Finding Aid to the Eldridge Cleaver Papers, 1963-1988

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Finding Aid to the Eldridge Cleaver Papers, 1963-1988

Collection Number: BANC MSS 91/213 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California Funding for processing this collection was provided by The UC Berkeley Library Collections Council
Finding Aid Written By:
Tanya Hollis
Date Completed:
November 2013
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Eldridge Cleaver papers
Date (inclusive): 1963-1988
Collection Number: BANC MSS 91/213 c
Creators : Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998
Extent: Number of containers: 32 cartons, 7 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder, 2 oversize boxes Linear feet: Circa 42
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Eldridge Cleaver papers document Cleaver's lifetime as an activist and writer. Dating from 1963-1988, the papers consist of correspondence, writings, including manuscripts for his works Soul on Ice and Soul on Fire, and papers from his affiliation with the Black Panther Party as Minister of Information and as head of the International Section during his exile. Also included are files of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades, the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee, and Cleaver for Congress. The bulk of the collection consists of legal files pertaining to the shootout with the Oakland Police Department on April 6, 1968.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Letters from Kathleen Cleaver restricted until 2025. Some materials require conservation before use.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eldridge Cleaver Papers, BANC MSS 91/213 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

Copies of letters between Eldridge Cleaver and Beverly Axelrod also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2062:1-2.

Related Collections

Materials concerning Social Analysis 137X course, 1968-69, CU-526
The University and the Cleaver Course controversy. A position paper issued by Center for Participant Education and individuals representing the campus community, 308ki.cpe.cc.1968

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1991.078).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998
Black Panther Party
Eldridge Cleaver Crusades
African American political activists
Cleaver, Kathleen

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Eldridge Cleaver Papers were purchased by The Bancroft Library from Eldridge Cleaver in 1990 and 1995. Additional items were purchased in 2003.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Tanya Hollis in 2005-2006.

Biographical Information

Leroy Eldridge Cleaver rose to prominence in the late 1960s as a leading African American intellectual and political revolutionary. As minister of information for the Black Panther Party during tumultuous years of social upheaval, Cleaver became a symbol of rebellion, freedom, and eloquence for those seeking political and social change. His 1968 best-selling book of essays, Soul on Ice, served as a guidebook for radicals in the New Left, student, and civil rights movements.
Cleaver was born on August 3, 1935, in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. When he was still young, the family moved to Phoenix, and in 1946 the family moved to the Watts section of Los Angeles. During his teenage years in Los Angeles, Cleaver was arrested for bicycle theft and for selling marijuana, and was sent to two different reformatories. In 1954, he was again arrested for dealing marijuana and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years at the California State Prison at Soledad.
Released from prison, Cleaver resumed dealing drugs and embarked on a series of rapes, perpetrated, first, on black women, then on white women. In 1958, roughly a year after his release from the Soledad prison, Cleaver was arrested and charged with attempted rape and assault with intent to kill a nurse in a parking lot. He was convicted for assault, and sent to prison.
During his subsequent eight-year stay in the San Quentin and Folsom prisons, Cleaver read widely and became a member and minister of the Nation of Islam (often called the Black Muslims). He also became an admirer of Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X. When Malcolm X broke from the Nation in 1963, Cleaver followed his example.
With the assistance of Beverly Axelrod, a white San Francisco lawyer, Cleaver was released from prison for the second time in 1965. During his incarceration, Axelrod and Cleaver corresponded and had a brief love affair, and Axelrod helped Cleaver get several essays published in Ramparts, an influential left-wing magazine. These essays, in turn, built support for Cleaver's cause among members of the U.S. intellectual community, including writer Norman Mailer. The support of such intellectuals helped persuade the parole board to release Cleaver from prison.
After his parole, Cleaver began writing for Ramparts. Two years later, in 1967, while living in the San Francisco Bay area, Cleaver married Kathleen Neal, who had been an activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). That same year, he befriended Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, cofounders of the Black Panthers; he soon became the party's Minister of Information. As spokesperson for the Panthers, Cleaver helped articulate the group's Ten Point platform, which included demands for Black self-determination and an immediate end to police brutality and the right to self-defense.
In February 1968, Cleaver published Soul on Ice, which quickly became a best-seller and was named Book of the Year by The New York Times. The book includes essays on Cleaver's relationship to Malcolm X, Cleaver's rejection of U.S. capitalism, the solidarity between African Americans and citizens of third-world countries, U.S. imperialism, the relationship between sexuality and race in the United States, and Cleaver's admiration of the student movement of the 1960s.
The success of Soul on Ice, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the imprisonment of Black Panther Chairman, Huey P. Newton, helped propel Cleaver to political prominence. In 1968, the Peace and Freedom Party nominated him for the U.S. presidency. Cleaver campaigned for a revolutionary movement that would integrate Black and white radicals; he received 30,000 votes.
Cleaver's success as a political leader in the U.S. was short-lived. On April 6, 1968 (two days after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated), Cleaver and fellow Panther, Bobby Hutton, were involved in a shootout with the Oakland police. Hutton was killed and Cleaver was arrested. He was released on a writ of habeus corpus, and then fled to Cuba after a higher court revoked his release in November, beginning seven years of exile in Cuba, Algiers, and Paris.
Cleaver continued his radical activity overseas. In 1969, the Black Panther Party opened its International Section in Algeria under his guidance. He led two Panther delegations to Asia to meet with leaders in North Vietnam, North Korea, and China. However, Cleaver's exile was also accompanied by a decline in his influence at home and marked by rifts with Black Panther Party leadership in the U.S. - rifts that were exploited by the FBI's COINTELPRO Program. In 1971, Cleaver broke with the Panthers and, along with his wife, Kathleen, and other former international members, formed the Revolutionary Peoples' Communication Network (RPCN). Cleaver grew increasingly disillusioned with the Algerian government's lack of support; in January 1973, Cleaver reunited with Kathleen in Paris. Eventually, the French government granted him asylum. While in exile, the couple had two children, Antonio Maceo, and daughter Joju.
Eventually, Cleaver could no longer abide life away from the United States, and he negotiated his return, on the F.B.I.'s terms, as a prisoner in 1975. Over the years, Cleaver's political views had become conservative, a turn he attributed, in part, to his disillusionment with life in communist countries. In addition, while he was in France, Cleaver claims to have had a mystical vision, in which he saw the face of Christ in the moon. The vision laid the foundation for his conversion experience. Cleaver returned to the States born again, both as a Christian and as a conservative. Shortly after he arrived, he said, "I'd rather be in jail in America than free anywhere else."
While in jail in 1976, Cleaver announced that he was a born again Christian and renounced the Marxism-Leninism and atheism of his Black Panther days. After his release on bail he began a short career as leader of a religious revivalist movement, the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades, which he founded in 1977. In 1978, Cleaver published a second memoir, Soul on Fire. In 1980, Cleaver created a new church, a synthesis of Christianity and Islam he called Christlam. He also spoke at colleges on behalf of Reverend Sun Myung Moon's campus ministry organization, the Collegiate Association of Research Principles (CARP). A few years later, Cleaver became involved with the Mormon Church.
In 1980, the murder charges pending against Cleaver from the 1968 shootout were dropped and Cleaver was placed on probation for assault and sentenced to twelve-hundred hours of community service.
Cleaver twice ran unsuccessfully for Congress in the 1980s. In 1984, he lost his race for a House seat to Oakland Congressman Ron Dellums; in 1986, he ran in the Senate primary against incumbent, Alan Cranston, campaigning as a conservative Republican.
In the mid-1980s, Cleaver became addicted to crack cocaine. He was arrested several times for cocaine possession and related charges, between 1987 and 1992. In 1987, Kathleen Cleaver divorced him. In 1994, after nearly dying in a cocaine-related assault, he kicked his addiction and returned to Christianity. Cleaver was working as a diversity consultant for the University of La Verne, near Los Angeles, when he died in Pomona, California on May 1, 1998.
Largely taken from entry on Eldridge Cleaver, Answers.com, West's Encyclopedia of American Law, The Gale Group, Inc, 1998. http://www.answers.com/topic/eldridge-cleaver, accessed July 24, 2006.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Eldridge Cleaver papers document Cleaver's lifetime as an activist and writer. Dating from 1963-1988, the papers consist of correspondence, writings, including manuscripts for his works Soul on Ice and Soul on Fire, and papers from his affiliation with the Black Panther Party as Minister of Information and as head of the International Section during his exile. Also included are files of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades, the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee, and Cleaver for Congress. The bulk of the collection consists of legal files pertaining to the shootout with the Oakland Police Department on April 6 1968.
The collection has been divided into nine series: Correspondence; Writings; Black Panther Party; Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee; Eldridge Cleaver Crusades; Organizations; Cleaver for Congress/ Cleaver for Senate; Legal Documents; and Personal Documents.
Succinct series descriptions provide a basic outline of the records available. The researcher should consult the container list to determine if the records contain a topic of interest as not all subjects are mentioned in these brief descriptions.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1963-1987

Physical Description: Boxes 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries, 1.1 Family Correspondence and 1.2 Personal Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Correspondents include Kathleen Cleaver, Beverly Axelrod, and other personal friends.
 

Subseries 1.1 Family Correspondence 1968-1982

Physical Description: Box 1, Box 3, folders 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence to and from Cleaver's wife Kathleen Cleaver, written while they were separated during Cleaver's exile, and letters and other miscellaneous items from Cleaver's children, Joju and Maceo, his mother Thelma Cleaver, and other family members.
Box 1, Folder 1-3

Cleaver, Kathleen - to Eldridge Cleaver, Restricted 1970-1971, 1973-1975

Box 3, Folder 1

Cleaver, Maceo and Joju 1976, 1982, undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Cleaver, Thelma (mother) 1968, 1971, 1973, undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Cleaver, Leroy (father), James and Willa (siblings) 1970, 1971, 1979

 

Subseries 1.2 Personal Correspondence 1963-1987

Physical Description: Box 2; Box 3, folders 4-20

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically; outgoing correspondence at end of series.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the letters written to Beverly Axelrod from Cleaver while in prison from June 1965 through April 1966; letters from friends and supporters after Cleaver's return from exile; and letters from Frederica Teer and Denise Oliver. Also included is an unsent letter from Cleaver to Bobby Seale, written in 1982, in which he responds to allegations of being an FBI agent by former members of the Black Panther Party. Outgoing correspondence dates from Cleaver's time in prison, 1963-1966, and mainly pertains to legal issues.
Box 2, Folder 1-6

Axelrod, Beverly 1965 June-1966 April

Box 3, Folder 4

Alexandra 1975-1976

Box 3, Folder 5

Breitman, George 1967

Box 3, Folder 6

Dvorak, Jacquelyn 1977, 1979

Box 3, Folder 7

Ericsson, Nonnie 1976-1977

Box 3, Folder 8

Kelly, Thomas? (Leo) 1964-1965

Box 3, Folder 9

Jones, Orlando 1980, 1982

Box 3, Folder 10

Oliver, Denise [1975?]

Box 3, Folder 11

Seale, Bobby (from Cleaver to Seale) 1982 July 14

Box 3, Folder 12

Teer, Frederica 1971-1976

Box 3, Folder 13

Van Der Zee, Myriel 1975-1976, 1978

Box 3, Folder 14

Ward, Lorne 1974-1976

Box 3, Folder 15-17

General 1972-1987, undated

Box 3, Folder 18-20

Outgoing 1963-1966, 1982

 

Series 2 Writings 1965-1985

Physical Description: Cartons 1-3; Box 7, folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged further into 2.1 Early Prison Writings; 2.2 Autobiographical; 2.3 Political Writings; 2.4 Fiction; 2.5 Poetry and Plays; 2.6 Speeches and Lectures; and 2.7 Administrative

Scope and Content Note

Consists of typescripts, manuscripts, notes, and other materials, dating from Cleaver's early work in prison, from 1965 to 1966, through 1981. Includes manuscripts and typescripts of Soul on Ice, essays from Post-Prison Prison Writings, and Soul on Fire; articles for Ramparts magazine, Penthouse and others. Also included are lectures and speeches, poems, a play, miscellaneous notes, and fragments of works, including Uptight in Babylon, a biographical work in progress.
 

Subseries 2.1 Early Prison Writings 1965-1966

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These writings were created while Cleaver was incarcerated at Soledad prison. Some of the materials are assignments from a creative writing course.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Untitled Mss: Fiction, Poetry, Essays 1965

Carton 1, Folder 2

Creative Writing circa 1965

Carton 1, Folder 3

Creative Writing, Soledad 1966

Carton 1, Folder 4

Miscellaneous 1965-1966

Carton 1, Folder 5

Notes circa 1965

 

Subseries 2.2 Autobiographical Works 1965-1979

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 6-59

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscripts and typescripts for Cleaver's major biographical works, Soul on Ice and Soul on Fire, along with notes and manuscripts for various other autobiographical essays and book projects, including the memoirs tentatively titled Promises and Uptight in Babylon.
 

Soul on Ice

Carton 1, Folder 6

"White Woman, Black Man," Early Outline for Soul on Ice undated

Carton 1, Folder 7

"The Christ and His Teachings," Typescript 1967

Carton 1, Folder 8

"The White Race and Its Heroes," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 9

"Lazarus Come Forth," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 10

"Notes on a Native Son," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 11

"The Black Man's Stake in Vietnam," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 12

"The Allegory of the Black Eunuchs," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 13

Letters to Beverly Axelrod 1965-1966

Carton 1, Folder 14

"Prelude to Love: Three Letters," Typescript 1965

Carton 1, Folder 15

"Unlocking The Time of Her Time" (Not Published) undated

Carton 1, Folder 16

"Jazz Happenings" (Not Published) undated

Carton 1, Folder 17

"On Becoming," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 18

"Soul on Ice," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 19

"On Watts" undated

Carton 1, Folder 20

"Eyes" undated

Carton 1, Folder 21

"Soul Food," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 22

"A Religious Conversion, More or Less," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 23

"The Christ and His Teachings," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 24

"Initial Reaction: On the Assassination of Malcolm X," Typescript 1965

Carton 1, Folder 25

"The White Race and Its Heroes," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 26

"Rallying Around the Flag," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 27

"Convalescence," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 28

"To All Black Women From All Black Men," Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 29

Quotations Used in Soul on Ice undated

Carton 1, Folder 30

Publicity 1967

Carton 1, Folder 31

"The Martin Luther King Memorial Prize" 1970

 

Soul on Fire

Carton 1, Folder 32

Table of Contents, Notes, Outline, Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 33

"Chapter 1: Heading Home" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 34

"Chapter 2: Childhood and Youth" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 35

"Chapter 3: Three Thousand Days Equals Prison" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 36

"Chapter 4: Panthers and Power" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 37

"Chapter 5: Communism - Its Delight and Decay" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 38

"Chapter 6: Neither Red Nor Dead" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 39

"Chapter 7: Algiers" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 40

"Chapter 8: Finding God - Finding Eldridge" 1977

Carton 1, Folder 41

"Chapter 8: Finding God - Finding Eldridge," Galleys 1978

Carton 1, Folder 42

Edits undated

Carton 1, Folder 43

Unpublished Essays, Mr. X, and Statement on Watts by Black Panther Party International Section 1977

Carton 1, Folder 44

Fragments: "Looking Back" on Murder of Denzil Dowell; Conversion Experience undated

Carton 1, Folder 45

Reviews and Publicity 1977-1979

Carton 1, Folder 46

Publicity Tour 1979

Carton 1, Folder 47

Photo Captions undated

 

[Promises]

Carton 1, Folder 48-49

Typescript with Editorial Comments undated

Carton 1, Folder 50

Chapter 4, Early Typescript undated

Carton 1, Folder 51

Chapters 1-4 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 52

Edits, Chapter 1 Inserts 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 53

Chapters 5-7 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 54

Edits, Chapter 7 Inserts 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 55

Chapter 8-End 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 56-57

"Uptight in Babylon," Typescripts 1971

Carton 1, Folder 58

"Uptight in Babylon," Outline, Notes 1969-1971

Carton 1, Folder 59

Untitled Typescript, Reminiscences, Los Angeles undated

 

Subseries 2.3 Political Writings 1965-1985

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 60-74; Carton 2, folders 1-46; Oversize box 2, folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of typescripts, manuscripts, and published writings, including works included in Post Prison Writings. Topics include the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the influence of Malcolm X on black nationalism, class, politics, race relations, religion, education, and drugs.
Carton 1, Folder 60

"Affidavit #1: I Am 33 Years Old" 1968 April 19

Carton 1, Folder 61

"Affidavit #2: Shootout in Oakland" 1968 April 19

Carton 1, Folder 62

"After Brother Malcolm" 1971

Carton 1, Folder 63

"An Aside to Ronald Reagan," Ramparts 1968 October 26

Carton 1, Folder 64

"August 26, 1971," on San Quentin; Untitled, on Associate Warden of San Quentin undated

Carton 1, Folder 65

"Awakenings of the Black Political Giant" 1983-1984

Oversize Box 2, Folder 1

Press coverage 1983

Carton 1, Folder 66

"Christlam is not a new religion..." circa 1981

Carton 1, Folder 67

"Crime and Punishment, Prevention and Retribution," Fragments 1971

Carton 1, Folder 68

"The Crisis of the Black Bourgeoisie" 1973 January

Carton 1, Folder 69

"Dan White, Welcome Here" 1985 January 9

Carton 1, Folder 70

"Dear Typewriter" [on Richmond Flowers, Attorney General of Alabama] 1965 November 9-10

Carton 1, Folder 71

"The Death of Martin Luther King: Requiem for Nonviolence" 1968 April 6

Carton 1, Folder 72

"The Death of Protest: The Birth of Revolution" 1968

Carton 1, Folder 73

Essays and Interviews. Message to the Afro-American People from the Peoples' Republic of the Congo, Black Liberation Army 1971 May

Carton 1, Folder 74

"The Fire Now," Commonweal 1968 June 14

Carton 2, Folder 1

"Halleluja Babylon!" undated

Carton 2, Folder 2

"Introduction to Vol. 1, Ideological Writings" undated

Carton 2, Folder 3

Introduction, Kim Il Sung Speeches 1971

Carton 2, Folder 4

"Introduction to the Biography of Huey P. Newton" 1968

Carton 2, Folder 5

"The Land Question and Black Liberation" 1968 April-May

Carton 2, Folder 6

"The Last Time I Saw Paris," New York 1978 July 10

Carton 2, Folder 7

"Letter to the Lumpen" 1971

Carton 2, Folder 8

"Meditation on the Hippies" undated

Carton 2, Folder 9

"My Father and Stokely Carmichael" 1967 April

Carton 2, Folder 10

"The New National Black Leadership" 1968

Carton 2, Folder 11

"The Nixon Question" and Other Writings on Nixon undated

Carton 2, Folder 12

"The Numbers Game" undated

Carton 2, Folder 13

"On Lumpen Ideology," The Black Scholar, Vol. 4, No. 3 1972 November-December

Carton 2, Folder 14

"On the Need for New Organizational Form" undated

Carton 2, Folder 15

"On the Private Abuse of Public Power" undated

Carton 2, Folder 16

"On Violence in America" and "Revolution, Repression, and Soldiers Home from the War" 1973

Carton 2, Folder 17

"Open Letter to Jesse Jackson" 1984

Carton 2, Folder 18

"Open Letter to Kurt Waldheim" 1973

Carton 2, Folder 19

"Open Letter to Ronald Reagan" 1968 May 13

Carton 2, Folder 20

"An Open Letter to the Stillwater Inmates" 1973 February 28

Carton 2, Folder 21

"The Prodigal Returns Home" 1978

Carton 2, Folder 22

"Question for Catholics: What Is the Common Denominator Between Sancho, the Holy Ghost, and Jody" undated

Carton 2, Folder 23

Review, Black Power, Stokely Carmichael 1967

Carton 2, Folder 24

"Revolution and Education" 1969 March

Carton 2, Folder 25

"Robert Kennedy's Prison" 1967 May 10

Carton 2, Folder 26

"Sacred and Secular" undated

Carton 2, Folder 27

"Slow Boat to Cuba" undated

Carton 2, Folder 28

"Submission or Rebellion" undated

Carton 2, Folder 29

"Tears for the Pigs," The Humanist 1969

Carton 2, Folder 30

"Third World Racism at the U.N.," The Boston Herald, and "The United Nations' Repugnant Actions," Notes and Column on Zionism 1976 January 15, undated

Carton 2, Folder 31

"Three Notes from Exile by Eldridge Cleaver" 1969

Carton 2, Folder 32

"Towards a People's Army" 1971

Carton 2, Folder 33

Untitled manuscript, Algiers 1970-1971

Carton 2, Folder 34

Untitled manuscript on Communism and Democracy July 4

Carton 2, Folder 35

Untitled typescript and fragments on Billy Dean Smith, Soledad Brothers, Geronimo Pratt undated

Carton 2, Folder 36

Untitled typescript, Re: Drugs, Muslims, Movement undated

Carton 2, Folder 37

Untitled typescript Re: David Hilliard 1971 March

Carton 2, Folder 38

"We Have Found It Here in Korea" 1969

Carton 2, Folder 39

"Why I'm Running for President" 1968

Carton 2, Folder 40

Post Prison Writings and Speeches - Reviews 1969-1970

Carton 2, Folder 41

Post Prison Writings and Speeches - Cover and Dust Jackets 1969

Carton 2, Folder 42

Fragment on Soledad undated

Carton 2, Folder 43

Fragments, Unidentified Writings undated

Carton 2, Folder 44

Notes on Officer Darnell's Testimony 1968

Carton 2, Folder 45

Notepad including, "A Talk with Hussain," "On the [Money Changers]," "On Billy Graham," "On Rev. Moon", etc. undated

Carton 2, Folder 46

Eldridge Cleaver Manuscripts, Inventories 1968, circa 1970

 

Subseries 2.4 Fiction and Plays circa 1970, undated

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 47-57

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of various drafts and typescripts for Cleaver's fictional works, including Ahman's Jacket, Bunchy, The Flashlight, and The Stem.
Carton 2, Folder 47

"Ahman's Jacket: A Novel," Chapters 1-5, 1st Draft undated

Carton 2, Folder 48

"Ahman's Jacket: A Novel," Chapters 6-14, 1st Draft undated

Carton 2, Folder 49

"Ahman's Jacket: A Novel," Chapters 8-14 undated

Carton 2, Folder 50

"The Black Moochie" 1969

Carton 2, Folder 51

"Bunchy" undated

Carton 2, Folder 52

"Bunchy," Partial Typescript, Pages 1-52 undated

Carton 2, Folder 53

"Bunchy," Partial Typescript, Pages 42-71 undated

Carton 2, Folder 54

"Bunchy," Inserts undated

Carton 2, Folder 55

"The Flashlight" (Short Story), Typescript circa 1970

Carton 2, Folder 56

"The Flashlight," Corrected Typescript circa 1970

Carton 2, Folder 57

"The Stem: A Novel" undated

 

Subseries 2.5 Poetry 1969-1981, undated

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 58-71

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts and typescripts of Cleaver's poetry.
Carton 2, Folder 58

"Chant for Our Times, Los Angeles Free Press 1972 March 10

Carton 2, Folder 59

"The Chattahoochee Widget" and "The Spermicidal Widget of Atlanta" 1981

Carton 2, Folder 60

"The Flames of Watts Were Cooled" undated

Carton 2, Folder 61

"For My Mother, the Thelma of Cleaver" 1969

Carton 2, Folder 62

"Hall of Justice"/"The Wolf Man"/"Juvie"/"A Polaroid Snapshot of A Long, Drawn Out Process" undated

Carton 2, Folder 63

["I Remember Bunchy"] undated

Carton 2, Folder 64

"Roll Call of the Damned" undated

Carton 2, Folder 65

"Solar Man" undated

Carton 2, Folder 66

"Spiro" undated

Carton 2, Folder 67

"S.S. Revisited" undated

Carton 2, Folder 68

"Whore's Breath"/"Anxious"/"For B.A." undated

Carton 2, Folder 69

Collection of Poems undated

Carton 2, Folder 70

Poetry Journal undated

Carton 2, Folder 71

"Rigor Mortis" or "Lazarus in Motion" undated

 

Subseries 2.6 Speeches and Lectures 1967-1981

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 72-86

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title or place of appearance.

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescripts for various public appearances, and transcripts and supporting materials for the Social Analysis 139X series of lectures Cleaver gave at the University of California, Berkeley, in September through November of 1968.
Carton 2, Folder 72

Buena Park Hotel, Orange County 1981 February 27

Carton 2, Folder 73

"Farewell Address" 1968 November 22

Carton 2, Folder 74

San Francisco Barristers' Club circa 1967

Carton 2, Folder 75

San Jose State University 1981 May 21

Carton 2, Folder 76

Social Analysis 139X, Lecture No. 1, Final Draft 1968 October 8

Carton 2, Folder 77

Social Analysis 139X, Lecture No. 2, Working Drafts - Edited Transcript 1968 October 15

Carton 2, Folder 78

Social Analysis 139X, Lecture No. 3, Working Draft - Edited Transcript 1968 October

Carton 2, Folder 79

Social Analysis 139X, Lecture No. 4, Working Draft - Edited Transcript 1968 November 5

Carton 2, Folder 80

Social Analysis 139X, Lecture No. 5, Working Draft - Edited Transcript 1968 November 12

Carton 2, Folder 81

Social Analysis 139X : University of California Correspondence, Flyer, Resolution, Press Release 1968 September

Carton 2, Folder 82

Stanford Speech 1968 October 1

Carton 2, Folder 83

Testimony, Valley Christian Center, Dublin, California - Edited Transcript 1979 January

Carton 2, Folder 84

Testimony at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church undated

Carton 2, Folder 85

Untitled, on Exile and Return to the United States undated

Carton 2, Folder 86

"At RGSP," Partial Typescript undated

 

Subseries 2.7 Administrative Files 1965-1980

Physical Description: Carton 3; Box 7, folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes files from Cleaver's literary agent, Cyrilly Abels, correspondence and other materials from publishers and editors, and publicity materials.
Carton 3, Folder 1-24

Correspondence- Cyrilly Abels 1965-1971, 1973-1975

Carton 3, Folder 25

Correspondence- Joan Daves 1975-1976

Carton 3, Folder 26

Correspondence- Doubleday and Co. (Peter Huyn) 1971-1974

Carton 3, Folder 27

Correspondence- Miscellaneous Publishers 1970-1978

Carton 3, Folder 28

Contract- Soul on Ice 1968

Box 7, Folder 1

Contract- Soul on Ice (Portuguese edition) 1970-1975

Carton 3, Folder 29

Contract- Conversation with Eldridge Cleaver 1969-1970

Box 7, Folder 2

Contract- Post Prison Writings and Speeches 1966-1971

Carton 3, Folder 30

Royalties- Miscellaneous Statements 1969-1980

Carton 3, Folder 31

Publicity- Conversation with Eldridge Cleaver 1970

Carton 3, Folder 32

Publicity- Miscellaneous

Box 7, Folder 3

Reprint Permissions 1969-1975

Box 7, Folder 4

Copyright Statements 1967-1972

 

Series 3 Black Panther Party 1953-1979

Physical Description: Carton 4; Carton 5, folders 1-60; Volume 1; Oversize box 2, folders 5-6

Arrangement

Further divided into two subseries: 3.1 Black Panther Party, Oakland and 3.2: International Section.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, statements, and notes from Cleaver's tenure as Minister of Information for the Oakland Black Panther Party and office files concerning the political work of the International Section of the Black Panther Party, founded in Algiers while Cleaver was in exile. Materials concern updates regarding the legal status of members of the Panther Party, the rising tensions and ultimate split between Cleaver and the new leadership of the party, and Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver's founding of the Revolutionary Peoples' Communication Network. The bulk of the correspondence is from revolutionary organizations and others writing in solidarity. Also included are newsletters and other printed matter from leftist organizations, as well as clippings about the Black Panther Party and resource materials pertinent to the black liberation struggle.
 

