Broadside Press Records (1968-1999, bulk 1985-1996)
Summary Information
Title: Broadside Press Records
Creator: Broadside Press
Inclusive dates: 1968-1999
Bulk dates: 1985-1996
Extent: 10 linear feet
Abstract:
The Broadside Press records include correspondence, typescripts, broadsides, books, financial records, audiovisual material, photographs, realia, and other printed material. These records document a portion of the history of the Detroit-based African-American-owned publisher of poetry broadside, anthologies and other works.
Call number: Broadside Press
Language: The material is in English
Repository: University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright has not been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation:

Broadside Press Records, University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Collection History
Acquisition Information:

Acquired from Don and Hilda Vest, 2000.

Processing Information:

Collection processed and finding aid created by Vickie Connor.


Arrangement

Records are arranged in ten series: Correspondence (0.5 linear feet), Book Production Material (1 linear foot), Broadsides (0.25 linear feet), Programs and Events (0.5 linear feet), Business Records (1 linear foot), Financial Records (1 linear foot), Photographic Material (0.5 linear feet), Audiovisual Material (0.5 linear feet), Ephemera (1.5 linear feet), and Realia (.25 linear feet).


History

The Broadside Press is one of America's oldest African American owned presses, having published more that 200 poets and writers in broadsides, individual collections, anthologies, phonograph records, and videotapes.

Poet Dudley Randall founded the Broadside Press in 1965. The original mission of the Press was to publish single poems as broadsides, cloth books, and poetry tapes that could be purchased inexpensively. The first broadside was Randall's own, "The Bombing of Birmingham." The mission was later expanded to serve a broader segment of African American poets and writers whose works were not being published by the traditional presses. The establishment of the Broadside Press fostered the careers of just about every major poet to emerge during the sixties. Many of these poets document the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement and cultural awareness in the African American community. Nikki Giovanni, the late Etheridge Knight, the late Audre Lorde, Haki Madhubuti (formerly Don L. Lee, co-founder of Third World Press), Sonia Sanchez, and Margaret Walker attained national prominence as a result of their work being published and distributed by the Broadside Press. Others, including Gwendolyn Brooks, elected to move from well-known publishers to the Broadside Press as an expression of support and ethnic unity. Three Broadside authors, Houston A. Baker, James Emanuel, and Lance Jeffers, were also authors of Lotus Press Books in the 1970s.

In 1977 ownership of the Broadside Press was transferred to the Alexander Cromwell Center, which insured the continued distribution of existing titles. No new titles were produced until 1981, when ownership reverted back to Dudley Randall, with the publication of "Homage to Hoyt Fuller."

In 1985 ownership of the Broadside Press was acquired by Don and Hilda Vest, and restructured as a non-profit organization. Hilda Vest served as editor/publisher, using her skills as an educator in the Detroit Public School System, while and Don Vest, formerly a corporate recruiter, served as the business manager. Under new ownership the outstanding inventory was consolidated and distribution network reestablished. Their primary goal was to continue the mission of preserving the artistic integrity and creative freedom that distinguished the Broadside Press through the publication, distribution, and sale of books; and emphasizing educational, literary, and cultural arts programs with schools, libraries, churches, and community organizations; and reactivating the Broadside Poets Theater.

In 1988 they began publishing new writers, including James Emanuel, Michele Gibbs, Keorapetse and Aneb Kgositsile (formerly Gloria House), Irene Rosemond, Sharon Smith-Knight, Hilda Vest, and Rayfield Waller. HIP*ology , an anthology of 65 poets, a local oral history, Reflections: An Oral History of Detroit, and a children's coloring book, Island Images , depicting Caribbean life by poet and graphic artist Michele Gibbs, were among the new publications.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Broadside Press records include correspondence, typescripts, broadsides, books, financial records, audiovisual material, photographs, realia, and other printed material. The ten linear feet span the years 1968 to 1998, with the bulk of materials falling between 1985 and 1996. Records are arranged in ten series: Correspondence (0.5 linear feet), Book Production Material (1 linear foot), Broadsides (0.25 linear feet), Programs and Events (0.5 linear feet), Business Records (1 linear foot), Financial Records (1 linear foot), Photographic Material (0.5 linear feet), Audiovisual Material (0.5 linear feet), Ephemera (1.5 linear feet), and Realia (.25 linear feet).

