Carl Schniewind papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1918–1965

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

5 inches of material consisting of papers of Art Institute of Chicago Curator of Prints and Drawings Carl Schniewind, mostly personal, including education records, transcripts, certificates, letters of recommendation, passports, visas, and other legal documents. Also included are printed matter and correspondence with architect Le Corbusier and his wife Yvonne; with James Johnson Sweeney about arranging exhibitions and lectures in Chicago in 1935, 1944, and 1965; and with Max Weber regarding an exhibition at the Art Institute in 1942.

Biographical Historical Note

Art historian Carl Schniewind served as Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1940 to 1957.