Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998

A Finding Aid to the Herbert Waide Hemphill Papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998, in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald

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Biographical Information

Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., (1929-1998) lived in New York city and was a prominent curator, historian, and collector of American folk art. Hemphill was one of the founding members of the Museum of American Folk Art, organized several large exhibitions of folk art, and co-authored Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artist.

Hemphill was born on January 21, 1929 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of businessman Herbert Waide Hemphill, Sr., and Emma Bryan Bradley Hemphill whose uncle, William Clark Bradley, was one of the owners of the Coca-Cola Company.

Hemphill was reared in his mother's home town of Columbus, Georgia, and attended Wynnton School. At the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and the Solebury School in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Hemphill's principle interests were in art and theater. In 1948, he spent a year studying fine arts at Bard College under Stefan Hirsch, a painter and folk art collector.

Hemphill developed his interest in collecting while accompanying his mother on her shopping forays searching for Dresden china. His first acquisition was a wooden duck decoy purchased when he was seven years old. His early collections were of glass bottles, marbles, stamps, and puzzle jugs. In 1949, Hemphill moved to Manhattan and began to focus on modern European and American art and African sculpture, but after 1956 he concentrated exclusively on 19th and early 20th century American folk art. He often discovered artists during his extensive travels, especially in the American South.

In 1961, Hemphill became one of the six founding trustees of the Museum of Early American Folk Art, later named the Museum of American Folk Art, in New York City. Between 1964 and 1973, he was the museum's first curator and curated many exhibitions, helping to promote awareness of work created by self-taught or visionary artists. He later served as Trustee Emeritus for many years.

Between 1974 and 1988, Hemphill loaned portions of his extensive personal collection to 24 museums nationwide and in 1976, the American Bicentennial Commission selected works from his collection for a goodwill tour of Japan. He was named guest curator at the Brooklyn Museum in 1976 and at the Abby Aldrich Folk Art Collection in 1980, and often appeared as guest lecturer at various universities, the Smithsonian Institution, and at the Library of Congress. In 1986, Hemphill donated more than 400 folk art works to the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum, resulting in a landmark exhibition Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection of the National Museum of American Art.

Hemphill's publications include books Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists, co-authored with Julia Weissman in 1974, Folk Sculpture USA for the Brooklyn Museum in 1976, and Found in New York's North Country: The Folk Art of a Region, co-authored with Varick A. Chittenden in 1982 for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute.

Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. died on May 8, 1998 in New York City.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of folk art collector and museum curator Herbert Waide Hemphill date from 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998, and measure 26.3 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, personal business records, files documenting his collecting, writings, art work, minutes of meetings, a scrapbook, printed material including exhibition and auction announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous artifacts. The collection also contains numerous photographs of Hemphill, family members, his residences, friends and colleagues, exhibitions, travel, and art work. Sound and video recordings include interviews of Hemphill.

Biographical material includes photocopies of Hemphill's birth certificate and passport, social security cards, and international health card, genealogical notes, an evaluation of his school work, membership cards, award certificates, address books, and an engagement calendar containing very brief annotations of his activities.

Correspondence documents Hemphill's affairs with miscellaneous museums and art institutions, discussing his presentation of lectures, exhibitions, and loans from his collection to organizations including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, the Folk Art Society of America, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum.

Hemphill's correspondence with friends and colleagues discuss collecting activities and pursuit of newly discovered folk art and artists. Many of the letters are from artists. Correspondents include Varick A. Crittenden, Michael D. Hall, A. Everette James, Daniel C. Prince, Neal A. Prince, and artists Rev. Maceptaw Bogun, Mary Borkowski, Tim Fowler, Joseph Victor Gatto, S. L. Jones, Gustav Klumpp, Roy Little, George Lopez, Kevin Orth, and Malcah Zeldis. There are also scattered letters from artists Miles Burkholder Carpenter, John W. Fancher, Rev. Howard Finster, William Hawkins, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Mr. Imagination, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Clayton Patterson, St. EOM, and Mose Tolliver. One letter from Stephanie and John Smither is etched on a bone.

Personal business records include both legal and financial documents. There are wills for Hemphill, his mother, and for his friend Neal A. Prince. The records also include leases, insurance records, contracts, grant proposals, loan agreements, deeds of gift, price lists, consignment records, tax records, and miscellaneous receipts. Cancelled checks relate to Hemphill's collecting interests and activities, and include payments to artists for their work. There are court papers documenting a lawsuit by Hemphill's landlord who was attempting to evict him.

Art work consists of a sketchbook by Roy Little, a set of hand-cut Japanese mask designs, a collage of Polaroid photographs taped to glass created by Rev. Howard Finster, a hand-made book by Nancy Josephson, and miscellaneous drawings, watercolors, and prints by various artists including Justin McCarthy, Inez Nathaniel, and Nellie Mae Rowe.

Notes and writings include card files of artists, extensive bibliographic card files, and scattered notes on artists including Miles Carpenter, Raymond Coins, Rev. Howard Finster, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Royal Robertson, Veronica Terrillion, Mose Tolliver, and Bill Traylor. Also found are lists of artists, patrons, and art work, miscellaneous notes, and minutes of meetings. Writings by Hemphill and others including Michael D. Hall, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, A. Everett James, and Julia Weissman, consist of reports, typescripts, and poems concerning a wide range of art-related topics and travel.

A scrapbook consists of unbound pages of clippings and newsletters about Hemphill, his collection, and exhibitions of folk art.

There is extensive additional printed material illustrating Hemphill's many interests. This series primarily consists of clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs for mainstream artists as well as folk artists. Also included are auction announcements and catalogs, announcements for festivals, press releases, and calendars of events. Numerous booklets, brochures, programs, menus, business cards, and novelty postcards concern a variety of topics including worldwide travel, the sale of art work, miscellaneous galleries, museums, organizations, conferences, schools, lectures, antiques and craft shops, films, publications, restaurants, household items, historical topics, and miscellaneous artists including Miles Carpenter, S. P. Dinsmoor, Lonnie Holley, Clementine Hunter, and Veronica Terrillion. There are also autographed copies of booklets The Black Swan and Other Poems by James Merrill, and The Blood of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson Flanagan. Novelty postcards range from photographs of Elvis Presley to cards with amusing captions or cartoon jokes. There is also sheet music by Charles Trenet. Miscellaneous printed material includes several eighteenth-century newspapers and a 1776 thirty shilling note from New Jersey.

Photographs are of Hemphill, family members, his residences, friends and colleagues including style editor Carrie Donovan, artist Rev. Howard Finster dancing at an exhibition opening, actress Alice Ghostley, Michael D. Hall, circus performers Vernon Goins and Tiny Hicks, Smithsonian curator Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Neal A. Prince, and Jim Spies. Photographs of exhibitions include stereographic views of the International Exhibition in Philadelphia and the Exposition Universelle in Paris, and photographs of Hemphill's donation of his collection and its subsequent exhibition at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum. Travel photographs include views of South Dakota, Texas, the American West, Japan, Mexico, and The Netherlands.

Numerous photographs of art work sometimes include images of the artists with their work including Bruce Brice, Raymond Coins, John W. Fancher, Rev. Howard Finster, Theora Hamblett, Bessie Harvey, William Hawkins, James Harold Jennings, John Jordan, Charles Lisk, Alexander Maldonado, St. EOM, Fred Smith, Edgar Tolson, Hubert Walters, and Purvis Young. Some photographs of unattributed art work has been arranged by the state in which it is located and includes a Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana, a Mummer's parade in Pennsylvania, Lucy the Elephant-shaped building in New Jersey, and Holy Ghost Park in Wisconsin. Other photographs of unattributed art work include works on paper, paintings, sculpture, signs, collages, needlework, glass, ceramics, and architecture.

Sound and video recordings include a cassette from Hemphill's phone answering machine that contains only Hemphill's message to callers, cassette recordings of interviews with and concerning Hemphill, artist St. EOM, painter Robert E. Smith discussing his work, and the tour narration for a Smithsonian exhibition Made With Passion. There are videotapes about Hemphill and about artists Gayleen Aiken, Miller and Bryant, and Malcah Zeldis, and miscellaneous African American artists. There is also a videotape of an American Museum of Natural History tour group arriving in a succession of villages in Melanesia and Papua New Guinea where they are greeted by the native people and given the opportunity to purchase their art work.

