Special Collections Department
The Ishmael Reed Papers
XI. Media, 1966-1995
Extent: 4.5 linear ft.
Contents: Audio cassettes, videocassette, laserdisc, and phonograph recordings.
Arrangement: Series XI. Media is divided into four subseries by format. Subseries XI.1. Audio cassettes is further divided into four sections: works, interviews, related to Reed, and related to others. Each of these sections is arranged in chronological order, with the exception of the works, which are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Subseries XI.2. Reel-to-Reel tapes is arranged in chronological order. Subseries XI.3. Videotapes is divided into two sections, material related to Reed and tapes related to other persons or topics. The section related to Reed is arranged in alphabetical order by videocassette title. The section related to other persons and topics is arranged in chronological order. Subseries XI.4. Phonograph and laserdisc recordings are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Ishmael Reed's creative work in various media and his roles as teacher, performer, and public figure are revealed in the audiotapes and recordings, videotapes, and related materials found in Series XI. Media. These include both audio- and video recordings of the soap opera he wrote for and helped to produce with Steve Cannon, and the recordings of his poetry set to music, Conjure I: Music for the texts of Ishmael Reed and Conjure II: Cab Calloway Stands in for the Moon, both produced by Kip Hanrahan. Some of the interviews documented in Series II. have audiotape versions, and there are a number of interviews with Reed on audiotape, including radio interviews of excellent sound quality, for which there is no print transcription in the collection. There are also a number of audio- and videotapes in which Reed was a participant rather than a subject, including the commercially produced videotapes, Oakland: There is a There There, in which Reed is interviewed about his adopted hometown, and James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, in which Reed comments on Baldwin's influence.
56 Series XI. Media, 1966-1995 This series is organized by format. Within each format items recordings related to Reed are listed first, followed by media related to others. Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings, 1979-1994 Includes Audio cassettes which have been numbered. Recordings related to works by Ishmael Reed, 1979-1993 Arranged in alphabetical order by title. 1 "Ace Boon Coons," [n.d.] 2 "Airing Dirty Laundry - Ishmael Reed," with business card from Carl Foster, [n.d.] 3 "Japanese By Spring, NPR review 3/29/93," 1993 4/5 "Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed - Kunstkopf Binaural," ZBS Foundation, 1985 (2 copies) 6 "Meeting Aug 28, 1979" Meeting regarding the production video of Personal Problems for the National Endowment for the Humanities 7 Personal Problems - Tape one 8 "Personal Problems, Episodes III & IV," [n.d.] 9 "Personal Problems, Episodes III & IV," [n.d.] 10 "Personal Problems IV" and "Personal Problems III," [n.d.] 11 "Personal Problems V - Unmixed" and " Personal Problems/Episode V, Mixed DJ heard on Radio," [n.d.] 12 "Personal Problems/Episode V..." [n.d.] 13 "Personal Problems/Episodes V and VI," [n.d.] 14 "Personal Problems, audio made directly from the video (for radio??)," [n.d.] 15 [KPFA Yardbird Hour Benefit reading for BCF student anthology], [n.d.] 56 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings of Interviews, 1979-1994 Arranged in chronological order. 