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MS Am 3097

Kincaid, Jamaica. Jamaica Kincaid papers, circa 1950-2013 (MS Am 3097): Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 3097
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Kincaid, Jamaica
Title: Jamaica Kincaid papers
Date(s): circa 1950-2013
Quantity: 44 linear feet (47 boxes)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2015M-92. Purchased with funds from the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Amy Lowell Trust, and the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, 2015 December 16.

Processing Information:

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017.

Conditions Governing Access:

Restricted: author's permission required for access to boxes 15 and 30; consult curatorial staff.
Restricted: laptops and other digital media are unprocessed (box 45); consult curatorial staff.

Biographical / Historical

Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes book-length and short compositions (including work for the New Yorker), diaries, photographs, 4 laptops, research files, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and biographical and family material.

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