An extensive archive of art history reference material amassed by James Amos Porter, a black artist and historian, sold at Swann's last sale of Printed & Manuscript Americana in February 2010. Eve Kahn's most recent Antiques column in the New York Times details how the archive was purchased by Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.
The archive contained thousands of items including photographs, letters, exhibition catalogues, books, fliers, books and more. Among the artists represented were Romare Bearden, Lois Mailou Jones, Meta Warwick Fuller, Elizabeth Catlett and Hughie Lee-Smith.
Labels: Elizabeth Catlett, Eve Kahn, Hughie Lee-Smith, James Amos Porter, Lois Mailou Jones, Meta Warwick Fuller, New York Times, Printed and Manuscript African Americana, Romare Bearden, Wyatt H. Day