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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005 | Digitized Collection

Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005

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Series 5: Artist Files , 1928-2003
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4

Artist files were compiled by Donaldson for his dissertation research, course lectures, FESTAC, and other projects. Files may include handwritten notes, resumes, photographs of the artists and their artwork, press clippings, and exhibition publications; many also include "preliminary information sheets" compiled for his dissertation, and information collected for his study of contemporary visual artists during the 1980s. Only a few files include correspondence with the artist. Of note are a few letters from artist Romare Bearden and two letters from Jacob Lawrence. The Barry (Edmund) Gaither file includes the volume 1, number 1 issue of ABA: A Journal of Affairs of Black Artists, as well as correspondence regarding establishing the journal. The file on Archibald J. Motley, Jr., includes a handwritten manuscript entitled "How I Solve My Painting Problems," describing his artistic process and his detailed thoughts on depictions of African Americans in art. The file also includes a letter signed by seven artists protesting the method of selection for muralists for an exposition in Chicago at the Coliseum, and a 1928 photograph of Motley, Jr.
Artist files are arranged alphabetically by artist name. Within folders, records are arranged by type rather than chronologically.
The bulk of this series has been digitized.
Description Container
Alston, Charles, circa 1969-1976
3
30
Alston, Charles, 1969-1976
3
31
Auld, Michael, circa 1976-circa 1982
3
32
Auld, Rose, circa 1979
3
33
Bannarn, Henry, circa 1972
3
34
Bates, Add, undated
3
35
Bath, Youssouf, 1988-1996
3
36
Bearden, Romare, circa 1968-1991
3
37
Blackburn, Robert, circa 1970s
3
38
Boghossian, Skunder, 1997-2003
3
39
Bradford, David, circa 1970s
3
40
Burke, Selma, circa 1970s
3
41
Burroughs, Margaret, 1969-1976
3
42
Byard, Carole, circa 1970s
3
43
Carter, Willie, circa 1980s
3
44
Cortor, Eldzier, circa 1970s
3
45
Crichlow, Ernest, circa 1970s
3
46
Dawson, Charles, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
3
47
Delaney, Joseph, circa 1970s
3
48
Delsarte, Louis, 1970s-1989
3
49
Douglas, Aaron, circa 1970s
3
50
Fax, Elton, undated
3
51
Feelings, Tom, circa 1972
4
1
Gaither, Barry (Edmund), 1970-1971
4
2
Hayden, Palmer, circa 1969-1970s
4
3
Hooks, Earl, 1966-1976
4
4
Howard, John, 1950-1987
4
5
Howard, John, Correspondence, circa 1968-1982
4
6
Jackson, Suzanne, 1971-1986
4
7
Johnson, Lester, circa 1974-1990
4
8
Johnson, Malvin Gray, circa 1970s
4
9
Johnson, Marie, circa 1970s
4
10
Johnson, Sargent, 1970s
4
11
Johnson, William H., circa 1969-1971
4
12
Jones, Lawrence, circa 1970s
4
13
Jones, Lois Mailou, circa 1949-1979
4
14
Joseph, Ronald, circa 1970s
4
15
Keene, Paul, 1970s
4
16
Lawrence, Jacob, 1940-1987
4
17
Lee-Smith, Hughie, 1969-1970s
4
18
Lewis, Norman, circa 1969-1970s
4
19
McGee, Charles, 1965-1987
4
20
Middleton, Sam, circa 1980s
4
21
Motley, Archibald, 1928-1987
4
22
Navarro, Eduardo, 1990s
4
23
Navarro, Eduardo, 1990s
4
24
Phillips, James, 1977-1998
4
25
Phillips, James, 1977-1998
4
26
Pierce, Delilah, 1976
4
27
Porter, James A., circa 1953-circa 1970
4
28
Powell, Georgette, 1970s
4
29
Prince, Arnold, circa 1987
4
30
Purifoy, Noah, circa 1976
4
31
Richardson, Earle, circa 1970s
4
32
Rivers, Haywood, 1970s
4
33
Roberts, Lucille, 1968-1984
4
34
Ross, David, 1976-1980
4
35
Scott, William, circa 1968-1970
4
36
Sebree, Charles, circa 1970s-1985
4
37
Smith, Vincent, 1967-1976
4
38
Spriggs, Ed, circa 1979
4
39
Sweeting, Earl, circa 1970s
4
40
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1969-1970s
4
41
Thomas, Alma, 1971-1979
4
42
Wells, James, 1970s
4
43
Weusi Artists, circa 1970s
4
44
Williams, Walter, circa 1967-1969
4
45
Wilson, John, 1970s
4
46
Wilson, Wendy, circa 1970s
4
47
Woodruff, Hale, 1949-1980
4
48
Woodruff, Hale, 1949-1980
4
49
A-M, Miscellaneous, circa 1960s-1990s
4
50
N-W, Miscellaneous, circa 1960s-2000
4
51

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