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Jerry Taliaferro Women of a New Tribe Photographs

Identifier: MC 2288

Content Description

15 framed black-and-white photographic portraits of Black women from Northwest Arkansas, photographed by Jerry Taliaferro as part of his "Women of a New Tribe: A Photographic Celebration of the Black American Woman" series.

In addition to the individual subjects identified within the container list, five individuals were identified in exhibit documentation as being photograph subjects, but insufficient information was available at the time of processing to identify which portrait depicted each woman: Melody M., Deondra G., Tiffany S., Edith H., and Genette H.


  • Creation: circa 2011-2013


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Jerry Taliaferro is an American photographer. He was born in Brownsville, Tennessee, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His projects include the Women of a New Tribe series, which features portraits of Black women, as well as the Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male series.


15 Linear Feet (15 framed photographs)


No arrangement scheme has been applied to the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This set of Jerry Taliaferro Women of a New Tribe Photographs was commissioned by the University of Arkansas Libraries from photographer Jerry Taliaferro as part of a Women's Giving Circle-funded exhibit and program for Women's History Month 2013. These photographs were transferred to Special Collections following the closure of the exhibit in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in February 2023.


Jerry Taliaferro Women of a New Tribe Photographs
Katrina Windon
February 2023
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444