Franz Schulze art and architecture collections

Inclusive Dates: 
1940s–2000s
Survey Repository: 
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 10 linear feet of material consisting of Schulze's personal work and files. Predominantly papers, photos, etc. relating to Schulze’s 1994 biography of architect Philip Johnson, the collection also includes a student sketchbook from Schulze’s time at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1940s, and other sketches and artwork by him.

Biographical Historical Note

Franz Schulze is a Chicago-based artist, writer, teacher, and self-taught architectural historian. He is professor emeritus of art at Lake Forest College, where he began teaching fulltime in 1952.

Additional Notes

Related collection: North Shore Art League records, North Shore Art League.