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Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency records, 1964- 1992

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the administrative, financial, legal, and client records of the Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency, as well as material related to Ronald Hobbs' associated personal and professional activities.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1665
Bib ID 9629889 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency
Title Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency records, 1964- 1992
Physical Description 22 linear feet (22 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 5 series.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of material documenting the professional activities of Ronald Hobbs and the Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency, including desk calendars, professional contacts, royalty statements, permission requests, financial records, professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, book proposals, handwritten notes, photographs, book jackets, newspaper clippings, subpoenas and depositions, printed matter, business plans, drawings, postcards, and publicity.

  • Series I: Administrative and Financial Files, 1965-1982

    Series I consists of material related to the administration of the agency, including desk calendars, professional contacts, client contract records, client lists, permission requests, and agency publicity, as well as financial documents recording the agency's receipt and disbursement of author royalties, insurance and pension plans, and plans for the agency's incorporation.

  • Series II: Amiri Baraka Files, 1965-1979

    Series II consists of any material written by or related to Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), including correspondence, book proposals, manuscripts, royalties, permission requests, book jackets, lecture schedules, legal documents, film plans, and publicity.

  • Series III: General Files, 1931-1992

    Series III consists of the agency's general files on individual clients and related business dealings.

  • Series IV: Legal Files, 1973-1997

    Series IV consists of material related to legal cases in which Ronald Hobbs was involved, including subpoenas, legal correspondence, depositions, and related documentation.

  • Series V: Professional Activities, 1964-1997

    Series V consists of material related to Ronald Hobbs' other professional activities, including the financial documents, minutes, and correspondence of the Foundation for Black American Literature, proposals and correspondence related to various business ventures, research associated with Hobbs' educational degrees, and material related to Hobbs' involvement in film production projects.

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This collection is located 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.

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); Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Processed Alexander Rocca 07/--/2013.

Revision Description

2013-07-30 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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

Subject Headings

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
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"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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African American Literature and Culture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- African American authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harrison, Paul Carter, 1936- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hobbs, Ronald Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lester, Julius Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Hartford Ronald Hobbs was the preeminent African American literary agent of the 1960s and 1970s, negotiating over 300 fiction and non-fiction books (including several by Larry Neal, H. Rap Brown, Paul Carter Harrison, James Haskins, and Julius Lester). In 1967, Hobbs became the literary agent to poet, novelist, playwright and Black Arts Movement founder LeRoi Jones who, in 1968, would adopt the Muslim name Imamu Amiri Baraka after aligning himself with Robert Karenga and the politics of Black Cultural Nationalism. In this period, Hobbs became one of his closest associates, serving as both an agent and advisor on several of Baraka's landmark books in this period, many of which are now considered classics of contemporary African American literature: Black Magic: Poetry 1961 - 67 (1967), Raise, Race, Rays, Raze: Essays Since 1965 (1968), Four Black Revolutionary Plays (1969) and the defining work of the Black Arts Movement, Black Fire: An Anthology (1968), edited by Baraka and Larry Neal. Hobbs would also help negotiate two film deals for Baraka (including the rarely seen "The New Ark" scripted and directed by Baraka in 1968 for Public Broadcasting Library), oversee the publication of numerous articles (Evergreen Review, Negro Digest and Esquire), field interview requests (Playboy, Time) and book speaking engagements. Hobbs also helped Baraka establish his own imprint, Jihad Publications, overseeing the independent publication and distribution of a variety of Black Nationalist-inspired books, records and films. In the early 1970s Hobbs moved away from literary representation and towards film production. He executed 10 major motion picture sales in the 1970s, represented Ernest Tidyman on The French Connection (1971), and helped create and market the motion picture Shaft (1971) starring Richard Roundtree, as well as Lord Shango (1975).

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Series I: Administrative and Financial Files, 1965-1982

Series I consists of material related to the administration of the agency, including desk calendars, professional contacts, client contract records, client lists, permission requests, and agency publicity, as well as financial documents recording the agency's receipt and disbursement of author royalties, insurance and pension plans, and plans for the agency's incorporation.



