Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins papers

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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

6 lin. ft. of materials consisting of correspondence (1897-1981), travel notes, postcards (1920-1975), writings, lectures, research files, and other personal papers of sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins. Also included are various images compiled by Haskins.

Biographical Historical Note

Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins, daughter of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, was a prominent sculptor who specialized in garden sculpture. Born in Chicago, she studied at the Art Institute. She traveled abroad and established a studio in New York before returning to Chicago in 1921. In 1942, Judson moved permanently to her family home of Ragdale, in Lake Forest, Illinois, and established a studio there.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Sylvia Shaw Judson Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago; Shaw-Wells family Papers and Wells-Shaw Family Photograph Collection, Chicago History Museum; Clay Judson Papers, Newberry Library; Virginia Stewart Collection on Sylvia Shaw Judson, Lake Forest College; Reference Files, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society.