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Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987, bulk 1960s-1970s

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Series 7: Printed Material , 1933-1987
4.8 Linear feet
Boxes 8-14, OVs 15-17

Printed material includes exhibition and event announcements, invitations, catalogs, and programs; magazines and other publications; newspaper clippings; press releases; posters; reference material; and reproductions. Included in this series is printed material related to other Black artists.
Series is arranged as three subseries.
  • 7.1: Printed Material Regarding White, 1933-1982
  • 7.2: Printed Material Regarding White, Named Files, 1947-1987
  • 7.3: Other Printed Material, circa 1933-1983
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Material not digitized includes duplicates of items found elsewhere in the collection, and some publications for which only covers and/or relevant pages have been digitized. For subseries 7.3: Other Printed Material, only a representative selection of the material, focusing primarily on printed matter relating to Black artists, has been digitized.
7.1: Printed Material Regarding White, 1933-1972
Printed material provides a substantial overview of the range of work White produced over the course of his career, and his involvement with multiple art and educational institutions, community organizations, and the television, film, and music industries. This series houses announcements, invitations, catalogs for exhibitions and events in which White participated, including solo and group exhibitions; publicity about White in journals, magazines, newspapers, and press releases; copies of, or clippings from, publications for which White provided artwork and illustrations; and obituaries and other printed material documenting memorial events and tributes to White following his death.
The earliest announcement is for a 1936 Eberhard Faber art contest for high school students in which White won 4th prize in the black lead pencil division as a high school student at Englewood High School. Early exhibition catalogs of note include a 1933 Exhibition of Productions by Negro Artists at the Harmon Foundation, Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro (1851-1940) (1940) at the American Negro Exposition in Chicago, and Exhibition of Negro Artists of Chicago (1941) at Howard University, curated by Alonzo Aden.
A substantial portion of the news clippings about White, particularly the ones from the 1930s and 1940s, are photocopies.
Posters from exhibitions and events are for exhibitions at Forum Gallery (1970) and Pepperdine University (1978); a Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., event at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (1976); a Robinson's store promotion by California Originals which featured artwork by White; a Pratt Graphics Center event; and an Artists' Benefit for Civil Liberties Association of Men and Women in the Arts Concerned About Vietnam.
Publications with illustrations by White include covers for magazines such as Ebony, feature articles for newspapers including the New York Times and the New York Times Book Review, and the National Negro Congress publication, Congress Vue (Congress View). Congress Vue also includes cartoons by colleagues and friends of White including Ernie Chrichlow, Ruth Jeff, Thelma Dale, Fredi Washington, and Elizabeth Catlett. These retain their original order and are accompanied by an explanatory note by Frances White. Also found are copies of the Marxist publication (New Masses, and The Worker, both of which featured illustrations by White.
Description Container
Announcements and Invitations, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
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Oversize Announcements and Invitations, 1936
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Announcements and Invitations, 1937-1947
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Announcements and Invitations, 1950s
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Announcements and Invitations, 1960-1967
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Announcements and Invitations, 1968-1969
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Announcements and Invitations, 1970-1973
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Announcements and Invitations, 1974-1975
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Announcements and Invitations, 1976
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Announcements and Invitations, 1977
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Announcements and Invitations, 1977-1979
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1933-1938
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1940-circa 1944
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1945-1949
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1950-1952
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1953
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1954-1958
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1959-1969
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Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1972
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1973
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1973-1975
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1975
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1976-1977
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1978
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1980
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1949
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1953-1958
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Oversize Articles in Journals and Magazines, 1950s, 1946
Includes 1951 interview and 1952 coverage in New Challenge regarding White's visit to the Soviet Union.
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1963-1966
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1967-1968
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1969-1970
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Oversize Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1960s-1970s
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1972-circa 1974
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1976 January-June
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1976 July-December
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1977-1979
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Articles in Journals/Magazines, 1980
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News Clippings, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
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News Clippings, 1935-1942
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News Clippings, 1943-1948
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News Clippings, 1950-1958
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News Clippings, 1961-1967
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News Clippings, 1968-1970
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News Clippings, 1971-1973
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News Clippings, 1974-1979
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Oversize News Clippings, 1950s-1960s
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Oversize News Clippings, 1970s
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Oversize Posters from Exhibitions and Events, 1967-circa 1978
OV 16
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Press Releases, circa 1958-circa 1978
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Publications with Illustrations by White, circa 1947-1951
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Publications with Illustrations by White, circa 1952-circa 1954
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1952-1954
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1959
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1962-1963
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Publications with Illustrations by White, circa 1965-1967
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1968-1969
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1970-1976
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Publications with Illustrations by White, 1977-1980
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Oversize Publications with Illustrations by White, 1966-1982
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Publications with Illustrations by White, Congress Vue, 1943-1946
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Publications with Illustrations by White, New Masses, 1946-1947
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Oversize Publications with Illustrations by White, The Worker and Daily Worker, 1949-1953
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Publications with Illustrations by White, Photocopies, circa 1980s
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Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
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Oversize Reproductions of Artwork, 1965, circa 1970s
Includes illustration used by Children's Home Society of California and album cover for RCA, Gould: Spirituals for Orchestra, Copland: Dance Symphony
OV 16
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Tributes to White and Obituaries, 1979-1980
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Tributes to White and Obituaries, 1980
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Tributes to White and Obituaries, 1979-1980
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Oversize Tributes to Charles White, Memorials, and Obituaries, 1979-1980
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7.2: Printed Material Regarding White, Named Files, 1947-1987
This series houses printed material grouped by name of organization, gallery, and occasionally, subject, in named files believed to have been established in the original arrangement. Some of this material relates to White indirectly in that it documents organizations of which White was a member, such as the National Academy of Design, or in which he participated as part of a larger group. Other material relates specifically to White, such as printed material documenting White's exhibitions at Heritage Gallery; material related to Brown Pharmaceutical's limited edition portfolio of reproductions of White's work; material about a portfolio of drawings by White published by the magazine Masses and Mainstream; and a folder of news clippings reporting a series of racist attacks on Charles White and others in New York's Greenwich Village in 1947.
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Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1961, 1974-1979
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Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik Newsletter, Mitteilungen, 1974-1979
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Oversize Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik , 1973-1977
News clippings that appear to be unrelated to White.
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5
Alumni Association of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1967-1979
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American Academy/National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1952
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Artists for Economic Action, circa 1975-1979
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Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foundation, 1971-1973
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Black History Month, 1982-1983
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Blackburn, Robert, The Printmaking Workshop , 1956-circa 1975, 1975
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Brockman Gallery, circa 1970s-circa 1983
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Oversize Brockman Gallery, 1970s
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Brown Pharmaceutical Company, 1977
Material related to Brown Pharmaceutical's limited edition portfolio of reproductions of Charles White's work.
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Oversize Brown Pharmaceutical Company, 1977
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California Confederation of the Arts, 1976
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Carnegie Institute, 1971-1972
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Committee for the Negro in the Arts, circa 1950-circa 1952
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Flint Institute of Arts, 1971
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Forum Gallery, 1967-1971
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Forum Gallery, 1972-1976
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Geo. A. Pflaum Publisher, 1969-1970
Includes Our Little Messenger and Black Heritage Series.
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Oversize Geo. A. Pflaum Publisher, 1970
OV 15
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Gordon, Edmund W. , 1969-1978
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Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1970-1972
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Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1972-1976
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Heritage Gallery, circa 1964-1987
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Heritage Gallery Clippings, circa 1966-1977
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Oversize Heritage Gallery, 1964-1973
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Oversize James B. Lansing Sound, Inc. (JBL) , 1971
Sample of tissue overlay used with the original lithograph Blue commissioned by James B. Lansing Sound, Inc. and letter explaining the context.
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James Willis Gallery, 1975
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Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church, 1961-1962
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Oversize Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church, 1961-1962
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Long Beach Museum of Art, 1959-1971
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, circa 1970-1971
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971-1974
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Masses & Mainstream, 1949-circa 1953
Includes copies of Masses & Mainstream and printed material about a portfolio of drawings published by Masses & Mainstream.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1952-1953
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National Academy of Design, 1971-1979
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National Academy of Design, Annual Reports, 1970-1976
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National Academy of Design, Clippings, 1971-1975
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National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts Catalogs, 1971-1980
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Pasadena Arts Council, circa 1974-1979
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Pasadena Society of Artists, circa 1963-1978
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Racist Attacks, 1947
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1966-1979
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University of Judaism School of Fine Arts, 1964
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Oversize University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum , 1971
Exhibition and lecture series poster
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Visual Arts Project, Visiting Artists, circa 1970s
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Westside Jewish Community Center, 1957-1960
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Xavier University, 1976
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YWCA, circa 1930s, 1952-1953
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7.3: Other Printed Material, circa 1933-1983
7.3.1: Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1950s-1980
This series houses announcements, catalogs, and event posters of artists other than Charles White.
Description Container
Announcements and Catalogs, General, circa 1950s-circa 1980
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, circa 1950s-circa 1980
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, circa 1950s-circa 1980
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, circa 1950s-circa 1980
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, circa 1950s-circa 1980
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, circa 1950s
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1962-1967
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1968-1969
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1970
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1971
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1972
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1973
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1974
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1975-1976
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1977
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1978
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Announcements and Catalogs, General, 1979-1980
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Oversize Poster Announcements, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
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7.3.2: Artist Files, circa 1933-1982
This series consists primarily of announcements and exhibition catalogs documenting White's interest in other Black artists of his generation and younger, many of whom were friends and colleagues of his such as Bing Davis and Betye Saar, and some of whom were his students at Otis Art Institute.
Of particular note are the catalog from Romare Bearden's first New York exhibition at Samuel M. Kootz Gallery; a WPA student art exhibition at the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago; and a catalog for a 1933 Harmon Foundation Exhibition of Work by Negro Artists.
Description Container
Black Artists, A-B, circa 1960s-1980
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Black Artists, C-G, 1967-1979
Includes copies of correspondence related to artist Dana Chandler.
