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    • Yost and Taylor Collection, 1928-c.1994 (bulk 1935-1965)

    • Photographs, drawings, project papers, and other materials document the career of architect Lloyd Morgan Yost and his eight-year partnership with D. Coder Taylor. Yost designed single-family residences, housing developments, and commercial...
    • 1991.1
    • 19 linear feet (40 boxes) and flatfile materials
    • Hammond, Charles Herrick, Papers, 1894-1963

    • The collection contains papers and photographs from Chicago architect C. Herrick Hammond's professional activities, including his work as supervising architect for the State of Illinois, and personal memorabilia.
    • 1984.5
    • 1.5 linear feet (5 boxes) , 2 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • 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.)
    • 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
    • Maywood Company Records, 1869-1901

    • Papers relating to the formation and business of the Maywood Company and its subsidiary, the Chicago Scraper and Ditcher Company.
    • 1996.1
    • 1 box (0.25 linear foot) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • Theobald, Paul, and Company Records, 1935-1988 (bulk 1946-1955)

    • Amateur artist and bibliophile, Paul Theobald opened a bookstore and gallery in Chicago in 1936 that attracted the large émigré population in Chicago. Theobald soon became a publisher of books that related the visual arts to social issues. Among...
    • 1992.3
    • 8 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
    • Faggi, Alfeo, Collection, 1914-1950

    • The collection contains correspondence, exhibition catalogs, articles and photographs documenting the work of Chicago sculptor Alfeo Faggi.
    • 00.10
    • 1 box (0.25 linear foot) and 1 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
    • Lipp, Franz, Papers, 1930-1997

    • This collection includes images and other papers documenting German-American landscape architect Franz Lipp's designs for residential, commercial, and institutional properties primarily in the Upper Midwest.
    • 1993.1
    • 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    • Schmidt, Garden and Martin Records, 1903-c.1985

    • Business records, photographs, drawings, and published materials document the work of the Chicago architecture firm Schmidt, Garden and Martin and its successor firm, Schmidt, Garden and Erikson.
    • 00.17
    • 7 boxes (3.5 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Mell, Alfred L., Papers, 1941-1971

    • Papers, drawings, and photographs documenting the work of Chicago architect and professor Alfred L. Mell.
    • 1999.4
    • 2 boxes (1 linear foot) and oversize material.
    • Purdy, Arthur, Collection, c.1933-1995

    • Papers, drawings, and ephemera documenting the career of Chicago-area architect Arthur C. Purdy.
    • 1995.7
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet), 2 portfolios and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • 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
    • Weber, Peter J., Papers, 1882-c.2000 (bulk 1893-1922)

    • Photographs, correspondence, and printed matter documenting a selection of German-American architect Peter J. Weber's built and unbuilt projects in the United States and abroad, though predominantly in the Chicago area. Projects represented in this...
    • 1986.6
    • 4 boxes (1 linear foot), 1 oversize portfolio, 1 portfolio and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Patton and Fisher records, c.1885-1908

    • This collection contains working drawings for the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library and illustrations for Chicago architects Normand Patton's and Reynolds Fisher's designs for public and private buildings in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
    • 00.14
    • 0.2 linear feet and oversize material
    • 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)
    • Benjamin Galleries Records, 1920-1988

    • Business and exhibition records, artist information, and ephemera document the operations of Chicago-based Benjamin Galleries from 1940 to 1979.
    • 1996.3
    • 4 boxes (1 linear foot)
    • Burleigh, Thomas R., Collection, 1940-2000 (bulk 1940-1942)

    • Drawings, papers, and photographs documenting Chicago architect Thomas Burleigh s study under and later associations with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, during the 1940s and 1950s.
    • 1986.1
    • 3 boxes (1 linear foot) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • 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
    • Steif, B. Leo, Collection, 1916-1953

    • Scrapbooks and photograph albums document Chicago architect B. Leo Steif s designs for residential, commercial, and apartment buildings. Promotional materials, publications, correspondence, and biographical information are also included.
    • 1985.2
    • 2 boxes (1 linear foot) and 2 oversize portfolios
    • Koehnemann, Renard, Collection, 1913-1991 (bulk 1950-1991)

    • American artist Renard Koehnemann's work is documented through writings, drawings, and photographs of his custom-made chalices. The collection also contains correspondence and articles about Arts and Crafts silversmith Robert Riddle Jarvie.
    • 2002.7
    • 2 boxes (0.5 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
    • Vinci, John, Papers, 1909-2001 (bulk 1971-1979)

    • Project files, correspondence, photographs, negatives, printed materials, office papers, student projects, product samples and drawings documenting the work of American architect and preservationist John Vinci. These papers chronicle Vinci's...
    • 2007.4
    • 20 linear feet (15 boxes), 2 oversize portfolios, 3 tubes and flatfile materials
    • Powell/Kleinschmidt Records, 1969-1993 (bulk 1976-1984)

    • The Powell/Kleinschmidt collection is a compilation of the business materials documenting the early interior architecture projects of Chicago architecture firm Powell/Kleinschmidt.
    • 2001.9
    • 17 boxes (10 linear feet), 5 portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • Taylor, J.W., Photograph Collection, c.1880-1910

    • Previously a bookseller, J.W. Taylor (1846-1918) began photographing Chicago in the 1870s and started advertising himself as a commercial photographer in 1889. Taylor worked until 1918, photographing Chicago-area architecture and landscapes, as...
    • 1993.3
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
    • Glass, Henry P., Papers, c.1942-2000

    • Austrian-born industrial designer, Henry Glass practiced and taught industrial design in Chicago, Illinois, for more than sixty years. He specialized in furniture and household objects in a modern idiom.
    • 1994.5
    • 2.25 linear feet (7 boxes), 2 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • Tigerman, Stanley, Papers, 1941-1993 (bulk 1966-1990)

    • Papers and drawings documenting a selection of Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman's built and unbuilt work from the 1960s to the early 1990s as well as a small grouping of professional and financial papers.
    • 1989.5
    • 20 linear feet (40 boxes), 3 oversize portfolios, 1 rolled tube, and flatfile materials

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