Mitchell Dawson papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1810–1988
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

35 linear feet (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters) of materials consisting of works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families. The collection includes photos taken with Manierre Dawson Family at The Humps, the family retreat in Ludington, Michigan, 1924–c. 1950s.

Biographical Historical Note

Mitchell Chicago was a lawyer, poet, and author. He was the brother of painter Manierre Dawson.