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Oversize Black Artists, C-G, 1960s-1970s
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Black Artists, H-K, circa 1950s-circa 1979
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Black Artists, L-P, circa 1950s-circa 1979
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Black Artists, R-Y, circa 1950s-1980
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Oversize Black Artists, R-Y, circa 1960s-1970s
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Black Artists, Bearden, Romare, 1945, 1960s-circa 1980
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Black Artists, Davis, Bing, 1970-1972
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Black Artists, Davis, Bing, 1973-1979
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Black Artists, DeCarava, Roy , 1982
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Oversize Black Artists, Logan, Juan (Exhibition Posters), 1960-1961, circa 1970s
OV 15
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Black Artists, Saar, Betye, circa 1966-1980
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Black Artists, Wilson, Stanley, 1971-1979
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Black Artists, Wyatt, Richard, Jr. , circa 1970-1982
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Oversize Black Artists, Wyatt, Richard, Jr., 1977
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Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, circa 1933-circa 1952
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Oversize Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, circa 1940s-1975
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Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, 1971-1972
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Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, 1973-1974
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Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, circa 1975-circa 1976
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Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, 1976-1977
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Black Artists, Group Exhibitions/Publicity, 1978-1982
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Black Artists in America Film and Lecture Series, circa 1973-1976
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Other Artists, Heller, Jules, circa 1972-1975
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Other Artists, Kanemitsu, Matsumi, 1970-1979
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Other Artists, Kent, Rockwell , 1971
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Oversize Other Artists, Picasso, Pablo, 1971
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Other Artists, Shahn, Ben, 1957-1958, 1975
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7.3.3: Subject Files, 1937-1983
Subject files reflect the original arrangement of some of White's printed material by people, places, and subjects of interest to him. Some of the files contain notes by Frances White about the significance of a particular subject. Some of the material relates to friends of Charles and Frances White, such as issues of Kozmic Times, a publication started by Paul Finot, and Camp Trywoodie, a long running summer camp in Hyde Park, New York, established by White's friends, Morris and Lally Salz.
Description Container
Oversize Belafonte, Harry, 1957
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Brochures for Commercial Art, circa 1970s
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Brooklyn Museum Community Gallery, 1970
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Oversize Cafe Society, 1974
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Camp Trywoodie, 1966-1968
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Camp Trywoodie, 1971-1975
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Camp Trywoodie, 1976-1980
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Camp Trywoodie, circa 1960s-circa 1980
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Camp Wo-Chi-Ca, 1947, 1979
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Chez Brown Restaurant, 1975
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Cinque Gallery, circa 1977
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Cirrus Editions, circa 1971
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City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board, circa 1973-1974
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Citywide Murals, circa 1974
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Dixon, Ivan, 1967, 1977
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DuSable Museum of African American History, circa 1970
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Oversize Finot, Paul and Pat, 1972
OV 17
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Granados Restaurant, circa 1960s
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Hikmet, Nazim , circa 1960s
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Hospital Audiences, Inc., circa 1971
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Internationale Buchkunst-Ausstellung/International Book Art Exhibition, 1971-1977
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Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Park, circa 1976
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Kozmic Times, circa 1972
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Oversize Kozmic Times, circa 1970s
Includes issues 3-5 of Kozmic Times.
OV 17
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LEPRA, circa 1968
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Mexican Muralists, 1937-1943
Includes a 1937 guide to guide to frescoes in the National Preparatory School, Mexico, and a program for the Escuela de Pintura Y Escultura where White studied during his stay in Mexico City in 1943.
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Moving Company (Dance), 1971-1973
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National Murals Network, 1977-1979
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News Clippings on Art, circa 1937-circa 1972
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News Clippings on Art, 1972-1982
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Oversize News Clippings on Art, circa 1940s-1970s
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News Clippings, General, circa 1930s-1979
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Oversize News Clippings, General, 1971-1979
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Oversize Posters for Exhibitions and Events, circa 1960s-1970s
OV 17
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Pratt Graphics Center, 1972-1975
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Press Releases, General, circa 1970s
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Publications, Miscellaneous, 1958, 1964, 1967
Includes a December 1967 issue of Uprising by Ashanti Art Service; and a copy of Typographica Curiosa by Frank J. Thomas.
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Publications, Miscellaneous, 1972, 1974, 1983
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Oversize Publications, Miscellaneous, 1978-1979
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Rainbow Art Foundation, 1976
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Reference Material, 1950s-1970s, 1973
Includes explanatory note from Frances White about how White used the material. Associated reference photographs can be found in Series 9: Photographs.
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Oversize Reference Material, 1940s-1970s
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Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
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Sata, Frank and Marian , 1972-1981
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Schindler-Rainman, Dr. Eva , 1971-1973
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School of the Dayton Art Institute, 1967-1968
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Tamarind Lithography Workshop, circa 1958-1969
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Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1970, undated
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Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1970
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Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1970-1977
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Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1973-1978
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Trumbo, Dalton , circa 1965-1979
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Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952-1956, 1971
Includes material related to the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition and the boycott of the Contemporary Black Artists in America exhibition.
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William L. Patterson Foundation, 1977-1980
Includes printed material using White's 1950 illustration of William L. Patterson.
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