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South Side Community Art Center

Guide to the Archives of the South Side Community Art Center, 1938-2008

Processed by Angela Bacon, Melissa Barton, Mollie Godfrey, Rachel Watson, September 2009.

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Archives of the South Side Community Art Center

Dates:

1938-2008

Size:

75 linear feet

Repository:

South Side Community Art Center
3831 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60653

Note on the Provenance

Property of the South Side Community Art Center with the following exceptions: Diane Dinkins-Carr files: Gift of Diane Dinkins-Carr, 2008. Lawrence Kennon files: Gift of Lawrence Kennon, 2008. Ulrich Middledorf files: Gift of University of Chicago, 1968. Pauline Kigh Reed files: Gift of Pauline Kigh Reed, 1988. Photocopy of “The South Side Community Art Center 50th Anniversary” courtesy of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection.

Access

Archives are open by appointment only. Please call 773-373-1026. Some items are too fragile to handle and have been replaced with a suitable researcher copy.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Archives of the South Side Community Art Center, [Box #, Folder # (if applicable)]

Organizational History

The South Side Community Art Center opened in 1940 and is one of the only surviving community art centers founded through New Deal’s Federal Art Project between 1937 and 1942. Four arts projects were established under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (later renamed the Work Projects Administration) of the New Deal. The Federal Art Project offered funding to artists and arts administrators for a variety of projects, most notably the creation of public murals and the institution of 110 community art centers throughout the United States. These art centers would hold classes and exhibit original art work to communities that were perceived as “culturally deprived.” Only handful of FAP art centers were opened in African American communities, in New York, Florida, and Chicago.

Efforts to open a community art center on Chicago’s South Side began in 1938. Peter Pollack, a Federal Art Project official, contacted Metz Lochard, an editor at the Chicago Defender, about having the Art Project sponsor exhibitions of African American artists, who often had trouble securing space to display their work. Pollack, an art dealer, owned a gallery on Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Loop and had previously displayed the work of African American artists. Lochard arranged a meeting between Pollack and Pauline Kigh Reed, a social worker with extensive connections in the community, and, according to Reed’s recollection, she suggested founding an art center. Reed helped arrange an initial meeting with area artists at the South Side Settlement House at 32nd Street and Wabash Avenue. Businessman Golden Darby, chairman of the board of the Settlement House, became chair of the Sponsoring Committee of the proposed South Side Community Art Center.

Darby chaired the first official meeting of the Sponsoring Committee on October 25, 1938 at the offices of the Chicago Urban League. In addition to Darby, Pollack, and other organizers of the Sponsoring Committee, the meeting was attended by members of the Arts Crafts Guild, a group of Chicago-based African American artists organized in 1932 which included Margaret Taylor (Burroughs), Eldzier Cortor, Bernard Goss, Charles White, William Carter, Joseph Kersey, and Archibald Motley, Jr. George G. Thorpe, the State Director of the Federal Art Project of Illinois, informed the group that the FAP’s community art center program would provide an administrative staff, faculty, and renovation funds for a center if the community could raise funds for the purchase of a building and the costs of utilities and supplies.

The following year was spent organizing and raising funds for the center, with efforts ranging from membership drives and street corner collections (including Margaret Burroughs’s famous “Mile of Dimes” on South Parkway, now Martin Luther King Drive) to benefit parties and lectures by such luminaries as Augusta Savage. The most successful of these events, the Artists’ and Models’ Ball held at the Savoy Ballroom on October 23, 1939, became an annual tradition.

In late May 1940, the group purchased a vacant brownstone on South Michigan Avenue for about $8,000. Built in 1892 by George A. Seaverns, Jr., the building had been designed by Gustav Hallberg. (Though the building is sometimes referred to as the Comiskey Mansion, the house belonging to the former White Sox owner was actually further south on Michigan Avenue.) The Federal Art Project hired Hin Bredendieck and Nathan Lerner from the New Bauhaus School of Design to renovate the deteriorating building.

