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Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as ten series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1962-2006, 2017
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1, Box 14

Included in the biographical material series are education records; family records including "Sanza and Oji's Book" and material documenting Senga Nengudi's name change from Sue Irons; the kimono Nengudi wore to wed Ellioutt Fittz; certificates; interview transcripts; and address books.
Description Container Select
Education Records, 1962-1970
Includes Veterans Administration notice of educational assistance allowance an program for master of arts degree.
1
1
Assorted Material from Time in Japan, 1965-1968
Also includes one photograph, notes, receipts, Waseda University ID, and a fan.
1
2
Wedding Kimono and Accessories, 1976
Included accessories are two fans.
14
Senga Nengudi/Sue Irons Resumes and Biographies, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
1
3
Material Documenting Name Change and Passport Application, 1981, 1996
1
4
Sanza and Oji's Book, 1984-1985
1
5
50th Birthday Banner, 1993
1
6
Who's Who Among Blacks in Colorado Springs Certificates, 1993
1
7
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Distinguished Service Award, 1994-1995
Includes correspondence and printed material.
1
8
Senga Nengudi Interview with O. Donald Odita, 1995-1997
Includes resumes, correspondence, article drafts, and printed material.
1
9
Easter Seals Certificate of Appreciation, 1999
1
10
Address Lists and Contact Information, 1990s, undated
1
11
American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Certificate, 2006
1
12
Senga Nengudi Interview with Alex Gartenfeld, circa 2017
1
13
Address Book, undated
1
14
Address Book, undated
1
15

Series 2: Calendars and Journals , 1967-2016
5.7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-6, Box 15

