The North Carolina Visual Arts and Artists Collection, begun by Wilmington artist and former head of the University Art Department Claude Howell, is a unique collection of newspaper clippings, posters, brochures, exhibit programs and other ephemera about North Carolina arts and artists. The emphasis of the collection is on the 1960's and 1970's but includes over 20,000 artist from 1900 through 1986. The collection also has information on a few artist from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Some artist are represented by a single entry from in a single year and others have multiple entries spanning several years. There is some biographical information but most of the material concerns art exhibits in North Carolina, including college and university exhibits. The collection is arranged chronologically.
To find an artist in the following list, click on the link below corresponding to the artist's last name. Contact Special Collections for additional information. Reasonable requests for copies can be honored, and citations to newspapers and other sources can be sent.