Series 3
Subject files, 1953-2000
Boxes 11-23 and OP 4

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of subject files compiled by Samella Lewis from 1953-2000 related to her research and contains submissions to The International Review of African American Art, as well as other material sent to Lewis by artists. The files also contain biographies, photographs, and samples of artwork from artists including Jacob Lawrence, Richmond Barthé and Faith Ringgold. Of particular interest are Lewis' research files on the art of Brazil, Cuba, Africa and the Caribbean. Reference materials on the culture and history of Brazil and Cuba, along with material documenting her participation in the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts in Lagos, Nigeria, are also included.

See also: Series 4: Photographs which includes images of artists and places also found in the subject files.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
11 1 Africa and its Tributaries exhibition list, 1999
11 2 African American artists in California, no date
11 3 African American History slide set guide, no date
11 4 African art, no date
11 5 African art bibliography, 1964
11 6 African art, contemporary, 1977
11 7 African ornamental motifs, no date
11 8 African Images in the New World exhibition Los Angeles County Fair, 1983 Los Angeles County Fair, 1983
11 9 African stone sculpture, 1974
11 10 Afrographics, no date
11 11 American Negro Art bibliography, no date
11 12 Art articles, 1986
11 13 Artist biographies, 1983
11 14 Angelou, Maya, greeting cards, no date
11 15 Barbados, 1984-1986
11 16 Barbados, 1989
11 17 Barbados book revision, 1984-1986
11 18 Barbados catalogs, 1986
11 19 Barbados literature, no date
11 20 Barthé, Richmond, no date
12 1 Beasley, Phoebe, 2005
12 2 Benny, Bernie, Bettye, Noah & John exhibition, 1971
12 3 Biggers, John, 1996-2008
12 4 Black Art Quarterly, 1981
12 5 Black Art Quarterly, brochure, no date
12 6 Black Power, Black Art exhibition, 1994
12 7 Brandywine Workshop, 1991-1998
12 8 Brazil, no date [1 of 4]
12 9 Brazil, no date [2 of 4]
12 10 Brazil, no date [3 of 4]
12 11 Brazil, no date [4 of 4]
12 12 Brazil, no date [5 of 5]
12 13 Brazil, Bahia, 1982-1987
12 14 Brazil, Cachoeria, no date
12 15 Brazil photographers, 1988
13 1 Brazilian art, 1978-1982
13 2 Browne, Vivian, no date
13 3 Candomblé, 1983-1988
13 4 Candomblé, no date
13 5 Carib Art: Art of the Caribbean Traveling Exhibition, 1991
13 6 Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture exhibition, 1997
13 7 Carter, Alice V Ward, no date
13 8 Catlett, Elizabeth, no date
13 9 Clark, Irene, 1972-1974
13 10 Coles, Donald, 1992-1993
13 11 Collecting African American art, no date
13 12 Contemporary Crafts 1978
13 13 Craig, Karl "Jerry," 1991
13 14 Cuba, no date [1 of 2]
13 15 Cuba, no date [2 of 2]
14 1 Da Luz, Edison, 1973
14 2 Davis, Annalee, no date
14 3 Delaney, Martin R., no date
14 4 Dobru, R., 1982
14 5 Documentation of proposals, 1973-1975
14 6 Dos Anjos, Jorge Luiz, 1986-1988
14 7 Duarte, Dalva, no date
14 8 Ethiopian art, no date
