SIMON, WALTER AUGUSTUS, 1921-1979.
Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon family papers, 1813-2015

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zw6q


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Simon, Walter Augustus, 1921-1979.
Title: Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon family papers, 1813-2015
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1057
Extent: 16.25 linear ft. (32 boxes), 9 bound volumes (BV), and 2 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:The collection contains the papers of Walter Augustus Simon, African American artist and professor of art, from 1916-1979; the papers of his wife, Virginia Spottswood Simon, from 1931-2015; and the papers of several members of the Simon and Spottswood families from 1813-2012. Materials include correspondence, certificates and awards, writings, clippings, school records, lecture material, photographs and printed material, documenting the professional careers and personal lives of the Simon family.
Language:Materials mostly in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2006, with subsequent additions

Provenance Note

Originally received as part of the Billops-Hatch collection.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Arranged and described at the folder level by Meaghan O'Riordan and Taylor Thomas, September 2016.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Walter Augustus Simon (1916-1979), African American artist and professor of art, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began accepting commissioned projects as early as age eleven. He was a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in New York City, New York, and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Harlem in New York City, New York. During World War II, he served with the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1940-1945. After his service, Simon used his G.I. Bill to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1948, a master's degree in art history in 1950, and a doctoral degree in art history in 1961, all at New York University. He taught art at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta Georgia; Georgia State College (now Georgia State University), Atlanta, Georgia; Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia; Patterson State College (now William Paterson University), Wayne, New Jersey; the California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, California; Bloomsburg State College (now Bloomsburg University), Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; and Virginia Union University, Richmond Virginia. From 1961-1969, Simon served as an assistant cultural affairs officer with the United States Information Agency in Cairo, Egypt, and as a cultural affairs officer in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Colombo, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). He was married to Virginia Spottswood Simon and they had two daughters, Toni Spottswood Simon and Deborah Booker Simon, and a son, Michael Crichton Simon. Simon died August 28, 1979.

Virginia Spottswood Simon was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1920, the eldest of five children born to Viola Estelle (nee Booker) of New York and Stephen Gill Spottswood of Boston, an African Methodist Episcopal Zion minister. The family moved to different areas of the United States, including Maine, Connecticut, North Carolina, Indiana, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Virginia's father moved through the ranks to become a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Conference. After graduating from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., her father insisted that she enroll at their church's denominational institution, Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where she earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1941. She then attended Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts, to complete her master's degree. Virginia had met Walter Augustus Simon through her brother before beginning at Wellesley, and they stayed in touch while he was enlisted in the Army. They were married in 1942 by Virginia's father. Virginia worked as a substitute teacher prior to Walter's return home from the war and then traveled with him as he earned his subsequent degrees and served with the United States Information Service, during which time she learned Arabic. After Walter's death in 1979, Virginia wrote an unpublished book about Nubian culture and its kingdoms. She later became the first African-American to serve on the Virginia Museum Fine Arts Council.

Walter Augustus Simon (1916-1979), African American artist and professor of art, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began accepting commissioned projects as early as age eleven. He was a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in New York City, New York, and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Harlem in New York City, New York. During World War II, he served with the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1940-1945. After his service, Simon used his G.I. Bill to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1948, a master's degree in art history in 1950, and a doctoral degree in art history in 1961, all at New York University. He taught art at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta Georgia; Georgia State College (now Georgia State University), Atlanta, Georgia; Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia; Patterson State College (now William Paterson University), Wayne, New Jersey; the California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, California; Bloomsburg State College (now Bloomsburg University), Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; and Virginia Union University, Richmond Virginia. From 1961-1969, Simon served as an assistant cultural affairs officer with the United States Information Agency in Cairo, Egypt, and as a cultural affairs officer in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Colombo, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). He was married to Virginia Spottswood Simon and they had two daughters, Toni Spottswood Simon and Deborah Booker Simon, and a son, Michael Crichton Simon. Simon died August 28, 1979.