Subseries 3.1 Black Panther Party, Oakland 1953-1979

Physical Description: Carton 4; Volume 1; Oversize box 2, folder 5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes writings, interviews, correspondence and promotional materials produced by the Black Panther Party or Cleaver, in his role as Minister of Information. Also includes mailings from other political groups and writings about the Black Panthers.
 

Writings and Addresses

Carton 4, Folder 1

Ministry of Information: Black Paper No. 1, Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary 1968 January 31

Carton 4, Folder 2

"Black America - Evolution or Revolution" Conference Pamphlet (Keynote Address) 1968 October 8-10

Carton 4, Folder 3

"Pronunciamento" (Address Given at Berkeley Community Center), in The BlackPanther 1968 December 21

Carton 4, Folder 4

"Open Letter to Stokely Charmichael" 1969 July

Carton 4, Folder 5

Address: "Solidarity of the Peoples Until Victory or Death!, Int'l Conference on Tasks of Journalists..." 1969 September 22

Carton 4, Folder 6

Int'l Conference on Tasks of Journalists of the Whole World in Their Fight Against U.S. Imperialist Aggression - Notes 1969 September

Carton 4, Folder 7

Statement...EC, "To All Reactionary Journalists and Pressmen of the USA" 1969 November

Carton 4, Folder 8

"On the Ideology of the Black Panther Party" 1970 March

Carton 4, Folder 9

"Black Information" undated

Carton 4, Folder 10

"On the Contradictions Between the Outlaws and the Inlaws, Between the Oldlaws and the Newlaws" undated

Carton 4, Folder 11

Miscellaneous Writings undated

 

Interviews

Carton 4, Folder 12

Cleaver Interview at Vacaville after May 31, 1968 Shootout 1968 June 3

Carton 4, Folder 13

KNEW Radio Interview, Hilly Rose 1968 September

Carton 4, Folder 14

KCET Interview 1968 October 4

Carton 4, Folder 15

Holmberg, Göran, Vi Magazine, Stockholm, in Algiers [Questions Only] 1970 February

 

Correspondence

Carton 4, Folder 16

Cleaver, Kathleen 1968-1976, undated

Carton 4, Folder 17

Pratt, Geronimo 1973

Carton 4, Folder 18

General 1969, 1971, 1976

 

Publicity

Carton 4, Folder 19

International Committee to Defend Eldridge Cleaver 1968 November 26

Carton 4, Folder 20

George S. Jackson and the Soledad Brothers 1970-1971, 1972-1973

Carton 4, Folder 21

Ruchell Magee Defense Committee circa 1970

Carton 4, Folder 22

Geronimo Pratt Defense Committee 1978-1979

Carton 4, Folder 23

Song Lyrics, "Ain't Got No Time" undated

Carton 4, Folder 24

Transcript of Huey Newton Tape undated

Carton 4, Folder 25

Press Releases 1969-1970

Carton 4, Folder 26

Flyers circa 1973-1976

Carton 4, Folder 27

"Intensify the Struggle" pin undated

Carton 4, Folder 28

Invitation to Meet Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver... at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Murphy, [Hawaii] 1968

Carton 4, Folder 29

"On Youth Culture" - Proposal to Central Committee 1970 January-February

 

Related Materials

Oversize Box 2, Folder 5

Muskegon, Michigan Presidential Ballot- sample 1968

Carton 4, Folder 30

Black Panther Solidarity Committee, Stockholm, Sweden 1969

Carton 4, Folder 31

Prison Study Groups in Black Culture and African History 1969, undated

Carton 4, Folder 32

Prisons, Miscellaneous 1966, circa 1971, 1972, undated

Carton 4, Folder 33

"The Anvil," the Voice of the California Prisoners Union 1971

Carton 4, Folder 34

United Prisoners Union 1971-1972, undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 5

Bill of Rights undated

Carton 4, Folder 35

Anti-War Poetry from Underground GI Press circa 1968-1970

Carton 4, Folder 36

Smith, Private Billy Dean circa 1972

Carton 4, Folder 37

Black GIs at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan 1972-1973

Carton 4, Folder 38

Committee in Solidarity with Vietnamese Students 1972

Carton 4, Folder 39

Police Brutality and Community Relations 1971, 1979, 1980

Carton 4, Folder 40

Resurrection City - People's Farm circa 1972

Carton 4, Folder 41

News Release, African Liberation Day Coordination Committee 1972 May 29

Carton 4, Folder 42

"Vanguard," Black Liberation Newsweekly 1971

Carton 4, Folder 43

SLA- Memorial Service for Nancy Ling Perry (Fahiza) 1974

 

Writings on the Black Panther Party

Carton 4, Folder 44

Articles about the Black Panthers and Cleaver 1968-1973, 1976-1977, 1979, n.d.

Oversize Box 2, Folder 6

Rolling Stone 1976

Carton 4, Folder 45

"An Analysis of the Panther Split by the Young Lords and a Chronology of Events," Liberation News Service 1971 March 17

Carton 4, Folder 46

Foreman, James, "Manifesto - To the White Christian Churches and the Jewish Synagogues..." 1969

Carton 4, Folder 47

Merkx, Gilbert W., Writings 1969-1972

Carton 4, Folder 48

Reed, Adolph, Jr., Articles 1971, 1974

Carton 4, Folder 49

Blassingame, John W., Articles 1974

Carton 4, Folder 50-54

Resource Materials 1953-1976, undated

Carton 4, Folder 55

Newsletters 1970-1971, 1974

Carton 4, Folder 56-59

Miscellaneous News Clippings 1965, 1971-1975, undated

Carton 4, Folder 60

Miscellaneous 1971, undated

Volume 1

Scrapbook of clippings about Bobby Hutton 1968

Oversize Box 2, Folder 5

Procession to Jail for Eldridge Cleaver/ Bobby Hutton Memorial poster 1968

 

Subseries 3.2 International Section 1969-1974

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 1-60; Oversize box 2, folder 6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials documenting Cleaver's participation in the Anti-Imperialist Delegation to Korea (1970) and office files, including writings and correspondence, and reports of the International Section of the Black Panther Party, some created by Kathleen Cleaver in her role as Communications Secretary. Also documents tensions within the Black Panther Party and Cleaver's eventual split with the Party and the founding of the Revolutionary Peoples' Communication Network.
 

U.S. Peoples' Anti-Imperialist Delegation

Carton 5, Folder 1

Meeting with Vietnamese Women's Union 1970 August 22

Carton 5, Folder 2

Speech at the Pyongyang City Mass Rally Held on the Occasion of the "Day of Struggle..." 1970

Carton 5, Folder 3

"Revolutionary New Year's Greetings to the 40 Million Heroic Korean People 1970

Carton 5, Folder 4

U.S. Peoples' Anti-Imperialist Delegation to Korea, Statement 1970

Carton 5, Folder 5

"Statement on Robert Scheer" (in Support of Trip to Korea) 1970

Carton 5, Folder 6

Speech, Berkeley, Calif. 1970 October

Carton 5, Folder 7

Radio Program 1970

Carton 5, Folder 8

Korea Trip Notebooks 1970

 

Writings

Carton 5, Folder 9

Statement in Support of Palestinians 1970 September 18

Carton 5, Folder 10

"On the Weathermen," with Introduction by Stewart Albert circa 1970

Carton 5, Folder 11

Statement of Position of International Section Black Panther Party on Geronimo, Expulsion of New York 21... 1971 February 28

Carton 5, Folder 12

Cleaver Discusses History of Black Panther Party 1971 March 21

Carton 5, Folder 13

Proposal to the Executive Committee: "Reform of Nursery and Present Program for Children" 1971 July 23

Carton 5, Folder 14

"Message to Premier Kim Il Sung on the 23rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Democratic Republic of Korea" 1971 September 9

Carton 5, Folder 15

Statement Regarding Hijacking of Delta Flight 841, by Pete O'Neal 1972 August

Carton 5, Folder 16

August 18th and Afro-American Liberation Struggles 1972 August 18

Carton 5, Folder 17

Journal Pages, October 29-November 1, 1972; Writing on Kwame Nkrumah 1972

Carton 5, Folder 18

Partial Typescript, Call for United Nations Support for Afro-Americans undated

Carton 5, Folder 19

Transcript of Tape Recorder Notes 1971 March 26-28

Carton 5, Folder 20

Cleaver, Kathleen, Writings circa 1970-1971

Carton 5, Folder 21

"Mitosis" [K. Cleaver?] - Black Liberation Army undated

Carton 5, Folder 22

Transcript of Telephone Conversation, Cleaver with Radio KFRC, San Francisco Re Dr. Timothy Leary 1971 February 2

Carton 5, Folder 23

Interview with [?] Taylor, Edited Transcript circa 1974

Carton 5, Folder 24

Timeline of Black Panther Party Split with International Section 1971

Carton 5, Folder 25

Film: "Statement from Algiers" Transcript 1971

Carton 5, Folder 26

Report from Denise Oliver 1971

 

Correspondence

Carton 5, Folder 27-28

Cleaver, Kathleen circa 1969-1973

Carton 5, Folder 29

Campbell, Major X Jukumu 1971-1972

Carton 5, Folder 30

Republic of New Africa (RNA) 1971-1972

Carton 5, Folder 31

Rubin, Jerry undated

Carton 5, Folder 32

[Schell], Reggie 1974

Carton 5, Folder 33

Van Den Bergh, Lily 1971-1972

Carton 5, Folder 34-41

Correspondence 1969-1973, undated

Carton 5, Folder 42

Correspondence- Miscellaneous, not to Eldridge Cleaver 1971-1973

Carton 5, Folder 43-44

Greeting Cards and Invitations 1970-1971

 

General Files

Carton 5, Folder 45

Bulletins, Nos. 1-2 1969-1970

Carton 5, Folder 46

Daily Reports, by Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary 1970, 1971

Carton 5, Folder 47

Legal Documents re: Housing 1970-1971

Carton 5, Folder 48

Weather Underground (Bernardine Dohrn) 1970

Carton 5, Folder 49

Walter "Toure" Pope Political Cadre of the Black Liberation Army, "Writ #1" and "Writ #2" undated

Carton 5, Folder 50

Comite Contre L'Extradition (of Accused Hijackers Melvin McNair, Jean Carol McNair, Joyce Tillerson and George Brown) circa 1972

 

Revolutionary Peoples Communication Network (RPCN)

Carton 5, Folder 51

Formation of the RPCN and Afro-American Liberation Army (AALA) circa 1971

Carton 5, Folder 52

Correspondence 1971-1972, undated

Carton 5, Folder 53

"Lumpen Grapevine" circa 1971

Carton 5, Folder 54

Information Bulletins 1971, 1972

 

Related Materials

Carton 5, Folder 55

El Moujahid Newspaper Report on the Munich Olympics 1972

Carton 5, Folder 56

Alioune Sall (Paloma) and Omar Blondin Diop circa 1972-1973

Carton 5, Folder 57

Neal, Ernest E., "Hope for the Wretched" 1971 September

Carton 5, Folder 58

Ahmad, Muhammad, "The Pan-African Revolution" undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 6

Sostre, Martin 1971, 1972

Carton 5, Folder 59

Miscellaneous 1970-1972, undated

Carton 5, Folder 60

Newsclippings 1970-1973

Oversize Box 2, Folder 6

"Babylon" Newspaper 1971

 

Series 4 Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee circa 1975-1978

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 61-68; Carton 6; Carton 7, folders 1-37

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of records from the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee and the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Fund established in 1976 to help defray the costs of Cleaver's legal defense upon his return to the U.S. against charges for the 1968 shootout with the Oakland Police Department. Contains a statement by Cleaver, correspondence, including letters sent with funds by supporters from around the country; memos; press materials, including documents from a press conference with State Assemblyman Willie Brown, Rev. Cecil Williams, and Rev. Jim Jones; minutes; financial documents; and clippings.
 

Correspondence

Carton 5, Folder 61

A.J. Holman Co. (Publisher) 1976

Carton 5, Folder 62

Amissah, Jean 1976

Carton 5, Folder 63

Atherton, John 1976-1977

Carton 5, Folder 64-65

Bartlett, Laile 1976-1977

Carton 5, Folder 66

Bonner, Bill 1976

Carton 5, Folder 67

Boone, Pat 1976

Carton 5, Folder 68

Davis, Charles 1977

Carton 6, Folder 1

Dellums, Ron 1976

Carton 6, Folder 2

DeMoss, Arthur (Art) 1976

Carton 6, Folder 3

Guirard, Jim 1976

Carton 6, Folder 4

Hare, Nathan (Nate) Also included: Text of a Speech Delivered in Defense of Eldridge Cleaver's Right to Justice 1976

Carton 6, Folder 5

Hentoff, Nat 1976

Carton 6, Folder 6

Jefferson, Frederick Douglas (Jeff) 1975-1976

Carton 6, Folder 7

Langton, York E. 1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from politicians regarding Cleaver
Carton 6, Folder 8

Leary, Timothy 1977

Carton 6, Folder 9

Vorspan, Albert 1976

Carton 6, Folder 10-11

General 1976

Carton 6, Folder 12

Memos 1976

Carton 6, Folder 13

Minutes 1976 April-August

Carton 6, Folder 14

Notes undated

Carton 6, Folder 15

Notes: Movement for a Bicentennial General Amnesty [1975]

 

Publicity

Carton 6, Folder 16

Eldridge Cleaver letter to the press regarding return to the United States 1976

Carton 6, Folder 17

Meet the Press Interview Transcript 1976

Carton 6, Folder 18

"The Education of Eldridge Cleaver," Readers Digest 1976

Carton 6, Folder 19

Press releases 1976

Carton 6, Folder 20

Kathleen Cleaver Speaking Engagements 1976

Carton 6, Folder 21

Press Conference: Assemblyman Willie Brown, Rev. Cecil Williams, and Rev. Jim Jones 1976 July

Carton 6, Folder 22

Questions for Julian Bond public appearance, San Diego State University 1976

Carton 6, Folder 23

Unitarian Ministers Statement of Support 1976

Carton 6, Folder 24

Financial documents 1976

 

Fundraising

Carton 6, Folder 25

Bond, Julian, correspondence and fundraising examples 1975

Carton 6, Folder 26

Form letters, mailings 1976-1977

Carton 6, Folder 27

Pamphlet: The FBI OPD and Eldridge Cleaver 1976

Carton 6, Folder 28-41

Letters of support, with contributions to Legal Defense Fund 1975-1977 February

Carton 7, Folder 1-11

Letters of support, with contributions to Legal Defense Fund 1977, undated

Carton 7, Folder 12

Hate mail 1976-1977, undated

Carton 7, Folder 13

Letter to Ephraim 1976

 

Articles

Carton 7, Folder 14

The Return of Eldridge Cleaver, Peter Ross Range 1975

Carton 7, Folder 15

The Transformation of Eldridge Cleaver, Bayard Rustin 1975 March 20

Carton 7, Folder 16

Black Panther Party press releases, with article Eldridge Cleaver Denounced as F.B.I. Agent, Charged With Murder, The Black Panther 1976

Carton 7, Folder 17

Eldridge Cleaver at Exile's End, Henry Mitchell, Washington Post

Carton 7, Folder 18

John P. Roche 1976

Carton 7, Folder 19

Where are the Revolutionaries? Ebony 1976 February

Carton 7, Folder 20

Return of a Prodigal Sun: Eldridge Cleaver's Homecoming, Carl Gershman, The New Leader, February 16, 1976 1976 February 16

Carton 7, Folder 21

Interview, Radix 1976 November-December

Carton 7, Folder 22

Clippings

Carton 7, Folder 23

Kathleen Cleaver 1976

Carton 7, Folder 24

Editorials on Cleaver 1976

Carton 7, Folder 25

Trial delay; parole hearing 1976 June-August

Carton 7, Folder 26

Trial (Hallinan/Cleaver) strategy; trial date set; gag order 1976 August-October

Carton 7, Folder 27

Susan Brownmiller 1976 October

Carton 7, Folder 28

Miscellaneous and trivia 1976 April-December

Carton 7, Folder 29

Supporters Brown, Jones, Williams, Moynihan 1976 April-August

Carton 7, Folder 30

Column items, Caen, Fiset, Rosenbaum 1976 May-November

Carton 7, Folder 31

Quentin Kopp's role; free at last, bail posted, release; DeMoss's role in bail; discovery, motion/delays 1976 June-December

Carton 7, Folder 32

1st time voting; Paris trip 1976 November

Carton 7, Folder 33

Interviews/reports on Cleaver's new views/Panther/Huey Newton badmouthing 1976

Carton 7, Folder 34

Media listings/references to appearances/articles; Soul on Ice benefit 1976

Carton 7, Folder 35-37

General 1976, January 1978

 

Series 5 Eldridge Cleaver Crusades circa 1976-1981

Physical Description: Carton 7, folders 38-44; Cartons 8-12; Carton 13, folders 1-52; Oversize box 2, folder 4; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged into the following subseries: 5.1 Correspondence; 5.2 Speaking Engagements; 5.3 Administrative; 5.4 Publicity; and 5.5 Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the office files of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades, the organization established to support Cleaver's many speaking engagements to address Christian organizations and churches. Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing with prominent evangelical Christians, supporters, and his publisher, Word, regarding the publication of Soul on Fire. Speaking Engagements include correspondence pertaining to travel plans, scheduling, publicity for specific events, and contracts. Administrative files include interoffice memos, minutes of staff meetings, miscellaneous notes and writings, and financial documents. Publicity files consist of published interviews, clippings, and various publications. Subject files consist of resource materials and clippings collected by the office staff of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades.
 

Subseries 5.1 Correspondence 1975-1981

Physical Description: Carton 7, folders 38-44; Carton 8

Arrangement

Correspondence with individuals arranged alphabetically; General correspondence arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of mainly incoming correspondence with supporters, friends and others, including Pat Robertson, Charles Colson, representing his nonprofit Prison Fellowship, Art DeMoss, columnist Cal Thomas, Word Books, publisher of Soul on Fire, and Gospel Films, creator of the film The Eldridge Cleaver Story. General correspondence includes letters from audience members and readers of Cleaver's books, and is mainly in support of his conversion. Many correspondents are Fundamentalist Christians, and contain thoughts on the efficacy of Christianity on helping inmates through prison ministries. Other correspondents express concerns about Cleaver's publicized pants design, his associations with Mormonism, and the teachings of the Rev. Sun Yung Moon.
Carton 7, Folder 38

Burgess, Tim 1977

Carton 7, Folder 39

Campus Crusade for Christ International 1976-1978

Carton 7, Folder 40

Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (Pat Robertson and Ben Kinchlow) 1978, 1980

Carton 7, Folder 41

Colson, Charles (Prison Fellowship) 1976-1978

Carton 7, Folder 42

Davis, Charles G. 1977-1978

Carton 7, Folder 43

DeMoss, Arthur (Art) 1977

Carton 7, Folder 44

Doi, Nelson K., Lieutenant Governor, Hawaii 1978

Carton 8, Folder 1

Ellingwood, Herb 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 2

Esse, Loren (Amway) 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 3

Falwell, Jerry 1977, 1980

Carton 8, Folder 4

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. 1978 August 4

Carton 8, Folder 5

Gershman, Carl 1975-1976

Carton 8, Folder 6

Gospel Films (Billy Zeoli and Charles Warren) 1977-1980

Carton 8, Folder 7

Graham, Billy 1977-1978, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of mailings from his Evangelistic Association
Carton 8, Folder 8

Green, Don, Rev. 1977

Carton 8, Folder 9

Hughes, Harold, Senator 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 10

James, Patti 1977

Carton 8, Folder 11

Justice, Barbara 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 12

Mann, Richard (Dick) 1977 October 27

Carton 8, Folder 13

Mason, W. Bryant 1977

Carton 8, Folder 14

Matrisciana, Pat (Creative Ministries) 1976-1977

Carton 8, Folder 15

Matrisciana, Zenobia 1978

Carton 8, Folder 16

McKinney, George 1977 July 21

Carton 8, Folder 17

Moja, Jesus Rahisi 1978 March 10

Carton 8, Folder 18

Montandon, Pat 1977

Carton 8, Folder 19

Morrison, Glenn L. (Follow Up Ministries Inc.) 1976-1978

Carton 8, Folder 20

Otis, George 1976-1977

Carton 8, Folder 21

Lois M. Ottaway (Wheaton College News Service) 1977-1979

Carton 8, Folder 22

Poling, David 1977

Carton 8, Folder 23

President's Commission on White House Fellows 1976-1977

Carton 8, Folder 24

Schuller, Robert H. 1976-1978

Carton 8, Folder 25

Schulson, David 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 26

Synanon Distribution Network 1980

Carton 8, Folder 27

Thomas, Cal (International Media Service) 1977-1980

Carton 8, Folder 28

Waxer, Eddie 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 29

Word Books - Soul on Fire promotion 1978

Carton 8, Folder 30

Yoder, J. Wesley (Dharma Artist Agency) 1976-1977

Carton 8, Folder 31

Young, Luanna 1976-1977

Carton 8, Folder 32-43

General 1976-1981

Carton 8, Folder 44

Miscellaneous outgoing 1977 February-May, 1979

 

Subseries 5.2 Speaking Engagements 1976-1980

Physical Description: Cartons 9-10; Oversize box 2, folder 4; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Further divided into two subsubseries: 5.2.1: Past Engagements and 5.2.2: Requests

Scope and Content Note

Includes files for Cleaver's many speaking engagements and public appearances at churches, schools, prisons, and other institutions. Files include correspondence, publicity, and memos concerning travel arrangements.
 

Subsubseries 5.2.1 Past Engagements 1976-1980

Physical Description: Carton 9; Carton 10, folders 1-52; Oversize box 2, folder 4; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by institution/ organization.

Scope and Content Note

Files for organizations and institutions at which Cleaver spoke.
Carton 9, Folder 1

Association of Black Social Workers, Los Angeles, December 17, 1976 1976

Carton 9, Folder 2

Auburn University, Alabama 1977

Carton 9, Folder 3

Awalt High School, Los Altos, January 20, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 4

Barber-Scotia College (North Carolina) January 1978

Carton 9, Folder 5

Baseball Chapel, Atlanta 1977

Carton 9, Folder 6

Berkeley Community Theatre, April 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 7

Bethany Lutheran Church and School, Menlo Park, March 3, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 8

Bethel A.M.E. Church, Chico, California, July 31, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 9

Bibles of the World, Chicago, September 1977 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 10

Biola College, La Miranda, California, October 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 11

Cabrillo Assembly of God, Sequel, California, August 6, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 12

California State Bar Prayer Breakfast (Herb Ellingwood), San Francisco, September 10, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 13

Calgary Temple, Denver 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 14

Calvary Temple, Concord, California, July 23, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 15

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 10, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 16

CBMC (California), August 8, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 17

CBMC Oakland, March 14, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 18

CBMC San Diego, November 2, 1977 1976-1977

Oversize Box 2, Folder 4

College of St. Catherine 1977?

Carton 9, Folder 19

Censorship Forum (Florida), January 14, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 20

Church of Philadelphia, April 30, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 21

COGIC (Newport News), September 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 22

Dade Correctional Institution (Miami), April 8, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 23

Deeper Walk Fellowship (Pennsylvania), 1988 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 24

EPA Convention (San Bernadino), May 10, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 25

Evangel College (Missouri), 1977/1978 1977

Carton 9, Folder 26

Evangelistic Temple (Oklahoma) 1977

Carton 9, Folder 27

Faithful Youth Challenges Rally, July 28, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 28

First Assembly of God (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), 1978 1977

Carton 9, Folder 29

First Baptist Church (Modesto), Sunday Evening Service 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 30

First Church of the Nazarene, Salem, Oregon, October 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 31

First Church of the Nazarene, Upland, California, July 2, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 32

First United Presbyterian Church (New Mexico) July 1977

Carton 9, Folder 33

Florida 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 34

Founders Week, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 28, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 35

Friends Church, Eugene, Oregon 1978

Carton 9, Folder 36-37

Fresno YFC, November 22, 1977 1977

Oversize Box 2, Folder 4

Poster

Carton 9, Folder 38

Full Gospel Businessmen (Sacramento), March 26, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 39

Garden Grove Community Church (California), April 1977 1976-1977

Carton 9, Folder 40

Glendale Baptist Church, April 9, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 41

God Squad Banquet, Hayward, September 24, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 42

God Squad Banquet, San Luis Obispo, April 22, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 43

Good News Mission, October 28, 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 44

Good News Mission Banquet, Rochester, New York, April 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 45

Gospel Film Trips, December 1977 1976-1977

Carton 9, Folder 46

Grambling University (Louisiana), March 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 47

Gunn High School Student, February 9, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 48

Harbor Church (Lomita, California), February 1978 1977

Carton 9, Folder 49

Hawaii, Dr. Simmer, February 13-20, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 50

Here's Life Utah, March 1978 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 51

Holy Convocation, Church of God in Christ 1977

Carton 9, Folder 52

Hope Center Covenant Church, Pleasant Hill, September 10, 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 53

Hope Lutheran Church (Kathleen Cleaver), February 1978 1978

Carton 9, Folder 54

House of Refuge (Aurora, Illinois) 1977

Carton 9, Folder 55

Marilyn Hickey Teaching Ministries, Denver 1977

Carton 9, Folder 56

Hope College, October 19, 1977 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 57

Humboldt State University (California), January 13, 1977 1976

Carton 9, Folder 58

Interfaith Ministries (Milwaukee), September 1977 1977

Carton 9, Folder 59

Iona College (New Rochelle, New York) 1977

Carton 9, Folder 60

IRS Prayer Group (Los Angeles) 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 61

Jesus '78 1978

Carton 9, Folder 62

Loyola University (New Orleans) 1977

Carton 10, Folder 1

Major League Baseball All-Stars Game, San Diego, July 11, 1978 1978

Carton 10, Folder 2

Malone College, November 10, 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 3

Medallion Series, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 10, 1978 1978

Carton 10, Folder 4

Melodyland (California), August 1977 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 5

Memphis State University (Tennessee) 1977

Carton 10, Folder 6

Mission Possible Texas, April 1978 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 7

Monterey Christian Women, Spring 1978 1977

Carton 10, Folder 8

Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center 1977

Carton 10, Folder 9

National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., February 2, 1978 1976-1978

Carton 10, Folder 10

National Religious Broadcaster Breakfast, Washington, D.C., January 25, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 11

National Religious Broadcasters Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., January 1977 1976-1977

Carton 10, Folder 12

New Hope Community Church (Oregon), Easter 1977 1976-1977

Carton 10, Folder 13

New Testament Fellowship (Fremont), March 12, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 14

Old-Time Gospel Hour 1977

Carton 10, Folder 15

The Open Door Church of God in Christ, Battle Creek, Michigan 1977

Carton 10, Folder 16

Peninsula Bible Church (California), July 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 17

Peninsula Christian Center, Redwood, California, July 16, 1978 1978

Carton 10, Folder 18

Parkway Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, Washington 1977

Carton 10, Folder 19

Penn Mutual Prayer Breakfast, April 1978 1977

Carton 10, Folder 20

People's Church of Los Gatos 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 21

Philadelphia Christian Men's Club 1977

Carton 10, Folder 22

Piedmont Rotary Club 1977

Carton 10, Folder 23

Point Loma College (San Diego) 1977

Carton 10, Folder 24

Prime Time (San Francisco) 1977

Carton 10, Folder 25

Princeton, New Jersey 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 26

Prison Fellowship, Denver (Chuck Colson), October 15, 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 27

P.T.L. Club (North Carolina) 1977

Carton 10, Folder 28

Redding, California Rally 1977

Carton 10, Folder 29

Richardson Memorial Church 1978

Oversize Unit B, Folder 1

Santa Clara Valley Youth for Christ 1977

Carton 10, Folder 30

Second Baptist Church (Corpus Christi, Texas), Fall 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 31

Second Baptist Church, Men's Day, Los Angeles, July 16, 1978 1978

Carton 10, Folder 32

Skagit Ministries 1980

Carton 10, Folder 33

SACLA, November 23-December 4, 1978 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 34

Sunnyvale Christian Women's Club, December 12, 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 35

Sweden (Prison Fellowship) 1977

Carton 10, Folder 36

Texas High School Student Request 1977

Carton 10, Folder 37

The Chapel in Marlboro, Ohio 1978

Carton 10, Folder 38

Trinity Gospel Temple 1979

Carton 10, Folder 39

Twin City Baptist Temple, Illinois, March 1978 1977

Carton 10, Folder 40

University of New Mexico, David Poling, April 10-11, 1978 1978

Carton 10, Folder 41

University of California, San Francisco 1978

Carton 10, Folder 42

World Evangelism Crusade, Anaheim Convention, December 7, 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 43

Word and Music (Bakersfield), January 1978 1977

Carton 10, Folder 44

Yale Law School, Christian Society, Fall 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 45

Youth for Christ, Battle Creek, Michigan, July 1978 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 46

Youth for Christ, Bay Area undated

Carton 10, Folder 47

Youth for Christ, Greater Omaha 1976

Carton 10, Folder 48

Youth for Christ, International 1977

Carton 10, Folder 49

Youth for Christ, San Diego 1976-1977

Carton 10, Folder 50

Youth for Christ, Vancouver 1977

Carton 10, Folder 51

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1977

Carton 10, Folder 52

Form Letter, Procedures 1977, undated

 

Subsubseries 5.2.2 Requests 1976-1980

Physical Description: Carton 10, folders 53-73

Arrangement

Arranged by region, followed by general requests and rejected requests.

Scope and Content Note

Contains requests for appearances.
Carton 10, Folder 53

New England: Maine, New Hampshire Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 54

Eastern Seaboard: New York City/Long Island, New Jersey, Delaware 1977

Carton 10, Folder 55

Northeast: Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 56

Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia 1977

Carton 10, Folder 57

Mid South: West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky 1978

Carton 10, Folder 58

South East: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida 1976-1977

Carton 10, Folder 59

Great Lakes: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin 1976-1977

Carton 10, Folder 60

North Central: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota 1977

Carton 10, Folder 61

Midwest: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas 1977

Carton 10, Folder 62

Southwest: Arizona, Nevada 1977

Carton 10, Folder 63

Northern California: Especially Bay Area 1976-1978

Carton 10, Folder 64

Southern California 1977-1978

Carton 10, Folder 65

Northwest: Oregon, Idaho, Washington 1977

Carton 10, Folder 66

Canada 1976-1978

Carton 10, Folder 67

Miscellaneous Invitations to Speak 1976-1980

 

Rejected Speaking Requests

Carton 10, Folder 68-70

General 1977 August-1978

Carton 10, Folder 71

Eagle Forum, Phyllis Ketcham, El Cajon, California, November 19, 1977 1977

Carton 10, Folder 72

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 1977

Carton 10, Folder 73

Publicity from Various Speaking Engagements 1977, undated

 

Subseries 5.3  Administrative 1975-1981

Physical Description: Carton 11

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Documents the daily functions of the Eldridge Cleaver Crusades. Includes correspondence, contracts, and financial information.
Carton 11, Folder 1

Heller, Erhman, White & McAuliffe (Attorneys) 1978-1979

Carton 11, Folder 2

Harry Walker, Inc. 1977, undated

 

David Wayne Management

Carton 11, Folder 3

Notes, Miscellaneous 1978, undated

Carton 11, Folder 4

Contracts

Carton 11, Folder 5

Memos and Correspondence 1975, 1977-1978, undated

 

Wayne Coombs Agency

Carton 11, Folder 6

Correspondence 1978-1979

Carton 11, Folder 7

Contracts 1977

Carton 11, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Business Correspondence 1977-1978

Carton 11, Folder 9

The Crusader Newsletter 1977-1978

Carton 11, Folder 10

"Testimony of Eldridge Cleaver" 1977

Carton 11, Folder 11

"Crusading in America," Draft of Form Letter, with Eldridge Cleaver Testimony 1977

Carton 11, Folder 12

Form Letters 1977-1979

Carton 11, Folder 13

Inter-Office memos 1977-1978

Carton 11, Folder 14

To Do Lists 1977-1980

Carton 11, Folder 15

Eldridge Cleaver Notes, Miscellaneous 1977, undated

Carton 11, Folder 16

Staff Meeting Minutes 1977-1978

Carton 11, Folder 17-22

Message Pad 1976-1978 March-May

Carton 11, Folder 23-24

Professional-Yearly Planner 1977, 1980

 

Personnel

Carton 11, Folder 25

Policies and Procedures undated

Carton 11, Folder 26

Marvin Jackmon (Marvin X) 1977

Carton 11, Folder 27

Theophus Smith 1977

Carton 11, Folder 28

Miss Private Secretary 1977, 1980

Carton 11, Folder 29

Stationary undated

Carton 11, Folder 30

Foundations, General Information 1978

Carton 11, Folder 31

Fundraising Receipts 1977

 

Financial Correspondence

Carton 11, Folder 32

General 1978-1979

Carton 11, Folder 33

Weinstein & Company (Accountants) 1977-1979

Carton 11, Folder 34

Budget, Fiscal Reports 1977-1978

Carton 11, Folder 35-37

Bills 1977-1979

Carton 11, Folder 38-40

Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks 1977-1979

Carton 11, Folder 41

Employee Pay Stubs 1977

Carton 11, Folder 42

Checking Deposit 1978

 

Taxes

Carton 11, Folder 43

IRS 1977-1979

Carton 11, Folder 44

California 1977-1981

Carton 11, Folder 45

Miscellaneous Business Documents 1977, 1979

 

Subseries 5.4 Publicity 1977-1981

Physical Description: Carton 12, folders 1-27

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes transcripts of interviews, press releases, and newspaper clippings.
Carton 12, Folder 1

Newspaper Clippings 1976

 

Interviews

Carton 12, Folder 2

Firing Line, Host William F. Buckley 1977 January 14

Carton 12, Folder 3

"The Remaking of Eldridge Cleaver," Christian Life, March 1977 1977 March

Carton 12, Folder 4

"Soul on Grace: An Interview with Eldridge Cleaver," Eternity 1977 May

Carton 12, Folder 5

"Cleaver Speaks on Faith, Trial," Moody Monthly 1977 May

Carton 12, Folder 6

Christianity Today, July 1977 1977 July

Carton 12, Folder 7

Worldwide Challenge, October 1977 1977 October

Carton 12, Folder 8

"The New Eldridge Cleaver," Christian Reader, May/June 1978 1978

Carton 12, Folder 9

"I Would Die for My Lord," Inspirations 1978 August

Carton 12, Folder 10

"Militant for the Lord," Dorothea Marvin Nyberg, Christian Herald 1978 November

Carton 12, Folder 11

Television, Film, Radio Appearances - Correspondence 1977-1980

Carton 12, Folder 12

Graucho Marxist Press Release, April 1977 1977

Carton 12, Folder 13

AP News Features, July 1977 1977

Carton 12, Folder 14

Berkeley Barb, July 1977 1977

Carton 12, Folder 15

The Movement, August 1977 1977

Carton 12, Folder 16

Challenge, September 1977 1977

Carton 12, Folder 17

The Fresno Guide, November 1977 1977

Carton 12, Folder 18-21

Clippings 1977

Carton 12, Folder 22

Downey Herald, January 1978 1978

Carton 12, Folder 23

"The Party's Over," Kate Coleman with Paul Avery, New Times 1978 July 10

Carton 12, Folder 24-26

Clippings 1978-1981

Carton 12, Folder 27

Christian Courier, "Cleaver Puts Rumor to Rest: 'I Am Not a Moonie!'" with "Carter, Dylan, Colson, Cleaver - Newsmakers of the '70s" 1979 December, 1980, January

 

Subseries 5.5 Subject Files 1926-1981

Physical Description: Carton 12, folders 28-123; Carton 13, folders 1-52

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Files created by office staff on various topics of interest.
Carton 12, Folder 28

Anthony Zeoli undated

Carton 12, Folder 29

Afro-American: Domestic Relations 1975-1977

Carton 12, Folder 30

Allman, T.D. 1976

Carton 12, Folder 31

American Indian Domestic Relations (News Clipping) 1976

Carton 12, Folder 32

American Jewish Committee 1976

Carton 12, Folder 33

American Revolution Continues (4th of July, 1976) 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 34

Amin, Idi 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 35

The Arts, Perception of the Spirit 1977

Carton 12, Folder 36

Baldwin, James 1976

Carton 12, Folder 37

Berkeley Barb, On the Road: Impression of U.S. History 1974

Carton 12, Folder 38

Birmingham Church Bombing 1963

Carton 12, Folder 39

Black Army Battalion is Honored for Valor 1978

Carton 12, Folder 40

Black Caucus 1978

Carton 12, Folder 41

Black Guerilla Family 1973

Carton 12, Folder 42

Black Liberation Army 1972

Carton 12, Folder 43

Black Militance 1977

Carton 12, Folder 44

Black Veterans 1976

Carton 12, Folder 45

Book Reviews 1975-1976

Carton 12, Folder 46

Brainwashing 1977

Carton 12, Folder 47

Governor Jerry Brown 1977

Carton 12, Folder 48

Bryant, Anita 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 49

Cable Splicer program: "Bringing the War Home," New Times Article 1975

Carton 12, Folder 50

Cabral, Amilcan undated

Carton 12, Folder 51

Caen, Herb 1977

Carton 12, Folder 52

Cairo 1977

Carton 12, Folder 53

Cancer, War on 1977

Carton 12, Folder 54

Cartoons 1974-1978

Carton 12, Folder 55

Cassell, James and Rhodes, John 1976

Carton 12, Folder 56

Cashless Society 1977

Carton 12, Folder 57

"Children's Book World Is Still White" 1978

 

Chicago Tribune

Carton 12, Folder 58

CTA 1977

Carton 12, Folder 59

Mary McGrory, "Carter's Narrowing Circle" 1977

Carton 12, Folder 60

"Job Teaching Ideas Perk up a Onetime Warehouse" 1977

Carton 12, Folder 61

"Communications Satellite Launched at Cape Canaveral" undated

Carton 12, Folder 62

Cromarte, Mike 1977

Carton 12, Folder 63

Curb, Mike undated

Carton 12, Folder 64

Domestic Affairs- Newspaper Clippings 1976

Carton 12, Folder 65

The Elderly 1978

Carton 12, Folder 66

Evangelicals Vote as Independents 1978

Carton 12, Folder 67

Fashions 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 68

Festac, New Bayview 1977

Carton 12, Folder 69

French Language- Newspaper Clippings 1976

Carton 12, Folder 70

Fresno Bee: Newspaper Clippings 1978

Carton 12, Folder 71

"Future Space," by Isaac Asimov 1977

Carton 12, Folder 72

"Getting Religion at the Jailhouse Gate," by Von Hoffman undated

Carton 12, Folder 73

Glandion Carney 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 74

Graham, Billy 1977

Carton 12, Folder 75

The Grand Jury 1974

Carton 12, Folder 76

Haight Ashbury/ The Haight Gazette 1977

Carton 12, Folder 77

Hampton, Fred 1976-1977

Carton 12, Folder 78

The Handicapped 1978

Carton 12, Folder 79

Harris Poll undated

Carton 12, Folder 80

Homosexuality 1976-1980

 

Human Rights

Carton 12, Folder 81

General 1977

Carton 12, Folder 82

Russia 1977

Carton 12

International Women's Year (IWY)/National Women's Conference, Houston

Carton 12, Folder 83

Issues 1977

Carton 12, Folder 84

Lobbying Groups 1974-1977

Carton 12, Folder 85

Israel (International)- Newspaper Clippings 1976

Carton 12, Folder 86

Jews for Jesus 1976-1977

Carton 12, Folder 87

Jews of Los Angeles 1978

Carton 12, Folder 88

Jordan, Vernon 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 89

King Tut's Treasures 1978

Carton 12, Folder 90

Don King- Promoter 1975-1976

Carton 12, Folder 91

King, Martin Luther - Movie 1977

Carton 12, Folder 92

King, Martin Luther, Jr. undated

Carton 12, Folder 93

Kivengere, Festo 1977

Carton 12, Folder 94

Ku Klux Klan 1977-1978

Carton 12, Folder 95

L.A. Free Press 1977

Carton 12, Folder 96

Latin America Human Rights Record 1977

Carton 12, Folder 97

Lawyers 1976-1977

Carton 12, Folder 98

Lefebvre, Archbishop Marcel 1977

Carton 12, Folder 99

Lewis, C.S. 1977

Carton 12, Folder 100

Malcolm X undated

Carton 12, Folder 101

Marijuana 1971, 1974

Carton 12, Folder 102

McKeever's Multinational Investment and Survival Letter 1976

Carton 12, Folder 103

Meany, George 1977

Carton 12, Folder 104

"Metapause: Good Life and Death Ahead" 1978

Carton 12, Folder 105

Miller, Mike 1977

Carton 12, Folder 106

Morals 1976

Carton 12, Folder 107

Muslims 1974-1978

Carton 12, Folder 108

Nader, Ralph 1977

Carton 12, Folder 109

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1978

Carton 12, Folder 110

New Life 1976

Carton 12, Folder 111

Organization of African Unity 1977

Carton 12, Folder 112

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 1977

Carton 12, Folder 113

"Our Slums Defy Destruction" 1964

Carton 12, Folder 114

"Parents Giving Black Children African Names" 1974

Carton 12, Folder 115

Penal- Newspaper Clippings 1976-1977

Carton 12, Folder 116

Pentagon, U.S. Agencies- Magazine Articles 1976

Carton 12, Folder 117

Planning a Demonstration 1978

Carton 12, Folder 118

Planetariums 1977

Carton 12, Folder 119

Polar Bears - L.A. Times 1978

Carton 12, Folder 120

Poverty (Global, Etcetera) undated

Carton 12, Folder 121

"Power! How to Get it! How to Use It!" By Michael Korda 1978

Carton 12, Folder 122

"Press Fuels Racist Fires" 1964

Carton 12, Folder 123

Press Rights 1977

Carton 13, Folder 1

Pudiate, Rochunga undated

Carton 13, Folder 2

Ramparts: "The New International Power Game" undated

Carton 13, Folder 3

Roots 1977

Carton 13, Folder 4

Retreat House 1978

Carton 13, Folder 5

Rites Due 2 Valley Youths in Glendora 1973-1975

Carton 13, Folder 6

Robinson, Luis 1977

Carton 13, Folder 7

San Francisco Chronicle- Newspaper Clippings 1977

Carton 13, Folder 8

San Quentin- Newspaper Clippings 1977

Carton 13, Folder 9

San Quentin Six- Newspaper Clippings 1976-1977

Carton 13, Folder 10

"Secularisation" undated

Carton 13, Folder 11

Self Image and Crime 1978

Carton 13, Folder 12

Skinner, Tom 1977

Carton 13, Folder 13

"Solar Polar" 1978

Carton 13, Folder 14

Soviet 1977

Carton 13, Folder 15

Stedman, Ray 1977

Carton 13, Folder 16

Symbionese Liberation Army 1974

Carton 13, Folder 17

Synanon 1978

Carton 13, Folder 18

The 1st Panther Party ( The Black Panther, Volume 1, Number 1, April 25, 1967) 1967

Carton 13, Folder 19

Texas Oil 1977

Carton 13, Folder 20

Tubman, Harriet, Postal Stamp 1978

Carton 13, Folder 21

U.S., Russia Conflicts 1978

Carton 13, Folder 22

U.S. Teachers Under Attack undated

Carton 13, Folder 23

U.S. Warned: New Round of Riots Coming 1977

Carton 13, Folder 24

Vandalism 1974

Carton 13, Folder 25

Washington, George (Baptism) undated

Carton 13, Folder 26

California Freemason Magazine, "The Baptism of George Washington" 1976-1977

Carton 13, Folder 27

"What's Left of the Black Left?" undated

Carton 13, Folder 28

Wilmington 10 1977-1978

Carton 13, Folder 29

Wolfe, Tom, Great American Novel undated

 

Women

Carton 13, Folder 30

Anti-Eyes 1977-1978

Carton 13, Folder 31

Black Women on the Move 1977-1978

Carton 13, Folder 32

Crime Against Women 1977

Carton 13, Folder 33

Daily Breakthrough, November 1977 1977

Carton 13, Folder 34

Equal Rights Amendment, Eagle Forum, and Issues 1977

Carton 13, Folder 35

Evangelical Women's Caucus- Literature 1971-1976

Carton 13, Folder 36

Gay, Mrs. Roxanne- Women's Issues 1977

Carton 13, Folder 37

National Women's Conference Publications 1977

Carton 13, Folder 38

Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous 1976-1977, undated

Carton 13, Folder 39

State Politics- Attorney Evelle Younger 1977

Carton 13, Folder 40

Women's Movements 1977-1978

Carton 13, Folder 41

Women's Rights, Premiere Issue 1978

Carton 13, Folder 42

Young President's Organization, Inc. 1978

Carton 13, Folder 43

"World's Highest Paid Philosopher" 1977

Carton 13, Folder 44

Young, Andrew 1977-1978

Carton 13, Folder 45

Miscellaneous Clippings 1977-1978

 

Newsletters

Carton 13, Folder 46

Miscellaneous 1977-1980

Carton 13, Folder 47

Bilalian News 1977, 1979

Carton 13, Folder 48

Jubilee 1980

Carton 13, Folder 49

Moral Majority Report 1980, 1981

Carton 13, Folder 50

The Movement 1977

Carton 13, Folder 51

Miscellaneous Religious Literature 1926, 1961-1981

Carton 13, Folder 52

Miscellaneous 1975-1979, undated

 

Series 6 Eldridge Cleaver Unlimited, Inc. 1975-1980

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 53-60

Arrangement

Organized hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of business plans, notes, and financial documents regarding Cleaver's clothing line production and sales.
Carton 13, Folder 53

Corporate Records 1978

Carton 13, Folder 54

Notes and Sketches circa 1978

Carton 13, Folder 55

Personnel Policies, Workers' Compensation 1978

Carton 13, Folder 56

Correspondence- Dutertre, Bernard 1975-1978

Carton 13, Folder 57

Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1977-1979, undated

Carton 13, Folder 58

Clippings 1975-1978

 

Financial

Carton 13, Folder 59

Bills 1978-1980

Carton 13, Folder 60

Documents - Insurance, taxes 1978-1979

 

Series 7 Organizations 1981-1983

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 61-76; Carton 14, folders 1-15; Oversize box 2, folder 2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes papers from a number of organizations Cleaver was somehow affiliated with. Included are his organization, 4th of July Movement; materials regarding his speeches for the Freeman's Insititute, an affiliate of the Church of Latter Day Saints; and speaking engagements for the Collegiate Association of Research Principles (CARP), the campus ministry organization of Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
 

4th of July Movement

Carton 13, Folder 61

Correspondence 1981-1983

Carton 13, Folder 62

Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws 1981

Carton 13, Folder 63

Notes circa 1981

Carton 13, Folder 64

Minutes - Planning Committee 1981 February-April

Carton 13, Folder 65

The Eagle: Voice of the 4th of July Movement (Newsletter), Vol. 1, No. 1, January 17, 1981 1981

Carton 13, Folder 66

Publicity 1981-1982

Carton 13, Folder 67

Songbook circa 1981

 

Freemen Institute

Carton 13, Folder 68

Correspondence; Responses to Cleaver Affiliation with Mormonism 1981-1982

Carton 13, Folder 69

Century Club Program Transcript 1981 February 25

Carton 13, Folder 70

Freeman Forum - Transcript of Interview 1981

Carton 13, Folder 71

KABC Radio Transcript, Ray Briem 1981 February 27

Carton 13, Folder 72

Fragment of Interview 1981

Carton 13, Folder 73

Interview with Joseph Duffy and Arch Davis; Concerning Affiliation with Mormons, Moonies, etcetera 1982

Carton 13, Folder 74

Special Blessing of Leroy Eldridge Cleaver 1981 June 24

Carton 13, Folder 75

Publicity, Publications 1982, 1983

Oversize Box 2, Folder 2

Carton 13, Folder 76

Clippings 1981

Oversize Box 2, Folder 2

1981

 

Collegiate Association of Research Principles (CARP)

Carton 14, Folder 1

Correspondence 1982-1984

Carton 14, Folder 2

Speech: "America's Role in the World Revolution" 1982 October

Carton 14, Folder 3

Speaking Engagements

Carton 14, Folder 4

Speaking Engagements- Southeast Region 1982

Carton 14, Folder 5

Speaking Engagements- Northeast Region 1982

Carton 14, Folder 6

Speaking Engagements- Midwest Region 1982

Carton 14, Folder 7

Speaking Engagements- California 1982

Carton 14, Folder 8

International Seminar on Godism and The Future World: Individual Responsibility 1982

Carton 14, Folder 9

Publications undated

Carton 14, Folder 10

Publications- Newsletter: New Era 1981 May- 1982 June

Carton 14, Folder 11

Rev. Sun Myung Moon 1981, undated

Carton 14, Folder 12

Publicity

Carton 14, Folder 13-15

Clippings 1982-1983

Oversize Box 2, Folder 2

 

Series 8 Cleaver for Congress/ Cleaver for Senate 1973-1986

Physical Description: Carton 14, folders 16-69; Carton 15

Arrangement

Further divided into two subseries: 8.1 Cleaver for Congress and 8.2: Cleaver for Senate

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, publicity, subject files and other materials documenting his 1984 run against Ron Dellums, and his candidacy for the United States Senate in 1986.
 

Subseries 8.1 Cleaver for Congress 1973-1984

Physical Description: Carton 14, folders 16-69; Carton 15, folders 1-23

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, administrative records, and publicity materials regarding Cleaver's 1984 run for Congress against Ron Dellulms.
 

Office Files

Carton 14, Folder 16

Correspondence 1983-1984

Carton 14, Folder 17

Headquarters- Lease, miscellaneous 1984

Carton 14, Folder 18

Position Papers 1983

Carton 14, Folder 19

Notes, Miscellaneous Contacts undated

Carton 14, Folder 20

Returned Mail 1984

Carton 14, Folder 21

Information on Oakland and Berkeley 1984, undated

Carton 14, Folder 22-23

Information on Ron Dellums 1982-1984

 

Publicity

Carton 14, Folder 24

Publications, Press Materials 1984

Carton 14, Folder 25

Press Package #1: The Homecoming 1975-1976

Carton 14, Folder 26

Press Package #2: Legal Defense Beginnings 1975 December

Carton 14, Folder 27

Press Package #4: Black Panther Party Reactions 1976 April

Carton 14, Folder 28

Press Package #5: Struggle for Bail 1976 April- August

Carton 14, Folder 29

Press Package #6: The New Christian 1976 October

Carton 14, Folder 30

Press Package #7: Best Interviews and Articles 1976-1977

Carton 14, Folder 31

Press Package #8: Trial Preparation 1976-1978

Carton 14, Folder 32

Press Package #9: Notable Items 1976-1977

Carton 14, Folder 33

Press Package #10: Berkeley 1984

Carton 14, Folder 34

Press Package #11: Congressman Ron Dellums 1973-1983

Carton 14, Folder 35

Press Package #12: Cleaver for Congress 1984

Carton 14, Folder 36

Press Package #13: Marxism-Leninism 1984

Carton 14, Folder 37

Press Package #14: Central America 1982-1984

Carton 14, Folder 38

Press Package #15: Cleaver on Campus 1982

Carton 14, Folder 39

Cleaver- Ex Panther 1980-1983

Carton 14, Folder 40

Kathleen Cleaver 1981-1983

Carton 14, Folder 41

Cleaver- Democracy 1981, 1983, undated

Carton 14, Folder 42

Cleaver for Mayor

Carton 14, Folder 43

Cleaver- Mormon Church 1981

Carton 14, Folder 44

Cleaver- Patriotism 1980-1982

Carton 14, Folder 45

Cleaver- On Reagan 1981, 1984

Carton 14, Folder 46

Cleaver- Religion 1977, 1981-1984

Carton 14, Folder 47

Cleaver- Quotes 1977, 1981-1982, undated

 