Box 1 Address Book 1, undated


Box 1 Address Book 2, undated


Box 1 Daily Messages, 1973


Box 1 Daily Messages, 1975


Box 1 Desk Calendar 1, 1972


Box 1 Desk Calendar 2, 1972


Box 1 Desk Calendar 1, 1973


Box 1 Desk Calendar 2, 1973


Box 1 Desk Calendar, 1975


Box 1 Desk Calendar, 1976


Box 1 Desk Calendar, 1984


Box 1 Desk Calendar, 1987


Box 1 Desk Calendar, 1990


Box 1 Contact Cards, undated


Box 1 Rolodex Cards, undated



Box 2 Accounts -- Kleinworth, Benson, 1969-1974


Box 2 Agent Policy, 1979


Contractual


Box 2 Author Contracts, 1969-1973


Box 2 Contract Forms, undated


Box 2 Contract Records, 1967-1969


Box 2 Contracts, 1968-1969


Box 2 Distribution of Contracts, undated


Box 2 Inactive Contracts, 1968-1973 (1 of 2), 1968-1973


Box 2 Inactive Contracts, 1968-1973 (2 of 2), 1968-1973


Box 2 Sample Reference Contracts, 1967-1972


Box 2 Writers Contracts, 1974


Box 2 Author Records, 1970


Box 2 Book Promotion -- Authors, 1980-1982


Box 2 Books and Publications, 1974


Box 2 Client Sketches, 1971


Box 2 Corporate Structure, 1972


Box 2 Insurance Policies -- General Office, 1971-1972


Box 2 Limited Partnership Agreement, 1982


Box 2 Manufacturer's Hanover Trust Bank Loan Papers, 1969-1972


Box 2 Pension Plan, 1974


Box 2 Presentation, undated


Box 2 Publicity Folder, undated


Box 2 Reviews, 1974


Box 2 Submission Records A-L, 1965-1968


Box 2 Submission Records M-Z, 1965-1968



Box 3 Accounts Receivable, 1974-1975


Box 3 Accounts Receivable, 1985


Box 3 Book Bills, 1975


Box 3 Statement of Accounts, 1967-1968


Box 3 Monies to Be Paid Out, 1974-1975


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1972


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1973 (1 of 2), 1973


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1973 (2 of 2), 1973


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1974 (1 of 2), 1974


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1974 (2 of 2), 1974


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1975


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1977


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1978


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1979


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1980


Box 3 Royalty Statements, 1981


Box 3 Permissions, 1970-1973 (1 of 2), 1970-1973


Box 3 Permissions, 1970-1973 (2 of 2), 1970-1973


Permissions, 1975

Series II: Amiri Baraka Files, 1965-1979

Series II consists of any material written by or related to Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), including correspondence, book proposals, manuscripts, royalties, permission requests, book jackets, lecture schedules, legal documents, film plans, and publicity.



Box 4 The Advanced Workers, 1976


Box 4 African Free School, 1971-1972


Box 4 All in the Street, 1968


Box 4 All You Need is Love, 1975


Box 4 American Program Bureau, 1968-1971


Box 4 And We Own the Night, 1971


Box 4 Autobiography of LeRoi Jones, 1982-1984


Box 4 Ban on Black Music, 1971


Box 4 BA-RA-KA, 1971


Box 4 Black History, 1971


Box 4 Black Magic, 1968-1972


Box 4 A Black Mass, 1971


Box 4 Black Political Leaders, undated


Box 4 Black Writers Anthology, 1969-1970


Box 4 Board of Education, undated


Box 4 Book Covers, 1968


Box 4 The Campaign, 1971-1973


Box 4 Cellar Vigil -- Experimental Unit II, undated


Box 4 Cities & Suburbs=Powerlessness and Power, 1972


Box 4 A Collection of Plays, 1971-1973


Box 4 John Coltrane, 1969-1971


Box 4 Committee for Unified Newark, 1973


Box 4 The Congress of African People, 1970-1976


Box 4 Contracts, 1968-1974


Correspondence


Box 4 LeRoi Jones #2, 1970


Box 4 Uncatalogued Correspondence, 1971


Box 4 Uncatalogued Correspondence, 1977-1979


Box 4 Dialog of Shadows, undated


Box 4 Essays, 1969-1970


Box 4 Essays on Black Leaders, 1969


Box 4 Experimental Death Unit 1, undated


Box 4 Films -- General, 1968-1969


Box 4 The Fire Must Be Permitted to Burn Full Up, 1969


Box 4 Foreign Rights, 1976


Box 4 Four Black Artists, 1971


Box 4 Four Black Revolutionary Plays and Jello, 1968-1971


Box 4 God and Machine, 1970-1972


Box 4 Great Goodness of Life, 1969-1972


Box 4 Home on the Range, 1970-1971


Box 4 Human Love, 1974-1975


Box 4 Insurrection & Misplaced Love, 1968


Box 4 Interviews, 1969-1971


Box 4 Introduction to Edward English's Book, 1971


Box 4 It's Nation Time, 1969


Box 4 Junkies Ain't Shit, 1970


Box 4 Kwanza Festival Proposal, 1973


Lectures


Box 4 Lecture Dates, 1968


Box 4 Lecture Dates, 1968-1970


Box 4 February'69 Lectures, 1968-1969


Box 4 Schedule, 1969-1970


Box 4 Lectures, 1970-1971


Legal


Box 4 American Program Bureau vs. LeRoi Jones, 1969-1972


Box 4 Cadoo v. Jones, 1970-1973


Box 4 Long Night, 1973


Box 4 Magazine Articles, 1969-1974


Box 4 The Motion of History, 1976


Box 4 Motown, 1968-1971


Box 4 Mwalimu Texts, 1970


Box 4 Neo-American, 1975


New Ark


Box 4 Building of New Ark, 1973-1974


Box 4 Newark, 1970-1972


Box 4 Newark Before Black Man, 1968


Box 4 PBL Film, 1968-1969



Box 5 Permissions


Box 5 Permissions, 1968-1973


Box 5 Reprints and Permissions, 1968-1975 (1 of 3), 1968-1975


Box 5 Reprints and Permissions, 1968-1975 (2 of 3), 1968-1975


Box 5 Reprints and Permissions, 1968-1975 (3 of 3), 1968-1975


Box 5 Permissions, 1970-1973 (1 of 2), 1970-1973


Box 5 Permissions, 1970-1973 (2 of 2), 1970-1973


Box 5 Permissions, 1974


Box 5 Anthology Permissions, 1982-1984


Box 5 Photo, 1971


Box 5 Plays -- General, 1968-1970


Box 5 Political Activities, 1969


Box 5 Political Leaders / Poems / Black Leaders, 1970


Box 5 Publicity, 1969-1970


Box 5 Raise, 1971-1972


A Recent Killing


Box 5 Correspondence, 1968-1972


Box 5 Manuscript Draft, 1964 1975, 1964, 1975


Box 5 Manuscript Draft, undated


Box 5 Records-General, 1968-1970


Box 5 Resume, undated


Box 5 RHLA Client Profiles, undated


Box 5 Royalty Statement, 1967-1972


Box 5 Selected Poetry and Prose, 1978-1982


Box 5 The Sidnee Poet Heroical, 1969-1975


Box 5 Six Persons, 1972-1975


Box 5 Slave Ship, 1970-1976


Box 5 Some American History, 1971


Box 5 Special Services,1968-1969


Box 5 Spirit House Activities, 1969


Box 5 Supercoon, 1970-1971


Box 5 Technology & Ethos, undated


Box 5 Untitled Novel, 1972-1973


Box 5 Year of Reconstruction, 1969

Series III: General Files, 1931-1992

Series III consists of the agency's general files on individual clients and related business dealings.


