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

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1931-2006
6.1 Linear feet
Box 2-8

Found here is Hughie Lee-Smith's personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence with many fellow artists, students and publishers, requests for him to teach, lecture, or write, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions and sales of his work. There are also letters from his mother, father, daughter, and other family members. Also found is correspondence with arts and cultural organizations in which Lee-Smith participated, which may include additional printed material sent out to members. He also corresponded with schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions.
Artists that Lee-Smith corresponded with include Clarence Holbrook Carter, Adolphus Ealey, Anthony Eterovich, Reginald Gammon, Rex Goreleigh, Werner Groshans, Joseph Hirsch, Everett Kinstler, Leon Kroll, Joseph Pearson, Louis Redstone, Bob Solotaire, Carol Wald, and Hale Woodruff. Materials relating to Joseph Pearson include digital photographs. Lee-Smith also maintained extensive correspondence with artists Sophie Wessel and Barry Hinchliff. He also corresponded with art historians, collectors, curators, and gallery owners, such as Florence Davies, Carroll Greene, Lewis Tanner Moore, and Lowery Sims.
In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with four or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous alphabetical files. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Drafts of Lee-Smith's outgoing letters are primarily filed together in the first four folders of the series, but additional outgoing letters may be interfiled with incoming letters.
Description Container Select
Outgoing Letters (Carbon Copies), 1968-1982
2
25-28
Adams, Leslie, 1982-1998, 1961-1962
2
29
Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc., 1997-1998
2
30
Allied Artists of America, 1993, 1958-1967
2
31
American Society of African Culture, 1959-1963
2
32
Archives of American Art, 1963-1989
2
33
Artists Equity Association, 1947-1974
2
34
Art Students League, 1968-1997, 2003
2
35
A, Miscellaneous, 1943-1997
2
36-37
Banneker-Douglas Museum, 1976-1995
2
38-39
Barnett Aden Gallery, 1955, 1958
2
40
Blye, Marlene, 1991-2002
2
41-42
Bowers, Helen, circa 1964-1971, 1958
2
43
Branch, Brenda, 1968-1995
2
44
Bright, Alfred Lee, 1988-1989
2
45
Burr, Dane, 1952-1954
3
1
Burroughs, Margaret, 1985-1987
3
2
Butler Institute of American Art, 1964, 1992-1993
3
3
B, Miscellaneous, 1938-1998
3
4-5
Calabria, Philip, 1996-2001
3
6-7
Campbell, Lawrence, 1989-1992
3
8
Campbell, Ruth C., 1991-1997
3
9
Cards from Students (Groups), 1977-1984
3
10
Carroll, Alice, 1957-1977
3
11-12
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1946, 1988-1992
3
13
Clarke, Richard, 1976-1996
3
14
Cleveland Institute of Art, 1968-1989
3
15
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1938-1956, 1974
3
16
Consumer Correspondence, 1979-1991
3
17
Crazy Horse, Chief Roy, 1986
3
18
C, Miscellaneous, 1934-1999
3
19-20
Dallas Museum of Art, 2004-2005
3
21
Davies, Florence, circa 1945-1955
3
22
Davison, Dr. Henry, circa 1993-1996
3
23
Delgado, Dorothy and Gilmore, circa 1944-1968
3
24
Department of the Navy, 1971-1979
3
25
Detroit Artists Market, 1957-1989
3
26
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1998, 1951-1977
3
27
Detroit Public Library, 1951-1955
3
28
Dyyon, Frazier, 1996, 1992
3
29
D, Miscellaneous, 1934-2000
3
30
Ealey, Adolphus, 1982-1990
3
31
Ebony Magazine, 1967, 1957
3
32
Edwards, James and Ursula, circa 1990s
3
33
Eterovich, Anthony, 1989-1996
3
34
E, Miscellaneous, 1934-circa 1985
3
35
Fanning, Robert J., 1963-1994
3
36
Forsythe Gallery, 1958-1971
3
37
Freeman, Mark, 1987-2000
3
38
French, Elizabeth, 1982-1997
3
39
Fuller, Hoyt, 1954-1969
3
40
F, Miscellaneous, 1940-1997
3
41
Gammon, Reggie, 1969-2000
3
42-44
Gates, Arnold, 1935-1999
3
45-49
Get Well Cards, 1992-1993
4
1
Goreleigh, Rex, 1945-1979
4
2
Gorman, Bill, 1975-circa 1980s
4
3
