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John T. Harris papers, 1943-1988

Harris, John T. (John Taylor), 1908-1972

Painter, Printmaker, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence, 1965-1979, regarding paintings and a draft of a letter by Harris detailing his family history; financial information, 1960-1977, including receipts for charitable donations; teaching records, 1958-1979, from State Teachers College at Cheyney including class notes, exhibition checklists, an annual report, and a scrapbook of photographs of Harris' students in class; lists of paintings; exhibition guest lists; printed matter, 1943-1988, including exhibition catalogs and announcements; 13 art works including prints and drawings; and photographs of Harris, artworks, and works by Lavinia Harris Hardy, Harris's sister.

Biographical/Historical Note

African-American painter, printmaker, instructor; Philadelphia, Pa.


Lent for microfilming 1991 by Earl Harris, John Harris' nephew. Microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Earl Harris, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4566 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John T. Harris papers, 1943-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.