Subseries III.1: Alphabetical, 1931-1992

Subseries III.1 contains an alphabetical record of individual clients and organizations with which the Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency interacted, including correspondence with publishers and clients, signed contracts, manuscripts, book proposals, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and printed matter, as well as personal documents related to Ronald Hobbs, including correspondence with family and friends and other writings.



Box 6 Abrams, Gary


Box 6 Right Cut, undated


Box 6 Academy of Cinema Artists, undated


Box 6 Action Agency, 1975


Box 6 African Literature Script, undated


Box 6 Afro American Pavilion, 1983-1984


Aldrich, A.H.


Box 6 The Bandit, undated


Allen, Robert


Box 6 Correspondence, 1970


Box 6 The Reluctant Reformer, undated (1 of 3), undated


Box 6 The Reluctant Reformer, undated (2 of 3), undated


Box 6 The Reluctant Reformer, undated (3 of 3), undated


Box 6 The Sixties, 1972-1973


Alston, William


Box 6 Black, White, Red for Green, undated


Box 6 Anthony, Earl


Autobiography, 1970-1971


Box 6 Charlie Still Can't Win No Wars on the Ground, 1969-1970


Box 6 Correspondence, 1970 1975, 1970, 1975


Box 6 The Misjudgment, undated


Box 6 The Trial, undated


Box 6 Arnold, Arnold, 1980


Artaud, Antonin


Box 6 The Cenci, undated


Box 6 Ba, Boubacar Tahir, 1972


Babbit, Debbie


Box 6 A Piece of Cake, 1983


Banks, Mrs.

(first name unknown)


