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Norman Lewis papers, 1919-1971

Creator:
Lewis, Norman, 1909-1979
Subject:
Brand, Millen
Lewis, Joan
Yeargans, Jim
United States.Work Projects Administration (N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
770 items (microfilmed on 5 reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence; scrapbook; sketches; photographs; personal documents; catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
REELS 52-53: Eight sketchbooks, 1935-1957; several pages from the diary of Lewis' wife, Joan, ca. 1948, commenting on their marriage; and an undated postcard from Ad Reinhardt.
REELS 91-92: Correspondence, with author Millen Brand and artist Jim Yeargans, unidentified authors and actors, and museums, many arranging exhibits by black artists and political action organizations; a scrapbook of catalogs, clippings, photographs, letters, and announcements, 1934-1968, concerns black art exhibits, the training of black artists, particularly during the Depression, WPA-New York projects, and Lewis' World War II work as a shipyard employee and poster artist.
REEL N69-47: Personal documents, correspondence, catalogs, announcements, photographs, articles; and clippings.
Citation:
Norman Lewis papers, 1919-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 52-53, 91-92 & N69-47 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Norman Lewis after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1969-1971 by Norman Lewis.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American painters
Federal aid to the arts
Painters
Painting
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9142
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211336
AAA_collcode_lewinorm
Theme:
Diaries
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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