Vernon Jarrett videotape collection

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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

3 linear feet (150 videotapes migrated to DVDs) of recordings (migrated from original videotapes) of the television programs Face to Face and Sunday in Chicago, made between 1991 and 1998, including two interviews with Margaret Burroughs (1995 and 1997). One of these focuses on the DuSable Museum of African American History, which Burroughs co-founded with her husband, Charles Burroughs; the other focuses on Burroughs herself.

Biographical Historical Note

Vernon Jarrett was a distinguished journalist and activist.

Artist, educator, and arts activist Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs was a central figure in the mid-20th-century flowering of African American artistic creativity known as the Chicago Black Renaissance. Burroughs was an early leader of South Side Community Art Center in Chicago, and together with her husband, Charles Burroughs, she founded Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Margaret Burroughs Collection, 1933-2007, DuSable Museum of African American History; Archives of the South Side Community Art Center, South Side Community Art Center; Work[s] Progress Administration Federal Art Project Photograph Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago.