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Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972

Walker, Roslyn A., 1944-

Museum director


Collection Information

Size: 6 Items

Summary: This collection contains letters and printed material relating to African American artist Allan R. Crite. Included are an illustrated letter from Crite to Roslyn Walker, February 27, 1972; an illustrated New Year's greeting, 1972; three pamphlets by Crite, "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States" (1968), "The Nativity of Jesus Christ La Natividad de Jesucristo," illustrated and hand-colored (1969), and "Is it Nothing to You?" (1948) illustrated and signed by Crite 1980. There is also a copy of an article by Crite, "Why I Illustrate the Spirituals," World Horizons magazine, May 1938.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roslyn A. Walker was director of the National Museum of African American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Walker collected material relating to painter and printmaker Allan R. Crite (1910- 2007).


Donated 2016 by Roslyn A. Walker.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.