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A Research Guide to Black Librarianship at the Schomburg Center: Art & Artifacts Division

Art and Artifacts Division

The Art and Artifacts Division collects, documents, preserves, and interprets art and artifacts by and about peoples of African heritage throughout the world. Fine and applied art and material culture objects from the seventeenth century to the present are collected, with emphasis on the visual arts of the twentieth century in the United States and Africa. For more information, please visit the Art and Artifacts Division page or email

Schomburg Events Poster Collection

Schomburg Events Poster Collection

Noteworthy items pertaining to Black Librarianship

Button Collection (U.S. Organizations--Educational--Libraries)                        

BU.89.020.1, ALA Black Caucus, 1.75 diam.                                                                         

BU.X.214, Know power: International Library of Afro-American Life and History, 3 diam.


DR X.104, Untitled Portrait of Jean Blackwell Hutson, Harrell Hu, 1989, Pastel, 26 x 22"

DR X.102, Portrait of Mrs. Jean Blackwell Hutson, Smith, Theresa V., ca. 1990's, pastel, 16.5 x 12.5"


PA 35.001.2 Portrait of the Curator, Arthur A. Schomburg, Argudin y Pedroso Pastor, 1935, Oil on canvas, 28 x 34


PR 30.001 Portrait of Arthur A. Schomburg, Smith, Albert Alexander, 1928,  Etching on paper, 9 x 7.75"