Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Charles L. Morgan
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Charles Morgan was born in Richfield, Minnesota in 1917. When he was five, his family moved to a farm near Brainerd, Minnesota, but when he was 12 or 13 his family moved back to Minneapolis, where Morgan went to Edison High School and then the Minneapolis School of Art. He was involved in WPA art projects in the 1930s, including murals in Two Harbors, Minnesota, and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He spent one year designing greeting cards for the Buzza Corporation, and in 1942 he went to work for Northwest Airlines as an aircraft finisher, and later as a mechanic. He worked there until his retirement in 1979, at which time he took up drawing again. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The WPA art program, the Two Harbors mural, and other Minnesota artists of the 1930s and their work.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:43:58 running time
Creation Interviewee: Morgan, Charles Levi
Interviewer: O'Sullivan, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/11/1996
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 1
Accession Number AV1997.41
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Artists Oral History Project'

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