Guide to the Amiri Baraka papers


Finding aid prepared by D.C. Africana Archives Project


Collection 246; Inclusive Dates: 1951 - 1988; Extent: 87.5 Cubic Feet Description: Amiri Baraka, previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was a writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism. The Amiri Baraka papers spans 1951-1988 and contains biographical information, writings by Baraka (including an original manuscript of The Autobiography of Leroi Jones and poems), journals, articles, clippings, books, memorabilia and research files.