- Hardison, Inge, 1904-
- Call number
- Sc MG 204
- Physical description
- 2 folders
- Preferred Citation
- Black Academy of Arts and Letters files, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Born in Portsmouth, VA in 1904, Ruth Inge Hardison is a sculptor, photographer, actress and poet known for her series of cast iron busts of "Negro Giants in History," begun in 1963, and her sculptures of ordinary people, "Our Folks," launched in 1984. Hardison was a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, an African-American cultural organization founded in 1969 for the preservation and promotion of Black culture. The Inge Hardison small collection of Black Academy of Arts and Letters (BAAL) documents consists of letters to Hardison discussing organizational matters, her notes from committee meetings, copies of the BAAL Newsletter and printed matter relating to the Academy and the Newsletter.
Source of acquisitionHardison, Inge, 1988
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801