- Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962
- Call number
- Sc MG 731
- Physical description
- 1.2 linear feet (1/2 archival boxes, 1 flat box)
- Preferred Citation
- Augusta Savage papers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, 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.
Augusta Savage (1892-1962) was a Harlem Renaissance sculptor and the first director of the Harlem Community Art Center. Arriving in New York in 1921, Savage graduated from Cooper Union and received fellowships to study in France. Her works include The Harp - commissioned for the 1939 World. The collection includes press clippings about her sculpting career, manuscripts from her retirement period and some posthumous correspondence. The press clippings were contained in a scrapbook and document Savage.
Source of acquisition
Gift, Lorriane Lucas, Avril, 2004
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