This series consists of wall calendars, planners, organizers, and journals in which Senga Nengudi chronicled her appointments, to do lists, thoughts, and artistic practice. Some notebooks are decorated with collages and include sketches or other artwork.
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Journal, 1967
1
16
Journal, Japan, 1967
Entries from Nengudi's time in Japan fill only a few pages. Also includes letters received while in Japan.
1
17
Journal, 1972-1973
1
18
The Children's Art Workshop Calendar, 1973
15
1
Calendar Pages, 1974
1
19
1975 Year Book, 1975
1
20
1976 Desk Diary, 1976
1
21
I Ching: Taoist Book of Days Calendar-Diary, 1977
1
22
Journal, 1977
1
23
I Ching: Taoist Book of Days Calendar-Diary, 1978
1
24
I Ching: Taoist Book of Days Calendar-Diary, 1979
1
25
I Ching: Taoist Book of Days Calendar-Diary, 1980
1
26
I Ching: Taoist Book of Days Calendar-Diary, 1981
Includes folded December 1982 calender at front.
2
1
Journal, 1981-1982, 1986
2
2
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1982
2
3
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1982
2
4
Spiritual Diary, 1982, 1997-1999
2
5
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1983
2
6
Journal, 1983
2
7
Journal, 1983
2
8
Organizer, 1986
Includes business cards, addresses, and notes.
2
9
Time Maker, 1987
Includes calendar and addresses.
2
10
Smithsonian Engagement Calendar, 1988
2
11
The 1989 Gardener's Desk Calendar, 1989
Includes notes from Senga Nengudi's son, Oji Fittz.
2
12
Journal, 1989
2
13
Daily Journal, 1989
2
14
Journal, 1989-1990
2
15
Time to Love Wall Calendar, 1990
2
16
Love: A Book of Days Calendar and Journal, 1990
2
17
Journal, 1990
3
1
Meditations Wall Calendar, 1991
3
2
The Essence Book of Days Journal and Calendar, 1991
3
3
Journal, 1991
3
4
Journal, 1991-1992
3
5
Journal, 1992
3
6
Journal, 1992
3
7
Weekly Desk Planner, 1992
3
8
Journal, 1992-1993
3
9
Journal, 1992-1995
3
10
Easter Seal Society Wall Calendar, 1993
3
11
Journal, 1993
3
12
Journal, 1993
3
13
Wall Calendar, 1994
3
14
Journal, 1994
3
15
A Year of Change Weekly Engagement Calendar, 1994
3
16
Journal, 1994
3
17
Journal, 1994
3
18
Daily Journal/Calendar, circa 1994
3
19
Wall Calendar, 1994-1995
3
20
Journal, 1994-1995
3
21
Daily Calendar, 1995 April 24-30
3
22
Journal, 1995
3
23
Journal, 1995
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1
Journal, 1995-1996
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2
Journal, 1996
4
3
International Calendar Wall Calendar, 1996
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4
Journal, 1996
4
5
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1996-1997
4
6
Journal, 1996-1997
4
7
Journal, 1996-1997
4
8
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1997
4
9
Easter Seal Society Wall Calendar, 1997
4
10
The Victoria & Albert Museum Indian Animals Daybook, 1997
4
11
Dream Journal, 1997-1998
4
12
Journal, 1997-2001
4
13
Journal, 1998
4
14
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1998-1999
4
15
Wall Calendar, 1999
15
1
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1999
4
16
Daily Journal/Calendar, 1999
4
17
Journal and "Morning Pages", 1999
4
18
Food Journal, 1999-2000
Also includes dream journal entries at back.
4
19
Journal, 1999-2003
4
20
Journal Pages, 2000
4
21
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2000
4
22
The Home Team Wall Calendar, 2000
4
23
Journal, 2000
4
24
Journal, 2000-2002
4
25
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2001
5
1
Monthly Planner, 2001
5
2
Journal, 2001-2002
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3
Dream Journal Pages, 2001-2002
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4
Monthly Planner, 2002
5
5
Planner, 2002
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6
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2002-2003
5
7
Journal, 2002-2003
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8
Journal, 2003
5
9
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2003
5
10
Journal, 2004
5
11
Journal, 2004-2007
5
12
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2004-2005
5
13
Planner, 2005
5
14
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2005-2006
5
15
Planner, 2006
5
16
Calendar/Journal, 2006-2007
5
17
Journal, 2006-2011
5
18
Planner, 2007
5
19
Daily Planner, 2007-2009
5
20
Journal, 2008-2009
5
21
Journal, 2008-2010
5
22
Journal, 2009
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1
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2009-2010
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2
Journal, 2010
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3
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2011-2012
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4
Journal, 2011-2016
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5
Planner, 2012
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6
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2012-2013
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7
Monthly Planner, 2013
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8
Daily Journal/Calendar, 2013-2014
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9
Monthly Planner, 2014
6
10
The Sayings of Buddha Daily Journal/Calendar, 2014-2015
6
11
Weekly Agenda, 2015
6
12
Daily Planner, 2016
6
13
Activities, Ideas, and Money Notebooks, undated
6
14

Series 3: Correspondence , 1966-2017
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 6-8

This series consists of both personal and professional correspondence with family, friends, galleries and institutions, and other artists. Of note are letters between Senga Nengudi (then Sue Irons) and her mother while Nengudi was studying in Japan. Other notable correspondents include Maren Hassinger, David Hammons, Jill Crane, and Cheryl Banks.
Description Container Select
A.I.R. Gallery, 1980
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15
Eileen Anderson/Nelson, Alphonso and Maisha Nelson, 1971-1993, 2000-2006
6
16
Artists Space, 1993
6
17
Maya Aviña, 2000-2012
6
18
Cheryl Banks, 1974-1998
6
19-20
Helen Bell, 1995-1996
6
21
Liz Bougatses, 1997
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22
Mary Ellen Burciago, 1991-1995
6
23
Ujazi Andrea Calomeé, 1994-2000
6
24
Regarding Judge Theresa Cisneros, 2000
6
25
City of Los Angeles, 1995, 2004
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26
Colorado Council on the Arts, 1994
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1
Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1974
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2
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1990
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3
Jill Crane, 1981-2004
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4-6
Ami and Danny Davis, 1984
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7
Janice/Jan Day, 1983-1999
7
8
Stacy Dyson Recommendation Letter for Senga Nengudi, 1994
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9
Linda Evans, 1974-1975
7
10
Karen Everhart, 1992
7
11
Family Correspondence, 1966-1995
7
12
Lin Fife, 2001, 2006
7
13
First Names, 1970-2006
7
14
First Names, 1970-1971, 1984-1993, 2001-2006
7
15
Ellioutt Fittz, 1985-1991, undated
Also includes a greeting card from Rosetta Harris, Ellioutt's mother.
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16
Oji Fittz, 1971, undated
7
17
Tom Gates, 1988-1994
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18
Henri Ghent, 1971-1978
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19
Geraldine Gorum, 1970, 2000-2001
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20
Alicia Griffin, 1976-1995, 2009
7
21
Leslie King Hammond, 1994
7
22
David Hammons, 1976, 1989, 2002
Includes inkjet photographs and photocopies.
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23
Maren Hassinger, 1978-2008
7
24
Havana Biennial, 1993
7
25
Jane Hillberry, 1998, undated
7
26
Kaoru Hirabayashi, 1997
7
27
Elois Irons to Sue Irons/Senga Nengudi, 1966-1967, 1971
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28
Elois Irons to Sue Irons/Senga Nengudi, 1966-1967, 1971, 1989
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29
Samuel Irons, 1995, 2007
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30
Sue Irons/Senga Nengudi, 1967-1973, 1990-2017
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31
Sue Irons/Senga Nengudi, Job Inquiries, 1973, 1987, undated
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32
Sue Irons/Senga Nengudi to Elois Irons, 1966-1967
7
33
Jackson Family, 1966-1971
7
34
Ulysses Jenkins, 1986, undated
7
35
Jackie Johnson, 2005
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36
James O. Jones, 1966-1967
7
37
James O. Jones, 1972, 1992-1998
7
38
Rosemary Kennedy, 1974-1976, 1992-1996
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39
Rosemary Kennedy, 1974-1979, 1993-1999, 2011
7
40
Rosemary Kennedy, 1976-2007
7
41
Nancy Kress, 1989-1998
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1-2
Joan C. Kleihauer, 1978, 1993-1999
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3
Joseph Lemvo, 1966-1971
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4
Roscoe Lindsey, 1989-1994
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5
Stephen and Courtney Maddox, 1994-2006
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6
Barbara and David McCullough, 1979, 1993
8
7
Peter Norton and Family, 1994
8
8
Enid Odo, circa 1970s-1980s
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9
Howardena Pindell, 1977, 1988-1994
8
10
Pittman Family, 1984
8
11
Jill Rasmussen, 1999, undated
8
12
Donita Rolle-Jackson, 1991-1992, 1999-2003
8
13
Kenneth S., 1976, undated
Possibly Kenneth Severin.
8
14
Kaylynn TwoTrees, 1993-1997
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15
University Artwork Requests, 1990
8
16
University of Colorado System, 2000
8
17
University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
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18
University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, 1993
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19
US/Japan Creative Artists' Program, 2000-2001
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20
Richard/Rick Walker, 1986
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21
Washington International School, 1995
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22
Michelle-Lee White, 1994, 2000
8
23
Berna Williams, 1991
Correspondence interspersed with Senga's Overeaters Anonymous notes.
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24
Lily Young, 1986
8
25
Elvan Zabunyan, 1997-2000
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26
Assorted Correspondence, A, 1976, 1988-1996
8
27
Assorted Correspondence, B, 1971-1993
8
28
Assorted Correspondence, C, 1979-1998, 2007
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29
Assorted Correspondence, D, F, 1971, 1986-2005
8
30
Assorted Correspondence, G, 1966-1972, 1990-1996, 2007
8
31
Assorted Correspondence, H, 1966-1967, 1987, 1996-1997, 2010
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32
Assorted Correspondence, I, 1970, 1978, 1994-1996
8
33
Assorted Correspondence, J, 1966-1975, 1995-2005
8
34
Assorted Correspondence, K-M, 1966, 1978-1995, 2006, 2017
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35
Assorted Correspondence, N, 1969, 1981-2001
8
36
Assorted Correspondence, O-R, 1971-2001, 2017
8
37
Assorted Correspondence, S, 1966-2005
8
38
Assorted Correspondence, T-Z, 1966-2006, 2014
8
39
Unidentified Correspondence, 1964-1976, 1997-2006
8
40

