Manuscripts/3. Arts and Architecture
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Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Dana C. Chandler, Jr., noted African American artist, activist, and educator, was born in Lynn, Mass. in 1941. He was educated in Boston Public Schools, and earned a B.S. in Teacher Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. Chandler participated in the black integrationist movement since his high school years. Chandler joined the black nationalist movement in the 1960s, after witnessing police brutality against a group of peaceful welfare protestors. Chandler has used his art to educate...
Dates: 1973-1991 (bulk 1977-1979)
Overview Daniel McNichol served as Deputy Director for Public Affairs and spokesperson for the Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts from 1993-2000. In 2000, he left the position to publish numerous articles and books about the project. The Big Dig project revitalized the Central Artery by replacing the elevated Interstate 93 with the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel and adding the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. In addition, Interstate 90 was extended to Logan International Airport...
Dates: 1764-2008 (bulk 1989-2008)
Overview Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1812 and served three terms. In 1827 he was elected senator from Massachusetts. Webster made a failed run for the presidency in 1836. In 1841 President William Henry Harrison named Webster secretary of state. He resigned in 1843, but President Millard Fillmore re-appointed him in 1850 and Webster served until his death in 1852.
Overview Elma Lewis was born on September 15, 1921 in Boston, Mass. She taught dance, drama, and speech therapy, and established the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in 1950, the National Center of Afro-American Artists in 1968, and the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in 1969.
Overview Founded by Elma Lewis in 1950, the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts was established to meet the social, cultural, and artistic needs of Boston's African American community. Lewis's goal was to foster the arts, not only in the local Roxbury-Dorchester community, but also in the African American community at large. The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts offered education in art, dance, drama, music, and costuming to pre-school children, school-aged children and adults.
Overview Everett C. Marston was born in Maine in 1903. After graduating from Colby College in 1924, he moved to Boston to work for Houghton Mifflin. In 1927 he started teaching English at Northeastern University. After spending four years on the Northeastern faculty, he enrolled in Harvard and earned his Masters in English in 1934. He achieved the rank of professor at Northeastern in 1946. In addition to his teaching duties, he was also involved with the student body. He was the first advisor for the...
Dates: ca. 1930-1970
Overview Considered to be the first swing band in the United States, the Casa Loma Orchestra got its start in Detroit as Jean Goldkette and the Orange Blossoms. Glen Gray, a saxophonist, began fronting the band in 1937 and remained its leader until the group disbanded in 1950.
Overview The International Society grew out of the Chinatown's Chinese Economic Development Council in 1979. The society is a nonprofit funded by a combination of grants and donations, and has been headed by Dr. Doris Chu from its beginning. The International Society was created to support Chinese culture and heritage among Boston's Chinese community, as well as to promote the city's understanding of that culture. This mission has shifted over time, however, to include promoting racial harmony through...
Dates: 1978-2002 (bulk 1984-1998)
Overview John Andrew Ross was an accomplished African-American composer, organist, choral conductor, and jazz musician. Born in Boston on December 15, 1940, Ross became the music director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in 1970. Working with the school and its parent organization, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, he lead two widely recognized music ensembles, the Voices of Black Persuasion and the Contra-Band. Starting in 1970, Ross became the musical director of the highly acclaimed...