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Robert Penn Warren papers

Repository: Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Collection Description (Extant): The papers consist of drafts of manuscripts and related material, correspondence, writings about women, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Warren's life from his undergraduate years until his death in 1989 . . . . Series II., Writings, consists of various complete and incomplete drafts of Warren's writings, notes, source material, proofs, reviews, publicity, editorial material, and related correspondence. The series has been expanded to include materials that represent Warren's thoughts, such as transcripts of interviews and panel discussions . . . . Who Speaks for the Negro contains a large file of source material (news clippings, articles, pamphlets) for Warren's study of race relations; transcripts of interviews with black Americans (the original tapes of which are currently in Historical Sound Recordings in Sterling Memorial Library), and drafts of the final compilations.

Access Copy Note: The Who Speaks for the Negro web site contains digitized versions of the interview recordings:

Date(s): 1906-1989

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: YCAL MSS 51;

Extent: Total Boxes: 316 (145 linear feet)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: James Baldwin, Carroll Barker, Wylie Branton, Will Campbell, Stokely Carmichael, Izell Blair, Lucy Thornton, Jean Wheeler, Joseph Carter, Felton Clark, Kenneth Clark, Lois Elie, Nils Douglas, Robert Collins, Ralph Ellison, Charles Evers, James Farmer, James Forman, Milton Galamison, Richard Gunn, Claire Harvey, William Hastie, Aaron Henry, Sarm Henry, Rev. Johnson, Rev. James Peters, Vernon Jordan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery King, James M. Lawson, Malcolm X, Gilbert Moses, Richard Murphy, Robert Moses, Stuart Nelson, Adam Clayton Powell, Gloria Richardson, Carl Rowan, Bayard Rustin, Kelly Smith, William Stringfellow, Ruth Turner, Wyatt Walker, T. H. Wheeler, Roy Wilkins, Avon Williams, Stephen Wright, Andrew Young, Whitney Young

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


African American authors
African American civil rights workers
African American clergy
African American college students
African American political activists
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs


Sound recordings


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