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Sylvia Snowden papers, 1947-2017

Snowden, Sylvia



Collection Information

Size: 1.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of abstract painter Sylvia Snowden measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1947-2017. Included are biographical information; correspondence with curators, artists and collectors; exhibition files; sales and invoices; and printed material. A portion of the collection contains electronic media and audio visual recordings on VHS.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sylvia Snowden (1942- ) is an African American abstract painter in Washington, D.C.


The Sylvia Snowden papers were donated in 2019 by Sylvia Snowden, as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Sylvia Snowden papers, 1947-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.