Oral history interview with Calvin Burnett
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.burnet80
Creators:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1980 June 13-1981 January 6
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
55 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Calvin Burnett conducted 1980 June 13-1981 January 6, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Burnett speaks of his education at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; freelancing in commercial art; his career as a Black artist; teaching methods; recent paintings; and his civil rights activities.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Calvin Burnett (1921-2007) was a graphic artist, illustrator, painter, and designer from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Full name Calvin W. Burnett.

Administration
Sponsor
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 19 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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