16 "Ishmael Reed and Ted Hudson. Berkeley, California. July 16, 1979." 17a/b "Ishmael Reed, 10 Feb. '82. Fairfax, Virginia." Interviewer Ted Hudson. typescript in II.1. Interviews with Ishmael Reed. 2 copies 18 "Ishmael Reed interviewed by Peter Nazareth - Introduced by Ray Heffner - Radio WSUI University of Iowa, Iowa City, October 23, 1982," 1982 19 "An Interview with Ishmael Reed by Joseph Henry at the University of Iowa on October 24, 1982." See also typescripts, Interviews series. 20 "I Reed/Bayview," 1984 Magic 61 Radio interview re: "Writin' is Fightin'. 21 "IR interview on Personal Problems & There City Cinema, Oakland Museum, 1986." Announcement of There City Cinema Film Conference at the Oakland Museum ("Hollywood's War on Ethnic America"), July 26, 1986, including comments by Reed about negative images of ethnic minorities in the mainstream media. Describes the conference, including screenings of Gunga and Hess by Bill Gunn and Reed's Personal Problems. Also taped music of Kronos string quartet. 1. Label: Michele Wallace. Interviewer presumed to be Reed. n.d. Discussion of feminism, black feminists, Wallace's column for the New York Times about rap. Side 2: Includes interview with unidentified rapper. 22 "Radio Interview w/IR for Mother Hubbard. Nov. 1987 (mislabeled)." Reed on Savage Wilds directed by Ed Bullins. Cecil Brown on his play Kali, promotion for showing at Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley and book party for Cecil Moore's book Days Without Weather. Aired January 8 on KPFA Berkeley. 23 "Ishmael Reed - pt. 1: on the White House as crack house. Dec 3, 1988. time 3:17" and "Ishmael Reed - pt. 2: on multiculturalism in literature. Dec 10, 1988. time 3:20." Short comments from Reed alternating with leading comments about Reed's views by Frank Abe. 56 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings of Interviews (cont'd) 24 "Ishmael Reed Profile on NPR's Crossroads - 2/3/89," 1989 25 "KPFA Dec. 4, 1989. Carmen Moore." Reed comments during a news report on the relative amount of drug use by Blacks vs. Whites and his opinion that media unfairly target Blacks as drug users. Also Reed's predictions for the 90s. Tape also includes a recording of selections of vocals by Meredith Monk and Laurie Anderson. Interview with Carmen Moore, composer of Wild Gardens of the Loop Garou (with music from opera). 26 "1/15/90 Wave 102.FM WTKN AM-570. 12:30 P (EST). Jay Marvin/Ishmael Reed Interview." Talk radio show with Reed talking and answering questions about myths Whites have about African-Americans. 27 "Jean Faraka 11/05/93. Black Americans & the Media. Ishmael Reed. WPR, 821 University Ave., Madison, WI." Interview re: Airing Dirty Laundry. Influences. Classics. Before Columbus. Japanese by Spring. Multiculturalism. 28 "Ishmael Reed (unedited) interview w/ Jim Schumock 11/17/93." Readings from "dirty laundry" and Japanese by Spring. Portland. Discusses "neo-conservatives," black intellectuals. 29 "I. Reed on talk radio KJFO. Pete Collins 1/3/94." Discusses depiction of blacks in media, Clintons, disagreement with McNeil/ Leher. 30 "John E. Wideman & Ishmael Reed, 1/10/94." Ishmael Reed introduced as host, but asks questions of Wideman, plus questions from audience. Program sponsored by Women's Foundation (Northern California). First annual series on art and politics, produced by City Arts and Lectures. See also clipping, Interview Series. 