Otto G. von Simson 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

1.75 linear feet (4 boxes) of material consisting of correspondence and subjects files that document Otto von Simson's work at the University of Chicago as an art historian, administrator, teacher and advocate for German and Austrian scholars. Correspondents include artist Frances Biesel [Frances Strain, Mrs. Fred Biesel] and museum administrator Daniel Catton Rich.

Biographical Historical Note

Otto Georg von Simson was an historian of medieval and Renaissance art and architecture who served on the faculties of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought and Department of Art from 1945 to 1957.