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Hettie Jones papers, 1895-2009, bulk 1958-2009

Summary Information

Abstract

The Hettie Jones Papers contains correspondence, writings, and teaching materials related to Hettie Jones' career as a writer, editor, and teacher in the New York City Beat and Downtown literary scene, from the 1960s through the 2000s. Included are manuscripts from Jones' numerous books of poetry and children's and young adult novels, as well as her 1990 autobiography, How I Became Hettie Jones. The collection also features materials from her time as co-editor of Totem Press and Yugen literary journal. A small amount of material pertaining to Jones' former husband, the poet LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, including unpublished early manuscripts and photographs is also here.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1513
Bib ID 7451336 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Jones, Hettie
Title Hettie Jones papers, 1895-2009, bulk 1958-2009
Physical Description 26.5 linear feet (63 boxes: 55 document boxes, 3 note card boxes, 3 record cartons, 1 videotape box, 1 oversize box. Video box (box 60) and audio boxes (boxes 55, 57, and 58) are all found in record storage carton box 63. )
Language(s) English , Spanish; Castilian .
Access

This collection is located primarily off-site. You will need to request this material 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. Remaining original copies of audio / moving image media are closed until reformatting in 2020.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series.

Description

Scope and Content

The Hettie Jones Papers include the manuscripts of many of Jones' books, poetry, and short fiction, including multiple drafts of Jones' autobiography How I Became Hettie Jones, as well as her various poetry collections and children's books. The collection contains a number of items related to LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, including unpublished poems, letters, and photographs. There is also extensive correspondence of Jones with many key poets and writers of the New York literary scene and beyond, as well as photographs depicting Downtown and Bohemian life in postwar New York.

The correspondence represents over fifty years of Jones' life, ranging from letters and notes from recognizable figures in the Beat/Downtown arts and jazz scene, to a large amount of communication with Jones' daughters, Kellie and Lisa, and other family members. There is also correspondence between Jones and her former husband, poet LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka.

The manuscript series contains Jones' published and unpublished poetry and fiction, manuscript drafts of many of her children's/young adult novels, and various drafts of How I Became Hettie Jones. Also included in this series are items pertaining to Jones' work as editor of Yugen literary magazine.

A large segment of the collection consists of material related to Jones' teaching at various New York City colleges, universities, and prisons, including syllabi, lesson plans, and student work. Much of this material is restricted.

This collection also holds material about the Cohen family, including original immigration and naturalization documents of Jones' relatives from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century, as well as items from Jones' high school and university education. The personal and family materials series also contains photographs, documents, and unpublished writings of Jones' former husband LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka.

Also within this collection are audio/visual material, recordings, featuring readings by Jones and other poets, and photos of Jones' family and 'bohemian' life in New York's Lower East Side in the Fifties and Sixties.

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1940s-2009

    This series contains correspondence covering over fifty years, and various aspects of Jones' personal and professional life. General correspondence with Jones' professional and artistic contacts, arranged alphabetically and including a list of correspondents, is found here along with the correspondence of friends and family. The correspondence of Jones' daughters, Kellie and Lisa Jones, makes up the bulk of the family material, although there is also extensive correspondence from jazz musician Marion Brown. This series also holds fan mail and correspondence with Jones' students.

  • Series II: Writings, 1956-2009

    Contained in this series are research materials, notes, drafts, and extra-textual material for all of Jones' major writings. The material has been grouped into five subseries, reflecting the scope of Jones' career as a writer. The series primarily contains drafts, in various stages, of works in the various genres in which Jones wrote—this includes non-fiction memoir, particularly How I Became Hettie Jones, reviews, fiction, poetry, and children's and young adult literature. Many reviews of Jones' writings, and a number of academic studies of Jones, her work, and her role in the Beat Generation can also be found here. Additionally, there is material pertaining to Jones' many speeches, lectures, literary readings—including drafts and event listings and flyers—and grant and fellowship proposals. Issues of Yugen, the little magazine Jones edited with her former husband LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, have been included and provide an example of Jones' editorial work. When possible, the original order and folder titles have been preserved.

  • Series III: Personal and Family Materials, 1895-2009

    This series contains material relating to Jones' early life and family history. Among the documents are early Cohen family records such as immigration and confirmation documents from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century; and elementary school, high school and university materials, including reports, school certificates, programs and scripts from high school and college plays, and Jones' undergraduate thesis. Finally, documents that pertain to Jones' fight to retain her residence at 27 Cooper Square, New York City, in the 1990s can be found here.

  • Series IV: Printed Materials, 1941-2000s

    This series holds printed materials collected by Jones, but produced, for the most part, by others. A large number of print announcements and advertisements for events across the arts—primarily visual arts, literature, film, and music—dating from the 1970s through the 2000s are here. This series also brings together a collection of little magazines from the 1960s through the 2000s, including a nearly five-year run of the Gloucester, Massachusetts poetry journal Bezoar from the late 1970s and 1980s. Aside from little magazines, there are also magazines and journals relating to music—primarily jazz—mostly from the 1950s, and a number of political and radical magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. Finally, this series contains numerous pieces of visual art, primarily paintings and drawings, including some done by Jones.

  • Series V: Teaching Materials, 1982-2009

    Reflecting several decades as a teacher at colleges, universities, and prisons, this series holds documents relating to writing workshops, led by Jones, at various institutions from the early 1980s to the 2000s. Materials include syllabii and other teaching material, drafts of Jones' collections of prison writing, and correspondence with students.

  • Series VI: Audio, Visual, and Photographic Materials, 1918-2000s

    This series comprises cassettes, VHS tapes, and photographs pertaining to Jones' personal life and literary career. The VHS tapes contain recordings of Jones' appearances on various documentaries and television shows, primarily relating to the Beat/Downtown New York literary scene. The cassette tapes primarily consist of recordings of Jones' radio appearances and interviews, as well as public readings of her works.

    The bulk of this series consists of photographs, which include images of the Cohen family from the early Twentieth Century, and also a large number of Jones during college. The largest set of photographs are those of Jones taken during the Fifties and Sixties in New York City's East Village, and includes photos of her then-husband LeRoi Jones, her children Kellie and Lisa, and a number of other New York City writers and artists. Many of the photographs were originally arranged in scrapbooks, and, when possible, this order has been maintained.

    Video box (box 60) and audio boxes (57 and 58) are all found in record storage carton box 63.

  • Series VII: LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Material, 1940s-2004

    Contained in this series are materials directly pertaining to Jones' husband LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka). Items range from personal items, such as Jones' military records, to a small number of typescript and manuscript drafts of unpublished and published poems by LeRoi Jones from the late 1950s and early 1960s. This series also includes correspondence between LeRoi Jones and Hettie and their children, Kellie and Lisa, as well as a number of flyers and even notices which belonged to LeRoi Jones. This series has been organized alphabetically.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located primarily off-site. You will need to request this material 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. Remaining original copies of audio / moving image media are closed until reformatting in 2020.

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

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hettie Jones Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.University Library.

