skip to content
Nick Aaron Ford papers, 1935-1984. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Nick Aaron Ford papers, 1935-1984.

Author: Nick Aaron FordMarianna W DavisHenry PonderBenjamin QuarlesAllen TateAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Papers documenting Ford's career as a scholar, educator, and writer; his long association with Morgan State College, 1945-1973; his service as Head of the Department of English, 1947-1972; his recognition as the Alain Locke Distinguished Professor of Black Studies, 1973; and papers re his post-retirement activities with the Center for Minority Studies, Union Graduate School, 1974-ca. 1979, a project of the Union for
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Nick Aaron Ford; Marianna W Davis; Henry Ponder; Benjamin Quarles; Allen Tate; Margaret Walker
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Aaron Ford; Marianna W Davis; Henry Ponder; Benjamin Quarles; Allen Tate; Margaret Walker
OCLC Number: 28413019
Description: 1.25 linear ft.
More information:

Abstract:

Papers documenting Ford's career as a scholar, educator, and writer; his long association with Morgan State College, 1945-1973; his service as Head of the Department of English, 1947-1972; his recognition as the Alain Locke Distinguished Professor of Black Studies, 1973; and papers re his post-retirement activities with the Center for Minority Studies, Union Graduate School, 1974-ca. 1979, a project of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities (UECU).

Contains writings, 1936-1983, including page proofs for his 1971 textbook, Black Insights: Significant Literature by Black Americans - 1760 to the Present; correspondence, chiefly between 1970 -1982 (ca. 180 letters), with other scholars, including Margaret Walker Alexander (who wrote under the name Margaret Walker), Marianna W. Davis, Henry Ponder, Benjamin Quarles, and Allen Tate.

Six photographs of the Ford taken at various stages of life include a view taken while a senior at the high school at Benedict College (Columbia, S.C.), and as an adult with his mother, wife and son, and as a professor with his students.

Essays, opinion, literary criticism, reviews, short fiction, and other writings by Ford on literature and the African American experience published in academic journals and elsewhere include: Ambivalence of Ralph Ellison (part of special edition devoted to Ellison, in Black World ; Dec. 1970); Attitudes and actions of english departments toward Black Studies (College Language Association Journal ; Mar. 1973); Black Studies programs (part of special issue of Current History (Nov. 1974), essays re "Changing Black America"); Confessions of a black critic (Black World ; June 1971); Cultural integration through literature (Teachers College Record ; Jan. 1965); The English Department and the challenge of racism (Bulletin of the Association of Departments of English ; Jan. 1969); and The fire next time? A critical survey of belles letters by and about negroes published in 1962 (Phylon - the Atlanta University Review of Race & Culture ; 1962 ; Vol. XXV : no. 2).

Other publications include Huckleberry Finn : a threat and a challenge (Teachers College Record ; Vol. LX : no. 5); Improving reading and writing skills of disadvantaged college freshmen (College Composition and Communication ; May 1967); Literature as an aid to social development (Teachers College Record ; Apr. 1957); My faith in America (Christian Century ; 3 July 1957); The negro junior college (Journal of Negro Education ; Oct. 1936); Richard Wright: a profile (Chicago Jewish Forum ; Fall 1962); A teacher looks at integration (Phylon; 1954 ; vol. XV : no. 3); Walt Whitman's conception of democracy (Phylon ; 1950 ; Vol. XI : no. 3); and With malice toward none: a narrow escape (Negro Story : Short Stories by or about Negroes for all Americans ; July-Aug. 1944).

