DeForest Sackett papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1876-1994

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

5.0 linear ft. of material consisting of correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, newsletters, programs, published articles, clippings, notes, sketches, original artwork, maps, greeting cards, design layouts, photographs, brochures, and other published works. Templates, composition books, notes, and report cards from DeForest Sackett's time spent at Elgin High School are also included among these materials. Materials regarding his mentor, Raymond F. DaBoll, the Association for Color Research, and the Society of Typographic Arts have been reorganized into separate series. All materials are arranged by chronological order within their respective series. Some books were transferred from these papers to Rare Books for preservation and storage.

Biographical Historical Note

DeForest Sackett was a prominent Chicago designer who worked as art director for the Walgreen Company (1925 - 1939) and later established his own firm. Sackett promoted the interests of the design community at large and assisted members of the Bauhaus in fleeing Nazi Germany during the 1930s.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Raymond Franklin DaBoll Papers, Newberry Library.