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Preston, Jessie M., Scrapbook, c.1911-1943

Jessie M. Preston (1873-after 1942) Scrapbook,

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

Finding Aid Published: 2006

Jessie M. Preston (1873-after 1942) Scrapbook, c.1911-1943

Accession Number: 2005.3


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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Jessie M. Preston (1873-after 1942) Scrapbook, c.1911-1943
EXTENT:.25 linear feet , (1 oversize 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:A scrapbook consisting of correspondences, personal records, and other materials relating to Arts and Crafts designer, Jessie M. Preston.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Manuscript papers, typescript papers, photocopied papers, correspondence, printed papers, black and white photographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Preston, Jessie M. (1873-after 1942)
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The collection purchased at auction at Skinner, December 10. 2005. Joint purchase between the Department of American Art and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries with additional funds provided by John H. Bryan.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
Known primarily as an Arts and Crafts jewelry designer, little is known about the life of Jessie M. Preston. Preston was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1873, the daughter of a railroad engineer. Preston attended Oak Park High School, graduating in 1893. She did both graduate and post-graduate work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Preston worked out of the Fine Arts Building in Chicago. She lived in France for seventeen years, and studied art at the Sorbonne. Preston served under the Red Cross and the Y.M.C.A. in France 1918-1919, and was honorably discharged from service as a "hut decorator" on July 10, 1919.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The collection is consists of a scrapbook consisting of correspondences, personal records, newspaper clippings, sketches and photographs.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The scrapbook has been reformatted but has been kept in its original order.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Preston, Jessie M.--Archives
Arts and crafts movement--United States
Art nouveau--United States
Arts and crafts movement--Illinois--Chicago--History

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
c.circa
n.d.no date
OPOversize Portfolio

RELATED MATERIALS IN CURATORIAL DEPARTMENTS, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
An Inkwell, a candalabra, and jewelry designed by Jessie M. Preston are in the permanent collection of the Department of American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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/access/access.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:
Jessie M. Preston Scrapbook, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
This collection was processed by Rory Brown in 2006.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SCRAPBOOK
OP 1.1
Pages 1-14:
Correspondence, typescript papers, printed papers, photographic prints, postcard, resumé, birth certificate, French identity card, newspaper clippings.
1899-1943, n.d.
OP 1.2
Pages 15-30:
Correspondence, manuscript papers, typescript papers, printed papers.
1918-1941, n.d.
OP 1.3
Pages 31-40:
Correspondence, manuscript papers, typescript papers, printed papers, passport, and sketches.
1918-1932, n.d.







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