Union League Club archives. Union League Club Art Committee records

Inclusive Dates: 
1880–present
Survey Repository: 

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 Hollinger boxes (approximately 2 linear feet) of material documenting the activities of the Art Committee of the Union League Club of Chicago, consisting of lists of committee members, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, clippings and articles, fliers, and lists and catalogues of  the permanent collection; circulars, entry form requests, press releases, price lists, clippings, and a few photographs relating to art shows at the Club; announcements and other documents relating to a few Club-sponsored art shows at other venues; and brochures, correspondence, and other items relating to the exhibitions of the Municipal Art League art collection and its acquisition by the Club. The collection also includes a few original prints and bookplates, collected by W. E. Daignault, featuring works by various artists including Peter Fingeston. Also included is a copy of the 1954 directory of the Artists Guild of Chicago, Inc.

Biographical Historical Note

Since its founding in 1879, the Union League Club of Chicago has amassed a significant collection of artworks by American artists, especially artists of Chicago, as well as organizing exhibitions by contemporary Chicago artists.