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Black Feminism Introductory Research Guide: Art and Artists

This guide highlighting the works of Black women within the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. Created by Amara Green.


Please find below Black female artists and works available to view at the Schomburg Center and New York Public Library.

For more resources please follow the link to be directed to the Art and Artifacts Division and the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center. 



The Gwendolyn Bennett Personal Papers consist of correspondence, 1926-1946; educational and financial papers; resumes detailing Bennett's teaching and literary career; photographs; and diaries, 1925, 1936, and 1958. Bennett's Professional and Literary Activities are documented by research material consisting of newspaper and magazine articles written by or about Bennett and the Welfare Council of New York, for whom Bennett worked as a journalist; class notes and printed material from the School for Democracy, predecessor of the Jefferson School of Social Science, a Marxist adult education center, and the George Washington Carver School, two controversial schools investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee for Communist infiltration. Also, typescripts of Bennett's poems and book reviews, 1928-1941. Frank Horne Literary Estate papers consist of typescripts of Horne's published and unpublished poems and letters, 1926-1963. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings, letters, and memorabilia and chronicles of her youth and published work, 1914-1934.


Black Women Artists Collection

The Entitled: Black Women Artists collection includes minutes of monthly meetings which discuss the formation and projects of the organization. Some meetings featured either special guests or members giving presentations about their art related travels, exhibitions, and associated matters. Newsletters provide summaries of meetings, information regarding exhibits of members' work sponsored by Entitled: Black Women Artists, members' accomplishments and announcements. The collection includes letters written by Entitled: Black Women Artists to the "New York Times" and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum about issues pertinent to black women artists.


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division, The New York Public Library. "Black history - Women's history" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977 - 1980. 


The Kitchen Table Series

The kitchen Table Series

The Kitchen Table series