Bertha E. Jaques 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

0.1 linear feet of material relating to artist Bertha E. Jaques, consisting of an etching of a statue of Abraham Lincoln, brochure, photograph, poetry, correspondence, obituary, and two editions of Jaques’s self-published work, Whims.


Biographical Historical Note

Bertha E. Jaques served for twenty-seven years as Treasurer and Secretary of the Chicago Society of Etchers, an organization that she helped to found after moving to Chicago in 1883. Internationally known for her etchings of plant life, Jaques wrote several books including poetry, and was active in the Arts Club, Cordon Club, Wild Flower Preservation Society, and Audubon Society.