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Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1936-2006
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1, 3

Biographical material includes Gammon's academic records and diplomas, various certificates, military records, an address book, and information about his memorial service. There is also a folder on The Spiral Group that contains an exhibition catalog, photographs, and writings. There are video interviews, a conversation video, and two TV advertisements, all digital; one analog and one digital audio interview.
This series is arranged chronologically with the exception of interviews, which are grouped together.
The bulk of this series was digitized, except for blank pages and duplicates.
Description Container Select
Report Card, 1936
1
1
High School Diploma, 1941
1
2
Philadelphia Museum School of Art Diploma, 1949
1
3
Navy Records, 1944-1967
1
4
Address Notebook, circa 1963
1
5
The Spiral Group, circa 1965-2000
1
6
Interviews
Interview Requests, 1970-1999
1
7
"Fade to Black", TV Interview; "Reggie", Documentary and Interview, Digital Video Recording (circa 1970-circa 1990), 2007
3.5 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
"Interview for Hatch-Billops", Interview, Digital Audio Recording (1976), 2017
0.459 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER02
Radio Interview Sponsored by Seagram's Gin, 1996
1 Sound cassette
1
10
Reggie at DePeaux's House, a conversation; Two advertisements; Seagram's Interview, Digital Video Recording (circa 1990-1999), 2007
1.33 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER03
Personal Business Records, 1971-2003
1
12
Marriage Certificate, 1974
1
13
Award Certificate, 1977
1
14
Award Certificate, 1987
1
15
Award Plaque, 2005
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 1.
1
16
Memorial Services, 2005
1
17
Obituaries, 2005-2006
1
18
Oversized Award Plaque scanned with Box 1, Folder 16, 2005
3
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1964-2005
0.8 Linear feet
Box 1-3

Correspondence is with artists, museums, galleries, arts organizations, students, and family. Correspondents include Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Vivian Browne, Thomas Frey, Joseph Greenberg, Patrick King, Hughie Lee-Smith, Harvey Overton, Jonathan Wynberg, Harwood Arts Center, Howard University, LewAllen Gallery, Midtown Galleries, New Mexico African American Artists Guild, the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Museum and several additional African American arts organizations, and many more. Topics range from personal daily life to lectures requests to exhibition solicitations. Of particular note is correspondence concerning Ida Y Vuelta, Gammon's only international exhibition in Rodez, France.
This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
The bulk of this series was digitized. Materials not digitized include duplicates, blank pages, and the backs of clippings. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
Description Container Select
ACI Films, Inc., 1975
1
19
Acts of Art, Inc., 1971-1974
1
20
Albuquerque Festival of the Arts, 1997-2000
1
21
Andrews, Benny, 1971, 1992-2002
1
22
Art Center of Battle Creek, 1992-1998
1
23
A, Miscellaneous, 1970-2005
1
24
Backus, Rob, 1993-2000
1
25
Bearden, Romare H., 1970-1971
1
26
Brandywine Workshop, 2000-2002
1
27
Browne, Vivian E. , 1989-1995
1
28
Burrows, Vinie, 1973-1996
1
29
B, Miscellaneous, 1993-2000
1
30
Clark, Alice, 2002-2005
1
31
Cue, Carter, 2003-2005
1
32
C, Miscellaneous, 1970-1978, 1994-1999
1
33
De Peaux, Richard, 1993-1995
1
34
D, Miscellaneous, 1969-circa 1990
1
35
E, Miscellaneous, 1986-1995
1
36
Freedom Ways, 1971-1974
1
37
Frey, Thomas, 1974-2005
1
38
F, Miscellaneous, 1963-1993
1
39
Gammon, Corey, 2003
1
40
Grambihler, Lia, 2001-2003
1
41
Greenberg, Joseph, 1970-1975
1
42
Greeting Cards, circa 1997-2003
1
43
G, Miscellaneous, 2005, 1970-1974
1
44
Hampton University Museum, 1994-2000
1
45
Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1974
1
46
Harwood Art Center, circa 1992-circa 2005
Oversized card housed in Box 3, Folder 2.
1
47
Henderson, Harry, 1994-2000
1
48
Hitchcock, Scott, 1992-1999
1
49
Hochstein, Rolaine, 1975-1976
1
50
Howard University, 1970-1976
1
51
H, Miscellaneous, 1973-1997
1
52
Ida Y Vuelta: 12 New Mexico Artists in France, circa 1996-2000
1
53
I-J, Miscellaneous, 1972-2004
1
54
King, Patrick, 1992-2005, 1972-1977
1
55
K, Miscellaneous, 1971-1998
1
56
Lee-Smith, Hughie and Patricia, 1969-2001
1
57
LewAllen Gallery, 1993-1998
1
58
L, Miscellaneous, 1970-2005
1
59
Malcolm X College, circa 1971
1
60
Mangione, Pat, 1975-1976
1
61
Midtown Galleries, 1974-1976
1
62
Miller, Earl, 1970-1974
1
63
Moore, Lewis Tanner, 1995-2001
1
64
Museum of African American Art, 1986-1987
1
65
M, Miscellaneous, 1973-1999
1
66
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, 1991-2005
1
67
National Conference of Artists, 1986-1992
1
68
National Gallery of Art, 1999-2004
1
69
New Mexico African American Artists Guild, 1994-1999
1
70
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, 1973-1974
1
71
N, Miscellaneous, 1972-1999
1
72
Overton, Harvey, 1985-1995
1
73
Overton, Harvey, 1996-2005
1
74
O, Miscellaneous, 1995
1
75
Poui Art Gallery, 1991-1995
1
76
Proctor, Lee H., 1975-1976
1
77
Provancher, John and Judy, 1992-2000
1
78
P, Miscellaneous, 1969-2005
1
79
R, Miscellaneous, 1999, 1969-1971
1
80
School District of Philadelphia, 1969-1970
1
81
Schomberg Center for Reseach in Black Culture, 1999
1
82
Smithsonian Institution, Anacostia Museum, 1998-2003
1
83
Swerdloff, Daniel, 2001-2005
1
84
S, Miscellaneous, 1972-2004
1
85
T, Miscellaneous, 2004
1
86
U, Miscellaneous, 1969-2000
1
87
Western Michigan University, 1969-1977
1
88
Western Michigan University, 1980-2003
1
89
Wynberg, Jonathan, circa 1985-circa 1995
Oversized letter housed in Box 3, Folder 3.
2
1
W, Miscellaneous, 1970-2005
2
2
Y, Miscellaneous, 1972-2005
2
3
Unidentified Correspondents, 1970-2005
2
4
Oversized Harwood Art Center Card scanned with Box 1, Folder 47, circa 1992-circa 2005
3
2
Oversized Jonathan Wynberg Letter scanned with Box 2, Folder 1, circa 1985-circa 1995
3
3

