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Finding Aid for the Benny Andrews Collection (MUM00454)

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Finding Aid for the Benny Andrews Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benny Andrews Collection
Dates: 1965-1984
Collector: Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006
Physical Extent: 1 box + 1 folder (.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00454
Location: Blues Archive + Mapcase
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The Benny Andrews Collection contains exhibit posters, catalogs, brochures, postcards, posters, and news clippings related to the visual artist Benny Andrews.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Given to the Blues Archive, 28 May 1984.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Greg Johnson.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006
African American artists -- New York (State)
African American artists -- Georgia
African American artists - Mississippi


exhibition catalogs
clippings (information artifacts)

Biographical Note

Benny Andrews was an African American visual artist who was born in Plainview, GA on 13 November 1930 and died in Brooklyn, NY on 10 November 2006. He served as the visual arts director for the N.E.A. from 1982-1984. Andrews taught at Queens College from 1968-1997.

Scope and Content Note

The Benny Andrews Collection contains exhibit posters, catalogs, brochures, postcards, posters, and news clippings related to the visual artist Benny Andrews.

User Information

Prefered Citation

Benny Andrews Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Benny Andrews Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Adoff, Arnold. (Drawings by Benny Andrews). I am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by Negro Americans. New York: Macmillan, [1968]. Cataloged: PS591.N4 A65

Andrews, Benny and Rudolf Baranik, ed. Attica Book. South Hackensack, NJ: Custom Communications Systems, [1971]. Cataloged: NX511.A88 A88 1971

Andrews, Benny. Between the Lines: 70 Drawings and 7 Essays. New York: Pella Publishing, 1978. Cataloged: NC139.A6 A4 1978

Andrews, Raymond. (Illustrated by Benny Andrews). Jessie and Jesus; and, Cousin Claire. Atlanta: Peachtree, 1991. Cataloged: PS3551.N452 J4 1991

Bladon, Patricia. Folk--the art of Benny and George Andrews. Memphis, TN: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1990. Cataloged: N6537.A52 A4 1990

Gruber, J. Richard. American Icons: From Madison to Manhattan, The Art of Benny Andrews, 1948-1997. Augusta, GA: Morris Museum of Art, 1997. Cataloged: N6537.A52 A4 1997

Separated Material

Posters have been placed in the blues poster cabinet (15.8)

Container List

1.1 Illustration prints, 1977-1978 (3 print reproductions)
1.2 Exhibition catalogs
1.3 Exhibition catalogs
1.4 Exhibition catalogs
1.5 Exhibit invitations
1.6 Exhibit invitations
1.7 Exhibit advertisements
1.8 Awards (photocopies)
1.9.1 Time Capsule. Vol. 5, No. 1 Spring 1981
1.9.2 inside/out. Vol. 1, No. 1 Spring 1980
1.29 Miscellaneous
1.10 1965
1.11 1966
1.12 1969
1.13 1970
1.14 1971
1.15 1972
1.16 1973
1.17 1974
1.18 1975
1.19 1976
1.20 1977
1.21 1978
1.22 1979
1.23 1980
1.24 1981
1.25 1982
1.26 1983
1.27 1984
1.28 Undated
MPCS 15.8.1 Benny Andrews: The Bicentennial Series, 16 July - 31 August 1975 (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University)
MPCS 15.8.2 Who Am I? – a self-portrait show , 3-30 December 1980 (New York State office building)
MPCS 15.8.3 AAMARP presents Benny Andrews, 6 January - 9 February 1980 (AAMARP Visual Arts Complex, Northeastern University) (2 copies)
MPCS 15.8.4 Benny Andrews: 1980, 18 February - 7 March 1980 (Swen Parson Gallery, Northern Illinois University)
MPCS 15.8.5 Benny Andrews: Women I’ve Known , 30 March (Lerner Heller, New York)
MPCS 15.8.6 Benny Andrews Speaks, 26 April 1979 (Memorial Hall, University of Georgia)
MPCS 15.8.7 Four Directions, 19 April - 7 May (Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)
MPCS 15.8.8 Benny Andrews, 4-24 February 1981 (Firehouse Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York)