Helen Gardner papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1934

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

0.5 linear feet of material consisting of Helen Gardner’s papers, including course outlines, college diplomas, time line, and miscellaneous items.

Biographical Historical Note

Helen Gardner was an American art historian and educator who spent much of her career as a lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her Art Through the Ages, first published in 1926, remains a standard text for American art history classes.