Series 3: Writings and Notebooks , 1948-circa 2000
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

This series includes a student essay written by Reginald Gammon when he was a student at the Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts, miscellaneous notes, grant applications, and notebooks containing daily entries and drafts of letters. While the majority of the material is written by Gammon, there is one folder of material that contains the first draft of a research proposal on "The Tattoo as Non-verbal Communication" that was jointly written by Gammon and Lawrence Tyler along with another essay by Tyler.
Additional writings by Gammon in the form of lecture notes and a sound recording of a lecture are found in Series 4, Teaching Files.
This series is arranged chronologically.
The bulk of this series has been digitized with the exception of blank pages of notebooks.
Description Container Select
Pennslyvania Museum of Fine Arts Essay on Henri Matisse, 1948
2
5
Notes, 1963-circa 1995
2
6
Essays on Tattoos by Lawrence Tyler and Reginald Gammon, circa 1981
2
7
Grant Applications, 1986-1988
2
8
Notebooks, circa 1990-circa 2000
2
9
Notebook, 1993-circa 2000
2
10

Series 4: Teaching Files , 1969-1991
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

Scattered teaching files consist primarily of material related to Reginald Gammon's tenure at Western Michigan University and include teaching certifications, lecture notes, 1 sound recording of a lecture, student recommendations, grade books, activity reports regarding teaching appointments and applications for sabbaticals, and an award certificate conferring the status of Professor Emeritus upon Gammon.
This series is arranged chronologically.
The bulk of the series has been digitized, except for duplicates and blank pages of notebooks.
Description Container Select
Teaching Certifications, 1969-1970
2
11
Lecture Notes, circa 1970-circa 1990
2
12
"Black Artists from the Harlem Renaissance to Present", circa 1980-circa 1990
1 Sound cassette
2
13
Western Michigan University
Student Recommendations, 1984-1991
2
14
Grade Book, 1984-1988
2
15
Grades and Lectures Notebook, circa 1986
2
16
Activity Reports, circa 1986-1988
2
17
Professor Emeritus Recognition Ceremony Program and Certificate, 1991
2
18

Series 5: Printed Material , 1955-2005
0.4 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 4

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, periodicals, posters, and source material on jazz. There are many catalogs from exhibitions of African American artists and a catalog Ida Y Vuelta which documents Gammon's 1998 exhibition in Rodez, France.
Materials in this series are grouped together by document type and the groupings are arranged alphabetically.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for any duplicates. Exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
Description Container Select
Articles and Clippings about Reginald Gammon, 1963-2005
2
19
Cllippings and Newsletters About other Topics, 1976-2005
2
20
Exhibition Announcements, 1972-2006
2
21
Exhibition Catalogs
Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston, 1970
2
22
African American Artists
, 1999
2
23
African American Artists II
, 2000
2
24
Ben Nicholson: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1955
2
25
Blacks: USA: 1973, 1973
2
26
Contemporary Black Artists
, 1969
2
27
Ida Y Vuelta, 1998
2
28
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African-American Art, 1999
2
29
Mercury Gallery, circa 1970-circa 1979
2
30
Rackstraw Downes, 1987
2
31
A Realist View: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by 11 Americans, 1961
2
32
Reginald Marsh, 1973
2
33
Seven Artists at Tyler Graphics Ltd., 1979
2
34
Periodicals
Hugo Gellert
, 1981
2
35
The International Review of African American Art
, 2005
2
36
New Orleans Art Review
, 2004
2
37
Posters, 1963-circa 1990
Most posters were designed by Reginald Gammon. Oversized posters housed in OV 4.
2
38
Source Material on Jazz, circa 1980-circa 2000
2
39
The Twittering Machine, 1991
Cover of book illustrated by Reginald Gammon
2
40
Oversize Posters scanned with Box 2, Folder 38, 1963-circa 1990
OV 4

