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James, Diana Reid Hearne (March 13, 1915-June 1, 1997)



  • Existence: March 13, 1915 - June 1, 1997


Diana Hearne James was born Diana Reid Hearne March 13, 1915, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her parents were William Lowder Hearne and Dorothy Reid Hearne. Diana was married twice. Her first marriage was to Erasmus [Ras] Bealls, an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute. She later married Frederic James, also an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Frederic was a renowned artist who worked in watercolors and also played the cello. Diana and Frederic were also friends with Thomas Hart Benton and his wife Rita. Diana Hearne James died June 1, 1997, in Westwood, Massachusetts.

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Diana Hearne James Collection

Identifier: MS-0119
Scope and Contents The Diana Hearne James Collection was a gift of her estate, and is housed in LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC Miller Nichols Library. The collection consists of material related to Diana Hearne James and her husband, noted artist Frederic James. It is divided into five series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Photographs and Music Manuscripts. In addition, books from this collection have been cataloged and are listed in the UMKC Library Catalog using the author...
Dates: 1815 - 1987