Robert Delson 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

0.5 linear feet of material consisting of clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, published material, photos, pamphlets, and research notes relating to designer and teacher Robert Delson. The material generally covers the 1930s and 1940s. Later correspondence relates to the acquisition of the collection.

Biographical Historical Note

Designer and teacher Robert Delson served as an art commissioner for A Century of Progress World's Fair, worked on the Illinois Federal Art Project, and taught at the Institute of Design, 1943-1945