Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and printmaker Kevin MacDonald measure 8 linear feet, and date from 1958-2006. The collection contains correspondence with friends and colleagues; journals, notebooks, and other writings; printed material; artwork by MacDonald and others; 29 sketchbooks; sound and video recordings; and home movies. Of note are several files regarding his work with the Washington Project for the Arts.
Four original documents and two photocopied documents relating to the formation of Death Row Records: original copyright document for the "Def Row" name; original handwritten contract outlining the terms of the music production agreement and copyright assignment between Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, and Andre Manuel; final typewritten signed and initialed version of that contract; and the original invitation to the coming out party for Death Row records at Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills on February 25, 1992. Also included are copies of a drawing of the draft logo designed for the Def Row label, and a check from Dr. Dre (Andre Young) representing a cash advance payment for the production deal and copyright assignment deal signed with Andre Manuel