Series 4: Writings , 1964-2010
0.3 Linear feet
Box 8

This series consists of writings by Senga Nengudi and others. Writings by Nengudi include academic papers, as well as wedding planning notes and artist statements, including one for Propecia Leigh, one of Nengudi's personas. Other writings are by Maren Hassinger, Kellie Jones, Joan Kleihauer, and others.
Nengudi's writings in this series are arranged chronologically. The writings by others are arranged alphabetically by author.
Description Container Select
Writings by Senga Nengudi/Sue Irons
"Ruth St. Denis: A Biography", 1964
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41
"A Dance Production Layout", 1965
8
42
"Evaluations of Dance Compositions", 1965
8
43
"Music Analysis" and "A Libretto for Dance", 1965
8
44
"A Report on Observation of the Technical Rehearsal of Three Penny Opera", 1965
8
45
"The Minoans and Myceneans", 1966
8
46
"Sculpture of the Primitive Peoples of the Western Congo and Gabon", 1966
8
47
Assorted Statements and Notes, circa 1966-circa 2000s, 2010, undated
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48
"Japan and Italy: A Comparative Chronology", 1967
Portions of this folder were not digitized due to condition.
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49
"The Garden of Earthly Delights", 1970
8
50
Proposal for the Free Art Supply and Information Service for East and West Harlem, 1973
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51
CAPS Grant Statement on Work, circa 1970s
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52
Statement of Master's Project, circa 1970s
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53
Wedding Planning Notes, circa 1970s
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54
Kimbo and Ketata Book Proposal, 1994, 1997
8
55
Propecia Leigh Statement, circa 1998
Includes photograph.
8
56
Interview Questions, undated
8
57
Writings by Others
Assorted Notes and Writings by Maren Hassinger, 1996-1997, 2003-204
8
58
Maren Hassinger Notes, "Month Activity Exchange", 2001-2005
8
59
Flying and Touching Down: Abstraction, Metaphor, and Social Concern Dissertation Prospectus by Kellie Jones, 1993
8
60
Writings by Joan Kleihauer, 1978, 1990
Includes 41 Sketches, Green River Utah Mineral Bottom to Spanish Bottom, and letter.
8
61
Assorted Writings by Others, 1982-1992, 2010, undated
Includes writings by Maya Aviña, Kae Bell, Maria Clare, Jill Crane, Francine Farr, Jill Nelson, Greg Angaza Pitts, as well as an unidentified sketch/note.
8
62

