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Marley, Bob

Collection Producer:
Haizlip, Ellis B., 1929-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Medical documents, financial materials and some correspondence in Career series are restricted. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ellis B. Haizlip papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Ellis B. Haizlip papers, Anacostia Communityh Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Doris Sanders.
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Ellis B. Haizlip Papers
Ellis B. Haizlip Papers / Series 2: Career / 2.3: Productions / Tributes
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-005-ref672

John Outterbridge and Bob Marley

Photographer:
Middlebrook, Willie Robert  Search this
Middlebrook, Willie Robert  Search this
Subject:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Outterbridge, John Wilfred  Search this
Watts Towers Art Center  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1981
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10020
See more items in:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10020

John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997

Creator:
Outterbridge, John Wilfred, 1933-2020  Search this
Outterbridge, John Wilfred, 1933-2020  Search this
Subject:
Simone, Nina  Search this
Otis, Johnny  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Hines, Gregory  Search this
White, Charles  Search this
Bradley, Tom  Search this
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Watts Towers Art Center  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Towers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6097
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216289
AAA_collcode_outtjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216289
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John Outterbridge papers

Creator:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-2020  Search this
Names:
Watts Towers Art Center  Search this
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Bradley, Tom, 1917-  Search this
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Otis, Johnny, 1921-  Search this
Simone, Nina, 1933-2003  Search this
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Extent:
4.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Date:
1953-1997
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.

Biographical material includes life documents, awards, interview transcripts, a few sketches, teaching certificates, and a motion picture film reel entitled John Outterbridge: Black Artist.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to John Outterbridge from family, artists, colleagues, museums, and universities. Notable correspondents include Maya Angelou, Johnny Otis, and Charles White.

Writings include teaching notes, an artist statement, nine typescript essays by Outterbridge, as well as papers written by students, and poems by various artists.

Professional and project files document Outterbridge's involvement in conferences, symposiums, membership records, and fellowships. There are grant and job applications, contracts, correspondence, project plans, and administrative records. There is documentation of the Metro Art for Rail Transit project and of his work as director of the Communicative Arts Academy. Outterbridge's directorship of the Watts Towers Arts Center (WTAC) are arranged in a separate series; files document administration, annual programs and events, and special projects.

Exhibition files are found for several exhibitions in which Outterbridge participated in the mid-1990s. Printed material includes clippings about John Outterbridge and the Watts Towers Arts Center, exhibition catalogs, announcements, books, and magazines.

There is one scrapbook that contains clippings, award certificates, and photographs of the Watts Towers Arts Center events. There are photographs of Johnny Otis, Nina Simone, and L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley.

Photographs are of John Outterbridge and his artwork, studio, family, friends, and events. Among those depicted in the photographs are Bob Marley and Gregory Hines.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1953-1997 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1, OV 6, FC 9)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-1997 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 7)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1980-1996 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Professional and Project Files, circa 1970-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, OV 8)

Series 5: Watts Towers Arts Center, 1976-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1992-1996 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1968-1997 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 8: Scrapbook, 1968-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 9: Photographs, 1953-1995 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4-5)
Biographical / Historical:
John Outterbridge is an African American painter, sculptor and arts administrator in Los Angeles, California.

John Wilfred Outterbridge was born in Greenville, North Carolina in 1933. He attended Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, North Carolina and studied engineering for one year before joining the U.S. Army in 1953. He served two years in Europe where he started painting street scenes in his spare time. His paintings were liked and his Captain found a studio space for him, where he painted murals and artwork in offices, clubs, and American schools.

Outterbridge decided that he needed a formal education in art and after his discharge from the Army in 1955, he relocated to Chicago and enrolled first in the Chicago Academy of Art, and later in the American Academy of Art. He became active in the Chicago art scene and opened a gallery with artists John Pinkney, Elliot Hunter, and Jose Williams. While attending school, he also worked for a graphic arts firm running errands and as a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver.

Outterbridge married his wife Beverly in 1960 and they moved to Los Angeles in 1963. He worked at a production studio for a while and got an offer from another studio to become its art director. After a few years, Outterbridge took two years off and began experimenting with with other medium, such as found objects and sculpture.

Outterbridge then took a job in the art installation department of the Pasadena Art Museum where he met artists such as Peter Alexander, Richard Serra, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol while helping with their exhibits. In addition to working on installations, Outterbridge taught sculpture classes at the museum and at several colleges such as Pasadena City College, Claremont College, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and University of California at Irvine.

From 1969-1975, Outterbridge was the director of the Compton Communicative Arts Academy. From 1975-1993, Outterbridge was the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, a focal point in Los Angesle for African American visual and theatrical arts and the sponsor of the Watts Towers Jazz Festival and Day of the Drum Festival. He retired in 1993 to dedicate more time to his art.

