David Root photograph collection

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1965–1974
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

Approximately 2,100 color transparencies (including some slides), 500 black and white negatives, 16 photographic prints, and 1 contact sheet, primarily documenting the work of David Root and business associates at Root's design office formerly located at 920 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Includes Root's personal photographic work (1965-1974) and photography generated for and of design projects generated by his company.