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Finding aid for the Arnold Adoff papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Arnold Adoff papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1955-2001
Author: Finding aid prepared by Brittany Harnish, August 2009
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Brittany Harnish using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination: Adoff, Arnold
Extent: 10.00 cubic feet (11 boxes = 8 record storage boxes, 2 newspaper boxes, and 1 oversized box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0097
Abstract: This collection consists largely of manuscripts and related materials from author, children's poet, and anthologist Arnold Adoff, dating from 1955 to 2001. The collection includes other materials as well, such as correspondence, publisher catalogs and promotional items, conference and program materials, newspaper clippings, and interview transcripts.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Arnold Adoff

Arnold Adoff was born in New York, New York, in 1935. He received his B.A. from City College of New York, after which he pursued graduate studies at Columbia University. Adoff initially was employed within the New York public school system for several years before pursuing work as an anthologist, children's poet, and author. In 1960 he married noted author Virginia Hamilton, and the couple eventually settled in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with their two children. Adoff's works touch upon a number of subjects, including nature, food, and the experiences of African Americans. Among the accolades he has received, Adoff was awarded the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Poetry for Children in 1988.

Scope and Content

The Arnold Adoff papers, spanning from 1955 to 2001, consist primarily of manuscripts and other materials related to Adoff's publications, including correspondence, book reviews, and notes. The collection contains general correspondence, awards materials, bibliographies and book lists, and materials relating to conferences and programs attended as well. Also included are interview transcripts, printer's proofs of a manuscript authored by Adoff's son Jaime, newspaper clippings, publisher profile material, book publication announcements, catalogs, and promotional materials, correspondence and documents pertaining to the Gale Autobiography Series Something About the Author, miscellaneous notes and papers, photographs, audiocassettes, and two sweatshirts decorated by elementary school students.

Statement of Arrangement

The Arnold Adoff papers have been divided into five series.
Series 1: Manuscripts and Related Materials
Series 2: General Correspondence
Series 3: Subject Files
Series 4: Photographs
Series 5: Audio-Visual and Artifacts


Separated Material

The collection contains a book, Creative Experiences for Young Children, 2nd edition, by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, that has been cataloged in KentLINK and is shelved in the LC-classified book collection.

Related Material

Special Collections and Archives maintains a small collection of Virginia Hamilton materials as well.

Preferred Citation

Arnold Adoff papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

Arnold Adoff donated his papers to Special Collections and Archives in several parts, from 2001 to 2008.

Accruals

Arnold Adoff continues to add to the collection on a periodic basis.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Children's poetry, American
African Americans--Juvenile poetry
American poetry--20th century
Children's literature--Authorship
Persons:
Adoff, Arnold
Functions:
Authorship
Occupations:
Poets, American
Authors, American
Material Types:
Manuscripts, American
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs



Detailed Description of The Collection

Series 1: Manuscripts and Related Materials, 1963-2001
Box 1 / Folder 1
All the Colors of the Race: Draft typescript, 1977
Box 1 / Folder 2
All the Colors of the Race: Layout, undated
Box 1 / Folder 3
All the Colors of the Race: Dust jacket, undated
Box 1 / Folder 4
All the Colors of the Race: Correspondence, 1981, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 5
All the Colors of the Race: Book reviews, 1982-1984, undated
Box 1 / Folder 6
The Basket Counts: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 7
The Basket Counts: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 8
The Basket Counts: Fragments, annotated typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 9
The Basket Counts: Draft typescript with handwritten revisions, undated
Box 1 / Folder 10
The Basket Counts: Printer's proof with handwritten revisions, 1999
Box 1 / Folder 11
The Basket Counts: Printer's proof, 1999
Box 1 / Folder 12
The Basket Counts: Printer's proof, undated
Box 1 / Folder 13
The Basket Counts: Printer's proof, undated
Box 1 / Folder 14
The Basket Counts: Printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Box 1 / Folder 15
The Basket Counts: Fragments, printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Box 1 / Folder 16
The Basket Counts: Printer's proof, dust jacket, undated
Box 1 / Folder 17
The Basket Counts: Memos, forms, and estimate request, 1994, 1998, undated
Box 1 / Folder 18
The Basket Counts: Miscellaneous notes, articles, and illustrations, 1995, undated
Box 1 / Folder 19
The Basket Counts: Correspondence, 1994, 1996, 1998-2000, undated
Box 1 / Folder 20
The Basket Counts: Book reviews, 2000, undated
Box 1 / Folder 21
Big Sister Tells Me That I'm Black: Fragments, draft typescript, 1974
Box 1 / Folder 22
Big Sister Tells Me That I'm Black: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 23
Big Sister Tells Me That I'm Black: Correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 1 / Folder 24
Birds: Draft typescript, 1979
Box 1 / Folder 25
Birds: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 26
Birds: Printer's proof with handwritten revisions, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 27
Birds: Illustrations, undated
Box 1 / Folder 28
Birds: Book reviews, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 29
Black is Brown is Tan: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 30
Black is Brown is Tan: Printer's proof with color illustrations, 2000, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 9.
Box 1 / Folder 31
Black is Brown is Tan: Dust jackets, undated
Box 1 / Folder 32
Black is Brown is Tan: Correspondence, 1972-1974, 1990, 2001
Box 1 / Folder 33
Black on Black: Book reviews, 1968, undated
Box 1 / Folder 34
Brothers and Sisters: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 35
Brothers and Sisters: Draft typescript--Reference copy, undated
Box 1 / Folder 36
Brothers and Sisters: Fragments, typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 1 / Folder 37
Brothers and Sisters: Galley proofs, undated
Box 1 / Folder 38
Brothers and Sisters: Galley proofs, undated
Box 1 / Folder 39
Brothers and Sisters: Miscellaneous notes and documents, 1963, 1966-1969, undated
Box 1 / Folder 40
Brothers and Sisters: Book review, 1970
Box 1 / Folder 41
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 42
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Draft typescript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 43
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Draft typescript--Reference copy, undated
Box 1 / Folder 44
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Printer's proof -- book jacket, undated
Box 1 / Folder 45
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 9.
Box 1 / Folder 46
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Fragments, unbound pages, undated
Box 1 / Folder 47
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Dust jacket, undated
Box 1 / Folder 48
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Correspondence, 1981, 1983, 1986
Box 1 / Folder 49
The Cabbages Are Chasing The Rabbits: Book reviews, 1985
Box 1 / Folder 50
Celebrations: Galley proofs, undated
Box 1 / Folder 51
Celebrations: Dust jacket, undated
Box 1 / Folder 52
Celebrations: Termination agreement, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 53
Celebrations: Correspondence, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 54
Celebrations: Book reviews, 1977-1978
Box 2 / Folder 1
Chocolate Dreams: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1988
Box 2 / Folder 2
Chocolate Dreams: Printer's proof, undated
Box 2 / Folder 3
Chocolate Dreams: Printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 9.
Box 2 / Folder 4
Chocolate Dreams: Fragments, galley proofs, 1988
Box 2 / Folder 5
Chocolate Dreams: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket -- two copies, 1989
Box 2 / Folder 6
Chocolate Dreams: Dust jacket, undated
Box 2 / Folder 7
Chocolate Dreams: Research and notes, 1979-1980, 1982, undated
Box 2 / Folder 8
Chocolate Dreams: Correspondence, 1988, 1991
Box 2 / Folder 9
Chocolate Dreams: Book reviews, 1989-1991
Box 2 / Folder 10
City in All Directions: Draft typescript, undated
Box 2 / Folder 11
Contemporary American Poetry: Notes, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 2 / Folder 12
Contemporary American Poetry: Agreement and remittance, 1972
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 2 / Folder 13
Contemporary American Poetry: Correspondence, 1972, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 2 / Folder 14
Daring Dog and Captain Cat: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 15
Daring Dog and Captain Cat: Printer's proof, 2000
Box 2 / Folder 16
Daring Dog and Captain Cat: Printer's proof with color illustrations, 2000
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 9.
Box 2 / Folder 17
Daring Dog and Captain Cat: Printer's proof -- illustrations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 18
Daring Dog and Captain Cat: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket -- two copies, 2001
Box 2 / Folder 19
Daring Dog and Captain Cat: Correspondence, 1999-2001
Box 2 / Folder 20
Eats: Draft typescript, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 21
Eats: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 22
Eats: Printer's proof, undated
Box 2 / Folder 23
Eats: Fragments, printer's proof, undated
Box 2 / Folder 24
Eats: Galley proofs with annotations, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 25
Eats: Artwork, undated
Box 2 / Folder 26
Eats: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 27
Eats: Dust jacket, undated
Box 2 / Folder 28
Eats: Reprint permission, 1985
Box 2 / Folder 29
Eats: Correspondence, 1984
Box 2 / Folder 30
Eats: Book reviews, 1979-1983, undated
Box 2 / Folder 31
Flamboyen: Fragments, draft typescript with handwritten revisions, 1987, undated
Box 2 / Folder 32
Flamboyen: Fragments, galley proofs, 1988
Box 2 / Folder 33
Flamboyen: Printer's proof -- jacket illustrations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 34
Flamboyen: Dust jacket, undated
Box 2 / Folder 35
Flamboyen: Research and notes, 1980-1981, 1983, 1987, undated
Box 2 / Folder 36
Flamboyen: "Adoff's Two Immutable Laws of Fantasy Presentation", 1987
Box 2 / Folder 37
Flamboyen: Book reviews, 1988, undated
Box 2 / Folder 38
Friend Dog: Draft typescript, undated
Box 2 / Folder 39
Friend Dog: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 40
Friend Dog: Book reviews, 1980-1981, undated
Box 2 / Folder 41
Greens: Draft typescript, 1983
Box 2 / Folder 42
Greens: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 43
Greens: Printer's proof, undated
Box 2 / Folder 44
Greens: Galley proofs with annotations, 1987
Box 2 / Folder 45
Greens: Dust jackets, undated
Box 2 / Folder 46
Greens: Correspondence, 1979-1980
Box 2 / Folder 47
Hard to Be Six: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 2 / Folder 48
Hard to Be Six: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 2 / Folder 49
Hard to Be Six: Draft typescript -- revisions, 1989
Box 2 / Folder 50
Hard to Be Six: Draft typescript with handwritten revisions, 1989
Box 2 / Folder 51
Hard to Be Six: Printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 9.
Box 2 / Folder 52
Hard to Be Six: Galley proofs, 1989
Box 2 / Folder 53
Hard to Be Six: Dust jacket, undated
Box 2 / Folder 54
Hard to Be Six: Correspondence, 1989, 1991
Box 2 / Folder 55
Hard to Be Six: Book review, 1991
Box 2 / Folder 56
Home to the Hills: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 2 / Folder 57
Home to the Hills: Research and notes, 1979, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 2 / Folder 58
Home to the Hills: Illustrations, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 2 / Folder 59
I Am the Darker Brother: Printer's proof, undated
Box 2 / Folder 60
I Am the Darker Brother: Dust jackets, undated
Box 2 / Folder 61
I Am the Darker Brother: Correspondence, 1968, 1996
Box 2 / Folder 62
I Am the Darker Brother: Book reviews, 1968-1969, undated
Box 2 / Folder 63
I Am the Running Girl: Draft typescript, undated
Box 2 / Folder 64
I Am the Running Girl: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 65
I Am the Running Girl: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 66
I Am the Running Girl: Printer's proof with illustrations, undated
Box 2 / Folder 67
I Am the Running Girl: Galley proofs, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 68
I Am the Running Girl: Correspondence, 1977
Box 3 / Folder 1
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Draft typescript, undated
Box 3 / Folder 2
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1989
Box 3 / Folder 3
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 9.
Box 3 / Folder 4
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Galley proofs, 1989
Box 3 / Folder 5
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Dust jacket, undated
Box 3 / Folder 6
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Bound book, 1991
Box 3 / Folder 7
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Bound book, 1997
Box 3 / Folder 8
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Correspondence, 1989-1990
Box 3 / Folder 9
In for Winter, Out for Spring: Book reviews, 1991
Box 3 / Folder 10
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Draft typescript, undated
Box 3 / Folder 11
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Draft typescript--Reference copy, undated
Box 3 / Folder 12
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 3 / Folder 13
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Box 3 / Folder 14
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Draft handwritten -- titles, authors, author contact information, undated
Box 3 / Folder 15
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Printer's proof, undated
Box 3 / Folder 16
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Printer's proof, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 17
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Fragments, printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 3 / Folder 18
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Printer's proof, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 19
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Correspondence, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 20
It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes: Book reviews, 1971-1972
Box 3 / Folder 21
Love Letters: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1995
Box 3 / Folder 22
Love Letters: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1995
Box 3 / Folder 23
Love Letters: Draft typescript -- sketches for additional poems, undated
Box 3 / Folder 24
Love Letters: Printer's proof, 1996
Box 3 / Folder 25
Love Letters: Printer's proof, 1996
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 10.
Box 3 / Folder 26
Love Letters: Printer's proof with color illustrations, 1996
Box 3 / Folder 27
Love Letters: Printer's proof with color illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 10.
Box 3 / Folder 28
Love Letters: Galley proofs, 1996
Box 3 / Folder 29
Love Letters: Fragments, galley proofs, 1996
Box 3 / Folder 30
Love Letters: Printer's proof -- illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 10.
Box 3 / Folder 31
Love Letters: Printer's proof, cover illustration variations, 1996
Box 3 / Folder 32
Love Letters: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket, 1997
Box 3 / Folder 33
Love Letters: Bound book, 1997
Box 3 / Folder 34
Love Letters: Promotional board and poster, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 10.
Box 3 / Folder 35
Love Letters: Miscellaneous notes and documents, 1996, undated
Box 3 / Folder 36
Love Letters: Correspondence, 1996-1997, undated
Box 3 / Folder 37
Love Letters: Correspondence--Reference copy, 1996
Box 3 / Folder 38
Love Letters: Book reviews, 1996-1997
Box 3 / Folder 39
Make a Circle Keep Us In: Poems for a Good Day: Fragments, draft typescript, 1974
Box 3 / Folder 40
Make a Circle Keep Us In: Poems for a Good Day: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 3 / Folder 41
Make a Circle Keep Us In: Poems for a Good Day: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 3 / Folder 42
Make a Circle Keep Us In: Poems for a Good Day: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1975
Box 3 / Folder 43
Make a Circle Keep Us In: Poems for a Good Day: Printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 3 / Folder 44
Malcolm X: Printer's proof, 1999
Box 3 / Folder 45
Malcolm X: Printer's proof, 1999
Box 3 / Folder 46
Malcolm X: Bound book, 1970
Box 3 / Folder 47
Malcolm X: Microfiche, layout of book, undated
Box 3 / Folder 48
Malcolm X: Correspondence, 1971, 1999
Box 3 / Folder 49
Malcolm X: Book reviews, 1970, undated
Box 3 / Folder 50
Ma nDa La: Notes, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 51
Ma nDa La: Book reviews, 1971-1972
Box 3 / Folder 52
My Black Me: Draft typescript, undated
Box 3 / Folder 53
My Black Me: Galley proofs, undated
Box 3 / Folder 54
My Black Me: Galley proofs, undated
Box 3 / Folder 55
My Black Me: Dust jackets, undated
Box 3 / Folder 56
My Black Me: Correspondence, 1973, 1975
Box 3 / Folder 57
My Black Me: Book reviews, 1974, undated
Box 3 / Folder 58
OUTside INside Poems: Printer's proof with illustrations, undated
Box 3 / Folder 59
OUTside INside Poems: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket, 1981
Box 3 / Folder 60
OUTside INside Poems: Dust jacket, undated
Box 3 / Folder 61
OUTside INside Poems: Book reviews, 1981-1982, 1984, undated
Box 4 / Folder 1
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 1-38, undated
Box 4 / Folder 2
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 1-38
Box 4 / Folder 3
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 40-96, undated
Box 4 / Folder 4
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 40-96
Box 4 / Folder 5
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 97-136, undated
Box 4 / Folder 6
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 97-136
Box 4 / Folder 7
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 137-182, undated
Box 4 / Folder 8
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 137-182
Box 4 / Folder 9
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 184-218, undated
Box 4 / Folder 10
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 184-218
Box 4 / Folder 11
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 219-267, undated
Box 4 / Folder 12
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 219-267
Box 4 / Folder 13
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 268-313, undated
Box 4 / Folder 14
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 268-313
Box 4 / Folder 15
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotation, pages 314-353, undated
Box 4 / Folder 16
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 314-353
Box 4 / Folder 17
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 354-404, undated
Box 4 / Folder 18
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 354-404
Box 4 / Folder 19
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 405-457, undated
Box 4 / Folder 20
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 405-457
Box 4 / Folder 21
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 458-496, undated
Box 4 / Folder 22
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 458-496
Box 4 / Folder 23
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 497-539, undated
Box 4 / Folder 24
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 497-539
Box 4 / Folder 25
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 540-570, undated
Box 4 / Folder 26
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 540-570
Box 4 / Folder 27
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 571-600, undated
Box 4 / Folder 28
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 571-600
Box 4 / Folder 29
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 601-640, undated
Box 4 / Folder 30
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 601-640
Box 4 / Folder 31
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 641-682, undated
Box 4 / Folder 32
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 641-682
Box 4 / Folder 33
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 683-723, undated
Box 4 / Folder 34
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 683-723
Box 4 / Folder 35
