Jan Mapou papers

By Cecilia Eyerman and Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

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Collection Overview

Title: Jan Mapou papers

ID: ASM0228

Creator: Jan Mapou (1941-)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Haitian;HaitianCreole

Biographical Note

Jan Mapou (Jean-Marie Denis) is a Haitian author, playwright, director, and arts advocate. He was one of the founders of the Haitian Creole Movement, which began in Haiti in 1965. That same year he also created Sosyete Koukouy (The Fireflies Society), a multi-disciplinary arts company dedicated to preserving Haitian culural traditions and rituals. In 1969, Mapou was arrested by the Duvalier government for his activities promoting Haitian Kreyol. He immigrated to New York in 1972, before settling in Miami in 1984. He helped  found chapters of Sosyete Koukouy in both New York and Miami, and serves as the Society's  artistic director. Mapou's writing legacy includes 2 poetry books,1 short story, and 8 plays. He has also directed more than 15 plays in Haiti, New York,and Miami. He owns Libreri Mapou (Mapou Bookstore) in Little Haiti, which has one of the largest inventories of titles on Haitian culture and history in the nation. He alo hosts two radio programs on education and culure on WLRN Public Radio and has served on numerous boards, including the Miami Book Fair International. Finally, he is the co-founder of the Haitian Arts Alliance. In 2007, he was the recepient of the Folk Life Award from he State of Florida.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is owned by Jan Mapou (Jean-Marie Denis). Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact asc.library@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Source: Gift of Jan Mapou, 2013

Related Materials: For more information please see Haitian Diaspora Oral History Collection Interview with Jan Mapou http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/ref/collection/asm0085/id/196.

Processing Information: Processed by Cecilia Eyerman, Student Assistant (2015). Collection-level description by Beatrice Skokan, Manuscripts Librarian, 2016.

Finding Aid Revision History: Audiovisual materials descriptions updated by David Rodriguez, June 2016. Collection revised by Yvette Yurubi, May 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Series I: Photo AlbumsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Red Photo Album (medium): Sosyete Koukouy dance and song, N.D.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Black photo album (small): Haitian Youth of Tomorrow and Sosyete Koukouy events, N.D.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Red photo album (large): Soysete Koukouy events, 2002, 1981, 1999, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 4: Black photo album (large): Haitian cultural events and ceremonies, 1994, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blue photo album (medium): Haitian music and dance, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 2: Blue photo album (medium): Sosyete Koukouy meetings and music, N.D.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Car photo album (medium): Sosyete Koukouy event in Camaguey, Cuba, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 4: Landscape photo album (medium): Miami's 106th Anniversary Event, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 5: Red photo album (large): Sosyete Koukouy art, parades, dance, 1997, 2000, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 6: Rowboat photo album  (medium): Sosyete Koukouy plays and acting, 2003, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 7: River photo album (medium): Lectures and the Miami book fair, N.D.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Dark blue photo album (small): Sosyete Koukouy 40th Anniversary Celebration, 2005Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Floral photo album (large): Bookstore pictures and events, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: Monkey photo album (medium): Camaguey, Cuba events, June 20-27, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 3: Blue palm tree photo album (medium): President Préval event and performances, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 4: Blue rose photo album (medium): Sosyete Koukouy Conference, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 5: Floral photo album 2 (large): Liberi Mapou event with Féliix Morisseau-Leroy and funeral, 1997, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 6: Black photo album (large): Miami Bookfair, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 7: Scenic town photo album 1 (medium): Sosyete Koukouy dance and performances, 2007, 2002, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 8: Scenic town photo album 2 (medium): Sosyete Koukouy speaking engagements, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 1: New archival cover album (large): NY Theater, N.D.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Grey photo album (large): Libreri Mapou Events, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: Grey photo album (large): Koukouy, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Item 4: Grey photo album (large): Miscellaneous, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Item 5: Red photo album (large): Libreri Mapou Events, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Item 6: Red photo album (large): Miscellaneous, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Series II: Audio-Visual MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 4: Audio-Visual Materials - 3 VHS-C tapes & Audiocassettes, 1992-2000Add to your cart.
Item 1: VHS-C: Clarence, Communion, May 6, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 2: VHS-C: Semoine de la Diasfora, July 17, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 3: VHS-C: UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Item 4: South Dade Performance Library, February 26, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 5: Chita Tande Kazak, Koralen: Dejune, Mandela-Cauvin-Maou, Jezikri, April 4-27, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 6: A - Chita Tande, Let Pou Tisolda / B - Anten Koukouy, Komemorasyon, July 5-19, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 7: Noel CompasAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Chilta Tande, Repotaj Marta & Salad Pwezi, February 1 & June 28, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 9: Moreso Leroy Anniversary, March 13, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 10: Benwa Batravil, November 4, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 11: Chita Tande, Repotay Kiltirel, Fledize Chante, November 30, 1993 & March 1, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 12: Chita Tande, Kristof Kolon, Serge Fuerte, November 17-24, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 13: Kazak, April 2, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 14: A - Chita Tande, Dyalog Zanmitay / B - Anten Koukovy, July 12 & August 2, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 15: 40 Semine, August 1993Add to your cart.
Item 16: [Label indecipherable] - Tape IIAdd to your cart.
Item 17: A- Chita Tande, Marlene Sou Famm / B - Mission Societe C, March 2, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 18: Anten Koukovy, January 14, 1994Add to your cart.
Box 5: Audio-Visual Materials - Audiocassettes, 1992-2008Add to your cart.
Item 1: Seth and Chris' Room Mix / Police MixAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Unlabeled tapeAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Kont, Paula Pean, April 23, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 4: Chita Tande, June 29 & July 12, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 5: A- Chita Tande Rankont Ak Marcel Alexis / B - Chita Tande Pawol Fanm, September 20 & December 13, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 6: Dr, Chailot, July 6, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 7: 20 Semine, April 24, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 8: Chita Tande / Espesyal Mandela, April 12-26, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 9: N'a Debat Theatre Radiophonique de Fayolle JeanAdd to your cart.
Commercially produced cassette
Item 10: 60 Semine Sosyete Koukovy, January 5, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 11: L'Artiste Nationaliste - Ivens Lavalasse, "An Nou Fe You Se!" Oun Mizik Pou HaitiAdd to your cart.
Sealed, commerically produced cassette
Item 12: Seremoni Setifika, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 13: DPM Kannte, December 4, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 14: Sosyete Koukovy, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 15: Chita Tande, March 22, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 16: Chita Tande Rankont Ak Max Manigat, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 17: Theologie et Politique, May 20, 1993Add to your cart.