Allan Rohan Crite papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.critalla
Creators:
Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007
Dates:
1930-1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm of the papers of African American painter Allan Rohan Crite consists of correspondence; biographical material; writings, including lecture transcripts; photocopies of print series with explanatory matter; clippings; photographs; and All Glory, a publication by Crite.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Allan Rohan Crite (1910-2007) was an African American painter and printmaker in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Boston University, the Massachusetts School of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and Harvard University. Crite is best known for his religious illustrations, but also chronicled African American life in Boston in the 1930s-1940s. During the Depression, Crite developed a series of "neighborhood paintings" insprired by Boston's African American community.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3911-3912 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 3911-3912: Originals in: Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming, 1986, by the Afro-American Cultural Museum, Philadelpia, Pa, which received the papers from Crite.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Genre painting -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christian art and symbolism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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