Michael S. Lerner 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

0.5 linear feet of material plus 7 photographs containing information about the planning and design of the Abraham Lincoln statue by Avard Fairbanks at Lincoln, Lawrence and Western avenues, among other topics.

Biographical Historical Note

Provo, Utah, native Avard Fairbanks was a teacher and a prolific sculptor who created public monuments for sites throughout the U.S. His Abraham Lincoln, also known as the Chicago Lincoln (1956), was placed at the intersection of Lincoln, Lawrence, and Western Avenues on Chicago’s northwest side by the Lincoln Memorial Commission.