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FESTAC, Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1979
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 6: Gallery and Exhibition Files / 6.1: Gallery and Institution Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw931c1d375-4a85-4847-ba0c-575f36565a86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref401

Folder 8 Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture: Lagos, Nigeria, 1974-1975

Container:
Box 51 of 287
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 321, National Museum of American Art. Office of Program Support, Records
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Records
Records / Series 14: Proposed or Canceled Exhibition Projects, 1954-1978 / Box 51
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0321-refidd1e9283

2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) (1977)

Collection Creator:
Cruz, Emilio, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that she may own, in the following material: Emilio Cruz's unpublished short stories, poems, plays, and novels.
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Collection Citation:
Emilio Cruz papers, 1961-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Emilio Cruz papers
Emilio Cruz papers / Series 5: Exhibition and Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw970ca647a-9914-41e1-9e41-e7c45423f715
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cruzemil-ref109

Arthur Monroe papers, circa 1940-2019

Creator:
Monroe, Arthur, 1935-2019  Search this
Monroe, Arthur, 1935-2019  Search this
Subject:
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Topic:
African American painters  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398600
AAA_collcode_monrarth
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398600

Festac National Art Exhibition and Nigerian national aspirations

Author:
Oloidi, Ola 1944-2020  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (2nd : 1977 : Lagos, Nigeria) Exhibitions  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Lagos
Date:
1978
20th century
Topic:
Art, Nigerian  Search this
Call number:
NX589.6.N5 S46 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_758455

Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005

Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Subject:
Howard University  Search this
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Organization of Black American Culture  Search this
Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art  Search this
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Black Arts movement  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16272
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)371336
AAA_collcode_donajeff
Theme:
African American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_371336
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Poster: "Festac '75"

Collector:
Irene Petty  Search this
Donor Name:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Length:
76.5 cm
Width:
51 cm
Culture:
Senegalese  Search this
Object Type:
Poster
Place:
Lagos (not certain), Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
7 Sep 2010
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2054366
USNM Number:
E432612-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36d0e466b-6635-46ce-9847-bcf38a69e8a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_10049467

FESTAC Records

Collection Creator:
Monroe, Arthur  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet (Boxes 6-11, 23)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1993
bulk 1974-1978
Scope and Contents:
The materials in this series are related to FESTAC, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. FESTAC was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria (January 15 to February 12, 1977). Arthur Monroe was the chairman of the of the Far West Region North Committee and helped organize numerous events and was a participant on other FESTAC committees and panels. He was also involved in organizing the First Statewide Conference of Black Artists, also known as FESTAC 1978. The records in this series include planning documents, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, registration forms, printed material, grant and funding material, financial records, workshop material, and a few photographs of FESTAC.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Monroe papers, circa 1940-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.monrarth, Series 4
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Arthur Monroe papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94eeb5a11-f6d6-4733-a5a7-ba35f1233b2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-monrarth-ref111

Opening of Meeting: African Exhibition Com. I

Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1972
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19626
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Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19626

FESTAC

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet (Boxes 7-10, OV 14)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1963-1981
Scope and Contents:
FESTAC, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from January 15 to February 12, 1977. Donaldson was an event organizer and chairman of the United States Zonal Committee and his extensive records include planning documents, correspondence, reports, records of eleven planning meetings, including minutes and notes and a sound recording related to the first meeting, copies of all event colloquiums, lists of participants, entry forms, and press materials. Also found are drafts of his "documemoir" detailing the event. Correspondence includes that between board members, and with the Director of International Coordination, Professor Chike Onwauchi. Also found are records documenting various grants and other funding sources for FESTAC.

Photographs document festival performers in all of the arts represented at FESTAC, including press photos of performers, as well as some photographs taken at festival events and meetings. Photographs by Hoyt Fuller include photos of Ossie Davis, Alioune Diop, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Katherine Dunham, Barbara Ann Teer, and Milton Martin.
Collection 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 and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.donajeff, Subseries 7.3
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Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 7: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c9c83ec7-6452-4754-a4e4-92e0c08e140a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref254

Jeff Donaldson papers

Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Names:
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art  Search this
Howard University -- Faculty  Search this
Organization of Black American Culture  Search this
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture  Search this
Extent:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Summary:
The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

Biographical material includes biographical summaries and resumes detailing Donaldson's career, and documents such as his birth certificate, veteran and education records, and passports.

The correspondence series includes 0.3 linear feet of letters to and from colleagues, friends, and educational and art organizations. This correspondence relates primarily to Donaldson's professional activities. Also found are one folder of letters each from Gwendolyn Brooks and Hoyt Fuller. The bulk of Donaldson's professional correspondence can be found in other series.

Interviews consist of transcripts and sound recordings of interviews conducted by Donaldson for research for his dissertation on the Harlem Renaissance, with more than forty artists including Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Bob Blackburn, Nancy Cox, Mildred Howard, Suzanne Jackson, Senga Nengudi, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, James Phillips, and Lamonte Westmoreland. This series also includes two transcripts of interviews with Donaldson.

Writings by Donaldson include articles, catalog essays, notes and draft excerpts from his dissertation, and draft lectures on TransAfrican art.

Artist files were compiled by Donaldson and relate to various projects including his dissertation, his teaching, and his involvement with FESTAC and other projects. Artists represented include Romare Bearden, John Howard, Jacob Lawrence, Archibald Motley, James Phillips, Hale Woodruff, and others. The files contain scattered correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, and photos of artists and artwork.

Exhibition files document Donaldson's involvement with the TransAfrican Art Invitational Exhibition (1997-1988) at the Orlando Museum of Art through correspondence and other planning documents, catalog essays, artist records, printed and digital material, and photographs. The series also documents solo and group exhibitions of Donaldson's artwork from 1980-2000, and includes correspondence, printed material, and photographs.

Professional files provide a rich and substantial record of Donaldson's leadership roles in the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA), the Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art (CONFABA), the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC). The records are particularly extensive for AfriCOBRA and FESTAC, and include correspondence, planning documents, financial records, meeting records, printed and digital material, and photographs. Additional professional files document Donaldson's involvement with other committees and conferences, including his role as guest editor for the International Review of African American Art.

Research files provide additional material related to Donaldson's dissertation and his teaching career. Of particular note is correspondence from the 1940s-1950s between the Harmon Foundation and the Department of Art at Howard University, as well as notes and a photograph of Harlem Renaissance artists outside 306 West 41st Street where Charles Alston taught art classes.

Teaching files document Donaldson's role as art department chairman and subsequently dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University, through correspondence and employment records. The files also include his lecture notebooks and other course documentation.

Personal business records document Donaldson's personal art collection, as well as appraisals, sales, and consignments of his own artwork. Printed material includes announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of Donaldson's artwork and the artwork of others, as well as news clippings compiled by him on subjects of interest, particularly African American artists and racial injustice.

Photographs are primarily slides of Donaldson's artwork produced from the 1950s to 2000, but also include some photos of Donaldson, including contact sheets and photographs of late career portraits, and photos of Donaldson with his wife, Arnicia. One set of photos documents a visit to Uganda in 1974, where Donaldson and his travel companions met with Idi Amin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1954-2004 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 1, OV 14)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1957-2004 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Interviews, 1959-1997 (1.7 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1963-2003 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1928-2003 (1.1 Linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, circa 1966-2000 (1.3 Linear feet; Boxes 4-6, 0.002 GB: ER01-ER02)

Series 7: Professional Files, 1960s-2005 (5.2 Linear feet; Boxes 6-11, OV 14, 0.001 GB; ER03)

Series 8: Research Files, 1930-2001 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 11)

Series 9: Teaching Files, 1961-2002 (0.6 Linear feet; Boxes 11-12)

Series 10: Personal Business Records, 1966-2001 (0.2 Linear feet; Box 12)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1918-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 12: Photographs and Personal Sound Recordings, 1956-2003 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004) was an African American artist and educator who worked in Chicago and Washington, D.C. He was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s and promoted the "TransAfrican" aesthetic.

Donaldson was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in studio art in 1954. He briefly served in the U.S. Army and taught art in a Chicago high school from 1957 to 1965. In 1963, he received his M.S. in Art Education from Illinois Institute of Technology, and taught at Northwestern University while pursuing his Ph.D. there. He received his Ph.D. in art history in 1974 with a dissertation on young African American artists working in Harlem during the 1930s. In 1970, Donaldson became director of the Howard University Art Gallery and chairman of the art department. From 1985 to 1998, he served first as associate dean and then dean of the Howard University, College of Fine Arts.

As a leading member of the Black Arts Movement, Donaldson co-founded the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) Visual Art Workshop which created the influential Wall of Respect mural in 1967 on the southside of Chicago. He also co-founded the AfriCOBRA artist collaborative in 1968 of which he was a lifelong member. Donaldson promoted the TransAfrican art aesthetic through his leadership role in FESTAC, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977. He was guest editor for a TransAfrican focused issue of the International Review of African American Art which coincided with the TransAfrican Art Invitation Exhibition he curated at the Orlando Museum of Art in 1997.

