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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.
This series has been digitized in entirety with the exception of calendar pages with no annotations.
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Autobiographical Writings, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
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Birthday Book, 1936
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Engagement Calendar, 1968
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Notebook, circa 1970s
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Notebook, circa 1970s
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Notebook, circa 1970s
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Notebook, circa 1970s
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Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
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