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Allan Randall Freelon papers, 1830-2018

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Freelon, Allan Randall, 1895-1960  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.4 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as nine series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1919, circa 1938-2001 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-2010 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, 1879-1880, 1922-1959 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Professional Activities, circa 1935-1957, 2000-2005 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1856-1957, 1995-2018 (Boxes 1-2, OV 6; 0.3 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Material, 1849-2015 (Box 2, Box 4; 0.5 linear feet) Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1923-1960 (Box 2, Boxes 4-5; 0.7 linear feet) Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1880-circa 2006 (Boxes 2-3, Box 5, OV 6, MGP 6, Box 7; 1.6 linear feet) Series 9: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1912-circa 1960 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Access to nitrate negatives is restricted. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of African American painter and educator Allan Randall Freelon, who was based in Pennsylvania, measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1830 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material, including appointment books and family history material; correspondence; writings; material related to professional activities, including exhibitions and school visits; personal business records, including estate records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material; and artwork and artifacts.
Allan Randall Freelon papers, 1830-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2023 and is available on the Archives of American Art website. The nitrate negatives in the photographic materials series have not been digitized.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
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:
Allan Randall Freelon Sr. (1895-1960) was painter and educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania known for his impressionist paintings.
Language Note:
English .
The Allan Randall Freelon papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2019 by Nnenna and Maya Freelon as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. Nnenna is the widow of Phil Freelon, Allan Randall Freelon's grandson. Maya Freelon is Nnenna and Phil's daughter.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Allan Randall Freelon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2023, and total 4,473 images.
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 educators  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
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Record number:
African American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art