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Ishmael Reed Papers

1964 - 1995
Supplements, 1962 - 2005

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.
Shelving Summary:
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

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Table of Contents


Series Outline


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

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