Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, 1990-2019 *JMU Records*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
James Madison University. Furious Flower Poetry Center
Title:
Furious Flower Poetry Center Records
Collection No.:
UA 0017
Date:
1990-2014
Extent:
13 Hollinger boxes, 1 half-Hollinger box, 1 record storage box, 1 oversize Hollinger box, 5 oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize flat folder, 8.7 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, consisting of 8.7 cubic feet (13 Hollinger boxes, 1 half-Hollinger box, 1 record storage box, 5 oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize flat folder), document the departmental activities of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, 1990-2014, UA 0017, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Administrative History

The Furious Flower Poetry Center (FFPC) was established in 1999 by Joanne V. Gabbin when she was the director of James Madison University's Honors Program. With this flagship of the Honors Program, she continued the kind of programming she had begun by hosting the 1994 Furious flower Poetry Conference, which was the nation's first scholarly conference on Black poetry. The event was met with overwhelming praise, and The Washington Post called it an historic event. In 2005, following the success of the second Furious Flower Poetry Conference (2004), JMU gave the FFPC its official charter, making it the first academic center in the United States devoted to Black poetry. Gabbin became its executive director, leaving the Honors Program after 19 years of service.

Today, the FFPC is committed to "cultivating, honoring, and promoting the diverse voices of African American poets by making the genre accessible to a wide audience and collaborating with educational and cultural institutions, literary organizations, and artists." It hosts visiting poets for readings at JMU and nearby venues; sponsors workshops; holds an annual poetry camp for elementary and middle school-aged children; produces texts, videos, DVDs and other materials on African-American poetry; and gathers poets and other scholars for intimate panels and seminars, as well as major conferences. FFPC has held three decennial Furious Flower Conferences: "A Revolution in African American Poetry" (1994), "Regenerating the Black Poetic Tradition" (2004), and "Seeding the Future of African American Poetry" (2014).

FFPC is located off of Martin Luther King Jr. Way/Historic Cantrell Avenue. Beyond her duties as Executive Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, Joanne Gabbin is a professor of English at JMU, a published author, and a member of the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent.

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Scope and Content

The Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, 1990-2014, consisting of 8.7 cubic feet (13 Hollinger boxes, 1 half-Hollinger box, 5 oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize flat folder), document the departmental activities of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, a unit formerly of the JMU Honor's Program that became its own separate academic center of the University in 2005. A portion of the material contained within the records derive from events and programs sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center including 73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton, Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle, and an annual children's poetry camp. Specific types of materials include event posters and brochures, exhibit panels, logistical and planning documentation, and email correspondence. Materials related to publications produced by the Center such as Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy and Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers are comprised of draft manuscripts and correspondence with poets and publishers. Grant proposals and awards, many of which relate to the aforementioned events and projects, are also represented.

While there may be overlap in content, materials directly related to Furious Flower's decennial conferences on African-American poetry form a separate collection - Furious Flower Poetry Center Conference Records, UA 0018.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Grants, 2004-2014 Series 2: Publications and Manuscripts, 1993-2012 Series 3: Events, Programs, and Workshops, 1990-2012 Series 4: Media Series 5: Oversize, 2004-2012

All series are arranged chronologically; Series 2 and Series 3 are further arranged alphabetically within a particular publication or event. At this time, no particular order has been imposed on Series 4. Series 5 is arranged chronologically according to the order determined in the "home" series.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Furious Flower Poetry Center transferred these materials to Special Collections on May 16 and June 29, 2016.

Other Formats Available

Digitization of media content is in-process as of November 2016. Access will be made available to content once digitization is complete, barring any copyright or use restrictions.

Appraisal Information

Small Purchase Credit Card Statements were discarded due to lack of research value.

Processing Information

The donor's original order, including folder titles, was maintained whenever possible. The archivist imposed an order on any unordered files, titled any untitled files, and created discrete series. Social security numbers and bank account numbers have been redacted from materials. When possible, newspapers and clippings were photocopied and originals returned to donor. All material contained within three-ring binders was disbound and foldered in original order. During processing several folders were discovered to be empty. Their folder titles are as follows: Dream in Color Drafts, WHSV Children First 2010, WVPT Kid's Book Festival 2010, Poetry Month 2010, Winter Poetry Contest 2010, Marilyn Nelson Reading 2010, 73 Poems Honorariums (Music). The empty folders were discarded. Numerous folders with small purchase credit card statements and receipts were also discarded. Series I has also been renamed "Grants and Financial Files."

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Furious Flower Poetry Center Conference Records, UA 0018

Separated Materials

A copy of Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy Buena Vista, Va.: Mariner Publishing, 2009 and 73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton Harrisonburg, Va.: Virginia Tech Printing Services, 2010 were removed from Series 2, catalogued, and placed in the Special Collections rare book collection.

The following titles were removed from Series 3 and catalogued: Opala, Joseph A. The Gullah: rice, slavery and the Sierra Leone-American connection. Freetown, Sierra Leone: USIS, 1987; Opala, Joseph. Krio in a nutshell.: Krio Grammar with Lessons, Exercise and Vocabulary, Vol. 1. Freetown, Sierra Leone: [publisher not identified], 1991; Opala, Joseph. Krio in a nutshell.: Krio Conversation with Dialogues, Stories, Proverbs, etc., Vol. 2. Freetown, Sierra Leone: [publisher not identified], 1991; Geraty, Virginia Mixson. Bittle en' t'ing': Gullah cooking with Maum Chrish'. Orangeburg, S.C.: Sandlapper Pub., 1992.

Due to duplication elsewhere in Special Collections the following issues of Madison (known as Montpelier from 1977-2005), many with articles pertaining to Furious Flower Poetry Center, were returned to the donor: Summer 2003, Winter 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Summer 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Winter 2008, Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring/Summer 2010, Spring/Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring/Summer 2015. These issues were loose when donated and were not a part of any pre-established order or foldering system.

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Index Terms

Personal Name

  • Gabbin, Joanne V.

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Bibliography

"Furious Flower Poetry Center." James Madison University. Accessed August 09, 2016. https://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/index.shtml.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Grants and Financial Files, 2004-2014

Arranged chronologically.

