The papers of African American artist Joyce Scott measure 7.0 linear feet and date from 1954-2014. Included is printed material regarding Scott; biographical material including school records; project and gallery files; illustrated journals; postcards written to Scott (many of wihich were used as source material for works of art); business cards; writings by Scott including poetry and her master's thesis, Time Against a Season, July 16, 1971; two photograph albums containing images of Scott and her works of art; a sketchbook; and over 30 VHS tapes, cassettes and a CD of interviews and performances by Scott.
Biographical / Historical:
Joyce Scott is an African American sculptor, quilter, bead-worker and performance artist in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Joyce Scott papers were donated in 2019 by Joyce Scott as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.