Humbert Howard papers

Collection ID:
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Humbert Howard contains correspondence (1963-1976); printed material, including clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs (1962-1981); photographs of Howard and his works of art; and two scrapbooks (1947-1980), which include photographs of works of art, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Humbert Howard (1905-1990) was an African American painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Howard studied at Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Philadelphia Works Progress Administration's Art Project painting landscapes. In 1945, he became the art director of the Pyramid Club.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4566 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lenders, David and Carla Howard, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent in 1991 by David and Carla Howard, the son and daughter-in-law of Humbert Howard, Microfilmed as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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