FFPC relies heavily on funding from corporate entities and non-profits to subsidize and off-set the cost of furthering their mission of promoting African-American poetry. As such, this series contains grant proposals and awards (all closed) relating to events, publications, and other projects sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center. Projects represented in this series include "Dream in Color," an online curriculum sponsored by Target that enabled elementary, middle, and high-school students to discover the works of African-American poets; and the publication of Mourning Katrina, an anthology of poems by observers and survivors of Hurricane Katrina. All grant materials were removed from three-ring binders and foldered, maintaining original order.

Title/Description Instances
Other Expenses, 2003-2004 box 17 folder 1
Agency Transaction Vouchers, 2004 box 17 folder 2
Budget Receipts (Folder 1 of 2), 2004-2005 box 15 folder 1
Budget Receipts (Folder 2 of 2), 2004-2005 box 15 folder 2
Budget Revisions, 2004-2005 box 17 folder 3
Travel Vouchers, 2004-2005 box 17 folder 4
California Newsreel, 532025 (Folder 1 of 2), 2004-2014 box 1 folder 1
California Newsreel, 532025 (Folder 2 of 2), 2004-2014 box 1 folder 2
Unfunded Rejection Letters, 2004, 2010, 2011 box 16 folder 3
Awards for Programming, Children's Poetry Festival, 2005 box 17 folder 5
Budget Receipts, 2005 box 15 folder 3
Cave Canem Travel Voucher, 2005 box 17 folder 6
Distinguished Faculty Award, 2005 box 17 folder 7
National Poetry Slam Travel Documents, 2005 box 17 folder 8
TJ Anderson, Grant Closed, , 2005 box 1 folder 3
Poetry Camp 2005, Grant Closed, 2005 box 1 folder 4
Rachel Malcolm Woods, 17 Stones Lost & Forgotten, 2005 box 1 folder 5
Gwendolyn Brooks and Lucille Clifton: American Poets in the African American Tradition Grant Application (Folder 1 of 2), 2005-2006 box 16 folder 6
Gwendolyn Brooks and Lucille Clifton: American Poets in the African American Tradition Grant Application (Folder 2 of 2), 2005-2006 box 16 folder 7
Nikki Giovanni, Grant Closed, 2005-2006 box 1 folder 6
Truth is on its Way Project Application, 2005, undated box 16 folder 4
Truth is on its Way Sponsorship, 2005, undated box 16 folder 5
Office Supply Finances, 2005-2006, 2017 box 17 folder 9
Budget Receipts, 2006 box 15 folder 4
Foundation Travel Vouchers, 2006-2007 box 17 folder 11
Target - 550200 (Folder 1 of 2), 2006-2009 box 1 folder 7
Target - 550200 (Folder 2 of 2), 2006-2009 box 1 folder 8
Donnelly (PC), 550201, 2006-2010 box 2 folder 1
Donnelly (MK), 550070 (Folder 1 of 2), 2006-2010 box 2 folder 2
Donnelly (MK), 550070 (Folder 2 of 2), 2006-2010 box 2 folder 3
Pomegranate, 532113, 2006-2012 box 2 folder 4
COFCU - 550173, Closed, 2006-2013 box 2 folder 5
Joanne V. Gabbin Travel, 2006-2008, 2011, 2012 box 17 folder 10
Awards for Programming, 2007 box 17 folder 12
Foundation Travel Vouchers, 2007 box 17 folder 13
Kimberly C. Ellis Travel, 2007 box 17 folder 14
ACV - Dr. Goddess - 550232, 2007-2008 box 2 folder 6
ACV Rutha Harris, 550274, 2007-2008 box 2 folder 7
Budget Receipts, 2007-2008 box 15 folder 5
Clifton VFH, 550282 (Folder 1 of 2), 2007-2008 box 3 folder 1
Clifton VFH, 550282 (Folder 2 of 2), 2007-2008 box 3 folder 2
Hill, Taylor, and Company Sponsorship, 2007, undated box 16 folder 8
Summer Poetry Camp Allstate Grant, 2007, undated box 16 folder 9
Awards for Programming, 2008 box 17 folder 15
Foundation Payment Vouchers, 2008 box 17 folder 16
Travel Vouchers, 2008 box 17 folder 17
Budget Receipts (Folder 1 of 2), 2008-2009 box 15 folder 6
Budget Receipts (Folder 2 of 2), 2008-2009 box 16 folder 1
Budget Receipts, 2009 box 16 folder 2
Copy Center Receipts, 2009 box 17 folder 18
Foundation Payment Vouchers, 2009 box 17 folder 19
Fundraising, 2009-2013, undated box 16 folder 10
Foundation Payment Vouchers, 2010 box 17 folder 20
Joanne V. Gabbin Travel, 2010-2011 box 17 folder 21
Kalela Williams Travel, 2010-2011 box 17 folder 22
Sheer Good Fortune Grant, 2012 box 25 folder 19
Target Grant: The Furious Flower Community Project, 2013 box 16 folder 11
Music Grants, 2016 box 16 folder 12
Throw Your Head Back and Sing Grant Application, 2016 box 16 folder 13
Grant Guidelines, 2016, undated box 16 folder 14
Application for Operating Support, undated box 16 folder 15
Fossett Foundation Grant, undated box 16 folder 16
Leo Burnett Company Camp Grant, undated box 16 folder 17
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Grant, undated box 16 folder 18

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Series 2: Publications and Manuscripts, 1993-2012

Arranged chronologically by project date and sub-arranged alphabetically within each project.

This series contains material related to publications and manuscripts produced by the Furious Flower Poetry Center. In many cases this refers to books in the typical sense (Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy, Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present), Furious Flower Poetry Center also oversaw the publication of The Painted Word – a set of notecards and a corresponding calendar of poets' portraits. Correspondence with various publishers is also included.

Title/Description Instances
Oxford University Press, 1993-2005 box 3 folder 3
UVA Contracts Furious Flower, 1994-2006 box 3 folder 4
LSU Press, 1998-2001 box 3 folder 5
Furious Flower Manuscript (Folder 1 of 5), 2003 box 3 folder 6
Furious Flower Manuscript (Folder 2 of 5), 2003 box 3 folder 7
Furious Flower Manuscript (Folder 3 of 5), 2003 box 4 folder 1
Furious Flower Manuscript (Folder 4 of 5), 2003 box 4 folder 2
Furious Flower Manuscript (Folder 5 of 5), 2003 box 4 folder 3
Manuscript - Greening (Folder 1 of 2), 2003 box 4 folder 4
Manuscript - Greening (Folder 2 of 2), 2003 box 4 folder 5
Defining Moments table of contents, 2003 box 4 folder 6
FFPC Brochure 2006, 2003-2006 box 4 folder 7
Lynda Koolish Book Project, 2004-2007 box 5 folder 1
Library - Books Desired, 2005-2006 box 5 folder 2
Mourning Katrina correspondence, 2005-2006 box 5 folder 3
Mourning Katrina Submissions I, 2005 box 5 folder 4
Mourning Katrina Submissions II (Folder 1 of 2), 2005-2007 box 5 folder 5
Mourning Katrina Submissions II (Folder 2 of 2), 2005-2007 box 5 folder 6
Mourning Katrina Talent Releases, 2005-2006 box 6 folder 1
Mourning Katrina Poems A-E, 2005-2009 box 6 folder 2
Mourning Katrina Poems F-J, 2005-2009 box 6 folder 3
Mourning Katrina Poems K-O, 2005-2006 box 6 folder 4
Mourning Katrina Poems P-T, 2005-2006 box 6 folder 5
Mourning Katrina Poems U-Z, 2005-2009 box 6 folder 6
Mourning Katrina Poems not yet sent, 2005-2006 box 6 folder 7
Mourning Katrina Press, 2005-2007 box 6 folder 8
Mourning Katrina JVG Writing, 2005-2010 box 7 folder 1
Katrina & Rita Articles, 2006 box 7 folder 2
Mourning Katrina Contacts, 2006 box 7 folder 3
Mourning Katrina UVA Press, 2006 box 7 folder 4
Praise for My Soul CD, 2006-2007 box 7 folder 5
Mourning Katrina Background Information, 2006-2008 box 7 folder 6
Mourning Katrina Mariner Publishing, 2006-2008 box 7 folder 7
Mourning Katrina Permissions to Poets, 2006-2009 box 7 folder 8
Mourning Katrina CD Sales & Promotion, 2006-2011 box 7 folder 9
Mourning Katrina CD Project, 2007 box 7 folder 10
Mourning Katrina Invoices, 2007 box 7 folder 11
Preview of My Soul is Anchored CD, 2007 box 7 folder 12
Mourning Katrina Book Project, 2007-2011 box 7 folder 13
Mourning Katrina Promotional & Event Materials [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2008 box 7 folder 14
Mourning Katrina book, undated box 7 folder 15
Mourning Katrina Draft Manuscript, undated box 8 folder 1
Mourning Katrina Draft Manuscript, undated box 8 folder 2
Furious Flower Poetry Center - Malaika Favorite Quilt Portrait - 2007 Calendar, 2005-2008 box 8 folder 3
Pomegranate (Folder 1 of 2), 2005-2010 box 8 folder 4
Pomegranate (Folder 2 of 2), 2005-2010 box 8 folder 5
The Painted Word: African American Poets, 2008 calendars (Pomegranate) [REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2008 box 8 folder 6
The Painted Word: African American Poets Notecards (Pomegranate), undated box 8 folder 7
Intellectual Property Disclosures, 2006-2007 box 8 folder 8
JVG - Manuscript - Wintergreen (Folder 1 of 2), 2006-2008 box 9 folder 1
JVG - Manuscript - Wintergreen (Folder 2 of 2), 2006-2008 box 9 folder 2
Shaping Memories Publication & Orders, 2007-2009 box 9 folder 3
Permissions - Wintergreen Book, 2008 box 9 folder 4
Shaping Memories, JVG Book Release, 2008-2009 box 9 folder 5
Wintergreen biographies and list of unedited essays, 2009 box 9 folder 6
Dream in Color Press [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2006-2007 box 9 folder 7
Target, 2006 box 9 folder 8
Cave Canem , 2006, undated box 17 folder 23
Dream in Color Curricula, 2007 box 9 folder 9
Dream in Color Lessons, 2007 box 10 folder 1
FFPC - Target, 2007 box 10 folder 2
Permissions for Poems (Poetry Writing Contest), 2008 box 10 folder 3
R. R. Donnelley Calendar, 2008 box 17 folder 24
Publishers' Contact Information, 2010-2012 box 10 folder 4
Database Project-African American Poetry, 2010, undated box 17 folder 25
Dove Broadside, 2014 box 17 folder 26
Permissions Book, Lagunju Book, 2014 box 17 folder 27
Miscellaneous Readings, undated box 17 folder 28

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Series 3: Events, Programs, and Workshops, 1990-2012

Arranged chronologically by event and sub-arranged alphabetically within each event.

This series is comprised of material relating primarily to the many events, programs, and workshops hosted and sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center. Major events represented in this series include Tell Me Your Names: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton, a week-long seminar held June 14 –June 21, 2009 and 73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton, a tribute program held September 21, 2010. Of particular interest are 57 oversize exhibit panels from Among Poets: Lucille Clifton Commemorative Exhibition. This 2012 exhibition held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, both in Baltimore, Maryland, primarily feature photographs by Lynda Koolish of Lucille Clifton, her contemporaries, and her family and friends. The Center's annual Children's Poetry Camp is also well documented. Researchers should note that there are some files in this series (e.g. materials concerning Oni Lasana Productions) that are not directly related to events held by FFPC. These events are likely ones attended by FFPC staff or documented because they serve as examples of comparable outreach initiatives or similar types of promotion.

