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Black Drama with Barbara Ann Teer and Charlie L. Russell- Reel 1 of 3

Artist:
Teer, Barbara Ann, 1937-2008  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Contents:
on the Black Arts Movement
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2139
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Theater  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2139
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5274e36e2-21af-4825-9f79-18826ee83509
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20485

Negro Digest, Volume 18, Number 9

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
7 5/8 × 5 7/16 × 3/16 in. (19.4 × 13.8 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Date:
1969
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.154.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© Johnson Publishing Company. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd564c4f837-f528-4359-a913-af6017f7626d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.154.11
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Negro Digest, Volume 17, Number 3

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Richard Wright, American, 1908 - 1960  Search this
Maulana Karenga, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
7 5/8 × 5 3/8 × 1/4 in. (19.4 × 13.7 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.154.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© Negro Digest. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Black Nationalism
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b70636cd-4c97-4802-900a-e608b1350ad1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.154.9
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Negro Digest, Sept.-Oct. 1968

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Negro Digest, American, 1942 - 1976  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 5/8 × 5 5/16 × 3/16 in. (19.4 × 13.5 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 7 5/8 × 10 5/8 × 3/16 in. (19.4 × 27 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
1820 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.76.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© Negro Digest. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd529c7e590-0829-4cb2-b7f0-9e4ddac5a2e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.76.13
Online Media:

Revision Path: Episode15; Emory Douglas

Produced by:
Maurice Cherry, American  Search this
Interview of:
Emory Douglas, American, born 1943  Search this
Subject of:
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982  Search this
Dr. Huey P. Newton, American, 1942 - 1989  Search this
Bobby Seale, American, born 1936  Search this
Amiri Baraka, American, 1934 - 2014  Search this
Eldridge Cleaver, American, 1935 - 1998  Search this
Tarika Lewis, American  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 48 min., 34 sec.
Type:
sound recordings
digital media - born digital
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 20, 2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communication  Search this
Design  Search this
Families  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Technology  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maurice Cherry and Glitch, Inc.
Object number:
2019.47.6.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Maurice Cherry and Glitch, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Revision Path
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
Black Power (Black Pride)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c99551f0-13c5-47b6-a711-ae680a069a87
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.47.6.1

Broadside No. 4: The Ballad of the Free

Written by:
Margaret Abigail Walker, American, 1915 - 1998  Search this
Published by:
Broadside Press, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Nat Turner, American, 1800 - 1831  Search this
Gabriel, 1776 - 1800  Search this
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Denmark Vesey, American, ca. 1767 - 1822  Search this
John Brown, American, 1800 - 1859  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 7 1/2 in. (27.9 x 19.1 cm)
Type:
poems
Place printed:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1966
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.154.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1966 by Margaret Walker. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a7394b49-7e5f-4adb-8400-553bedf3615b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.154.3
Online Media:

I Am A Black Woman

Written by:
Mari Evans, American, 1923 - 2017  Search this
Published by:
William Morrow and Company, Inc., founded 1926  Search this
Medium:
2018.38.1.1: ink on paper (fiber product) with cloth and cardboard;
2018.38.1.2: ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 9/16 × 5 3/4 × 7/16 in. (21.7 × 14.6 × 1.1 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 9/16 × 11 1/4 × 3/16 in. (21.7 × 28.5 × 0.5 cm)
H x W (Jacket): 8 7/16 × 17 1/2 in. (21.5 × 44.4 cm)
L x W (Bookmark): 6 1/2 × 3 15/16 in. (16.5 × 10 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Identity  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.38.1.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Mari Evans. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57880e0b6-53bb-4965-8c76-867e3ed12ee3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.38.1.1-.2

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

Written by:
Alice Walker, American, born 1944  Search this
Published by:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, founded 1970  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product) with cloth and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/2 × 6 × 1 in. (21.6 × 15.2 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D: 8 1/2 × 12 7/16 × 13/16 in. (21.6 × 31.6 × 2 cm)
H x W: 8 1/2 × 20 1/2 in. (21.6 × 52 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Literature  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.38.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Alice Walker. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d424f1e7-cf2e-441a-974b-f709455f4d68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.38.2

Broadside No. 43: Muslim Men

Published by:
Broadside Press, founded 1965  Search this
Written by:
Sterling Plumpp, American, born 1940  Search this
Illustrated by:
Shirley Woodson, American, born 1936  Search this
Subject of:
Elijah Muhammad, American, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Nation of Islam, American, founded 1930  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21.6 x 14 cm)
H x W (open): 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
poems
Place printed:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Nation of Islam  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.154.15
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1971 by Sterling D. Plumpp. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd591eb18e3-5a33-430e-8224-f041321698f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.154.15
Online Media:

The Literary Corner: Vernon February’s Life and Works (side a) / Edward Brathwaite's Life and Works (side b)

Title:
Cassette tape with two episodes of the Literary Corner radio program
Created by:
Brooks B. Robinson Ph.D., American  Search this
Interview of:
Daniel Kunene, PhD, South African, 1923 - 2016  Search this
Vernon February, South African, 1938 - 2002  Search this
Edward Brathwaite PhD, Barbadian, 1930 - 2020  Search this
Subject of:
Hein Eersel, Surinamese, born 1922  Search this
Directed by:
Robert Cham  Search this
Medium:
plastic and tape
Dimensions:
H x W (audiocassette): 2 3/4 × 4 1/4 × 5/8 in. (7 × 10.8 × 1.6 cm)
Duration (side a): 00:15:07
Duration (side b): 00:14:47
Type:
audiotapes
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Netherlands, Europe
Suriname, Caribbean, South America
South Africa, Africa
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Methodist  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Radio  Search this
Religion  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Contributed in memory of Professor Sarah Webster Fabio (1928-1979), poet, educator, Black Arts Movement icon, and one of the Literary Corner's analysts.
Object number:
2010.17.1.11a
Restrictions & Rights:
© Brooks B. Robinson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Literary Corner: Black Writers of the World
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Anti-apartheid movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53284cdab-850d-4ff9-bc6b-502be2fa292f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.17.1.11a

Lesser, But Not Least

Created by:
Brooks B. Robinson Ph.D., American  Search this
Subject of:
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk, 1656 - 1680  Search this
David Walker, American, ca. 1796 - 1830  Search this
Reies Tijerina, Mexican American, 1926 - 2015  Search this
Patsy Tijerina, American, born ca. 1948  Search this
Henry Garnet, American, 1815 - 1882  Search this
Directed by:
Robert Cham  Search this
Medium:
tape and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 3/4 × 4 1/4 × 5/8 in. (7 × 10.8 × 1.6 cm)
Duration: 00:27:26
Type:
audiotapes
Place made:
Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New York, United States, North and Central America
New Mexico, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 1, 1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American West  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Radio  Search this
Religion  Search this
United States History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Contributed in memory of Professor Sarah Webster Fabio (1928-1979), poet, educator, Black Arts Movement icon, and one of the Literary Corner's analysts.
Object number:
2010.17.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Brooks B. Robinson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Abolitionist movement
Chicano Movement / El Movimiento
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ca3f378a-98ea-43aa-9696-bad0bedb4134
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.17.2

Broadside No. 18: Black Madonna

Written by:
Harun Kofi Wangara, American, born 1928  Search this
Published by:
Broadside Press, founded 1965  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
poems
Place printed:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1962; printed 1967
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.154.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1962 Harold G. Lawrence. All rights reserved.. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd537e4f3ce-b8f6-4f54-b543-206b91106a59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.154.8
Online Media:

Arty (Centerpiece)

Created by:
Nelson Stevens, American, 1938 - 2022  Search this
Subject of:
Arlene Turner Crawford, American  Search this
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 50 × 50 × 2 in. (127 × 127 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
acrylic paintings
portraits
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Identity  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.73
Restrictions & Rights:
© Nelson Stevens
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd591fce4d5-cf44-40ac-90f9-618341612a89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.73

Untitled (Sikolo Brathwaite, Orange Portrait)

Photograph by:
Kwame Brathwaite, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Sikolo Brathwaite, American  Search this
African Jazz-Arts Society and Studios, American, founded 1956  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968; printed 2020
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black power  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.26.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Courtesy of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive & Philip Martin Gallery, © Kwame Brathwaite
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black is Beautiful
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cc464a06-5751-403d-8cf7-68139d226cca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.26.5
Online Media:

Phillip Barcio interview of Gerald Williams

Creator:
Barcio, Phillip  Search this
Names:
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Williams, Gerald, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital, mp3)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017
Scope and Contents:
An audio recording of an interview with co-founder of AfriCOBRA, Gerald Williams, conducted by Phillip Barcio on August 2-3, 2017 as part of his research on Williams and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s for the Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, Ill. The interview was also used as a basis for an article by Barcio on Williams appearing in Hyperallergic 2017 November 13 and a Wikipedia page on Gerald Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Phillip Barcio is an art journalist, fiction writer and filmmaker in Evanston, Ill. Gerald Williams (born 1941) is an artist from Chicago, Ill.. Williams, along with Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell and Barbara J. Jones, formed the nucleus of the artists' group AfriCOBRA, or African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists.
Provenance:
Donated 2017 by Phillip Barcio.
Restrictions:
Use of archival electronic records requires advanced notice and an appointment for use in AAA's Washington, D.C. or New York Research Centers.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.barcphil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93203402a-ff8b-4368-ae16-255ab0563f23
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barcphil

Evangeline J. Montgomery papers

Creator:
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Names:
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Waddy, Ruth G. (Ruth Gilliam), 1909-2003  Search this
Extent:
26.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1928-2018
Summary:
The papers of African American artist, curator, and arts administrator Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery measure 26.1 linear feet and date from 1929-2019. The papers relate to Montgomery's career and involvement in the African American art scene in California and Washington, D.C. The collection includes biographical materials consisting of calendars and appointment books, certificates and awards, records regarding Montgomery's personal art collection, resumes and biographies, and other personal records; correspondence with colleagues and friends such as Benny Andrews, Willis Bing Davis, Edmund Barry Gaither, Eugene Grigsby, Dele Jegede, Samella Lewis, Nzegwu Nkiru, and A.M. Weaver; professional activity files documenting Montgomery's career as a consultant, curator, member, and volunteer for a myriad of organizations including the American Association for State and Local History, National Conference of Artists, and the Oakland Museum; and research files and notes on African and African American arts and history, Black media, Black photographers, the museum profession, and the artists Betye Saar, Lois Mailou Jones, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Romare Bearden, Ruth Waddy, Sam Gilliam, and Sargent Johnson. Also included are files regarding Montgomery's career as an artist containing material on the Brandywine Workshop, interviews with Floyd Coleman and for The Historymakers, sales and consignment records, and other material; printed and documentary material consisting of art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters regarding Montgomery and other African American artists; artwork by Montgomery, including student sketchbooks, and others; photographic material of Montgomery, friends and colleagues, events, personal snapshots, and works of art; and unidentified audiovisual material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist, curator, and arts administrator Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery measure 26.1 linear feet and date from 1929-2019. The papers relate to Montgomery's career and involvement in the African American art scene in California and Washington, D.C. The collection includes biographical materials consisting of calendars and appointment books, certificates and awards, records regarding Montgomery's personal art collection, resumes and biographies, and other personal records; correspondence with colleagues and friends such as Benny Andrews, Willis Bing Davis, Edmund Barry Gaither, Eugene Grigsby, Dele Jegede, Samella Lewis, Nzegwu Nkiru, and A.M. Weaver; professional activity files documenting Montgomery's career as a consultant, curator, member, and volunteer for a myriad of organizations including the American Association for State and Local History, National Conference of Artists, and the Oakland Museum; and research files and notes on African and African American arts and history, Black media, Black photographers, the museum profession, and the artists Betye Saar, Lois Mailou Jones, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Romare Bearden, Ruth Waddy, Sam Gilliam, and Sargent Johnson. Also included are files regarding Montgomery's career as an artist containing material on the Brandywine Workshop, interviews with Floyd Coleman and for The Historymakers, sales and consignment records, and other material; printed and documentary material consisting of art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters regarding Montgomery and other African American artists; artwork by Montgomery, including student sketchbooks, and others; photographic material of Montgomery, friends and colleagues, events, personal snapshots, and works of art; and unidentified audiovisual material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1967-2015 (1.0 linear feet; Box 1, OV 27)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-2014 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)

Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1963-2017 (7.6 linear feet; Boxes 4-11)

Series 4: Research Files and Notes, 1928-2018 (4.0 linear feet; Boxes 11-16)

Series 5: Files Regarding Montgomery's Career as an Artist, 1970-2016 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 16-17)

Series 6: Printed and Documentary Materials, 1964-2018 (7.2 linear feet; Boxes 17-23, 26, OVs 27-29, 31-34

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1957-2006 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 23, 26, OV 30)

Series 8: Photographic Materials and Moving Images, circa 1965-2017 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 23-27, OV 27)

Series 9: Unidentified Audiovisual Materials, circa 1990s (1 folder; Box 25)
Biographical / Historical:
Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery (1930- ) is an African American artist, curator, and arts administrator in California and Washington, D.C.

Montgomery was born in New York and moved to Harlem in New York City after the divorce of her parents, Oliver and Carmelite Thompson. Upon graduating from Seward Park High School in 1951, Montgomery worked painting faces on dolls and statues. In 1955, she married Ulysses "Jim" Montgomery and moved to Los Angeles. In California she began working for jewelry designer Thomas Usher while attending Los Angeles City College. She continued her education at California College of the Arts (California College of Arts and Crafts) where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1969. During the late 1960s, Montgomery began curating exhibitions. From 1971 to 1976, she was curator for Rainbow Sign Gallery in Berkeley. Other roles Montgomery held were as the national exhibits workshop coordinator at the American Association for State and Local History and as program development consultant at the African American Museums Association. From 1976 to 1979, she was art commissioner for the city of San Francisco.

Montgomery moved to Washington, D.C. in 1980 to serve as the community affairs director for Howard University's WHMM-TV station. She then began working for the United States Information Agency (USIA) as a program officer in their Arts America program in the early 1980s. In her role, she worked to promote cross-cultural exchanges through art, specializing in American exhibitions touring abroad. Montgomery retired from the USIA in 2008.

As an artist, Montgomery gained recognition for her work in printmaking and metalworking. She was the recipient of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities fellowship in 2012 and an Excellence in the Arts Award from the Brandywine Print Workshop in 2004. Due to her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in the 1990s, Montgomery had to stop working with metal but continued her printmaking work.
Provenance:
The Evangeline J. Montgomery papers were donated in 2019 by Evangeline J. Montgomery, 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 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:
Art museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Metal-workers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Metal-workers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American art museum curators  Search this
Black Arts movement  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Evangeline J. Montgomery papers, 1928-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.montevan
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Evangeline J. Montgomery papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9915d0dc7-2f94-41bd-9b8b-d04432f7df32
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-montevan
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Black Perspective Series: Lois Mailou Jones

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Lectures
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Lois Mailou Jones discusses achievements of black artists and shows slides of their work. She also provides a history of black artists and their work. Zora Martin-Felton introduces Lois Mailou Jones.
Lecture. AV003201: lecture begins at 000745 and recording does not include complete lecture [beginning of recording consists of Black Perspective Series: Dr. Alyce Gullattee]. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Dated 19720301.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art  Search this
Art  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Black Arts movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Lectures
Citation:
Black Perspective Series: Lois Mailou Jones, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003201
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Recordings of lectures
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa72773bf55-fdb8-4146-943f-6e9cb6db20c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref533

Obituary

Collection Creator:
Patton, Sharon F.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2004
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith, 1968-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith
Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f61e0f9d-154a-4ed1-a240-84b69d3a10b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smitvinc-ref7
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Jeff Donaldson papers

Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Names:
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art  Search this
Howard University -- Faculty  Search this
Organization of Black American Culture  Search this
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture  Search this
Extent:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Summary:
The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

Biographical material includes biographical summaries and resumes detailing Donaldson's career, and documents such as his birth certificate, veteran and education records, and passports.

The correspondence series includes 0.3 linear feet of letters to and from colleagues, friends, and educational and art organizations. This correspondence relates primarily to Donaldson's professional activities. Also found are one folder of letters each from Gwendolyn Brooks and Hoyt Fuller. The bulk of Donaldson's professional correspondence can be found in other series.

Interviews consist of transcripts and sound recordings of interviews conducted by Donaldson for research for his dissertation on the Harlem Renaissance, with more than forty artists including Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Bob Blackburn, Nancy Cox, Mildred Howard, Suzanne Jackson, Senga Nengudi, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, James Phillips, and Lamonte Westmoreland. This series also includes two transcripts of interviews with Donaldson.

Writings by Donaldson include articles, catalog essays, notes and draft excerpts from his dissertation, and draft lectures on TransAfrican art.

Artist files were compiled by Donaldson and relate to various projects including his dissertation, his teaching, and his involvement with FESTAC and other projects. Artists represented include Romare Bearden, John Howard, Jacob Lawrence, Archibald Motley, James Phillips, Hale Woodruff, and others. The files contain scattered correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, and photos of artists and artwork.

