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Richard T. Gibson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2302
This collection contains correspondence, clippings, article drafts, and subject files collected by Richard T. Gibson from 1948 to 2004. The material was created and collected as part of Gibson's work as a journalist, publisher's agent, and activist, and includes material relating to liberation movements in Africa, and Marxist-Leninist and Communist parties in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe. Individuals of note represented in this collection include Amiri Baraka, Julian Mayfield, Lyle Stuart, Jacques Verges, and Robert F. Williams.

Dates

  • 1926-2004
  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 2004

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Extent

11.5 Linear Feet (23 document boxes)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, article drafts, and subject files collected by Richard T. Gibson from 1948 to 2004. Richard T. Gibson (1931-) is an American expatriate journalist, international correspondent, and author based in London. He is the author of African Liberation Movements (1972), was a member of the black expatriate literary community in Paris in the late 1950s, and was a founder of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in the 1960s. He maintained active personal and professional correspondence from the 1960s to the 2000s, some of which contains information regarding leftist and anticolonial movements in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa.

Biographical / Historical

Richard T. Gibson (1931-) is an American expatriate journalist, international correspondent, and author based in London. He is the author of African Liberation Movements (1972), which describes movements against white-minority rule across Africa, including South Africa, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Angola, and Mozambique. He worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Afro-American, the Christian Science Monitor, Agence France-Presse, CBS, Revolution Africaine, Negro Press International, and Tuesday Publications, Inc. He was a member of the black expatriate literary community in Paris in the late 1950s, and was a founder of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in the 1960s. He maintained active personal and professional correspondence from the 1960s to the 2000s, some of which contains information regarding leftist and anticolonial movements in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: Correspondence, Publications, Subject files, and Photographs.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Gelman Library, 2012 (Accession Number 2012.015)

Source

Title
Guide to the Richard T. Gibson papers, 1948-2004
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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