Size: 0.2 Linear feet
Summary: The Howardena Pindell scrapbook measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1935 to 1940. The scrapbook, removed from one binder, consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, press releases, and newspaper articles related to Howardena Pindell's father, Howard D. Pindell's involvement in the pursuit of salary equity for African American teachers in Maryland.
Howardena Pindell (1943- ) is an African American abstract artist in New York, NY. Her work is known for exploring texture, color, and the process of making art. Howard D. Pindell (1908-2006) was Howardena Pindell's father and was a teacher, and later a school principal in Maryland. He worked to start an African American teachers' union in order to address unequal salaries for Black teachers. In 1936 he was involved in a test case for salary equity pursued by Thurgood Marshall and Charles Hamilton Houston.
The scrapbook was donated in 2020 by Howardena Pindell as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Howardena Pindell conducted 2012 Dec. 1-4 by Judith Olch Richards, and an an oral history interview with Howardena Pindell conducted 1972 July 10 by Paul Cummings.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.