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Jeff Donaldson papers, circa 1960-2005

Jeff Donaldson papers, circa 1960-2005

Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004

Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 14.0 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject, research and artists' files, photographs, printed material, and audio visual material documenting the career of artist and educator Jeff Donaldson.

Biographical material includes award certificates, passports, veterans forms, school transcripts, divorce records, resumes, and high school records. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings document research, studies and other artists, and speeches in notebooks. Subject files document Donaldson's involvement in organizations and projects FESTAC/IFC, AfriCOBRA , Organization of Black American Culture (Wall of Respect), exhibitions, professional events and other artists. Photorgaphs and slides are of events, publicity and works of art. Printed material includes programs and announcements. Audio visual material consists of interviews with artists conducted by Donaldson on mini tapes, cassette tapes, and a floppy disk.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004) was an artist and art educator in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Donaldson was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s as he promoted "TransAfrican"-aesthetic.


Donated 2015 by Jameela Donaldson, Jeff Donaldson's daughter.

Collection is CLOSED for processing. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

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