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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

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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.
Description Container Select
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

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