Grand Central Art Galleries, 1967-1978
4
4
Grebenak, Louis, 1947-1954
4
5
Greene, Carroll, 1967-1998
4
6-8
Groshans, Werner and Yetta, 1983-1989
4
9
Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association, 1977, 1959-1965
4
10
G, Miscellaneous, 1936-1999
4
11
Hall, Michael, 1993-2000
4
12
Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1968-1969
4
13
Harper Collins/Scott Foresman, 1991
4
14
Hawkins, Ida, 1993-1997
4
15
Herzog, Priscilla Jenne, 1988-1999
4
16-17
Hewitt, John H. and Vivian, 1998
4
18
Hilton, Lawrence, 1983-1991
4
19-20
Hinchliff, Barry and Brenda, circa 1963-1997
4
21-39
Hirsch, Joseph, 1949-1981
4
40
Holden, Donald, 1938, 1989-1998
4
41
Holton, Curlee, circa 2000-2006
4
42
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969
4
43
Howard University (James Porter), 1949-1971
4
44
Hunter, Bethuel, 1995-1997
4
45
Hynes, Frances, 1993-1994
4
46
H, Miscellaneous, 1934-2001
4
47
I, Miscellaneous, 1970-1981
4
48
June Kelly Gallery, 1994-1997
5
1
J, Miscellaneous, 1945-1996
5
2
Keene Publishing Corporation, 1969-1970
5
3
Kenkeleba House, 1985-1988
5
4
Kinstler, Everett Raymond, 1987-1997
5
5
Kleinman, Joseph and Maureen Turchi, 1995-1998
5
6
Kraushaar Galleries, 1952-1955
5
7
Kroll, Leon, 1954, 1969
5
8
K, Miscellaneous, 1945-2000
5
9
Lasnik, Nathan, 1948-1999
5
10-12
Lawson, Mabel, 1983-1986
5
13
Leipzig, Mel, 1988-2000
5
14-15
Lindsay, June McKee, 1993-1998
5
16
L, Miscellaneous, 1950-1998
5
17-18
Mandel, Howard, 1984-1996
5
19
Marion, Sara L., 2000-2001
5
20
Marquis, Pamela, 1985-1986
5
21
Maryland Commission on Afro-American History and Culture, 1976-1977
5
22
Meet the Masters, 1994-1995
5
23
Michigan Veteran's Trust Fund, 1948-1949
5
24
Mohammed, Ellen, circa 1985-1995
5
25
Moore, Lewis Tanner and Judy Heggestad, 1994-2006
5
26-27
M, Miscellaneous, 1945-2000
5
28-29
National Academy of Design, 1959-1991
5
30
Nessler, Janet, 1958-1968
5
31
Nguzo Saba Films, Inc., 1979-1982
5
32
Noel, Debbie, 1986-1998
5
33
N, Miscellaneous, 1944-2005
5
34-35
Ogul, Ed, 1995-1996
5
36
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 1999-2001
5
37-38
O'Neal, Frederick, 1969, 1964
5
39
O, Miscellaneous, 1964-1993
5
40
Pajaud, William, 1964-1965
5
41
Parker, James, 1986-1998
5
42-44
Patterson, Stephanie and Don, circa 1978-1990
5
45
Pearlstein, Constance Webb, 1982-1997
5
46
Pearson, Joseph, 1970, 1985-1991
5
47-48
Pearson, Joseph, 1992-2004
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
6
1-8
Pearson, Joseph (2004), Digital Photographs, 2019
0.006 Gigabytes
28 computer files
ER01
Pettigrew, Joy, 1989-1991
6
9
Phillips Mill Community Association, 1989, 1984
6
10
Pittman Galleries, 1981-1984
6
11
P, Miscellaneous, 1933-1998
6
12-13
Redstone, Louis, 1988-2001, 1950
6
14-17
Rodgers, Norma, 1991-1995
6
18
Rosenfeld, Michael, 1994-2002
6
19
Ross, David, 1947-1969
6
20
R, Miscellaneous, 1931-1996
6
21-22
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1980, 1998-1999
6
23
Seiden, Art, circa 1995-1998
6
24
Sims, Lowery, circa 1989-1996
6
25
Smith, Christina (Daughter), 1959-1996
6
26
Smith, Luther, 1945-1971
6
27
Smithsonian Institution, circa 1995
6
28
Solotaire, Bob, 1967-1999
6
29-30
Stella Jones Gallery, 1998-2000
6
31
Student Recommendations, 1983-1989
6
32
Summit Gallery, 1981-1984
6
33
S, Miscellaneous, 1934-2001
6
34-36
Thomas, William and Ruth, 1945-1998
6
37
Thornton Associates, 1974
6
38
Turner, Phillip, 1986-1988
6
39
T, Miscellaneous, 1949-1996
6
40
University of Chicago, 1968-1969
6
41
University of Michigan, 1956-1966
6
42
U-V, Miscellaneous, 1942-1994
6
43
Wadsworth Atheneum (Amistad Foundation), 1991-1997
6
44
Wald, Carol, 1982-1998
6
45-46
Walter W. Newcomer and Associates, 1931
7
1
Wayne State University, 1949-1998
7
2
Welsh, Janet, 1970, 1989-2000
7
3
Wessel, Sophie, 1944-1986
7
4-39
Wessel, Sophie, 1987-1994
8
1-15
Willis, John, 1976-1979
8
16
Woodruff, Hale, 1943-1947
8
17
W, Miscellaneous, 1934-1995
8
18
Your Heritage House, Inc., 1978-1982
8
19
Y-Z, Miscellaneous, 1977-1983
8
20
Unidentified, 1943-2000
8
21-23

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