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Amiri Baraka Collection, Syracuse University

Amiri Baraka Collection of Unpublished Poetry, new York Public Library

Carol Berge Papers, University of Texas—Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Christopher Felver Portraits of Poets, Authors, and Artists, The Bancroft Library, University oCalifornia, Berkeley

Diane Di Prima Papers, Syracuse University

(Everett) LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) Papers, Syracuse University

Imamu Amiri Baraka Manuscripts [ca. 1974-1979], New York Public Library

Literary Correspondence and Manuscript Collection, University of Connecticut Libraries

Accrual

Additional materials expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Aaron Winslow (Columbia University 2014) 06/--/2010.

Finding aid written Aaron Winslow (Columbia University 2014) 07/--/2010.

Revision Description

2011-01-05 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2019-08-29 Added note re AV boxes in rsc. kws

2020-07-08 Added links to first batch of digitizd material. kws

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Hettie Jones (nee Cohen, 1934- ) was a major figure in the New York literary avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Jones returned to New York City after attending Mary Washington College, then the women's college of the University of Virginia. She found work as an editorial and clerical assistant at Partisan Review and lived in the East Village. Alongside her husband LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka)--with whom she had two children, Kellie and Lisa--she edited and produced the Downtown little magazine, Yugen, which published such seminal poets and writers as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Diane DiPrima, and Charles Olson. Later Jones wrote and published her own poetry and fiction, which has recently garnered critical acclaim. In 1999 Jones received the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award for her collection Drive.

Jones is perhaps best known for her memoir, How I Became Hettie Jones, which provides a detailed portrait of the Downtown and Beat literary scene of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as of her marriage to, and divorce from, African American poet LeRoi Jones, and the difficulties of an interracial relationship in the Civil Rights era.

Jones has been a prolific writer, producing a number of poetry collections including Drive, For Four Hetties, All Told, and Doing Seventy. Much of her writing has been for youth, and she has written many children and young adult novels and non-fiction books, such as ig Star Fallin' Mama, Five Women in Black Music (honored by the New York Public Library), and From Midnight to Dawn. With Rita Marley, the widow of reggae singer Bob Marley, Jones authored the memoir No Woman No Cry.

Jones also served as the Chair of the PEN Prison Writing Committee, subsequently editing two poetry collections derived from workshops she taught at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, More In than Out and Aliens at the Border. Having spent much of her professional life teaching creative writing at New York City area colleges and universities, Jones currently teaches in the graduate program in creative writing at The New School, as well as at New York's 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1940s-2009

This series contains correspondence covering over fifty years, and various aspects of Jones' personal and professional life. General correspondence with Jones' professional and artistic contacts, arranged alphabetically and including a list of correspondents, is found here along with the correspondence of friends and family. The correspondence of Jones' daughters, Kellie and Lisa Jones, makes up the bulk of the family material, although there is also extensive correspondence from jazz musician Marion Brown. This series also holds fan mail and correspondence with Jones' students.


General, 1950s-2009



Box 1 Folder 1 List of A-Z Correspondents


Box 1 Folder 2 to 30 Abel-Bocchino, 1982-2008 (29 Folders), 1982-2008



Box 2 Folder 1 to 25 Bond-Coleman, 1971-2008 (25 Folders), 1971-2008



Box 3 Folder 1 to 50 Community Word Project-Henderson Holmes, 1969-2008 (50 Folders), 1969-2008



Box 4 Folder 1 to 48 Heneghan-Lindner, 1973-2009 (48 Folders), 1973-2009



Box 5 Folder 1 to 45 Loewinsohn-Obermayr, 1978-2009 (45 Folders), 1978-2009



Box 6 Folder 1 to 30 Obermayr-Ramsey, 1959-2008 (30 Folders), 1959-2008



Box 7 Folder 1 to 35 Randall-Shepp, 1977-2008 (35 Folders), 1977-2008



Box 8 Folder 1 to 45 Sherman-Wachtel, 1966-2009



Box 9 Folder 1 to 23 Walker-Zimmerman, 1966-2009


Friends and Family, 1940s-2009


Kellie


Box 9 Folder 24 General, 1967-2008



Box 10 Folder 1 General, 1974-1994


Box 10 Folder 2 Childhood and College, 1967-2000


Box 10 Folder 3 Professional, 1984-2004 (2 Folders), 1984-2004


Box 10 Folder 4 Family, 2007-2008


Lisa, 1971-2009


Box 10 Folder 5 to 6 General, 1972-2009


Box 10 Folder 7 Childhood and College, 1971-1983


Box 10 Folder 8 Friends, 1996-2009



Box 11 Folder 1 Marriage--Stephan Dweck, 1997


Box 11 Folder 2 Professional, 1983-1995


Box 11 Folder 3 Zoe, 2006


Brown, Marion, 1964-2001


Box 11 Folder 4 to 5 General, 1964-2001 (2 Folders), 1964-2001


Box 11 Folder 6 Art, 1983


Box 11 Folder 7 Photographs, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Sheet Music, 1974-1976


Box 11 Folder 9 to 18 Cohen Family, 1940s-2009 (10 Folders), 1940s-2009


Box 11 Folder 19 to 21 Colvin, Marilyn and Family, 1970s-2006 (3 Folders), 1970s-2006



Box 12 Folder 1 Colvin, Marilyn and Family, 1975-1981


Box 12 Folder 2 to 6 Dawson, Fielding and Susan Maldovan, 1986-2009 (5 Folders), 1986-2009


Box 12 Folder 7 to 8 Fenichel, Susan and Paul, 1986-2008 (2 Folders), 1986-2008


Box 12 Folder 9 to 12 King Family, 1977-2009 (4 Folders), 1977-2009



Box 13 Folder 1 to 2 King Family, 1977-2009 (2 Folders), 1977-2009


Box 13 Folder 3 Wachtel, Chuck, undated


Box 13 Folder 4 Neighbors, 2009


Box 13 Folder 5 White, Dorothy, undated


Box 13 Folder 6 to 7 Fan Mail, 1973-2005 (2 Folders), 1973-2005


Student Correspondence, 1994-2009


Box 13 Folder 8 General, 2005-2009


Box 13 Folder 9 to 24 Choi to Westmoreland, 1994-2007 (16 Folders), 1994-2007

Series II: Writings, 1956-2009

Contained in this series are research materials, notes, drafts, and extra-textual material for all of Jones' major writings. The material has been grouped into five subseries, reflecting the scope of Jones' career as a writer. The series primarily contains drafts, in various stages, of works in the various genres in which Jones wrote—this includes non-fiction memoir, particularly How I Became Hettie Jones, reviews, fiction, poetry, and children's and young adult literature. Many reviews of Jones' writings, and a number of academic studies of Jones, her work, and her role in the Beat Generation can also be found here. Additionally, there is material pertaining to Jones' many speeches, lectures, literary readings—including drafts and event listings and flyers—and grant and fellowship proposals. Issues of Yugen, the little magazine Jones edited with her former husband LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, have been included and provide an example of Jones' editorial work. When possible, the original order and folder titles have been preserved.


Subseries II.1: How I Became Hettie Jones , 1983-2007

The bulk of this subseries is made up of approximately ten complete typescript drafts and galleys, some with handwritten corrections. Also included are research materials, original book proposals, copyright and royalty information, and correspondence relating to the editing and publishing of the book. Finally, this subseries holds reviews and publicity relevant to its post-publication history and reception. The original order and folder titles have been preserved.


Box 13 Folder 25 to 28 Notes, 1980s (4 Folders), 1980s



Box 14 Folder 1 Articles/Other Materials, 1980s


Box 14 Folder 2 Book Proposal, 1980s


Correspondence,1983-2001


Box 14 Folder 3 German Edition, 1993-1997


Box 14 Folder 4 Editorial, 1983-1991


Box 14 Folder 5 Book Report Effort, 1994-1996


Box 14 Folder 6 Virago Press--UK Edition, 1990


Box 14 Folder 7 to 8 Fan Mail, 1990-2001 (2 Folders), 1990-2001


Box 14 Folder 9 Judith Leonard Productions, 1990-1995


Box 14 Folder 10 Itkoff, Jones, Hoffman, 1995-2000


Box 14 Folder 11 to 12 Hoffman, Berenice, 1997 (2 Folders), 1997


Box 14 Folder 13 Fuzzy Bunny, 1998-2001


Box 14 Folder 14 Television Rights, 1994


Box 14 Folder 15 Permissions,1986-1989


Publicity, 1988-1990



Box 15 Folder 1 Advance Comments, 1988-1989


Box 15 Folder 2 General, 1990


Box 15 Folder 3 Covers, 1990


Box 15 Folder 4 Party, 1990


Box 15 Folder 5 to 8 Reviews, 1990-2005 (4 Folders), 1990-2005



Box 56 Folder 1 Reviews, 1958-1991


Royalties, 1990-2007



Box 15 Folder 9 Grove Edition, 1996-2007


Box 15 Folder 10 Dutton & Viking and Penguin Editions, 1990-1994


Box 15 Folder 12 Floppy Disks, undated


Drafts, 1986-1991


Box 15 Folder 13 Early, 1986 (1 of 2), 1986



Box 16 Folder 1 Early, 1986 (2 of 2), 1986


Box 16 Folder 2 to 3 Draft 1, undated (2 Folders), undated


Box 16 Folder 4 to 5 Draft 2, undated (2 Folders), undated


Box 16 Folder 6 Draft 3, undated (1 of 2), undated



Box 17 Folder 1 Draft 3, undated (2 of 2), undated


Box 17 Folder 2 to 3 Draft 4--Corrections, 1989 (2 Folders), 1989


Box 17 Folder 4 to 6 Galleys, 1990 (3 Folders), 1990



Box 18 Folder 1 to 4 Galleys, 1990 (4 of 4), 1990


Box 18 Folder 5 Sample Pages, circa., 1990


Box 18 Folder 6 to 8 Returned Drafts, 1991 (3 Folders), 1991


Subseries II.2: Poetry, 1950s-2008

This subseries contains poetry from the breadth of Jones' writing career. The bulk of this subseries comprises those poems which have been published as poetry collections, and includes complete typescript drafts of Jones' books:All Told, Drive, Doing 70, For Four Hetties,andHaving Been Her.Also here are correspondence, publicity, reviews and other articles pertaining to the individual books. Jones' uncollected poems, listed here, following Jones' alphabetical arrangement and labeling, as "Poetry A-Z," running from the 1950s to the 2000s, also form a major component of this subseries. In addition a small amount of occasional poems, poetry notes, and poetry written for grant submissions is here. This subseries has been arranged according to Jones' original order.


Poems in Collections, 1992-2006


Box 18 Folder 9 Witness to Dissent, 1992


Box 18 Folder 10 "Pride will Fear Wit", 1993


Box 18 Folder 11 Women of the Bowery, 2006


Box 18 Folder 12 Wildflowers, 2006


Box 18 Folder 13 Vent Your Inspiration, 2006


Box 18 Folder 14 "Home", 1991


Box 18 Folder 16 Arts for Peace Festival, 2000


All Told , 2000-2004


Box 18 Folder 17 Contracts and Permissions, 2002-2003


Box 18 Folder 18 Correspondence, 2000-2003


Box 18 Folder 19 Table of Contents, undated


Box 18 Folder 20 Publicity, 2003


Box 18 Folder 21 Reviews, 2003-2004


Box 18 Folder 22 Royalties, 2003


Box 18 Folder 23 Cover Mockups, undated


Doing 70 , 2006-2008


Box 18 Folder 24 Drafts, 2006 (2 Folders), 2006



Box 19 Folder 1 Alternative Drafts, undated


Box 19 Folder 2 Book Party, 2007


Box 19 Folder 3 NYT Book Review, 2007


Box 19 Folder 4 Hanging Loose Press Catalog and Uncorrected Proof, 2007-2008


Box 19 Folder 5 "The Second Person"--Promotional Poem Printout, undated


Drive , 1995-1999


Box 19 Folder 6 Alternative Titles, undated


Box 19 Folder 7 Comments from Chuck Wachtel, 1995


Box 19 Folder 8 Correspondence and Contract, 1996-1999


Box 19 Folder 9 Manuscript and Cover Proofs,1998


Box 19 Folder 10 Norma Farber First Book Award, 1999


Box 19 Folder 11 Party, 1998


Box 19 Folder 12 Publicity, 1997-1998


Box 19 Folder 13 Reviews and Articles, 1998


Box 19 Folder 14 Royalties, 1999


For Four Hetties , 1985-1995


Box 19 Folder 15 Drafts and Proofs, 1995


Box 19 Folder 16 Research Material, 1985-1991


Having Been Her , 1979-1981


Box 19 Folder 17 Typescript Draft, 1979


Box 19 Folder 18 "The Indian Party"--Drafts, undated


Box 19 Folder 19 "The X-Ray Technician" Drafts, 1981


Box 19 Folder 20 Christmas Poems, 1999-2009


Box 19 Folder 21 Poetry for Grant Submission, 1980s


Box 19 Folder 22 Poetry Notes, undated


Poetry A-Z, 1950s-2004


Box 19 Folder 23 "A Beautiful Day"--"A Little Light Verse for Helene", 1950s-2002



Box 20 Folder 1 "All the Beautiful Days"--"Back", 1957-1989


Box 20 Folder 2 "Back on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway"--"Cold Snaps", 1950s-2002


Box 20 Folder 3 "Color"--"The Doorman Has Been Paroled", 1960s-2004


Box 20 Folder 4 "Double Decker"--"Fear", 1967-2001


Box 20 Folder 5 "The Female Equivalent"--"Generations", 1956-2000s



Box 21 Folder 1 "Genuflection to Petty Officer First Class"--"Gramma's Tears", circa, 1960s-2003


Box 21 Folder 2 "Had He a Need of Roots"--"Improper Shutdown Detected", 1959-1990s