Series 6: Photographic Material , 1927-2007
0.2 Linear feet
Box 2-3

Photographic materials include photographs, slides, digital photographs, negatives, and contact sheets. There are portrait photographs of Gammon and of Gammon in school, in the Navy, in various studios, and with family and friends. There are some photographs of his artwork and assorted events.
Photographs of Reginald Gammon are at the beginning of the series. The rest of the photographs are sorted loosely by subject, such as photographs of family, friends, studios, artwork, and so forth. Whenever possible the photographs are arranged chronologically within each grouping and folder, though there are many undated photographs throughout the series.
The bulk of this series has been digitized except for duplicates and blank versos of photographs.
Description Container Select
Reginald Gammon Portraits, circa 1970-2002
2
41
Reginald Gammon Snapshots, 1931, 1962-1999
2
42
Reginald Gammon at Various Studios, circa 1960-2003
2
43
Reginald and Janice Gammon, circa 1960-circa 2001
2
44
Junior High School Class Photograph, 1936
Oversized photograph housed in Box 3, Folder 4.
2
45
Navy Training Camp Photographs, circa 1943-1945
Oversize photograph housed in Box 3, Folder 5.
2
46
Navy Photographs of Guam, 1945
2
47
Undated Family Photographs, circa 1927-circa 1980
2
48
Family Photographs, circa 1927-circa 1945
2
49
Family Photographs, circa 1950-circa 1990
2
50
Photographs with Friends, circa 1960-1979
2
51
Photographs with Friends, circa 1980-circa 2001
2
52
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1950-circa 1980
Possibly photographs of artwork for advertisements
2
53
Photographs of Artwork, "Black and White Storyboard", circa 1960-circa 1990
2
54
Images of Artwork, "Slides of Some Sold Works" (2007), Digital, 2017
0.01 Gigabytes
100 computer files
ER04
Boxing Night at North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, circa 1980-circa 1989
2
56
Kalamazoo Institute of Art Gospel Concert, 1983
2
57
MacDowell Colony Studio, 2006
2
58
Oversize Junior High School Class Photograph scanned with Box 2, Folder 45, 1936
3
4
Oversize Navy Training Center Group Photograph scanned with material from Box 2, Folder 46, 1944
3
5

Series 7: Artwork , 1937-circa 1999
0.5 Linear feet
Box 2-3

Artwork consists of sketches in several medium, preliminary collage pieces, storyboards and print mockups for book and advertising illustrations.
The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by type of artwork.
This series has been digitized in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Collage, circa 1970-circa 1990
Oversized collage housed in Box 3, Folder 6.
2
59
Ink Drawings, circa 1946-circa 1999
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 7.
2
60
Marker Sketches, circa 1950-circa 1999
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 8.
2
61
Paint Sketches, 1937-circa 1999
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 9.
2
62
Pencil Drawings, circa 1950-circa 1999
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 10.
2
63
Print Mockups (1 of 4), circa 1950-circa 1999
Oversized material housed in Box 3.
2
64
Print Mockups (2 of 4), circa 1950-circa 1999
2
65
Print Mockups (3 of 4), circa 1950-circa 1999
2
66
Print Mockups (4 of 4), circa 1950-circa 1999
Oversize material housed in Box 3, Folder 11.
2
67
Storyboard for The Cat Who Was Different, circa 1960-circa 1980
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 12.
2
68
Storyboard for Let's Find Out About Firemen, circa 1962
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 13.
2
69
Oversize Collage scanned with Box 2, Folder 59, circa 1970-circa 1990
3
6
Oversize Ink Drawings scanned with material from Box 2, folder 60, circa 1946-circa 1999
3
7
Oversize Marker Sketches scanned with material from Box 2, Folder 61, circa 1950-circa 1999
3
8
Oversize Paint Sketches scanned with material from Box 2, Folder 62, circa 1950-circa 1999
3
9
Oversize Pencil Drawings scanned with material from Box 2, Folder 63, circa 1950-circa 1999
3
10
Oversize Print Mockups scanned with material from Box 2, folder 67, circa 1950-circa 1999
3
11
Oversize Storyboard The Cat Who Was Different scanned with material from Box 2, folder 68, circa 1960-circa 1980
3
12
Oversize Storyboard for Let's Find Out About Firemen scanned with Box 2, Folder 69, circa 1962
3
13

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.