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Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk bulk 1876-1998

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Series 5: Notes and Writings , 1938-1996
(Box 7-10, 28; 2.5 linear feet)

Notes and writings include a card files of artists and notes on many folk artists including Miles Carpenter, Raymond Coins, Rev. Howard Finster, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Royal Robertson, Veronica Terrillion, Mose Tolliver, and Bill Traylor. Also found are lists of artists, patrons, and art work, miscellaneous notes, minutes of meetings, reports and numerous typescript essays on art, folk art, and cultural history written by Hemphill and others including Michael D. Hall, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, A. Everett James, and Julia Weissman.
Description Container Select
Card File of Artists, undated
(2 folders)
7
69-70
Notes on Unidentified Artists, undated
7
71
Notes, George Aghassian, 1986, undated
7
72
Notes, Leroy Almon; David Michael Ambrose; Louis Bertrand, 1993, undated
7
73
Notes, M. S. Brown; Bert Bucklin; David Butler, undated
7
74
Notes, Miles Carpenter, 1981-1984, undated
7
75
Notes, Raymond Coins; Jane Hancock Cummings; Dr. Thomas Davis, undated
7
76
Notes, Marguerite Doernbach; Sam Doyle; William Edmondson, 1993, undated
7
77
Notes, John Ehn, 1983-1986, undated
7
78
Notes, Rev. Howard Finster, 1985
7
79
Notes, John Folinsbee, Anthony Frudakis, Romano Gabriel, Adelaide Lawson Gaylor, undated
7
80
Notes, Gary Giberson; Paul Glassman; Esther Hamerman, undated
7
81
Notes, James Hampton; John Harrison, undated
8
1
Notes, Rick Hearn; Marilyn Keating, 1992, undated
8
2
Notes, Simon Klippenstein; Gustav Klumpp, undated
8
3
Notes, Nancy Berger Kraemer; Pierre Joseph Landry; J. L. M.; Eluid L. Martinez, 1994-1995, undated
8
4
Notes, Nathaniel Mayhew; Edgar Alexander McKillop; Miller and Bryant, 1989, undated
8
5
Notes, J. B. Murry; Tom Neugebauer, undated
8
6
Notes, James Henry Norman, undated
8
7
Notes, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, 1977
8
8
Notes, John Peernock, 1991-1993, undated
(3 folders)
8
9-11
Notes, Guido Polo; Lamont Pry; Matteo Radoslovich, undated
8
12
Notes, Royal Robertson; Joseph Sleep; Stark, undated
8
13
Notes, Michael Suter; Rev. Johnnie S. Swearingen; Veronica Terrillion; Mose Tolliver, 1996, undated
8
14
Notes, Bill Traylor; C. Wilhelm; Ben Wilson; Anton Zelenich, 1997, undated
8
15
Lists of Artists and Patrons, 1962-1996, undated
(2 folders)
8
16-17
Lists of Names Connected with Folk Art and the Smithsonian Institution, 1988, undated
(2 folders)
8
18-19
Master Folk Art List, 1989
8
20
Lists of Art Work, undated
8
21
Notes on Individual Art Works, undated
(6 folders; Oversized material also housed in Box 28)
8
22-27
Caption Cards for Art Work, 1966-1987, undated
8
28
Miscellaneous Lecture Notes, undated
8
29
Notes from Seminar on Patroon Paintings, undated
8
30
Notes on Folk Art Expedition Deck of Computer Cards, undated
8
31
Science Class Notes with Drawings by Hemphill, 1945
(4 folders)
8
32-35
Director's Annual Report for Museum of American Folk Art, 1966
8
36
Report from Advisory Board Meeting of Community Environments, Inc., 1978
8
37
Notes from Board of Director's Meeting at Community Environments, Inc., 1979
8
38
Library of Congress Folk Archive Reference Aid, 1988
8
39
Minutes of Meetings at Museum of American Folk Art, 1988-1996
(2 folders)
8
40-41
Notes from Symposium "Cult, Culture, and Consumers: Collecting the Work of Self-Taught Artists in Twentieth-Century America,", 1991
8
42
Bibliography Card File 1, undated
8
43
Bibliography Card File 2, undated
8
44
Draft Bibliography, 1996
(4 folders)
9
1-4
Hemphill Bibliography, 1996
(4 folders)
9
5-8
Miscellaneous Bibliographies, 1986, undated
9
9
Report on Long Range Plan for Noyes Museum, 1992
9
10
Notes from Seventh Annual New York State Folk Arts Roundtable, 1992
9
11
Notes from Board/Staff Retreat of Museum of American Folk Art, 1992
(6 folders)
9
12-17
Notes Concerning Long-Range Plan of Museum of American Folk Art, 1993
9
18
Report on Accomplishments of Development Department of Museum of American Folk Art, 1994
9
19
Notes from Board Meeting and Retreat of Museum of American Folk Art, 1994
(3 folders)
9
20-22
Miscellaneous Addresses, undated
9
23
Medical Notes, undated
9
24
Miscellaneous Notes on the Theater, undated
9
25
Miscellaneous Notes: Notebooks, undated
9
26
Miscellaneous Notes, 1969-1973, undated
(3 folders)
9
27-29
Typescript on Origins of Naïve Painters by Hemphill, undated
9
30
Manuscript "Art of the People, for the People, by the People," by Hemphill, undated
9
31
Manuscript on Traditional and Non-Traditional Folk Art, by Hemphill, undated
9
32
Manuscript on Various Folk Artists, by Hemphill, undated
9
33
Typescript "Prospectus for a Book on Folk Art of the American Presidency," by Hemphill, undated
9
34
Manuscript on the Desire to Collect, by Hemphill, undated
9
35
Typescript "How to Buy folk Art," by Hemphill, undated
9
36
Hand-Written Answers to a History Exam, by Hemphill, 1947
9
37
Typescript "The Artist Self-Taught," by Hemphill, 1972
9
38
Typescript "Definition of Occult," by Hemphill and Julia Weissman, 1973
9
39
Typescript "Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists," by Hemphill and Julia Weissman, 1974
9
40
Typescript "Commentary on Georgia folk Art," by Hemphill, 1976
9
41
Miscellaneous Writings by Hemphill, undated
(2 folders)
9
42-43
Typescript "Art and Psychopathology," by Unidentified Author, undated
9
44
Typescript on Artists James and John Bard, by Unidentified Author, undated
9
45
Typescript for Exhibition Getting Dressed: Fashionable Appearance, 1750-1800 at National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, by Unidentified Author, undated
9
46
Typescript "Ted Gordon," by Unidentified Author, undated
9
47
Typescript "Michael Hall: Construction, Not Constructivism," by Unidentified Author, undated
9
48
Typescript "History of the National Museum of American Art," by Unidentified Author, undated
9
49
Typescript "Ed Martin" (St. EOM), by Unidentified Author, undated
9
50
Typescript "On Collecting Art and Culture," by Unidentified Author, undated
9
51
Typescript for Exhibition Outsider Art, by Unidentified Author, undated
9
52
Typescript on Lamont Alfred Pry, by Unidentified Author, undated
9
53
Transcript of Speeches from an Award Ceremony for Malcah Zeldis, undated
9
54
Typescript "The Folk Pottery of Georgia," by Dr. John A. Burrison, undated
9
55
Typescript "The Twenty-One Rats of the Apocalypse," by Robert D. Franklin, undated
9
56
Typescripts on African Art, by A. Everette James, Jr., undated
9
57
Typescript "A Comment upon the Linguistic Analysis of Folk Art," by A. Everette James, Jr., undated
9
58
Typescript "Update, Status of?" by A. Everette James, Jr., undated
9
59
Typescript "Directory of Contemporary Folk Artists" by Andy Nasisse and Miriam Staples, undated
9
60
Typescript of Lectures by Jules D. Prown, undated
9
61
Typescript "New Mexican Santos: The Folk Art of Faith," by Julia Weissman, undated
9
62
Typescript of Lecture Notes "Prehistoric Caves, Medieval Castles and Renaissance Cathedrals" by Ian Tattersall, Helen Evans, and David Soren, undated
9
63
Typescript "Descansos" by Loren W. Brown, 1938
9
64
Photocopy of Notes from Lecture "Anticultural Positions" by Jean Dubuffet, 1951
9
65
Definitions of Folk Art Written by Students, 1967
9
66
"Report: The Buck Farm by F. H. Sweet," by Frank McKelvey, Jr., 1968
9
67
Thesis "Deborah Goldsmith, 1808-1836, a Naïve Artist in Upstate New York," by Sandra O. Shaffer, 1968
9
68
Typescript of Text for Exhibition What is Folk Art? by Yvonne Lange, 1974
9
69
Pages from Journal Recording Travel in the United States Written by an Unidentified Friend of Hemphill, 1974-1975
9
70
Poems by John Freimarck, 1975
9
71
Proposal for Guggenheim Fellowship by Nancy Flaun Kazlins, 1976
9
72
Typescript "Expanding Frontiers: An Analysis of the Michigan Folk Art Project," by Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst, 1977
9
73
Typescript "A Guide to Holdings of the Traditional Craft Archive," by Mark H. Howard, 1979
9
74
Typescript Draft: " Folk Art U.S.A. Since 1900," by Unidentified Author, 1980
(2 folders)
9
75-76
Typescript "A Man to Remember: Leonard L. 'Stoney' St. Clair," by Alan Govenar, 1980
9
77
Typescript "The Museum of American Folk Art: A Social History," by Jeanne Bornstein, 1983
9
78
Typescript of Introductory Remarks by Alan Jabbour at Washington Meeting on Folk Art, 1983
9
79
Photocopy of Preface of Eye to Eye: Twenty years of Art Criticism by Robert Pincus-Witten, 1984
9
80
Typescript Description of Travel Experiences Connected with Exhibition In Another World by Unidentified Author, 1987
9
81
Typescript "In Africa: A Personal Journal," by William A. Fagaly, 1987
9
82
Typescripts "What is Outsider Art?;" "Jon Serl: Master Outsider;" "Bessie Harvey: One Person Exhibit,", 1987
10
1
Typescript "A Heart for the Tin Man - This Side of Oz," by Michael D. Hall, 1987
10
2
Typescript of Lecture Delivered by Robin Pearse for John August Swanson Exhibition, 1987
10
3
Draft Report on Contemporary New York State Folk Art Exhibition, 1988
10
4
Museum of American Folk Art Director's Report by Robert Bishop, 1990
10
5
Typescript "Tapping at Art's Door" by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, 1991
10
6
Checklist for Exhibition Folk Art Across America by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, 1991
10
7
Typescript "Gumbo, Ya/Ya and Hey Pocky Way: African Americans Making New Orleans What It Is," by William A. Fagaly, 1991
10
8
Typescript "The James Collection of Southern Folk Art,", 1993
(3 folders)
10
9-11
Typescript "Religious Visions in American Art," by Ilise S. Carter, 1995
10
12
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings by Others, 1975-1990, undated
(2 folders)
10
13-14
Oversized Notes on Individual Art Work, undated
(from Box 8, Folder 22)
28

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