Alvin C. Hollingsworth papers

Collection ID:
Hollingsworth, Alvin C.
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
85 items on 1 microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter and illustrator Alvin C. Hollingsworth contains six letters from admirers of his television show (1969-1970), photographs, biographical information, a sketchbook, catalogs, book jackets, and other illustrations (1960-1970).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alvin C. Hollingsorth (1928-2000) was an African American painter, illustrator, and arts educator in New York, New York. Hollingsworth began drawing at a young age, beginning his career as a comic book artist before moving into the fine arts. He taught at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of the City University of New York and also hosted a television show about art. Hollingsworth was also a member of the Spiral group.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 91 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Alvin Hollingsworth, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Alvin Hollingsworth.

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 table of terms and types.
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New City Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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