Box 6 Apprenticeship of an Antichrist, undated


Box 6 Barrows, Robert Guy, 1980-1983


Box 6 Barking Fish, 1984


Box 6 Benkoil, Maury, undated


Benedict, Max


Box 6 The Agent, undated


Bennett, Lindsay


Box 6 Veils of Vengeance Falling, 1963-1971


Box 6 Bennett-McGrady, Colleen, 1980


Box 6 Berard, Christian, 1981-1983


Bier, Rudolph


Box 6 Big Shot, undated


Box 6 Blackbirds, 1984


Box 6 Block, Katherine, 1980


Box 6 Booker, Merrel, 1968-1972


Borejko, Barbara


Box 6 Cindy, 1976


Box 6 Correspondence, 1968-1975


Box 6 Joy's New School, 1976


Box 6 Living Together, 1976


Box 6 Raped Before the Wedding, 1976


Box 6 With It at Sixty, 1976



Box 7 Bornet, Fred and Frederic Guirma


Box 7 Bourkind'Loum, 1972 (1 of 2), 1972


Box 7 Bourkind'Loum, 1972 (2 of 2), 1972


Box 7 Brailsford, Larry, 1980-1982


Box 7 Broken Obelisk, 1969


Brooks, Eddy


Box 7 Tina Spade and Company, undated


Brooks, Patricia Galliland


Box 7 Eagle and Child, 1992 (1 of 2), 1992


Box 7 Eagle and Child, 1992 (2 of 2), 1992


Box 7 Brown, H. Rap, 1967-1970


Bruton, Alfred A. III


Box 7 Inside the Showroom, undated (1 of 2), undated


Box 7 Inside the Showroom, undated (2 of 2), undated


Bullins, Ed


Box 7 The Gentleman Caller, undated


Box 7 Butler, Bernard, 1980


Box 7 Butts, Hugh, 1970-1971


Box 7 Byard, Carole, 1970


Box 7 Byer, Herbert, 1976


Caldwell, Ben


Box 7 One Long, Hot, Summer, Night, 1967


Box 7 California, 1983


Box 7 Canteen in Berlin, undated


Box 7 Carty, Leo, 1969-1971


Césaire, Aimé


Box 7 Cahiers d'un retour au pays natal, undated


Box 7 Child, Charles, 1980 1983, 1980, 1983


Chinn, John Clarence


Box 7 Empty Bed Blues, 1972


Box 7 Om, undated


Clarke, Austin


Box 7 An American Dutchman, 1970-1971


Box 7 Correspondence, 1968-1972 (1 of 2), 1968-1972


Box 7 Correspondence, 1968-1972 (2 of 2), 1968-1972


Box 7 Cultural-Political Origins of Black Student Anti-Intellectualism, 1970


Box 7 God and Mammon, 1970-1971


Box 7 The Motor Car, 1970-1971


Box 7 Outline and Suggestions for a Film, undated


Box 7 Publicity, 1968-1970


Box 7 Racial Bigotry at Yale, 1969


Box 7 The Teaching of Black Studies in White University, 1968


Box 7 What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?, 1968


Box 7 What Happened?, undated


Box 7 When he was free and young and he used to wear silks, 1970-1971


Box 7 When They Were Face to Face, undated


Box 7 Why Didn't You Use a Plunger, 1970


Box 7 Will a Black Woman Ever Be a Woman, 1969



Box 8 Clarke, John H., 1964-1969


Clemente, Nicholas


Box 8 Without Passport, 1974


Cohen, Saul and Jim McDonald


Box 8 Only After Sunset, 1979


Collins, Kathleen


Box 8 Portrait of Katherine, 1974


Comer, James


Box 8 Maggie, 1983


Box 8 Crawford, Marc, 1967


Box 8 Criticism Anthology, 1975


Box 8 Crouch, Stanley, 1969


Box 8 Cullen, Betty, 1988


Box 8 Dabney, Dick, 1972


Box 8 Dance Patrol, undated


David, Milton


Box 8 Booker Turner, 1975


Box 8 De Menil, Dominique, 1975-1977


Box 8 De Menil, Francois, 1974-1976


De Menil, John


Box 8 Correspondence, 1969


Box 8 De Menil Foundation, 1971


Box 8 Dimitri of Italy, 1974-1975


Box 8 Dolan, Darry, 1980-1981


Dowling, Adrian


Box 8 The Terrorist, 1985


Dowling, Frances


Box 8 Good 'Ol Boys, 1985


Box 8 Easton and Company, 1979


Box 8 Ellis, Robin, 1974-1981 (1 of 2), 1974-1981


Box 8 Ellis, Robin, 1974-1981 (2 of 2), 1974-1981


Box 8 Evans, Jim, 1970


Box 8 Evans, Mari, 1969-1970


Box 8 Fabrega, Rod, 1974


Box 8 Feder, Bernard, 1979 1987, 1979, 1987


Box 8 Feelings, Tom, 1968-1971


Ferdinand


Box 8 The Quest, undated


Box 8 The Fertile Egg Newspaper, undated


Fields, Curtis and Max Bier


Box 8 The Ball Park, 1977


Box 8 First Spectrum Fund, 1972


Ford, John M.


