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Creator:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Subject:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Bellow, Saul  Search this
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Howard, Frances Humphrey  Search this
Soyer, Raphael 1899-1987  Search this
Hayakawa, S. I (Samuel Ichiyé) 1906-1992  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Foreign Service  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Worcester (Mass.)
Date:
1923
1923-2009
Notes:
Folder List in accession file.
Electronic List in accession file.
Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
This accession consists of the personal papers of Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the Museum of African Art which became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art. The records document his early life growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts; his work in the Foreign Service; his work at the Museum of African Art and the National Museum of African Art; his lectures and interviews regarding African art; and his personal relationships with a variety of individuals including Saul Bellow, Maya Angelou, Chaim Gross, S. I. Hayakawa, Frances Humphrey Howard, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Raphael Soyer. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, publications, lectures, audiovisual materials, images, clippings, and other related materials. Some materials are in German and French.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-136
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363522