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C. L. R. James papers, 1933-2001, bulk 1948-1989

Summary Information

Abstract

These papers contain correspondence; drafts, manuscripts and notes; transcripts of lectures and interviews; printed material; photographs; and audio and video tapes related to life and work of West Indian native C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) James-- an athlete, scholar, teacher, writer and political activist.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1529
Bib ID 6910705 View CLIO record
Creator(s) James, C. L. R (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
Title C. L. R. James papers, 1933-2001, bulk 1948-1989
Physical Description 27 linear feet (48 boxes: 20 document boxes, 24 record storage cartons, 4 oversized flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. If you would like to use undigitized audiovisual materials in this collection, please contact the library to discuss access options as items must be reformatted before use. Email rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 9 series.

Description

Summary

These papers contain correspondence; drafts, manuscripts and notes; transcripts of lectures and interviews; printed material; photographs; and audio and video tapes related to life and work of West Indian native C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) James-- an athlete, scholar, teacher, writer and political activist.

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1952-1990, undated

    James corresponded with a wide swath of individuals—heads-of-state and political radicals; established scholars and intellectuals, and students; as well as family and friends. The correspondence in this series reflects that wide-range of correspondents; the number of letters exchanged with any one individual represented here, however, tends to be small. The largest cache of correspondence in this series is between Robert Hill and James.

    The topics within the correspondence are wide-ranging as well: the letters of the 1950s are full of references to American politics, popular culture, and the writings of Melville; by the 1960s more of James' correspondence concerns political movements in the West Indies and in Africa; and most of the 1970s correspondence is related to teaching, invitations to conferences and requests to give talks or lectures.

  • Series II: Writings, 1948-1990s, undated

    Included in this series are drafts and manuscripts, transcripts of lectures and interviews, and printed material by or about C.L.R. James.

  • Series III: Publishing--Johnson-Forest through Facing Reality, 1943-1972, undated

    Correspondence, reports, drafts and articles, pamphlets, and publications created by members of the Correspondence Publishing Committee and the Facing Reality Group are included in this series. Writings, especially for Correspondence and Speak Out cover popular culture as well as political and social issues of the day.

  • Series IV: Printed Material, 1933-1992, undated

    Contained here are many pamphlets, clippings, and a few assorted materials by C.L.R. James and others. Material from the Johnson-Forest Tendency period as well as material that pre-dates or follows that period is included.

  • Series V: Teaching, circa 1970-1981

    Student papers, graded by James, comprise the bulk of this series, but also here are course outlines for courses taught by James and others, and a Federal City College yearbook dedicated to James.

  • Series VI: Subject Files, 1952-1992

    This series contains writings and printed material about James and various subjects as well as a few personal materials. Some of the printed material contained here has been annotated by James.

  • Series VII: Photographs and Audio / Visual Material, 1940s-2001

    This series contains photographs, and audio and video tapes.

  • Series VIII: Books From James's Library

  • Addition to the Papers, 2017

    Gift of Anna Grimshaw, 4/3/2017. Accession number: 2016.2017.M132

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Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 47 & 48. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. If you would like to use undigitized audiovisual materials in this collection, please contact the library to discuss access options as items must be reformatted before use. Email rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) James Papers; Date (if known); Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Leon Trotsky Exile Papers Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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Oral History of the American Left: Radical Histories New York University, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York, NY

James and Grace Lee Boggs Papers, 1930s-1993 Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library, Detroit, MI

Raya Dunayevskaya Papers Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library, Detroit, MI

Martin and Jessie Glaberman Papers Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library, Detroit, MI

Frances D. and G. Lyman Paine Papers Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library, Detroit, MI

C. L. R. James Collection University of the West Indies, West Indiana and Special Collections, St. Augustine, Trinidad

Ownership and Custodial History

Robert Hill, Literary executor.

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Finding aid written Alix Ross 06/--/2011.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

West Indian native C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) James was an athlete, scholar, teacher, writer and political activist. James, known affectionately since childhood as Nello, was born in 1901 in Tunapuna, Trinidad. His father, Robert Alexander James, was a schoolmaster; his mother Ida Elizabeth (Bessie) Rudder James, a native of Barbados, was a home-maker. James, the eldest of three siblings, had one sister, Olive, and a brother, Eric. In 1910, at the age of nine, James won an "exhibition" or scholarship to Queen's Royal College (QRC)--located in Port-of-Spain--which he entered in 1911. James' formal education ended in 1918 upon receipt of his "school certificate" from QRC.

Through the 1920s James taught school, played cricket and wrote. His teaching stints included work at QRC where Eric Williams, future Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was among his pupils. James played cricket with the Maples, a Port-of-Spain club team, and was a member of the Maverick, a local literary society. In 1929 James married Juanita Samuel Young, a native of Venezuela who worked as a stenographer. In 1932 he left for Britain alone.

James lived with Cricket star, Learie Constantine, and his wife Norma in Nelson, Lancashire, upon arriving in Britain. He picked up work as a sports writer, covering cricket matches, for the Manchester Guardian. In 1934 James moved to London where he joined the Independent Labor Party (ILP), wrote for its journal, New Leader, and honed his skills as a speaker at ILP rallies. In London James met George Padmore and renewed his ties to his former student, Eric Williams. James also attended the founding conference of the Fourth International in Paris in 1938.

Although James had published a few pieces in small literary journals Trinidad and The Beacon, and one short story, "La Divina Pastora," in The Saturday Evening Post in 1927, his career as a writer did not take off until he reached England. His literary accomplishments during these years included: a novel, Minty Alley, published in 1936; his play, Toussaint L'Oueverture opened in London, also in 1936, starring Paul Robeson; and The Black Jacobins, a history of the slave rebellion in Santo Domingo, which was led by Toussaint L'Oueverture, was published in 1938.

In 1938, with Leon Trotsky advocating for the Socialist Workers Party's (SWP) to address the "Negro Question" and at the invitation of James Cannon from the American wing of the SWP, James left London for a speaking tour of the United States. James traveled to Mexico in 1939 for a meeting with Trotsky. The six-month-long cross-country tour turned into a fifteen-year sojourn and although James remained long in the United States, his time with the SWP was short.

A rift among members of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) led to the creation of the Workers Party (WP) in 1940, and within the WP, the Johnson-Forest Tendency. Johnson and Forest of the Tendency were James, who wrote as J.R. Johnson, and Dunayevskaya, who assumed the moniker of Freddie Forest. James and Dunayevskaya were soon joined in their political, philosophical and writing endeavors by Grace Lee, whose pseudonym was Ria Stone. In 1947 the Johnson-Forest Tendency rejoined the SWP briefly, but by 1951 the Johnson-Forest Tendency was independent of both the SWP and the WP. James and Dunayevskaya wrote the Balance Sheet Completed, to explain their decision to finally leave the SWP and they established the Correspondence Publishing Committee, which published a mimeographed newsletter, Correspondence. Among the members of the Correspondence Publishing Committee were James Boggs, who was by then the husband of Grace Lee; Freddy and Lyman Paine; Filomena Daddario (Finch); and Morris Goelman (William Gorman). In 1955 Raya Dunayevskaya left Correspondence to form the News & Letters Committee. Yet another division occurred in 1962 when James, along with Martin Glaberman, broke with Correspondence to create the Facing Reality Group; James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs, and Freddy and Lyman Paine remained with Correspondence. Facing Reality, whose official organ was Speak Out, disbanded in 1970. Some of the materials James wrote and collaborated on with these various groups included: The Balance Sheet (1947); The Invading Socialist Society (1947); The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the USA (1948); Notes on Dialectics (1948); and State Capitalism and World Revolution (1950).

During his extended stay in the United States James was based in New York City where he developed friendships with Richard Wright and his wife, Ellen; Chester Himes; and Ralph Ellison among others.

In 1946 James married Constance Webb, whom he had first met during his speaking tour in 1939 and with whom he had corresponded ever since. Due to complications around James' divorce from Juanita James, the marriage proved to be invalid. They re-married in 1948, after James spent six weeks in Nevada formalizing the divorce from his first marriage. (From Nevada, James wrote extensively to Dunayevskaya and Lee; these letters became the basis of Notes on Dialectic.) In 1949 C. L. R. James, Jr., "Nobbie", the only child of Webb and James, was born. James was charged with passport violations and interned, by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, on Ellis Island in 1952. While there he wrote Mariners, Renegades and Castaways (1953), a study of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. In 1953, facing deportation, James left the United States for England; Webb remained in New York with their son.

Brooklyn-born Selma Weinstein (sister of Correspondence member Cecelia Lang), and her young son Sam Weinstein, joined James in London in 1955; James and Selma Weinstein married in 1956.

Returning to London in the mid-1950s allowed James to renew his contacts with Kwame Nkrumah, whom he had met in the United States in 1943, and George Padmore along with others involved in the Pan-African Movement. In 1957 James traveled to Ghana for the country's first independence celebrations, his first trip to Africa. In the 1958 James and Selma left London for Trinidad, where they remained until 1962. During this time James edited The Nation, the paper of the Peoples National Movement (PNM). In 1962, shortly before returning to London, James was severely injured and concussed in a car accident in Trinidad. Modern Politics (1960) and Party Politics in the West Indies (1962) were published during James' time in Trinidad. Back in Britain, James completed Beyond a Boundary (1963), a study of cricket. In 1965 James once again traveled to Trinidad, this time as to report on cricket matches for several British papers. He was promptly, albeit briefly, put under house arrest by the PNM-led government. Once released James helped organize the Workers and Farmers Party of Trinidad and Tobago.

Late in the 1960s James made lecture tours of the United States, Canada and Africa. In 1970 C.L.R. James began teaching at Federal City College in Washington, D.C. where he stayed most of the decade.

In the last two decades of James' life several people served as his assistants, with the primary goal of completing the autobiography that he had begun in the 1970s. Teresa (Teri) Turner was his assistant for a few years in the 1970s; Jim Murray, who had been introduced to James by Paul Buhle, worked for James in 1983; and anthropologist Anna Grimshaw was James' last assistant, from late 1983 until his death in 1989. The autobiography was never completed. In 1984 James withdrew from public speaking, although he still granted some interviews. James died in 1989.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1952-1990, undated

James corresponded with a wide swath of individuals—heads-of-state and political radicals; established scholars and intellectuals, and students; as well as family and friends. The correspondence in this series reflects that wide-range of correspondents; the number of letters exchanged with any one individual represented here, however, tends to be small. The largest cache of correspondence in this series is between Robert Hill and James.

The topics within the correspondence are wide-ranging as well: the letters of the 1950s are full of references to American politics, popular culture, and the writings of Melville; by the 1960s more of James' correspondence concerns political movements in the West Indies and in Africa; and most of the 1970s correspondence is related to teaching, invitations to conferences and requests to give talks or lectures.


General



Box 1 Folder 1 to 5 1952, 1957, 1961-1964, 1966-1969, 5 folders


Box 1 Folder 6 to 12 Incoming, 1970-1986, undated, 7 folders


Box 1 Folder 13 Incoming--Cards, circa 1970s-1984


Box 1 Folder 14 to 17 Outgoing, 1970-1987, undated, 4 folders


Box 1 Folder 18 Outgoing--Dictations, circa 1970s


Box 1 Folder 19 Facts, Statement of, circa 1978


Alphabetical


Box 1 Folder 20 Addai-Sebo, A. K., 1982


Box 1 Folder 21 Bell, Daniel, 1953 March



Box 2 Folder 1 Berger, John, 1969


Box 2 Folder 2 Birnberg, B. M. & Co.--Regarding Selma James, 1982-1983


Box 2 Folder 3 Boggs, Grace Lee--regarding Melville, 1951 April


Box 2 Folder 4 Buhle, Paul, 1969-1973, 1982-1984


Box 2 Folder 5 Clarke, Leroy, 1973


Box 2 Folder 6 Daddario, Filomena, 1957-1958, 1961, 1976, 1991


Box 2 Folder 7 Editor, Letters to the, 1963, 1967, 1982-1983


Box 2 Folder 8 Geismar, Max, 1953, 1961-1967


Box 2 Folder 9 to 10 Glaberman, Martin, 1961-1983, 2 folders


Box 2 Folder 11 Gorman, William, 1972-1976


Box 2 Folder 12 Guerin, Daniel, 1968


Box 2 Folder 13 Guevara, Che--regarding, circa 1967


Box 2 Folder 14 Harris, Wilson, 1964-1977


Box 2 Folder 15 to 20 Hill, Robert, 1971-1990, 6 folders


Box 2 Folder 21 Kravitz, Nellie, 1963 March


Box 2 Folder 22 Lamming, George, 1957, 1961-1970


Box 2 Folder 23 Manley, Norman and Michael, 1957-1961, 1977, undated


Box 2 Folder 24 Mariners, Renegades and Castaways--from Lewis Mumford, Lionel Trilling, and Mark Van Doren, 1952-1953


Box 2 Folder 25 Meksin, Isa-Kae, 1964-1970


Box 2 Folder 26 to 27 Murray, Jim, 1981-1990, undated, 2 folders


Box 2 Folder 28 Naipaul, V. S., 1962, 1964


Box 2 Folder 29 Nkrumah, Kwame, 1957, 1962-1963


Box 2 Folder 30 Paine, Lyman, 1976


Box 2 Folder 31 [Robinson, ANR], Arthur--regarding PNM (People's National Movement) Tribunal, 1961 March


Box 2 Folder 32 Turner, Terisa, 1975-1979



Box 3 Folder 1 Webb, Constance and Robert, Jr. (photocopies), 1956-1957, undated


Box 3 Folder 2 Webb, Constance and Robert, Jr., 1963-1969


Box 3 Folder 3 Webb, Constance and Robert, Jr.--Letters to Nobbie, circa 1950s


Box 3 Folder 4 [Williams, Eric] "Bill", 1957-1960

Series II: Writings, 1948-1990s, undated

Included in this series are drafts and manuscripts, transcripts of lectures and interviews, and printed material by or about C.L.R. James.


Subseries II.1: Full-length works, 1948-1980s, undated

This series contains both typescript manuscripts (1950) and printed versions (1956) ofAmerican Civilization; drafts and fragments-- a few of which have been heavily annotated by James--of the autobiography that was incomplete at his death; his playBlack Jacobins,with hand-written notes by director Dexter Lyndersay; and many of the original letters from James that were the basis ofNotes on a Dialectic,along with drafts and materials that have been annotated and edited by James, and a typescript of the monograph. Also here is a typescript version ofNotes on the Life of George Padmoreand a piece on Shakespeare.


