Scope and Content
Title: Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.collection
Identifier/Call Number: Printers Mss 83
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
50.62 linear feet
(39 oversize boxes, 1 document box, 3 half-size document boxes, 3 shoe boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1997-2013
Art work, posters, broadsides, postcards, fans, and miscellaneous small items produced by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
Kennedy, Amos Paul, Jr.
The collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of Item], Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Collection, Printers Mss 83. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa
Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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