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Joseph Delaney papers, 1934-1970

Delaney, Joseph, 1904-1991



Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 50 items

Summary: This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Joseph Delaney contains correspondence, a scrapbook, three sketchbooks, clippings, writings, and exhibition announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Delaney (1904-1991) was an African American painter in New York, NY. Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, he joined his older brother, Beauford Delaney, in New York in 1930 and began studying at the Art Students League. He lived and worked in New York until 1986 when he returned to Knoxville to become the artist-in-residence at the University of Tennessee.


Lent for microfilming 1971 by Joseph Delaney.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to Delaney after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 82 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

Joseph Delaney papers, 1934-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.