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    Marcia M. Mathews papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1937-1969, bulk, 1963-1969.
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    Mathews, Marcia M.
    Marcia M. Mathews papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1937-1969, bulk, 1963-1969.
    Phy. Description: 
    54 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
    reels 64 and 3268
    Digital Reference: 
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    Additional forms: 
    35mm microfilm reels 64 and 3268 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Writer and art historian; Durham, N.C.; Henry Ossawa Tanner was an expatriate Afro-American painter of religious themes living in Paris, France. His son Jesse O. Tanner is evidently a scientist; Maritime, France.
    Primarily correspondence preceding Mathew's book HENRY O. TANNER, AMERICAN ARTIST (1969), and related printed material.
    REEL 64: 26 letters, January 21, 1966 through March 5, 1968, to Mathews from Jesse O. Tanner, son of Henry Ossawa Tanner, conveying information about his father and particular art works. In addition, a letter from Edith D. [Mrs. William] Glackens, August 7, 1937, to Charles C. Tough, Jesse O. Tanner's uncle, advising with regard to Tough's plans of selling Henry O. Tanner's paintings. Also included is a biographical questionnaire completed by Henry O. Tanner for the Art League Publishing Company.
    REEL 3268: 23 letters to Mathews regarding her book and exhibitions of Tanner's work; and printed material, 1968-1969. Correspondents include Jesse O. Tanner, Erwin S. Barrie, Romare H. Bearden, George Biddle, Mrs. Samuel M. Bryant, Benjamin Mays, James A. Porter, and Warren Robbins.
    Donated 1969 and 1976 by Marcia Mathews.
    Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
    African American painters -- France -- Paris
    Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris
    Painters -- United States
    Women art historians -- North Carolina
    Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA mathmarc
    AAA 64
    AAA 3268
    Glackens, Edith
    Tough, Charles C.
    Tanner, Jesse O., 1903-
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