Hugh Samson letters relating to Augusta Savage

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.samshugh
Creators:
Samson, Hugh
Dates:
1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from Hugh Samson to Clyde Hart regarding sculptor Augusta Savage, written in response to Hart's query in the New York Times for information for a proposed biography on Savage (never realized). Samson recalls his friendship with Savage in New York in the late 1930s; her experiences as a black woman artist and the racism she encountered; her studio in Harlem; and her eventual decline into obscurity.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Patron; San Francisco, California. Died ca. 1990.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Items are photocopies.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Lawson Rosenberg, Hugh Samson's longtime roommate.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patrons -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hart, Clyde Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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