Elmer Jacobs papers

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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

11 linear feet (9 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, loose artifacts) of material consisting of original advertising and magazine art, correspondence, speech texts, tax records, photographs, printed ephemera, and a radio interview by Chicago freelance designer and illustrator Elmer Jacobs. The collection includes relatively little correspondence, but there are significant exchanges with Chicago artist Dale Nichols and designer Hal Higdon.

Biographical Historical Note

Elmer Jacobs was a Chicago illustrator and graphic designer active from the late 1920s through the1960s.