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A Finding Aid to the John Brantley Wilder papers, 1937-circa 1979

John Brantley Wilder papers, 1937-circa 1979

Wilder, John Brantley, 1909?-1990

Activist, Painter, Journalist

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, journalist, and civil rights activist John Brantley Wilder measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to circa 1979. The papers include correspondence; invoices for paintings and materials; clippings of Wilder's articles and sketches that appeared in newspapers; a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and printed materials; photographs and slides, primarily of artwork; and reproductions of Wilder's pen and ink sketches for the Philadelphia Tribune. The collection also includes a diorama representing a Sioux family. This is one of eighteen "Miniature Indian Dioramas" produced for the Works Progress Administration's Pennsylvania Museum Extension Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Brantley Wilder (1909?-1990) was a painter, journalist, and civil rights activist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Worked for the Federal Art Project of the WPA.

Provenance

The papers were donated by John Brantley Wilder in 1979.

Funding

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