Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest's biographical files

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 17.5 linear feet of biographical files relating to individual residents of Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, consisting largely of clippings from Oak Park and Chicago newspapers, as well as extracts of biographical data and some correspondence. Included are files on several local artists, such as Charles Dahlgreen, Edward Grigware, Alfred Juergens, Frederick Mizen, E. E. Roberts, Emory Seidel, and James Topping. Artist files may contain printed ephemera and photocopies of exhibition cards from Art Institute of Chicago annual exhibitions.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Oak Park Art League Archive, Oak Park Art League.