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Guide to the Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. collection Printers Mss 83
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  • Acquisition Information
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  • Title: Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Printers Mss 83
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 50.62 linear feet (39 oversize boxes, 1 document box, 3 half-size document boxes, 3 shoe boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1997-2013
    Abstract: Art work, posters, broadsides, postcards, fans, and miscellaneous small items produced by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
    Creator: Kennedy, Amos Paul, Jr.

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Collection, Printers Mss 83. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from Arts Library, 2012-2014.

    Scope and Content

    Letterpress posters, broadsides, postcards, fans, publications and clippings, and miscellaneous small items produced by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Leaving his job as a computer programmer, Kennedy Jr. earned his MFA in Fine Printing at the University of Wisconsin. Kennedy Jr. is letterpress printer, book artist, and papermaker exploring themes of race in the United States of America. Many of his works are event posters for events and festivals. His works have been featured internationally and are held in university collections.
    Kennedy is the subject of the 2008 documentary film, "Proceed and Be Bold!" by Laura Zinger and released by Brown Finch Films.


    The collection has been organized into the following series: Series 1. Hand Fans (Mostly), Series 2. Posters & Broadsides, Series 3. Oversize, Series 4. Postcards and Small Items, Series 5. Publications/Clippings, and Series 6. Miscellaneous, Series 7. Correspondence, Series 8. Additions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    African American artists
    Works of art