Edith Farnsworth, MD, 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

1 Hollinger box of material consisting of a biographical file on Edith Farnsworth, MD; her administrative correspondence with Passavant Memorial Hospital; and her published articles, poetry, and photographs.

Biographical Historical Note

Edith Farnsworth was a physician and art collector who commissioned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to build the iconic glass Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.