Milton Morriss James papers


Milton Morriss James papers


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.


SNAC Resource ID: 8322848

Archives of American Art

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Bloch, Julius T. (Julius Thiengen), 1888-1966 (person)

Painter; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Julius Bloch papers, 1918-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82194442 ...

James, Milton Morriss, 1926- (person)

Teacher and author; Philadelphia, Pa. James taught in the Philadelphia Public School System and publishes books and articles on African Americans. He was acquainted with Laura Wheeler Waring in the 1940s. From the description of Milton Morriss James papers, 1923-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84557078 ...

Brady, Mary Beatty. (person)

Harmon Foundation (corporateBody)

The Harmon Foundation was created in 1925 by William E. Harmon to advance the recognition of artwork produced by unrecognized groups such as African Americans. From the description of Harmon Foundation printed material, 1928-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502661 ...

Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937 (person)

African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Benjamin Tucker Tanner, a college-educated teacher and minister, and Sarah Miller Tanner, a former slave. Benjamin Tanner was very active in the African Methodist Episcopal (A. M. E.) Church, eventually becoming a bishop, and the family often moved while Henry was a small child. They settled in Philadelphia, and as a teenager, Tanner spent his free time painting, drawing, and...

Waring, Laura Wheeler, 1887-1948 (person)

State Teachers College at Cheyney (corporateBody)