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The papers of Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noèl (1905-1998), visual artist, educator, scholar and mentor cover the time period 1920-1998. Lois Mailou Jones served as a professor of art at the Howard University College of Fine Arts from 1930-1977. The collection includes 18 series: personal papers, family papers, correspondence, financial records, Howard University/teaching materials, writings by LMJ, writings about LMJ, writings by others, Pierre-Noel studios/illustrations, subject files, catalogs/brochures, books, clipping files, photographs, artifacts, audiovisual materials, oversize materials and scrapbooks. These various series contain materials documenting the life of LMJ as artist and the history and evolution of art. There are approximately 80 linear feet of material. The papers were donated by Lois Mailou Jones and deposited at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center by Dr. Chris Chapman.