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Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2015, bulk 1972-2015

Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-2015
Driskell, David C.
Harrigan, Violetta C.
Taha, Halima
Anderson, Carol
Lynch, Acklyn
Carracio, K.
Collier, Leontine L.
Saar, Betye
Art Institute of Chicago
Sylvan Cole Gallery
Anderson Gallery
Kenkeleba House
Record number
Place of publication, production, or execution
United States
Physical Description
3.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972 to 2015. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition and gallery files, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.
Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2015, bulk 1972-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms
Cortor loaned materials to the Archives for microfilming in 1970. Three photographs from that microfilm appear in this collection (Box 3, Folder 19). The location of other original materials is not known.
Funding for the 2017 processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Related Materials
Archives of American Art microfilm reel N70-47 contains biographical material; correspondence; printed material; materials related to exhibitions; photographs; and sketchbooks. These materials were loaned for filming by Eldzier Cortor in 1970. The majority of these materials do not appear in this finding aid.
Biography Note
Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015) was a painter and printmaker in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York.
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2009 by Eldzier Cortor. Additional material was donated in 2016 by his son, Michael Cortor.
Location Note
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Data Source
Archives of American Art
Sketches & Sketchbooks
African American
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource