Martin Schütze papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1900–1950

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

3.5 linear feet (6 boxes) of material consisting of correspondence, journals, notes, and other material by Martin Schütze, excerpts from letters of his wife, Eva Watson-Schütze, and photographs.

Biographical Historical Note

Martin Schütze taught in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago. He married photographer Eva Lawrence Watson in 1901, and the following year they helped to found Byrdcliffe, an art colony in Woodstock, New York. At the University of Chicago Martin Schütze was active in establishing the Renaissance Society which Eva Watson-Schütze headed until her death in 1935.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Eva Watson-Schütze Photographs, University of Chicago.