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Frances Minor papers
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.
15 linear feet (29 archival boxes) of material consisting chiefly of materials on artists and art shows, gallery materials, and newspaper clippings collected from the 1950s to 2008. The Artists Subject Files include materials related to specific artists, sorted by artist name. These files include clippings, obituaries, art show information, and resumes. Art and Artists Files is a collection of art-related materials, various art show programs that include multiple artists, newspaper clippings regarding various art-related events, and catalogs from galleries. This series includes many rare exhibition materials dating back to the 1950s. The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) series is an aggregation of all materials in the papers relating specifically to the operations and events of the SSCAC. Included in this series are art-related materials, various art show programs that include multiple artists, newspaper clippings, and catalogs from galleries. This series includes many rare exhibition materials dating back to the 1950s.
Biographical Historical Note
Chicago public school educator Frances Minor was a supporter of African American artists in Chicago and a collector of their works. She served as a board member of the both the South Side Community Art Center and the Vivian G. Harsh Society, and was active with the DuSable Museum of African American History.