An interview with Evangeline J. Montgomery conducted 2021 June 15-December 7, by Claude L. Elliott for the Archives of American Art, at Montgomery's home at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD.
Biographical / Historical:
Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery (1930- ) is an African American artist, curator, and arts administrator in California and Washington, D.C. Montgomery has advocated for racial justice and public equity across media. She is especially known for her metallurgical works and abstract lithographs as well as her work with the US State Department to foster arts education domestically and abroad.
The Archives also holds the papers of Evangeline J. Montgomery.
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.
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Alphabetical and location indexes of commissions; photographs of commissions, Samuel Yellin and the shop; correspondence and commendations from architects, 1909-1923; photograph albums; and ca. 4,000 drawings and sketches of designs.
Reels 3595-3601: indexes of commissions which are filed both alphabetically and by location; photographs of commissions filed alphabetically by subject including gates, grilles, lighting fixtures, and commisisions for banks such as the Central Savings Bank, New York City; photographs of Yellin and the shop; a small amount of correspondence; 9 photograph albums; and writings by and about Yellin.
Reels 3913-3917: 4,121 drawings and sketches of bank screens, fireplace equipment, doors, hinges, light fixtures, railngs, grilles, and presentation boards (oversized drawings were not filmed). Preliminary sketches received an "x" number. When the commission was won, the "x" was crossed out and the drawing was given a "j" (job) number. This number appears in the cros reference index on reels 3595-3601.
Lent for microfilming in 1985 and 1986 by Samuel Yellin Metalworkers through Harvey Z. Yellin, son of Samuel.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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