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Dankmar Adler papers, 1865-1900

Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900



Collection Information

Size: 38 Items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: An autobiographical sketch; 29 letters written by Adler to his family in 1888 during a trip to Europe, and letters received by Adler, including a group from the Institute of Architects convention in Boston, 1891; an oration given by Emil Hirsch at Adler's funeral; clippings; and Army documents.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect; Chicago, Illinois. Period of greatest recognition during Adler & Sullivan partnership.


The Newberry Library gave the Archives of American Art electrostatic copies of the Dankmar Adler papers. The copies were microfilmed by the Archives of American Art and discarded. The Newberry Library retains the original documents, which were a gift to them from the architect's granddaughter, Mrs. Irving D. Saltzstein.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1122 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All electrostatic copies.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Dankmar Adler papers, 1865-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.