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Man of many voices [sound recording] : a children's record / Howard Finster

Performer:
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Commentator:
Rosenbaum, Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Georgia
Date:
1985
1980-1990
Topic:
Children's songs  Search this
Singing games  Search this
Animal calls  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 7471
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232651

Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song inN orthern Georgia - Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Recorder:
Rosenbaum, Art  Search this
Performer:
Staggers, J.C. "Jake"  Search this
Terrell, Henry Grady  Search this
Sheats, Cliff  Search this
Hill, Willie  Search this
Pattman, Neal  Search this
Rakestraw, Joe  Search this
Tanner, Gordon 1916-1982  Search this
Miller, Smokey Joe 1918-2009  Search this
Patterson, Uncle John  Search this
Chancey, Joe  Search this
Chancey, Chesley  Search this
Chancey, Ralph  Search this
Childers, George  Search this
Childers, Bobby  Search this
Cawthorn, Mabel  Search this
Knight, Ray  Search this
Teague, Ed  Search this
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Georgia
Date:
1984
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 34162
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233365

A Fish That's a Song [sound recording]

Producer:
Taylor, Lori Elaine  Search this
Connors, Andrew L  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Mika  Search this
Eisenburg, Larry  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Nollman, Jim  Search this
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Howard, Clint 1930-2011  Search this
Price, Fred 1915-1987  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Poolaw, Irene Chalepah 1920-2000  Search this
Cansler, Loman D  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Hobbs, Smiley 1928-1987  Search this
King, Ben Tavera  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Hispanic  Search this
Type:
Sound cassette
Juvenile
Place:
United States
Mexico
Appalachian Region
Date:
1990
1951-1960
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
British Isles  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Conjunto music  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-45037
Smithsonian Folkways 45037
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233667

Paradise garden : a trip through Howard Finster's visionary world / by Robert Peacock with Annibel Jenkins ; photography by Mary Ellen Mark, Karekin Goekjian, David Graham, and Alan David

Author:
Peacock, Robert (Robert G.)  Search this
Jenkins, Annibel  Search this
Subject:
Finster, Howard 1916-2001 Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Summerville
Date:
1996
©1996
Topic:
Primitivism in art  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.F497 P43 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_538233

Case studies of folk art environments : Simon Rodia's Watts Towers and Reverend Howard Finster's Paradise garden / by Rena Minar

Author:
Minar, Rena  Search this
Subject:
Rodia, Simon 1879-1965  Search this
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Physical description:
190 leaves : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Georgia
Summerville
United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
1994
Modern period, 1500-
20th century
Topic:
Simon Rodia's Towers (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Outsider art--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.P7 M56 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508244

Howard Finster's vision of 1982 vision of 2.00 light years away, space born of three generations from earth to the heaven of heavens

Title:
Vision of 2.00 light years away
Author:
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
100 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books
Artists' books (books).)
Date:
1982
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.F497 F56 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701385

Talking Heads: Little Creatures

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Design Team member:
David Byrne  Search this
Stephen Doyle, American, b. 1956  Search this
Tom Kluepfel, b. 1955  Search this
Artist:
Howard Finster  Search this
Photographer:
Neil Selkirk  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
31.2 x 31.3 cm (12 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.)
Object Name:
Record cover
Type:
Record cover
Place:
USA
Date:
1985
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-75
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c7b27873-201c-428a-927f-fce8c0d8b9ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-75

Talking Heads: And She Was

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Artist:
Howard Finster  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Dimensions:
31.2 x 31.2 cm (12 5/16 x 12 5/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Album Cover
Object Name:
Album Cover
Place:
USA
Date:
1985
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-76
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq413310e18-6d6e-4080-be00-3b9ffe9be6c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-76

Howard Finster

Artist:
Michael O'Brien, born 27 Jun 1950  Search this
Sitter:
Howard Finster, 2 Dec 1916 - 22 Oct 2001  Search this
Medium:
Digital inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 45.4 x 45.7 cm (17 7/8 x 18")
Sheet: 61.1 x 50.9 cm (24 1/16 x 20 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Georgia\Chattooga\Summerville
Date:
1988 (printed 2010)
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Howard Finster: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Howard Finster: Male  Search this
Howard Finster: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Reverend  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff
Object number:
NPG.2010.105
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Michael O'Brien
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm420f30bde-879e-4459-80e0-811c87a1f586
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.105

