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John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt collection


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Exhibit Publications

Exhibit Publications


Haiti Ephemera



John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt collection, 1942-2004 | Broward County Library African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

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Collection Overview

Title: John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt collection, 1942-2004

Predominant Dates:1960-1979

ID: BCL0902

Creator: Hewitt, John H. (1924-)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged into boxes according to subject and format.

Date Acquired: 09/00/2002

Formats/Genres: Art metal-work, Art objects, Clippings, Magazines, Maps, Newspapers, Painting-Catalogs, Paintings, Photographs

Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish;Castilian


This collection contains materials focusing on the art, history and culture of Haiti.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes correspondence, articles, clippings, brochures, maps, photographs and exhibit catalogs. The collection also contains fourteen pieces of artwork by prominent Haitian artists.

Biographical Note

John Hamilton Hewitt Jr. was born in New York. He attended Harvard College and New York University where he obtained his Masters in 1949. Hewitt was an instructor for the Department of English and co-chairman for the Division of Humanities at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Hewitt also held the post of reporter for the New York Amsterdam News; later on he became a medical writer for the Medical Tribune, and served as an editor for both Hospital Practice and Emergency Medicine.

Mr. Hewitt has written various articles in publications such as the New York History, the Massachusetts Review, and Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, the International Review of African American Art and was a member of the American Medical Writers Association.

Subject/Index Terms

Art-Private collections
Exhibit programs
Exhibit Publications
Haiti- Art
Haiti- History
Personal Letters

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: ©2010 Broward County Library African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. All rights reserved.

Acquisition Source: John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt

Acquisition Method: Gift, September 2002.

Separated Materials: Broward County Library African-American Research Library and Cultural Center also holds part of the private library of John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt. These items have been cataloged individually and are searchable through the library's OPAC.

Related Materials: The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, Harvey B. Gantt for African American Arts+Culture, Charlotte, N.C. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt Collection, Special Collections and Archives, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center Broward County Library

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Exhibit Publications, 1960-1994],
[Box 2: Exhibit Publications, 1946-1999],
[Box 3: Articles, 1945-2004],
[Box 4: Haiti Ephemera, 1942-1982],
[Box 5: Miscellaneous, 1960-1989],
[Item 1-14: Artwork],

Box 1: Exhibit Publications, 1960-1994Add to your cart.

Folder 1          Haiti Haiti, 1971

Folder 2          Recent Haitian Painting and Sculpture, 10/03/1960

Folder 3          The Metal Sculptors of Haiti, 4/21-5/27 1977

Folder 4          Various galleries, artists and exhibit invitations (1970-1990s)

Folder 5          Latin-American Potpourri 7/8-8/29, 1975

Folder 6          The Haitian Primitives, 9/8-10/12/1965

Folder 7          Haitian Art, The Brooklyn Museum, 9/02-11/5/1978

Folder 8          Une Celebration de la Vie Haitienne, 9/17-19/1982

Folder 9          Haitian Art at its Best, Expressions Galerie d’ Art

Folder 10        Tribute to Picasso, Organization of American States, 10/25/1973

Folder 11        Haitian Paintings, Sotheby Park Bernet Inc. 1/25/1975

Folder 12        Young Artists, International Play Group Inc., 5/3-31/1973

Folder 13        Haitian Artists in New York City, The Brooklyn Museum, 10/30-12/4/1977

Folder 14        Haitian Trilogy, D.C. Public Library for the Public Arts, 12/5/1978-1/10/1979

Folder 15        Hector Hyppolite, le Musee d’Art Haitien du College St. Pierre, 10/26/1973

Folder 16        Gloria Art d’ Haiti Annual Pre-Christmas, 12/1992

Folder 17        Musee d’ Art Haitien du College St. Pierre Inaugure, 5/11/1972

Folder 18        Auction, 1980s-1990s

Folder 19        5th Auction and Sale of Haitian Art Exhibit 3/13-20/1994

Folder 20        Haitian Art World “Art Naïf of Haiti”, 6/1-3/1994

Folder 21        Sotheby’s Modern, Haitian and Latin American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture including a selection of Ballet and Old Master & 19th Century Drawings 3/27/1982

Folder 22        Festival D’ Art Haitien exhibit catalog, artist biographies, Haitian art history

Folder 23        “Demons, Men and God: Elements of Haitian Art, JWT World Gallery, 1979         

Folder 24        Guide de L’ Art Haitien Tome I & II, Galerie d’ Art Georges S. Nader, 10/1973

Folder 25        Inventory listing of Haitian art work to benefit [the] Sahel Drought

Folder 26        Galerie Nader Le Primitivisme Haitien Supplement Biographique, 7/1974

Folder 27        Galerie des Beaux Arts

Folder 28        “Collector’s Choice: Selections from the African- American and Haitian Collection of  John H. and Vivian H. Hewitt”, 1/23-2/25 1994

Folder 29        Press Release for Haitian art exhibit with an accompanying memo to the Hewitts, 9/18/1989

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