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Chandler, Dana, 1970 October 26

 Item — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Painter Dana Chandler delivered his sole lecture on 10/26/1970 (2015-0002/RR41). A


  • 1970 October 26

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Biographical / Historical

Dana Chandler, also known as Akin Duro, taught art and art history at Simmons College from 1970-2004. Chandler used his art for the causes of social justice and human rights. His paintings depict oppression and racial violence in America. Chandler created his art with the intent to communicate contemporary views of black people and their future.

While developing an American Art History Course for Simmons College in 1971, Chandler began to obtain interviews and slides of black artists ranging from muralists, printmakers, sculptures, graphic artists and painters. His goal was to obtain and catalogue the largest, most comprehensive collection of Pan-African slides in New England.



1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording ) : RR 41 1 reel, 0:45:50; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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