Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley collection of Women in a Century of Progress

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1932–1934

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 inches of materials documenting Mrs. Cooley’s efforts on behalf of the Chicago Women’s Club to sponsor a series of lectures titled “Women in Civilization.” The collection includes a 28-page typescript, with handwritten annotations, titled “Women in the Fine Arts,” by artist Eva Watson-Schutze, probably the text for her lecture of that title, given in 1933.

Biographical Historical Note

As part of its participation in A Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago in 1933, the Chicago Woman’s Club organized a series of lectures to highlight the advances of women. Eva Watson-Schutze, artist and president of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, presented on “Women in the Fine Arts.”

Additional Notes

This collection is considered part of the Century of Progress Records.