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 724-768, undated
Box 4 / Folder 36
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 724-768
Box 4 / Folder 37
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 769-797, undated
Box 4 / Folder 38
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 769-797
Box 4 / Folder 39
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, pages 798-834, undated
Box 4 / Folder 40
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations--Reference copy, undated
Scope and Content
Pages 798-834
Box 4 / Folder 41
The Poetry of Black America: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, table of contents, undated
Box 4 / Folder 42
The Poetry of Black America: Draft handwritten, table of contents, undated
Box 5 / Folder 1
The Poetry of Black America: Galley proofs, pages 1-111, 1972
Box 5 / Folder 2
The Poetry of Black America: Galley proofs, pages 112-243, 1972
Box 5 / Folder 3
The Poetry of Black America: Galley proofs, pages 244-361, 1972
Box 5 / Folder 4
The Poetry of Black America: Galley proofs, pages 362-516, 1972
Box 5 / Folder 5
The Poetry of Black America: Fragments, galley proofs, undated
Box 5 / Folder 6
The Poetry of Black America: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 5 / Folder 7
The Poetry of Black America: Correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 5 / Folder 8
The Poetry of Black America: Book review, 1973
Box 5 / Folder 9
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Fragments, typescript printer's proof, 1991
Box 5 / Folder 10
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Fragments, typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1991
Box 5 / Folder 11
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, draft typescripts with handwritten revisions and annotations, 1989-1990
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 10.
Box 5 / Folder 12
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Typescript printer's proof, 1999
Box 5 / Folder 13
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1999
Box 5 / Folder 14
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Printer's proof with annotations, 1999
Box 5 / Folder 15
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Printer's proof, alternate layout versions, undated
Box 5 / Folder 16
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Printer's proof with color illustrations -- book cover, 1999
Box 5 / Folder 17
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Printer's proof -- illustrations, undated
Box 5 / Folder 18
The Return of Rex and Ethel: Correspondence, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999, undated
Box 5 / Folder 19
Sisters of the Word: Draft typescript and anthology proposal, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 5 / Folder 20
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Draft typescript, undated
Box 5 / Folder 21
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Fragments, printer's proof, 1994
Box 5 / Folder 22
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Fragments, printer's proof with annotations, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 23
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Printer's proof, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 24
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Printer's proof with illustrations, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 25
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Galley proofs, bound, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 26
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Illustrations -- photograph collages and negatives, undated
Box 5 / Folder 27
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Illustrations -- photograph collages, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 11.
Box 5 / Folder 28
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Dust jackets, undated
Box 5 / Folder 29
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 5 / Folder 30
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Correspondence, 1981, 1994-1996, undated
Box 5 / Folder 31
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Book reviews, advertisement copy, and reviewer list with accompanying correspondence, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 32
Slow Dance Heart Break Blues: Book reviews, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 33
Sports Pages: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 5 / Folder 34
Sports Pages: Fragments, printer's proof, undated
Box 5 / Folder 35
Sports Pages: Dust jacket, undated
Box 5 / Folder 36
Sports Pages: Correspondence, 1980-1981, 1985
Box 5 / Folder 37
Street Music: City Poems: Draft typescript with handwritten revisions, 1992
Box 5 / Folder 38
Street Music: City Poems: Typescript printer's proof, 1993
Box 5 / Folder 39
Street Music: City Poems: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1993
Box 5 / Folder 40
Street Music: City Poems: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket -- two copies, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 41
Street Music: City Poems: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket -- two copies, 1995
Box 5 / Folder 42
Street Music: City Poems: Printer's proof -- illustrations, undated
Physical Location: This item is filed in oversized Box 10.
Box 5 / Folder 43
Street Music: City Poems: Dust jacket, undated
Box 5 / Folder 44
Street Music: City Poems: Book reviews, 1995, undated
Box 5 / Folder 45
Today We Are Brother and Sister: Draft typescript, 1979
Box 5 / Folder 46
Today We Are Brother and Sister: Draft typescript with annotations, 1979
Box 5 / Folder 47
Today We Are Brother and Sister: Correspondence, 1976
Box 5 / Folder 48
Today We Are Brother and Sister: Book reviews, 1981-1982, undated
Box 5 / Folder 49
