Milton Morriss James papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jamemilt
Creators:
James, Milton Morriss, 1926-
Dates:
1923-1980
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection consists of papers compiled by Milton Morriss James on African American artists Laura Wheeler Waring and Henry Ossawa Tanner, as well as on artist Julius Bloch.
The compiled papers related to Laura Wheeler Waring include correspondence (1923-1946) regarding commissions, exhibitions, honorary positions, and activities related to State Teachers College at Cheyney, as well as a letter from J. O. Tanner offering to sell an H. O. Tanner painting to Waring for Cheyney; teaching materials, including course outlines, exams, and reports for music and art appreciation, handwriting, visual education, and other art classes; a sketchbook; and printed material (1948-1977).
Julius Bloch material (1950-1980) includes correspondence regarding James' effort to purchase a Bloch painting, as well as an article on Bloch.
James' correspondence (1948-1977) relates to efforts to get a Philadelphia public school named after Laura Wheeler Waring and to organize exhibitions of Waring's work. Research correspondence conserns publications on Warring and Henry O. Tanner. Also included is correspondence with Mary Beattie Brady of the Harmon Foundation regarding works of art for Cheyney and the Laura Wheeler Waring Public School.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Milton Morriss James (1926-) is a teacher and author in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. James taught in the Philadelphia Public School System and publishes books and articles on African American artists. He was acquainted with Laura Wheeler Waring in the 1940s.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4398 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Milton Morriss James, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. James collected the Waring papers from Dr. Waring after Laura Wheeler Waring's death for his research.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American college teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Cheyney Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American teachers -- Training of -- Pennsylvania -- Cheyney Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Cheyney Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Yeadon Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloch, Julius T. (Julius Thiengen), 1888-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brady, Mary Beatty Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waring, Laura Wheeler, 1887-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
State Teachers College at Cheyney Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harmon Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/