John Walley collection, 1937-circa 1964 (287 photographic print, 739 negatives, 3 ink drawings, 1 portfolio) includes art work and photographs of art and design projects documenting the career of artist and designer John Walley. Photographs show sketches, paintings, cartoons, sculpture, and display pieces. A large group of snapshots show life, scenery, and industry in Alaska during 1937 when Walley was assigned there as part of the Federal Art Project. Original 2-dimensional art work includes items in pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and color photography; also, prints and watercolors by Walley's students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Design works include original art work for a book, Basic Design, designs for furniture, plans for the layout of studio/living quarters, and curriculum plans for UIC College of Architecture and Art. A portfolio, Display Systems, contains mounted photoprints and reproduced design drawings for display devices designed by John and Jano Walley.