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Ann F. Oppenhimer slides, [ca. 1976-1984]

Creator:
Oppenhimer, Ann Frederick  Search this
Subject:
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Physical description:
0.2 linear ft. (195 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1976
1976-1984
ca 1976-1984
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA oppeann
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Ann F. Oppenhimer slides, [ca. 1976-1984]
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers, 1969-[ca. 1990]

Creator:
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas 1944-  Search this
Camp, C. Jane (Catherine Jane) 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Billups, Patsy  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B (Miles Burkholder) 1889-  Search this
Jack Uncle 1912-1978  Search this
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Gillespie, Russell  Search this
Gleason, Charles T  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Jones, S. L (Shields Landon) 1901-  Search this
Meaders, Lanier  Search this
Morgan, Gertrude  Search this
Payne, Leslie J. 1907-1981  Search this
Rowe, Nellie Mae 1900-1982  Search this
Hankla, Susan  Search this
Kind, Phyllis 1933-2018  Search this
Morris, Randall  Search this
Cavin, Shari  Search this
Musgrave, Victor  Search this
Shelton, Edwin  Search this
Longhauser, Elsa Weiner  Search this
Beardsley, John  Search this
Blasdel, Gregg N  Search this
Bishop, Robert Charles  Search this
Cardinal, Roger  Search this
Hammer, Carl  Search this
American Folk Art Company  Search this
Physical description:
8.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 5 reels)
Addition: 5.4 linear ft
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1969
1969-1990
1969-ca 1990
Topic:
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Local number:
AAA 4067-4070
AAA 4080
AAA
AAA campjeff
Restrictions & Rights:
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
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Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers, 1969-[ca. 1990]
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9244c7a61-2e9d-408c-9fde-e9f778e837ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oppeann

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985cfad4d-0fe0-4de4-a988-cf2f06a0b15d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-campjeff

Herbert Waide Hemphill papers

Creator:
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Names:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Folk Art Society of America  Search this
Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Aiken, Gayleen  Search this
Bogun, Maceptaw, Rev.  Search this
Borkowski, Mary  Search this
Brice, Bruce  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Coins, Raymond  Search this
Crittenden, Varick A.  Search this
Dinsmoor, Samuel Perry, 1843-1932  Search this
Donovan, Carrie  Search this
Fancher, John W.  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Flanagan, Thos. J. (Thomas Jefferson), b. 1890  Search this
Fowler, Tim  Search this
Gatto, Victor Joseph, 1893-1965  Search this
Ghostley, Alice, 1926-2007  Search this
Goins, Vernon  Search this
Hall, Michael D., 1941-  Search this
Hamblett, Theora, 1895-1977  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Harvey, Bessie, 1929-  Search this
Hawkins, William Lawrence, 1895-1990  Search this
Hicks, Tiny  Search this
Holley, Lonnie  Search this
Hunter, Clementine  Search this
James, A. Everette (Alton Everette), 1938-  Search this
Jennings, James Harold  Search this
Jones, S. L. (Shields Landon), 1901-  Search this
Jordan, John  Search this
Josephson, Nancy, 1955-  Search this
Klumpp, Gustave, 1902-1974  Search this
Lisk, Charles  Search this
Little, Roy  Search this
Lopez, George  Search this
Maldonado, Alexander Aramburo, 1901-1989  Search this
McCarthy, Justin, 1891-1977  Search this
Merrill, James Ingram  Search this
Morgan, Gertrude  Search this
Mr. Imagination, 1948-  Search this
Nathaniel, Inez  Search this
O'Kelley, Mattie Lou  Search this
Orth, Kevin, 1961-  Search this
Patterson, Clayton  Search this
Prince, Daniel C.  Search this
Prince, Neal A.  Search this
Robertson, Royal  Search this
Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982  Search this
Smith, Fred, 1886-1975  Search this
Smith, Robert E., 1926-  Search this
Smither, John  Search this
Smither, Stephanie  Search this
Spies, Jim  Search this
St. EOM, 1908-1986  Search this
Terrillion, Veronica  Search this
Tolliver, Mose, 1920-  Search this
Tolson, Edgar, 1904-1984  Search this
Walters, Hubert  Search this
Weissman, Julia  Search this
Young, Purvis, 1943-  Search this
Zeldis, Malcah  Search this
Extent:
26.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Watercolors
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Photographs
Drawings
Poems
Reports
Prints
Interviews
Date:
1776-1998
bulk 1876-1998
Summary:
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.
Scope and Content Note:
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.