Series 5: Professional Activities , 1966-2017
1.9 Linear feet
Boxes 8-10, Box 15

Included in the professional activities series are class evaluations and materials related to dance and movement workshops Nengudi taught; gallery files; and files related to exhibitions, projects, and performances. These files may include correspondence, printed material, budget and financial information, contracts and agreements, planning notes, photographic material, and born-digital and audiovisual material. Also included is a dress worn by Maren Hassinger in a performance piece choreographed by Senga Nengudi.
This series is arranged chronologically. Material related to other artists appears at the end of the series and is arranged alphabetically by artist.
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Financial Records, 1966-1998, 2007
Also includes personal financial information including forms from California welfare agency and UCA tuition invoices.
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63
Fine Arts Community Workshop, MacLaren Hall, 1968-1970
8
64
Pasadena Art Museum Workshops, 1970
8
65
Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1972-1973
8
66
7 Loaves NEA Project Proposal, 1973
8
67
Children's Art Carnival, 1973
Includes printed material and works of art by students.
8
68
Other Exhibitions, Projects, and Professional Activities, 1974-2005
8
69
Newcomers 1976 Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, 1976
9
1
Pico Blvd Freeway Proposal, 1977
9
2
Exhibition Catalog Material, circa 1977
References to RSVP X, RSVP XI, Inside/Outside, and Hanging On. Includes Photographs, draft statements, and lists.
9
3
Brockman Gallery Productions CETA Program, 1977-1978
9
4
Just Above Midtown Gallery Records, 1977-1987
9
5
Black Beaded Dress, circa 1970s-1980s
Dress worn by Maren Hassinger in a performance choreographed by Senga Nengudi.
14
The Opened Eye/Opened I, Inc., 1980-1983, 1990
9
6
Community School, Community Artists Program, 1980-1986
Includes Community School publications and material related to Go-Cart Art Workshops.
9
7-8
Community School Parents Group, 1985
9
9
Afro American Abstraction, The Art Museum Association and Oakland Museum, 1982-1984
9
10
The Woman's Building, 1984-1985
9
11
Notes and Material Related to Yellow Springs Institute Residency Fellowship, circa 1987
Materials relate to Senga Nengudi and Vinsula Kara.
9
12
Coast to Coast: A Woman of Color National Artist's Book Project and Exhibition, 1987-1989
9
13
Art as Verb, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1988-1989, 1996
9
14
Mouth to Mouth: Conversations on Being — Doublethink/Bulemia Radio Program, 1988-1989
9
15
Mouth to Mouth: Conversations on Being — Doublethink/Bulemia Radio Program, (1988-1989), Digital Audio Recording, undated
0.2 Gigabytes
1 computer file
ER01
Performing Arts for Youth Organization Records, 1990-1993
9
17
Sankofa, 1900-1993
9
18
Workshop Flyers, Notes, and Related Material, 1991-1994
9
19
Video Fest, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1991-1996
Event referred to as "Video Fest" on contracts and in correspondence is Whisper! Stomp! Shout! A Salute to African American Performance Art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (1996).
9
20
Whisper! Stomp! Shout! A Salute to African American Performance Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1996
9
21
The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration, Community Leaders, 1992-1993
9
22
New Observations Magazine, 1992-1997
9
23
Workshop Ideas and Handouts, 1993, 2005
9
24
Singing the Circle: Four Women Creating Themselves, 1994-1997
9
25
Singing the Circle: Four Women Creating Themselves Audio and Video Recordings, 1995
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
2 Sound cassettes
9
26
Muhlenberg College, 1995-1996
9
27
NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 1995-1996
9
28
