Oral History 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

Approximately 100 oral history interviews of current and former faculty, staff, and alumni of Columbia College Chicago (CCC). Transcripts for most subjects are available online. Fine artists and art teachers include Mario Castillo, John Mulvany, Peter Thompson, Lynn Sloan, and Ernie Whitworth. Interviews typically focus on CCC history, recounted through personal experience, but include subject’s background, as well as a personal photograph.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded in 1890, Columbia College Chicago is an institution of higher education specializing in arts and media disciplines.