The South Side Community Art Center opened its doors on December 15, 1940 with an exhibition of paintings that had been displayed at the American Negro Exposition held in Chicago earlier that year, including works by Henry Avery, William Carter, Charles White, Archibald Motely, Jr., Joseph Kersey, Margaret Taylor Goss (Burroughs), Bernard Goss, and William McBride. On May 7, 1941, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt officially dedicated the Center in an extravagant ceremony broadcast nationwide on CBS radio. Professor and cultural historian Alain Locke was on hand to introduce the First Lady, and Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters also attended the party. The exhibition, entitled We Too Look at America, included pieces from the inaugural exhibition as well as works of white painters Gertrude Abercrombie, Margaret Brundage, Emil Armen, Si Gordon, Julia Thecla, and Sophie G. Wessel.

In its early years the Center was a hive of activity, as well as a who’s who of the Chicago Renaissance. In addition to exhibitions that changed as often as biweekly, art classes were taught by George Neal, Charles Sebree, Katherine Bell, and Joseph Kersey. Inez Cunningham Stark, the editor of Poetry magazine, taught a poetry class whose students included Gwendolyn Brooks, Henry Blakeley, Margaret Danner, and Robert Davis. A regular writers’ forum was attended by Brooks, Richard Wright, and Willard Motley. On weekends, Nat “King” Cole played jazz. Photographer Gordon Parks, then employed by the Farm Securities Administration, kept a studio at the Center.

Federal spending on WPA projects was cut dramatically upon the country’s entry into World War II, and in 1943 all federal funding for the arts projects ended. But fundraising at the Center enabled it to remain active. In 1944, artist Rex Gorleigh became administrative director, and under his leadership the Center exhibited the works of Hughie Lee-Smith, Augusta Savage, Ellis Wilson, and John Biggers.

The escalation of the Red Scare curbed activity at the Center, as the executive board restricted artists from meeting at the Center in order to avoid suspicion. By the early 1960s, with the Center barely functioning, board members led by Wilhelmina Blanks, Fern Gayden, and Grace Thompson Leaming, along with young artists Sylvester Britton and Ramon Price, collaborated to keep the Center open, taking out a mortgage and instituting a new fundraising tradition: an annual art auction. The Center remains open today, offering classes and exhibiting new and local artists.

Sources

Burroughs, Margaret, ed. The South Side Community Art Center 50th Anniversary, 1991. Harris, Jonathan. Federal Art and National Culture: the Politics of Identity in New Deal America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Mullen, Bill V. Popular Fronts: Chicago and African-American Cultural Politics, 1935-1946. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999. Tyler, Anna M. “Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden: Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center.” International Review of African American Art 11.4 (1994): 31-37.

Scope and Content

The Archives of the South Side Community Art Center document activities at the Center from the first meetings of the Sponsoring Committee in 1938 to the present day. Records were kept intermittently and in different arrangements throughout the Center’s history. The collection has been divided into three superseries: Part I comprises documents detailing the Center’s history from 1938 to 1970; Part II comprises documents preserved and donated by individual board members; Part III, the largest portion of the collection, includes documents from after 1970. Because they deal in the period of the Center’s history that bear the highest interest for researchers, Parts I and II have been arranged and described on the folder level. Part III has been arranged into series and is described on the level of subseries, but not on the folder level.

Part I (1938-1970) includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and some event ephemera from the first Sponsoring Committee meeting on October 25, 1938 to 1970. Items in this section have been arranged chronologically without regard to document type or function; this arrangement preserves the order in which the documents were found and reflects the centralized structure of the Center’s management in its early years. Of particular interest are the minutes of meetings leading to the Center’s founding, 1938- 1939, and the correspondence of director Rex Gorleigh, 1945-1946.

