Albert and Vera Buch Weisbord papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1895–1986 (bulk 1950s–1970s)
Survey Repository: 

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

9 linear feet (20 boxes) and 1 oversize folder of material consisting of typescripts by Albert Weisbord of articles, notes, and outlines relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography A Radical Life (1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weisbords. Restricted: advance appointment with special permission required to examine the original Trotsky letter.

Biographical Historical Note

Albert Weisbord and his wife, Vera Buch Weisbord, were leftist political organizers and labor activists. Late in life Vera Weisbord took art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. She produced more than 400 paintings over the next 20 years.