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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],

Item 1-14: ArtworkAdd to your cart.

Item 1      Women Washing Clothes, c.1971, oil on masonite 22x31 inches, by Jean-Enguerrand Gourgue (1937)                      

Item 2      Three Indians, c.1961, oil on masonite, 14x14 inches, by Alexandre Gregoire (1922)

Item 3      Flowers, c.1965, oil on canvas, 30x34 inches, by L. Janvier

Item 4      Fashionable Women, c.1975, oil on canvas, 30x22 inches, by Carlo Jean-Jacques (1943)

Item 5      Two Women with Fish, c.1967, oil on canvas, 30x12 inches, by Lucner Lazard, (1928-1997?)

Item 6      Haitian Road Scene, c.1960, oil on canvas, 14x30 inches, by Lucner Lazard, (1928-1997?)

Item 7      Sugar Cane Dancers, c.1975 (pair of metal mesh sculptures), 10 inches (h), by Lucner Lazard, (1928-1997?)

Item 8      Sequined Bottle, c.1985, 10 inches (h), by Lucner Lazard, (1928-1997?)

Item 9      La Sirene (Sequined Flag), c.1975, 18 ½ x15 ¼ inches, by Lucner Lazard, (1928-1997?)

Item 10    La Sirene, wood carving, 31 ½ inches (h), by E. Paul

Item 11    Rainy Day, c.1970, oil on masonite, 24x12 inches, by Charles Obas

Item 12    Woman with Basket, c.1978, collage, 21x9 inches, by Luce Turnier, (1924-1994)

Item 13    Untitled, c.1960, monotint, 27x31 inches, by Herve Telemaque, (1937)

Item 14    Haitian Landscape, c.1960, oil on canvas, 10x4 inches, by Fran Vange Valcin

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