31 "Fog City Radio - KQED-FM. April 16, 1994." Host: Mal Sharpe. Reed discusses Airing Dirty Laundry, his "pugnacious" style of essay writing, and his letters to editors, which he says are usually written but not sent. Reference to Before Columbus reading and awards ceremony that night. 56 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings of Interviews (cont'd) 32 "Bayview w/Ishmael Reed," [n.d.] 33 "Michele Wallace." [n.d.] Interviewer presumed to be Reed. Discussion of feminism, black feminists, Wallace's column for The New York Times about rap. Other side has an interview with and unidentified rapper. 34 [Interview with unidentified British interviewer], [n.d.] Discussion of Ellison, multiculturalism. Late interview, probably post-Japanese by Spring. 35 "B. Saar," [n.d.] 36 "Ishmael Reed/Stanley Couch/ interview rough cut/////...rough cut," [n.d.] Includes a reading at the beginning: Loup Garou?. Discusses influences, patriarchal attitudes in his novels, New York intellectuals, criticism, satire, Flight to Canada, representing the "average" black American. 37 "Andy Hope" and "Amiri Baraka," [n.d.] Discussion of HR 39(?). Reed asking the questions of an American Indian Movement Leader. Other side: refers to Callaloo Oct 1978 article by Dr. Sondra O'Neale and answers some of her objections to his novels Flight to Canada and Last Days of Louisiana Red. Also mentions Amiri Baraka's article "The Confessions of a Former Anti-Semite" in The New York Times. Also mentions Baraka's Black Literature Forum article a reference to Baraka's citing a favorable NYTBR review of Shrovetide in New Orleans as evidence of Reed's "bing pushed by the bourgeoisie" and answers that objection. Reed appears to being answering questions, possibly presubmitted. 38 "Andy Hope," [n.d.] 39 "George Schyler," [n.d.] 40 "Rudolfo Anaya," [n.d.] Reed gives Albuquerque as the place of the interview. No date given. Reed interviews Anaya on politics and its effect on local culture (Chicano Moyemento) and on his own work. Typescript in II.2 Interviews by Ishmael Reed 56 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings related to Ishmael Reed, 1979-1994 Arranged in chronological order. 41 "KGO - March 6 '77 IR w/Al Young/Talk Show Part 1," 1977 42 "Yale. Ishmael Reed: sml lecture hall. October 2, 1979 4:00 P. M.," 1979 43 "Am. Studies Conference 1983/Bradley, Flanagan, & Reed/recorded by Charles Hardy/WHYY-FM, Philadelphia," 1983 44 "American Studies Conference 1983 - Bradley, Flanagan, & Reed recorded by Charles Hardy (WHYY-FM, Philadelphia)" 1983 45 "KDIA Art On bus/Ishmael Reed/Sun Jan 15, 1984," 1984 57 46 "Ishmael Reed SSU 6 March '84," 1984 47 "Ishmael Reed 12/8/85/Painted Bride," 1985 48 "Callahan, Reed, & Wang - January 24, 1986," 1986 49 "English: P USIS Amman & Ishmael Reed on Black American Literary Influences - SRC-70 12N, 10/29/86," 1986 50 "KJAZ 3/30/88. IR as guest DJ," 1988 51 "Ishmael Reed/Stan Dunn - KJAZ," 3/30/1988 52 "Ishmael Reed (cont'd)/The Cafe Milagro-Berkeley-4/17/88," 1988 53 "Tennessee Reed, Al Young at The Cafe Milagro, Berkeley 4/17/1988, introduction: Jack Foley" and "Ishmael Reed," 1988 54 "Ebony Wave Radio News Magazine - November 1, 1988," 1988 55 "KSFO 3/5/89 - IR on S. Rusdie," 1989 57 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings related to Ishmael Reed (cont'd) 56 "Ishmael Reed - March 29, 1989, Modern Languages Auditorium - University of Arizona - 8:00 p.m.," 1989 57 "KPFA April 24, 1989 IR & Cecil Brown," 1989 58 "'Black Men: Lost Generation' Pt. 1, 2, & 3 AUG 7, 8, 9, 1989 by Phyllis Crockett. National Public Radio," 1989 59 "Founding Members of Pen Oakland - Floyd Salas, Claire Ortalda, Reginald Lockett, John Curl interviewed by Jack Foley - KPFA 11/26/89," 1989 60 "With My Brother, M Lenoir - 1/15/90 - Ishmael Reed/Dr. Lenore," 1990 61 "KPFA Special on PEN Oakland, May 16, 1990 - produced by Jack Foley and Susan Stone - Side one: Floyd Salas, Maxine Hong Kingston - Side two: Ishmael Reed (continued on side three)," 1990 62 "KPFA Pen Oakland Special 5/16/90/II/Ishmael Reed/Isabel Allende," 1990 63 "Multiculturalism & the Media -The Commonwealth Club of S.F. 6/28/90/introduction: Kate Paul." Jack Foley (moderator). With Patricia Holt, Diana Ketcham, Ishmael Reed, Floyd Salas, Susan Stone, Frank Chin, and Rose Romano. Presented by PEN Oakland and recorded by Jesse Beagle. 64 "IR - KQED Radio 9/25/90," 1990 65 Radio/TV Boycott 3/13/91," 1991 66 "Marketplace. American Public Radio. Jun 18, 1991," 1991 67 "Ishmael Reed 3/23/91" and "Reed con't. Panel 4 Toupe-Redmond - Panel 2 William," [n.d.] 68 "4/8/91 Gerry Lin-Daily Cal," 1991 57 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings related to Ishmael Reed (cont'd) 69 "IR KGO 3/18/92," 1992 70 "KQED Radio Mar 4 94," 1994 71 "KGO Talk Radio w/Reed 3/9/94," 1994 72 "Bayview 9/13 - I. Reed," [n.d.] 73 "Before Columbus Foundation," [n.d.] 74 "Before Columbus," [n.d.] 75 "Before Columbus readings - to be edited," [n.d.] 2 cassette tapes 76 "Boycott," [n.d.] 77 "Carmen Moore - Housewives," [n.d.] 78 "David Murray/Ishmael Reed - working on song," [n.d.] 79 "Final Draft: Cannon and Reed. Unidentified interviewer, "Final Draft" program. After Terrible Twos," [n.d.] 58 80 "Frank Chin - I. Reed on No No Boy" and "Quincey," [n.d.] 81 "Fresh Air - Terry Gross," [n.d.] 82 "IR & Jess Mowny," [n.d.] 83 "Ishmael Reed," [n.d.] 84 "Ishmael Reed, Bill Moyers, James Reston, Jr.," [n.d.] 85 "Ishmael Reed - Images on Your Ear," [n.d.] 58 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings related to Ishmael Reed (cont'd) 86 "Ishmael Reed," [n.d.] Reed answering questions at an unidentified workshop. 87 "Kofi WBAI Reed July," [n.d.] 88 "Land War #3," [n.d.] Reed in a discussion with Sierra Club in Sitka, AL. 89 [Interview re: aboriginal title Sitka], [n.d.] 90 "Land War 3" and "Land War IV," [n.d.] 91 "Land War," [n.d.] 92 "New Letters on the Air (anthology)," [n.d.] 93 "New Letters/Ishmael Reed. New Letters on the Air/A production of New Letters Magazine/University of Missouri, K.C.," [n.d.] 94 "Newport," [n.d.] 95 "Third Ear - Ishmael Reed," [n.d.] 96 "Voice of America/ English/Reed 'His Work'," [n.d.] 97 "X the fight," [n.d.] Reed describing a fight (Welterweight Championship) in progress--interview unidentified following. 58 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings related to others or unidentified, 1980-1988 Arranged in chronological order. 98 "Ted Joans, June 7, 1980 - Ishmael Reed R & C Office," 1980 99 "Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown,"  100 "Father Cares: the Last of Jonestown," 1981 (NPR) 101 "Mark Richards (con't) 5/29/84," 1984 102 "Frank Wilderson 1/18/88 - Public Radio - Mpls Black Writer," 1988 103 "Ali Press Conference," [n.d.] 104 "Ben fong T...s," [n.d.] 105 "Broomstein, Rich Dillon," [n.d.] 106 "Call ph[ ] I," [n.d.] 107 "Charlie Davis, Al Young," [n.d.] 108 "The Crossing," [n.d.] 109 "Franti, 1&2," [n.d.] 110 "Franti," [n.d.] 111 "George Davis," [n.d.] 112 "Jay Marvin vs David Duke - 970 WFLA, Tampa," [n.d.] 113 "John George" and "Gary Lavone, Bill