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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

Contents and Arrangement

The papers have been arranged into 8 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1911-2001
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

This series includes awards, biographical accounts, chronologies of Thomas's life and career, guest books from two unidentified events, identity cards, Thomas's death certificate, and a sketch, clippings, and playbills relating to Thomas's painting of Pearl Bailey in Hello Dolly for Scott Kirkpatrick. Also found is an audio recording produced by Guidance Associates to accompany an educational filmstrip from their Profiles of Black Achievement series, in which Thomas provides an autobiographical account.
Records relating to Thomas's education include scattered programs and other printed material; report cards relating to her high school and college education; and letters, a notebook, printed material, an illustrated diploma, and Thomas's sketch of a skeleton marionette, documenting her participation in Tony Sarg's marionette class in 1934.
Thomas's teaching career is briefly documented through school employment and promotion records; teacher rating sheets from her career at Shaw Junior High School; clippings and photographs recording her work at the Thomas Garrett Settlement in Wilmington, Delaware; and Thomas's passport, receipts, notes, and printed material from a study abroad trip which she took as a professional development opportunity offered by Temple University, in 1958.
At the end of the series is a group of files related to Thomas's younger sister, J. Maurice Thomas.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
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Awards, 1967-1975
1
1
Biographical Accounts and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
1
2
Chronologies, circa 1968-1970s
1
3
Death Certificate, 1978
1
4
Education
Armstrong Technical High School, Washington, D.C., 1911
1
5
Howard University Costume Design , circa 1921-circa 1924
1
6
Miner Normal School, Washington, D.C. , circa 1912
1
7
Report Cards, 1930-1957
1
8
Tony Sarg Marionette Class, 1934-1936
1
9
Tony Sarg Marionette Class, 1934-1936
1
10
Family History, circa 1948, 1993
1
11
Family History, 1981
1
12
Guest Book, 1970-1975
1
13
Guest Book, 1976
1
14
Identity Cards, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
1
15
Painting of Pearl Bailey for Scott Kirkpatrick, 1967-1995
1
16
Teaching Career
DC Public Schools, Employment and Promotion Records, 1924-1960
1
17
DC Public Schools, Teachers Rating Sheets, 1925-1957
1
18
Study Abroad Trip, 1958
1
19
Study Abroad Trip, 1958
1
20
Study Abroad Trip, 1958
1
21
Thomas Garrett Settlement, Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1920
1
22
Guidance Associates, Profiles of Black Achievement: Alma Thomas, 1973
1 sound cassette
1
23
J. Maurice Thomas
Attestation of Pilgrimage, circa 1960s
1
24
Biographical Information, circa 1960-2001
1
25
Centenarian Awards, 2000-2001
1
26
Lock of Hair, circa 1980s
1
27
Oral History Transcript, 1986
1
28

Series 2: Letters , circa 1930-2001
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series consists primarily of incoming letters from colleagues and art institutions concerning the exhibition of Thomas's work and related activities; there are only three copies of outgoing letters written by Alma Thomas found in the folders for 1972, 1973, and 1977.
There are letters from individuals, galleries, museums, and educational institutions including Franz Bader and Franz Bader Gallery; Adelyn Breeskin and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art; Harold Hart and Martha Jackson Gallery; Vincent Melzac and the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Columbus Museum; Howard University Gallery of Art; Fisk University; and Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Also found are scattered letters from Valliere Auzenne, poet Nathalie J. Cole Johnson, Celine Tabary, and Joshua Taylor. Following Alma Thomas's death, J. Maurice Thomas dealt with the various galleries interested in exhibiting her sister's work and annotated many of the letters in this series.
Letters are arranged chronologically.
This series has been digitized in entirety.
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Letters, Surnames Unknown, circa 1930-circa 2000
1
29
Letters, Surnames A-M, circa 1930-circa 2000
1
30
Letters, Surnames N-Z, circa 1930-circa 2000
1
31
Letters, 1935-1939
1
32
Letters, 1941-1946
1
33
Letters, 1953-1964
1
34
Letters, 1965-1969
1
35
Letters, 1970
1
36
Letters, 1971
1
37
Letters, 1972
1
38
Letters, 1973
1
39
Letters, 1974
1
40
Letters, 1975 January-September
1
41
Letters, 1975 October-December
1
42
Letters, 1976 January-May
1
43
Letters, 1976 June-September
1
44
Letters, 1976 October-December
1
45
Letters, 1977
1
46
Letters, 1978-1979
1
47
Letters, 1980-1985
1
48
Letters, 1986-1989
1
49
Letters, 1990
1
50
Letters, 1991
1
51
Letters, 1992
1
52
Letters, 1993
1
53
Letters, 1994 January-May
2
1
Letters, 1994 June-December
2
2
Letters, 1995
2
3
Letters, 1996-1997
2
4
Letters, 1998
2
5
Letters, 1999-2001
2
6

