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Architects Club of Chicago Records, 1925-1937

Architects Club of Chicago Records,

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Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 1991

Architects Club of Chicago Records, 1925-1937

Accession Number: 1990.2

Electronic access to this finding aid was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Architects Club of Chicago Records, 1925-1937
EXTENT:.1 linear foot (1 portfolio)
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:Business papers, published journal, and history of the Architects Club of Chicago, active between 1925 and 1940.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Correspondence, typescript papers, and printed papers.
ORIGINATION: Architects Club of Chicago
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The majority of this collection of papers was donated by Thomas Yanul to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1990. Additional materials were donated by Ron White in 2012.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
The Architects Club of Chicago was formed in 1925, under the leadership of members of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Illinois Society of Architects, and later joined by the Chicago Architectural Club. The perceived need of a suitable and proper club building for the architectural community in Chicago was the impetus for the new club's formation. Legal arrangements were made to purchase the Glessner House after Mr. Glessner's death, and the Club purchased the Kimball House for interim quarters. As outlined in the Club's first bulletin, the objectives were to provide a sociable environment bringing together the various professions needed to design and build a structure, and to maintain a library for the club members.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
Correspondence and general records generated by the Club, and a copy of the first issue of The Architects Club of Chicago Bulletin. Materials date from 1925 to 1937.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
Items are arranged alphabetically by subject type, and thereafter are listed in chronological order, with undated material gathered at the end.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Illinois Society of Architects
American Institute of Architects. Chicago Chapter
William W. Kimball House (Chicago, Ill.)
Architects' Realty Trust

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
n.d.not dated
Portf.Portfolio
TLStyped letter, signed

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchaccess.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
The Architects Club of Chicago Records, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1991. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Julie Murray in 2013.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

CORRESPONDENCE:
Portf. 1
Alfred Granger to Tirrell J. Ferrenz.
TLS. Regarding delinquent members.
11/17/1935 1
Portf. 1
Alfred Granger to Tirrell J. Ferrenz.
TLS. Promising to pay pledge in near future.
11/25/1935 1
Portf. 1
Richard E. Schmidt to Herman Palmer.
TLS. Regarding taxes owed.
05/13/1936 1
Portf. 1
D.H. Burnham, Jr. to Carl Heimbrodt.
TLS. Terminating membership.
05/21/1936 1
Portf. 1
Charles W. Nicol to William Katzmann.
TLS. Regarding Club's move to new downtown location.
03/25/1939 1

GENERAL CLUB RECORDS:
Portf. 1
List of proprietary members of the Architects Club of Chicago.
Typescript.
03/03/1936 1
Portf. 1
Glessner House Committee members and Executive Committee of Chicago Chapter, American Institute of Architects.
Typescript. Regarding a very important meeting.
04/20/1937 1
Portf. 1
List of proprietary members on letterhead of club.
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Charted outline of subjects for preparing an illustrated 4-page leaflet.
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Outline of program for Development Committee.
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Objectives of The Architects Club as extracted from the Articles of Incorporation.
Typescript.
n.d. 1

PUBLICATIONS:
Portf. 1
The Architects Club of Chicago Bulletin I, no.1
01/1925 2
Portf. 1
Club History.
Gift of Ron White, 2012.
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