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Sam Gilliam papers, 1957-1989

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Series 6:Subject Files, 1963-1988
2.2 linear feet
Boxes 4-7

The subject files series includes background information for a variety of projects including Gilliam's Art-in-Architecture commission for the Atlanta Airport, a work called Sculpture with a "D", created for the Davis subway station in Cambridge Massachusetts, and a Philadelphia Museum of Art commission. Also included are a complete collection of artist's protestations and correspondence regarding a controversial 1979 exhibition at Artists Space, and files concerning Gilliam's exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Fendrick Gallery, Art Park, The Brooklyn Museum, Brandywine Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Galerie Darthea Speyer. Additional files include insight into Gilliam's process of art supply research and purchasing, with materials from purveyors such as Golden, Philip Fibers, and Rohm Hass. Documents related to Gilliam's years of teaching, and records from his own education and acceptance of his Honorary Doctorate degrees are also included.
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Art-in-Architecture Atlanta Commission, Blueprints, circa 1978
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Art-in-Architecture Atlanta Commission, Writings, 1979
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Art-in-Architecture Atlanta Commission, Letters, 1978-1979
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Art-in-Architecture Atlanta Commission, Printed Material, 1978-1980
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43
Art-in-Architecture Atlanta Commission, Business Records, 1979
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44
Art in Embassy, Letters and Printed Material, 1974-1980
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1
Art in Embassy, Printed Material, 1967
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2
Arts on the Line, Letters, 1980-1983
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3
Arts on the Line, Business Records, 1980-1983
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4-5
Art Park, Letters and Business Records, 1977
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6
Art Park, Printed Material, 1974-1977
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Art Park, Writings and Photographic Material, 1977
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9
Art Park, Writings, 1975, 1977
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10
Art Space, 1979
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11-12
The Artists' Foundation, Letters, 1981
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13
The Artists' Foundation, Writings and Printed Material, 1981
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14
Atlanta Airport Commission, Letters and Business Records, 1980
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15
Atlanta Airport Commission, Writings and Printed Material, 1980
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16
Marion Barry, Letters and Printed Material, 1978
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17
Marion Barry, Writings, 1986
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18
Barry Richard Gallery, 1982
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19
Brandywine, Letters, 1978-1983
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20
Brandywine, Writings, 1977-1983
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21
Brandywine, Writings, Business Materials, and Printed Material, 1978, 1981
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22
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Writings, 1977
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23
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Letters, 1977
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24
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1977
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25-26
Cambridge Subway Commission, Letters, 1980
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27
Cambridge Subway Commission, Business Records, 1980
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Cambridge Subway Commission, Writings, 1980
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30-31
Cambridge Subway Commission, Printed Material, 1967-1968
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32-34
Cambridge Subway Commission, Blueprints, 1979
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35
Corcoran, Writings, 1969-1972
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36-37
Corcoran, Letters and Business Records, 1968-1981
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38
Corcoran, Clippings, 1968-1972
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39
Corcoran, Printed Material, 1969, 1980
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40
Corcoran, 10+10+10 Show, 1982-1983
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41
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Letters and Business Material, 1977-1978
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42
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Writings and Printed Material, 1977-1978
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43
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Printed Material, 1978-1979
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44
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Letters, 1979-1980
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45
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Writings, 1978
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46
Dade County Commission, Writings and Photographic Material, circa 1977
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47
Dade County Commission, Letters, 1978-1983
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48
Dade County Commission, Printed Material, 1977-1978
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49
Dakar Senegal, Photographs, 1982
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Dakar, Senegal, Writings, 1982
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Dakar, Senegal, Letters, 1982
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53
Detroit Hospital Commission, Printed Material and Business Records, 1980
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54
Detroit Hospital Commission, Letters, 1979-1980
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55
Fabric Workshop, 1977
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56
Fendrick Gallery, Floor Plans, 1975
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57
Fendrick Gallery, Letters and Business Records, 1965-1978
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Fendrick Gallery, Letters, 1979-1983
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59
Fendrick Gallery, Printed Material, 1975-1977
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60
Fendrick Gallery, Printed Material, 1978-1980
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61
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Letters, 1970-1972
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62
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Letters, 1973
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Galerie Darthea Speyer, Letters, 1974-1978
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64
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Letters, 1979-1983
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65
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Business Records, 1973-1979
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66
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Printed Material, 1978, 1982-1983
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67
General Services Administration and Art-in-Architecture, 1976, 1978, 1980
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Guggenheim Foundation, Letters, 1971-1982
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69
Guggenheim Foundation, Writings, AV Material, and Printed Material, 1971-1983
1 sound cassette
Includes sound cassette, correspondence, writings, and printed material.
