Eugene Winslow papers

Descriptive Summary

Eugene Winslow papers
DuSable Museum of African American History
2.0 Linear feet
Winslow, Eugene

Biopgraphical note

Eugene Winslow was born on Nov. 17, 1919. He attended Froebel High School in Gary, Indiana and received a B.A. degree from Dillard University in New Orleans in 1943. Winslow graduated from the TAAF School in Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II attaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He later served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant before leaving the Reserve in 1957. Winslow's lifelong interest in art drew him to the Institute of Design in Chicago where he studied from 1948 to 1951. Eugene Winslow enjoyed a successful professional career that included work as a graphic designer, cartoonist, publisher and executive. He served as Vice President of the African American Publishing Company and as Treasurer of the Air Purification Company of America. Eugene Winslow wrote Afro-Americans '76: Black Americans in the Founding of Our Nation and contributed to several works about African-American history including multiple editions of Great Negroes Past and Present.

Related Archival Materials note

Eugene Winslow Papers - University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives Eugene Winslow Papers - Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 August 17 by Lisa Calahan.

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