Donaldson also worked as a professional painter, exhibiting in over a hundred and fifty group and solo exhibitions, and wrote critical essays for several arts publications. He regularly served as an exhibition juror, conference presenter, and served on advisory committees and as a board member for many arts and African American organizations.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by Jameela Donaldson, Jeff Donaldson's daughter.
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 and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies 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:
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Black Arts movement  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.donajeff
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9753db942-7bed-4dd4-b72a-1d16d1297e25
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-donajeff
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Smith, Vincent

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1976
Collection 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 and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 5: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a5bbc84-bbda-4767-a018-51f9077a8409
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref131
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Woodruff, Hale

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1980
Collection 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 and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 5: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91adf378f-6462-4f86-a23b-a0dbdc80d263
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref141
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Biographical Summaries and Resumes

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990s-circa 2001
Collection 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 and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c690233e-0988-4d6c-8143-c8701b6e3aee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref956
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Smith, Vincent

Collection Creator:
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1993, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers, 1816, 1914-2008, bulk 1973-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw900dc0422-b163-4cda-94f1-ab942f3ebcd5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lawrjaco-ref199
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Arthur Monroe papers

Creator:
Monroe, Arthur  Search this
Names:
Oakland Museum  Search this
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture  Search this
Extent:
22.6 Linear feet
6.36 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1940-2019
Summary:
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter, arts administrator and educator Arthur Monroe measure 22.6 linear feet and 6.3 gigabytes and date from circa 1940 to 2019. Monroe was the registrar at the Oakland Museum and American Studies professor at University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University. This collection documents his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, FESTAC records, professional files, research files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter, arts administrator and educator Arthur Monroe measure 22.6 linear feet and 6.3 gigabytes and date from circa 1949 to 2019. Monroe was the registrar at the Oakland Museum and American Studies professor at University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University. This collection documents his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, FESTAC records, professional files, research files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970-circa 2013 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1971-cira 2015 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Writings, 1974-circa 2019 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-6)

Series 4: FESTAC Records, 1973-1993, bulk 1974-1978 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 6-11, 23)

Series 5: Professional Files, 1957-2019 (4 linear feet; Boxes 11-15)

Series 6: Research Files, 1951-2010 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 15-19, 23)

Series 7: Teaching Files, 1970-circa 2010 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1955-2014 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 20-21, 24)

Series 9: Photographic Material, circa 1940-circa 2019 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 21-22)
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Monroe (1935-2019) was an African American abstract expressionist painter, arts administrator, and educator in Oakland, California. Monroe was the Chief Registrar at the Oakland Museum for over 30 years and also taught African American Studies as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University. Arthur Monroe was the Chair of the Far West Region North Committee for FESTAC (1977), also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, as well as an organizer for the First Statewide Conference of Black Artists held in 1978.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Arthur Monroe as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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 -- Oakland  Search this
Educators -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Arts administrators -- California  Search this
Topic:
African American painters  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Arthur Monroe papers, circa 1940-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.monrarth
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Arthur Monroe papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98ed18ada-836d-488b-9ef8-d027e1a92751
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-monrarth

Festac '77 : African architectural technology exhibition / [David Aradeon] ; sponsored by the International Secretariat, 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture

Author:
Aradeon, David  Search this
International Secretariat:
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (2nd : 1977 : Lagos, Nigeria)  Search this
Physical description:
10, [28] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa
Date:
1977
[1977]
Topic:
Architecture, Tropical  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA2542.T7 A7X 1977
NA2542.T7A7X 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_321649

Festan, Festac, Panaf par Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch

Author:
Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
2013
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Call number:
GT3930 .C59 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117996

Festac '77 : the work of the artists from the United Kingdom and Ireland

Author:
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (2nd : 1977 : Lagos, Nigeria)  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Nigeria
Lagos
Date:
1977
[1977?]
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Artists, Black  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
Call number:
N6768 .F418 1977
N6768.F418 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400330

Dak'Art and black cultural politics in the 20th century / Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi

Author:
Nzewi, Ugochukwu-Smooth C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (1st : 1956 : Paris, France)  Search this
Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (2nd : 1959 : Rome, Italy)  Search this
International Congress of African Culture (1st : 1962 : Salisbury, Rhodesia)  Search this
World Festival of Negro Arts (1st : 1966 : Dakar, Senegal)  Search this
World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (2nd : 1977 : Lagos, Nigeria)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2013
Topic:
Pan-Africanism--History  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65 .N94 2013a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1030061

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