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 5 / Folder 50
Tornado!: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 5 / Folder 51
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, 1975
Box 5 / Folder 52
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 5 / Folder 53
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, 1975
Box 5 / Folder 54
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 5 / Folder 55
Tornado!: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 6 / Folder 1
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 2
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 3
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 4
Tornado!: Draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 5
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 6
Tornado!: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 6 / Folder 7
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 8
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 9
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 10
Tornado!: Draft typescript with annotations, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 11
Tornado! Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 12
Tornado!: Fragments, printer's proof with annotations, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 13
Tornado!: Galley proofs with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 14
Tornado!: Dust jacket, undated
Box 6 / Folder 15
Tornado!: Miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 6 / Folder 16
Tornado!: Correspondence, 1974, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 17
Tornado!: Book reviews, 1977-1978
Box 6 / Folder 18
Touch the Poem: Draft typescript, 1994
Box 6 / Folder 19
Touch the Poem: Draft typescript with annotations, 1994
Box 6 / Folder 20
Touch the Poem: Draft typescript with annotations, 1994
Box 6 / Folder 21
Touch the Poem: Fragments, draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 22
Touch the Poem: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 23
Touch the Poem: Printer's proof, 1995
Box 6 / Folder 24
Touch the Poem: Printer's proof with annotations, 1999
Box 6 / Folder 25
Touch the Poem: Printer's proof with annotations, 1999
Box 6 / Folder 26
Touch the Poem: Galley proofs, undated
Box 6 / Folder 27
Touch the Poem: Galley proofs with annotations, 1995
Box 6 / Folder 28
Touch the Poem: Galley proofs, 1995
Box 6 / Folder 29
Touch the Poem: Illustrations, 1996, undated
Box 6 / Folder 30
Touch the Poem: Printer's proof, full color including dust jacket -- two copies, 2000
Box 6 / Folder 31
Touch the Poem: Miscellaneous notes, 1995
Box 6 / Folder 32
Touch the Poem: Correspondence, 1993-1995, 1999-2000, undated
Box 6 / Folder 33
Touch the Poem: Book reviews, 2000
Box 6 / Folder 34
Under the Early Morning Trees: Draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 35
Under the Early Morning Trees: Typescript printer's proof with annotations -- title pages, copyright page, dedication page, and "about" page, 1977
Box 6 / Folder 36
Under the Early Morning Trees: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 37
Under the Early Morning Trees: Correspondence, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 38
Under the Early Morning Trees: Book review, 1979
Box 6 / Folder 39
W.E.B. Du Bois: Draft typescript with annotations, 1973
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 6 / Folder 40
W.E.B. Du Bois: Correspondence, 1981
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 6 / Folder 41
Where Wild Willie: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 42
Where Wild Willie: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 43
Where Wild Willie: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 44
Where Wild Willie: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 45
Where Wild Willie: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 46
Where Wild Willie: Fragments, draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 47
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript, undated
Box 6 / Folder 48
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript, 1974
Box 6 / Folder 49
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript, 1974
Box 6 / Folder 50
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 6 / Folder 51
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 6 / Folder 52
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript, 1975
Box 6 / Folder 53
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 54
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 55
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 56
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 57
Where Wild Willie: Draft typescript with annotations, undated
Box 6 / Folder 58
Where Wild Willie: Typescript printer's proof with annotations, 1977
Box 6 / Folder 59
Where Wild Willie: Typescript printer's proof with annotations -- panels, jacket flaps, title page, dedication page, and copyright page, 1978
Box 6 / Folder 60
Where Wild Willie: Galley proofs with annotations, 1977
Box 6 / Folder 61
Where Wild Willie: Galley proofs with annotations -- panels, dedication page, 1978
Box 6 / Folder 62
Where Wild Willie: Bound hardcover book, 1978
Box 6 / Folder 63
Where Wild Willie: Correspondence, 1975
Box 6 / Folder 64
Yard Field Town: Fragments, draft typescript with annotations, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 6 / Folder 65
Yard Field Town: Correspondence, 1985, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 6 / Folder 66
Women's poetry anthology: Draft typescript, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 6 / Folder 67
Women's poetry anthology: Correspondence, 1970, undated
Scope and Content
This is an unpublished work.
Box 6 / Folder 68
Unidentified poetry anthology: Miscellaneous notes, draft typescript of introduction, undated

Series 2: General Correspondence, 1967-1996
Box 6 / Folder 69
Correspondence, 1967-1968
Box 6 / Folder 70
Correspondence, 1970-1974, 1976-1977, 1979
Box 6 / Folder 71
Correspondence, 1982-1983
Box 6 / Folder 72
Correspondence, 1985-1989
Box 6 / Folder 73
Correspondence, 1992, 1994, 1996
Box 6 / Folder 74
Correspondence, undated

Series 3: Subject Files, 1955-2001
Box 6 / Folder 75
Awards and certificates, 1955, 1982-1983, 1989, 1997
Box 6 / Folder 76
Awards: National Council of Teachers of English, Award for Poetry for Children, related materials, 1987-1988
Box 6 / Folder 77
Bibliographies and book lists, 1971, 1975, 1981-1983, 1990, 1992, undated
Box 7 / Folder 1
Conferences and programs, 1973-1975, 1977-1978
Box 7 / Folder 2
Conferences and programs: Rider College Reading Conference Proceedings, 1978
Physical Description: 2 copies
Box 7 / Folder 3
Conferences and programs, 1979, 1981-1982
Box 7 / Folder 4
Conferences and programs, 1983
Box 7 / Folder 5
Conferences and programs, 1983
Box 7 / Folder 6
Conferences and programs, 1984-1985
Box 7 / Folder 7
Conferences and programs, 1987-1989
Box 7 / Folder 8
Conferences and programs, 1990, 1995-1997, 2003
Box 7 / Folder 9
Conferences and programs, undated
Box 7 / Folder 10
Interview transcripts, undated
Box 7 / Folder 11
Interview transcripts, undated
Box 7 / Folder 12
Jaime Adoff: The Song Shoots Out Of My Mouth: Printer's proof, 2001
Box 7 / Folder 13
Miscellaneous documents, 1981, 1989, 1991, 2000-2001, undated
Box 7 / Folder 14
Miscellaneous notes, 1986, 1988, undated
Box 7 / Folder 15
Miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 7 / Folder 16
Newspaper clippings: Book advertisements and reviews, 1968-1969, 1973, 1977, 1982
Box 7 / Folder 17
Newspaper clippings: Miscellaneous, 1972, 1981-1982, 1989, 1996-1997, undated
Box 7 / Folder 18
Newspaper clippings: School visits and student talks, 1970, 1975, 1981-1984, 1990, 1992
Box 7 / Folder 19
Publisher author profile materials, undated
Box 7 / Folder 20
Publisher book publication announcements, 1969, 1983, 1991, 1996, undated
Box 7 / Folder 21
Publisher catalogs, 1968
Box 7 / Folder 22
Publisher catalogs, 1972, 1977, 1979
Box 7 / Folder 23
Publisher catalogs, 1980, 1982, 1986
Box 7 / Folder 24
Publisher catalogs, 1991, 1997
Box 7 / Folder 25
Publisher promotional materials, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1988-1990, 1995, undated
Box 7 / Folder 26
Something About the Author, Gale Autobiography Series, 1988, 1991-1992, undated
Scope and Content
Draft typescript of autobiography, correspondence, and related materials
Box 7 / Folder 27
Table of book reviews, undated
Scope and Content
Includes title of work, publication year, reviewer
Box 7 / Folder 28
Wilbur S. Scott, "A Short Guide to Poetry in English", 1973
Scope and Content
Draft typescript of sample chapter with accompanying correspondence
Box 7 / Folder 29
Young Writer's Conference, 1989-1990
Scope and Content
Correspondence and miscellaneous materials

