Roosevelt University's Biographical collection

Inclusive Dates: 
date unknown and 1929–2007
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

Approximately 51 boxes of folders of material relating to Roosevelt University faculty, staff, friends, founders, and advisory board members. The collection includes 2 folders of material relating to Don Baum (date unknown and 1949-1974), who taught art at Roosevelt from 1948 to 1984.

Biographical Historical Note

Don Baum was a Chicago sculptor, assemblage artist, and curator. He was a member of the artist’ groups known as the Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Administrative Files, Elmhurst College Art Collection; Art Slides Collection, Portrait Collection, Roosevelt University Archives; Hairy Who and Chicago Imagists Interviews, Pentimenti Productions; Exhibition Files, Hyde Park Art Center.

Don Baum papers, circa 1940-2004, are held in the Archives of American Art, which conducted an oral history with Baum in 1986.