Oral history interview with Narcissa Swift King

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.king91
Creators:
King, Narcissa Swift
Campbell, Suzan
Dates:
1991 Oct. 7-1992 Jan. 20
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
analog
39 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Mrs. Narcissa Swift King conducted 1991 Oct. 7-1992 Jan. 20, by Suzan Campbell, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
King discusses her friendship with the painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Narcissa Swift King (1911-1998) was active in the Civil Rights Movement from Chicago, Ill. King was the great-granddaughter of Gustavus F. Swift, founder of the Swift meat packing company. She helped found and became the first chairwoman of the Chicago Urban League's woman's board in 1964 and was active in the Civil Rights Movement. King moved to Santa Fe, N.M., in 1979, and was active in the arts community there.

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 administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation.

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O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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