Box 8 Black Sand, 1973


Box 8 Forde, D.H., 1978-1979


Forest, D. Lance


Box 8 Hard Money, undated


Box 8 Listen, 1982


Box 8 Fox, Ted, 1983-1987


Box 8 Fuller, Charles, 1970



Box 9 Gant, Lisbeth, 1969


Box 9 Garrett, Jimmy, 1970


Box 9 Gentile, Douglas, 1980


Box 9 Gibson, Kenneth, 1971-1975


Box 9 Golden, Seth, 1992


Box 9 Goldhill, Paul, undated


Box 9 Goodman, Seth, 1970-1971


Box 9 Grant, Will, undated


Box 9 Graves, Curtis, 1969-1974


Gray, Francine


Box 9 The Cycle of the Year, 1971


Box 9 Divine Disobedience, 1969-1971


Box 9 Reviews, 1970-1971


Box 9 The Sugar Coated Fortress, 1971


Box 9 Greaves, William, 1972


Green, Joseph


Box 9 Emotional Conflict, 1964


Box 9 Griffin, Judith, 1973


Box 9 Gronowicz, Anton, 1975-1976 1984, 1975-1976, 1984


Box 9 Gross, Ronald L, 1971-1972


Box 9 Grosvenor, Verta, 1970-1972


Gunn, Billy


Box 9 The Angel Levine, 1968


Box 9 Guy, Rosa, 1968-1975


Box 9 Hagenuth, Astrid, 1985-1992


Box 9 Hampton, David, Jr., 1984


Box 9 Hampton, Lionel, undated


Box 9 Hansen, Susanne, 1979-1980


Box 9 Harding, Vincent, 1970-1976


Box 9 Harrison, Deloris, 1968-1969


Harrison, Paul Carter


Box 9 Anthology, 1975


Box 9 Anthology of Black Theatre, 1970


Box 9 Beau Sam in Mokum, undated


Box 9 The Black Revolution and the White Back-Lash, 1964


Box 9 Black Theatre and the African Continuum,1972


Box 9 Bon Bon Voyage, 1972


Box 9 A Change is Gonna Come, undated


Box 9 Cold Duck and Bon Bons, 1972


Box 9 Deep Like the River, 1971



Box 10 Doctor Jazz, undated


Box 10 Dr. Jazz, 1974-1975


Box 10 Dr. Jazz Statements, 1975


Box 10 Drama of Nommo, 1969-1973


Box 10 Earnings, 1974


Box 10 The Experimental Leader, undated


Box 10 Fredrick Douglass, 1974-1975


Box 10 Glory, Glory Lord Shango, 1972-1973


Box 10 Glory, Glory, Lord Shango!, undated


Box 10 The Great MacDaddy, 1972-1977


Box 10 Kuntu Drama, 1973


Box 10 Lady Day, 1972


Box 10 The Laughmaker, 1974-1975


Box 10 The Love Odyssey of a Noble Savage, 1970


Box 10 One Anonymous Mournin',1972


Box 10 Pavane for a Dead Minstrel, undated


Box 10 Permissions, 1973


Box 10 Publicity, 1969-1970


Box 10 A Rebel's Dialogue, undated


Box 10 Resume, undated


Box 10 Rusty Dusty, 1971-1972


Box 10 The Shadow Do, 1969-1972


Box 10 Soul on Ice, 1969-1972


Box 10 Tabernacle, 1971-1973


Box 10 Top Hat, 1970


Box 10 Torro's Blues, undated


Box 10 Youngblood, 1974-1976


Box 10 Hart, Howard, 1966


Box 10 Haskins, James


Adam Clayton Powell, 1982


Box 10 Bricktop, 1982-1983


Box 10 Contracts, 1969-1973


Box 10 Correspondence, 1980-1990



Box 11 Pumps 'n' Pearls, 1984-1985 (1 of 2), 1984-1985


Box 11 Pumps 'n' Pearls, 1984-1985 (2 of 2), 1984-1985


Box 11 Richard Pryor, 1992-1993


Box 11 Hatcher, Steve, 1976-1988


Box 11 Hawkins, Wilbur F., 1987-1988


Box 11 Henderson, Stephen E., 1970-1971


Box 11 Hicks, Nancy, 1967


Hinton, James


Box 11 Hinton/Garrett, 1975


Box 11 Project Newsreel, 1977 (1 of 2), 1977


Box 11 Project Newsreel, 1977 (2 of 2), 1977


Hirsch, Charles


Box 11 Summer Snow, 1979


Box 11 Hobbs, Carole, 1983-1988


Hobbs, Ronald


Box 11 Alice Barry, 1978


Box 11 Big Shot, 1976-1977


Box 11 Birth Certificate, 1942


Box 11 The Black Muslim's Cure for the Negro Dope Addict, undated


Box 11 Black Writers Project, 1989


Box 11 Bloods, 1992


Box 11 Book Inventory, 1989


Box 11 Byron Bane, undated


Box 11 A Changeable Thing, undated


Box 11 The Christmas Performance, 1988


Box 11 Colored, undated


Box 11 Compromise, undated


Box 11 Country, undated


Box 11 De Lawd, undated


Box 11 Dirty Dicks, 1977


Box 11 Doo-Wah-Ditty, 1975


Box 11 Dream Diary, 1985


Box 11 Edited Manuscript, undated


Box 11 English Leather, 1966-1967


Box 11 The Eye Cannot See the I, 1993


Box 11 France, 1980


Box 11 Getting the Facts, 1979


Box 11 Hags and Fags, 1980


Box 11 Halloway House, 1978 1983-1984, 1978, 1983-1984


Box 11 Handwritten manuscript, undated


Box 11 High Marks, 1978


Box 11 History of Nationalism Proposal, undated


Box 11 How the Deprived Negro Identifies with Drugs, undated


Box 11 Impressions, 1980



Box 12 A Late Start, undated


Box 12 Life Seekers, 1967-1971


Box 12 Love After Summer, undated


Box 12 Ministry of Power, undated


Box 12 Miscellaneous Writings, undated


Box 12 Models -- Horror, undated


Box 12 My Best Shot, 1978


Box 12 New Kid on the Block, undated


Box 12 New York Book, 1974


Box 12 Nicole, undated


Box 12 Objective: Equality, undated


Box 12 On Being a Writer, undated


Box 12 One Day Ordeal, 1978


Box 12 A People in Amnesia, 1983


Box 12 Personal Correspondence, 1966-1974 (1 of 3), 1966-1974


Box 12 Personal Correspondence, 1966-1974 (2 of 3), 1966-1974


Box 12 Personal Correspondence, 1966-1974 (3 of 3), 1966-1974


Box 12 Personomics, 1982


Box 12 A Piece of Cake, 1978 (1 of 2), 1978


Box 12 A Piece of Cake, 1978 (2 of 2), 1978


Box 12 A Piece of Meat, 1976


Box 12 Poems and Miscellany, undated


Box 12 Pretense, undated


Box 12 Profile of a Black Revolutionary, 1981


Box 12 Rejection Letters, 1964-1965


Box 12 Responsibility of War, undated


Box 12 Restlessness, undated


Box 12 Rodney, undated


Box 12 Round Robin, undated


Box 12 Shadow Play, undated (1 of 2), undated


Box 12 Shadow Play, undated (2 of 2), undated


Box 12 Shooting Crap, n.d.


Box 12 Slick, undated


Box 12 Slide, 1976


Box 12 Submissions, 1990


Box 12 A Theory of Masturbation, undated


Box 12 Thongs, 1976



Box 13 The Townehouse, 1980-1981 (1 of 3), 1980-1981


Box 13 The Townehouse, 1980-1981 (2 of 3), 1980-1981


Box 13 The Townehouse, 1980-1981 (3 of 3), 1980-1981


Box 13 Trick Shots, 1978-1980


Box 13 The Tricksters, undated


Box 13 Turning 40 in the '80s, 1979-1980


Box 13 Videodiscs, 1980-1981


Box 13 The Way Upstream, 1975


Holly, Ellen


Box 13 The Secret of Milot, 1969


Box 13 Holly, Sandra F., 1984-1993


Box 13 Hopewell, Bruce, 1975-1976


Box 13 Hopkins, George "Cain,", 1969-1970


Box 13 Horrowitz, Alfred H., 1966


Box 13 Houston May oral Election, 1969


Hughes, Max Brendan


Box 13 Backlash, 1973-1974


Box 13 Untitled, undated


Box 13 The Way Upstream, n.d.


Humphreys, Don and W. Marvin Whitehead


Box 13 End Over End, undated


Box 13 Hutton, E.F., 1970-1971


Box 13 Illich, Ivan, 1970-1972


Box 13 In Magazine, 1965


Box 13 Jefferson, Louise E., 1971


Jenkins, Theodore


Box 13 Misprision, 1975


Box 13 Jennings, Valerie, 1983


Jett, Judith


Box 13 Resnick's Scanner, 1972


Box 13 Jett, Vivienne, 1972


Johnson, Ray


Box 13 Sweet Inspiration, undated


Box 13 Johnson, Toni Ann, 1984


Box 13 Johnson, William, 1983-1984


Box 13 Johnston, William, 1968



Box 14 Jones, Clarence, 1980


Box 14 Jones, Sylvia, 1971

(wife of LeRoi Jones)


Jones, Walter


Box 14 Big Jones, 1974


Jorge, Victor


Box 14 Scam Man, 1975-1979


Box 14 Juredini, Jesse, 1980-1981


Kain, Gylan


Box 14 Epitaph to the Coagulated Trinity, 1965


Katcher, Hope


Box 14 Double Play, undated


Katcher, Hope and Ronald Hobbs


Box 14 Halloway House, undated


Box 14 Kennedy, Adrienne, 1974


Box 14 Kilkenny, Terence, 1966


King, Woodie


Box 14 Contract, 1969


Box 14 Correspondence, 1980


Box 14 Jet, 1975


King, Woodie and Irving Vincent


Box 14 A Recent Killing, undated


Box 14 Klarwein, Mati, 1972


Box 14 Knopf, Alfred A.,1965


Kochno, Boris


Box 14 Christian Bérard, 1982


Box 14 Kretchmer, Arthur, 1966


Box 14 Kronzek, Allan, 1965-1966


Box 14 Lacy, Leslie, 1968-1972


Box 14 Ladner, Joyce, 1970


Box 14 Lambert, Paul, 1986


Laurenti, Pierre and John Clarence Chinn


Box 14 Le Gros Machin, undated


Box 14 LeDuff, D. Peter, 1984


Box 14 Lee, Henry, 1980


Lee, Susan


Box 14 Calvin Herndon, undated


Box 14 Leeds, Wally, 1965


Box 14 Leigh, Michelle, 1992


Leon, Ronald


Box 14 A Theory of Masturbation, undated


Box 14 Lester, Julius, 1963-1975


Leveridge, Hajil R.