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28413019> # Nick Aaron Ford papers,
    a schema:CreativeWork, library:ArchiveMaterial ;
   library:oclcnum "28413019" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/scu> ;
   rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#CreativeWork/black_insights_significant_literature_by_black_americans_1760_to_the_present> ; # Black insights; significant literature by black americans-1760 to the present.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/english_literature_study_and_teaching_maryland> ; # English literature--Study and teaching--Maryland
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999953> ; # Literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/literature_study_and_teaching_maryland> ; # Literature--Study and teaching--Maryland
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/tate_allen_1899_1979> ; # Allen Tate
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204739> ; # Maryland
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207054> ; # South Carolina--Fairfield County
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/davis_marianna_w> ; # Marianna W. Davis
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_americans_education_maryland> ; # African Americans--Education--Maryland
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1161748> ; # Universities and colleges--Faculty
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/ford_nick_aaron> ; # Nick Aaron Ford
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1000024> ; # Literature--Study and teaching
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799426> ; # African American universities and colleges
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799600> ; # African Americans--Education
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/ponder_henry_1928> ; # Henry Ponder
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/college_department_heads_maryland_baltimore> ; # College department heads--Maryland--Baltimore
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/minorities_study_and_teaching_united_states> ; # Minorities--Study and teaching--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1023238> ; # Minorities--Study and teaching
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/912180> ; # English literature--Study and teaching
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_american_authors_study_and_teaching> ; # African American authors--Study and teaching
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Organization/morgan_state_college_department_of_english> ; # Morgan State College. Department of English
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/48005271> ; # Nick Aaron Ford
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_american_college_teachers_maryland> ; # African American college teachers--Maryland
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/24609247> ; # Margaret Walker
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/44325423> ; # Allen Tate
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/walker_margaret_1915_1998> ; # Margaret Walker
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1715715> ; # College department heads
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85077519> ; # Literature--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_americans_south_carolina_fairfield_county> ; # African Americans--South Carolina--Fairfield County
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/quarles_benjamin> ; # Benjamin Quarles
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799112> ; # African American college teachers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_american_universities_and_colleges_maryland_baltimore> ; # African American universities and colleges--Maryland--Baltimore
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/159559810> ; # Morgan State College. Department of English.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Organization/morgan_state_college> ; # Morgan State College
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/state_universities_and_colleges_maryland> ; # State universities and colleges--Maryland
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799558> ; # African Americans
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/146552895> ; # Morgan State College
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1131923> ; # State universities and colleges
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/universities_and_colleges_maryland_baltimore_faculty> ; # Universities and colleges--Maryland--Baltimore--Faculty
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204292> ; # Maryland--Baltimore
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/16337671> ; # Henry Ponder
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/44325423> ; # Allen Tate
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/48005271> ; # Nick Aaron Ford
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/24609247> ; # Margaret Walker
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/16337671> ; # Henry Ponder
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/davis_marianna_w> ; # Marianna W. Davis
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/quarles_benjamin> ; # Benjamin Quarles
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/48005271> ; # Nick Aaron Ford
   schema:description "Contains writings, 1936-1983, including page proofs for his 1971 textbook, Black Insights: Significant Literature by Black Americans - 1760 to the Present; correspondence, chiefly between 1970 -1982 (ca. 180 letters), with other scholars, including Margaret Walker Alexander (who wrote under the name Margaret Walker), Marianna W. Davis, Henry Ponder, Benjamin Quarles, and Allen Tate."@en ;
   schema:description "Other publications include Huckleberry Finn : a threat and a challenge (Teachers College Record ; Vol. LX : no. 5); Improving reading and writing skills of disadvantaged college freshmen (College Composition and Communication ; May 1967); Literature as an aid to social development (Teachers College Record ; Apr. 1957); My faith in America (Christian Century ; 3 July 1957); The negro junior college (Journal of Negro Education ; Oct. 1936); Richard Wright: a profile (Chicago Jewish Forum ; Fall 1962); A teacher looks at integration (Phylon; 1954 ; vol. XV : no. 3); Walt Whitman's conception of democracy (Phylon ; 1950 ; Vol. XI : no. 3); and With malice toward none: a narrow escape (Negro Story : Short Stories by or about Negroes for all Americans ; July-Aug. 1944)."@en ;
   schema:description "Six photographs of the Ford taken at various stages of life include a view taken while a senior at the high school at Benedict College (Columbia, S.C.), and as an adult with his mother, wife and son, and as a professor with his students."@en ;
   schema:description "Papers documenting Ford's career as a scholar, educator, and writer; his long association with Morgan State College, 1945-1973; his service as Head of the Department of English, 1947-1972; his recognition as the Alain Locke Distinguished Professor of Black Studies, 1973; and papers re his post-retirement activities with the Center for Minority Studies, Union Graduate School, 1974-ca. 1979, a project of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities (UECU)."@en ;
   schema:description "Essays, opinion, literary criticism, reviews, short fiction, and other writings by Ford on literature and the African American experience published in academic journals and elsewhere include: Ambivalence of Ralph Ellison (part of special edition devoted to Ellison, in Black World ; Dec. 1970); Attitudes and actions of english departments toward Black Studies (College Language Association Journal ; Mar. 1973); Black Studies programs (part of special issue of Current History (Nov. 1974), essays re "Changing Black America"); Confessions of a black critic (Black World ; June 1971); Cultural integration through literature (Teachers College Record ; Jan. 1965); The English Department and the challenge of racism (Bulletin of the Association of Departments of English ; Jan. 1969); and The fire next time? A critical survey of belles letters by and about negroes published in 1962 (Phylon - the Atlanta University Review of Race & Culture ; 1962 ; Vol. XXV : no. 2)."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/57966133> ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:genre "Records and correspondence"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Nick Aaron Ford papers,"@en ;
