Found 27 collections related to African American artists

Troupe, Quincy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 635
83.51 linear feet (193 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 tubes); 3.51 gigabytes (575 computer files)
Quincy Troupe (born 1939) is a poet, author, and editor, perhaps best known for co-writing Miles: The Autobiography (1989) with the influential jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. His father, Quincy Trouppe, Sr., was an all-star... more
St. James reference guides
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 860
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
The St. James Guide to Black Artists, published in 1997, contains information on almost four hundred black artists from around the world. The St. James Guide to Black Artists collection consists of materials that were sent by the artists as... more
Higgins, Chester
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 866
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Chester Higgins (born 1946 in Lexington, Kentucky) has worked as a New York Times staff photographer since 1975 and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. Higgins is the author of several books... more
Walker, Reginald
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 945
0.88 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection consists of the personal papers and artwork of Reginald Walker, known for artists' books constructed using ancient techniques and decorated with various alphabets and symbols.
Morgan and Marvin Smith (Photographers)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 757
1.75 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Morgan and Marvin Smith papers document the careers of the Smith brothers as professional photographers, in the television and sound industry, and as needlework artists.
United States Committee for the First World Festival of Negro Arts
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 220
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The First World Festival of Negro Arts took place April 1-24, 1966, in Dakar, Senegal; it demonstrated the cultural ties between African nations and the rest of the world, and the impact of Black culture upon world culture. The records of the... more
Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 395
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Meta Warrick Fuller Papers consist of personal and professional papers, correspondence (1880s-1960s), subject files, estate papers, and diaries documenting aspects of the career of this important sculptor.
McElroy, Guy C.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 337
18.75 linear feet (45 boxes)
The Guy C. McElroy Papers provide information on his college education as he worked toward his goal of becoming an art historian, in addition to documenting the various positions he held in the museum and art history fields - particularly as guest... more
Fax, Elton C.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 40
Writings consisting of manuscripts for his book, GARVEY: THE STORY OF A PIONEER BLACK NATIONALIST; miscellaneous typescript essays and printed articles, 1946-1974; numerous examples of Fax's art such as magazine illustrations and book jackets,... more
Hewitt, John H., 1924-2000
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 612
2.08 linear feet (5 boxes)
John H. Hewitt was a writer, editor, instructor, and a collector of Black art. Born in 1924, in New York City, Hewitt attended Harvard College and New York University. He taught English at Morehouse College and he was a medical staff writer for... more
Neilson, Kenneth P.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 218
1.29 linear feet (4 boxes)
Kenneth P. Neilson is an educator, artist, composer, author, and founder of All Seasons Art, a multimedia production center which seeks to gain exposure for developing African American and Hispanic artists. The Hughes-Neilson music collection... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
16.79 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections (HAJMTC) were formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (one-three file folders per personality or event). The collections contain information dating from the... more
Scott, William E. (William Edouard), 1884-1964
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 172
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
William Edouard Scott was a muralist, portrait artist, illustrator, and painter. This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, diplomas, and certificates.
Delaney, Beauford, 1901-1979
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 59
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Beauford Delaney was a painter, specializing in portraits. The Beauford Delaney collection consists of correspondence with colleagues, friends, gallery owners, and family members, as well as printed material documenting Delaney's life in Paris.
Olugebefola, Ademola
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 500
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Artist, designer, educator, and businessman, the Ademola Olugebefola papers (additions) continue to document his various careers during the 1970s-2000s
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 74
.3 linear feet (1/2 box)
Incoming letters of a general nature, 1933-1972; an undated sketchbook; writings and notes; file on Alvin Hollingworth, artist/teacher; and a program.
Brown, Helen
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 520
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Helen Brown scrapbook contains programs and reviews of plays and concerts that took place in New York City between 1926 and 1941. Included are articles and reviews of musicians, singers, actors, writers, such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale... more
Christmas, June Jackson
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 787
9.25 linear feet (24 boxes)
June Jackson Christmas (born 1924) is a psychiatrist and mental health professional. Her papers mostly consist of material related to her various positions, including founder of Harlem Rehabilitation Center at Harlem Hospital, New York City... more
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Music Division | JPB 12-12
32.84 linear feet (79 boxes)
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization of more than 420,000 artists that protects the copyrights of its members. The ASCAP records represent a portion of the artists who joined the society from the... more
Wallace, Michele
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 739
11.21 linear feet (29 boxes)
Michele Wallace is best known for her first book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, which is considered the first collection of essays published by a black woman, and the first book published by a black... more
Delaney, Beauford, 1901-1979
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 217
24 items (1 folder)
The Beauford Delaney Letters (1958-1963) consist of 18 autograph letters from Delaney to his friend Lynn Stone in New York City, two letters to Stone from artist Charles Boggs, a handwritten draft with typewritten copy of a fundraising letter by... more
Chanticleer, Raven
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 881
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains files of biographical material; correspondence; articles written by and about Chanticleer; his fashion drawings; assorted programs from events in which he participated; material related to his role as the executive... more
Branner, Djola
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 868
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Djola Branner papers, 1983-2010, document his personal life and professional career as a writer, poet, dancer, choreographer, actor, and educator. The collection reflects how his identity and experiences as a gay Black man informed much of... more
Douglas, Aaron
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 308
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Born in Topeka, Kansas in 1898, Aaron Douglas became the most celebrated artist-illustrator to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. He attended the University of Nebraska (F.B.A.), Columbia University Teachers College (M.A.) and l'Academie... more
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
<2387> items (4.4 cubic ft., 20 boxes). <1032> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. <712> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. <26> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 36 x 29 cm. and smaller. <1> photographic print : col ; 26 x 21 cm. <575> negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. <41> transparencies : col ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller
The collection primarily documents people, places and events in Harlem from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s. The collection consists of studio and candid portraits of mainly African American personalities, Harlem residents, and fashion models;... more
Feelings, Tom
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 875
19.11 linear feet (42 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Tom Feelings was an internationally known artist, children's book illustrator, educator, and activist. The Tom Feelings papers consist mostly of materials related to his art and writing, both published and unpublished.
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Art and Artists
1287 items (20 boxes, 3.9 linear feet). 543 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 427 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 141 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. 21 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 49 x 32 cm. and smaller. 21 photographic prints : col ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. 29 photographic prints : col ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 70 stats : b&w ; 31 x 26 cm. and smaller. 11 photomechanical prints : b&w, one col ; 22 x 31 cm. and smaller. 9 photographic postcards : b&w, silver gelatin ; 15 x 11 cm. and smaller. 6 postcards : b&w and col ; 15 x 11 cm. and smaller. 2 instant camera photographs : b&w and col ; 11 x 9 cm. 4 slides : col ; 5 x 5 cm. 3 transparencies : col ; 13 x 18 cm. and smaller
Collection consists mainly of photographic and some photomechanical reproductions of American fine art and other visual artwork, created by or depicting peoples of African descent, from the 19th and 20th centuries. Also depicted are candid shots... more