A Finding Aid to the Lynn and James Igoe Papers, 1883, 1968-1996, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.igoelynn
Creators:
Igoe, Lynn, 1937-2006
Igoe, James
Dates:
1883
1968-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Lynn and James Igoe papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date primarily from 1968 to 1996 with a single receipt dating from 1883. The papers include correspondence primarily related to the Igoes' book 250 Years of Afro-American Art: An Annotated Bibliography, but also related to the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1969 and its effect on artists, as well as correspondence from artists to Norman Pendergraft; artist files; and printed material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Lynn and James Igoe papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date primarily from 1968 to 1996 with a single receipt dating from 1883. The papers include correspondence primarily related to the Igoes' book 250 Years of Afro-American Art: An Annotated Bibliography; correspondence with Artists Equity Association chairman Elias Newman and others related to the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1969 and its effect on artists; correspondence from artists to Norman Pendergraft; artist files; and printed material.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Lynn and James Igoe papers, 1883, 1968-1996 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lynn Moody Igoe (1937-2006) was an art historian and author who wrote about African American art and artists. She was the chairman of the department of art and the director of the art gallery at North Carolina Central University. In 1981, she and her husband James Igoe published 250 Years of Afro-American Art: An Annotated Bibliography, a comprehensive annotated bibliography compiling citations on 3,900 black artists.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2018 with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Author
Rayna Andrews
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Lynn and James Igoe papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Lynn Igoe in 1985, with additional material donated through 1996.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Lynn and James Igoe papers, 1883, 1968-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taxation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newman, Elias, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pendergraft, Norman E., 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Equity Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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