Oral history interview with Chester Commodore 1972

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 and 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 career; 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, and 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 political 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
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-94c4-gk39