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John T. Harris papers, 1943-1988

Creator:
Harris, John T. (John Taylor), 1908-1972  Search this
Harris, John T. (John Taylor), 1908-1972  Search this
Subject:
Hardy, Lavinia Harris  Search this
State Teachers College at Cheyney  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10783
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214421
AAA_collcode_harrjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214421

John T. Harris papers

Creator:
Harris, John T. (John Taylor), 1908-1972  Search this
Names:
State Teachers College at Cheyney  Search this
Hardy, Lavinia Harris  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1943-1988
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter, printmaker, and instructor John T. Harris date from 1943 to 1988. The collection contains biographical information; correspondence (1965-1979) regarding paintings, as well as a draft of a letter detailing Harris' family history; and financial information (1960-1977). Also included are teaching records (1958-1979) from State Teachers College at Cheyney, including class notes, exhibition checklists, an annual report, and a scrapbook containing photographs of Harris' students in class; lists of paintings; exhibition guest lists; printed material (1943-1988), including exhibition catalogs and announcements; and 13 works of art, including prints and drawings. Photographs of Harris, works of art, and works by Lavinia Harris Hardy, Harris' sister, are also included in the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
John T. Harris (1908-1972) was an African American painter, printmaker, and instructor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1991 by Earl Harris, John Harris' nephew. Microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.harrjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harrjohn

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum artists' files

Creator:
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Names:
Ayers, Roland, 1932-  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bullock, Barbara Jane, 1938-  Search this
Chandler, Dana, 1941-  Search this
Dowell, John, 1941-  Search this
Harris, John T. (John Taylor), 1908-1972  Search this
Hendricks, Barkley L., 1945-  Search this
Liggeons, Mary  Search this
Lindsay, Arturo  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (116 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1968-1985
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection consists of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum's (now the African American Museum in Phialdelphia) artists files on African American artists Roland Ayers, Romare Howard Bearden, Barbara Jane Bullock, Dana Chandler, John E. Dowell, John Taylor Harris, Barkley L. Hendricks, Mary Liggeons, and Arturo Lindsay. These files may contain correspondence, biographical information, photographs, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, now the African American Museum in Philadelphia, was founded in 1976. The museum preserves, interprets, and exhibits the heritage of African Americans through the combined narrative of art, culture, and history.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1986 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Lent for microfilming by Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Function:
Museums -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Identifier:
AAA.afrohist
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-afrohist

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