Malcolm X: A Research Site Malcolm X: A RESEARCH SITE

ALEX HALEY  (b. 8/11/21, d. 2/10/92) maintained a large collection of personal papers and research materials. He donated part of this collection to the University of Tennessee before he died. The inventory of this collection is online. After he died there was an estate auction to pay off debts. A great deal of material related to Haley working with Malcolm X on his autobiography was included in this sale. We have listed below the items related to Malcolm X as well as the full catalogue of the Alex Haley Estate Auction, held October 1-3, 1992 at the University of Tennessee Conference Center.

Items pertaining to Malcolm X:

Lot No.

Description

1

A.H. research materials for Malcolm X autobiography including copy of telegram to J.F.K.

2

6 Orthodox Islam booklets given to A.H. by Malcolm X. (so noted in hand by A.H.)

3

Readers letters to Malcolm X regarding Saturday Evening Post article.

4

African Bazaar ticket, 9/63. Unused. (Malco1m X featured speaker.) Includes Broadside and introduction letter.

5

Telegram: 2/63 Malcolm X to A.R. Giving new unlisted phone number.

6

Malcolm X autobiographical research lot, plus 2 hand written postcards from Malcolm X's wife, Betty.

7

File containing initial contract for the autobiography of Malcolm X. & Roots. Signed by both A.H. & Malcolm X with working correspondence.

8

Manuscript (cc): Malcolm X Playboy interview by A.H. Each of the 40 pages is hand signed by Malcolm X for protection of accuracy.

9

3 working drafts of chapters intended for use, but deleted from published Malcolm X autobiography.

10

Handwritten letter from Malcolm X acknowledging receipt of A.H.'s first letter.

12

Typed and hand signed letter to A.H. from Elijah Muhammad, with cover dated 7/8/61. Content: Muhammad's feeling that A.H. is unlike many "negro" journalists in their support of the white man instead of their own race.

13

Malcolm X letter to A.H. dated 7/24/64. Hand signed with P.S concerning NAACP Convention.

14

Photo from the family album of Malcolm X as young man.

15

Handwritten note on paper napkin by Malcolm X, listing first items purchased after release from prison.

16

Typed and hand signed letter dated 8/30/64 to A.H. from "Brother" Malcolm X concerning the Post article.

17

Handwritten post card to A.H. from "Brother" Malcolm X stating that "it is better to live in a shack that you own at the bottom of the Grand Canyon than in the city in a mansion that belongs to someone else."

18

Elijah Muhammad hand signed letter 7/12/63 to A.H.

19

Handwritten letter from Malcolm X to A.H. from Cairo, pertaining to the summit conference, and that he was "the only Afro-American permitted to enter." He is also telling A.H. not to include anything in the autobiography which might sound as if he is supporting Goldwater.

20

Malcolm X letter, hand signed to A.H., 3/19/64, to change some of the Doubleday contract. He wants all proceeds to go to the Mosque, Inc. In case of his death, all proceeds are to go to his wife.

21

Malcolm X letter to A.H. 12/3/63, typed and had signed on Malik Shabazz letterhead.

22

Typed and hand signed letter from Malcolm X to A.H., dated 9/18/64.

23

Hand written letter from Malcolm X to A.H. 11/19/64, containing comments on his stay with president Toure.

24

Typed and hand signed letter, 9/16/64 from Malcolm X to A.H. regarding upcoming trip to Mecca, as well as thoughts on how the press presents his views. Also discusses the future "Afro-American poser structure" which is "building up."

25

Haley interview for Harper's; the Legacy of Malcolm X. Letter from A.H., with the final copy/submission script. Working drafts edited by A.H. Final draft. Also Jet magazine article on Malcolm. Letter from A.H. along with final copy.

26

A group of Malcolm X research materials.

27

Manuscript: The Playboy Interview, with Malcolm X. Edited by Malcolm X, proposal letter, interview notes, working materials, galley proofs, and copies of manuscript.

28

A.H. working drafts, hand edited for the autobiography of Malcolm X.

29

Research material pertaining to James 67-X with letters.

30

Muslim Mosque literature and letters which were used as research for the autobiography of Malcolm X.

40

Manuscript of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, hand edited in red ink by Malcolm X. Re-edited in green ink by A.H. Accompanying letter to Dennis Sherman stating that the red ink editing was done by Malcolm X.

43

Assorted Malcolm X materials.

51

Malcolm X research, clippings and photos.

56

A.H. personal collection of reviews of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

62

Various notes, interviews, projected design for jacket cover, outline for Doubleday, etc., of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

72

Translations of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Plus misc. papers.

73

Same as above

74

Same as above

77

Carbon copies of letters concerning the Malcolm X book, sent by A.H. to various people, includes research materials.

172

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, paperback edition.

211

Misc. correspondence. Proposal for TV program. Letters from CBS. Galley proofs; When the Word is Given by Louis Lomax (part of Malcolm X autobiography).

291

A.H. article on Malcolm X to Esquire Mag. not published.

348

The Autobiography of Malcolm X 10th printing. (20 books)

350

The Autobiography of Malcolm X B.C. edition. (5 books)

391

Assorted lot of Post magazines (Malcolm X), / Malcolm X books.

TOP of PAGE

 

Go to:

Malcolm X: A Research Site (HOME)
Malcolm X:
Chronology of Life and Activities
Malcolm X: Little/Shabazz Family
Malcolm X:
Webliography
Malcolm X: Words Written and Spoken

 

Malcolm X: A Research Site Launched May 19, 1999
University of Toledo Abdul Alkalimat, Ed
send email
URL http://www.brothermalcolm.net