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Elizabeth Catlett papers, 1957-1980

Elizabeth Catlett papers, 1957-1980

Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012

Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Press kit and program, 1978, for the unveiling of her sculpture, "Students Aspire," at Howard University, Washington, D.C.; cards with reproductions of her work; exhibition catalogs, announcements, posters and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor and printmaker; Cuernavaca, Mexico. Born Washington, D.C.; married to Charles White, 1941-1946, and then to Francisco Mora in 1946.


Donated 1980 by Elizabeth Catlett. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Location of Originals

  • Elizabeth Catlett papers also located in Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, Louisianna.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 2249 available for use 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

Elizabeth Catlett papers, 1957-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.