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Esther G. Rolick papers, 1941-1985

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Creator:
Rolick, Esther G., 1922-
Subject:
DeCarava, Roy
Fannin, Dorothy
Spriggs, Edward S.
Fannin, Allen
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton
Haas, Terry
Black, W. Joseph
Lawrence, Jacob
Bearden, Romare
Steinberg, Saul
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio
DeMott, Helen
Capers, Valerie
Hollingsworth, Alvin C.
Lewis, Norman
Andrews, Benny
Hutson, Jean
Rhoden, John (John W.)
Alston, Charles Henry
Zadkine, Ossip
Grau, Enrique
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Cinque Gallery
Jacques Seligmann & Co.
Weusi Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches, financial material, photographs, and sound recordings.
REELS 827-828: 355 Letters from May Swenson, Babette Deutsch, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones and others; exhibition catalogs, announcements and guest lists; a scrapbook of clippings, letters and announcements; 50 sketches and drawings by classmates, including Helen DeMott, Terry Haas and Enrique Grau; and 2 illustrated children's stories by Rolick.
REEL 950: Photographs, including: 10 of Rolick in her studio (a copyprint by Mako Oike of Rolick is also microfilmed on reel 1817 fr. 1047-1048); the installation of her exhibition at Jacques Seligmann & Co., 1953; works of art by Rolick, Patdeaic Collum, Virginia Dudley, Alice Klein, Deka Newlin, May Swenson, Louise Taeman and Val Telberg.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1960-1985; photographs of Palermo, Italy, Rolick and her art work, Rolick as a child, and her friends and family; exhibition catalogs, announcements, theatre programs, travel brochures and clippings; 2 scrapbooks containing clippings, poems by Rolick, financial material, travel brochures, exhibition announcements and catalogs; writings by Rolick and others; business records; and a sketch and a silkscreen print.
Also included are 9 cassettes of untranscribed interviews conducted by Rolick for her class "Black Music and Art," at Mercy College, ca. 1970-1971. Interviewees include: Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, W. Joseph Black, Robert Blackburn, Valerie Capers, Roy DeCarava, Allen Fannin, Dorothy Fannin, Alvin Hollingsworth, Jean Hutson, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, John Rhoden, Edward S. Spriggs, Hale Woodruff, and artists affiliated with the Cinque Gallery, Weusi Gallery, and SPIRAL, an artist's group.
Citation:
Esther G. Rolick papers, 1941-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 827-828, 950 (fr. 259-463) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, art instructor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated by Esther Rolick, 1970 through 1985.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Spiral (Group of artists)
Scrapbooks
Art teachers
Painting, Modern
Art schools
Photographs
Works of art
African American artists
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9209
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211404
AAA_collcode_roliesth
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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