Wilmette Historical Museum reference files

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1870s–present
Survey Repository: 

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

Approximately 46 linear feet of material consisting of clippings and obituaries, research notes, photographs, gallery brochures, and other items documenting art and artists of Wilmette, Illinois, including Mattie Akely (Withers), Luther D. Bradley, Jean Pond Miner Coburn, Curt Frankenstein, Sr. Servatia Kreuzberger, George Lusk, Marie Koupal Lusk, Barbara Baynes Mahoney, Andrew Rauhauser, Paul Wieghardt, Burleigh Withers, Marian Witt, the Wilmette Public School Art League, and the Woman’s Club of Wilmette art exhibition (1947-1948). Also included are several proofs of early Dick Tracy cartoons by Chester Gould, and a letter by Christian Carsten and a memoir of him by his widow, Carolyn.