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New York: The Last Ten Years (1979: Otis Art Institute of Parsons Design School, Los Angeles, California)

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 41-42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, 1916-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers / Series 2: Exhibition Files / 2.2: Loan Exhibitions
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9df2ce354-fb29-4c93-a59e-1359bf947088
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref689
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New York: The Last Ten Years (1979: Otis Art Institute of Parsons Design School, Los Angeles, California), Photographs

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Extent:
(Not scanned)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1979
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, 1916-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers / Series 2: Exhibition Files / 2.2: Loan Exhibitions
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971fe6d94-00d7-433d-b93b-04dc5536a8e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref690

Motherwell, Robert - Correspondence (Zurich File)

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 60, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b22b43a7-6975-4111-bde2-eec155362cd9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref3008
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Newcomers 1976 Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection 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 born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 5: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995e372eb-ca1f-476b-a473-fee3081183cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nengseng-ref261
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Material Related to Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger Seminar

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Collection 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.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 5: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb7df187-ae3f-4e85-a66e-4d4af50179f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nengseng-ref304
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Oral history interview with Marianna Pineda

Interviewee:
Pineda, Marianna, 1925-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (tape reel (2 hr., 7 min.))
51 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 May 26-June 14
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Marianna Pineda, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Brookline, Massachusetts, on June 14 and May 26, 1977.
Pineda speaks of her childhood in Chicago; travels to Europe with her mother; early encounters with sculpture and architecture at the Chicago World's Fair; studying at the Otis Art Institute, Cranbrook, and Columbia University; meeting and marrying her husband Harold Tovish; living and working in Paris, Minneapolis, and Italy; how having children affected her work; teaching at Newton College and Boston University; showing at the Swetzoff Gallery in Boston; sculpting in wood, plaster, wax, and bronze; work with the Boston Visual Artists' Union; and various of her works, including the Oracle series, the Bed series, An Effigy for the Young Lovers, Sleepwalker, and The Dance of Sleep or Death. Pineda also recalls Carl Milles, Ossip Zadkine, William Zorach, David Smith, Simon Moselsio, Oronzio Maldarelli, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Marianna Pineda (1925-1996) was a sculptor and educator from Boston, Massachusetts. Pineda studied at Cranbrook Academy with Carl Milles, Bennington College with Simon Moselsio, University of California, Berkley, with Raymond Puccinelli, Columbia University with Oronzio Maldarelli, and in Paris with Ossip Zadkine. She met her future husband while studying at Columbia, fellow sculptor Harold Tovish. Pineda exhibited her work in group exhibitions held at Brooklyn Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania, and had solo shows at the Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and Swetzoff Gallery, Boston. Her public commissions include a 6-foot bronze sculpture, The Spirit of Lili'oukalani, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pineda's sculptures are found in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, Walker Art Center, Fogg Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, and others. Pineda was an instructor at Newton College of the Sacred Heart and Boston College, and was an adjunct professor of sculpture at Boston University.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.
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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pineda77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw937959011-3ebf-473c-87f1-f0876d05c099
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pineda77
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Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987, bulk 1960s-1970s

Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Subject:
White, Frances Barrett  Search this
Catlett, Elizabeth  Search this
Barthé, Richmond  Search this
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Belafonte Enterprises  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9350
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211546
AAA_collcode_whitchar
Theme:
Diaries
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211546
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Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Collection Creator:
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Hale Woodruff papers, 1920-1977, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hale Woodruff papers
Hale Woodruff papers / Series 2: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b1962ce-0ee5-482b-b785-cb4f71e04d38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodhale-ref14
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Charles W. White papers

Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Names:
Belafonte Enterprises  Search this
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989  Search this
Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012  Search this
White, Frances Barrett  Search this
Extent:
12.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1933-1987
bulk 1960s-1970s
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles painter, printmaker, and educator, Charles W. White, measure 12.9 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The collection contains biographical material, including a sound recording of an interview with White; personal and professional correspondence; writings by White and others about his philosophy of art, his life, and career; professional files documenting White's participation in a variety of boards, committees, juries, symposiums, professional projects, and commissions; teaching files documenting White's tenure at Otis Art Institute; extensive printed material charting White's career from the 1930s until his death; scrapbooks primarily documenting his early career; and a small series of photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles painter, printmaker, and educator, Charles W. White, measure 12.9 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The collection contains biographical material including a sound recording of an interview with White; personal and professional correspondence; writings by White and others about his philosophy of art, his life, and career; professional files documenting White's participation in a variety of boards, committees, juries, symposiums, professional projects, and commissions; teaching files documenting White's tenure at Otis Art Institute; extensive printed material charting White's career from the 1930s until his death; scrapbooks primarily documenting his early career; and a small series of photographs.