Artifacts consist of a scattered assemblage of three-dimensional objects including three wooden "fringe" pieces from cigar store figures, ceramic fragments from a sword handle, a lock of horse hair, and a hand-painted View Master viewer souvenir from the opening of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The View Master contains a disc of photographs of artists with their work including Vollis Simpson and Mary Frances Whitfield. Also included is a teacher's kit Little Adventures in Art containing four phonograph albums and four short film strips of slides showing art work in animal and bird forms.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 10 series; all series are arranged chronologically:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Coins, Raymond
  • Robertson, Royal
  • Terrillion, Veronica
  • Dinsmoor, Samuel Perry, 1843-1932
  • Holley, Lonnie
  • Hunter, Clementine
  • Donovan, Carrie
  • Ghostley, Alice,1926-2007
  • Goins, Vernon
  • Hicks, Tiny
  • Spies, Jim
  • Maldonado, Alexander Aramburo, 1901-1989
  • Brice, Bruce
  • Hamblett, Theora, 1895-1977
  • Harvey, Bessie, 1929-
  • Jennings, James Harold
  • Jordan, John
  • Lisk, Charles
  • Smith, Fred, 1886-1975
  • Tolson, Edgar, 1904-1984
  • Walters, Hubert
  • Young, Purvis, 1943-
  • Aiken, Gayleen
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art Collectors and collecting
  • Folk art Collectors and collecting
  • Art Economic aspects
  • Curators New York (State) New York

Types of Materials:

  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sketchbooks
  • Watercolors
  • Prints
  • Reports
  • Poems

Names:

  • Crittenden, Varick A.
  • Hall, Michael D., 1941-
  • James, A. Everette (Alton Everette), 1938-
  • Prince, Daniel C.
  • Prince, Neal A.
  • Bogun, Maceptaw, Rev.
  • Borkowski, Mary
  • Fowler, Tim
  • Jones, S. L. (Shields Landon), 1901-
  • Little, Roy
  • Lopez, George
  • Orth, Kevin, 1961-
  • Zeldis, Malcah
  • Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-
  • McCarthy, Justin, 1891-1977
  • Finster, Howard, 1916-
  • Gatto, Victor Joseph, 1893-1965
  • Klumpp, Gustave, 1902-1974
  • Fancher, John W.
  • Hawkins, William Lawrence, 1895-1990
  • Mr. Imagination, 1948-
  • O'Kelley, Mattie Lou
  • Patterson, Clayton
  • Tolliver, Mose, 1920-
  • Smither, John
  • Smither, Stephanie
  • Josephson, Nancy, 1955-
  • Nathaniel, Inez
  • Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982
  • Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe
  • Weissman, Julia
  • Merrill, James Ingram
  • Flanagan, Thos. J. (Thomas Jefferson), b. 1890
  • St. EOM, 1908-1986
  • Morgan, Gertrude
  • Smith, Robert E., 1926-
  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection
  • Folk Art Society of America
  • Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

Provenance

Herbert Waide Hemphill donated his papers in 5 installments between 1988 and 1996.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection received some processing shortly after it was donated in 1988 and prior to microfilming on reels 4026-4029. All accessions were merged, arranged, and described in accordance with archival standards by Jean Fitzgerald in March 2009.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Herbert Waide Hemphill papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

A portion of this collection is also available on 35mm microfilm reels 4026-4029 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm.

How to Cite this Collection

Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1997
(Box 1, 28; 12 folders)

Biographical material includes photocopies of Hemphill's birth certificate and passport, genealogical notes, an evaluation of his school work, membership cards, award certificates, address books, and an engagement calendar that contains very brief annotations of his activities.

Box Folder
1 1 Social Security Cards, International Health Card, Photocopies of Birth Certificate, and of Passport, undated
1 2 Genealogical Notes, undated
1 3 The Hinton Genealogy, with Authorities compiled by Mary Hilliard Hinton, undated
1 4 Lock of Leonora's Hair, 1916
1 5 Horoscope, 1930
1 6 Evaluation of Hemphill's School Work, 1949
1 7 Membership Cards and Certificates, 1969-1997, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 28)
1 8 Award Plaque, 1990
1 9 Award Certificate, 1991
1 10 Address Books, 1975-1989
1 11 Address Book, 1990-1995
1 12 Engagement Calendar, 1976
Box Folder
28 2 Oversized Membership Certificate for the New York State Historical Association, 1992
(from Box 1, Folder 7)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1998
(Boxes 1-5, 27- 28, OV 31; 4.0 linear feet)

Correspondence primarily consists of letters received from miscellaneous museums and art institutions including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, the Folk Art Society of America, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art, and from Hemphill's friends and colleagues including Varick A. Crittenden, Michael D. Hall, A. Everette James, Daniel C. Prince, Neal A. Prince, and artists Rev. Maceptaw Bogun, Mary Borkowski, Tim Fowler, Joseph Victor Gatto, S. L. Jones, Gustav Klumpp, Roy Little, George Lopez, Kevin Orth, and Malcah Zeldis. There are also scattered letters from artists Miles Burkholder Carpenter, John W. Fancher, Rev. Howard Finster, William Hawkins, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Mr. Imagination, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Clayton Patterson, St. EOM, and Mose Tolliver. One letter from Stephanie and John Smither is etched on a bone.

Box Folder
1 13-22 Correspondents With Unknown Surnames, undated
(10 folders; Oversized material housed in OV 31)
1 23 Correspondents With Surnames "A"- "B," undated
1 24 Correspondents With Surnames "C," undated
1 25 Correspondents With Surnames "D," undated
1 26 Correspondents With Surnames "E"-"F," undated
1 27 Correspondents With Surnames "G," undated
1 28 Correspondents With Surnames "H," undated
1 29 Letters Written by Herbert W. Hemphill, undated
1 30 Correspondents With Surnames "I"-"J," undated
1 31 Correspondents With Surnames "K," undated
1 32 Correspondents With Surnames "L," undated
1 33 Correspondents With Surnames "M," undated
1 34 Correspondents With Surnames "N"-"O," undated
1 35 Correspondents With Surnames "P," undated
1 36 Letters Written by Neal Prince, undated
1 37 Correspondents With Surnames "R," undated
1 38 Correspondents With Surnames "S," undated
1 39 Letters Written by St. EOM, undated
1 40 Correspondents With Surnames "T," undated
1 41 Correspondents With Surnames "U"-"W," undated
1 42 Correspondents With Surnames "Y"-"Z," undated
1 43-44 Correspondence, 1901
(2 folders)
1 45 Correspondence, 1905-1907
1 46 Correspondence, 1908
1 47 Correspondence, 1909
1 48 Correspondence, 1910
1 49 Correspondence, 1911
1 50 Correspondence, 1912
1 51 Correspondence, 1913-1914
1 52 Correspondence, 1915-1919
1 53 Correspondence, 1920-1929
1 54 Correspondence, 1934-1949
1 55 Correspondence, 1950-1951
1 56 Correspondence, 1952
1 57 Correspondence, 1953-1954
1 58 Correspondence, 1955-1956
1 59 Correspondence, 1957-1958
1 60 Correspondence, 1959
(Oversized material housed in OV 31)
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1960-1961
2 2 Correspondence, 1962-1965
2 3 Correspondence, 1966
2 4 Correspondence, 1967-1969
2 5 Correspondence, 1970
2 6 Correspondence, 1971
2 7-9 Correspondence, 1972
(3 folders)
2 10 Correspondence, 1973
2 11 Correspondence, 1974
2 12-18 Correspondence, 1975
(7 folders; Oversized material housed in Box 28)
2 19-22 Correspondence, 1976
(4 folders)
2 23-30 Correspondence, 1977
(8 folders)
2 31-43 Correspondence, 1978
(13 folders)
2 44-50 Correspondence, 1979
(7 folders)
2 51-57 Correspondence, 1980
(7 folders)
2 58-62 Correspondence, 1981
(5 folders)
2 63-65 Correspondence, 1982
(3 folders)
2 66-67 Correspondence, 1983
(2 folders)
2 68-71 Correspondence, 1984
(4 folders)
2 72-74 Correspondence, 1985
(3 folders; Oversized material housed in Box 28)
Box Folder
3 1-4 Correspondence, 1986
(4 folders)
3 5-8 Correspondence, 1987
(4 folders)
3 9-18 Correspondence, 1988
(10 folders)
3 19-23 Correspondence, 1989
(5 folders)
3 24-31 Correspondence, 1990
(8 folders)
3 32-46 Correspondence, 1991
(15 folders)
3 47-63 Correspondence, 1992
(17 folders)
3 64-71 Correspondence, 1993
(8 folders; Oversized material housed in Box 27)
Box Folder
4 1-10 Correspondence, 1993
(10 folders)
4 11-28 Correspondence, 1994
(18 folders)
4 29-57 Correspondence, 1995
(29 folders)
4 58-67 Correspondence, 1996
(10 folders)
Box Folder
5 1-12 Correspondence, 1996
(12 folders)
5 13-26 Correspondence, 1997
(14 folders)
5 27 Correspondence, 1998
Box
27 Letter from Stephanie and John Smither Etched onto a Bone, 1993
(from Box 3, Folder 69)
Box Folder
28 3 Thirty-eight Oversized Photographs of Exhibition Installation at Muzeum Etnograficzne w Krakowie, Poland, Enclosed in Letter, 1975
(from Box 2, Folder 12)
28 2 Invitation from Clayton Patterson, 1985
(from Box 2, Folder 74)
Box
OV 31 Oversized Letter from Isobel Written in Margin of Poster for "Caverne Sculptée XVIe Siècle, undated
(from Box 1 Folder 18)
OV 31 Oversized Christmas Greeting from Roy Little, 1959
(from Box 1, Folder 60)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1817-1997
(Box 5-7, 28; 2.0 linear feet)

Personal business records include nineteenth-century indenture papers for John Beaumont (possibly related to Hemphill), wills for Hemphill, his mother, and for his friend Neal A. Prince. There are also leases, insurance records, court documents, contracts, grant proposals, loan agreements, deeds of gift, price lists, consignment records, tax records, cancelled checks relating to Hemphill's collecting activities, and miscellaneous receipts.

