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Lorado Taft papers, 1882-1970

Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936



Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in University Archives, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 379 available at Archives of American Art offices; at the Taft Museum, Elmwood, Ill.; the University Archives, University of Illinois; and through interlibrary loan.

Letters from Paris and England are typescripts.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Lorado Taft papers, 1882-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.