Lorado Taft collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1908–1938

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 foot (1 box) consisting of a lecture typescript and photographs of the works of sculptor Lorado Taft.

Biographical Historical Note

Lorado Taft was a Chicago-based sculptor, educator, lecturer, writer, and public advocate for art in the city.

Additional Notes

Small Manuscripts Individual Collection, University of Illinois at Chicago, includes Lorado Taft correspondence, 1925 and 1928. Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin Papers, 1878-1932, University of Chicago Library, includes 8 items of Taft correspondence. Related collections: Lorado Taft papers, The Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives; University of Chicago Midway Studios Records, 1962-1975, University of Chicago; Woodlawn Community Collection, 1857-1970, Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center. See also Lorado Taft Papers, Chicago History Museum.