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Harding Black papers, 1934-1979

Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-2004  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6814
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208941
AAA_collcode_blachard
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Marion Greenwood

Photographer:
Black, Harding, 1912-2004  Search this
Subject:
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Red Hook Housing  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Apr. 8
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3037
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
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Archives of American Art
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Harding Black papers

Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1934-1979
Summary:
The papers of ceramicist Harding Black measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1979. The scattered papers include a transcript of an oral history, correspondence, financial notes and records, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of ceramicist Harding Black measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1979. The scattered papers include a transcript of an oral history, correspondence, financial notes and records, printed materials, and photographs.

A transcript of an oral history was sponsored by the Bexar County Historical Commission of Harding Black by Mary Fenstermaker and dates from 1979. Correspondence is scattered and includes letters from friends and colleagues from 1950 to 1951. Printed materials consist of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Photographs depict Harding Black, Black with others, an expedition to Reagan Canyon in 1934, and his studio and works of art.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Harding Black papers, 1934-1979 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Harding Black (1912-2004) was a studio ceramicist who worked in Texas.

Harding Black was born in 1912 in Aransas Pass, Texas. An excavation of Native American burial mounds sparked his interest in ceramics. He started a ceramics studio near the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas where he taught children's classes. In the 1930s, he was active with the Works Progress Administration. Later in life, Black exhibited his works. He did extensive research and experimentation with glaze. Harding Black died in 2004 of respiratory failure.
Related Materials:
Baylor University in Waco, Texas holds the Harding Black collection, Inclusive: 1910-2014, undated, Bulk: 1954-1998, undated. The papers consist of personal papers including notes on glazing and firing notebooks.
Provenance:
Harding Black donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1980.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blachard
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Archives of American Art
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Laura Andreson papers

Creator:
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Names:
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
King, Albert Henry, 1900-1982  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Natzler, Gail  Search this
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1932-1991
Summary:
The papers of ceramicist and educator Laura Andreson measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1991. The collection is comprised of correspondence, professional files, gallery records, writings and notes, artwork, and photographic materials that document her pioneering work in ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of ceramicist and educator Laura Andreson measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1991. The collection is comprised of correspondence, professional files, gallery records, writings and notes, artwork, and photographic materials that document her pioneering work in ceramics.

Correspondence is with clients, colleagues, artists Vivika and Otto Heino, Gail Natzler, Harding Black, Albert Henry King, Beatrice Wood, Imogen Cunningham, Sam Maloof, and others.

Professional files include curriculum vitae, employment records, a portfolio, publicity files, material from UCLA, and scrapbook. Gallery records document Andreson's personal business with galleries and museums. Andreson's writings consist of artist's statements, notes on ceramic history, nine glaze formula notebooks, and a sabbatical report.

Artwork includes sketches of pottery and case diagrams for an unidentified exhibition. Photographic materials consist of photographs and negatives of Andreson, family and colleagues, exhibitions, and works of art by Andreson's students.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1935-1988 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Professional Files, 1932-1989 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Gallery Records, 1940-1991 (Box 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1940-1986 (Box 2-3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1960-1970s (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-1986 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Laura Andreson (1902-1999) was a ceramicist and educator in Los Angeles, California. She received a bachelor's degree in education at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1932 and a master's degree in painting from Columbia University in 1937. She began her career in ceramics studying under the influential ceramicist Glen Lukens. In 1933 she founded the ceramics department at UCLA where she taught from 1933 to 1970.

Andreson was a pioneer in ceramics, experimenting and developing glaze and clay techniques during a time when equipment was limited and only a few books were available on ceramics. Her work has been widely exhibited, primarily after her retirement from UCLA in 1970. Andreson died in Los Angeles, C.A. in 1999.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Laura Andreson conducted May 20, 1981 by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Laura Andreson and her companion Pauline Blank in 1991 and 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramicists--California--Los Angeles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Laura Andreson Papers, 1932-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.andrlaur
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Harding Black papers

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1979
Scope and Contents:
This series contains Harding Blacks scattered papers and includes biographical material, correspondence, financial notes, printed material, and photographs.

A certificate of participation is from Joske's of Texas and the Arts Council of San Antonio Incorporated. A transcript for an oral history with Harding Black is from the Bexar County Historical Commission's Oral History Program and was conducted by Mary Fenstermaker. Correspondence is from the years 1950 and 1951. Correspondents include George Beishlag, Ceramics Monthly, Consolidated Tiles INC., The Kiln Club, Louise R. Morris, Lisle Pursel, J. H. Saling, Henry Steinbomer, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Texas Fine Arts Association, and Mrs. Kenneth F. Zitman. Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs concerning and featuring Black's ceramic works and his classes at the Witte Museum. Photographs are of Black, with friends and others, an expedition in 1934 to Reagan Canyon, children's pottery classes, his studio, and of works of art.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blachard, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs, Harding Black

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs, Reagan Canyon Expedition

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs, Classes

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs, Pottery Studio and Work Area

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photographs, Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s-1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Certificate

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-blachard-ref2

Oral History Transcript

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Financial Notes

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Clippings

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5-14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Clippings, Magazine

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Exhibition Announcements

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Exhibition Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Black, Harding, 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Harding Black Papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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