Series 3: Notes and Writings , circa 1920s-circa 1998
0.7 Linear feet
Box 2

This series is arranged as three subseries.
  • 3.1: By Thomas, 1936-circa 1970s
  • 3.2: By J. Maurice Thomas, circa 1920s-circa 1990s
  • 3.3: By Others, circa 1970s-circa 1998
3.1: By Thomas, 1936-circa 1970s
Thomas's writings include autobiographical essays and fragments, one of which has a painted sketch on the reverse, and one entitled "Year of the woman" in which Thomas eschews involvement with men who oppress women and expresses pride in remaining unmarried; four notebooks; an engagement calendar annotated with appointments and inspirational quotations; and "Alma's Birthday Book" containing lists of friends' birthdays. Thomas discusses her childhood, her education, her relationships with individuals such as the founders of the Barnett Aden Gallery, Alonzo Aden and James V. Herring, her motiviation for painting, and her desire to not be constrained by societal expectations related to race and gender.
Description Container
Autobiographical Writings, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
2
7
Birthday Book, 1936
2
8
Engagement Calendar, 1968
2
9
Notebook, circa 1970s
2
10
Notebook, circa 1970s
2
11
Notebook, circa 1970s
2
12
Notebook, circa 1970s
2
13
Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
14
3.2: By J. Maurice Thomas, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
Writings by J. Maurice Thomas include notes on Alma Thomas and Thomas family history. Her chronologies for her sister list Alma Thomas's achievements, solo and group exhibitions, the significance of events in which Thomas participated, works exhibited, and press coverage. Some of the notes appear to relate to contributions J. Maurice Thomas proposed for an biographical work on Alma Thomas by Valliere Auzene, which is referenced in Series 2: Letters.
Research notes for a bibliography on James Weldon Johnson are also included here.
Description Container
Autobiographical and Family History Notes and Writings, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
15
Manuscript About Alma Thomas's March on Washington, D.C., 1963, 1983
2
16
Notes on Alma Thomas, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
17
Notes on Alma Thomas, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
18
Notes on Alma Thomas, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
19
Notes on Alma Thomas, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
20
Notes on Alma Thomas, Chronologies (1955-1971), circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
21
Notes on Alma Thomas, Chronologies (circa 1962-circa 1976), circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
22
Notes on Alma Thomas, Index Cards, circa 1951-circa 1980
2
23
Notes on Alma Thomas, Photographs, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
2
24
James Weldon Johnson Bibliography Project, circa 1970s-circa 1998
Correspondence, 1934-1941
2
25
Index Cards, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
2
26
Index Cards, 1920s-circa 1940s
2
27
Index Cards, Poems, 1920s-circa 1940s
2
28
Index Cards, Songs, 1920s-circa 1940s
2
29
Printed Material, circa 1920-1970
2
30
Research Notes, 1920s-circa 1940s
2
31
Research Notes, 1920s-circa 1940s
2
32
Research Notes, 1920s-circa 1940s
2
33
3.3: By Others
Writings by others are primarily about Alma Thomas and include an essay by Jacob Kainen, and a thesis by Sandra Fitzpatrick.
Description Container
Benjamin, Tritobia Hayes, "What is More Far Reaching Than Beauty?: From Academic Representation to Poetic Abstraction in the Art of Alma Woodsey Thomas", circa 1998
2
34
Fitzpatrick, Sandra, Thesis, "The Path to Creativity: The Life and Career of Alma W. Thomas in Washington, D.C.", 1981-1983
2
35
Fitzpatrick, Sandra, Thesis, "The Path to Creativity: The Life and Career of Alma W. Thomas in Washington, D.C.", 1981-1983
2
36
Kainen, Jacob, Essay About Thomas, circa 1970s
2
37
Unidentified, "General Outline: 'The Black Woman' Exhibition", circa 1970s
2
38
Various Authors, Writings About Thomas, circa 1970s
2
39

