African American authors.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
This cassette tape records a talk that Alex Haley gave at Mills College on June 27, 1981. The tape's B side contains a talk given by Bud Gardner on the same date.
In this letter, Alex Haley thanks Mrs. William Harmon Farrow for sending him a book entitled Light and Truth by R. B. Lewis, A Colored Man, from her father's collection.
This collection consists primarily of a series of letters that Alex Haley wrote to Waller B. and Elaine S. Wiser between May of 1968 and February of 1975. Also included are clippings and reviews of Roots dating from 1968 to 1996.
This collection houses an undated manuscript of Alex Haley's Working Report: Before This Anger. This item features an account of some of Haley's travels in West Africa (with photographs) and Haley's genealogy. Also included are two biographical sketches describing Haley and a personal memoir and description of Haley's intent for this work.
This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.
The collection houses two letters that Alex Haley wrote to Dr. Willard C. Goley in April of 1973 and August of 1974 in addition to a photocopy of an article entitled "In His Roots Search Alex Haley Feels His Link."
This collection houses notes, outlines, bibliographies, research, and legal papers documenting Alex Haley's Roots through 1977. Of particular interest are the items showing Harold Courlander's lawsuit against Haley, Doubleday & Company, and various affiliated groups.
This collection houses financial statements, newspaper clippings, and handwritten notes documenting Alex Haley's work between 1963 and 1975. Among these items are statements regarding Haley's Kinte Corporation and a brief article on an intended work between Haley and Warren Beatty in Variety.
Series I: Notes and Basic Story Concepts houses papers detailing ideas for television shows and scripts, including possible biographies of Miles Davis and Dr. Leonard Santarelli. Series II: Family Genealogies contains genealogical charts of three family lines showing Alex Haley's connection to his Gambian ancestor Kunta Kinte.
This collection consists of a pamphlet about Alex Haley's Queen. The pamphlet consists of set pictures, a timeline of the Civil War, and a synopsis of each part of the mini-series. The pamphlet was intended to be used as a study and discussion guide for classroom teachers to use alongside viewing Queen, a television mini-series documenting the life of Haley's grandmother.
This collection houses correspondence documenting Black American Poets Between Worlds (1986), a brochure advertising Black American Literature and Humanism (1981), information about the Black Writers South conference (1980), and a program from the Conference on Black Southern Literature and Art (1980).