Art Slide collection

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

Unprocessed. Approximately 1500 35mm color slides that originally formed part of the slide collection for teaching art and art history at Roosevelt University. Many were contributed by faculty member Don Baum. The majority of the slides record artworks by Chicago artists of the 1960s–1980s, particularly members of the Hairy Who group of artists and the so-called Chicago Imagist artists. A small number of slides are images of sites, comics, postcards, and other subjects that interested or inspired the artists. Another small group of slides are installation views from the 1970 exhibition “Marriage Chicago Style,” at the Hyde Park Art Center.

Biographical Historical Note

Don Baum was an artist, curator, and professor of art at Roosevelt University best known as a champion of Chicago artists, notably the group known as the Chicago Imagists.