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A Finding Aid to the Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982 | Digitized Collection

Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982

Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988

Art historian, Painter, Illustrator

The papers of Romare Bearden in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2005. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 2,217 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear ft.

Loan: 279 items.

Summary: The papers of Romare Bearden measure two linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Romare Bearden (1911-1988) was an African-American painter from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Correspondence and unmicrofilmed material donated 1977-1983 by Romare Bearden. Material on reel N68-87, except correspondence, lent for microfilming 1968.

Related Materials

Within the Archives holdings are two oral history interviews with Romare Bearden. One was conducted in 1968 by Henri Ghent and another in 1980 by Avis Berman. Both have been transcribed and the 1968 interview transcript is available on the Archives website and on microfilm.

Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Location of Originals

  • Reel N68-87, except for correspondence: Originals returned to Bearden after microfilming.