Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.monrarth
Creators:
Monroe, Arthur
Dates:
circa 1950-2010
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
24.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter, arts administrator, and educator, Arthur Monroe, measure 24.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2010. Included are files for conferences and organizations Monroe was involved with including the Oakland Museum, the African Festival of Art and Culture and others; teaching files; unpublished writings and journals on notepads; correspondence; project files; files on artists; photographs of family, friends and colleagues; and material relating to Monroe's friend, jazz musician, Charlie Parker.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arthur Monroe (1935- 2019) was an African American abstract expressionist painter, arts administrator and educator in Oakland, California. Monroe was the Registrar at the Oakland Museum and American Studies professor at UC Berkley.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2019 by Arthur Monroe as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American painters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Oakland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- California -- Oakland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic 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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