Charles L. Hutchinson records

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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

3 inches of material documenting the formative years of the Art Institute of Chicago and its collections, including correspondence with Daniel Chester French (1893–1924) regarding French's statue of George Washington, as well as art matters in Chicago. Other correspondents include Sara Hallowell, Robert Harshe, Halsey C. Ives, and others.

Biographical Historical Note

Charles L. Hutchinson was a Chicago businessman who served as the first president of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago, from 1882 until his death in 1924.

Additional Notes

Related collections: William M. R. French Records and Robert B. Harshe Records, Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives.