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Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Johnson, William H.  Search this
Travel diaries
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Series 1: Research and Project Correspondence, 1981-1991(Box 1; 19 folders) Series 2: Travel and Research Journals and Notes, 1984-1985, 1991, undated (Box 1; 5 folders) Series 3: Printed Material, 1971-1992, undated (Box 1; 9 folders) Series 4: Research Files, undated (Box 1; 10 folders) Series 5: Photographs and Negatives, undated (Box 1; 4 folders)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
The Richard J. Powell papers date from 1971 through 1992 and mostly concern Powell's research and writings on painter William H. Johnson. Found is correspondence with curators, scholors, arts administrators, and U.S., Danish, and Scandinavian museums and associations. The papers also include two of Powell's illustrated research and travel journals from 1984 and 1985, printed materials concerning the exhibition Powell curated in 1991 at the National Museum of American Art Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946 , research files that contain photocopies of original Johnson archival documents from various research repositories, and photographs (copy prints) of Johnson and his artwork.
Richard J. Powell papers, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Related Materials:
Richard Powell papers, 1960-2011, is located at Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Biography Note:
Richard J. Powell is an African American art historian and educator in Durham, North Carolina. Powell curated the exhibition Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946 , at the National Museum of American Art, 1991-1992.
Language Note:
English .
Richard Powell collected this material while conducting research on William H. Johnson. He donated it to the Archives of American Art in July, 2000.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
African American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art