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Harmon Foundation printed material, 1928-1963

Harmon Foundation


Collection Information

Size: 51 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Exhibition catalogs, clippings, reproductions of paintings, articles and miscellaneous printed items pertaining to African American artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Harmon Foundation was created in 1925 by William E. Harmon to advance the recognition of artwork produced by unrecognized groups such as African Americans.


Transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library vertical files after microfilming.

Related Materials

Harmon Foundation records located at: Library of Congress Manuscript Division; audio-visual materials at the National Archives.

Location of Originals

  • Originals transferred to NMAA Library's vertical file.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm roll 75 available 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

Harmon Foundation printed material, 1928-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.