Brave Words for a Startling Occasion

Collection Summary

Title: Brave Words for a Startling Occasion
Call Number: MS 74-24
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Unknown source
Processed By: DAO, 8-21-1974; SMC, 3-6-1998; MN, 1-2009
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Restrictions

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Content Note

Brave Words for a Startling Occasion is an autographed manuscript of a speech delivered by Ralph Ellison when he won the National Book Award in 1953 for his work entitled The Invisible Man. Surprise and gratitude at the receipt of this award is reflected in this speech since The Invisible Man was Ellison's first published major novel.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains Brave Words for a Startling Occasion, an autographed manuscript of a speech delivered by Ralph Ellison when he won the National Book Award for his work entitled The Invisible Man, 1953.