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June Jordan and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence

Identifier: GV004

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence from June Jordan to E. Ethelbert Miller.


  • 1975-1999


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Restrictions on Access

Permission to examine this collection will be granted to any qualified researcher upon completion of an application form. The original documents do not circulate and may only be used in the Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Photo reproduction of any materials in which June Jordan and E Ethelbert Miller holds copyright shall be performed only with the written permission of the June Jordan Estate and E. Ethelbert Miller. For items that the June Jordan Estate or E. Ethelbert Miller do not own the copyright, written permission must be gained from the copyright holder(s) before photo reproductions are made.

Biographical Notes

June Jordanwas born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. The Prix de Rome Environmental Design Award, American Institute of Architecture Award, Best Young Adult Books Selection from the American Library Association, National Book Award Finalist, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship are among her numerous accolades and awards. June Jordan died of breast cancer on June 14, 2002.

E. Ethelbert Millerwas born November 20, 1950 in New York, New York. He completed a BA from Howard University in 1972. A poet, essayist, editor and educator, Miller has published poetry collections and has edited several anthologies. Miller is a member of the PEN American Center, Associated Writing Program, Institute for Policy Studies, National Writers Union, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Alliance of Greater Washington, Community Humanities Council of Washington, DC and is the director of African-American Resource Center at Howard University.


6 boxes


Contains correspondence from June Jordan to E. Ethelbert Miller

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized in chronological order in the following series: Correspondence; Poetry, Other Miscellaneous Correspondence, and Oversized Materials.


Donated to the collection by E. Ethelbert Miller in 2004.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Karla Y. Davis and Taiyon J. Coleman. The finding aid was created by Karla Davis and Taiyon J. Coleman in 2004.

June Jordan and E. Ethelbert Miller Correspondence
Karla Y. Davis and Taiyon J. Coleman
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Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Givens Collection of African American Literature Collecting Area