Box 3 Folder 5 Bibliographies, circa 1970s-1980s


American Civilization


Box 3 Folder 6 Proposal, circa 1950s


Box 3 Folder 7 Introduction--by Martin Glaberman, circa 1980s


Box 3 Folder 8 to 10 Notes on American Civilization--Typescripts, circa 1950


Box 3 Folder 11 to 13 The American Civilization--Printed, circa 1956



Box 4 Folder 1 The American Civilization--Printed (Annotated), circa 1956


Box 4 Folder 2 The American Civilization--Views of--Printed, circa 1956


Autobiography / Biography


Box 4 Folder 3 Timelines, undated


Box 4 Folder 4 Outlines, undated


Box 4 Folder 5 Introduction--Paul Buhle, 1984


Box 4 Folder 6 Section 1, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 7 1932-1938 (Annotated by James), circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 8 to 10 1918-1953, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 11 1968-End, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 12 Last Chapter, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 13 Fragments and Notes (Annotated by James), circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 14 to 18 Chronological--Photocopies, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 19 Cesaire, Aime, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 20 Education--Early, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 21 Garvey, Marcus, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 22 Gupta, B. K., circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 23 Intellectual Development to 1932, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 24 Lahr, Charlie, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 4 Folder 25 Parents, circa 1970s-1980s



Box 5 Folder 1 Revolution in the 20th Century, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 2 Robeson, Paul, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 3 Shakespeare, William, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 4 Share Croppers in Missouri, Organizing, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 5 Texas, University at Austin--Episode, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 6 Trotsky, Leon, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 7 United States, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 8 United States--Visit to the South in 1939, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 9 [Wicks], Harry, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 10 Wright, Richard, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 11 to 13 Women, circa 1970s-1980s, 3 folders


The Black Jacobins--A Play


Box 5 Folder 14 to 15 Act I-Epilogue, 1967 (2 Folders), 1967


Box 5 Folder 16 "From the Playwright", circa 1960s (includes notes from the director, Dexter Lyndersay), 1960s


Box 5 Folder 17 Prologue and Notes, circa, 1960s


Box 5 Folder 18 Toussaint L' Ouverture--Typescript, undated


Box 5 Folder 19 Appendix--Annotated, undated


Notes on Dialectic--Drafts, circa 1948



Box 6 Folder 1 Doctrine of the Notion--1-41


Box 6 Folder 2 Leninism and the Notion--42-71



Box 7 Folder 1 The Universal of 1948--72-87


Box 7 Folder 2 Trotskyism: Synthetic Cognition--88-99


Box 7 Folder 3 The Absolute Idea--100-119


Box 7 Folder 4 Part II--The Doctrine of Being--120-132


Box 7 Folder 5 The Doctrine of Essence--133-176


Box 7 Folder 6 Review and Leninist Interlude--177-182c



Box 6 Folder 3 Appearance and Reality--182m-206



Box 7 Folder 7 Notes on Dialectic--1-4


Box 7 Folder 8 Understanding--5-11



Box 6 Folder 4 Some Historical Observations on Understanding--12-44



Box 7 Folder 9 The Natural Moments of Thought--45-65


Box 7 Folder 10 The Object of Investigation--81-125


Box 7 Folder 11 The Leap--120-139


Box 7 Folder 12 Dialectic in Action--140-142



Box 6 Folder 5 The French Revolution in Historical Logic--143-148



Box 7 Folder 13 Part II--153-158



Box 6 Folder 6 Part III--159-201



Box 7 Folder 14 Practice and Epilogue--202-214



Box 8 Folder 1 to 2 Typescript--Annotated, circa 1948-1949, 2 folders


Box 8 Folder 3 to 6 Notes on Dialectic--Correspondence and Notes, circa 1948-1949, 5 folders



Box 5 Folder 20 Comments by Sam Weinstein, Undated


Box 5 Folder 21 Padmore, George--Notes on the Life of--Typescript, circa 1950s-1960s


Box 5 Folder 22 Shakespeare, undated


Subseries II.2: Drafts, Proposals, Reviews, 1966-1980, undated

Included here are several shorter pieces on a range of topics: Pan-Africanism, popular culture, reviews as well as brief portraits of several individuals including George Lamming, Kwame Nkrumah and Paul Robeson. Also in this subseries are extracts from James' writings and the writings of others.



Box 9 Folder 1 After Frank Worrell, What?, 1961


Box 9 Folder 2 Black Struggles, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 Cricket, undated


Box 9 Folder 4 Dubois, W.E.B., undated


Box 9 Folder 5 Free Press, 1971


Box 9 Folder 6 Grenada, 1984


Box 9 Folder 7 Lamming, George, undated


Box 9 Folder 8 Mariners, Renegades and Castaways--Afterword, circa 1978


Box 9 Folder 9 Nkrumah, Kwame--Various, 1966-1967, 1978, undated


Box 9 Folder 10 Robeson, Paul (Annotated), undated


Box 9 Folder 11 Superman and the A Bomb, undated


Box 9 Folder 12 Towards the Seventh [Pan-African Conference], circa 1981


Box 9 Folder 13 West Indian Character--British Connections, undated


Box 9 Folder 14 Woman, A Modern, undated


Box 9 Folder 15 Drafts--Fragments


Box 9 Folder 16 to 17 Extracts, circa 1960s-1970s, 2 folders


Box 9 Folder 18 Proposals, circa 1960s, 1970s, undated


Reviews


Box 9 Folder 19 Movies, circa 1970


Box 9 Folder 20 Writings, circa 1970s, undated


Box 9 Folder 21 Writings--V. S. Naipaul, circa 1980


Box 9 Folder 22 By Others--Toussaint L' Ouverture, 1936


Subseries II.3: Lectures and Talks, 1958-1991, 2000, undated

This series contains informal talks, conference presentations, lectures, and radio or television broadcasts covering a range of subjects including, but not limited to, literature and literary figures, history, and the Caribbean. The lectures and talks are arranged by title or topic; if untitled, the pieces are arranged by the organization or group to whom the talk was given. The bulk of the material here consists of transcripts of the lectures, or of the recordings of the lectures, and includes printed versions, carbon copies, and photocopies. Two lectures by others, Frank Campbell and Rodney Walter, are here as well.


Box 9 Folder 23 Introduction to C. L. R. James, undated


Box 9 Folder 24 Africa, 1984, undated


Box 9 Folder 25 America, C. L. R. James Reflects on, 1981, 1983


Box 9 Folder 26 American Society Today, 1969


Box 9 Folder 27 The Artist in the Caribbean, undated



Box 10 Folder 1 Black Jacobins--Printed, 1971, 2000


Box 10 Folder 2 Black People in Urban Areas in the United States, undated


Box 10 Folder 3 Black Power and Black Struggles--Three Lectures, circa 1968


Box 10 Folder 4 Black Power: Its Past, Today, and the Way Ahead--Printed, 1967


Box 10 Folder 5 Black Writers Workshop, circa 1982


Box 10 Folder 6 Broadcasts, circa 1980s


Box 10 Folder 7 The Caribbean, undated


Box 10 Folder 8 Caribbean Peoples, the Making of--Printed, 1966-1968


Box 10 Folder 9 Caribbean Peoples, a National Purpose for, 1964


Box 10 Folder 10 Civilization, Decline of Western, undated


Box 10 Folder 11 Colonial World, The Former, 1983


Box 10 Folder 12 Constantine, Learie, circa 1970s


Box 10 Folder 13 Dialectics, 1971


Box 10 Folder 14 Douglass, Frederick, undated


Box 10 Folder 15 From Dubois to Fanon, undated


Box 10 Folder 16 Existentialism to Marxism, 1966


Box 10 Folder 17 On Federation--Printed, 1958-1959


Box 10 Folder 18 Harris, Wilson--A Philosophical Approach (printed), circa 1965


Box 10 Folder 19 Imperialism and Underdeveloped Countries: Who are the Backward Ones?, circa 1960s


Box 10 Folder 20 Leadership, 1963, 1965


Box 10 Folder 21 Lincoln, Abraham, undated


Box 10 Folder 22 Mass Movement and Anti-Imperialist Struggle, circa 1970s


Box 10 Folder 23 On Nigeria, circa 1966


Box 10 Folder 24 Nuclear War and Peace, 1983


Box 10 Folder 25 Padmore, George, 1976


Box 10 Folder 26 Pan-Africanism, Reflections on, circa 1969



Box 11 Folder 1 PNM, The Rise and Fall of the Peoples National Movement, 1972


Box 11 Folder 2 Popular Art and the Cultural Tradition--Translation, 1954


Box 11 Folder 3 Robeson, Paul, undated


Box 11 Folder 4 Seizure of Power, circa 1975


Box 11 Folder 5 Shakespeare, 1963, 1983, 1986


Box 11 Folder 6 Solidarity, 1981


Box 11 Folder 7 West Indians, Notable, 1961


Box 11 Folder 8 World Revolution Today, circa 1968-1970s


Box 11 Folder 9 Wright, Richard, 1974


Untitled:


