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John W. Rhoden papers, 1940-1968

Rhoden, John, 1918-


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 60 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection of the papers of African American sculptor John W. Rhoden contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs, biographical material, clippings, a scrapbook, personal photographs, and photographs of Rhoden's work.

Biographical/Historical Note

John W. Rhoden (1918-2001) was an African American sculptor in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Talladega College, the School of Painting and Sculpture at Columbia University, and the American Academy in Rome. Rhoden created sculptures for the exteriors of buildings including the Harlem Hospital Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.


Lent for microfilming 1969 by John W. Rhoden.

Related Materials

Also held at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with John W. Rhoden, 1968 July 21, conducted by Henri Ghent. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) holds an archival collection documenting the life and career of John W. Rhoden.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, John Rhoden, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N69-32 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John W. Rhoden papers, 1940-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.