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Nina Howell Starr papers

Creator:
Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Names:
International Women's Art Festival  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Photographic Historical Society of New York  Search this
Professional Women's Photographers, Inc.  Search this
Sharon Arts Center  Search this
Southern Regional Council  Search this
Brandt, Helene, 1936-  Search this
Cohen, Stephenie  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Daitz, Evelyne Z.  Search this
DiSpirito, Henry, 1898-1995  Search this
Evans, Minnie, 1892-  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Kernan, Margo, 1927-  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Sherwood, Maggie, 1922-1984  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Szarwarski, John  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
21.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Date:
circa 1933-1996
Summary:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.

Biographical materials are scattered and include grant and publication applications, curriculum vitae, lists of artwork, and miscellany.

Starr's lectures, writings, and project files are arranged into one series. They include Starr's student writings, a notebook about Civil Rights, files documenting her work on a Florida public housing project, the Southern Regional Council, and the League of Women Voters. A few files of general writings and lectures mostly concern folk artist Minnie Evans and the exhibition Women Photograph Men, held at the International Women's Arts Festival in 1976.

Subject files on artists, art history topics, photographers and photography (including Starr's work), and on folk artist and friend Minne Evans comprise the bulk of the collection. The files are a mix of collated materials and primary sources created by Starr and others and many contain correspondence, notes, photographs, and a few sketches and orginal prints. Also included are materials related to professional and organizational groups in which Starr was involved, including the Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., the Photographic Historical Society of New York, and the Museum of American Folk Art; files on several of Starr's exhibitions; and files on artists that contain printed materials, correspondence, and photographs. The file on Ruth Starr Rose contains prints and drawings. There are also photographs taken by Stephanie Cohen. Particularly rich files are found for Stephanie Cohen; Van Deren Coke, Director of the George Eastman Company; Evelyn Daitz, Director of the Witkin Gallery; Henry DiSpirito; Walker Evans; the Fotofolio printing company; curator Henri Ghent; photographer Consuelo Kanaga and husband Wallace Putnam; Margot Starr Kernan; Lucy Lippard; Stanton Mac-Donald Wright; Sharon Arts Center; photographer Paul Strand; curator John Szarwarski; and photographer Jerry Uelsman.

The collection also documents the friendship between painter Minnie Evans and Starr, and Starr's business dealings on Evans' behalf. There is correspondence about and with Evans, several sound recordings of interviews conducted by Starr and others with Evans, many with transcripts, financial documents, publications about Evans including exhibition catalogs, clippings, journal articles and monographs, two posters, a scrapbook, and one sketch by Evans.

Printed material includes published articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings about Starr.

Photographic materials are extensive and include photographs and slides taken by Starr of friends, family, artwork by Minnie Evans, events, exhibition openings, world travels, and folk art, especially roadside. Prominent artists and art historians photographed include: photographers Maggie Sherwood, Naomi Savage, Barbara Morgan, Linda Connor, Aaron Siskind, Consuelo Kanaga, Faith Ringgold, and Walker Evans; sculptors Louise Kruger and Helene Brandt; feminist and art historian Pat Mainardi; and curators Henri Ghent and John Szarkowski. Starr's artistic photographic work is also represented, and includes two silver gelatin prints of Minnie Evans, and subject studies on hands, people, and nature, among others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical material, 1954-circa 1990 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, Speeches and Projects, 1933-1995 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Subject Files, circa 1939-1996 (8.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-10)

Series 4: Minnie Evans, 1962-1996 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 10-13, 23, OV 24)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1936-1995 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, 23)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1939-1993 (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-23, OV 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1903 as Cornelia Margaret Howell, Starr attended Wellesley College and graduated from Barnard in 1926. Also in 1926, she married Nathan Comfort Starr, an English professor, and, over the years the couple lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and New York City.

In 1963, at the age of 60, Starr received the first M.F.A. in photography granted by the University of Florida. Starr exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, including Magic Lantern (Photographer's Gallery, London, 1976), and the Strength of Women (Witken Gallery, 1991), and numerous shows featuring photographs of outsider art. Her "New Yorker" project became an exhibition in 2016. Her work is owned by several prominent museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography.

As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975.

Starr was an active member of professional organizations including the Photographic Historical Society of New York, Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., and the Museum of American Folk Art where she served on the Advisory Committee.

Nina Howell Starr died in 2000 in Connecticut at the age of 97.
Provenance:
The Nina Howell Starr papers were donated by Nina Howell Starr in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. 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:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
African American art  Search this
Folk art -- Photographs  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Citation:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.starnina
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dccd352c-b391-49d6-ae20-8b00e1e280d3
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Oral history interview with Benny Andrews

Interviewee:
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Benny Andrews conducted 1968 June 30, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Andrews remembers his childhood on a sharecropping farm in Georgia, difficulties he faced being light-skinned, and his struggle to get an education. He speaks of the role of the 4-H Club in his escape from that life and his attempts at painting using improvised materials. Andrews describes how he worked his way to college and joined the Air Force. He recalls passing himself off as white in certain situations, the insights into race relations he was able to gain that way, and his consciousness of being black as it affects his art. He notes the importance of other artists who encouraged him, and ends with a general characterization of his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Benny Andrews (1930-2006) was a painter and lecturer from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 12 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.andrew68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f7f76671-1213-4c4c-b9c4-877bbd56d04e
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-andrew68
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Oral history interview with John Carlis

Interviewee:
Carlis, John H., 1917-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
38 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 September
Scope and Contents:
Interview of John Carlis conducted 1968 September, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
John Carlis (1917-2003) was a painter and sculptor who worked in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carlis68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95c317841-9228-4637-bd8b-7eef5b3e13cc
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlis68
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Oral history interview with Vivian Browne

Interviewee:
Browne, Vivian E., 1929-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Vivian Browne conducted 1968 July 1, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Browne speaks of her family background and education; the development of her interest in art; reactions to her work; being a Black artist; printmaking; her work as a supervisor to art instructors in public schools; government support for the arts; her future plans.
Biographical / Historical:
Vivian E. Brown (1929-1993) was a painter and art administrator in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 50 min.
Transferred from original acetate tape reels.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.browne68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97ff30ccb-f853-4cfe-94c7-3e00718725d2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browne68
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Oral history interview with John W. Rhoden

Interviewee:
Rhoden, John (John W), 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 21
Scope and Contents:
Interview of John W. Rhoden conducted 1968 July 21, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
John W. Rhoden (1918-2001) was a sculptor from Brooklyn, N.Y. Rhoden attended Talladege College, Alabama, School of Painting and Sculpture at Columbia Univ., and the American Academy in Rome. Studied under William Zorach.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rhoden68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9926b705e-c884-4588-b036-056414c6ce2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rhoden68
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Oral history interview with Thomas A. Sills

Interviewee:
Sills, Thomas, 1914-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 13
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Thomas A. Sills conducted 1968 July 13, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas A. Sills (1914-2000) was a painter in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 1 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 others.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sills68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95669481d-d0b1-4301-bd12-af3170443dc7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sills68
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Oral history interview with Norman Lewis

Interviewee:
Lewis, Norman, 1909-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Norman Lewis conducted 1968 July 14, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Norman Lewis (1909-1979) was a painter and instructor from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lewis68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f692696e-89d4-424e-9fdf-eb3757207e14
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-lewis68
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Oral history interview with Calvin Douglass

Interviewee:
Douglass, Calvin, b. 1931  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
38 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 24
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Calvin Douglass conducted 1968 July 24, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Calvin Douglass (1931- ) was a painter in New York, New York. Douglass currently resides in Mils, Florida.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 31 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 others.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dougla68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94f970b93-98bc-49fe-bd94-af7697e66b4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dougla68

