John Biggers papers
> Professional materials (bulk 1962-2001

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Series 4
Professional materials , 1921-2005 (bulk 1962-2001
Boxes 48-55, OP3-OP5, OP6, OP8, XOP1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of John Biggers' professional files from 1921-2005. It documents his work as a professional artist as well as his career as an educator and administrator from 1921-2005. Material relating to John Biggers' work as an artist and arts advocate includes planning and promotional material from a number of public exhibitions of Biggers' work, especially the exhibition The Art of John Biggers: View from the Upper Room in 1995. There are also handwritten research notes on African art, along with financial documents about the loan and sale of both African sculpture he collected for himself and others and Biggers' paintings. There are also sketches and drawings by Biggers as well as other artists. The series also contains awards and honors given to Biggers by universities and civic institutions. Material relating to Biggers' work as a teacher and university administrator includes classwork by his students, teaching aids, and reports from his time as Dean of the Art Department of Texas Southern University. There is also instructional material and information about former students as well as honorary degrees and commencement ceremony materials.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two subseries: (4.1) Artist materials and (4.2) Teaching

Description of Subseries