Department of English Language and Literature (University of Michigan) Master of Fine Arts Program records: 1986-2008
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Personal and Biographical [series]

Family correspondence constitutes the bulk of the Personal and Biographical series (1 linear foot, 1939-1997). Family correspondence gives a very intimate view of Hall, her academic, social, intellectual and personal activities, and her writing. The series contains a manuscript copy of Hall's autobiography Notes of a Native New Orleans Daughter in which she describes in detail her childhood and youth experience in New Orleans, racial tension, her political activism, including membership in the Communist Party, her marriage to Harry Haywood, life in Detroit in the mid-1960s, encountering with the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina, and her academic career. Also included in the series is material related to the Ethel and Herman Midlo International Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans in order to support, coordinate, and popularize scholarship about the history, culture, and public policy of the greater New Orleans area. Ethel Midlo was instrumental in establishing the Center.

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Autobiography Notes of a Native New Orleans Daughter (manuscript)
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Biographical information (includes photographs)
 
Correspondence (family)
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And fragmentary Undated
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1939-1940
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1945-1947
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1949-1973 (8 folders)
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1985-1991
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1992-1994, 1996-1997
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Ethel and Herman Midlo International Center for New Orleans Studies
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Miscellaneous