Eugene Winslow papers
MSWins92

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Winslow, Eugene
Title
Eugene Winslow papers
ID
MSWins92
Date [inclusive]
1885-1993
Extent
2.5 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
Eugene Winslow enjoyed a successful professional career that included work as a graphic designer, cartoonist, publisher, executive, and pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. 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. The Eugene Winslow Papers include correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, certificates, programs, photographs, brochures, sketches, graphic designs, schematics, and published works.

Preferred Citation

Eugene Winslow papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents

The Eugene Winslow Papers include correspondence, notes, memoranda, clippings, certificates, programs, photographs, brochures, sketches, graphic designs, schematics, and published works. Notable materials include early sketches drawn in high school, memorabilia from his time at the TAAF School in Tuskegee, Alabama, brochures and design proofs from his advertising work, and original artwork for multiple editions of Great Negroes Past and Present. His association with African-American inventor Rufus Stokes and their attempt to develop an independent Air Purification Company are also represented herein. These papers are arranged in chronological order with the exception of oversize material.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

Eugene Winslow donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992 and 1994.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Chicago African American History.
  • Chicago Design History.
  • Publishers and publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Eugene Winslow Papers 

Box Folder

Notes, biographical information, photographs, 1885 - 1963 

1 1

Photographs, 1920 - 1993 

1 2

Froebel High School, Gary, Indiana - Sketches, composition, 1934 - 1939 

1 3

Froebel High School, Gary, Indiana - Photographs, notes, National Honor Society certificate, 1934 - 1939 

1 4

Photographs, programs, certificates, 1939 - 1944 

1 5

U.S. Army Air Corps (TAAF School, Tuskegee, Al.) - Photographs, clippings, 1943 - 1945 

1 6

Tuskegee, Al. - Photographs, notes, programs, 1943 - 1956 

1 7

Tuskegee, Al. - Flight records, 1944 - 1945 

1 8

Honorable Discharge certificate, memoranda, military records, 1944 - 1957 

1 9

Photographs, notes, clippings, programs, 1945 - 1953 

1 10

Notes, photographs, 1948 - 1951 

1 11

Photographs of artistic works, sketches, ca. 1949 

1 12

Clippings, cartoons, 1949 - 1951 

1 13

Photographs, notes, brochures designed by Winslow, 1949 - 1962 

1 14

Chicago Musical Instrument Co. - Brochures, designs, 1954 

2 15

Lyons Band Musical Instrument Co. - Brochure, design, 1956 

2 16

General Telephone Technical Journal, 1958 

2 17

Sketches, notes about famous African-Americans, 1958 - 1962 

2 18

Photographs of artistic works, notes, 1958 - 1962 

2 19

Brochures, 1959 - 1962 

2 20

Follett's Foibles cartoons, ca. 1960s 

2 21

Follett's Foibles cartoons, ca. 1960s 

2 22

Brochure, sketches, 1963 

2 23

Automatic Electric Company brochures, sketches, 1964 

2 24

Rufus Stokes - Notes, clippings, correspondence, 1965 - 1980 

2 25

IMPAC brochures, 1966 

2 26

Rufus Stokes - U.S. Patent for exhaust purifier, schematics, 1968 - 1973 

2 27

Sketches for brochure, 1969 

2 28

A.T. Kearney & Company, Inc. - Study of air pollution control equipment, 1970 

2 29

Rufus Stokes - Correspondence, 1970 - 1984 

2 30

Rufus Stokes - Clippings, photographs, schematics, 1970 - 1987 

2 31

Rufus Stokes - Design proposals, schematics, binder of material about emissions control system, 1972 - 1981 

2 32

Consolidated Book Publishers - Brochures, sketches, 1973 - 1975 

2 33

Rufus Stokes Exhibit - Clippings, programs, and flyers for exhibit showing African-American contributions in science and technology, 1974 - 1980 

2 34

Winslow, Eugene. Afro-Americans '76: Black Americans in the Founding of Our Nation. Chicago: Afro-American Publishing Co., Inc., 1975 

2 35

Afro-American Publishing Co., Inc. - Brochures, correspondence, catalogs for educational materials, 1975 - 1988 

3 36

American Publisher's Company - Sketch for brochure, 1977 - 1980 

3 37

Production Tool Corporation - Brochure, sketch, 1979 - 1980 

3 38

Rufus Stokes - Schematics, 1982 

3 39

Afro-Am Distributing Company - Catalogs, 1983 - 1992 

3 40

Afro-Am Distributing Company - Catalogs, 1989 - 1993 

3 41

Adams, Russell L. Great Negroes Past and Present. 3rd ed. Chicago: Afro-Am Publishing Company, Inc., 1991 

3 42

Leich Sales Corporation - Brochures, sketches, notes, undated 

3 43

Production Tool Corporation - Brochures, sketches, undated 

3 44

Contents of binder - Cartoons, designs for brochures, notes, sketches, undated 

3 45

Contents of binder - Cartoons, designs for brochures, notes, sketches, undated 

3 46

Contents of binder - Cartoons, designs for brochures, notes, sketches, undated 

3 47

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

3 48

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

3 49

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

4 50

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

4 51

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

4 52

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

4 53

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

4 54

Sketches, original artwork for "Great Negroes" and display prints, undated 

4 55

Leich Sales Corporation - Sketches, design for brochure, undated 

4 56

Brochure, sketches, undated 

4 57

Standard Oil Company (Indiana) brochure, undated 

4 58

Brochures, sketches, undated 

4 59

Brochure, sketches, undated 

4 60

Gibson, Inc. - Brochure, sketch, undated 

4 61

Lowrey Organ Company - Brochure, sketch, undated 

4 62

Trusonic - Brochure, sketch, undated 

4 63

Sketches, design for brochure, undated 

4 64

Flyer, undated 

4 65

Windy City Boxing Club, Inc. - Brochure, sketches, undated 

4 66

Culinary Arts Institute - Brochures, sketches, photocopies, undated 

4 67

Dialogue Center for Students and Business - Educational syllabus in binder, undated 

4 68

Oversize Material 

Box Folder

Scrapbook - Sketches, artwork, 1934 - 1939 

4 69

Emancipation Proclamation Centennial - Souvenir calendar, sketches, design, 1963 

4 70

Supreme Life Insurance Company of America - African-American heritage commemorate calendar, design, 1964 

4 71

Supreme Life Insurance Company of America - African-American heritage commemorate calendar, design, 1965 

4 72

Supreme Life Insurance Company of America - African-American heritage commemorate calendar, design, 1966 

4 73

Contents of binder - IMPAC brochure, sketches, text, original artwork, design materials, 1966 

4 74

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 8 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, [unpublished proof version], 1969 

4 75

Sketches, original artwork, 1969 

5 76

Sketches, original artwork, 1969 

5 77

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 2 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1969 

5 78

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 5 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1969 

5 79

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 6 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1969 

5 80

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 7 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1969 

5 81

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 8 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, [unpublished proof version], 1969 

5 82

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 9 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1969 

5 83

Sketches, original artwork, ca. 1974 

5 84

Rufus Stokes - Schematics, sketches, 1978 

5 85

Sketches, original artwork, 1982 

5 86

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 4 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, [unpublished proof version], 1985 

5 87

Afro-Am Portfolio No. 4 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1985 

5 88

Excerpts from Afro-Am Portfolio No. 3 - Text, original artwork commemorating African-Americans, 1986 

5 89
Oversize

Sketches, schematics, ca. 1979 

Folder 90

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