Virginia Spottswood Simon was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1920, the eldest of five children born to Viola Estelle (nee Booker) of New York and Stephen Gill Spottswood of Boston, an African Methodist Episcopal Zion minister. The family moved to different areas of the United States, including Maine, Connecticut, North Carolina, Indiana, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Virginia's father moved through the ranks to become a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Conference. After graduating from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., her father insisted that she enroll at their church's denominational institution, Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where she earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1941. She then attended Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts, to complete her master's degree. Virginia had met Walter Augustus Simon through her brother before beginning at Wellesley, and they stayed in touch while he was enlisted in the Army. They were married in 1942 by Virginia's father. Virginia worked as a substitute teacher prior to Walter's return home from the war and then traveled with him as he earned his subsequent degrees and served with the United States Information Service, during which time she learned Arabic. After Walter's death in 1979, Virginia wrote an unpublished book about Nubian culture and its kingdoms. She later became the first African-American to serve on the Virginia Museum Fine Arts Council.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of Walter Augustus Simon from 1916-1979. The papers include correspondence, certificates and awards, writings, lecture material, photographs, documents associated with his work as a cultural affairs officer, and printed material. Correspondence includes a significant number of letters sent to Virginia Spottswood Simon during World War II. The files are arranged chronologically and include information on his service in World War II; his education at New York University; his service as a cultural affairs officer in Egypt, Afghanistan, and Ceylon; and his various teaching positions at Atlanta University, Georgia State College, Virginia State University, Patterson State College, the California Institute of the Arts, Bloomsburg State College, and Virginia Union University. The collection also includes photocopies of Simon's artwork and material from his exhibitions, as well as address and appointment books.

The collection also contains the papers of Virginia Spottswood Simon from 1931-2015. The papers include source material and drafts for her unpublished books, Good Measure, Pressed Down; The Nubians; and Inti Masriya? (Are You Egyptian?): An African American Embassy Wife in 1960s Cairo. Also included are articles, childhood diaries, clippings correspondence, notes, research, school records, scrapbooks and yearbooks, documenting her life personally and professionally. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters between Virginia and Walter. Her work with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and its Friends of African and African American Art group is also documented through correspondence, clippings and meeting minutes.

Also present are the papers of several members of the Simon and Spottswood families from 1813-2015, including Gay Crichton Simon, Jeane Simon Fletcher, Stephen Gill Spottswood, Stephen Paul Spottswood, Michael Crichton Simon, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries Davis and Deborah Booker Simon Koster. Nearly all of this material is correspondence between family members and Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, dating from 1941-2015. There is also some genealogical research, family memorabilia, photographs and records related to the Simon and Spottswood families, dating from 1813-2015.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in original order.


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Container List

Walter Augustus Simon papers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Youth, periodicals and photograph, 1916-1940
1 2 Personal records, including school documents, death certificate, will and passport, 1932-1980
1 3 Financial transactions, correspondence, invoices and receipts, 1934-1978
1 4 Art prints, featured articles, biographical literature, 1938-2014
1 5 Photographs for the autobiography of Walter Augustus Simon, 1939-1976
1 6 World War II, 95th General Service Engineer Regiment, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, certificates, 1940-1942
1 7 World War II, Alcan Highway, British Columbia, certificates, correspondence and newsletters, 1942
1 8 World War II, Officers Training School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, records 1942
1 9 World War II, 366th General Service Engineer Regiment, Camp Phillips, Kansas, records 1943
1 10 World War II, 366th General Service Engineer Regiment, Wales, United Kingdom, 10th Replacement Depot, 513th Port Battalion, Cherbourg, France, records, 1943-1945
