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Howard Thomas papers, 1928-1969

Thomas, Howard WIlber, 1899-1971

Painter, Printmaker, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Sketchbooks; notes; calendars; prints; books; and portfolios.
REEL 2423: Six sketchbooks, 1928-1969, containing pen, pencil and watercolor sketches done in North Carolina and Georgia and while traveling in Europe, Japan, Hawaii, and elsewhere. Also included are Thomas's notes on color, composition and technique; background information on sketches; and travel notes.
UNMICROFILMED: Five calendars illustrated with prints by Thomas and others; AMERICAN BLOCK PRINTS, containing 26 original prints and 14 reproductions of prints, 1937; two children's books and 4 portfolios printed by the Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Educator and painter; Athens, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin Thomas was the Art Director of the State Teachers College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1939.


Material on reel 2423 lent for microfilming 1982 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1980 by Ann Wall Thomas, widow of Thomas.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2423: Originals returned to Ann Wall Thomas after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2423 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Reel 2423: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Ann Wall Thomas.

How to Cite This Collection

Howard Thomas papers, 1928-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.