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Hughie Lee-Smith papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999

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Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-2001
1.7 linear feet
Box 1-2, 35, RD 38

Biographical material includes records of Hughie Lee-Smith's schooling, service in the military, and various awards which he received throughout his career as an artist. Also found are professional resumes and bibliographies, membership documents, as well as biographical notes gathered for Romare Bearden and Harry Henderson's book
History of African American Artists
. Additionally there are family records, including scattered papers belonging to Lee-Smith's mother Alice Carroll. Also of note is one sound cassette recording of Lee-Smith's memorial service in 1999.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.
DescriptionContainer
Alice Carroll Papers, circa 1890-1978
1
1-7
Award, Wayne State University, 1983
1
8
Award Certificates, 1934-1999
Oversized material housed in Box 35.
1
9
Award Plaques, 1981-1997
1
10-12
Bearden/Henderson Book Project, Corrections to Biography, 1993, 1996
1
13
Bibliography, 1985-1990s
1
14
Biographical Sketch, circa 1957
1
15
Business Cards - "People Hughie Knew", circa 1970s-1990s
1
16
Celebration of the Black Artist Tribute by the Dedicators, Inc., 1997
1
17
Certificate of Commendation, Department of the Navy, 1974
1
18
Christmas Card List, 1996
1
19
Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Reunion, 1993-1998
1
20-21
Family Tree, circa 1970s
1
22
Guestbooks, 1987, 1998
1
23-24
High School Track Letters, 1929-1930
1
25
Honorary Doctorate, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1995
2
1-3
James Van Der Zee Award, 1993-1999
2
4-5
Luggage Keys, undated
2
6
Membership and Identification Cards, circa 1940s-1990s
2
7
Memorial Service, 1999 May 16
1 sound cassette
2
8
Military Records, 1940-1945
2
9
Name Tags, 1989-1995
2
10
Passports and Passport Application, 1954, 1962, 1977
2
11
Plans for Studio-Residence, 1971
Oversized material housed in RD 38.
2
12
Rental Dispute, 1967-1968
2
13
Resumes, 1980-2000
2
14-16
Senior Class Cap, 1934
2
17
Signed Palette from Art Students League Class of 1988, 1988
2
18
"Some Salient Facts of My Life/Career That Have Most Frequently Been Distorted", circa 1990s
2
19
Student Documents, 1949-1952
2
20
Student Records, Wayne State University, 1950-1953
2
21
Travel Wallet, 1963
2
22
Unitarian Universalist Church, circa 1950s
2
23
Veterans Administration Records, 1950
2
24
Oversized Award Certificates, 1940-1999
Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 9.
35
Oversized Plans for Studio-Residence, 1972-1973
Oversized material from Box 2, Folder 12.
OV 38

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