J. Carson Webster 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

17 boxes of material consisting of education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, professional organizations files, and publications of J. Carson Webster, a professor of art history at Northwestern University. Two folders of biographical materials and three folders of speeches and talks are also included. The collection contains correspondence with Milton Horn (1960); teaching files on American art, and on art and architecture in Chicago; research files on American, art in Evanston, Erastus Dow Palmer, William L. Palmer, John Vanderpoel; and files relating to Webster’s publications on Junius R. Sloan.

Biographical Historical Note

Art historian James Carson Webster joined the Northwestern University faculty as an instructor in the history of art in 1934 and retired in 1973.

Additional Notes

Related collection (on Junius R. Sloan): Platt R. Spencer Papers, Newberry Library.