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  • Abstract: architectural
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    • Gelbin, Allan J., Papers, 1900-2015 (bulk 1949-1994)

    • Papers, published materials, architectural drawings, photographs, slides, and book production materials document the career of American architect Allan Gelbin and his interactions with noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship.
    • 1995.6
    • 77 boxes (40 linear feet), 5 portfolios, 11 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Radford Architectural Company Collection, c.1903

    • The Radford Architectural Company designed affordable residential and commercial architecture. The blueprints and specifications in this collection include house numbers 6560L, 6632L, 6537L, 6605L, 6542L (all for Armstrong Lumber Company), and 504,...
    • 1994.6
    • 1 oversize portfolio and flatfile materials
    • First National Bank of Dwight Collection, 1905-1920 (bulk 1905-1906)

    • Col. Frank L. Smith commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design one of his earliest commercial buildings in order to accommodate both the First National Bank of Dwight (Illinois) and an office for Col. Smith's insurance business. The project is...
    • 1969.1
    • 1 linear ft. (2 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio
    • 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
    • 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
    • Speyer, A. James, Collection, 1931-2005 (bulk 1947-1974)

    • Drawings, photographs, and printed papers documenting the architectural and curatorial work of Chicago architect A. James Speyer. Also included are candid photographs and some material collected as a result of Speyer's associations with Ludwig Mies...
    • 1997.6
    • 5 boxes (2.5 linear feet), 1 portfolio, 1 oversize portfolio and flatfile materials
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Schlossman, Norman, Collection, 1925-1987 (bulk 1932-1967)

    • Newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence and printed matter documenting the built work of the architectural firms Loebl and Schlossman (1925, c.1933-1946), Loebl, Schlossman and DeMuth (1926-c.1933), Loebl, Schlossman and Bennett (1947-1965)...
    • 1990.3
    • 2 boxes (1.3 linear ft.), 3 portfolios, 1 oversize portfolio
    • Hurter Family Collection, 1894-1999

    • The Hurter Family collection includes photographs, architectural drawings, documents and business papers that represent typical single-family and multi-family urban housing of turn-of-the-century Chicago.
    • 2001.8
    • 1 box (0.25 linear feet) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • Trade Catalog and Product Sample Collection, 1890-1975

    • The collection consists of two groups of materials: first, a selection of mid to late 20th century exterior and interior product samples (e.g. paint chips, veneer samples, tiles); and second, late 19th to late 20th century manufacturers' trade...
    • 2000.4
    • 13 boxes (19 linear feet) and 7 oversize portfolio [processed]; approximately 50 boxes (75 linear feet) [unprocessed]
    • 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)
    • Pond and Pond Collection, c.1895-1938

    • Correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, and architectural reprographic prints relating to the life and work of Chicago architects and brothers Irving K. and Allen B. Pond.
    • 2001.1
    • 5 boxes (1.5 linear feet) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • Wight, Peter Bonnett, Papers, 1863-1915

    • The papers of noted Chicago architect Peter Bonnett Wight (1838-1925) document his architectural work, his artistic criticism, and his interest in fireproof construction.
    • 1925.1
    • 2 boxes (.5 linear feet)
    • Llewellyn, J.C., and Associates Records, 1894-1985 (bulk 1920-1960)

    • Joseph C. Llewellyn (1855-1932) established his architectural practice in Chicago in 1892. Before World War II the firm designed industrial buildings, banks and office buildings throughout the Midwest. After World War II their work focused on...
    • 1992.5
    • 61 boxes (25 linear feet), 4 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • YMCA College Building Collection, c.1988

    • Architectural working drawings and a landmarks report for architect Emory Stanford Hall's YMCA College building (1915) in Chicago, Illinois.
    • 00.9
    • 1 oversize portfolio
    • Burnham, Daniel H., Jr. and Hubert Burnham Papers, 1890-1978 (bulk 1920-1950)

    • These materials, including job files, correspondence, drawings, scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs, document the architectural practice of Daniel H. Burnham, Jr. and his brother, Hubert, for public and private buildings in Chicago and the...
    • 1943.2
    • 30 boxes (14 linear ft.), 8 portfolios, flatfile materials and rolled tubes
    • Holgate, Frances Burdette, Papers, 1947-1963

    • Photographs, negatives, correspondence, professional papers, and printed materials documenting the career of Evanston based architectural model maker Frances Burdette Holgate.
    • 2006.3
    • 2.5 linear feet (1 box)
    • Inspired Partnerships Collection, 1898-2002

    • Architectural drawings, photographs and promotional materials related to the work of the Chicago-based non-profit organization Inspired Partnerships.
    • 2003.1
    • 1 portfolio and flatfile material
    • 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
    • Newman, Edgar, Papers, 1863-1977 (bulk 1863-1977)

    • Design drawings and photographs of architect Edgar Newman's Chicago residential projects, mainly of his own residence in Norwood Park. Correspondence consists mainly of marital congratulations and condolences on Newman's death. Family photographs,...
    • 2012.1
    • 3.25 linear feet (1 boxes), 2 portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Taylor, Crombie, Papers, 1914-1999 (bulk 1949-1980)

    • Correspondence, project papers, personal papers, printed papers, photographs, slides, transparencies, architectural drawings, stencils and reprographic prints documenting the architectural practice and academic career of Charles Crombie Taylor, as...
    • 2010.5
    • 4 linear feet (8 boxes), 4 oversize portfolios, 6 rolled tubes and flatfile materials
    • Colburn, Irving W., Papers, 1953-1992 (bulk 1955-1983)

