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Hemphill, Herbert Waide, 1929-1998  Search this
Prince, Daniel C.  Search this
Prince, Neal A.  Search this
Orth, Kevin  Search this
Patterson, Clayton  Search this
Smith, Fred  Search this
Smith, Robert E.  Search this
Robertson, Royal  Search this
Rowe, Nellie Mae  Search this
Morgan, Gertrude  Search this
Mr. Imagination  Search this
McCarthy, Justin  Search this
Merrill, James Ingram  Search this
O'Kelley, Mattie Lou  Search this
Nathaniel, Inez  Search this
Zeldis, Malcah  Search this
Young, Purvis  Search this
Weissman, Julia  Search this
St. EOM  Search this
Spies, Jim  Search this
Smither, Stephanie  Search this
Smither, John  Search this
Walters, Hubert  Search this
Tolson, Edgar  Search this
Tolliver, Mose  Search this
Terrillion, Veronica  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder)  Search this
Brice, Bruce  Search this
Borkowski, Mary  Search this
Bogun, Maceptaw, Rev.  Search this
Aiken, Gayleen  Search this
Goins, Vernon  Search this
Hall, Michael D.  Search this
Hamblett, Theora  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Fowler, Tim  Search this
Gatto, Victor Joseph  Search this
Ghostley, Alice  Search this
Fancher, John W.  Search this
Finster, Howard  Search this
Flanagan, Thos. J. (Thomas Jefferson)  Search this
Coins, Raymond  Search this
Crittenden, Varick A.  Search this
Dinsmoor, Samuel Perry  Search this
Donovan, Carrie  Search this
Little, Roy  Search this
Lisk, Charles  Search this
Maldonado, Alexander Aramburo  Search this
Lopez, George  Search this
Jordan, John  Search this
Jones, S. L. (Shields Landon)  Search this
Klumpp, Gustave  Search this
Josephson, Nancy  Search this
Hunter, Clementine  Search this
Holley, Lonnie  Search this
Jennings, James Harold  Search this
James, A. Everette (Alton Everette)  Search this
Hawkins, William Lawrence  Search this
Harvey, Bessie  Search this
Hicks, Tiny  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition  Search this
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center  Search this
Folk Art Society of America  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
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)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
Additional Forms:
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.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
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 .
Language Note:
English .
Herbert Waide Hemphill donated his papers in 5 installments between 1988 and 1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Record number:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art