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Thomas F. Googerty collection
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.
1 oversize portfolio of drawings, photographs, and a typescript of blacksmith designs for decorative metalwork and publications of noted metal designer Thomas Googerty.
Biographical Historical Note
Based in his native city of Pontiac, Illinois, Thomas Francis Googerty (1864-1945) was a metalwork designer and craftsman. Active as an artist, teacher, and writer, he was an important practitioner in the Arts and Crafts movement whose illustrated books continue to influence American blacksmithing today.