Rachel Marshall Goetz papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1898–1994

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

13.75 linear feet (23 boxes) of material documenting Rachel Marshall Goetz’s career in politics and local community affairs. Series IV contains photographs, articles, and letters about her egg artwork.

Biographical Historical Note

Rachel Marshall Goetz was a writer, researcher, and activist who spent much of her career focused on national and local Hyde Park politics. Late in her life, Goetz and her sister, Barbara Frye, dedicated themselves to making elaborately decorated ornamental eggs.