Portrait collection from the Roosevelt University

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. 10 record boxes of still images of individuals connected to Roosevelt University, including faculty members, administrators, trustees, recipients of honorary degrees, and others. The collection includes one folder of portraits of artist Don Baum, 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

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