Ernst Detterer 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

Ernst Detterer Papers, 1907-1931 (4 cubic ft.) focuses on Detterer's career before he came to the Newberry Library, and includes notes, memorabilia, correspondence, drawings, sketches, and a few finished art works, including some by his Art Institute students. Inventory available on site.

Biographical Historical Note

Ernst F. Detterer was a designer and calligrapher who was founding head of the Department of Printing Arts of the School of the Art Institute and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1931-1947.