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Harmon Foundation printed material, 1928-1963

Harmon Foundation


Collection Information

Size: 1 microfilm reel, 51 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection of Harmon Foundation printed material contains exhibition catalogs, clippings, reproductions of paintings, articles, and miscellaneous printed items pertaining to African American artists

Biographical/Historical Note

The Harmon Foundation (established 1922) was created by William E. Harmon and funded playgrounds, nursing programs, and vocational guidance for students. In 1925 the foundation began presenting awards to African American individuals in numerous fields, including art. In addition to presenting awards, the Harmon Foundation organized exhibitions for Black artists to gain further recognition for their artwork.


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

Related Materials

The Library of Congress Manuscript Division holds the Harmon Foundation, Inc., Records.; audio-visual materials at the National Archives.

Location of Originals

  • Originals transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library's vertical file.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm 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.