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Betty Blayton-Taylor papers, 1929-2016, bulk 1970s-2000s

Blayton-Taylor, Betty, 1937-2016


Collection Information

Size: 7.1 linear feet

Summary: The Betty Blayton-Taylor papers measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1937-2015. Included are biographical infromation, project files and administrative records regarding the Children's Art Carnival and its offshoot, the Harlem Textile Works, among others, exhibition files, photographs, correspondence, and VHS videos and audiocassettes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Betty Blayton-Taylor (1937-2016) was an abstract painter and art administrator in New York. Blayton-Taylor was co-founder and Executive Director of Children's Art Carnival and the Harlem Textile Works.


The Betty Blayton-Taylor papers were donated in 2018 by Oscar Blayton, Blayton-Taylor's brother and executor, as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information

How to Cite This Collection

Betty Blayton-Taylor papers, 1929-2016, bulk 1970s-2000s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.