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Ellis Wilson papers, 1922-1959, bulk 1940s

Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977

Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Summary: The papers of African American painter and illustrator Ellis Wilson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1959, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1940s. The collection includes certificates, correspondence, printed material, and photographic material. The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellis Wilson (1899-1977) was an African American painter and illustrator.


The Ellis Wilson papers were loaned for microfilming in 1970 and subsequently donated by Ellis Wilson.

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Location of Originals

  • Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.