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James W. Washington, Jr. papers, 1939-1989

James W. Washington, Jr. papers, 1939-1989

Washington, James W. (James Winston), 1909-2000

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 3.4 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence; writings; subject files concerning the Artists Equity Association, printed material; and photographs relate to Washington's work as an artist, sculptor, and lecturer in the Seattle, Wash. area. Correspondence, 1938-1988, mainly consists of letters to Washington from his relatives, wife and friends expressing their admiration of his work and lectures. Also documented is his involvement in Seattle community organizations, among them the Pacific Arts Center, Washington State Arts Commission, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Correspondents include Kenneth Callahan, Anne Gould Hauberg, and Val M. Laigo and an original Christmas card from George Tsutakawa.


Donated 1984 and 1989 by James W. Washington, Jr.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

James W. Washington, Jr. papers, 1939-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.