Box Folder
5 28 Indenture Papers (Fragment) for John Beaumont, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 28)
5 29 Pension Records for Horace Rawdon, 1888-1907
5 30 Estate Records for Emma Bradley Hemphill, 1935-1975
5 31 Will for Neal A. Prince, 1956
5 32-36 Wills for Herbert W. Hemphill, 1974-1994
(5 folders)
5 37-41 Leases, 1956-1979
(5 folders)
5 42 Insurance Records, 1964-1991
5 43 Court Papers: Ernst Beadle vs. Hemphill, 1976-1977
5 44-45 Documents Concerning Lawsuit from Landlord, 1982-1986
(2 folders)
5 46 Contract of Employment with the Museum of American Folk Art, 1984
5 47 Contract for Writing Preface for Catalog West Coast Folk Art, 1984
5 48 Proposals for Reader's Digest, undated
5 49 Proposal for Exhibition "American Folk Art from the Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. Collection," undated
5 50 Grant Proposal for Exhibition at the Children's Museum, Indianapolis, 1976
5 51-53 Grant Proposal for Film Collector/Collected, 1978-1979
(3 folders)
5 54-55 Grant Proposal for Traveling Exhibition by St. Lawrence City History Association, 1979
(2 folders)
5 56 Proposal for Exhibition "Lo! Behold! Visionary Folk Art of the Eighties," 1988
5 57 Loan Agreements, undated
5 58 Loan Agreements, 1964-1974
5 59-62 Loan Agreements, 1975
(4 folders)
5 63 Loan Agreements, 1976
5 64-67 Loan Agreements, 1977
(4 folders)
5 68 Loan Agreements, 1978
5 69 Loan Agreements, 1979
5 70-72 Loan Agreements, 1980
(3 folders)
Box Folder
6 1 Loan Agreements, 1981
6 2 Loan Agreements, 1982-1984
6 3 Loan Agreements, 1985
6 4 Loan Agreements, 1986
6 5 Loan Agreements, 1987
6 6 Loan Agreements, 1988
6 7 Loan Agreements, 1990-1996
6 8-10 Miscellaneous Deeds of Gift, 1976-1996, undated
(3 folders)
6 11 Bill of Sale/Accession Form for Hemphill Collection from International Folk Art Foundation of Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1978
6 12 Accession Form for Hemphill Collection from National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1986-1987
6 13-18 Art Work Appraisal Reports, 1961-1990, undated
(6 folders)
6 19 Price Lists for Art Work, 1993-1995, undated
6 20-21 Photographs of Miscellaneous Art Work Marked with Prices, 1973-1995, undated
(2 folders)
6 22-23 Consignment Records, 1969-1996, undated
(2 folders)
6 24 Miscellaneous Honoraria, 1975-1985, undated
6 25 Records of Royalties, 1975
6 26-31 Income Tax Returns and Records, 1956-1989
(6 folders)
6 32 Occupancy Tax Records, 1974-1979
6 33-34 Miscellaneous Banking Records, 1966-1991, undated
(2 folders)
6 35 Cancelled Checks, 1961
6 36-37 Cancelled Checks, 1963
(2 folders)
6 38-41 Cancelled Checks, 1964
(4 folders)
6 42 Cancelled Checks, 1965
6 43-44 Cancelled Checks, 1966
(2 folders)
6 45 Cancelled Checks, 1967
6 46-47 Cancelled Checks, 1968
(2 folders)
6 48 Cancelled Checks, 1969
6 49-52 Cancelled Checks, 1970
(4 folders)
6 53-54 Cancelled Checks, 1971
(2 folders)
6 55-58 Cancelled Checks, 1972
(4 folders)
6 59-62 Cancelled Checks, 1973
(4 folders)
6 63-66 Cancelled Checks, 1974
(4 folders)
6 67-69 Cancelled Checks, 1975
(3 folders)
Box Folder
7 1-2 Cancelled Checks, 1976
(2 folders)
7 3 Cancelled Checks, 1977-1978
7 4 Cancelled Checks, 1979
7 5-7 Cancelled Checks, 1980
(3 folders)
7 8-9 Cancelled Checks, 1981
(2 folders)
7 10 Cancelled Checks, 1982
7 11 Cancelled Checks, 1983
7 12 Cancelled Checks, 1984
7 13 Cancelled Checks, 1985
7 14 Cancelled Checks, 1986
7 15-29 Receipts for Purchase of Art Work, 1954-1997, undated
(15 folders)
7 30-31 Receipts for Conservation and Framing, 1968-1993, undated
(2 folders)
7 32 Receipts for Photographic Work and Supplies, 1972-1984, undated
7 33 Receipts for Shipping and Storage, 1973-1994, undated
7 34-38 Miscellaneous Travel Receipts, 1970-1997, undated
(5 folders)
7 39-40 Miscellaneous Receipts, 1958-1997, undated
(2 folders)
Box Folder
28 39-40 Oversized Indenture Document between Jane Vernon and Joseph Gibbons, 1817
(from Box 5, Folder 28)

Series 4: Artwork, 1911-1997
(Box 7, 32; 0.4 linear feet)

Art work consists of a sketchbook by Roy Little, a set of hand-cut Japanese mask designs, a collage of Polaroid photographs created by Rev. Howard Finster, a hand-made book by Nancy Josephson, and miscellaneous drawings, watercolors, and prints by various artists including Justin McCarthy, Inez Nathaniel, and Nellie Mae Rowe.

Box Folder
7 41 Art Work for Hemphill's Business Card, undated
7 42 Drawing for Hemphill Catalog by Unidentified Artist, undated
7 43 Drawing of Hemphill Signed "Picasso II," undated
7 44-45 Drawings by Unidentified Artists, undated
(2 folders)
7 46 Fragment of a Watercolor by Unidentified Artist, undated
7 47 Block Prints by Unidentified Artists, undated
7 48-53 Japanese Cut-Out Faces, undated
(6 folders)
7 54 Collage by Rev. Howard Finster and Drawing by L. Hall, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 32)
7 55 Drawing by Michael D. Hall, undated
7 56 Drawings by Justin McCarthy, undated
7 57 Etching by Henry W. Mitchell, undated
7 58 Drawing by Inez Nathaniel, undated
7 59 Drawing by Nellie Mae Rowe, undated
7 60 Etching by Robert Confils, 1911
7 61 Drawing of Prof. Harry Clemons by Unidentified Artist, 1947
7 62 Watercolor Drawing Signed "M. F. E.," 1949
7 63 Sketchbook by Roy Little, 1951
7 64 Drawing Signed "Roy," 1957
7 65 Drawing Signed "Marco," 1960
7 66 Drawings by Conrad LaFrance, 1990
7 67 Drawing by Harold William Crowell, 1992
7 68 Hand-Made Book The Court of the Seven Sisters by Nancy Josephson, 1997
Box
OV 32 Oversized Collage by Rev. Howard Finster, undated
(from Box 7, Folder 54)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1938-1996
(Box 7-10, 28; 2.5 linear feet)

Notes and writings include a card files of artists and notes on many folk artists including Miles Carpenter, Raymond Coins, Rev. Howard Finster, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Royal Robertson, Veronica Terrillion, Mose Tolliver, and Bill Traylor. Also found are lists of artists, patrons, and art work, miscellaneous notes, minutes of meetings, reports and numerous typescript essays on art, folk art, and cultural history written by Hemphill and others including Michael D. Hall, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, A. Everett James, and Julia Weissman.

