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Hyde Park Art Center records, 1940-1979

Hyde Park Art Center


Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet

Summary: Certificate of incorporation; constitution and by-laws; minutes of the Board of Directors meetings; treasurer's reports; annual reports; letters received; copies of letters sent; 3 scrapbooks containing clippings and other printed material; subject files on exhibitions, artists, membership, fundraising, art classes and workshops, and the film program; a booklet, HYDE PARK ART CENTER, 1939-1976, edited by Goldene Shaw, 1976; exhibition posters; copies of news releases; clippings; and 26 photographs of artists, exhibitions and works of art. Also included is a manuscript about the history of the Center by Don Baum and Goldene Shaw.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art center; Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1939 as the Fifth Ward Art Center of Chicago, Illinois. The name changed to Hyde Park Art Center in February 1940.


Material donated 1981 by Hyde Art Center; unpublished manuscript donated 1975 by Don Baum.

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Hyde Park Art Center records, 1940-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.