Joseph E. Holloway Papers, 1980-1991

Collection Number: 4511

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Joseph E. Holloway papers, 1980-1991
Collection Number:
4511
Creator:
Joseph E. Holloway
Quantity:
2.2 cubic ft., 13 videocassettes, 6 audiocassettes
Forms of Material:
Book manuscripts and drafts, correspondence, video and audiocassettes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Mostly manuscripts and drafts of Holloway's books; and videotaped interviews of various Gullah and Oyotunji people. Includes correspondence and a copy of Holloway's dissertation.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

In 1983, Dr. Joseph Holloway received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to collect, interpret, and record "Africanisms" in American culture. He traveled extensively compiling this data, and in 1990, the University of Indiana, Bloomington published his findings in Africanisms in American Culture.
Holloway received additional funding from California State University, Northridge to conduct further research, including videotaped interviews with prominent persons in the field.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Original mss., typeset proofs, galley proofs, notes, and illustrations for Africanisms in American Culture; mss. and multiple drafts of essays published in that book, including: "The Origins of African-American Culture" by Holloway, "African Elements in African-American English" by Molefi Kete Asante, "Gullah Attitudes Toward Life and Death" by Margaret W. Creel, "Africanisms in African-American Music" by Portia K. Maultsby, and "The African Heritage of White America" by John E. Philips. Also mss. "Africanisms in Gullah Oral Tradition," published in Western Journal of Black Studies, 1989; mss. and mutiple drafts of African Heritage of American English (working title of "Dictionary of Africanisms", 1993, co-authored with Winifred K. Vass; and Holloway's UCLA dissertation, 1980, "Liberian Diplomacy in Africa: A Study of Inter-African Relations Between 1957 and 1966." Also thirteen videocassettes of interviews with various Gullah and Oyotunji people concerning culture, heritage, language and africanisms, and six audiocassettes of similar interviews.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Holloway, Joseph E. Liberian Dipolomacy in Africa.

Subjects:
African languages.
African Americans.
African Americans--Social life and customs.
Gullahs.
Sea Islands Creole dialect--South Carolina.

Places:
South Carolina--Social life and customs.
United States--Civilization--African influences.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on Use:
Photocopying is prohibited during the lifetime of Joseph E. Holloway except with his written permission.
Cite As:
Joseph E. Holloway papers, #4511. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence and Grant Application Box 1
Series II. Writings Boxes 1-9
Series III. Video and audio recordings V-83 - V-95; TR-6752a - TR-6757a

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Series I. Correspondence and Grant Application
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1987
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence, Jan.-June 1988
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence, July-Dec. 1988
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1989
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence, Apr.-May 1989
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence, June-Dec. 1989
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1990
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1991
Box 1 Folder 10
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Mini-grant application, 1990
Series II. Writings
Box 1 Folder 11
Africanisms in American Culture: Galley proofs
Box 1 Folder 12
Africanisms in American Culture: Front matter and introduction, typeset proofs
Box 1 Folder 13
Africanisms in American Culture: Introduction
Box 2 Folder 1
Africanisms in American Culture: Introduction/Review essay
Box 2 Folder 2
Africanisms in American Culture: African Elements in African-American English by Molefi Kete Asante
Box 2 Folder 3-4
Africanisms in American Culture: The African Heritage of White America by John E. Philips
Box 2 Folder 5
Africanisms in American Culture: Africanisms in African-American Music by Portia K. Maultsby
Box 2 Folder 6
Africanisms in American Culture: Gullah Attitudes Toward Life and Death by Margaret Washington Creel
Box 2 Folder 7-13
Africanisms in American Culture: The Origins of African-American Culture
Box 2 Folder 14
Africanisms in American Culture: Illustrations and photographs used in the book
Box 2 Folder 15
Africanisms in American Culture: Illustrations and photographs not used
Box 2 Folder 16
Africanisms in Gullah Oral Tradition
Box 3 Folder 1-10
Dictionary of Africanisms: Various drafts
Box 4 Folder 1-4
Dictionary of Africanisms: Various drafts
Box 4 Folder 5-8
Dictionary of Africanisms: Complete manuscript
Box 4 Folder 9-12
Dictionary of Africanisms: Introduction
Box 5 Folder 1-3
Dictionary of Africanisms: Introduction
Box 5 Folder 4
Dictionary of Africanisms: Introduction and bibliography
Box 5 Folder 5
Dictionary of Africanisms: Introduction, Chapters 1-2
Box 5 Folder 6
Dictionary of Africanisms: Introduction, Chapters 1 and 5
Box 5 Folder 7-13
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch.1, Bantu Vocabulary Content of Gullah
Box 6 Folder 1
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch.1, Bantu Vocabulary Content of Gullah
Box 6 Folder 2
Dictionary of Africanisms: Chapters 1-4
Box 6 Folder 3-8
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch. 2, Black Names in America
Box 6 Folder 9-12
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch. 3, Africanisms of Bantu Origins in Black English
Box 6 Folder 13-14
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch. 4, Bantu Place-Names in Nine Southern States
Box 6 Folder 15-17
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch. 5, Africanisms in American English
Box 7 Folder 1-4
Dictionary of Africanisms: Ch. 5, Africanisms in American English
Box 7 Folder 5-6
Dictionary of Africanisms: Miscellaneous notes
Box 8 Folder 1-4
Liberian Diplomacy in Africa, thesis
Box 9 Folder 1-2
Liberian Diplomacy in Africa, thesis
Box 9 Folder 3
A Short of the West Indies
Box 9 Folder 4-5
Various student papers
Series III. Video and Audio Recordings
Video Recordings
V-83
Interview with the Chief of Oyotunji, Sheldon, South Carolina
V-84
Interview with the Chief of Oyotunji, Sheldon, South Carolina
V-85
Oyotunji interviews: Chief Alagba on New World Africanisms
V-86
7th Annual Penn School Heritage Celebration, African and Gullah, Nov.14, 1987
V-87
Africanisms and Gullah Culture; 7th Annual Celebration; Spirituals and Folklore, Nov.14, 1987
V-88
8th Annual Heritage on Friday, Nov. 11, 1988, Part II, Folklore and Gospel music
V-89
Africanisms and Gullah Culture, 9th Annual Heritage Day Celebration, Nov. 9-11, 1989
V-90
Interview with Leroy Brown, first Black elected to office since Reconstruction; Interviw with Mr. Dan Watson on Gullah heritage
V-91
Interviews: Dan Watson on Gullah heritage, Rev. Ervin Greene on Africanism in the Gullah heritage
V-92
New Orleans (Kongo Square); Melrose Plantation; Africa House; U.S. Davis Wood Carver; Interview W.W. Law Bl. Ga.
V-93
Africanisms - Coiled baskets (Gullah), Gravesites (slides on video)
V-94
Interview with Claude and Pat Sharpe (linguist), Gullah translation of the Bible; Coffin point graveyard; Ron Daise oral history/folklore
V-95
Interview with Claude and Pat Sharpe; Gullah language and culture part II
Audio Recordings
TR-6752a
Interview with Leroy Brown, Africanisms and Gullah history
TR-6753a
Interview with Leroy Brown and Dale Community Center/folklore
TR-6754a
Interview with Ruby Iyan, passing children over coffin
TR-6755a
Elizabeth Genn, Africanisms in the U.S.
TR-6756a
Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth Genn (1983) root med./folklore
TR-6757a
Gullah folklore and customs, Gospel music