Chauncey McCormick papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1887–1955
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

6 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize box) of material consisting of letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. The collection includes correspondence regarding the Art Institute of Chicago, including with its director Daniel Catton Rich (1946–1952).

Biographical Historical Note

Chauncey McCormick served as vice-president and president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1932 until his death.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Director Daniel Catton Rich Records, Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries; A Century of Progress Records, University of Illinois at Chicago.