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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Marvin X Archives at University of California, Davis, Shields Library
X, Marvin, 1944-15 items (1 folder)University of California, Davis - Shields LibraryContact an Archivist to learn more about access to materials in this collectionContact InformationNotes and summariesEducator, poet, playwright, essaytist, and activist Marvin X (born Marvin Jackmon, also known as Imam El Muhajir) was born on May 29, 1944 and grew up in Oakland and Fresno, California. After attending Merrit College in Oakland, he received his B.A. and M.A. in English from San Francisco State University. He has taught English, creative writing, journalism, Arabic, and drama at Fresno State University, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, San Francisco State University, Mills College, the University of Nevada, Reno, Laney College, and Merritt College. During the 1980's he organized the Melvin Black Forum on Human Rights and the 1st Annual All Black Men's Conference. It was during this time that he also attempted to create the Marvin X Center for the Study of World Religions.These items form a component of the Department of Special Collections' African American History Collection. Material in the collection includes: applications for tax exemption for the Marvin X Center for the Study of World Religions, Marvin X Ministry budgets for the 1982-1983 fiscal year, press release explaining Marvin X's resignation as Eldrige Cleaver's aide, an abstract on "manhood training," records on the planning and promotion of the 1st Annual All Black Men's Conference, and photocopies (of poems, sheet music, and newspaper clippings).Unrestricted.Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.Finding aid in Dept. of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.Collection on Marvin X, D-207 128:3, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.African American History Collection, Dept. of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.This collection covers:X, Marvin, 1944- Archives.Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998.African American poets.African American dramatists.African American scholars.Black nationalism.Editors, Translators, and other contributors:University of California, Davis. Library.View this collection description in WorldCat.org:http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56893009