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Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005

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Creator:
Gammon, Reginald A. (Reginald Adolphus), 1921-2005
Subject:
Lee-Smith, Hughie
Greenberg, Joseph J.
Bearden, Romare
Andrews, Benny
Overton, Harry
King, Patrick
Browne, Vivian E.
Wynberg, Jonathan
Fray, Thomas
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
National African American Museum (U.S.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Anacostia Community Museum
Western Michigan University
Spiral (Group of artists)
Harwood Art Center (Albuquerque, N.M.)
New Mexicon African American Artists' Guild
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.4 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of African American painter, printmaker, and educator Reginald Gammon measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2007, with bulk of the materials dating from 1960-2005. The collection consists of scattered biographical materials, including video and sound recordings of interviews; correspondence with artists, galleries, organizations, and museums; writings and notebooks; teaching files; printed materials; photographic material; and artwork in the form of sketches, drawings, and paint sketches.
Citation:
Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials not digitized include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned. Additional digital content, such as electronic records and digital user copies of sound and video recordings, may also be available for use at Archives of American Art offices.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Reginald A. Gammon (1921-2005) was a painter and art educator, working in New York City, Michigan, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gammon was a founding member of Spiral, an African American artist's collective and member of the New Mexico Afro-American Artist Guild. Gammon also taught in the New York public schools and at Western Michigan University.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2007 and 2008 by Janice Gammon, Gammon's widow.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Reginald A. (Reginald Adolphus) Gammon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 2,258 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Art teachers
Artists' studios
Sketches
Art
Video recordings
Painters
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Interviews
African American artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13635
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272096
AAA_collcode_gammreg
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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