John W. Rhoden papers

Collection ID:
Rhoden, John (John W), 1918-
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
60 items on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American sculptor John W. Rhoden contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs, biographical material, clippings, a scrapbook, personal photographs, and photographs of Rhoden's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John W. Rhoden (1918-2001) was an African American sculptor in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Talladega College, the School of Painting and Sculpture at Columbia University, and the American Academy in Rome. Rhoden created sculptures for the exteriors of buildings including the Harlem Hospital Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N69-32 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender, John Rhoden, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1969 by John W. Rhoden.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
Also held at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with John W. Rhoden, 1968 July 21, conducted by Henri Ghent. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) holds an archival collection documenting the life and career of John W. Rhoden.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
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