Woodlawn Community collection

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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

4.5 linear feet, 247 photographs, 15 oversize folders of material consisting in part of correspondence, biographical essays, memorabilia, newsclippings, and photographs by and about early residents of the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, including Frederick C. Hibbard and Lorado Taft.

Biographical Historical Note

Frederick Cleveland Hibbard was a Chicago-based American sculptor.

Lorado Taft was an influential Chicago sculptor and educator who maintained a studio on the Midway, which forms the northern border of the Woodlawn neighborhood.

Additional Notes

Small Manuscripts Individual Collection, University of Illinois at Chicago, includes Lorado Taft correspondence, 1925 and 1928. Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin Papers, 1878-1932, University of Chicago Library, includes 8 items of Taft correspondence. Related collections: Lorado Taft papers, The Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives; University of Chicago Midway Studios Records, 1962-1975, University of Chicago.