Title/Description Instances
Oni Lasana Productions Presents Adventures in Poetry, Storytelling, & More!, 1990-2009 box 10 folder 5
Programs and promotional materials, 1994-2011 box 10 folder 6
Joe Opala, 1999-2003 box 10 folder 7
FFPC Press & Publicity, 1999-2006 box 10 folder 8
Celebrating Black Women, 2000 box 10 folder 9
Materials from Event binder (Folder 1 of 2) [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2000-2011 box 10 folder 10
Materials from Event binder (Folder 2 of 2), 2000-2011 box 11 folder 1
2004-2005 Events [REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2004 box 11 folder 2
Shenandoah Valley Slam Team, 2004-2006 box 11 folder 3
Virginia Commission for the Arts, 2004-2006 box 11 folder 4
73 Poems for 73 Years Photographs, 2004, 2010 box 27 folder 13
Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' Conference, 2005 box 27 folder 1
Modern Language Association Conference, 2005 box 27 folder 2
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, 2005 box 27 folder 3
National Council of Teachers for English Conference, 2005 box 27 folder 4
Wintergreen Conference Travel, 2005-2006 box 27 folder 5
Franklin Street Gallery, 2005, 2009, undated box 27 folder 6
Children's Poetry Festival, 2005, undated box 18 folder 2
Camp Feedback, 2005, 2009, undated box 18 folder 3
National Poetry Slam, 2005 box 11 folder 5
Poetry Camp, Festival T-Shirt Designs, 2005 box 18 folder 1
Furious Flower I to III Video Anthologies, 2005, 2016 box 27 folder 14
National Humanities Center, 2005-2006 box 11 folder 6
"Notes to Make the Sound Come" Poetry Reading by TJ Anderson III, 2005, undated box 27 folder 15
Children's Poetry Camp Staff, 2006 box 18 folder 4
Piedmont Writer's Institute, 2006 box 27 folder 7
Poetry Camp Payments, 2006 box 18 folder 5
Children's Poetry Camp Newsletters, 2006-2007 box 18 folder 6
Children's Poetry Camp, 2006, undated box 18 folder 7
Children's Poetry Camp Registration, 2006, undated box 18 folder 8
Slam Emcee, 2006 box 27 folder 16
Still I Rise: Networking for the Future, 2006 box 27 folder 8
Truth Is On Its Way, 2006 box 11 folder 7
2006-2007 Events, 2006-2007 box 11 folder 8
Poetry Readings & Performances [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2006-2011, undated box 11 folder 9
Children's Poetry Camp, 2007 box 18 folder 9
Children's Poetry Camp Counselors, 2007 box 18 folder 10
Children's Poetry Camp Donations, 2007 box 18 folder 11
Children's Poetry Camp Staff, 2007 box 18 folder 12
Children's Poetry Camp Correspondence, 2007-2008 box 18 folder 13
Children's Poetry Camp [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2007-2012 box 11 folder 15
Poetry Camp Finances, 2007-2008 box 18 folder 14
Poetry Camp Schedules, 2007-2008, undated box 18 folder 17
Poetry Camp Budget and Expenses, 2007-2009 box 18 folder 15
Poetry Camp Ideas, 2007-2011, undated box 18 folder 16
FFPC - Education, 2007 box 11 folder 10
Poetry Readings, 2007 box 27 folder 17
Richard Wright Project, 2007 box 11 folder 11
Virginia Literary Awards, 2007 box 11 folder 12
2007-2008 Events, 2007-2008 box 11 folder 13
Visiting Speakers 2008: Dr. Goddess, Goes to Jail, 2007-2008 box 11 folder 14
Joanne Gabbin Conferences, 2007, undated box 27 folder 9
Wintergreen Conference, 2007, undated box 27 folder 10
Visiting Speakers 2008: David Mills, 2008 box 11 folder 16
2008-2009 Events, 2008-2009 box 12 folder 1
Children's Poetry Camp, 2008 box 18 folder 18
Poetry Camp Attendees, Campers, and Staff, 2008 box 18 folder 19
Poetry Camp Correspondence, 2008 box 18 folder 20
Poetry Camp Counselors, 2008 box 18 folder 21
Poetry Camp Facilities Management, 2008 box 19 folder 1
Poetry Camp Flyers, Forms, and Programs, 2008 box 19 folder 2
Poetry Camp Food, 2008 box 19 folder 3
Poetry Camp Interns, 2008 box 19 folder 4
Poetry Camp Meeting and Training, 2008 box 19 folder 5
Poetry Camp Notes, 2008 box 19 folder 6
Poetry Camp Photography, 2008 box 19 folder 7
Poetry Camp Schedules, 2008 box 19 folder 8
Poetry Camp Staff Information, 2008 box 19 folder 9
Poetry Camp Supplies and Shirts, 2008 box 19 folder 10
Poetry Camp Teachers, 2008 box 19 folder 11
Poetry Camp Thank-Yous, 2008 box 19 folder 12
Poetry Camp Transportation and Parking, 2008 box 19 folder 13
Poetry Camp Guest Performances, 2008 box 19 folder 14
Poetry Camp Workshop Information, 2008 box 19 folder 15
Poetry Camp Workshop Registration, 2008 box 19 folder 16
Children's Poetry Camp Workshop Registration, 2008, undated box 19 folder 17
Poetry Camp Blank Forms, 2008, undated box 19 folder 18
Poetry Camp Meeting Notes, 2008-2009, undated box 19 folder 19
Poetry Camp Teacher's Meeting, 2008-2010, undated box 19 folder 20
Collegiate Poetry Summit Finances, 2009 box 24 folder 17
Collegiate Poetry Summit Speakers, 2009 box 24 folder 18
Continuous Fire Seminar Food, 2009, 2011, undated box 26 folder 10
Events 2009, Children's Museum & WVPT Kid's Book Festival, 2009 box 12 folder 2
Poetry Camp Blank Forms, 2009 box 19 folder 21
Poetry Camp Facilities Management, Memorial Hall, 2009 box 19 folder 22
Poetry Camp Final Performance, 2009 box 19 folder 23
Poetry Camp Food, 2009 box 19 folder 24
Poetry Camp Flyers and Advertising, 2009 box 19 folder 25
Poetry Camp Registration Forms, 2009 box 19 folder 26
Poetry Camp Shirts and Journals-R.R Donnelley Laughing Dog, 2009 box 20 folder 1
Poetry Camp Transportation, 2009 box 20 folder 2
Poetry Camp Volunteers and Interns, 2009 box 20 folder 3
Poetry Camp Workshop Registration, 2009 box 20 folder 4
Poetry Camp Receipts, 2009-2010 box 20 folder 5
Poetry Camp Staff, 2009, undated box 20 folder 6
Poetry Camp Supplies, 2009, undated box 20 folder 7
Poetry Month, 2009 box 12 folder 3
National Poetry Month [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2009-2010, undated box 12 folder 4
Tell Me Your Names [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2009 box 12 folder 5
Tell Me Your Names schedule, 2009 box 12 folder 6
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Audience Questions and Permission Forms, 2009 box 12 folder 7
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Evaluations, 2009 box 12 folder 8
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Expense Statement, 2009 box 12 folder 9
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Facilities Management, 2009 box 12 folder 10
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Information and Ads, 2009 box 12 folder 11
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Master List and Contacts, 2009 box 12 folder 12
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Miscellaneous Information, 2009 box 12 folder 13
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Registrations, 2009 box 12 folder 14
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Staff, 2009 box 12 folder 15
Tell Me Your Names Seminar - Web Information, 2009 box 12 folder 16
73 Poems for 73 Years, 2010 box 12 folder 17
73 Poems - Articles, 2010-2011 box 12 folder 18
73 Poems - Bookstore, 2010 box 12 folder 19
73 Poems - Budget & Expenses, undated box 12 folder 20
73 Poems - Bulk Mail, 2010 box 12 folder 21
73 Poems - Contact List, undated box 12 folder 22
73 Poems - DVD, 2010-2011 box 13 folder 1
73 Poems - DVD Requests, 2011 box 13 folder 2
73 Poems - Facilities, 2010 box 13 folder 3
73 Poems - Facilities, 2010 box 13 folder 3
73 Poems - Giving Card, 2010 box 13 folder 4
73 Poems - Invoices for Booklet, 2010 box 13 folder 5
73 Poems - Lodging, 2010 box 13 folder 6
73 Poems - Maps & Information, undated box 13 folder 7
73 Poems - Parking, 2010 box 13 folder 8
73 Poems - Permission to Use Poems, 2010 box 13 folder 9
73 Poems for 73 Years Booklet, 2010 box 27 folder 21
73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton, 2010 box 27 folder 22
73 Poems for 73 Years - Photographs (B&W), 2010 box 13 folder 10
73 Poems for 73 Years - Photographs (Color), 2010 box 13 folder 11
73 Poems - Poems, undated box 13 folder 12
73 Poems - Poets, 2010 box 13 folder 13
73 Poems - Poets Correspondence, 2010 box 13 folder 14
73 Poems - Programs, 2010 box 13 folder 15
73 Poems - Reception, 2010 box 13 folder 16
73 Poems - Souvenir Booklet, 2010 box 13 folder 17
73 Poems - Talent Releases, 2010 box 13 folder 18
73 Poems - Tickets, 2010 box 13 folder 19
73 Poems - Transportation, 2010 box 13 folder 20
73 Poems - Volunteers, 2010 box 13 folder 21
Writers at 73 Poems, undated box 13 folder 22
Collegiate Poetry Summit [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2010 box 14 folder 1
Collegiate Poetry Summit Administrative Files, 2010 box 24 folder 19
Collegiate Poetry Summit Facilities, 2010 box 24 folder 20
Collegiate Poetry Summit Food, 2010 box 24 folder 21
Collegiate Poetry Summit Publicity, 2010 box 24 folder 22
Collegiate Poetry Summit Travel, 2010 box 24 folder 23
Collegiate Poetry Summit Logisitics, 2010, undated box 24 folder 24
Furious Flower Poetry Center's 6th Annual Children's Poetry Camp Notebook, 2010 box 14 folder 2
Lineage, 2010 box 14 folder 3
Lineage: A Margaret Walker Song Cycle, 2010 box 27 folder 18
Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2010 box 14 folder 4
Margaret Walker Lineage Event, 2010 box 27 folder 20
Marilyn Nelson, Genome, 2010 box 27 folder 19
Poetry Camp Counselors, 2010 box 20 folder 8
Poetry Camp Donations, 2010 box 20 folder 9
Poetry Camp Evaluations, 2010 box 20 folder 10
Poetry Camp Facilities and Parking, 2010 box 20 folder 11
Poetry Camp Photography, 2010 box 20 folder 12
Poetry Camp Poetry, 2010 box 20 folder 13
Poetry Camp Registrations, 2010 box 20 folder 14
Poetry Camp Registration Forms, 2010 box 20 folder 15
Poetry Camp Supplies, 2010 box 20 folder 16
Poetry Camp T-Shirts, 2010 box 20 folder 17
Poetry Camp Transportation, 2010 box 20 folder 18
Poetry Camp Workshop Descriptions, 2010 box 20 folder 19
Poetry Camp Food, 2010-2011 box 20 folder 20
Poetry Camp Administrative Files, 2010, undated box 20 folder 21
Poetry Camp Teachers, 2010, undated box 20 folder 22
Poetry Society of America Awards Ceremony, 2010 box 14 folder 5
WHSV Children First Day, 2010 box 27 folder 23
Women in the Arts, 2010 box 14 folder 6
WVPT Kids' Book Festival, 2010 box 27 folder 24
Collegiate Summit, 2010-2012 box 14 folder 7
Poetry Month 2010: Poet-Tree Dedication, 2010, undated box 27 folder 25
Continuous Fire Seminar General File, 2010-2011, undated box 26 folder 11
Continuous Fire Seminar Facilities, 2010-2011, undated box 26 folder 12
Sonia Sanchez Seminar, 2010-2011, undated box 27 folder 26
2011 Poetry Camp Photography, 2011 box 20 folder 23
2011 Poetry Camp Poster/Journal, 2011 box 20 folder 24
2011 Poetry Camp Counselors, 2011 box 20 folder 25
2011 Poetry Camp Evaluations, 2011 box 21 folder 1
2011 Poetry Camp Facilities and Parking, 2011 box 21 folder 2
2011 Poetry Camp Field Trip (Arboretum), 2011 box 21 folder 3
2011 Poetry Camp Food, 2011 box 21 folder 4
2011 Poetry Camp Materials, 2011 box 21 folder 5
2011 Poetry Camp Registragtion, 2011 box 21 folder 6
2011 Poetry Camp Staff Dinner, 2011 box 21 folder 7
2011 Poetry Camp Supplies, 2011 box 21 folder 8
2011 Poetry Camp T-Shirts, 2011 box 21 folder 9
2011 Poetry Camp Teachers, 2011 box 21 folder 10
2011 Poetry Camp Transportation, 2011 box 21 folder 11
2011 Poetry Camp Workshop Registrations (Folder 1 of 2), 2011 box 21 folder 12
2011 Poetry Camp Workshop Registrations (Folder 2 of 2), 2011 box 21 folder 13
2011 Poetry Camp Workshop Descriptions, 2011 box 21 folder 14
Augusta Library Poetry Workshop, 2011 box 28 folder 1
Continuous Fire, 2011 box 14 folder 8
Continuous Fire Seminar Brochure, 2011 box 26 folder 13
Continuous Fire Seminar Budget and Funding , 2011 box 26 folder 14
Continuous Fire Seminar Field Trips, 2011 box 26 folder 15
Continuous Fire Seminar Registration Information, 2011 box 26 folder 16
Continuous Fire Talent Releases, 2011 box 26 folder 17
Continuous Fire Seminar Transportation, 2011 box 26 folder 18
Continuous Fire Seminar Faculty, 2011, undated box 26 folder 19
Collegiate Summit Brochures and Publicity, 2011-2012 box 25 folder 1
Collegiate Summit Faculty, 2011-2012 box 25 folder 2
Collegiate Summit; Virginia Festival of Book Trip, 2011-2012 box 25 folder 3
David Mills Poetry Reading, 2011 box 28 folder 2
For My People, 2011 box 28 folder 3
Glenis Redmond Poetry Reading, 2011 box 28 folder 4
National Poetry Month, 2011 box 28 folder 5
Poetry Jam, 2011 box 28 folder 6
Summer Activities Fair, 2011 box 28 folder 7
WVPT Kids' Book Festival, 2011 box 28 folder 8
Sheer Good Fortune Travel, 2011-2012 box 25 folder 15
Advisory Board Fundraiser, 2011, undated box 28 folder 9
Africana Studies Conference, 2011, undated box 27 folder 11
