Hughie Lee-Smith papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999

A Finding Aid to the Hughie Lee-Smith Papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999, in the Archives of American Art, by Erin Kinhart

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Biographical Information

Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was a painter and educator in Ohio, Michigan, and New York. Born in Eustis, Florida, he lived for a period of time with family in Atlanta before joining his mother in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1925. In 1934 he received a scholarship to attend the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, and in 1935 returned to Cleveland to attend the Cleveland School of Art. While in school he began exhibiting his paintings and teaching part-time at Karamu House. From 1938 to 1940 Lee-Smith completed lithography commissions for the Ohio WPA. In 1941 he moved to Detroit, married his first wife Mabel Louise Everett, and worked at a Ford automobile factory. He was then drafted into the U.S. Navy as a mural artist. After the war he briefly returned to factory work before enrolling at Wayne State University, earning a degree in Art Education in 1953. From 1953 to 1965 he taught summer art classes at the Grosse-Point War Memorial in Detroit.

In 1957 Lee-Smith moved to the East Village in New York City, signed with the Janet Nassler Gallery (Petite Gallery), exhibited his work extensively, and joined several art organizations. He also taught art at schools in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1967 he became the second African-American member of the National Academy of Design. He was visiting instructor and artist-in-residence at several art programs, including Howard University, and taught at the Art Students League from 1972 to 1988. In 1978 he married his third wife, Patricia. The New Jersey State Museum organized an extensive retrospective of Lee-Smith's work in 1988 which travelled nationally. Despite ill-health in the mid-1990s, he continued to create new paintings and exhibit his work. In 1997 he moved with his wife to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lived until his death in 1999.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.3 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1931 to 1999. The collection documents Lee-Smith's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Lee-Smith and others, personal business records, exhibition files, organization records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, a small amount of artwork, numerous interviews, and recordings for a documentary film on Lee-Smith. Also found are the papers of artist Rex Goreleigh, a friend of Lee-Smith.

Biographical material includes records of Hughie Lee-Smith's schooling, military service, and awards, as well as resumes, bibliographies, and biographical summaries. Also found are family records, including the papers of his mother, Alice Carroll.

Lee-Smith’s correspondence is with family, students, arts and cultural organizations, as well as schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions. He also corresponded with fellow artists, such as Clarence Holbrook Carter, Reginald Gammon, Joseph Hirsch, Carol Wald, and Hale Woodruff, among many others. He maintained extensive correspondence with artist Sophie Wessel.

Lee-Smith's writings include artist statements and personal writings on his history and early influences, as well as many draft lectures and speeches, school writings, notes, and untitled writing fragments. Writings by others primarily include student essays and articles on the topic of Lee-Smith's work. Personal business records include scattered financial documents, including artwork sales records, and contracts and agreements with various art galleries and other organizations. Also found are files regarding his art commissions, gifts, professional activities, and records of his employment at the Art Students League. Exhibition files document select exhibitions in which Hughie Lee-Smith participated, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s. Organization records were maintained by Lee-Smith to document his participation in various groups, such as the National Academy of Design, Ira Aldridge Society, and Audubon Artists.

Printed material consists primarily of exhibition announcements and invitations for exhibitions of Lee-Smith's work, as well as news clippings, magazines, press releases, and publications from various art organizations and schools. One scrapbook contains exhibition announcements additional loose scrapbook pages document his early career. Photographs include many portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, Lee-Smith in his studio, at events, and with friends and family. Additionally there are many photographs, slides, and transparencies of Lee-Smith's artwork. Also found are five photograph albums. A small amount of original artwork includes drawings by Lee-Smith and two sketchbooks belonging to his wife Patricia.

The collection includes numerous interviews of Hughie Lee-Smith, recorded on 37 sound cassettes, one sound tape reel, and four video cassettes. Also found are planning documents, research material, and video footage for a documentary about the life and work of Hughie Lee-Smith, produced by New Deal Films, Inc, but never completed. Footage includes interviews with artists and art historians regarding Lee-Smith, gallery events, and images of his paintings.

The papers of artist Rex Goreleigh primarily documents his later life and includes a letters, biographical documents, printed material, estate records, and photographs and slides depicting Goreleigh, his studio, and artwork. Hughie Lee-Smith was close friends with Goreleigh and served as executor of his estate.

Also of note is a scrapbook put together for Goreleigh's 70th birthday in 1972. Of note is one scrapbook which contains photographs, notes, and artwork by fellow artists and students, including drawings by Romare Bearden and Hughie Lee-Smith.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Subjects and Names

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

  • Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)--Faculty
  • Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
  • Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-
  • Gammon, Reginald, 1921-2005
  • Goreleigh, Rex, 1902-
  • Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981
  • Ira Aldridge Society.
  • National Academy of Design (U.S.)
  • Wald, Carol
  • Wessel, Sophie
  • Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980
  • African American artists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • African American artists--Michigan
  • Artists' studios -- Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Educators--Michigan
  • Educators--New York (State)--New York
  • Interviews
  • Painters--Michigan--Detroit
  • Painters--New York (State)--New York
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings

Provenance

A small amount of material was donated 1969-1981 by Hughie Lee-Smith. Additional papers were donated in 2011 by Patricia Lee-Smith, widow of Hughie Lee-Smith.

Separated and Related Materials

Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hughie Lee-Smith conducted by Carroll Greene in 1968.

How the Collection was Processed

This collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2012.

The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders. Staples and other fasteners were not removed, but correspondence was removed from envelopes and filed behind the envelope. Materials were removed from binders or damaged binding when necessary.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Hughie Lee-Smith 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. Authorization to publish requires written permission from Robert Panzer, VAGA.

How to Cite this Collection

Hughie Lee-Smith papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-2001
1.7 Linear feet; Box 1-2, 35, RD 38

Biographical material includes records of Hughie Lee-Smith's schooling, service in the military, and various awards which he received throughout his career as an artist. Also found are professional resumes and bibliographies, membership documents, as well as biographical notes gathered for Romare Bearden and Harry Henderson's book History of African American Artists. Additionally there are family records, including scattered papers belonging to Lee-Smith's mother Alice Carroll. Also of note is one sound cassette recording of Lee-Smith's memorial service in 1999.

Files are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Box Folder
1 1-7 Alice Carroll Papers, circa 1890-1978
1 8 Award, Wayne State University, 1983
1 9 Award Certificates, 1934-1999
Oversized material housed in Box 35.
1 10-12 Award Plaques, 1981-1997
1 13 Bearden/Henderson Book Project, Corrections to Biography, 1993, 1996
1 14 Bibliography, 1985-1990s
1 15 Biographical Sketch, circa 1957
1 16 Business Cards - "People Hughie Knew," circa 1970s-1990s
1 17 Celebration of the Black Artist Tribute by the Dedicators, Inc., 1997
1 18 Certificate of Commendation, Department of the Navy, 1974
1 19 Christmas Card List, 1996
1 20-21 Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Reunion, 1993-1998
1 22 Family Tree, circa 1970s
1 23-24 Guestbooks, 1987, 1998
1 25 High School Track Letters, 1929-1930
Box Folder
2 1-3 Honorary Doctorate, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1995
2 4-5 James Van Der Zee Award, 1993-1999
2 6 Luggage Keys, undated
2 7 Membership and Identification Cards, circa 1940s-1990s
2 8 Memorial Service, 1999 May 16
1 Sound cassette
2 9 Military Records, 1940-1945
2 10 Name Tags, 1989-1995
2 11 Passports and Passport Application, 1954, 1962, 1977
2 12 Plans for Studio-Residence, 1971
Oversized material housed in RD 38.
2 13 Rental Dispute, 1967-1968
2 14-16 Resumes, 1980-2000
2 17 Senior Class Cap, 1934
2 18 Signed Palette from Art Students League Class of 1988, 1988
2 19 "Some Salient Facts of My Life/Career That Have Most Frequently Been Distorted," circa 1990s
2 20 Student Documents, 1949-1952
2 21 Student Records, Wayne State University, 1950-1953
2 22 Travel Wallet, 1963
2 23 Unitarian Universalist Church, circa 1950s
2 24 Veterans Administration Records, 1950
Box
35 Oversized Award Certificates, 1940-1999
Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 9.
Box
OV 38 Oversized Plans for Studio-Residence, 1972-1973
Oversized material from Box 2, Folder 12.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006
6.1 Linear feet; Box 2-8

Found here is Hughie Lee-Smith’s personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence with many fellow artists, students and publishers, requests for him to teach, lecture, or write, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions and sales of his work. There are also letters from his mother, father, daughter, and other family members. Also found is correspondence with arts and cultural organizations in which Lee-Smith participated, which may include additional printed material sent out to members. He also corresponded with schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions.

Artists that Lee-Smith corresponded with include Clarence Holbrook Carter, Adolphus Ealey, Anthony Eterovich, Reginald Gammon, Rex Goreleigh, Werner Groshans, Joseph Hirsch, Everett Kinstler, Leon Kroll, Joseph Pearson, Louis Redstone, Bob Solotaire, Carol Wald, and Hale Woodruff. Lee-Smith also maintained extensive correspondence with artists Sophie Wessel and Barry Hinchliff. He also corresponded with art historians, collectors, curators, and gallery owners, such as Florence Davies, Carroll Greene, Lewis Tanner Moore, and Lowery Sims.

In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with four or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous alphabetical files. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Drafts of Lee-Smith's outgoing letters are primarily filed together in the first four folders of the series, but additional outgoing letters may be interfiled with incoming letters.

