Peace Museum exhibition records

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1984
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

Peace Museum Exhibition Records (8 linear feet) consists of correspondence, exhibition layouts, promotional and public relations materials, and other operating files of the Peace Museum in Chicago related to the "Give Peace a Chance" exhibition. Also included are files on individual artists, musicians, and foundations who supported the work of the museum.

Biographical Historical Note

The Peace Museum was founded in Chicago in 1981 to promote peace. It closed sometime in the first decade of the 21st century and in 2011, a suit was brought by the State of Illinois to protect and distribute its collection.