Eugene Winslow papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

32.5 linear feet of material relating to Eugene Winslow’s professional life as an artist and in publishing as Vice President of the Afro-Am Publishing Company, including newspaper and journal articles, photographs, sketches, and drafts of biographical summaries for the books series Great Negroes Past and Present. The collection also includes a small amount of material related to Winslow’s personal life, his other writings, and family photographs.

Biographical Historical Note

Eugene Winslow studied at the Institute of Design in Chicago and worked as a graphic designer, cartoonist, and publisher. Winslow authored or illustrated several books on African American history and biography.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Eugene Winslow papers, 1933-1971, DuSable Museum of African American History; Eugene Winslow papers, 1885-1993, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives.