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

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Series 13: Rex Goreleigh Papers , 1935-1994
0.9 Linear feet
Box 32-33, 36

The papers of Rex Goreleigh primarily document his later life and include scattered letters, cards, biographical documents, teaching and financial records, and printed material. Also found are photographs and slides depicting Goreleigh, his studio, and artwork. Goreleigh (1902-1986) was an African American painter who primarily worked in Princeton, New Jersey. He founded his own art school, Studio-on-the-Canal, which was open from 1955 through the 1970s. Goreleigh died in an apartment fire and the papers found here were recovered from his home after his death. Hughie Lee-Smith was a close friend of Goreleigh and served as executor of his estate. Many estate records are included in this series.
Also of note is a scrapbook put together for Goreleigh's 70th birthday in 1972. The scrapbook contains notes and artwork by fellow artists and students, including drawings by Romare Bearden and Hughie Lee-Smith. Artwork consists of drawings, watercolors, and prints, some of which are portraits of Goreleigh. Also found are photographs of Goreleigh dating back to the 1940s.
Description Container Select
Letters and Greeting Cards, circa 1973-1984
32
6-7
Eyeglasses, 1986
32
8
Social Security Card, undated
32
9
Marriage Service, 1948
32
10
Certificate, 1966
Oversized material housed in Box 36.
32
11
Obituary for T. Estelle Goreleigh, 1965
32
12
Travel Wallet and Passport, 1935
32
13
Consignment Agreement, 1982-1983
32
14
Course Syllabus, circa 1970s, 1942
32
15
Notes, undated
32
16
Essay by Rex Goreleigh, "Discussion of a Major Character, a Subordinate Character, and an Author", 1975
32
17
Wayne Hedgepeth, "The Description of a Painting 'Spring Pruning' Created by Mr. Rex Goreleigh", 1976
32
18
Power of Attorney Agreement, 1982
32
19
Rex Goreleigh "Support Group", 1984-1986
32
20
Financial and Insurance Records, circa 1980s
32
21
Last Will and Testament, 1986
32
22
Eulogy and Tributes to Rex Goreleigh, 1987
32
23
Guest Book, 1987
32
24
Estate Records, 1985-1991
32
25-29
Printed Material, 1940s-1994
32
30-32
Printed Material, circa 1940s-1987
33
1
Photographs, circa 1950s-1980s
33
2-6
Slides, circa 1960s-1970s
33
7-8
Artwork, 1973
Oversized material housed in Box 36.
33
9
Scrapbook, 1940s-1970s
36
Oversized Certificate, 1966
Oversized material from Box 32, Folder 11.
36
Oversized Artwork, 1973
Oversized material from Box 33, Folder 9.
36

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