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Calvin Douglass papers, 1954-1994

Douglass, Calvin, 1931-

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of African American painter and teacher, Calvin Douglass, measure 0.2 lienar feet and date from 1954-1994. Included are biographical material consisting of curriculum vitae, a brief biography, an artist's statement and a list of works of art; letters to Douglass; two catalogs, Black Art at Wilson College, Oct. 13-Nov. 1, 1968, and Fifteen Under Forty, Paintings by Young New York State Black Artists, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Jul 1-31,1970; flyers and other printed material about workshops and other courses taught by Calvin Douglass at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and elsewhere circa 1964-1982 (two flyers with sketches on the verso) and material regarding the Vassar Urban Arts Center; slides of works of art; photographs and negatives of Douglass his classes, and works of art; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Calvin Douglass (1931- ) is an African American painter and teacher in Staten Island, N.Y.


Donated 1971 by Calvin Douglass. Additional material donated after 1994. Provenance unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Portions, including two letters to Douglass; a curriculum vitae; photographs and negatives of Douglass, his classes and his works of art; material regarding the Brooklyn Museum Art school and the Vassar Urban Arts Center program; and two newspaper clippings available on 35mm microfilm reel 99 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Calvin Douglass papers, 1954-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.