Oral history interview with Dong Kingman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kingdong2
Creators:
Kingman, Dong, 1911-
Andersen, Irene Poon
Dates:
1996 Jul. 3-4
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording (60 min.)
2 x 1-1/4 in.
18 Pages
Transcript: supplementary material
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview conducted by Stan and Irene Poon Andersen on July 3-4, 1996, New York City, with Dong Kingman. Accompanying the interview are a few newspaper and magazine articles, and a photograph of Kingman, taken by Irene Poon Andersen, 1996. The material was compiled following the 1995 exhibition "With New Eyes: Toward An Asian American Art History in the West," for which Poon Andersen was a curator and exhibitor.
Scope and Contents
Kingman discusses his early years and education in Oakland, Calif. and Hong Kong; teaching at Mills College, Oakland, University of Wyoming, Laramie and the San Diego Museum; working on the WPA art project; military service with the US Army OSS art department; leaving the Bay Area when he was drafted, moving first to Washington, D.C. and later to New York City where has remained; and work on movies including "Flower Drum Song," "55 Days to Peking," and "Virgin Soldier."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a painter and illustrator from the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Worked for the Works Progress Administration.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1997 by Stan Andersen and Irene Poon Andersen.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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