Lowe," [n.d.] 114 "Leo Brazille," [n.d.] 58 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.1. Audio cassette recordings (cont'd) Recordings related to others or unidentified (cont'd) 115 "Loisada: Blessingame," [n.d.] 116 "Meeting at Michael LeMer's House," [n.d.] 117 "[ ]paper Aug 15," [n.d.] 118 "The Source Report #329 - Crowley," [n.d.] 119 "Q. Troupe I," [n.d.] 120 "Troupe II," [n.d.] 121 [Unidentified naval battle - story of the shelling of a village by "Elder"], [n.d.] 122 "Welcome to the Department of English at the University of California: Part 2. Some Students Speak. Part 5. some Professors speak," [n.d.] 123 "Wole Soyinka," [n.d.] 124 Unidentified tape 125/126 Blank tapes 127/128 Two cassette tape cases without cassettes: "Amy Whitmore - Ishmael Reed Reading" and "Jack & Adele Foley: "Indeed the Name Was Irish." 129 "Playboy Interview (New York, NY. July 1st-77)." CASE without TAPE Skip Gates - John Blassingame - Quincy Troupe - Walter Cotton - Ntozake Shange - Thulani - Steve Cannon Lavonne van ean, urveita(?) two women interviewed. Appears to be an interview with community leaders regarding cleaning up drug-ridden neighborhoods. 59 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.2. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1976-1979 The Steve Cannon Show. Audio Magazine Issues, 1976-1979 See also: Series IV. Editing and Publishing--Reed, Cannon, & Johnson Vol I. No.1 Personal Problems Episodes I & II, 1976 An original improvised soap opera, featuring Verta Mae Grosvenor as Johnnie Mae Brown, Walter Cotton as Charles Brown, and Jim Wright as Father Brown. Made possible in part by grants from The Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts. See also Series I.3. Works for Performance--Personal Problems Vol I. No.2 House of Magic: Toni Morrison Interviewed by Ntozake Shange, 1976 Poet, novelist, essayist and editor, Toni Morrison is interviewed by poet, playwright, and essayist, Ntozake Shange. Vol. I. No.3. The Ways of the Whirl, 1976 Interview and reading with poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and publisher, Ishmael Reed, conducted by poet, critic and social commentator, Stanley Crouch. Vol. II. No.1. House of Magic: Life Forces. Black Roots Festival IV, 1977 Featuring poets Ntozake Shange, Tony Fitchut, David Smirl, Verta Mae Groesvenor, Felipe Luciano, Quincy Troupe, Maya Angelou, Arnold Kemp, Gersami, and Amiri Baraka. Vol.II. No.2. A Dramatist for Our Time, 1977 Interview and reading with poet, playwright and actor Bill Gunn, author of The Rhinestone Sharecroppers, conducted by playwright Aisha Rahman, with Gunn's reading of excerpts from The Black Picture Show. Vol. II. No.3 Ubiquitous Incantations, 1978 Featuring The Basement Workshop poets plus special guests: Fay Chiang, Jason Hwang, Charlie Chin, Teru Kerazawa, Richard Oyama, Francis Chun, Joy Harjo, Amiri Baraka, Louis Rivera, Ishmael Reed, Cyn Zarco, June Jordan, Helen Wong, and Lawson Inada. Music included. 59 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.2. Reel-to-Reel Tapes (cont'd) The Steve Cannon Show. Audio Magazine Issues (cont'd) Vol.III. No.1. Revolutionary Change as a Constant State of Things, 1978 An interview and reading with poet June Jordan, author of the best selling volume of poetry--Things That I Do In The Dark, conducted by poet, music critic, reviewer, essayist, and one of the editors of Ordinary Women, Patricia Jones. Vol.III. No. 2. Giant Talk/Before Columbus Poetry Reading, 1978 With poets Alurista, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, Robert Callahan, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Joy Harjo, David Meltzer, Ishmael Reed, Shawn Wong, David Jackson, Robert Kelly, Pedro Pietri, Susan Zavrian, Amiri Baraka. and Quincy Troupe. See also: Series VII. Professional Activities--Before Columbus Foundation. Vol.III. No.3. Snake Back Solos, 1978 An interview and reading with poet Quincy Troupe conducted by poet, playwright, and cultural-political commentator, novelist and dramatist, Amiri Baraka, also interspersed with musical interludes. Vol.IV. No.1. A Poet Speaks of the Homeland/La Casa De Las Americas, 1979 Poet Victor Hernandez Cruz, interviewed by poet, critic, essayist, and editor, Robert Marquez. Also reads from his works interspersed with musical interludes. Vol.IV. No.2. House of Magic: Life Forces, Black Roots Festival VI, 1979 The Black Roots Festival VI, original reading under the direction of poet Quincy Troupe, features poets Stanley Crouch, Gylain Kain, Charles Mingus, Louise Meriweather, George Lamming, Zoe Best, Joyce Carol Thomas, and Sonia Sanchez. Music by Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Count Basie and Orchestra, King Oliver and Orchestra, Miles Davis, and Eddie Palmieri. 59 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.2. Reel-to-Reel Tapes (cont'd) The Steve Cannon Show. Audio Magazine Issues (cont'd) Vol.IV. No.3. Personal Problems, Episodes III & IV, 1979 An improvised soap opera, produced by Steve Cannon with plots by Walter Cotton, Al Young, Steve Cannon, and Ishmael Reed, with dialogue written by the actors, starring Walter Cotton as Charles Brown, Verta Mae Grosvenor as Johnnie Mae Brown and Jim Wright as Father Brown with Terry MacMillan as Mary Alice and Bill Stephens as Bubba, added dialogue and research by Zoe Best and Sandra Esteves of the Cultural Council Foundation's CETA Artists Project. Partially funded by The Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts. 60 Series XI. 3. Videotapes, 1983-1995 Title in quotation marks is the label on the tape. Videocassette related to Ishmael Reed, 1983-1995 Arranged in alphabetical order by title. V1 "Black Renaissance Interview With Reed" Feb 28, 1990 V2 "CBS America Tonight w/ I. Reed." VHS V3 "Copy of Reed Material - Ishmael Reed on "Black Renaissance" KGBH, "People Are Talking" KPIX." KPIX Feb 8, 1988. Beta V4 "Electronic Dialogue With Ishmael Reed" n.d. Beta V5 "Essence Show '86 - Channel 4 w/IR: Jack Johnson - Joe Lewis," May 20, 1986. Beta and VHS copy. V6 "Howard University Media & Our Voices" n.d. VHS V7 I. Reed, "The Black Male: Edging Toward the Abyss" May 22, 1989 V8 "I. Reed. Black Renaissance Show" KBHK TV Oct 11, 1993. VHS 60 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.3. Videotapes (cont'd) Videocassette related to Ishmael Reed (cont'd) V9 I. Reed on C - Span" Dec 28, 1993. VHS V10 "I. Reed on Today Show," Mar 24 1986. Beta and VHS V11 "An Interview with Ishmael Reed." KBS-TV, Seoul, Korea, n.d. V12 "Ishmael Reed" from University of Wyoming, Dub, n.d. VHS V13 "Ishmael Reed Bay Arch Sunday" Aug 15, 1993. VHS V14 "Ishmael Reed Interview" KTVU Mar 14, 1994. VHS V15 "Ishmael Reed Interview at Steve's," Jan 2, 1995. VHS V16 "Ishmael Reed Mosaic Books" n.d. VHS V17 "Ishmael Reed Nightline ABC, Dec 10, 1993. VHS V18 "Ishmael Reed + Video Void New York" Feb? 1987. VHS V19 "KQED There with Ishmael Reed," 1983 Master and copy. Allan Willis, producer. V20 "Lannan Literary Videos Ishmael Reed" 1990. VHS V21 "The Lannan