Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives

Founded in 1879, The Art Institute of Chicago combines one of the nation's premier art museums with a leading professional art school. The Art Institute's institutional archives includes museum and school records, records of affiliated organizations, and personal papers of curators and artists associated with the museum and school. Lists of of topics are available online. The records in this web resource are based on listings in the Archives of American Art's 1991 guide Art-Related Archival Materials in the Chicago Area, with additional information supplied by the archivist.


111 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

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Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in America.


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