Subject Terms
    Subjects:
    • Detroit (Mich.) -- Poetry
    • Randall, Dudley, 1914-
    • African American business enterprises -- Michigan -- Detroit
    • African American poets -- Michigan -- Detroit
    • American literature -- African American authors
    • American poetry -- 20th century
    • American poetry -- African American authors
    • Literature publishing -- Michigan -- Detroit
    • Publishers and publishing -- Michigan
    Contributors:
    • Baker, Houston A.
    • Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-
    • Crews, Stella L.
    • Emanuel, James A.
    • Gibbs, M. (Michele), 1946-
    • Giovanni, Nikki
    • Harris, Bill, 1941-
    • Jackson, Murray (Murray E.)
    • Jewell, Terri L.
    • Kgositsile, Aneb
    • Knight, Etheridge
    • Lorde, Audre
    • Odarty, Bill, 1938-
    • Randall, Dudley, 1914-
    • Reese, Leslie A.
    • Spencer, Chauncey E., 1906-
    • Thompson, Julius Eric
    • Vest, Donald
    • Vest, Hilda
    • Waller, Rayfield Allen
    • Williams, Karen Lynn
    • Williams, Willie J.
    Genre Terms:
    • Administrative records
    • Audiocassettes
    • Videotapes
    • Business records
    • Clippings
    • Correspondence
    • Drafts
    • Financial records
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Photographs.
    • Videotapes
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Correspondence [series]:

    The Correspondence series is comprised of three subseries: Poets and Writers, Permissions to Reprint, and General Correspondence. The Poets and Writers and Permissions to Reprint subseries are arranged alphabetically, and within folders, chronologically. The poets and writers collection includes letters written by Gwendolyn Brooks, Etheridge Knight, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde, and Dudley Randall. The most prolific correspondents were Gwendolyn Brooks and James Emanuel. The General Correspondence subseries is arranged chronologically.

     
    Poets and Writers
    Box   1  
    Baker, Houston
    Box   1  
    Brooks, Gwendolyn, to Dudley Randall (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Brooks, Gwendolyn (4 folders)
    Box   1  
    Crews, Stella
    Box   1  
    Emanuel, James (4 folders)
    Box   1  
    Gibbs, Michele
    Box   1  
    Giovanni, Nikki
    Box   1  
    Harris, Bill
    Box   1  
    House, Gloria (Aneb Kgositsile)
    Box   1  
    Jackson, Murray
    Box   1  
    Jewell, Terri
    Box   1  
    Knight, Etheridge
    Box   1  
    Lorde, Audre
    Box   1  
    Odarty, Bill
    Box   1  
    Randall, Dudley (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Reese, Leslie
    Box   1  
    Spencer, Chauncey
    Box   1  
    Thompson, Julius
    Box   1  
    Vest, Hilda
    Box   1  
    Waller, Rayfield
    Box   1  
    Williams, Karen
    Box   1  
    Williams, Willie
     
    Miscellaneous
    Box   1  
    A-B
    Box   1  
    C-D
    Box   1  
    E-H
    Box   1  
    I-L
    Box   1  
    M-P
    Box   1  
    Q-T
    Box   1  
    U-Z
    Box   1  
    Permissions to Reprint (3 folders)
    Box   1  
    General Correspondence (3 folders)
     
    Book Production Material [series]:

    The Book Production Material series contains material documenting the editing and production process for eight publications. Materials include printer's correspondence, typescripts and printer's proofs, unbound signatures, cover mock-ups, book jackets and photographs. Especially notable are the materials for Jazz From the Haiku King by James Emanuel, an expatriate living in France at the time of its production. This series also contains original artwork by Michele Gibbs.

     
    A Capsule Course in Black Poetry Writing
    Box   1  
    Book mock-up
     
    Island Images
    Box   1  
    Cover proofs
    Box   1  
    Unbound pages
     
    Jazz From the Haiku King
    Box   1  
    Printer's correspondence
    Box   1  
    Dust jacket photographs
    Box   1  
    Typescript and page proofs
    Box   1  
    Printer's proofs (5 folders)
     
    Jazz From the Haiku King
    Box   2  
    Unbound signatures
    Box   2  
    Page design mock-ups
    Box   2  
    "Dummy" book
     
    Riffin' to a Maroon Tune
    Box   2  
    Cover proofs and photographs
    Box   2  
    Dust jacket artwork
    Box   2  
    Printer's proofs
    Box   2  
    Unbound signatures
     
    Riffs & Coda
    Box   2  
    Printer's correspondence
    Box   2  
    Cover proofs and photographs
    Box   2  
    Printer's proofs (2 folders)
    Box   2  
    Unbound signatures
    Box   2  
    "Dummy" book
    Box   2  
    Zip disks (2 disks)
     
    A Safari of African Cooking
    Box   2  
    Dust jackets and photographs
    Box   2  
    Book mock-up
     
    Who Is Chauncey Spencer?
    Box   2  
    Printer's correspondence
    Box   2  
    Negatives and prints
    Box   2  
    Dust jackets
     
    Wine Sip and Other Delicious Poems
    Box   2  
    Cover mock-up
     
    Broadsides [series]:
     
    Broadside Poets Theater Series II [subseries]:
    Box   2  
    Litany , by Hilda Vest; no. 2
    Box   2  
    Designer Romance , by Leonard King; no. 3
    Box   2  
    Satchmo: Man About to Die , by Ray McKinney; no. 4
    Box   2  
    They Made Music , by Sharon Smith-Knight; no. 5
    Box   2  
    Efrem , by Vievee Francis; no. 6
    Box   2  
    Fats , by M.L. Liebler; no. 7
    Box   2  
    Frozen Flamingoes , by Melba Boyd; no. 8
    Box   2  
    Useless Parts , by Esperanza Cintron; no. 9
    Box   2  
    Poem for the Daughter I Know , by Rayfield Waller; no. 10
    Box   2  
    Keeper , by Laurel Federbush; no. 11
    Box   2  
    Father Berry , by Marcia Federbush; no. 12
    Box   2  
    If Hard Rock and A Heart , by Willie Williams; no. 13
    Box   2  
    Sankai Juku: Butoh Dancers of the Soul , by Schaarazetta Natelege; no. 14
    Box   2  
    Consolation, by We-Clear-The-Land; no. 16
    Box   2  
    A Welcome For Etheridge , by James Cunningham; no. 17
    Box   2  
    Africa in Detroit , by Jose Garza; no. 18
    Box   2  
    My Muse , by Kenyette Adrine-Robinson; no. 19
    Box   2  
    Charles Mingus , by Leslie Reese; no. 21
    Box   2  
    Nighttime Caller , by Leslie Lockhart; no. 22
    Box   2  
    Creation , by Wanda Denise Williams; no. 23
    Box   2  
    Bloods , by Willie Williams; no. 24
    Box   2  
    Untitled , by Teresa Tan; no. 25
    Box   2  
    Moon Eclipses , by Leisia Duskin; no. 27
    Box   2  
    Upon Hearing James Baldwin Dead , by Rayfield Waller; no.28
    Box   2  
    Osiris , by James J. Haynes; no. 28 [sic]
    Box   2  
    The Theatre of the Flaming Arrow , by Ibn Pori Pitts; no. 30
    Box   2  
    Women Turning , by Rhonda M. Greene; no. 30 [sic]
    Box   2  
    Mama (Dedicated to My Mother Obirtha Hunter-Williams), by Willie Williams; no. 31
    Box   2  
    Out on the Rainbow Bridge , by Larry Gabriel; no. 32
    Box   2  
    Justified Rage (for critics decrying a mother's right to mourn and Camille Cosby) , by Karen Williams; no. 34
     
    Single Poems [subseries]:
    Box   2  
    Gabriel , by Robert Hayden; no. 3
    Box   2  
    Ballad of the Free , by Margaret Walker; no. 4
    Box   2  
    The Sea Turtle and the Shark , by M.B. Tolson; no. 5
    Box   2  
    We Real Cool , by Gwendolyn Brooks; no. 6
    Box   2  
    A Poem for Black Hearts , by LeRoi Jones; no. 7
    Box   2  
    Booker T. and W.E.B. , by Dudley Randall; no. 8
    Box   2  
    Letter From a Wife , by Carolyn Reese; no. 12
    Box   2  
    Backlash Blues , by Langston Hughes; no. 13
    Box   2  
    Race Results , U.S.A.,  1966 By Sarah F. Fabio; no. 14
    Box   2  
    Song of the Son , by Jean Toomer; no. 15
    Box   2  
    Back Again, Home , by Don L. Lee; no. 16
    Box   2  
    The Black Narrator , by Le Graham; no. 17
    Box   2  
    Black Madonna , by Harold Lawrence; no. 18
    Box   2  
    The Wall , by Gwendolyn Brooks; no. 19
    Box   2  
    At That Moment , by Raymond Patterson; no. 20
    Box   2  
    Poems for Black Relocation Centers , by Etheridge Knight; no. 21
    Box   2  
    Not Light, Nor Bright, Nor Feathery , by Margaret Danner; no. 22
    Box   2  
    At Bay , by James A. Emanuel; no. 23
    Box   2  
    Black and White , by Tony Rutherford; no. 28
    Box   2  
    The Squared Circle , by Carl Killibrew; no. 29
    Box   2  
    Ginger Bread Mama , by Doughtry Long; no. 32
    Box   2  
    One Sided Shoot-Out , by Don L. Lee; no. 33
    Box   2  
    Granny Blak [sic] Poet (in Pastel): for Mrs. Margaret Danner , by Arthur Pfister; no. 35
    Box   2  
    For Black Poets Who Think of Suicide , by Etheridge Knight; no. 36
    Box   2  
    Now Ain't That Love?, by Carolyn Rodgers; no. 37
    Box   2  
    Slaughterhouse , by Helen Pulliam; no. 38
    Box   2  
    County Jail , by Jill Witherspoon; no. 39
    Box   2  
    Rip-Off , by Ronda Davis; no. 40
    Box   2  
    All I Gotta Do , by Nikki Giovanni; no. 41
    Box   2  
    Goodnight , by Paula Alexander; no. 42
    Box   2  
    Muslim Men , by Sterling Plumpp; no. 43
    Box   2  
    A Long Rap/For Flip Wilson , by Carolyn Rodgers; no. 44
    Box   2  
    The Nigger Cycle , by K.A. Mwandishe; no. 45
    Box   2  
    A Simple Poem to Mae , by O.K. Tarajia; no. 46
    Box   2  
    Black Henry , by Rockie Taylor; no. 47
    Box   2  
    Two Poems , by Robert Keeby & Stephany; no. 48
    Box   2  
    For H.W. Fuller , by Carolyn Rodgers; no. 50
    Box   2  
    A Father Tells His Son About the Status of Liberty, by Bobb Hamilton; and Crossing the International Date Line , by George Buggs; no. 51
    Box   2  
    To My Immortality , by Yusuf; Attempted Genocide, Sometimes -- When it Doesn't Work , and Good Times , by Jeanne Newkirk Smith; Childhood; Love , by Robert T. Bowen; and Poem by Carole Gregory Clemmons; no. 52
    Box   2  
    Hoes Are for Raking Leaves , by Hodari Kinamo; Unite , by LaDonna Tolbert; The Black Man's Life , by B.H. Rogers; and Superblack , by Alvin Kingcade; no. 53
    Box   2  
    Ebony Woman , by Lawrence C. Reily; Growing Pains , by Thomas Washington, Jr.; Convict Warrior No. 122088 , by Robert L.; and Sisters Love to Rap , by M.K. Malik; no. 54
    Box   2  
    Black Song , by J.D. Perry; no. 55
    Box   2  
    Black Gifts for a Black Child , by Chaka Shango (Horace Coleman); no. 56
    Box   2  
    Gonna Free Him , by Evelyn Clarke; no. 57
    Box   2  
    Three Poems , by Karl W. Carter; no. 58
    Box   2  
    A Hip Tale in the Death Style , by Johari M. Amini (Jewel Latimore); no. 59
    Box   2  
    Five Poems , by Alice Walker; no. 60
    Box   2  
    Four Poems , by J.P. Randall, R. Oxford, and J. Forsh; no. 61
    Box   2  
    Green Apples , by Dudley Randall; no. 62
    Box   2  
    Pearl Bailey Sings Tchaikovsky , by Olumo (Jim Cunningham); no. 63
    Box   2  
    Aurora: the Early Period of Anything Webster , by Gwendolyn Brooks; no. 65
    Box   2  
    1965 , by Melba J. Boyd; Flowers at the Jackson Funeral Home (Daddy? Sugardaddy? You Really Dead?) , by George Barlow; and X Pressing Fellin , by Jose-Angel Figueroa; no 66
    Box   2  
    Ain't No Mo Ain't, by Ruth Steed; Impressions of Zambia , by Chinosole; and The Little Blk [sic] Girl on the Subway , by Tom Sellers; no. 67
    Box   2  
    Indigoes , by Jon Randall; no. 70
    Box   2  
    Democracy , by El Gilbert; no. 71
    Box   2  
    Summer Time Haiku , by JoAnn Anderson; no. 72
    Box   2  
    But Not for Me , by C. Gene Drafts; no. 73
    Box   2  
    The Sunflower Queen , by C.A. Shango (Horace Coleman); no. 74
    Box   2  
    Four Women , By Denise Alexander Burnett; no. 75
    Box   2  
    Traders , by Albert Wendt; no. 76
    Box   2  
    Afro Blue (to Mongo), by Ricardo Alonso; Hold Me , by Jacelyn Lewis; and To My Man in Jail , by Susan Cottrell; no. 77
    Box   2  
    Poem: On Moral Leadership as a Political Dilemma (Watergate, 1973), by June Jordan; no. 78
    Box   2  
    At the Five and Dime , by Herbert Woodward Martin, no. 79
    Box   2  
    All of Us Are All of Us , by Lucille Clifton; no. 81
    Box   2  
    Watermelon Poems , by Deonne B. Wright; no. 82
    Box   2  
    Counterpoem for Dudley Randall , by Eileen Tann; no. 83
    Box   2  
    Hurl , by Eugenia Collier; no. 84
    Box   2  
    Climbing Montmartre , by Melvin Dixon; no. 86
    Box   2  
    Poem for Patrice Lumumba , by Hurley X (Smith); no. 87
    Box   2  
    Strolling , by Donald Mosley; no. 88
    Box   2  
    African Mama , by Mohezin Tejani; no. 89
    Box   2  
    Love Deep , by Rhonda Mills; no. 90
    Box   2  
    To an Old Man Twiddling Thumbs , by Michael S. Harper; no. 91
    Box   2  
    The Great Gittin' Down , by Betty H. Neals; no. 92
     