Series 4: Exhibition Files , 1951-2000
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, OV 7

Exhibition files document Thomas's solo and group exhibitions through letters, lists of artwork, loan records, receipts, printed material such as clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs, and photographs.
Individual correspondents from this series include Franz Bader, David Driskell, and Vincent Melzac. In addition to photographs of installations, there are photographs of Thomas at exhibition openings, including her solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum, and photographs of her pictured with individuals including William Buckner, Jeff Donaldson, David Driskell, James W. Herring, and Vincent Melzac. Also found is a photograph of the 1951 Little Paris Studio Group including Lois Mailou Jones, Celine Tabary, and Thomas.
The file for Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings contains two video recordings related to this exhibition at two separate locations: the Columbus Museum and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Duplicates and blank versos of photographs have not been digitized.
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First Annual Exhibition of the Little Paris Studio Group (1951), Inspiration House, 1951
2
40
Hilda Shapiro/Alma Thomas (1959), Watkins Gallery at American University, 1959
2
41
Watercolors by Alma Thomas (1960), Dupont Theatre Gallery of Art, 1960
2
42
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1959-1966 (1966), Howard University Gallery of Art, 1966
2
43
Negro Artists in Washington (1968), George Washington University Art Gallery, 1968
2
44
Alma Thomas: Recent Paintings (1968), Franz Bader Gallery, 1968
Oversized material housed in OV 7
2
45
1969: Twelve Afro-American Artists (1969), Lee Nordness Gallery, 1969
2
46
The Washington Painters (1969), Ringling Museum of Art, 1969
2
47
Alma Thomas: Earth and Space Paintings (1970), Franz Bader Gallery, 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 7
2
48
Alma W. Thomas: Recent Paintings (1971), Fisk University, 1970-1972
2
49
Alma W. Thomas: Recent Paintings (1971), Fisk University, Photographs, 1970-1972
2
50
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Letters and Receipts, 1970-1973
2
51
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Material, 1972
2
52
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Photographs, 1972
2
53
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Photographs, 1972
2
54
Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Letters and Business Records, 1922-1977
3
1
Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Printed Material, 1972
3
2
Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Photographs, 1972
3
3
Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Slides, 1968-1972
3
4
Alma W. Thomas Paintings (1973), Martha Jackson Gallery, 1973
3
5
Woman's Work - American Art '74 (1974), Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, 1974
3
6
Alma Thomas (1974), Franz Bader Gallery, 1974
3
7
Alma Thomas (1974), Franz Bader Gallery, Photographs, 1974
3
8
Alma W. Thomas: Recent Paintings (1975), Howard University Gallery of Art, 1975
3
9
Heritage Days: The Black Perspective (1976), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, 1976
3
10
Black American Artists: 1750-1950 (1976), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975-1977
3
11
A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1981-1982), National Museum of American Art, Letters, 1981-1982
3
12
A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1981-1982), National Museum of American Art, Business Records and Film Script, 1981-1982
3
13
A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1981-1982), National Museum of American Art, Printed Material, 1981-1983
3
14
A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1982), Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1982
3
15
Twenty Works by Alma Thomas and Her Contemporaries (1982), Shaw Junior High School Alma Thomas Memorial Gallery, 1982
3
16
Grand International Mail Art Exhibition of Visual Message (1982), Kwan Hoon Museum of Fine Art, 1982
3
17
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Letters, 1994-1997
3
18
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Letters, 1997-1999
3
19
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1998
3
20
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1998
3
21
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1999), Tampa Museum of Art, 1999
3
22
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1999), New Jersey State Museum, 1999
3
23
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1999), Anacostia Museum Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1999
3
24
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (2000), The Columbus Museum , 1999-2000
3
25
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Columbus Museum, Video Recordings, 1998-2000
2 videocassettes (s-vhs)
Video recording of the exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 1998; and a video recording of a lecture given by Sachi Yanaru-Rizzo at the opening of the exhibition in Columbus in October 2000.
3
26
Oversized Alma Thomas: Recent Paintings (1968), Franz Bader Gallery, digitized with Box 2, Folder 45
OV 7
Oversized Alma Thomas: Earth and Space Paintings (1970), Franz Bader Gallery, digitized with Box 2, Folder 48
OV 7

Series 5: Personal Business Records , circa 1950s-1994
0.2 Linear feet
Box 3

Personal business records include price lists, gift and loan receipts for museums and galleries including Martha Jackson Gallery, and files concerning loans to the Art in Embassies Program and a benefit auction for the Corcoran School of Art. There are also records documenting J. Maurice Thomas's successful efforts to have the Thomas family home in Washington, D.C. designated as a historic property, and lists and receipts relating to Alma Thomas's estate.
This series has been digitized in entirety.
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Art in Embassies Program, circa 1969-1994
3
27
Benefit Auction for Corcoran School of Art, 1977
3
28
Gift and Loan Receipts, 1969-1981
3
29
Historic Landmark Designation, 1983-1987
3
30
Historic Landmark Designation, 1983-1987
3
31
Lists of Artwork, circa 1970s
3
32
Lists of Artwork, Martha Jackson Gallery, circa 1970s
3
33
Lists of, and Receipts for, Household Items/Alma Thomas Estate, 1978
3
34
Price Lists, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
3
35
Receipts, Martha Jackson Gallery, 1966-1977
3
36
Receipts, Other, circa 1970s-1993
3
37

Series 6: Printed Material , 1908-2000
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 3-5, OV 7

Printed material is comprised primarily of announcements and catalogs for Thomas's exhibitions and news clippings related to her activities and to subjects of interest to her. The series includes clippings that J. Maurice Thomas continued to collect about her sister after Alma Thomas's death. Some of the clippings relate to curators and gallery owners who showed Thomas's work and that of other African American and Washington Color School artists.
Other printed material includes a catalog of six linoleum block print Christmas cards designed by Thomas, calendars of events, programs, publications featuring Thomas, reproductions of art work by Thomas and others, and two yearbooks from Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., of which Alma and J. Maurice Thomas were members.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Material not digitized includes duplicates; some exhibition catalogs and other publications for which only covers, title pages, and/or relevant pages have been digitized; and some of the Howard University and miscellaneous publications not related to Alma Thomas.
Description Container Select
Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1950s-circa 1990s
3
38
Announcements and Catalogs, 1952-1954
3
39
Announcements and Catalogs, 1955
3
40
Announcements and Catalogs, 1956
3
41
Announcements and Catalogs, 1957-1959
3
42
Announcements and Catalogs, 1960-1961
3
43
Announcements and Catalogs, 1962-1963
3
44
Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1967
3
45
Announcements and Catalogs, 1968
3
46
Announcements and Catalogs, 1969
3
47
Announcements and Catalogs, 1970 April-May
3
48
Announcements and Catalogs, 1970 November-December
3
49
Announcements and Catalogs, 1971 January-April
3
50
Announcements and Catalogs, 1971 May-December
3
51
Announcements and Catalogs, 1972-1973
3
52
Announcements and Catalogs, 1974
4
1
Announcements and Catalogs, 1975-1976 July
Oversized material housed in OV 7
4
2
Announcements and Catalogs, 1976 September-November
4
3
Announcements and Catalogs, 1977-1978
4
4
Announcements and Catalogs, 1980-1981
4
5
Announcements and Catalogs, 1982-1990
4
6
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
7
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1931-1949
4
8
Announcements and Catalogs, For Others, 1953-1959
4
9
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1961-1962
4
10
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1967-1968
4
11
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1970-1971
4
12
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1972-1973
4
13
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1974-1978
4
14
Announcements and Catalogs For Others, 1982-1998
4
15
Calendars Containing Reproductions of Artwork by Thomas, 1969-1970
4
16
Calendars Containing Reproductions of Artwork by Thomas, 1994
4
17
Calendars of Events Featuring Thomas, 1977-1997
4
18
Christmas Cards Designed by Thomas, circa 1940s
4
19
Clippings, circa 1930s-circa 1990s
Oversized material housed in OV 7
4
20
Clippings, 1919-1949
4
21
Clippings, 1951-1960
4
22
Clippings, 1961-1962
4
23
Clippings, 1963
4
24
Clippings, 1964-1969
4
25
Clippings, 1970 March-May
4
26
Clippings, 1970 June-December
4
27
Clippings, 1971
4
28
Clippings, 1972-1973
4
29
Clippings, 1974
4
30
Clippings, 1975 January-September
4
31
Clippings, 1975 October-December
4
32
Clippings, 1976 January-April
4
33
Clippings, 1976 May-December
4
34
Clippings, 1977
4
35
Clippings, 1978-1982
4
36
Clippings, 1983
4
37
Clippings, 1984-1986
4
38
Clippings, 1987-1988
4
39
Clippings, 1989
4
40
Clippings, 1990
4
41
Clippings, 1991-1993
5
1
Clippings, 1994-1995
5
2
Clippings, 1996-1997
5
3
Clippings, 1998-2000
5
4
Clippings Regarding Howard Theater, circa 1903-circa 1999
5
5
Programs, circa 1944-1964
5
6
Programs, 1967-1975
5
7
Programs, 1986-1998
5
8
Publications Featuring Thomas, 1971-1972
5
9
Publications Featuring Thomas, 1975-1976
5
10
Publications Featuring Thomas, 1994-1997
5
11
Publications, Howard University, 1975-1997
5
12
Publications, Howard University, 1975-1997
5
13
Publications, Miscellaneous, 1908, circa 1960s-circa 1990s
5
14
Publications, Miscellaneous, circa 1960s-circa 1990s
5
15
Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1970s
5
16
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Yearbooks, 1973, 2000
5
17
Oversized Announcements and Catalogs digitized with Box 4, Folder 2
OV 7
Oversized Clippings digitized with Box 4, Folder 20
OV 7

Series 7: Scrapbooks from Shaw Junior High School , 1930-1946
0.3 Linear feet
Box 5

The eleven Shaw Junior High School scrapbooks in this series document a variety of school activities initiated by Thomas in order to involve her students in community service and stimulate their appreciation of the arts through art clubs, lectures, exhibitions, and community events. The scrapbooks have been dismantled and contain letters, notes, clippings, programs with block print covers designed by students, miscellaneous printed material, and scattered photographs of students.
Scrapbooks are arranged according to a numerical system from the original records.
This series has been digitized in entirety.
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Scrapbook "C1a Exhibit 3", 1930-1940
5
18
Scrapbook "C1b Exhibit 6", 1930-1939
5
19
Scrapbook "C1b Exhibit 6", 1930-1939
5
20
Scrapbook "C1b Exhibit 6", 1930-1939
5
21
Scrapbook "C2 Exhibit 2", 1937-1939
5
22
Scrapbook "C2 Exhibit 2", 1937-1939
5
23
Scrapbook "C2 Exhibit 2", 1937-1939
5
24
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 1", 1937-1939
5
25
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 2", 1938
5
26
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 3", 1936-1946
5
27
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 3", 1936-1946
5
28
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 4", 1936-1939
5
29
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 6", 1935-1939
5
30
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 8", 1936
5
31
Scrapbook "C3b Exhibit 9", 1938-1939
5
32
Scrapbook "C4 Exhibit 1", 1934
5
33