Elvis at Three

Alternate Title:
Elvis Aron Presley
Artist:
Howard Finster, 2 Dec 1916 - 22 Oct 2001  Search this
Sitter:
Elvis Aron Presley, 8 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977  Search this
Medium:
Paint and ink on wood
Dimensions:
Cutout panel: 129.5 x 73.7cm (51 x 29")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1990
Topic:
Elvis Aron Presley: Male  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Military\Army  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: High Museum of Art
Object number:
1994.206
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44c03c6d0-0bd7-47d6-bc5c-08c90a1b44f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1994.206

Elvis in Army Uniform

Alternate Title:
Elvis Aron Presley
Artist:
Howard Finster, 2 Dec 1916 - 22 Oct 2001  Search this
Sitter:
Elvis Aron Presley, 8 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977  Search this
Medium:
Paint on wood
Dimensions:
Cutout panel: 54.9 x 51.4cm (21 5/8 x 20 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1991
Topic:
Elvis Aron Presley: Male  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock  Search this
Elvis Aron Presley: Military\Army  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: High Museum of Art
Object number:
1994.239
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm431cd984a-a614-4527-9611-72b8109b025d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1994.239

Oral history interview with Howard Finster

Interviewee:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, analog)
60 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 June 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Howard Finster conducted 1984 June 11, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Finster speaks of his early childhood; his earliest vision; working as a preacher and a repairman; the construction of his GARDEN OF PARADISE; his mission in life; dealers and exhibitions; and his Chapel of the World's Folk Art Church, Inc.
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Finster (1916-2001) was a self-taught visionary artist and minister from Georgia. Full name: William Howard Finster.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- Georgia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art and religion -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Self-taught artists -- Georgia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.finste84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-finste84
Online Media:

Oral history interview with C. Jane and Jeffrey Camp

Interviewee:
Camp, C. Jane (Catherine Jane), 1953-  Search this
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
American Folk Art Company  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
149 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1987 December 2-1988 January 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of C. Jane and Jeffrey Camp conducted 1987 Dec. 2-1988 Jan. 15, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
The Camps speak of their family backgrounds and education; Jeffrey's training in public relations; his first wife Emily; opening their store, the American Folk Art Company, in Richmond, Va., in 1972; their early inventory; Emily's role and personality as business partner; the ethics of art dealing; meeting and marrying his second wife, C. Jane Simpson; representing woodcarver Miles B. Carpenter; Jane's role in the American Folk Art Company; dealers, including Randall and Shari Morris, Phyllis Kind, and Jay Johnson in New York, Judith Alexander in Atlanta, and Carl Hammer in Chicago; emotions felt when acquiring objects; their private collection; advice received from Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Michael Hall, and Phyllis Kind about working with artists; discovering and learning about folk art; collecting trips with Hemphill and others; dealings and falling out with Howard Finster; and publications of the American Folk Art Company; specific pieces of art collected and sold; and changing prices in the folk art market.
Biographical / Historical:
C. Jane Camp (1953- ) and Jeffrey Camp (1944- ) are folk art collectors from Richmond, Va. and Ross Shire, Scotland
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Art dealers -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.camp87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-camp87

Oral history interview with James and Beth Arient

Interviewee:
Arient, James, 1946-  Search this
Arient, Beth, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Blum, Betty  Search this
Names:
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Dawson, William, 1901-1990  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Webster, Derek  Search this
Extent:
213 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 April 27-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James and Beth Arient conducted 1988 April 27-29, by Betty Blum, for the Archives of American Art.
The Arients describe their backgrounds and talk about their initial interest in art and early collecting, their philosophy of collecting, their discovery of Eskimo sculpture and their first awareness of folk art. They comment on meeting Howard Finster and their subsequent relationship with him, Finster's relationship with collector Jeff Camp, the marketability of folk art, a 1987 exhibition of part of their collection at Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, and folk art patronage. They recall William Dawson and Derek Webster.
Biographical / Historical:
James Arient (1946-) and Beth Arient (1946-) are folk art collectors from Chicago, Illinois. James Arient is a dentist.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 29 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.arient88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-arient88
Online Media:

Willem Volkersz interviews

Creator:
Volkersz, Willem  Search this
Names:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Howard, Jesse, 1885-1983  Search this
St. EOM, 1908-1986  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1975-1985
Summary:
The Willem Voklersz interviews measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1975-1985. The collection consists of twenty-nine sound cassettes containing thirty-one interviews of folk artists conducted by Volkersz for a personal research project, a monologue, and readings by Volkersz of notes on individual artists. Subjects include folk artists such as Howard Finster, Jesse Howard, and St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin). Also found are thirty-seven transcripts of the recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The Willem Voklersz interviews measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1975-1985. The collection consists of twenty-nine sound cassettes containing thirty-one interviews of folk artists conducted by Volkersz for a personal research project, a monologue, and readings by Volkersz of notes on individual artists. Subjects include folk artists such as Howard Finster, Jesse Howard, and St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin). Also found are thirty-seven transcripts of the recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Willem Volkersz is a teacher, collector, and sculptor of Bozeman, Montana, who was born in Holland and came to the United States following World War II. He completed his education at the University of Washington in 1965, and completed a Masters of Fine Art at Mills College in 1967.