Lillie Carol Jackson Museum, 2011, undated box 28 folder 10
Sonia Sanchez Seminar, 2011, undated box 28 folder 11
Winter Poetry Contest, 2011, undated box 28 folder 12
All Girls Conference, 2012 box 27 folder 12
Among Poets: Lucille Clifton Commemorative Exhibition panels [REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2012 box 14 folder 9
Collegiate Summit Budget and Funding, 2012 box 25 folder 4
Collegiate Summit Evaluations, 2012 box 25 folder 5
Collegiate Summit Facilities, 2012 box 25 folder 6
Collegiate Summit Food, 2012 box 25 folder 7
Collegiate Summit General File, 2012 box 25 folder 8
Collegiate Summit JMU Registration, 2012 box 25 folder 9
Collegiate Summit Registration (Folder 1 of 2), 2012 box 25 folder 10
Collegiate Summit (Folder 2 of 2), 2012 box 25 folder 11
Collegiate Summit Transportation, 2012 box 25 folder 12
Collegiate Summit Volunteers, 2012 box 25 folder 13
Enoch Pratt Library and Reginald Lewis Museum Exhibits, 2012 box 28 folder 13
Furiously Fun Party, Fundraiser, 2012 box 28 folder 14
Lucille Clifton Exhibit, Enoch Pratt Library, 2012 box 28 folder 15
National Poetry Month, 2012 box 28 folder 16
Poetry Camp Advertising, 2012 box 22 folder 1
Poetry Camp Counselors, 2012 box 22 folder 2
Poetry Camp E-Commerce, 2012 box 22 folder 3
Poetry Camp Facilities, 2012 box 22 folder 4
Poetry Camp Food, 2012 box 22 folder 5
Poetry Camp General Files, 2012 box 22 folder 6
Poetry Camp Parking, 2012 box 22 folder 7
Poetry Camp Photography, 2012 box 22 folder 8
Poetry Camp Poster, Journal, and Booklet, 2012 box 22 folder 9
Poetry Camp Registration (Folder 1 of 2), 2012 box 22 folder 10
Poetry Camp Registration (Folder 2 of 2), 2012 box 22 folder 11
Poetry Camp Supplies, 2012 box 22 folder 12
Poetry Camp Staff Dinner, 2012 box 22 folder 13
Poetry Camp Teachers, 2012 box 22 folder 14
Poetry Camp T-Shirts, 2012 box 22 folder 15
Poetry Camp Transportation, 2012 box 22 folder 16
Poetry Camp Volunteers, 2012 box 22 folder 17
Poetry Camp Workshop Descriptions, 2012 box 22 folder 18
Poetry Camp Workshop Registrations, 2012 box 22 folder 19
Poetry Slam: Thomas Harrison, 2012 box 28 folder 17
Sheer Good Fortune [SELECTED ITEMS REMOVED TO OVERSIZE], 2012 box 14 folder 10
Sheer Good Fortune Accomodation, 2012 box 25 folder 16
Sheer Good Fortune Benefactor's Page, 2012 box 25 folder 17
Sheer Good Fortune Correspondence, 2012 box 25 folder 18
Sheer Good Fortune Publicity, 2012 box 25 folder 20
Sheer Good Fortune Reader's Selections, 2012 box 25 folder 21
Sheer Good Fortune Scholar Cameo's Letters, 2012 box 25 folder 22
Sheer Good Fortune Tickets, 2012 box 26 folder 1
Sheer Good Fortune: Toni Morrison Tribute, Virginia Tech, 2012 box 26 folder 2
Sheer Good Fortune Tribute Advertisements/Booklet, 2012 box 26 folder 3
Sheer Good Fortune Talent Releases, 2012-2013 box 26 folder 4
Sheer Good Fortune Bus Trip, 2012, undated box 26 folder 5
Sheer Good Fortune Video Documentary, 2012, undated box 26 folder 6
Sheer Good Fortune RSVP Forms, 2012, undated box 26 folder 7
Sheer Good Fortune Production Outlines, 2012-2013, undated box 26 folder 8
WVPT Kids' Book Festival, 2012 box 28 folder 18
Poetry Reading Series Spring 2013, 2012-2013 box 28 folder 19
Enoch Pratt Exhibit Koolish, 2012, undated box 28 folder 20
Furiously Fun Salsa Party Fundraiser, 2013 box 28 folder 21
Poetry Camp Advertising, 2013 box 23 folder 1
Poetry Camp Counselors, 2013 box 23 folder 2
Poetry Camp E-Commerce, 2013 box 23 folder 3
Poetry Camp Evaluations, 2013 box 23 folder 4
Poetry Camp Facilities, 2013 box 23 folder 5
Poetry Camp Food, 2013 box 23 folder 6
Poetry Camp General Information, 2013 box 23 folder 7
Poetry Camp Parking, 2013 box 23 folder 8
Poetry Camp Photography, 2013 box 23 folder 9
Poetry Camp Poster and Journal, 2013 box 23 folder 10
Poetry Camp Staff Dinner, 2013 box 23 folder 11
Poetry Camp Supplies, 2013 box 23 folder 12
Poetry Camp T-Shirts, 2013 box 23 folder 13
Poetry Camp Teachers, 2013 box 23 folder 14
Poetry Camp Registration (Folder 1 of 2), 2013 box 23 folder 15
Poetry Camp Registration (Folder 2 of 2), 2013 box 23 folder 16
Poetry Camp Workshop Descriptions, 2013 box 23 folder 17
Poetry Camp Workshop Registration, 2013 box 23 folder 18
Poetry Camp Teachers, 2013-2014, undated box 23 folder 19
Poetry Camp General Information, 2013-2014, undated box 24 folder 1
Poetry Month, 2013 box 28 folder 22
Poetry Reading Series, Fall 2013, 2013 box 28 folder 23
Skyline Middle School, 2013 box 28 folder 24
Summer Outreach, 2013 box 28 folder 25
WVPT, 2013 box 28 folder 26
Furious Flower Reading Club, 2013, undated box 28 folder 1
Poetry Reading Series-Spring 2014, 2013-2014, undated box 28 folder 2
Poetry Camp Counselors, 2014 box 24 folder 2
Poetry Camp E-Commerce, 2014 box 24 folder 3
Poetry Camp Facilities, 2014 box 24 folder 4
Poetry Camp Food, 2014 box 24 folder 5
Poetry Camp Parking, 2014 box 24 folder 6
Poetry Camp Posters and Journals, 2014 box 24 folder 7
Poetry Camp Promotional Material, 2014 box 24 folder 8
Poetry Camp Staff Dinner, 2014 box 24 folder 9
Poetry Camp Supplies, 2014 box 24 folder 10
Poetry Camp T-Shirts, 2014 box 24 folder 11
Winter Poetry Contest, 2014 box 28 folder 3
Mirrors and Windows, 2014, undated box 28 folder 4
Thomas Harris Middle School Poetry Slam, 2014, undated box 28 folder 5
Black Women in the Academy, 2015, undated box 28 folder 6
Bench by the Road Project Application, 2016 box 28 folder 7
Collegiate Summit, 2016 box 25 folder 14
Mirrors and Windows, 2016 box 28 folder 8
Poetry Camp, 2016 box 24 folder 12
Poetry Month, 2016 box 28 folder 9
Women of the World Poetry Slam, 2016 box 28 folder 10
WVPT Kids' Book Festival, 2016, undated box 28 folder 11
73 Poems: Posters and Flyers, undated box 28 folder 14
Children's Ministry at Incarnation, undated box 28 folder 12
Children's Poetry Camp Studies, undated box 24 folder 13
Children's Poetry Camp and R. R. Donnelley Partnership, undated box 24 folder 14
Continuous Fire Seminar Evaluations, undated box 26 folder 20
Continuous Fire Seminar Study and Reading Lists, undated box 26 folder 21
Organizational Culture Assessment, undated box 28 folder 13
Poetry Camp Activities, undated box 24 folder 15
Poetry Camp Orientation, undated box 24 folder 16
National Poetry Month, undated box 14 folder 11
Sheer Good Fortune Program, undated box 26 folder 9