Series 8: Photographs , circa 1894-2001
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

Photographs are of Alma Thomas, family members, friends and colleagues, art classes, her residence and garden, miscellaneous exhibition openings not contained in exhibition files, events including Howard University Charter Day where Thomas was honored in 1975, and works of art by Thomas and others. Included in the family photographs are many of J. Maurice Thomas, and of Thomas's parents, grandparents, and extended family. Photographs of friends and colleagues include some taken during Thomas's work at the Thomas Garrett Settlement House in Wilmington, Delaware; a photograph of James V. Herring with Sam Gilliam; and photographs of poet and founding member of UNICEF, Nathalie V. Cole Johnson.
Also found is a family photograph album with photographs of friends, family, and colleagues from the 1920s, and a photographs album compiled in the 1980s and given to J. Maurice Thomas, documenting Alma Thomas's life.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Duplicates, negatives for which corresponding prints exist, blank versos of photographs, some of the photographs of J. Maurice Thomas's 100th birthday party, and some family photographs not picturing Thomas have not been digitized.
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Of Alma Thomas, circa 1915-circa 1938
5
34
Of Alma Thomas, circa 1915-circa 1958
5
35
Of Alma Thomas, 1950s-1960s
5
36
Of Alma Thomas, 1970s
5
37
Of Alma Thomas, Howard University Charter Day, 1975
5
38
Of Alma Thomas, Studio Portraits, circa 1972
5
39
Of Family Members, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, circa 1894
5
40
Of Family Members, J. Maurice Thomas and Others, circa 1912-circa 1990s
5
41
Of Family Members, Nephew, Niece, and Others, circa 1920s-1974
5
42
Of Family Members, Parents (copy of circa 1888 photograph), circa 2000
5
43
Of Friends and Colleagues, 1911
5
44
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
5
45
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
5
46
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
5
47
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
5
48
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920-1968
5
49
Of Friends and Colleagues in Wilmington, DE, circa 1916-circa 1920
5
50
Thomas's Art Class at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1960s
5
51
Thomas's Costumes Designed for Howard University Players, 1923 or 1924
6
1
Thomas's Exhibition Installation at the Martha Jackson Gallery, circa 1960s
6
2
Thomas's Exhibition Openings at Barnett Aden Gallery, circa 1960s
6
3
Thomas's Garden in Washington, D.C., circa 1970-1971
6
4
Thomas's Garden and Residence in Washington, D.C., circa 1990-circa 1994
6
5
Thomas's House in Columbus, GA, 1982-circa 1990
6
6
Thomas, J. Maurice, 100th Birthday Party, 1998
6
7
Thomas, J. Maurice, 100th Birthday Party, 1998
6
8
Thomas, J. Maurice, 100th Birthday Party, 1998
6
9
Thomas, J. Maurice, at Various Events, 1991-2001
6
10
Thomas, J. Maurice, Living Room, circa 1980s
6
11
Of Steamboats (Copy Prints of circa 1900 images), circa 1990s
6
12
Of Artwork by Thomas, circa 1920s-1994
6
13
Of Artwork by Others, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
6
14
Photograph Album, 1920s
6
15
Photograph Album, 1920s
6
16
Photograph Album, 1920s
6
17
Photograph Album, 1982
6
18
Negatives, circa 1920s-circa 1990s
6
19

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