Volkersz began researching and collecting work by visionary and naive artists while a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. His collection is now at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the Missoula Art Museum, in Missoula, Montana.
Provenance:
Sound recordings of the Willem Volkersz interviews were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1986 by Willem Volkersz, who made them primarily for his own use as a researcher, collector and teacher of folk art. They were transcribed in 1989 for the Archives of American Art by Toni Reineke.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- United States  Search this
Educators -- Montana -- Bozeman  Search this
Collectors -- Montana -- Bozeman  Search this
Sculptors -- Montana -- Bozeman  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Willem Volkersz interviews, 1975-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute.
Identifier:
AAA.volkwill
See more items in:
Willem Volkersz interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-volkwill

Ann F. Oppenhimer slides

Creator:
Oppenhimer, Ann Frederick  Search this
Names:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((195 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1976-1984]
Scope and Contents:
194 slides of the Reverend Howard Finster and his paintings, sculpture, and his garden environment taken by Oppenhimer and others. Included are a copy of Finster's slide set for his lecture on his art and slides of Finster exhibitions: "Sermons in Paint," at the University of Richmond, 1984; "Horse of a Different Drummer," at the Carriage House Gallery, Richmond Arts and Humanities Center, 1982; and an exhibition at Wake Forest University, 1980.
Arrangement:
The slides have been kept in their original storage units that separate Reverend Finster's slides from those taken by Oppenhimer.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector; Richmond, Virginia. Organized the "Sermons in Paint" exhibition and Finster Folk Art Festival at the University of Richmond in 1985.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Ann F. Oppenhimer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.oppeann
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oppeann

Barbara Shissler Nosanow materials relating to Howard Finster

Creator:
Nosanow, Barbara Shissler  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Extent:
18 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1981]
Scope and Contents:
A letter from Finster to Barbara Shissler Nosanow at the National Museum of American Art, discussing his upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. The letter is illustrated in pencil with sketches of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson and William Shakespeare. Finster writes: "I am excited to be coming to Washington where these great men once had our future responsibility upon them I feel so unworthy to live in a world of luxery (sic) and these great men paved our way..." Also included are several handmade cards and leaflets, enclosed in a note to Nosanow: "I was going to demastrat (sic) how I make these card in the show but we ran out of time."
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Shissler Nosanow was the curator of an exhibit titled "More than land or sky: art from Appalachia," which ran at the National Museum of American Art from October 30, 1981 to January 3, 1982, and featured works by self-taught artist Howard Finster.
Provenance:
Transferred 1993 from the National Museum of American Art, which received the materials from Howard Finster.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Self-taught artists -- Georgia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.nosabarb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nosabarb

Florence and Julius Laffal papers

Creator:
Laffal, Florence  Search this
Laffal, Julius.  Search this
Names:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Laffal, Florence -- Art collections  Search this
Laffal, Julius. -- Art collections  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1982-2000
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of Florence Laffal regarding the quarterly newsletter the "Folk Art Finder" (1980-2000); photographs (photocopies); correspondence with John Turner concerning his book manuscript on Finster; photographs of self-taught artists; and printed material concerning exhibitions of the Flo and Jules Laffal collection; and miscellany. Correspondents include Barbara Archer, Julie Ardery, Didi Barrett, Robert Bishop, Russell Bowman, Barbara Brackman, Roger Cardinal, Robert Cargo, Richard Edson, Richard Gasperi, Anton Haardt, John Maizels, Roger McKay, Randall Morris, Marcia Muth Ann F. Oppenhimer, Tom Patterson, Chuck Rosenak, Allie Light and Irving Saraf, John Turner (regarding his manuscript on Howerd Finster), Willem Volkersz, Maude Wahlman, and others. Also included are letters from Howard and Pauline Finster, writings, and color copies of photographs concerning a surprise party honoring Howard Finster on his 67th birthday, November 12, 1983, in Trion, Georgia, organized by Florence and Jules Laffal; a typescript of a talk delivered by Florence Laffal at the symposium "The Cutting Edge, 20th Century American Fok Art Panel: Age of Discovery, 1960-1990"; photographs (mounted on foamcore) are of John Vivolo, Minnie Black, Jack Savitsky, Edgar Tolson, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Carl McKenzie, William Dawson, and Felicien Levesque that were included in the exhibition 20th Century Folk Art from the Collection of Flo and Jules Laffal at the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Conn, 1997.
Biographical / Historical:
Editor, publisher; Essex, Conn.; b. 1921. Florence Laffal was editor and publisher of the quarterly newsletter "Folk Art Finder." Her husband, Julius, was contribution editor and co-publisher. The couple owns and maintains works of art in the Collection of Flo and Jules Laffal.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 by Florence Laffal.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Editors -- Connecticut  Search this
Publishers -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art -- Periodicals  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.laffflor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laffflor

