African American arts
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Russell Atkins collection
Collection — Box 1-6
Scope and contents This collection gives a glimpse into Atkins's life and work. The collection spans from 1935 until the late 1979. The bulk of the items date in from 1950 to 1979. The focus of the collection is correspondence related to the Free Lance Press and writings by Atkins. The items written by Atkins contain both typescripts and published materials. Included are anthologies where his works were published and printing paste-ups. Handwritten corrections are on some of these items. Also included are some...
Wayman A. Carver papers
Collection — Box 1-2, OS 1-6
Scope and contents Wayman A. Carver (b. 1905 d. 1967), jazz musician and music educator, achieved acclaim for his virtuosity and artistry as a flutist during his tenure from 1934-39 with Chick Webb and his Orchestra. In the series “Giants of Jazz” (International Musician April 1963), Leonard Feather credits Wayman Carver as being internationally recognized as the first and only jazz musician to play the flute during the decade of the 1930s.Wayman Carver, a graduate of...
Dates: 1927 - 2001
Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman memorial collection
Collection — Box 1-118, OS Box 4
Scope and contents The Cullen Jackman Memorial Collection (1881-1995) documents the artistic and creative nature of those of African descent.One interesting feature of this collection is the large number of original manuscripts, poetry and correspondence Harold Jackman managed to obtain. There are such jewels as an original handwritten poem by noted poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar along with an original draft of Giovionni's Room by literary great, James Baldwin. They knew Mr. Jackman...
Hoyt William Fuller collection
Collection — Box 1-65
Scope and contents The Hoyt William Fuller Collection documents his career from 1943-1981. Included in these papers are several autobiographies that together give an account of his childhood and youth. The collection follows his long association with the Bertha Krausner Literary Agency and includes an extensive collection of his short stories as well as those of aspiring writers and established writers, poets, historians and others.Mr. Fuller's association with Johnson Publishing Company from the...
Maud Cuney-Hare papers
Collection — Box 1-9
Scope and contents This is a small but notable collection that sheds light on the interests and achievements of an African American woman of rare musical and literary talent, Maud Cuney Hare. Her collection of songs include melodies and creole music originating from such places as Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Cuba. The music manuscripts, with beautiful lithographic drawings, date back as far as 1843. Also of interest are the programs to Cuney Hare's music and costume recitals and music talks. In...
Johnson Publishing Company clipping files collection
Fahamu Pecou papers
Collection — Box 1-4, OS 1-12
Scope and Contents The Fahamu Pecu papers span the years between 1980-2013 with the bulk of the materials dated from 2000- 2013. This small collection provides a glimpse into Pecou’s work as a visual artist and scholar. The collection contains three series that includes personal papers, professional papers, and audio/visual materials. The Personal Papers series primarily documents his academic work. The Professional Papers series, which is the largest series in the collection, contains Pecou’s professional...
Dates: 1980, 1994-2018, undated
T. Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection
Collection — Box 1-3
Scope and contents
The Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection contains sketches of his political cartoons drawn for the Atlanta Inquirer, some original artwork, articles and programs from exhibitions. Most of the works were created during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Dates: 1957, 1962, 1997, undated
Hale Woodruff collection
Collection — Box 1-3
Scope and contents Hale Aspacio Woodruff (b.1900-d.1980) was a renowned artist and educator. Although Woodruff never earned a formal degree he studied extensively, attending the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Chicago Art Institute; Academie Moderne and Academie Scandinave in Paris, France; Fog Art Museum of Harvard University; and he studied in Mexico with Diego Rivera. In 1926 Woodruff won the Harmon Foundation Bronze Award giving him national recognition. Soon thereafter he travelled...
Dates: 1930-1981; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1978