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Alvin C. Hollingsworth papers, 1960-1970

Hollingsworth, Alvin C., 1928-2000



Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 85 items on 1 microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter and illustrator Alvin C. Hollingsworth contains six letters from admirers of his television show (1969-1970), photographs, biographical information, a sketchbook, catalogs, book jackets, and other illustrations (1960-1970).

Biographical/Historical Note

Alvin C. Hollingsorth (1928-2000) was an African American painter, illustrator, and arts educator in New York, New York. Hollingsworth began drawing at a young age, beginning his career as a comic book artist before moving into the fine arts. He taught at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of the City University of New York and also hosted a television show about art. Hollingsworth was also a member of the Spiral group.


Lent for microfilming 1971 by Alvin Hollingsworth.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Alvin Hollingsworth, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 91 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

Alvin C. Hollingsworth papers, 1960-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.