Field Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1893 to preserve specimens displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, The Field Museum is a major museum and research institution devoted to natural history and anthropology. Archival collections include materials relating to museum history and to the work of artist naturalists. The records in this web resource are based on listings in the Archives of American Art's 1991 guide Art-Related Archival Materials in the Chicago Area, with additional information supplied by museum staff.


1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

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Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in America.


Find out how to give your papers, records, recordings, or other primary source material to the Archives of American Art.