Box Folder
2 25-28 Outgoing Letters (Carbon Copies), 1968-1982
2 29 Adams, Leslie, 1961-1962, 1982-1998
2 30 Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc., 1997-1998
2 31 Allied Artists of America, 1958-1967, 1993
2 32 American Society of African Culture, 1959-1963
2 33 Archives of American Art, 1963-1989
2 34 Artists Equity Association, 1947-1974
2 35 Art Students League, 1968-1997, 2003
2 36-37 A, Miscellaneous, 1943-1997
2 38-39 Banneker-Douglas Museum, 1976-1995
2 40 Barnett Aden Gallery, 1955, 1958
2 41-42 Blye, Marlene, 1991-2002
2 43 Bowers, Helen, 1958, circa 1964-1971
2 44 Branch, Brenda, 1968-1995
2 45 Bright, Alfred Lee, 1988-1989
Box Folder
3 1 Burr, Dane, 1952-1954
3 2 Burroughs, Margaret, 1985-1987
3 3 Butler Institute of American Art, 1964, 1992-1993
3 4-5 B, Miscellaneous, 1938-1998
3 6-7 Calabria, Philip, 1996-2001
3 8 Campbell, Lawrence, 1989-1992
3 9 Campbell, Ruth C., 1991-1997
3 10 Cards from Students (Groups), 1977-1984
3 11-12 Carroll, Alice, 1957-1977
3 13 Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1946, 1988-1992
3 14 Clarke, Richard, 1976-1996
3 15 Cleveland Institute of Art, 1968-1989
3 16 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1938-1956, 1974
3 17 Consumer Correspondence, 1979-1991
3 18 Crazy Horse, Chief Roy, 1986
3 19-20 C, Miscellaneous, 1934-1999
3 21 Dallas Museum of Art, 2004-2005
3 22 Davies, Florence, circa 1945-1955
3 23 Davison, Dr. Henry, circa 1993-1996
3 24 Delgado, Dorothy and Gilmore, circa 1944-1968
3 25 Department of the Navy, 1971-1979
3 26 Detroit Artists Market, 1957-1989
3 27 Detroit Institute of Arts, 1951-1977, 1998
3 28 Detroit Public Library, 1951-1955
3 29 Dyyon, Frazier, 1992, 1996
3 30 D, Miscellaneous, 1934-2000
3 31 Ealey, Adolphus, 1982-1990
3 32 Ebony Magazine, 1957, 1967
3 33 Edwards, James and Ursula, circa 1990s
3 34 Eterovich, Anthony, 1989-1996
3 35 E, Miscellaneous, 1934-circa 1985
3 36 Fanning, Robert J., 1963-1994
3 37 Forsythe Gallery, 1958-1971
3 38 Freeman, Mark, 1987-2000
3 39 French, Elizabeth, 1982-1997
3 40 Fuller, Hoyt, 1954-1969
3 41 F, Miscellaneous, 1940-1997
3 42-44 Gammon, Reggie, 1969-2000
3 45-49 Gates, Arnold, 1935-1999
Box Folder
4 1 Get Well Cards, 1992-1993
4 2 Goreleigh, Rex, 1945-1979
4 3 Gorman, Bill, 1975-circa 1980s
4 4 Grand Central Art Galleries, 1967-1978
4 5 Grebenak, Louis, 1947-1954
4 6-8 Greene, Carroll, 1967-1998
4 9 Groshans, Werner and Yetta, 1983-1989
4 10 Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association, 1959-1965, 1977
4 11 G, Miscellaneous, 1936-1999
4 12 Hall, Michael, 1993-2000
4 13 Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1968-1969
4 14 Harper Collins/Scott Foresman, 1991
4 15 Hawkins, Ida, 1993-1997
4 16-17 Herzog, Priscilla Jenne, 1988-1999
4 18 Hewitt, John H. and Vivian, 1998
4 19-20 Hilton, Lawrence, 1983-1991
4 21-39 Hinchliff, Barry and Brenda, circa 1963-1997
4 40 Hirsch, Joseph, 1949-1981
4 41 Holden, Donald, 1938, 1989-1998
4 42 Holton, Curlee, circa 2000-2006
4 43 Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969
4 44 Howard University (James Porter), 1949-1971
4 45 Hunter, Bethuel, 1995-1997
4 46 Hynes, Frances, 1993-1994
4 47 H, Miscellaneous, 1934-2001
4 48 I, Miscellaneous, 1970-1981
Box Folder
5 1 June Kelly Gallery, 1994-1997
5 2 J, Miscellaneous, 1945-1996
5 3 Keene Publishing Corporation, 1969-1970
5 4 Kenkeleba House, 1985-1988
5 5 Kinstler, Everett Raymond, 1987-1997
5 6 Kleinman, Joseph and Maureen Turchi, 1995-1998
5 7 Kraushaar Galleries, 1952-1955
5 8 Kroll, Leon, 1954, 1969
5 9 K, Miscellaneous, 1945-2000
5 10-12 Lasnik, Nathan, 1948-1999
5 13 Lawson, Mabel, 1983-1986
5 14-15 Leipzig, Mel, 1988-2000
5 16 Lindsay, June McKee, 1993-1998
5 17-18 L, Miscellaneous, 1950-1998
5 19 Mandel, Howard, 1984-1996
5 20 Marion, Sara L., 2000-2001
5 21 Marquis, Pamela, 1985-1986
5 22 Maryland Commission on Afro-American History and Culture, 1976-1977
5 23 Meet the Masters, 1994-1995
5 24 Michigan Veteran's Trust Fund, 1948-1949
5 25 Mohammed, Ellen, circa 1985-1995
5 26-27 Moore, Lewis Tanner and Judy Heggestad, 1994-2006
5 28-29 M, Miscellaneous, 1945-2000
5 30 National Academy of Design, 1959-1991
5 31 Nessler, Janet, 1958-1968
5 32 Nguzo Saba Films, Inc., 1979-1982
5 33 Noel, Debbie, 1986-1998
5 34-35 N, Miscellaneous, 1944-2005
5 36 Ogul, Ed, 1995-1996
5 37-38 Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 1999-2001
5 39 O'Neal, Frederick, 1964, 1969
5 40 O, Miscellaneous, 1964-1993
5 41 Pajaud, William, 1964-1965
5 42-44 Parker, James, 1986-1998
5 45 Patterson, Stephanie and Don, circa 1978-1990
5 46 Pearlstein, Constance Webb, 1982-1997
5 47-48 Pearson, Joseph, 1970, 1985-1991
Box Folder
6 1-8 Pearson, Joseph, 1992-2004
Includes two CD-Rs containing photographs of recent works.
6 9 Pettigrew, Joy, 1989-1991
6 10 Phillips Mill Community Association, 1984, 1989
6 11 Pittman Galleries, 1981-1984
6 12-13 P, Miscellaneous, 1933-1998
6 14-17 Redstone, Louis, 1950, 1988-2001
6 18 Rodgers, Norma, 1991-1995
6 19 Rosenfeld, Michael, 1994-2002
6 20 Ross, David, 1947-1969
6 21-22 R, Miscellaneous, 1931-1996
6 23 Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1980, 1998-1999
6 24 Seiden, Art, circa 1995-1998
6 25 Sims, Lowery, circa 1989-1996
6 26 Smith, Christina (Daughter), 1959-1996
6 27 Smith, Luther, 1945-1971
6 28 Smithsonian Institution, circa 1995
6 29-30 Solotaire, Bob, 1967-1999
6 31 Stella Jones Gallery, 1998-2000
6 32 Student Recommendations, 1983-1989
6 33 Summit Gallery, 1981-1984
6 34-36 S, Miscellaneous, 1934-2001
6 37 Thomas, William and Ruth, 1945-1998
6 38 Thornton Associates, 1974
6 39 Turner, Phillip, 1986-1988
6 40 T, Miscellaneous, 1949-1996
6 41 University of Chicago, 1968-1969
6 42 University of Michigan, 1956-1966
6 43 U-V, Miscellaneous, 1942-1994
6 44 Wadsworth Atheneum (Amistad Foundation), 1991-1997
6 45-46 Wald, Carol, 1982-1998
Box Folder
7 1 Walter W. Newcomer and Associates, 1931
7 2 Wayne State University, 1949-1998
7 3 Welsh, Janet, 1970, 1989-2000
7 4-39 Wessel, Sophie, 1944-1986
Box Folder
8 1-15 Wessel, Sophie, 1987-1994
8 16 Willis, John, 1976-1979
8 17 Woodruff, Hale, 1943-1947
8 18 W, Miscellaneous, 1934-1995
8 19 Your Heritage House, Inc., 1978-1982
8 20 Y-Z, Miscellaneous, 1977-1983
8 21-23 Unidentified, 1943-2000

Series 3: Writings, circa 1934-1998
0.8 Linear feet; Box 8-9

This series consists of writings by Hughie Lee-Smith and writings by others about Lee-Smith's career and artwork. Found among Lee-Smith's writings are an artist statement, credo, and other personal writings on his history and early influences. Also included are many draft lectures and speeches for events, school writings, and miscellaneous notes and untitled writing fragments. Writings by others primarily include student essays and articles. Also found is a notebook belonging to his mother, Alice Carroll, and poetry by his second wife, Helen Bowers.

Writings by Lee-Smith are arranged first within this series followed by writings by others, alphabetical by author's last name.

Box Folder
8 24 "Credo," circa 1945
8 25 Eulogy for James A. Porter, 1970
8 26 Lecture for Art Goes to School (AGTS), 1984-1986
8 27-29 Lecture Notes, 1950s, 1970s
8 30 "My First Month in East Tech," circa 1930s
8 31 Notes, undated
8 32 Notes on Talk to Detroit Bahais, 1965
8 33 Notes Written on Envelopes, 1950s-1960s
8 34 "Observations," circa 1960s-1972
8 35 Personal History and Early Influences, circa 1996-1998
8 36 "Seven 19th-Century Afro-Amer. Artists," undated
8 37 "Special Problems of the Contemporary Afro-American Artist," 1969
8 38 Speech to Association for Study of Negro Life History, 1964
8 39 Speech at Unveiling Banquet, 1981
8 40 Statement on Art, 1977
Box Folder
9 1 Wayne State University Writings, circa 1950s
9 2 Writings Portfolio, circa 1934
9 3-4 Miscellaneous Writings and Notes, circa 1936-1996
9 5 Carol Ann Armstrong, "Hughie Lee-Smith," 1993
9 6 Michael Brenson, "The Hughie Lee-Smith Moment," 1995
9 7 Helen Bowers, Poetry, 1962
9 8 Alice Carroll, Memorandum Book, undated
9 9 Mary Lynne Ehrbar, "Hughie Lee-Smith: Artist Between Reality and Fantasy," 1976-1977
9 10 Zita Rahn Ferrell, Thesis Draft, 1998
9 11 Ida Catherine Hawkins, "Hughie Lee-Smith," 1994
9 12 Sherrie L. Howard, Articles for Emerge Magazine, 1994
9 13 Kurt Mack, "Portrait of Hughie Lee-Smith: The Artistic Experience of an Afro-American," 1986
9 14 Julia Natasha Renn, "Hughie Lee-Smith: 1915-," 1977
9 15 Lowery Sims, "Hughie Lee-Smith: Romantic Realist or Alchemical Poet?," 1998
9 16 Peter Stegall, Essay, 1970
9 17 Carol Wald, Book Proposal, 1977
9 18 Lin Yatta (Doris Turner), "Journeynotes," 1972
9 19 Miscellaneous Writings by Others, undated

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1934-2001
1.6 Linear feet; Box 9-11, 35

Personal business records include documents on the sales and loans of Hughie Lee-Smith's artwork; scattered financial documents, such as bank records, receipts, tax documents, earnings statements, and lists of income and expenses; and contracts and agreements with various art galleries and other organizations. Also found are files regarding art commissions, participation in exhibition juries, and visiting artist positions. Additional material includes records of gifts of Lee-Smith's paintings to museums, lists of his works of art, and records of his employment at the Art Students League.

Files are arranged alphabetically. Items within folders are arranged in rough chronological order.

Box Folder
9 20-24 Address Books, circa 1940s-1980s
9 25 Apartment Lease Records, 1961-1978
9 26-27 Art Juries, circa 1951-1996
9 28 Automobile Records, circa 1952-1976
9 29 Bank Records, 1940s-1980
9 30-31 Commission, "Cityscape" for Sate of New Jersey, 1988-1989
9 32 Commission, David Dinkins Portrait, 1993-1995
Oversized material housed in Box 35.
9 33-34 Commission, General Services Administration, 1995-1996
9 35 Commission, Mosaic "Idyllic Landscape," 1988
9 36 Commission, Illustration for New Yorker, 1996-1997
9 37 Commission, "The Promise," 1987-1991
Box Folder
10 1-3 Commission, Reginald Lewis Portrait, circa 1996-1997
Includes 3 videocassettes (VHS).
10 4 Commissions Not Awarded, 1983, 1989
10 5 Conference on the Functional Aspects of Black Art, 1970
10 6 Consignments, Janet Nessler (Petite Galerie, Inc.), 1957-1958
10 7 Contracts and Agreements, 1950s-1994
10 8 Dan Dragan Photographic Services, 1988
10 9 Donations to the Art Students League, 2000
10 10 Donations to Printmaking Workshop, 1986-1997
10 11 Donations to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1980-1982
10 12-13 Earnings Statements, 1952-1984
10 14 Easels Brochure, circa 1960s-1990s
10 15-16 Employment Records, Art Students League, 1978-1989
10 17 Employment Records, Howard University, 1969-1970
10 18-20 Evans-Tibbs Collection, 1983-1989, 1997
10 21 Gift to Capitol Art Foundation, 1998, 2001
10 22 Gift to Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994-1995
10 23 Gift to Museum of International Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986-1987
10 24 Guggenheim Fellowship Application, 1945
10 25 Hiram Walker Awards Competition, 1955
10 26 Income (Paintings), 1966-1975, 1985-1986
10 27 Income and Expenses, 1976-1980
10 28-29 International Review of African American Art (Hampton University), 1997-1999
10 30 Lecture Tour of Three Episcopal Church Colleges, 1967-1968
10 31 Life Insurance, 1936-1975
10 32 Lists of Artwork, circa 1950s-1970s, 1993
10 33 Loan to Appleton Museum of Art, 1999-2000
10 34-35 New Jersey State Museum, 1985-1987, 1990-1999
10 36 Patron File, 1997
10 37 Photographic Processing, 1998-2000
10 38 Plans for 1947 Art Calendar, 1945
10 39 Property and Rental Documents, 1958, 1972
10 40 Receipts, 1934-1990s
10 41 Rental Gallery of the Founders Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1966, 1976-1985
10 42-45 Sales, circa 1943-1981
10 46 Summer Art Program at Vermont Academy, 1968
10 47 Tax Documents, 1943-1979
10 48 Television Demonstration, "The Thirteen Collection," 1979
10 49 Tuition Receipts, 1936-1959
10 50-51 Visions Foundation Symposium, 1986-1987
Box Folder
11 1-2 Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, 1995-1997
11 3 Works Progress Administration in Ohio, 1937
Box
35 Oversized, Commission, David Dinkins Portrait, 1993-1995
Oversized material from Box 9, Folder 32.

Series 5: Exhibition Files, circa 1973-2001
1.2 Linear feet; Box 11-12

Exhibition files document select exhibitions in which Hughie Lee-Smith participated, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s. Files may include correspondence, loan agreements and planning documents, checklists, catalogs, press clippings, and photographs. Researchers should note that the files here do not represent all of Lee-Smith's exhibitions and additional documentation may be included in Series 2: Correspondence.

Files are arranged in chronological order by date of exhibition.

Box Folder
11 4 Grand Central Galleries - "Lee-Smith: Paintings and Drawings" (1973), circa 1973
11 5 Detroit Historical Museum - "Historical Roots: The Black Artist in Michigan" (1980), 1980
11 6 YM/YWHA - "New Jersey Artists of the National Academy of Design" (1983), 1983
11 7 CRT's Craftery Gallery - "Hughie Lee-Smith: A Collection of Drawings and Paintings" (1984), 1984-1985
11 8 Malcolm Brown Gallery - "Hughie Lee-Smith Paintings" (1984), 1984-1986
11 9 The Art Center, Battle Creek - "The Metaphysical Art of Hughie Lee-Smith" (1986), 1985-1987
11 10 The West Collection - "Art and the Law" (1986), 1985-1991
11 11 Kenkeleba Gallery - "Unbroken Circle: Exhibition of Afro-American Artists of the 1930's and 1940's" (1986), 1986
11 12 Hudson Guild, Various Exhibitions (1986-1988), 1986-1988
11 13 Jamaica Arts Center - "Masters and Pupils" (1987), 1986-1987
11 14 Isobel Neal Gallery Ltd. - "Hughie Lee-Smith and John Rozelle" (1987), 1987
11 15 Kenkeleba Gallery - "Three Masters: Eldzier Cortor, Hughie Lee-Smith, Archibald John Motley" (1988), 1987-1988
11 16 Montclair State College - "Joining Forces: Hughie Lee-Smith and John W. Rhoden" (1988), 1982-1990
11 17 Malcolm Brown Gallery - "Hughie Lee-Smith" (1988), 1988-1993
11 18-19 New Jersey State Museum - "Hughie Lee-Smith Retrospective Exhibition" (1988-1989), 1987-1989
11 20 The Studio Museum in Harlem - "Hughie Lee-Smith: Retrospective Exhibition" (1989), 1989
11 21-22 Chicago Public Library - "Hughie Lee-Smith: Retrospective Exhibition" (1989), 1988-1989
11 23 Artworks - "Twenty Five Years of Teaching Art" (1989), 1989, 1992
11 24 Virginia Polytechnic Institute - "Hughie Lee-Smith: Paintings" (1989), 1988-1989
11 25 Butler Institute of American Art - "Hughie Lee-Smith: Retrospective Exhibition" (1989), 1989
11 26 Lehman College - "Black Printmakers and the WPA" (1989), 1989
11 27 Printmaking Council of New Jersey - "New Jersey Print Masters" (1991), 1991
11 28 Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb - "The Expanding Circle: A Selection of African American Art" (1992), 1991-1993
11 29 Newark Museum - "Alone in a Crowd" (1992), 1992-1997
11 30 Mailou Art Fest - "Living Legends" (1992), 1992, 1995
11 31 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts - "Clarence Holbrook Carter and Hughie Lee-Smith: Two Master Painters" (1992), 1992
11 32 Flushing Town Hall - "Hughie Lee-Smith: Magic Realist Paintings" (1993), 1993
11 33 National Museum of American Art - "Free Within Ourselves: African-American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art" (1994-1995), 1994-1995
11 34 Long Beach Museum of Art - "Exultations" (1995), 1995
11 35-36 Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb - "Hughie Lee-Smith: An Overview" (1995), 1995-1996
11 37 Rockland Community College - "African-American Printmaking" (1995), 1995
11 38 Cleveland Museum of Art - "Transformations in Cleveland Art 1796-1949" (1996), 1995-1996
11 39 Cleveland Artists Foundation - "Yet We Still Rise" (1996), 1995-1998
11 40 Malcolm Brown Gallery - "Hughie Lee-Smith: Cleveland Visionary" (1996), 1996-1997
11 41-42 Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc. - "...of time and space, paintings by Hughie Lee-Smith" (1997), 1996-1997
Box Folder
12 1-3 Ogunquit Museum of American Art - "Hughie Lee-Smith: A Retrospective" (1997), 1997-1998
12 4 Appleton Museum of Art - "Hughie Lee-Smith: A Retrospective" (1998), 1997-1998
12 5-7 University of New Mexico - "Stages of Influence: The Universal Theater of Hughie Lee-Smith" (2001), 1999-2001

Series 6: Organization Records, 1941-2005
2.1 Linear feet; Box 12-14

This series includes files maintained by Hughie Lee-Smith for organizations in which he participated. Of note are his participation as a member of the National Academy of Design and Century Association, as vice-president of the Ira Aldridge Society, and as president of the Audubon Artists. Files may include correspondence, reports, planning documents, agendas, meeting minutes, event materials, publications, and photographs.

Files are arranged alphabetically by organizations. Documents for each organization are arranged in rough chronological order.

Box Folder
12 8 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1961, 1987-1996
12 9 American Society of African Culture, 1960-1962
12 10-16 Artists' Fellowship, Inc., 1980-1999
12 17 Artists League of the Midwest, 1947
12 18-19 Art Students League, 1988-2005
12 20-25 Audubon Artists, Inc., 1974-1995
12 26-31 Century Association of New York, 1982-1999
12 32 Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc., 1986-1998
12 33 Ford Local #600, 1941, 1947
Box Folder
13 1-2 Ira Aldridge Society, 1960-1970
13 3-11 Lotos Club, 1984-1999
13 12-28 National Academy of Design, 1966-1998
Box Folder
14 1-2 National Academy of Design, 1995-1998
14 3 New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1987-1990
14 4-6 New York Artists Equity Association, 1961, 1981-1991
14 7-10 Princeton Art Association, 1963-1987
14 11-12 Studio Museum in Harlem, 1980-1988

Series 7: Printed Material, 1919, 1930-2007
8.5 Linear feet; Box 14-22, 34

Printed material consists primarily of exhibition announcements and invitations for exhibitions of Lee-Smith's work and the work of others. Also found are journals, newsletters, magazines and other publications from various art organizations and schools, as well as conference programs, press releases, and news clippings mostly related to Lee-Smith's professional activities. Additionally there are "source images" from various publications compiled by Lee-Smith for his artwork and a file of publications and clippings that were found on his office bulletin board at the time of his death.

Files are arranged alphabetically by type of printed material.

