Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite

Collection ID:
Walker, Roslyn A.
Physical Description:
6 Items

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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roslyn A. Walker was director of the National Museum of African American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Walker collected material relating to painter and printmaker Allan R. Crite (1910- 2007).
Allan Rohan Crite (1910-2007) was an African American painter and printmaker in Boston, Massachusetts. Crite 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" insprired by Boston's African American community.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2016 by Roslyn A. Walker.

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

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Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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