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Portrait of Alma Thomas

Photographer:
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5754
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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5754
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Photograph of Alma Thomas with John Powell, Jr., Major General Frederick E. Davison, and Dr. James H. M. Henderson

Photographer:
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5762
See more items in:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5762

Alma Thomas with unidentified man

Photographer:
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5763
See more items in:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5763

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  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
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Adkins, Minnie, 1934-  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi, 1989-2001  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (Sound recording: 16 sound files (4 hr., 33 min.), digital, wav)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 17-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carolyn Mazloomi conducted 2002 September 17 and 30, by Joanne Cubbs, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi speaks of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a family of self-taught artists; the positive influence of her aunt and teacher Dr. Carter; the generation of African American quilt-makers who followed a gap in quilt-making post-slavery; she describes her previous career as an aeronautical engineer and her transition to quilt-making; how she identifies herself as a craftsperson, not an artist; her experience with Baltimore album and Appalachian quilts; learning to quilt; the Women of Color Quilter's Network and its economic and social development programs; her book, "Spirits of the Cloth"; the positive and negative aspects of travel; the false generalizations of African American quilts in academic circles; the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in her work; her connection to "praise songs"; she discusses functional vs. nonfunctional quilts; the market for "hand-crafted" quilts; agents and galleries; she describes her working environment; adopting the use of a sewing machine in her work; the importance of community; her technique; her accomplishment of placing African-American quilts in the Renwick Gallery; the influence of magazines, including "Raw Vision;" her aversion to commissions; expanding her use of materials and technology; her exhibitions; her role as an advocate and dealer; finding inspiration in black and white linocuts and her use of color in quilts; and making a connection with her audience. Mazloomi also recalls Marie Wilson, Cuesta Benberry, Edjohnetta Miller, Roland Freeman, Robert Cargo, Martha Connell, Penny Sisto, Minnie Adkins, Nkosi Johnson, and Lauryn Hill.
Biographical / Historical:
Carolyn Mazloomi (1948- ) is a quilt maker from West Chester, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 33 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazloo02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazloo02

Roland L. Freeman, a Baltimore portfolio, 1968-1979 : a Black photographer looks at his hometown / introd. by David C. Driskell ; commentary by Tom Beck

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Driskell, David C  Search this
Beck, Tom 1947-  Search this
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library  Search this
Subject:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
TR647.F8385 U5 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477000

Stand by me : African American expressive culture in Philadelphia / exhibit curator: Roland Freeman ; folklorists: Glenn Hinson, and Jerrilyn McGregory ; [editors, Richard Kurin, Arlene Liebenau, Peter Seitel]

Title:
African American expressive culture in Philadelphia
Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans--Family relationships  Search this
Call number:
E185.93.P41 S83 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_747372

Journey of the spirit : the art of Gwendolyn A. Magee / René Paul Barilleaux, editor ; foreword by Cuesta Benberry ; essay by Roland L. Freeman

Author:
Magee, Gwendolyn A. 1943-  Search this
Barilleaux, René Paul  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Mississippi Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Magee, Gwendolyn A. 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Quilts--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767695

Folkroots : images of Mississippi black folklife (1974-1976) / photographs by Roland Freeman

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Mississippi Department of Archives and History  Search this
Subject:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Rural conditions  Search this
Call number:
TR647.F8385 F65 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604293

Southern roads/city pavements : photographs of black Americans / by Roland L. Freeman

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Physical description:
[127] p., 107 p. of plates : chiefly ill. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1981
Topic:
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E185.86 .F77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657918

When the spirits speak

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_680913

The mule train : a journey of hope remembered / Roland L. Freeman ; edited by David B. Levine

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Levine, David B. 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 136 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Interviews
Place:
Mississippi
Marks
Marks (Miss.)
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Poor People's Campaign  Search this
Mules--Transportation  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Poor--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_682639

A communion of the spirits : African-American quilters, preservers, and their stories / Roland L. Freeman

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 396 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Quilting--History  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
African American quiltmakers--Interviews  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506927

Quilts from the Mississippi heartland

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Call number:
E185.5 .A512
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507981

A celebration of life : Philadelphia's African Americans

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1990
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
G1 .N27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523993

The arabbers of Baltimore / by Roland L. Freeman

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Peddlers--History  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Call number:
HF5459.U6 F74 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369531

Something to keep you warm : the Roland Freeman Collection of Black American quilts from the Mississippi Heartland : an exhibition at the Mississippi State Historical Museum, a division of the Department of Archives and History, June 14-August 9, 1981

Author:
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Mississippi State Historical Museum  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Call number:
NK9112 .F73X
NK9112.F73X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_151165

Margaret Walker's "For my people" : a tribute / photographs by Roland L. Freeman

Author:
Walker, Margaret 1915-1998  Search this
Freeman, Roland L. 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Walker, Margaret 1915-1998 For my people  Search this
Physical description:
12, [36] pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
©1992
Topic:
African Americans in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1071726

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