Box 11 Folder 10 African-American Teachers Association, 1969


Box 11 Folder 11 Black Alliance, Hackney, 1983


Box 11 Folder 12 Black Power Conference, First Regional, 1969


Box 11 Folder 13 Clapham Teachers Centre, 1983


Box 11 Folder 14 Cricket Society, undated


Box 11 Folder 15 Pan-African Meeting, 1983


Box 11 Folder 16 Ladbroke Grove--on his 70th Birthday, 1971


Box 11 Folder 17 London--Exhibition at Photographers Gallery, 1984


Box 11 Folder 18 Rutgers University, 1973


Box 11 Folder 19 San Francisco, 1977


Box 11 Folder 20 Tougaloo College, 1972


Box 11 Folder 21 Trans-Africa Dinner--Freedom Award Ceremony, 1985


Box 11 Folder 22 Trinidad, undated


Box 11 Folder 23 Wayne State, 1968


Box 11 Folder 24 West Indies, University of--Graduation (printed), 1972


Box 11 Folder 25 Untitled, undated


Box 11 Folder 26 Untitled--Transcript incomplete, undated


By Others:


Box 11 Folder 27 Campbell, Frank--"In Celebration of the October Revolution", 1967


Box 11 Folder 28 Rodney, Walter--"Marx in the Liberation of Africa", 1975


Subseries II.4: Interviews, circa 1970s-1996, undated

The material here consists for the most part of transcripts of interviews given by James on a variety of topics and to a variety of individuals from professional journalists to budding scholars. Some of the interviews have been published.


Topic:



Box 12 Folder 1 America, Visit to and Politics, circa 1970s-1980s


Box 12 Folder 2 British Trotskyism (Printed), 1986


Box 12 Folder 3 Black Jacobins , 1983


Box 12 Folder 4 Cricket, circa 1980s


Box 12 Folder 5 Lamming, George, 1983


Box 12 Folder 6 Literary Life, Making of, circa 1980s


Box 12 Folder 7 Manley, Norman, undated


Box 12 Folder 8 Marxism and Black Nationalists, undated


Box 12 Folder 9 Minty Alley , 1976


Box 12 Folder 10 Padmore, George, undated


Box 12 Folder 11 Pan African Congress, Focus on the Sixth, undated


Box 12 Folder 12 Race in Great Britain, circa 1980s


Box 12 Folder 13 Robeson, Paul, circa 1980s


Box 12 Folder 14 Toussaint L'Ouverture, circa 1980s


Box 12 Folder 15 Trotsky, Leon--interviewed by C. L .R. James--1934--Transcript, undated


Box 12 Folder 16 Women, 1984


Interviewer:


Box 12 Folder 17 Hall, Stuart, undated


Box 12 Folder 18 Haut, Woody, 1989


Box 12 Folder 19 Hillegas, Jan, 1985


Box 12 Folder 20 Nevin, Charles, 1984


Box 12 Folder 21 Peiris, Denzil, 1984


Box 12 Folder 22 Ramchand, Ken, 1980, 1996


Box 12 Folder 23 Sunitha, K. T., circa 1983


Box 12 Folder 24 Thompson, E. P.--Talking History, circa 1980


Box 12 Folder 25 Warhaftig, Alan, 1978


Regarding James


Box 12 Folder 26 Grimshaw, Anna, A Conversation with, 1991


Box 12 Folder 27 Hill, Robert and Jim Murray, 1985


Box 12 Folder 28 Rawick, George, A Conversation with, undated


Subseries II.5: Writings by Others--Drafts and Manuscripts, 1969-1990s, undated

Many, although not all, of the drafts and manuscripts here were received by James in the 1970s during his teaching period in the United States. A student paper on Walt Whitman by Nettie Kravitz, one of James associates from Detroit, is here as is a piece on revolutionary leadership by the Boggs. Also here is a film script of James' novel,Minty Alley.



Box 13 Folder 1 General, undated


Box 13 Folder 2 Boggs, James and Grace, "The Awesome Responsibilities of Revolutionary Leadership", 1970


Box 13 Folder 3 Kravitz, Nettie, "Walt Whitman: Bard of the Open Road", 1962


Box 13 Folder 4 Lovelace, Earl-- The Dragon Can't Dance, undated


Box 13 Folder 5 Marshall, William-- Christophe: King of Haiti, 1972-1973


Box 13 Folder 6 Ramchand, Kenneth, 1969


Box 13 Folder 7 to 8 Robinson, Cedric, 1976, undated, 2 folders


Box 13 Folder 9 to 10 Samoiloff, Louise Cripps-- C L R James: Memories and Commentaries--Manuscript, circa 1990s, 2 folders


Box 13 Folder 11 Samoiloff, Louise Cripps-- Lirazel: An English Love Story of a White Woman and a Black Man--Manuscript, 1975


Box 13 Folder 12 to 13 Turner, Terisa, 1976-1978, 2 folders


Box 13 Folder 14 Warhaftig, Alan, 1978, 1993


Box 13 Folder 15 to 16 Warhaftig, Alan-- Minty Alley--Screen Play, 1993, 1997, 2 folders


Box 13 Folder 17 "The Development of Children's Literature", undated


Box 13 Folder 18 "The Problem: Folksong and Social Action", undated


Box 13 Folder 19 "Socio Cultural and Philosophical Bases of James' Vision", circa 1980s


Box 13 Folder 20 "Towards New Structures, Methods and Procedures in Accordance with the Aims of the 31st December Revolution", circa 1982


Box 13 Folder 21 to 22 Untitled Manuscript, undated, 2 folders

Series III: Publishing--Johnson-Forest through Facing Reality, 1943-1972, undated

Correspondence, reports, drafts and articles, pamphlets, and publications created by members of the Correspondence Publishing Committee and the Facing Reality Group are included in this series. Writings, especially for Correspondence and Speak Out cover popular culture as well as political and social issues of the day.


Subseries III.1: General, 1946-1972

Although the correspondence here pertains largely to the writing and editing of publications for the Correspondence Publishing Committee and the Facing Reality Group, it also reveals some of the fault lines that led to the ruptures within the groups. Also in this subseries are editors' reports, and drafts and notes for articles; among the articles and drafts are typescripts of bulletins written in the mid-1950s by James.