Biographical material includes photocopies of Hemphill's birth certificate and passport, social security cards, and international health card, genealogical notes, an evaluation of his school work, membership cards, award certificates, address books, and an engagement calendar containing very brief annotations of his activities.

Correspondence documents Hemphill's affairs with miscellaneous museums and art institutions, discussing his presentation of lectures, exhibitions, and loans from his collection to organizations including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, the Folk Art Society of America, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum.

Hemphill's correspondence with friends and colleagues discuss collecting activities and pursuit of newly discovered folk art and artists. Many of the letters are from artists. Correspondents include Varick A. Crittenden, Michael D. Hall, A. Everette James, Daniel C. Prince, Neal A. Prince, and artists Rev. Maceptaw Bogun, Mary Borkowski, Tim Fowler, Joseph Victor Gatto, S. L. Jones, Gustav Klumpp, Roy Little, George Lopez, Kevin Orth, and Malcah Zeldis. There are also scattered letters from artists Miles Burkholder Carpenter, John W. Fancher, Rev. Howard Finster, William Hawkins, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Mr. Imagination, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Clayton Patterson, St. EOM, and Mose Tolliver. One letter from Stephanie and John Smither is etched on a bone.

Personal business records include both legal and financial documents. There are wills for Hemphill, his mother, and for his friend Neal A. Prince. The records also include leases, insurance records, contracts, grant proposals, loan agreements, deeds of gift, price lists, consignment records, tax records, and miscellaneous receipts. Cancelled checks relate to Hemphill's collecting interests and activities, and include payments to artists for their work. There are court papers documenting a lawsuit by Hemphill's landlord who was attempting to evict him.

Art work consists of a sketchbook by Roy Little, a set of hand-cut Japanese mask designs, a collage of Polaroid photographs taped to glass created by Rev. Howard Finster, a hand-made book by Nancy Josephson, and miscellaneous drawings, watercolors, and prints by various artists including Justin McCarthy, Inez Nathaniel, and Nellie Mae Rowe.

Notes and writings include card files of artists, extensive bibliographic card files, and scattered notes on artists including Miles Carpenter, Raymond Coins, Rev. Howard Finster, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Royal Robertson, Veronica Terrillion, Mose Tolliver, and Bill Traylor. Also found are lists of artists, patrons, and art work, miscellaneous notes, and minutes of meetings. Writings by Hemphill and others including Michael D. Hall, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, A. Everett James, and Julia Weissman, consist of reports, typescripts, and poems concerning a wide range of art-related topics and travel.

A scrapbook consists of unbound pages of clippings and newsletters about Hemphill, his collection, and exhibitions of folk art.

There is extensive additional printed material illustrating Hemphill's many interests. This series primarily consists of clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs for mainstream artists as well as folk artists. Also included are auction announcements and catalogs, announcements for festivals, press releases, and calendars of events. Numerous booklets, brochures, programs, menus, business cards, and novelty postcards concern a variety of topics including worldwide travel, the sale of art work, miscellaneous galleries, museums, organizations, conferences, schools, lectures, antiques and craft shops, films, publications, restaurants, household items, historical topics, and miscellaneous artists including Miles Carpenter, S. P. Dinsmoor, Lonnie Holley, Clementine Hunter, and Veronica Terrillion. There are also autographed copies of booklets The Black Swan and Other Poems by James Merrill, and The Blood of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson Flanagan. Novelty postcards range from photographs of Elvis Presley to cards with amusing captions or cartoon jokes. There is also sheet music by Charles Trenet. Miscellaneous printed material includes several eighteenth-century newspapers and a 1776 thirty shilling note from New Jersey.

Photographs are of Hemphill, family members, his residences, friends and colleagues including style editor Carrie Donovan, artist Rev. Howard Finster dancing at an exhibition opening, actress Alice Ghostley, Michael D. Hall, circus performers Vernon Goins and Tiny Hicks, Smithsonian curator Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Neal A. Prince, and Jim Spies. Photographs of exhibitions include stereographic views of the International Exhibition in Philadelphia and the Exposition Universelle in Paris, and photographs of Hemphill's donation of his collection and its subsequent exhibition at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum. Travel photographs include views of South Dakota, Texas, the American West, Japan, Mexico, and The Netherlands.