Part II (1938-2008) includes files maintained by the following current and former members of the Center’s Board of Directors: Diane Dinkins-Carr, daughter of artist Fitzhugh Dinkins and current Board President; Fern Gayden, a social worker who served as Board President in the 1960s; Pauline Kigh Reed, a founding board member; Ulrich Middledorf, chair of the Art Department at University of Chicago and founding board member; Douglas Williams, an artist and board member in the 1960s; and Lawrence Kennon, current board member. Two reminiscences of the Art Center by Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum and original board member, are also filed here, including a photocopy of the booklet The South Side Community Art Center 50th Anniversary from the Vivian G. Harsh Collection. Researchers investigating the first two decades of the Center’s history will be particularly interested in the following files: Diane Carr, which include photographs of the Center’s dedication ceremony and a program from the first Artists and Models Ball in 1939; Pauline Reed, which include correspondence from the run-up to the Center’s opening; Fern Gayden, which include the program from the original exhibition of paintings; and Ulrich Middledorf, which include annual reports from the Center’s earliest years. The papers of Douglas Williams have little to do with the Center’s history, but they contain documents from Hyde Park High School. The papers of Lawrence Kennon document the Center’s more recent history, from 1980 to the present.

Part III (1970-2008) has been divided into the following series: Administrative, Events and Publicity, Financial, Fundraising, Programs, Research, Media, Oversize, and Photographs.

The Administrative series (1972-2008) is divided into the following subseries: Artists includes artist information files and consignment agreements; Board of Directors includes meeting minutes, reports and correspondence; Constitution includes copies of the Center’s constitution; Employees includes time sheets, job descriptions, and contracts; Executive Director includes correspondence, notes, and documents dealing with the Center’s daily operations; Insurance includes the Center’s insurance policies; Members includes member correspondence, member lists, and member addresses; Physical Plant includes documents relating to maintenance of Center property.

The Events and Publicity series (1970-2008) includes planning documents, press releases, and ephemera from Center events, and is divided into the following subseries: Auctions, Benefits, Exhibitions, Other SSCAC Events, and Non-SSCAC Events.

The Financial series (1980-2002; bulk 1980-1988) includes reports, receipts, checks, and account registers.

The Fundraising series (1980-1996; 2000; 2005) includes grant applications and correspondence with corporate donors.

The Programs series (1949-1985; 2005-2006) includes material from classes at the center as well as material from the following programs based at the Center: the Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions (CASP); the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA); the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP); and RAW magazine. The CASP documents, dating from 1949-1981, were found in the Center’s vault; their provenance is unclear. The Center participated in two employment programs run by the Chicago Mayor’s Office—CETA and MYSEP—from 1975 to 1985. RAW magazine was created by a group of Columbia College students from 2005 to 2006.

The Research series (1979-2000) contains miscellaneous clippings, serials, and subject files relating to specific artists, techniques, and the history of African American art more generally.

The Media series (2000-2008) includes a number of largely unidentified data discs.

The Photographs series (1938-2008; bulk 1970-2008) includes hundreds of photographs of center activities and artwork, as well as several photographs from the Center’s early years.

