Rayna Andrews and Jess Purkis
Scope and Contents
The interviews of AfriCOBRA founders measure 0.607 gigabytes and date from 2010. This collection includes digital transcripts and audio files of interviews with AfriCOBRA founders and artists Michael Harris, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Howard Mallory, and Robert Sengstacke. TV Land/Hudson Street Production, Inc. conducted these interviews with AfriCOBRA founders and artists about their experiences as African American artists and about the artistic community.
In 2011, TV Land produced a documentary special AfriCOBRA: Art for the People. It is possible that these interviews are related to this project.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The interviews of AfriCOBRA founders were donated to the Archives of American Art by TV Land/Hudson Street Productions, Inc. via Deva Newman, Executive Producer and Melissa Bear, Vice President, business and legal affairs, in 2010.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2018 with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019.