Exhibition files document Donaldson's involvement with the TransAfrican Art Invitational Exhibition (1997-1988) at the Orlando Museum of Art through correspondence and other planning documents, catalog essays, artist records, printed and digital material, and photographs. The series also documents solo and group exhibitions of Donaldson's artwork from 1980-2000, and includes correspondence, printed material, and photographs.

Professional files provide a rich and substantial record of Donaldson's leadership roles in the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA), the Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art (CONFABA), the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC). The records are particularly extensive for AfriCOBRA and FESTAC, and include correspondence, planning documents, financial records, meeting records, printed and digital material, and photographs. Additional professional files document Donaldson's involvement with other committees and conferences, including his role as guest editor for the International Review of African American Art.

Research files provide additional material related to Donaldson's dissertation and his teaching career. Of particular note is correspondence from the 1940s-1950s between the Harmon Foundation and the Department of Art at Howard University, as well as notes and a photograph of Harlem Renaissance artists outside 306 West 41st Street where Charles Alston taught art classes.

Teaching files document Donaldson's role as art department chairman and subsequently dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University, through correspondence and employment records. The files also include his lecture notebooks and other course documentation.

Personal business records document Donaldson's personal art collection, as well as appraisals, sales, and consignments of his own artwork. Printed material includes announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of Donaldson's artwork and the artwork of others, as well as news clippings compiled by him on subjects of interest, particularly African American artists and racial injustice.

Photographs are primarily slides of Donaldson's artwork produced from the 1950s to 2000, but also include some photos of Donaldson, including contact sheets and photographs of late career portraits, and photos of Donaldson with his wife, Arnicia. One set of photos documents a visit to Uganda in 1974, where Donaldson and his travel companions met with Idi Amin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1954-2004 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 1, OV 14)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1957-2004 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Interviews, 1959-1997 (1.7 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1963-2003 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1928-2003 (1.1 Linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, circa 1966-2000 (1.3 Linear feet; Boxes 4-6, 0.002 GB: ER01-ER02)

Series 7: Professional Files, 1960s-2005 (5.2 Linear feet; Boxes 6-11, OV 14, 0.001 GB; ER03)

Series 8: Research Files, 1930-2001 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 11)

Series 9: Teaching Files, 1961-2002 (0.6 Linear feet; Boxes 11-12)

Series 10: Personal Business Records, 1966-2001 (0.2 Linear feet; Box 12)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1918-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 12: Photographs and Personal Sound Recordings, 1956-2003 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004) was an African American artist and educator who worked in Chicago and Washington, D.C. He was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s and promoted the "TransAfrican" aesthetic.

Donaldson was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in studio art in 1954. He briefly served in the U.S. Army and taught art in a Chicago high school from 1957 to 1965. In 1963, he received his M.S. in Art Education from Illinois Institute of Technology, and taught at Northwestern University while pursuing his Ph.D. there. He received his Ph.D. in art history in 1974 with a dissertation on young African American artists working in Harlem during the 1930s. In 1970, Donaldson became director of the Howard University Art Gallery and chairman of the art department. From 1985 to 1998, he served first as associate dean and then dean of the Howard University, College of Fine Arts.

As a leading member of the Black Arts Movement, Donaldson co-founded the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) Visual Art Workshop which created the influential Wall of Respect mural in 1967 on the southside of Chicago. He also co-founded the AfriCOBRA artist collaborative in 1968 of which he was a lifelong member. Donaldson promoted the TransAfrican art aesthetic through his leadership role in FESTAC, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977. He was guest editor for a TransAfrican focused issue of the International Review of African American Art which coincided with the TransAfrican Art Invitation Exhibition he curated at the Orlando Museum of Art in 1997.

Donaldson also worked as a professional painter, exhibiting in over a hundred and fifty group and solo exhibitions, and wrote critical essays for several arts publications. He regularly served as an exhibition juror, conference presenter, and served on advisory committees and as a board member for many arts and African American organizations.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by Jameela Donaldson, Jeff Donaldson's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Black Arts movement  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.donajeff
See more items in:
Jeff Donaldson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9753db942-7bed-4dd4-b72a-1d16d1297e25
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-donajeff
Online Media:

Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005

Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Subject:
Howard University  Search this
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Organization of Black American Culture  Search this
Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art  Search this
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Black Arts movement  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16272
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)371336
AAA_collcode_donajeff
Theme:
African American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_371336
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