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Allan Randall Freelon papers

Creator:
Freelon, Allan Randall, 1895-1960  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Drawings
Date:
1830-2018
Summary:
The papers of African American painter and educator Allan Randall Freelon, who was based in Pennsylvania, measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1830 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material, including appointment books and family history material; correspondence; writings; material related to professional activities, including exhibitions and school visits; personal business records, including estate records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material; and artwork and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American painter and educator Allan Randall Freelon, who was based in Pennsylvania, measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1830 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material, including appointment books and family history material; correspondence; writings; material related to professional activities, including exhibitions and school visits; personal business records, including estate records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material; and artwork and artifacts.

Biographical material include address lists, certificates, appointment books, and family history material.

Correspondence includes a mixture of personal and professional correspondence with families, friends, galleries, museusm, and and Philadelphia area schools.

Writings consist of Freelon's MFA thesis, notes and notecards. There is also a fair amount of writings by others, such as essays, poems, reports, and even a travel diary from 1879-1880 by someone with the initials "I. J. G."

Materials related to professional activities include exhibition, project, and committee files. There are also assorted materials related to Freelon's work as the Art Director for Philadelphia public schools.

Also included are personal business records, which contain estate records (which includes a audiovisual recording), auction records, condition reports, inventories, property records, and sale records.

Printed material consists of clippings, magazines, newsletters, and exhibition catalogs and announcements.

There are three scrapbooks, which primarily contains a mixture of photographic material, correspondence, and printed material.

Photographic materials include slides, photographs, and negatives of Freelon, his paintings, studio, friends and family, and various other location.

Artwork and artifacts include sketchbooks, sketches, and one souvenir spoon from the Sesqui-Centennial Exposition of 1926.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1919, circa 1938-2001 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-2010 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1879-1880, 1922-1959 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Professional Activities, circa 1935-1957, 2000-2005 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1856-1957, 1995-2018 (Boxes 1-2, OV 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1849-2015 (Box 2, Box 4; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1923-1960 (Box 2, Boxes 4-5; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1880-circa 2006 (Boxes 2-3, Box 5, OV 6, MGP 6, Box 7; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1912-circa 1960 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Allan Randall Freelon Sr. (1895-1960) was painter and educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania known for his impressionist paintings.

Freelon studied at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts), the University of Pennsylvania, and the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. He also spent summers studying painting with Hugh Breckenridge in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

His work was included in exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, traveling exhibitions with the William E. Harmon Foundation, the Albright-Knox Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the Howard University Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was also one of seven Black artists included in the exhibition Art Commentary on Lynching, organized by the NAACP.

Freelon married Marie Cuyjet in 1918 and they had one son Allan Randall Freelon Jr. Freelon and Cuyjet eventually divorced and Freelon married Mary Kouzmanoff.

Freelon taught art in the Philadelphia public school system and in 1921 was appointed as assistant director of art education. In 1939 he was named the special assistant to the director of art in the Philadelphia public schools. Freelon also taught painting at Windy Crest, his studio in Telford, Pennsylvania, where he passed away in 1960.
Provenance:
The Allan Randall Freelon papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2019 by Nnenna and Maya Freelon as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. Nnenna is the widow of Phil Freelon, Allan Randall Freelon's grandson. Maya Freelon is Nnenna and Phil's daughter.
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.

Access to nitrate negatives is restricted. 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:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Drawings
Citation:
Allan Randall Freelon papers, 1830-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.freealla
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97f25a9d8-30fc-4ede-a04a-ff439b2e418d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freealla
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Blackface

Author:
Muñoz Molina, Antonio  Search this
Photographer:
Levinthal, David  Search this
Author:
Levinthal, David Blackface Selections  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Printer:
Greenberg Editions  Search this
Taller Vallirana  Search this
Publisher:
Raíña Lupa (Firm),)  Search this
Physical description:
1 case (13 folded sheets, 6 digital photographic prints) chiefly color illustrations 44 cm
Type:
Photographs
Artists' books
Artists' books (books).)
Digital prints
Photographic prints
Place:
United States
United States -- 21st century
Date:
2007
21st century
Topic:
African Americans--Collectibles  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Racism  Search this
Stereotypes (Social psychology)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Color  Search this
Call number:
TR647.L5573 M37 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104193

Korean relations with Blacks and Latinos after civil unrest

Author:
Park, Kyeyoung 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xiv, 315 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
History
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Californie
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
2019
20e siècle
Topic:
Rodney King Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1992  Search this
Korean Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Latin Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Américains d'origine coréenne--Histoire  Search this
Américains d'origine latino-américaine--Histoire  Search this
Black people  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Korean Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156460

Be your wonderful self

Author:
Delaney, Beauford 1901-1979  Search this
Host institution:
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery  Search this
Ogden Museum  Search this
Physical description:
180 pages illustrations, portraits 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2021
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Artistes noirs américains  Search this
Peintres noirs américains  Search this
Expressionnisme abstrait  Search this
Modernisme (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D343 M53p 2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157656

One Hundred Twenty-Fifth Street

Title:
Photography in Harlem
Editor:
Pelizzari, Maria Antonella  Search this
Sherman, Arden  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Brooks, LeRonn P  Search this
Author:
Hunter College Art Galleries  Search this
Hunter East Harlem Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
171 pages illustrations (some color) 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Photography, Artistic
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (État)
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Harlem
Date:
2022
Topic:
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Streets  Search this
Street photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Rues  Search this
Photographie artistique  Search this
Quartiers noirs américains  Search this
Noirs américains--Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
Noirs américains--Conditions sociales  Search this
Photographie de rue  Search this
art photography  Search this
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158949

Who has got mail?