Howard Finster papers

Creator:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1987
Scope and Contents:
Reels 4033-4034: Correspondence; writings; printed material; photographs; financial material; and works of art, including stencils, drawings, prints and 'fiber art' by Finster.
Reel 4211: Annotated Polaroid photographs of Finsters' paintings and sculpture, ca. 1977-1980; prints and drawings; "thought cards," "true storys [sic],"poems, song lyrics and other writings by Finster; photographs of his environment, "Paradise Garden," and other works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Self-taught visionary artist; Georgia.
Provenance:
Material on reels 4033-4034 lent for microfilming 1988 by Howard Finster; material on reel 4211 lent for microfilming 1989 by Jeffrey T. Camp.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Self-taught artists -- Georgia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.finshowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-finshowa

Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers

Creator:
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Camp, C. Jane (Catherine Jane), 1953-  Search this
Names:
American Folk Art Company  Search this
Beardsley, John  Search this
Billups, Patsy  Search this
Bishop, Robert Charles  Search this
Blasdel, Gregg N.  Search this
Cardinal, Roger  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Cavin, Shari  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Gillespie, Russell  Search this
Gleason, Charles T.  Search this
Hammer, Carl  Search this
Hankla, Susan  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Jack, Uncle, 1912-1978  Search this
Jones, S. L. (Shields Landon), 1901-  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Longhauser, Elsa Weiner  Search this
Meaders, Lanier  Search this
Morgan, Gertrude  Search this
Morris, Randall  Search this
Musgrave, Victor  Search this
Payne, Leslie J., 1907-1981  Search this
Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982  Search this
Shelton, Edwin  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 5 reels))
5.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, slides, files, consigment of works of art to Cavin-Morris, Inc., and an account book for works of art by Howard Finster and Miles B. Carpenter, printed material concerning the Camp's interest and business in American folk art.
REELS 4067-4070: Correspondence with dealers, artists, and others, including Miles B. Carpenter, S.L. Jones, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Randall and Shari (Cavin) Morris, Phyllis Kind, Carl Hammer, Robert Bishop, Susan Hankla, Victor Musgrave, Roger Cardinal, Gregg Blasdel, Edwin Shelton, Elsa Weiner, and John Beardsley; files on artists Howard Finster, S.L. Jones, Carpenter, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Nellie Mae Rowe, Uncle Jack Dey, Lanier Meaders, Leslie J. Payne, Patsy Billups, and others; photographs of Miles Carpenter, his wood sculpture, and his family, and autobiographical writings by Carpenter; printed material on the American Folk Art Company; clippings, articles, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material about American folk art; and ca. 2,000 photographs of folk art.
REEL 4080: Ca. 50 letters from Howard Finster to Jeffrey Camp; writings by Finster; Camp's notes on Finster; price lists of works by Finster; receipts; and a letter from Camp's lawyer concerning Finster.
UNMICROFILMED: Slides, 1973-1983, of works of art and artists including Patsy Billups, Miles B. Carpenter, Howard Finster, Russell Gillespie, Charles T. Gleason, S.L. Jones, Sister Gertrude Morgan and Leslie J. Payne taken by Camp.
ADDITION: Papers, received in 1999, are primarily a donation of the material previously lent and microfilmed on reels 4067-4070, although some additional material was also donated. The addition most likely does not include material on reel 4080 relating to Howard Finster.
Biographical / Historical:
Folk art dealers, collectors; Richmond, Va. Owned and managed the American Folk Art Company, 1972-1976, Richmond and Tappahannock, Virginia, whose stock included paintings and sculpture by self-taught artists Howard Finster, Miles B. Carpenter, S.L. Jones, Leslie J. Payne, Russell Gillespie and others. The Camps are recognized as key figures in the folk art market of the 1970s.
Provenance:
Papers on reels 4067-4070, and 4080 were lent for microfilming 1987 by Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp. The collection of slides was copied by the Archives. In 1999, the Camps donated much of the material previously lent on reels 4067-4070, as well as some additional papers.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Art dealers -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.campjeff
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-campjeff

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