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

Woodruff, Hale Aspacio, 1900-1980

Painter, Printmaker, Educator

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, photographs, and photocopies of a scrapbook, and of artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980) was a painter, muralist, and arts educator. His most well-known works are the Amistad murals, painted between 1939 and 1940 for Talladega College's Savery Library.


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.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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.