Oversize Material Related to NowHere Exhibition, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 1996
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1
"Senga — Denmark" Recording, 1996
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
"Documented by Barbara McCullough"
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29
Thomas Erben Gallery Records, 1995-1997, 2003-2005
9
30
Publication Requests, 1996
9
31
Banff Centre for the Arts Artist Residency, 1996-1998
9
32
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc. Grant Application, 1996-1998
9
33
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1996-2001
9
34
Not For Sale: Feminism and Art in the USA During the 1970s by Laura Cottingham, 1997-1998
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
10
1
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997-1998
10
2
Kira Lynn Harris Artist File, 1997-2009
1 Electronic discs (DVD)
Includes born-digital material, see ER02.
10
3
Kira Lynn Harris Powerpoint Presentation, 2006
0.096 Gigabytes
1 computer file
ER02
Sixteen Pieces, Ifá-Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, 1999-2001
10
4
16 Pieces Recording, 2001
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
10
5
Car Windshield Project/Workshop Material, circa 1990s
10
6
Bibliographies and Resources, circa 1960s
10
7
Humanities 317, Art History Course Questionnaires, 2000
10
8
Love Supreme, La Criée Centre d'Art Contemporain, 2000-2001
10
9
Senga Nengudi, Masing: A Solo/Group Show, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 2000-2002
10
10
Material Related to Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger Seminar, 2002
10
11
Les Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, 2004-2006
10
12
Side by Side by Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger, Les Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 2006-2007
Includes born-digital material, see ER03.
10
13
Side by Side Paris Performance, Digital Video Recording, 2004
6.78 Gigabytes
2 computer files
ER03
Senga Nengudi & Maren Hassinger Side by Side for 35 years Digital Video Recording, 2013
3.56 Gigabytes
1 computer file
ER04
Acadia Summer Art Program, 2005
10
15
Nonverbal Communication in Art Guest Speaker Sheets, 2005
10
16
Artist-in-Residence, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 2005-2007
Includes born-digital material, see ER05.
10
17
"The Threader" by Senga Nengudi, Looping Digital Video Recording , 2010
0.451 Gigabytes
1 computer file
ER05
Warp Trance, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2007-2008
Warp Trance was created in collaboration with the Fabric Museum and Workshop. This file also includes material related to the Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary (2008-2009) exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design which included Warp Trance.
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18
Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006-2007
10
19
Artist Statement and Related Material in Consideration for the Joyce Alexander Wein Prize, 2007
10
20
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Application Material, 2008
10
21
Love Be... Love Definitions Project, 2012
10
22
A. C. Q., 2017
Includes inkject photographs of work, notes on installation and deinstallation, and a shipping invoice.
10
23
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2017
10
24
Material Related to Other Artists, circa 1970s-1990s
10
25
Material Related to Other Artists, David Hammons, 1974, 1984, 2007
10
26
Material Related to Other Artists, Barbara McCullough, circa 2011, undated
10
27
Material Related to Other Artists, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, 1989, 2007
10
28
Material Related to Other Artists, Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, 1994-2006
Includes born-digital material, see ER06.
10
29
Portfolio, Kaylynn S. TwoTrees, Digital Photographs, 2000
0.012 Gigabytes
4 computer files
ER06

