Naomi Long Madgett and the Lotus Press Papers (1937-2004, bulk 1970-2003)
Naomi Long Madgett and the Lotus Press Papers
Madgett, Naomi Cornelia Long
14 boxes and one oversize box (approximately 16 linear feet)
Photographs in box 14 and scattered throughout the collection (see contents list).
Visual material in box 13.
Audio material in box 13.
Books by Naomi Long Magdett and Lotus Press, and books from Madgett's personal library, have been catalogued separately. Some chapbooks appear in the General Correspondence series, where such material were enclosed with a letter to Madgett. See the Writings and Author Files series for materials from the production of some Lotus Press books.
Naomi Long Madgett is a prominent poet, educator, and editor, recognized for her significant contribution to African-American letters. Since 1972 she has run, single-handedly, Lotus Press, which publishes poetry by African-Americans and others. The collection documents Madgett's career and the operation of Lotus Press, through correspondence, manuscripts (both by Madgett and by authors published by Lotus Press), ephemera, audiovisual material, and photographs.
The material is in English
University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)