Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The Cynthia Johanson photographs of artists and works of art measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1987 to 2007. Found are color snapshots and slides of American folk and self-taught artists and their artwork taken by Cynthia Johanson. The photographs were used as resource material for two reference books, 20th Century American Folk, Self Taught, and Outside Art and Self Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artist, Locations and Resources, written as a collaboration by librarian Betty-Carol Sellen with Johanson. Included are photos of Loy Bowlin, Norman Scott "Butch" Quinn, Fred Smith, Mary T. Smith, and others. Also found are scattered photographs by Jane Botham.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Betty-Carol Sellen in 2013.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2023 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.