Ernst Hagerstrom collection

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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

.25 linear foot (1 box) and 1 oversize portfolio of material consisting of papers relating to and images of the work of Chicago art metalsmith Ernst Hagerstrom.

Biographical Historical Note

Ernst Hagerstrom emigrated from his native Sweden to the U.S. in 1925. The next year he opened a shop called the Swedish Art Metal Co. in Chicago, moving in 1938 to Evanston, Illinois, and later to Wheeling, Illinois. Hagerstrom designed and executed a wide range of metalwork from architectural pieces to home accessories and functional objects.