Museum of Contemporary Photography artists files

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1979–present

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 22 linear feet of files on numerous individual photographers (mostly American) represented in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Materials include slides and CDs of artworks, artists’ vitae and statements, research notes, gallery brochures, and ephemera. Among the artists represented with significant materials are Dorothea Lange, Esther Parada, and Victor Skrebneski.

Biographical Historical Note

Since its founding in 1979 as the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography at the Columbia Galleries, the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago has organized and hosted numerous exhibitions of recent and current work in the medium.

Additional Notes

Related collection: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Architecture and Art Department of Art and Design -- Faculty Papers -- Esther Parada Papers, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives; Esther Parada papers, Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection.