Oral history interview with Chester Commodore, 1972

 

Name
Commodore, Chester, 1914-2004 (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Chester Commodore, 1972
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Chester Commodore : oral history, 1972; Oral history of Chester Commodore, 1972
Abstract
Commodore discusses his early life, including his move to Chicago and his early relationship to drawing. He describes the jobs he held before becoming a cartoonist, including a job as an electromechanic for the Pullman Car Company. Other topics of discussion include: influential cartoonists; Commodore's work on the Chicago Defender’s Bungleton Green comic strip; how his drawing hobby became a caree r; and his Pulitzer Prize nominations.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Subjects
Cartoonists; African American press; African American cartoonists; Comic books, strips, etc.--United States; Chicago (Ill.); Commodore, Chester, 1914-2004; Chicago defender
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1972
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 18 pages
Note (Biographical)
Chester Commodore (1914-2004) was an African American cartoonist. Commodore was born in Racine, Wisconsin, and in 1948 he began working at the Chicago Defender. During his five decades with the Defender, Commodore contributed both comic strips and pol itical cartoons to the newspaper.
Note
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on June 23, 1972.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
11562950
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-94c4-gk39
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.