Oral history interview with Ernest Crichlow

Interviewee:
Crichlow, Ernest, 1914-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ernest Crichlow conducted 1968 July 20, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art in Brooklyn, New York.
Crichlow discusses his childhood in Brooklyn as the son of immigrants from Barbados, the ethnic mix of his community, and visiting black artists in Harlem. He speaks of meeting other black artists on the WPA and their efforts to get work during the Depression. Crichlow describes the intentions of his art and his interest in black subject matter, discrimination in the art world, and the political climate of the time.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernest T. Crichlow (1914-2005) was a painter from Brooklyn, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 11 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 others. Funding for the interview was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.crichl68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99235051f-309e-4a5b-b655-0d838d74acd3
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-crichl68
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Oral history interview with Avel De Knight

Interviewee:
De Knight, Avel, 1921-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
43 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Avel De Knight conducted 1968, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Avel C. de Knight (1921-1995) was an African American painter, educator, and art critic. His birth dates are also cited as 1923, 1925, 1931, and 1933. Born in New York to parents from Barbados and Puerto Rico, he attended Pratt Institute before serving in a segregated United States Army unit in World War II. After the war, he studied at the École de Beaux-Arts, the Grand Chaumière, and the Académie Julian in Paris under the G.I. Bill. He returned to the United States in 1956 and in 1957 began reviewing New York exhibitions for France-Amérique. He also taught at the Art Students League and later at the National Academy School of Fine Arts. De Knight was an Academician of the National Academy of Design and his works are held in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the University of Richmond Museums.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 49 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 others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.deknig68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933f0925f-96dd-4a32-8e6c-cfc714269786
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Oral history interview with Melvin Edwards

Interviewee:
Edwards, Melvin, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
72 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 August 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Melvin Edwards conducted 1968 August 10, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Melvin Edwards (1937-) is a sculptor in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 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 others.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.edward68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d56b1c60-7ed4-4da6-9f89-e93ec4a1f9d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-edward68

Oral history interview with Romare Bearden

Interviewee:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Names:
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Romare Bearden conducted 1968 June 29, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Bearden speaks of his childhood in New York; the development of his artistic interests and ability; studying with George Grosz; his transition from cartoonist to painter; his first gallery show in Washington, D.C.; the influence of the Dutch masters; reactions to his work; his interest in gypsy culture; his travels; being a black artist; his work methods; and his future plans. He recalls the artist Carl Holty.
Biographical / Historical:
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) was painter from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 15 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bearde68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3b8e004-55a2-44f2-bee2-e2fc703bbb30
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bearde68
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Oral history interview with Vivian Browne, 1968 July 1

Interviewee:
Browne, Vivian E., 1929-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Vivian Browne, 1968 July 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212248
AAA_collcode_browne68
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212248
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Oral history interview with John Carlis, 1968 September

Interviewee:
Carlis, John H., 1917-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Carlis, 1968 September. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212577
AAA_collcode_carlis68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212577
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Oral history interview with Ernest Crichlow, 1968 July 20

Interviewee:
Crichlow, Ernest T., 1914-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ernest Crichlow, 1968 July 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11459
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212603
AAA_collcode_crichl68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212603
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Oral history interview with Norman Lewis, 1968 July 14

Interviewee:
Lewis, Norman, 1909-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Norman Lewis, 1968 July 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11465
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212836
AAA_collcode_lewis68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212836
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Oral history interview with Romare Bearden, 1968 June 29

Interviewee:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Grosz, George  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Romare Bearden, 1968 June 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11481
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213757
AAA_collcode_bearde68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213757
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Oral history interview with Benny Andrews, 1968 June 30

Interviewee:
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Benny Andrews, 1968 June 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11455
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212510
AAA_collcode_andrew68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212510

Oral history interview with Calvin Douglass, 1968 July 24

Interviewee:
Douglass, Calvin, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Calvin Douglass, 1968 July 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12486
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212626
AAA_collcode_dougla68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212626

Oral history interview with Avel De Knight, 1968 July 22

Interviewee:
De Knight, Avel C., 1923-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Avel De Knight, 1968 July 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12265
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212628
AAA_collcode_deknig68
Theme:
African American
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212628

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