Harmon Foundation printed material

Collection ID:
Harmon Foundation
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
51 items on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of Harmon Foundation printed material contains exhibition catalogs, clippings, reproductions of paintings, articles, and miscellaneous printed items pertaining to African American artists

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Harmon Foundation (established 1922) was created by William E. Harmon and funded playgrounds, nursing programs, and vocational guidance for students. In 1925 the foundation began presenting awards to African American individuals in numerous fields, including art. In addition to presenting awards, the Harmon Foundation organized exhibitions for Black artists to gain further recognition for their artwork.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 75 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library's vertical file.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library vertical files after microfilming.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
The Library of Congress Manuscript Division holds the Harmon Foundation, Inc., Records.; audio-visual materials at the National Archives.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foundations (Organizations) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001