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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Lancaster, Paul  Search this
Blizzard, Georgia  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Green, Homer  Search this
Simmons, Charlie  Search this
Hoskinson, Danny  Search this
Harvey, Bessie  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee  Search this
Tolliver, Mose  Search this
Finster, Howard  Search this
Young, Purvis  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- Tennessee  Search this
Folk art -- Tennessee  Search this
Outsider art -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art -- Georgia  Search this
Outsider art -- Tennessee  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17336
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380050
AAA_collcode_hedgjimm
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380050
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Mose Tolliver biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Tolliver, Mose  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18737
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18737
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Sarah Mary Taylor biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Sarah Mary  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Folk artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18738
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18738

Henry Ray Clark biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Henry Ray  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18742
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18742

Lonnie Holley biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18751
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18751

A.J. Mohammed biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18752
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18752

Album containing photographs of A.J. Mohammed and Loy Allen Bowlin

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Bowlin, Loy Allen  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
199-?
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18753
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18753
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Photograph of Jimmy Hedges and Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Subject:
Hedges, Jimmy  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 2000
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19822
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19822

Photograph of cat sculpture by Sulton Rogers

Photographer:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Sulton  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Cats  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Wood sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20266
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20266

Photograph of cat sculptures by Sulton Rogers

Photographer:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Sulton  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Cats  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Wood sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20332
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20332

Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Names:
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Blizzard, Georgia, 1919-2002  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Green, Homer, 1910-2002  Search this
Harvey, Bessie, 1929-  Search this
Hoskinson, Danny  Search this
Lancaster, Paul  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Simmons, Charlie  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee, 1910-2007  Search this
Tolliver, Mose, 1920-  Search this
Young, Purvis, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
23.5 Linear feet
15.63 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.
Scope and Contents:
The records of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Administrative and Sales Records, 1969-1971, 1991-2015 (Boxes 1-4; 3.9 linear feet, ER01-ER03; 0.134 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974, 1981, 1990-2013 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1985-2014 (Boxes 5-9, 31, 33, OV 32; 4.6 linear feet, ER04-ER15; 5.35 GB)

Series 4: Collector and Gallery Files, 1992-2014 (Boxes 9-10; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition and Art Fair Records, circa 1992-2013 (Boxes 10-11; 1.3 linear feet, ER16-ER18; 1.52 GB)

Series 6: Regional Files, 1976, 1980s-2012 (Boxes 11-13; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1980-2013 (Boxes 13-16, OV 32; 2.2 linear feet, ER19; 0.833 GB)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1990-2011 (Boxes 16-30, 34-35; 7.9 linear feet, ER20-ER35; 7.79 GB)

Series 9: Unidentified Sound and Video Recordings, undated (Boxes 30-31; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
James R. "Jimmy" Hedges III (1942-2014), was an artist, art collector and dealer of Outsider Art and Folk art in Tennessee and Georgia. Hedges established the Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Born into a prominent family from Chattanooga, Jimmy Hedges was a lifelong philanthropist as a trustee of his family's Tonya Memorial Foundation. His true vocation, however, was as an artist, collector, and dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Hedges discovered his love of wood carving as a teenager, when he created song birds, and returned to making art at age forty. Using a chain saw, he carved sculptures of Southerners he had encountered in his travels, including artists. His colleagues in this sector of the fine art craft world were predominantly southern African American self-taught painters, sculptors, potters, and carvers. Befriending them and collecting their work led Hedges to establish Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery in 1993, building a gallery space in the early 2000s on his 500-acre farm in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

An unconventional art dealer, Hedges would hand-deliver work to collectors' homes, driving his truck through backroads and stopping along the way to visit with artists and purchase more works to sell. He was an active presence at the Outsider Art Fair and self-taught artist exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as at Slotin Folk Art auctions and prison auctions. His aim was to improve the economic condition of fellow artists and raise their profiles among curators and critics. Hedges' development of an archive was essential to this goal.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by James R. Hedges IV on behalf of the Hedges Descendants Trust and in 2018 by James R. Hedges IV on behalf of Wildcat Asset Managment, LLC.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- Tennessee  Search this
Folk art -- Tennessee  Search this
Outsider art -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art -- Georgia  Search this
Outsider art -- Tennessee  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hedgjimm

Unidentified, Digital Photographs

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
1.02 Gigabytes (1021 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER35
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2000-2013
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 8: Photographic Material / 8.3: Travel and Personal
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1192

Gallery Inventory, Digital Document

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.001 Gigabytes (One computer file)
Container:
Folder ER01
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2007
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 1: Administrative and Sales Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1160

Mailing Lists and Business Card Proofs, Digital Documents

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.001 Gigabytes (14 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER02
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2004-2010
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 1: Administrative and Sales Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1161

Sculpture Garden Brochure and Photographs, Digital Photographs and Documents

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.132 Gigabytes (55 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER03
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2009
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 1: Administrative and Sales Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1162

Wayne Anderson, Digital Photographs

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.018 Gigabytes (14 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER04
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2012
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1163

Alan Wayne "Haint" Bradley, Artwork, Digital Photographs

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.049 Gigabytes (12 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER05
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2009
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1164

Alan Wayne "Haint" Bradley, Artwork, Digital Video Recordings

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.344 Gigabytes (Five computer files)
Container:
Folder ER06
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Gigabytes
Date:
2009
Scope and Contents:
Works described in videos: Family of Circles Having Fun; Tubular Stationary Rotary Mechanism; Behind Granpaw's Toolshed; Odyssey Merging with the Flow; and, Vanilla Blue.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1165

Katherine "Panky" Brown, "Panky's Pantry Secrets Revisited", Digital Photographs and Documents

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.004 Gigabytes (23 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER07
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2004
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1166

Irish Odyssey, Interactive Digital Presentation

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.042 Gigabytes (One computer file, Click on Slideshow-Player.exe to render presentation.)
Container:
Folder ER08
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2004
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records / Series 3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref1167

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