The 57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials consists of 77 photographic prints, 47 photomechanical prints, and color posters documenting the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Photographs show artwork, judging activities, and general views of the fairs. The posters, generally the work of Hyde Park community artists, advertised the fair in various years; also included is a text panel from the Al Fresco exhibition marking the 30th annual fair.
The 57th Street Art Fair files of Adrian Alexander [manuscript] (0.5 linear ft. : 1 box) consists of records of the annual outdoor art fair, including fair committee rosters, 1973-1982; the handbook for the publicity committee, 1966; traffic control materials, 1964-1968; and the master copy of Functions relating to Jury Selection, Regulations and Rules, Decorations and the Information Desk, ca. 1968. These materials were collected by Mr. Adrian Alexander, who participated in the committee, and donated to Chicago Historical Society in 1991.