Box Folder
7 69-70 Card File of Artists, undated
(2 folders)
7 71 Notes on Unidentified Artists, undated
7 72 Notes, George Aghassian, 1986, undated
7 73 Notes, Leroy Almon; David Michael Ambrose; Louis Bertrand, 1993, undated
7 74 Notes, M. S. Brown; Bert Bucklin; David Butler, undated
7 75 Notes, Miles Carpenter, 1981-1984, undated
7 76 Notes, Raymond Coins; Jane Hancock Cummings; Dr. Thomas Davis, undated
7 77 Notes, Marguerite Doernbach; Sam Doyle; William Edmondson, 1993, undated
7 78 Notes, John Ehn, 1983-1986, undated
7 79 Notes, Rev. Howard Finster, 1985
7 80 Notes, John Folinsbee, Anthony Frudakis, Romano Gabriel, Adelaide Lawson Gaylor, undated
7 81 Notes, Gary Giberson; Paul Glassman; Esther Hamerman, undated
Box Folder
8 1 Notes, James Hampton; John Harrison, undated
8 2 Notes, Rick Hearn; Marilyn Keating, 1992, undated
8 3 Notes, Simon Klippenstein; Gustav Klumpp, undated
8 4 Notes, Nancy Berger Kraemer; Pierre Joseph Landry; J. L. M.; Eluid L. Martinez, 1994-1995, undated
8 5 Notes, Nathaniel Mayhew; Edgar Alexander McKillop; Miller and Bryant, 1989, undated
8 6 Notes, J. B. Murry; Tom Neugebauer, undated
8 7 Notes, James Henry Norman, undated
8 8 Notes, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, 1977
8 9-11 Notes, John Peernock, 1991-1993, undated
(3 folders)
8 12 Notes, Guido Polo; Lamont Pry; Matteo Radoslovich, undated
8 13 Notes, Royal Robertson; Joseph Sleep; Stark, undated
8 14 Notes, Michael Suter; Rev. Johnnie S. Swearingen; Veronica Terrillion; Mose Tolliver, 1996, undated
8 15 Notes, Bill Traylor; C. Wilhelm; Ben Wilson; Anton Zelenich, 1997, undated
8 16-17 Lists of Artists and Patrons, 1962-1996, undated
(2 folders)
8 18-19 Lists of Names Connected with Folk Art and the Smithsonian Institution, 1988, undated
(2 folders)
8 20 Master Folk Art List, 1989
8 21 Lists of Art Work, undated
8 22-27 Notes on Individual Art Works, undated
(6 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 28)
8 28 Caption Cards for Art Work, 1966-1987, undated
8 29 Miscellaneous Lecture Notes, undated
8 30 Notes from Seminar on Patroon Paintings, undated
8 31 Notes on Folk Art Expedition Deck of Computer Cards, undated
8 32-35 Science Class Notes with Drawings by Hemphill, 1945
(4 folders)
8 36 Director's Annual Report for Museum of American Folk Art, 1966
8 37 Report from Advisory Board Meeting of Community Environments, Inc., 1978
8 38 Notes from Board of Director's Meeting at Community Environments, Inc., 1979
8 39 Library of Congress Folk Archive Reference Aid, 1988
8 40-41 Minutes of Meetings at Museum of American Folk Art, 1988-1996
(2 folders)
8 42 Notes from Symposium "Cult, Culture, and Consumers: Collecting the Work of Self-Taught Artists in Twentieth-Century America," 1991
8 43 Bibliography Card File 1, undated
8 44 Bibliography Card File 2, undated
Box Folder
9 1-4 Draft Bibliography, 1996
(4 folders)
9 5-8 Hemphill Bibliography, 1996
(4 folders)
9 9 Miscellaneous Bibliographies, 1986, undated
9 10 Report on Long Range Plan for Noyes Museum, 1992
9 11 Notes from Seventh Annual New York State Folk Arts Roundtable, 1992
9 12-17 Notes from Board/Staff Retreat of Museum of American Folk Art, 1992
(6 folders)
9 18 Notes Concerning Long-Range Plan of Museum of American Folk Art, 1993
9 19 Report on Accomplishments of Development Department of Museum of American Folk Art, 1994
9 20-22 Notes from Board Meeting and Retreat of Museum of American Folk Art, 1994
(3 folders)
9 23 Miscellaneous Addresses, undated
9 24 Medical Notes, undated
9 25 Miscellaneous Notes on the Theater, undated
9 26 Miscellaneous Notes: Notebooks, undated
9 27-29 Miscellaneous Notes, 1969-1973, undated
(3 folders)
9 30 Typescript on Origins of Naïve Painters by Hemphill, undated
9 31 Manuscript "Art of the People, for the People, by the People," by Hemphill, undated
9 32 Manuscript on Traditional and Non-Traditional Folk Art, by Hemphill, undated
9 33 Manuscript on Various Folk Artists, by Hemphill, undated
9 34 Typescript "Prospectus for a Book on Folk Art of the American Presidency," by Hemphill, undated
9 35 Manuscript on the Desire to Collect, by Hemphill, undated
9 36 Typescript "How to Buy folk Art," by Hemphill, undated
9 37 Hand-Written Answers to a History Exam, by Hemphill, 1947
9 38 Typescript "The Artist Self-Taught," by Hemphill, 1972
9 39 Typescript "Definition of Occult," by Hemphill and Julia Weissman, 1973
9 40 Typescript "Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists," by Hemphill and Julia Weissman, 1974
9 41 Typescript "Commentary on Georgia folk Art," by Hemphill, 1976
9 42-43 Miscellaneous Writings by Hemphill, undated
(2 folders)
9 44 Typescript "Art and Psychopathology," by Unidentified Author, undated
9 45 Typescript on Artists James and John Bard, by Unidentified Author, undated
9 46 Typescript for Exhibition Getting Dressed: Fashionable Appearance, 1750-1800 at National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, by Unidentified Author, undated
9 47 Typescript "Ted Gordon," by Unidentified Author, undated
9 48 Typescript "Michael Hall: Construction, Not Constructivism," by Unidentified Author, undated
9 49 Typescript "History of the National Museum of American Art," by Unidentified Author, undated
9 50 Typescript "Ed Martin" (St. EOM), by Unidentified Author, undated
9 51 Typescript "On Collecting Art and Culture," by Unidentified Author, undated
9 52 Typescript for Exhibition Outsider Art, by Unidentified Author, undated
9 53 Typescript on Lamont Alfred Pry, by Unidentified Author, undated
9 54 Transcript of Speeches from an Award Ceremony for Malcah Zeldis, undated
9 55 Typescript "The Folk Pottery of Georgia," by Dr. John A. Burrison, undated
9 56 Typescript "The Twenty-One Rats of the Apocalypse," by Robert D. Franklin, undated
9 57 Typescripts on African Art, by A. Everette James, Jr., undated
9 58 Typescript "A Comment upon the Linguistic Analysis of Folk Art," by A. Everette James, Jr., undated
9 59 Typescript "Update, Status of?" by A. Everette James, Jr., undated
9 60 Typescript "Directory of Contemporary Folk Artists" by Andy Nasisse and Miriam Staples, undated
9 61 Typescript of Lectures by Jules D. Prown, undated
9 62 Typescript "New Mexican Santos: The Folk Art of Faith," by Julia Weissman, undated
9 63 Typescript of Lecture Notes "Prehistoric Caves, Medieval Castles and Renaissance Cathedrals" by Ian Tattersall, Helen Evans, and David Soren, undated
9 64 Typescript "Descansos" by Loren W. Brown, 1938
9 65 Photocopy of Notes from Lecture "Anticultural Positions" by Jean Dubuffet, 1951
9 66 Definitions of Folk Art Written by Students, 1967
9 67 "Report: The Buck Farm by F. H. Sweet," by Frank McKelvey, Jr., 1968
9 68 Thesis "Deborah Goldsmith, 1808-1836, a Naïve Artist in Upstate New York," by Sandra O. Shaffer, 1968
9 69 Typescript of Text for Exhibition What is Folk Art? by Yvonne Lange, 1974
9 70 Pages from Journal Recording Travel in the United States Written by an Unidentified Friend of Hemphill, 1974-1975
9 71 Poems by John Freimarck, 1975
9 72 Proposal for Guggenheim Fellowship by Nancy Flaun Kazlins, 1976
9 73 Typescript "Expanding Frontiers: An Analysis of the Michigan Folk Art Project," by Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst, 1977
9 74 Typescript "A Guide to Holdings of the Traditional Craft Archive," by Mark H. Howard, 1979
9 75-76 Typescript Draft: " Folk Art U.S.A. Since 1900," by Unidentified Author, 1980
(2 folders)
9 77 Typescript "A Man to Remember: Leonard L. 'Stoney' St. Clair," by Alan Govenar, 1980
9 78 Typescript "The Museum of American Folk Art: A Social History," by Jeanne Bornstein, 1983
9 79 Typescript of Introductory Remarks by Alan Jabbour at Washington Meeting on Folk Art, 1983
9 80 Photocopy of Preface of Eye to Eye: Twenty years of Art Criticism by Robert Pincus-Witten, 1984
9 81 Typescript Description of Travel Experiences Connected with Exhibition In Another World by Unidentified Author, 1987
9 82 Typescript "In Africa: A Personal Journal," by William A. Fagaly, 1987
Box Folder
10 1 Typescripts "What is Outsider Art?;" "Jon Serl: Master Outsider;" "Bessie Harvey: One Person Exhibit," 1987
10 2 Typescript "A Heart for the Tin Man - This Side of Oz," by Michael D. Hall, 1987
10 3 Typescript of Lecture Delivered by Robin Pearse for John August Swanson Exhibition, 1987
10 4 Draft Report on Contemporary New York State Folk Art Exhibition, 1988
10 5 Museum of American Folk Art Director's Report by Robert Bishop, 1990
10 6 Typescript "Tapping at Art's Door" by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, 1991
10 7 Checklist for Exhibition Folk Art Across America by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, 1991
10 8 Typescript "Gumbo, Ya/Ya and Hey Pocky Way: African Americans Making New Orleans What It Is," by William A. Fagaly, 1991
10 9-11 Typescript "The James Collection of Southern Folk Art," 1993
(3 folders)
10 12 Typescript "Religious Visions in American Art," by Ilise S. Carter, 1995
10 13-14 Miscellaneous Notes and Writings by Others, 1975-1990, undated
(2 folders)
Box Folder
28 4 Oversized Notes on Individual Art Work, undated
(from Box 8, Folder 22)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1965-1976
(Box 10; 1 folder)

