Harold Haydon papers and addenda

Inclusive Dates: 
1931–1970s

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

Unprocessed. 2 boxes (3 linear feet) of material consisting of 22 sketchbooks (1937–41, 1968–74) and a few individual sketches and studies by Harold Haydon, personal documents such as yearbooks and diplomas, and materials collected by Haydon, including a scrapbook of or for sculptor Phyllis Kresnoff (1960).

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Canada, Harold Emerson Haydon attended the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1944 to 1975 he taught at the University of Chicago, where he directed the Midway Studios (1963–1975) and the Renaissance Society; he also taught at the Art Institute of Chicago (1975–1981). A practicing artist who once served as president of the Chicago Society of Artists, Haydon is best remembered as art critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, beginning in 1963.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Harold Haydon Papers, Chicago History Museum