Numerous photographs of art work sometimes include images of the artists with their work including Bruce Brice, Raymond Coins, John W. Fancher, Rev. Howard Finster, Theora Hamblett, Bessie Harvey, William Hawkins, James Harold Jennings, John Jordan, Charles Lisk, Alexander Maldonado, St. EOM, Fred Smith, Edgar Tolson, Hubert Walters, and Purvis Young. Some photographs of unattributed art work has been arranged by the state in which it is located and includes a Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana, a Mummer's parade in Pennsylvania, Lucy the Elephant-shaped building in New Jersey, and Holy Ghost Park in Wisconsin. Other photographs of unattributed art work include works on paper, paintings, sculpture, signs, collages, needlework, glass, ceramics, and architecture.

Sound and video recordings include a cassette from Hemphill's phone answering machine that contains only Hemphill's message to callers, cassette recordings of interviews with and concerning Hemphill, artist St. EOM, painter Robert E. Smith discussing his work, and the tour narration for a Smithsonian exhibition Made With Passion. There are videotapes about Hemphill and about artists Gayleen Aiken, Miller and Bryant, and Malcah Zeldis, and miscellaneous African American artists. There is also a videotape of an American Museum of Natural History tour group arriving in a succession of villages in Melanesia and Papua New Guinea where they are greeted by the native people and given the opportunity to purchase their art work.

Artifacts consist of a scattered assemblage of three-dimensional objects including three wooden "fringe" pieces from cigar store figures, ceramic fragments from a sword handle, a lock of horse hair, and a hand-painted View Master viewer souvenir from the opening of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The View Master contains a disc of photographs of artists with their work including Vollis Simpson and Mary Frances Whitfield. Also included is a teacher's kit Little Adventures in Art containing four phonograph albums and four short film strips of slides showing art work in animal and bird forms.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series; all series are arranged chronologically:

Missing Title

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)
Biographical 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.

Hemphill was born on January 21, 1929 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of businessman Herbert Waide Hemphill, Sr., and Emma Bryan Bradley Hemphill whose uncle, William Clark Bradley, was one of the owners of the Coca-Cola Company.

Hemphill was reared in his mother's home town of Columbus, Georgia, and attended Wynnton School. At the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and the Solebury School in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Hemphill's principle interests were in art and theater. In 1948, he spent a year studying fine arts at Bard College under Stefan Hirsch, a painter and folk art collector.

Hemphill developed his interest in collecting while accompanying his mother on her shopping forays searching for Dresden china. His first acquisition was a wooden duck decoy purchased when he was seven years old. His early collections were of glass bottles, marbles, stamps, and puzzle jugs. In 1949, Hemphill moved to Manhattan and began to focus on modern European and American art and African sculpture, but after 1956 he concentrated exclusively on 19th and early 20th century American folk art. He often discovered artists during his extensive travels, especially in the American South.

In 1961, Hemphill became one of the six founding trustees of the Museum of Early American Folk Art, later named the Museum of American Folk Art, in New York City. Between 1964 and 1973, he was the museum's first curator and curated many exhibitions, helping to promote awareness of work created by self-taught or visionary artists. He later served as Trustee Emeritus for many years.

Between 1974 and 1988, Hemphill loaned portions of his extensive personal collection to 24 museums nationwide and in 1976, the American Bicentennial Commission selected works from his collection for a goodwill tour of Japan. He was named guest curator at the Brooklyn Museum in 1976 and at the Abby Aldrich Folk Art Collection in 1980, and often appeared as guest lecturer at various universities, the Smithsonian Institution, and at the Library of Congress. In 1986, Hemphill donated more than 400 folk art works to the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum, resulting in a landmark exhibition Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection of the National Museum of American Art.

Hemphill's publications include books Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists, co-authored with Julia Weissman in 1974, Folk Sculpture USA for the Brooklyn Museum in 1976, and Found in New York's North Country: The Folk Art of a Region, co-authored with Varick A. Chittenden in 1982 for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute.

Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. died on May 8, 1998 in New York City.
Provenance:
Herbert Waide Hemphill donated his papers in 5 installments between 1988 and 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual materials with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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.
Topic:
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
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Watercolors
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Photographs
Drawings
Poems
Reports
Prints
Interviews
Citation:
Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hempherb
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f69d462b-a5dc-45d7-bfd8-fcac50b7312b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hempherb
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Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998

Creator:
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Subject:
Aiken, Gayleen  Search this
Brice, Bruce  Search this
Coins, Raymond  Search this
Dinsmoor, Samuel Perry 1843-1932  Search this
Donovan, Carrie  Search this
Ghostley, Alice 1926-2007  Search this
Goins, Vernon  Search this
Hamblett, Theora 1895-1977  Search this
Harvey, Bessie 1929-1994  Search this
Hicks, Tiny  Search this
Holley, Lonnie  Search this
Hunter, Clementine  Search this
Jennings, James Harold  Search this
Jordan, John  Search this
Lisk, Charles  Search this
Maldonado, Alexander Aramburo 1901-1989  Search this
Robertson, Royal  Search this
Smith, Fred 1886-1975  Search this
Spies, Jim  Search this
Terrillion, Veronica  Search this
Tolson, Edgar 1904-1984  Search this
Walters, Hubert  Search this
Young, Purvis 1943-  Search this
Bogun, Maceptaw Rev  Search this
Borkowski, Mary  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B (Miles Burkholder) 1889-  Search this
Crittenden, Varick A  Search this
Fancher, John W  Search this
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Flanagan, Thos. J (Thomas Jefferson) b. 1890  Search this
Fowler, Tim  Search this
Gatto, Victor Joseph 1893-1965  Search this
Hall, Michael D. 1941-  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Hawkins, William Lawrence 1895-1990  Search this
James, A. Everette (Alton Everette) 1938-  Search this
Jones, S. L (Shields Landon) 1901-  Search this
Josephson, Nancy 1955-  Search this
Klumpp, Gustave 1902-1974  Search this
Little, Roy  Search this
Lopez, George  Search this
McCarthy, Justin 1891-1977  Search this
Merrill, James Ingram  Search this
Morgan, Gertrude  Search this
Mr. Imagination 1948-  Search this
Nathaniel, Inez  Search this
Orth, Kevin 1961-  Search this
O'Kelley, Mattie Lou  Search this
Patterson, Clayton  Search this
Prince, Daniel C  Search this
Prince, Neal A  Search this
Rowe, Nellie Mae 1900-1982  Search this
St. EOM 1908-1986  Search this
Smith, Robert E. 1927-2010  Search this
Smither, John  Search this
Smither, Stephanie  Search this
Tolliver, Mose 1920-  Search this
Weissman, Julia  Search this
Zeldis, Malcah  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)  Search this
b Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center  Search this
Folk Art Society of America  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
26.7 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1776
1776-1998
bulk 1876-1998
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art--Economic aspects  Search this
Local number:
AAA 4026-4029
AAA hempherb
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
See more items in:
Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_210776

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:

Howard Finster postcard to John Turner

Creator:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Turner, J. F. (John F.), 1947-  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1980 February 2
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18986
See more items in:
John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster, circa 1928-2015, bulk 1978-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18986
Online Media:

Transcript of interview with Howard Finster

Creator:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Volkersz, Willem, 1939-  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Subject:
St. EOM  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1977 March 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22674
See more items in:
Willem Volkersz interviews, 1975-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22674

Howard Finster letter to Barbara Shissler Nosanow

Creator:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Nosanow, Barbara Shissler  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Subject:
Finster, Howard  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1981
Topic:
Illustrated letters  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)555
See more items in:
Barbara Shissler Nosanow materials relating to Howard Finster, [ca. 1981]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_555
Online Media:

Howard Finster letter to Herbert Waide Hemphill

Creator:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide, 1929-1998  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1978
Topic:
Art commissions  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6601
See more items in:
Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6601
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Howard Finster, 1984 June 11

Interviewee:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and religion -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Self-taught artists -- Georgia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12492
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212043
AAA_collcode_finste84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212043
Online Media:

Howard Finster papers, 1932-1987

Creator:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8596
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210775
AAA_collcode_finshowa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210775

Howard Finster interview and recordings, 1981-1982

Creator:
Arient, James, 1946-  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Arient, James, 1946-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9985
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212712
AAA_collcode_ariejame
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212712

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
See more items in:
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

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