    • Project papers, architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, personal and professional papers and publications related to the career of architect Irving W. Colburn.
    • 2002.10
    • 17.5 linear feet (23 boxes), 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Nickel, Richard, Archive, 1850-2011 (bulk 1945-1972)

    • Photographs, architectural research papers, correspondence, writings, personal papers, negatives and realia documenting the photography of Richard Nickel, his research on the work of Adler & Sullivan and his interest in architectural preservation.
    • 2010.6
    • 76 linear feet (152 boxes), 9 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Goldberg, Bertrand, Archive, 1933-2003 (bulk 1937-1997)

    • The collection consists of photographs, drawings, correspondence, manuscripts, publications and audiovisual materials documenting the career of the Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg. It comprehensively chronicles Goldberg's diverse career as...
    • 2002.3
    • 268 boxes (270 linear feet), 49 portfolios, 4 oversize portfolios, 2 rolled tubes, and flatfile materials
    • Clark, Edwin H., Papers, 1885-1960

    • Chicago architect Edwin Clark began practicing in 1906 and designed a broad variety of public and private projects. This collection includes diaries, project photographs, and scrapbooks documenting Clark's architectural and military careers.
    • 1995.1
    • 5 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    • Karr, Joe, and Associates Records, 1962-2005

    • Joseph P. Karr was one of the preeminent landscape architects in the Midwestern United States. He founded the firm Joe Karr and Associates in 1969, and the firm worked on a large variety of projects, ranging from yards for private homes to large...
    • 2008.2
    • 20 tubes and digital materials
    • Morgan, Charles L., Papers, 1892-1976 (bulk 1916-1944)

    • Small collection of photographs, drawings, and printed materials created or collected by Morgan, an architect and professor of architecture primarily known for his work as an architectural illustrator and delineator.
    • 2018.6
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet) and 1 oversized portfolio
    • Brenner Danforth Rockwell Records, 1957-2016 (bulk 1963-1977)

    • Architectural project files, award submissions, correspondence, architectural drawings, photographs, and slides documenting the work of the Chicago architectural partnership of Daniel Brenner, George Danforth, and H.P. Davis "Deever" Rockwell.
    • 2006.2
    • 11 linear feet (24 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile materials
    • Brand, Herbert A., Collection, 1903-2014 (bulk 1920-1959)

    • Photographs, architectural drawings, documents and other items related to Herbert Brand's career as an architect in the Midwest. Brand worked almost exclusively in church and education building design.
    • 2016.3
    • 3 linear feet (5 boxes), 2 oversize portfolios and 2 flatfiles
    • Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, Collection, 1907-2018 (bulk 1948-1960)

    • Photographs, correspondence, architectural drawings and printed materials related to Mies' career and professional life. Includes a significant amount of material pertaining to his association with the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
    • 1984.2
    • 4 linear feet (7 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile materials
    • Wilson, Melvin J., Collection, 1960-1993

    • Collection of photographs, slides, architectural drawings, and project papers spanning the career highlights of architect Mel Wilson. Wilson worked and as a Peace Corps architect in Tunisia in the 1960s and for the firms of Mies van der Rohe;...
    • 2018.4
    • 7 boxes (5 linear feet), 1 portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Sullivaniana Collection, 1780-2018 (bulk 1870-1930)

    • This collection forms the largest extant collection of documents (excluding architectural and design drawings) about Chicago architect and critic Louis Sullivan (1856-1924). Numerous draft manuscripts and typescripts of his writings are held in...
    • 1931.1
    • 27 boxes (15 linear feet), 5 portfolios, 6 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials.
    • Brubaker, C. William, Papers, 1948-1999 (bulk 1963-1989)

    • Sketchbooks, architectural drawings, photographic material, printed materials, and correspondence related to the career of Chicago architect, C. William Brubaker of Perkins & Will.
    • 2007.1
    • 30 linear feet (30 boxes) and 2 portfolios
    • Beman, Solon S., and Spencer S. Beman Collection, 1892-1985

    • The classical and revival-style architectural designs of Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman (1853-1914) and his son Spencer Solon Beman (1887-1952) are documented in a scrapbook containing advertisements, photographs, and published articles; by...
    • 2001.6
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet), 3 portfolios, 4 oversize portfolios, 1 rolled tube and flatfile materials
    • Shaw, Howard van Doren, Collection, 1875-2017 (bulk 1896-1925)

    • Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw was in practice from 1894 until the 1920s and designed for many of Chicago's elite. His architectural designs were stylistically eclectic and often based on historical precedence. His projects are documented...
    • 1934.1
    • 17 boxes (3.5 linear feet), 1 portfolio, 4 oversize portfolios, flatfile materials and 6 rolled tubes
    • Thorpe, John Garrett, & Associates Architectural Archive, 1901-2012

    • Architectural drawings and project files belonging to noted restoration and preservation architect John G. Thorpe and his firm, John G. Thorpe & Associates. The collection includes 33 projects designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and 27 projects by other...
    • 2017.1
    • 3 linear feet (7 boxes), 2 portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Century of Progress Collection, c.1920s-1980 (bulk 1931-1934)

    • The Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago's world's fair of 1933-1934, brought international modernism to the country's heartland. The foreign government buildings, the model houses and the corporate exhibits introduced many...
    • 00.18
    • 13 boxes (7 linear feet), 2 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials

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