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C.L.R. James letters, (bulk 1939-1946).

Title
C.L.R. James letters, 1939-1986 (bulk 1939-1946).
Author
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 132 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 1 (Additions)Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 132 Box 1 (Additions)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Description
6 1/2 a.b. (2.7 lin. ft.)
Subjects
Source (note)
  • Webb, Constance
Biography (note)
  • West Indian scholar, political activist and writer. Died in 1989.
Call Number
Sc MG 132
OCLC
122626512
Author
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989.
Title
C.L.R. James letters, 1939-1986 (bulk 1939-1946).
Summary
Collection consists mainly of letters written by James to his former wife and political associate, Constance Webb. James' letters discuss a wide variety of subjects including love, politics, especially Marxism, art, history, sports, literature, and popular culture. Also included are miscellaneous letters and organizational materials documenting James' political activities in the United States, 1938-1953; and letters written to Webb regarding her writings on Richard Wright from Arna Bontemps, Lawrence Reddick, and Ellen Wright. Numerous letters also discuss the Johnson-Forest Tendency, a faction led by C.L.R. James under the pseudonym of J.R. Johnson and Raya Dunayevskaya (also known as Freddie Forest) within the Socialist Workers Party, which later evolved into the group, Facing Reality.
Biography
West Indian scholar, political activist and writer. Died in 1989.
Source
Webb, Constance Purchase March 1987 SCM 87-35 Letters.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Wright, Ellen.
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973.
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 132
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