Correspondence



Box 12 Folder 23 to 28 General, 1954-1958, 1961-1963, 6 folders


Box 12 Folder 29 James, C.L.R.--Outgoing, 1953-1961, undated



Box 14 Folder 1 Bernard, Claude (Raoul), 1954-1956


Box 14 Folder 2 Boggs, Grace Lee, 1954-1962, undated


Box 14 Folder 3 Boggs, James--editor, 1960-1964, undated


Box 14 Folder 4 Castoriades, Cornelius (Chalieu or Cardan), 1956, 1962-1963


Box 14 Folder 5 Membership, To the, 1947


Box 14 Folder 6 General, 1946-1956, undated


Articles and Drafts


Box 14 Folder 7 to 8 circa 1950s, 2 folders


Box 14 Folder 9 Bulletins, List of by James, undated


Box 14 Folder 10 to 11 Bulletins, 1955-1956, 2 folders


Box 14 Folder 12 Caucus and Convention Material, 1947, 1957, 1960


Box 14 Folder 13 Convention--Address by C.L.R James--Transcript, 1951-1952


Box 14 Folder 14 Editor's Reports, 1955, 1958


Facing Reality


Box 14 Folder 15 to 16 Drafts, circa 1960s, 2 folders


Box 14 Folder 17 Abolition, 1963


Box 14 Folder 18 Afro-Americans, circa 1960s


Box 14 Folder 19 Cuba, circa 1960s


Box 14 Folder 20 Gathering Forces, 1968


Box 14 Folder 21 Meetings--Notes, 1967


Box 14 Folder 22 Format and Manuals, undated


Box 14 Folder 23 Publications, Report and Discussion, undated



Box 15 Folder 1 "Record, For The--The Johnson-Forest Tendency", 1972


Box 15 Folder 2 Reprints--Articles by J. R. Johnson, 1946-1947


Box 15 Folder 3 Weaver, Report by, 1952


Subseries III. 2: Printed Material, 1943-1969, undated

Although there is not a full run of eitherCorrespondenceorSpeak Outhere, many issues of each publication are included in this subseries. Also here are bulletins and pamphlets created by or associated with the members of Correspondence and Facing Reality. Most of the materials are mimeographed publications; the bulk of the material in this subseries was created by the Correspondence Publishing Committee.


Correspondence


Box 15 Folder 4 1951 November-December


Box 15 Folder 5 to 9 1952 January-1953 June


Box 15 Folder 10 Special Subscription, circa 1953


Box 15 Folder 11 to 15 1956-1959, 5 folders



Box 16 Folder 1 to 4 1960-1961, 1964, 4 folders


Box 16 Folder 5 Private Letters, 1955


Box 16 Folder 6 News and Letters, 1961 September-November


Box 16 Folder 7 Speak Out, 1964-1969, 2 folders


Box 16 Folder 8 "America, Post-War, and Bolshevism"--by J. R. Johnson, circa 1945-1946


Box 16 Folder 9 "American Bolshevik Party, Task of Building--Education, Propaganda and Agitation"--by J. R. Johnson, 1946


Box 16 Folder 10 "American Question, Resolution of"--by J. R. Johnson, 1946


Box 16 Folder 11 Balance Sheet--"Trotskyism in the United States, 1940-1947"-- published by the Johnson-Forest Tendency, 1947


Box 16 Folder 12 The Balance Sheet Completed-- "Ten Years of American Trotskyism", 1951


Box 16 Folder 13 Black Studies and the Contemporary Student , 1969


Box 16 Folder 14 Black Struggle, Basic Documents on , 1960s


Bulletins



Box 17 Folder 1 to 2 Discussion, includes "State Capitalism and the World Revolution"--by Johnson-Forest--published by the Socialist Workers Party, 1950 September-October


Box 17 Folder 3 Internal, 1947 July


Box 17 Folder 4 to 8 Internal, 1947 August-September, undated , 5 folders


Box 17 Folder 9 International Situation--Yugoslavia, 1949 December-1950 January


Box 17 Folder 10 Statement by R. S. C. on W. Va., circa 1951


Box 17 Folder 11 Statement of the Secretariat, 1943


Box 17 Folder 12 Trotsky, Leon on the Labor Party, 1932-1938, 1948


Box 17 Folder 13 Of the Workers' Party, 1946


Box 17 Folder 14 Worker's Paper, The Need for, 1956


Box 17 Folder 15 "Detroit: The July Days", 1967


Box 17 Folder 16 "Eastern Europe, the Revolution in"--A Discussion on, 1956



Box 18 Folder 1 "Fourth International and the World Socialist Revolution: Resolution", 1946


Box 18 Folder 2 "French Social History", undated


Box 18 Folder 3 [Hegelian Logic, Notes on]--Edited, undated


Box 18 Folder 4 "Hegel's Science of Logic, Lenin on"-- Raya Dunayevskaya, 1967


Box 18 Folder 5 [Hungarian Revolution], circa 1956


Box 18 Folder 6 Marx, Karl, Three Essays by--Introduction by J. R. Johnson, F. Forest and Ria Stone, 1947


Box 18 Folder 7 Marx's Capital, Outline of--Volume 1-- Lectures by Forest--published by Workers Party, undated


Box 18 Folder 8 "Mistaken Identity, A Case of"--Martin Harvey, 1947


Box 18 Folder 9 "The Mode of Production and its Agents", undated


Box 18 Folder 10 Organization, Letters on--J. R. Johnson to Martin Glaberman, 1962-1963


Box 18 Folder 11 Organization, Letters on--J. R. Johnson to Martin Glaberman--Notes and Addendum, 1963


Box 18 Folder 12 "Party Crisis, The Roots of"--by J. R. Johnson, undated


Box 18 Folder 13 Perspectives and Proposals--by C. L. R. James, 1966


Box 18 Folder 14 The Russian Question--Resolutions of the 1941 Convention on the Character of the Russian State, circa 1940s



Box 19 Folder 1 The Russian Question, World Revolutionary Perspectives and--by F. Forest and J. R. Johnson (Includes a photocopy of extensive hand-written comments by James), 1947


Box 19 Folder 2 Southern Local, History of , circa 1950s


Box 19 Folder 3 State Capitalism and World Revolution--by C. L. R. James, circa 1956


Box 19 Folder 4 What We Must Not Do, circa 1956


Box 19 Folder 5 The Woman Question, Panel Discussion, 1951


Box 19 Folder 6 Workers Organization, Towards a, 1952


Box 19 Folder 7 Untitled, circa 1960s

Series IV: Printed Material, 1933-1992, undated

Contained here are many pamphlets, clippings, and a few assorted materials by C.L.R. James and others. Material from the Johnson-Forest Tendency period as well as material that pre-dates or follows that period is included.


Subseries IV.1: Pamphlets, 1933-1992, undated

The pamphlets in this subseries include James' first publication in Britain, "The Case for West Indian Government" (Hogarth Press, 1933) through his last, "Walter Rodney and the Question of Power" (Race Today Publications, 1983), and many of his writings, covering his varied interests, in between. Also here is "Down with Starvation Wages," which James helped striking share-croppers of South-East Missouri create during the Second World War.

The pamphlets produced by others include much literature of the radical left; these are arranged by writer or by topic.


By James


Box 19 Folder 8 Dialectic and History, An Introduction, undated


Box 19 Folder 9 Down with Starvation Wages in South-East Missouri, circa 1941


Box 19 Folder 10 From DuBois to Fanon, undated


Box 19 Folder 11 to 12 Every Cook Can Govern, 1956, 1966, 1986, 1992, 2 folders


Box 19 Folder 13 Facing Reality (with Grace Lee and Pierre Chalieu), 1958


Box 19 Folder 14 "Fanon and the Caribbean" in International Tribute to Frantz Fanon, 1978


Box 19 Folder 15 Federation: 'We Failed Miserably', 1959


Box 19 Folder 16 The Invading Socialist Society (with Forest and Ria Stone), 1947, 1972


Box 19 Folder 17 Lenin, Trotsky and the Vanguard Party, 1963-1964


Box 19 Folder 18 Marxism and Intellectuals, 1962


Box 19 Folder 19 Why Negroes Should Oppose the War, circa 1939-1940



Box 20 Folder 1 Nkrumah, Kwame and the West Indies, 1962


Box 20 Folder 2 PNM! Go Forward--A Critique of PNM's Internal Party Politics, Section I--by C. L. R. James, 1958-1960


Box 20 Folder 3 Rodney, Walter and the Question of Power, 1983


Box 20 Folder 4 State Capitalism and World Revolution--3rd Edition, 1969


Box 20 Folder 5 "Supplement" in Not For Sale--by Michael Manley, circa 1976


Box 20 Folder 6 West Indian Government, the Case for (Hogarth Press), 1933, 1967


Box 20 Folder 7 "West Indians of East Indian Descent"--and Response by H. P. Singh, circa 1960s


