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Oral history interview with Dana Chandler, 1993 March 11-May 5

Interviewee:
Chandler, Dana, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Andrews, Benny  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Catlett, Elizabeth  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
Tovish, Harold  Search this
African-American Master Artists in Residence Program  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Simmons College. Art and Music Dept.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dana Chandler, 1993 March 11-May 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11499
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215773
AAA_collcode_chandl93
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215773

Dana Chandler papers, 1968-1993

Creator:
Chandler, Dana, 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Citation:
Dana Chandler papers, 1968-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6417
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215439
AAA_collcode_chandana
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215439

Dana Chandler papers

Creator:
Chandler, Dana, 1941-  Search this
Names:
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1993
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Dana Chandler (1941-) date from 1968-1993 and measure 0.9 linear feet. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, printed material, professional records, and reproductions of works of art, and relate primarily to Chandler's founding of the African American Master Artists in Residency Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Dana Chandler (1941-) date from 1968-1993 and measure 0.9 linear feet. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, printed material, professional records, and reproductions of works of art, and relate primarily to Chandler's founding of the African American Master Artists in Residency Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Dana Chandler (1941-), also known as Akin Duro, is an African American painter, printmaker, and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Chandler is an activist known for his work with the Black integrationist movement in Boston, and Professor Emeritus at Simmons College. Chandler founded the African American Master Artists in Residency Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Dana Chandler conducted 1993 March 11-May 5, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Dana Chandler.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission of Dana Chandler. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Citation:
Dana Chandler papers, 1968-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chandana
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c33978c1-ef7b-4c17-a577-92e40cdec497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chandana

Oral history interview with Dana Chandler

Interviewee:
Chandler, Dana, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
African-American Master Artists in Residence Program  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art -- Students  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Faculty  Search this
Simmons College. Art and Music Dept. -- Faculty  Search this
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012  Search this
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Extent:
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 March 11-May 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dana Chandler conducted 1993 March 11-May 5, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Chandler remembers his childhood in the Black community of Roxbury, Massachussets, with numerous siblings, pugnacious, hard-drinking longshoreman father, and mother who was the linchpin of the family; precocity as a reader and child artist; attendance at Saturday morning children's art classes at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at Boston Educational High School where needed discipline was instilled in him by its all-white faculty; and as an assistant at school after graduation (1959-61).
Chandler talks about his awareness of budding civil rights movement; his attendance (1962-67) at Massachusetts College of Art while supporting his new, young family and working for the Jamaica Plain Area Planning Action Council which was funded by the federal Model Cities program; his first exhibitions (1967), in a liberal local church and a black businessmen's club; the exhibition (1969) "Twelve Black Artists from Boston," at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; and his involvement, along with Harold Tovish and Michael Mazur, in the group, Artists Against the War.
He recalls his initiation of the exhibition, "Afro-American Artists/New York and Boston," at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1970, for which he was given no credit; his position as an unpaid cultural commentator for a Black newspaper and radio station; his politically-charged paintings and prints from the late 1960s onward; his meetings with senior Black artists, such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett Mora, and Benny Andrews; and his steady espousal of confrontation.
Chandler discusses teaching at Simmons College, Boston, 1971 to present; his creation in 1974 of the African-American Master Artists-in-Residence Program (AMARP), Northeastern University, Boston, and his direction of it until 1993, when he was relieved of the position by the University.
Chandler discusses his exhibition at Northeastern University in 1976, "If the Shoe Fits, Hear It!" under the name Akin Duro, and its evidence of the respect in which he was held; the loss of much of his work in a studio fire; and his current large-scale graphic work.
Biographical / Historical:
Dana Chandler (1941- ) is an African American painter, printmaker, and educator from Boston, Massachussets.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 51 min.
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 administrators. Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Newland Foundation.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chandl93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96808788d-bda2-48a7-a3c2-5372ecb30aed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chandl93
Online Media:

Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98947

The New England quarterly

Author:
Colonial Society of Massachusetts  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Physical description:
volumes plates, maps, facsimiles 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Periodicals
Périodiques
History
Electronic journals
Périodique électronique (Descripteur de forme)
Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)
Place:
New England
Nouvelle-Angleterre
Nouvelle-Angleterre (États)
Date:
1928
Topic:
Histoire  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F1 .N53
AP1 .N532
F1.N53 AP1.N532
AP1.N532
F1.N53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_69250

If the shoe fits, hear it! : paintings and drawings, 1967-1976 / Dana Chandler ; color photo by Reggie Jackson

Title:
Dana Chandler
Author:
Chandler, Dana  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Chandler, Dana  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1976
[1976]
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.C444 A4 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1076740

Public history news

Author:
National Council on Public History (U.S.)  Search this
Boise State University School of Social Sciences and Public Affairs  Search this
Boise State University Department of History  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) College of Arts and Sciences  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Department of History  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
[1986]-
Topic:
Public history  Search this
Call number:
D1 .N103
AP1 .P9816
D1.N103
AP1.P9816
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412550

Lower Roxbury : a community of treasures in the city of Boston / Ronald Bailey with Diane Turner and Robert Hayden ; preface by Danette Jones

Author:
Bailey, Ronald W  Search this
Turner, Diane  Search this
Hayden, Robert C  Search this
Lower Roxbury Community Corporation  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Department of African-American Studies  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 80 p. : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Community development, Urban  Search this
African Americans--Economic conditions  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
F74.R9 B35 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781738

Here's looking at you : contemporary New England portraits

Title:
Contemporary New England portraits
Author:
Giuliano, Charles  Search this
Westfield State College Maris Gallery  Search this
Montserrat College of Art Gallery  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. : ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New England
Date:
1988
1988?]
20th century
Topic:
Portraits, American--Exhibitions  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Biography  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N7593.5 .H47 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513177

Let us march on! : selected civil rights photographs of Ernest C. Withers 1955-1968 / organized by the Massachusetts College of Art and the Department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts ; edited by Ronald W. Bailey and Michèle Furst ; preface by Margaret Walker

Author:
Withers, Ernest C  Search this
Bailey, Ronald W  Search this
Furst, Michèle  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Department of African-American Studies  Search this
Subject:
Withers, Ernest C Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Civil rights movements--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.W822 M4 1992
E185.53.B6 M37 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461222

The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats

Title:
Scriblerian
Author:
Goldsmiths' College Department of English  Search this
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Department of English  Search this
Project Muse  Search this
Temple University Department of English  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1972
18th century
Early modern, 1500-1700
Topic:
English literature--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042195

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