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African American art -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

Elizabeth Catlett papers addendum

Identifier: 078-1
Scope and Contents The Elizabeth Catlett papers addendum consists primarily of Catlett's professional correspondence (1959-2003) and items collected by her throughout her professional life as a sculptor, graphic artist, teacher, and political activist. The collection measures 12.5 linear feet and dates from 1942-2003, with the bulk of material dating from 1976-2000. Correspondence in the collection is comprised mostly of letters received by Catlett from museums, galleries, and individuals...
Dates: Created: 1942-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1976-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1987

Elizabeth Catlett papers addendum II

Identifier: 078-2
Scope and Contents The addition to the papers of artist Elizabeth Catlett consists of correspondence, photographs, exhibition and event ephemera, and certificates. Events covered within the materials include creation and installation of a commissioned Catlett sculpture at Terrell Place in Washington, D.C. (2003); presentation of The Sharecropper print to the University of Iowa Museum of Art (2002); Elizabeth Catlett’s birthday weekend exhibition celebration at the Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana...
Dates: Created: 1921-2011; Other: Majority of material found in 1995-2008; Other: Date acquired: 12/03/2014

Ida Cullen Cooper papers

 Collection — Audiotapes
Identifier: 102
Scope and Contents The Ida Cullen Cooper papers date from 1928 to 1986 and consist mainly of materials that reflect Cooper's marriage to poet Countee Cullen late in his life and Cooper's efforts to promote his legacy following the poet's death. A smaller amount of material reflects Cooper's own personal life, including items related to her interest in African American and African art. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, new clippings, invitations and programs, publications, financial records,...
Dates: Created: 1928-1986; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1971

Senga Nengudi papers

Identifier: 794
Processing Information This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Content Description Senga Nengudi papers compile records reflecting more than fifty years of Nengudi’s career and personal life. The papers of Senga Nengudi mainly document her artistic career as a sculptor and performance artist encompassing correspondence, ephemera and photographs. Images and documentation for Nengudi’s...
Dates: 1952-2021, undated

Cecelia Pedescleaux collection

Identifier: 576
Content Description

Cecelia Pedescleaux is an African American and Louisiana quilt-maker. This collection includes news articles about her, photographs of a quilting workshop given at the Amistad Research Center, as well as a quilt by Pedescleaux on the Amistad Revolt. Of note is information regarding a quilt exhibition in France in 2008.

Dates: Other: 1998-1999

John T. Scott papers

Identifier: 334
Scope and Contents The John T. Scott papers contain materials relating to Scott’s work as an artist and teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. The collection consists of exhibition announcements and catalogs featuring Scott’s artwork, correspondence with fellow board and committee members of local artistic organizations, Scott’s drawings and designs, and collected material from his time as an art professor at Xavier University. The collection also includes correspondence from art galleries and museums, as well as...
Dates: Created: 1962-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1986; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1987

Ruth G. Waddy papers

Identifier: 377
Scope and Contents The papers of African American artist Ruth G. Waddy document her career, particularly the founding of Art West, an African American artists collective in Los Angeles, California, as well as her collaboration with Samella Lewis on the two-volume Black Artists on Art. The collection includes correspondence, catalogs, invitations, programs for plays and musical events, biographical information on Waddy, collected periodicals, news clippings, photographs, and...
Dates: Created: 1932-1985; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/1985