Sylvia Snowden papers

Collection ID:
Snowden, Sylvia
Physical Description:
1.7 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of abstract painter Sylvia Snowden measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1947-2017. Included are biographical information; correspondence with curators, artists and collectors; exhibition files; sales and invoices; and printed material. A portion of the collection contains electronic media and audio visual recordings on VHS.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sylvia Snowden (1942- ) is an African American abstract painter in Washington, D.C.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Sylvia Snowden papers were donated in 2019 by Sylvia Snowden, 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. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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