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Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013

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Series 6: Project Files , 1952-2014
5.8 Linear feet
Box 25-31, 62, OV 66

Project files include professional files and files documenting projects and commissions. Files may contain project proposals, correspondence, printed material, applications, contracts, research notes, invoices, receipts, notebooks, sketches, plans, organizational records, and photographic material. Three multi-year projects are extensively documented, including Miami Metamorphosis mural, Riverwalk Gateway mural, and the Hiawatha Rail Line mural. Material relates to all stages of the project, from planning and research, communicating logistics, project execution, and dedication ceremonies. This series also contains professional files relating to organizations Lanyon was involved with and to panels and journal issues she moderated or edited. Lanyon's illustration work for publication and the production of several artist's books are also documented here.
Sound recordings relating to the "Gold Lady" panel and the "Satire" issue of Heresies are on four sound cassettes. Video recordings of the Riverwalk Gateway mural dedication and the documentary Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists are on one videocassette (VHS) and two videodiscs (DVD). Other electronic records relate to applications, commissions, a film project, and Lanyon's work for the National Academy of Design.
Description Container Select
American Cultural Specialist Program, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1995-1998
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14
Applications
Anonymous Was A Woman, 2013
25
15
Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 1993-1994
25
16
Fulbright, Japan, 1990-1992
25
17
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, circa 1970-2005
25
18
The Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation, 1981-1982
25
19
Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, 1982
25
20
National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Artist Exchange, 1987-1988
25
21
United States Artists Fellowship, 2012
Includes 1 electronic disc (CD)
25
22
Anchor Graphics, Print Editions, 1995-2007
25
23
"Birth of the Bunny," Book Proposal, 1970
25
24
Chicago Graphic Workshop (Institute of Graphic Arts), 1952-1956
25
25-26
Commissions, General, circa 1966-2010
Includes 18 electronic discs (CD) and 1 floppy disc
Material consists of photographic and other documentation from several commissions including Miami Metamorphosis mural, Hiawatha Rail Line mural, and Riverwalk Gateway mural.
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1-4
Death Drawings, Book Project with Chris Millon's Photographs, 1976-1982
26
5
Department of the Interior Mural Project, 1999
26
6
A Fairamount of Magic, Prints for Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, 1986-1988
26
7
Film about Edith Metzger, featuring Lanyon as Metzger, 2007-2010
Includes 3 electronic discs (DVD)
26
8
Film, Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists, featuring Interviews with Lanyon, 2014
Includes 1 videodisc (DVD)
26
9
General Services Administration, Art in Architecture Proposal, 1993-2004
26
10
Hiawatha Rail Line Mural Project, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Agreements, 2002-2003
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11
Brochure Mock-up, 2004
26
12
Correspondence, 2001-2006
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13-17
Notebook, 2001-2004
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18
Notes, 2001-2005
26
19
Photographs, 2004
26
20
Printed Material, 2003-2004
26
21
Receipts, 2003-2004
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22
Sketches and Plans, 2001-2002
26
23
Illustration Work
"Aspen in August" and "Vail Winter" Ski Posters, 1993-1994, 2003
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1
The Au Pair Man Poster, 1975
Oversized material housed in Box 62, Folder 6
27
2
Ballary Marvels, by Lynn Warren, 2009
27
3
Chicago Telephone Directory Cover, 1971
Oversized material housed in Box 62, Folder 6
27
4
Ty Cobb, 1998
27
5
Jakata Takes, by Nancy DeRoin, 1973-1975
Oversized material housed in Box 62, Folder 6
27
6
The Summer House, by Patricia Hampl, Linocut by Lanyon, 2000
27
7
The Wetlands Initiative Brochure, 2000-2006
27
8
Illustration Work, General, circa 1970-1979
27
9
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Mural Proposal, 1979-1980
27
10
Landfall Press, Print Editions, 1978-2002
27
11
Matriarch Windows Proposal, Temple Sholom, Chicago, 1982-1983
27
12
Miami Metamorphosis Mural
Agreements, 1990-1993
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13
Correspondence, 1989-1993
27
14
Photographs, 1990-1993
27
15
Proposal and Site Analysis, 1990-1993
27
16
Restoration, 2008
Includes 2 electronic discs (CD)
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17
Sketches, Plans, and Research, 1990-1993
27
18
Murals, Technical Considerations, circa 2000-2002
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19
Nine Notable Women of Boston, Mural and Prints for the Workingmen's Co-operative Bank, 1980-1981
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20-21
Notable Women of Boston Mural, 1996-2003
Recovered and shown at Boston Public Library, then acquired by Simmons College
27
22
Organizations
American Printmaking Association, 1979-1981
27
23
College Art Association, 1977-1985
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24
College Art Association, Art Journal, Editorial Board, 1978-1991
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25-26
National Academy of Design, Abbey Mural Workshops, 2001-2010
Includes 1 electronic disc (DVD)
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27
National Academy of Design, Constitution and By-laws, 2002
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1
National Academy of Design, Correspondence, circa 2000-2012
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2
National Academy of Design, Membership Nominations, 1996-2012
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3-4
National Academy of Design, Travel, 2004
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5
West East Bag (W.E.B.), Correspondence, circa 1970-1977
28
6
West East Bag (W.E.B.), Newsletters and Printed Material, 1971-1977
28
7
Women's Action Coalition (WAC), circa 1975-1992
28
8
Women's Caucus for Art, circa 1977-2000
28
9-10
Panels and Journals
"Gold Lady," College Art Association Panel Moderated by Lanyon, 1975-1976
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11
"Gold Lady," College Art Association Panel Moderated by Lanyon, Sound Recordings, 1976
3 sound cassettes
28
12
"Harry, Who Else," Mid-America College Art Association Panel Moderated by Lanyon, 1981
28
13
"Satire," Issue Number 20 of Heresies, 1984-1985
Includes 1 sound cassette
28
14
"Surreal/ism Now," College Art Association Panel Moderated by Lanyon, 1972, 1984
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15
"The Visionary Impulse: An American Tendency," Art Journal, 1978-1986
28
16
Prince Street Station Mural Proposal, New York City, 2000
Oversized material housed in Box 62, Folder 7
28
17
Proposals and Submissions, General, circa 1980-2008
28
18
The Rise of Chicago Mural, Illinois State Capitol, 1988-1990
28
19
Riverwalk Gateway Murals, Chicago
Brochure Text and Mock-ups, 2000
Includes 1 floppy disc
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20
Brochure Text and Mock-ups, 2000
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1
Budget and Expenses, 2000-2001
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2
Contract, 1998-2000
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3-4
Correspondence, 1998-2002
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5-6
Exhibition Guestbook, 2000
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7
Installation and Tiles, 1999-2000
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8-9
Notebooks (2), 1998-2001
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10
Notes, 1999-2000
29
11
Photo Album (disbound), 1999-2000
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12
Photographic Material, circa 1999-2002
Includes 1 electronic disc (CD)
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13-17
Photographic Material, circa 1999-2002
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1
Printed Material, 1998-2004
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2-4
Project Timeline, 1998-2002
30
5
Publicity, 1999-2000
30
6
Reproductions of Mural Artwork, circa 2000
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7
Research, circa 2000, 1983
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8
Research, Ship and Sanitary Canal, circa 2000
30
9
Restoration, 2004-2013
30
10
"Riverwalk #1," "Riverwalk #2," and "Riverwalk #3", circa 2000
3 electronic discs (cd)
30
11
"Riverwalk Dedication", circa 2000
1 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videodiscs (dvd)
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12
Sketches and Plans, 1998-2000
Oversized material housed in OV 66
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13-14
Stage Design, circa 1945
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15
Stations of the Cross Designs, Old Saint Patrick's Church, Chicago, Correspondence and Billings, 1997-2003
30
16
Stations of the Cross Designs, Old Saint Patrick's Church, Chicago, Sketches and Plans, 1997-2000
Oversized material housed in Box 62, Folder 8
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17
Tax Reform Act, Section 263A Petition, 1987-1988
30
18
Transformations I and Transformations II, Artist's Books, 1975-1984
30
19-20
Transformations I and Transformations II, Artist's Books, 1975-1984
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1
Wonder Production Volume I, Artist's Book, circa 1972
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2
Oversized Illustration Work, The Au Pair Man Poster, from Box 27, Folder 2
62
6
Oversized Illustration Work, Chicago Telephone Directory, from Box 27, Folder 4
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6
Oversized Illustration Work, Jakata Takes, from Box 27, Folder 6
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6
Oversized Illustration Work, General, from Box 27, Folder 9
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6
Oversized Prince Street Station Proposal, from Box 28, Folder 17
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7
Oversized Stations of the Cross Designs, from Box 30, Folder 17
62
8
Oversized Riverwalk Gateway Murals, Sketches and Plans from Box 30, Folder 13
OV 66

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