Nellie Y. McKay papers

Summary Information

Title: Nellie Y. McKay papers
Inclusive Dates: 1975-2004

  • McKay, Nellie Y.
Unique Identifier: uac12

  • 14.51 cubic feet
  • 10 record cartons, 4 letter document boxes, 1 half-letter document box


Nellie McKay joined the faculty at UW-Madison in 1978 and helped establish an African-American literature curriculum in the department of Afro-American studies. In 1996, she co-edited the Norton Anthology of African-American Literature with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. which was one of the first works to canonize black American literature. McKay's papers include personal and professional correspondence, course descriptions, manuscripts and writings, research files, and teaching materials.

Language: Collection materials are in English.

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