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    • Smith, Benjamin K., Papers, 1935-c.1980s

    • This collection of papers created by Chicago fine art appraiser and authenticator Benjamin K. Smith includes appraisals and related correspondence, organized by client name.
    • 1990.5
    • 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    • Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker Photographs, 1930-c.1933

    • Two albums of photographs documenting designs by architect Ralph T. Walker, of Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker, for the 1933-1934 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago.
    • 1989.3
    • 2 portfolios
    • World's Columbian Exposition Photographs by C. D. Arnold, 1891-1894

    • Nearly eight hundred large-format platinum photographic prints and twenty-five small-format sepia photographic prints by C.D. Arnold, the official photographer of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, illustrate the development of...
    • 1989.2
    • 3 linear ft. (9 boxes), 15 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • Otis Elevator Company Collection, 1903-1906

    • This collection contains elevator plans for forty-seven buildings that were prepared by the Chicago office of Otis Elevator Company between 1903 and 1906 for such architectural firms as D.H. Burnham and Co., Holabird and Roche, and Richard Schmidt.
    • 1996.4
    • 1 oversize portfolio
    • Palmer, Bertha Honoré, correspondence collection, 1883-1899

    • A collection of letters written primarily to and by Bertha Honoré Palmer, concerning her involvement with the Board of Lady Managers and the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893. Some letters concern the...
    • 00.7
    • 0.5 linear ft. (1 box) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • Bizzarri, Michael and Jane, House Papers, 1949-1990

    • Correspondence, publications, photographs, and architectural drawings related to the Michael and Jane Bizzarri house, Cincinnati, Ohio, designed by architect Richard J. Neutra, Michael Bizzarri, a long-time admirer of Neutra, commissioned the...
    • 1999.3
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet) and 1 portfolio
    • Teague, James, Papers, c.1950s-c.1980s

    • The work of Chicago industrial designer James Teague is represented in this collection by photographs, professional papers and physical samples of several of his designs.
    • 2001.10
    • 2 boxes (0.5 linear feet) and 1 portfolio
    • Hall, Gilbert P., Collection, c.1930-1934

    • A portfolio of black and white photographs show Gilbert Hall's renderings of projects designed by Chicago architecture firm Holabird & Roche.
    • 1934.2
    • 1 portfolio (1.25 linear feet)
    • Line, Ralph Marlowe, Collection, 1944-1960

    • This collection of photographs taken by Ralph Marlowe Line documents buildings and architectural ornament designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan.
    • 2000.3
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
    • Mellerio, André, Papers, 1867-1943 (bulk 1895-1925)

    • This extensive collection of documents and original papers by and about French artist Odilon Redon was compiled by his biographer and friend André Mellerio.
    • 1991.2
    • 21 boxes (8.3 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Granada Theater Collection, 1925-1987

    • Architectural drawings and photographs documenting the Granada Theater in Chicago, Illinois, designed by architects Levy and Klein in 1925.
    • 1990.6
    • 1 portfolio and 21 drawings
    • Cowles, Knight Cheney, Album, c.1929-1931

    • The work of Chicago architect Knight Cheney Cowles is represented in this collection by photographs of several of his buildings.
    • 2001.11
    • 1 portfolio (0.25 linear feet)
    • Randall, John D., Papers, 1884-1993

    • Documents compiled by architectural historian John D. Randall in the course of research for the revised edition of book,
    • 1994.4
    • 2 boxes and 1 portfolio (3.25 linear feet)
    • Harrison/Morse Research Collection, The, 1960-1988

    • Correspondence, photographs, printed matter and other research materials for Sharon Harrison's catalogue raisonné of French symbolist artist Odilon Redon's etchings, as well as preliminary research for a planned catalogue of Redon's lithographs....
    • 1997.7
    • 20 boxes (8.25 linear feet)
    • Crane, Barbara, Collection, 1972-1979

    • Between 1972 and 1979, photographer Barbara Crane was commissioned by the Chicago Commission on Historical and Architectural Landmarks to photograph Chicago buildings being evaluated for possible landmark designation.
    • 1999.1
    • 23 boxes (7 linear feet) and 1 portfolio
    • Dunlap, William E., Papers, 1921-1957 (bulk 1926-1950)

    • Various materials document Chicago architect William Dunlap's work as a student and instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology during the years 1946-1952, as well as some early design project contributions. Included are transcripts of class...
    • 2000.6
    • 4 boxes (1.25 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Percier and Fontaine collection, c.1790-c.1875

    • French architects Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853) are widely credited with the development of the neo-classical Empire style. The Percier and Fontaine Collection is comprised of original architectural...
    • 2000.2
    • 15 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Rouault, Georges, Collection, 1946-1972

