Enella Benedict 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

4 items consisting of 2 items of correspondence exchanged between Enella Benedict and Jane Addams, a tribute to Benedict read at her funeral service in 1942, and a bookplate.

Biographical Historical Note

Painter Enella Benedict trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Académie Julian in Paris. She taught at the Art Institute’s school and at Hull-House, where she was the founder and director of the art school. Benedict was the longest resident of Hull-House after Addams herself.