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Rita Coburn Whack papers

Repository: Chicago Public Library. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

Collection Description (CRHP): The South Side Community Art Center was a hub for the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, Illinois.

Collection Description (Extant): Rita Coburn Whack, novelist, television and radio producer, and on-air radio contributor, won an Emmy for her writing in her documentary film, "Curators of Culture: Chicago's South Side Community Art Center," in 2005. Her papers include 41 oral history interviews and other audiovisual materials from her public radio work and from documentaries she created for public television.

Collection URL: http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/archivalcoll/index.php External Link

Date(s): 1994-2002

Existing IDs: 2002/06

Extent: 3 linear feet

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American artists
African American arts
African American journalists
African Americans--Illinois
Black Arts movement
South Side Community Art Center

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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