Lorado Taft papers, 1882-1970

Taft, Lorado, b. 1860 d. 1936
Active in Ill.

Collection size: 300 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Printed material by and about Taft, including addresses given by him in Philadelphia in 1924, and another, "Practical Art in Illinios," 1884; an address about Taft by Herbert Adams; correspondence, mostly from his student days in Paris and as a tourist in England; photographs of Taft, his studio, and his work; and clippings, including dedication addresses for Black Hawk Memorial, 1912, and Fountain of the Great Lake, 1913.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Illinois. Born in Elmwood, Ill.

Lent for microfilming 1972 by Emily Taft Douglas (Mrs. Paul) and her sisters, Mary Taft Smith and Jessie Louise Taft Crane, daughters of Taft.

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