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

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Series 11: Interviews, 1973-1998
2.1 linear feet
Box 26-28

Found here are numerous interviews of Hughie Lee-Smith. Included are formal interviews; informal discussions between Lee-Smith, his wife Patricia, family, and friends at his home; as well as recorded panel discussions and event speeches. Almost all interviews have been transcribed by his sister-in-law, Mary Jane Garrow. Recordings are on 33 sound cassettes, 1 sound tape reel, and four videocassettes.
Most of the interviews were arranged and numbered by the transcriber in rough chronological order. This order has been maintained, followed by the untranscribed interviews and videocassette recordings.
DescriptionContainer
Hughie Talks about his Opening at Malcolm Brown Gallery, 1984 October
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
26
22-23
Panel Discussion, Art Institute of Chicago, 1985 September 7
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
26
24-25
Lecture, "Art Goes to School", 1986 October 6
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
1-2
Panel Discussion, "The Life and Times of Afro-American Art", 1987
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
27
3-4
Interview with Maia Wechsler, 1988 October 31
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
5-6
Interview Regarding 50-Year Retrospective, New Jersey State Museum, 1988 December 12
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
7-8
Telephone Interview with Dr. L. Reid and Teachers from Pensacola, Florida, 1994 July 8
1 sound cassette
Includes trancript.
27
9-10
Interview with Margot Mifflin, 1994 Summer
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
11-12
Interview with Luisa Chapman, Hartford Atheneum, 1995 February 20
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
13-14
Interview with Bethuel Hunter, 1995 June 14
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
15-16
Interview with Michael Brenson, 1995 July 5
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
27
17-18
Interview with National Public Radio, "Alone in the Crowd", 1996 March 28
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
1 sound cassette (microcassette)
Includes transcript.
27
19-20
Art Evening at the Lotos Club, Honoring Hughie Lee-Smith, 1996 April 23
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
27
21-22
Oral History with Lee-Smith, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, circa 1976
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
Cassette and transcript also includes discussion of method and material for painting class, questionnaire for member of curatorial council of SMH, and Lee-Smith reading on the influences of Giorgio di Chirico.
27
23-24
Oral History: "Conversation with My Mother"; Informal Chatting with Carol Anderson, 1970s
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
25-26
Discussion between Hughie, Rex Goreleigh, and Larry Hilton in Rex's Studio; Talk at Western Michigan College, 1970s
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
27-28
Telephone Interview with Ed Bumgardener, 1977 February 5
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
29-30
Hughie and Patricia Lee-Smith Discuss Roy Lichtenstein and Artis Lane, 1997
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
31-32
Conversation with Wife Patricia, 1978 or 1979
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
27
33-34
Dinner Conversation with Rex Goreleigh, Hughie and Patricia Lee-Smith, 1985 October 13
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
28
1-2
Hughie Lee-Smith "Visit with Titter (my mother) and Tina (my daughter) in Cleveland", 1970s
Transcript only.
28
3
Hughie Lee-Smith Visit with Christina and Piera, 1978 Fall
Transcript only.
28
4
Interview with Mike Culter, Ogunquit Museum, 1997 February 7
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
28
5-6
Hughie Lee-Smith Speaks on Origins of His Art in Childhood and in Preparation for Artists Fellowship Honor, 1996 May
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
28
7-8
Hughie Lee-Smith Talking About 1943 Racism Experiences in Detroit, 1995 August 9
Transcript only.
28
9
Hughie Lee-Smith Interview, 1998 January 29
1 sound cassette
28
10
"Patricia - Thoughts and Feelings", 1994 May
1 sound cassette
28
11
Hughie Lee-Smith Regarding June Kelly Gallery, 1994 July 14
1 sound cassette
28
12
Proposal for Grant; WPA, undated
1 sound cassette
28
13
Interview with Karl Fortess, 1973 February 14
1 sound tape reel
Original
1 sound disc (cd)
Duplicate copy of sound tape reel
1 sound cassette
Duplicate copy of sound tape reel
28
14
Interview for NJN "State of the Arts", 1988 December 7
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Two duplicate VHS recordings of the Betacam SP videocassette.
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
28
15
"Hughie Lee-Smith, A Biography of An African American Artist and Educator", 1994 June 6
1 videocassette (vhs)
28
16
Artists Fellowship Award Ceremony Acceptance Speech, 1996 May
1 videocassette (vhs)
28
17
"Black Artist in America - Part One and Two by Oakley Holmes Jr.", undated
1 videocassette (vhs)
28
18
Notes on Transcripts, 1996-1997
28
19

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