Susan Cayton Woodson papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Partially processed. 24 linear feet of material relating to Susan Cayton Woodson, including family documents, correspondence, subject research files and photographs. Papers from Woodson’s late husband, food chemist Harold Woodson, are also included.

Biographical Historical Note

Art gallery owner Susan Cayton Woodson has been hailed for her work publicizing and preserving the art of the Chicago Renaissance period. She was a supporter of many African American artists of Chicago and served on the board of the South Side Community Art Center.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Archives of the South Side Community Art Center, South Side Community Art Center.