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

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.

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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