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Linda Freeman papers, 1996-2009

Linda Freeman papers, 1996-2009

Freeman, Linda, 1941-

Painter, Poet, Quiltmaker, Filmmaker

Collection Information

Size: 30.2 linear feet

Summary: A majority of the collection consists of video recordings on VHS and Beta containing raw footage and finished documentaries produced by Linda Freeman on prominent artists such as Bettye and Alison Saar, Red Grooms, Romare Bearden, Robert Colescott, Elizabeth Catlett, Emma Amos, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Jackie Winsor, Jennifer Bartlett, Benny Andrews, Richard Mayhew, Jacob Lawrence, Chuck Close, Faith Ringgold, Jimmy Ernst and Max Ernst among others. The footage includes studio visits and interviews with the artists. Also included are artists' releases, photographs of artists, transcripts, and artists' files relating to the films.

Biographical/Historical Note

Linda Freeman is a multimedia artist and filmmaker in New York, New York. Freeman manages L and S Video (established 1987), a company that creates, produces, and distributes documentaries about American Artists.


Donated 2015 by Linda Freeman, L and S Video.

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Copyright retained by Linda Freeman, L and S Video.

How to Cite This Collection

Linda Freeman papers, 1996-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.