Archives of American Art

Dox Thrash autobiography

Collection ID:
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965
circa 1960
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
2 pages on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection contains 2 photocopy typescript pages of African American printer Dox Thrash's autobiography discussing his travels, education, and exhibition history.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dox Thrash (1892-1965) was an African American printer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thrash joined the Works Progress Administration Federal Arts Project in 1937 and began working at the Fine Print Workshop of Philadelphia. While there he co-created the carborundum printmaking process.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4408 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Reproduction Note
All photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of originals unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Photocopies donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia by Ruth Fine, who obtained them from Samuel Nowak for her entry on Thrash for "Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art," Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976.

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

Related Materials
The Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library holds the Dox Thrash collection, 1920-1966

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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