Elmhurst Historical Museum's biography collections

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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

Approximately 15 feet of binders and 2 file drawers of folders of materials documenting individual residents of Elmhurst, Illinois, including artists George P. A. Healy, Lee Sturges (whose prints and etching plates are in the EHS collection), Julius Baumer, Eleanor King-Hookham, and Caroline D. Wade. Materials include notes, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, genealogical materials, vitae, exhibition catalogues, and a small amount of original artwork; the Sturges files include a photocopy of a limited-edition book, Salmon Fishing on the Cain River, New Brunswick, written and illustrated by Sturges. The material on Healy is largely copies of widely-available older sources but includes notes on the dates of Healy’s residence in Elmhurst.