INVENTORY

Part I: 1938-1970

Box 1

Folder 1

Clippings and Ephemera, 1938-1941

Box 1

Folder 2

Minutes, 1938

Box 1

Folder 3

Minutes and Correspondence, 1939

Box 1

Folder 4

Minutes, 1940

Box 1

Folder 5

Minutes, 1941

Box 1

Folder 6

Opening Exhibition Program (fragment), 1941

Box 1

Folder 7

Annual Report, 1944

Box 1

Folder 8

Board of Directors Correspondence, 1944-46

Box 1

Folder 9

Board of Directors Minutes, 1944-45

Box 1

Folder 10

Board of Directors Meeting, 1945

Box 1

Folder 11

Minutes, 1945

Box 1

Folder 12

Board of Directors Correspondence, 1945

Box 1

Folder 13

General Correspondence Received, 1945

Box 1

Folder 14

General Correspondence, Jan-Jun 1945

Box 1

Folder 15

Art Center Correspondence, 1945

Box 1

Folder 16

Finance Campaign, 1945

Box 1

Folder 17

Finance Campaign, 1945

Box 1

Folder 18

Ways and Means Committee, 1945

Box 1

Folder 19

Rex Gorleigh's Correspondence Received, 1945

Box 1

Folder 20

Rex Gorleigh's Correspondence Out, 1945

Box 1

Folder 21

Ball Correspondence, 1945

Box 1

Folder 22

Contracts, undated

Box 2

Folder 1

Volunteer Office Staff, 1945

Box 2

Folder 2

Activities, 1945

Box 2

Folder 3

Ball Committee, 1945

Box 2

Folder 4

Programs Committee, 1945-46

Box 2

Folder 5

Fundraising Letters, 1945-47

Box 2

Folder 6

Board of Directors Correspondence, 1945-1947

Box 2

Folder 7

Correspondence--General, 1946

Box 2

Folder 8

Gorleigh Correspondence Out, 1946

Box 2

Folder 9

Gorleigh Correspondence Received, 1946

Box 2

Folder 10

Director's Reports, 1946

Box 2

Folder 11

Artists and Models, 1946

Box 2

Folder 12

Art Center Activities, 1946

Box 2

Folder 13

Activities ca. 1946 ?

Box 2

Folder 14

Correspondence--Museums and Institutions, 1946

Box 2

Folder 15

Chicago Negro Chamber of Commerce, 1946

Box 2

Folder 16

Correspondence, 1946-47

Box 2

Folder 17

Special Meeting Board of Directors, 1946-1947

Box 2

Folder 18

Annual Report, 1946-1947

Box 2

Folder 19

Chicago Association of Commerce, undated

Box 2

Folder 20

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1947-1970

Box 2

Folder 21

Financial Campaign, 1947

Box 2

Folder 22

Extension Activities, 1947

Box 2

Folder 23

Special Meeting Minutes, Oct. 21, 1947

Box 2

Folder 24

Activities, 1948

Box 2

Folder 25

Duplicate Letters, 1948

Box 2

Folder 26

Letters, July 1948

Box 3

Folder 1

Board of Directors, 1954

Box 3

Folder 2

David P. Ross, Jr. Correspondence, 1954

Box 3

Folder 3

David P. Ross, Jr. Correspondence, 1954 (2)

Box 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1954

Box 3

Folder 5

Board Committees and Lists, 1954

Box 3

Folder 6

Membership Committee, 1954

Box 3

Folder 7

Membership Committee, 1954 (2)

Box 3

Folder 8

School Committee, 1954

Box 3

Folder 9

Drama Group, 1954

Box 3

Folder 10

Tea, 1954

Box 3

Folder 11

Photography Class, ca. 1954

Box 3

Folder 12

Members / Board of Directors, 1955

Box 3

Folder 13

Board of Directors, 1955-1956

Box 3

Folder 14

Annual Election, 1956

Box 3

Folder 15

Membership Correspondence, 1956

Box 3

Folder 16

Members, 1956

Box 3

Folder 17

Carbon Copies (outgoing correspondence), 1956-57

Box 3

Folder 18

Maintenance Committee, 1956

Box 3

Folder 19

Wine Sip, 1956

Box 3

Folder 20

Board of Directors, 1957

Box 3

Folder 21

Meeting Minutes, 1957

Box 3

Folder 22

Correspondence, 1957

Box 3

Folder 23

Executive Committee, 1957

Box 3

Folder 24

Membership Committee, 1957

Box 4

Folder 1

Program Committee, 1957

Box 4

Folder 2

Program and Schools Committee, 1957

Box 4

Folder 3

Public Relations, 1957

Box 4

Folder 4

Report on De Paur's Gala, 1957

Box 4

Folder 5

Class Materials, 1957

Box 4

Folder 6

Administrative File, 1958

Box 4

Folder 7

Center Activities, 1958

Box 4

Folder 8

Events, 1961

Box 4

Folder 9

Activities, 1963

Box 4

Folder 10

Events, 1964

Box 4

Folder 11

Events, 1965

Box 4

Folder 12

Events, 1966

Box 4

Folder 13

Events, 1967

Box 4

Folder 13a

Black Heritage Exhibition, August 18, 1968

Box 4

Folder 14

Events, 1968-69

Box 4

Folder 15

Events, 1968-71

Box 4

Folder 16

Board of Directors, 1969

Box 4

Folder 17

Meeting Minutes, 1969

Box 4

Folder 18

Y.A.M. Benefit, 1969

Box 4

Folder 19

Y.A.M. Benefit, 1969 (2)

