Lois Mailou Jones scrapbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jonelois
Creators:
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998
Dates:
1922-1992
Languages:
Multiple languages
Several letters and clippings are in French.
Physical Description:
5 microfilm reels
27 volumes on 5 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection contains Lois Mailou Jones' scrapbooks documenting her career as an African American artist and educator. Scrapbooks contain correspondence (1928-1992) primarily regarding Jones' exhibitions, Howard University, and her art education in Paris, and include a letter and photograph from Emile Bernard; photographs of Jones in her Washington, D.C. and Paris studios, her work, and her extensive travels through Africa and Haiti; and printed material including exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings (1922-1992) of reviews, interviews, and articles on the European and African influences in her work. Also included are her resume, materials submitted for the Rosenwald Fellowship, and notes related to her coordination of the 1974 exhibition Paintings by Women Artists of the Caribbean and Afro-American Women Artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998) was an African American painter, designer, and educator in Washington, DC. Jones studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and at the Academie Julian in Paris. She was professor of design and watercolor at Howard University from 1930-1977. She married Haitian graphic designer Vergniaud Pierre-Noel in 1953 and the couple frequently returned to Haiti. In 1970 she served as cultural ambassador to Africa for the United States Information Agency.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4371-4374 and 4577 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Washington, D.C. holds the Lois Mailou Jones papers, 1920-1998, which include the original scrapbooks, reels 4371-74, 4577.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by Lois Mailou Jones, 1990 and 1992.

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
African American art -- African influences Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American art -- European influences Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Haitian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa, French-speaking West -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bernard, Emile, 1868-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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