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Amiri Baraka letter to Wesley Hartley

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P744

Overview

Typed letter signed to Wesley Hartley replying to his query as to the value of high school and college education to a writer. Together with original envelope and signed photocopied portrait.

Dates

  • August 16, 1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka was born October 7, 1934 as Everett Leroi Jones and died January 9th, 2014, both in Newark, New Jersey. He was an African-American poet, playwright, political activist, and university professor.

Extent

1 folder

Physical Location

MS P744

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, James Cummins Bookseller, 2011.

Related Materials

American Poetry - 20th Century literary ephemera collection, MS 15, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas. [Letters by Robert Creeley, 1959-1965, see folder CR]
Paris Review archives, MS 55, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Amiri Baraka Collection
Subtitle
Amiri Baraka letter to Wesley Hartley
Author
Finding aid prepared by lmb, 2016. Finding aid encoded by lmb, 2016. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019.
Date
2016-05-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/0614334487
Preferred citation
Amiri Baraka letter to Westley Hartley, MS P744, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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