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Joyce Carol Thomas Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1531

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts, dummies, proofs, marketing, correspondence, and related material for the title Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea, a book of children's poetry by Joyce Carol Thomas which explores African American identity and heritage.


  • 1992 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Joyce Carol Thomas is an author of young adult novels, poetry, and picture books, as well as fiction and poetry for adults. She was born in Ponca City, OK in 1938 and received her B.A. from San Jose State University and her M.A. from Stanford University. Her book of poetry, Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea, was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

Biographical Source: "Joyce Carol Thomas (1938-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 137. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2003.


2 folders

Language of Materials



Collection contains production material for one childrne's book by Joyce Carol Thomas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joyce Carol Thomas

Joyce Carol Thomas Papers, 1992-1995
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • August 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library