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Allan Rohan Crite papers, 1930-1982

Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 2 Microfilm reels

Summary: This microfilm of the papers of African American painter Allan Rohan Crite consists of correspondence; biographical material; writings, including lecture transcripts; photocopies of print series with explanatory matter; clippings; photographs; and All Glory, a publication by Crite.

Biographical/Historical Note

Allan Rohan Crite (1910-2007) was an African American painter and printmaker in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Boston University, the Massachusetts School of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and Harvard University. Crite is best known for his religious illustrations, but also chronicled African American life in Boston in the 1930s-1940s. During the Depression, Crite developed a series of "neighborhood paintings" insprired by Boston's African American community.


Lent for microfilming, 1986, by the Afro-American Cultural Museum, Philadelpia, Pa, which received the papers from Crite.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 3911-3912: Originals in: Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3911-3912 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Allan Rohan Crite papers, 1930-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.