Scrapbook of art and artists of Chicago [microform]

Inclusive Dates: 
1875–1993

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

53 reels of microfilm of 89 volumes of scrapbooks, mostly of clippings from various newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Examiner (articles by Harriet Monroe), the Chicago Evening Post, and the Chicago Daily News, documenting chronologically press coverage of the activities of artists of Chicago, exhibitions and other art activities, etc. Most clippings are annotated with the newspaper name and issue date. In 1957, this series absorbed a separate scrapbook series of newspaper clippings concerning the Art Institute of Chicago. School of the Art Institute of Chicago course catalogs for 1882-1892 are included on microfilm reels for corresponding years. The scrapbooks are partially indexed in the Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson Library’s Index to Art Periodicals (1962) and Burnham Index to Architectural Literature (1989). Each volume contains an index of its contents, although these are not exhaustive.