Scope and Contents
The papers of African American artist and educator Maren Hassinger measure 11.3 linear feet and 4.55 gigabytes, dating from 1955 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material including appointment and address books, education records, family and other home movie recordings, interview transcripts, and resumes; personal and professional correspondence; and writings including diaries, notebooks, notes, and writings by others. Also included are project and exhibition files, including accompanying audiovisual material and performance recordings; material related to Hassinger's tenure at the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); material related to other professional activities, including other teaching files, panels, and grants; printed material; photographic material depicting Maren Hassinger, other individuals, and works of art, including student work; and artwork and artifacts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Maren Hassinger papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Maren Hassinger.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2020 with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. Born-digital materials were processed by Jess Purkis in 2020.