Biographical material includes documentation of awards received by White, biographical notes, resumes, White's high school report cards, interview transcripts and a sound recording of an interview, and records related to Elizabeth Catlett from the 1940s.

Correspondence includes scattered letters from family and friends but is primarily professional. White's correspondence was often conducted by Benjamin Horowitz and, occasionally, by Frances White, although some scattered original drafts of letters by White can also be found in this series. The series documents many aspects of White's career including: his relationship with Horowitz and Heritage Gallery as his representative; sales, loans, and exhibitions of White's artwork at many museums, galleries, and art institutions; the publication of his work in journals, magazines, and books, and it's use in the film and music industries; and his relationships with others in the arts and the entertainment industry including Richmond Barthé, Margaret Burroughs, Bing Davis, David Driskell, Lorraine Hansberry, and Harry Belafonte's company, Belafonte Enterprises.

Writings by White include two addresses made to the Annual Conference of Negro Artists, statements on his philosophy of art, and an autobiographical essay. Writings by others include drafts of Benjamin Horowitz's book Images of Dignity:The Drawings of Charles White.

White's professional activities are further documented through records related to the many boards, committees, and exhibition and art contest juries he served on, as well as lectures he delivered, and panels and symposiums he participated in. White's professional files also contain records relating to fellowships he received and document projects such as designs for books, films, and magazines.

White's teaching files primarily relate to Otis Art Institute and contain some records related directly to his work there as well as general faculty and board material. The records document, to some extent, White's role as spokesperson for the faculty and students during the transfer of the Otis charter to Parsons School of Design in 1979. Documentation of White's association with Howard University is minimal and includes letters related to his appointment and resignation in 1978-1979.

Gallery and exhibition files document specific solo and group exhibitions and include records on two visits White made to Germany in 1974 and 1978.

Printed material includes announcements, exhibition catalogs, articles in journals, magazines, and news clippings, and publications with artwork by White that provide extensive coverage of White's career from the 1930s to his death. Also found is printed material collected by White on other artists, and on subjects of interest to him.

Three disbound scrapbooks provide compilations of printed material and occasional letters further documenting White's career. A small series of photographs includes holiday card photos of White, Frances White, and their two children, and photos of White and others taken at a workshop in 1969.

Throughout the collection there are folders containing notes written by Frances White, circa 1980-1981, which provide important contextual information about people, organizations and subjects in the collection, and sometimes highlight the racism White encountered, particularly during his early career. The dates of these notes are not included in folder dates.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1934-1979 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1937-1984 (Boxes 1-4, 13; 3.64 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1936-circa 1981 (Boxes 4-5; 0.45 linear feet)

Series 4: Professional Activities, circa 1942-1982 (Boxes 5-6, 13, OV 15; 1.81 linear feet)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1950-1979 (Boxes 6, 13; 0.72 linear feet)

Series 6: Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1946-1980 (Box 7, Box 14; 0.98 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1933-1987 (Boxes 8-14, OVs 15-17; 4.8 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1936-1970s (Box 12; 0.15 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Material, 1940-1976 (Box 12; 0.15 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, and educator, Charles W. White (1918-1979), was a prominent figure in the Chicago Black Renaissance and became one of the most celebrated and influential African American artists of the twentieth century. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, White lived and worked in California beginning in 1956, and taught at the Otis Art Institute from 1965 until his death.

White began painting at a young age, earning first prize in a nationwide high school art contest. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded a full scholarship, from 1937-1938. After graduating from the school, White worked as a muralist for the Illinois Federal Arts Project sponsored by the Works Progress Administration from 1939 to 1940. He then received two fellowships from the Julius Rosenwald Foundation in 1942 and 1943 and created the mural The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy at the Hampton Institute. From 1943-1945 he taught at the George Washington Carver School in New York City, and was artist-in-residence at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1945.

White's first marriage to Elizabeth Catlett ended in divorce and he married Frances Barrett in 1950. The couple relocated to Los Angeles where White was represented by Benjamin Horowitz's Heritage Gallery. White was widely exhibited in Los Angeles, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Working primarily in black and white or sepia and white drawings, paintings, and lithographs, White's artwork was primarily figurative and depicted African American history, socio-economic struggles, and human relationships.

Charles White received a number of awards and honors and in 1972 he was the third African American artist to be elected a full member of the National Academy of Design.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Charles W. and Frances White letters and photographs to Melvin and Lorraine Williamson, the Lucinda H. Gedeon research material on Charles W. White, and an oral history interview with Charles W. White conducted by Betty Hoag, March 9, 1965.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of loaned materials (reels LA7 and 3099). Reel LA7 includes photographs of White, his work, and a career resume. Reel 3099 contains 31 items consisting of three travel diaries kept by Frances White, photographs and a recording of their trip to Russia in 1950, and 11 record album covers designed by Charles White. Loaned materials were returned to the lenders after microfilming and are not described in the collection container inventory.

Charles White's "Black Experience Archive," originally received with the papers, was donated to Howard University's Moorland-Springarn Research Center in 1985 at the request of Frances White.
Provenance:
Photographs on reel LA7 and material on reel 3099 were lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1965 and 1982, by Benjamin Horowitz, White's dealer, and by Frances White. Material on reel 2041 was donated by the George Arents Research Library, Syracuse University, 1976, who had originally received it from Horowitz. The remainder of the papers were donated by Charles White, 1975-1978, and after his death by Frances White and Benjamin Horowitz, 1981-1989.
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:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitchar
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9280ca62a-d068-4695-872f-041df8333648
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitchar
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1934-1979
Scope and Contents:
Addresses and contact lists include a list from an unidentified exhibition at Heritage Gallery. Awards and honors include two Internationale Buchkunst-Ausstellung awards, and an InterGrafik 76 award; announcements of White's elections to Associate (1971) and Academecian (1974) of the National Academy of Design; and records related to a 1965 Grammy award nomination in category of Best Album Cover-Graphic Arts for the RCA album Gould: Spirituals for Orchestra, Copland: Dance Symphony. A reproduction of this album cover can be found in Series 7: Printed Material.

Also found are biographical notes and resumes for various stages of White's career; bibliographies of writings about White and his work; a 1979 expression of condolence in memory of Charles White from Los Angeles Mayor, Tom Bradley; White's high school report cards; a 1975 Southern Poverty Law Center membership card; a wedding announcement for Charles and Frances White; and a logo designed for White by David Green who, at the time, was a retired chairperson of the Otis Art Institute sculpture department.

Material relating to Elizabeth Catlett, White's first wife, includes a letter, a published article by Catlett, news clippings and announcements related to Catlett's Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1945, and a catalog for a 1947 group exhibition at Barnett-Aden Gallery.

Interviews include a sound recording of an interview with Charles White conducted by Karl Fortess, and a folder of interview transcripts. Transcripts do not include questions of the interviewer but appear to be answers to questions or biographical sketches. The second interview in the transcript file appears to be a transcript of Charles White's answers during the Archives of American Art's oral history interview conducted by Betty Hoag in 1965.
Arrangement:
Folders are arranged alphabetically by record type.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitchar, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92482ec33-13e7-420e-a891-c253c374c0e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref1

Otis Art Institute

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1964-1979
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92ff591d0-0703-4e80-8c87-2818b981a393
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref102

Outterbridge, John

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1969-circa 1982
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9440ad6a4-03fe-4787-bde4-a4e109afd272
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref103
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Teaching Files

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Extent:
0.72 Linear feet (Boxes 6-7, 13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1979
Scope and Contents:
Teaching files relate primarily to White's teaching career at Otis Art Institute from 1965-1979, including administrative records such as board and committee memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, and fundraising material; printed material related to exhibitions and other events at the institute; and material related specifically to White such as performance evaluations, course assignments, and appraisals of his teaching by students. There is also material documenting the transfer of the Otis Charter to Parsons School of Design in 1979, with a note from Frances White stating that White was asked to be the official spokesperson for the faculty and students as they developed a strategy for the school's future.

