Howard Thomas papers, 1928-1969

Thomas, Howard WIlber, b. 1899 d. 1971
Painter, Educator, Printmaker
Active in Ga.; N.C.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Sketchbooks; notes; calendars; prints; books; and portfolios.

REEL 2423: Six sketchbooks, 1928-1969, containing pen, pencil and watercolor sketches done in North Carolina and Georgia and while traveling in Europe, Japan, Hawaii, and elsewhere. Also included are Thomas's notes on color, composition and technique; background information on sketches; and travel notes.

UNMICROFILMED: Five calendars illustrated with prints by Thomas and others; AMERICAN BLOCK PRINTS, containing 26 original prints and 14 reproductions of prints, 1937; two children's books and 4 portfolios printed by the Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project.

Biographical/Historical Note: Educator and painter; Athens, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin Thomas was the Art Director of the State Teachers College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1939.

Material on reel 2423 lent for microfilming 1982 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1980 by Ann Wall Thomas, widow of Thomas.

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  • Microfilm reel 2423 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Reel 2423: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Ann Wall Thomas, c/o Lee Hansley Gallery, 225 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603.
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