Title:
History of mail in America
Author:
Osborne, Linda Barrett 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service History  Search this
United States Postal Service History  Search this
Physical description:
236 pages illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Instructional and educational works
Illustrated works
History
Juvenile works
Matériel d'éducation et de formation
Ouvrages illustrés
Place:
United States
Date:
2023
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States  Search this
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States  Search this
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1161061

History of Black futures

Title:
Afro futurism
Editor:
Strait, Kevin Michael Angelo  Search this
Conwill, Kinshasha  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Young, Kevin 1970-  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Strait, Kevin Michael Angelo  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Anderson, Reynaldo 1964-  Search this
Barber, Tiffany E  Search this
Curtis, Ariana  Search this
Ewing, Eve L  Search this
Fleming, Tuliza K  Search this
Hendryx, Nona  Search this
Jemisin, N. K  Search this
Jennings, John 1970-  Search this
Lewis, Steven  Search this
Neal, Mark Anthony  Search this
Nichols, De  Search this
Nichols, Elaine  Search this
Pretzer, William S  Search this
Shindell, Matthew  Search this
Tate, Angela  Search this
Wilkinson, Michelle  Search this
Womack, Ytasha  Search this
Wormsley, Alisha B  Search this
Writero of supplementary textual content:
Boyd, Herb 1938-  Search this
Writer of afterword:
Nelson, Alondra  Search this
Interviewee:
Reid, Vernon  Search this
Issuing body:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.),.)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
216 pages color illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Expositions
Exhibition
Exhibition catalogs
Bildband
Catalogues d'exposition
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
2023
21st century
21e siècle
Topic:
Afrofuturism  Search this
Fantastic, The  Search this
African American arts  Search this
Black people in art  Search this
Black people in popular culture  Search this
Afrofuturisme  Search this
Fantastique  Search this
Arts noirs américains  Search this
Personnes noires dans l'art  Search this
Personnes noires dans la culture populaire  Search this
Afrofuturist  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies  Search this
HISTORY / African American & Black  Search this
ART / American / African American & Black  Search this
Pop-Kultur  Search this
Person of Color  Search this
Afrofuturismus  Search this
Outer space / In art  Search this
Black people in popular culture / United States  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) / Catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1162215

Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the greatest jazz collaboration ever

Author:
Griffin, Farah Jasmine  Search this
Washington, Salim  Search this
Physical description:
294 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2008
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1162880

January 20, 2010: Culture Fix: Yoruba Palace Doors by Areogun

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:00:00 EST
Topic:
Inventions  Search this
Innovations  Search this
See more episodes:
Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day September 25th 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_e96d4c177d8fdb7ed961188518b06d1a

Too Much Sugar for a Dime

Artist:
Beverly Y. Smith, born Charlotte, NC 1957  Search this
Medium:
cotton canvas, cotton batt, embroidery thread, found objects, pencil, acrylic paint, antique lace, and recycled quilt top
Dimensions:
54 x 42 in.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Quilt
Crafts
Date:
2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Figure female\child\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur S. Bresler
Object number:
2023.40.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d61f1bd7-2f87-4f32-b2a4-cded6261bd2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2023.40.4

Dr. Maya Angelou In Conversation with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole - National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-05-30T20:24:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more by:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-sHTpGfPe1c
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Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-02-09T19:20:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_2XvbOv2lXa4

Reconstruction Reconsidered: The Gordon Collection of the National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-11-19T22:15:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
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edanmdm:yt_9LJeg64uFLs

James Baldwin: HangTime with Tulani Salahu-Din & NMAAHC

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-09-08T20:30:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Transcription  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution
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Oak Bluffs, Shearer Theatre, & the Power of Place

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-03-06T20:12:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Transcription  Search this
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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-03-31T08:36:36.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Transcription  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianTranscription
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edanmdm:yt_s0Gbm_878U0

Tell Us About Chuck Berry's Cadillac

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-10-24T18:19:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Music
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMusic
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6YHuf1Zzf-Q

Smithsonian Music: The Beat Goes On? How 2020 Changed Music

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-12-11T23:46:36.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMusic
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Letter from Jimmy Davis about Ray Charles' "You Are My Sunshine"

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-07-15T17:49:34.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
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Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMusic
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_IEMPXA-Vm7w

Tell Us About the George Clinton's Mothership

Creator:
Smithsonian Music  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-08-30T21:37:39.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Music;Entertainers  Search this
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Smithsonian Music
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMusic
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_lQTuB16yX4I

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