Larry Janiak papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 2001
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

The Larry Janiak papers consists of correspondence, booklets, resumes, and other items relating to the career of filmmaker and designer Larry Janiak, who founded Zoetrope, a path-breaking newsletter about New Wave design. The collection includes "Larry Janiak, Letters of Recognition and Recommendation, compiled in 2001"; a booklet history of the newsletter; and a resume. The resume lists Janiak's artwork and films, along with a narrative account of his career at Lane Technical Vocational High School, the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Vivekan and Vedanta Society of Chicago, and Zoetrope newsletter.

Biographical Historical Note

Larry Janiak studied at the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology and the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked for the Richard Kliedon Animation Studio in Chicago from 1956 to 1959 and was employed by Morton Goldsholl Design Film Associates before and after being drafted into the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964, during which he worked as an art director. Janiak taught design animation and experimental filmmaking at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology from 1968 to.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Larry Janiak papers, Chicago Film Archive Zoetrope (Newsletter) Records, Chicago History Museum; Larry Janiak Papers, University of Illinois at Chicago.