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Summary of the Center:

The Ernest J. Gaines Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an international center for scholarship on Ernest J. Gaines and his work. The center honors the work of UL Lafayette’s Writer-in-Residence Emeritus and provides a space for scholars and students to work with the Gaines papers and manuscripts. Gaines’s generous donation of his early papers and manuscripts (through 1983) and some artifacts to Edith Garland Dupré Library provided the foundation for the center’s collection. The center also anticipates acquiring the remainder of Gaines’s papers.

UL Lafayette established the Ernest J. Gaines Center in 2008, and a Board was appointed shortly thereafter. Construction of the center, located on the third floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library, began in August 2009. The center was completed in fall 2010 and held its grand opening on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. In addition to the university’s contributions and support, activities of the center will also depend on philanthropic contributions. Fundraising initiatives to support the activities of the center and to establish a permanent endowment began in Fall 2009.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of various drafts of Dr. Gaines’ published works from handwritten originals to gallery proofs. This collection also contains unpublished stories and novels dating back to his years in college. Within this collection there are also scrapbooks centered around his published works, correspondence, both professional and personal, reviews of his works, screenplays, and information regarding the made-for-TV versions of his books.

Biographical/Historical Note:

Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933) is a world renowned novelist, short story writer, and teacher. Ernest J. Gaines is among the most widely read and highly respected contemporary authors of African American fiction. He was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in Louisiana and at age fifteen, Gaines moved to California, joining his mother and stepfather there, because his Louisiana parish had no high school for African Americans.

After graduating high school and serving in the Army, Gaines enrolled in San Francisco State University where he began publishing in the university’s quarterly literary journal. These stories secured him a place in Stanford University’s graduate program for creative writing. After leaving Stanford, he settled in the San Francisco area.

In 1981, he accepted the position of Writer-in-Residence (Visiting) here at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (University of Southwestern Louisiana at the time). Not long into his tenure, he published A Gathering of Old Men (1983) which was also adapted for television. 1993 saw the publication of A Lesson Before Dying, which was adapted for television in 1999 and is one of his most critically acclaimed novels.

Before retiring in 2004, Dr. Gaines won numerous awards including the Louisiana Humanist of the Year and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1993. In 2000, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal and was made a Chevalier (Knight) of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

Series 1: Published Works

This series consists of documents related to the development of Ernest J. Gaines published books. It is arranged in subseries by book title.

Subseries 1.1: Catherine Carmier

This subseries includes the original drafts of the books that eventually became Catherine Carmier. The original titles of these books were: Little Stream, Comeback (The Comeback) and Barren Summer. This series also houses book reviews related to the published version of Catherine Carmier and a scrapbook created by Gaines. While there are a number of drafts labeled the same, each of them contains different annotations and marginal notes.

  • Box 1:
  • Chapter 1 “Barren Summer” Folder 1
  • Draft (hand written) Folder 2
  • Draft (hand written) Folder 3
  • “The Little Stream” Folder 4
  • Chapters 1-4 Folder 5
  • “The Little Stream” Chapter 5-8 Folder 6
  • Chapters 9-12 Folder 7
  • “The Barren Summer” Chapters 1-24 Folder 8
  • Part II (annotated) Folder 9
  • Part III and IV Folder 10
  • Part I chapter 1 Folder 11
  • Part II (annotated) Folder 12
  • Part III and IV Folder 13
  • “The Barren Summer” Part I Folder 14
  • Part II chapter 1 Folder 15
  • Part III (typed and handwritten) Folder 16
  • Part I Folder 17
  • Part II Folder 18
  • Part I Folder 19
  • Part II Folder 20
  • “Come Back” Book 1 Folder 21
  • Come Back” Book 2 Folder 22
  • “The Comeback” Book 3 Folder 23
  • “Comeback” Book 1 Folder 24
  • “The Comeback” Book 2 Folder 25
  • “The Comeback” book 3 Folder 26
  • “Comeback” Book 1 Folder 27
  • “The Comeback” Book 2 Folder 28
  • “The Comeback” Book 3 Folder 29
  • “The Comeback” Folder 30
  • “The Comeback” Book 1 Folder 31
  • Book 2 Folder 32
  • Book 2 Folder 33
  • Book 3 Folder 34
  • Box 2:
  • “The Comeback” Book1 Folder 1
  • Book 2 Folder 2
  • Charlette Folder 3
  • Jackson Folder 4
  • Book 1 “The Place” Folder 5
  • Book 2 “The Past” Folder 6
  • Book 1 “The Place” Folder 7
  • “The Comeback” Folder 8
  • Book 1 “The Comeback” Folder 9
  • Book 2 "The Past” Folder 10
  • Book 3 “The Present”  Folder 11
  • Book 4 “Love and Hate” Folder 12
  • Part 2 “The Past” Folder 13
  • Book 3 “The Present” Folder 14
  • Book 4 “Love and Hate” Folder 15
  • “The Comeback” Folder 16
  • Book II: Chapters 9-17 Folder 17
  • Chapters 18-24 Folder 18
  • Draft pages (handwritten notes) Folder 19
  • Book 2 Folder 20
  • Chapters 18-24 Folder 21
  • Part I Folder 22
  • Part II Folder 23
  • Chapters 22-28 Folder 24
  • Part III Folder 25
  • Chapters 41-48 Folder 26
  • “Catherine Carmier” Part 1 Folder 27
  • “Catherine Carmier” Part 2 Folder 28
  • “Catherine Carmier” Part 3 Folder 29
  • “Catherine Carmier” Part 1(with handwritten notes) Folder 30
  • “Catherine Carmier” Part 2 Folder 31
  • “Catherine Carmier” Part 3 Folder 32
  • “Catherine Carmier” Book I Folder 33
  • “Catherine Carmier” Chapter 10 Folder 34
  • Page 35 Folder 35
  • Chapters 9-11 Folder 36
  • Part III Folder 37
  • Chapter 9: page 1 Folder 38
  • Chapters 13-21 Folder 39
  • Part III Folder 40
  • Part IV Folder 41
  • Draft Folder 42
  • Draft Folder 43
  • Editor’s Notes Folder 44
  • Book Reviews on Catherine Carmier Folder 45
  • Scrapbook on Catherine Carmier Folder 46

Subseries 1.2: Of Love and Dust

This subseries includes the original drafts of the books that eventually became Of Love and Dust. Most of the drafts in this series are titled Of Love and Dust, but there are variations such as Dust. This series also houses a book review, book jackets, and royalty statements related to the published version of Of Love and Dust. While there are a number of drafts labeled the same, each of them contains different annotations and marginal notes.

