Director George William Eggers records from the Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives

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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

1 roll of microfilm of material consisting primarily of correspondence from the last three years of George William Eggers’s tenure as Director of the Art Institute of Chicago (1918–1921). The letters concern routine museum business including acquisitions, lecture programs, and exhibition arrangements. Correspondents include artists, donors, dealers, scholars, and staff from other art museums.

Biographical Historical Note

Trained as an artist, George W. Eggers served as Director of the Art Institute of Chicago between 1916 and 1921.