A scrapbook of unbound pages of clippings and newsletters about Hemphill, his collection, and exhibitions of folk art.

Box Folder
10 15 Scrapbook, 1965-1976

Series 7: Printed Material, 1776-1998
(Box 10-19, 28-29, OV 31; 9.5 linear feet)

Voluminous printed material includes clippings, announcements and catalogs for exhibitions, auctions and festivals, press releases, calendars of events, travel booklets, brochures, programs, and menus. There are brochures about the sale of art work, galleries, museums, miscellaneous organizations, conferences, schools, lectures, antique and craft shops, films, publications, restaurants, household items, and historical topics. Also found are brochures about miscellaneous artists including Miles Carpenter, S. P. Dinsmoor, Lonnie Holley, Clementine Hunter, and Veronica Terrillion, as well as autographed copies of booklets The Black Swan and Other Poems by James Merrill, and The Blood of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson Flanagan. There are also picture postcards of various sites around the world and miscellaneous art work, in addition to novelty postcards, sheet music, miscellaneous business cards for Hemphill and others, and miscellaneous printed material including a 1776 thirty shilling note from New Jersey.

Box Folder
10 16-26 Clippings, undated
(11 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 28)
10 27 Clippings, 1790
10 28 Clippings, 1800
10 29 Clippings, 1831-1833
10 30 Clippings, 1872
10 31 Clippings, 1874
10 32 Clippings, 1878
10 33 Clippings, 1891
10 34 Clippings, 1908-1936
10 35 Clippings, 1940-1946
10 36 Clippings, 1947
10 37 Clippings, 1951-1953
10 38 Clippings, 1954
10 39 Clippings, 1961-1963
10 40-80 Clippings, 1964-1972
(41 folders; Oversized materials also housed in Box 28)
Box Folder
11 1-58 Clippings, 1983-1998
(58 folders; Oversized materials also housed in Box 28)
11 59 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Artists with Surnames "A"-"F," undated
11 60 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Artists with Surnames "G"-"M," undated
11 61 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Artists with Surnames "N"-"R," undated
11 62 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Artists with Surnames "S," undated
11 63 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Artists with Surnames "T," undated
11 64 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Artists with Surnames "U"-"Z," undated
(Oversized material also housed in Box 29)
Box Folder
12 1-8 General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, undated
(8 folders; Oversized material also housed in OV 31)
12 9 General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1948-1949
12 10-47 General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1951-1987
(37 folders; Oversized material also housed in OV 31)
Box Folder
13 1-54 General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1988-1995
(54 folders)
Box Folder
14 1-39 General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1995-1998
(39 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 29)
14 40-42 Auction Announcements and Catalogs, 1988-1997, undated
(3 folders)
14 43-45 Announcements for Festivals and Miscellaneous Events, 1978-1996, undated
(3 folders)
14 46-59 Press Releases, 1961-1997, undated
(14 folders)
14 60-66 Calendars of Events, 1974-1997
(7 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 29)
Box Folder
15 6-7 Booklets and Brochures about Artists
15 1 Joe Barta, undated
15 2 Miles Carpenter; George Carr, 1924, undated
(Oversized material also housed in Box 29)
15 3 S. Thad Cherry; Hinson C. Cole; Carolyn Sihler Connors, 1989, undated
15 4 Evan Decker, undated
15 5 S. P. Dinsmoor, 1972, undated
15 6 Lonnie Holley; Clementine Hunter; Virgil Perry, undated
15 7 Veronica Terrillion; Michael Thonet, undated
15 8 Shozo Uchii, 1985
15 8-9 Travel Booklets and Brochures
15 9 Austria (Salzburg), undated
15 10 Greece, undated
15 11 Syria, undated
15 12 Turkey, undated
15 13-25 United States, undated
(13 folders)
15 26 England, Scotland, and Wales, 1960-1995, undated
15 27-33 Japan, Thailand, Burma, and India, 1961-1973, undated
(7 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 29)
15 34-36 Canada and for Expo '67, 1967-1985, undated
(3 folders)
15 37 South America, 1969
15 38 United States, Bicentennial Roadbook, 1976
15 39 Africa, 1988, undated
15 40-43 "Hanseatic Passage" (Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands), 1989
(4 folders)
15 44-49 France, Portugal, and Spain, 1990
(6 folders)
15 50 United States (Louisiana), 1990
15 51-52 United States (Alaska), 1990-1993
(2 folders)
15 53 Melanesia and Papua New Guinea, 1991-1992
15 54 Trans-Siberian Railway, 1994
15 55 The Netherlands and Belgium, 1995
15 56 France, 1995
15 57 American Orient Express, 1996
15 58 Mexico, 1996
15 59-62 Booklets and Brochures for the Sale of Art Work, 1951-1995
(4 folders; Oversized materials also housed in Box 29)
15 63 Booklets and Brochures for Galleries, 1996, undated
15 64-65 Booklets and Brochures for Museums, 1950-1993, undated
(2 folders)
15 66-67 Booklets and Brochures for Organizations, 1992, undated
(2 folders)
15 68 Booklets and Brochures for Conferences and Symposia, 1979-1996, undated
15 69 Booklets and Brochures for Schools and Classes, 1973-1990, undated
(Oversized material also housed in OV 31)
15 70 Booklets and Brochures for Lectures, 1990-1996, undated
Box Folder
16 1 Booklets and Brochures for Antiques and Craft Shops, 1969-1996, undated
16 2 Booklets and Brochures for Films, undated
16 3-5 Booklets and Brochures for Books and Magazines, 1952-1997, undated
(3 folders)
16 6 Booklets and Brochures for Food and Restaurants, undated
16 7 Booklets and Brochures for Household Items and Audio-Visual Equipment, undated
16 8 Booklets and Brochures on Historical Topics, 1957-1969, undated
16 9 Autographed Booklet The Black Swan and Other Poems by James Merrill, 1946
16 10 Autographed Booklet The Blood of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson Flanagan, 1964
16 11-13 Miscellaneous Brochures, 1953-1996, undated
(3 folders)
16 14-16 Miscellaneous Booklets, 1965-1985
(3 folders)
16 17 Theater Program, 1937
16 18-60 Theater Programs, 1964-1996
(42 folders)
16 61-62 Ballet Programs, 1966, 1969
(2 folders)
16 63-65 Opera Programs, 1962-1967
(3 folders)
16 66-67 Cinema Programs, 1965-1969
(2 folders)
16 68-70 James Smithson Society Programs, 1987-1996
(3 folders)
16 71 Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle Programs, 1992-1995, undated
16 72-74 Miscellaneous Programs, 1896-1997, undated
(3 folders)
16 75 Miscellaneous Tickets, 1935-1992, undated
16 76 Souvenir Menus, 1966-1995, undated
16 76 Picture Postcards, Places
16 77 Alabama, undated
16 78 Arkansas; Arizona, undated
16 79 California, 1927, undated
16 80 Colorado; Connecticut, undated
16 81 Delaware, undated
Box Folder
17 1 District of Columbia; Florida, undated
17 2 Georgia, undated
17 3 Hawaii, undated
17 4 Illinois; Indiana, undated
17 5 Iowa; Kentucky, undated
17 6-7 Louisiana, undated
(2 folders)
17 8 Maine, undated
17 9 Maryland, undated
17 10-12 Massachusetts, undated
(3 folders)
17 13 Michigan; Minnesota, undated
17 14 Mississippi; Montana, undated
17 15 New Hampshire, undated
17 16 New Jersey; New Mexico, undated
17 17-21 New York, undated
(5 folders)
17 22-23 North Carolina, undated
(2 folders)
17 24 Ohio, undated
17 25-28 Pennsylvania, undated
(4 folders)
17 29 Rhode Island, undated
17 30-31 South Carolina, undated
(2 folders)
17 32 South Dakota; Tennessee, undated
17 33 Texas, undated
17 34-35 Vermont, undated
(2 folders)
17 36 Virginia, undated
17 37 Washington State; Wisconsin, undated
17 38 Africa (Ivory Coast; Mali), undated
17 39 Argentina, undated
17 40-41 Austria (Salzburg; Vienna), undated
(2 folders)
17 42 Bermuda, undated
17 43 Borneo; Brazil, undated
17 44 Canada, undated
17 45 Ceylon, undated
17 46-47 China; Hong Kong; Macau, undated
(2 folders)
17 48 Crete, undated
17 49 Cuba, undated
17 50 Dominican Republic, undated
17 51 Egypt, undated
17 52-54 England; Scotland; Wales, undated
(3 folders)
17 55-57 France, undated
(3 folders)
17 58-62 Germany, undated
(5 folders)
17 63-66 Greece, undated
(4 folders)
17 67 Haiti; India, undated
17 68-73 Italy, undated
(6 folders)
17 74 Jamaica, undated
17 75-81 Japan, undated
(7 folders)
Box Folder
18 1-9 Japan, undated
(9 folders)
18 10 Korea; Lebanon, undated
18 11 Liechtenstein; Malaysia (Singapore), undated
18 12 Mallorca, undated
18 13-14 Mexico, undated
(2 folders)
18 15 Panama; Peru, undated
18 16 Poland, undated
18 17 Portugal, undated
18 18 Puerto Rico, undated
18 19 Russia, undated
18 20 Tibet; Trinidad, undated
18 21 Turkey; Uruguay; Vietnam, undated
18 22 Virgin Islands, undated
18 23 Yugoslavia, undated
18 12-17 Picture Postcards, Art Work
18 24 Adams - Archuletta, undated
18 25 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, undated
18 26 Barnes - Black, undated
18 27 William Blake, undated
18 28 Bonnard - Butterworth, undated
18 29 Casimir - Cassatt, undated
18 30 Paul Cezanne, undated
18 31 Chagall - Cranach, undated
18 32 H. H. Cross, undated
18 33 Crowell - Cruise, undated
18 34 Dali - DeChirico, undated
18 35 Edgar Degas, undated
18 36 Dekker - Dürer, undated
18 37 Earl - Gallegos, undated
18 38 Paul Gauguin, undated
18 39 Goya - Guy, undated
18 40 Hanson - Hunt, undated
18 41-42 Dudley Huppler, undated
(2 folders)
18 43 Ingres - Johnson, undated
18 44 Kaay - Kuiper, undated
18 45 Laurencin - Licinio, undated
18 46 Manet - Matteson, undated
18 47 Henri Matisse, undated
18 48 McCarthy - Modigliani, undated
18 49 Claude Monet, undated
18 50 Moore - Mundi, undated
18 51 Nast - Osgood, undated
18 52 Palanquet - Phillips, undated
18 53 Pablo Picasso, undated
18 54 Pickett - Rembrandt, undated
18 55 Auguste Renoir, undated
18 56 Ricker - Rousseau, undated
18 57 Schiele - Skyllas, undated
18 58 Smith - Sutherland, undated
18 59 Taber - Turner, undated
18 60 Utrillo - Van Dok, undated
18 61 Vincent Van Gogh, undated
18 62 Van Leyden - Von Egloffstein, undated
18 63 Wall - Wheeler, undated
18 64 Whistler - Wood, undated
18 65 Yoakum - Zorach, undated
18 66-92 Unidentified Artists (arranged by country) 1940, undated
(27 folders)
Box Folder
19 1-18 Unidentified Artists (arranged by country), 1940, undated
(18 folders)
19 19-29 Novelty Picture Postcards, undated
(11 folders)
19 30-31 Miscellaneous Reproductions of Art Work, 1991, undated
(2 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 29)
19 32 Sheet Music by Charles Trenet, 1945-1947
19 33 Postage Stamps, 1992, undated
19 34 Business Cards for Hemphill, undated
19 35 Business Cards for Artists, undated
19 36-45 Business Cards for Others (arranged by trade), undated
(10 folders)
19 46-50 Miscellaneous Stationery, undated
(5 folders)
19 51-54 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1776-1994, undated
(4 folders)
Box Folder
28 57 Five Oversized Clippings, undated
(from Box 10, Folder 16)
28 58 Oversized Clipping, 1969
(from Box 10, Folder 42)
28 59 Three Oversized Clippings, 1976
(from Box 10, Folders 53, 56, 57)
28 60 Oversized Clipping, 1991
(from Box 11, Folder 41)
Box Folder
29 61 Oversized Exhibition Announcement for Andy Warhol, undated
(from Box 11, Folder 64)
29 62 Oversized Catalog for Exhibition in Japan, 1957
(from Box 12, Folder 10)
29 63 Oversized Exhibition Announcement in Velvet Bag for The Orange Show, 1997
(from Box 14, Folder 36)
29 64 Oversized Calendar of Events, 1992
(from Box 14, Folder 65)
29 1-8 Oversized Brochure about Miles Carpenter, undated
(from Box 15, Folder 2)
29 9 Oversized Booklet about Travel in Japan, undated
(from Box 15, Folder 30)
29 10 Oversized Brochure for Lithograhs by Savelli, 1962
(from Box 15, Folder 61)
29 11 Four Oversized Miscellaneous Reproductions of Art Work, undated
(from Box 19, Folder 31)
Box Folder
OV 31 12 Oversized Poster for Exhibition in Japan, undated
(from Box 12, Folder 6)
OV 31 13 Oversized Poster for Exhibition, 1975
(from Box 12, Folder 21)
OV 31 14 Oversized Poster for Michael Hall's Class at Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1973
(from Box 15, Folder 69)

