Art in Special Collections: Latino and African American Fine Art and Photography Collections in Academic Institutions Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • Often university libraries or archive/special collections house large fine art and photographic collections by African American and Latino artists. These collections are frequently hidden due to inadequate funding to promote them, minimal exhibit space, insufficient staffing with requisite exhibition and curatorial expertise, and/or diminished cataloging or digital priority. This article seeks to address the concerns and issues that affect this lack of exposure within academic special collections in both large and small institutions. The intent is to highlight successful strategies that can be used by other repositories seeking to diversify their art and photography holdings.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hankins, R., & Juarez, M

complete list of authors

  • Hankins, Rebecca||Juarez, Miguel

publication date

  • May 2010