Special Collections Department
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. Two supplements to the Ishmael Reed papers have been acquired by the University of Delaware Library since 2001. Access to these supplements is limited pending completion of processing. Please contact Manuscripts Librarian in Special Collections for assistance.
Processed: 1998-1999 by Shiela Pardee, completed by Anita Wellner.
Boxes 1-55: Shelved in Spec MSS record center cartons
Boxes 56-62: Shelved in SPEC MSS media
Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (20 inches)
Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (32 inches)
Series I. F30, F83-84, F345, F355, F396A, F748, Series III. F5: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize galleys
Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
I. Works by Reed, 1963-1994 1. Novels, 1966-1994 2. Poetry, 1963-1994 3. Works for performance, 1973-1994 4. Essays, articles, reviews, speeches, forwards, and introductions, 1965-1994 5. Comments and quotations, 1981-1994 6. Miscellaneous writing, 1968-1989 II. Interviews, 1968-1994 III. Writing and artwork by others, 1960-1995 IV. Editing and Publishing, 1965-1992 V. Academic, 1967-1994 VI. Appearances, 1965-1995 VII. Professional activities, 1956-1994 VIII. Literary and professional correspondence, 1963-1995 IX. Legal and publishing correspondence, 1966-1993 X. Personal papers, 1959-1992 XI. Media, 1966-1995 XII. Books and printed material removed and cataloged for Special Collections, 1965-1994
Supplements to the Ishmael Reed papers, 1962-2005
Two supplements to the Ishmael Reed papers have been acquired by the University of Delaware Library since 2001. Access to these supplements is limited pending completion of processing.
Please contact Manuscripts Librarian in Special Collections for further assistance.
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