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Oakley Holmes lectures at the University of Connecticut

 Digital Record


  • 1974, 1977


Painter, sculptor, and art historian Oakley Holmes delivered 2 lectures that can be found on 3 reels (1 is a copy).

Biographical / Historical

Oakley Norman Holmes, Jr., was born in Richmond, Virginia, completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia State University (1965) and received his PhD. from Columbia University (1973). He has taught art for several years at Virginia State College. He is also an artist and has had several oneman and group shows. Dr. Holmes is most recognized for his comphrenseive research and publication of monographs and film producer identifying Black artists in the United States. He is the producer of the film Black artists in America : parts one through four (1970) and author of The complete annotated resource guide to Black American art : books, doctoral dissertations, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, films, slides, large prints, speakers, filmstrips, video tapes, Black museums, art galleries, and much more (1978). Little biographical information is available.


3 Reels : RR 4 1 reel, 1:30:55; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. RR 185 (duplicate of 186) RR 186 1 reel, Side A-1:05:47, Side B-0:12:11; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. The recordings were combined for ease of listening. The combined run time of the digital recording is 1:17:34.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US