Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.amosemma
Creators:
Amos, Emma, 1937-2020
Dates:
circa 1800-2019
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
50 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of African American painter and printmaker, Emma Amos, measure 50.0 linear feet and date from circa 1800-2019. The papers provide a comprehensive account of Amos' life and include biographical material; personal business records; writings, photographs, personal and professional correspondence with artists, curators and collectors; and printed material. The papers also include information about Amos' family, including her grandfather, Moses Amos, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Emma Amos (1937-2020) was an African American painter and printmaker in New York, N.Y. [Amos' birthdate is also cited as 1938.]

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2020 by Emma Amos as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Access
ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives of American Art are: Oral history interview with Emma Amos, 1968 October 3 and Oral history interview of Emma Amos, 2011 November 19-26.

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Repository Contact
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