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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Abdul, Raoul, 1973 - 1988

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Raoul Abdul lectured at the University of Connecticut's Black Experience in the Arts course a total of 17 times between 1973 to 1988. Abdul's 90 minute lecture in 1975 introduced students to his career history and to the musicians and performers that influenced him, including Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first classical composer of African ancestry; violin virtuoso George Bridgetower; and Black singers such as Roland Hayes and Paul Robeson. His lecture concluded with a...
Dates: 1973 - 1988

University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection

Identifier: 2015-0002
Scope and Contents Lecture notes, transcriptions of lectures and interviews, and over three hundred audio recordings associated with a University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts course, "Black Experience in the Arts." The course's instructors included professors James Eversole, Hale Smith, Edward O'Connor, Leon Bailey, and Carlton Molette. The records, particularly the audio recordings, document the contributions of black artists of the time period and the power of art as a mechanism for social change and...
Dates: 1970 - 1994

University of Connecticut, Center for Black Studies Records

Identifier: 1998-0064

The Center was created in 1969 to facilitate interdepartmental support for research, study and outreach focused on the black experience. The collection contains materials concerning the establishment of the Center and programs of its activities from its establishment through 1980.

Dates: 1969-1980

Chandler, Dana, 1970

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

Painter Dana Chandler delivered his sole lecture on 10/26/1970 (2015-0002/RR41). A

Dates: 1970

Chandler, John , 1971-1975

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

Artist John Chandler delivered 3 lectures. He spoke on 4/21/1971 (2015-0002/RR42), 1/29/1974 (2015-0002/RR43), and 4/8/1975 (2015-0002/RR40).

Dates: 1971-1975

Connecticut Citizens Action Group Records

Identifier: 1987-0024
Abstract The Connecticut Citizen Action Group was the first state-based consumer interest group. Created in 1971 by Ralph Nader and directed by Toby Moffett, CCAG was designed to represent, inform, unite, and empower the citizens of Connecticut in their roles as consumers, workers, tax payers, and voters. Taking on such issues as illegal business practices, utility rate increases, environmental pollution, and consumer fraud, the newly formed group was inundated with citizen requests for information...
Dates: undated, 1964-2002

Hendricks, Barkley, 1986-1987

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Painter Barkley Hendricks delivered 2 lectures to the Black Experience in the Arts course. The first occurring on 11/4/1986 (2015-0002/RR38) and the 2nd happening on 11/17/1987 (2015-0002/RR39). Hendricks was a painter who is known for his realist portraits of African American figures as a phenomenon in American culture. His pieces "illuminate the crisis of blackness within representation - a crisis everywhere shaped by an engagement with and an opposition to those persistent forms of...
Dates: 1986-1987

Hutson, Bill, 1971-1984

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Painter Bill Hutson delivered 4 lectures that can be accessed on 5 reels. 1st lecture was 10/31/1972 (2015-0002/RR35), the 2nd on 9/21/1982 (2015-0002/RR36), the 3rd on 9/11/1984 (2015-0002/RR37), the 4th on 3/3/1971 (2015-0002/RR320), and the 5th on 9/11/1984 (2015-0002/RR323).It is unknown whether the 9/11/1984 recording required two reels or if 1 tape is a duplicate.Hutson is an internationally recognized artist, known for his abstract paintings. Having traveled...
Dates: 1971-1984

Johnson, Conrad, 1978 - 1983

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Architect Conrad Johnson delivered 4 lectures to the Black Experience in the Arts course, ranging from the years 1978 to 1983. In his 1983 lecture, Johnson described what it was like to be a working architect in New York City. He helped found Ifill, Johnson, and Hanchard architectural design firm. One reason the firm was established was Johnson related how hard it can be for black architect to find a permanent position. Johnson's presentations showed slides of buildings he...
Dates: 1978 - 1983

Keita, Souleymane , 1982 - 1984

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Painter Souleymane Keita lectured on 10/19/1982 (2015-0002/RR33) and again on 11/6/1984 (2015-0002/RR34). Keita was a painter born in Senegal. After studying at the National School of Fine Arts, Keita became a professor of ceramic and painting at the Jamaica Arts Center in New York City. He later became a board member of Goree Institute and Scientific Council of the Biennial event of Dakar. In addition, Keita was a major member of L’Ecole de Dakar, an artistic movement and genre...
Dates: 1982 - 1984

Mayhew, Richard , 1970 - 1972

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Landscape painter Richard Mayhew delivered 3 lectures that can be found on 4 reels. Mayhew spoke on 5/6/1970 (2015-0002/RR64), 5/9/1972 (2015-0002/RR65 reel 1), (2015-0002/RR66 reel 2), and lastly on 2/24/1971 2015-0002/RR317). Mayhew was a member of Spiral, a black painters group that formed in 1960s New York City. Mayhew was an art student at the Brooklyn Museum’s school of art and took additional classes at Pratt Institute and Columbia. Mayhew won his first major...
Dates: 1970 - 1972

Meriwether, Louise, 1971-1988

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Novelist and essayist Louise Meriwether delivered 13 lectures to the Black Experience in the Arts course, ranging from 1971 to 1988. The theme of Meriwether's 1972 lecture was the black writer from slavery to black nationalism. She discussed the lives and careers of writers such as Phillis Wheatly, Frances Harper, and George Moses Horton who became the 1st slave to openly protest his condition in print. She also highlighted David Walker's 1829 indictment against slavery and...
Dates: 1971-1988

Miller, Don, 1974-1984

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Painter and illustrator Don Miller lectured 5 times. The presentations can be found on 6 reels. 1st lecture was 11/5/1974 (2015-0002/RR59), the 2nd was 4/12/1977 (2015-0002/RR60), 3rd time was 4/4/1978 (2015-0002/RR61), 4th time was 10/30/1979 (2015-0002/RR62), and the 5th lecture was 4/17/1984 (2015-0002/RR63 reel 1) (2015-0002/RR318 reel 2).It is unknown whether the 2 4/17/1984 lectures required 2 reels or if one of the recordings is a duplicate.Miller, born in...
Dates: 1974-1984

Marilyn Nelson Papers

Identifier: 1992-0056

The collection contains the papers of Marilyn Nelson, author of several books of poetry and formercurrent Poet Laureate for the State of Connecticut.

Dates: 1940-2014

Preston L. Pope Papers

Identifier: 1987-0029

Materials related to Preston L. Pope's service, from 1978 to 1981, as Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Connecticut.

Dates: 1970-1981

Diana I. Rios Collection of Ethnic Press Newspapers

Identifier: 2009-0107

The collection contains newspapers collected in conjunction with the University of Connecticut Libraries' exhibit, "The Ethnic American Press: Cultural Maintenance and Assimilation Roles." The collection is comprised of a broad spectrm of non-English and English language papers collected by Diana I. Rios, professor of communication sciences at the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1992-2009

Series I: Rogers Collection, , undated, 1904-1982, bulk: 1975 - 1982

Scope and Content Note From the Collection:

The collection contains framed clippings, a framed novelty song collection, a framed book collection, a framed honorary degree, and research posters.

Dates: undated, 1904-1982; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1982

Smith, Hale, 1972-1987

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents 16 Hale Smith lectures can be found in the Black Experience in the Arts reel-to-reel collection. Smith was also the course's longtime co-instructor and responsible for selecting the class' many guest speakers since he knew many of the artists.In his 1972 lecture, Smith spoke to students about black composers. Smith, who at the time was one of the few black composers whose work was performed by the New York Philharmonic, educated students about African-American composers such as...
Dates: 1972-1987