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Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978, bulk 1890-1937

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1890-1937
(Box 1, 4, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Found here are published biographies, including Tanner's 1937 obituary; identification documents, such as passports and Red Cross identity card; a one-page handwritten record of Tanner family marriages, possibly removed from a family bible; a small personal bible and larger family bible; membership documents for the Societe Artistique de Picardie, and the American Expeditionary Forces. A few documents concern his father Benjamin Tucker Tanner's estate. There is one file regarding a lawsuit with the Bethel A. M. E. Church over the church's failure to pay for a commissioned work of art by Tanner. Also found are three of Tanner's address books, loose addresses, scattered notes, lists, and a few receipts regarding the sale of his paintings. Award certificates and medals include his Legion of Honor medal and National Academy of Design membership certificate.
Items are arranged in chronological order within each folder.
Description Container Select
Published Biographical Summaries, circa 1905, 1925, 1937
1
1
Identification Documents, 1915-1918, 1936
(See also OV 5)
1
2
Tanner Family Marriage Record, circa 1890
1
3
Societe Artistique de Picardie Documents, 1914
1
4
American Expeditionary Forces Documents, 1918-1921
1
5
Benjamin Tucker Tanner Estate Documents, circa 1923-1935
1
6
Bethel A. M. E. Church Legal Documents, 1929
1
7
Address Book, circa 1900-1920s
1
8
Address Book, circa 1900-1920s
1
9
Loose Addresses, circa 1900-1930
1
10
Documents regarding sale of paintings, circa 1890-1937
1
11
Award Certificates, 1901-1927
(See also OV 5)
1
12
Award Medals, 1900-1927
1
13
Award Medals, 1900-1927
1
14
Personal Bible, circa 1920s
1
15
Family Bible, 1899
(Not scanned)
4
Identification Documents, 1915
(See also Box 1, F2)
OV 5
Award Certificates, 1901-1927
(See also Box 1, F12)
OV 5

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