Friends of American Art 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

Approximately 0.5 linear feet of material documenting the activities of the Friends of American Art, consisting of minutes of the Board of Directors (1910–1945); a ledger (1910–1914); membership lists; financial records (1910–1934); and published yearbooks (1910–1916). Access requires permission from the Friends of American Art’s president.

Biographical Historical Note

The Friends of American Art was founded in 1910 to encourage the development of American art by purchasing the works of American artists and donating them to the Art Institute of Chicago.