Title: Collection, 1920-1950s (bulk 1940-1949) Description: 2.5 linear ft.
Notes: American author, fine arts critic, photographer, bibliophile, and philanthropist. Catalogs, programs, announcements, and invitations documenting Afro-American participation in the visual arts, dance, drama, music, and literature. Includes materials relating to noted artists Richmond Barthâe, Romare Bearden, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Horace Pippin, and Hale Woodruff; dancers Josephine Baker, Janet Collins, Katherine Dunham, and Moncion Francisco; the drama companies Washington Repertory Players, American Negro Theatre, Rose McClendon Players, Krigwa Players, Gilpin Players, Karamu House, Howard University Players, and Dillard University Players Guild; musicians Louis Armstrong, Carol Brice, Billie Holiday, and Dorothy Maynor; and the writer Langston Hughes. Gift of Carl Van Vechten, 1946. The Rose McClendon memorial collection of photographs of celebrated Negroes, also donated by Carl Van Vechten, is in the MSRC's Prints and Photographs Department.
Subjects: Afro-American artists. Afro-American authors. Afro-American dancers. Afro-American musicians. Afro-American photographers. Afro-American theater. Afro-American women artists. Afro-Americans -- Music. Afro-Americans in the performing arts. American Negro Theatre. Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971. Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975. Barthâe, Richmond, 1901-1989. Beardon, Romare, 1911-1988. Brice, Carol, 1916-1985. Collins, Janet. Dillard University. Dunham, Katherine. Francisco, Moncion. Gilpin Players. Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959. Howard University Players. Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Jones, Lois Mailou. Karamu House. Krigwa Players. Lawrence, Jacob, 1917- Maynor, Dorothy. Photographers -- United States. lcsh Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946. Players Guild. Programs. aat Rose McClendon Players. Theatrical companies -- United States. Washington Repertory Players. Women dancers -- United States. Woodruff, Hale, 1900-
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.150 NUCMC #: DCLV96-A702
Staff, MSRC, "VECHTEN, Carl Van" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 202.