C.L.R. James Institute records, 1932-2003, bulk 1983-1999


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C.L.R. James Institute records, 1932-2003, bulk 1983-1999

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1932-2003: bulk 1983-1999

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General notes

They contain correspondence, copies of articles and essays, proofs of books and articles, notes, reports, print-outs of lists, printed ephemera, etc. There is an extensive audio and digital component of the archives, compising CDs, cassette tapes, laptop computers, hard drives, and floppy disks.
The hard drive and floppy discs in this series likely contain data for the numerical cataloging system devised by the institute; this system has not been maintained in the arrangement of the material in these papers.

Content notes

Jim Murray was C.L.R. James' assistant in early 1983; in 1984 Murray founded the C.L.R. James Institute in New York City. Murray also edited Cultural Correspondence with Paul Buhle. This series contains correspondence with other C.L.R. James scholars and researchers; with Paul Buhle regarding Cultural Correspondence; with Anna Grimshaw regarding various projects; and over tussles regarding rights to publish James' material or the validity and authority of scholarship. Also here are manuscripts, by others, that Murray edited or critiqued, and files on projects by various students who worked for or interned at the Institute.



20 linear feet (45 boxes)


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