Thomas Knudtson 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

0.25 linear feet of material consisting of correspondence, memoranda, programs, a photograph, a press release, and an invitation, relating to Thomas Knudtson.

Biographical Historical Note

Thomas Knudtson served as a senior Artist-in-Residence for a program sponsored by the Chicago council of Fine Arts in the 1970s. He presided over a team of writers charged with writing about Chicago's art and cultural history including the role of W.P.A. artists, the development of O'Hare International Airport, and other miscellaneous activities on behalf of Chicago City Offices.