Melville P. and Margaret H. Steinfels Papers

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

In process. Approximately 75 linear feet of material consisting of cartoons for artwork, presentation artwork and sketches, school artwork, Loyola Community Theater sketches, notes, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, project files, business correspondence, commercial art, films, zinc printing blocks, and Christmas cards. The majority of the collection reflects the work of Melville P. Steinfels, a well-known liturgical artist who did the Stations of the Cross and fresco in Loyola's Madonna della Strada chapel as well as the mosaics in the former Marquette Center and Damen Hall on Loyola's campuses. This collection also includes some student work by Margaret H. Steinfels, wife of Melville Steinfels.

Biographical Historical Note

Melville P. Steinfels was an American mural and fresco painter, illustrator, designer and educator.