Lois Mailou Jones papers, 1920-1998.

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Jones, Lois Mailou. Lois Mailou Jones papers, 1920-1998.

Lois Mailou Jones papers, 1920-1998.

Bulk of the materials document the professional life of Jones in the role of artistic mentor and Howard University faculty member.

ca. 80 linear ft.

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Archives of American Art

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From its founding to 1954 the Archives was headquartered at the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1960 the Archives moved its headquarters to New York but a branch office remained in Detroit. In 1963 an office was opened in Rome to collect the records of American artists' work in Italy. In 1970 the Archives became a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution and moved to Washington, D.C. Directors have included Edgar Preston Richardson, 1954-1964; William E. Woolfenden, 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, 1983...

Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968

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Sculptor. From the description of Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1938-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984149 Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a productive sculptor for over seventy years whose work may be divided into distinct phases. Early works beginning in the 1890's dealt with the grotesque followed by her growing interest in African-American themes and more realism. Later she focused on religious subjects. Portraiture and mythological figures were also the ...

Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012

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Elizabeth Catlett (b. Apr. 15, 1915, Washington, DC–d. Apr. 2, 2012, Cuernavaca, Mexico) was the granddaughter of freed slaves and a graduate of Howard University. She studied with artist Lois Mailou Jones and philosopher Alain Locke at Howard and also came to know artists James Herring, James Wells, and art historian James A. Porter. Catlett was a graduate student at the University of Iowa and studied drawing and painting with Grant Wood and sculpture with Harry Edward Stinson. Catlett graduat...

Angelou, Maya, 1928-2014

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Maya Angelou (b. Marguerite Annie Johnson, April 4, 1928, St. Louis, MO–d. May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, nightclub dancer and performer, c...

Jones, John Wesley, 1897-

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Dunham, Katherine

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Legendary dancer, choreographer and anthropologist Katherine Dunham was born June 22, 1909, to an African American father and French-Canadian mother who died when she was young. At an early age, Dunham became interested in dance. However, she did not seriously pursue a career in the profession until she was a student at the University of Chicago.During her studies, Dunham attended a lecture on anthropology, where she was introduced to the concept of dance as a cultural symbol. Intrigued by this ...

Porter, James F.

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Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980

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Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Hale Woodruff, 1968 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394232 Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Established one of the earliest art departments in a black college at Atlanta University during the 1930's. From the description of Hale Woodruff papers, 1927-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78813613 ...

Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955

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Matthew Alexander Henson (b. August 8, 1866, Nanjemoy, MD, – d. March 9, 1955, The Bronx, New York) was the first African-American Arctic explorer and an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly 23 years. Henson served as a navigator and craftsman, traded with Inuit and learned their language, and was known as Peary's "first man" for these arduous travels. During the 1909 expedition to Greenland, Henson accompanied Peary in the small party, including four Inuit men, ...

Senghor, Léopold Sédar, 1906-2001

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Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding, 1898?-1980

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Physician, administrator, and activist, of Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C.; b. 1898. From the description of Papers, 1910-1980. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70953364 Physician. From the description of Reminiscences of Dorothy Boulding Ferebee : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513781 ...

Clinton, Bill, 1946-

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Jones, Thomas Vreeland, 1874-1934

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Primus, Pearl

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Pierre-Noel, Louis V.

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Driskell, David C.

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David C. Driskell (1931-) is a painter and curator in Washington, D.C. Cynthia Mills (1947- ) is an art historian in Washington, D.C. From the description of Oral history interview with David Driskell, 2009 Mar.18-Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744437427 ...

Jones, Lois Mailou

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d. June 9, 1998. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122311085 African American woman artist, of Washington, D.C.; b. 1905. From the description of Lois Mailou Jones papers, 1943-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70949653 African American female visual artist, educator, scholar, and mentor; served as professor of art at the Howard Univ. College of Fine Arts from 1...

Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-....

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Jeff Donaldson is an African American artist, art historian, and critic who has helped to articulate the philosophy and aesthetics of the Black Arts Movement in the United States. Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a black college town, in 1937, Donaldson was three when his older brother started drawing. This encouraged him to start drawing cartoons and comic books as well.Donaldson's love of the arts continued, and upon enrolling in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, he established the school...

Cheek, James Edward

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Clinton, Hillary Rodham.

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The address, given on the 30th anniversary of the Comer School Development Program at the Yale School of Medicine, was part of a symposium titled Child Development: The Foundation of Education. The symposium celebrated the Comer School Development program, established in 1968 by Dr. James Comer to promote collaboration among parents, educators and the community. From the description of Address by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton commemorating the Comer School Development Program, Sc...

Jones, Caroline D.

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Wells, James Howard, 1932-....

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James H. Wells was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky from 1892 - 1895. Little else is known about the history of the collection, it was found in a sealed wooden box with "Wells Glass Negatives" written on the top. From the description of James H. Wells glass negatives, ca. 1904. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 213415091 ...

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Howard University. Dept. of Art.

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Benjamin, Tritobia H.

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