LeRoy Winbush Design papers
MSWinb98

 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
Winbush, LeRoy, 1915-1997
Title
LeRoy Winbush Design papers
ID
MSWinb98
Date [inclusive]
1955-1992
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
LeRoy Winbush is an African-American design consultant who became famous for his innovative work with elaborate advertising displays in Chicago's financial district. The LeRoy Winbush Design Papers consist of publications designed by LeRoy Winbush, promotional information for Winbush Associates, an offprint of an article from Ebony profiling LeRoy Winbush, as well as Winbush's resume.

Preferred Citation

LeRoy Winbush Design papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

LeRoy Winbush is an African-American design consultant who became famous for his innovative work with elaborate advertising displays in Chicago's financial district. In addition to the work he did with his design firm Winbush Associates, Winbush served as the Art Director of Ebony Magazine and was instrumental in the creation of that publication. Winbush taught Typography and Visual Communication classes at Columbia College and the Art Institute of Chicago. When he was 48, Winbush took up swimming and scuba diving, eventually becoming the President of the Twenty Fathom Club, an organization devoted to skin and scuba diving.

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Scope and Contents

The LeRoy Winbush Design Papers consist of publications designed by LeRoy Winbush, promotional information for Winbush Associates, an offprint of an article from Ebony profiling LeRoy Winbush, as well as Winbush's resume.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives October 2004

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

Written permission to reproduce (photocopy and/or photoreproduction) must be sought from the donor, LeRoy Winbush.

Restrictions on Use

Written permission to reproduce (photocopy and/or photoreproduction) must be sought from the donor, LeRoy Winbush.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Winbush, LeRoy, 1915-1997 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago African American History.
  • Chicago Design History.
  • Commercial art -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Graphic arts -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: LeRoy Winbush Design Papers 

Box Folder

Catalog - "Harold Washington: Vision of a New City", 1991 

1 1

Catalog - "Present at the Creation", 1989 

1 2

Invitation - "Infant Mortality: Chicago's Silent City", undated 

1 3

Catalog - "The Art Works of William Dawson", 1990 

1 4

Program - "Neocon 16: Midpoint to the Millenium", 1984 

1 5

Catalog - "Didier Nolet: Dreams of a Man Awake", 1990 

1 6

Publication - "ADCC News Bulletin", 1955 

1 7

Promotional materials - Winbush Associates, undated 

1 8

Offprint - "The Barnum of Bankers' Row," Ebony, 1958 

1 9

Resume - LeRoy Winbush, undated 

1 10

Brochure - "In Depth Workshops" [Shedd Aquarium], 1991 

1 11

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