Peter Bonnett Wight papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1863–1915

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 (2 boxes) of professional papers and photographs relating to the architectural career of Peter Bonnett Wight. Series I, Professional Papers, includes minutes for the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art, texts written by Peter Bonnett Wight on various topics, and an article written by John Wellborn Root and annotated by Wight.

Biographical Historical Note

Architect Peter Bonnett Wight was a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art, which promoted artistic reform in the United States. In addition to designing numerous commercial and residential buildings, Wight designed furniture and wallpaper in the Eastlake style.