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Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982

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Series 3: Writings By and About Bearden , circa 1950s-1980s
6 Folders
Box 3

This series houses writings, primarily in draft or manuscript version, by Bearden, such as lectures, speeches, talks, essays, and prose. Many are handwritten, annotated, and edited in Bearden's hand and several are illustrated with Bearden's doodlings and sketches. Included are a memorial delivered upon artist Carl Holty's death, a tribute to Zell Ingram, autobiographical essays, essays on art, and African-American art, artists, and cultural life. Also found are several handwritten examples of Bearden's prose and poetry. One folder of writings by others includes an interview transcript edited by Bearden, a student paper, numerous essays about Bearden and his work, and one proposal for a film based on Bearden's life. One folder of fragments and notes assumed to be by Bearden is also found and one folder of unidentified writings.
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Writings By Bearden, circa 1950s-1980s
2 Folders
3
1-2
Writings By Bearden, Prose and Poetry, circa 1950s-1980s
3
3
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1950s-1980s
3
4
Writings About Bearden By Others, circa 1950s-1980s
3
5
Unidentified Writings, undated
3
6

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