Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is a major independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities, and open free to the public since its founding in 1887. Its Special Collections include several American art- and design-related archival collections, with an emphasis on local artists, organizations, and collectors. The John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing Collection contains materials on the history of printing, calligraphy, illustration, and other graphic design fields. Finding aids for many collections are available online. Some records in this web resource were compiled from print-only inventories and from in-person examination of materials.


60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
United States

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Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in America.


Find out how to give your papers, records, recordings, or other primary source material to the Archives of American Art.