Subject Files

Carton 14, Folder 48

Afghanistan 1983-1984

Carton 14, Folder 49

Arabs 1976

Carton 14, Folder 50

Banks undated

Carton 14, Folder 51

Berkeley 1984

Carton 14, Folder 52

Berkeley- Flag Issue 1984

Carton 14, Folder 53

Black Church 1982-1983

Carton 14, Folder 54

Black Community 1980, 1983-1984

Carton 14, Folder 55

Black Panther: Eldridge Cleaver 1981

Carton 14, Folder 56

Black Panther: Huey Newton 1977

Carton 14, Folder 57

Black Panthers/ Black Panther Party 1976, 1983

Carton 14, Folder 58

Academia 1983

Carton 14, Folder 59

Brink's Trial 1983

Carton 14, Folder 60

Brown Act 1983

Carton 14, Folder 61

Castro, Fidel/ Cuba 1981, 1983

Carton 14, Folder 62

El Salvador

Carton 14, Folder 63

Communism 1982-1984

Carton 14, Folder 64

Crime 1972-1984

Carton 14, Folder 65

Drugs 1982

Carton 14, Folder 66

Economics- United States 1982-1984

Carton 14, Folder 67

Famous People 1977, 1981-1984

Carton 14, Folder 68

General Information 1976-1984

Carton 14, Folder 69

Grenada 1983

Carton 15, Folder 1

Horoscopes 1982-1983

Carton 15, Folder 2

Human Rights 1981, 1984

Carton 15, Folder 3

Jackson, Jesse 1983-1984

Carton 15, Folder 4

Kirkpatrick, Jeane 1983-1984

Carton 15, Folder 5

Mideast 1982-1984

Carton 15, Folder 6

Miscellaneous 1981-1983

Carton 15, Folder 7

Nicaragua 1983, 1987

Carton 15, Folder 8

Nuclear Issues 1983

Carton 15, Folder 9

Oakland 1983-1984

Carton 15, Folder 10-11

Political Literature 1975-1984

Carton 15, Folder 12

Political Literature- Christian Anti-Communism Crusade 1980-1983

Carton 15, Folder 13

Political Literature- The Nile Review 1981-1982

Carton 15, Folder 14

Politics- Local 1982-1984

Carton 15, Folder 15

Politics- Out of State 1976-1983

Carton 15, Folder 16

Poverty/ Welfare Programs 1981-1983

Carton 15, Folder 17

Ronald Reagan 1981-1984

Carton 15, Folder 18-19

Religious Literature 1981-1984

Carton 15, Folder 20

Religious Literature- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1981-1984

Carton 15, Folder 21

U.S.S.R 1983-1984

Carton 15, Folder 22

Vietnam Articles 1971, 1984

Carton 15, Folder 23

Women's Rights/ E.R.A. 1984

 

Subseries 8.2 Cleaver for Senate 1985-1986

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 24-33

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Includes mailings and administrative materials regarding Cleaver's 1986 run for Senate against Alan Cranston.
Carton 15, Folder 24

Business, Miscellaneous

Carton 15, Folder 25

General

Carton 15, Folder 26

Inter- Candidacy 1986

Carton 15, Folder 27

Lobbyists, Political Action Committees, and Special Interest Groups

Carton 15, Folder 28

Media 1986

Carton 15, Folder 29

Republican Party Mailings 1986

Carton 15, Folder 30

Sample Ballots 1986

Carton 15, Folder 31-32

Schedule 1986 January- May

Carton 15, Folder 33

Melvin Truss Case 1985-1986

 

Series 9 Legal Documents

Physical Description: Cartons 16-31; Box 5; Box 7, folders 5-19; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Further divided into eight subseries: 9.1 Parole Cases; 9.2 People of California vs. Eldridge Cleaver; 9.3 People of California vs. Eldridge Cleaver- Related Cases; 9.4 Federal Surveillance Cases; 9.5 FBI Files; 9.6 Beverly Axelrod; 9.7 General Legal Files; 9.8 California Department of Corrections Records

Scope and Content Note

Most materials relate, either tangentially or directly, to the case surrounding the 1968 shootout in Oakland ( People of California vs. Eldridge Cleaver), for which Cleaver was tried after returning from exile. In addition to evidence from the 1968 shootout (witness statements, diagrams, etc.), the files include briefs and other legal documents regarding the cases of other Black Panthers tried for the shootout while Cleaver was in exile. Also included are legal documents relating to the various appeals Cleaver submitted in relation to this case and to his legal case against the federal government requesting the release of his FBI files, to support his contention that he would not have received a fair trial in 1968, thus defending his choice of exile over trial. In addition to the legal documents related to this fight, the collection includes the released and excised copies of FBI files on Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver, the Black Panther Party and other individuals associated with the Black Panther Party.
 

Subseries 9.1 Parole Cases 1968-1969

Physical Description: Carton 16, folders 1-11

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents created in the course of legal proceedings objecting to the cancellation of Cleaver's parole due to the April 1968 shootout. Case Nos. 7331 and 5631 (1968).
Carton 16, Folder 1-2

Correspondence and Notes 1968

Carton 16, Folder 3

Court of Appeal 1968-1969

Carton 16, Folder 4-5

Legal Documents 1968

Carton 16, Folder 6

Legal Notes and Memos circa 1968

Carton 16, Folder 7-8

Legal Research 1968

Carton 16, Folder 9

Memo and Order granting writ of Habeas Corpus to Cleaver 1968

Carton 16, Folder 10

Writ of Habeas Corpus- Memos 1968

Carton 16, Folder 11

Writ of Habeas Corpus- Reporters and Clerks Transcript 1968

 

Subseries 9.2 People of California vs. Eldridge Cleaver 1968-1979

Physical Description: Carton 16, folders 12-32; Cartons 17-21; Carton 22, folders 1-18; Carton 31; Box 5; Box 7, folders 20-25; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Records, including briefs, attorney notes, discovery, evidence and transcripts related to the case. Also includes cases 40971, 41132, and 41199 (sub-series Related Cases). Case No. 42287.
Carton 16, Folder 12

Bail 1976-1979

Carton 31, Folder 2

California vs. David Hilliard, Superior Court Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services. 1971

Carton 16, Folder 13

Center Line

Carton 16, Folder 14

Cleaver Poll 1976

Carton 16, Folder 15

Cleaver Statements 1968, 1976

Box 7, Folder 20

Counsel- Ronald S. Barkin 1973

Box 7, Folder 21

Counsel- Johnnie Cochran 1972

Box 7, Folder 22

Counsel- Roland Dumas 1976

Box 7, Folder 23

Counsel- Patrick Hallinan 1976, 1977

Box 7, Folder 24

Counsel- George V. Higgins 1976

Box 7, Folder 25

Counsel- Luke McKissack 1972

Carton 16, Folder 16

Counsel- Marcus S. Topel 1977-1979

Carton 16, Folder 17

Counsel- Kipperman, Shawn, Keker and Brockett 1977-1978

Carton 16, Folder 18

Diagrams of Scene of Shoot Outs circa 1977

Oversize Folder, Folder 1

Diagrams of Scene of Shoot Outs circa 1968

Carton 16, Folder 19

Diagrams of Street undated

Carton 16, Folder 20-21

Discovery- Preliminary circa 1968

Carton 16, Folder 22

Discovery Exhibits 1977

Carton 16, Folder 23

Discovery Information

Carton 16, Folder 24

Discrepancies undated

Carton 16, Folder 25

Discrepancy Notes 1976

Carton 16, Folder 26

Emeryville- Oakland Police Department undated

Carton 16, Folder 27

Evidence undated

Carton 16, Folder 28-29

Evidence- Physical 1977

Carton 16, Folder 30

Evidence- Physical- Lab Reports

Carton 16, Folder 31-32

Evidence Book vol. 1 undated

Carton 17, Folder 1

Evidence Book vol. 2 undated

Carton 17, Folder 2

Exhibits undated

Carton 17, Folder 3

Flight undated

Carton 17, Folder 4

Gag Order 1977

Carton 17, Folder 5

Grand Jury Transcript circa 1968

Carton 17, Folder 6

Gross, Samuel R. 1976

Carton 17, Folder 7-12

Habeas- notes 1976

Carton 17, Folder 13

Higgins, George V. 1976

Carton 31, Folder 7

David Hilliard vs. [Calif.], Index to exhibits/ orders Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services.

Carton 31, Folder 3-6

David Hilliard vs. [Calif.], Transcript on Appeal Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services. 1971

Carton 17, Folder 14

Holt, Len W. 1968

Carton 17, Folder 15

Jury Information 1977

Carton 17, Folder 16-22

Legal Documents 1977-1979

Carton 18, Folder 1

Legal Documents 1976-1977

Carton 18, Folder 2

Legal Documents- Affidavit for Order for Temporary Removal of Prisoner 1975

Carton 18, Folder 3

Legal Documents- Change of Plea 1979

Carton 18, Folder 4

Legal Documents- Declarations circa 1977

Carton 18, Folder 5

Legal Documents- Dismissal 1969

Carton 18, Folder 6

Legal Documents- Dismissal- Pleadings and Replies 1977

Carton 18, Folder 7

Legal Documents- Grand Jury

Carton 18, Folder 8

Legal Documents- Hallinan, Patrick- Affidavit 1976

Carton 18, Folder 9

Legal Documents- In Propia Persona 1976

Carton 18, Folder 10

Legal Documents- Petition for Writ of Mandamus 1977

Carton 18, Folder 11-16

Legal Documents- Drafts circa 1977

Carton 18, Folder 17

Legal Documents and Exhibits 1977

Carton 18, Folder 18

Legal Documents and Notes circa 1977

Carton 31, Folder 15

Legal Miscellany Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services.

Carton 18, Folder 19

Legal Orders, etc. 1976-1977

Carton 18, Folder 20

Legal Research circa 1977

Box 5

Index cards

Carton 18, Folder 21

Memo on the Relevance of materials to be Secured from Agencies of the Federal Government 1976

Carton 18, Folder 22

Memorandum of Points and Authorities 1976

Carton 18, Folder 23

Motion Hearing 1977

Carton 18, Folder 24

Oakland Police Department Investigation of Incidents- Transcript 1968

Carton 18, Folder 25

Oakland Police Department - Transcript 1977

Carton 18, Folder 26

People vs. Bursey Transcript 1969

Carton 19, Folder 1-5

People vs. Bursey Transcript 1969

Carton 19, Folder 6

People vs. Bursey - Exhibits and Orders 1969

Carton 31, Folder 14

People vs. Bursey and Warren Wells, Augmented Trans. on Appeal Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services. 1973

Carton 31, Folder 1

People vs. Bursey and Cleaver et al., Annotated Transcript Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services. 1968 Apr 25

Carton 19, Folder 7-9

People vs. Cotton, Lankford, Scott, and Wade Transcript 1971

Carton 20, Folder 1

People vs. Cotton, Lankford, Scott, and Wade Transcript 1971

Carton 31, Folder 8-11

People vs. Terry Cotton and Donnel Lankford, Transcript Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services. 1970

Carton 31, Folder 13

People vs. Terry Cotton, Donnel Lankford, Scott and Wade Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services.

Carton 20, Folder 2-3

People vs. Wells Trial I 1968

Carton 20, Folder 4-5

People vs. Wells Trial II 1969

Carton 20, Folder 6-9

People vs. Wells Trial III 1969

Carton 21, Folder 1-2

People vs. Wells Trial III 1969

Carton 21, Folder 3

People vs. Wells Trial III- Exhibits and Orders 1969

Carton 21, Folder 4

People vs. Wells and People vs. Bursey 1972

Carton 21, Folder 5

Police Summaries of Incident April 1968

Carton 21, Folder 6

Pre-Trial File - Indictment 1976

Carton 21, Folder 7

Pre-Trial Post Indictment Preliminary Hearing 1976

Carton 21, Folder 8

Probation - Motion to Modify 1982

Carton 21, Folder 9

Research - Admissibility of Evidence of Flight 1977

Carton 21, Folder 10

Research - Admissibility of Suppressed Evidence 1977

Carton 21, Folder 11

Research - Admissibility of Weapons 1977

Carton 21, Folder 12

Research - Collateral Estoppel 1977

Carton 21, Folder 13

Research- Peremptory Challenge; Destruction of Evidence 1977

Carton 21, Folder 14

Research- Police Searches circa 1977

Carton 21, Folder 15

Research- Suppression 1977

Carton 21, Folder 16

Research- Use of Prior Convictions 1977

Carton 21, Folder 17

Return to Alternative Writ of Mandate 1977

Carton 21, Folder 18

Sci/Lab undated

Carton 21, Folder 19

Scott, John 1976-1978

Carton 21, Folder 20

Search and Seizure 1977

Carton 21, Folder 21

Somit, Jed 1977

Carton 21, Folder 22

Subpoena Pleadings 1977

Carton 21, Folder 23

Subpoenas 1977

Carton 21, Folder 24

Suppression of Evidence 1977

Carton 21, Folder 25-27

Surveillance 1976

Carton 21, Folder 28

Technicians' Reports April 1968

Carton 31, Folder 12

Transcript of Motion for Mistrial (Exhibit A) Requires Conservation before use. Please contact Head of Public Services. 16

