How to Use This Collection
Exploring the Collection
This collection has a finding aid which allows users to navigate to specific parts of the collection. To explore this collection, use either the expandable links in the sidebar or through the container inventory located in the Contents and Arrangement. Digitized materials will be indicated with the icon.
A PDF of the entire finding aid can be found on the Overview page.
You can request an appointment to view materials in the Washington, D.C. reading room or to receive reproductions. Requests can be made as you navigate through the collection on either the series description page (found through Contents and Arrangement) or on individual folders.
Alternative Forms Available
The papers of Romare Bearden in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2005, and total 2217 images.
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel N68-87 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Restrictions on Access
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Restrictions on Use
How to Cite This Collection
Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.