John T. Harris papers, 1943-1988

Harris, John T. (John Taylor), b. 1908 d. 1972
Painter, Educator, Printmaker
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Collection Summary: Biographical information; correspondence, 1965-1979, regarding paintings and a draft of a letter by Harris detailing his family history; financial information, 1960-1977, including receipts for charitable donations; teaching records, 1958-1979, from State Teachers College at Cheyney including class notes, exhibition checklists, an annual report, and a scrapbook of photographs of Harris' students in class; lists of paintings; exhibition guest lists; printed matter, 1943-1988, including exhibition catalogs and announcements; 13 art works including prints and drawings; and photographs of Harris, artworks, and works by Lavinia Harris Hardy, Harris's sister.

Biographical/Historical Note: African-American painter, printmaker, instructor; Philadelphia, Pa.

Lent for microfilming 1991 by Earl Harris, John Harris' nephew. Microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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