Size: 0.3 linear ft. (on a partial microfilm reel)
Summary: Papers compiled by James on African American artists Laura Wheeler Waring, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Julius Bloch.
Waring papers collected by James include a sketchbook; letters (1923-1946) regarding commissions, exhibitions, honorary positions, and activities relating to State Teachers College at Cheyney, and a letter from J. O. Tanner offering to sell an H. O. Tanner painting to Waring for Cheyney; Waring's course outlines, exams and reports for music and art appreciation, handwriting, visual education, and other art classes; and printed matter (1948- 1977).
Julius Bloch material (1950-1980) includes correspondence regarding James' effort to purchase a Bloch painting, and an article on Bloch. James' correspondence (1948-1977) relates to efforts to get a Philadelphia public school named after Waring and to organize exhibitions of Waring's work. Research letters concern publications on Waring and Henry O. Tanner. Correspondence with Mary Beattie Brady of the Harmon Foundation concerns artworks for Cheyney and the Laura Wheeler Waring Public School.