Joan Rosenfels Eggan papers

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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

21 linear feet (29 boxes) of material consisting of primarily of photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and slides, as well as notes and correspondence (some temporarily restricted) by photographer Joan Rosenfels Eggan. Most of the photographs are images of anthropologists and other individuals, in particular children. Also included are images of many artists, including other photographers such as Laura Gilpin and Jim Newberry. Eggan photographed a reception for sculptor Claes Oldenburg at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1973. The collection also includes slides of art fairs. Included in the collection are photographs by other photographers and various materials not generated by Eggan. Some material is restricted.

Biographical Historical Note

Joan Rosenfels Eggan was a photographer and psychotherapist, well known for her photographs of anthropologists.