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Harding Black papers, 1934-1979

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Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The papers of ceramicist Harding Black measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1979. The scattered papers include a transcript of an oral history, correspondence, financial notes and records, printed materials, and photographs.
A transcript of an oral history was sponsored by the Bexar County Historical Commission of Harding Black by Mary Fenstermaker and dates from 1979. Correspondence is scattered and includes letters from friends and colleagues from 1950 to 1951. Printed materials consist of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Photographs depict Harding Black, Black with others, an expedition to Reagan Canyon in 1934, and his studio and works of art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Harding Black donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1980.
Related Materials
Baylor University in Waco, Texas holds the Harding Black collection, Inclusive: 1910-2014, undated, Bulk: 1954-1998, undated. The papers consist of personal papers including notes on glazing and firing notebooks.
Processing Information
The Harding Black papers were arranged upon receipt and microfilmed onto reels 2245 and 2250 as part of the Archives of American Art Texas Project. The collection was processed with a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2018.