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Milton Morriss James papers

Creator:
James, Milton Morriss, 1926-  Search this
Names:
Harmon Foundation  Search this
State Teachers College at Cheyney  Search this
Bloch, Julius T. (Julius Thiengen), 1888-1966  Search this
Brady, Mary Beatty  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Waring, Laura Wheeler, 1887-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Sketchbooks
Date:
1923-1980
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection consists of papers compiled by Milton Morriss James on African American artists Laura Wheeler Waring and Henry Ossawa Tanner, as well as on artist Julius Bloch.

The compiled papers related to Laura Wheeler Waring include correspondence (1923-1946) regarding commissions, exhibitions, honorary positions, and activities related to State Teachers College at Cheyney, as well as a letter from J. O. Tanner offering to sell an H. O. Tanner painting to Waring for Cheyney; teaching materials, including course outlines, exams, and reports for music and art appreciation, handwriting, visual education, and other art classes; a sketchbook; and printed material (1948-1977).

Julius Bloch material (1950-1980) includes correspondence regarding James' effort to purchase a Bloch painting, as well as an article on Bloch.

James' correspondence (1948-1977) relates to efforts to get a Philadelphia public school named after Laura Wheeler Waring and to organize exhibitions of Waring's work. Research correspondence conserns publications on Warring and Henry O. Tanner. Also included is correspondence with Mary Beattie Brady of the Harmon Foundation regarding works of art for Cheyney and the Laura Wheeler Waring Public School.
Biographical / Historical:
Milton Morriss James (1926-) is a teacher and author in Yeadon, Pennsylvania. James taught in the Philadelphia Public School System and publishes books and articles on African American artists. He was acquainted with Laura Wheeler Waring in the 1940s.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. James collected the Waring papers from Dr. Waring after Laura Wheeler Waring's death for his research.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Yeadon  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Cheyney  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jamemilt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jamemilt

James Weldon Johnson, (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2019.10.01
Date:
Ca. 1943
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670810
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_477746

Portrait of a Lady, (painting)

Title:
Alma Thomas, (painting)
Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1977.121
Date:
1947
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583269
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394646

(Landscape with Trees), (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Restricted Owner Laverock Pennsylvania
Date:
Ca. 1940s
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9E250001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_381618

Little Brown Girl, (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Barnett-Aden Gallery Washington District of Columbia
Topic:
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62050023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390469

Naomi Barnett Aden, (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Aden, Naomi Barnett  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Barnett-Aden Gallery Washington District of Columbia
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62050024
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390471

Portrait of Mr. Alonzo J. Aden, (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Aden, Alonzo J  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Barnett-Aden Gallery Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1947
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62050025
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390472

Breaking racial barriers : African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection / preface by David C. Driskell ; introduction by Tuliza K. Fleming

Author:
Fleming, Tuliza K  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948 Exhibitions  Search this
Reynau, Betsy Graves Exhibitions  Search this
Brady, Mary Beattie Exhibitions  Search this
Harmon Foundation, inc Art patronage Exhibitions  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Portraits
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
African Americans--Biography--Exhibitions  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W272 F5 1997
E185.96 .B74 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507368

Portraits of outstanding Americans of Negro origin painted by two women artists : Laura Wheeler Waring [and] Betsy Graves Reyneau

Author:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Reyneau, Betsy Graves  Search this
Harmon Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Reyneau, Betsy Graves  Search this
Physical description:
23 leaves : all ill. (ports) ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1940
1949
[194-?]
Topic:
African Americans--Biography--Portraits  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W272 H2
N40.1.W272H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155164

In memoriam, Laura Wheeler Waring, 1887-1948 : an exhibition of paintings

Author:
Howard University Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. : ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1949
Call number:
N40.1.W272 H8
N40.1.W272H8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89143

Marion Anderson (b. 1902), (painting)

Title:
Marian Anderson (b. 1902), (painting)
Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Marian  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 67.29
Date:
1944
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650245
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369228

Harry Thacker Burleigh, (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Burleigh, Harry Thacker  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 67.80
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Composer  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Piano  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650278
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369436

William Edward Burghardt DuBois (1868-1963), (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Dubois, William Edward Burghardt  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 67.36
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Eye wear  Search this
Object--Written Matter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650325
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370250

Jessie Fauset (1885?-1961), (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Fauset, Jessie  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 67.82
Date:
1945
Topic:
Portrait female--Knee length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650337
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370469

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 67.40
Date:
1943
Topic:
Portrait male--Johnson, James Weldon--Waist length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650391
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370657

Anna Washington Derry, (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948  Search this
Subject:
Derry, Anna Washington  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1967.91.1
Date:
1927
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583043
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_392484

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