Carton 21, Folder 29

Warren Wells vs. Frank Madigan 1969

Carton 21, Folder 30

Witness lists undated

Carton 21, Folder 31

Witness statements and exhibits circa 1969-1971

Carton 21, Folder 32

Witnesses- Civilian Statement Book 1968

Carton 21, Folder 33

Witnesses- Potential undated

Carton 21, Folder 34

Working Papers 1977

Carton 21, Folder 35

Working Papers- Drafts and Notes circa 1977

Carton 21, Folder 36

Working Papers- Evidence Notes 1977

Carton 22, Folder 1

Working Papers- Memos 1977

Carton 22, Folder 2-3

Working Papers - [Motions] 1977-1979

Carton 22, Folder 4-9

Working Papers- Legal Notes circa 1977

Carton 22, Folder 10

Working Papers- Legal Notes- Keker circa 1977

Carton 22, Folder 11

Working Papers- Legal Notes and Correspondence 1977-1978

Carton 22, Folder 12

Working Papers- Legal Notes and Memos 1977

Carton 22, Folder 13-14

Working Papers- Legal Notes and Press 1976-1978

Carton 22, Folder 15

Working Papers- Motions to Dismiss, Quash Indictment- Research circa 1977

Carton 22, Folder 16-17

Working Papers- Notes circa 1977

Carton 22, Folder 18

Working Papers- Witnesses not Called undated

 

Subseries 9.3 People of California vs. Eldridge Cleaver - Related Cases 1976-1977

Physical Description: Carton 22, folders 19-30; Carton 23, folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 22, Folder 19-20

Leroy Eldridge Cleaver vs. Tom Houchins, Sheriff of Alameda County 1976

Carton 22, Folder 21-22

Leroy Eldridge Cleaver vs. Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda, Respondent, Oakland Police Department, et. al, Real Parties in Interest 1977

Carton 22, Folder 23-27

Leroy Eldridge Cleaver vs. Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda, Respondent, People of the State of California, Real Party in Interest 1977

Carton 22, Folder 28-29

People of the State of California vs. Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda Respondent, Eldridge Cleaver, Real Party in Interest 1977

Carton 22, Folder 30

John L. Scott and Wendell Wade vs. The Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda, Respondents, People of the State of California, Real Party in Interest 1977

Carton 23, Folder 1

In the Supreme Court of the State of California, Cleaver vs. Superior Court of Alameda County; People vs. Superior Court of Alameda County 1977

 

Subseries 9.4 Federal Surveillance Cases 1976-1979

Physical Description: Carton 23, folders 2-17

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents relating to Cleaver vs. Bates, et.al. (77-14243) and Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver vs. Kelley, et.al. (76-0795/76-1831). Both were cases against the federal government that attempt to document its surveillance of Eldridge Cleaver.
Carton 23, Folder 2

Cleaver vs. Bates 1978

Carton 23, Folder 3

Cleaver vs. Bates- Correspondence and Notes 1978

Carton 23, Folder 4

Cleaver vs. Bates- Cleaver Deposition 1978

Carton 23, Folder 5

Cleaver vs. Bates - Electronic Surveillance 1978

Carton 23, Folder 6-9

Cleaver vs. Bates - Legal Documents 1977-1978

Carton 23, Folder 10

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Affidavit of Service 1977

Carton 23, Folder 11

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Correspondence 1976, 1979

Carton 23, Folder 12

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Correspondence and Notes 1977

Carton 23, Folder 13

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Counsel- Terry Lenzer 1977

Carton 23, Folder 14

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Joint Appendix of Appellants and Apellees 1976

Carton 23, Folder 15

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Legal Documents 1976

Carton 23, Folder 16-17

Cleaver vs. Kelley - Pleadings 1976

 

Subseries 9.5 FBI Files 1968-1977

Physical Description: Carton 23, folder 18; Cartons 24-27; Carton 28, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of FBI files of Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, the Black Panther Party, and various Black Panther Party members.
Carton 23, Folder 18

Black Panther Party 1967-1968

Carton 24, Folder 1-5

Black Panther Party 1967-1971, 1977

Carton 24, Folder 6

Black Panther Party- Los Angeles

Carton 24, Folder 7-9

Eldridge Cleaver undated

Carton 24, Folder 10-13

Excised (Defendant)

Carton 24, Folder 14-19

Excised Copy 100-448006; sections 1-7 circa 1968

Carton 25, Folder 1-12

Excised Copy 100-448006; sections 8-19 circa 1968

Carton 26, Folder 1-8

Excised Copy 100-448006; sections 20-27 circa 1968

Carton 26, Folder 9-10

Excised (Defendant)- Black Panther Party

Carton 26, Folder 11

Excised (Defendant)- Cleaver

Carton 26, Folder 12

Excised (Defendant)- Hilliard

Carton 26, Folder 13

Excised (Defendant)- Lankford

Carton 26, Folder 14

Excised (Defendant)- Scott

Carton 26, Folder 15

Excised (Defendant)- Wade

Carton 26, Folder 16-18

Exhibit B- Leroy Eldridge Cleaver

Carton 26, Folder 19-20

Exhibit C - Kathleen Cleaver circa 1977

Carton 27, Folder 1-3

Exhibit D- Black Panther Party

Carton 27, Folder 4

Exhibit D3- Inventory Worksheets and Miscellany 1967-1977

Carton 27, Folder 5

Exhibit E- Eldridge Cleaver 1977

Carton 27, Folder 6

Exhibit E- Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver- San Francisco 1977

Carton 27, Folder 7

Exhibit F- Leroy Eldridge Cleaver- Los Angeles 1977

Carton 27, Folder 8

Exhibit G - Kathleen Cleaver - Los Angeles 1977

Carton 27, Folder 9

Exhibit H - Black Panther Party - Los Angeles 1977

Carton 27, Folder 10

Exhibit I- Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver- Los Angeles

Carton 28, Folder 1

Exhibit J- Black Panther Party- Sacramento

Carton 28, Folder 2

Exhibit K- Black Panther Party- San Diego

 

Subseries 9.6 Beverly Axelrod 1969-1980

Physical Description: Carton 28, folders 3-18; Carton 29, folders 1-8

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Records, including briefs and exhibits (including Axelrod/Cleaver correspondence), regarding copyright case for Soul on Ice, Axelrod vs. McGraw Hill,. Case Nos. 665566 and 48455.
Carton 28, Folder 3

Abels, Cyrilly 1969-1974

Carton 28, Folder 4

Athearn, Chandler and Hoffman

Carton 28, Folder 5

Cleaver Documents

Carton 28, Folder 6

Correspondence

Carton 28, Folder 7

Correspondence- Dreyfus Office

Carton 28, Folder 8

Deposition- Abels, Cyrilly 1974

Carton 28, Folder 9

Deposition- Axelrod, Beverly 1978

Carton 28, Folder 10

Deposition- Cleaver, Eldridge 1978

Carton 28, Folder 11-12

Exhibits - Cleaver Correspondence to Axelrod

Carton 28, Folder 13

Exhibits- Axelrod Correspondence to Cleaver

Carton 28, Folder 14

Exhibits- Axelrod Correspondence to Cleaver- Portions

Carton 28, Folder 15

Exhibits- Axelrod Correspondence 1978-1980

Carton 28, Folder 16

Kipperman, Steven M. 1976

Carton 28, Folder 17

Legal Documents- In Propia Persona 1976

Carton 28, Folder 18

McGraw-Hill Book Company

Carton 29, Folder 1

Pleadings 1973

Carton 29, Folder 2-3

Record on Appeal 1977

Carton 29, Folder 4

Rosenberg, Fred 1973-1975

Carton 29, Folder 5-6

Transcript 1974, 1977

Carton 29, Folder 7

Transcript on Appeal 1979

Carton 29, Folder 8

Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein 1972-1978

 

Subseries 9.7 General Legal Files 1957-1987

Physical Description: Carton 29, folders 9-23; Carton 30; Box 7, folders 5-19

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes financials, general research files not associated with particular cases, legal documents, and correspondence with legal counsel not directly related to the above-mentioned cases.
Carton 29, Folder 9

Affidavit Material- Surveillance 1975-1976

Carton 29, Folder 10

Barrish Bail Bonds 1976

Carton 29, Folder 11

Black Panther Party, et. al. vs. Kelley, et.al circa 1970s

Box 7, Folder 5

Black Panther Party, et. al. vs. Levi, et.al 1976

Carton 29, Folder 12

Brown, Edmund G.- Correspondence 1977

Carton 29, Folder 13

California Adult Authority circa 1976

Carton 29, Folder 14

California Adult Authority vs. Superior Court for the County of Solano, Respondent, Cleaver, Real Party Interest 1968

Carton 29, Folder 15

Cases 1977

Carton 29, Folder 16

Church Committee Notes circa 1975

Box 7, Folder 6

Clancy, John G. 1976, 1977

Carton 29, Folder 17-19

Cleaver vs. Ruff 1987

Carton 29, Folder 20

Cleaver Affidavit- Prison Conditions 1976

Carton 29, Folder 21-22

Cointelpro circa 1968-1976

Carton 29, Folder 23

Complete Tarlow on Search Warrants 1973, 1977

Box 7, Folder 7

Contracts 1976, 1977

Box 7, Folder 8

Davis, George T. 1976

Carton 30, Folder 1

Foreign Assets Control Board 1969-1973

Carton 30, Folder 2

Freedom of Information Act 1976

Box 7, Folder 9

Garry, Charles R. 1976

Box 7, Folder 10

Gospel Films Contract 1977, 1978

Carton 30, Folder 3

Government Misconduct circa 1977

Carton 30, Folder 4

Higgins, George 1976, 1977

Carton 30, Folder 5

In re: the Matter of Leroy Eldridge Cleaver for Destruction of Records 1976

Box 7, Folder 11

Jacob, Sills and Coblenz 1975, 1976

Box 7, Folder 12

Janklow, Morton L. 1976-1977

Carton 30, Folder 6

Kopp, Quentin L.- Correspondence 1976, 1977

Box 7, Folder 13

Lapides, Gordon D. 1974

Carton 30, Folder 7

Legal Documents- miscellaneous

Carton 30, Folder 8

Levinson and Schwerner vs. United States 1969

Carton 30, Folder 9

NAACP Legal Defense Fund 1972-1976

Box 7, Folder 14

Offers of Legal Aid 1977

Carton 30, Folder 10

Pardon- Request 1976-1977

Carton 30, Folder 11

Pell vs. Procunier 1976

Carton 30, Folder 12

Pentagon Papers re: dismissal of charges undated

Carton 30, Folder 13

People vs. Cleaver 1957

Carton 30, Folder 14

People vs. Cleaver 1966

Carton 30, Folder 15

People vs. Cleaver 1979

Carton 30, Folder 16

People vs. Freddie L. Persons- Legal Affairs, misc. 1976

Carton 30, Folder 17

People vs. Hugo Pinell, et. al. 1971

Carton 30, Folder 18

People vs. Raymond Zepeda 1973

Carton 30, Folder 19

Pisar, Samuel 1975, 1976

Carton 30, Folder 20

Political Asylum 1973

Box 7, Folder 15

Power of Attorney 1968, 1969

Carton 30, Folder 21-22

Prior Convictions circa 1958-1968

Carton 30, Folder 23-24

Prison Jacket 1964

Box 7, Folder 16

Ragen, Frank 1976-1978

Box 7, Folder 17

Real Productions Contract 1977

Carton 30, Folder 25

Senate Sub Committee on Internal Affairs- Subpoena 1976

Box 7, Folder 18

Snyder, Maxine 1976-1978

Carton 30, Folder 26

Tackwood, Louis undated

Carton 30, Folder 27

Titelbaum, Daniel E.- Correspondence 1978

Carton 30, Folder 28

Topel, Marcus S. 1980-82

Box 7, Folder 19

Trust Agreements 1976

Carton 30, Folder 29

U.S. Senate 1976

Carton 30, Folder 30-31

U.S. Senate Reports on Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans 1976

Carton 30, Folder 32

U.S. Supreme Court Decision re: Parole; Morrissey vs. Brewer undated

 

Subseries 9.8 California Department of Corrections Records

Physical Description: Carton 32, Box 6

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

1997 copies of Cleaver's prison records from 1950s-1970s.
Carton 32, Folder 1-22

California Department of Corrections Records

Box 6, Folder 1-6

California Department of Corrections Records

 

Series 10 Personal Documents 1973-1988

Physical Description: Box 4, Oversize box 1; Oversize box 2, folders 3, 4 and 7

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes miscellaneous personal materials, including notebooks, mainly containing general notes and course notes from Cleaver's coursework at community college, personal business documents, including Cleaver's asylum documents from France, and Cleaver's identification and membership cards.
Box 4, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1977-1981, undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 7

Notebook undated

Box 4, Folder 8

10th anniversary party mailing list 1977

Box 4, Folder 9

Artwork by Joju undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence regarding disposition of papers, Howard University, miscellaneous 1983, 1985

Box 4, Folder 11

Eldridge Cleaver, Inc. brochure (speaking appearances management) 1986-1988

Box 4, Folder 12

Asylum documents, France 1973-1974

Box 4, Folder 13-14

Miscellaneous business documents 1983-1984

Box 4, Folder 15

Identification, membership cards, miscellaneous 1980-1984, undated

Box 4, Folder 16

Business cards undated

Box 4, Folder 17

Letter in lieu of passport 1975

Oversize Box 2, Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings 1980, 1986

Oversize Box 2, Folder 4

Los Angeles Certificate of Welcome Undated

Oversize Box 1

Painted fabric