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

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Series 9: Photographic Material , 1940-1976
0.15 Linear feet
Box 12

This series includes eight holiday card photographs, most featuring Charles and Frances White and their two children, and photos of White at a 1969 University of California Afro-American History and Culture workshop. Workshop photos also picture Mary Jane Hewitt and others. Other events include a photo of the galleries at the 1940 American Negro Exposition in Chicago; a photo of White with Los Angeles Police chief Thomas Reddin during a 1969 police department show judged by White; and a group photo taken at a 1961 community outreach program in Pasadena which includes Esther Jones.
Photos of people include an autographed composite photo of John Bubbles with an accompanying letter of transmittal from Bubbles, and snapshots of unidentified people who are probably friends.
Photos of works of art are all by other Black artists except for the first image which is of artwork by White. Also found is a folder of works of art by students included in an exhibition, Young Negro Art, at the Hampton Institute in 1943. They include works by John Biggers, Joseph L. Mack, and J. Redwood. The folder also includes a photo of unidentified guests at a preview of the exhibition.
Also found are photographic prints of Frederick Douglass, Roland Hayes, and a female singer that White used as reference material for his artwork.
Series is digitized in entirety.
Description Container Select
Charles White and Family, 1960s-1976
12
50
Charles White at University of California, Los Angeles Afro-American History and Culture Workshop, 1969
12
51
Events, American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
12
52
Events, Other, 1961, 1969
12
53
People, John Bubbles, 1974
12
54
People, Unidentified, circa 1940s
12
55
Reference Photographs, undated
12
56
Works of Art, circa 1940s, 1973
12
57
Works of Art in Young Negro Art (1943) at Hampton Institute, circa 1943
12
58

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