Box Folder
14 13 Annual Report, Howard University, 1970
14 14 Art Supply Catalogs and Brochures, 1998-2001
14 15 Auction Catalogs, 1995-1996, 1999
14 16 Book, American Visions: Afro-American Art 1986, 1986
14 17 Book, Cities (Holt's Impact Series), 1968
14 18 Book, I Live in Music, 1994
14 19 Book, The Kennedy Years and the Negro, 1964
14 20 Book, The State of Black America 1989, 1989
14 21 Books on Art, 1947-1958
14 22 Books of Poetry, 1943-1987
14 23-24 Brochures, 1960s-1990s
14 25 Directories, Art Dealers Association of America, 1990, 1996
14 26 Ecumenical Bulletins, 1967
14 27-29 Exhibition Announcements, circa 1940s-2000s
Box Folder
15 1-5 Exhibition Announcements, 1940s-2000s
15 6 Exhibition Catalogs: Allied American Artists, 1958-1998
15 7-13 Exhibition Catalogs: Audubon Artists, 1962-1998
15 14-17 Exhibition Catalogs: National Academy of Design, 1964-1988
Box Folder
16 1-2 Exhibition Catalogs: National Academy of Design, 1989-1998
16 3-18 Exhibition Catalogs, 1940s-1979
Box Folder
17 1-17 Exhibition Catalogs, 1980-1999
Box Folder
18 1-7 Exhibition Catalogs, 1998-2007, undated
18 8 Gallery Guides, 1983-1998
18 9 Inspirational Clippings, 1970s-1990s
18 10 Journal: LINEA (Art Students League), 1997-2000
18 11-13 Magazines: International Review of African American Art, 1997-2001
18 14-16 Magazines: Link (Cleveland Institute of Art), 1968-1999
18 17-21 Magazines, 1930-1960s
Box Folder
19 1-15 Magazines, 1960s-1990s
Oversized material housed in Box 34.
Box Folder
20 1-5 Magazines, 1990s-2004
20 6-30 News Clippings, 1919, 1930s-1964
Box Folder
21 1-30 News Clippings, 1963-2007
21 31 Newsletters: Art Students League News, 1968-1995
21 32 Newsletters: The Maryland Pendulum, 1980-1984
21 33-34 Newsletters, 1939-2000
21 35 Press Releases, 1959-1998
21 36 Printed Material Regarding John Watson, 1985-1986, 1996
21 37-39 Programs, 1930s-1990s
Box Folder
22 1-2 School Course Catalogs, 1977-1982, 1994-1998
22 3-4 School Publications, 1930s-1970s
22 5 Sheet Music, undated
22 6-14 Source Images for Artwork, 1950s-1990s
22 15 Things from Bulletin Board over Hughie's Desk, circa 1997-1999
22 16 Travel Brochures, 1990s
22 17-18 Year Book: Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc., 1968-1970
22 19-22 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1930s-2001
Oversized material housed in Box 34.
Box
34 Oversized Magazines, circa 1960s-1990s
Oversized material from Box 19, Folders 1-15.
34 Oversized Printed Material, 1940s-2001
Oversized material from Box 22, Folders 19-22.

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1938-1990s
0.2 Linear feet; Box 22, 35

Scrapbooks include loose scrapbook pages primarily containing news clippings about Hughie Lee-Smith and one scrapbook containing exhibition announcements. Exhibition announcements are for solo and group exhibitions of Lee-Smith's work. Researchers should note that many of these exhibition announcements are also found within Series 7: Printed Material.

Box Folder
22 23 Scrapbook Pages, circa 1938-1940s
Box
35 Oversized Scrapbook of Exhibition Announcements, 1940s-1990s

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1890-2003
4.4 Linear feet; Box 22-26, 35, OV 37

Photographs include many portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, Lee-Smith in his studio, at events, and with friends and family. Also found are many family photographs, photographs of fellow artist Rex Goreleigh, and portraits of others possibly used as models for paintings. Additionally there are many photographs, slides, and transparencies of Lee-Smith's artwork, and a few photographs of exhibition installations.

The bulk of this series consists of personal photographs and snapshots of Lee-Smith, Smith family, friends, events, exhibitions, and travels. Five photograph albums also include many photographs from the same events.

Photographs are arranged by subject. Portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith and personal photographs are arranged in rough chronological order. Photographs included in the "Snapshots" folders were organized and inventoried by family before donation to the archives and the original order has been maintained.

Box Folder
22 24-28 Portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, circa 1920s-1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 35 and OV 37.
22 29 Photographs of Hughie Lee-Smith Teaching at Vermont Academy, 1968
22 30-31 Photographs of Hughie Lee-Smith at Exhibition Openings, circa 1950s-1990s
Box Folder
23 1 Photographs of Hughie Lee-Smith at Various Events, 1951-1995
23 2 Photographs of Hughie Lee-Smith Painting a Commissioned Portrait, 1950s
23 3 Early Family Photographs, circa 1890s-1930s
Oversized items housed in Box 35.
23 4 Family Photographs, early 1900s-1920s
23 5-17 Personal Photographs, 1930s-1990s
23 18 Partial Inventory of Snapshots, 2003
23 19-32 Snapshots, 1920s-1999
Box Folder
24 1-17 Snapshots, 1920s-1999
24 18 Snapshots - Last Roll Taken by Hughie Lee-Smith, 1998
24 19 Photographs of Catherine Ondine, circa 1990s
24 20 Photographs of Reginald Lewis, circa 1980s
24 21 Photographs of Rex Goreleigh, circa 1965-1977
24 22 Photographs of Samuel Gravely, 1970s
24 23 Photographs of Friends from Navy, 1940s
24 24-25 Portraits of Others, circa 1950s-1990s
Oversized material housed in Box 35 and OV 37.
24 26 Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1964
24 27 Photographs of Ford Local 600, UAW-CIO, circa 1951
24 28-34 Photographs of Artwork, 1970s-1990s
Box Folder
25 1-3 Photographs of Artwork, 1970s-1990s
Oversized material housed in Box 35.
25 4 Photographs of Artwork (Altered Digital Prints), undated
25 5-11 Photograph Album (Dismantled), 1930s-1977
25 12 Photograph Album, 1960s-1991
25 13 Photograph Album, 1990-1994
25 14 Photograph Album of Events (Dismantled), 1974-1989
25 15 Photograph Album of Exhibitions, 1995-1997
Oversized material housed in Box 35.
25 16 Photograph Album of Oil Paintings, circa 1970s-1990s
25 17-18 Negatives, circa 1960s-1980s
25 19-20 Transparencies, circa 2000
Box Folder
26 1 Slides - Sold Works, 1980s-1990s
26 2 Slides - Retrospective Exhibition at New Jersey State Museum, circa 1988-1989
26 3 Slides - Destroyed Works, 1980s
26 4-9 Slides - Miscellaneous, 1970s-1990s
26 10 Lecture Slides - Renaissance, 1960s-1980s
26 11 Lecture Slides - 19th and 20th Century, circa 1960s-1980s
26 12 Lecture Slides - Miscellaneous, circa 1960s-1980s
Box
35 Oversized Portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, circa 1950s
Oversized material from Box 22, Folders 25-29.
35 Oversized Early Family Photographs, circa 1900
Oversized material from Box 23, Folder 3.
35 Oversized Portraits of Others, circa 1950s
Oversized material from Box 24, Folders 24-25.
35 Oversized Photographs of Artwork, 1970s-1990s
Oversized material from Box 25, Folders 1-3.
35 Oversized Photograph Album of Exhibitions, 1995-1997
Oversized material from Box 25, Folder 15.
Box
OV 37 Oversized Portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, 1954, 1990s
Oversized material from Box 22, Folders 25-29.
OV 37 Oversized Photographs of Hughie Lee Smith at Various Events, 1974
Oversized material from Box 23, Folder 1.
OV 37 Oversized Portraits of Others, 1980s
Oversized material from Box 24, Folders 24-25.

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1940s-1980s
0.2 Linear feet; Box 26

The small amount of artwork found here includes one Christmas card designed by Lee-Smith, his drawings of children around a maypole, a design entitled "Evolution of an Idea," and a few of his figure sketches. Also found are two sketchbooks belonging to Patricia Lee-Smith and a print by another unidentified artist.

Box Folder
26 13 Christmas Card by Hughie Lee-Smith, undated
26 14 Drawings of Children and Maypole, undated
26 15 "Evolution of an Idea" Drawings, undated
26 16 Sketchbook, Patricia Lee-Smith, 1970s
26 17 Sketchbook, Patricia Lee-Smith, 1978
26 18 Sketches of Possible Home to Be Built, circa 1964
26 19 Sketches, circa 1970s-1980s
26 20 Unidentified Print, undated
26 21 Unused Dry-point Etching Plate, circa 1940s

Series 11: Interviews, 1973-1998
2.1 Linear feet; Box 26-28

Found here are numerous interviews of Hughie Lee-Smith. Included are formal interviews; informal discussions between Lee-Smith, his wife Patricia, family, and friends at his home; as well as recorded panel discussions and event speeches. Almost all interviews have been transcribed by his sister-in-law, Mary Jane Garrow. Recordings are on 37 sound cassettes, 1 sound tape reel, and four videocassettes.

Most of the interviews were arranged and numbered by the transcriber in rough chronological order. This order has been maintained, followed by the untranscribed interviews and videocassette recordings.

Box Folder
26 22-23 Hughie Talks about his Opening at Malcolm Brown Gallery, 1984 October
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
26 24-25 Panel Discussion, Art Institute of Chicago, 1985 September 7
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
Box Folder
27 1-2 Lecture, "Art Goes to School," 1986 October 6
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 3-4 Panel Discussion, "The Life and Times of Afro-American Art," 1987
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript.
27 5-6 Interview with Maia Wechsler, 1988 October 31
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 7-8 Interview Regarding 50-Year Retrospective, New Jersey State Museum, 1988 December 12
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 9-10 Telephone Interview with Dr. L. Reid and Teachers from Pensacola, Florida, 1994 July 8
1 Sound cassette ; Includes trancript.
27 11-12 Interview with Margot Mifflin, 1994 Summer
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 13-14 Interview with Luisa Chapman, Hartford Atheneum, 1995 February 20
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 15-16 Interview with Bethuel Hunter, 1995 June 14
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 17-18 Interview with Michael Brenson, 1995 July 5
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript.
27 19-20 Interview with National Public Radio, "Alone in the Crowd," 1996 March 28
1 Sound cassette (microcassette) ; Includes transcript.
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript.
27 21-22 Art Evening at the Lotos Club, Honoring Hughie Lee-Smith, 1996 April 23
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript.
27 23-24 Oral History with Lee-Smith, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, circa 1976
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
Cassette and transcript also includes discussion of method and material for painting class, questionnaire for member of curatorial council of SMH, and Lee-Smith reading on the influences of Giorgio di Chirico.
27 25-26 Oral History: "Conversation with My Mother"; Informal Chatting with Carol Anderson, 1970s
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 27-28 Discussion between Hughie, Rex Goreleigh, and Larry Hilton in Rex's Studio; Talk at Western Michigan College, 1970s
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 29-30 Telephone Interview with Ed Bumgardener, 1977 February 5
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 31-32 Hughie and Patricia Lee-Smith Discuss Roy Lichtenstein and Artis Lane, 1997
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
27 33-34 Conversation with Wife Patricia, 1978 or 1979
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
Box Folder
28 1-2 Dinner Conversation with Rex Goreleigh, Hughie and Patricia Lee-Smith, 1985 October 13
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
28 3 Hughie Lee-Smith "Visit with Titter (my mother) and Tina (my daughter) in Cleveland," 1970s
Transcript only.
28 4 Hughie Lee-Smith Visit with Christina and Piera, 1978 Fall
Transcript only.
28 5-6 Interview with Mike Culter, Ogunquit Museum, 1997 February 7
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript.
28 7-8 Hughie Lee-Smith Speaks on Origins of His Art in Childhood and in Preparation for Artists Fellowship Honor, 1996 May
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript.
28 9 Hughie Lee-Smith Talking About 1943 Racism Experiences in Detroit, 1995 August 9
Transcript only.
28 10 Hughie Lee-Smith Interview, 1998 January 29
1 Sound cassette
28 11 "Patricia - Thoughts and Feelings," 1994 May
1 Sound cassette
28 12 Hughie Lee-Smith Regarding June Kelly Gallery, 1994 July 14
1 Sound cassette
28 13 Proposal for Grant; WPA, undated
1 Sound cassette
28 14 Interview with Karl Fortess, 1973 February 14
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate copy of sound tape reel
1 sound tape reel ; Original
1 Sound disc (CD) ; Duplicate copy of sound tape reel
28 15 Interview for NJN "State of the Arts," 1988 December 7
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP)
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Two duplicate VHS recordings of the Betacam SP videocassette.
28 16 "Hughie Lee-Smith, A Biography of An African American Artist and Educator," 1994 June 6
1 Videocassette (VHS)
28 17 Artists Fellowship Award Ceremony Acceptance Speech, 1996 May
1 Videocassette (VHS)
28 18 "Black Artist in America - Part One and Two by Oakley Holmes Jr.," undated
1 Videocassette (VHS)
28 19 Unidentified Sound Cassettes, undated
3 Sound cassettes
28 20 Notes on Transcripts, 1996-1997

Series 12: Documentary Film Materials, 1985-2004
3.5 Linear feet; Box 28-32

Found here are planning documents, research material, and video footage for a documentary about the life and work of Hughie Lee-Smith, produced by New Deal Films, Inc. The documentary was never completed, and all material was returned to Patricia Lee-Smith in 2004. Recordings consist of three sample reel videocassettes as well as 24 master videocassettes (and various duplicate videocassettes) containing footage recorded by New Deal Films for the documentary. Footage includes interviews with artists and art historians, gallery events, and images of Lee-Smith's paintings. A few interviews were also recorded on sound cassette. Researchers should note that one file of audiotape transcripts included in this series are copies of transcripts found in Series 12: Interviews, and not transcripts of interviews conducted for this documentary.