2 1 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1941
2 2 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1942
2 3 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1943
2 4 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1944 [1 of 2]
2 5 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1944 [2 of 2]
3 1 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1945
3 2 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1948
3 3 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1949
3 4 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1950-1952
3 5 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1953
3 6 Correspondence, including from Marjorie McKenzie Lawson, A'lelia Layton and Margaret Halsey, 1942-1946
3 7 Correspondence from father-in-law, Bishop Stephen Gill Spottswood, 1942-1968
3 8 Correspondence with John A. Wesley, A.M.E. Zion Church, 1942-1974
3 9 Reproductions of paintings in other collections, 1945-1978
3 10 Reproductions of paintings in family collections, 1947-1972
3 11 Credentials, 1946-1961
4 1 Atlanta University, articles, bulletin and photographs, 1947-1948
4 2 Georgia State College, bulletin, clippings and photographs, 1948-1949
4 3 New York University, clippings and research papers, 1946-1949
4 4 New York University, Thesis for Master of Arts in the School of Education, "An Analytical Study of Comparable Factors in Representational and Non-Representational Modern Painting," bound with photographs, 1949
4 5 Virginia State College, correspondence and clippings, 1949-1953
4 6 Patterson State College, clippings, correspondence and course outlines, 1953-1955 [1 of 2]
4 7 Patterson State College, clippings, correspondence and course outlines, 1953-1955 [2 of 2]
5 1 Patterson State College, clippings and correspondence, 1954-1961
5 2 Patterson State College, clippings and correspondence, 1956-1958
5 3 Patterson State College, correspondence and one photograph, 1959-1961
5 4 Real estate transactions, 1954-1977
5 5 Articles relevant to philosophy of the humanities and social activism, 1954-1978
5 6 Published articles and letters to the editor, 1955-1978
5 7 New York University, clippings, correspondence and research papers, 1957-1961
6 1 New York University, dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Education, "Henry O. Tanner - A Study of the Development of an American Negro Artist: 1859-1937," bound, 1960
BV8 - New York University, draft of dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Education, "Henry O. Tanner - A Study of the Development of an American Negro Artist: 1859-1937," with comments by Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1961
6 2 Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, correspondence and records of employment, 1952-1977
6 3 Foreign Service Institute, certificate, class schedule and correspondence, 1960-1961
6 4 Correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon from Walter Augustus Simon from the Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C., 1961
6 5 United States Information Service, Cairo, United Arab Republic, correspondence, newsletters and photographs, 1961-1963 [1 of 2]
6 6 United States Information Service, Cairo, United Arab Republic, correspondence, newsletters and photographs, 1961-1963 [2 of 2]
6 7 United States Information Service, Cairo, United Arab Republic, letters and clippings, 1962-1974
6 8 United States Information Service, Cairo, United Arab Republic, articles, brochures, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1964-1966
7 1 Clippings pertaining to Walter Augustus Simon as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO) at the United State Embassy, Cairo, 1961-1964
7 2 Publications of Images, featuring Walter Augustus Simon and Antonia Simon, 1962-1963
7 3 Appointment books, 1964
7 4 Appointment books, 1967-1968
7 5 Address books, 1969
7 6 Appointment books, 1970, 1975-1979
7 7 United States Information Service, Kabul, Afghanistan, clippings, correspondence, grant applications and photographs, 1964-1966
8 1 United States Information Service, Kabul, Afghanistan, bulletins, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1965-1966
8 2 United States Information Service, Colombo, Ceylon, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1966-1968 [1 of 2]
8 3 United States Information Service, Colombo, Ceylon, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1966-1968 [2 of 2]
8 4 United States Information Service, Colombo, Ceylon, clippings and correspondence, 1966-1968
8 5 United States Information Service, Colombo, Ceylon, correspondence and travel records, 1967-1969 [1 of 2]
8 6 United States Information Service, Colombo, Ceylon, correspondence and travel records, 1967-1969 [2 of 2]
9 1 Tanner exhibition and biographical material, 1967-1974
9 2 Correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1967-1976
9 3 California Institute of the Arts, articles, bulletins, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1968-1971 [1 of 2]
9 4 California Institute of the Arts, articles, bulletins, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1968-1971 [2 of 2]
9 5 Lecture notes, 1969-1978
9 6 Bloomsburg State College, articles, clippings and correspondence, 1970-1983
9 7 Bloomsburg State College, correspondence, 1971-1972
9 8 Bloomsburg State College, Educational Opportunity Program articles, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1971-1973
10 1 Bloomsburg State College, brochures, clippings and correspondence, 1973-1974
10 2 Bloomsburg State College, American art history clippings, lecture notes, master quizzes and syllabus, 1973-1977
10 3 Bloomsburg State College, Don Miller, artist-in-residence, clippings, correspondence and photographs, 1974-1975
10 4 Bloomsburg State College, history of architecture, clippings, lecture notes, master quizzes and syllabus, 1974-1976
10 5 Bloomsburg State College, introduction to art, syllabus and master quiz, 1975
10 6 Bloomsburg State College, brochures, clippings and correspondence, 1975-1976
10 7 Bloomsburg State College, oriental art history, lecture notes, master quizzes and syllabus, 1977
10 8 Bloomsburg State College, letter from James V. Hatch, January 15, no year
10 9 Virginia Union University, art department, correspondence and notes, 1975-1978
10 10 Virginia Union University, correspondence, 1976-1979
10 11 Virginia Union University, clippings and lecture schedules, 1977-1978
10 12 Virginia Union University, course exams and syllabus, 1977-1978
10 13 Virginia Union University, class notes and exams, 1977-1979
11 1 Virginia Union University, clippings, lecture notes and syllabus, 1978-1979
11 2 Virginia Union University, "The Arts of Nubia: Africa in Antiquity," exhibition clippings, correspondence and lecture and presentation notes, 1978-1979
11 3 Community activities, Richmond, Virginia, correspondence and pamphlets, 1977-1978
11 4 Community activities, Richmond, Virginia, Jackson Ward Cultural Center, clippings, correspondence, maps and photographs, 1978-1979 [1 of 2]
11 5 Community activities, Richmond, Virginia, Jackson Ward Cultural Center, clippings, correspondence, maps and photographs, 1978-1979 [2 of 2]
11 6 Postmortem honors, 1979-2003
11 7 Walter Augustus Simon, autobiography draft, twelve chapters, not dated [1 of 2]
11 8 Walter Augustus Simon, autobiography draft, twelve chapters, not dated [2 of 2]
Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon papers
12 1 Correspondence from Greenwich Village friends, 1942-1956
12 2 Correspondence, including from Hale Woodruff, George Mohlenhof, Corinne Mitchell, Don Trawin and Arthur Willey, 1953-1979
12 3 Correspondence, Cairo, from Virginia Spottswood Simon to father, siblings and friends, basis for Inti Masriya, 1961-1964
12 4 Cairo, invitations received, 1961-1964
12 5 Cairo, invitations sent, 1961-1964
12 6 Cairo, Christmas cards from artists, art columnists, Ministry of Culture and National Guidance, 1961-1964
12 7 Cairo, clippings, correspondence, notes and photographs, 1961-1964 [1 of 4]
12 8 Cairo, clippings, correspondence, notes and photographs, 1961-1964 [2 of 4]
13 1 Cairo, clippings, correspondence, notes and photographs, 1961-1964 [3 of 4]
13 2 Cairo, clippings, correspondence, notes and photographs, 1961-1964 [4 of 4]
13 3 Cairo, correspondence received, 1961-1964
13 4 Cairo, correspondence from Jean Simon Fletcher, 1962-1964
13 5 Cairo, correspondence from Gay Crichton Simon, 1962-1963
13 6 Kabul, clippings, correspondence, financial records and photographs, 1964-1966
13 7 Kabul, correspondence, 1964-1966
13 8 Kabul, death of Gay Crichton Simon, 1966
13 9 Colombo, clippings, correspondence, financial records and photographs, 1966-1968 [1 of 2]
13 10 Colombo, clippings, correspondence, financial records and photographs, 1966-1968 [2 of 2]
14 1 Colombo, clippings and programs, 1966-1968
14 2 Colombo, clippings, conference materials, financial records and photographs, 1966-1968 [1 of 2]
14 3 Colombo, clippings, conference materials, financial records and photographs, 1966-1968 [2 of 2]
14 4 Colombo, correspondence, 1966-1968
14 5 Colombo, Sigiriya Restoration Project, 1967
14 6 Colombo, correspondence from W. Jayasekera, 1968-1980
14 7 Colombo, correspondence from officials and friends, 1969-1988
14 8 Bloomsburg State College, clippings and correspondence, 1971-1977 [1 of 2]
15 2 Bloomsburg State College, clippings and correspondence, 1971-1977 [2 of 2]
14 9 Bloomsburg State College, tutorial coordinator, clippings, correspondence and notes, 1973-1977
14 10 Bloomsburg State College, tutorial coordination, correspondence and course records, 1973-1977
15 1 Bloomsburg State College, Educational Opportunity Program, acting director, 1973
24 6 Bloomsburg State College, bulletin, 1975-1976
15 3 California Institute of the Arts, clippings, correspondence, financial records and photographs, 1969-1971
15 4 Virginia Union University, brochures and correspondence, 1978-1982
24 7 Virginia Union University, directory and catalog, 1978-1982