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Series 4: Media, undated

No particular arrangement.

This series contains various types of media including CD-Rs, DVDs, and magnetic media storage tapes. All media types are in the process of being digitized as of August 2016. Access to content will be made available once digitization is complete, barring any copyright or other use restrictions.

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Series 5: Oversize, 2004-2012

Arranged chronologically according to the order determined in the originating series with the exception of the Among Poets exhibit panels. These items are boxed together beginning with box OV2. Note that these panels are not individually foldered, but rather boxed loose. In this case, the folder titles are actually the title of the exhibit panel itself. Additionally, the date in parentheses represents the date of the original photograph while the item date of 2012 represents the date of the physical exhibit panel.

The Oversize series consists of five flat oversize boxes and one additional flat folder of materials that do not fit within the standard Hollinger boxes. The Oversize series consists of materials that have been physically removed from their intellectual arrangement within the existing series due to their size and as such, the Oversize series functions only as a container list. Items removed from their original location were replaced with an acid-free separation sheet indicating the items(s) removed to its respective oversize location. The following folder titles are each represented elsewhere in the collection.

Title/Description Instances
Mourning Katrina Promotional & Event Materials, ca. 2008 box OV1 folder 1
The Painted Word: African American Poets, 2008 Calendars, , 2008 box OV1 folder 2
Dream in Color Press, 2006-2007 box OV1 folder 3
Materials from Event binder (Folder 1 of 2), 2000-2011 box OV1 folder 4
Poetry Readings & Performances, 2006-2011, undated box OV1 folder 5
Children's Poetry Camp, 2007-2012 box OV1 folder 6
National Poetry Month, 2009-2010, undated box OV1 folder 7
Tell Me Your Names, 2009 box OV1 folder 8
Collegiate Poetry Summit, 2010 box OV1 folder 9
Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle, 2010-2011 box OV1 folder 10
Sheer Good Fortune, 2012 box OV1 folder 11

