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  • Physical Description: Printed
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    • World's Columbian Exposition Collection, 1890-1896

    • Within this collection are various materials pertaining to all aspects of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, from initial preparations to specific buildings and exhibitors. It includes photographic prints and stereocards of exposition...
    • 00.12
    • 6 boxes (2.5 linear feet), 2 portfolios, 3 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • 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
    • New York World's Fair Collection, 1937-1940

    • This collection of published materials and images documents many of the exhibitions and activities of the New York World's Fair, which was open in New York City from 1939 to 1940.
    • 2002.2
    • 1 box (0.25 linear feet) and 1 portfolio
    • 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.)
    • Textile Sample Books, 1935-1968

    • This collection is comprised of catalogs and sample books from various European and American textile manufacturers.
    • 2002.9
    • 24 linear feet, (22 boxes)
    • Miniature Building Collection, 1920-2002

    • This collection is comprised of business papers and miniature building models and molds created by the A.C. Rehberger Company of Chicago.
    • 2004.1
    • 9 boxes (6.5 linear feet)
    • Dart, Edward, Collection, 1841-2016 (bulk 1940-1993)

    • This collection includes research material assembled by Susan Dart McCutcheon to document the life and career of her brother, Chicago architect Edward D. Dart. This research material includes genealogical and personal documents, correspondence,...
    • 1996.2
    • 6 boxes (3 linear feet), 1 oversize portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Chicago Library Design Competition Collection, 1987-1990

    • This collection includes documents that record several phases of the 1987-1988 competition to select a design/build team and a design for the new Central Library in Chicago.
    • 1988.3
    • 6 linear ft. (24 boxes), 2 portfolios, 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Old Northwest Territory Art Exhibit Collection, 1947-1951

    • This collection includes a scrapbook of announcements, programs, newspaper clippings and correspondence, as well as exhibition catalogs documenting the shows of the Old Northwest Territory Art Exhibit from 1947 to 1951.
    • 1988.1
    • 1 box (.5 linear feet) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • Khan, Fazlur R., Collection, 1944-2017

    • This collection holds professional papers and writings and a small group of personal papers of the Bangladeshi-American structural engineer Fazlur R. Khan.
    • 1992.7
    • 18 linear feet (39 boxes), 3 portfolios, and flatfile material
    • 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.
    • Ten Eyck, Richard, Papers, c.1940s-c.1990s

    • This collection documents the career of industrial designer Richard Ten Eyck and the work of his firm, Richard Ten Eyck Associates, which operated in Wichita, Kansas, from 1948 to 1992.
    • 1997.2
    • 26 boxes (9 linear ft.), 2 portfolios, 20 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • Griffin, Walter Burley and Marion Mahony, Collection, 1911-2016

    • This collection consists of microfilm aperture cards and prints of plans and drawings related to projects designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Canberra and Sydney, Australia, as well as a small selection of projects from...
    • 2001.4
    • 2 boxes (0.25 linear feet) 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
    • 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
    • Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, Papers, 1956-2001

    • The Un'ichi Hiratsuka Collection reflects the close friendship between the Van Zelst and Hiratsuka families. From the earliest contact between collector Theodore Van Zelst and the Japanese woodblock print master Un'ichi Hiratsuka in 1959, the two...
    • 2002.5
    • 8 boxes (3.5 linear ft.), 1 oversized portfolio and 1 portfiolio
    • Tribune Tower collection, 1922-2001

    • The Tribune Tower Collection includes printed materials and memorabilia about the 1922 international design competition and the completed structure.
    • 00.3
    • 1 oversize portfolio
    • 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
    • Institute of Design collection, c.1934-1955

    • The philosophy, history, and works of faculty and students of The Institute of Design in Chicago are documented through books, booklets, pamphlets, brochures, letters, unpublished papers, published articles, and photographs.
    • 2007.2
    • .5 linear feet (1 box)
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Goff, Bruce A., Archive, 1893-2003 (bulk 1920s-1980s)

    • The collection represents Goff in his many roles: architect, composer, painter, collector, professor, and friend. Architectural projects can be traced from concept to completion through correspondence, slides, photographs, and plans. His musical...
    • 1990.1
    • 260 boxes (200 linear feet), 12 portfolios, 7 oversize portfolios, flatfile materials, and 12 tubes
    • 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
    • Albright, Ivan, Collection, 1888-1995 (bulk 1900-1980)

    • The collection includes notebooks, scrapbooks, poetry, photographs and glass negatives documenting the life and career of Ivan Albright. The notebooks (ca. 1920-1982) include student sketches, class notes, sketches of old master paintings, diagrams...
    • 1984.6
    • 45 boxes (22 linear feet), 3 portfolios and 5 oversize portfolios
    • Architects' and designers' papers, 1767-2018 (bulk 1889-2017)

    • The collection includes individual letters, small groups of correspondence, published articles, and other papers by architects and designers or about architecture. Although the range is broad, the bulk of the collection consists of correspondence...
    • 00.5
    • 33 boxes (21 linear feet), 3 portfolios, 6 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • Burnham Plan Centennial Committee Records, 2003-2010

    • The collection contains the office files of a number of individuals from the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee. The archive records the work of the Committee and its Project Partners in both celebrating the 1909
    • 2010.1
    • 25 linear feet (27 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio, 1 rolled tube, and flatfile materials
    • Dunning, Hugh and N. Max, Collection, 1901-1994

    • 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.
    • 1994.3
    • 4 boxes (1.25 linear feet) 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
    • 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
    • McNally and Quinn Records, 1880-1977 (bulk 1925-1965)

    • The collection consists primarily of photographs, printed materials, correspondence, legal and financial documents chronicling the work of architect J. Edwin Quinn through his association with McNally and Quinn, Structures, Inc., and the Cook...
    • 1980.2
    • 151 boxes (73 linear feet), 10 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios, 4 tubes and flatfile materials
    • 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]
    • Wentworth, Michael (1938-2002) Collection, c.1882-2002 (bulk 1962-2002)

    • The collection consists of scholar Michael Wentworth's research materials and writings relating to the work of artist James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) as well as some materials relating to other aspects of Wentworth's professional and...
    • 2007.6
    • 10 linear feet (21 boxes), 4 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • Penn, Irving, Archive, c.1924-2004

    • The collection consists of material relating to all aspects of Irving Penn's career as well as many personal items. It includes correspondence, both personal and professional research materials scrapbooks compiled by Penn of tear sheets of his...
    • 1995.3
    • 187 boxes (94 linear ft.), 1 oversize portfolio, 9 portfolios, 1 tube and flatfile materials
    • 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
    • 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
    • 12 boxes (6 linear feet), 2 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • Prairie School Press Archives 1887-1991 (bulk 1961-1979)

    • The archives contain published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence with authors, photographs, and research notes, documenting the twenty-year history of the Prairie School Press. Among the publications of the Press were a facsimile edition...
    • 1992.6
    • 34 boxes (16.5 linear ft.), 1 oversized portfolio, 1 portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Wrightiana Collection, c.1897-2017 (bulk 1949-1969)

    • The architecture, furniture, decorative arts, and philosophies of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright are documented through booklets, pamphlets, brochures, letters, transcripts of lectures, published articles, and photographs.
    • 2001.3
    • 8 boxes (6 linear feet), 5 oversize portfolios 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
    • 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
    • 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

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