    Commemorative Broadsides [subseries]:
    Box   2  
    Martin Luther King, Jr . (eulogy), Gwendolyn Brooks
    Box   2  
    Morning Glory, Mourning Glory , Ulysses Newkirk II; Winner, 5th Annual Cavalcade of Poets Contest
    Box   2  
    Night of Respite , Sonya Marie Pouncy; Winner, 4th Annual Cavalcade of Poets Contest
    Box   2  
    REGROUP , by Regina Reid; Winner, 1st Annual Cavalcade of Poets Contest
    Box   2  
    [Yes Mandela] , Dennis Brutus; Silver Anniversary Edition
     
    Programs and Events [series]:
    Box   2  
    A Day of Poetry
    Box   2  
    A Tribute to Audre Lorde
    Box   2  
    An Afternoon of Poetry and Music
    Box   2  
    An Evening of Songs of My People
    Box   2  
    Arts Alive
    Box   2  
    Bates Academy Poetry Workshop
    Box   2  
    Book Signings and Poetry Readings, Flyers
    Box   2  
    Brazeal Dennard Chorale
     
    Broadside Poets Theater
    Box   2  
    Flyers
    Box   2  
    Poetry Reading Marathon
    Box   2  
    Third Anniversary Program
    Box   2  
    Broadside Press Silver Anniversary Celebration
    Box   2  
    Broadside Press/Lotus Press Workshop Series
    Box   2  
    Calendars
    Box   2  
    Community Poetry Workshops at Central Michigan University
    Box   2  
    Continuing the Heritage, Tribute to MLK
    Box   2  
    Cultural Crossroads Poetry Forum
    Box   2  
    Dudley Randall 78th Birthday Celebration
    Box   2  
    Great Detroit Read Aloud '95
    Box   2  
    Journaling Workshop with Irene Rosemond
    Box   2  
    Kwanzaa Activities,  1992-1993
    Box   2  
    Let's Talk About It
    Box   2  
    The Library Connection
    Box   2  
    The Library Connection, Receipts
    Box   2  
    Lotus Press 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Box   2  
    Midwest Popular Culture/Midwest American Culture Associations Conference,  1993
    Box   2  
    Oak Park High School Poetry Workshop
    Box   3  
    Poet-In-Residence (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Poet-In-Residence Summer Poetry Workshop,  1996
    Box   3  
    Poetry As Therapy at Elmhurst Home
    Box   3  
    Poetry in the Ark
    Box   3  
    Poetry Plus at the DIA
    Box   3  
    Project BAIT
    Box   3  
    Reader's Marathon/Poet-In-Residence Showcase
    Box   3  
    Reflections, An Oral History by Senior Detroiters
    Box   3  
    Renaissance High School Oral History Workshop
    Box   3  
    Rochester Hills Public Library Poetry Workshop
    Box   3  
    Sherrard Middle School Poetry Workshop
    Box   3  
    Visions of Words Poetry Workshop
    Box   3  
    Your Heritage House Poetry Workshop
    Box   3  
    Other Activities
     
    Business Records [series]:
     
    Administrative Records
    Box   3  
    Annual Meeting,  1993
    Box   3  
    Articles of Incorporation
    Box   3  
    Arts League of Michigan (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Audits
    Box   3  
    Board Meetings, minutes
    Box   3  
    Board of Directors
    Box   3  
    Broadside Press, History
    Box   3  
    Business Plan
    Box   3  
    By-Laws
    Box   3  
    Certificate of Assumed Name, Wayne County
     
    Contracts, Poets and Writers
    Box   3  
    A-M
    Box   3  
    N-Z
    Box   3  
    Insurance Certificate
    Box   3  
    Inventory,  1985
     
    IRS Forms
    Box   3  
    501(c)3
    Box   3  
    990 (3 folders)
    Box   3  
    W-9
    Box   3  
    ISBN Log (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Kinko's
    Box   3  
    Lease Agreement, Alexander Crummel Memorial Episcopal Church
    Box   3  
    Loan Agreement, National Bank of Detroit
    Box   3  
    Michigan Annual Report for Non-Profit Corporations
    Box   3  
    Mission Statement
    Box   3  
    Restructure,  1998
     
    Resumes, Poets and Writers
    Box   3  
    A-M
    Box   3  
    N-Z
     
    Rosters
    Box   3  
    Business Contacts
    Box   3  
    Mailing Lists
    Box   3  
    Poets and Writers
    Box   3  
    Sales Tax License
    Box   3  
    Sample Forms and Letters (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Solicitation License (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Miscellaneous Documents
    Box   3  
    Miscellaneous Billings
    Box   3  
    Miscellaneous Receipts (2 folders)
     
    Catalogs
    Box   3  
    Broadside Press (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Paul Breman Limited
    Box   3  
    Pittsburgh Book News
     
