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Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers, circa 1970- circa 2000

Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe

Curator, Architectural historian


Collection Information

Size: 25.8 Linear feet

Summary: The Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers measure 25.8 linear feet and date from circa 1970-circa 2000. The material documents Hartigan's career as curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Included are project, exhibition and subject files relating to the Herbert Waide Hemphill Jr. and the Chuck and Jan Rosenak collections at SAAM, exhibitions at SAAM, Folk Art, and Black Art. Material includes correspondence, interviews, audio visual material, photographs, negatives, slides, writings and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan (1950- ) is deputy director for collections and research and chief innovation officer at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Hartigan was formally chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. and developed the museum's American folk art and African American art collections.


Donated in 2020 by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

How to Cite This Collection

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers, circa 1970- circa 2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.