Box 4

Folder 20

Art Auction, 1969

Box 4

Folder 21

Marvin Young Exhibition, 1969

Box 4

Folder 22

Black Expressions Exhibition, 1969

Box 4

Folder 23

Activities and Events, 1969-71

Box 5

Folder 1

Board Meetings, 1970

Box 5

Folder 2

Annual Meeting, 1970

Box 5

Folder 3

President's Annual Report, 1970

Box 5

Folder 4

Activities and Events, 1970

Box 5

Folder 5

Art Auction, 1970

Box 5

Folder 6

Englewood Art Fair, 1970

Box 5

Folder 7

Members, 1970

Box 5

Folder 8

Announcements, 1971

Box 5

Folder 9

Events, 1971

Box 5

Folder 10

Rental Contracts, undated

Box 5

Folder 11

Forms and Form Letters, undated

Box 5

Folder 12

Job Descriptions, undated

Box 5

Folder 13

J.O. Price calligraphy class, undated

Box 5

Folder 14

Past Publicity, undated

Part II: Individual Board Member Files, 1938-2008

Box 6

Folder 1

Margaret Burroughs, "They Should Be Remembered," 1998

Box 6

Folder 2

Margaret Burroughs, et al., "South Side Community Art Center 50th Anniversary," 1991

Box 6

Folder 3

Diane Dinkins-Carr, 1939-2006 (see also: Oversize, Box 15, and Photographs, Box 16)

Box 6

Folder 4

Fern Gayden, Addresses, undated

Box 6

Folder 5

Fern Gayden, Artist Information, undated

Box 6

Folder 6

Fern Gayden, Bills and Receipts, 1960-64

Box 6

Folder 7

Fern Gayden, Board Meeting Minutes, Resolutions, and Constitution, 1961-63, undated

Box 6

Folder 8

Fern Gayden, Clippings and Ephemera, 1941-1970

Box 6

Folder 9

Fern Gayden, Correspondence, 1957-68

Box 6

Folder 10

Fern Gayden, Events 1941-1971

Box 6

Folder 11

Fern Gayden, Membership Lists, undated

Box 6

Folder 12

Fern Gayden, Notes, undated

Box 6

Folder 13

Fern Gayden, Roll Book, undated

Box 6

Folder 14

Pauline Kigh Reed, Ephemera, 1941-1981

Box 6

Folder 15

Pauline Kigh Reed, Correspondence, 1944, 1977-83

Box 6

Folder 16

Pauline Kigh Reed, Notes, undated

Box 6

Folder 17

Pauline Kigh Reed, Clippings, 1957, 1980-83

Box 7

Folder 1

Ulrich Middledorf, 1941-1968

Box 7

Folder 2

Douglas Williams, Art Instruction Inc. Correspondence, 1954

Box 7

Folder 3

Douglas Williams, Art Coursework, undated

Box 7

Folder 4

Douglas Williams, Sheet Music, undated

Box 7

Folder 5

Douglas Williams, Hyde Park High School Music Programs, 1957-58, undated

Box 7

Folder 6

Douglas Williams, Hyde Park High School Materials, 1956-58

Box 7

Folder 7

Douglas Williams, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Programs, 1955-59

