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Hale Woodruff papers, 1927-1977

Hale Woodruff papers, 1927-1977

Woodruff, Hale Aspacio, 1900-1980

Painter, Educator, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, 1954-1977; sketches and drawings; articles by Woodruff; photographs; notes kept while a student of Diego Rivera in Mexico City in 1936; biographical outline; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and miscellany. Also included is a notebook relating to his study of Egyptian art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Established one of the earliest art departments in a black college at Atlanta University during the 1930's.


Material on reel N70-60 lent for microfilming by Woodruff, 1970; he subsequently donated most of it in 1978 with additional material on reel 4222.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels N70-60 & 4222 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and 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

Hale Woodruff papers, 1927-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.