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

Interviewee:
Winbush, LeRoy, 1915-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
DeBose, Frank  Search this
Subject:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Designers -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11442
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211897
AAA_collcode_winbus88
Theme:
African American
Architecture & Design
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211897

Oral history interview with Frederick D. Jones, 1988 Nov. 8-10

Interviewee:
Jones, Frederick D., 1913-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Arlene E.  Search this
Subject:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11441
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211896
AAA_collcode_jones88
Theme:
African American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211896

Oral history interview with William McBride, 1988 Oct. 30-31

Interviewee:
McBride, William, 1912-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Adams, Carol  Search this
Subject:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American art -- African influences  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11443
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211898
AAA_collcode_mcbrid88
Theme:
African American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211898

Oral history interview with Fitzhugh Dinkins, 1989 February 10-July 12

Interviewee:
Dinkins, Fitzhugh D., 1919-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Boykin, Randson  Search this
Subject:
McVey, William Mozart  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11479
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213711
AAA_collcode_dinkin89
Theme:
African American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213711

Oral history interview with Margaret Taylor Burroughs, 1988 November 11-December 5

Interviewee:
Burroughs, Margaret Taylor, 1915-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Tyler, Anna, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211895
AAA_collcode_burrou88
Theme:
African American
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211895

Oral history interview with William Carter, 1988 Oct. 27- Nov. 3

Interviewee:
Carter, William S. (William Sylvester), 1909-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Costonie, Toni  Search this
Subject:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
University of Illinois.  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11444
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211899
AAA_collcode_carter88
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211899

Oral history interview with Fitzhugh Dinkins

Interviewee:
Dinkins, Fitzhugh D., 1919-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Boykin, Randson  Search this
Tyler, Anna, 1933-  Search this
Creator:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Extent:
192 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 February 10-July 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fitzhugh Dinkins conducted 1989 February 20-July 12, by Randson Boykin and Anna Tyler, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Dinkins speaks of his family background and early education; his apprenticeship with William McVey; his studies at Howard University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Institute of Design; his military service; his work as art director of the Johnson Publishing Company; his affiliation with the design firm of Winbush and Associates; being an independent artist and entrepreneur; and teaching at Southside Community Art Center.
Biographical / Historical:
Fitzhugh D. Dinkins (1919-1993) was a painter from Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav file. Duration is 5 hr., 34 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
African American painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dinkin89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dinkin89

Oral history interview with LeRoy Winbush

Interviewee:
Winbush, LeRoy, 1915-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
DeBose, Frank  Search this
Names:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
Extent:
127 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 November 5-11
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
LeRoy Winbush (1915-2007) is a designer from Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 25 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 others.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Designers -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.winbus88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winbus88

Oral history interview with William McBride

Interviewee:
McBride, William, 1912-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Adams, Carol  Search this
Creator:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
149 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Oct. 30-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William McBride conducted 1988 Oct. 30-31, by Carol Adams, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
McBride speaks of his early interest in art, the importance of George Neal to the education of young Chicago artists, and the camaraderie among black artists in Chicago in the 1930s. He discusses working for the WPA Federal Art Project and saving WPA works from destruction. Carter reminisces about the formation of the South Side Community Art Center as a place where black artists could exhibit, the black Renaissance in Chicago in the 1930s, and post-WPA survival. He recalls working for Goldblatt's department store, the impact of the civil rights movement on black art, and the influence of African art.
Biographical / Historical:
William McBride (1912-2000) was a painter in Chicago, Ill.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 10 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 others.
Topic:
African American art -- African influences  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcbrid88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcbrid88

Oral history interview with Frederick D. Jones

Interviewee:
Jones, Frederick D., 1913-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Arlene E.  Search this
Creator:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
80 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Nov. 8-10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frederick D. Jones conducted 1988 Nov. 8-10, by Arlene E. Williams, for the Archives of American Art African-American Artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Jones speaks of his early life and training, and of the influence of Hale Woodrufff, Louis Ritman, and Eldzier Cortor. He recalls his involvement with the South Side Community Art Center. He discusses some of his early exhibitions, the influences of African and European art, and changes in the art scene after World War II. He compares Chicago and New York art schools, and speaks about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Finally, he discusses the civil rights movement and its relationship to the art of the times.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick D. Jones (1913-1996) was a painter in Chicago, Ill.
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.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jones88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jones88

Oral history interview with William Carter

Interviewee:
Carter, William, 1909-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Costonie, Toni  Search this
Creator:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago -- Student  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
University of Illinois. -- Student  Search this
Extent:
127 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Oct. 27- Nov. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Carter conducted 1988 October 27-November 3, by Toni Costonie, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Carter speaks of his early life in St. Louis and Chicago, and of his education at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois. He recalls his involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project's easel project. He discusses the impact of the South Side Community Art Center and his involvement with it. Carter also reminisces about his travels, teaching, collectors and issues involving black artists and writers.
Biographical / Historical:
William Carter (1909-1996) was a painter from Chicago, Ill.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 37 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 others.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
African American painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carter88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carter88

Oral history interview with Margaret Taylor Burroughs

Interviewee:
Burroughs, Margaret Taylor, 1915-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Tyler, Anna, 1933-  Search this
Creator:
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 November 11-December 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Margaret Burroughs conducted 1988 November 11-December 5, by Anna Tyler, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Discussion ranges from her childhood and early artistic training through her current activities. She reminisces about her experiences as a student at the School of the Chicago Art Institute, the arts in Chicago in the 1930s, the Grant Park Art Fair and the South Side Community Art Center. Other topics include World War II and the McCarthy era, her sabbatical in Mexico, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Emancipation Centennial Exposition and the Afro-American Visual Roundtable.
Biographical / Historical:
Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1915-2010) was a painter from Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 31 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 others.
Topic:
African American women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.burrou88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burrou88

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Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Artists' Files (African American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-015, Archives of American Art, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-015-refd1e6691

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