Oral history interview with Margaret Taylor Burroughs

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.burrou88
Creators:
Burroughs, Margaret Taylor, 1915-2010
Tyler, Anna, 1933-
South Side Community Art Center
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
Dates:
1988 November 11-December 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
87 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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).
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1915-2010) was a painter from Chicago, Illinois.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 31 min.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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