Carter Manny papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1893–1991

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

5 linear feet , (13 boxes), and flatfile materials consisting of  scrapbook albums, correspondence, loose and oversize materials related to Carter Manny's boyhood visit to the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, his involvement in the planning and construction of Marc Chagall's mosaic The Four Seasons at the First National Bank Plaza (now Chase Bank) in Chicago, and his role in the planning and construction of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture for the Federal Center plaza in Chicago. The collection also includes correspondence and materials relating to Carter Manny's 50-year friendship with Philip C. Johnson and a small collection of personal papers and materials collected by Carter Manny.

Biographical Historical Note

Carter Manny (b. 1918) is an architect long associated with the firm of Naess & Murphy (later C.F. Murphy Associates and then Murphy/Jahn); he retired in 1984. Active in community affairs, Manny was involved in the burgeoning Chicago public art scene in the 1970s, specifically with the planning and installations of the Daley Center plaza Picasso sculpture, the First National Bank plaza (now Chase Bank) Chagall mosaic, and the Federal Center plaza Calder stabile.

Additional Notes

The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries has a transcript of an interview of Carter Manny conducted in 1992 by Franz Schulze.