Box 21 Folder 3 "In all that Darkness"--"It was narrative", 1960s-2002


Box 21 Folder 4 "Jam"--"Living on Air", 1960s-1999


Box 21 Folder 5 "Look at How We Live"--"Mrs. Shandho Says", 1968-1991


Box 21 Folder 6 "Muscular Crepuscular"--"Not", 1963-1996



Box 22 Folder 1 "(Not) Absolutely the Last Love Poem"--"The Parks on the Peripheries",, 1980-1999


Box 22 Folder 2 "Past Life Between"--"Preservation", 1957-2001


Box 22 Folder 3 "Privilege"--"Ruby My Dear", 1979-2005


Box 22 Folder 4 "Salidin's Crossin"--"She", 1966-1997


Box 22 Folder 5 "She Tells the Young Woman"--"Starting Here", 1957-2003



Box 23 Folder 1 "Stock Market"--"This is For Hettie Barnes", 1970s-1993


Box 23 Folder 2 "This is For Hetty Fox"--"The Time, the time, the time", 1950s-1988


Box 23 Folder 3 "Tonight the Sky is Purple"--"Vito!", 1960s-2003


Box 23 Folder 4 "Wait What's This"--"Well here comes the doctor", 1956-1991


Box 23 Folder 5 "What a Loud Voice"--"Women in Black", 1956-1995


Box 23 Folder 6 "Woodshedding"--"You know I watched…", 1995


Subseries II.3: Prose, 1955-2009

Jones' published and unpublished non-fiction prose, including essays, reviews, editorial work, lectures, speeches, and public reading listings are held in this subseries. The material in this subseries, unless otherwise noted, is arranged according to Jones' original order.

Included within this series are the manuscripts for an unpublished short story collection, comprised of previously published material, entitledIn Care of Worth Auto Parts,as well as typescripts of a number of published and unpublished short stories; material pertaining to Jones' essays—particularly her contribution to theRolling Stone Beat BookandWomen of the Beat Generation,as well as material relating to Jones' essay, co-written with daughter Lisa Jones, "Mama's White" ; and typescript drafts of Jones' numerous book reviews, and a small amount of editorial work not associated withYugenor Totem Press.

Also here is material from Jones' history of runaway slaves, From Midnight to Dawn, including a complete typescript as well as revisions to individual chapters is here as well as drafts of Jones book, written with Rita Marley, entitled No Woman No Cry. Many the drafts, which range from first complete drafts to corrected drafts and chapter outlines written by Rita Marley include Marley's handwritten corrections. In addition, there are research notes, multiple chapter revisions and expansions or additions to chapters, an original book proposal, book reviews, contracts, and correspondence with editors and Marley, and photographs from the book. Finally, there is audio material, including digital sound files and cassette tape interviews with Marley, as well as typed transcriptions of these interviews. Because the material associated withNo Woman No Crywas received in no discernible order, it has been arranged alphabetically.

istings and text for Jones' numerous speeches and readings can also be found within this series. Following Jones' ordering, both speeches and readings have been arranged by date. Also in this subseries are drafts of grant proposals written by Jones. Finally, there are items, in various mediums, about Jones, and her role in the Beat and Downtown literary movement—including academic theses and dissertations, articles, audio, television, radio, and film.

Audio box 55 is found in record stporage carton box 63.


In Care of Worth Auto Parts , 1981-2000



Box 24 Folder 1 Draft, 1998-2000


Box 24 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1981-1999


Box 24 Folder 3 Grant, 1993


Published Short Stories, 1982-1997


Box 24 Folder 4 "The Big Fish", 1997


Box 24 Folder 5 "Enough of This,", undated


Box 24 Folder 6 "How She Beat the Bogeyman,", undated


Box 24 Folder 7 "The Ironing Board," circa, 1980s


Box 24 Folder 8 "Minor Surgery,", 1982


Box 24 Folder 9 "This Time It Was Different at the Airport", undated


Unpublished Short Stories, undated


Box 24 Folder 10 "Cross Country Parkway", undated


Box 24 Folder 11 "Disintegration,", undated


Box 24 Folder 12 "Going To Jail", undated


Box 24 Folder 13 "How I Learned About Losing,", undated


Box 24 Folder 14 "How She Recognized Her Last Fling When She Found It,", undated


Box 24 Folder 15 "In Memory of Music", undated


Box 24 Folder 16 "Just Try to Go Somewhere You Can't", undated


Box 24 Folder 17 "The Making of a Writer", undated


Box 24 Folder 18 Untitled, undated


Rolling Stone Beat Book, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 19 Correspondence--Holly George Warren, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 20 "Babes in Boyland" and Bancroft Library Speech--Drafts, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 21 Notes, 1999


Other Genres--Unpublished, 1955-1990


Box 24 Folder 22 "Hers" Column, 1990


Box 24 Folder 23 Grad School Plays, 1955-1956


Box 24 Folder 24 Romance Novel, 1982


"Occasional Writing and Miscellaneous Starts,", 1957-1980s


Box 24 Folder 25 Journal Fragments, 1957


Box 24 Folder 26 Occasional Journal/Notes, 1970s


Box 24 Folder 27 Occasional Journal, 1980s


Box 24 Folder 28 Miscellaneous Starts, undated


From Midnight to Dawn , 1980s-2007



Box 25 Folder 1 to 6 Complete Drafts, 1980s-2004 (6 Folders), 1980s-2004



Box 26 Folder 1 Complete Drafts, 2004


Chapter Drafts, 2004-2005


Box 26 Folder 2 Introduction, undated


Box 26 Folder 3 Preface, undated


Box 26 Folder 4 "Dawn and 'Uncle Tom'", undated


Box 26 Folder 5 "Wilberforce", 2004


Box 26 Folder 6 "Mary Ann Shadd", 2005


Box 26 Folder 7 "Chatham", undated


Box 26 Folder 8 "Elgin", undated


Box 26 Folder 9 "Niagara", undated


Box 26 Folder 10 "Detroit Frontier", undated



Box 27 Folder 1 Research Materials, 2001-2004


Box 27 Folder 2 Reviews, 2007


Box 27 Folder 3 Royalties, 2008


Box 27 Folder 4 Doubleday Catalog Listing, 2007


Box 27 Folder 5 Correspondence, 2005-2006


No Woman No Cry , 2000-2004



Box 29 Folder 1 Audio, undated --AV Sound Files--Digital Material, undated



Box 27 Folder 6 to 11 Drafts, 2000-2003 (6 Folders), 2000-2003



Box 28 Folder 1 to 7 Drafts, 2000-2003 (7 Folders), 2000-2003



Box 29 Folder 2 Interview Transcriptions, undated



Box 30 Folder 3 Jacket Copy, undated


Box 30 Folder 4 Notes, undated



Box 29 Folder 3 Photos, 2003


Box 29 Folder 4 to 7 Proposal, undated (4 Folders), undated



Box 30 Folder 5 Research Materials, 2000-2003



Box 29 Folder 8 Reviews, 2004



Box 28 Folder 8 to 9 Revisions, Expansions, and Additions, undated (2 Folders), undated