   schema:productID "28413019" ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28413019> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#CreativeWork/black_insights_significant_literature_by_black_americans_1760_to_the_present> # Black insights; significant literature by black americans-1760 to the present.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/48005271> ; # Nick Aaron Ford
   schema:name "Black insights; significant literature by black americans-1760 to the present." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Organization/morgan_state_college_department_of_english> # Morgan State College. Department of English
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Morgan State College. Department of English" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/davis_marianna_w> # Marianna W. Davis
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Davis" ;
   schema:givenName "Marianna W." ;
   schema:name "Marianna W. Davis" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/ford_nick_aaron> # Nick Aaron Ford
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Ford" ;
   schema:givenName "Nick Aaron" ;
   schema:name "Nick Aaron Ford" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/ponder_henry_1928> # Henry Ponder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1928" ;
   schema:familyName "Ponder" ;
   schema:givenName "Henry" ;
   schema:name "Henry Ponder" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/quarles_benjamin> # Benjamin Quarles
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Quarles" ;
   schema:givenName "Benjamin" ;
   schema:name "Benjamin Quarles" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/tate_allen_1899_1979> # Allen Tate
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1899" ;
   schema:deathDate "1979" ;
   schema:familyName "Tate" ;
   schema:givenName "Allen" ;
   schema:name "Allen Tate" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Person/walker_margaret_1915_1998> # Margaret Walker
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1915" ;
   schema:deathDate "1998" ;
   schema:familyName "Walker" ;
   schema:givenName "Margaret" ;
   schema:name "Margaret Walker" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_american_authors_study_and_teaching> # African American authors--Study and teaching
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001798> ;
   schema:name "African American authors--Study and teaching"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_american_college_teachers_maryland> # African American college teachers--Maryland
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001826> ;
   schema:name "African American college teachers--Maryland"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_american_universities_and_colleges_maryland_baltimore> # African American universities and colleges--Maryland--Baltimore
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001919> ;
   schema:name "African American universities and colleges--Maryland--Baltimore"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/african_americans_south_carolina_fairfield_county> # African Americans--South Carolina--Fairfield County
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh93004361> ;
   schema:name "African Americans--South Carolina--Fairfield County"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/college_department_heads_maryland_baltimore> # College department heads--Maryland--Baltimore
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85037021> ;
   schema:name "College department heads--Maryland--Baltimore"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/english_literature_study_and_teaching_maryland> # English literature--Study and teaching--Maryland
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043894> ;
   schema:name "English literature--Study and teaching--Maryland"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/minorities_study_and_teaching_united_states> # Minorities--Study and teaching--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85085813> ;
   schema:name "Minorities--Study and teaching--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/state_universities_and_colleges_maryland> # State universities and colleges--Maryland
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85127518> ;
   schema:name "State universities and colleges--Maryland"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57966133#Topic/universities_and_colleges_maryland_baltimore_faculty> # Universities and colleges--Maryland--Baltimore--Faculty
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85141086> ;
   schema:name "Universities and colleges--Maryland--Baltimore--Faculty"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85077519> # Literature--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1000024> # Literature--Study and teaching
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85077529> ;
   schema:name "Literature--Study and teaching"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1023238> # Minorities--Study and teaching
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85085813> ;
   schema:name "Minorities--Study and teaching"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1131923> # State universities and colleges
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "State universities and colleges"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1161748> # Universities and colleges--Faculty
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85141120> ;
   schema:name "Universities and colleges--Faculty"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204292> # Maryland--Baltimore
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Maryland--Baltimore" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204739> # Maryland
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Maryland" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207054> # South Carolina--Fairfield County
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "South Carolina--Fairfield County" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1715715> # College department heads
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "College department heads"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799112> # African American college teachers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "African American college teachers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799426> # African American universities and colleges
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "African American universities and colleges"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799558> # African Americans
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "African Americans"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799600> # African Americans--Education
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001946> ;
   schema:name "African Americans--Education"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/912180> # English literature--Study and teaching
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043894> ;
   schema:name "English literature--Study and teaching"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999953> # Literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/146552895> # Morgan State College
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Morgan State College" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/159559810> # Morgan State College. Department of English.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Morgan State College. Department of English." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/16337671> # Henry Ponder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1928" ;
   schema:familyName "Ponder" ;
   schema:givenName "Henry" ;
   schema:name "Henry Ponder" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/24609247> # Margaret Walker
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1915" ;
   schema:deathDate "1998" ;
   schema:familyName "Walker" ;
   schema:givenName "Margaret" ;
   schema:name "Margaret Walker" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/44325423> # Allen Tate
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1899" ;
   schema:deathDate "1979" ;
   schema:familyName "Tate" ;
   schema:givenName "Allen" ;
   schema:name "Allen Tate" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/48005271> # Nick Aaron Ford
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Ford" ;
   schema:givenName "Nick Aaron" ;
   schema:name "Nick Aaron Ford" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.