Series 8: Photographs, 1876-1997
(Box 19-24, 29; 5.5 linear feet)

Photographs are of Hemphill, family members, his residences, friends and colleagues including style editor Carrie Donovan, artist Rev. Howard Finster dancing at an exhibition opening, actress Alice Ghostley, Michael D. Hall, circus performers Vernon Goins and Tiny Hicks, Smithsonian curator Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Neal A. Prince, and Jim Spies.

Photographs of exhibitions include stereographic views of the International Exhibition in Philadelphia and the Exposition Universelle in Paris, and photographs of Hemphill's donation of his collection and its subsequent exhibition at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum.

Travel photographs include views of South Dakota, Texas, the American West, Japan, Mexico, and The Netherlands.

Photographs of art work sometimes include images of the artists with their work including Bruce Brice, Raymond Coins, John W. Fancher, Rev. Howard Finster, Theora Hamblett, Bessie Harvey, William Hawkins, James Harold Jennings, John Jordan, Charles Lisk, Alexander Maldonado, St. EOM, Fred Smith, Edgar Tolson, Hubert Walters, and Purvis Young. Photographs of unattributed art work arranged by the state in which it is located includes a Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana, a Mummer's parade in Pennsylvania, Lucy the Elephant-shaped building in New Jersey, and Holy Ghost Park in Wisconsin.

Box Folder
19 55-62 Photographs of Hemphill, 1930-1995, undated
(8 folders)
19 63-65 Photographs of Family Members, 1900-1980
(3 folders)
19 66 Slides of "Apartment and House," 1986
19 67-75 Photographs of Miscellaneous Friends and Colleagues, 1920-1997, undated
(9 folders)
19 76 Photographs of Exhibition at Leon Loard Gallery in Montgomery, Alabama, undated
19 77 Photographs of Exhibition at Heritage Plantation, undated
19 78 Slides of Exhibition "Joslyn Show," undated
19 79 Photographs of Exhibition Signs of a Living Folk Art at Museum of Early American Folk Arts, undated
19 80 Slides of Exhibition Carving For Commerce at Museum of American Folk Art, undated
Box Folder
20 1 Stereographs of International Exhibition in Philadelphia, 1876
20 2 Photograph of Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1900
20 3 Photograph of Exhibition Twentieth Century Folk Art at Museum of American Folk Art, 1970
20 4 Slides of Exhibition "Cinci Show," 1973
20 5 Slides of an Exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1978
20 6 Slides of Exhibition Of the People, By the People, For the People, 1980
20 7-11 Photographs of Hemphill's Donation of Collection to Smithsonian and Subsequent Exhibition, 1986-1990
(5 folders)
20 12 Photograph of Exhibition Focus on the Collection: A Seventieth Anniversary Celebration at Akron Art Museum, 1991-1992
20 13-22 Photographs of Miscellaneous Exhibitions, 1968-1996, undated
(10 folders; oversized material housed in Box 29)
20 23-28 Slides of Travel to Africa, undated
(6 folders)
20 29 Photographs of Travel to Haiti, undated
20 30-31 Photographs of Travel to Holland, undated
(2 folders)
20 32 Slides of Travel to South Dakota, undated
20 33 Slides of Travel to Rocky Mountains, 1961
20 34 Slides of Travel to Grand Canyon, 1973
20 35 Photographs of Travel to Texas, 1975
20 36 Slides of Travel to Mexico, 1975
20 37-39 Slides of Travel to Japan, 1976
(3 folders)
20 40 Slides of Travel to Old Canada Village, 1979
20 41 Slides of Travel to Berlin, Germany, 1984
20 42 Slides of Travel to Scotland, 1988
20 43-48 Photographs of Travel to Miscellaneous Unidentified Locations, 1973-1978, undated
(6 folders)
20 49 Photographs of Artwork
20 49 Alexa; PoL; J. R. A., 1975-1977, undated
20 50 Blanch Ackens; Antonio Alberti, undated
20 51 James Anson, undated
20 52 Felipe B. Archuleta, undated
20 53 Larry Armistead; Eddie Arning, undated
20 54 N. B.; S. C. Baker, 1977, undated
20 55 J. W. Banks, undated
20 56 James Bard, undated
20 57 Rosa Brooks Beason; Solomon Bell; Louis Bertrand, 1976-1977, undated
20 58 Patsy Billups; Camille Blair, 1975-1977, undated
20 59 Jack Blumenthal; Alexander Borgardy; Rev. Mac Bogun, 1978, undated
20 60 John Knocton Bolyston; Mary Borkowski, 1976, undated
20 61 Mary Bradley; John Brewster, undated
20 62 Bruce Brice, 1975
20 63 Joan Bridges; Horace Broughton, Sr., 1985-1987, undated
20 64 J. Brown; Buzz Busby; David Butler, 1983, undated
20 65 Elizabeth Capron; Miles Carpenter, 1971, undated
20 66 Reginald Case; John R. Casmer; E. Casse; Anna Celletti, 1976-1983, undated
20 67 R. M. Chalmers; Thomas Chambers; Peter Charlie, undated
20 68 R. S. Cheek; Clark Coe; Raymond Coins, 1970, undated
20 69 Jim Colclough, 1975
20 70 Margaret Collings, 1975
20 71 Cotrona; Ruth Reed Cummings, 1979, undated
20 72 Spot Daniels; Henry Darger, undated
20 73 J. A. Davis; Minnie DesChamps, undated
20 74 Numa Desroches; John "Uncle Jack" Dey; Thornton Dial, 1973-1977, undated
20 75 Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1971-1988
20 76 Carl Dixon, undated
20 77 Charles R. Dodge; Danny Dowler; P. S. Downes, 1977, undated
20 78 Doyle; John Drinker; John Durand, undated
20 79 William Edmondson; Minnie Evans, 1972, undated
20 80 John L. Fancher, 1975
20 81 Ralph Fasanella, undated
20 82 Albina Felski, 1972, undated
20 83 Ferguson; Erastus Salisbury Field, 1975, undated
20 84-86 Howard Finster, 1970-1983, undated
(3 folders)
20 87 Fortney Family (Doll Makers), 1970
20 88 George P. Fournier; Tim Fowler; J.O.J. Frost, 1975-1982, undated
20 89 Harold Garrison; Victor Joseph Gatto, undated
20 90 Charles T. Gleason, 1974, undated
20 91 William O. Golding, 1972-1983
20 92 Samuel Granatt; Rev. Dr. Graziani; Homer Green; Ralph Griffin, 1978, undated
20 93 Dilmus Hall; Theora Hamblett, 1965-1967, undated
20 94 J. Hamilton; Joseph Hardin, undated
20 95 Harkins; Alyne Harris; M. R. Harris, 1970, undated
20 96 P. Harrison; J. Hartman, 1970, undated
20 97 Bessie Harvey; H. C. Hawkins, undated
20 98 William Hawkins, undated
20 99 Richard Hayes; E. Hertig; Edward Hicks; Harley Hodges, 1970-1971, undated
20 100 C. Hofmann; John Henry Hopkins; M. W. Hopkins, undated
20 101 Jesse Howard; Sparrow Howlett; J. F. Huge; Ruth Hunt, 1971-1978, undated
20 102 Clementine Hunter; J. B. Huntington; Charles W. Hutson, undated
Box Folder
21 1 Antonio Jacobsen; Aronella James; J. H. James; James Harold Jennings, 1972-1977, undated
21 2 Rev. Anderson Johnson; R. Johnson, undated
21 3 Frank Jones; S. L. Jones; John Jordan, 1978-1983, undated
21 4 John Kane; Phyllis Waxlander Kapp, undated
21 5 Allan Kaufman; Terence J. Kennedy; John P. Kirk; O. W. "Poppy" Kitchens, 1977-1989, undated
21 6 Gustav Klumpp, 1976-1978
21 7 Herb Kons; Sadie Kurtz, undated
21 8 C. P. LaFrance, 1988
21 9 Carl Landow; Thomas W. Lawson; Benny Layton, 1975, undated
21 10 L. Lebduska, 1977
21 11 Jim Lewis, undated
21 12 Harry Lieberman; Joe Light; George Arthur Lineback; Charles Lisk, undated
21 13 William A. Lo; George Lopez, undated
21 14 Jose Dolores Lopez, undated
21 15 George E. Lothrop; Adolf Lottokivich?; Max Low, 1995, undated
21 16 Annie Lucas; Charlie Lucas; Herbert Lyons, undated
21 17 Joe M.; Louis Mader; Jacob Maentel, 1964, undated
21 18 Mahalchik, 1974
21 19-20 Alexander Aramburo Maldonado, 1969-1986
(2 folders)
21 21 Leuty McGuffey Manahan; George Washington Mark; Don Martin, undated
21 22 E. L. Martinex; Justin McCarthy; Rev. Ollie McDade, 1977, undated
21 23 Gloria McDuffie; E. A. McKillop, 1973, undated
21 24 Arthur McTavish; Cora Meek; William H. Mersereau; Victor Millan, 1980, undated
21 25 Louise Millican; Peter Minchell; Charles Moore; Dealan Moore, 1968-1973, undated
21 26 Sister Gertrude Morgan, 1977, undated
21 27 Emma Lee Moss; F. L. Murphy; J. B. Murry, 1975, undated
21 28 Inez Nathaniel; Donnie Neas, 1977-1990
21 29 J. Niro, 1975, undated
21 30 Noah North, undated
21 31 Mattie Lou O'Kelley, 1977-1983
21 32 Kevin Orth, undated
21 33 Angela Palladine; Charles Parsons; G. Patch; Glanman Paul, 1977, undated
21 34 Ellia Pawlovsky; Leslie Payne, 1975, undated
21 35 John Perates, undated
21 36 Rev. B. F. Perkins, undated
21 37 Ammi Phillips; David Philpot; Piacenza; Pablo Picasso, 1971-1977, undated
21 38 Joseph Pickett; E. Pierce; Eunice Pinney; Horace Pippin, undated
21 39 John Podhorsky; Polhamus; E. Polk; L. Pollard, undated
21 40 D. C. Prince; Prior; Lamont "Old Ironsides" Pry, 1977, undated
21 41 Bamma Quates, undated
21 42 D. V. Raffielle, 1977
21 43 Martin Ramirez, undated
21 44 Raylib; Max Reyher, 1969, undated
21 45 Jessie Rhoads; Royal Robertson; J. Roeder, 1977, undated
21 46 Juanita Rogers; Michael Rogers, undated
21 47 Root; Elias W. Ru__, 1971, undated
21 48 Darlene W. Ruzotarski; Stephen Ryan, 1976-1980, undated
21 49-51 St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin), 1975
(3 folders)
21 52 L. Sachs; Gladys Sanger, undated
21 53 Jack Savitsky, 1978, undated
21 54 Popsy Schaefer, 1977
21 55 J. H. Schenck; C. P. Scott; Jon Serl, 1982, undated
21 56 J. Seymour; Steve Shepard, 1985, undated
21 57 C. M. Sickner; Ellen Silverman; Elder Charles Simmons, 1982-1987, undated
21 58 Louis Simon, 1977, undated
21 59 Pauline Simon; W. Sims, 1973-1978, undated
21 60 D. P. Skyllas; Dana Smith, undated
21 61-62 Fred Smith, 1977
(2 folders)
21 63 Mary T. Smith; Simon Sparrow, undated
21 64 Fannie Lou Spelce, 1971, undated
21 65 Henry Speller; Eliza Starr; Florine Stettheimer, undated
21 66 David Strickland; Clarence Stringfield, undated
21 67 Jimmie Lee Suddith; P. J. Sullivan, 1975, undated
21 68 William Sullivan; F. H. Sweet, undated
21 69 Angelo Testa; P. Thomas; William Tinsley, 1975, undated
21 70 Vena Tipton; Annie Tolliver, 1973, undated
21 71 Mose Tolliver, 1985, undated
21 72-73 Edgar Tolson, 1968-1983, undated
(2 folders)
21 74 Randy Toy; Toyzini; "Uncle" Howe Tuscon, undated
21 75 Clifford Vanover; Luis Vazquez; Vega; Verno, undated
21 76 J.B.W.; Alfred Walletto, 1975, undated
21 77 Hubert Walters; Henry Warren, undated
21 78 Joe Watbo; Weimer; Ira Weissman; Knox Wilkinson, 1975, undated
21 79 B. Frances Williams, W. G. Williams; Clara McDonald Williamson; F. J. Winters, 1977, undated
21 80 Grant Wood; M. Wood; Dave Woods, 1969-1971, undated
21 81 Joseph E. Yoakum, 1983, undated
21 82 Purvis Young; Malcah Zeldis, 1993-1995, undated
21 83-105 Unidentified Artists, 1971, 1974, undated
(23 folders)
Box Folder
22 1-17 Unidentified Artists, 1975-1988, undated
(17 folders)
22 18 Art Work in Alabama (Alabama Architecture), undated
22 19 Art Work in Alaska (Totem Poles), 1975
22 20-21 Art Work in Arizona, 1975, undated
(2 folders)
22 22 Art Work in California, 1976-1980
22 23 Art Work in Florida, 1975
22 24 Art Work in Georgia, 1975-1976, undated
22 25 Art Work in Illinois, 1979
22 26-28 Art Work in Louisiana, 1975-1976, undated
(3 folders)
22 29 Art Work in Maine, 1977-1978
22 30 Art Work in Massachusetts, 1976
22 31 Art Work in Michigan, 1975
22 32 Art Work in Mississippi, 1975-1976, undated
22 33 Art Work in Nebraska, 1986
22 34 Art Work in New Jersey, 1975-1979
22 35-36 Art Work in New Mexico, 1971-1975, undated
(2 folders)
22 37-43 Art Work in New York, 1969-1979, undated
(7 folders)
22 44 Art Work in Ohio, 1977, undated
22 45 Art Work in Oklahoma, 1975
22 46 Art Work in Pennsylvania, 1975, undated
22 47 Art Work in Rhode Island, undated
22 48 Art Work in Texas, 1975
22 49 Art Work in Vermont, undated
22 50 Art Work in West Virginia, 1975
22 51-56 Art Work in Wisconsin, 1977-1981, undated
(6 folders)
22 57-59 "North Country" Art Work, 1979
(3 folders)
22 60-61 Art Work in Canada, 1975-1977
(2 folders)
22 62-63 Outdoor Art in Unidentified Locations, 1971-1980, undated
(2 folders)
22 64-75 Art Work on Paper, 1967-1990
(12 folders)
22 76-78 Portrait Paintings of Children and Families by Unidentified Artists, 1970-1987, undated
(3 folders)
22 79-82 Portrait Paintings of Women by Unidentified Artists, 1959-1983, undated
(4 folders)
22 83-86 Portrait Paintings of Men by Unidentified Artists, 1972-1977, undated
(4 folders)
Box Folder
23 1-7 Miscellaneous Paintings by Unidentified Artists, 1959-1986, undated
(7 folders)
23 8 Miscellaneous Murals by Unidentified Artists, 1971-1979, undated
23 9-29 Miscellaneous Sculpture in Human Forms by Unidentified Artists, 1970-1986, undated
(21 folders)
23 30-36 Miscellaneous Sculpture in Animal Forms by Unidentified Artists, 1967-1985, undated
(7 folders)
23 37-41 Miscellaneous Sculpture in Bird Forms by Unidentified Artists, 1975-1977, undated
(5 folders)
23 42-43 Miscellaneous Sculpture in Fish Forms by Unidentified Artists, 1975-1983, undated
(2 folders)
23 44-47 Miscellaneous Canes by Unidentified Artists, 1975-1983, undated
(4 folders)
Box Folder
24 1-8 Miscellaneous Sculpture by Unidentified Artists, 1969-1986, undated
(8 folders)
24 9-13 Miscellaneous Signs by Unidentified Artists, 1975-1983, undated
(5 folders; oversized material housed in Box 29)
24 14-15 Art Work for the Circus by Unidentified Artists, 1963-1975
(2 folders)
24 16 Miscellaneous Collages and Assemblages by Unidentified Artists, 1975-1980, undated
24 17-20 Miscellaneous Needlework by Unidentified Artists, 1972-1984, undated
(4 folders)
24 21-25 Miscellaneous Ceramic Art Work by Unidentified Artists, 1974-1985, undated
(5 folders)
24 26-27 Miscellaneous Glass Art Work by Unidentified Artists, 1977, undated
(2 folders)
24 28-32 Miscellaneous Architecture by Unidentified Artists, 1970-1984, undated
(5 folders)
24 33-35 Miscellaneous Furniture by Unidentified Artists, 1968-1986, undated
(3 folders)
24 36 Slides of Art Work from Carousel 1, 1969-1988, undated
24 37 Slides of Art Work from Carousel 2, 1971-1985, undated
24 38 Slides of Art Work from Carousel 3, 1974-1975, undated
24 39 Slides of Art Work from Carousel 4, 1975-1988, undated
24 40 Slides of Art Work from Carousel 5, 1977-1988, undated
24 41-43 Slide File of Miscellaneous Art Work, 1978
(3 folders)
24 44 Slides of Miscellaneous Art Work from the Carl Hammer Gallery, 1990
24 45 Photograph File of Miscellaneous Art Work, undated
24 46 Contact Sheets of Miscellaneous Art Work, undated
24 47 Photographs of Miscellaneous Art Work, undated
24 48-51 Negatives of Miscellaneous Art Work, undated
(4 folders)
Box
29 Eight Photographs of Exhibition at J. J. Steakhouse, undated
(from Box 13, Folder 16)
29 Oversized Photograph of Sign by Unidentified Artist, undated
(from Box 24, Folder 9)

