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Series 9
Constance Porter Uzelac papers, circa 1966-2011
Boxes 89-93

Biographical Note

Constance Porter Uzelac (1939-2012) was the only child of James Amos Porter and Dorothy Porter Wesley. She was a medical librarian for many years before assuming responsibility for the care and management of her parents' personal papers, books, and art collections. She was the Executive Director of the Dorothy Porter Wesley Research Center in Florida until 2009.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the papers of Constance Porter Uzelac from circa 1966-2011 and primarily documents Uzelac's work to preserve and promote the papers of her parents. Correspondence in the series is predominantly professional and reflects Uzelac's work with the Dorothy Porter Wesley Research Center (Florida) and the Westport Gallery (Florida). Personal correspondence is minimal but includes two letters from James Porter to Constance in the 1960s. The series also contains material relating to James Porter and Dorothy Porter Wesley, including inventories of their book and art collections, appraisals, conservation reports, biographical information compiled by Uzelac, and planning materials documenting memorial colloquia and exhibitions in honor of Porter and Wesley. Other material in the series documents Uzelac's personal research interests, such as the history of African Americans in medicine, and her attendance at various professional conferences. Born digital files include flyers related to the Broward County Library, Florida, an appraisal of Dorothy Porter Wesley’s book collection, and several photographs.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: The series contains some copies of original materials held by other institutions; these copies may not be reproduced without the permission of the owner of the originals. Researchers are not permitted to copy or download any digital files from the computer workstation.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Access to born digital materials is only available at the computer workstation in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library). Use of the original digital media is restricted. Due to technical complications, the Rose Library is currently unable to provide access to remaining unprocessed born digital materials.

Processing Note

Individual files from two 3.5" floppy disks were extracted from forensic disk images and scanned for viruses using McAfee's anti-virus software. Text-based files were migrated to PDF and image files to JPEG to create access copies. Files have been screened for private information. The dates of access copies have been modified to reflect the file dates associated with the original files. One file, dpw-bk coll total 1, has some incorrect formatting due to the original file type; reasonable efforts have been made to fix this, but were unsuccessful. This does not appear to have obscured any content. Seven files proved unreadable and remain unprocessed.

Box Folder Content
89 1 African American art exhibits, circa 1993
89 2 African American art organizations in Los Angeles, California, undated
89 3 African American businesses, circa 1990s
89 4 African Americans in medicine research, circa 1970s [1 of 3]
89 5 African Americans in medicine research, circa 1970s [2 of 3]
89 6 African Americans in medicine research, circa 1970s [3 of 3]
89 7 American National Biography articles, 1993-1997
89 8 The Anyone Can Fly Foundation, 2005
89 9 Art books, undated
89 10 Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), annual meeting, 2002
89 11 Auburn Collection, Union Theological Seminary archives (New York, New York), undated
89 12 Bibliographic catalog searches for Porter and Wesley publications, 2002-2003
89 13 Biographical sources on African American artists, undated
89 14 Black, Michael M., family genealogy, 2002
90 1 Book acquisitions, circa 1969-2002
90 2 Broward County Library (Florida), circa 2003
90 3 The Business of Art workshop, 1999
90 4 Business cards of others, undated
90 5 Business opportunities research, undated
90 6 Calendar, 1996
90 7 Correspondence, undated
90 8 Correspondence, circa 1966
90 9 Correspondence, 1970-1991
90 10 Correspondence, 1992-1995
90 11 Correspondence, 1996-1999
90 12 Correspondence, 2000-2003, 2011
91 1 Correspondence, empty envelopes, circa 1994-2000
91 2 Dina, 1977 Islander Freeport sailing yacht, 1990
91 3 Dorothy Porter Wesley Research Center (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), circa 1998-2002
91 4 "The Exchange Corner," 1993
91 5 Financial records, circa 1980-1998
91 6 Find Art information bank, undated
91 7 Fragments, undated
91 8 "From the Dorothy Porter Wesley Archives: 'The 1968 Christmas Stamp: Jan Van Eyck's The Annunciation,'" 1995
91 9 Harper family trust, 1991
91 10 I'll Make Me a World, unidentified event, circa 1999
91 11 Langston/Bliss House (Oberlin, Ohio), 1998
91 12 Legal records, 1995-1996
91 13 Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami (Florida), African American Concert and Lecture Series, 1998
91 14 MARC catalog records, undated
91 15 M'Bow, Babacar, "400 Years of African-American Art, 1600-2000," typed excerpts, undated
91 16 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University (Washington, D.C.), 1999-2000
91 17 National Black Fine Art Show, 10th anniversary, 2005
91 18 National Conference of Artists, 2009
91 19 Notes, undated
91 20 Porter, James A., archives, undated
91 21 Porter, James A., artwork appraisal reports, circa 1983-2001
91 22 Porter, James A., artwork conservation reports, 2000
92 1 Porter, James A., artwork inventories, circa 1992-1994
92 2 Porter, James A., artwork inventories, circa 2002
92 3 Porter, James A., artwork price lists, 1948, 1992-1993
92 4 Porter, James A., bibliographies, circa 1992
92 5 Porter, James A., biographies, undated
92 6 Porter, James A., chronologies, 1992-2000
92 7 Porter, James A., Colloquium on African American Art, Howard University (Washington, D.C.), 1993-2002
92 8 Porter, James A., copyright, 1967, 1990
92 9 Porter, James A., exhibitions, circa 1926-2000
92 10 "Porter/Tanner Bond lecture," bibliography, undated
92 11 Porter Wesley family trust, 1990-1992
92 12 Research cards, undated [1 of 5]
92 13 Research cards, undated [2 of 5]
93 1 Research cards, undated [3 of 5]
93 2 Research cards, undated [4 of 5]
93 3 Research cards, undated [5 of 5]
93 4 "Seven Orishas from the Yoruba Pantheon," 2002
93 5 Society of American Archivists, annual meeting (Birmingham, Alabama), 2002
93 6 Southeast Florida overall demographic trends, circa 2000
93 7 Uzelac, Milan, circa 1995-2005
93 8 Washington (D.C.) Antiques Show, 45th annual, 2000
93 9 Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 11th Annual Lecture, Howard University (Washington, D.C.), 1999
93 10 Wesley, Dorothy Porter, "Afro-American Librarian and Bibliophile: An Exhibition," undated
93 11 Wesley, Dorothy Porter, chronological list of writings and citations, undated
93 12 Wesley, Dorothy Porter, collection inventories, circa 1992-2007
93 13 Wesley, Dorothy Porter, John Brown/Boyd B. Stutler collection, West Virginia Division of Culture and History (Charleston, West Virginia), 2000
93 14 Wesley, Dorothy Porter, "Our Man Nell," draft fragment, 1995
93 15 Westport Gallery and Foundation, circa 1992-2000
Born digital material
"DPW," 3.5" floppy disk, 2003
DPW cover", 3.5 floppy disk, 2002
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