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|Named Person:||Larry Neal; Amiri Baraka; Charles Fuller; Hoyt Fuller; Ralph Ellison; Ishmael Reed; Max Roach; Howard Sackler; Charles H Schultz; Douglas Turner Ward; Richard Wright; Abdias do Nascimento; Antonio Viera de Silva; Zora Neale Hurston; Charlie Parker; Larry Neal; Larry Neal; Larry Neal; Larry Neal|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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|Notes:||Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Audiotapes transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Art cards and posters transferred to Art and Artifacts Division.
|Description:||16.8 lin. ft.|
Personal Papers include biographical information; letters of condolence and memorials concern his early death of a heart attack. The professional papers series include letters from significant correspondents such as Amiri Baraka, Hoyt Fuller, Max Roach, and Chiz Schultz. Topics discussed in the correspondence include Neal's plans for projects involving music, writing, filming, and the production of plays he wrote as well as for the "Journal of Black Poetry." As an instructor at various universities, the teaching materials and student papers reflect this aspect of Neal's career.
The largest series in this collection is Neal's writing and is divided into the genres in which he wrote: essays, scripts, screenplays, poems, anthologies and other publication projects, short stories, and interviews. Included are published and unpublished manuscripts, notes, outlines, and reviews.
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities series provides a limited view of Neal's role as Executive Director of this agency. The scope of the material includes an incomplete set of minutes of Board of Directors' meetings, memoranda, transcripts of an interview with Neal, and several proposals.
The Reference Material series is divided into three subseries: the Subject File reflects Neal's broad range of interests in contemporary black related issues of the time such as: Black Panther Party, Black Power, Congress of African Peoples, Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), and the 1965 and 1967 riots/rebellions that took place in Detroit, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, and New Haven. The Subject Files contain news clippings, articles, printed and typed reports, leaflets, and other printed material, in addition to several papers prepared for the Primer Congreso de la Cultura Negra de las Americas held in Columbia, South America (1977), including papers by Abdias do Nacimento and Antonio de Silva. The card file subseries consists of notes Neal prepared on jazz and blues musicians and Richard Wright. The Annotated Books subseries consists of photocopies of annotated pages from books in Neal's library. Topics encompass literature, language, music, politics, and history. The series Writings by Other Authors consists of essays, short stories, poems, novels and scripts focusing on African-American and African themes by Charles Fuller, Ishmael Reed, Howard Sackler, Douglas Turner Ward and others.
- Neal, Larry, -- 1937-1981.
- Baraka, Amiri, -- 1934-2014.
- Fuller, Charles, -- 1939-
- Fuller, Hoyt, -- 1923-1981.
- Ellison, Ralph.
- Reed, Ishmael, -- 1938-
- Roach, Max, -- 1924-2007
- Sackler, Howard.
- Schultz, Charles H.
- Ward, Douglas Turner.
- Wright, Richard, -- 1908-1960.
- Nascimento, Abdias do, -- 1924-
- Viera de Silva, Antonio.
- Hurston, Zora Neale.
- Parker, Charlie, -- 1920-1955.
- D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
- Black Panther Party.
- Congreso de la Cultura Negra de las America (1977): Columbia, South America)
- World Festival of Negro Arts.
- Congress of African Peoples.
- Neal, Larry, -- 1937-1981. -- Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing.
- Neal, Larry, -- 1937-1981. -- Hoodoo Hollerin' Bebop Ghosts.
- Neal, Larry, -- 1937-1981. -- Glorious Monster in the Bell of the Horn.
- Neal, Larry, -- 1937-1981. -- In an Upstate Motel.
- American literature -- African American authors.
- American drama -- African American authors.
- American poetry -- African American authors.
- African American authors.
- African American dramatists.
- African American musicians.
- African American poets.
- African Americans -- Intellectual life.
- African Americans -- Music.
- African Americans -- Race identity.
- Black Arts Movement.
- Revolutionary poetry.
- Riots -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Riots -- California (Los Angeles)
- Riots -- Michigan (Detroit)
- Riots -- New Jersey (Newark)
- Riots -- Connecticut (New Haven)