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Dunning, Hugh and N. Max, Collection, 1901-1994

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Finding Aid Published: 1995

Hugh and N. Max Dunning Collection, 1901-1994

Accession Number: 1994.3

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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Hugh and N. Max Dunning Collection, 1901-1994
EXTENT:1.25 linear feet  (4 boxes) and flatfile materials.
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:The collection contains photographs, albums, blueprints, and articles that document projects designed by Chicago architects Hugh and N. Max Dunning, as well as travel diaries kept by the brothers.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Printed papers, a scrapbook, architectural reprographic prints, and black and white photographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Dunning, Hugh B., 1883-1958
Dunning, N. Max, 1873-1945
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:Collections documenting the work of Hugh Dunning and N. Max Dunning were presented to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives by Bruce Dunning in 1994 and the Dunning Family in 1995. Ten blueprints of the Heinz Company warehouse alterations were donated by the Chicago Tribune in 2003.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
N. Max Dunning (1873-1945) was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and completed his architectural education at the University of Wisconsin. He established his practice in Chicago and was joined by his younger brother Hugh B. Dunning in the early 1910s. When the office closed in 1933, N. Max Dunning moved to Washington D.C., to work for the Roosevelt administration. He was elected Fellow, American Institute of Architects, and served as president of the Chicago Chapter of the AIA.

Hugh B. Dunning (1883-1958), also born in Kenosha, apprenticed in several Chicago architecture firms before joining his brother. When the firm dissolved, he worked as property manager and as an appraiser for the Federal Housing Administration. He and his older brother won the foreign travel scholarship offered by the Chicago Architecture Club.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The collection consists of photographs, albums, blueprints, and articles that document projects from the Dunning office. It also contains several travel diaries kept by the brothers.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: PROFESSIONAL PAPERS. Includes some biographical data, client list, and an album containing photographs and documents on Dunning projects.

SERIES II: PHOTOGRAPHS. Includes black and white photographs of projects, arranged alphabetically by project name, with unidentified images following. See also photographs in the album in Series I.

SERIES III: DIARIES. European travel diaries of N. Max Dunning and Hugh Dunning, arranged chronologically.

SERIES IV: HEINZ COMPANY WAREHOUSE BLUEPRINTS. Plans, elevations, and details.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Dunning, Hugh B., 1883-1958
Dunning, N. Max, 1873-1945
Dunning, N. Max, 1873-1945--Archives
Dunning, N. Max, 1873-1945--Diaries
Dunning, Hugh B., 1883-1958--Archives
Dunning, Hugh B., 1883-1958--Diaries
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--Sources
Architects--Illinois--Chicago--Archives

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
Flatf.flatfile
n.d.no date
REST.restricted

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

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
The five travel diaries of N. Max Dunning located in Series III are restricted. Microfilm and transcripts are available as surrogate copies. The remainder of 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:
As requested by the donors, there may be no republication or substantial quotation of the travel diaries in this collection without the permission of Bruce B. Dunning or his heirs. 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:
Hugh and N. Max Dunning Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1995. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2003 and by Nathaniel Parks in 2005.

ALTERNATE FORM AVAILABLE:
The five travel diaries of N. Max Dunning located in Series III are restricted. Patrons are requested to use the microfilm copy 1999 9 or the transcriptions located in folders 1.5 and 1.6.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: PROFESSIONAL PAPERS


Box.FF 1.1
Biographical sketches of N. Max Dunning and Hugh Dunning written by Hugh's son Bruce B. Dunning.
Typescript papers.
03/21/1994 2
Box.FF 1.2
"The Work of N. Max Dunning,"  The American Architect 119, no. 2354.
02/02/1921 1
Box.FF 1.3
"List of clients for whom we have built commercial and industrial buildings covering a period of about fifteen years and involving an expenditure of about forty million dollars."
04/09/1929 1
Box.FF 1.4
The Architectural Annual, published by the Architectural League of America.
Inscribed by Dunning. N. Max Dunning is listed as the Chairman of the Publishing and Editing Committee.
1906 1
Box 3
Album of photographs and documents pertaining to the office of N. Max Dunning, Architect.
Scrapbook. Album contains 63 black and white photographs, news clippings, letters, a summary of the organization of the office with data about architects, a project list and comments on illustrated projects.
c.1911-1930 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: PHOTOGRAPHS



PHOTOGRAPHS, BOUND
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.1
Construction and exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
1913 2

BARNES, C.D. (COUNSEL) OFFICE. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 2.2
Interior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

BARNES, C.D., RESIDENCE. KENOSHA, WI
Box.FF 2.3
Eexterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

BETHANY BIBLE SCHOOL, DORMITORY AND PROPOSED COMPLEX. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.4
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

CITY HOSPITAL. KENOSHA, WI
Box.FF 2.5
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4

CITY NATIONAL BANK. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 2.6
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

DIXON HOME TELEPHONE COMPANY BUILDING. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.7
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

DIXON MASONIC TEMPLE. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.7
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

DIXON NATIONAL BANK. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.9
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1915 1

DIXON (IL) RESIDENCE, 403 E. FELLOWS ST., DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.10a
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

DIXON TEMPLE. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.10b
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

DURKES RESIDENCE. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.11
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4

FAHRNEY, PETER AND SONS, DR., COMPANY BUILDING. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.12
Interior view.
Black and white photographic print.
1917 1

GEISENHEIMER [?} RESIDENCE. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.13
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

HAYES HOTEL. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.14
Exterior and interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
1912-1923 9

HEINZ COMPANY BUILDING. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.15
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

LAKE SHORE ATHLETIC CLUB. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.16
Exterior and interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

MORTON MANOR. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 2.17
Exterior and interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8

NATIONAL CLOAK AND SUIT COMPANY BUILDING. KANSAS CITY, MO
Box.FF 2.18
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1920 4

PENFIELD, F.W., RESIDENCE. GLENCOE, IL
Box.FF 2.19
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

ROBERT SIMPSON LTD. BUILDING. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
Box.FF 2.20
Construction view.
Black and white photographic print.
11/01/1919 1

ROBERT SINMPSON LTD. BUILDING. REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Box.FF 2.21
Construction view.
Black and white photographic print.
12/20/1915 1

ROBERT SIMPSON LTD. BUILDING. TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Box.FF 2.22
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1916 3
Box.FF 2.22
Advertisement.
Printed paper. From unidentified publication. Announcing a new mail order building for the company.
c.1916 1

SEATRE RESIDENCE. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION.
Box.FF 2.23
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

SIMMONS MANUFACTURING COMPANY BUILDING. KENOSHA, WI
Box.FF 2.24
Construction view.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1910-1921 3

SIMMONS, Z.G., RESIDENCE. KENOSHA, WI
Box.FF 2.25
Exterior and interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1918 15

STANDARD NATIONAL BANK. CHICAGO, IL (?)
Box.FF 2.26
Perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.26
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

STIGER RESIDENCE. OAK PARK, IL
Box.FF 2.27
Exterior views..
Black and white photographic prints.
1910-1923 3

STROMGBERG MOTOR DEVICE BUILDING. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.28
Construction view.
Black and white photographic prints.
04/24/1920 1

THORNE, ROBERT J., RESIDENCE. LAKE FOREST, IL
Box.FF 2.29
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

TRAVER, F.C., RESIDENCE. KENILWORTH, IL
Box.FF 2.30
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

WARD, ROBERT E., RESIDENCE. WILMETTE, IL
Box.FF 2.31
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

WHITE, GEORGE D., RESIDENCE. WILMETTE, IL
Box.FF 2.32
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

WINTON HOTEL. CLEVELAND, OH
Box.FF 2.33
Construction and interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1918 24

UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTS. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS
Box.FF 2.34
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 9


PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM:
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY BUILDING. CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1914 1
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior detail view of doorway.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1914 1

GARFIELD GRADE SCHOOL. MAYWOOD, IL
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1920-1940 1

LINCOLN GRADE SCHOOL. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION.
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1920-1940 1

UNIDENTIFIED GRADE SCHOOLS. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION.
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1920-1940 3

CHICAGO FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS BUILDING. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION.
Box.FF 2.35
Rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1920-1940 1

MASONIC TEMPLE. DIXON, IL
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic prints.
1932 2

SIMMONS RESIDENCE. UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 2.35
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1920-1940 5






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES III: DIARIES

THE FOLLOWING FIVE TRAVEL DIARIES OF N. MAX DUNNING ARE RESTRICTED.

PATRONS ARE REQUESTED TO USE THE MICROFILM COPY 1999.9 OR THE TRANSCRIPTIONS LOCATED IN FOLDERS 1.5 and 1.6.


REST
European Trip, part 1.
08/27/1901-09/29/1901 1
REST
European Trip, part 2.
09/26/1901-10/19/1901 1
REST
European trip, part 3.
10/20/1901-02/16/1901 1
REST
European trip, part 4.
12/16/1901-02/17/1902 1
REST
European trip, (Italy).
12/30/1903-02/08/1904 1
Box.FF 1.5
European trips, parts 1-3 and European trip, (Italy).
Photocopied papers. Transcription prepared by Bruce Dunning.
1994 1
Box.FF 1.6
European trip, part 4.
Photocopied papers. Transcription prepared by Bruce Dunning.
1994 1
Box.FF 1.7
Dunning, Vera Sale. Diary of Hugh B. and Vera Sale Dunning December 25, 1909-July, 1920 (sic).
Printed paper. Independently published by the Dunning family for private use. Includes and introduction by Bruce Dunning and end noted. Note that diary actually covers the period from 12/25/1909 to 07/1910.
1979 1






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SERIES IV: HEINZ COMPANY WAREHOUSE BLUEPRINTS

342 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL. Warehouse alterations, Max Dunning and Clarence Jensen, architects. [Job 3804].


Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 1. North and east elevations.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 3. Basement floor plan.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 4. First floor plan.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 5. Second floor plan.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 6. Third floor plan.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 8. Detail elevation of front wall.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet 9. Details.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet E-1. Details.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet E-2. Details.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1
Flatf. 11.3
Sheet M2. Heating, plumbing, and electrical plans.
Blueprint on linen. Gift of Chicago Tribune.
08/29/1938 1







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