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Jane Mathilda Bolin

Artist:
Betsy Graves Reyneau, 1888 - 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Jane Matilda Bolin, 11 Apr 1908 - 8 Jan 2007  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
96.5cm x 81.3cm (38" x 32"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1944
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring\Wedding Band  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Jane Matilda Bolin: Female  Search this
Jane Matilda Bolin: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Jane Matilda Bolin: Politics and Government\Government Official\New York  Search this
Jane Matilda Bolin: Law and Law Enforcement\Jurist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
S/NPG.67.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Edward Fayard
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Explore! with the National Portrait Gallery
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 152
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e429afc0-00eb-431f-a81b-35e9f97a11a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.67.5

Constitution and By-Laws of the San Francisco Models' Guild and Dues Book

Collection Creator:
Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Allen papers / Series 1: Florence Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8f68f81-1c95-4342-9496-045cda6501be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleflor-ref12
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Allen papers / Series 1: Florence Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9957c2eb9-6ed8-4975-abe6-2aed4d056c55
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleflor-ref13
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Miscellaneous Notes and Writings

Collection Creator:
Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Allen papers / Series 1: Florence Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e0680c37-abb7-48ed-a383-1d1e0bf2f69c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleflor-ref15
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Allen papers
Florence Allen papers / Series 1: Florence Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c69c0caa-4319-4f3f-a5fe-674b750476f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleflor-ref545
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1977
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Allen papers
Florence Allen papers / Series 1: Florence Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9699d4540-76c7-415c-9ebc-54821efc0db7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleflor-ref546
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1985
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Allen papers
Florence Allen papers / Series 1: Florence Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97b02781f-f0ad-416d-a4f8-0b487b91acc7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleflor-ref547
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Joyce Scott papers, 1914-2019, bulk 1970s-2000s

Creator:
Scott, Joyce J. (Joyce Jane), 1948-  Search this
Scott, Joyce J. (Joyce Jane), 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Elizabeth Talford  Search this
Type:
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photograph albums
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21713
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398529
AAA_collcode_scotjoyc
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398529
Online Media:

B

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-1982
Scope and Contents note:
Barcley, Jo

Barker, Margaret

Bakwa, C?©lestin,

Beal, John

Bedell, Eleanor

Bess, Forrest

Biero, Ellen

Blume, Mary

Bochoo, Jac[kki]

Bove, Louise

Box, Eden (Eden Fleming)

Braddock, Barrie

Bradley, Harvey

Breckenridge, Edith (Mrs. Gerald)

Brett, D.E.

Brotherton, Joe

Buchanan, Beverly

Budd, [David]

Burnhome, Clement M.
Series Restrictions:
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 / Series 7: Betty Parsons Personal Papers / 7.3: Correspondence / 7.3.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0fb79a6-faa2-4e04-8093-361df35111a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref1521
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Joyce Scott papers

Creator:
Scott, Joyce, 1948-  Search this
Names:
Scott, Elizabeth Talford, 1916-2011  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photograph albums
Date:
1914-2019
bulk 1970s-2000s
Summary:
The papers of African American sculptor, jewelry maker, quilter, and performance artist Joyce Scott measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 2019, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s, and individual materials from 1914 to 1915, and from 1932. The collection consists of biographical material; correspondence; writings; professional files, including exhibition and project files, born-digital materials, and gallery records; printed material; photographic material, including photo albums; artwork; and audiovisual material, including recordings of performances and lectures.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American sculptor, jewelry maker, quilter, and performance artist Joyce Scott measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 2019, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s and individual materials from 1914 to 1915, and from 1932. The collection consists of biographical material; correspondence; writings; professional files, including exhibition and project files, born-digital materials, and gallery records; printed material; photographic material, including photo albums; artwork; and audiovisual material, including recordings of performances and lectures.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1977, 1989-2015 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1972-2014 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1970-circa 2000s, undated (Box 1-2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1970s-circa 2013 (Box 2, OV 10; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1914-1915, 1932, 1953-2018 (Box 3-5, OV 10; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1971-2019 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1987-1989, 1998-2006, undated (Box 5; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Audiovisual Material, 1983-2006, undated (Boxes 5-9; 4.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Joyce Scott (1948- ) is an African American sculptor, jewelry maker, quilter, and performance artist in Baltimore, Maryland. She is best known for her use of off-loom bead weaving techniques to depict the complexities of race, gender, and class. Born in 1948, Scott is the daughter of quilter and folk artist Elizabeth Talford Scott, from whom she learned quilting. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Master of Fine Art from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. In 2016, Scott was named a MacArthur Fellow, and she was named the Smithsonian Visionary Artist in 2019. Her work is held in permanent collections across the country, including at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Joyce J. Scott, 2009 July 22 conducted by Robert Silberman.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2019 by Joyce Scott as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
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 Reference 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:
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Jewelers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photograph albums
Citation:
Joyce Scott papers, 1914-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.scotjoyc
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d4e05ecc-bf00-40f5-8557-82922aa175ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scotjoyc

Oral history interview with Willis "Bing" Davis, 2007 August 11

Interviewee:
Davis, Willis Bing, 1937-  Search this
Davis, Willis Bing, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13628
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272706
AAA_collcode_davisw07
Theme:
Craft
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_272706

Oral history interview with Lorraine O'Grady, 2010 Apr. 12-15

Interviewee:
O'Grady, Lorraine, 1934-  Search this
O'Grady, Lorraine, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15793
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)288878
AAA_collcode_ogrady10
Theme:
Women
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_288878

Oral history interview with Lorraine O'Grady

Interviewee:
O'Grady, Lorraine  Search this
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording, master: 9 memory cards (8 hr., 17 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
139 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 Apr. 12-15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lorraine O'Grady conducted 2010 Apr. 12-15, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at O'Grady's home and studio in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Lorraine O'Grady (1934- ) is a conceptual artist in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ogrady10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d750536-2e7d-49bd-8025-87116a70ac7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ogrady10

Oral history interview with Willis "Bing" Davis

Interviewee:
Davis, Willis Bing  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 August 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Willis "Bing" Davis conducted 2007 August 11, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's studio, in Dayton, Ohio.
Biographical / Historical:
Willis "Bing" Davis (1937- ) is a metal artist and educator from Dayton, Ohio. Josephine Shea is a curator Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 17 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.davisw07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8213e68-7399-4e1b-9d51-418308b6ba99
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davisw07
Online Media:

Through Black Eyes: African American Artists

Author:
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
Conwill, Kinshasha H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2016
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_141388

An Archaeological Perspective on African-American Artistic Production

Author:
Singelton, T. A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1995
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_131922

The Papers of African American Artists

Author:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1992
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108083

John Brantley Wilder papers

Creator:
Wilder, John Brantley  Search this
Names:
Sioux Nation  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1937-circa 1979
Summary:
The papers of painter, journalist, and civil rights activist John Brantley Wilder measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to circa 1979. The papers include correspondence; clippings; invoices; photographs; reproductions of some of Wilder's pen and ink sketches; as well as a scrapbook, which includes clippings, photographs, and printed material. Also included in the collection is a diorama representing a Sioux family.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, journalist, and civil rights activist John Brantley Wilder measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to circa 1979. The papers include correspondence; invoices for paintings and materials; clippings of Wilder's articles and sketches that appeared in newspapers; a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and printed materials; photographs and slides, primarily of artwork; and reproductions of Wilder's pen and ink sketches for the Philadelphia Tribune. The collection also includes a diorama representing a Sioux family. This is one of eighteen "Miniature Indian Dioramas" produced for the Works Progress Administration's Pennsylvania Museum Extension Project.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: John Brantley Wilder papers, 1937-circa 1979 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet, OV 3)
Biographical / Historical:
John Brantley Wilder (1909?-1990) was a painter, journalist, and civil rights activist. He worked for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration, WPA) through the early 1940s and worked for the Philadelphia Tribune in a variety of capacities from the 1960s to the 1970s, including producing pen and ink sketches for Negro History Week, circa 1961. In addition to his art and journalism work, in the late 1940s Wilder led a campaign urging Hollywood to expand the portrayal of African Americans in film beyond maids and servants.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by John Brantley Wilder in 1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Journalists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Civil rights workers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
John Brantley Wilder papers, 1937-circa 1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wildjohb
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John Brantley Wilder papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e65580be-0ff9-43d8-b8ec-c3a7109c749d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wildjohb

Nanette Carter papers

Creator:
Carter, Nanette, 1954-  Search this
Names:
Pratt Institute. Art School  Search this
Freeman, Bettye  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
4.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972-2009
Summary:
The papers of African American abstract artist and educator Nanette Carter measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1972 to 2009. The collection documents Carter's education and career through biographical materials, correspondence with artists and others, writings including notebooks documenting Carter's studies, exhibition files for Carter's solo and group exhibitions, files documenting teaching and other professional activities, research material including sound recordings for a book project on Carter's mentors, personal business records, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American abstract artist and educator Nanette Carter document Carter's education and career through 4.9 linear feet of papers dating from 1972 to 2009.

The collection includes biographical materials consisting of an address book, 11 appointment books, resumes, Carter's student records, and a sound recording of an interview with Carter and Vincent Smith for the radio program "Dialogues with Contemporary Artists." Correspondence is with Joan Digby, Bettye Freeman, Miriam Perlman, and various organizations regarding exhibitions, workshops, and employment. Carter's writings and notes include 13 notebooks documenting her studies and career activities, speech notes, and her student papers from Pratt Institute of Art.

Also found in the collection are exhibition files documenting Carter's solo and group exhibitions, and professional activity files consisting of Carter's teaching files, files regarding fellowships and grants, workshop records, and research material for a book project on female mentors that includes 5 sound recordings of Howardena Pindell and Marcia Lloyd. Carter's personal business records include consignment and sales records, contracts and agreements, and price lists; and printed materials consist of announcements and catalogs for Carter's exhibitions, event programs, posters, press releases, and other material relating to Carter's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1972-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1976-2009 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 7)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1975-2002 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1976-2008 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 5: Professional Activity Files, 1977-2008 (0.7 linear feet; Box 4, OV 7)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1979-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1979-2009 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, OV 7)
Biographical / Historical:
Nanette Carter (1954- ) is an African American abstract artist and educator in New York, New York.

Carter was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Frances Hill and Matthew G. Carter. In 1960, Carter and her family, including her sister Bettye Carter Freeman, moved from Ohio to Montclair, New Jersey where her father became the city's first African American mayor. After graduating from Montclair High School, Carter attended Oberlin College studying studio art and art history. She spent her junior year abroad studying in Perugia, Italy and traveling through Europe and North Africa. Carter graduated from Oberlin in 1976 and continued her education at the Pratt Institute of Art receiving a Master of Fine Arts in 1978.

In the 1970s, Carter spent time in Sag Harbor where her parents had a house. She became involved with the local art scene through her college job at the Guild Hall Museum where she met artist Al Loving. Loving became a mentor to Carter and later curated one of her earliest group exhibitions, Eastville Artists (1979), featuring African American artists working in eastern Long Island, New York. Carter has continued to exhibit her artwork frequently throughout the United States, as well as overseas. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and the New York State Council on the Arts residency at Cinque Gallery.

In addition to her career as an artist, Carter has held teaching positions at various institutions including Dwight-Englewood School, Guild Hall Museum, City College of New York, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Pratt Institute of Art where she is a tenured professor.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Nanette Carter as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
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 Reference 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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Nanette Carter papers, 1972-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cartnane
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Nanette Carter papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a28f9060-aa59-49a9-b48a-54b6b19866ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cartnane
Online Media:

Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Carter, Nanette, 1954-  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Boxes 3-4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-2008
Scope and Contents:
Files in the series contain loan and shipping agreements, artwork lists, correspondence, exhibition floor plans, and other material relating to individual exhibitions. The files document some of Carter's earliest exhibitions beginning in 1976 with a benefit for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center organized by the Eastville Artists, a group of African American artists active in Sag Harbor, New York and other nearby communities. The rest of the series includes material for Carter's solo and group exhibitions spanning 30 years.
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 Reference 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:
Nanette Carter papers, 1972-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cartnane, Series 4
See more items in:
Nanette Carter papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw981577795-8f14-4e2d-b080-45e8ff983b47
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cartnane-ref56

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