Frances Minor Papers
Frances Minor is a Chicago-born art collector, long-time educator, and wife of Byron C. Minor, Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools. Her mother, Sadie Hilyard Anderson, was an active member of several local grassroots organizations, including the Works Progress Administration, and the first black MIDI Woman for the 5th Ward.
Aside from her many community organizational affiliations, including the Vivian Harsh Society, and The DuSable Museum, Frances is an avid collector of art. An active member of the South Side Community Art Center since the 1950s, she worked along side other women in order to keep the struggling center running by paying for postage, organizing events, and managing its affairs. As a member of the SSCAC, Frances cultivated relationships with artists such as Ramon Price, Earnest Alexander, and William E. Scott, and has remained a major supporter of local African American artists. Her papers are an aggregation of many years of art collecting and community involvement.