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African American artists

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 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

Richmond Barthe papers

Identifier: 034
Scope and Contents The papers of Richmond Barthe, Harlem Renaissance sculptor, consist of correspondence, contact books, programs, brochures, news and magazine clippings, notes, lists, financial information, poetry, letters, passports, publications, resumes, advertisements, and photographs. The papers have been arranged in three general groups of correspondence, other materials, and photographs. The correspondence has been arranged into nine divisions alphabetically according to topic and...
Dates: Created: 1901-1989; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1987

Arthur Berry papers

Identifier: 551
Scope and Contents The papers document the personal and professional life of Arthur Berry, artist and educator.  Included is correspondence, an essay on Aaron Douglas by Arthur Berry, his curriculum vitae, photographs of Berry and his artwork, and newspaper articles regarding his career.  Notable correspondents include artists John T. Scott and John Rhoden.  Materials reflect professional relationships at Fisk University, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Florida A&M University, Alabama...
Dates: Created: 1957-1993; Other: Date acquired: 01/27/1998

Arthur Berry papers addendum

Identifier: 551-1
Content Description This addition to the papers of artist and educator Arthur Berry is comprised of correspondence, photographs, biographical information, news clippings, writings and speeches, programs and catalogs of exhibitions of Berry’s work, some examples of his artwork, and collected materials on fellow African American artists and authors. The correspondence pertains mainly to Berry’s career as an art educator and includes letters with a number of university officials. Other prominent correspondents...
Dates: Other: 1949-2012

Black Arts Collection

Identifier: 048
Content Description

This artificial collection of memorabilia documents Black artists (1908-2002). This collection consists of news clippings, programs, posters, exhibition catalogs, correspondence, announcements, and invitations arranged in chronological order.

Dates: Other: 1908-2002

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

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