15 5 Notes from friends, 1962-1976
15 6 Kidney disease, dialysis, transplant and death of Walter Augustus Simon, articles, correspondence and notes, 1977-1980
15 7 Letters of condolence, 1979-1981
15 8 Photographs of paintings in collections, sold, not family, 1947-2008
15 9 Photographs of paintings in family collections, 1952-1979
15 10 Slides of paintings, duplicates, 1947-1978
31 5 Painting photograph negatives, undated
Virginia Spottswood Simon papers
16 1 Miscellaneous source material for Good Measure, Pressed Down, memoir of Stephen Gill Spottswood, 1931-2005 [1 of 3]
16 2 Miscellaneous source material for Good Measure, Pressed Down, memoir of Stephen Gill Spottswood, 1931-2005 [2 of 3]
16 3 Miscellaneous source material for Good Measure, Pressed Down, memoir of Stephen Gill Spottswood, 1931-2005 [3 of 3]
16 4 Childhood diaries, 1932-1933
OBV2 - Scrapbook documenting Virginia Spottswood Simon’s time spent at Lafayette High School, Buffalo, New York, Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C., Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1932-1942
BV6 - Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C., yearbook, "Liber-Anni," 1937
OBV1 - Scrapbook documenting Virginia Spottswood Simon’s time spent at Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C., Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1937-1942
16 5 Livingstone College, papers and valedictory speech, 1938-1941
16 6 A.M.E. Zion Church school literature for juniors compiled by Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1938-1948 [1 of 2]
17 1 A.M.E. Zion Church school literature for juniors compiled by Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1938-1948 [2 of 2]
17 2 A.M.E. Zion Church school literature, notes for teachers of juniors, compiled by Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1938-1948
17 3 Articles and drafts I, 1938-1979
BV5 - The Lil’ Acorn, yearbook, 1939
17 4 Correspondence from mother, Viola Estelle Booker Spottswood, 1939-1953
17 5 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1941
17 6 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1941-1942
18 1 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1942
18 2 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1943
18 3 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1944 [1 of 4]
18 4 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1944 [2 of 4]
18 5 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1944 [3 of 4]
18 6 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1944 [4 of 4]
18 7 Correspondence from Virginia Spottswood Simon to Walter Augustus Simon, 1945-1969
19 1 Wellesley, papers regarding Master of Arts in 19th century English literature, 1941-1947
BV7 - Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, yearbook, "The Ell Cee," 1942
19 2 Correspondence from Nigerian pen pals, Samuel Uba Oti and S.B. Angbara, 1943-1961
19 3 Miscellaneous experiences, 1950-2012 [1 of 2]
19 4 Miscellaneous experiences, 1950-2012 [2 of 2]
19 5 Unitarian Church and School, Montclair, New Jersey, "History of the Jewish People," 9th grade, 1955-2009
19 6 Central High School, Paterson, New Jersey, tests for English 1-8, practice teachers supervised, 1957-1960
20 1 Central High School, Paterson, New Jersey, visual aids, including clippings, photographs and postcards, 1958-1974
BV4 - Central High School, Paterson, New Jersey, yearbook, "The Colt," 1961
20 2 Curriculum vitae and school records, 1957-1980
20 3 Correspondence from Bernard Ledan, Orleans, France, who lived with the Simon family, summer 1959
20 4 Trips to Amsterdam, notes and newspaper clippings, 1964, 1982, 1991 and 2008
BV1 - "Letters from Mary Sargent, Kabul, Afghanistan," 1964-1967
BV2 - "Letters from Mary Sargent, Tegucigalpa, Honduras," 1970-1974
20 5 Articles and drafts II, 1977-2012
20 6 Virginia Museum Council, clippings, correspondence, 1978-1996
20 7 Virginia Center for the Performing Arts, archives memorabilia, 1980-1981
20 8 Friends of the Arts, 1980-1985
20 9 Miscellaneous clippings, correspondence and notes, 1980-2004
21 1 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, major exhibits of African and African American art, 1981-2001
21 2 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, council shop sales, shop day chair and shop associate records, 1977-2002
21 3 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Friends of African and African American Art, meeting minutes, 1996-2000
21 4 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Friends of African and African American Art, clippings and correspondence, 1996-2001
21 5 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Friends of African and African American Art, clippings and meeting minutes, 1996-2001
21 6 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Friends of African and African American Art, Bylaws Committee, Collections Committee and meeting minutes, 1997-2004
BV3 - Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church Women’s Day Historical Journal: Depicting Church and Community by Evelyn M. King, 1980
