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Broadside featuring Alice Walker excerpt and letter, 1988

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 12, item: 2

Scope and Contents

Broadside measuring 22 x 36 cm titled “From Alice Walker,” created in 1988. It features an excerpt and letter written by Alice Walker during the 1970s from her book Living by the Word: Selected Writings 1973-1987. The excerpt explains that the letter follows up on a letter she'd previously written to "an imaginary young black woman, giving her some sense of my own experiences and telling her things she might need to know." The broadside includes a note at the bottom that it was created as a gift “from Black Oak Books, Berkeley, to honor the occasion of a reading by Alice Walker in 1988.” In the background of the text is an illustration of a woman.


  • Creation: 1988


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From the Collection: .167 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA