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Robert Bone papers, 1975-2009

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1611
Bib ID 9361998 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bone, Robert, 1924-2007
Title Robert Bone papers, 1975-2009
Physical Description 3 linear feet (3 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into one series.

Description

Summary

The collection is primarily made up of notes for lectures that he gave and classes that he taught, drafts of essays and books he was working on, some books and literary journals, and some correspondence.

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This collection has no restrictions.

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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); Robert Bone Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers procesed lt 2013.

Revision Description

2015-01-20 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

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

Subject Headings

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
African Americans in literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bone, Robert, 1924-2007 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Bone was a scholar of African-American literature and a professor of English at Columbia University from 1965-1990. He received his master's degree in American Studies and his doctorate from Yale University. He coined the term "Black Chicago Renaissance" and was the author of The Negro Novel in America, and Down Home: A History of Afro-American Short Fiction from its Beginnings to the End of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Series I. Robert Bone Papers



Box 1 Lost Renaissance, 2009 Draft, 2009


Box 1 Lost Renaissance, 2005 Draft, 2005


Box 1 Redfield and Wirth


Box 1 12 MVB: SLAG


Box 1 Sorbonne Paper: Full-Sized and Down-Sized


Box 1 American N. Expo


Box 1 Motley: Research Materials, Notes, Outlines, Etc.


Box 1 Working File


Box 1 Bontemps, SLAG


Box 1 Vivian Harsh Collection: Research Materials (May 4-5, 1988)


Box 1 Chicago Conference: Programs, Correspondence, Finances, Etc.


Box 1 Drafts of His Book


Box 1 SLAG


Box 1 Richard, Visual Arts Material


Box 1 Wright and CP


Box 1 Richard Wright's Phototext: 12 Million Black Voices


Box 1 Documentary Made of CR


Box 1 Intro: Quebec


Box 1 Structure and Possible Introduction (Salzman)


Box 1 Transition Version: Master Copy


Box 1 Madison Lecture


Box 1 Atlanta 1997 Opening Speech, Master Copy, 1997


Box 1 135th and Lenox: Callaloo Version


Box 1 Assorted Papers


Box 1 Assorted Papers



Box 2 Correspondence, Clippings, Literary Journals


Box 2 Curriculum Vitae


Box 2 Essay: Growing Up in the New Negro Renaissance


Box 2 Chapter VIII: The Chicago Renaissance, First Draft\


Box 2 Class Notes: The Teaching of Poetry


Box 2 Shakespeare Lecture File


Box 2 Poetry Teaching Notes


Box 2 Essays and Reviews by R.A. Bone


Box 2 New York Times Book Review


Box 2 Collier's Encyclopedia 1978 ed: Entries on Baldwin, Brooks, Hayden, Tolson, Toome, 1978


Box 2 Interview, Letters


Box 2 "Selling the Watermelon:" Clippings, Articles, Correspondence


Box 2 Correspondence: Mrs. Marjorie Content Toomer, Mrs. Fanny McConnell Ellison, Ann Petry, Skip Gates, Anne Boutempes, etc. Wright Canon Carla Capetti/Richard Wright Wright: Miscellaneous Materials Chapter 5, Richard Wright: A Case Study Chapter 7, Richard Wright Text: Chapter 2, 7-9 (Chapters that Feature Park, Charles Johnson and Harlem Renaissance, Fisk)South to a Very Old Place


Box 2 The Omni-Americans


Box 2 Ellison and Murray


Box 2 Hayden Notes


Box 2 Fanny Ellison


Box 2 Hayden Manuscripts


Box 2 Ralph Ellison


Box 2 Richard Wright


Box 2 FWP, Alsberg, etc.


Box 2 Chapter 2: Music and Dance


Box 2 The Chicago Renaissance


Box 2 Chapter 2, Section 3: Jazz (Hines), Intro: Armstrong and Hines


Box 2 Revisions


Box 2 Fail Safe, March2000 White Pages Chapter 1, March2000


Box 2 Review of SVOP


Box 2 Tolson Materials


Box 2 Tolson Essay


Box 2 For Chapter 7 on Richard Wright: Research Materials, Parn and Simmel


Box 2 Richard Wright


Box 2 Wright Chatper: 1st Draft


Box 2 R. Wright, Sociological Image


Box 2 Wright and Chicago Renaissance Conferences


Box 2 Richard Wright and the Chicago Renaissance, Printer's Copy


Box 2 General


Box 2 General


Box 2 Books: Their Eyes Were Watching God, White Man, Listen!, Report From Part One, The Conjure Woman, Selected Poems, Origin of the Afro-American Short Story, Cane, Harlem Gallery, Tri-Quarterly, Selected Poems, South to a Very Old Place, The Negro Novel in America



Box 3 Chesnutt Reader


Box 3 Chapter 5, Section 1: Early Version, Master Copy


Box 3 Park in Chicago


Box 3 Park's Essays (Also WM. Jamzs), Related Commentary


Box 3 Alexander Jackson, George Cleveland Hall


Box 3 Chapter 5, Section 4


Box 3 CSJ: The Harlem Renaissance, Chapter 4, Section 2


Box 3 Alain Locke


Box 3 Working File: Revision, CSF and HR


Box 3 Chapter 4--Over and Done With


Box 3 L.M. Collins: The HR Generation


Box 3 Chicago Urban: Extended History Personnel, etc.


Box 3 Chapter 4


Box 3 Suggestions for Revision


Box 3 Christoferson Suggestion


Box 3 Introduction After Bill Christoferson's Suggestion


Box 3 GCH: Library (For Chapter 5)


Box 3 Essay on Literary Modernism, Bibliography, Notes


Box 3 Carnegie Corps


Box 3 Rockefeller Archives, New Haven Center


Box 3 Edwin Embrec and Paul Kellogg


Box 3 Working Folder


Box 3 CSJ at Fisk


Box 3 Will Alexander


Box 3 Programs & Personnel (Personality)


Box 3 Fellowship Programs (Last Unit in Troika Sections)


Box 3 Paris Conference Feb 5-9, 1992


Box 3 Charles White and Elizabeth Cathett


Box 3 Gordon Parks


Box 3 Miscellaneous


Box 3 Horace Cayton, Info About


Box 3 Gordon Parks Early Work


Box 3 Michael Harper Interview


Box 3 Songlines: Photocopies


Box 3 Michael Harper Documents


Box 3 Songlines: Master Copy


Box 3 Harper: Songlines Notes


Box 3 Work-In-Progress (Parles)


Box 3 Michael Harper Notes


Box 3 Margaret Walker


Box 3 Fenton Johnson: 42 WPA Poems


Box 3 Motley: Prints, Photos, Essays


Box 3 Horace Cayton: Profile


Box 3 Research Materials: Visual Arts


Box 3 Illinois Writers Project


Box 3 Chapter 3, The Verbal Arts


Box 3 Cherokee


Box 3 Chapter 4, Verbal Arts: Miscellaneous SLAG


Box 3 The Written Word


Box 3 Chapter 4: Full Page Copy (Master Copy) Latest Version, 1/2003


Box 3 Vivian Harsh Collection, June 25-26, 1998


Box 3 Origins of the Chicago Renaissance, Intro, Working Copy


Box 3 Work in Progress


Box 3 Charles Sebree


Box 3 Chapter 10: Epilogue (Rough Draft)


Box 3 Photocopies: Callaloo


Box 3 From Helen Hughes


Frank Marshall Davis