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COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND ARCHIVES

Documentation of Cleve’s political, business and artistic activities on Staten Island is housed in the CSI Library Archives. The finder’s aid is at:  

https://archivesspace.library.csi.cuny.edu/repositories/2/resources/58

Materials include documentation of businesses he started (CLEV Maintenance, the Potter’s Wheel, Earthworks, Stoveworks, and his custom trailer business) as well as his activities in the Staten Island chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Black Man on Staten Island History Project. 

SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART

Documentation of Cleve’s artistic endeavors in Washington, DC and Africa are housed at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art:

https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/cleve-overton-papers-22162

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