Prominent Artist Found in Lost Historic Collection

Bates was married to the well-known area club dancer Mary Cole Bates, who died in 2001


Researching, Archiving and Preserving a Disowned African-American Collection

Research When I started researching the collections origin, I was a bit nervous, mainly due to the undocumented and abandoned property of such a significant find.  The Society of American Archivist has made information accessible on their website in an "effort to identify states that have laws" in place to obtain neglected collections.  The “Abandoned Property... Continue Reading →

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