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Passavant Memorial Hospital, general art files, and Narcissa Niblack Thorne collection
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.
1.5 Hollinger box of material, including biographical materials relating to Narcissa Niblack Thorne, files documenting her work with Passavant Memorial Hospital’s Woman’s Board and James Ward Thorne School of Nursing, and photographs of shadow boxes she created for the benefit of the hospital and her annual installation of a Christmas crèche nativity scene in the hospital.
Biographical Historical Note
Narcissa Niblack Thorne was an artist/miniaturist and philanthropist best known for her gallery of miniature rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.