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A Finding Aid to the Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001 | Digitized Collection

Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

Thomas, Alma, 1891-1978

Art teacher, Painter

Representative image for Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

This site provides access to the papers of Alma Thomas in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 6,741 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of the Alma Thomas papers was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and The Friends of Alma Thomas.

Collection Information

Size: 5.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alma Thomas (1891- 1978) was a painter and teacher in Washington, D.C.

Provenance

The Alma Thomas papers were donated in several accretions between 1979 and 2004 by J. Maurice Thomas, the artist's sister, and in 2010 by Charles Thomas Lewis, Thomas' nephew.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of the Alma Thomas papers was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and The Friends of Alma Thomas.