By Others


Box 20 Folder 8 General, 1971-1979, 1983


Box 20 Folder 9 Advocators--Publisher, 1974-1978


Box 20 Folder 10 Africa, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1982


Box 20 Folder 11 Boggs, Grace--Speeches, 1990


Box 20 Folder 12 Breitman, George, Editor--"Leon Trotsky on Black Nationalism", 1967


Box 20 Folder 13 Caribbean, circa 1960s, 1975, 1985


Box 20 Folder 14 Castoriades, Cornelius, 1984, 1992


Box 20 Folder 15 Dunayevskaya, Raya, 1977-1989



Box 21 Folder 1 Eastman, Max--"Last Stand of Dialectic Materialism", circa 1934


Box 21 Folder 2 Glaberman, Martin, 1952, 1964-1975, 1980


Box 21 Folder 3 Gough, Kathleen, 1961-1962


Box 21 Folder 4 Great Britain, 1982, 1984, 1990


Box 21 Folder 5 Guérin, Daniel--"Cuba-Paris", 1968


Box 21 Folder 6 Guérin, Daniel-- Negroes on the March, 1956


Box 21 Folder 7 Poetry, 1981-1983


Box 21 Folder 8 Race Today Collective--Publisher, 1974-1975, 1983


Box 21 Folder 9 Romano, Paul and Ria Stone, "The American Worker", 1947, 1972


Box 21 Folder 10 Turner, Terisa E., 1985, 1989


Box 21 Folder 11 United States, 1974-1977, 1987, 1990, undated


Box 21 Folder 12 Webb, Constance--on Richard Wright, circa 1940s, 1949



Box 22 Folder 1 Women, 1970, 1976


Box 22 Folder 2 Williams, Eric--Addresses, 1973, 1977


Box 22 Folder 3 Workers and Farmers Party--Election Manifesto, 1966


Subseries IV.2: General, 1940-1980s

This small subseries holds announcements of lectures and events, many of which featured James; printed articles by James; and a few articles and writings annotated by James; and clippings of articles by or about James.


Box 22 Folder 4 to 5 Announcements--of Lectures and Events, 1940, 1950s-1980s, 2 folders


Box 22 Folder 6 to 7 Articles by James, circa 1960s-1980s, 2 folders


Box 22 Folder 8 to 10 Articles and Writings--Annotated by James, circa 1960s-1980s, 3 folders


Box 22 Folder 11 to 14 Clippings, 1960s-1970s, undated, 4 folders


Box 22 Folder 15 Clippings--The Keys (1930s)--Transcripts, 1980s

Series V: Teaching, circa 1970-1981

Student papers, graded by James, comprise the bulk of this series, but also here are course outlines for courses taught by James and others, and a Federal City College yearbook dedicated to James.



Box 23 Folder 1 African Studies, Institute of Sierra Leone, 1970


Box 23 Folder 2 Black Studies, circa 1970s


Box 23 Folder 3 Course Outlines--General, circa 1970s


Box 23 Folder 4 Course Outlines and Materials--Acklyn Lynch, 1978-1979


Box 23 Folder 5 District of Columbia, University of, circa 1970s


Box 23 Folder 6 Federal City College--Profile, 1971


Box 23 Folder 7 Federal City College--Yearbook (Dedicated to C.L.R. James), 1973


Box 23 Folder 8 to 15 Student Papers--Graded, 1975-1981

[Restricted until 2060]

Series VI: Subject Files, 1952-1992

This series contains writings and printed material about James and various subjects as well as a few personal materials. Some of the printed material contained here has been annotated by James.


Subseries VI.1: About C.L.R. James, 1966-1992

Tributes to, and writings about, James comprise this subseries.



Box 24 Folder 1 Researching James, circa 1980s


Box 24 Folder 2 Writings--General, 1984-1993, undated


Box 24 Folder 3 Grimshaw, Anna--On C.L.R. James, 1991, 4 pamphlets


Box 24 Folder 4 Legacy of, in Against the Currents, 1991


Box 24 Folder 5 Journal, C. L. R. James, 1991, 1998


Box 24 Folder 6 Radical America--Special Issue, 1970 May


Box 24 Folder 7 Sancho, T. Anson--"C. L. R. The Man and His Work", undated


Tributes


Box 24 Folder 8 General, 1972-1993


Box 24 Folder 9 Addresses and Lectures, 1989-1990s


Box 24 Folder 10 Birthday--65th, 1966


Box 24 Folder 11 Institute--Proposal, 1982


Box 24 Folder 12 Oakland University--Honorary Degree, 1971


Box 24 Folder 13 University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)--Celebration of Life, 1989


Box 24 Folder 14 University of West Indies--Symposium, 1971-1972


Box 24 Folder 15 University of West Indies--Tribute to a Scholar, circa 1990


Box 24 Folder 16 Urgent Tasks , 1981


Box 24 Folder 17 WBAI Memorial, circa 1990


Box 24 Folder 18 Wellesley College--Conference, 1991-1992


Subseries VI.2: Personal, 1952-1989

Some material in this series dates from James' time at Federal City College in the 1970s and is related to his employment and finances. Drafts of his will, obituaries and information regarding his funeral are also here. Legal briefs from James' struggles with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, and redacted photocopies of the FBI files on James and the Johnson-Forest Tendency are also here.


Box 24 Folder 19 General, circa 1970s


Box 24 Folder 20 Death--Funeral, 1989


Box 24 Folder 21 Death--Obituaries, 1989


Box 24 Folder 22 Ephemera, circa 1970s


Box 24 Folder 23 Federal City College--Employment, 1969-1977


Financial


Box 24 Folder 24 Banking and Income, 1976-1978


Box 24 Folder 25 Bills and receipts, 1970s


Box 24 Folder 26 Correspondence, 1976-1979


Box 24 Folder 27 Contracts, 1976


Box 24 Folder 28 Taxes, 1977-1979


Box 24 Folder 29 Will--Olive James (sister), 1977


Box 24 Folder 30 Notes and Addresses, circa 1970s


Box 24 Folder 31 Will--Drafts, circa 1980s


Legal


Box 24 Folder 32 Immigration--Legal Briefs, 1952-1953


Box 24 Folder 33 to 35 FBI Files--James--Redacted Photocopies, circa 1950s, 3 folders


Box 24 Folder 36 to 37 FBI Files, Johnson-Forest-- Redacted Photocopies, circa 1950s, 2 folders


Subseries VI.3: General, 1957-1986

Conference materials, and printed material regarding Caribbean and Africa countries primarily, comprise the bulk of this subseries.



Box 25 Folder 1 Africa, 1976-1978, undated


Box 25 Folder 2 African Elected Member's Organisation, 1957


Box 25 Folder 3 Black Manifesto, The Church's Response to, 1969


Box 25 Folder 4 Boggs, James, circa 1993


Box 25 Folder 5 Bookfair of Third World Radicals, 1982


Box 25 Folder 6 Caribbean, circa 1970s


Box 25 Folder 7 Caribbean--Frome Monymusk Land Company, 1974-1975


Box 25 Folder 8 Caribbean--Papers by others, 1974, undated


Conferences


Box 25 Folder 9 1970-1980


Box 25 Folder 10 Black National, 1972


Box 25 Folder 11 Black Power--1st Regional, 1969


Box 25 Folder 12 Caribbean Historians, 1975


Box 25 Folder 13 Caribbean Unity, 1967, 1972-1974, 1982


Box 25 Folder 14 Pan-African Conferences, circa 1970s, 1981


Box 25 Folder 15 Texas, University of--Austin, 1972


Box 25 Folder 16 Ghana, 1980, undated


Box 25 Folder 17 Guyana, 1975-1976, undated


Box 25 Folder 18 Henry's Citadelle--Paper, 1973


Box 25 Folder 19 Howard University, 1977, undated


Box 25 Folder 20 James, Selma, 1972-1994, undated


Box 25 Folder 21 Lamming, George, 1972, 1974


Box 25 Folder 22 Manley, Michael, undated


Box 25 Folder 23 New Beginning Movement, 1974, undated


Box 25 Folder 24 Nigeria--Draft Constitution, 1976-1977


Box 25 Folder 25 Oilfield Workers Trade Union, 1973, 1977


Box 25 Folder 26 Puerto Rico, 1976-1977


Box 25 Folder 27 Papua New Guinea, circa 1970s


Box 25 Folder 28 Race Today Collective--Carnival, 1977


Box 25 Folder 29 Quebec--Manifesto, 1970


Box 25 Folder 30 South Africa, 1977-1979


Box 25 Folder 31 Tanzania, 1968, undated


Box 25 Folder 32 Third World Book Review, 1985-1986


Box 25 Folder 33 Trinidad and Tobago--Constitution, 1962, 1972


Box 25 Folder 34 Trinidad and Tobago--Documents, 1965, 1972, 1977


Box 25 Folder 35 Unemployment--United States Senate Study, circa 1959


Box 25 Folder 36 Union of Revolutionary Organisations (URO), circa 1970s


Box 25 Folder 37 Zimbabwe, 1977-1979

Series VII: Photographs and Audio / Visual Material, 1940s-2001

This series contains photographs, and audio and video tapes.


Subseries VII.1: Photographs, circa 1940s-2001

Most of these photographs are of James, although a few of the photographs are of others. The photographs of James include snapshots from late in his life, more formal portraits and a few photographs from his days in the United States.



Box 26 Folder 1 to 2 James, 1949-1980s, undated, 2 folders


Box 26 Folder 3 James--Snapshots, circa 1970s-2001


Box 26 Folder 4 Cricket, 1960s, undated


Box 26 Folder 5 Negatives and Contact Sheets, undated


Box 26 Folder 6 Others, circa 1940s-1970s


Box 26 Folder 7 to 9 James's Funeral


Box 26 Folder 10 Slides



Box 27 Portraits of James, circa 1970s-1980s


Subseries VII.2: Audio / Video Cassette Tapes, circa 1970s-circa 2001

Audio tapes of interviews and radio broadcasts; and videos of conferences and television programs are held here. The tapes, which are in British and American formats, are of James, and of conferences and programs related to James.


Audio Tapes



Box 28 Folder 1 2819-- American Vision: The time is out of joint (audiotape) James, C.L.R., 1953 April 29, 2 items


Box 28 Folder 1 2820--American Vision: The world is my province (audiotape) James, C.L.R., 1953 April 22, 3 items


Box 28 Folder 1 2822-2824, 2828-- Three lectures: Human Personality in Great Tragedy, Birth of the Modern Personality, The Artist in the Carribean

From University College on the Air, broadcast by the University College of the West Indies

Retitled after digitization. Formerly known as "C.L.R. James, from Keith." Two physical cassette tapes are duplicates of one another.


Box 28 Folder 1 2827-- Old World and the New (1953 version) James, C.L.R., 1953


Box 28 Folder 1 2830-- On Paul Robeson Speech, James, C. L. R., 1971, 2 audiocassettes


Box 28 Folder 1 2832-- Best of C.L.R. James: America, Cricket, 1983 July


Box 28 Folder 1 2838--Best of C.L.R. James: Caribbean, Poland, 1983 July 25


Box 28 Folder 1 2835-- Robeson, Paul, interview with CL.R. James, 1983 November 23, 2 items


Box 28 Folder 1 2836-- My Childhood -- James, C.L.R., 1983


Box 28 Folder 1 2838-- On Marxism to Homeless Students-- James, C. L. R., 1987 January


Box 28 Folder 1 2840-- James's Death: WBAI Memorial Tribute (audiotape, including audio of James), 1989 June 5


Box 28 Folder 2 2840-- James's Death: WBAI Memorial Tribute (audiotape, including audio of James), 1989 June 5


Box 28 Folder 2 2842-- Talking History: James and Thompson, 1981 November


Box 28 Folder 2 2843--Three Black Women Writers (C. L. R. James at Black Ink), 1981


Box 28 Folder 2 3356--James's Legacy: Bobbie Hill and Me on Nello (audiotape of conversation) Murray, Jim, 1985 November 15


Box 28 Folder 2 3360-3361--C. L. R. James on Paul Robeson, IAFE, Autobiography 1932-1938, 1984


Box 28 Folder 2 3363--C. L. R. James on Thackeray and Shakespeare, Interview, 1984 January 28


Box 28 Folder 2 3364-- C.L.R. James on the IASB and IAFE, interview, 1984 January 28


Box 28 Folder 2 3365-- C.L.R. James, interviewed for Cricket Society, 1984 May 9


Box 28 Folder 2 3366--C.L.R. James and Darcus Howe on the Grenada Revolution, 1984 March


Box 28 Folder 2 3367--Ross, Ranjitsinhji, Review, 1984


Box 28 Folder 2 3368-- C. L. R. James, Interviewed for Photographer's Gallery, 1984


Box 28 Folder 2 3369--C. L. R. James Interviewed for South Magazine, 1984


Box 28 Folder 2 3370--C. L. R. James on Cricket and I, World Revolution, Toussaint (the play), Interview, 1984


Box 28 Folder 2 3371-- C. L. R. James, Interviewed for Australian TV and Radio, 1983 September 29


Box 28 Folder 2 3372--Hackney Black Alliance, Speech to, 1983 October 29


Box 28 Folder 2 3373--Walter Rodney and the Question of Power, 1981 October 23


Box 28 Folder 2 3374--C. L. R. James: An Autobiography, continued, 1981 October 23


Box 28 Folder 2 3375--C. L. R. James Interviewed for Sunday Telegraph, 1984 February


Box 28 Folder 3 3375--C. L. R. James Interviewed for Sunday Telegraph, 1984 February


Box 28 Folder 3 3376-- C. L. R. James on Women, Interviewed by Anna Grimshaw, 1984 February


Box 28 Folder 3 3377-- C. L. R. James on his Autobiography, Interview, 1983 November 22


Box 28 Folder 3 3378-- C. L. R. James Interviewed for (Dublin) Tribune, 1984 January 12


Box 28 Folder 3 3380-- C. L. R. James Interviewed on Cricket for Dublin Sunday Tribune, 1984


Box 28 Folder 3 3381-- James's death : C. L. R.'s Funeral, 1989 June, 3 items


Box 28 Folder 3 3382-- C. L. R. James: His Impact on the Caribbean, panel at C. L. R. James: His Intellectual Legacies Conference, Thurton, Rodrick, et al., 1991 April 18


Box 28 Folder 3 3383-- C. L. R. James: Personal Memories-- Panel at C. L. R. James: His Intellectual Legacies Conference-- Grimshaw, Anna, 1991 April 20


Box 28 Folder 3 3384-- Thompson, Edward P., Interviewed on WBAI radio, 1977


Box 28 Folder 3 3386-- C. L. R. James in the 1980s An Interview with Anna Grimshaw, 1991 April 24


Box 28 Folder 3 3387-- C. L. R. James and the Twentieth Century, Brecht Forum Lecture --Murray, Jim, 1989 May 16


Box 28 Folder 3 3415-- Coombs, Donna, on Caribbean politics, Smith College Public Lecture, 1988 April 21, 2 items


Box 28 Folder 3 3416-- Federici, Silvia, on Marxism and Feminism-- Lecture, 1988


Box 28 Folder 3 3417-- Thurton, Rodrick, on C. L. R. James and the Caribbean, 1988