Series 9: Sound and Video Recordings, 1986-1991
(Box 25-26; 13 folders)

Sound and video recordings consist of a cassette recording from Hemphill's phone answering machine; audio cassettes of interviews with and concerning Hemphill, artists St. EOM and Robert E. Smith, and the tour narration for Smithsonian exhibition Made With Passion; and video recordings about Hemphill and artists Gayleen Aiken, Miller and Bryant, and Malcah Zeldis, and miscellaneous African American artists. There is also a video recording of Hemphill's travels to Melanesia and Papua New Guinea.

Box Folder
25 1 Micro-Cassette from Phone Answering Machine, undated
25 2 Audio-Cassette "A Message for Bert Hemphill" and "Swing of the 30s, Etc.," undated
25 3 Audio-Cassette "Uncle Bert's Antique Shop" with Notes and Photograph of Hemphill with Art Work, undated
25 4 Audio-Cassette "Tom Patterson Channels St. EOM" and "Alex Chilton - Mix," undated
25 5 Audio-Cassettes of Robert E. Smith Discussing His Paintings, undated
25 6 Audio-Cassettes of Tour Narration for Exhibition Made With Passion at National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1990
25 7 Audio-Cassette Interview with Hemphill for University of Kentucky Oral History of 20th Century Folk Art, 1993
25 8 Videotape "Gayleen" Concerning Gayleen Aiken, 1986
Box Folder
26 1 Videotape "Mind's Eye Demo" Concerning African American Artists, 1987
26 2 Videotape Interview with Hemphill by Charles Kuralt, CBS Television, 1987
26 3 Videotape of Hemphill on CBS Sunday Morning News and Material Concerning Malcah Zeldis; Videotape Concerning Malcah Zeldis, 1987, undated
26 4 Videotape Material Concerning Miller & Bryant, 1990
26 5 Videotape of Travel to Melanesia and Papua New Guinea Sponsored by American Museum of Natural History, 1991

Series 10: Artifacts, 1968-1995
(Box 26, 30; 0.7 linear feet)

Miscellaneous artifacts include wooden "fringe" pieces from cigar store figures, ceramic fragments from a sword handle, a lock of horse hair, a hand-painted View Master viewer containing a disc of photographs of artists with their work including Vollis Simpson and Mary Frances Whitfield, and a teacher's kit Little Adventures in Art containing phonograph albums and film strips of slides showing art work in animal and bird forms.

Box Folder
27 1 Wooden "Fringe" Pieces from Cigar Store Figures, undated
27 2 Ceramic Fragments from a Sword Handle, undated
27 3 Lock of Horse Hair, undated
27 4 Hand-Painted View Master Viewer from Opening of American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, 1995
Box
30 Teacher's Little Adventures in Art Kit, 1968