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Mose Tolliver biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Tolliver, Mose  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18737
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Archives of American Art
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Sarah Mary Taylor biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Sarah Mary  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Folk artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18738
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Henry Ray Clark biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Henry Ray  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18742
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Lonnie Holley biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18751
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A.J. Mohammed biography

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18752
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Album containing photographs of A.J. Mohammed and Loy Allen Bowlin

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Bowlin, Loy Allen  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
199-?
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18753
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Archives of American Art
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Photograph of Jimmy Hedges and Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Subject:
Hedges, Jimmy  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 2000
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19822
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Photograph of cat sculpture by Sulton Rogers

Photographer:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Sulton  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Cats  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Wood sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20266
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Photograph of cat sculptures by Sulton Rogers

Photographer:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Sulton  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Cats  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Wood sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20332
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Green, Homer  Search this
Hoskinson, Danny  Search this
Harvey, Bessie  Search this
Simmons, Charlie  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee  Search this
Blizzard, Georgia  Search this
Tolliver, Mose  Search this
Lancaster, Paul  Search this
Finster, Howard  Search this
Young, Purvis  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
African American art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17336
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380050
AAA_collcode_hedgjimm
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380050
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Names:
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Blizzard, Georgia, 1919-2002  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Green, Homer, 1910-2002  Search this
Harvey, Bessie, 1929-  Search this
Hoskinson, Danny  Search this
Lancaster, Paul  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Simmons, Charlie  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee, 1910-2007  Search this
Tolliver, Mose, 1920-  Search this
Young, Purvis, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
23.5 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed material, photographic material, and unidentified sound recordings, video recordings, and born digital material. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.
Scope and Contents:
The records of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed material, photographic material, and unidentified sound recordings, video recordings, and born digital material. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Administrative and Sales Records, 1969-1971, 1991-2015 (Boxes 1-4; 3.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974, 1981, 1990-2013 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1985-2014 (Boxes 5-9, 31, 33, OV 32; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Collector and Gallery Files, 1992-2014 (Boxes 9-10; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition and Art Fair Records, circa 1992-2013 (Boxes 10-11; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Regional Files, 1976, 1980s-2012 (Boxes 11-13; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1980-2013 (Boxes 13-16, OV 32; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1990-2011 (Boxes 16-30, 34-35; 7.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Unidentified Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, and Born Digital Material, undated (Boxes 30-31; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
James R. "Jimmy" Hedges III (1942-2014), was an artist, art collector and dealer of Outsider Art and Folk art in Tennessee and Georgia. Hedges established the Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Born into a prominent family from Chattanooga, Jimmy Hedges was a lifelong philanthropist as a trustee of his family's Tonya Memorial Foundation. His true vocation, however, was as an artist, collector, and dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Hedges discovered his love of wood carving as a teenager, when he created song birds, and returned to making art at age forty. Using a chain saw, he carved sculptures of Southerners he had encountered in his travels, including artists. His colleagues in this sector of the fine art craft world were predominantly southern African American self-taught painters, sculptors, potters, and carvers. Befriending them and collecting their work led Hedges to establish Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery in 1993, building a gallery space in the early 2000s on his 500-acre farm in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

An unconventional art dealer, Hedges would hand-deliver work to collectors' homes, driving his truck through backroads and stopping along the way to visit with artists and purchase more works to sell. He was an active presence at the Outsider Art Fair and self-taught artist exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as at Slotin Folk Art auctions and prison auctions. His aim was to improve the economic condition of fellow artists and raise their profiles among curators and critics. Hedges' development of an archive was essential to this goal.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by James R. Hedges IV on behalf of the Hedges Descendants Trust and in 2018 by James R. Hedges IV on behalf of Wildcat Asset Managment, LLC.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- Tennessee  Search this
Folk art -- Tennessee  Search this
Outsider art -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art -- Georgia  Search this
Outsider art -- Tennessee  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-hedgjimm

Administrative and Sales Records

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear Feet (Boxes 1-4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-2015
1969-1971
Scope and Contents:
Administrative and sales records include Hedges's numerous address books, mailing lists, and client information, as wells as art appraisals, auction records, and art inventory lists. Documentation on the Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery at Lookout Mountain include records of the gallery construction, gallery scrapbook, sculpture garden records, digital records, and postcard designs. Also found here are extensive gallery sales records, including sales books which record each transaction with the date, name of purchaser, description of artwork, and sales price. Many of these sales books were used to document sales at regional art fairs and events. Additional sales records include print-outs of online eBay transactions. Researchers should note that additional sales records can be found within the Artist Files, Collector and Gallery Files, Exhibition and Art Fair Records, and Regional Files.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Series 1
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Travel and Personal

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1991-2010
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Subseries 8.3
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Archives of American Art
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Artist Files

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear Feet (Boxes 5-9, 31, 33, OV 32)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-2016
Scope and Contents:
Found here are nearly 200 files containing Hedges's documentation on outsider, folk, and self-taught artists. Files may contain artist fact sheets written by Hedges, postcards, brochures, correspondence, photographs, and purchase and sales records. Research material on artists include newspaper and magazine clippings, photocopies of publications, and exhibition catalogs. A few files also include digital photographs and recordings. One videocassette is included in the file on Herbert Hemphill and one sound cassette is included in the file on Howard Finster. Also found are three folders containing research material on quilters and the Southern quilting tradition. Researchers should note that Hedges's extensive collection of photographs of artists and their artwork is included in Series 8: Photographic Material. The 2018 addition contains further material on Purvis Young.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged alphabetically by name of artist, followed by files containing single fact sheets on miscellaneous artists in alphabetical order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Series 3
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Archives of American Art
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Collector and Gallery Files

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear Feet (Boxes 9-10)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992-2014
Scope and Contents:
Collector and gallery files document sales and consignments between Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery and private art collectors and art galleries. Files may include sale transaction documents, invoices, consignment and price lists, correspondence, and photographs of artwork.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Series 4
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet (Boxes 4-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-2013
1981
1974
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is scattered and includes greeting cards, postcards, and letters received by Hedges from artists and collectors, as well as a small amount of incoming and outgoing gallery business correspondence with arts organizations, galleries, and others. Researchers should note that most of Hedges's correspondence can be found within the other series in this collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Series 2
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Archives of American Art
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Exhibition and Art Fair Records

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear Feet (Boxes 10-11)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1992-2013
Scope and Contents:
Found here are files documenting Jimmy Hedges's participation in outsider and folk art fairs and the loan of artwork from the Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery to exhibitions. Of note are records of the "Intuit" art fair in Chicago, "Folk Fest" in Atlanta, and the "Outsider Art Fair" in New York. Files on these events may include brochures and programs, agreements and registration forms, sales records, lists of artwork, photographs, and digital records. Additional photographs of events and art fairs are found in Series 8: Photographic Material.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Series 5
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref4

Regional Files

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear Feet (Boxes 11-13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980s-2012
1976
Scope and Contents:
Regional Files were created by Jimmy Hedges to document his travels throughout the United States to visit artists, art collectors, galleries, and attend art shows and events. Files primarily provide documentation by state and may include lists of contacts, notes, sales records, maps, brochures, correspondence, and photographs.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm, Series 6
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Archives of American Art
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Howard Finster

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
Includes 1 sound cassette.
Container:
Box 6, Folder 22-23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990s
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV 32.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref519

Lonnie Holley

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990s
Scope and Contents:
Oversized item housed in OV 32.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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