Box 29 Folder 9 to 11 Revisions, Expansions, and Additions, undated (3 Folders), undated



Box 55 Rita Marley Audio Interviews, undated, 5 audiocassettes

Tape 2 missing


Rita backup for digital, 1 audiocassettes


Jimmy Norman on Bob Marley, December 13, 2000, 1 audiocassettes


Book Reviews, 1990-1996



Box 30 Folder 6 The Children Bob Moses Led , 1995


Box 30 Folder 7 Color of Water , 1996


Box 30 Folder 8 Love in Black and White , 1992


Box 30 Folder 9 My First White Friend , 1996


Box 30 Folder 10 Pushed Back to Strength , 1993


Box 30 Folder 11 Voices in the Mirror , 1990


Box 30 Folder 12 "Mama's White", 1994-2001


Permissions, 1983-2003


Box 30 Folder 13 General, 1994-2001


Box 30 Folder 14 ICM, 1987


Box 30 Folder 15 Beat Down to Your Soul , 2000-2001


Box 30 Folder 16 A Different Beat , 1996


Box 30 Folder 17 Correspondence, 1995-2003


Box 30 Folder 18 "Miscellaneous Literary Correspondence", 1983-1999


Box 30 Folder 19 Letter to Editor--by Hettie, 1989


Women of the Beat Generation , 1995-1997


Box 30 Folder 21 Correspondence, 1995-1997


Box 30 Folder 22 Drafts, 1996-1997


Box 30 Folder 23 Press, 1996


Editorial Work, 1973-2000


Box 30 Folder 24 Invoice, 1973


Box 30 Folder 25 Studio Museum Catalog, 2000


Readings, 1960s-2009



Box 31 Folder 1 to 7 Listings, 1981-2005 (7 Folders), 1981-2005



Box 32 Folder 1 to 6 Listings, 1995-2001 (6 Folders), 1995-2001



Box 33 Folder 1 to 6 Listings, 2002-2009 (6 Folders), 2002-2009



Box 34 Folder 1 Listings, 2008-2009



Box 56 Folder 2 Oversize Reading Posters, 1960s-2008 (1 of 2), 1960s-2008



Mapcase 14-O-4 Oversize Reading Posters, 1976-2003 (2 of 2), 1976-2003



Box 34 Folder 2 to 6 Speeches, 1990-1997 (5 Folders), 1990-1997



Box 35 Folder 1 to 8 Speeches, 1996-2001 (8 Folders), 1996-2001



Box 36 Folder 1 to 2 Grants and Fellowships, 1994-2009 (2 Folders), 1994-2009


Writings About Hettie, 1981-2008


Box 36 Folder 3 to 6 Academic Theses, 1988-2009 (4 Folders), 1988-2009


Box 36 Folder 7 Articles, 1981-2008



Box 37 Folder 1 to 3 Articles, 1981-2008 (3 Folders), 1981-2008


Box 37 Folder 4 Audio, Television, and Radio, 1991-2003


Box 37 Folder 5 to 6 Movies, 1988-2006 (2 Folders), 1988-2006


Subseries II.4: Children's Literature, 1971-2002

This subseries contains Jones' work on novels, short stories, textbooks, and educational pamphlets for children and young adults. Included are numerous complete manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, and proofs of many of Jones' works for children and young adults. There are also permissions and copyrights, correspondence, and contracts pertaining to the literature here. This subseries has been arranged according to its original order.


Royalties, 1971-2003


Box 37 Folder 7 Big Star Fallin' Mama , 1974-2003


Box 37 Folder 8 Longhouse Winter and Coyote Tales , 1973-1980


Box 37 Folder 9 How to Eat Your ABC's , 1977-1985


Box 37 Folder 10 I Hate to Talk About Your Mother , 1982-1986


Box 37 Folder 11 Living with Wolves , 1974-1982


Box 37 Folder 12 Trees , 1971-1999



Box 38 Folder 1 Elaine Markson, 1981-1989


Box 38 Folder 2 to 3 Drafts, 1973 (2 Folders), 1973


Box 38 Folder 4 to 5 Galleys, 1973 (2 Folders), 1973


Box 38 Folder 6 to 7 Proofs, 1974 (2 Folders), 1974


Box 38 Folder 8 Revisions, 1974


Box 38 Folder 9 Prepress Draft, 1994


Box 38 Folder 10 Revised Pages, 1994



Box 39 Folder 1 Catalogs, 1975-2001


Box 39 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1972-1996


Box 39 Folder 3 Dust Sleeves and Covers, 1973-1994


Box 39 Folder 4 Permissions and Rights, 1973-1993


Box 39 Folder 5 Press, 1995


Box 39 Folder 6 Research Materials, undated


Box 39 Folder 7 Reviews, 1974-1975


Box 39 Folder 8 Coyote Tales , undated


How to Eat Your ABC's , 1976-1977


Box 39 Folder 9 Manuscript and Proofs, undated


Box 39 Folder 10 Reviews and Letters, 1976-1977



Box 61 Braille Edition, undated--in oversize Box



Box 62 Braille Edition, undated--in oversize Box



Box 39 Folder 11 Children's Textbook, undated


I Hate to Talk About Your Mother , 1979-1984


Box 39 Folder 12 to 13 Manuscripts, 1979-1980 (2 Folders), 1979-1980



Box 40 Folder 1 to 2 Manuscripts, 1979-1980 (2 Folders), 1979-1980


Box 40 Folder 3 Hate and Fan Mail, 1981-1983


Box 40 Folder 4 Publicity, 1980


Box 40 Folder 5 Reviews, 1980-1984


Longhouse Winter , 1972-1973


Box 40 Folder 7 "The Bird, the Fish, the Snake, and the Man"--w/ letter from Hettie to her mother,, undated


Box 40 Folder 8 "Longhouse Winter", undated


Box 40 Folder 9 Proofs,undated


Box 40 Folder 10 Reviews and Press, 1972-1973


Box 40 Folder 11 Spooky Tales from Gullah Gullah Island , 1995-1996


Trees Stand Shining , 1970-2002


Box 40 Folder 12 Library Notes, 1971


Box 40 Folder 13 Permission/Rights, 1970-2002


Box 40 Folder 14 Press Release, Award, Notes, Correspondence,1971-1997


Box 40 Folder 15 Reviews, 1971-1976


Box 40 Folder 16 Missing Sweet Rose , 1980-1981


A Person in Need of Supervision , 1980-1983


Box 40 Folder 17 Manuscript--with letters from Delacorte, 1983 (1 of 2 Folders), 1983



Box 41 Folder 1 Manuscript, 1983 (1 of 2 Folders), 1983


Box 41 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1980


Box 41 Folder 3 Research Material, 1982


Box 41 Folder 4 Ring the Old Jeff Bell, 1980s (2 Folders), 1980s


Box 41 Folder 5 Sister Duck and Brother Drake Find the Sun and the Stars, 1989-, 1991


