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

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Series 3: Writings, circa 1934-1998
0.8 linear feet
Box 8-9

This series consists of writings by Hughie Lee-Smith and writings by others about Lee-Smith's career and artwork. Found among Lee-Smith's writings are an artist statement, credo, and other personal writings on his history and early influences. Also included are many draft lectures and speeches for events, school writings, and miscellaneous notes and untitled writing fragments. Writings by others primarily include student essays and articles. Also found is a notebook belonging to his mother, Alice Carroll, and poetry by his second wife, Helen Bowers.
Writings by Lee-Smith are arranged first within this series followed by writings by others, alphabetical by author's last name.
DescriptionContainer
"Credo", circa 1945
8
24
Eulogy for James A. Porter, 1970
8
25
Lecture for Art Goes to School (AGTS), 1984-1986
8
26
Lecture Notes, 1950s, 1970s
8
27-29
"My First Month in East Tech", circa 1930s
8
30
Notes, undated
8
31
Notes on Talk to Detroit Bahais, 1965
8
32
Notes Written on Envelopes, 1950s-1960s
8
33
"Observations", circa 1960s-1972
8
34
Personal History and Early Influences, circa 1996-1998
8
35
"Seven 19th-Century Afro-Amer. Artists", undated
8
36
"Special Problems of the Contemporary Afro-American Artist", 1969
8
37
Speech to Association for Study of Negro Life History, 1964
8
38
Speech at Unveiling Banquet, 1981
8
39
Statement on Art, 1977
8
40
Wayne State University Writings, circa 1950s
9
1
Writings Portfolio, circa 1934
9
2
Miscellaneous Writings and Notes, circa 1936-1996
9
3-4
Carol Ann Armstrong, "Hughie Lee-Smith", 1993
9
5
Michael Brenson, "The Hughie Lee-Smith Moment", 1995
9
6
Helen Bowers, Poetry, 1962
9
7
Alice Carroll, Memorandum Book, undated
9
8
Mary Lynne Ehrbar, "Hughie Lee-Smith: Artist Between Reality and Fantasy", 1976-1977
9
9
Zita Rahn Ferrell, Thesis Draft, 1998
9
10
Ida Catherine Hawkins, "Hughie Lee-Smith", 1994
9
11
Sherrie L. Howard, Articles for
Emerge
Magazine, 1994
9
12
Kurt Mack, "Portrait of Hughie Lee-Smith: The Artistic Experience of an Afro-American", 1986
9
13
Julia Natasha Renn, "Hughie Lee-Smith: 1915-", 1977
9
14
Lowery Sims, "Hughie Lee-Smith: Romantic Realist or Alchemical Poet?", 1998
9
15
Peter Stegall, Essay, 1970
9
16
Carol Wald, Book Proposal, 1977
9
17
Lin Yatta (Doris Turner), "Journeynotes", 1972
9
18
Miscellaneous Writings by Others, undated
9
19

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