Foundation Literary Series: Ishmael Reed," 1990 Produced and directed by Lewis Mac Adams and John Dorr for Metropolitan Pictures and EZTV. 60 min. V22 "Letters From Hell: Afro-American Writers Ishmael Reed and Al Young" n.d. VHS V23 "Marcus Book Stores Present Ishmael Reed Author of Airing Dirty Laundry" Nov 20, 1993. VHS 60 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.3. Videotapes (cont'd) Videocassette related to Ishmael Reed (cont'd) Mother Hubbard 4 videocassettes V24 "KRON R-1" V25 " R-2." V26 "Ishmael Reed/Mother Hubbard Part I" V27 "Ishmael Reed/Part 2/Mother Hubbard - Dub" See also: I.3. Works for performance--Mother Hubbard. 61 V28 "The Only Language She Knows" " Savage Wilds So Far" n.d. VHS "The Only Language She Knows," n.d. 2 VHS tapes. V29 (I) "The Only Language She Knows" V30 (II) "Personal Problems Vol. 1 Reel 2, TRT 40:38" V31 "On Being Irish," n.d. VHS V32 "Quincey Troupe Interview by I. Reed in San Diego" Aug 1993. VHS V33 "Scrittori Afro-Americani, A. Wilson. I. Reed" 1991. VHS V34 "Scrittori Afro-Americani, Ishmael Reed/Al Young," 1991. VHS. Swiss Italian TV. V35 "Show #22 15 imprint Canadian TV I. Reed participating on panel: Japanese By Spring tour," Mar 1993. VHS V36 "Spotlight on Northern California" Ishmael Reed KQED. 1989 Feb. VHS (2 copies) V37 "There City Cinema - Frank Chin, I. Reed, C. Brown" n.d. VHS V38 "There Ishmael Reed" n.d. Beta 61 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.3. Videotapes (cont'd) Videocassette related to Ishmael Reed (cont'd) V39 "Tony Brown Journal w/Ishmael Reed," 1986. Beta and VHS copy. V40 "University of Washington Instructional Media Services Multi-Ethnic Writers Parts 1, 2. Part #1" Sept 12, 1989. VHS V41 "University of Washington Instructional Media Services Multi-Ethnic Writers Parts 3,4. Part II" Sept 12, 1989. VHS V42 "Viewpoint - Crime, Violence & TV News." ABC News, Nightline, Dec 10, 1993. VHS Videocassette relate to other persons or topics, 1989-1994 Arranged in chronological order. V43 "Cecil Brown at Ginn House," May 6, 1989 V44 "James Baldwin: the Price of the Ticket." Karen Thorsen, director, 1989. A Nobody Knows Production, Maysles Films, Inc., American Masters Presentation. VHS, 87 min., color. V45 "Where Poems Come From," 1989 Lannan Foundation. Produced and Directed by Lewis Mac Adams and John Dorr for Metropolitan Pictures and EZTV. 60 min. V46 "Zev Putterman #21 Dub Reed (2) copies" May 14, 1989. VHS V47 "Sun Ra CBS News Nightwatch," Oct 12, 1990. VHS V48 "Oakland City Council," Jul 2, 1993. VHS. Redistricting open forum. V49 "Quincey Troupe Yoshi's" Jul 19, 1993. VHS V50 "Robert Maynard Funeral" KTVU 10 pm news Aug 20, 1993. VHS 61 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.3. Videotapes (cont'd) Videocassette related to others (cont'd) V51 "Color: A Sampling of Contemporary African American Writers." The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, San Francisco State University, 1994. VHS V52 "Color: A Sampling of Contemporary African-American Writers" Written and Narrated by: Al Young, n.d. VHS V53 "Precious Memories, a Salute to Black History" KPIX n.d. Beta V54 "Camera I tape III" 5/5. VHS V55 "Essence Black Authors" [n.d.] VHS V56 "Implosion. CBS America Tonight." V57 "Asia and journalists. Japanese lesson," n.d. V58 "Mike Tyson," n.d. V59 "Drug Symposium," and "Ch. 7 PEN Oakland Media Boycott." n.d. VHS V60 "Robert Maynard Funeral," n.d. V61 Unlabeled. Adhesive notes with various names, including Mike Levine and Cornell West. V62 Labeled "mostly empty" - unidentified Beta 62 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.4. Phonograph and laserdisc recordings, 1966-1988 Conjure: Music for the texts of Ishmael Reed (2 copies), 1984 American Clavé. Conceived, produced, and directed by Kip Hanrahan. Executive producer Scott Marcus. Musicians include: Taj Mahal, Allen Toussaint, Carman Moore, Robert Kenny Kirkland, Kip Hanrahan, Lester Bowie, and others. Tracks Include: "Jes Grew," "The Wardrobe Master of Paradise," "Dualism (I)," "Oakland Blues," "Skydiving," "Judas," "Betty Ball's Blues," "Untitled," "Fool-ology (the song)," "From the Files of Agent 22," "Dualism (II)," "Rhythm in Philosophy." See also: Series I.3. Works for performance--Conjure Conjure: Cab Calloway Stands in for the Moon, 1988 American Clavé. Produced by Kip Hanrahan. Executive producer Scott Marcus. Musicians include Allen Toussaint, Bobby Womack, Carman Moore, Lenny Pickett, Diahnne Abbott, Tennessee Reed, Shaunice Harris, Carla Blank, and others. Tracks include "The Author Reflects on His 35th Birthday," "Loup Garou Means Change Into," "'Sputin," "Nobody Was There," "Medley: General Science/Ish/Papa La Bas," "Running For The Office Of Love," "My Brothers," "Petit Kid Everett," "St. Louis Women," "Bitter Chocklate," "Beware: Don't Listen to this Song," and "Minnie the Moocher." East Village Other Electric Newspaper Hiroshima Day, 1966 E S P Disk Edited by Richard Alderson, Allen Katzman, Betsy Klein, and Walter Bowart. Music, readings, and mantras by The Velvet Underground; Alan Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky; Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders, and others. Reading of The Free Lance Pall Bearers by Ishmael Reed. The First American Poetry Disc Vol. I. An Introduction to Poetry, 1987. (Laserdisc) County College of Morris. Project Director: Sander Zulauf. Producer/Director: Joseph Sauder. Readings were chosen from the videotape archives at County College of Morris dating from 1974-1986. Readers include: X.J. Kennedy, Paul Zimmer, Lyn Lifshin, Stephen Dobyns, Philip Appleman, Elizabeth Bishop, Donald Hall, James Wright, Gibbons Ruark, Kenneth Burke, and Allen Ginsberg. Ishmael Reed performs "Sky Diving," and "beware: do not read this poem." 62 Series XI. Media (cont'd) Series XI.4. Phonograph recordings (cont'd) New Jazz Poets, 1967 BR Records, Edited by Walter Lowenfels. Readers include Calvin C. Hernton, John Morgan, Peter La Farge, Art Berger, Ree Dragonette, Joe Johnson, Joel Oppenheimer, Ronald Stone, Paul Blackburn, Percy E. Johnson, Will Mnmari, David Henderson, Gerald Jackson, Allen Katzman, Norman Pritchard, George N. Preston, John Harriman, Allen De Loach, Stephen Tropp & Howard Hart, and Gloria Tropp. Ishmael Reed reads "The Jackal Headed Cowboy." Poets Read Their Contemporary Poetry, 1980 Before Columbus Foundation. Folkways Records. Readings by Bob Callahan, Jayne Cortez, Maureen Owen, Joy Harjo, Alurista, Susan Zavarin, David Meltzer, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, Cyn Zarco, David Henderson, Amiri Baraka, and David Jackson. Ishmael Reed introduces the readings and reads "St. Louis Woman." Destinations: Four Contemporary American Poets, n.d. Essence Powertree. Produced, directed, and edited by Wilmer F. Lucas, Jr. Readers: Norman H. Pritchard, Jerome Badanes, Paul Blackburn, and Calvin C. Hernton.
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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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