Series 6: Printed Material , 1947, 1963-2017
1.4 Linear feet
Boxes 10-12, Box 15

This series includes exhibition and event announcements, catalogs, and programs; clippings; flyers and posters; newsletters; magazines; press releases; postcards and collected images; maps; and a variety of published material, including born-digital exhibition catalogue materials.
Description Container Select
An Architectural Expression of the Reorganization of the Solar System, undated
10
30
Art International, 1971
"Notes to the Young Black Artist" by Henri Ghent marked.
10
31
Artist Themed Coloring Books, 1972-1973
10
32
Bad Girls Poems by Jane Hilberry and Nona Lynn Richardson, 1997
10
33
"Black Inventors" List, undated
10
34
Clippings, 1969-1981, 1996-1997, 2003-2005, 2016
11
1
Oversize Clippings, 2014
15
2
Clippings, Art Criticism, circa 1996, 2004-2015
11
2
Clippings Regarding Artists, Curators, and Writers of Color, 1963-2015
11
3
The Dances of Haiti by Katherine Dunham, 1947
11
4
Event and Performance Programs, 1963-2009
Includes material related to performances by Senga Nengudi and others.
11
5
Exhibition and Event Announcements and Invitations, 1976-2017
11
6-7
Exhibition and Event Catalogs, 1962, 1972-1997
11
8
Exhibition and Event Catalogs, 2004-2005
11
9
Exhibition Catalog Photocopy, The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, 1993
11
10
Flyers and Posters, 1978-1996, 2007
11
11
Oversize Flyers and Posters, circa 1986, 2011
15
2
Foundations Research, 2002
11
12
Maps, circa 1960s-1970s, circa 1992, undated
11
13
Newsletters and Brochures, 1962-2004, 2013
11
14
Newsletters and Brochures, 1965-1996, 2017
11
15
"Optical Illusions" by Judith Wilson in American Art, 1991
11
16
Origami: Japanese Paper Folding by Florence Sakade, 1979
11
17
Other Assorted Printed Material, circa 1990s
11
18
Our Town, 1973 February 16
11
19
Postcards and Collected Images, circa 1970s-2000s
11
20
Press Releases, 1972-2006
11
21
Printed Material Related to the African American Performing Arts Festival, 1994
11
22
Printed Material Related to Arts International, 1993
11
23
Printed Material Related to Children's Unlimited Program, 1982-1983
11
24
Printed Material Related to Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970 Exhibition, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2007-2008
11
25
Printed Material Related to The Color Line Exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, 2007
Includes born-digital material, see ER07.
11
26
Digital Material Related to The Color Line Exhibition Catalogue, 2007
0.143 Gigabytes
108 computer files
ER07
Printed Material Related to Funding Sources Service, 1973
11
27
Printed Material Related to or Sent by Maren Hassinger, 1986-2006
11
28
Printed Material Related to Meditation and Wellness, 1985-2006
Notes interspersed throughout.
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29
Printed Material Related to the Museum for African Art, 1997-1998
11
30
Printed Material Related to Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance, 1963, 1993
11
31
Printed Material Related to Other Individuals, 1969, 1979-2015
Includes material related to Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Cheryl Banks, Houston Conwill, Maureen Fleming, Linda Goode-Bryant, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Ulysses S. Jenkins, Lucy Lippard, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, John Outterbridge, Franklin Parker, Noah Purifoy, Gerry Riggs, Alison Saar, Bettye Saar, Lowery Stokes Sims, Paul Thaxter, and Floyd Tunson. Also includes interview with Maren Hassinger conducted by Lorraine O'Grady, 1993.
11
32
Printed Material Related to Silk and Other Fabrics, 2005, undated
Also includes notes interspersed throughout.
11
33
Printed Material Related to Songs of My People Exhibition, Organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1992
11
34
Printed Material Related to William A. Maynard, Jr., circa 1974
12
1
Realities vs. Spirits by Alicia Johnson, 1969
12
2
Rise Magazine, 2000
In part by Sanza Fittz.
12
3
"Slave Codes and Liner Notes" by Michele Russell and "Mean Mothers: Independent Women's Blues" by Rosetta Reitz, circa 1980
12
4
Sweetheart Zines by Princess Robin, 1994
Includes numbers 3, 4, and 5.
12
5
Oversize Unidentified Zine, circa 1975
Includes poetry, artwork, and photocopy of Senga Nengudi diary entry.
15
2
The Waseda Guardian, 1966
12
6
What Sound Does a Color Make? by Kathleen Forde, 2005
12
7

Series 7: Scrapbook , 1974-1976
1 Folder
Box 15

The scrapbook in this collection includes photographs of Senga Nengudi and her artwork, as well as a newspaper clipping, performance program, and flyer. Also included is a CAPS grant statement on work and handwritten receipt for the sale of one of her works of art.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1974-1976
15
3

Series 8: Photographic Material , circa 1962-2007
0.1 Linear feet
Box 12, Box 15

The photographic material series includes photographs, negatives, and snapshots depicting Senga Nengudi, other individuals, and works of art.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Other Individuals, Locations, and Works of Art, circa 1962-1979, circa 1994
Also includes two transparencies and a slide of a work of art from David Hammons' Pocket Art Show.
12
8
Photographs and Snapshots of Sue Irons/Senga Nengudi and Others in Japan, 1966-1967
12
9
Photographs and Negatives of Senga Nengudi, Other Artists, and Children Working on Mural at Watts Towers Arts Center, circa 1970
12
10
Photographs and Contact Sheets of Works of Art, 1972, 1982
Includes a contact sheet of photographs of a performance piece.
12
11
Contact Sheet of Senga Nengudi Portraits for Contextures Book, 1978
Includes draft invitation to publication celebration.
12
12
Photographs of Chuck Davis, circa 1970s
12
13
Photographs of Senga Nengudi and Works of Art, circa 1970s
12
14
Photographs of Works in Paper, Twigs + String by Kazuko at A.I.R. Gallery, 1980
12
15
Photographs and Negatives of Senga Nengudi, circa 1990s
12
16
Snapshots of Moment to Moment Exhibition of Works on Paper by Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger, 2000
12
17
Photographs of Works of Art, Hands, 2001
12
18
Snapshots of Maren Hassinger's Studio at MICA, 2002
12
19
Inkjet Prints of Visit to Scalamandré Trimming Facility, circa 2007
12
20
Oversize Contact Sheets of Images of Grand Central Station, undated
Includes one piece of correspondence.
15
4