Box 41 Folder 6 Zora's Gift , 1991


Short Stories, 1961-1983


Box 41 Folder 7 "Anasi the Spider", undated


Box 41 Folder 8 "Niky but Different,", 1973


Box 41 Folder 9 "The Emergency Signal,", 1973


Box 41 Folder 10 "Gracie and the Biggest Pumpkin,", undated


Box 41 Folder 11 "Kellie's Ordinary Thursday,", 1961


Box 41 Folder 12 "Mahalia Jackson,", undated


Box 41 Folder 13 "Rosa Parks,", 1969


Box 41 Folder 14 "The Sign in Beaver Hollow,", undated


Box 41 Folder 15 "The Summer House Secret,", 1983


Box 41 Folder 15 "Sybil Ludington,", undated


Educational, 1975


At Home In the City , 1989-1991


Box 41 Folder 16 Drafts ,Outlines, Notes, undated


Box 41 Folder 17 Correspondence, 1989-1991


Box 41 Folder 18 Hunger , 1975


Box 41 Folder 19 Grace Opportunity Project, 1969-1983


Box 41 Folder 20 "Mobilization For Youth": History of Anti-Poverty Programs, undated


Box 41 Folder 21 101 Safety Hints for Children, undated



Box 42 Folder 1 to 2 Second Grade Project Manual, undated (2 Folders), undated


Box 42 Folder 3 Creative Living, 1984


Box 42 Folder 4 Exercises, undated


Box 42 Folder 5 Sally Ride Biography, undated


Subseries II.5: Yugen and Totem Press Materials, 1958-1963

Included in this series are materials relating to Jones' time as co-editor of the little magazineYugen,and the poetry press Totem. Issues ofYugenbetween 1958 and 1959, as well as the financial record book which includes a partial distribution list are here. The subseries also has a number of poetry submissions sent toYugen,and some Spanish-language poetry books inscribed to the magazine.


Box 42 Folder 6 Yugen Issues, 1958-1959



Box 54 Folder 11 Financial Record Book, circ.1963


Submissions to Yugen , 1958-1962



Box 42 Folder 7 Anonymous, undated


Box 42 Folder 8 Bob Nichols, 1959


Box 42 Folder 9 Jorge Frick, undated


Box 42 Folder 10 Stan Persky, 1958-1962


Box 42 Folder 11 Micheline, Jack and George Stade, undated


Box 42 Folder 12 Spanish Language Journals and Chapbooks Inscribed to Yugen circ., 1963

Series III: Personal and Family Materials, 1895-2009

This series contains material relating to Jones' early life and family history. Among the documents are early Cohen family records such as immigration and confirmation documents from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century; and elementary school, high school and university materials, including reports, school certificates, programs and scripts from high school and college plays, and Jones' undergraduate thesis. Finally, documents that pertain to Jones' fight to retain her residence at 27 Cooper Square, New York City, in the 1990s can be found here.


Cohen Family, 1895-2004


Box 42 Folder 13 General, 1979-2004


Box 42 Folder 14 Family Records, 1916-1964



Box 14-O-4 Family Records--Immigration, Confirmation Records, 1895-1947


Hettie, 1941-2009



Box 42 Folder 15 School Report "Linen", 1943


Box 42 Folder 16 Concert Programs, 1944-1946



Box 43 Folder 1 School Certificates and Programs, 1947-1951


Box 43 Folder 2 Undergraduate Thesis, 1955



Box 54 Folder 12 College Yearbook--University of Virginia, 1955



Box 43 Folder 3 College Related, 1951-1992


Box 43 Folder 4 Café au Lait Script, undated


Box 43 Folder 5 College Writing, 1954-1955


Box 43 Folder 6 Tenant Statement 27 Cooper Sq., 1962


Box 43 Folder 7 Judson Poets' Theatre%tb %te Pr gram, 1961


Box 43 Folder 8 Medical, 1962-2004 (Restricted until 2054), 1962-2004


Box 43 Folder 9 Mexico Trip, 1995


Box 43 Folder 10 27 Cooper Square, 2007-2009

Series IV: Printed Materials, 1941-2000s

This series holds printed materials collected by Jones, but produced, for the most part, by others. A large number of print announcements and advertisements for events across the arts—primarily visual arts, literature, film, and music—dating from the 1970s through the 2000s are here. This series also brings together a collection of little magazines from the 1960s through the 2000s, including a nearly five-year run of the Gloucester, Massachusetts poetry journal Bezoar from the late 1970s and 1980s. Aside from little magazines, there are also magazines and journals relating to music—primarily jazz—mostly from the 1950s, and a number of political and radical magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. Finally, this series contains numerous pieces of visual art, primarily paintings and drawings, including some done by Jones.