In addition to the Otis Art Institute records there is a file on a 1977 workshop White taught at the Arkansas Art Center; a file on White's appointment to Howard University from 1978-1979 including a copy of a June 1979 letter in which White states his intent to resign due to ill health; and a file containing certificates from the University of the State of New York Private Trade School Teacher's Course qualifying Charles White to teach at the Workshop School.
Arrangement:
Series is arranged by institution. Otis Art Institute files, which form the bulk of the series, are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically thereafter.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitchar, Series 5
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"Statement of US Youth Delegation for Soviet Press"

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 70
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection 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.
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Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers / Series 3: Writings / 3.1: Writings by White
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Statements on Philosophy of Art

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 71
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s-circa 1970s
Collection 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.
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Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers / Series 3: Writings / 3.1: Writings by White
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Addresses to the Annual Conference of Negro Artists

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1960
Collection 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.
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Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Autobiographical Essay used by Sidney Finkelstein

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 64
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s
Collection 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.
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Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers / Series 3: Writings / 3.1: Writings by White
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Aus Mein Weg zur Kunst by Charles White

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Published copy in German.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Citation Notes from Catalogs

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 65
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1975
Collection 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.
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Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 3: Writings / 3.1: Writings by White
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Extent:
3.64 Linear feet (Boxes 1-4, 13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1984
Scope and Contents:
This series consists primarily of professional correspondence, with some family and other personal correspondence scattered throughout. Several references are made in the correspondence to the fact that White was not known to be a letter writer, and indeed a large portion of his professional correspondence appears to have been conducted by Benjamin Horowitz of Heritage Gallery on White's behalf. A significant portion of the correspondence is in the form of photocopies. In addition to letters, files may contain financial and legal records, and photographic or printed material.

Notable family correspondence includes eight letters from White's great-aunt, Hasty Baines, who was the subject of his painting Matriarch, and lived to be over a hundred. There is also one letter from White's mother, Ethelene Gray, in which she admonishes her son for not writing to her and expresses her desire for a visit from him. There are three folders of correspondence with social worker and civic leader Ann Shaw. Shaw and her husband, Leslie Shaw, were close friends of the Whites for many years.

Professional correspondence documents White's relationship with Benjamin Horowitz and Heritage Gallery and includes an agreement, with terms, to act as artist representative and dealer for White signed by Horowitz in 1962. Heritage Gallery files also include groups of letters mailed to multiple recipients, such as letters informing people of publications about Charles White and letters to the Charles White Memorial Committee. White's personal relationship with Horowitz and his wife Miriam is also documented through personal notes and postcards. Horowitz's book on Charles White, Charles White: Images of Dignity, is documented in Series 3.2: Writings by Others.

White's involvement with galleries, museums, and publications dedicated to promoting African American artists is represented in substantial correspondence with Brockman Gallery and Alonzo Davis, Margaret Burroughs and DuSable Museum, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Hoyt Fuller and Negro Digest, and others. Barnett-Aden Gallery correspondence includes a photocopy of an essay by White about his association with the gallery in its early years, written at the gallery's request.

Letters from artists and writers are scattered but often substantive. There are letters from artists such as Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, Claude Clark, Bing Davis, David Driskell, Elton Fax, Langston Hughes, Rockwell Kent, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, and others, letters from dancer Arthur Wright, and from writers Howard Fast, Nikki Giovanni, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, Carlton Moss, and Alice Walker.

Also documented are purchases and loans of White's artwork for exhibition by galleries, art institutions, and community groups including Atlanta University, Carnegie Institute, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, Pasadena Society of Artists, and others. Otis Art Institute correspondence found here is between Heritage Gallery and the institute, and relates to arrangements for loans and exhibition of White's artwork at Otis Art Institute.

Commercial publication of White's artwork is also documented in correspondence with George A. Pflaum Publishers, Inc., Golden State Mutual Insurance Company, Johnson Publishing Company, Pro Artis, Scholastic Magazines, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox, and others, including correspondence and agreements related to White's illustrations for Harry Belafonte Enterprises which included a songbook, an anthology, and a holiday show.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent interspersed occasionally by name of subject, and chronologically thereafter. Some correspondents with illegible signatures or for whom only the first name is known are housed at the end of the series. Other small groups of correspondence including get well cards sent to White in 1978, personal announcements and invitations received by the White family to events such as christenings and weddings or annotated by Frances White to indicate personal connections, and condolence letters on the death of Charles White, are also housed at the end of the series.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitchar, Series 2
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Charles W. White papers
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