Art Conservation files

Inclusive Dates: 
1990s–1930 (bulk 1990s)
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

Approximately 18 linear feet of material consisting mostly of documents relating to conservation of artworks in Chicago Park District parks and buildings. Also included are some photographs and slides, press releases, clippings, and miscellaneous historical documents.

Biographical Historical Note

Chicago’s extensive and historic parks contain numerous works of sculpture and monuments, as well as murals decorating the interior of park buildings such as fieldhouses.