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  • Physical Description: architectural
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chamales, Christopher John, Papers, 1919-1987

    • After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931, Chamales (1907-1993) studied planning under Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy. With his professor he completed a master plan for Athens, Greece and its port, Piraeus....
    • 1994.1
    • 22.75 linear feet (50 boxes), 3 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios, and flatfile material
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Graham, Bruce J., Papers, 1939-2015 (bulk 1960s-1980s)

    • Architect and art collector Bruce Graham's professional career and private life is documented through images, papers, and video tapes. Materials relating to Graham's wife, Jane Graham, and their friends, colleagues, and artistic collaborators are...
    • 2011.1
    • 23.5 linear feet (27 boxes), 3 portfolios, 2 oversize portfolios, flat file materials and 1 tube
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Walker, Nellie V., Collection, 1901-1973

    • Correspondence, design papers, and photographs document the work of American sculptor Nellie V. Walker and her association with American sculptor Lorado Taft.
    • 1988.4
    • 1 linear ft. (2 boxes) and flatfile materials.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hyland, Paul V., Papers, 1914-c.2010 (bulk 1926-1934)

    • Photographs, correspondence, and printed matter documenting a selection of native Chicago architect Paul Vincent Hyland's projects in the United States and abroad, though predominantly in the Chicago area. Projects represented in this collection...
    • 2011.4
    • 1 linear foot (2 boxes) 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
    • 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
    • Greene, Herb, Papers, 1956-2009 (bulk 1956-1985)

    • Drawings and papers of the architect and artist Herb Greene, who studied with and later worked for many prominent architects such as Bruce Goff and John Lautner. One of Goff's most prolific and accomplished disciples, Greene has been building and...
    • 2009.3
    • 2 linear feet (1 box) and flatfile materials

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