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A Finding Aid to the Hale Woodruff papers, 1920-1977, bulk 1960s-1970s

Hale Woodruff papers, 1920-1977, bulk 1960s-1970s

Woodruff, Hale Aspacio, 1900-1980

Painter, Educator, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Hale Woodruff measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1977, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, professional files, writings, printed material, photocopies of a scrapbook, photographs, and photocopies of artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980) was a painter, muralist, and arts educator in Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York. Established one of the earliest art departments in a black college at Atlanta University during the 1930's.


The Hale Woodruff papers were lent for microfilming by Woodruff in 1970. Most of the material was subsequently donated in 1978, along with additional material.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hale Woodruff conducted by Al Murray, November 18, 1968.

Location of Originals

  • Some materials in this collection exist only in photocopy form. The location of originals of document photocopies, scrapbook pages, sketches, and photographs of artwork found in this collection is unknown.