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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],

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Folder 1          “The Many Faces of Haitian Painting” exhibit placards and artist information card

Folder 2          Haitian Artists, Seton Hall University [NJ], 1965

Folder 3          Naïve Art from Haiti the Society of the Four Arts, 1/7-29/1967

Folder 4          19 Schilders uit Haiti Stedeljik Museum Amsterdam n.75, 1963

Folder 5          Grand Concours Artistique des Caraibes organise par ALCOA Steamship Co., 1955

Folder 6          “Paintings from Le Centre d’Art Port-au-Prince Haiti”, American British Art Center, 6/11-26/1946

Folder 7          50 Pinturas Haitianas, 1951

Folder 8          The Many Faces of Haitian Painting, 7/15-8/1989

Folder 9          Citadelle Henry, 1973

Folder 10        The Art of Haiti, Davenport Municipal Art Gallery , 1969

Folder 11        Naïve Art: Modern Primitive Painters and Sculptors, Fabian Gallery, 12/5/1972

Folder 12        Musee d’ Art Haitien du College St. Pierre, 1972

Folder 13        Haitian Paintings, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 5/22/1969

Folder 14        Haitian Art at the Portal Gallery, 9/22-10/18/1978

Folder 15        The Painting of Haiti: Primitive Art of Haiti, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2/18-3/24/1968

Folder 16        Kunst aus Haiti, Musee am Ostwall Dortmund 11/30/1969-1/11/1970

Folder 17        Naifs Del Bresil, Naifs Di Haiti, Istituto Italo Latino Americano, 6/28-7/12/1970

Folder 18        Image d’ Haiti, The Brooklyn Museum Community Gallery, 10/5/1998-1/03/1999

Folder 19        42 Femmes Peintres d’Haiti, le Centre d’Art, 2/21-28/1973

Folder 20        Exposicion de Pintura Primitiva y Contemporenea Haitiana, 5/13/1973

Folder 21        Haitian Art, Streetworkers Incorporated, 1973

Folder 22        20th Century Latin American Naïve Art, 3/15-4/22/1964

Folder 23        Artists of the Western Hemisphere: Art of Haiti and Jamaica, 10/10-27/1968

Folder 24        Haitian Painting: The Naïve Tradition, American Federation of Arts, 1973

Folder 25        Galerie d’ Art Nader

Folder 26        Naïve Paintings of Latin America, Duke University, 1963

Folder 27        Art of Haiti: a selection of primitive and modern painting, Pacem in Terris Gallery, 10/15-30/196

Folder 28        Haitian Masters, Haitian Art Gallery, 5/12-31/1966

Folder 29        Exposition International d’ Art Moderne, UNESCO, 11-12/1946

Folder 30        Image d’ Haiti, The Haitian Artists Association Abroad, 7/23-8/24/1969

Folder 31        Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, American Museum of Natural History, 10/10/1998

Folder 32        Haitian Primitive Painting, St. James’ Church, 5/13-29

Folder 33        Haitian Art 3rd Auction and Sale, program and invitation

Folder 34        Institut Francais d’Haiti et de nouveau Lucner Lazard, 3/1-7/1978

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