Oral history interview with William Carter
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.carter88
Creators:
Carter, William, 1909-1996
Costonie, Toni
Dates:
1988 Oct. 27- Nov. 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
127 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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).
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
William Carter (1909-1996) was a painter from Chicago, Ill.

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.
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 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 37 min.

Digital Content

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