Box 7

Folder 8

Douglas Williams, Drawing Patterns, undated

Box 7

Folder 9

Douglas Williams, sketches, undated

Box 7

Folder 10

Douglas Williams, Bethel AME Church Program, 1959

Box 7

Folder 11

Douglas Williams, Rhythm and Blues Jazz Scrapbook

Box 7

Folder 12

Douglas Williams, Charles Atlas Newsletter, undated

Box 8

Douglas Williams, Art Instruction Inc. booklets

Box 9

Folder 1

Lawrence Kennon, Board Member correspondence and agendas, 1984-1986

Box 9

Folder 2

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1957

Box 9

Folder 3

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC mailings and correspondence, 1981-1983

Box 9

Folder 4

Lawrence Kennon, Membership, 1983

Box 9

Folder 5

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC files, 1982-1983

Box 9

Folder 6

Lawrence Kennon, Board Development Workshop, 1980-1984

Box 9

Folder 7

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC files, 1980-1982

Box 9

Folder 8

Lawrence Kennon, Flyers and Correspondence, 1985

Box 9

Folder 9

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC Constitution, undated

Box 9

Folder 10

Lawrence Kennon, Indiana NCA, 1984

Box 10

Folder 1

Lawrence Kennon, Flyers, serials, clippings, 1970-1990

Box 10

Folder 2

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC files, 1999

Box 10

Folder 3

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC files, 1987-1989

Box 10

Folder 4

Lawrence Kennon, Press Releases, 1990-1991

Box 10

Folder 5

Lawrence Kennon, Stationery

Box 10

Folder 6

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC files, 1988-1990

Box 10

Folder 7

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC files, 1990-1996

Box 10

Folder 8

Lawrence Kennon, Board of Directors meeting notes, 2001

Box 11

Folder 1

Lawrence Kennon, Inventory--Permanent Collection, 1999

Box 11

Folder 2

Lawrence Kennon, Constitutions, 1985

Box 11

Folder 3

Lawrence Kennon, Auction, 1982-1986

Box 11

Folder 4

Lawrence Kennon, Mailing List / Names, undated

Box 11

Folder 5

Lawrence Kennon, Membership, 1983-1996

Box 11

Folder 6

Lawrence Kennon, Minutes / Reports, 1993-1999

Box 11

Folder 7

Lawrence Kennon, Public Relations, 1983; 1993-1995

Box 11

Folder 8

Lawrence Kennon, Fliers, 1990-1999

Box 11

Folder 9

Lawrence Kennon, Board Meetings, 1995

Box 11

Folder 10

Lawrence Kennon, Art: Literature, definitions, 1989-1995

Box 11

Folder 11

Lawrence Kennon, Board of Directors miscellany, 1989-1990

Box 11

Folder 12

Lawrence Kennon, Board of Directors, 1993-1994

Box 11

Folder 13

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC Files, 1997

Box 11

Folder 14

Lawrence Kennon, Stationery, 1995

Box 12

Folder 1

Lawrence Kennon, Correspondence, 1996

Box 12

Folder 2

Lawrence Kennon, Handbills, 1996

Box 12

Folder 3

Lawrence Kennon, Art Clippings and Pamphlets, 1980-1990

Box 12

Folder 4

Lawrence Kennon, Artists: Clippings and Info, auction lists, 1990-1996

Box 12

Folder 5

Lawrence Kennon, Art: concepts (clippings), 1990-1995