21 7 Correspondence regarding "Senkamanisken," "Tiye," and "Ramadan Remembered," 1983
21 8 Articles and drafts III, 1983-1985
21 9 Clippings and correspondence from Corrine Mitchell, student of Walter Augustus Simon at Virginia State College, 1983-1993
21 10 Correspondence from Harrel G. Tillman with enclosures and death notices, 1941, 1985-1998
22 1 Correspondence and memorabilia from volunteer activities, 1988-1996
22 2 Maps and photographs for The Nubians, not dated
22 3 The Nubians, proposed research trip to the Sudan, National Endowment for the Arts grant application, Sudan Antiquities Service, correspondence, 1990
22 4 The Nubians, bibliographies and footnotes, 1991
22 5 The Nubians, draft, copyright, 1992, [1 of 2]
22 6 The Nubians, draft, copyright, 1992, [2 of 2]
22 7 The Nubians, cover letter, proposal and publication, 1992\
22 8 The Nubians, rejections, 1992
23 1 "The Nubians, 3500 BCE to 1500 CE," unpublished manuscript, 1992 [1 of 2]
23 2 "The Nubians, 3500 BCE to 1500 CE," unpublished manuscript, 1992 [2 of 2]
23 3 "Good Measure, Pressed Down," manuscript, 2004
23 4 "Inti Masriya? (Are you Egyptian?): An African American Embassy Wife in 1960s Cairo," draft, not dated
23 5 "The Crichtons of Virginia," "Crichton Family Tree," and "Greenwich Village, 1946-1949: A Reminiscence," not dated
24 1 Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Richmond, Virginia, records related to Pastor Stephen P. Spottswood, 1997-2000 [1 of 2]
24 2 Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Richmond, Virginia, records related to Pastor Stephen P. Spottswood, 1997-2000 [2 of 2]
24 3 Correspondence from nieces, nephews and cousins, 2000-2014
24 4 Correspondence with friends, 2000-2015
BV9 - Inti Masriya? (Are you Egyptian?): An African American Embassy Wife in 1960s Cairo: The wife of a Kennedy administration embassy official reacts to life in Nasser’s Egypt by Virginia Spottswood Simon, copyright 2001
24 5 Experiences with novelist, Paule Marshall, 2002-2014
Simon and Spottswood Families papers
25 1 Spottswood family memorabilia, photographs and records, 1813-2004 [1 of 3]
25 2 Spottswood family memorabilia, photographs and records, 1813-2004 [2 of 3]
25 3 Spottswood family memorabilia, photographs and records, 1813-2004 [3 of 3]
OBV1 - Scrapbook that includes the cover of sheet music to, "Darling, I’ll be True to You," words by Stephen Gill Spottswood, who was then a student at Schuylkill Seminary, which became Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, circa 1916
25 4 Spottswood, Booker and Bargeman families ancestry information, researched and compiled, 1939-2008
25 5 Spottswood family obituaries and eulogies, 1952-2009
25 6 Crichton family ancestry information compiled by Walter Augustus Simon, Arthur Willey, Virginia Spottswood Simon, Ted Delaney and Michael Crichton Simon, 1974-2015 [1 of 2]
25 7 Crichton family ancestry information compiled by Walter Augustus Simon, Arthur Willey, Virginia Spottswood Simon, Ted Delaney and Michael Crichton Simon, 1974-2015 [2 of 2]
25 8 Obituaries, friends, 1979-2010
25 9 Simon, Walter Augustus Senior, ancestry information compiled by Jeane Simon Fletcher, 1982-1983
26 1 Simon, Gay Crichton, mother, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon, 1941-1946 [1 of 2]
26 2 Simon, Gay Crichton, mother, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon, 1941-1946 [1 of 2]
26 3 Simon, Gay Crichton, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1941-1958
26 4 Simon, Gay Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1944-1965 [1 of 2]
26 5 Simon, Gay Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1944-1965 [1 of 2]
26 6 Simon, Gay Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1949-1966
26 7 Simon, Walter Augustus Senior, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon, 1944
26 8 Fletcher, Jeane Simon, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1964-1995 [1 of 2]
26 9 Fletcher, Jeane Simon, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1964-1995 [1 of 2]
27 1 Spottswood, Stephen Gill, father of Virginia, correspondence, 1942-1956
27 2 Spottswood, Stephen Gill, correspondence, 1956-1974
27 3 Spottswood, Stephen Gill, travel schedules, 1961-1974
27 4 Spottswood, Stephen Gill, articles, correspondence and records, 1963-1990
27 5 Spottswood, Stephen Gill, correspondence with the Amistad Research Center and Tulane University regarding his papers, 1996-2004
27 6 Hall, Alleyne Spottswood Nixon, sister of Virginia, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1942-1980
27 7 Spottswood, Stephen Paul, brother of Virginia, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1943-1955
27 8 Miller, Constance Spottswood, sister of Virginia, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1943-1986
27 9 Spottswood, Sylvia Tatum, sister-in-law of Virginia, and wife of Stephen Paul Spottswood, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1954-1993
