Alice Thoms Vitale papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1974–1995

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

3 linear feet of material relating to Alice Thoms Vitale’s work as a botanical illustrator, especially the preparation and publication of her 1997 illustrated book Leaves in Myth, Magic Medicine, including notes, correspondence, greeting cards with original artwork, and printed ephemera.

Biographical Historical Note

Alice Thoms Vitale spent more than 30 years preparing her illustrated book Leaves in Myth, Magic & Medicine, published in 1997.