Oral history interview with LeRoy Winbush

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.winbus88
Creators:
Winbush, LeRoy, 1915-2007
DeBose, Frank
Dates:
1988 November 5-11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
127 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of LeRoy Winbush conducted 1988 November 5-11, by Frank DeBose, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Scope and Contents
Winbush speaks of his education and family life, working as a sign painter for Goldblatt Brothers department store, joining the Art Directors Club of Chicago, starting the design firm of Winbush and Associates, and his involvement with the South Side Community Art Center. He discusses racism and issues involving black artists. The interview concludes as he recalls his chairmanship of the 1959 International Design Conference.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
LeRoy Winbush (1915-2007) is a designer from Chicago, Illinois.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Interview transcript available by appointment in the Archives of American Art reading rooms, by request, or through interlibrary loan. Audio may be available by request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Author
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., 25 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Repository Contact
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