Oral history interview with William McBride

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mcbrid88
Creators:
McBride, William, 1912-2000
Adams, Carol
South Side Community Art Center
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
Dates:
1988 Oct. 30-31
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
149 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of William McBride conducted 1988 Oct. 30-31, by Carol Adams, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Scope and Contents
McBride speaks of his early interest in art, the importance of George Neal to the education of young Chicago artists, and the camaraderie among black artists in Chicago in the 1930s. He discusses working for the WPA Federal Art Project and saving WPA works from destruction. Carter reminisces about the formation of the South Side Community Art Center as a place where black artists could exhibit, the black Renaissance in Chicago in the 1930s, and post-WPA survival. He recalls working for Goldblatt's department store, the impact of the civil rights movement on black art, and the influence of African art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William McBride (1912-2000) was a painter in Chicago, Ill.

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 3 hrs., 10 min.

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Repository Contact
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