14 9 Fauntleroy, Phyllis, 1982
14 10 Feni, Dumile, 2007
14 11 Festival of the Boa Morte, 1994
14 12 Flemming, Alex, 1983-1985
14 13 Fleming, Dorothy, no date
14 14 Folktales, no date
14 15 Frasier, Frank, 1988
14 16 Getty Research Institute, 1997
14 17 Gonzalez, Christopher, no date
14 18 Green, Leamon L., 1995
14 19 Grimes, James, 1980
14 20 Haitian art, 1965-1974
14 21 Haitian art, 1977
14 22 Hancock, Trenton Doyle, 2001
14 23 Hancraft Studios, no date
14 24 Hayden, Miriam, 1985-1995
14 25 Hayden, Palmer, 1970
14 26 Hendricks, Barkley, 1981-1982
14 27 Hendricks, Elizabeth B., no date
14 28 Hinkson, Donald, 1987
14 29 Hinton, Alfred, no date
14 30 Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, no date
15 1 Hollingsworth, Alvin C., no date
15 2 Ibn Pori Pitts, Aaron, no date
15 3 Iles, Cindy, no date
15 4 Institutes for Global Culture, 1993
15 5 International Conference on the Persistence of African Civilizations on Caribbean Societies, 1989
15 6 Jackson, Suzanne, 2000
15 7 Jamaican art, 1979-1981
15 8 Jeyifous, Olalekan, no date
15 9 Jones, Lois Mailou, 1998
15 10 Jordan, Jack, 1969-1975
15 11 Kasrof, Wosene, 1986-1987
15 12 Kizomba, no date
15 13 Lane, Artis, 1985-1993
15 14 Lawrence, Annette, 2000-2002
15 15 Lawrence, Jacob, 1986-1989
OP4 - Lawrence, Jacob, no date
15 16 Lawrence, Jacob, correspondence, 1975-1988
15 17 Lawrence, Jacob, United States Information Agency exhibition, 1979-1988
16 1 Long, Bert, 1991-1992
16 2 Los Angeles artists, 2007
16 3 Los Angeles County Art Museum protest, 1970
16 4 Lowenfeld, Viktor, 1960
16 5 Magiciens de la terre exhibition, 1989
16 6 Mason, Keith Antar, 1992
16 7 Maynard, Valerie, no date
16 8 Mojo Arts Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), 1985-1989
16 9 Mora, Francisco, 1974
16 10 Moraes Ribeiro, Antonio, 1990
16 11 Morena, Tati, 1986-1990
16 12 Morris, Ken, no date
16 13 Mother Menininha, 1986
16 14 Museum of African American Art, 1980-1988
16 15 Museum of African American Art, exhibitions, 1981-1983
16 16 Museum of Latin American Art, 2008
16 17 Nascimento, Abdias, 1973-1983
16 18 National Conference of Artists' Second International Art Exhibition , 1987
16 19 Native Americans, no date
16 20 Ndebele tribal dress, no date
16 21 Nubian art, 1978-1979
17 1 Nubian art, 1978-1979
17 2 Olaniyi, Nike, 1980-1982
17 3 Olowu, Elizabeth, 1987
17 4 Opoku, Kofi Asare, 1987-1997
17 5 Outterbridge, John, 1971-1994
17 6 Overstreet, Joe, 1970-1971
17 7 Pace, Lorenzo, 1982-1993
17 8 Pajaud, William, no date
17 9 Paraiso, Juarez, no date
17 10 Parks, Gordon, 1989
17 11 Pedra, Jamison, 1985-1987
17 12 Perkins, Marion, no date
17 13 Personal Narratives: Women Photographers of Color, 1993
17 14 Pierce, Delilah, 1962-1972
17 15 Pindell, Howardena, 1994
17 16 Piper, Rose, 1989
17 17 Pogue, Stephanie, no date
17 18 Polk, P.H., 1980-1982
17 19 Porter, James, 1957-1970
17 20 Price, Doris, 1979
17 21 Price, Leslie, 1972-1981
17 22 Primus, Nelson, 1975
18 1 Project proposals, 1962-1992
18 2 Puerto Rico, 1988-1989
18 3 Purifoy, Noah, 1989
18 4 Puryear, Martin, 1985-1989