    Grant Applications
    Box   3  
    Arts League of Michigan
    Box   3  
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    Box   3  
    Harold McKinney Book Proposal
    Box   3  
    Michigan Bell
    Box   3  
    Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) (6 folders)
    Box   4  
    Museum of African American History
    Box   4  
    Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (3 folders)
    Box   4  
    Piston's Palace Foundation
    Box   4  
    Poets & Writers Inc. (2 folders)
    Box   4  
    Public Benefit Corporation (2 folders)
    Box   4  
    Skillman Foundation
    Box   4  
    Target Stores
    Box   4  
    Unknown Application Materials
    Box   4  
    General Correspondence (3 folders)
     
    Financial Records, First Independence National Bank (FINB)
    Box   4  
    Statements, Checking,  1987-1999 (17 folders)
    Box   4  
    Cancelled Checks,  1989-1997 (12 folders)
    Box   4  
    Check Registers,  1992-1997 (7 folders)
    Box   4  
    Deposit Record,  1990-1993 1995-1999 (5 folders)
    Box   4  
    Transaction Record,  1986-1999 and  undated (4 folders)
    Box   5  
    Statements, Savings,  1986-1999 (17 folders)
    Box   5  
    Miscellaneous Transaction Receipts
     
    Financial Records, National Bank of Detroit (NBD)
    Box   5  
    Statements, Checking,  1994-1999 (8 folders)
    Box   5  
    Cancelled Checks,  1994-1999 (11 folders)
    Box   5  
    Check Registers,  1994-1998 (2 folders)
    Box   5  
    Transaction Receipts,  1994-1997
    Box   5  
    Miscellaneous Transaction Receipts
     
    Photographic Material [series]:
     
    Photographs, Poets and Writers [subseries]:
    Box   5  
    Boyd, Melba Joyce
    Box   5  
    Brooks, Gwendolyn
    Box   5  
    Brooks, Gwendolyn -- at Plymouth Church
    Box   5  
    Brooks, Gwendolyn -- at Wayne State University
    Box   5  
    Gibbs, Michelle
    Box   5  
    Jackson, Murray
    Box   5  
    Jackson, Murray -- MAAH Booksigning,  June 17, 1988
    Box   5  
    Knight, Etheridge
    Box   5  
    Knight, Etheridge -- African World Festival,  August 20, 1988
    Box   5  
    Kgositsile, Aneb (Gloria House)
    Box   5  
    Kgositsile, Aneb (Gloria House) -- MAAH Book Signing
    Box   5  
    Kgositsile, Keorapetse -- Your Heritage House
    Box   5  
    Madgett, Naomi Long
    Box   5  
    McKinney, Ray
    Box   5  
    Randall, Dudley
    Box   5  
    Reese, Leslie
    Box   5  
    Reese, Leslie -- Book Signing,  March 27, 1988
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    Rosemond, Irene
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    Smith-Knight, Sharon
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    Spencer, Chauncey
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    Vest, Don and Hilda
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    Vest, Hilda -- Book Signing at the Shrine of the Black Madonna
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    Walker, Margaret
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    Walker, Margaret -- Book Signing,  May 13, 1988
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    Walker, Margaret -- University of Michigan Dearborn,  January 9, 1997
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    Waller, Rayfield
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    Waller, Rayfield -- Book Signing,  April 17, 1988
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    Ward, Al
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    Williams, Willie
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    Various Individuals
     
    Photographs, Programs and Events [subseries]:
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    A Safari of African Cooking
    Box   5  
    African World Festival Poetry Reading,  1991
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    Broadside Poets Theater 24 Hour Poetry Reading Marathon
    Box   5  
    Broadside Poets Theater, Miscellaneous (2 folders)
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    Broadside Press Silver Anniversary Celebration
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    Broadside Press Silver Anniversary Celebration Conference at Wayne State University
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    Cavalcade of Poets Contest,  1995
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    Chicago State Conference
    Box   5  
    Detroit Black Writer's Guild
    Box   5  
    Hipology
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    Island Images, Book Introduction
    Box   5  
    Poet-In-Residence, Main Library (2 folders)
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    Poetry Reading, Archives Book Store
    Box   5  
    Poetry Readings, Miscellaneous (2 folders)
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    Society of African American Poets Award
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    Sunday at Two at the Detroit Institute of Arts
     
