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Oral history interview with LeRoy Winbush, 1988 November 5-11

Interviewee:
Winbush, LeRoy, 1915-2007
Interviewer:
DeBose, Frank
Subject:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
South Side Community Art Center
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 127 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 25 min.
Summary:
An interview of LeRoy Winbush conducted 1988 November 5-11, by Frank DeBose, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Winbush speaks of his education and family life, working as a sign painter for Goldblatt Brothers department store, joining the Art Directors Club of Chicago, starting the design firm of Winbush and Associates, and his involvement with the South Side Community Art Center. He discusses racism and issues involving black artists. The interview concludes as he recalls his chairmanship of the 1959 International Design Conference.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with LeRoy Winbush, 1988 November 5-11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Interview transcript available by appointment in the Archives of American Art reading rooms, by request, or through interlibrary loan. Audio may be available by request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Leroy Winbush, 1737 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616.
Biography Note:
LeRoy Winbush (1915-2007) is a designer from Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Designers
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11442
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211897
AAA_collcode_winbus88
Theme:
African American
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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