Letters from Hugh Samson to Clyde Hart regarding sculptor Augusta Savage, written in response to Hart's query in the New York Times for information for a proposed biography on Savage (never realized). Samson recalls his friendship with Savage in New York in the late 1930s; her experiences as a Black woman artist and the racism she encountered; her studio in Harlem; and her eventual decline into obscurity.
Biographical / Historical:
Hugh Samson (d. circa 1990) was friends with Augusta Savage. He lived in San Francisco, California.
Augusta Savage (1892-1962) was an African American sculptor known for her association with the Harlem Renaissance.
Donated 1996 by Lawson Rosenberg, Hugh Samson's longtime roommate.
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