Martin A. Ryerson personal papers

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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

2 linear feet of material consisting of a photo album of Martin A. Ryerson documenting his two houses, in Chicago and in Geneva, Illinois, and correspondence regarding his art collecting activities, including correspondence with dealers Paul Durand-Ruel and M. Knoedler & Co., and with William Valentiner, then director of the Detroit Institute of Art.

Biographical Historical Note

Chicago businessman Martin A. Ryerson was an art collector and a major benefactor of the Art Institute of Chicago, of which he served as a founding trustee.