Series 9: Artwork , circa 1960s-2004, 2014, undated
0.5 Linear feet
Box 12, Box 15

Artwork includes a "Textile Design" book, sketchbooks, sketches, and leather artwork by Senga Nengudi, as well as works of art by others.
Description Container Select
Textile Design Book, circa 1960
Includes information about textiles, original illustrations, collages, and textile swatches.
12
21
Sketchbook, 1976
12
22
Sketches, 1977
Includes two photocopies of other works and an invoice for photographic services.
12
23
Baby Book, circa 1970s
12
24
RSVP I Sketches, circa 1970s, 1997
Includes inkjet photographs with notes and The Unseen, Inside Out: The Life and Art of Senga Nengudi by O. Donald Odita with edits.
12
25
Oversize Photocopies of Preliminary Sketch, circa 1980
12
26
Martin Luther King, Jr. Collages, 1984
12
27
Food for Thought for a New Decade by May Sun, 1990
12
28
Sketchbook, circa 1993
Includes one journal entry at back.
12
29
Sketchbook, 1996
Includes poetry, journal entries, and other writing.
12
30
Assorted Sketches, 2000, undated
12
31
"Doodles from Betty", 2001
12
32
Maren Hassinger Black History Month Collages, 2001
12
33
Works of Art by Maya Aviña, 2001
12
34
Oversize Works of Art by Maya Aviña, 2001
15
4
"30 Day Exercise, Me and Maren", 2003-2004
Includes notes, sketches, thumbnail images, and collage material.
12
35
Sketches by Nancy Kress, circa 2014
12
36
Collages by David Hammons, undated
12
37
Leather Artwork, undated
12
38
Metal Plates, undated
12
39
Other Assorted Artwork, undated
12
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Portraits, undated
12
41
Sketchbook, undated
12
42
White Cube Gallery Prints, undated
12
43

Series 10: Sound and Video Recordings , circa 1974-1998
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 12-13

This series includes sound and video recordings featuring Senga Nengudi and others including Sun Ra, Barbara McCullough, Maren Hassinger, and Butch Morris. Recordings may include performances, as well as home video or candid recordings.
Description Container Select
Sun Ra Recordings, circa 1973-1979
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
2 Sound cassettes
Includes video recording of Space is the Place and sound recordings of Space is the Place, Sun Ra in Egypt, Pathways to Unknown Worlds, What Planet is This, Neptune, Over the Rainbow, If You Came from Nowhere, and Sleeping Beauty.
12
44
Shopping Bag Spirits and Other Video Works by Barbara McCullough, circa 1979-1980
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
Includes Shopping Bag Spirits, Fragments, World Saxophone Quartet, and Water Ritual by Barbara McCullough. Senga Nengudi is featured in Shopping Bag Spirits.
12
45
Assorted Performance and Home Video Recordings, circa 1985-1987
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
3 Sound cassettes
Includes Carnival featuring Barbara McCullough, Senga Nengudi, Jill Crane, Kenneth Severin, and Jill Crane; "Maren in LA;" "Me and Kids;" Nature's Way; Dance Card; and "Senga's Home Video."
12
46
Butch Morris Performance Recordings, 1986
1 Sound cassette
Includes "Butch Morris L.A. Loft/Butch's Performance."
12
47
Senga Nengudi Performance Recording and "Senga and Maren", 1998-2000
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Sound cassette
Includes "Senga Nengudi November 1998" and "Senga and Maren, July 2000."
13
1
Unidentified Video Recording, circa 1990s
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Shows elementary school classroom and part of a feature film.
13
2

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