Outterbridge's art can be found at the California African American Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has received awards throughout his career including fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Getty Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He received an honorary doctorate from Otis College of Art and Design in 1994.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has an oral history interview with John Outterbridge conducted by Allen Bassing in 1973.

A copy of the film John Outterbridge: Black Artist is available in the Samella Lewis papers, in the Rose Library at Emory University.
Provenance:
The John Outterbridge papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by John Outterbridge in 1997.
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 with no duplicate access copy 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:
Painters -- California  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Towers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.outtjohn
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John Outterbridge papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-outtjohn
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A – R

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1868
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M809, Subseries 7.10
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Alabama, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 7: Letters Received
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m809-ref29
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Black creativity in Jamaica and its global influences, 1930-1987 / Bernard Steiner Ifekwe

Author:
Ifekwe, Bernard Steiner  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Garvey, Marcus 1887-1940  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Tosh, Peter  Search this
United Negro Improvement Association  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
2018
Topic:
Rastafari movement  Search this
Reggae musicians  Search this
Arts, Jamaican  Search this
Creative (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Call number:
NX164.B55 A78 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111976

Robert Marley, 1945-81 [Folder]

Alternate name:
Bob Marley  Search this
Additional name:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Nationality:
Jamaica  Search this
Place:
Jamaica
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Anacostia Community Museum
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_94379

Scandal Ska [sound recording]

Performer:
Gabbidon, Basil  Search this
Drumond, Don, reggae musician  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Dekker, Desmond  Search this
Cliff, Jimmy  Search this
Aitken, Laurel  Search this
Campbell, Cornell  Search this
Ranglin, Ernest  Search this
Millie 1974-  Search this
Beckford, Theophilus  Search this
Clark, Lloyd  Search this
Patrick, Kentrick  Search this
Alphonso, Roland  Search this
Roy  Search this
Skitter  Search this
King Edwards  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Ska (Music)  Search this
Local number:
Mango 9644
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_331623

Burnin' [sound recording]

Performer:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Wailers (Reggae group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1973
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Island 9256
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334548

Confrontation [sound recording]

Performer:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-2130
Tuff Gong
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342430

Rebel Music [sound recording]

Performer:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1986
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-2131
Island 9843
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342431

Burnin' [sound recording]

Performer:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Wailers (Reggae group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Rastafarians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1973
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
World music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Island 90031
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356018

Buffalo Soldier [sound recording]

Performer:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Wailers (Reggae group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1983
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
World music  Search this
Local number:
Island 99883
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359518

D'Angela Davis à Bob Marley : le cheveu, signe d'identité culturelle = From Angela Davis to Bob Marley : hair, a sign of cultural identity

Title:
From Angela Davis to Bib Marley : hair, a sign of cultural identity
Author:
Alemdjrodo, Kangni  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Angela Y (Angela Yvonne) 1944-  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
2003
Topic:
Hairstyles  Search this
Hairdressing of Blacks  Search this
Hairdressing of African Americans  Search this
Rastafarians  Search this
Call number:
GT2295.A35 P37 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807544

Catch a fire : the life of Bob Marley / Timothy White

Author:
White, Timothy 1952-2002  Search this
Subject:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 552 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1998
Topic:
Singers  Search this
Reggae musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082531

Before the legend : the rise of Bob Marley / Christopher John Farley

Author:
Farley, Christopher John  Search this
Subject:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Reggae musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800755

Bob Marley : songs of African redemption / Adebayo Ojo

Author:
Ojo, Adebayo  Search this
Subject:
Marley, Bob Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 169 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Place:
Africa
Date:
2000
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Reggae music--History and criticism  Search this
Liberty  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_716013

The Wailers : giving thanks and praise

Author:
Davies, Omar  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Marley, Bob  Search this
Wailer, Bunny  Search this
Tosh, Peter  Search this
Wailers (Reggae group)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
2004
Topic:
Reggae musicians  Search this
Reggae music  Search this
Call number:
F1861 .J277
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_757754

Bob Marley : spirit dancer / Bruce W. Talamon ; text by Roger Steffens ; foreword by Timothy White

Author:
Talamon, Bruce  Search this
Steffens, Roger  Search this
Subject:
Marley, Bob Portraits  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. ; 26 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Reggae musicians--Portraits  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604743

Soul sounds magazine. Vol. 6, no. 8-9, Sept.-Oct. 1973

Title:
Jackson Five
Soul sounds
Subject:
Womack, Bobby  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Hayes, Isaac  Search this
Jackson 5 (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Topic:
Soul music  Search this
Call number:
ML3537 .S68 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663714

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