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Jan Mapou papers | University of Miami Special Collections

By Cecilia Eyerman and Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

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Title: Jan Mapou papersAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: ASM0228

Creator: Jan Mapou (1941-)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Audiovisual materials, Videocassettes

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Haitians - United States

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.


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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.

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