Box 14 Build Her Gallows High, undated


Box 14 Correspondence, 1966-1967


Box 14 Enter Hetero Sapiens, undated


Box 14 A Million Years Ago in 1947 undated, 1947, undated



Box 15 Lieberman, John, 1983-1984


Box 15 Lockhart, Calvin, 1980


Box 15 Lockhart, Keith, 1966


Box 15 Loomis, Andrea, 1981


Box 15 Lopez-Fabrega, Rod, 1974


Box 15 Lucas, Leroy, 1967


Lucas, Wilmer Francis


Box 15 Comparative Literature Course, 1967


Box 15 Comparative Literature Course, 1968


Box 15 Correspondence, 1968


Box 15 The First Dominion, 1968


Box 15 Lyricist Songwriting Competition, 1978


McCall, Rod and John C. Chinn


Box 15 Empty Bed Blues, 1972


Box 15 McCallister, Mary Sue, 1967


McCoy, Rose


Box 15 Courtroom, 1976


McDonald, Cawley


Box 15 Change of Heart, undated (1 of 2), undated


Box 15 Change of Heart, undated (2 of 2), undated


Box 15 Gone Away, undated


McDonald, Jo


Box 15 Gone Away, undated


Box 15 McKnight, Gerald, 1980


Box 15 Mae, Verta, 1974


Box 15 Magazine Stories, undated


Box 15 Maier, Doris, 1965


Box 15 Margolis, David, 1966


Box 15 Marlene, 1966


Box 15 Martin, Eugene, 1980


Box 15 Martinez, Lionel, 1965-1966


Box 15 Mason, Lester, 1966-1968


May field, Julian


Box 15 The Long Night, undated


Box 15 Mendelsohn, Tracey, 1988


Box 15 The Men's Digest, 1965


Box 15 Meredith Press, 1966-1967


Box 15 Metzger, Juan, 1979


Michaelson, Marsha


Box 15 Hard Money, 1984


Box 15 Miller, Peter, 1979-1980


Milner, Ronald


Box 15 The Monster, undated


Box 15 Mr. Magazine, 1965


Box 15 Modeling School Agency, 1979


Box 15 Moran, Gus, undated


Box 15 Morrow, Edward, 1975


Box 15 William Morrow & Company, 1966


Moses, Gilbert


Box 15 Roots, undated


Box 15 Munshower, Susan, 1965


Box 15 Murphy, David, 1979-1980


Box 15 N.A.A.C.P., undated


Box 15 Nash, Judy, 1982


Box 15 Naslednikov, Mitsou, 1974


Box 15 The Nation, 1966


Box 15 National Education Association Journal, 1965


Box 15 Neal, Larry, 1969-1971


Box 15 The New Catalyst, 1968


Box 15 Newman, Susan, 1966



Box 16 Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1980


Box 16 New Viewpoints, 1980


Box 16 The New Yorker, 1965


Box 16 New York Voice, 1982


Box 16 Nixon, Diane and Lawrence Richards, 1980


Box 16 Porter Sargent Publisher, 1968-1970


Box 16 Practicing Lawyers Institute, undated


Price, Elizabeth and Sonia Andrews


Box 16 Karla, 1980 (1 of 2), 1980


Box 16 Karla, 1980 (2 of 2), 1980


Box 16 Proctor, Reginald, 1992


Box 16 Reed, Claude, 1983


Box 16 Rhone, Bob, 1993


Box 16 Roberts, Howard, 1984


Box 16 Robinson, Gregory, 1974


Box 16 Roland, Fritz, 1974


Romain, Jacque


Box 16 Against the Wolf, 1981


Box 16 Rosen, Al, 1975


Box 16 Rudnitsky, Richard, 1981


Box 16 Sandman, Dennis, 1980


Satprem


Box 16 Mirra, undated (1 of 2), undated


Box 16 Mirra, undated (2 of 2), undated


Sauter, Joe


Box 16 Adam Evil, undated


Schaff, David


Box 16 Correspondence, 1979-1980


Box 16 Imaginary Guests, undated


Schatoff, Alla


Box 16 Pier 42, 1975


Box 16 Schlumberger, 1969-1974


Box 16 Schnell, Donald, 1972-1973


Box 16 Schoken Books, Inc., 1968


Box 16 Schultz, Michael, 1968 1981-1983, 1968, 1981-1983


Box 16 Schuyler, George, 1971-1972


Box 16 Schwartz, Albert, 1968-1970


Box 16 Schwartz, Pepper, 1970


Box 16 Secret Agent, undated


Box 16 Shalhoub and Shalhoub, 1983


Box 16 Shapiro, Bill, 1970


Box 16 Shepp, Archie, 1969


Sherrod, Lena


Box 16 Resurrection, undated


Box 16 Shick, Tom, 1972-1973


Box 16 Siddik, Khalid, 1974


Box 16 Simon, Jim, 1972



Box 17 Smith, Carter, 1969-1973


Box 17 Smith, David, 1968-1972


Box 17 Smith, Howard O., 1969-1970


Box 17 Smith, Robert, 1972


Smith, Ronnie


Box 17 Alicia and Barry, 1977


Box 17 My Teacher is Gay, 1977


Box 17 Women's Rights, 1977


Box 17 Snapi Sports, 1979


Box 17 Society of Authors Representatives, 1970


Box 17 Sophie, Madeleine, 1971


Box 17 Sorrell, Harold, 1972-1973


Box 17 Sparks, Barnette, 1992


Box 17 Spellman, A.B., 1970


Box 17 Springboards, 1967-1968


Box 17 Staff, Gretta, 1982


Box 17 Starr, Nina, 1970-1972


Box 17 Stearns, Eldrewerey, 1968-1972


Box 17 Stewart, Paul, 1971


Box 17 Stokes, Robert, 1973


Box 17 Stone, Chuck and Adam Powell, 1972


Box 17 Stone, Doug, 1968-1971


Box 17 Straight Arrow Books, 1970


Box 17 Strozier, Robert, 1970


Box 17 Subscriptions, 1969-1970


Summers, Jack


Box 17 Sparkle Plenty, undated


Box 17 Swan, Simone, 1968-1973 (1 of 2), 1968-1973


Box 17 Swan, Simone, 1968-1973 (2 of 2), 1968-1973


Box 17 Talent Associates, Inc., 1969


Box 17 Talent Contract, 1974


Box 17 Tanning Center, 1979


Box 17 Targ, Roslyn, 1969-1970


Targan, Barry


Box 17 The White King of La Gonave, undated


Box 17 Taylor, John, 1977


Box 17 Taylor, Susan, undated


Box 17 Tcholakian, Arthur, 1973


Terzani, Angela


Box 17 Drama Anthology, 1969-1975 (1 of 2), 1969-1975


