Size: 1.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Summary: Correspondence, notes, photographs and printed materials documenting the artistic and teaching activities of Ford, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and Umbrella House. REE:S 3955-56: Photographs (1949-1975) show Ford, her family and friends, works of art, the Umbrella House and other buildings. Fourteen letters (1969-1986) are from friends and art organizations. Twenty-six letters (1982) are from young students at the Allen School in Aurora, Illinois, thanking Ford for her visit. Printed materials consist of clippings (1941, 1926-1986), reproductions of Christmas card designs; exhibition announcements and catalogs (1948-1986), and a brochure about the Umbrella House. Other materials include 6 biographical accounts, 9 award certificates (1952-1977), 4 notebooks of photographs and information on art works (1949-1961), class outlines from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and a 1924 drawing by Claude Buck. UNMICROFILMED: Printed materials, including 4 exhibition catalogs (1967-1976) from the American Watercolor Society, 2 wall calendars (1978, 1982) containing illustrations by Ford, clippings (1960-1982), a reproduction of a bookplate for "Arthur", a 1976 reunion book from West Aurora, a 1945 exhibition catalog for Carl Newland Werntz, and brochures about Bruce Goff, the architect of Umbrella House, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (1967-1972) and Aurora, Illinois.