Among Poets: Lucille Clifton Commemorative Exhibition panels, undated

box OV2
Title/Description Instances
Alexia Clifton as a child, born in 1965 (circa 1970), 2012 box OV2 folder 1
Lucille Clifton with all six of her children: her daughters, Sidney, Fredrica, Gillian, and Alexia and her sons, Channing and Graham (circa 1960), 2012 box OV2 folder 2
Opal Moore, poet, educator, and Furious Flower Advisory Board member (2010), 2012 box OV2 folder 4
Fred James Clifton, Lucille's husband, whom she married in 1958 and with whom she had six children between 1959 and 1967 (circa 1970) , 2012 box OV2 folder 3
Lucille Clifton with her grandsons, Clifton Brown and Dakotah Brown (2006), 2012 box OV2 folder 5
Young bass player in the Elliott Family String Quartet at the Clifton tribute (2010), 2012 box OV2 folder 6
Hilary Hollady, educator and author of Wild Blessings: the Poetry of Lucille Clifton (2010), 2012 box OV2 folder 7
Lucille Clifton, holding a photograph of her deceased daughter, Fredrica, with Alexandra, Gillian, Alexia, Bailey, Sidney, and Noah (2006), 2012 box OV2 folder 8
Portrait of Lucille Clifton (circa 1960), 2012 box OV2 folder 9
Haki Madhubuti, poet, educator, and founder of Third World Press (2004), 2012 box OV2 folder 10
Hermine Pinson, poet, educator, and Wintergreen Women Writers' Collective member (2007), 2012 box OV2 folder 11
Eugene Redmond, poet and founder of the Drumvoices Revue at Clifton tribute (2004), 2012 box OV2 folder 12
Thomas Sayers Ellis, poet, educator, and former member of the Dark Room Collective (2004), 2012 box OV2 folder 13
Fred D' Aguiar, poet and educator (2004), 2012 box OV2 folder 14
W. S. Merwin, poet and former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets (2000), , 2012 box OV2 folder 15
Joanne Gabbin and Lynda Koolish, curators of the exhibit "Won't You Celebrate With Me" (2010), 2012 box OV3 folder 1
Lucille Clifton with daughters Gillian and Alexia (2000), 2012 box OV3 folder 2
Val Gray Ward, actor, director, and founder of the Kuumba Theater Company and Joanne Gabbin at the Clifton tribute at JMU (2010), 2012 box OV3 folder 3
Kwame Dawes, poet, educator, and Cave Canem Faculty (2008), 2012 box OV3 folder 4
Jericho Brown, poet and educator (2008), 2012 box OV3 folder 5
Kelly Norman Ellis, Nikky Finney, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Aisha Moon, Alexia Clifton, Gillian Clifton, Samantha Thornhill, Treasure Williams, and Tayari Jones at JMU (2010), 2012 box OV3 folder 6
Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet and educator, and Joanne Gabbin at JMU (2010), 2012 box OV3 folder 7
Lamont Steptoe, poet, photographer, and Vietnam veteran (2008), 2012 box OV3 folder 8
Tayari Jones, author and speaker (2007), 2012 box OV3 folder 9
Lucille with daughters, Alexia, Sidney, and Gillian (2000), 2012 box OV3 folder 10
Kimberly Ellis, Joanne Gabbin, Rita Dove, Aisha Moon, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths at the Clifton tribute at JMU (2010), 2012 box OV3 folder 12
Lucille (Sayles) Clifton with her father Sam Sayles, Sr. and Fred Clifton (circa 1957), 2012 box OV3 folder 13
Alicia Ostriker, poet and author of important critical essay on Clifton (2007), 2012 box OV3 folder 14
Marilyn Nelson, Poet Laureate of Connecticut and Cave Canem Elder (2007), 2012 box OV4 folder 1
C. D. Wright, taken at the Desert Nights, Rising Stars: the ASU Writers' Conference (2005), 2012 box OV4 folder 2
Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Cave Canem Faculty (2008), 2012 box OV4 folder 3
Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), poet and former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets (1978), 2012 box OV4 folder 4
Cornelius Eady, poet and co-founder of Cave Canem (2003), 2012, 2012 box OV4 folder 5
Alfredteen Harrison, Civil Rights activist and co-convener of Unsettling Memories Conference (2004), 2012 box OV4 folder 6
Unnamed healer at slave burial grounds in Natchez, Mississippi (2004), 2012 box OV4 folder 7
Alice Walker, author, poet, and collector of quilts (2002), 2012 box OV4 folder 8
Eugene Redmond, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez and Joanne Gabbin at 2004 Furious Flower Poetry Conference (2004), 2012 box OV4 folder 9
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) photographer, poet, novelist, musician, and filmmaker (circa 2004), 2012 box OV4 folder 10
Ronald L. Freeman, long-time photographer for the Smithsonian Institute (2004), 2012 box OV4 folder 11
James Allen, curator of lynching exhibit Without Sanctuary (2004), 2012 box OV4 folder 12
Lynda Koolish, primary photographer and assembler of this quilt-like exhibit (2008), 2012 box OV4 folder 13
Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) South African poet and imprisoned activist against apartheid (2008), 2012 box OV4 folder 14
Sonia Sanchez, poet, educator, playwright, and Cave Canem Elder (2010), 2012 box OV4 folder 15
Lucille (Sayles) Clifton as a child (circa 1940), 2012 box OV5 folder 1
Thelma Moore Sayles, Lucille's mother (1914-1959) (circa 1950), 2012 box OV5 folder 2
Clifton Home 1967-1981, 2605 Talbot Road, Baltimore, Maryland (circa 1980), 2012 box OV5 folder 3
Clifton Home 1981-1984, 2437 Pickwick Road, Dickeyville, Maryland (circa 1982), 2012 box OV5 folder 4
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) poet, writer, and feminist visionary (1978), 2012 box OV5 folder 5
Toi Derricotte, poet and co-founder of Cave Canem (2000), 2012 box OV5 folder 6
Galway Kinnell, poet and presenter at the Squaw Valley Writers' Conference (1991), 2012 box OV5 folder 7
Lucille Clifton, who received Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Furious Flower Conference at JMU (2004, 2012 box OV5 folder 8
Patricia Smith, poet, activist, and Cave Canem Faculty (2004), 2012 box OV5 folder 9
Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate novelist, educator, and former editor at Random House (1987) , 2012 box OV5 folder 10
Gwendolyn Magee, quilter and Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Visual Artist of 2003 (2004), 2012 box OV5 folder 11
Children of Philadelphia, Mississippi, heirs of the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s (2004) , 2012 box OV5 folder 12
June Jordan (1936-2002) poet, playwright, and activist (1984), 2012 box OV5 folder 13
2004-2005 Events, 2004 Map Case 1 Drawer 3

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