Box 17 Drama Anthology, 1969-1975 (2 of 2), 1969-1975


Box 17 Theatre West, 1971


Theil, Sidney


Box 17 Bloodline, undated


Box 17 A Long Time Under, undated


Box 17 One More Time, undated


Box 17 The Sling and the Arrow, undated



Box 18 Tidyman, Ernest, 1968-1970


Box 18 Tribune Herald, 1966


Trocchi, Alexander


Box 18 Thongs, undated


Box 18 Unidentified Manuscript 1, undated


Box 18 Unidentified Manuscript 2, undated


Box 18 Unidentified Manuscript 3, undated


Box 18 Unidentified Manuscript 4, undated


Box 18 Urban Communications, Inc., 1968-1969


Box 18 U Thant and Vietnam, 1966


Box 18 Van Lake, Turk, 1965


Van Means, John, III


Box 18 Come to the Table, 1972


Box 18 The Double Triple Cross, 1972


Box 18 The Four Minute Dream Mile, 1972


Box 18 The Last Mile, 1972


Box 18 The Man Who Was Ten Years Old


Box 18 A Man Without Property, 1972


Box 18 Van Vort, David, 1980


Box 18 Village Voice, 1967


Box 18 Violent Summer, 1966


Box 18 Vocational Guidance Manuals, 1965


Vogel, Julius


Box 18 The Inner Heritage & the Secret Cycle, 1967


Box 18 Vohden, Raymond and Bob Stokes, 1973


Box 18 Wade, Alfie, 1979


Walker, Evan


Box 18 East of Jordan, undated


Box 18 The Message, undated


Wallace, G.L.


Box 18 The Crapshooters, undated


Box 18 The Dwellers in the Loft, 1969 1974, 1969, 1974


Box 18 Georgia, 1970


Box 18 Libertyville, undated


Box 18 The Treasure of El Gato Negro, undated (1 of 2), undated


Box 18 The Treasure of El Gato Negro, undated (2 of 2), undated



Box 19 Up the Hill to My House, 1966


Box 19 Would Be a Sinner Man, 1972


Watkins, Richard T.


Box 19 Black Bourgeoisie Revisited, 1982


Box 19 KFC Gospel, 1984


Box 19 Jasmine Assignment, 1975


Box 19 A Matter of Taste, 1976 1980, 1976, 1980


Box 19 Money Rider, undated


Box 19 The Parole Officer, or the Accountant, 1975-1976


Box 19 Racial Bias in the Media, 1972


Box 19 Will the Late Great Jersey-Joe Pushinski Please Call His Doctor?,, undated


Wayne, Paul


Box 19 Bewitched, 1965


Box 19 Webster, Jim, 1965


Box 19 Weisberg, Harold, 1969


Box 19 Weisweiller, Carole, 1982


Wertheim, Ronald


Box 19 The Rapist, 1974


Box 19 Science Fiction Script, 1975


Box 19 Whilby, Evan, 1975-1977


White, John D.


Box 19 Capricorn, 1975


White, Joseph


Box 19 The Hustle, undated


Box 19 Old Judge Mose is Dead


Whitehead, William and Don Humphreys


Box 19 The Education of Daniel Calhoun, undated


Box 19 Hard Up, undated


Box 19 Whitfield, Vantile, 1976


Box 19 Wiener, Alex, 1962


Box 19 Williams, Bea, 1983-1984


Williams, Willie F., Jr.


Box 19 Super-Lawyer, 1975


Wirkus, Faustin


Box 19 The White King of La Gonave, 1931


Box 19 Wolfers, Charlotte, 1972-1974


Wright, Bruce


Box 19 God, Jesus, and Other Emotions, 1944-1966


Box 19 Wright, Lee, 1967


Box 19 Writer's Guild of America, 1970-1973


Box 19 Wyatt, Hugh, 1975 1980, 1975, 1980


X, Marvin


Box 19 The Black Man in the Americas, 1972


Box 19 Correspondence, 1969-1970


Box 19 The Pursuit of Happiness, 1970


Box 19 Yale University Drama, 1968-1969


Box 19 Ziolkowski, Steve, 1971


Zoss, Joel


Box 19 New Agent, 1967


Box 19 Zuber, Barbara, 1968-1971


Box 19 Zucker, Howard, 1975


Subseries III.2: Chronological, 1966-1984

Subseries III.2 contains a chronological record of agency correspondence with publishers, clients, prospective clients, and other professional contacts.



Box 20 General Correspondence, 1966


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1968-1969 (1 of 4), 1968-1969


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1968-1969 (2 of 4), 1968-1969


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1968-1969 (3 of 4), 1968-1969


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1968-1969 (4 of 4), 1968-1969


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1972-1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, July, 1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, June, 1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, September, 1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, October, 1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, November, 1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, December, 1975


Box 20 General Correspondence, January, 1976


Box 20 General Correspondence, February, 1976


Box 20 General Correspondence, April, 1976


Box 20 Letters of Inquiry, 1976


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1976-1980 (1 of 2), 1976-1980


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1976-1980 (2 of 2), 1976-1980


Box 20 Letters of Inquiry, 1979-1981


Box 20 General Correspondence, 1980-1984

Series IV: Legal Files, 1973-1997

Series IV consists of material related to legal cases in which Ronald Hobbs was involved, including subpoenas, legal correspondence, depositions, and related documentation.


Box 20 Lane Smith v. Norman Mailer, Jose Torres, and Ronald L. Hobbs, 1969


Box 20 Hobbs v. Hamilburg, 1973


Box 20 Hobbs / Derek Lambert, 1975


Box 20 Hobbs v. Grandchamps, 1975-1980 (1 of 3), 1975-1980


Box 20 Hobbs v. Grandchamps, 1975-1980 (2 of 3), 1975-1980


Box 20 Hobbs v. Grandchamps, 1975-1980 (3 of 3), 1975-1980


Box 20 Segal v. Hobbs and Haskins, 1984-1990


Box 20 Third City v. Hobbs, 1991-1997 (1 of 2), 1991-1997


Box 20 Third City v. Hobbs, 1991-1997 (2 of 2), 1991-1997

Series V: Professional Activities, 1964-1997

Series V consists of material related to Ronald Hobbs' other professional activities, including the financial documents, minutes, and correspondence of the Foundation for Black American Literature, proposals and correspondence related to various business ventures, research associated with Hobbs' educational degrees, and material related to Hobbs' involvement in film production projects.



Box 21 Aikens-Hobbs Productions Proposal, 1974


Box 21 Big John Script Purchase Agreement, 1973


Box 21 Black Film Production Company Proposal, 1972


Box 21 Cold Duck and Bon Bons Production Notes, 1975-1976


Box 21 Conference Pamphlets, 1968-1971


Box 21 Current T.V. and Motion Picture Sources, 1979


Box 21 Development Contract, 1980


Box 21 Down Home Corporation, 1988


Box 21 Film Proposal, 1973


Foundation for Black American Literature


Box 21 Administration, 1982-1983


Box 21 The Best of Black Writing, 1983-1984


Box 21 Board Meetings, 1982-1983


Box 21 Board of Directors Correspondence, 1982-1983


Box 21 Book Club, 1982-1983


Box 21 Budget, 1982-1983


Box 21 By-Laws, 1980


Box 21 Contribution Checks -- All Sources, 1982-1983


Box 21 Corporate Solicitations, 1982


Box 21 Correspondence, 1984-1985


Box 21 Cultural Council Foundation, 1985-1986


Box 21 General Files, 1982-1983


Box 21 Minutes, 1982


Box 21 Orientation Program, 1982


Box 21 Solicitations, 1982


Geo-Marine Resources


Box 21 Arthur de Cuir, 1983-1987


Box 21 Arthur de Cuir -- Monrovia, 1987


Box 21 Business Documents, 1985-1989


Box 21 Coors, 1987


Box 21 Debts, 1989-1992


Box 21 Good Grooming Department Stores, 1964


Box 21 Gulf States University Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1985


Box 21 Hobbs PhD Dissertation, 1997


Box 21 Hobbs Profile, 1975-1976


Box 21 Hobbs Resume Drafts, 1976


Box 21 Image Forum Insurance, 1985


Box 21 International College, 1980


Box 21 J&H Writers Association, 1965


Box 21 LeGros Machin Script Purchase Agreement, 1973-1974


Box 21 Life Mart, 1979


Box 21 Literary Production Company, 1976


Box 21 Long Island University, 1992


Box 21 The Long Night Distribution Guarantee, 1973


Lord Shango


Box 21 Cast, 1974


Box 21 Legal, 1973-1974



Box 22 Production Notes, 1974


Box 22 Production Schedule, 1974


Box 22 Publicity, 1975


Box 22 Receivables, 1974


Box 22 Motion Picture Contracts, 1977-1979


Box 22 Motion Picture Investment Venture, 1972-1974


New York University


Box 22 General Research, 1990-1991


Box 22 Multiculturalism Study, 1990


Box 22 Producers Group Limited, 1979


Box 22 Production Capital Funding, Ltd., 1979


Box 22 Production Financing Agreement, undated


Box 22 Proposal for Senegal Film Society, 1973


Box 22 Prospectus for New Magazine, 1974


Box 22 Provident Loan Society, 1983-1990


PSI Systems, Inc.


Box 22 Corporation Records, 1971


Box 22 Financing & Bills, 1971-1972


Box 22 The Need for a New Curriculum, 1972-1973


Box 22 People's Center Inc. Proposal, undated


Box 22 Psychology Research, 1982-1985


Box 22 Pumps & Pearls Correspondence, 1984-1985


Box 22 Reliable Systems Inc., undated


Robara Dolls


Box 22 Acrylic Portraits, 1973


Box 22 Concept, 1976


Box 22 Doll Information, 1976


Box 22 Investor Letters, 1976


Box 22 Sea Odyssey, 1977


Box 22 Sea Ventures, 1973


Box 22 Skylark Productions, 1966-1967


Slide, Mongoose, Slide


Box 22 Budget, 1979


Box 22 Correspondence, 1978


Box 22 Production Material, 1976-1979


Box 22 Production Material, 1977-1991


Box 22 Production Notes, 1978-1979


Box 22 Screenplay, undated


Box 22 Screenplay draft, undated


Box 22 Southeastern University Board of Trustees, 1983-1984


Sun Fresh


Box 22 Catfish Investment Plan, 1985


Box 22 Catfish Row, 1987


Box 22 Department of Agriculture Feasibility Study, 1990-1993


Box 22 Marketing Program, 1987


Box 22 Ed Scott -- Scott's Fresh, 1985


Box 22 University of Sarasota, 1987-1989


Box 22 Uptown Express Budget Detail, 1984