfair F387 Mar 27 New York: Medgar Evers College F388 Apr 26 California: PEN Oakland reading, Berkeley Store Gallery F389 Apr 28 Texas: Houston International Festival F390 Sep 28 California: Haywood Public Library F391 Sep 29 Pennsylvania: Painted Bride Art Center F392 Oct 18-19 Illinois: Chicago State University F393 Nov 13 California: Cody's Bookstore, Berkeley F394 Nov 16 California: Community College Humanities Association F395 Nov 21 New York: State University of New York, Farmingdale F396 Nov 23 New York: Cultural Dimensions, Henry Street Settlement Arts Center 45 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) F397 1992 Feb 5-9 France: Universite De La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris F398 Mar 4 New York: New York Public Library F399 Mar 12 California: Kepler's Bookstore, Menlo Park F400 Apr 9-10 Tennessee: University of Tennessee, College Language Association F401 May 27-29 Germany: Freiburg. Includes photograph of Reed. F402 Sep 8-25 Colorado: University of Colorado, Novel of the Americas Symposium F403 Oct 28 California: McBean Theatre, San Francisco F404 Dec 2 Pennsylvania: International Poetry Forum F405 Dec 14-17 Spain: El Congreso de la Aedean F406 1993 Feb 10 Pennsylvania: Ursinus College F407 Feb 17 New York: Unterberg Poetry Center F408 Mar 27 New York: Nkiru Books F409 Jun 15-16 Netherlands: Crossing Border Festival F410 Aug 20 California: Funeral Eulogy for Roberd C. Maynard F411 Dec 5 New Jersey: Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center F412 Dec 11 Illinois: African American Book Center F413 1994 Jan 10 California: City Arts and Lectures, Inc. F414 Jan 27 California: Artists on the Cutting Edge F415 Mar 28 New York: Studio Museum, Harlem F416 Apr 16 California: KQED - FM F417 Jun 24-26 Hawaii: University of Hawaii, Manoa F418 Jul 31 Georgia: National Black Arts Festival F419 Sep 23-30 Canada: Le Festival de la Litterature, Montreal F420 Oct 9-16[?] Germany: American Literature Week F421 Oct 29 California: Cafe Arts National Poetry Festival F422 Nov 18 Florida: Miami-Dade Community College Symposium. Writing in our Hemisphere: South & North F423 Dec 27-30 California: Modern Language Association F424 1995 Jan 1 New York: Nuyorican Poets Cafe F425 Jan 10 California: USCB Regents' Lecturer in Black Studies F426 Feb 13 California: KPFA FM F427 Feb 21 California: Tribute to Malcolm X F428 Apr 7 New York: New York University, Black Graduate Studies Association 45 Series VI. Appearances (cont'd) Material for appearances for which dates are incomplete or unconfirmed F429 1968-1969 F430 1970-1973 F431 1974-1975 F432 1976-1977 F433 1978-1979 F434 1980-1981 F435 1982-1984 F436 1985-1987 F437 1988-1989 F438 1990 F439 n.d. Requests for Reed appearances F440 1968-1980 F441 1981-1990 F442 n.d.
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The Ishmael Reed Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 398
Accessioned: Purchases, 1980-1995.
Extent: 65 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, novels, plays, poems, essays, reviews, speeches, magazines, posters, clippings, brochures, flyers, broadsides, photographs, artwork, books, galley and page proofs, financial documents, catalogs, programs, photocopies, sound recordings, schedules, comic books, notes, transcripts, awards, certificates, minutes, audiovisual recordings, and miscellaneous ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1998-1999 by Shiela Pardee, completed by Anita Wellner.
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