Series 4: Photographs, 1984-1998
Box 7 / Folder 30
Photographs of Arnold Adoff, miscellaneous items, 1984, 1986, 1998, undated

Series 5: Audio-Visual and Artifacts, 1979-1992
Box 7 / Folder 31
Audiocassette: Arnold Adoff reading Eats Poems, Black is Brown is Tan, Birds Poems, and Outside/Inside Poems, undated
Scope and Content
With accompanying packaged materials
Box 7 / Folder 32
Audiocassette: Arnold Adoff reading Eats Poems, Black is Brown is Tan, Birds Poems, and Outside/Inside Poems, undated
Scope and Content
With accompanying packaged materials
Box 7 / Folder 33
Audiocassette: Arnold Adoff reading Eats Poems, I Am the Running Girl, All the Colors of the Race, and Johnny Junk is Dead, undated
Scope and Content
With accompanying packaged materials
Box 7 / Folder 34
Audiocassette: Arnold Adoff reading Eats Poems, I Am the Running Girl, All the Colors of the Race, and Johnny Junk is Dead, undated
Scope and Content
With accompanying packaged materials
Box 7 / Folder 35
Audiocassette: Notes on poems, Alone in the (?), Johnny Junk, Home to the Hills, 1979
Box 8 / Folder 1
Painted sweatshirt with signatures, from Etna grade 3, 1992
Box 8 / Folder 2
Painted sweatshirt from Deer Run Elementary, Dublin, Ohio, undated
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