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26.7 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 10 series; all series are arranged chronologically: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1997 (Box 1, 28; 12 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1998 (Boxes 1-5, 27- 28, OV 31; 4.0 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1817-1997 (Box 5-7, 28; 2.0 linear feet) Series 4: Art Work, 1911-1997 (Box 7, 32; 0.4 linear feet) Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1938-1996 (Box 7-10, 28; 2.5 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbook, 1965-1976 (Box 10; 1 folder) Series 7: Printed Material, 1776-1998 (Box 10-19, 28-29, OV 31; 9.5 linear feet) Series 8: Photographs, 1876-1997 (Box 19-24, 29; 5.5 linear feet) Series 9: Sound and Video Recordings, 1986-1991 (Box 25-26; 13 folders) Series 10: Artifacts, 1968-1995 (Box 26, 30; 0.7 linear feet)
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Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual materials with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of folk art collector and museum curator Herbert Waide Hemphill date from 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998, and measure 26.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, personal business records, files documenting his collecting, writings, art work, minutes of meetings, a scrapbook, printed material including exhibition and auction announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous artifacts. The collection also contains numerous photographs of Hemphill, family members, his residences, friends and colleagues, exhibitions, travel, and art work. Sound and video recordings include interviews of Hemphill.
Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4026-4029 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Some of the audiovisual material in this collection has been digitized for research accessa and is available in the Archives' offices.
Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., (1929-1998) lived in New York city and was a prominent curator, historian, and collector of American folk art. Hemphill was one of the founding members of the Museum of American Folk Art, organized several large exhibitions of folk art, and co-authored Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artist .
Herbert Waide Hemphill donated his papers in 5 installments between 1988 and 1996.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001