Florence James Adams memorial scrapbook

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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

Memorial scrapbook (0.5 linar feet) honoring Florence James Adams, containing letters of appreciation from several of her pupils, an address delivered at The Fortnightly, a club of which Mrs. Adams was a member, and a collections of photographs that show Florence James Adams and the sculpture Inspiration, by Kathleen Robinson of the Lorado Taft studio, which was created in honor of Adams and given to the Art Institute of Chicago. Also present are a pastel portrait and a list of the recipients of Florence James Adams Memorial prize at the University of Chicago from 1912 to 1943. Funds for the sculpture and prize were raised by Josephine Knowland Laflin, who also compiled the memorial scrapbook.

Biographical Historical Note

Kathleen Beverly Robinson (Ingels) was born in Aurora, Ontario in 1882, studied with Lorado Taft, and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1909–1918), Los Angeles Sculptors’ Guild, California Art Club, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She served as assistant to Taft at the Midway Studios in Chicago.