John and Leni Sinclair papers: 1957-2003
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Topical Files [series]

The Topical Files series (1908-2002, approximately 2.5 linear feet) includes correspondence, publications, and photographs. This series has a strong focus on Randall's professional activities outside of the press, particularly his early career with the United States Postal Service, and also focuses on his personal interests. Conferences and Events, as well as Organizations, serve as indications of Randall's continued involvement with the black and African American community and the promotion of poetry and the arts in Detroit. Included in correspondence are Randall's letters to multiple congressmen in regard to the local postal service union and possible programming opportunities, as well as his early business ventures with universities and libraries. Grants overlap in topic with the Broadside Press series, and showcase possible funding opportunities for both Randall and the Broadside Press. Photographs and photo albums contain subjects that overlap with other series in the collection, and range from personal family photos to photos of poets and events.

 
Conferences and Events
Box   5  
American African History Month 1980
Box   5  
Memorabilia 1967 (2 folders)
Box   9  
1980-1981
Box   9  
1987-2002
Box   9  
Black Arts Convention, Detroit, Michigan 1967
Box   9  
Dance Card 1942
Box   9  
Gwendolyn Brooks Autographed Poster undated
Box   9  
Manuscripts for Workshop 1982
Box   11  
Andrea Hayes Johnson Interviewed by Dudley Randall, Detroit Festival for the Performing Arts 1983 (1 audiocassettes)
 
Correspondence
Box   3  
1949
Box   3  
Letters 1937-1940
Box   3  
United Public Workers of America 1947
Box   5  
1931-1953
Box   5  
1943-1950
Box   5  
1943-1968
Box   5  
1948-1950
Box   5  
1951-1954 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Black Writers Checklist 1970-1971
Box   7  
1951-1956
Box   7  
Burroughs 1966
Box   7  
Correspondence (outgoing) 1942-1966
Box   7  
Fellowships 1965-1969
Box   7  
Libraries 1953-1966
Box   8  
Permissions 1969 (3 folders)
Box   10  
1948-1951
Box   10  
1968-1969 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Personal 1968-1969
Box   10  
University of Detroit 1969
 
Grants
Box   4  
National Endoment for the Humanities Proposal: Biography 1974
Box   4  
Michigan Council for the Arts Mini-Grant 1981
Box   4  
Michigan Council for the Arts Pilot Program Proposals 1981
Box   4  
Proposal 1983
 
Organizations
Box   4  
By-Laws of United Detroit Artists undated
Box   4  
Detroit Society for the Advancement of Culture and Education 1965-1966
Box   4  
Michigan Foundation for the Arts 1983
Box   4  
The Mail Bag- Postal Workers' Local Publication 1947
Box   4  
Poetry Resource Center of Michigan 1981
Box   5  
Complete Mimeographical Materials 1951-1952, 1956
Box   5  
Committee on the Arts 1972
Box   5  
Lincoln's Page 1951
Box   5  
Personal - DR 1949-1953 (2 folders)
 
Photographs
Box   3  
1935-1966
Box   3  
1962-1968
Box   3  
Photo Album 1908-1961
Box   4  
1940-1963
Box   4  
1967
Box   4  
1973-1982
Box   4  
1989
Box   4  
Album 1937-1939, 1960s
Box   4  
Detroit Afro American Festival 1975
Box   4  
Personal Photographs 1972
Box   4  
Slava Tynes 1970
Box   12  
Randall portraits by Gerald L. Simmons 1969 (2 photographic_prints)