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Alexander family papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1912-1985

Creator:
Alexander family
Subject:
Alexander, Raymond Pace
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell
Tanner, Henry Ossawa
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence between Tanner and Raymond Alexander (1924-1937) and court documents concern Tanner's legal action against the Bethel A.M.E. Church. Sadie Alexander materials include personal letters from Tanner, correspondence from museums discussing exhibition loans and the discovery of Tanner paintings, printed matter including catalogs and clippings, and materials relating to the Tanner commemorative stamp.
Citation:
Alexander family papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1912-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4399 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Location of Originals:
Originals in University of Pennsylvania Archives.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Raymond Pace Alexander and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander were prominent Philadelphia lawyers. Sadie Alexander was Henry Tanner's niece; Raymond Alexander represented Tanner in his legal suit against the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Only those parts of the Alexander family papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner were filmed; the entire collection is available at the University of Pennsylvania Archives.
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American lawyers
African American painters
Artists' contracts
Expatriate painters
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10243
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213337
AAA_collcode_alexande
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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