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Harlem on My Mind exhibition records, 1966-2007

Schoener, Allon, 1926-

Historian, Author

Collection Information

Size: 3 Linear feet; 0.371 Gigabytes

Summary: The Harlem on My Mind exhibition records measure 3.0 linear feet and 0.371 GB and date from 1966-2007. The records contain exhibition and book files, correspondence, research material, printed and digital material and photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition. Also included is material documenting additional exhibitions, conferences and events relating to the original exhibition.

Biographical/Historical Note

Allon Schoener (b.1926) is a writer, cultural historian, consultant, and organizer of exhibitions that focus on topics such as African Americans, Italian Americans, Jewish Americans, and the history of the Lower East Side. His best known exhibition was the highly controversial show "Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America." A graduate of Yale University, he currently lives in Los Angeles.


The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2009 by Allon Schoener.