Series 1
Professional papers, 1958-2006
Boxes 1-4 and 40-41, OP 20-27, and XOP 1-4

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Hinton's professional papers from 1958-2006 and includes correspondence, exhibition materials, promotional materials, contracts, and research material for projects on which Hinton worked. Hinton's career as a cinematographer is highlighted throughout his papers. Hinton served as cinematographer on films such as Greased Lightning, Don't Play Us Cheap, which was a comedic musical written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles, and Eye of Life by pioneer Nigerian director Francis Oladele. The papers also give insight into Hinton's collaborations, such as photographing Black Gulf Oil Service Station owners and working with Herbert Kohl to produce a book documenting early graffitt, Golden Boy as Anthony Cool. This series also documents Hinton's exhibitions and collaborations with The Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, New York), The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), and The High Museum (Atlanta, Georgia). The series also includes posters collected by Hinton, clippings and printed material that feature Hinton's work, and a small amount of audiovisual material created and collected by Hinton.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
1 1 Awards and certificates, 1973-1980
1 2 "Black Filmmaking Today," speech, Black Film Festival (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1973
1 3 Black Indians of New Orleans film fellowship application and related articles, 1974-1992
1 4 Brochure, "In Celebration of Amiri Baraka's 70th Birthday," 2004
1 5 Business card, Westminster Presbyterian Church, undated
1 6 Civil Rights Movement research materials, 1964-1968
1 7 Coat of Many Colors series treatment, undated
AV1 - "Conversations with Jim Hinton," 2003 February 9 [original: CD ROM] [Reading Room access only: q4fbq]
1 8 Correspondence, 1958-2006
1 9 Cotton Club film contract and related articles, 1980-1984
AV1 - Davis, Guy, Chocolate to the Bone, 2003 [original: CD ROM]
1 10 Daycare and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1972-1980
1 11 Dial Press Royalty earnings report, 1972-1973
40 - Empty envelopes, circa 1960-1970
41 - Empty envelopes, circa 1960-1970
1 12 Ephemera, Greased Lightning film clapper board, circa 1977
1 13 Ephemera, twenty-five dinar bill from the central bank of Iraq, 1986
1 14 Exhibition announcements, 1973-2003
1 15 Exhibitions and inventories, 1999-2003 [1]
1 16 Exhibitions and inventories, 1999-2003 [2]
1 17 Eye of Life film proposal and budgetary reports, 1985-1987
2 1 Eye of Life film script, 1988 April 9
AV1 - Galveston, Texas, undated [1 of 3] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4fx2 and q4fp3]
AV1 - Galveston, Texas, undated [2 of 3] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4frc and q4fvs]
AV1 - Galveston, Texas, undated [3 of 3] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4fq7 and q4fwx]
AV1 - Galveston, Texas, 1974 July 18 [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4gd3 and q4ggh]
2 2 Ganja and Hess film articles and features, 1988-2013
2 3 Golden Boy as Anthony Cool book manuscript, drafts, and related materials, 1967-1972
AV1 - Greased Lightning, circa 1977 [original: VHS]
2 4 Greased Lightning film script and related materials, 1976-1977
2 5 Hinton, James E., financial records, 1972-2002
2 6 Hinton, James E., Howard University (Washington, D.C.) coursework, 1960
2 7 Hinton, James E., Hunter College (New York, New York) grade report, 1960
2 8 Hinton, James E., identification cards, 1960-1969
2 9 Hinton, James E., letterhead, undated
2 10 Hinton, James E., marketing assessment, certification of incorporation, and business plan, 1968-1981
AV1 - Hinton, James E., "Reflections," 2003 February 3 [original: CD ROM] [Reading Room access only: q4f9k]
2 11 Hinton, James E., resumes and curriculum vitae, 1979-2003
AV1 - Hinton Productions, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Groundbreaking, 1987 July 7
2 12 Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, New York), 1999-2002
3 1 In Search of Improvisation: The Essence of Jazz Virtuosity film proposal, treatment, and related materials, Clark College (Atlanta, Georgia), 1981
3 2 Learning: The Magazine for Creative Teaching article and related materials, 1974
3 3 Liberia film project, 1978-1983
3 4 Library of Congress, 1999
3 5 Media contact information, undated
AV1 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, undated [1] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4gc7]
AV1 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, undated [2] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4gf7 and q4gbt]
AV1 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, undated [3] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4g9p]
AV1 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, undated [4] [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4fsh]
AV1 - "National Endowment for the Arts, Appalachian Festival", undated [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4fz6 and q4ftn]
AV1 - National Endowment for the Arts, EA Film project transmission tape, Washington, D.C [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4ggc]
3 6 Newspaper clippings, 1977-2000
3 7 New Orleans Concerto film, 1978-1979
3 8 Notes, undated
3 9 Photocopies of photographs, undated
3 10 Photography laboratories contact information, 1975-1977
OP21 - Poster, Attica, 1971
OP26 - Poster, The Children's Art Carnival, undated [1]
OP27 - Poster, The Children's Art Carnival, undated [2]
XOP1 - Poster, Ganja and Hess, film, 1973
XOP2 - Poster, Greased Lightning, film, 1977
OP25 - Poster, Hale Woodruff Fifty Years of His Art exhibit, undated
OP22 - Poster, Les Ballets Africans, undated
XOP4 - Poster, Second All Africa Games (Lagos, Nigeria), 1973 January
OP24 - Poster, Stone Churches of Ethiopia exhibit, undated
XOP3 - Poster, Things Fall Apart, film, undated
OP20 - Poster, Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease film, undated No Longer at Ease film, undated
OP23 - Poster, WPA and the Black Artist exhibit, undated
3 11 Printed materials featuring James E. Hinton and his work, 1964-2003 [1]
3 12 Printed materials featuring James E. Hinton and his work, 1964-2003 [2]
4 1 Printed materials featuring James E. Hinton and his work, 1964-2003 [3]
4 2 Printed materials featuring James E. Hinton and his work, 1964-2003 [4]
4 3 The Probe Magazine cover folder, undated
4 4 Promotional materials, undated
AV1 - Providence, Rhode Island, undated [original: audiocassette] [Reading Room access only: id q4g8j]
4 5 Research on photography, 2006
4 6 Resolution of Atlantic City, New Jersey to present a film festival for Atlantic City natives, 1994
4 7 Resumes by others, 1987-1994
4 8 Teaching, 1977-2002
4 9 Urban Gateways, Chicago, Illinois in-school programs and arts exposure pre-production research, undated
4 10 "What to do in Chicago if you live on the South Side and are still too young to mind," The Critic Journal, Thomas More Society, 1964
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