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   Robert A. Hill Papers, 1897-2005 [Bulk Dates: 1979-2005]

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Cite as: Robert A. Hill Papers; Date (if known); Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The reasearch files of Professor Robert A. Hill realting to C.L.R. James. Professor Hill is the Literary Executor of C.L.R. James.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1681
Bib ID:10480947 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Hill, Robert A., 1943-
Title:Robert A. Hill Papers, 1897-2005 [Bulk Dates: 1979-2005]
Physical description:6 linear ft. (15 manuscript boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

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Arrangement

Material is arranged in four series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence between Robert Hill and associates and scholars of C.L.R. James; copies of articles and manuscripts by various C.L.R. James scholars and researchers; Hill's research files on James and members of the Johnson-Forest Tendency; correspondence related to publication rights and Hill's role as literary executor for C.L.R. James; some photographs, slides, audio cassettes and microfilms.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

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 This collection is located off-site.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

The audio cassettes cannot be used in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Robert A. Hill Papers; Date (if known); Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 2013 Patrick Lawlor

Finding aid written 09/--/2013 Patrick Lawlor

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion September 18, 2013 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-09-18 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Buhle, Paul, 1944-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
C.L.R. James InstitutePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Caribbean authorsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
CommunismPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
CricketPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grimshaw, AnnaPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grimshaw, AnnaPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hill, Robert A., 1943-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Howe, DarcusPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
James, C. L. R. ‡q (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Johnson, J. R., 1901-1989PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Murray, James, 1949-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Race Relations--LondonPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radicalism--History--20th centuryPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
SocialismPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Webb, ConstancePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
West IndiesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biography

Robert A. Hill is Research Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Born in Jamaica, he was educated at the elite Roman Catholic Jesuit-run high school for boys in Kingston, St. George's College. He studied at the University of London; the University of Toronto; and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. In 1971, he moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia, to take up a position as a Research Fellow at the Institute of the Black World. The following year he moved to Evanston, Illinois, where he was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of African-American Studies at Northwestern University.

Since 1977 he has been at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he established and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project , within the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.

In 1989 he was appointed Literary Executor of C.L.R. James, the West Indian author, Marxist historian, and Pan-African political activist. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Lyman H. Butterfield Award for Distinguished Contribution to Documentary Editing; the Miriam Matthews Award for Outstanding Contribution to the African American Community; the Carter G. Woodson Award for Black History; and The Gold Musgrave Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for Distinguished Contribution to History.

Professor Hill has served as an important member of several advisory committees for various documentary projects, including the W.E.B. Du Bois Film Project, Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia; the Schomburg Commission for the Preservation of Black Culture, New York; AHarlem Renaissance: The Art of Black America, The Studio Museum in Harlem Exhibition; The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University.

He was most recently involved as executive consultant in the making of the film, Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind , produced for PBS and The American Experience series at WGBH-Boston. He is the author of numerous essays and books, and to date has edited ten volumes of The Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers , published by the University of California Press since 1983. The first part of the concluding series of the overall edition--the Caribbean Series--was published starting in Fall 2002. Professor Hill is also the editor of two volumes-- The Rastafari Bible: JAH Version and Lion Zion: Marcus Garvey and the Jews .

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