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Series II: Writings, 1948-1990s, undated
Series III: Publishing--Johnson-Forest through Facing Reality, 1943-1972, undated
Series IV: Printed Material, 1933-1992, undated
Series VI: Subject Files, 1952-1992
Series VII: Photographs and Audio / Visual Material, 1940s-2001
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.