Selected Documents from the Papers of Painter Alma Thomas

About the Project

Please help us transcribe these documents from the papers of Washington, D.C. painter Alma Thomas (b. 1891 d. 1978) in the Archives of American Art representing just a fraction of the several thousand letters, writings, notebooks, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks and other formats in this rich collection. Thomas? autobiographical writings provide information on her childhood, her education, her painting and teaching careers, her inspirations for her color paintings and her involvement with Washington, D.C.'s vibrant art community. Notes written by J. Maurice Thomas describe her sister's participation in the 1963 March on Washington. Letters she received reflect her impact on her students, appreciation for her art, and her study abroad.

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