Barnet Hodes papers, part 2

Inclusive Dates: 
1931–1975
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

5 linear ft. (12 boxes) and 1 oversize folder of material including correspondence, election materials, financial records, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Barnet Hodes, a prominent Chicago attorney and Democratic politician. Series 1 contains biographical material and correspondence regarding Hodes’s efforts to honor Haym Salomon, a Jewish financial backer of the American colonies in the Revolutionary War, in a monument now known as the Heald Square Monument in Chicago, including details about the funding, design, installation, and later relocation of the sculpture.

Biographical Historical Note

Originally called the George Washington–Robert Morris–Haym Solomon Memorial Monument, the Heald Square Monument is a bronze sculptural group in Chicago. Lorado Taft was commissioned to design the work, which was completed following Taft’s death by his associates Leonard Crunelle, Nellie Walker, and Fred Torrey in 1941.