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Anne Romaine collection

Repository: University of Tennessee. Libraries. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Some the interviews may be copies from other collections donated by Anne Romaine to the repository.

Collection Description (Extant): Contained within this collection is the research material gathered by Anne Romaine for her uncompleted official biography of Alex Haley. Alex Haley, best known for his book Roots, was also the prolific author of magazine articles. Many of his articles can be found in Box One, Folders 15, 19, 31, 32, and 56. Box Three contains several of the interviews Haley had with people. (Folders 1-5, 8). There are also the newspaper articles following the events in Haley's life and career (Box Four, Folders 5-8). Extensive material within the collection relates to the various law suites filed against Haley by other authors. Also within the collection are transcriptions of various interviews on Haley conducted by Anne Romaine. In the collection is also information about Anne Romaine herself (Box One, Folder 49; Box Two Folder 12, 18).

Date(s): 1958-1995

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: MS-2032

Extent: 6.0 linear feet

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the three other Anne Romaine collections at the University of Tennessee.

Interviewees: Melvin Belli, Lou Blan, Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali), Barbara Conrad, Miles Davis, Alex Haley, Anne Romaine, Bill Haley, George Haley, J. Haley, Lydia Annette Haley, Nan Haley, Quincy Jones, Martin Luther King Jr., George Lincoln Rockwell, Fred Montgomery, Malcolm X, Jackie Naipo, Barney Rossett, Betty Shabazz, Mike Wallace, Irene Chippman, Lisa Drew, Paula Ebron, Fran White, George Frederickson, John Hawkins, C. Eric Lincoln, Ebou Mange, Bernice Reagon, Elsie Stern

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Black power
Civil rights workers
Haley, Alex
Haley, Alex. Roots
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965




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