18 5 Quaye, Tekovi, 1983-1986
18 6 Quilts, 1989
18 7 Rahamad, Ali, 1979-1981
18 8 Reedus, Reatha, 1976
18 9 Riddle, John T., 1978-1998
18 10 Rice, David L., 1981-1984
18 11 Richards, Beah, no date
18 12 Ringgold, Faith, 1970-1987
18 13 Roberts, Malkia, 1987-1988
18 14 Robeson, Paul, 1998
18 15 Ross, David Preston, 1973-1984
18 16 Rozelle, John, 1998
18 17 Ryder, Mahler B., no date
18 18 Saar, Alison, 1983-1990
18 19 Saar, Betye, no date
18 20 Sanders Art Media, 1990
18 21 Sanders Educational Media Association slides inventory, no date
19 1 Saunders, Raymond, 1986-1989
19 2 Senegal, 1982
19 3 Scalora, Salvatore, no date
19 4 Schenck, Sidney, 1986-1987
19 5 Schwartz, Joe, no date
19 6 Scott, Joyce J., 2000
19 7 Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, 1972-1975
19 8 Sheppard, William H., 1973-1978
19 9 Sherrill, Milton, 1984
19 10 Shows and proposals for exhibition, 1953-1975
19 11 Shows and proposals, 2003-2009
19 12 Simmons, Phillip, 1987-1990
19 13 Simpson, Kenn, 1974-1975
19 14 Simpson, Merton, 1978
19 15 Singletary, Michael, no date
19 16 Sligh, Clarissa T., 1984-1992
19 17 Smith, George, 1979-1987
20 1 Smith, George, no date
20 2 Smith, Howard, 1980-1993
20 3 Smith, Howard, 1980-1993
20 4 Smith, Isaac, no date
20 5 Smith, Vincent, 1972-2003
20 6 Sockwell, Carroll, 1985-1990
20 7 Solis, Armando, no date
20 8 Sorrells, Edgar H., 1972
20 9 "South African Exhibit Project", 1985-1986
20 10 Southern artists, 1982
20 11 Speaking engagements, 1973-1993
20 12 Speller, Henry and Georgia, 1982
20 13 Squires, Nina, 1992
20 14 Statom, Therman, 1993
20 15 Stevens, Nelson, 1972-1979
20 16 Stewart Company Players, 1975
20 17 Stokes, Larry, no date
20 18 Stout, Renee, 1990-2004
20 19 Stradford, Leslee, 1976
20 20 Student research papers, 1974-2004
20 21 Sun, WuChin, 1982
21 1 Suriname, 1977-1982
21 2 Suriname, 1981-1983
21 3 Suriname, 1980-1983
21 4 Sutherland, David, 1984
21 5 Talley, Clarence, 1986-1989
21 6 Talley, Clarence, 1980-1990
21 7 Tanksley, Ann, 1988-1997
21 8 Tanner, Henry O., 1969-1991
21 9 Tatum, James, 1982-2002
21 10 Terciliano Junior, no date
21 11 Thomas, Alma, 1981
21 12 Thomas, Erskine, 1967-1972
21 13 Thompson, Bob, 1965-1979
22 1 Thompson, Omar, no date
22 2 Tilton, Jack, no date
22 3 Trinidad and Tobago, 1985-1988
22 4 Trinidad and Tobago, 1985-1988
22 5 Unity Works, no date
22 6 University of California Press, 1992-1996
22 7 United States Information Agency, 1985
22 8 Waddy, Ruth, 1986-1988
22 9 Walker, Larry, 1992
22 10 Watson, Richard, no date
22 11 Wellman, Joyce, 1982-1990
22 12 Westmoreland, LaMonte, no date
22 13 White, Charles, 1981-1985
22 14 White, Glen, 1969
22 15 White, Jack, 1992
22 16 Williams, Bishop Granville, 1986
22 17 Williams, Dan, 1972-1975
22 18 Williams, Frank, 1989
23 1 Williams, Michael K., 1991
23 2 Williamson, Philemona, 1987-1989
23 3 Willis, Franklin, 1988-1989
23 4 Wilson, Ellis, 1971
23 5 Wilson, John, 1972-1987
23 6 Wilson, Stanley, 1974-1993
23 7 Yedamaria, 1982
23 8 Young, Purvis, 1987
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