Michael Gamboney collection

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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

0.25 linear feet of material consisting of correspondence, photos, personal documents, and pamphlets related to artist Michael Gamboney's activities with the Hull-House settlement house. Among the correspondents is Daniel Catton Rich.

Biographical Historical Note

Michael Gamboney was a Chicago artist who served as a director and instructor in the Hull-House Art School. Gamboney graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago. He had studied art at Hull-House at age 10 and joined the Hull-House staff in 1929. In the 1930s, he taught an etching at Hull-House as part of the Works Progress Adult Education Program. He became director of the Hull-House Art School in 1937. He retired from the Hull-House staff in 1970.