Writings Series, 1889-2007 and undated

2 boxes
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Contains published material and other writings assembled by Louise Davis in folders representing members of the Davis family, and includes Davis and Stone family trees, clippings on family history, and other genealogical research. Among the printed material are magazine features on Louise Davis from The Mountain Ear (Febr. 8, 2001); Portland (Feb.-Mar. 2004); and Colby (Fall 2004). Also found in this series are articles written by Louise Davis for the New York Citizen-Call; Washington Afro-American; Chicago Daily Defender; The Players Showcase; Washington Post; WTOP-TV; Contact; Philadelphia Daily News; and the Philadelphia Inquirer . There are also liner notes written by Louise Davis for jazz recordings by Ramsey Lewis and Stanley Cowell.

Folders also house photocopies of articles written by Thulani Davis for the Village Voice and the San Francisco Sun Reporter, reviews of her novels 1959 and Maker of Saints, and flyers for her poetry readings and performances. Her collaboration with Anthony Davis on the operas X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Amistad is also documented.

Includes reviews and feature articles on the work of Collis Davis Jr. and on Anthony Davis's musical performance and composition career, including his operas X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Under the Double Moon, Tania, Amistad, and Wakonda's Dream.

Materials related to Georgia Campbell Neal include photocopies of sketches for her autobiography, her death certificate, and obituaries for her fourth husband James McKinley Neal.

Writings and other items related to Arthur P. Davis, Sr. include photocopies of articles from the Washington Post and New Directions, an article from the journal Phylon, and obituaries from the New York Times and Washington Post. Also included is a brochure on a radio series, Ebony Harvest, 26 talks on American literature created and narrated by Arthur P. Davis, Sr.

Sections are arranged in alphabetical order by last name. See the top section of this collection guide for biographical information on each individual.


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