Arts Events Announcements, 1950s-2000s



Box 46 Folder 1 Art Shows, 1950s-2000s (4 Folders), 1950s-2000s


Box 46 Folder 2 Music/Dance/Theatre/Film, 1950s-2000s (4 Folders), 1950s-2000s



Box 47 Folder 1 Literary, 1970s-2000s (2 Folders), 1970s-2000s


Chapbooks, Mimeo Magazines, and Broadsides, 1970s-2000s


Box 47 Folder 2 General, 1970s-2000s


Box 47 Folder 3 Alternative Press, 1990-1998


Box 47 Folder 4 The Floating Bear #25, 1962


Box 47 Folder 5 SOS Int'l , 1991-1992



Box 61-62 Books by Hettie Jones, 1971-2009



Box 54 List, 2010


Literary Magazines, 1941-1993



Box 43 Folder 3 A Gathering of the Tribes , 1991-1993


Box 43 Folder 4 to 5 Bezoar, 1975-1977 (2 Folders), 1975-1977



Box 44 Folder 1 to 4 Bezoar, 1977-1981 (4 Folders), 1977-1981


Box 44 Folder 5 The Fuse , 1992


Box 44 Folder 6 Giants Play Well in the Drizzle , 1983-1992


Box 44 Folder 7 Ikon , 1968


Box 44 Folder 8 Noose , 1982


Box 44 Folder 9 # Magazine , 1978-1981


Box 44 Folder 10 Ritual and Dissent , 1983


Box 44 Folder 11 Sensitive Skin , 1992-1993


Box 44 Folder 12 Tamarind , 1994


Box 44 Folder 13 Unmuzzled Ox--with note and chapbook by Michael Andre,, 1988


Music Magazines, 1941-1968


Box 44 Folder 14 Abundant Sounds , 1964


Box 44 Folder 15 American Jazz Festival Newport Program , 1957



Box 45 Folder 1 ASCAP Today , 1968


Box 45 Folder 2 Folk Review of Peoples Music , 1945-1964


Box 45 Folder 3 to 4 Jazz, 1962-1965 (2 Folders), 1962-1965


Box 45 Folder 5 Jazz Information , 1941


Box 45 Folder 6 Jazz Journal , 1962


Box 45 Folder 7 Jazz Magazine , 1961


Box 45 Folder 8 Jazz Podium , 1962


Box 45 Folder 9 Jazz Review , 1959


Box 45 Folder 10 Les Lettres Francaises , 1968


Box 45 Folder 11 The Record Changer , 1948-1957


Box 45 Folder 12 Record Research , 1956-1963


Political/Radical Magazines and Publications, 1963-1976



Box 47 Folder 6 Black Radical Journals, 1963-1965


Box 47 Folder 7 The Razor , 1964


Box 47 Folder 7 Weather Underground Publications, 1971-1976


Visual Art, 1949-2003


Box 47 Folder 8 General, circ., 1970s-1980s


Box 47 Folder 9 Anonymous, undated


Art by Hettie, 1949-1980


Box 47 Folder 10 Costume and Character Illustrations, undated


Box 47 Folder 11 Drawings, 1957-1980


Box 47 Folder 12 Scratchboard Drawing, circ.1949-1950



Mapcase 14-O-4 Birthday, undated



Box 56 Folder 3 Domenic Capobianco, 1965



Box 47 Folder 13 Fielding Dawson, 1958-1959


Box 47 Folder 14 Howard Kennerty, undated


Box 47 Folder 15 Sara Perkoff, undated


Box 47 Folder 16 Tomi Ungerer, undated


Box 47 Folder 17 Tatiana Weinstein--Correspondence and Portraits of Hettie, 1997-2003



Box 56 Folder 4 Tibor de Nagy, undated

Series V: Teaching Materials, 1982-2009

Reflecting several decades as a teacher at colleges, universities, and prisons, this series holds documents relating to writing workshops, led by Jones, at various institutions from the early 1980s to the 2000s. Materials include syllabii and other teaching material, drafts of Jones' collections of prison writing, and correspondence with students.


Subseries V.1: Prison, 1982-2008

The material relating to Jones' work as a writing teacher in a number of different prisons, as well as her work with the PEN Prison Writing Committee, is contained in this subseries. Included are syllabi, assignments and other handouts, correspondence with students, examples of student work, and grant proposals. Another major part of this subseries is the material—mostly drafts and correspondence—relating to three books edited by Jones of prison workshop writing,Words Over Walls, More in than OutandAliens at the Border.Also here are a number of cassette recordings of poetry readings at prisons, recorded in the 1990s.



Box 48 Folder 1 to 2 Correspondence, 1982-2009 (2 Folders), 1982-2009


Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Writing Workshop, 1989-2002


Teaching Materials, 1989-2002


Box 48 Folder 3 Articles, 1995-1999


Box 48 Folder 4 Business Correspondence, 1989-2002


Box 48 Folder 5 Syllabi and Lessons, 1989-1990


Grants, 1989-2000


Box 48 Folder 6 Arts, 1989-1997


Box 48 Folder 7 Grant Proposals, 1992-2000


Box 48 Folder 8 Grant-Funded Events, 1998-1999


Aliens at the Border , 1995-2007


Correspondence, 1995-2007


Box 48 Folder 10 Release and Order Forms, 1995-2007


Box 48 Folder 11 Publishing, 1996-1997


Box 48 Folder 12 Copyright, 1997


Box 48 Folder 13 Flyers and Order Forms, 1996



Box 49 Folder 1 Reviews, 1997


Box 49 Folder 2 Unused Pieces, 1997


Box 49 Folder 3 Video Correspondence and Documents, 1997-2002


More in than Out , 1991-2000


Box 49 Folder 5 Copyright, 1992


Box 49 Folder 6 Original Published Version, 1991


Box 49 Folder 7 Reviews, 1992-1994


Box 49 Folder 8 SPD, 1997-2000


Bedford College Project, 1993-1999


Box 49 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1993-1999


Box 49 Folder 10 Syllabus and Student Writing, 1999


Box 49 Folder 11 "Dance of the Mind Among Words,", 1999


PEN Prison Writing Committee, 1991-2008


Box 49 Folder 12 Charles Norman, 2005-2008


Box 49 Folder 13 Conference on "Death and Dying in Prisons and Jails,", 1998


Box 49 Folder 14 General Correspondence, 1991-2004


Box 49 Folder 15 Grant Proposals, 1991



Box 50 Folder 1 to 2 PWC Annual Writing Awards for Prisoners, 1990-2002 (2 Folders), 1990-2002


Box 50 Folder 3 PWC Radio Broadcasts, 1999-2001


Words Over Walls , 1998-2000


Box 50 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1998-2000


Box 50 Folder 5 Drafts, 1998


Box 50 Folder 6 Proofs, 1998


Writing Workshops, 1988-2004


Box 50 Folder 7 General,, 1999-2001


Box 50 Folder 8 Eastern Correctional Institute, 1997-2000


Box 50 Folder 9 Louisiana Prison, 1999


Box 50 Folder 10 Noise! Women, Writing, and Incarceration, 2004


Box 50 Folder 11 Sing Sing, 1988-1989



Box 51 Folder 1 Taconic, 1994-1995



Box 57 Poetry Reading Recordings, 1991-2000 (8 Audio Cassettes), 1991-2000


Subseries V.2: University Courses and Community Workshops, 1984-2009

Held in this subseries is material from Jones time as a teacher in universities, colleges, and community based writing programs. The material includes syllabi, assignments and classroom handouts, and examples of student work, as well as flyers and other advertisements for various universities of the various courses she taught. Following Jones' own organization, the documents are arranged alphabetically by school under the headings "Semester-Long Courses" and "Workshops", with the exception of Parsons and SUNY-Stonybrook.



Box 51 Folder 2 Caring Community, 2009


Box 51 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1990-2007


Box 51 Folder 4 Guest Lectures and Thesis Advisement, 1999-2005


Box 51 Folder 5 to 6 Parsons, 2003-2005 (2 Folders), 2003-2005


Box 51 Folder 7 Riverstone, 2009


Box 51 Folder 8 Rosters and Grades, 1997-2007 (restricted until 2087), 1997-2007



Box 52 Folder 1 to 3 SUNY Purchase, 2002-2005 (3 Folders), 2002-2005


Box 52 Folder 4 Students Work, 2003-2006


Box 52 Folder 5 to 9 Semester-Long Classes, 1994-2007 (5 Folders), 1994-2007



Box 53 Folder 1 to 3 Workshops, 1984-2009 (3 Folders), 1984-2009

Series VI: Audio, Visual, and Photographic Materials, 1918-2000s

This series comprises cassettes, VHS tapes, and photographs pertaining to Jones' personal life and literary career. The VHS tapes contain recordings of Jones' appearances on various documentaries and television shows, primarily relating to the Beat/Downtown New York literary scene. The cassette tapes primarily consist of recordings of Jones' radio appearances and interviews, as well as public readings of her works.

The bulk of this series consists of photographs, which include images of the Cohen family from the early Twentieth Century, and also a large number of Jones during college. The largest set of photographs are those of Jones taken during the Fifties and Sixties in New York City's East Village, and includes photos of her then-husband LeRoi Jones, her children Kellie and Lisa, and a number of other New York City writers and artists. Many of the photographs were originally arranged in scrapbooks, and, when possible, this order has been maintained.