  • Box 3:
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Chapter 1( handwritten) Folder 1
  • “Dust” ( handwritten) Folder 2
  • “Of Love and Dust” (handwritten) Folder 3
  • Chapters 22-39 (handwritten) Folder 4
  • Chapters 42-60 (handwritten) Folder 5
  • Chapter 43-46 (handwritten) Folder 6
  • Chapters 29-32 (handwritten) Folder 7
  • Chapter 32-38 (handwritten) Folder 8
  • Chapter 39-58 (handwritten) Folder 9
  • Chapter 60-Afterward (handwritten) Folder 10
  • Chapters 44, 46, 54 (handwritten) Folder 11
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 12
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 13
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 14
  • Pages 1-94 Folder 15
  • part 2: Pages 95-190 Folder 16
  • Part 3: pages 191-291 Folder 17
  • Part 1: Chapter 1 Folder 18
  • Part 2: Chapter 23 Folder 19
  • Chapter 43, pages 193-241 Folder 20
  • Page 151 Folder 21
  • Part 1: pages 1-129 Folder 22
  • Part 2: pages 123-230 Folder 23
  • Part 2: pages 237-319 Folder 24
  • Part 1: pages 1-128 Folder 25
  • Part 2: pages 129-255 Folder 26
  • Part III: pages 256-396 Folder 27
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part I Folder 28
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part II Folder 29
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part III Folder 30
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part I Folder 31
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part II Folder 32
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part III Folder 33
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part I Folder 34
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part II Folder 35
  • “Of Love and Dust”: Part III Folder 36
  • Pages 28-128 Folder 37
  • Pages 130-162 Folder 38
  • Part I: pages 2-118 Folder 39
  • “Of Love and Dust”: pages 165-335 Folder 40
  • “Dust” Folder 41
  • “Dust” (uncorrected proof) Folder 42
  • “Dust” Folder 43
  • “Dust”: Part II Folder 44
  • “Dust”: Part III Folder 45
  • Box 4:
  • “Of Love and Dust”: pages 1-10 Folder 1
  • “Of Love and Dust”: pages 1-10 Folder 2
  • “Of Love and Dust”: pages 1-12 Folder 3
  • “Of Love and Dust”: pages 1-13 Folder 4
  • “Another Frontier” (handwritten) Folder 5
  • “Another Frontier”: pages 1-22 Folder 6
  • “Another Frontier”: pages 1-22 Folder 7
  • “Another Frontier”: pages 1-10 Folder 8
  • “Of Love and Dust” Folder 9
  • “Of Love and Dust” book review and book jackets Folder 10
  • “Of Love and Dust” Folder 11
  • “Of Love and Dust” royalty statement Folder 12

Subseries 1.3: Bloodline

This is a book of short stories, which was originally published in 1963. This subseries contains drafts, both typed and handwritten, of the original stories in the book, drafts of “The Sky is Gray” teleplay written by Charles Fuller, and published short story excerpts from Negro Digest and Texas Quarterly.There are reviews of the book, the printer’s proof, and the some of the short stories in the book as well as Korean pamphlets reviewing “The Sky is Gray”. Some of the titles that appear the most are: “Bloodline Stories”,”Bloodline”, “A Long Day in November”, “Three Men”, and “The Sky is Gray”. While there are a number of drafts labeled the same, each of them contains different annotations and marginal notes.

  • Box 4:
  • Bloodline Stories (handwritten) Folder 13
  • Bloodline Stories pages 1-66 Folder 14
  • Bloodline Stories Part III pages 67-127 Folder 15
  • Bloodline Stories Part III pages 128-152 Folder 16
  • “A Long Day in November” Folder 17
  • Bloodline Stories Part III pages 56-128 Folder 18
  • “A Long Day in November” Part I, pages 1-94 Folder 19
  • “A Long Day in November” Part I, pages 1-99 Folder 20
  • “A long Day in November” pages 1-99 Folder 21
  • “A Long Day in November” abbreviated version Folder 22
  • “A Long Day in November” Texas Quarterly 1964 Folder 23
  • Draft Folder 24
  • “A Long Day in November” Part I, pages 1-94 Folder 25
  • “A Long Day in November” Part I, pages 1-42 Folder 26
  • “A Long Day in November” Part I (typed and handwritten) Folder 27
  • Bloodline Stories (typed and handwritten) Folder 28
  • Bloodline Stories Folder 29
  • Advertisement for “A Long Day in November” Folder 30
  • “A Long Day in November” edits Folder 31
  • “The Big Gray Sky” Folder 32
  • “A Little Southern Town” Folder 33
  • “A Little Southern Town” Folder 34
  • “The Sky is Gray” Folder 35
  • Published excerpts from “The Sky is Gray”, Negro Digest 1963 Folder 36
  • “The Sky is Gray” teleplay by Charles Fuller Folder 37
  • “The Sky is Gray” teleplay by Charles Fuller Folder 38
  • “The Sky is Gray” teleplay by Charles Fuller Folder 39
  • “The Sky is Gray” reviews Folder 40
  • “Three Men” (handwritten) Folder 41
  • “Three Men” (handwritten) Folder 42
  • “Love and D-U-S-T” (handwritten) Folder 43
  • “Three Men” (handwritten) Folder 44
  • “Three Men” (handwritten) Folder 45
  • “Three Men” Folder 46
  • “Three Men” Folder 47
  • “Three Men” pages 1-50 Folder 48
  • “Three Men” pages 1-50 Folder 49
  • “Three Men” pages 1-43 Folder 50
  • “Three Men” pages 1-43 Folder 51
  • “Three Men” pages 1-50 Folder 52
  • “Three Men” draft notes Folder 53
  • “Bloodline”(handwritten) Folder 54
  • “Bloodline” (handwritten) Folder 55
  • “Amalia” (handwritten) Folder 56
  • XI (handwritten) Folder 57
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-55 Folder 58
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-66 Folder 59
  • Bloodline Stories pages 51-67 Folder 60
  • “Bloodline” pages pages 1-66 Folder 61
  • Bloodline Stories pages 1-66 Folder 62
  • Bloodline Stores pages 1-84 Folder 63
  • Bloodline Stories pages 1-59 Folder 64
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-63 Folder 65
  • Draft pages 59-63 Folder 66
  • Draft pages 1-63 Folder 67
  • Draft pages 1-63 Folder 68
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-66 Folder 69
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-9 Folder 70
  • “Bloodline” notes Folder 71
  • “Chris” Folder 72
  • “Just Like a Tree” pages 1-45 Folder 73
  • “Just Like A Tree” pages 1-45 Folder 74
  • “Just Like A Tree” pages 1-42 Folder 75
  • “Just like a Tree” pages 1-42 Folder 76
  • Draft pages 19-30 Folder 77
  • Draft Folder 78
  • “Just Like A Tree” pages 1-19 Folder 79
  • Draft pages 31-38 Folder 80
  • “Bloodline” draft Folder 81
  • “The Sky is Gray” Folder 82
  • Box 5:
  • “Three Men” pages 1-43 Folder 1
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-63 Folder 2
  • “Just Like A Tree” pages 1-38 Folder 3
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-97 Folder 4
  • “The Sky is Gray” pages 98-141 Folder 5
  • “Three Men” pages 142-186 Folder 6
  • “Bloodline” pages 187-260 Folder 7
  • “Just Like A Tree” 261-296 Folder 8
  • “Bloodline” pages 1-96 Folder 9
  • “The Sky is Gray” pages 98-140 Folder 10
  • “Three Men” pages 142-186 Folder 11
  • “Bloodline” pages 187-260 Folder 12
  • “Just Like A Tree” pages 261-298 Folder 13
  • “A Long Day in November” pages 1-97 Folder 14
  • “The Sky is Gray” pages 97-141 Folder 15
  • “Three Men” pages 141-186 Folder 16
  • “Bloodline” pages 186-260 Folder 17
  • “Just Like a Tree” pages 260-297 Folder 18
  • Bloodline Stories printer’s proof Folder 19
  • Bloodline Stores proof sheets Folder 20
  • Book reviews and newspaper clippings Folder 21
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 22

Subseries 1.4: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman 

This subseries contains the drafts of the book The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a groundbreaking novel published in 1971. This book chronicles the life of Jane Pittman from the age of 11 to 112 using her memories from emancipation to the Civil Rights Movement. This fictional piece was later turned into a TV movie, which won numerous awards and paved the way for other made for TV movies like Roots. This subseries also contains book and movie reviews, newspaper clippings, Emmy awards, a discussion guide and a Reader’s Digest.

  • Box 5:
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft: Short of Miss Folder 23
  • Jane Pittman (handwritten) Draft, Chapter One: Soldiers (handwritten) Folder 24
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 25
  • Draft, Book Two: Reconstruction (handwritten) Folder 26
  • Draft, Book III: The Plantation Folder 27
  • Draft Introduction (handwritten) Folder 28
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 29
  • Draft Massacre (handwritten) Folder 30
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 31
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 32
  • Draft, An Old Man (handwritten) Folder 33
  • Draft, Rednecks and Scalawags (handwritten) Folder 34
  • Draft: Part II (handwritten) Folder 35
  • Draft: Part II (handwritten) Folder 36
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 37
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 38
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 39
  • Draft: The Fortune Teller (handwritten) Folder 40
  • Draft: A Dollar A Day (handwritten) Folder 41
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 42
  • Draft: George Lewis (handwritten) Folder 43
  • Draft: The Black Teacher (handwritten) Folder 44
  • Draft: The Black Teacher (con’t) Old Man (handwritten) Folder 45
  • Draft: Part III (handwritten) Folder 46
  • Draft: Huey P. Long (handwritten) Folder 47
  • Draft: Plantation Sketcher(handwritten) Folder 48
  • Draft: Miss Lilly (handwritten) Folder 49
  • Draft: The Radio and Joe Lewis (handwritten) Folder 50
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft: A Southern White BoyFolder 51
  • Write A Letter to His Mother after saying a Black Women (handwritten)
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 52
  • Draft Part IV: The Quarter (handwritten) Folder 53
  • Draft: Heading Back South (handwritten) Folder 54
  • Draft: Soldiers (typed) Folder 55
  • Draft: Part Two: Rednecks and Scalawags (typed) Folder 56
  • Draft: Book Three: Samson (typed) Folder 57
  • Draft: Book IV: The Quarters (typed) Folder 58
  • Draft: Book Two: A Flicker of Light; and again Darkness (typed) Folder 59
  • Draft: Book III: Samson (typed) Folder 60
  • Draft: Book IV: The Quarters (typed) Folder 61
  • Draft: pg. 1 - 76 (typed) Folder 62
  • Draft: Introduction and Book I (typed) Folder 63
  • Draft: Part II (typed) Folder 64
  • Draft: Part II (typed) Folder 65
  • Draft: Another Home (typed) Folder 66
  • Draft: Heading Back (typed) Folder 67
  • Draft: Rednecks and Scalawags (typed) Folder 68
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft: Exodus (typed) Folder 69
  • Draft: Exodus and The Sermon at the Water (typed) Folder 70
  • Draft: Part III (typed) Folder 71
  • Draft: Samon House (typed) Folder 72
  • Draft (typed) Folder 73
  • Draft: Forward and Introduction (typed) Folder 74
  • Draft: Various titles (typed) Folder 75
  • Draft: Confession and Robert and Mary (typed) Folder 76
  • Draft: A Short Biography of Miss Jane Pittman(typed & handwritten) Folder 77
  • Draft: A Short Biography of Miss Jane Pittman (typed) Folder 78
  • Draft: Part I (typed) Folder 79
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft (typed) Folder 80
  • Draft: Book Two: Rednecks and Scalawags (typed) Folder 81
  • Box 6:
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft: Book III: Samson (typed) Folder 1
  • Draft: Book IV: The Quarters Folder 2
  • Draft: Introduction (typed) Folder 3
  • Draft: Book I: Soldiers (typed) Folder 4
  • Draft: Book II: Reconstruction (typed) Folder 5
  • Draft: Book III: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Folder 6
  • Plantation Draft: Book IV: The Quarters (typed) Folder 7
  • Draft (typed) Folder 8
  • Draft: Book II: Reconstruction (typed) Folder 9
  • Draft: Book III: The Plantation (typed) Folder 10
  • Draft: Box IV: The Quarters (typed) Folder 11
  • Draft and Book I: The War Years (typed) Folder 12
  • Draft: Book II: Reconstruction (typed) Folder 13
  • Draft: Book III: The Plantation (typed) Folder 14
  • Draft: Book IV: The Quarters (typed) Folder 15
  • Draft: Book I: The War Years (typed) Folder 16
  • Draft: Part II (typed) Folder 17
  • Draft: Part III (typed) Folder 18
  • Draft: Part II (typed) Folder 19
  • Draft (typed) Folder 20
  • Draft: Introduction (typed) Folder 21
  • Draft (typed) Folder 22
  • Draft: Various titles (typed) Folder 23
  • Draft: Various titles (typed) Folder 24
  • Draft: Various titles (typed) Folder 25
  • Draft (typed) Folder 26
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft: Title Page, Introduction Folder 27
  • and Book I: The War Years (typed)
  • Draft: Book II: Reconstruction (typed) Folder 28
  • Draft: Book III: The Plantation (typed) Folder 29
  • Draft: Book IV: The Quarters (typed) Folder 30
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Book Folder 31
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Draft (typed) Folder 32
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 33
  • General & Detailed Notes (typed) Folder 34
  • Draft (typed) Folder 35
  • Test Papers & Students Drawing Folder 36
  • Book Reviews (Newspaper Clippings) Folder 37
  • Book Reviews (Newspaper Clippings) Folder 38
  • 1972 Letter Award Winner Folder 39
  • Draft: The Negro As Hero (typed) Folder 40
  • Final Examination by Various Students (typed) Folder 41
  • Screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn Folder 42
  • Call sheet and Newspaper clipping of the movie review Folder 43
  • Movie Reviews Folder 44
  • Movie Reviews Folder 45
  • Movie Reviews Folder 46
  • Announcement of the Movie by CBS Stations Folder 47
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Emmy Awards Folder 48
  • Discussion Guide Folder 49
  • Reader’s Digest and New Wings Folder 50
  • Newspaper Clippings Folder 51
  • Box 6A:
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Galleys Folder 1
  • Newspaper clippings Folder 2
  • Newspaper clippings Folder 3
  • Newspaper clippings Folder 4
  • Review Folder 5

Subseries 1.5: In My Father's House

This subseries includes the original drafts of the books that eventually became In My Father's House. This series contains both handwritten and typed drafts of the chapters for this book as well as gallery proofs and clippings directly related to this publication.

  • Box 6:
  • In My Father's House: Draft: Chapter one (handwritten) Folder 52
  • Draft: Part II: Chapter Thirteen Folder 53
  • Draft: Part I: Chapter One Folder 54
  • Draft: Chapter One Folder 55
  • Draft: Book Two Folder 56
  • Box 7:
  • In My Father's House: Draft: Part II: Chapter Thirteen (handwritten) Folder 1
  • Draft: Part III: Chapter Thirty-Two (handwritten) Folder 2
  • Draft: Part III: Chapter Twenty (handwritten) Folder 3
  • Draft: Chapter Twenty-one (handwritten) Folder 4
  • Draft: Chapter Thirty Folder 5
  • Draft: Part I: Chapter One (handwritten) Folder 6
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Chapter Ten, Fourteen, Fifteen, Folder 7
  • Sixteen and Nineteen (handwritten)
  • Draft: Chapter Twenty, Twenty-six, Twenty-eight, Folder 8
  • Twenty-nine and Thirty (handwritten)
  • Draft: Chapter 28, Twenty-nine and Thirty (handwritten) Folder 9
  • Draft: Chapter Thirty-one Book III: Chapter Twenty-six, Twenty-seven, Folder 10
  • Chapter So and So and Epilogue (handwritten)
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 11
  • Draft: Chapter Two, Three, Five and Six (handwritten) Folder 12
  • Draft: Chapter Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven (handwritten) Folder 13
  • Draft: Chapter IX; Part II: Chapters XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, Folder 14
  • XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI and XXII (handwritten)
  • Draft: Chapters XXIII, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, and XXIX Folder 15
  • Epilogue (handwritten) Draft: Father and Son (handwritten) Folder 16
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 17
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 18
  • Draft: Various People (handwritten) Folder 19
  • Draft: Various People (handwritten) Folder 20
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 21
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Chapter Twenty-one, Twenty-six Folder 22
  • Book III: Chapter Twenty-six, Twenty-seven (handwritten)
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 23
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 24
  • Draft: Chapter I: Children Without Fathers; Chapter 4, 11, 15, Folder 25
  • 16, 17, 21, 25, 28, 33, 35, and 37 (handwritten)
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 26
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 27
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 28
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 29
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 30
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 31
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 32
  • Draft: Chapter One (typed) Folder 33
  • Draft: Book Two: Chapter One (typed) Folder 34
  • Draft: In My Father’s Land: Clippo (typed) Folder 35
  • Draft: Book II: Chapter Ten (typed) Folder 36
  • Draft: Book II: Chapter 26 (typed) Folder 37
  • Draft: Virginia Colar (typed) Folder 38
  • Draft (typed) Folder 39
  • Draft (typed) Folder 40
  • Draft (typed) Folder 41
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Chapter One (typed) Folder 42
  • Draft: Chapter One (typed) Folder 43
  • Draft: Book II: Chapter Nine (typed) Folder 44
  • Draft: Chapter Thirty-eight (typed) Folder 45
  • Draft: Book I: Chapters One, Two and Three Folder 46
  • Draft (typed) Folder 47
  • Draft: Part II: Chapter One (typed) Folder 48
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 13 - 31 (typed) Folder 49
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 13 - 31 (typed) Folder 50
  • Draft: Part III: Chapters 32 - 39 (typed) Folder 51
  • Draft: Chapters 21 - 30 (typed) Folder 52
  • Draft: Chapter 15; Part III: Chapter 20 (typed) Folder 53
  • Draft: Various Chapters (typed) Folder 54
  • Draft: Various Chapters (typed) Folder 55
  • Draft: Chapters 25 - 26; Book III: Chapters 27, 28, 30, 31 Folder 56
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Book I: Chapters 1 - 7;
  • Book II: Chapters 8 - 16 (typed)Folder 57
  • Draft: Chapters 17 - 25; Book III: Chapter 26 (typed)Folder 58
  • Draft: Chapters 10 - 22 (typed) Folder 59
  • Draft: Chapters 23 - 25; Book III: Chapters 26 - 30 (typed) Folder 60
  • In My Fathers House: Draft (handwritten) Folder 61
  • Draft: Chapters 1 - 12 (typed) Folder 62
  • Draft: Chapters 12 - 18; Book II: Chapters 19 - 20 Folder 63
  • Box 8:
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Chapters 7 - 12 (typed) Folder 1
  • Draft: Chapters 17 - 18; Book II: Chapters 19 - 20 Folder 2
  • Draft: Chapters 21 - 29; Chapter 30 - Scenes 1 - 3 (typed) Folder 3
  • Draft: Chapters 23 - 29; Chapter 30: Scenes 1 - 3 (typed) Folder 4
  • Draft: Book I: Chapter 1 - 9; Book II: Chapter 10 (typed) Folder 5
  • Draft: Chapters 11 - 16 and 19 - 20 (typed and handwritten) Folder 6
  • Draft: Chapters 21 - 25; Book II: Chapters 26 - 29 (typed) Folder 7
  • Draft: Book I: Chapters 1 - 4 (typed) Folder 8
  • Draft: Book II: Chapters 5 - 7 (typed) Folder 9
  • Draft: Book III: Chapter 9; Book IV: Chapters 10 - 11 (typed) Folder 10
  • Draft: Printers Proof Chapters 1 - 4 (typed) Folder 11
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Chapters 5 - 7 (typed) Folder 12
  • Draft: Chapters 9 - 11 Folder 13
  • Draft: Part I: Chapters 1 - 10 (typed) Folder 14
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 11 - 21 (typed) Folder 15
  • Draft: Chapters 22 - 23; 25 - 27: Epilogue Folder 16
  • Draft: Book II: Chapters 1 - 4, 6 - 7; Book II: Chapters 8 - 12 Folder 17
  • Draft: Chapters 13 - 21 (typed) Folder 18
  • Draft: Chapters 22 - 25; Book III: Chapters 26 -27 (typed) Folder 19
  • Draft: Revenge in St. Adrienne: Part I: Chapters 1 - 9 (typed) Folder 20
  • Draft: Part III: Chapters 20 - 30 (typed) Folder 21
  • Draft: Part I: Chapters 1 - 9 (typed) Folder 22
  • Draft: Book I: pgs. 1 - 74 (typed) Folder 23
  • Draft: Book I: pgs. 75 - 154 (typed) Folder 24
  • Draft: Revenge: Part I: Chapters 1 - 11 (typed)Folder 25
  • Draft: Revenge: Part I: Chapters 1 - 11 (typed) Folder 26
  • Draft: Part I: Chapters 1 - 12 (typed) Folder 27
  • Draft: Part I: Chapters 1 - 3 (typed) Folder 28
  • In My Fathers House: Draft: Part II: Chapters 10 - 20 (typed) Folder 29
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 10 - 20 (typed) Folder 30
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 10 - 20 (typed) Folder 31
  • Draft: Book I: pg. 1 - 47 (typed) Folder 32
  • Draft: Chapters 8 - 12 (typed) Folder 33
  • Draft: Book I: Chapters 1 - 4; 6 - 9; Book II: Chapter 10 (typed) Folder 34
  • Draft: Chapters 11 - 20 (typed) Folder 35
  • Draft: Chapters 21 - 25; Book III: Chapters 26 - 29 (typed) Folder 36
  • Draft: Chapters 29, 40 - 42 (typed & handwritten) Folder 37
  • Draft: Chapters 7, 12 (typed) Folder 38
  • Draft: Chapters 1, 5, 13, 16 - 17, 21 (typed) Folder 39
  • Draft: Chapters 2 - 7; Book II: Chapters 8 - 12, 14 - 17, 19 - 21, 25; Folder 40
  • Book III: Chapters 26 - 27 (typed) Draft (typed) Folder 41
  • Draft (typed) Folder 42
  • Box 9:
  • In My Fathers House: Draft-Chapter One (handwritten) Folder 1
  • Draft - Book II (handwritten) Folder 2
  • Draft - Book II - Chapter 8 (handwritten) Folder 3
  • Draft - Book I - Chapter One (handwritten) Folder 4
  • Draft - Chapter Eleven (handwritten) Folder 5
  • Draft: Chapter 19 (handwritten) Folder 6
  • Draft: Book II - Chapter 26 - Clippo Simon (handwritten) Folder 7
  • Draft - Chapter Thirteen (handwritten) Folder 8
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 9
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 10
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 11
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 12
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 13
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 14
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 15
  • Draft Revenge in St. Adrienne (typed) Folder 16
  • Draft: Part I, Chapter One (typed) Folder 17
  • Draft (handwritten) Folder 18
  • Draft: Chapter One (typed) Folder 19
  • Draft: Chapter Twenty-seven (typed) Folder 20
  • Box 9A:
  • In My Fathers House: Printers Proof Copy Folder 1
  • Printers Proof Copy Folder 2
  • Printers Blues Proof Folder 3
  • Draft (typed & handwritten) Folder 4
  • Various notes (typed) Folder 5
  • Newspaper Clippings Book Reviews Folder 6
  • Book I: Part I (typed) Folder 7
  • Book II: Part I (typed) Folder 8
  • Parts III and IV (typed) Folder 9
  • Book I: Part I same as Box 9, Folder 7 (typed) Folder 10
  • Book II: Part I (typed) Folder 11

Subseries 1.6: A Gathering of Old Men

This subseries includes the original drafts and manuscripts of the book A Gathering of Old Men. In this series there are both typed and handwritten manuscripts, promotional materials related to the book and correspondence related to him receiving a second California Gold Medal for The Gathering of Old Men.

  • Box 9B:
  • A Gathering of Old Men: Draft: Chapter 1-7 (handwritten) Folder 12
  • Lou Dimes (handwritten) Folder 13
  • Lou Dimes, St. Clair Bouie, Corrine Jones, and Sidney Folder 14
  • Ambroise (handwritten)
  • Lou Dimes Handwritten Folder 15
  • James Russell Henderson (handwritten) Folder 16
  • Jacques Thibault (handwritten) Folder 17
  • George LeBean (handwritten) Folder 18
  • Clatoo and Frederick Williams (handwritten) Folder 19
  • Mapes (handwritten) Folder 20
  • Snookem, Coot, Alcee Bouligny, Herbert Antoine, Candace Folder 21
  • Sarah Marshall and Griffen (handwritten)
  • A Gathering of Old Men: Grant Bello aka Cha Cherry (handwritten) Folder 22
  • Sully (handwritten) Folder 23
  • Gloria Dean Washington ada Aunt Glo (handwritten) Folder 24
  • Joseph Seaberry and St. Clair Bouie (handwritten) Folder 25
  • Beatrice Louie Marshall aka Aunt Bea, Bea, Miss Bea (handwritten) Folder 26
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 27
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 28
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 29
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 30
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 31
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 32
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 33
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 34
  • Sully, Reverend Michael, Matthew Lincoln Brown, Janey, Merle Folder 35
  • LeDoux and George Eliot Miscellaneous Pages Folder 36
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 37
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 38
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 39
  • Miscellaneous Pages Folder 40
  • Pages 75 - 287 (typed) Folder 41
  • Pgs. 136 - 138; pg. 257 and pgs. 264 - 267 (typed) Folder 42
  • A Gathering of Old Men: Alcee Bouligny, Saint Claire Bouie, Folder 43
  • Grant Bello, Cyril Robillard, Clatoo and Louis Francis dimeques (typed)
  • Lou Dimes and Mapes Herbert (typed) Folder 44
  • Saint Clair Bouie, Sidney Ambrose, George Eliot, Jr., Janey, , Folder 45
  • Robert Louis Banks Reverend Michaels, Beatrice Louie Marshall, Lou Dimes,
  • and John Bryan Sullivan (typed)
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 46
  • Joseph Seaberry aka Rufe (typed) Folder 47
  • George Eliot, Jr., Janice Robinson, Myrtle Bouchard, RobertFolder 48
  • Louis Stevenson, Matthew Lincoln Brown, Grant Bello,
  • Cyril Rovillard and Lou Dimes (typed)
  • Miscellaneous Pages, pg. 99 - 143 (typed) Folder 49
  • James Russell Henderson, Sully, Lou Dimes, Jacques Thibault,Folder 50
  • George LeBeau and Snookum (typed)
  • Rooster, Lou Dimes, Coot and Clatoo (typed) Folder 51
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 52
  • The Revenge of Old Men (typed) Folder 53
  • The Revenge of Old Men (typed) Folder 54
  • The Revenge of Old Men (typed) Folder 55
  • The Revenge of Old Men (typed) Folder 56
  • pgs. 71 - 132; pgs. 135 - 140 (typed) Folder 57
  • A Gathering of Old Men: The Revenge of Old Men (typed) Folder 58
  • Parts 6 - 8 (typed) Folder 59
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 60
  • Pgs. 139 - 141; Parts 9 - 11 (typed) Folder 61
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 62
  • Parts 12 - 13 (typed) Folder 63
  • Parts 12 - 13 (typed) Folder 64
  • Box 10:
  • A Gathering of Old Men: George Eliot, Jr., Janey, Myrtle Bouchard,Folder 1
  • Robert Louis Banks, Matthew Lincoln Browns, and Reverend Jerry Williams
  • Lou Dimes, Mapes Herbert, Saint Clair Bouie and Corrine Jones (typed) Folder 2
  • Beatrice Louise Marshall and Thomas Vincent Sullivan (typed) Folder 3
  • George Eliot, Jr., Janey, Myrtle Bouchard, Robert Louis Bank, Folder 4
  • Matthew Lincoln Brown and Reverend Jerry Williams (typed)
  • Louis Auguste Alfonze Dimes, Mapes Herbert, Saint Claire Folder 5
  • Bouie and Corrine Jones (typed)
  • A Gathering of Old Men; Beatrice Louie Marshall, Thomas Folder 6
  • Vincent Sullivan, James Russell Henderson, Sully and Lou Dimes (typed)
  • Jacques Thibault, George Wilson, Lou Dimes and Snookum (typed) Folder 7
  • George Eliot, Jr., Janice Robinson, Myrtle Bouchard, Robert Folder 8
  • Louis Banks, Matthew Lincoln Brown and Reverend Jerry Williams (typed)
  • Louis Francois Dimes, Mapes Herbert, Lou Dimes, Saint Folder 9
  • Clair Bouie and Corrine Jones (typed)
  • Beatrice Louie Marshall, Wilson Brazille, James Russell Folder 10
  • Henderson and Thomas Vincent Sullivan (typed)
  • George Eliot, Jr., Janice Robinson, Myrtle Bouchard, Robert Folder 11
  • Louis Banks, Matthew Lincoln Brown, Grant Bello and Cyril Robillard (typed)
  • Louis Alfred Demoulin and Joseph Seaberry (typed) Folder 12
  • Thomas Vincent Sullivan, Lou Dimes, Sully and Jacques Thibault (typed) Folder 13
  • George Wilson, Lou Dimes, Alexander Ferdinand, III and Lou Dimes (typed) Folder 14
  • A Gathering of Old Men: George Eliot, Jr., Janice Robinson, MyrtleFolder 15
  • Bouchard, Robert Louis Banks, Matthew Lincoln Brown, Grant Bello, Cyril
  • Robillard (typed)
  • Louis Alfred Demoulin, Joseph Seaberry (typed) Folder 16
  • Thomas Vincent Sullivan, Lou Dimes, Sully, Jacques (typed) Folder 17
  • George Wilson, Lou Dimes, Alexander Ferdinand, III, Lou Dimes (typed) Folder 18
  • George Eliot, Jr., Janice Robinson, Myrtle Bouchard, Robert Louis Folder 19
  • Banks, Matthew Lincoln Brown, Grant Bello (typed)
  • Cyril Robillard, Louis Alfred Dimoulin, Joseph Seaberry (typed) Folder 20
  • Thomas Vincent Sullivan, Lou Dimes, Sully, Jacques Thibeaux (typed) Folder 21
  • Albert Jackson, Lou Dimes, Sidney Brooks, Snookum, Jack Thompson,Folder 22
  • Antoine Christophe, Lou Dimes (typed)
  • Lou Dimes ( 2 copies) (typed) Folder 23
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 24
  • A Gathering of Old Men: Sully, Lou Dimes, Jacques Thibault (typed) Folder 25
  • George Wilson, Lou Dimes, Snookum (typed) Folder 26
  • Reverend Jerry Williams, Louis Francois Dimes, Mapes Herbert, Folder 27
  • Lou Folder Dimes (typed)
  • Saint Claire Bouie, Corrine Jones, Beatrice Louise Marshall, Folder 28
  • Wilson Brazille, James Russell Henderson, Thomas Vincent Sullivan (typed)
  • Wilson Brazille aka Clatoo, James Russell Henderson aka Jr (typed) Folder 29
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 30
  • Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 31
  • General and Detailed notes (typed) Folder 32
  • Handwritten EJG notes about rewriting refinement, 1 page Folder 33
  • 6 pages handwritten Folder 34
  • Promotional Material Folder 35
  • Material related to receipt of speech, announcements, program, 1984; Folder 36
  • mailgram from Shirley Temple Black

Subseries 1.7: Mozart and Leadbelly

This subseries includes the original drafts short stories that were compiled to write Mozart and Leadbelly. The stories in this book by Ernest J. Gaines throughout his career. 

  • Box 10:
  • Mozart and Leadbelly: The Boy in the Double-Breasted Folder 37
  • Suit (2 copies) (typed) Mozart and Leadbelly: Folder 38
  • My GrandPa and the Haint (typed)
  • The Turtles ( 2 copies) (typed) Folder 39
  • Christ Walked Down Market Street Folder 40
  • Mary Louise (typed) Folder 41

Subseries 1.8: A Lesson Before Dying

This subseries includes drafts of chapters that become A Lesson Before Dying. the drafts are both typed and hand written, and there are publisher gallery proofs with marginal notes and edited related to the final version of the book.

  • Box 10:
  • A Lesson Before Dying: Chapter One (typed) Folder 42
  • Handwritten pages from Chapter 2 Folder 43
  • Chapters 2 - 18 (typed & handwritten) Folder 44
  • Chapter Six - 2 copies Folder 45
  • Chapters 1 - 4 (typed) Folder 46
  • One handwritten page Folder 47
  • From Chapter 13 - two handwritten pages Folder 48
  • Chapter 16 (handwritten) Folder 49
  • Chapters 20 - 31 (typed) Folder 50
  • A Lesson Before Dying: From Chapter 25 - 2 handwritten pages Folder 51
  • From Chapter 27 - handwritten pages Folder 52
  • Chapter 28 (typed and handwritten) Folder 53
  • Chapters 30 - 31 (typed and handwritten) Folder 54
  • Chapters 18 - 31 (typed and handwritten) Folder 55
  • Box 11:
  • A Lesson Before Dying: Chapters 19 - 31 (typed) Folder 1
  • One Page of Chapter 2; Chapters 3 - 20 (typed) Folder 2
  • Title Page and Chapters 1 - 18; one page of Chapter 19 (typed) Folder 3
  • Draft of Miscellaneous pages (typed) Folder 4
  • Draft (typed and handwritten) Folder 5
  • Miscellaneous pages (typed) Folder 6
  • Miscellaneous pages (typed and handwritten) Folder 7
  • Publisher copy w/ title page, copyright page and Chapters 1 - 15 (typed) Folder 8
  • Publisher copy of chapters 16 -31 (typed) Folder 9
  • Same as folder 8 Folder 10
  • Same as folder 9 Folder 11
  • Publishers galleries Folder 12
  • Publishers galleries, chapters 16 - 31 Folder 13
  • A Lesson Before Dying: Bound galleries from publishers Folder 14
  • Publishers galleries Folder 15
  • Publishers galleries Folder 16
  • Chapters 17 - 31 Folder 17
  • Publishers galleries Folder 18
  • Publishers galleries, Chapters 20 - 32 Folder 19
  • Publishers galleries, Chapters 1 - 20 Folder 20
  • Chapters 21 - 31 galleries Folder 21
  • Draft Folder 22 Draft - Chapters 19 - 31 Folder 23
  • Miscellaneous handwritten page Folder 24

Unpublished Manuscripts

Access is restricted. Permission from author is required to access these materials

This collection contains short stories and parts of novels written by Ernest J. Gaines that he never published.

  • Box 12:
  • Draft: Part I: Chapters 1-27 (typed) Folder 1
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 18-25 (typed)Folder 2
  • Draft: Part III: Chapters 26-29; 40-46 (typed) Folder 3
  • Draft: The Dancers (typed)Folder 4
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 18-35 (typed)Folder 5
  • Draft: Part III: Chapters 26-46 (typed)Folder 6
  • Draft: The Dancers (typed)Folder 7
  • Draft:  Men: Part II (typed)Folder 8
  • Draft: The Rulebook: Part III (typed) Folder 9
  • Draft: The Bridge: Part IV (typed)Folder 10
  • Draft: The Dancer (typed)Folder 11
  • Draft: Part II: Chapters 18-35 (typed)Folder 12
  • Draft: Part III: Chapters 36-46 (typed)Folder 13
  • Draft: Miscellaneous Pages (typed) Folder 14
  • Draft: One Page (handwritten)Folder 15
  • Draft: The Tragedy of Prince Walker (typed) Folder 16
  • Draft: The Tragedy of Prince Walker (typed)Folder 17
  • Draft: The Tragedy of Prince Walker (typed)Folder 18
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (handwritten)Folder 19
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (handwritten)Folder 20
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (handwritten)Folder 21
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (typed)Folder 22
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (typed)Folder 23
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (typed)Folder 24
  • Draft: Robert and Louise (typed)Folder 25
  • Draft: Prologue (handwritten)Folder 26
  • Draft: Larry and Mary (typed)Folder 27
  • Draft: The Championship Bout (typed)Folder 28
  • Draft: Toby (typed) Folder 29
  • Draft: Growing Up (typed)Folder 31
  • Draft: The Woman (typed)Folder 32
  • Draft: The Forgotten Rule (typed)Folder 33
  • Draft: The Fight (typed)Folder 34
  • Draft: The Whipping of Pie Waters (typed)Folder 35
  • Draft: The Portable Radio (typed)Folder 36
  • Draft: Time for Diplomacy (typed)Folder 37
  • Draft: The Old Soldier (typed)Folder 38
  • Draft: The Royal Couple fo Summerville (typed)sFolder 39
  • Draft: A Dash of Sugar (typed)Folder 40
  • Draft: Amy’s Father; Hoodoo Annie and the School Teacher (handwritten)Folder 41
  • Draft: Cheney (handwritten)Folder 42
  • Draft: Strongest Woman on the Plantation (typed)Folder 43
  • Draft: Strongest Woman on the Plantation (handwritten)Folder 44
  • Draft: The Car and Nellie’s Cousin (typed)Folder 45
  • Draft: An Old Man (handwritten)Folder 46
  • Draft: The Fight (handwritten)Folder 47
  • Draft: Curly’s Long Hot Summer (handwritten)Folder 48
  • Draft: A Ghost Story (handwritten)Folder 49
  • Draft: Father and Son; The Queen of the Field (handwritten)Folder 50
  • Draft: Plantation Sketches (handwritten)Folder 51
  • Draft: First Love (handwritten)Folder 52
  • Draft: Five Letters to An Ex-Lover (handwritten)Folder 53
  • Draft: Dirt (handwritten)Folder 54
  • Draft: Tomorrow We Make Love: A Fantasy (handwritten)Folder 55li>
  • Draft: My Uncle-My Uncle (typed)Folder 56
  • Draft: The Soldier and the Girl (typed)Folder 57
  • Draft: La Toussaint (handwritten) Folder 58
  • Draft: Pierre Guerin, Luce, Willie Poo, Larry Bovery, Pat Gann, Bill Clark, Folder 59
  • Peter Roth, and Jack Roebuck
  • Draft: Fragments (handwritten) Folder 60
  • Draft: The House and the Field (handwritten) Folder 61
  • Draft: The House and the Field (handwritten) Folder 62
  • Draft: The House and the Field (handwritten) Folder 63
  • Draft: The House and the Field (typed) Folder 64
  • Draft: The House and the Field (typed) Folder 65
  • Draft: The House and the Field (typed) Folder 66
  • Draft: No title (handwritten) Folder 67
  • Draft: No title (handwritten) Folder 68
  • Draft: No title (handwritten) Folder 69
  • Draft: Each Drummer (handwritten) Folder 70
  • Draft: The Dancers (typed) Folder 71
  • Draft: The Dancers (typed) Folder 72

Gallery Proofs

This series contains the editor's proofs of the novels written by Ernest J. Gaines. the Gallery proofs in this series are additional proofs to the ones noted in the novel subseries. These proofs contain edits and marginal information related to what would later become his published works.

  • Box 13:
  • Catherine Carmier Folder 1
  • Catherine Carmier Folder 2
  • Catherine Carmier Folder 3
  • Catherine Carmier Folder 4
  • Catherine Carmier Folder 5
  • A Long Day in November Folder 6
  • the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Folder 7
  • Box 14:
  • In My Father's House Folder 1
  • In My Father's House Folder 2
  • Mozart and Leadbelly Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles

This series contains clippings and articles from newspapers and magazines from all over the country. These articles cover the topics of Ernest J. Gaines as an author, his professional career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, his philanthropy and volunteerism, and book reviews. There are also clippings that do not contain a publication name.

  • Box 14:
  • Acadian Tribune June 18, 1981 Folder 4
  • Acadiana Profile: November/December 1997 Folder 5
  • The Advertiser 1981-2014 Folder 6
  • The Advocate 1974-2014 Folder 7
  • Alemeda Times Star 1980 Folder 8
  • Alexandria Daily Town Talk June 1994 Folder 9
  • American Conservative Folder 10
  • Arkansas Gazette April 24, 1977Folder 11
  • ArtWorks December 1997-January 1998 Folder 12
  • The Atlanta Journal/Constitution 1991-2002Folder 13
  • The Bellingham-Herald May 1987 Folder 14
  • The Best of Lafayette November/December 1986 Folder 15
  • Black Creation: A Quarterly Review of Black Arts and Letters Fall 1972 Folder 16
  • Black TimesFolder 17
  • Book World October 1993 Folder 18
  • The Brighton-Pittsford Post June 1, 1989 Folder 19
  • The Bryan-College Station Eagle February 13, 2005Folder 20
  • The Caldwell News February 1991 Folder 21
  • Capitol News Bureau Folder 22
  • Charlotte.com Folder 23
  • The Center for Southern Literature October 2005 Folder 24
  • Chattanooga Times 1983-1987 Folder 25
  • Chicago Sun-Times September 1983 Folder 26
  • Box 15:
  • Chicago Tribune Folder 1
  • The Christian Science Monitor Folder 2
  • Chronicle Folder 3
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education Folder 4
  • Church Point, Louisiana News Folder 5
  • The City Paper Online Folder 6
  • Cleveland Plain DealerFolder 7
  • CNN.com Folder 8
  • Comet Folder 9
  • The Crowley Post Signal Folder 10
  • Current Biography Folder 11
  • CurrentsFolder 12
  • Daily Iberian Folder 13
  • The Daily NewsFolder 14
  • The Daily Press Folder 15
  • Daily Review, Morgan City, LouisianaFolder 16
  • Daily Star Folder 17
  • Daily World Folder 18
  • Dallas Life Magazine Folder 19
  • Dallas Morning News Folder 20
  • Danbury Library WebsiteFolder 21
  • Detroit Free Press Folder 22
  • Ecritures Folder 23
  • Edith Garland Dupre Library Year in Review Folder 24
  • Essence Magazine Folder 25
  • Eunice Gazette Folder 26
  • Facing South Folder 27
  • Fifty PlusFolder 28
  • Film Comment Folder 29
  • First Coast News.com Folder 30
  • First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writer's Forum Folder 31
  • The Franciscan Folder 32
  • The Fresno Bee Folder 33
  • Gonzales Weekly Folder 34
  • Hampton Script (Hampton University)Folder 35
  • Herald Weekly Folder 36
  • Houston Chronicle Folder 37
  • Independent Folder 38
  • The Independent Weekly Folder 39
  • Indian Valley Echo Folder 40
  • The Indianapolis News Folder 41
  • In RegisterFolder 42
  • International Herald Tribune Folder 43
  • The Journal of American History Folder 44
  • La Louisiane Folder 45
  • Lake Charles American PressFolder 46
  • Lifestyle Folder 47
  • Look SmartFolder 48
  • Los Angeles TimesFolder 49
  • Louisiana Cultural Vistas Folder 50
  • Louisiana English Journal Folder 51
  • Louisiana LifeFolder 52
  • Louisiana LiteratureFolder 53
  • Midnight Sun Folder 54
  • Milwaukee Journal Folder 55
  • The Modesto BeeFolder56
  • Box 16:
  • The Nation Folder 1
  • New Orleans Review Folder 2
  • The New Republic Folder 3
  • New Wings Folder 4
  • New York Times Folder 5
  • New York Times Book Review Folder 6
  • News Journal Folder 7
  • NewsweekFolder 8
  • Oakland TribuneFolder 9
  • Octavia BooksFolder 10
  • The OregonianFolder 11
  • The Oxford American Folder 12
  • Pacific Sun Folder 13
  • PeerageFolder 14
  • Peninsula Times Tribune Folder 15
  • People Magazine Folder 16
  • PersectiveFolder 17
  • Phi Kappa Phi Folder 18
  • Phoenix Folder 19
  • Pine Bluff CommercialFolder 20
  • The Pointe Coupee Banner Folder 21
  • The Post and Courier Folder 22
  • Poughkeepsie Journal Folder 23
  • Preservation In PrintFolder 24
  • Publisher's Weekly Folder 25
  • Random House.com Folder 26
  • Register-Herald Folder 27
  • Ruston Daily LeaderFolder 28
  • San FranciscoFolder 29
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian Folder 30
  • San Francisco ChronicleFolder 31
  • San Francisco Examiner Folder 32
  • San Jose Mercury Folder 33
  • Saturday Review Folder 34
  • The Seattle Times Folder 35
  • Shreveport-Bossier Times Folder 36
  • Southern Living Folder 37
  • Southern MagazineFolder 38
  • Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary Folder 39
  • Southwest Daily News Folder 40
  • Star TelegramFolder 41
  • the Stars and StripesFolder 42
  • State TimesFolder 43
  • The Sun Folder 44
  • The Sun ReporterFolder 45
  • Sun-Times Folder 46
  • Sunday Freeman Folder 47
  • the Sunday Paper Folder 48
  • The Tampa Tribune Times Folder 49
  • Tennessean.com Folder 50
  • Time Magazine Folder 51
  • times, Nachitoches, LouisianaFolder 52
  • The Times Folder 53
  • Times of Acadiana Folder 54
  • Times-Picayune Folder 55
  • Times-Union Folder 56
  • Today Folder 57
  • The Tribune Folder 58
  • TV FocusFolder 59
  • TV Guide Folder 60
  • USA Today Folder 61
  • UNF Distinguished Voices Series Folder 62
  • Vallejo Merchant Folder 63
  • Valley Morning Star Folder 64
  • the VermillionFolder 65
  • VisionsFolder 66
  • The Wall Street Journal Folder 67
  • Washington Post Folder 68
  • The Watchman Folder 69
  • the Writer's Chronicle Folder 70
  • Unknown PublicationsFolder 71
  • 225BatonRouge.com Folder 72
  •