Henry P. Glass papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1942–2000

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

2.25 linear feet (7 boxes), 2 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials consisting of promotional materials, correspondence, illustrations, architectural sketches and drawings, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographic prints and other materials documenting the work and career of designer Henry P. Glass, including material relating to a design course Glass taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a typescript for his book Design and Consumer.

Biographical Historical Note

Austrian-born industrial designer Henry Glass practiced and taught industrial design in Chicago, Illinois, for more than sixty years. He specialized in furniture and household objects in a modern idiom.