Joyce Scott papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.scotjoyc
Creators:
Scott, Joyce, 1948-
Dates:
1954-2014
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of African American artist Joyce Scott measure 7.0 linear feet and date from 1954-2014. Included is printed material regarding Scott; biographical material including school records; project and gallery files; illustrated journals; postcards written to Scott (many of which were used as source material for works of art); business cards; writings by Scott including poetry and her master's thesis, Time Against a Season, July 16, 1971; two photograph albums containing images of Scott and her works of art; a sketchbook; and over 30 VHS tapes, cassettes and a CD of interviews and performances by Scott.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joyce Scott is an African American sculptor, quilter, bead-worker and performance artist in Baltimore, Maryland.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Joyce Scott papers were donated in 2019 by Joyce Scott as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Performances (creative events) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quiltmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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