James L. Riedy research collection on Chicago sculpture

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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

1.5 linear feet of research materials compiled by James L. Riedy for his book Chicago Sculpture, published in 1981 by the University of Illinois Press. Included are newspaper clippings, research notes, correspondence, artist statements, and other printed materials. A majority of the research notes are on sculptures found in Chicago and are organized by location. The research notes also include English translations of German and Swedish publications and materials related to the archives of the Chicago Park District and American and European art archives. Also present is a sound recording of Harry Bertoia's "Sounding Sculpture" on an LP record.

Biographical Historical Note

James L. Riedy was a professor of humanities at City Colleges of Chicago. His book Chicago Sculpture, was published in 1981 by the University of Illinois Press.