Guide to the Roger Tompkins, Book Draft, The White Nigger, circa 1989

Summary Information

Title: Roger Tompkins, Book Draft, The White Nigger, circa 1989
Collection: AC.480
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is an unpublished draft of Roger Tompkins' The White Nigger book, circa 1989, the year the book was actually published.

Creator: Tompkins, Roger

Biographical/Historical Note

While no biographical information about author Roger Tompkins has been verified, it is likely that the author of this manuscript is Roger Tompkins of Cedar Grove, West Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed draft of The White Nigger, an unpublished manuscript by Roger Tompkins, 177 pages and a seven-page synopsis of the book.


It is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2009. Accession number AC.2009.016

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, July 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.480: Roger Tompkins, Book Draft, "The White Nigger", W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Book draft, circa 1989 ACSC_Box 22, Folder 6