Recording of Sam Gilliam recommending Valerie Hollister for a Guggenheim Fellowship
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70
Illinois Art Council, 1980-1981
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1
International Sculpture Center, Letters, 1979
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2
International Sculpture Center, Writings, 1979
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3-6
JB Speed Art Museum, 1974-1976
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7
Nexus Gallery, 1981-1982
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8
NJ State Commission, 1980
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9
New Arts Examiner, Printed Material, 1983-1985
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10
Nyagoma's Gallery, Letters and Writings, 1981-1982
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11
New Arts Examiner, Writings, 1984-1985
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12
Nyagoma's Gallery, Printed Material, 1978-1982
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13
Ohio Arts Council, 1980-1981
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14
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photographs, 1966
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15
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Letters and Business Records, 1974-1975
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16
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Writings and Printed Material, 1975
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17
Phoenix Gallery, 1973-1974
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18
Pyramid Prints, The Print Club, and Intro to Papermaking at the Pennsylvania State University, 1972-1982
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19
Records of Gilliam Prints, Inventory and Appraisal of Gilliam Home Artworks, 1972-1974
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20
Harry Robinson, Writings and Printed Material, 1974, 1978-1979
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21
Melvin R. Smith, 1986
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22
San Francisco Commission, Letters, 1981
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23
San Francisco Commission, Business Records, 1981-1982
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24
San Francisco Commission, Printed Material, 1979
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25
San Francisco Commission, circa 1980
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26
12th International Sculpture Conference, 1982
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27
Stratford Harbour, VA Vacation Community, 1977, 1981
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28
Studio Assistant Applications, 1976
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29-32
Studio Museum of Harlem, 1982-1983
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33
Golden, Printed Material, 1977
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34
Philip Fibers, Printed Material, 1975, 1977
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35
Rohm Haas, Printed Material, 1975-1983
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36-38
Textile, Paper, and Specialty Dye Sourcing, Arlington Woodworking and Lumber Co., Printed Material, 1975-1978
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40
Utrecht Artist Material Sourcing, Printed Material, 1976, 1978-1981
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41
Radial-Arm Saws, Printed Material, 1966, 1977
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42
Colored Canvas Samples; Fabric Dye, Treated Canvas, and Drill Sourcing, Printed Material, 1963, 1974-1979
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43
Steven's Point, 1979-1980
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44
Times Square, 1986-1988
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45
Trenton Justice Complex, Letters and Writings, 1981-1982
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46
Trenton Justice Complex, Business Records, 1981-1983
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47
Harry Ulman, 1977-1980
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48
University of Louisville Honorary Doctorate, Photos, 1980
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University of Louisville Honorary Doctorate, Letters, 1980
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University of Louisville Honorary Doctorate, 1980
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University of Louisville Honorary Doctorate, Printed Material, 1980
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University of Maryland, Letters, 1978-1981
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University of Maryland, Writings, 1979-1980
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University of Massachusetts, Letters, 1977-1978
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University of Massachusetts, Writings and Business Records, 1977-1978
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University of Massachusetts, Printed Material, 1976-1978
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University of Massachusetts, Photos, 1988
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University of Wisconsin, 1981
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Vermillion Editions Ltd, 1979
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Veterans Administration, 1975-1977, 1979, 1981
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Washington Project for the Arts, Letters, 1983-1986
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Washington Project for the Arts, Business Records, 1983
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Washington Project for the Arts, Writings, 1982-1984
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3
Washington Project for the Arts, Writings, Artwork, and Photographic Material, circa 1982
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4
Wadsworth Atheneum, Letters, 1972-1974
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5
Wadsworth Antheneum, Writings, undated
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6
Wadsworth Antheneum, Printed Material, 1974
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Washington University in St. Louis, Printed Material and Photographic Material, 1980-1982
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Washington University in St. Louis, Floor Plans and Business Records, 1981
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Washington University in St. Louis, Letters, 1980-1981
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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.