Video box (box 60) and audio boxes (57 and 58) are all found in record storage carton box 63.


Audio, 1979-2000



Box 57 Olson, McClure, Whelan, Jones. Gloucester, November 15, 1 open reel audiotapes


Box 57 Olson, McClure, Whelan, Jones. Gloucester, 1 audiocassettes

B-side: Jones and Jones reading Dutchman


Box 57 Cat Radio Broadcast, Live on WBAI, March 29, 2000, 1 audiocassettes

Janet Coleman and David Dozer with Hettie Jones, Precious Bedell, Jan Warren, and Emily Levine


Box 57 Rehearsal KJW, undated, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 Women of the Beats: Not Just Guests at the Party, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 Hettie Jones from Women of the Beat Generation, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 Lopate / Jones interview, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 Prep with K Jamal and Hettie Jones, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 WBAI interview, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 Corso, Johnson, Jones WBAI, 1 audiocassettes


Box 57 Alexander Smalls, 1 audiocassettes

What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life; Yesterday; My Funny Valentine


Box 57 PEN Prison Committee Awards Ceremony, February, 19, 1991, 1 audiocassettes

Friends Seminary


Box 57 PEN Prison Writing Awards Ceremony, 1994, 1 audiocassettes

St. Marks Church


Box 57 Bedford Women Reading, January 8, 1997, 1 audiocassettes

Jan Warren, Iris Bowen, Nurican Lopez, Precious Bedell, Joy Mosu, Judy Clarke


Box 57 PEN Prison Writing Awards Ceremony, May 8, 2000, 2 audiocassettes

WBAI. Two copies


Box 57 PEN Prison Writing Program Awards Ceremony, April 30, 2001, 2 audiocassettes

WBAI. Two copies


Box 57 Jones - WBAI Reading Bedford, 1 audiocassettes



Box 58 Untitled, 1 open reel audiotapes

Recording of an untitled jazz composition.


Box 58 Hettie Jones, Scene in the 50s and 60s, April 20, 1979, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie Jones and Ted Joans at the Ear Inn, April 19, 1986, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 LES NY Bluefields Poets Exchange, August 9, 1988, 2 audiocassettes

WBAI


Box 58 Jane Brakhage reading, October 3, 1988, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie Jones, June 28, 1990, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie Jones Interview with Leonard Lopate, 1 audiocassettes

Lopate, Fresh Air


Box 58 Hettie Jones, Fresh Air, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie Jones, KPFA, June 28, 1990, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie Jones reading Frost Place, August 2, 1991, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie Jones Frost Place lecture, August 2, 1991, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Margaret Randall, January 22, 1992, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Hettie / Fee, June 8, 1995, 1 audiocassettes

WBAI


Box 58 Hettie Jones reading poetry, January 1, 1997, 1 audiocassettes

WPKN


Box 58 Annette Szczesink and Hettie Jones, June 28, 1997, 1 audiocassettes

WPKN


Box 58 Hettie Jones, WPKN, June 28, 1997, 1 audiocassettes

WPKN


Box 58 Odyssey Through Literature 251: Hettie Jones "Only My Own Voice Held Me Hostage", June 12, 1998, 1 audiocassettes


Box 58 Janet Coleman, City in Exile, December 30, 1998, 1 audiocassettes

WBAI


Box 58 Untitled, 1 audiocassettes

Interview with Hettie Jones by unidentified researcher. NB: missing case.



Box 60 VHS, 1992-2001, 12 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 Voices from Inside, 1996, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

A documentary produced and directed by Karla Epperlein


Box 60 Dear Dr. Spencer: Abortion in a Small Town, 1997, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Produced by Danielle Renfrew and Beth Selzter


Box 60 Poetry, BHCF Education Center, August 1997, 2 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 St. Marks Church, May 2, 1992, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 Hettie Jones at Olean Public Library, April 16, 1998, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 Mysteries and Scandals #21: Billie Holiday, August 3, 1998, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 Women Writing Change: Hettie Jones at Middlebury College, April 22, 1992, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 Hettie Jones at Gathering of the Tribes, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 "The Beats": Reading with Hettie Jones, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 Aliens at the Border: The Writing Workshop at Bedford Hills Correctionals Facility, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 60 The Last Graduation, 1 videocassettes (VHS)



Box 63 Photos, 1918-2000s


Box 63 Folder 1 General, 1995, Undated, 1995, Undated



Box 59 Folder 1 General, 1970s-1980s


Box 59 Folder 2 Childhood and University, 1930s-1950s


Box 59 Folder 3 Cohen Family, 1918-1970s


Box 59 Folder 4 to 8 Hettie, 1940s-2000s (5 Folders), 1940s-2000s


Box 59 Folder 9 Jones Family, 1940s-1980s


Box 59 Folder 10 Photocopies, circa, 1918-2000s



Box 56 Folder 5 Oversized, 1960s-1990s


DVDs



Box 55 Hettie Jones, 6th and B Garden, 2008


Box 55 Bowery Women: Poems, December 3, 2006

Series VII: LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Material, 1940s-2004

Contained in this series are materials directly pertaining to Jones' husband LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka). Items range from personal items, such as Jones' military records, to a small number of typescript and manuscript drafts of unpublished and published poems by LeRoi Jones from the late 1950s and early 1960s. This series also includes correspondence between LeRoi Jones and Hettie and their children, Kellie and Lisa, as well as a number of flyers and even notices which belonged to LeRoi Jones. This series has been organized alphabetically.



Box 53 Folder 4 General, 1956-1965


Box 53 Folder 5 "An Organization of Young Men" Flyers, 1961



Box 57 Audio--"McClure Whalen Olson Jones in Gloucester", undated


Correspondence, 1960s-2004



Box 53 Folder 6 General, undated


Box 53 Folder 7 to 10 Hettie, 1960s-2004 (4 Folders), 1960s-2004


Box 53 Folder 11 Kellie and Lisa, 1960s


Box 53 Folder 12 to 14 Jones Family, 1963-2009 (3 Folders), 1963-2009



Box 54 Folder 1 Jones Family, 1963-2009 (1 Folder), 1963-2009


Box 54 Folder 2 Events and Flyers, 1960s-1984


Box 54 Folder 3 Hettie, 1959-1965


Box 54 Folder 4 Military Records, 1954-1958


Box 54 Folder 5 Printed Material, 1964-1986 [1 of 2], 1964-1986



Box 56 Folder 6 Printed Material, 1963-1985 [2 of 2], 1963-1985


Box 56 Folder 3 Photos--Jones Family, 1940s-1980s



Box 54 Folder 6 Resumes, 1956-1963


Box 54 Folder 7 Spanish Language Journal and Chapbooks--Inscribed to LeRoi, 1960s


Box 54 Folder 8 "Tribute to Black Poets By Black Poets", 1965


Writing, 1956-1964


Box 54 Folder 9 Published, 1960-1964


Box 54 Folder 10 Unpublished, 1956-1961