Research and planning files are arranged before recordings. Master recordings are filed with the duplicate copies.

Box Folder
28 21-22 Articles and Clippings, circa 1988-2004
Box Folder
29 1 Audiotape Transcripts, 1985-1995
29 2 Saul Horowitz Correspondence, 2003
29 3 Funding, 2001-2005
29 4 Hughie Lee-Smith Resumes, 1990s-2004
29 5 Photocopies from Archives of Cleveland Institute of Art, 2004
29 6 Prints from Ellen Sragow, 2001
29 7 Proposal for a Documentary on Hughie Lee-Smith, 2000
29 8 Research, Miscellaneous Collections, 2000-2004
29 9 "Community Bridges: African American Art Children's Workshop," 1996
1 Videocassette (VHS)
29 10 "Hughie Lee-Smith" Preliminary Sample Reel, 2001 August 27
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP)
29 11 Sample Reels for a Documentary on Hughie Lee-Smith, 2004 August
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
29 12-13 Tape 1 - Artwork, Patricia Lee-Smith Collection, 2000 December 12
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
29 14-15 Tape 2 - Ruth Creighton Campbell, 2000 December 13
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP)
Box Folder
30 1-2 Tape 3 - Ruth Creighton Campbell; Reginald Gammon, 2000 December 13
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
30 3-4 Tape 4 - Reginald Gammon, 2000 December 13
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
30 5 Tape 5 - Barbara Fleischman; Art Students League, 2001 January 8
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM; Contains both Tape 5 and 6
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate audio of DVCAM
30 6 Tape 6 - Lowery Stokes Sims, 2001 January 8
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM; Contains both Tape 5 and 6
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
30 7 Tape 7 - Kinshasha Council, 2001 January 9
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 7 and 8
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate audio of DVCAM
30 8 Tape 8 - June Kelly Galleries, circa 2001
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 7 and 8
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
30 9 Tape 9 - Mark Freeman, 2001 January 9
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 9 and 10
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate audio of DVCAM
Box Folder
31 1-2 Tape 10 - Mark Freeman; Will Barnet, 2001 January 9
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 9 and 10
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate audio of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
31 3-5 Tapes 11 and 12 - Ernest Crichlow, circa 2001
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 11 and 12
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; Duplicates of DVCAM
2 Videocassettes (DVCAM) ; Originals. Label on Tape 11 also notes "B-Roll. Natl. Academy Ext."
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 11 and 12
31 6 Tape 13 - Ernest Crichlow, circa 2001
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tapes 13 and 14
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
31 7 Tape 14 - Ernest Crichlow; Ruth Jett, circa 2001
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 13 and 14
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate audio of DVCAM: Ruth Jett interview
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
31 8 Tape 15 - Sara Marion, 2001 March 21
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 15 and 16
31 9 Tape 16 - Sara Marion; Sharon F. Patton, 2001 March 21
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 15 and 16
31 10 Tape 17 - Sharon F. Patton; Paintings at UNM, 2001 March 21
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 17 and 18
31 11 Tape 18 - Paintings and Drawings at UNM, 2001 March 21
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate of DVCAM
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate of DVCAM. Contains both Tape 17 and 18
31 12 Tape 19 - Artwork, Paintings and Drawings, 2001 June 18
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
Box Folder
32 1-2 Tape 20 and 21 - Still Photos shot by Tom Zanner, 2004 March 4
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; Duplicates of DVCAM
2 Videocassettes (DVCAM) ; Originals
32 3 Tape 22 - Photos and Clippings; Lee-Smith Collection, 2004 March 4
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
32 4 Tape 23 - Stills, 2004 March 17
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original
32 5 Tape 24 - Paintings; Patricial Lee-Smith Collection, 2004 August 25
1 Videocassette (DVCAM) ; Original

Series 13: Rex Goreleigh Papers, 1935-1994
0.9 Linear feet; Box 32-33, 36

The papers of Rex Goreleigh primarily document his later life and include scattered letters, cards, biographical documents, teaching and financial records, and printed material. Also found are photographs and slides depicting Goreleigh, his studio, and artwork. Goreleigh (1902-1986) was an African American painter who primarily worked in Princeton, New Jersey. He founded his own art school, Studio-on-the-Canal, which was open from 1955 through the 1970s. Goreleigh died in an apartment fire and the papers found here were recovered from his home after his death. Hughie Lee-Smith was a close friend of Goreleigh and served as executor of his estate. Many estate records are included in this series.

Also of note is a scrapbook put together for Goreleigh's 70th birthday in 1972. The scrapbook contains notes and artwork by fellow artists and students, including drawings by Romare Bearden and Hughie Lee-Smith. Artwork consists of drawings, watercolors, and prints, some of which are portraits of Goreleigh. Also found are photographs of Goreleigh dating back to the 1940s.

Box Folder
32 6-7 Letters and Greeting Cards, circa 1973-1984
32 8 Eyeglasses, 1986
32 9 Social Security Card, undated
32 10 Marriage Service, 1948
32 11 Certificate, 1966
Oversized material housed in Box 36.
32 12 Obituary for T. Estelle Goreleigh, 1965
32 13 Travel Wallet and Passport, 1935
32 14 Consignment Agreement, 1982-1983
32 15 Course Syllabus, 1942, circa 1970s
32 16 Notes, undated
32 17 Essay by Rex Goreleigh, "Discussion of a Major Character, a Subordinate Character, and an Author," 1975
32 18 Wayne Hedgepeth, "The Description of a Painting 'Spring Pruning' Created by Mr. Rex Goreleigh," 1976
32 19 Power of Attorney Agreement, 1982
32 20 Rex Goreleigh "Support Group," 1984-1986
32 21 Financial and Insurance Records, circa 1980s
32 22 Last Will and Testament, 1986
32 23 Eulogy and Tributes to Rex Goreleigh, 1987
32 24 Guest Book, 1987
32 25-29 Estate Records, 1985-1991
32 30-32 Printed Material, 1940s-1994
Box Folder
33 1 Printed Material, circa 1940s-1987
33 2-6 Photographs, circa 1950s-1980s
33 7-8 Slides, circa 1960s-1970s
33 9 Artwork, 1973
Oversized material housed in Box 36.
Box
36 Scrapbook, 1940s-1970s
36 Oversized Certificate, 1966
Oversized material from Box 32, Folder 11.
36 Oversized Artwork, 1973
Oversized material from Box 33, Folder 9.