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John H. and Vivian D. Hewitt collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Exhibit Publications

Exhibit Publications

Articles

Haiti Ephemera

Miscellaneous

Artwork


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

Abstract

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
Arts-Haiti
Exhibit programs
Exhibit Publications
Haiti
Haiti- Art
Haiti- History
Haiti-Maps
Painting-Haiti
Personal Letters
Travel

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 http://www.ganttcenter.org/web/page.asp?urh=SP_Visit.

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


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[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          Musee de l’ Imperatrice Josephine [of France] = Empress Josephine’s birth place

Folder 2          “The Many Faces of Haitian Painting” by John Hewitt, 6/1989

Folder 3          Miscellaneous notes on John H. Hewitt’s stationary

Folder 4          Haitian Dance: a Circular Influence by Patricia Namm

Folder 5          Letter to Vivian Hewitt from Dorothy, 10/3/1960

Folder 6          Letter from George McKenna to Norman E. Pendergraft, 7/29/1988 with photograph

Folder 7          “Art of Haiti” by unknown 

Folder 8          Envelop addressed to Mr. John H. Hewitt Jr. 1960

Folder 9          Letter to Vivian Hewitt from Mary Jo, 1/20/1961

Folder 10        Letter to Vivian Hewitt from Mary Jo, 3/12/1961

Folder 11        Two envelops to Mrs. John Hewitt from Julio E. Gonzalez, [1960s]

Folder 12        Black and white photograph of a house [possibly in Haiti]

Folder 13        Letter from Dorothy to Vivian Hewitt, 10/21/1960




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