    Negatives, Poets and Writers [subseries]:
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    Brooks, Gwendolyn
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    Randall, Dudley
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    Smith-Knight, Sharon
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    "Straight Ahead"
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    Vest, Don & Hilda
    Box   5  
    Ward, Al
     
    Negatives, Programs and Events [subseries]:
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    Downtown Library Event
    Box   5  
    Miscellaneous Negatives
     
    Audiovisual Material [series]:
     
    Audio Tapes [subseries]:
    Box   6  
    Don and Hilda Vest, interview with N'Kenge Zola
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    Don and Hilda Vest, Murray Jackson; interview,  1992
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    Graveyard Moss, Midnite Talk for Black Folk
    Box   6  
    Hilda Vest, interview with Debra Evans,  September 9, 1991
    Box   6  
    Irene Rosemond, Reflections: An Oral History of Detroit Workshop
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    Mr. Jenkins, Greystone Balloon
    Box   6  
    Rayfield Waller, interview with N'Kenge Zola
     
    Videotapes [subseries]:
    Box   6  
    Broadside Poetry Theater Twenty-four Hour Marathon at the Urban Coffee House,  1993
    Box   6  
    Broadside Press and Lotus Press Poetry Workshop Series,  1989
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    Broadside Press and MAAH, Poetry In Black
    Box   6  
    Detroit Black Arts Alliance, Broadside Poetry Special,  1998
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    Don and Hilda Vest, For My People,  1990
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    Etheridge Knight, interview,  October 19, 1990
    Box   6  
    Etheridge Knight, poetry reading at Michigan State University,  August 11, 1990
    Box   6  
    First Congregational Church, To Fly Away
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    Margaret Walker, interview,  May 13, 1988
    Box   6  
    Michelle Gibbs and Al Ward, Broadside Press 25th Anniversary Awards,  1990
    Box   6  
    Museum of African American History, Broadside Press Hip Poets,  October 20, 1990
     
    Phonograph Records [subseries]:
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    Don L. Lee, Rappin' and Readin',  1970
     
    Ephemera [series]:
     
    Event Cards [subseries]:
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    Dynamite Voices,  1991 (postcard)
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    Dynamite Voices,  1991 (poetry and recipe card)
     
    Event Programs [subseries]:
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    Dynamite Voices,  1991
     
    Portfolios [subseries]:
    Box   7  
    "Broadside Press Broadside Series"
     
    Clippings and Newsletters [subseries]:
     
    Clippings
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    Book Reviews
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    Obituary Notices
    Box   7  
    General (9 folders)
    Box   7  
    Magazines (3 folders)
    Box   7  
    Newsletters
     
    Posters [subseries]:
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    Broadside Poets Theater featuring Gwendolyn Brooks,  1988
    Box   8  
    Broadside Poets Theater presents Leslie A. Reese,  1988
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    Broadside Poets Theater presents Rayfield A. Waller,  1988
    Box   8  
    Dynamite Voices,  1991
    Box   8  
    For Black Poets Who Think of Suicide , c1969
    Box   8  
    Gwendolyn Brooks, 80th Birthday Celebration,  1997
    Box   8  
    HIP*ology , c1990
    Box   8  
    Poet-In-Residence
    Box   8  
    Rainrituals/Patches on Mainstreet , c1989
    Box   8  
    Reflections: An Oral History of Detroit,  1992
    Box   8  
    Riffin' to a Maroon Tune , c1996
    Box   8  
    Riffs & Coda , c1998
    Box   8  
    Watermelon Rinds and Cherry Pits , c1991
    Box   8  
    Wine Sip and other Delicious Poems , c1991
     
    Realia [series]:
     
    T-Shirts
    Box   9  
    "Broadside Press 1965" (black)
    Box   9  
    "HIP*ology" (green)
     
    Merchandise Bag
    Box   9  
    "Broadside Press" (white)