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Charles Robert Knight papers
Approximately 1 inch of material consisting of a contract, record of payments, and correspondence regarding the progress of Charles R. Knight’s work on murals for the Field Museum, as well as newspaper clippings about Knight and his family.
Biographical Historical Note
Charles R. Knight was a New York-based artist who became renowned for his mural paintings of prehistoric life, many of them made for display in natural history museums. Between 1926 and 1930 Knight created series of 28 murals for The Field Museum's new fossil hall, called Ernest Graham Hall.