Joseph Delaney papers

Collection ID:
Delaney, Joseph, 1904-1991
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
50 items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
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.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 82 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals were returned to Delaney after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Joseph Delaney.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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