University of Chicago Office of the President, Levi Administration records

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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

197 linear feet [392 boxes] of material consisting of records of the University of Chicago Office of the President, covering the administration of Edward H. Levi, who served as President of the University of Chicago from 1968 to 1975. Included are files relating to art objects, most dating to the 1960s–1970s, including portraits and other paintings, medical drawing by Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, and sculpture and statuary, as well as documents relating to “Art to Live With,” a collection of modern and contemporary art assembled by Chicago collector Joseph Randall Shapiro and lent to the university for students to borrow from.

Additional Notes

Related collection: [Ivan Albright] Medical drawings made direct from patients & in operating room in Base Hospital # 11 located at Nantes, France, manuscript, University of Chicago Library; Joseph Randall Shapiro Papers, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.