Photographs of Peace Museum activities and staff

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1981–1984
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

Photographs of Peace Museum Activities and Staff consists of approximately 77 black and white photographic prints, approximately 67 color photographic prints, and 3 photomechanical prints (postcards) showing images of exhibitions, activities, staff and celebrity guests of the Peace Museum. Many items relate to its first major exhibition, "Give Peace A Chance" (1984) and/or to local, national, and international rock musicians and folk musicians who supported peace during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez.

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.