    • French artist Georges Rouault and Chicago Roman Catholic priest Father Richard J. Douaire sustained a correspondence about Rouault's art between World War II and the late 1950s. This collection comprises primarily the letters and photographs sent...
    • 1976.1
    • 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    • Burnham, Daniel H., Collection, 1836-1946 (bulk 1880-1925)

    • The Daniel H. Burnham Collection contains business and personal correspondence, project and personal photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and memorabilia. The World's Columbian Exposition and the report, Plan of Chicago, are particularly well...
    • 1943.1
    • 86 boxes (17.5 linear feet), 8 portfolios, 17 oversize portfolios, 1 tube and flatfile materials
    • Milles, Carl, Photograph Collection, c.1938-1939

    • This collection consists of photographs documenting sculptures by Carl Milles, taken primarily by Meyric R. Rogers around 1938 and 1939 in preparation for his book on Milles, published in 1940. The sculptures span almost the full length of Milles's...
    • 1963.1
    • 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
    • Jacobs, Herbert and Katherine, Residence and Frank Lloyd Wright Records, 1924-1974

    • The Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Residence and Frank Lloyd Wright Records document the construction of two homes by Wright for the Jacobs. This material spans the years between 1924 and 1974, with most of the material falling in the immediate time...
    • 1977.1
    • 3.25 linear feet (8 boxes), 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Rogers, Mary Long, Collection, 1931-1953

    • Project reports, maps, statistics, and correspondence make up the collection kept by landscape architect, Mary Long Rogers.
    • 2003.2
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Baldwin Kingrey Collection, 1939-2004 (bulk 1947-1957)

    • Photographs, correspondence, personal papers, printed materials, business papers, book manuscript materials, and negatives documenting the history of Chicago modern furniture retailer Baldwin Kingrey, opened by architect Harry Weese, his wife,...
    • 2006.1
    • 4 boxes (1.75 linear feet)
    • Fischer, John B., Papers, c.1900-c.1920s

    • Photo albums, correspondence and a manuscript relating to projects worked on or supervised by John Baptiste Fischer.
    • 2008.6
    • .5 linear feet (1 box) and 1 portfolio
    • PACE Associates Records, 1924-2009 (bulk 1948-1986)

    • PACE Associates was founded in January 1946 by Charles B. Genther, Wilbur H. Binford, William B. Cobb, and John Kausal. The firm's first projects were collaborations with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, including the Promontory Apartments, Algonquin...
    • 2002.11
    • 16 boxes (7.25 linear feet), 1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile materials
    • Judson, Sylvia Shaw (1897-1978) Collection, 1915-1998 (bulk 1940-1998)

    • Sylvia Shaw Judson, daughter of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, was a prominent sculptor who specialized in garden sculpture. The collection contains photographs and slides of Judson and her work, materials pertaining to exhibitions of Judson's...
    • 2009.5
    • 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes) and flatfile materials
    • Jensen, Elmer C., Papers, 1871-2014 (bulk 1880s-1950s)

    • Photographs, writings, drawings and printed matter documenting both the life and work of the architect Elmer C. Jensen, as well as aspects of his partnerships with William Le Baron Jenney and William Mundie, and select portions of Jenney and...
    • 2009.2
    • 8 linear feet (10 boxes), 4 portfolios, 1 oversize portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Collection, 2006-2009

    • Brochures, booklets, books, and ephemera produced by Chicago 2016 and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Chicago's failed 2016 Olympic bid.
    • 2010.2
    • 1.5 linear feet (1 box) and 1 oversized portfolio
    • Urry, Steven Jay, Research Collection, 1960-2012

    • A collection of newspaper and magazine articles, biographical material, photographs, and correspondence relating to Steven Jay Urry which were gathered by Victor M. Cassidy for the purpose of writing the catalogue for a retrospective of Urry's work.
    • 2012.4
    • .75 linear feet (3 boxes)
    • Guaranty Building Collection, 1894-1980s (bulk 1894-1970s)

    • Drawings, documents and building fragments from Louis H. Sullivan's Guaranty Building (1894-1896, Buffalo, NY). These materials were gathered by author, architect and preservationist John D. Randall (1919-1999) during his tenure as manager of the...
    • 2013.3
    • 30 boxes (14 linear ft.), 8 portfolios, flatfile materials and rolled tubes
    • Central Manufacturing District Magazine building name index

    • "This magazine was published by the Trustees of the Central Manufacturing District of Chicago monthly from 1916 to July 1960 and then annually after 1963. This index is inclusive of only the volumes which the Ryerson and Burnham Librarieshas in its...
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    • Collins, George R., Archive of Catalan Art and Architecture, 1864-1992

    • The collection includes papers, photographs and realia collected by scholar and professor George R. Collins regarding architect Antoni Gaudi i Cornet, the Catalan Modernismo movement, and Catalan art, architecture and culture. It also includes...
    • 1989.1
    • 140 boxes (75 linear feet), 4 portfolios, 12 oversize portfolios, 25 rolled tubes and flatfile materials

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