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The Maya Angelou Film and Theater Collection documents the multi-talented author's extensive work in the performing arts. The collection contains materials relating to Angelou's work as a playwright, actor, director, screenwriter, interviewer, and documentary filmmaker. Formats include manuscript, print, audio, and video.

Biographical and Historical Note

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents divorced when she was three years old, and she and her four-year-old brother Bailey were sent to live with their paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The children were eventually reunited with their mother in San Francisco, but Maya returned to Stamps to live with her grandmother again as a teenager. Maya gave birth to her only child, a son named Guy Johnson, when she was 16.

Angelou began her professional career as a singer and dancer. She was also active in the Civil Rights movement. Angelou traveled widely, touring Europe and Africa in the cast of Porgy and Bess, and married several times. In 1969 she published  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of her autobiographical works, for which she is best known. Angelou went on to publish four more books of memoirs, as well as many volumes of poetry. She also worked as an actor, stage and screen director, and writer of plays and screenplays. In 1993 she read her poem  "On the Pulse of Morning" at the inauguration ceremony for President  Bill Clinton.

Although her formal education ended with high school, Angelou has received many honorary degrees and holds the Z. Smith Reynolds chaired professorship in American Studies at Wake Forest University. Angelou passed away at her home in Winston Salem on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.

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Collection Overview

The collection consists of materials relating to Maya Angelou's work in the performing arts. Materials include original scripts for film and theater; adaptations by Angelou of her own and other authors' works; items relating to productions which Angelou produced, directed, or appeared in; documentaries and interviews; and ephemeral materials. Formats include manuscript, print, audio, and video.

Series are arranged in alphabetical order of play and film production names, relevant organizations that Maya Angelou belongs to, and assorted video and audio recordings.

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Collection Inventory

  • Afro-American History Specials: The Arts (1976) / Box 69 / Box 60 (Installment of television series, written by Maya Angelou, December 1976. Part I: Legacy; Part II: The Inheritors.)
    • Manuscript by Angelou and others / Box 69 Folder 6
    • Bibliography for Part One: The Legacy; and partial script, with manuscript notes / Box 60 Folder 4
    • Carbon copies of typescripts and bibliography for Part One: Legacy / Box 60 Folder 5
    • Typescript of Part One: The Legacy / Box 60 Folder 6
    • Typescript of Part One: The Legacy, with notes/corrections (2 copies) / Box 60 Folder 7
    • United States Information Agency correspondence, including typescript with edits and article on fold instruments / Box 69 Folder 7
    • Final script for Part One: Legacy (2 copies) (December 1976) / Box 60 Folder 8
    • Set, costume, and sound notes / Box 60 Folder 9
    • Typescript for Part Two: The Inheritors, with manuscript edits / Box 60 Folder 10
    • Foreign distribution list (April - May 1976) / Box 60 Folder 11
    • Typed pages (2) and manuscript notes about music / Box 69 Folder 8
  • Ajax  (1974) / Box 1 (Adaptation of Sophocles' play by Angelou, ca. 1974.)
    • Manuscript, with typescript introductory notes / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Performance feedback and insertion notes / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Typescript / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Typescript bound in red cloth notebook / Box 1 Folder 4
  • All Day Long  (1974) / Box 2 / Box 65 (Screenplay by Angelou, written for the Women's Directing Workshop at the  American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies)
    • Carbon copies (2) of typescript narrative / Box 2 Folder 1
    • Manuscript / Box 65 Folder 1
    • Carbon and mimeographed copy of screenplay typescript, with cover sheet on American Film Institute letterhead / Box 2 Folder 2
    • Copy of typescript screenplay, with manuscript edits / Box 2 Folder 3
    • Storyboard and notes in spiral notebook / Box 2 Folder 4
    • Rehearsal schedule, storyboard, and production notes / Box 65 Folder 2
    • Proof sheets of production photos / Box 2 Folder 5 (Headshots of actors Michael Anthony and  Andre Edwards.)
  • America, How Are You? (1996) / Box 57 (Three-part BBC television series by filmmaker  John Blair; Angelou and  Christopher Hitchens were presenters.)
    • Correspondence / Box 57 Folder 10
    • Proposal/Production Timetable (1996-1997) / Box 57 Folder 11
  • American Film Institute and Directors Guild [Some items restricted and removed; see Box 33] / Box 52 / Box 34 / Box 67 / Box 67 / Box 51 / Box 50 / Box 49
    • Letters, memos, and correspondence from the American Film Institute to its Board of Trustees (October 1975-October 1976) / Box 34 Folder 1
    • AFI Seminar with Maya Angelou (March 13, 1978) / Box 34 Folder 2
    • American Film magazines / Box 34 Folder 3
    • Event Programs and Articles from the AFI / Box 34 Folder 4
    • Telegrams re: the AFI Board of Trustees / Box 34 Folder 5
    • Directors Guild / Box 34 Folder 6
    • Minutes and Meeting Materials- from the American Film Institute (1975-) / Box 34  See also

      See also Black Binders in Box 25, Folders 21-24

      • Handwritten meeting notes (written by Maya Angelou?) (March 10th) / Box 34 Folder 7
      • Twenty-fifth Meeting of the Board of Trustees AFI (March 10, 1976) / Box 34 Folder 8
      • Thirty-Second Meeting of the Board of Trustees AFI (March 2,1978) / Box 34 Folder 9
    • Directors Guild Correspondence and Memos (1976-1977) / Box 67 Folder 4
    • Alumni Reports for American Film Institute / Box 49 Folder 10
    • Articles from the American Film Institute to the Board of Trustees / Box 50 Folder 1
    • More Memos and Correspondence with the AFI / Box 50 Folder 2
    • Hearing Notes and related legislation notes on the issue of creating an independent American Film Institute (1975) / Box 50 Folder 3
    • "Directing Workshop for Women" Correspondence and Memos / Box 50 Folder 4
      • Resumes for Potential Candidates for the "Directing Workshop for Women" workshop / Box 50 Folder 4
    • Film Comment Magazine with focus on Women Directors (November-December 1972) / Box 50 Folder 5
    • Motion Picture and Television Museum Feasibility Report: Submitted to City of Burbank (May 1975) / Box 50 Folder 6
    • Course Handbook for the Center of Advanced Film Studies (September 1975) / Box 50 Folder 7
    • A Proposal on Educational Activities to the AFI from the University Film Asssociation (October 16, 1975) / Box 50 Folder 8
    • "Babylon's Only A Whistle Stop" Script (1974) / Box 50 Folder 9
    • About the American Film Institute (Professional Summary/Factsheet) / Box 50 Folder 10
    • "Images of Minority Women in American Films" proposal and attached resumes (September 10, 1976) / Box 51 Folder 1
    • Brochure for American Film Institute "Life Achievement Award Dinner" (March 1, 1977) / Box 67 Folder 5
    • Correspondence with Howard University School of Communications / Box 51 Folder 2
    • The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures / Box 51 Folder 3
    • Spiral-Bound Report on the American Film Institute Planning Session (June 1976) / Box 51 Folder 4
    • Spiral Bound American Film Institute Financial Statements (June 30, 1976 and 1975) / Box 51 Folder 5
    • Directors Guild of America Action Magazines (March-August 1975) / Box 51 Folder 6
    • Directors Guild Constitution, Bylaws, and other Brochures (October 16, 1965) / Box 51 Folder 7
    • Black History Film List: 150 Films and Where to Find Them / Box 52 Folder 1
    • Screen Actor's Guild Correspondence, Memos / Box 52 Folder 2
    • Filmmakers of Color Membership Directory (1995) / Box 52 Folder 3
    • Black Binders Containing American Film Institute Meeting Minutes and Agendas / Box 51
      • June 16, 1976 AFI Meeting Notes (June 16, 1976) / Box 51 Folder 8
      • October 14, 1976 AFI Meeting Notes (October 14, 1976) / Box 51 Folder 9
      • March 2, 1977 AFI Meeting Notes (March 2, 1977) / Box 51 Folder 10
      • May 25, 1978 AFI Meeting Notes (May 25, 1978) / Box 51 Folder 11
  • The Amen Corner: A Chris/Rose Production / Box 56 / Box 54
    • The Amen Corner Script (bound)--2 copies (1998) / Box 56 Folder 24
    • The Amen Corner Correspondence / Box 56 Folder 25
    • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) / Box 54
      • AFTRA Correspondence and Memos / Box 54 Folder 4
      • AFTRA "StandBy" Newsletters (September-December 1974) / Box 54 Folder 5
      • AFTRA Winter 1969 Magazine (1969-1970) / Box 54 Folder 6
  • And Still I Rise  (1977-1992) / Box 65 / Box 6 / Box 7 / Box 62 / Box 63 / Box 4 / Box 5 (And Still I Rise was the title both of a volume of Angelou's poetry, published in 1978, and of a musical drama which incorporated some of the poems. Angelou directed at least three productions of the theatrical version.)
    • Manuscript pages of poetry / Box 4 Folder 1
    • List of poetry in And Still I Rise, typescript (2 copies) (1986) / Box 4 Folder 2
    • Reviews of Virago Press book / Box 4 Folder 3
    • Book reviews of And Still I Rise  (1978-1979) / Box 5 Folder 8
    • Copyright form for And Still I Rise, a musical play (January 19, 1993) / Box 5 Folder 9
    • Manuscript and typescript drafts of play version / Box 65 / Box 63 / Box 4 / Box 5 / Box 6 / Box 7
      • Early typescripts and partial typescripts (6), with manuscript corrections and added manuscript pages / Box 63 Folder 5 / Box 65 Folder 12 / Box 65 Folder 11 / Box 63 Folder 4 / Box 63 Folder 3 / Box 63 Folder 2
      • Typescript/manuscript with note "First Draft" / Box 63 Folder 6
      • Typescript/manuscript labeled original script with 3 attached biographies / Box 4 Folder 4
      • Typescript/manuscript office copy with pink cover (August 1992) / Box 4 Folder 5
      • Typescript/manuscript edited, a revised script, a revised and staged script with edits (August 28, 1992, August 25, 1992, September 3, 1992) / Box 4 Folder 6
      • Various typescript pages, with manuscript note "Fini" / Box 4 Folder 7
      • Manuscript pages on yellow legal pad paper / Box 63 Folder 7
      • Photocopy of bound typescript, with corrections, with Gerard Purcell Assoc. in manuscript on title page / Box 4 Folder 8
      • Angelou's copy of bound typescript from Gerard Purcell Assoc., with manuscript notes / Box 4 Folder 9
      • Typescript/Manuscript / Box 4 Folder 10
      • Spiral bound typescript in white cover from Gerald Purcell Assoc. (7 copies total) / Box 5 Folder 1 / Box 5 Folder 2 / Box 5 Folder 3 / Box 5 Folder 4 / Box 5 Folder 5
      • Spiral bound typescript with interfiled manuscript pages, with note: M.A.'s Copy / Box 63 Folder 8
      • Typescript revised, staged, with edits (August 28, 1992 September 3, 1992) / Box 6 Folder 4
      • And Still We Rise, five page story, copyright 1987 / Box 7 Folder 2
      • Spiral bound typescript in pink covers (3 copies) / Box 7 Folder 3 / Box 7 Folder 5 / Box 7 Folder 4
      • Clean typescript dated January 1977 (8 copies) / Box 6 Folder 5 / Box 6 Folder 6 / Box 6 Folder 7 / Box 6 Folder 8 / Box 6 Folder 9 / Box 6 Folder 10 / Box 6 Folder 11 / Box 7 Folder 1
    • Music and songs: poetry and original music by Angelou, orchestration by Michael L. Williams / Box 6 / Box 62 / Box 63
      • Original scores for "I Can Call Down Rain" and  "Bird of Paradise" , script with pink cover, photocopies of  "Po' Girl" and  "Take Time Out" / Box 63 Folder 13
      • Copies of manuscript scores for "Come -- And Be My Baby" and  "Picking 'Em Up and Laying 'Em Down" / Box 63 Folder 14
      • Folder with manuscript score and lyrics, with note: vocal book; rehearsal score; guitar part / Box 6 Folder 2
      • Folder with manuscript score and lyrics, with note: Instrumental Parts: Alto Saxophone, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano / Box 6 Folder 3
      • Photocopies of "Get Right with God"  "Oh! To Be Young and Happy"  "Hold the Line"  "Stay Baby Stay" / Box 63 Folder 15
      • Photocopies of Vocal Book and Instrumental Parts of score and lyrics / Box 62 Folder 1
      • Copies of music and lyrics for individual songs / Box 7
        • "There Ought to Be a Law" / Box 7 Folder 6
        • "Where We Belong" / Box 7 Folder 6
        • "I Call You Luvy" / Box 7 Folder 6
        • "Who All is Hid" / Box 7 Folder 7
        • "My Life Has Turned to Blue" / Box 7 Folder 7
        • "Get Right with God" / Box 7 Folder 7
        • "Just Like Job" / Box 7 Folder 7
        • "Another Love" / Box 7 Folder 7
        • "Thank You Lord" / Box 7 Folder 7 / Box 7 Folder 8
        • "Life Doesn't Bother Me" / Box 7 Folder 8
        • "Hold! Stop! Don't Pity Me" / Box 7 Folder 8
        • "The Memory of Love" / Box 7 Folder 8
        • "Stepping Out on Your Word" / Box 7 Folder 8
    • Productions / Box 6 / Box 63 / Box 5 / Box 6 / Box 5 / Box 63 / Box 7
      • Oakland Ensemble Theatre, Oakland, California, directed by Angelou (August 6 - 29, 1976) / Box 63 Folder 9
        • Correspondence
        • Production staff list and contact information
        • Director's notes
        • Playbill and program
        • Reviews / Box 63 Folder 10
      • AMAS Repertory Theatre, New York, New York, directed by Angelou (1977) / Box 63 Folder 11
        • Casting notes
        • Director's notes
        • Notes on choreography
        • Program
      • Arts Council Theatre, Winston-Salem, N.C., , directed by Angelou, Production Manager was  Larry Leon Hamlin (September 3 - 13, 1992) / Box 5 Folder 6, 7
        • News articles on And Still I Rise and the Arts Council Theatre (1992) / Box 5 Folder 6
        • Press release from The Graham Williams Group, announcing premiere and opening-night gala fundraiser for the 1993  National Black Theatre Festival / Box 5 Folder 7
        • Typed memos from two meetings with Jim Steele (August 1992) / Box 5 Folder 7
        • Production budget and photocopies of issued checks / Box 5 Folder 7
      • University of North Carolina Center for Public Television production (January 1985) / Box 7
        • Photograph of Maya Angelou (advertisement for the production)
        • Production Pitch / Box 7
          • Biographies of Lead Cast and Crew / Box 7 Folder 11
      • Groundplan for And Still I Rise, theatre unknown / Box 63 Folder 12
      • Rehearsal schedule and program proofs / Box 6 Folder 1
      • Kel-Bro-Mac Productions Media Plan (1992) / Box 7 Folder 12
      • Dates of Performances of 1992 "And Still I Rise" Production / Box 7 Folder 10
      • Photograph of Maya Angelou / Box 7 Folder 9
  • Angelou on Burns (1992-1996) / Box 1 / Box 29 (BBC Scotland documentary in which Angelou discusses  Robert Burns's poetry and its influence on her work, 1996.)
    • Postcards and Biographical information / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Travel arrangements, schedules, and health insurance forms / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Documents concerning Angelou's participation in a Burns Conference, Glasgow (January 1993) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Correspondence, mostly from Elly Taylor (producer/director) and  Allison Campbell (production assistant) (1994-1996) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Proposals, outlines, cast and crew contact information, filming schedules, production / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Angelou on Burns TV Version (3 copies) / Box 29
  • Assignment America (1975) / Box 53 / Box 52 (PBS series, with interviews conducted by Angelou. Produced by Cynthia Kayan for WNET New York, 1975.)
    • "Ray Bradbury: The Fantasy Maker" , aired (January 28, 1975) / Box 52 / Box 53
      • Transcripts / Box 53 Folder 4
      • Manuscript and typescript of opening outline and schedule for interview / Box 52 Folder 5
      • Background information on Bradbury / Box 52 Folder 6
      • Background Material/Articles by Bradbury / Box 52 Folder 7
    • "Angela Davis: A Closer Look" , aired (February 25, 1975) / Box 52
      • Transcripts / Box 52 Folder 8
      • Schedule, proposed outline, and typescript draft of opening / Box 52 Folder 9
      • Carbon copy of Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis; review, publicity, background / Box 52 Folder 10
    • "Valerie Harper: TV's Rhoda" , aired (March 24, 1975) / Box 52
      • Final Transcripts / Box 52 Folder 11
      • Manuscript notes, articles, and outline / Box 52 Folder 12
      • Background material and publicity for Rhoda T.V. show / Box 52 Folder 13
    • "Bill Russell: Basketball's Reluctant Rebel" , aired (April 29, 1975) / Box 52
      • Transcripts / Box 52 Folder 14
      • Biographical notes, opening remarks, and outline / Box 52 Folder 15
      • Publicity articles, background material / Box 52 Folder 16
    • "James Baldwin: Conversation with a Native" , aired (May 13, 1975) / Box 52
      • Final transcripts / Box 52 Folder 17
      • Preliminary transcripts / Box 52 Folder 18
      • Opening remarks and outline; excerpts from letters between Baldwin and Angelou / Box 52 Folder 19
    • "Berkeley: Where Have All the Rebels Gone?" , aired (June 24, 1975) / Box 52 / Box 53
      • Outline, opening remarks and interview questions, list of student interviewees / Box 52 Folder 20
      • Typescript: "Berkeley Then and Now" / Box 52 Folder 21
      • Typescript in binder from the Office of Public Information at the University of California at Berkeley, August 1974, with title: "Ten Years at Berkeley....notes on what happened here and there in the years from 1964 to 1974" / Box 53 Folder 1
      • Background articles on Berkeley / Box 53 Folder 2
    • Correspondence and clippings / Box 53 Folder 3
    • Assignment America publicity materials / Box 53 Folder 4
    • Ideas for other Assignment America shows / Box 53
      • Prisons / Box 53 Folder 5
      • Street theater / Box 53 Folder 6
      • Manuscripts / Box 53 Folder 7
      • General ideas / Box 53 Folder 8
  • Audio Reels/Cassettes and other Recordings / Box 33 / Box 32
    • Audio Reels (1973)
      • "And Still I Rise" reel Part 1 of 2 (7.5 half track) / Box 33
      • "And Still I Rise" reel Part 2 of 2 (7.5 quarter track) / Box 33
      • Songs Only From "And Still I Rise" reel (7.5 half track) / Box 33  Scope and Contents note

        This audio reel contains songs "ONLY from "And Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou"

      • Maya Angelou Lecture reel: Black Literature and Its Contributions to Society (Part 1 of 2)  (February 20th, 1973) / Box 33
      • Maya Angelou Lecture reel: Black Literature and Its Contributions to Society (Part 2 of 2)  (February 20th, 1973) / Box 33
      • Saunder(?) #1 reel: "The Church" / Box 32
    • Audio Cassettes
      • "And Still I Rise" / Box 32
      • "And Still I Rise" Audio Forum Cassette / Box 32
      • "An Evening with Maya Angelou" (1975) / Box 32
      • Conversation between Maya Angelou and Dolly A. McPherson (Recorded in Winston-Salem, NC) (June 30th, 1983) / Box 71  Restricted Item

        This cassette is enclosed within a "Restricted" envelope.

        • Transcript of Interview between McPherson and Angelou (1983) / Box 71  Restricted Access

          Restricted Item--please contact one of our staff members for futher information

      • "Cruelty: The Empirical Evil"--Dialogue with Philip Hallie and Barbara Jordon (October 23-25, 1987) / Box 32
      • Heritage Weekend: City University of New York (January 24, 1988) / Box 32
      • "Making Magic in the World" with Maya Angelou (1986) / Box 32
      • Maya Angelou Speaking (May 9, 1982) / Box 32
      • Maya Angelou Speaking at Northeastern University (May 9, 1982) / Box 32
      • "Our Sheroes and Heroes" speech and interview with Maya Angelou (1983) / Box 32
      • "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Episodes 4-9 / Box 32  Production Notes

        Written by: Maya Angelou Abridged by: Jane Marshall Read by: Carmen Munroe Produced and Directed by: Vanessa Whitburn; Senior Radio Drama Producer

      • "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Random House Audiobook (Read by Dr. Maya Angelou) (1986) / Box 32
      • Interview with Maya Angelou: Swedish TV / Box 32
      • Poetry Reading by Maya Angelou at McMillan Theatre, Columbia University in New York (May 20th, 1978) / Box 32
      • "Talk about Town" with Sister, Sister: A discussion of Maya Angelou's TV Drama (June 8th, 1982) / Box 32
      • "That Which Lives After Us" with Maya Angelou, Liz Carpenter, and Barbara Jordon (October 23-October 25, 1987) / Box 32
      • The Eugene Hauner and Sydney Hibbert Program (November 24, 1984) / Box 32
      • "The Hope for Healing Human Evil"--Dialogue with Scott Peck and Maya Angelou (2 copies) (October 23-25, 1987) / Box 32
      • "The Sounds of Evil/The Holocaust"--Discussion with Raul Hilberg (October 23rd-25th, 1987) / Box 32
    • "The Awakening" CD / Box 32
    • Miss Calypso CD / Box 33
    • The Process Recording Studios audio equipment information / Box 32 Folder 1
    • Recordings Information (Audio) / Box 33 Folder 2
  • Biographical / Box 72 / Box 70
    • Maya Angelou's Commitment to the Black Cause (1996-1997) / Box 70 Folder 2
    • Clippings/Magazine Articles
      • Carolina View (November-December 1985) / Box 70 Folder 3
      • Visions (WFU Baptist Medical Center) (Fall/Winter 2003) / Box 70 Folder 4
      • Misc. Clippings / Box 70 Folder 5
    • Exhibits / Box Oversize Folder 1 / Box 70 Folder 6
    • Memorial Service Materials / Box 70 Folder 7
  • The Blacks  (1961-1970) / Box 65 / Box 2 (Play by Jean Genet, featuring Maya Angelou.)
    • Showbill: The Blacks  (June 1961) / Box 2 Folder 6 (Includes photos of Angelou and other cast members in masks on cover; Angelou billed as Maya Angelou Make)
    • Program and review (in German) for 1964 Berlin production (1964) / Box 2 Folder 7 (Cast also includes Cicely Tyson and  James Earl Jones)
    • Review clippings for 1970 Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles) production / Box 65 Folder 3
  • Blacks, Blues, Black  (1968) / Box 65 / Box 2 (A series of one-hour television programs devoted to Black history, heritage, and culture, produced by KQED (public television), San Francisco. Written, produced, and hosted by Angelou.)
    • Proposal submitted by KQED / Box 2 Folder 8
    • Individual program data, July 1968 / Box 65 Folder 4
    • Publicity releases (July 27, 1968 July 8, 1968) / Box 65 Folder 5
    • Articles in KQED magazine Focus  (June-July 1968 August 1968) / Box 2 Folder 9
    • Correspondence (April-September 1968) / Box 2 Folder 10
  • Brewster Place (1990) / Box 54 / Box 53 / Box 68 / Box 67 (This 1990 television series was a spin-off of the 1989 ABC mini-series The Women of Brewster Place. Angelou developed stories and characters and wrote narration for some episodes.)
    • Brewster Place "Bible" , written by  Earl Hamner and  Don Sipes, with descriptions of series and characters, and story suggestions for individual episodes episodes- Episodes 1-14 Summaries / Box 53 Folder 25
      • Episode 1 "Little Boy Lost"
      • Episode 2 "Whatever Happened to Patience Jones?"
      • Episode 3 "The New Preacher"
      • Episode 4 "Sophie Sues Mattie"
      • Episode 5 "Etta Mae Woos Ralph"
      • Episode 6 "Margaret Takes a Walk"
      • Episode 7 "The Secret Formula"
      • Episode 8 "Bernice Sands Comes Home"
      • Episode 9 "Mattie's Military Man"
      • Episode 10 "Trust Me"
      • Episode 12 "Steal or Die"
      • Episode 13 "The Dummy"
      • Episode 14 "Charlene In Love"
    • Manuscript pages / Box 68 Folder 9
    • Typescripts in various stages / Box 54 Folder 1
      • "Margaret Takes a Walk"
      • "Partners" written by  Earl Hamner and  Don Sipes
    • Typescript of Episode 5 "One Small Step at a Time" , Story by Maya Angelou and  Dianne Houston, Teleplay by Dianne Houston; Final Draft (March 29, 1990) / Box 53 Folder 2
    • Manuscript and typescript monologues and notes on various characters / Box 67
      • Ernestine / Box 67 Folder 6
      • Yolanda Bristol / Box 67 Folder 7
      • Aberita Boadicia Dillard / Box 67 Folder 8
      • Isabel / Box 67 Folder 9
    • Correspondence, mostly from producer Reuben Cannon / Box 67 Folder 10
      • Includes forwarded request for review of Walter Moseley's novel  Devil in a Blue Dress, which Cannon had optioned for a feature film
    • "Women of Brewster Place' by Oprah Winfrey / Box 54 Folder 3
  • By-line--Programme 50 NBS E816H / Box 42 / Box 41
    • Yocasta Fareri International Design articles / Box 41 Folder 15
    • Biographies on Influential African American writers and their articles (with a focus on British African Americans)
      • Sybil Phoenix Biography and article / Box 41 Folder 16
      • Reverend Mark Gooridge and Bishop Ramsey Biographies and article / Box 41 Folder 17
      • David Dabydeen Biography / Box 42 Folder 1
      • John Loughborough School information and article / Box 42 Folder 2
      • Clippings and Articles / Box 42 Folder 3
    • Notes on Liverpool and its history re: African Americans / Box 42 Folder 4
    • Notes on Prison and British African Americans / Box 42 Folder 5
    • Correspondence re: Film proposal/idea by Maya Angelou (February 1988) / Box 42 Folder 6
    • Film and Shooting Schedules / Box 42 Folder 7
    • Film location maps / Box 42 Folder 8
    • Story Outline and Schedule / Box 42 Folder 9
    • Screenplay (Sound Rolls 4-10) / Box 42 Folder 10
    • Screenplay (Sounds Rolls 11-20; missing 16) / Box 42 Folder 11
    • Screenplay (Sound Rolls 21-32; missing 25 and 29) / Box 42 Folder 12
  • Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday (1987-1988) / Box 66 / Box 46 / Box 45 (Original screenplay by Angelou.)
    • Handwritten Manuscripts with extensive notes / Box 66 Folder 2 / Box 66 Folder 1
    • Typescripts
      • Typescript dated 1987 / Box 45 Folder 12
      • Bound typescript with title page and 3 p. typed notes on AML Entertainment (Los Angeles) letterhead, with manuscript notes / Box 45 Folder 12
      • Bound typescript with note "March 1988 revised copy" / Box 46 Folder 1
  • Dance: From Dagbani to Disco (1980-1989) / Box 69 / Box 59 (Treatment by Angelou for a 90-minute television program on African dance, written sometime in the 1908s.)
    • Manuscript pages / Box 69 Folder 4
    • Typescript / Box 59 Folder 6
  • Down in the Delta (1995-1999) / Box 35 / Box 62 / Box 40 / Box 70 / Box 38 / Box 38 / Box 64 / Box 37 / Box 36 (Down in the Delta was the first feature film directed by Angelou. Written by  Myron Goble, the film starred  Alfre Woodard,  Wesley Snipes,  Al Freeman, Jr., and  Esther Rolle. It was filmed in Toronto in 1997, and was distributed by  Miramax and  Showtime Entertainment, with a theatrical release in December 1998.)
    • Black Binder containing correspondence and information regarding Chris/Rose Productions and its movie adaption of "Down in the Delta"[Some restricted items (as marked) have been removed from this selection] (1997) / Box 40

      Restricted due to sensitive material on Canadian Work Visas

      • Showtime rights acquisition contract
      • Year long calander of Maya Angelou's engagements and commitments
      • Publicity on "Down in the Delta" (August 1997)
      • Casting Activity (Actresses)
      • Fax from Rick Rosenberg re: "lack of communication" on Dr. Angelou's part (June 3, 1997)
      • Fax from Rick Rosenberg re: preproduction schedule and location scouting (June 1997)
      • Fax from Ginny Campbell re: Dr. Angelou's itinerary and schedule for "Down in the Delta" filming; includes Canadian tax waiver form
      • Fax concerning director Ron Orieux's demo tape (May 1997)
      • Cast and Crew Resumes (with accompanying correspondence)
      • Showtime casting comments and revisions (Mary 12, 1997)
      • Revised "Down in the Delta" character list, filming locations (May 12, 1997)
      • Preliminary Contact List (May 7, 1997)
      • Fax re: Meeting with Mike Rauch of Showtime Network (May 7, 1997)
      • Reminder of luncheon with Rick Rosenberg (May 9, 1997)
      • Fax re: guests to expect at luncheon with Rick Rosenberg
      • Fax re: meeting to discuss filming locationsand pre production schedule with Mike Rauch of Showtime Network (May 5, 1997)
      • Fax re: Maya Angelou's diminishing interest in the film (2 copies) (March 14, 1997)
      • Fax re: Whoopi Goldberg not available for role of Loretta
      • Letter from Reuben Cannon regarding the role of Loretta (February 25, 1997)
      • Casting considerations for the role of Loretta (October 16, 1996)
      • Letter of concern from Rick Rosenberg in regards to Hurricane Fran (September 6, 1996)
      • Production Budget for "Down in the Delta" (September 16, 1996)
      • Apology letter from Mirimax Films with compensation for time and energy spent on their failed production of "Down in the Delta" (May 31, 1996)
      • Letter from Myron Gable re: Mirimax filming issues and commitment of Chris/Rose and Showtime Networks to the project "Down in the Delta" (May 28, 1996)
      • Proposed Mirimax filming budget (May 16 1996)
      • Letters discussing revised 26 page Act 1 of "Down in the Delta" (May 6, 1996)
      • Article on Beef pricings
    • Black Binder containing Maya Angelou's typescript copy of the final screenplay for "Down in the Delta" by Myron Goble / Box 40
      • "Delta" Revision List (July 6, 1997)
      • List of Urgent Requests that Need Response from Dr. Angelou (June 19, 1997)
    • Black Binder containing Maya Angelou's copy of "Down in the Delta" script with production notes, cast and crew lists, shooting schedule, etc. / Box 70
    • "Down in the Delta" booklet containing summary of research made by Dublin Marketing Research Inc. (April 20, 1998) / Box 70 Folder 1
    • Angelou's introduction to Down in the Delta, manuscript and typescript / Box 35 Folder 1
    • Notes, memos, and correspondence regarding initial meetings between Angelou and Miramax representatives (1995-1996) / Box 62 Folder 6
    • Pre-production contact lists, schedules, and other information / Box 35 Folder 2
    • Cast and crew lists (June 1997) / Box 35 Folder 3
    • Location photos (Toronto) / Box 62
      • Dundas Street / Box 62 Folder 7
      • Regents Park / Box 62 Folder 8
      • Belsham / Box 62 Folder 9
      • Wally King house / Box 62 Folder 10
    • Call sheets / Box 62 Folder 12
    • Shooting Schedules / Box 35 Folder 4
    • Production notes and memos; script notes; legal memo / Box 35 Folder 5
    • Film score and music-- memos, correspondence, and demo CDs / Box 35 Folder 6
    • Production Notes-- Miramax / Box 35 Folder 6
    • Production Notes-- Showtime (1997) / Box 35 Folder 7
    • Candid photos of cast and crew / Box 35 Folder 8
    • Film budget (July 1997) / Box 35 Folder 9
    • Weekly film grosses (1998-1999) / Box 35 Folder 10
    • Miscellaneous receipts / Box 35 Folder 11
    • Correspondence (1998-1999) / Box 35 Folder 12
    • Post-production and editing, including comments from test screenings / Box 35 Folder 13
    • Miramax "Down in the Delta"Radio Interview Tour Schedule (December 1998) / Box 35 Folder 14
    • Mirimax "Down in the Delta" Radio Tour Transcripts (1998) / Box 35 Folder 15
    • Reviews and clippings / Box 35 Folder 16
    • Publicity, film festivals, screenings, etc. / Box 35 Folder 17 / Box 37 Folder 6
    • Video release and distribution (1999) / Box 36 Folder 1
    • 1999 Black Academy Awards Nominee Dinner program (3/19/99) / Box 36 Folder 2
    • Typescript revised by Myron Goble (2 copies) (June 18, 1997) / Box 36 Folder 3
    • Typescript revised, with Angelou's notes (June 18, 1997) / Box 36 Folder 4
    • Typescript revised by Myron Goble, Act 1 (2 copies) (5/5/96) / Box 36 Folder 5
    • Daily production reports / Box 64 Folder 1
    • Correspondence from Chris/Rose Productions, Miramax, etc. (1996-1998) / Box 36 Folder 6
    • Director's Agreement and Certificate of Engagement / Box 36 Folder 7
    • "Down in the Delta" Television series pilot script / Box 37 Folder 8
    • Correspondence with Chris/Rose Productions re: television show (1998-1999) / Box 36 Folder 9
    • Press Breaks Part 1 of 4 (December 1998) / Box 36 Folder 10
    • Press Breaks Part 2 of 4 (1998-1999) / Box 37 Folder 1
    • Press Breaks Part 3 of 4 (1998-1999) / Box 37 Folder 2
    • Press Breaks Part 4 of 4 (1998-1999) / Box 37 Folder 3
    • Preliminary screenplay adaption by Paris Qualles (August 20th, 1999) / Box 37 Folder 4
    • Revised screenplay adaptions by Paris Qualles and Myron Gobles (1999) / Box 37 Folder 5
    • Small movie poster, mounted on foam core / Box 64 Folder 2
    • Large movie poster / Box 35 Folder 2
    • Chicago International Film Festival, 1998 -- plaque for American Airlines Audience Choice Award / Box 37 Folder 6
    • Screenplay by Myron Goble (revisions) / Box 38 Folder 1
    • Screenplay by Myron Goble (n.d.) / Box 38 Folder 2
    • Screenplay by Myron Goble (As Reivsed 5/28/97) / Box 38 Folder 3
    • Screenplay by Myron Goble (Numbered script June 9, 1997) / Box 38 Folder 4
    • Screenplay by Myron Goble (with notes on title page) (n.d.) / Box 38 Folder 5
    • Screenplay by Myron Goble (Chris/Rose Productions) / Box 38 Folder 6
    • Down in the Delta (DVD) (1999) / Box 38 Folder 7
    • Internet Chat with Maya Angelou (Post Theatrical Release) (February 27, 2000) / Box 39 Folder 1
    • "Dr. Maya Angelou's Script Book" in white 3-ring binder; includes notes, memos, and other information on all aspects of production / Box 39
  • Driving Miss Daisy (April 5, 1989, n.d.) / Box 57 Folder 7
  • Film, Radio and Television Conferences, Awards, Program specials, and unclassified theatre productions / Box 65 / Box 55 / Box 56
    • New Line Cinema Film Set it Off Materials (September 30, 1996) / Box 55 Folder 3
      • Contact information
      • Press Kit
      • Color Stills
    • Joe Byrne Productions: "Maya Angelou's America" / Box 55 Folder 4
    • NBC: "The R.A.C.E." and endorsements for Double Stitch / Box 55 Folder 5
    • Jeff Marcolis Productions: The Quincy Jones Show Special / Box 55 Folder 6
      • Correspondence
      • Shooting schedule
      • Copywright Issues
      • Script
    • North Carolina Arts Council Playwright's Festival (June 7th, 1992) / Box 55 Folder 7
    • ABC News "Turning Point" Special (September 1993) / Box 55 Folder 8
    • Washington African American Film Festival / Box 55 Folder 9
    • Wheel of Fortune / Box 55 Folder 10
    • Boys N the Hood / Box 55 Folder 11
    • Women in Film Crystal Awards (1992) / Box 55 Folder 12
    • Emmy Gifford Children's Theatre Production / Box 55 Folder 13
    • CBS "Civil Rights" Special (Fall 1995) / Box 55 Folder 14
    • BBC Production Specials / Box 55 Folder 15
    • Larry King Special / Box 55 Folder 16
    • CBS News: Malcolm X Special (1992) / Box 55 Folder 17
    • New Federal Theatre Productions (1995) / Box 55 Folder 18
    • The Theatre Goodman Productions: Miss Evers' Boys  (1993) / Box 55 Folder 19
    • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards (1993) / Box 55 Folder 19
    • The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) / Box 55 Folder 20
    • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences---Emmy Awards (1993) / Box 55 Folder 21
    • Grammy Awards 1996 / Box 55 Folder 22
    • Lovejoy  (1987) / Box 56 Folder 1
    • Arsenio Hall Show Special (1992) / Box 56 Folder 2
    • Proposal for Series for Africa: "What's Happening?" (1977) / Box 56 Folder 3
    • Granada Television: "My Favorite Hymns" (1998) / Box 56 Folder 4
    • Black Entertainment Television (BET) Series and Correspondence / Box 56 Folder 5
    • World Affairs Television Interview Series / Box 56 Folder 6
    • Chameleon Television Travel Documentary Special (1992) / Box 56 Folder 7
    • Kutz Television Special: African Burial Grounds (May 1992) / Box 56 Folder 8
    • Mojazz Music Special (1992) / Box 56 Folder 9
    • The Face of Wisdom Television Series Special / Box 56 Folder 10
    • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 10th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Walt Disney World (September 6, 1994) / Box 56 Folder 11
    • NAACP Image Awards: The Chairman's Award (1996) / Box 56 Folder 12
    • National Black Arts Festival (August 4, 1998) / Box 56 Folder 13
    • "The Study Game" Special (1992) / Box 56 Folder 14
    • What About the Kids? Television Special (October 21, 1988) / Box 56 Folder 15
    • Wheelock College "An Evening with Maya Angelou" (October 21, 1988) / Box 56 Folder 16
    • Essence Television Program / Box 56 Folder 17
    • Saturday's Children Inc: The Whip Goes Crack and "A Taste of Puppetry" (March 18, 1989) / Box 56 Folder 18
    • University of Ghana Drama Studio Production of "Lady Precious Stream" / Box 56 Folder 19
    • National Conference for Community & Justice Materials (2001-2002) / Box 56 Folder 20
    • Neighbors of Watts Television Program (February 4, 1989) / Box 56 Folder 21
    • City Arts of San Fransisco Radio Program Series (January 1994) / Box 56 Folder 22
    • "Understanding Evil" Conference (December 4, 1987) / Box 56 Folder 23
    • Ruby Dee Radio Show (1967)
      • Manuscript written for Ruby Dee Radio Show (1967) / Box 65 Folder 14
  • Gettin' Up Stayed On My Mind (The Way It Is)  (1966) / Box 65 / Box 2 (Play written by Angelou, ca. 1966.)
    • Manuscript with note: first draft 1966 (1966) / Box 65 Folder 6
    • Typescript: missing pp. 1-4 / Box 2 Folder 11
    • Typescript: missing p. 97 / Box 2 Folder 12
    • Typescript: missing p. 36 / Box 2 Folder 13
  • Georgia, Georgia  (1971-1972) / Box 65 / Box 3 (Angelou wrote the screenplay and songs for this feature film, which starred Diana Sands,  Dirk Benedict,  Minnie Gentry, and  Terry Whitmore, and was released in 1972. The film was produced by  Jack Jordan and  Quentin Kelly of  Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, directed by  Stig Bjorkman, and filmed on location in Stockholm.)
    • Manuscripts
      • Manuscript (1 stenographer's notebook and 2 legal pads) / Box 65 Folder 7
      • Manuscript notes and rewrites of various scenes / Box 65 Folder 8
      • Manuscript notes (1 page) concerning financial risks associated with film / Box 3 Folder 1
    • Typescripts
      • Typescript of preliminary screen treatment / Box 3 Folder 2
      • Typescript of screenplay (original and photocopy) with edits / Box 3 Folder 3
      • Typescript in plastic binder; title page reads: "Georgia" A Screenplay by Maya Angelou, Based on ideas by  Jack Jordan and  L.S. Fields / Box 3 Folder 4
      • Typescript of screen treatment / Box 3 Folder 5
    • Mimeograph copies of music scores and lyrics for "Bird of Paradise" and  "I Can Call Down Rain" / Box 3 Folder 6
    • Publicity photo stills / Box 3 Folder 7 (8 black and white photographs, some with multiple copies)
    • Programs and invitations for New York premiere (March 10, 1972) / Box 3 Folder 8 (One invitation signed by Diana Sands)
    • Press kit for film / Box 3 Folder 9 (Press kit from Howard Sanders Advertising and Public Relations, Ltd. includes credits and biographical information on actors and director and extensive biographical sketch of Angelou)
    • Clippings and reviews / Box 65 Folder 9 (Clippings include information on Swedish social conditions.)
    • Correspondence (1971-1979) / Box 3 Folder 10
    • Swedish 1972 "Georgia, Georgia" production notes (with names of director Stig Björkman and actor Artie Sheppard) (1972) / Box 65 Folder 10  Scope and Contents note

      For context, the play "Georgia, Georgia" follows a young African American woman who goes to Stockholm, Sweden for a show and ends up finding love there. These Swedish production notes illustrate that the 1972 film was quite possibly filmed in Sweden (possibly in the city of Lessebo).

  • Hoagy and Brandon / Box 41 / Box 64
    • Notes on first draft (AML Entertainment) / Box 41 Folder 1
    • Revised typescript--with hole punched pages (incomplete--missing beginning and some of end) / Box 41 Folder 2
    • Revised typescript (incomplete and missing pages) / Box 41 Folder 3
    • Handwritten manuscripts and scenes / Box 64 Folder 3
  • Hound Dog Bates (1990) / Box 54 / Box 55 / Box 67 / Box 68 (Script by Angelou, based on the novel The Murder of Hound Dog Bates by  Robbie Branscum. Angelou wrote the script for  Paula Weinstein and  Harry Belafonte (listed in contract as Producer), but it appears that the film version was never produced.)
    • Contracts and correspondence with Weinstein and Belafonte (1990) / Box 54 Folder 7
    • Photocopy of article on whiskey stills in the U.S. / Box 67 Folder 11
    • Manuscripts and extensively edited typescripts
      • Handwritten manuscripts / Box 67 Folder 13 / Box 67 Folder 12 / Box 68 Folder 1 / Box 68 Folder 2 / Box 68 Folder 3 / Box 68 Folder 4
    • Correspondence and Contracts (January 25, 1990) / Box 54 Folder 8
    • Typescripts
      • Typescript rough draft (April 27, 1990) / Box 54 Folder 9
      • Undated typescript / Box 54 Folder 10
      • Typescript of first draft, with many manuscript insertions and corrections; with photocopy of manuscript letter to Belafonte, dated (April 30, 1990) / Box 68 Folder 5
      • Typescript with manuscript insertions; with copy of typed note from Angelou's assistant Mildred Garris to Weinstein, dated (May 8, 1990) / Box 54 Folder 11
      • Typescript; with photocopy of manuscript letter to Belafonte, dated (December 12, 1990) / Box 54 Folder 12
      • Typescript / Box 55 Folder 1
  • How to Make an American Quilt (1994-1995) / Box 43 / Box 64 / Box 42 (Feature film released in (October 1995), with screenplay by  Jane Anderson, based on the book by  Whitney Otto. Ensemble cast included  Winona Ryder,  Ann Bancroft,  Ellen Burstyn, and  Alfre Woodard. Angelou appeared in the role of Anna.)
    • Contract and financial information / Box 42 Folder 16
    • Clippings and reviews / Box 42 Folder 17
    • Text of Angelou's narration and information about recording; CD of film soundtrack / Box 42 Folder 18
    • Typescripts
      • Typescript of screenplay 3rd draft with various revisions interfiled / Box 43 Folder 1
      • Typescript of screenplay 3rd draft, revised (June 1, 1994 September 1, 1994) / Box 43 Folder 2
      • Typescript of screenplay 3rd draft, revised (June 1, 1994 October 19,1994) / Box 43 Folder 3
    • Memos and correspondence (1994-1995) / Box 43 Folder 4
    • Shooting schedules and call sheets / Box 64 Folder 9
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  (1971-1978) / Box 9 / Box 62 / Box 8 (Angelou wrote the initial drafts of a screenplay for a television movie based on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which was produced by  Tomorrow Entertainment and aired on CBS in April 1979.)
    • Handwritten notes about screenplay / Box 8 Folder 2
    • Typed letter from Jack Jordan / Box 8 Folder 2 (Typed letter, from Jack Jordan to Angelou, about suggested changes to first draft of screenplay.)
    • Clippings and reviews / Box 8 Folder 3
    • Release form letter signed by Angelou's mother, Vivian Baxter / Box 8 Folder 4
    • CBS press release (April 14, 1978) / Box 8 Folder 5
    • Screenplay typescript
      • Screenplay typescript (partial copy) / Box 8 Folder 6
      • Screenplay typescript with title: "A Movie Called Caged Bird, Screenplay by: Maya Angelou " / Box 8 Folder 7
      • Screenplay typescript, revised second draft dated , by Angelou and Leonora Thuna (November 23, 1977) / Box 8 Folder 8
      • Screenplay typescript with note on cover: From the Novel by Maya Angelou, Adapted for Television by Lee Thuna / Box 8 Folder 9
      • Screenplay typescript by Angelou, with pencil corrections / Box 8 Folder 12
      • Typescript, and handwritten draft of various scenes / Box 62 Folder 3
      • Screenplay typescript by Angelou, with edits and added pages / Box 8 Folder 13
      • Screenplay typescript (photocopy) by Angelou, dated (April 1977) / Box 9 Folder 1
      • Screenplay typescript with extensive edits and added pages / Box 9 Folder 2
      • Screenplay typescript entitled Caged Bird, labeled copy only / Box 9 Folder 3
      • Screenplay typescript entitled Caged Bird with  "I Know Why the...Sings" added in manuscript around title, partial script with inserts / Box 9 Folder 4
      • Screenplay typescript entitled Caged Bird, labeled copy only, includes title page / Box 9 Folder 5
    • Typed page of Angelou's expenses as of (May 24, 1972) / Box 8 Folder 11
    • TV Guide, Vol. 27 No. 17, Issue number 1361 (April 28-May 4, 1979) / Box 8 Folder 10
    • Manuscript pages and notes / Box 62 Folder 2
    • Handwritten screenplay with title: Caged Bird (partial) / Box 62 Folder 4
    • Handwritten sceenplay (partial) / Box 62 Folder 5
    • I know why the caged bird sings: a life affirming true story (videotape) (1978) / Box 9
  • Interviews with Maya Angelou (1973-1985) / Box 64 / Box 44 (See also Box 28 for television specials and projects that Maya Angelou has worked on; some records of profiles in this box)
    • "Bill Moyers' Journal: A Conversation with Maya Angelou" , produced by WNET New York and aired (November 21, 1973) / Box 44 Folder 4
      • Transcript and T.V. Guide listing / Box 44 Folder 4
    • "Creativity with Bill Moyers: A Portrait of Maya Angelou" , produced by WNET New York and aired (January 10, 1982) / Box 64 Folder 10
      • Clippings
    • Moyers: A Second Look / Box 44 Folder 5
    • "And Still I Rise: Maya Angelou" , interview by historian  Nell Painter, produced by WUNC Chapel Hill, NC, and aired on PBS (February 3, 1985) / Box 44 Folder 6
    • Gay Rosenthal Productions: Maya Anglou, an Intimate Portrait (Lifetime) (1995) / Box 44 Folder 2
    • Journey of the Heart: The Story of Maya Angelou (December 1994) / Box 44 Folder 3
  • The Journey of August King (1995) / Box 39 (Angelou provided narration for this 1996 feature film based on the novel by John Ehle.)
    • Correspondence (3 typed letters) with Miramax executive  Harvey Weinstien and producer  Julie Goldstein (1995) / Box 39 Folder 2
  • King (1989-1990) / Box 46 / Box 66 / Box 47 / Box 48 (Musical based on life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Book by  Ron Milner, music by  Richard Blackford, lyrics by Angelou.)
    • Bound typescript and unbound copies, undated / Box 46 Folder 2 / Box 46 Folder 3
    • Bound script from H.M. Tennent Ltd., London, (multitple copies in various bindings) (December 7, 1989) / Box 46 Folder 4 / Box 47 Folder 1 / Box 47 Folder 2
    • Clippings and information booklet / Box 66 Folder 3
    • Financial documents and receipts / Box 47 Folder 3
    • Correspondence / Box 47 Folder 4
    • King controversy / Box 66 Folder 4
    • Photocopies of manuscript music scores / Box 47 Folder 5
    • Photocopies of King synopsis, music, scores, and lyrics / Box 66 Folder 5
    • Typescript copies of Act I with some edits / Box 47 Folder 6
    • Manuscript notes and typescript lyrics, photocopies of musical scores / Box 47 Folder 7
    • Typescript copy of play entitled "King: Drum Major for Love" , by Ron Milner, (August 1989) / Box 47 Folder 8
    • Manuscript pages of lyrics / Box 66 Folder 6
    • Outline proposal (2 copies) / Box 48 Folder 1
    • Draft of first act with cover letter to Angelou from Albert Nellum, (August 1, 1989) / Box 48 Folder 2
  • Last Breeze of Summer (1992-1993) / Box 44 (Angelou contributed a filmed introduction for this BBC Schools Television program.)
    • Correspondence and typescript of introduction (1992-1993) / Box 44 Folder 11
  • Look Away  (1972-1973) / Box 3 (Two-act play by Jerome Kilty, based on the life of  Mary Todd Lincoln, starring  Geraldine Page and Angelou, at the  Playhouse Theatre, New York, December 1972-January 1973. Angelou was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.)
    • Playbill magazine, (vol. 10, no. 1) (January 1973) / Box 3 Folder 11
    • Program for Playhouse Theatre production / Box 3 Folder 12
    • Playbill / Box 3 Folder 13
    • Review clippings (1972-1973) / Box 3 Folder 14
  • Look! What a Wonder! (1976) / Box 61 / Box 60 / Box 69 (Musical play in two acts by Joyce Carol Thomas, directed by Angelou.)
    • Typescript and manuscript pages (5) listing songs, some lyrics and music for "Something Real" / Box 61 Folder 2
    • Manuscript notes, 4 p. / Box 69 Folder 10
    • Production staff, lists and contact information / Box 61 Folder 3
    • Autograph letter from set designer Fundi (Jo Austin) to Angelou, (June 16, 1976) / Box 61 Folder 4
    • Publicity brochures for Berkeley Community Theater production, (October 2-16, 1976) / Box 60 Folder 5
    • Typescript with title Wheel in the Middle of a Wheel / Box 61 Folder 6
    • Typescript (1976) / Box 61 Folder 7
    • Typed letter, signed, from Mary Ann Pollar (producer) to cast and production staff; includes comments on Angelou's role as director / Box 61 Folder 1
  • Macbeth (1985) / Box 69 / Box 60 (Production of Shakespeare play directed by Angelou, at Wake Forest University.)
    • Programs for production at Wake Forest University Theatre, ; includes Director's Notes by Angelou (November 8-10 and 12-16, 1985) / Box 60 Folder 2
    • Review clippings / Box 69 Folder 5
  • Madagascar: A World Apart (1998) / Box 39 (Angelou narrated this episode of the Living Edens television series, which was produced by ABC/Kane and aired on PBS, 1998.)
    • Narration script / Box 39 Folder 8
    • Correspondence, mostly with Brent Pierson, Coordinating Producer / Box 39 Folder 8
    • Press kit and brochure for The Living Edens / Box 39 Folder 8
  • Madea's Family Reunion / Box 57
    • Letter from Katie Willard Troebs (June 2005) / Box 57 Folder 1
    • Letter from Ruben Cannon (June 8, 2005) / Box 57 Folder 2
    • Call sheets / Box 57 Folder 3
    • Photographic sheets / Box 57 Folder 4
    • Typed full script by Tyler Perry (June 9, 2005) / Box 57 Folder 5
    • Typed full script by Tyler Perry (July 7, 2005) / Box 57 Folder 6
  • Moesha (1999) / Box 42 (Angelou made a cameo appearance as herself on a 1999 episode of this UPN television series.)
    • Script for episode 6499-085 "Fired Up"
      • Revised table draft (2 copies) (July 27, 1999) / Box 42 Folder 13
      • Shooting draft (July 28, 1999) / Box 42 Folder 14
      • Memos to Maya Angelou, and photocopy of shooting draft, with manuscript note "Collated w/all revisions 7/29"  (July 1999) / Box 42 Folder 15
  • Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (1988) / Box 48 (Play by Errol John, produced by  Akintunde Productions and directed by Angelou, 1988.)
    • Programs for Almeida Theatre (London) production, (May 4 - June 4, 1988) / Box 48 Folder 3
    • Playbill and ticket order form for Almeida Theatre production / Box 48 Folder 4
    • Review clippings, sprial bound by Keene Public Relations, Ltd., stamped with date (23 June 1988) / Box 48 Folder 4
  • On a Southern Journey / Box 68 / Box 60 / Box 58 / Box 69 / Box 59
    • Manuscript and early typescripts / Box 69 Folder 1
    • Revisions Act I Scene I (November 22, 1983) / Box 69 Folder 2
    • Original notes (black binder) / Box 68 Folder 11
    • 2 typescripts (revised February 1983) / Box 58 Folder 8
    • Bound typescript, third draft / Box 58 Folder 9
    • Typescript, before revisions (September 26, 1983) / Box 58 Folder 10
    • Typescript, loose / Box 58 Folder 11
    • Typescript in envelope with note / Box 58 Folder 12
    • 2 loose typescripts with insert pages / Box 59 Folder 1
    • Bound typescript / Box 59 Folder 2
    • World Premiere invitations and playbills / Box 69 Folder 3
    • Correspondence, 2 letters from Pat Toole, education director,  Little Theatre of Winston-Salem (1982-1983) / Box 59 Folder 4
    • Clippings (1983) / Box 59 Folder 5
    • Photo stills of cast- Charlotte, NC (1983) / Box 60 Folder 3
  • Poetic Justice (1992-1993) / Box 64 / Box 44 (Feature film released July 1993 ( New Deal Productions), with original screenplay by  John Singleton, starring  Janet Jackson as a young African-American poet. Angelou wrote the poems for Jackson's character and also made a cameo appearance in the film as the character Aunt June.)
    • Memos, correspondence, and financial statements / Box 44 Folder 7
    • Clippings / Box 44 Folder 8
    • Film crew lists and contact information / Box 64 Folder 11
    • Revised final shooting script (March 20, 1992) / Box 44 Folder 9
    • Bound screenplay, label on cover reads: John Singleton / Box 44 Folder 10
  • Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (1996-1998) / Box 39 (This documentary on Porgy and Bess aired on PBS as part of the  Great Performances series in 1998. Angelou was interviewed for the program, since she had played the role of Ruby in the European touring company of  Porgy and Bess in the 1950s.)
    • Correspondence, mostly from Dr. James Standifer, Project Director and Associate Producer / Box 39 Folder 5
    • Porgy and Bess sheet music and information on French production / Box 39 Folder 6
    • Press kits and clippings / Box 39 Folder 7
  • Rainbow in the Clouds (1992) / Box 57 (PBS documentary on faith, hosted by Angelou; highlights Rev. Cecil Williams and  Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, and  Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. Program produced by  WTVS Detroit and aired  (May 22, 1992).)
    • Photocopies of press clippings in binder, from Michael Shepley, New York / Box 57 Folder 8
    • Productions
      • Documentary article (produced by WTVS Detroit for PBS) / Box 57 Folder 9
  • The Rebels, Show no. 8: Sojourner Truth (1975-1976) / Box 60 (Episode of The Knowledge Series, KNBC-TV; hosted by  Keith Berwick and starring Angelou, aired January 1976. Written and produced by  Sue Booker, directed by  Robert Livingston.)
    • Photocopy of script with manuscript edits; tape date (September 6, 1975) / Box 60 Folder 12
    • Final script in green binder, autographed by Angelou / Box 60 Folder 13
  • The Reunion (1982-1996) / Box 39 Folder 4 (Angelou wrote a short story entitled "The Reunion" for the anthology  Confirmation: An Anthology of African-American Women (William Morrow, 1983). A film version of this story aired as part of HBO's  America's Dream series, in  (February 1996). The screenplay was written by  Ron Stacker Thompson and  Ashley Tyler.)
    • Typescript and galley proofs of short story; typed note dated from Angelou to Amina and Amira Baraka, editors of the  Confirmation anthology (July 23, 1982) / Box 39 Folder 4
    • Typed letter, signed by Yolanda King, from  Higher Ground Productions, proposing film versions of  "The Reunion" and the poem  "Phenomenal Woman"  (May 11, 1994) / Box 39 Folder 4
    • Treatment for "Phenomenal Woman: A short film based upon the poem written by Maya Angelou, Screenplay by Ron Stacker Thompson and Ashley Tyler" / Box 39 Folder 4
    • Rights option agreement for "The Reunion" / Box 39 Folder 4
    • Photocopy of letter from Carolyn McDonald, co-executive producer of the  America's Dream series / Box 39 Folder 4
    • Screenplay
      • First revision (March 23, 1995) / Box 39 Folder 4
      • Final draft (April 27, 1994) / Box 39 Folder 4
      • Shooting draft (June 5, 1995) / Box 39 Folder 4
      • Revised (June 24, 1995) / Box 39 Folder 4
  • Restricted Documents / Box 71
    • Audio Cassette with recording of conversation between Maya Angelou and Dolly A. McPherson in Winston-Salem, NC (June 30, 1983) / Box 71 Folder 1
    • Transcript of conversation between Maya Angelou and Dolly A. McPherson in Winston-Salem, NC (June 30, 1983) / Box 71 Folder 1
    • American Film Institute and Screen Actors Guild Restricted Documents / Box 72 Folder 2
      • Actor and Director Resumes
      • Maya Angelou's Screen Actors Guild Membership Card
    • Touched By An Angel Restricted Documents / Box 72 Folder 3
    • Personal Restricted Documents / Box 72 Folder 4
  • Roots (1976) / Box 60 / Box 69 (Angelou made a cameo appearance in the first episode of this television miniseries, as Kunta Kinte's grandmother Nyo Boto. The series aired on ABC in January 1977.)
    • Contract with Wolper Productions (1976) / Box 60 Folder 14
    • Notes, information, and call sheets for filming in Savannah, Ga. / Box 60 Folder 15
    • Article about T.V. series (September 26, 1976) / Box 60 Folder 16
    • Manscript of Angelou's article for New York Times entitled  "What is Africa to Me?" ; photocopy of published article, which ran in the Arts and Leisure section on , with the title  "Haley Shows Us the Truth Of Our Conjoined Histories"  (January 23, 1977) / Box 60 Folder 17
    • Articles about Alex Haley and book reviews for  Roots / Box 69 Folder 9
    • Bound script for Roots, Show no. 1, Second Draft (April 16, 1976) / Box 60 Folder 18
  • The Runaway (Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions) (2000) / Box 41 / Box 64 (Angelou co-starred in this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, with script by Ron Raley based on the novel by  Terry Kay. The show aired on CBS in December 2000.)
    • Cast list/chart / Box 64 Folder 7
    • Publicity brochure and Hallmark newsletter / Box 41 Folder 10
    • Color Film Stills / Box 41 Folder 11
    • Shooting Script (1) (August 4, 2000) / Box 41 Folder 12
    • Shooting Script (2) (August 4th, 2000) / Box 41 Folder 13
    • Production Memos / Box 41 Folder 14
    • Color film stills mounted on foam core / Box 64 Folder 8
  • Sesame Street (1993-1998) / Box 72 / Box 43 (Angelou made several guest appearances and voiceovers on this PBS children's television series. She also appeared in and narrated the television special Elmo Saves Christmas (1996).)
    • Correspondence and scripts for 1998 appearance and 30th anniversary special (1998) / Box 43 Folder 5
    • Correspondence and script for 1993/1994 appearance and segments / Box 43 Folder 6
    • Correspondence and script (2 copies) for Elmo saves Christmas  (1996) / Box 43 Folder 7
    • Correspondence and scripts for voiceovers for PSAs featuring Sesame Street characters (which ran preceding feature films in Sony theaters), questionare / Box 43 Folder 8
    • Scrapbooks (1995-1999) / Box 72 (Contains 2 scrapbooks and some loose materials)
  • Sister, Sister (1978-1982) / Box 67 / Box 49 (Television drama created and written by Angelou, 1978, originally titled Sisters. Cast included  Diahann Carroll,  Rosalind Cash,  Irene Cara,  Paul Winfield, and  Dick Anthony Williams. Production completed, 1979; aired on NBC in 1982.)
    • Newspaper Clippings (June 1982) / Box 49 Folder 7
    • Articles and review clippings / Box 67 Folder 3
    • Twentieth Century Fox booklet with photos and information on cast and characters, still photo / Box 49 Folder 8
    • Booklet with photos, stills / Box 49 Folder 9
  • Sisters (1991) / Box 48 / Box 49 / Box 44 / Box 45 / Box 67 / Box 64 / Box 66 (Play by Angelou.) (See also "Sister, Sister", a later title for the same production)
    • Typed final draft--screenplay (bound) (January 9, 1979) / Box 44 Folder 12
    • Typed draft-- screenplay (bound) (February 6, 1978) / Box 44 Folder 13
    • Handwritten manuscript of "Sisters" / Box 64 Folder 12
    • Incomplete Revised "Sisters" Script (already shot) (February 27th, 1979) / Box 45 Folder 3
    • Photocopy of Dolly McPherson's incomplete typed copy of Twentieth Century Fox script (January 1979) / Box 45 Folder 4
    • Revised "Sisters" script (1typed page--final page of script) / Box 45 Folder 5
    • Typed final draft---screenplay / Box 45 Folder 6
    • Typed final screenplay (unbound) (January 9, 1979) / Box 45 Folder 2
    • Shooting Schedule / Box 45 Folder 1
    • Program for Wake Forest University Theatre production, directed by Flonnie Anderson, (October 28-30, 1991) / Box 45 Folder 7
    • Correspondence (1979-1982) / Box 45 Folder 8
    • Handwritten Manuscript (partial) / Box 48 Folder 5
    • Unidentified manuscripts and typescripts (revised drafts of "Sisters") / Box 66 Folder 7
    • Revised typescripts and manuscript / Box 66 Folder 8
    • Revised typewritten/handwritten manuscripts dated 12/5/1978 / Box 66 Folder 9
    • Revised draft January 1979 (January 1979) / Box 67 Folder 1
    • Revised draft October 23, 1978 (October 23, 1978) / Box 48 Folder 6 / Box 67 Folder 2
    • Bound "Final" Draft of "Sisters"--April 11, 1978 (2 copies) (April 11, 1978) / Box 48 Folder 7 / Box 48 Folder 8
    • Revised final draft of "Sisters" with note on blue front saying "One of first drafts" (2 copies) (June 12, 1978) / Box 49 Folder 1 / Box 49 Folder 2
    • Final draft of script in orange binding (3 copies) (January 9, 1979) / Box 49 Folder 3 / Box 49 Folder 4
    • Twentieth Century Fox memos regarding opening credits and change of title from "Sisters" to "Sister, Sister" (March 1979) / Box 49 Folder 5
    • Shooting schedule, Call Sheet, and Cast List (January 1979) / Box 49 Folder 6
  • Steady Going Up  (late 1960s) / Box 41 / Box 64
    • Handwritten notes/manuscript / Box 64 Folder 6
    • Typed final draft (incomplete) / Box 41 Folder 7
    • Typed draft (3 copies) / Box 41 Folder 8
    • Typed revised drafts with edits in blue pen / Box 41 Folder 9
  • Steady on the Case / Box 41 / Box 64
    • Handwritten manuscripts/notes / Box 64 Folder 4
    • Revised typescripts with additional handwritten pages and scenes / Box 64 Folder 5
    • Typed rough drafts (2 copies) / Box 41 Folder 4 / Box 41 Folder 5
  • Storyporch (1995) / Box 39 (Angelou provided a 2-minute filmed introduction for the video release of this Black Entertainment Television children's series in 1995.)
    • Photocopy of introduction and Kwanzaa/Christmas special proposal / Box 39 Folder 3
    • Correspondence / Box 39 Folder 3
  • Tambourines to Glory (1994) / Box 44 / Box 43 (Angelou starred in a production of this Langston Hughes musical play, presented by  GM Productions in Charlotte, N.C., April 1994. Angelou played the role of Essie Belle Johnson.)
    • Review clippings / Box 43 Folder 9
    • Programs / Box 43 Folder 10
    • Annotated photocopy of play / Box 44 Folder 1
  • Teenaged Parenting (1986-1987) / Box 60 / Box 57 / Box 59 (Screenplay by Angelou, (July 1987.))
    • Typescripts (July 1987) / Box 59 Folder 7
    • Bound screenplays on teenaged parenting by Maya Angelou (2 copies) (July 1987) / Box 59 Folder 9 / Box 60 Folder 1
    • Background information and profiles on teenage fatherhood / Box 57 Folder 8
  • There Are No Children Here / Box 65 Folder 13
  • Three Way Choice (1979) / Box 68 / Box 58 / Box 57 (Five-part CBS children's television series, written by Angelou and her son,  Guy Johnson, and produced by  Twentieth Century Fox Televison.)
    • Partial manuscript / Box 68 Folder 10
    • 3 typescripts bound in blue covers / Box 57 Folder 12
    • Typescript copy of first draft (March 20, 1979) / Box 57 Folder 13
    • Bound typescript of show no. 1, first draft (orange cover, 3 copies) / Box 57 Folder 14
    • Revisions and changes to Segment 2, rough first draft (April 16, 1979) / Box 58 Folder 1
    • Correspondence (1979) / Box 58 Folder 2
    • Bound typescripts of final drafts, shows 1-5, (June 1, 1979) / Box 58 Folder 7 / Box 58 Folder 3 / Box 58 Folder 4 / Box 58 Folder 5 / Box 58 Folder 6
  • Tributes to Maya Angelou / Box 61 Folder 14
    • Maya Angelou's 70th Birthday / Box 61 Folder 14
    • The Maya Angelou Tribute to Achievement to Benefit the College Fund/UNCF / Box 61 Folder 14
  • Touched by an Angel (1995) / Box 45 / Box 53 / Box 64 (Angelou made a guest appearance on this CBS television series in 1995. She appeared as "Clarice" and also wrote the poem  "Love's Exquisite Freedom" , which was used in the episode.)
    • Script with title "Reunion (Based on a True Story)" , by  Valerie Woods
      • Revised Drafts of Script (September 1995) / Box 45 Folder 9
      • Final Draft (2 copies) (September 18, 1995) / Box 45 Folder 11
    • Memos, correspondence, and contracts / Box 45 Folder 10
    • Call sheets and shooting schedules, copies of the poem "Love's Exquisite Freedom" / Box 64 Folder 13
    • Maya Angelou's copy of episode script in Blue Binder / Box 53 Folder 24
  • Video Recordings (1986-2002) / Box 12 / Box 11 / Box 10 / Box 15 / Box 14 / Box 13
    • Horatio Alger Association (VHS tapes) / Box 10 / Box 11
      • 1992 Awards Dinner / Box 10
      • 1995 Horatio Alger Awards Program (June 16, 1995) / Box 10
      • Against the Odds (Series 2 Volume 102) / Box 10
      • Against the Odds (Series 2 Volume 104) / Box 10
      • Against the Odds (Series 2 Volume 105) / Box 10
      • An American Story: The Horatio Alger Association / Box 10
      • CBS Nightly news with Dan Rather  (March 16, 2000) / Box 10
      • Charting the Course: Educational Mission / Box 10
      • Charting the Course: The Next Fifty Years / Box 10
      • Forty-Seventh Annual Horatio Alger Awards (April 22, 1994) / Box 10
      • The Horatio Alger Special (June 28, 1993) / Box 10
      • In Retrospect: 1999 Horatio Alger Awards / Box 11
      • In Retrospect: 2000 Horatio Alger Awards (September 20, 2000) / Box 11
      • Portrait of Achievement / Box 11
      • Only in America: Horatio Alger Association Re-Edit (November 26, 1991) / Box 11
      • The Horatio Alger Association Presents: One Child, One Dream (1993) / Box 11
      • Only in America: The 1996 Horatio Alger Awards / Box 11
      • Only in America: The 1997 Horatio Alger Awards / Box 11
      • Only in America: The 1999 Horatio Alger Awards / Box 11
      • Only in America: Pursuing the Dream (2000) / Box 11
      • Only in America: Dreams are the Blueprints of Reality (2001) / Box 11
      • The State of Our Nation's Youth: Media Coverage of Survey Results (September 24, 1998) / Box 11
    • 1993 Inaugural poem and 1995 UN anniversary (VHS tapes) / Box 12 / Box 11
      • Videos of inaugural poem (January 20, 1993) / Box 11 / Box 12  Scope and Contents note

        3 videos, one also includes Arsenio Hall recording, February 20, 1993

      • Entertainment shows' coverage of inaugural festivities (January 20, 1993) / Box 12  Scope and Contents note

        2 videos, E! News and  Entertainment Tonight of the inaugural lunch and Presidential Gala respectively.

      • C-Span coverage of inauguration (January 20, 1993) / Box 12  Scope and Contents note

        2 videos

      • Maya Angelou at UN 50th Anniversary (June 26, 1995) / Box 12  Scope and Contents note

        2 videos

    • And Still I Rise (VHS tapes) / Box 14 / Box 13
      • And Still I Rise Tape 1 / Box 12
      • And Still I Rise Tape 2 / Box 12
      • And Still I Rise, Wilson Middle School / Box 12
      • Maya Angelou and the Youth Ensemble: And Still I Rise, MZBC (April 7, 1991) / Box 12
      • Still I Rise , Kel-Bro-Mac Productions / Box 13
      • Still I Rise on KSP-60, U-matic, Tapes 1 and 2 (September 15, 1992) / Box 13
      • Still I Rise, UNCF / Box 12
      • Still I Rise performed by Alonah Giovanni Merchant, 6 years old, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA / Box 13
      • Maya Angelou's And Still I Rise, Wake Forest University Little Theatre / Box 12
      • Maya Angelou on Today (NBC) and CBS Early Show as author of Still I Rise  (September 2 and 4, 2001) / Box 13
      • Video address on diversity, quote from Terence, Angelou recites Still I Rise  (October 2001) / Box 13
    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Viacom U-matic tapes part 1 and 2 (February 5, 1992) / Box 13
    • Sister, Sister video cassette / Box 13
    • How to Make an American Quilt recording from  Primetime Live on ABC- TV network (October 18, 1995) / Box 13
    • King: The Musical / Box 14
    • The Journey of August King Miramax VHS / Box 14
    • Brewster's Place (VHS tapes) / Box 13
      • "Valley of Shadows" episode 4 (April 16, 1990) / Box 13
      • "One Small Step" episode 5 producer's 3rd cut (April 17, 1990) / Box 13
      • Women of Brewster Place: part 2, acts 1-7 director's cut (July 14, 1988) / Box 13
    • Down in the Delta (VHS tapes) / Box 14 / Box 15 / Box 16 / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta Auditions, day one, Toronto RC Casting (June 10, 1997) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta Auditions, day two, Toronto RC Casting (June 11, 1997) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta: End Credit Options (October 10, 1997) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta: Avid Output SC:01:51:17 (August 30, 1997) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta: select scenes (VHS and U-matic) (May 1, 1998) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta: select scenes (VHS and U-matic) (April 24, 1998) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta Showtime special (December 2,1998) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta Showtime special (November 17, 1998) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta: trailer cut #12 (July 17, 1998) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta with suggested cuts (uncut and cut tape) (July 7, 1998) / Box 14
      • Down in the Delta with suggested cuts (July 7, 1998) / Box 15
      • Miramax Films: Down in the Delta :30 trailer cutdown revised; 30 American Family (2 copies) (December 4, 1998) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta: Stevie Wonder Premiere Greeting (December 7, 1998) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta: TV Spots (See Log) (December 14, 1998) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta Showtime/Features, Part 1-2 Tied (December 16, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 9, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 10, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 11, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette, reel 005 and 006 (July 14, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette, reel 011 (July 14, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 15, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 16, 1997) / Box 15
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 17, 1997) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 18, 1997) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 22, 1997) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 23, 1997) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 24, 1997) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 25, 1997) / Box 16
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 28, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 29, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 30, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (July 31, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (August 1, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette (August 5, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette, reel 023 (August 7, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette, reel 024 (August 7, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette: Day 22/23, Reel 25, TRT 21:20 (August 8, 1997) / Box 17
      • Down in the Delta screening cassette: Day 23/24, Reel 26, TRT 47 (August 11, 1997) / Box 17
    • Honors and Awards Ceremonies (VHS tapes) / Box 17 / Box 18
      • Abbey Awards, Arts and Business Council of Atlanta (1994) / Box 17
      • 4th annual America's Awards, Positive Thinking Foundation (1993) / Box 17
      • Black Achievement Awards: Maya Angelou / Box 17
      • Disney's American Teacher Awards , Highlight tape (1992) / Box 17
      • Emmy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Tribute, Harpo Studios / Box 18
      • Essence Awards (1992) / Box 18
      • Islands in the Sun: A benefit for the University of the West Indies, honoring Maya Angelou and Alcan Aluminum Ltd. (January 20, 1999) / Box 18
      • NAACP Image Awards, 24th annual / Box 18
      • Peace Abbey: Courage of Conscience Awards, presented to Barry Crimmins and Maya Angelou (February 8, 1994) / Box 18
      • Sara Lee Frontrunner Awards (1989) / Box 18
      • United Negro College Fund's 52nd Annual Dinner, Dr. Maya Angelou Honoree (2 copies) (March 1996) / Box 18
      • Women of Substance: Candace Awards, America's Black Forum (1992) / Box 18
    • Oprah Winfrey and Angelou (VHS tapes) / Box 18 / Box 19
      • Oprah Winfrey Show
        • 1995 American Teacher: Dr. Maya Angelou (October 26, 1995) / Box 18
        • Book Club Finale / Box 18
        • Book Club Finale (Show) Cat. SB 0611B7 (LS) / Box 18
        • Maya Angelou (July 13, 1993) / Box 18  Scope and Contents note

          2 copies

        • Maya- Oprah Special, channel 7 (June 2) / Box 19
        • Oprah's Song of Maya / Box 19
        • Dr. Angelou Ongoing, A Song... (April 4, 2002) / Box 19
        • Maya and Dr. Chopra / Box 19
        • Oprah: 60 minutes, tape includes recording of Arsenio Hall Show / Box 19
      • Lifetime
        • "Any Day Now" special two hour event (October 24 ) / Box 19
        • An Intimate Portrait: Maya Angelou, narrated by Oprah Winfrey (February 9, 1996) / Box 19  Scope and Contents note

          4 videos

    • Touched By An Angel (VHS tapes) / Box 19
      • Touched by an Angel (edited) / Box 19
      • Touched by an Angel (unedited) / Box 19
      • #206 "Reunion" / Box 19
    • The Africans (VHS tapes) / Box 19
      • Program 2: A Legacy of Lifestyles (1986) / Box 19
      • Program 3: New Gods (July 16, 1986) / Box 19  Scope and Contents note

        2 copies

      • Program 5: New Conflicts (July 16, 1986) / Box 19
    • Sesame Street (VHS tapes) / Box 20
      • Maya Angelou segments (2 copies) (November 10, 1993) / Box 20
      • Children's Television Workshop: Diversity on Sesame Street (May 27, 1999) / Box 20
    • Education related video cassettes / Box 22 / Box 23 / Box 20 / Box 21
      • Humanities Through the Arts: Painting #19 (Elements), narrator inserts / Box 20  Scope and Contents note

        VHS and U-matic

      • Humanities Through the Arts: Film #2 (History), narrator inserts / Box 20  Scope and Contents note

        U-matic

      • TV411: Tune in to Learning, Expand Your Vocabulary #5 (1998) / Box 20  Scope and Contents note

        Tune In To Learning created by ALMA: Adult Literacy Media Alliance

      • Literacy Action Inc., "Maya Angelou" (August 31, 1998) / Box 20
      • Rainbow in the Clouds, Carver High School (1992) / Box 21  Scope and Contents note

        3 videos, 2 of which are non professional recordings not necessarily identified with Carver High School

      • Who Cares About Kids? original segments prepared for Dr. Maya Angelou / Box 21
      • Who Cares About Kids? excerpt for Dr. Angelou / Box 21
      • Keeping the Promise, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC / Box 20
      • CNN Maya Angelou (Dub) Kotula Package: package and classroom B-roll (March 25) / Box 21  Scope and Contents note

        Betamax

      • A video letter to Dr. Maya Angelou from Valerie Gallop (teacher), Chester, VA (July 20) / Box 21
      • Students of Maya Angelou present a theatrical vignette, Winston-Salem, NC / Box 21
      • Poetry readings by students of Dr. Angelou's class at Wake Forest University (October 20, 1995) / Box 21
      • On the Pulse of the Morning, dramatic reading and illustrations by the 6th grade class of Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Chetchers / Box 21
      • Maya Angelou Reception, raw video shot by the Wake Forest University news bureau (January 6, 1993) / Box 21
      • Stories for President's Day, Professor Smiley, WGHP Piedmont, morning news (February 19, 1996) / Box 21
      • Changing Aging Attitudes, Seattle Department of Human Resources, skits with teenagers and senior citizens (February 1986) / Box 21
      • Maya Angelou, ABC Home, contact Emily Boxer, feature producer (U-matic) (March 2, 1992) / Box 22  Scope and Contents note

        U-matic

      • Maya Angelou, Suffolk Community College, Selden, New York / Box 22
      • Maya Angelou: Smash Poetry Society / Box 22
      • Maya Angelou: brain storming session (May 22, 2000) / Box 22
      • Maya Angelou piece The Write Thing  (November 20, 1991) / Box 22
      • Project Read Adult Learner: Eddie B. Williams reads Angelou's poetry (December 8, 1992) / Box 22
      • Maya Angelou Project, O'Banion Middle School, Garland, TX / Box 22
      • Touch the Earth...the Art of Nature-based Sculpture, Clemson University, narrated by Angelou (2001) / Box 22  Scope and Contents note

        2 copies

      • A Century of Women, Act One: Work and Family / Box 22
      • A Century of Women, Act Two: Sexuality and Social Justice / Box 22
      • A Century of Women, Act Three: Image and Popular Culture / Box 22
      • The Writer in Society: Maya Angelou (U-matic) (2 copies) (March 30, 1984) / Box 23  Scope and Contents note

        2 copies both U-matic

      • The Living Edens: Madagascar, color-corrected master unformatted (November 20, 1997) / Box 22
    • Black history celebrations and educational videos (VHS tapes) / Box 23 / Box 24
      • Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr. Annnual Commemorative Service (January 19, 1998) / Box 23
      • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration featuring Maya Angelou, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (January 28, 1993) / Box 23
      • Renaissance Revival: The First Black Theatre in America Conference, New York University (October 1992) / Box 23
      • Ebony/Jet Guide to Black Excellence: the Entrepreneur  (1991) / Box 23
      • Ebony/Jet Guide to Black Excellence, Johnson/Conrad Productions / Box 23
      • Black History Month public service announcements: Excellence Has Many Faces, VideoTakes, Inc. (January 13, 1993) / Box 23
      • Black Community Crusade for Children, Signature PSA series, national generic (March 1993) / Box 23
      • Black America Today...The New Millenium "Century: Legends and Legacies", America's Black Forum show # PR1-BAT-NM4 (January 2000) / Box 23
      • In Our Hands, produced by Glide Memorial United Methodist Church (1992) / Box 23
      • Sacred Stories with Frederick Buechner, Maya Angelou, and James Carroll, 21st National Conference of Trinity Institute 1990 (1990) / Box 23
      • Maya's America: Quest Productions, First Assembly, the Glide Memorial Church (June 4, 1991) / Box 24
      • Our Voices, Black Entertainment Television, Angelou on Rodney King Trial, L.A. Riots, and cultural tension (1991) / Box 24
      • South Africa Speaks to America's Racism: Alton Pollard, Maya Angelou, Jim Wallis, Beyers Naude  (1996) / Box 24
      • Bernice Johnson Reagon The Songs Are Free with Bill Moyers  (February 6, 1991) / Box 24
      • It's Possible with Les Brown / Box 24
      • Recognition of Black History Month Program, White House Television (February 19, 1992) / Box 24
      • Dr. Maya Angelou: Malcolm X in Ghana (April 26, 2000) / Box 24
      • Tonight: Malcolm X in Smethick, BBC (February 19, 1965) / Box 24
    • Interviews and Profiles of Maya Angelou / Box 31 / Box 30 / Box 29 / Box 27 / Box 26 / Box 25 / Box 24
      • "Achieving the American Dream": Profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (May 24th, 1993) / Box 30
      • Amos Ferguson Interview with Maya Angelou--Connecticut Public Television (1985) / Box 24
      • Arkansans Who Have Made A Difference; Liaison, Inc. / Box 31
      • BBC Southwest Spotlight (May 15, 1991) / Box 24
      • BBC's Five to Eleven : Maya Angelou (May 1988) / Box 25
      • Book Show EP 247, Chris Pearson News (MH) / Box 24
      • CBS Evening News with Dan Rather / Box 26
      • CBS Sunday Morning (2 copies) (January 17, 1993) / Box 25
      • CBS Sunday Morning -- Greg Wyatt (August 1994) / Box 25
      • "Every Woman" Hosted by Wendy Walsh--CF Entertainment show that highlights motivated and inspirational women (November 1998) / Box 30
      • Five Authors: Maya Angelou (NTSC Double Exposure, London) / Box 25
      • Gayle King Show: Maya Angelou (Fiorito) Part 1 / Box 26
      • Gayle King Show: Maya Angelou (Fiorito) Part 2 / Box 26
      • Good Day New York: Interview with Maya Angelou (November 3, 1993) / Box 29
      • Good Morning America; CBS This Morning / Box 25
      • Good Morning Show (WFMY Winston-Salem, NC) (February 1993) / Box 27
      • John and Leeza Show (NBC) (November 2, 1993) / Box 25
      • "Johnnie Cochran Tonight" with Dr. Maya Angelou (Court TV) (January 22, 1999) / Box 25
      • Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (October 20, 1994) / Box 30
      • Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (January 10, 1995) / Box 26
      • Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (December 19,1995) / Box 26
      • Late Show: Maya Angelou (June 6, 1994) / Box 25
      • Lifestyles with Maya Angelou; interview by Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte (2 copies) (1995/1996) / Box 27
      • Lifetime Intimate Portrait: Dr. Maya Angelou / Box 24
      • Lifetime Intimate Portrait: Maya Angelou / Box 24
      • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (January 20th, 1993) / Box 25
      • Mavis Catches Up with Maya Angelou (Thames Television International) / Box 29
      • Moesha Show: If/Hollywood Whitewash / Box 25
      • Michael Jackson interview with Maya Angelou (KOCE-TV 50) / Box 26
      • My Oh Maya: Kid Reporter Maya Hairston Interviews Maya Angelou / Box 31
      • New England Today "Changing Lanes"--Angelou/Baldwin Interview Parts I & 2 (U-matic) (March 3, 1984/March 23, 1984) / Box 26
      • Northeast Spectrum: Maya Angelou with Stephen E. McPherson in Portland, Oregon (February 23rd, 1989) / Box 26
      • Oprah Winfrey Show: Maya Angelou Interview 0424A3 / Box 25
      • People Are Talking; Midday; Oprah Winfrey (2 copies) (1987) / Box 31 / Box 30
      • People Are Talking--KPIX, San Fransisco, CA (April 3, 1986) / Box 30
      • Maya Angelou -- Jon Snowe (ITN Washington) / Box 25
      • Maya Angelou's Interview (Mediamix Ltd.) (1992) / Box 30
      • Maya Angelou Interview with Bill Moyers on Evil / Box 29
      • Maya Angelou interview with David Frost (2 copies) (October 27, 1995) / Box 30
      • Peter Jennings Show: Maya Angelou, Person of the Week (January 22, 1993) / Box 25
      • Phil Donahue Show: Women, Culture and Politics: Angela Davis, Maya Angelou (July 20, 1989) / Box 26
      • Phil Donahue Show: "The Black Woman" / Box 26
      • "Special Edition" segment -- Maya Angelou interview with Mickey Burns at the Sugar Bar / Box 26
      • The Today Show  (January 3, 1997)
        • The Today Show with Maya Angelou: "And Still I Rise" / Box 29
      • Charlie Rose: A discussion about the relationship betwen poetry and music with Maya Angelou (DVD) (December 25, 1996) / Box 29
      • Today Show--Maya Angelou "Complete Collected Poems" (10/19/1994) / Box 29
      • Wesley Snipes, Maya Angelou, and Alfre Woodard / Box 29
      • The Today Show- Maya Angelou, "I Shall Not Be Moved" / Box 29
    • Television and Film Appearances
      • Arsenio Hall Show / Box 28
        •  (March 6, 1992) / Box 28
        •  (May 14, 1992) / Box 28
        • March 16, 1994 / Box 28
        • March 17, 1994 / Box 28
      • By Line / Box 27
        • By Line: Maya Angelou (2 copies) / Box 27
        • By Line: Maya Angelou, part 1 of 2 / Box 27
        • By Line: Maya Angelou, part 2 of 2 / Box 27
        • By Line: Maya Angelou, Malcolm X / Box 27
        • By Line: Maya Angelou BBC Bristol / Box 27
      • Dr. Angelou on Martin Luther King, Jr., WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC (1993)
      • An Evening with Maya Angelou
        • Condensed version #2 (03/10/1995) / Box 27
        • Copy from master / Box 28
        • Full program (03/08/1995) / Box 28
        • Viewing copy (03/08/1995) / Box 27
      • Hour of Power, with Robert Schuller / Box 28
        • Episode 1111 (2 copies) / Box 28
        • Episode 1112 / Box 28
        • Episode 1449 / Box 28
        • Robert J. Brown on the Hour of Power / Box 28
      • Tape of compilation of Spring 1986 TV Appearances / Box 31
        • CBS Nightwatch (April 1, 1986)
        • KCBS TV News with D. Diehl (April 7th, 1986)
        • The Today Show (April 8th, 1986)
        • CBS Morning News (April 9th, 1986)
        • Merv Griffin Show (April 17th, 1986)
      • Maya Angelou for Darryl Hunt / Box 27
      • Evil Semiar and Maya Angelou's Speech and Poetry / Box 28
      • Maya Angelou on Evil / Box 29
      • Refined Images Corporation: Selected Broadcast Appearances / Box 29
      • Richard Pryor Special NBC (MA soliloquy) (2 copies) / Box 28
      • Talking Food (April 24, 1995) / Box 27
      • TV Performances (Spring 1994) / Box 29
      • Angelou on Burns TV Version (3 copies) / Box 29
    • Conferences, Tributes, Lectures, and Public Projects / Box 32 / Box 31 / Box 30
      • A Tribute: Dr. Angelou / Box 30
      • Angelou's Tribute to Coretta Scott King and Rev. H. Beecher Hicks / Box 31
      • Alistair Cooke Salute (with unedited personal greetings); WGBH Educational Foundation / Box 30
      • BBC's NDEBELE: Women and Art / Box 31
      • CIAA Presentation--Dr. Maya Angelou; Produced by Magick Lantern Productions of Atlanta, GA / Box 30
        • Part 1 of 2 / Box 30
        • Part 2 of 2 / Box 30
      • "Dr. Maya Angelou": Lecture by Dr. Maya Angelou about life and the importance of learning (September 1997) / Box 30
      • Hallmark Cards- Hall of Fame (May 10th, 2000) / Box 31
      • Hallmark Hall of Fame (HHOF) commercials (Aired May 7th, 2000) / Box 31
      • Laura Allen & Divine Inspiration Concert: "Order My Steps" (November 25th, 2000) / Box 31
      • Maya Angelou Press Tour History Record (October 19th, 1994 ) / Box 32
        • Part 1 of 3 / Box 32
        • Part 2 of 3 / Box 32
        • Part 3 of 3 / Box 32
      • National Conference for Community and Justice--Maya Angelou PSA (Voice Over and On Camera Selects) (March 8th, 2002) / Box 31
      • "On the Pulse of the Morning:" Illustrated / Box 31
      • Tribute to Dr. Angelou and Ebon Promotion Video--Directed by Randy Tharpe / Box 30
      • Women's History Project with Maya Angelou / Box 32
    • Uncategorized videotapes / Box 32
      • "Pops by the Sea": Celebrity guest conductors of the annual Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra charity concert (1998) / Box 32
      • Ready to Go, WNEV Boston: A children and young adult show in the form of a daily news segment; includes interview with Dr. Carolyn Newberger (October 1980s) / Box 32
      • Wachovia: The First Twenty Years; a history of Wachovia and Forsyth County, NC (1990s) / Box 32  Contents of the Video

        This video describes the history of Wachovia and Forsyth County. The histoy behind the founding of surrounding towns such as Bethania, Bethabra, and Old Salem is included as well. Made in the 1990s. Dr. Maya Angelou does not appear in the video.

  • Visions (1975) / Box 68 / Box 53 (Two plays by Alexis DeVeaux-- Circles and  The Tapestry-- adapted for television by Angelou, 1975.)
    • Production breakdown by act, scene, and page / Box 53 Folder 9
    • Production personnel and contact information (March 10, 1975) / Box 53 Folder 10
    • Rehearsal schedule / Box 53 Folder 11
    • Rundown by scenes / Box 53 Folder 12
    • Shooting schedule / Box 53 Folder 13
    • Set designs / Box 68 Folder 6
    • Manuscript notes / Box 53 Folder 14
    • Carbon copy of typed note to Jeff from Angelou, concerning cast member Laryn Carrol (March 27, 1975) / Box 53 Folder 15
    • Correspondence with KCET/28 Community Television of Southern California, concerning viewing date / Box 53 Folder 17
    • Cast list and contact information / Box 53 Folder 17
    • Note to Angelou concerning interview / Box 53 Folder 18
    • Circles / Box 53
      • Typescript final draft dated , with revisions dated (February 6, 1975 March 11, 1975) / Box 53 Folder 19
      • Shot sheets / Box 68 Folder 7
    • Tapestry / Box 53 / Box 68
      • Letter from Alexis DeVeaux and typed pages of character histories / Box 53 Folder 20
      • Typescript, second draft (January 20, 1975) / Box 53 Folder 22
      • Typescript, final draft dated ; with revisions dated (February 6, 1975, March 11, 1975) / Box 53 Folder 24
      • "Tapestry" shot sheets / Box 68 Folder 8
      • Tenth annual NAACP Image Awards honoring Tapestry, (April 24, 1977) / Box 53 Folder 23
  • Zeely (1984) / Box 69 / Box 61 (Screenplay by Angelou, adapted from the book by Virginia Hamilton. Apparently intended for the Wonderworks television series.)
    • Manuscript, completed (April 1984) / Box 69 Folder 11
    • Typescript of screenplay, with manuscript edits and manuscript pages laid in / Box 61 Folder 8
    • Typescript pages with edits / Box 69 Folder 12
    • Zeely First Draft / Box 61 Folder 9
    • Rough draft typescripts / Box 61 Folder 10
    • Typescript of final screenplay / Box 61 Folder 11
    • Bound typescript / Box 61 Folder 12
  • Uncategorized items / Box 61
    • Photographs / Box 61 Folder 13
    • Media Forum / Box 61 Folder 15

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Angelou, Maya
Title
Maya Angelou Film and Theater Collection
ID
MS597
Date [inclusive]
1961 - 2007
Extent
30.61 linear feet 60 letter boxes, 10 oversized letter boxes, 1 half-letter box, 1 oversized box, 1 oversize folder

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2011
Revision Description
 Kristin Weisse 2014
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to researchers, with certain items restricted [as noted] due to sensitive material. Restricted materials can be found in Box 72. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Maya Angelou. 
Processing Information
Processed by Sharon Snow, 1986; Megan Mulder, 2007; Leatha Miles-Edmonson, Carolyn Jones, and Kathleen Hill with assistance from Audra Eagle Yun, 2011; Updated by Kristin Weisse, 2014. 
Existence and location of copies
There are copies of the following materials in Box 73: - "Afro American History Specials: the arts" Final Script for Part 1 - "Sisters" typed final screenplay (unbound) - VHS "And Still I Rise" (7 copies) - unlabled VHS tape - "By Line- Maya Angelou" - Richard Pryor - "Lifestyles with Robin Leach and Sharu Belafonte" (2 copies) - "Against the Odds" hosted by Maya Angelou. . 
Preferred Citation
MS 597, Maya Angelou Film and Theater Collection, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest University--Faculty--Personal and professional papers.

Personal Name(s)

  • Angelou, Maya

Subject(s)

  • African American authors
  • African American college teachers
  • African American poets
  • African American screenwriters
  • African American women authors
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Faculty

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

System requirements/equipment for some audio reels are currently unavailable at this time.

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