27 10 Cabaniss, Stephanie Spottswood, sister of Virginia, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1949-2005
31 6 Spottswood family memorabilia, 1964-1995
28 1 Simon, Michael Crichton, son, juvenilia, 1950-1962
28 2 Simon, Michael Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1964-1969
28 3 Simon, Michael Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1968-1970
28 4 Simon, Michael Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1970-1979
28 5 Simon, Michael Crichton, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1979-1985
28 6 Simon, Michael Crichton, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1995-2000
28 7 Simon, Michael Crichton, art and correspondence, 1996-2015
28 8 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, daughter, correspondence, 1953-1962
28 9 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1964-1969 [1 of 2]
29 1 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1964-1969 [2 of 2]
29 2 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, correspondence and event material, 1972-2001
29 3 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1973-2011
29 4 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, articles and correspondence regarding multiple sclerosis, 1982-2008
29 5 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, articles and correspondence regarding Spottswood-Byron Associates Incorporated, 1991-1998
29 6 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, correspondence, 2000-2008
29 7 Davis, Toni Spottswood Simon Humphries, articles, correspondence and notes regarding secondary progressive multiple sclerosis clinical projects, 2002-2008
29 8 Humphries, Ural Reid, first husband of Toni Spottswood Simon, correspondence to Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1972-1983
29 9 Humphries, Joshua, grandson, clippings, letters, drawings and photographs, 1976-2012
30 1 Humphries, Alexis, granddaughter, correspondence and printed material, 1979-2010
30 2 Davis, Gordon Lee, second husband of Toni Spottswood Simon, correspondence, 1985-1999
30 3 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, daughter, Montclair, New Jersey, and Cairo, Egypt, art, correspondence and school reports, 1950 and 1961-1964
30 4 Simon, Deborah Booker, correspondence with Walter Augustus Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon
30 5 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, Kabul, ninth and tenth grade, correspondence, drawings and essays, 1964-1966
30 6 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, Rome and Zurich, correspondence and poetry, 1966-1968
30 7 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, correspondence to Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1970-1998
30 8 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, with Sean Drury of Far Hills, New Jersey, correspondence and photographs, 1971-1980
30 9 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, correspondence with Virginia Spottswood Simon, 1980-2004
31 1 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, photographs of artwork and paintings with description and printed material, 1987-2003
31 2 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, records of bed and breakfast businesses, My Place in New York and My Place in Amsterdam, 1999-2003
31 3 Koster, Deborah Booker Simon, correspondence and notes surrounding cancer of the larynx and death, death certificate and certificate of cremation, 2007-2008
31 4 Koster, Frederic Gerardus, husband of Deborah Booker Simon, correspondence, photographs and printed material, 1988-2008
Slides
32 - Photographs taken by Virginia Spottswood Simon in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Vienna, Holland and Copenhagen for slide talks to art history classes, community groups and friends and family, 1961-1964
32 - Photographs taken by Virginia Spottswood Simon in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tehran, Rome, France and the United States of America for slide talks to art history classes, community groups, friends and family, as well as family photographs, 1964-1971
32 - Photographs taken by Virginia Spottswood Simon in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Japan for slide talks to art history classes, community groups and friends and family, as well as family photographs, 1966-1971
32 - Slides about Nubia acquired from the Brooklyn Museum (courtesy of Dr. Bernard Bothmer), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to illustrate an art history lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University and to share with community groups and family, as well as slides about the family from photographs taken by Michael Crichton Simon and Virginia Spottswood Simon in the Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan and many sites in the United States of America, 1978-1990
32 - Photographs taken by Virginia Spottswood Simon in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Loire Valley, Orleans, France, 1991
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