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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Architects' Portraits Collection, 1865-c.1982 (bulk c.1982)

    • This collection includes portraits of a wide range of architects, primarily American, who practiced in the 19th through the 21st centuries; a significant number of portraits were gathered from architects in preparation for the exhibition
    • 00.19
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
    • Artists' papers, 1636-2007 (bulk 1800s-1980s)

    • Primarily consisting of the letters of English and Scottish artists, this correspondence spans one hundred and fifty years. Ranging in content from dinner invitations to discussions on the Royal Academy and Crystal Palace, the letters often...
    • 00.4
    • 15 boxes (8 linear feet), 3 portfolios, flatfile materials
    • Hilberseimer, Ludwig Karl, Papers, c.1885-1995 (bulk 1938-1967)

    • Professional and business papers, including correspondence, research materials, manuscripts, photographs, and personal memorabilia document the life and career of Bauhaus émigrée and author, educator, city planner, and architect Ludwig Karl...
    • 070383
    • 48 linear feet , (98 boxes) , 16 oversize portfolios , and flatfile materials
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Reynolds, Mary, Collection, 1892-1972 (bulk 1941-1964)

    • Correspondence, photographs, financial papers, printed papers, personal papers and drawings documenting the wartime experiences of expatriate American Surrealist artist and advocate Mary Louise Reynolds in World War II France as well as her later...
    • 1951.1
    • 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) and 2 portfolios
    • Adler, Dankmar, Collection, 1844-1941

    • Papers and photographs related to the life and work of Chicago structural engineer Dankmar Adler, partner of architect Louis H. Sullivan.
    • 1952.2
    • 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Sullivan/Van Allen Building Collection, 1910-1980s

    • In 1910 John D. Van Allen commissioned Louis Sullivan to design a new department store for his family business in Clinton, Iowa. By this date Sullivan had few commissions and thus spent considerable time attending to his immediate projects. In...
    • 1970.1
    • .5 linear ft. (2 boxes, 1 portfolio) 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.)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Duckett, Edward A., Collection, 1931-1978

    • Documents and images related to the work and career of Bauhaus-émigré architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
    • 1986.2
    • 5 boxes (3 linear feet), 1 tube and flatfile materials
    • Hammond, James Wright, Papers, 1951-c.1985

    • Chicago architect James W. Hammond first worked in the office of Eliel and Eero Saarinen and then in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he was elected to partnership in 1955. In 1961, he became a founding partner of the Chicago...
    • 1986.5
    • .25 linear ft. (1 box)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.)
    • 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

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