Box 28 Folder 3 4206-- Atlantic World of C. L. R. James (Cambridge Lecture) Hart, Keith, 1996 October 15


Box 28 Folder 4 4901-- Role of the Black Scholar-- James, C. L. R., 1971 June 18


Box 28 Folder 4 4902-- Black Jacobins and Black Reconstruction-- James, C. L. R., 1971 June 15


Box 28 Folder 4 4903-- Nkrumah, Padmore, and the Ghanaian Revolution-- James, C. L. R., 1971 June 17


Box 28 Folder 4 4904-- On Oliver Cox's Caste, Race, and Class- James, C. L. R., 1971 June 16


Box 28 Folder 4 5085--Lamb, Anne, Interview with (on the 1930s), 1986 March 10


Box 28 Folder 4 5087-- James, C. L. R., Interviewed by Selwyn Cudjoe, 1983 October 17


Box 28 Folder 4 5088-- James, C. L. R. Interviewed by Angus Calder, 1984 March 2


Box 28 Folder 4 5090-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Harry Wicks, 1985 April 30


Box 28 Folder 4 5091-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Betty Hamilton, 1985


Box 28 Folder 4 5092-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by John Archer, 1984 November 16


Box 28 Folder 4 5093-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by F. A. Ridley, 1986 August 13


Box 28 Folder 4 5094-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Richie Berman, 1987 March 24


Box 28 Folder 4 5095-- C. L. R. James, Interviewed by David Scott, 1988 February 4


Box 28 Folder 4 5096-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Constance Webb, 1990 December 9


Box 28 Folder 4 5098-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Charles Van Gelderen, 1984 December 4


Box 28 Folder 4 5099-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Rita Dewar, 1985 October 18


Box 28 Folder 4 5100-- C. L. R. James, Interviewed by Roberto Hodgson, 1986 July 2


Box 28 Folder 4 5101-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Gladys Whittaker, circa 1985


Box 28 Folder 4 5106-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Wilson Harris, 1991 June 12



Box 29 Folder 5 5102--Handsworth Riots of 1985: an Interview with Howard Reid, 1985 November 1


Box 29 Folder 5 5103-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Harry Wicks, 1987 August 14


Box 29 Folder 5 5104-- C. L. R. James, Interviewed for Open Mind, (a Mental Health Journal), 1987 January 9


Box 29 Folder 5 5105-- Autobiography: Coming to England-- James Interviewed by Anna Grimshaw, 1984 June 1


Box 29 Folder 5 5106-- C. L. R. James, Remembered by Wilson Harris, 1991 June 12


Box 29 Folder 5 5107-- Richard Wright and Me, Lecture at Yale--Baldwin, James, 1983 November 2


Box 29 Folder 5 5109-- Paul Robeson: Audio Documentary, Pacifica Radio, 1990s


Box 29 Folder 5 5112--C. L. R. James on Women and Men in the Caribbean, Interview, 1987 February 24


Box 29 Folder 5 5132-- C. L. R. James Interview


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James Interviewed for Caribbean Focus, 1986, 2 items


Box 29 Folder 5 Constance Webb


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James at UCLA


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James: Al Richardson and Anna Grimshaw, 1986


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James interviewed by John Lewis, Al Richardson, and Anna Grimshaw, 1987 January 26


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James Memorial--Southend, 1989 June 24


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James on the West Indian Writer


Box 29 Folder 5 C. L. R. James Interviewed by Caribbean Politics: Today and Tomorrow


CDs


Box 29 Terisa Turner Interview with C. L. R. James, 4 compact disks


Box 29 Selma James Speaking on Black Jacobins, 2008


Box 29 Toussaint L'Overture Script


Box 29 C. L. R. James at University of Hull, 1983


Box 29 The Black Jacobins: A Biography of C.L.R. James Audio Book


Box 29 C. L. R. James: Marx, Cricket, and World Revolution, 2001, 3 compact disks


Box 29 C. L. R. James and David Levy, McGill University, 1968 October 13


Box 29 Unlabeled CDs, 2 compact disks


Box 29 BBC Radio 4 Arena Recordings, 3 compact disks


VHS Tapes


Box 29 C. L. R. James-- Talking History with E. P. Thompson


Box 29 Freedom on My Mind


Box 29 Talking History, 1 videocassettes (VHS); 1 videocassettes (U-matic)


Box 29 C. L. R. James Lectures on Channel 4, 2 items


Box 29 Paul Robeson-- Here I Stand


Box 29 C. L. R. James Intervewed by Selwyn Cudjoe

Series VIII: Books From James's Library



Box 30 Books and Periodicals from James's Library



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Box 47 Books and Periodicals from James's Library



Box 348 Books and Periodicals from James's Library

Addition to the Papers, 2017

Gift of Anna Grimshaw, 4/3/2017. Accession number: 2016.2017.M132



Box 45 Bound copies of articles and essays by C. L. L. James

On museums; London; Edith Sitwell; slavery


Box 45 Two autograph letters from E. Rogers to Anna Grimshaw, 1990


Box 45 Anna Grimshaw interviews Howard Reid in Handsworth, 1985 November 1


Box 45 Folder: Photographs, 1966


Box 45 Folder: Photographs and ad in envelope


Box 45 Folder: Photographs D. A. Bailey (with letter from Anna Grimshaw to Michael Ondaatje), 1993 April 28


Box 45 Folder: Archive photographs, 1953-1966


Box 45 Folder: Photographs (includes postcard from Peter to Anna Grimshaw), 1938-1953, 1994 June


Box 45 Folder: "Party Politics in the West Indies" (photocopy)


Box 45 Folder: "Preface to Criticism" (photocopy)


Box 45 Blue portfolio with Keith Hart written on flap: "American Civilization" Cyril Lionel Robert James, Anna Grimshaw, Keith Hart (photocopy)


Box 45 Grey portfolio with "Webb Letters 1944" written on the flap


Box 45 Binder: "Love, Nello: The Letters of C. L. R. James to Constance Webb, 1944-1946" Narration by Constance Webb


Videocassettes (VHS):


Box 45 C. L. R. James with Stuart Hall "The Spirit of Lorca"


Box 45 BBC Omnibus: "Beyond a Boundary"


Box 45 C. L. R. James "C4 Lectures"


Box 45 "The Country and the City" (with Raymond Williams); "Memories of the Future" (John Ruskin/William Morris); Arena: Edward Said


Printed Material:



Box 46 Race Today, 1974-1975


Box 46 The Road Make to Walk on Carnival Day


Box 46 New Society clipping (review of Racism and Reaction by Peter Ratcliffe), 1981


Box 46 C. L. R. James and British Trotskyism: An Interview. Socialist Platform, Ltd


Box 46 C. L. R. James: His Life and Work. Urgent Tasks Journal of the Revolutionary Left


Box 46 C. L. R. James--Man of the People (exhibition catalog)


Box 46 Harry Wicks A Memorial


Box 46 The C. L. R. James Journal, Volume 2, Number 1, Winter, 1991


Box 46 The Black Jacobins: a play by C. L. R. James


Box 46 Not For Sale by Michael Manley


Box 46 Southall The Birth of a Black Community


Box 46 Black and White on the Buses


Box 46 Tribute to a Scholar: Appreciating C. L. R. James


Box 46 The Struggle of Asian Workers in Britain


Box 46 The Black Explosion in British Schools


Box 46 Voices of the Living and the Dead by Linton Kwesi Johnson


Box 46 Inglan is a Bitch by Linton Kwesi Johnson


Box 46 From Bobby to Babylon by Darcus Howe


Box 46 C. L. R. James in America by Bill Schwartz


Box 46 Miscellaneous advertisements, clippings and ephemera