Frank Lloyd Wright Trust archives, reference and rotating 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

25 bankers boxes, 25 Hollinger boxes, 3 flat files (30 drawers total), 1700 photo images relating to Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and career (especially before 1910) and consisting of personal effects, correspondence, photographs, artwork and objects; items from Wright’s own collection of books, textiles and prints; and architectural fragments, drawings, photographs, and correspondence generated by Wright’s Oak Park Studio. A portion of the materials has been digitized and is online on the Trust’s website.

Biographical Historical Note

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect and designer who lived and worked in Oak Park, Illinois, from 1889 to 1909.