American Chess: A Living History

Chess enriches the lives of so many people in a myriad of ways, but so often
as time moves on these special moments are lost. American Chess: A
Living History project attempts to preserve and share these impactful
moments. The project helps the chess community become more aware of the
need to collect oral histories and how they aect chess at both the local and
national level.
 The project is designed to collect histories of those involved in
American chess, be they players, family members, politicians, tournament
directors, organizers, writers, or any combination of these. Older chess fans
with memories of the pre-Fischer Era or the Informant Age are particularly
encouraged to participate in this project. These oral histories allow the
person being interviewed to explain events from their particular point of
view.
 Records, transcripts, and potentially other materials can be
accessed online at chessjournalism.org or uschesstrust.org, and in person at
the White Collection or the World Chess Hall of Fame.
 If you are interested in being involved with this ongoing project,
please contact Joshua Anderson at joshuamiltonanderson@gmail.com.
 This project would not be possible without the generous support
from the chess community, including: United States Chess Trust, who
originated the idea and provided funding; members of the Chess Journalists
of America, who conduct most of the interviews; World Chess Hall of Fame,
who accepts donations from subjects and transcribes the recordings;
as time moves on these special moments are lost. American Chess: A
Living History project attempts to preserve and share these impactful
moments. The project helps the chess community become more aware of the
need to coll

Alonzo Ross interviews John Curdo (Part 1): Audio and Transcript

Alonzo Ross interviews John Curdo (Part 2): Audio and Transcript

Marshall Chess Club of the 1950s