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Amiri Baraka papers, 1945-2015

Series I: Correspondence, 1945-2007

This series contains personal and business correspondence to and from Baraka from the 1960s through the 2000s. The materials are primarily organized alphabetically by correspondent, with additional caches of correspondence from Baraka's immediate family and children, as well as Allen Ginsberg, Nina Simone, and photocopies of his correspondence with the poet Ed Dorn. The material includes holographs, typescript, and computer-printed letters, as well a large body of printed emails. Additional correspondence can be found in other series, relevant to that subject.

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General, 1970-2007



Box 1 Folder 1 1970s 1970-1979, 1970s, 1970-1979


Box 1 Folder 2-3 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 1 Folder 4-6 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 1 Folder 7-17 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007



Box 11 Folder 1 Undated, undated



Box 2 Folder 1-2 Undated, undated


Alphabetical, 1945-2007


A, 1972-2007


Box 2 Folder 3 1970s 1971-1979, 1970s, 1971-1979


Box 2 Folder 4 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s


Box 2 Folder 5-9 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 2 Folder 10-12 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 2 Folder 13 General, undated


B, 1971-2007


Box 2 Folder 14 1970s 1971-1978, 1970s, 1971-1978


Box 2 Folder 15-18 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 2 Folder 19-23 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 2 Folder 24-26 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007



Box 3 Folder 1-2 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 3 Folder 3 General, undated


C, 1968-2007


Box 3 Folder 4 1968-1970s 1968-1979, 1968-1970s, 1968-1979


Box 3 Folder 5-6 1980s 1981-1989, 1980s, 1981-1989


Box 3 Folder 7-10 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 3 Folder 11-14 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 3 Folder 15 General, undated


D, 1972-2007


Box 3 Folder 16 1970s 1972-1979, 1970s, 1972-1979


Box 3 Folder 17 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 3 Folder 18-19 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 3 Folder 20-22 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 3 Folder 23 General, undated


E, 1972-2007


Box 3 Folder 24 1970s 1972-1979, 1970s, 1972-1979


Box 3 Folder 25 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 3 Folder 26 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999



Box 4 Folder 1 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 4 Folder 2 General, undated


F, 1975-2007


Box 4 Folder 3 1970s-1980s 1975-1989, 1970s-1980s, 1975-1989


Box 4 Folder 4-5 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 4 Folder 6-7 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 4 Folder 8 General, undated


G, 1973-2007


Box 4 Folder 9 1970s 1973-1979, 1970s, 1973-1979


Box 4 Folder 10-11 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 4 Folder 12-15 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 4 Folder 16-19 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 4 Folder 20 General, undated


H, 1971-2007


Box 4 Folder 21 1970s 1971-1978, 1970s, 1971-1978


Box 4 Folder 22-23 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 4 Folder 24 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999



Box 5 Folder 1-3 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 5 Folder 4-6 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 5 Folder 7 General, undated


I, 1983-2007


Box 5 Folder 8 1980s 1983-1988, 1980s, 1983-1988


Box 5 Folder 9 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 5 Folder 10 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 5 Folder 11 General, undated


J, 1972-2007


Box 5 Folder 12 1970s 1972-1975, 1970s, 1972-1975


Box 5 Folder 13-14 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 5 Folder 15-17 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 5 Folder 18-20 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 5 Folder 21 General, undated


K, 1972-2007


Box 5 Folder 22 1970s 1972-1979, 1970s, 1972-1979


Box 5 Folder 23-25 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 5 Folder 26 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999



Box 6 Folder 1-2 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 6 Folder 3-6 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 6 Folder 7 General, undated


L, 1975-2007


Box 6 Folder 8 1970s 1975, 1970s, 1975


Box 6 Folder 9-10 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 6 Folder 11-13 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 6 Folder 14-16 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 6 Folder 17 General, undated


M, 1971-2006


Box 6 Folder 18 1970s 1971-1977, 1970s, 1971-1977


Box 6 Folder 19-20 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 6 Folder 21-25 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999



Box 7 Folder 1-4 2000s 1990-1999, 2000s, 1990-1999


Box 7 Folder 5 General, undated


N, 1984-2007


Box 7 Folder 6 1980s 1984-1987, 1980s, 1984-1987


Box 7 Folder 7-8 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 7 Folder 9-10 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 7 Folder 11 General, undated


O, 1971-2007


Box 7 Folder 12 1970s 1971-1978, 1970s, 1971-1978


Box 7 Folder 13 1980s 1982-1987, 1980s, 1982-1987


Box 7 Folder 14 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 7 Folder 15 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 7 Folder 16 General, undated


P, 1971-2007


Box 7 Folder 17 1970s 1971-1977, 1970s, 1971-1977


Box 7 Folder 18-19 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989


Box 7 Folder 20-21 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 7 Folder 22-23 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 7 Folder 24 General, undated


Q, 1983-2003


Box 7 Folder 25 1980s 1983, 1980s, 1983


Box 7 Folder 26 1990s 1990-1995, 1990s, 1990-1995


Box 7 Folder 27 2000s 2001-2003, 2000s, 2001-2003


R, 1971-2007


Box 7 Folder 28 1970s 1971-1975, 1970s, 1971-1975


Box 7 Folder 29-30 1980s 1980-1989, 1980s, 1980-1989



Box 8 Folder 1-3 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 8 Folder 4-6 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 8 Folder 7 General, undated


S, 1968-2007


Box 8 Folder 8 1960s-1970s 1968-1977, 1960s-1970s, 1968-1977


Box 8 Folder 9-10 1980s 1981-1989, 1980s, 1981-1989


Box 8 Folder 11-15 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 8 Folder 16-18 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007



Box 9 Folder 1 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 9 Folder 2 General, undated


T, 1971-2007


Box 9 Folder 3 1970s 1971-1975, 1970s, 1971-1975


Box 9 Folder 4-5 1980s 1980-1988, 1980s, 1980-1988


Box 9 Folder 6-7 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 9 Folder 8-9 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 9 Folder 10 General, undated


U, 1980-2005


Box 9 Folder 11 1980s 1980-1986, 1980s, 1980-1986


Box 9 Folder 12 1990s 1993-1997, 1990s, 1993-1997


Box 9 Folder 13 2000s 2004-2005, 2000s, 2004-2005


Box 9 Folder 14 General, undated


V, 1979-2003


Box 9 Folder 15 1970s 1979, 1970s, 1979


Box 9 Folder 16 1980s 1982-1985, 1980s, 1982-1985


Box 9 Folder 17 1990s 1996-1998, 1990s, 1996-1998


Box 9 Folder 18 2000s 2003, 2000s, 2003


Box 9 Folder 19 General, undated


W, 1945-2007


Box 9 Folder 20 1940s-1970s 1945-1977, 1940s-1970s, 1945-1977


Box 9 Folder 21-22 1980s 1982-1989, 1980s, 1982-1989


Box 9 Folder 23-25 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 9 Folder 26-27 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007



Box 10 Folder 1 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 10 Folder 2 General, undated


X, 1986-2001


Box 10 Folder 3 1980s 1986, 1980s, 1986


Box 10 Folder 4 1990s 1991-1997, 1990s, 1991-1997


Box 10 Folder 5 2000s 2001, 2000s, 2001


Box 10 Folder 6 General


Y, 1978-2007


Box 10 Folder 7 1970s 1978, 1970s, 1978


Box 10 Folder 8 1980s 1983-1985, 1980s, 1983-1985


Box 10 Folder 9 1990s 1991-1998, 1990s, 1991-1998


Box 10 Folder 10 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Box 10 Folder 11 General, undated


Z, 1982-2007


Box 10 Folder 12 1980s 1982-1989, 1980s, 1982-1989


Box 10 Folder 13 1990s 1990-1999, 1990s, 1990-1999


Box 10 Folder 14 2000s 2000-2007, 2000s, 2000-2007


Cards, 1996-2007


Box 10 Folder 15-19 Holiday, Birthday, and Thank You, 1996-2007


Box 10 Folder 20-21 Shani Sympathy, 2003



Box 11 Folder 1 Shani Sympathy, 2003


Box 11 Folder 2-4 Dorn, Ed (Photocopies), 1959-2005


Family, 1985-2007


Box 11 Folder 5 General, 1985


Box 11 Folder 6 Baraka, Ahi, 1998-2004


Box 11 Folder 7 Baraka, Amiri, Jr., undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Baraka, Obalaji, 2004


Box 11 Folder 9 Baraka, Ras, 1986-2006


Box 11 Folder 10 Baraka, Shani, 1985-2004


Box 11 Folder 11 DiPrima, Dominique, undated


Box 11 Folder 12 Jones, Kellie, 2005


Box 11 Folder 13 Jones, Lisa and Zoe, 1989-2007


Box 11 Folder 14 "German Tours", 1980-2005


Box 11 Folder 15 Ginsberg, Allen, 1984-1997


Box 11 Folder 16 Howard University Homecoming, 1991


Box 11 Folder 17 "John Coltrane,", 1971-1976


Box 11 Folder 18-19 "Literary Assignments", 1994-1997


Box 11 Folder 20 Simone, Nina, 1988


Box 11 Folder 21 "Speaking and Reading Engagements", 1984-1983


Box 11 Folder 22-23 SUNY Stonybrook, 1983-1995