Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 38 items on partial microfilm reel
Summary: The microfilm collection of the Dankmar Adler papers contains an autobiographical sketch; 29 letters from Adler to his family during an 1888 trip to Europe and from the American Institute of Architects convention in Boston in 1891; letters received by Adler; an oration given by Emil Hirsch at Adler's funeral; clippings; and Army documents.
Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) was a German-born American architect and engineer in Chicago, Illinois. Adler worked with Augustus Bauer, Ozias S. Kinney, and Edward Burling, but he is best known for his partnership with Louis Sullivan from 1880 until the mid 1890s. In his various partnerships, Adler was instrumental in rebuilding much of Chicago following the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and he is considered a leader in the Chicago school of architecture.
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.
The Newberry Library holds the Dankmar Adler papers, 1857-1984. Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago holds the Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) Collection, 1844-2017. The American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio holds the Dankmar Adler papers, 1862-1865; Dankmar Adler papers, 1902, undated; Dankmar Adler autobiography and correspondence, 1888-1912; and the Dankmar Adler nearprint.