A Finding Aid to the Roslyn A. Walker Material Relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.walkros
Creators:
Walker, Roslyn A.
Dates:
1938-1972
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Items
Repository:
This collection contains letters and printed material relating to African American artist Allan R. Crite. Included are an illustrated letter from Crite to Roslyn Walker, February 27, 1972; an illustrated New Year's greeting, 1972; three pamphlets by Crite, "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States" (1968), "The Nativity of Jesus Christ La Natividad de Jesucristo," illustrated and hand-colored (1969), and "Is it Nothing to You?" (1948) illustrated and signed by Crite 1980. There is also a copy of an article by Crite, "Why I Illustrate the Spirituals," World Horizons magazine, May 1938.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains letters and printed material relating to African American artist Allan R. Crite. Included are an illustrated letter from Crite to Roslyn Walker, February 27, 1972; an illustrated New Year's greeting, 1972; three pamphlets by Crite, "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States" (1968), "The Nativity of Jesus Christ La Natividad de Jesucristo," illustrated and hand-colored (1969), and "Is it Nothing to You?" (1948) illustrated and signed by Crite 1980. There is also a copy of an article by Crite, "Why I Illustrate the Spirituals," World Horizons magazine, May 1938.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roslyn A. Walker was director of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution from 1997-2002. Walker collected material relating to painter and printmaker Allan Rohan Crite (1910- 2007). Crite was an African American painter and printmaker in Boston, Massachusetts. He is best known for his religious illustrations, but also chronicled African American life in Boston in the 1930s-1940s. During the Depression, Crite developed a series of "neighborhood paintings" inspired by Boston's African American community.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2016 by Roslyn A. Walker.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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