Box 12

Folder 6

Lawrence Kennon, Artists and Models Ball, 1992-1995

Box 12

Folder 7

Lawrence Kennon, Art History clippings, 1978

Box 12

Folder 8

Lawrence Kennon, Auction 1992-1996

Box 12

Folder 9

Lawrence Kennon, Board of Directors, 1995-1998

Box 12

Folder 10

Lawrence Kennon, Board of Directors, 1986-1991

Box 12

Folder 11

Lawrence Kennon, Diane Carr, 2000

Box 12

Folder 12

Lawrence Kennon, Brochure, 1993

Box 12

Folder 13

Lawrence Kennon, Calendar, 1996-1999

Box 12

Folder 14

Lawrence Kennon, Correspondence, 1996

Box 12

Folder 15

Lawrence Kennon, Financial, 1986, 1994-1997

Box 12

Folder 16

Lawrence Kennon, Fundraising, 1987-1997

Box 12

Folder 17

Lawrence Kennon, Fundraising, 1996

Box 12

Folder 18

Lawrence Kennon, Art Galleries, 1991-1997

Box 12

Folder 19

Lawrence Kennon, Grants, 1986

Box 12

Folder 20

Lawrence Kennon, History, 1990

Box 12

Folder 21

Lawrence Kennon, Art Information--clippings and pamphlets, 1996-1999

Box 12

Folder 22

Lawrence Kennon, Book Collection List, undated

Box 12

Folder 23

Lawrence Kennon, Corporate--SSCAC IRS documents, 1974

Box 12

Folder 24

Lawrence Kennon, Executive Director, 1992

Box 12

Folder 25

Lawrence Kennon, SSCAC Annual Report, 1997

Box 13

Non-SSCAC events, 2000-2008

Box 14

Diane Dinkins-Carr, oversize: miscellaneous serials

Box 15

Douglas Williams, oversize: sheet music and art instruction booklets

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of George Thorpe, Peter Pollock, Pauline Kigh Reed, Patrick Prescott, and Eleanor Roosevelt at Art Center Dedication, 1941

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of unidentified women, ca. 1940s

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of art class, ca. 1940s

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Margaret Burroughs with bust of DuSable, undated

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of dance by Clifford J. Burress, ca. 1940

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Pauline Kigh Reed, George Thorpe, and Eleanor Roosevelt at Art Center Dedication, 1941

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Margaret Burroughs by Beverly Swanagan, undated

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Alain Locke, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Patrick Prescott at Art Center Dedication, 1941

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Board Meeting by Illinois Art Project, ca. 1940

Box 16

Diane Dinkins Carr, photograph of Margaret Burroughs, undated

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Diane Dinkins-Carr by Ralph Jenkins, 1978

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, photograph of Annabel C. Prescott, Katherine Dickerson, Oneida Anderson, Peter Pollock, and Pauline Kigh Reed, ca. 1940

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, mat for photograph of first exhibit in completed gallery, 1940 (photograph missing)

Box 16

Diane Dinkins-Carr, mat for photograph of art center dedication (photograph missing)

Box 16

Douglas Williams, photograph of the Magnificents

Box 16

Douglas Williams, photograph of the Magnificents

Part III: 1970-2008

Box 17

Administrative: Artists, 1973-2007

Box 18

Administrative: Artists, 1984-2001

Box 19

Administrative: Artists, 1981-2000

Box 20

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1972-75

Box 21

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1976-79

Box 22

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1977-83

Box 23

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1982-84

Box 24

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1983-86

Box 25

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1985-87

Box 26

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1994-2008

Box 27

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1980-1990

Box 28

Administrative: Board of Directors, 1993-2004

Box 29

Administrative: Constitution, 1983-1985

Box 30

Administrative: Employees, 1978-2001

Box 31

Administrative: Employees, 1981-1983

Box 32

Administrative: Employees, 1985-1987

Box 33

Administrative: Executive Director, 1977-1985

Box 34

Administrative: Executive Director, 1981-1988; 1995-1997

Box 35

Administrative: Executive Director, 1980-1986

Box 36

Administrative: Executive Director, 1981-1988

Box 37

Administrative: Executive Director, 1983-1991; 2000-2008

Box 38

Administrative: Executive Director, 1977-86

Box 39

Administrative: Executive Director, 1985-1991

Box 40

Administrative: Executive Director, 1997-2003

Box 41

Administrative: Insurance, 1978-86

Box 42

Administrative: Insurance, 1979-1984; 1998-2004

Box 43

Administrative: Members, 1981-1994

Box 44

Administrative: Members, 1981-1984

Box 45

Administrative: Members, 1983-2000

Box 46

Administrative: Members, 1986-1997

Box 47

Administrative: Members (card file), undated

Box 48

Administrative: Members (card file), undated

Box 49

Administrative: Members (card file), undated

Box 50

Administrative: Physical Plant, 1982-1990

Box 51

Administrative: Physical Plant, 1980-1992

Box 52

Events and Publicity: Auctions, 1974-1994

Box 53

Events and Publicity: Auctions, 1980-2004

Box 54

Events and Publicity: Auctions, 1982-1988

Box 55

Events and Publicity: Auctions, 1984-1998

Box 56

Events and Publicity: Auctions, 1985-2004

Box 57

Events and Publicity: Benefits, 1981-1985

Box 58

Events and Publicity: Benefits, 1981-2002

Box 59

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1976-1986

Box 60

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1990-2002

Box 61

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1973-2002

Box 62

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1981-1991

Box 63

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1974-1989

Box 64

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1985-86

Box 65

Events and Publicity: Exhibitions, 1990-2008

Box 66

Events and Publicity: Other SSCAC Events, 1973-89

Box 67

Events and Publicity: Other SSCAC Events, 1973-86; 1991-2000

Box 68

Events and Publicity: Other SSCAC Events, 1973-2002

Box 69

Events and Publicity: Other SSCAC Events, 1980-1985

Box 70

Events and Publicity: Other SSCAC Events, 1980-1987

Box 110

see also: Oversize Box 110

Box 71

Events and Publicity: Non-SSCAC Events, 1973-1983

Box 72

Events and Publicity: Non-SSCAC Events, 1970-1990

Box 73

Events and Publicity: Non-SSCAC Events, 1975-2002

Box 74

Events and Publicity: Non-SSCAC Events, 1986-2000

Box 75

Financial, 1981-1983

Box 76

Financial, 1981-1985

Box 77

Financial, 1982-1992

Box 78

Financial, 1980-1985

Box 79

Financial, 1981-1984

Box 80

Financial, 1981-1985; 1992-1997

Box 81

Financial, 1980-1988

Box 82

Financial, 1990-2002

Box 83

Fundraising, 1981-1985

Box 84

Fundraising, 1984-1985

Box 85

Fundraising, 1984-1985; 2000

Box 86

Fundraising, 1980-1995

Box 87

Fundraising, 1982-85; 1995; 2005

Box 88

Fundraising, 1983-1987; 1995-1996

Box 89

Programs, 1982-2004

Box 90

Programs, 1982-2006

Box 91

Programs: CASP, 1952-1987

Box 92

Programs: CASP, 1949-1981

Box 93

Programs: CASP, 1951

Box 94

Programs: CASP, undated

Box 95

Programs: CASP, 1951

Box 96

Programs: CETA, 1975-1977

Box 97

Programs: CETA, 1979

Box 98

Programs: CETA, 1979-1984

Box 99

Programs: MSYEP, 1983-1984

Box 100

Programs: MSYEP, 1980-1981

Box 101

Programs: MSYEP, 1982-1983

Box 102

Programs: MSYEP, 1980-1985

Box 103

Programs: RAW Magazine, 2005-2006

Box 104

Programs: RAW Magazine, 2005-2006

Box 105

Research, 1981-2000

Box 106

Research, 1979-1983

Box 107

Media

Box 108

Oversize: Plaques, 1972-1981

Box 109

Oversize: Plaques, 1972; 1978

Box 110

Oversize: Events and Publicity, 1979-2008

Box 111

Oversize: Student Materials, Serials

Box 112

Photographs, 1938-1969

Box 113

Photographs, 1970-1979

Box 114

Photographs, 1970-1979

Box 115

Photographs, 1980-1989

Box 116

Photographs, 1990-2008

Box 117

Photographs, 1970-2000

Box 118

Photographs, Artwork

Box 119

Photographs, undated

Box 120

Photographs, undated

Box 121

Photographs, undated

Box 122

Photographs, undated

Box 123

Unidentified negatives

Box 124

Oversize photographs