Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials

A Terra Foundation Resource

In 2015, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art, more than 75 Chicago archival repositories were surveyed. Browse by repository or search across the nearly 900 records to discover the history of American Art in Chicago.

The Archives of American Art would like to acknowledge the work of Chicago-based art historian Dr. Wendy Greenhouse who completed the survey, and the valued participation of the contributing institutions and organizations.

Repository Locations

Surveyed Collection Descriptions

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  • Collection Title: Photographs of Chicago-area Potters
    Inclusive Dates: 1954–1957
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Photographs of Lucy Flower Technical High School in Chicago
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1916–1985
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: John Alexander Logan
    Inclusive Dates: 1890s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Painting and Sculpture Department files
    Inclusive Dates: 1970s–1990s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Journalists Association collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1910s–1960s
    Repository: Columbia College Chicago
  • Collection Title: Chicago Literary Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1874–1960
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Loop Alliance collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1895–2006 (bulk, 1970–2006)
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Chicago Mural Group records
    Inclusive Dates: 1970–1995
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Park district drawings
    Inclusive Dates: 1870–2010
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Art Conservation files
    Inclusive Dates: 1990s–1930 (bulk 1990s)
    Repository: Chicago Park District

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