University of Chicago Office of the President, Hutchins Administration records

Inclusive Dates: 
1892–1951

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

200.5 linear feet (394 boxes) of material consisting of the records of the University of Chicago Office of the President, covering the administration of Robert M. Hutchins, who served as President from 1929–1945, then as Chancellor from 1945–1951, after the title of the office was changed. Included are administrative records such as correspondence, reports, publications, budgets and personnel material. The collection includes files on portrait paintings and sculpture acquired by the University between 1928 and 1948, and on the Department of Art (1929-1945).

Biographical Historical Note

The University of Chicago was founded in 1892 as an elite but progressive institution of higher learning on the South Side of Chicago. Since its founding, the university has maintained a particular focus on Chicago itself.

Additional Notes

Related collections: University of Chicago Office of the President, Harper, Judson and Burton Administrations Records, 1869-1925; University of Chicago Office of the President, Mason Administration, Records 1910-1929; University of Chicago Office of the President, Wilson Administration Records 1891-1978.