Charles Gates Dawes 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

25 boxes plus as Addition of 2 boxes of material consisting of the personal and professional papers of Charles Gates Dawes and family members. Included in the Addition is a fanciful tale written by Dawes for his 2-year-old son, Dana, illustrated by John McCutcheon.

Biographical Historical Note

Charles Gates Dawes, a lawyer, businessman, and investor, moved to Chicago in 1894 and settled in Evanston in 1895. He served in the McKinley, Harding, and Coolidge administrations.

Additional Notes

Related collections: John T. McCutcheon Collections, Chicago History Museum; John T. McCutcheon Papers, Bruce Rogers Papers, George Ade Papers, Fanny Butcher Papers, Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, Little Room Records, Newberry Library; John Tinney McCutcheon Cartoons, Northwestern University Library, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections; Horace Spencer Fiske Papers, Herbert. R. Strauss Collection of Theodore Roosevelt Papers, University of Chicago Library; John T. McCutcheon collection, Indiana Society of Chicago Records, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives.