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African American artists -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Alternate ROOTS records

Identifier: 803
Content Description The records of Alternate ROOTS at the Amistad Research Center (ARC) consists of the entire body of the activities of the organization and its members from late 1975 to 2017. The records document a thorough and thoughtful exploration of the arts as a form of social justice. At 111 linear feet, the records consist of correspondence and memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletters, publicity materials, policy papers, and printed ephemera, as well as an extensive collection of electronic media...
Dates: 1975-2017

Jack Baron papers

Identifier: 422
Content Description The papers of Key West, Florida, folk artist Jack Baron mainly date from the 1980s-1990s consists of correspondence; news clippings; invitations to art exhibitions; and gallery inventories, invitations, and exhibition publicity ephemera. Baron’s bachelor’s degree from New York University (1950), as well as a scrapbook kept by the artist and a guest book from Baron's exhibition entitled "The Birthday Party", and an untitled article on Baron's Key West studio are also included. Author...
Dates: Other: 1979-2005

Bruce Brice papers

Identifier: 659
Content Description Artist Bruce Brice was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1942 and graduated from J.S. Clark Sr. High School. Brice is well known for his folk art paintings, many of which can be found in the New Orleans Museum of Art and reproduced in various journals and publications. The collection consists of professional papers regarding his work as an African American folk artist. Included is correspondence, news releases, news clippings, vita, memorabilia from his exhibitions (1978-1982), and a...
Dates: Other: 1976-2003

Douglas E. Brown collection

Identifier: 740
Content Description The Douglas E. Brown collection consists largely of photocopied research materials on the artist. The original materials in this collection are correspondence, primarily between Brown’s widow, Freda Barry Brown, and Steve Harvey, who was researching Douglas Brown.Research materials, likely sent from Freda Barry Brown to Harvey, consist of photographic slides of Douglas Brown’s paintings, some collected correspondence, a list of Brown’s known artwork, newspaper articles, and...
Dates: Other: 1946-1989

Selma H. Burke interviews

Identifier: 633
Content Description

Selma H. Burke was an African American teacher and sculptress who designed the portrait for the Roosevelt dime and who founded the Selma Burke Art Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The collection consists of 5 audiocassette tapes of interviews conducted by Clifton H. Johnson with Burke in her home in Pennsylvania from May 7-9, 1991. A separate interview conducted on February 20, 1991 is present on a VHS videotape.

Dates: Other: 1991

Elizabeth Catlett papers

Identifier: 078
Scope and Contents The papers of Elizabeth Catlett, sculptor, graphic artist, teacher, and political activist, consist of correspondence, audiotape cassettes, biographical data, news clippings, notes, photographs, exhibition catalogs, posters, writings, and a reel-to-reel film. The papers have been arranged into three general groups: correspondence, non-correspondence and oversized items, and is arranged alphabetically according to topic and chronologically within each file unit. Non-correspondence includes...
Dates: Created: 1959-1984; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1984

Charlotte Chambliss papers

Identifier: 081
Content Description

Correspondence, invitations, honors and awards, clippings, programs, announcements, speeches, writings, and other ephemera pertaining to Chambliss' career as an artist and educator.

Dates: Other: 1962-1979

Chicago Music Association collection

Identifier: 86
Content Description This collection is comprised of 7.84 linear feet of printed items of the Chicago Music Association, the first incorporated branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. and of collected printed items highlighting the musical activities of the members of the Association, the recipients of its yearly cash awards, and other professional African American musicians, singers and organizations. Formats in the collection include programs, playbills, flyers and newsletters. The bulk of...
Dates: 1936 - 1991, undated

Claude Clark papers

Identifier: 773
Content Description The Claude Clark papers document the life and work of Clark, an African American painter, printmaker, and educator active from the 1940s through the 1990s. The collection dating from circa 1935 to 2001 consists of correspondence, exhibition catalogs and invitations, teaching materials, writings, photographs, and moving image formats. The earliest documents are reproductions of family photographs and Clark’s contributions to The Wissahickson, the school magazine at Roxborough High...
Dates: Other: 1935-2001

National Conference of Artists records

Identifier: 620
Content Description The National Conference of Artists (NCA) was founded March 28-29,1959, at Dean Sage Hall of Atlanta University during the opening of the Atlanta University Eighteenth Annual Art Exhibition. The records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes and agenda, conference materials, exhibition materials, speeches, and publications. Membership information is also included, as are news clippings, financial records, and memorabilia. Audiocassette tapes include speeches, business meetings, and...
Dates: Other: 1943-1993