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: Walter Ufer papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1928
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art artists files
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1960s–present
    Repository: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
  • Collection Title: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art exhibition files
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1960s–present
    Repository: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
  • Collection Title: Muriel Underwood papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1647–1997
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Muriel Underwood papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1950–1977, bulk 1971–1977
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Union League Club archives. Union League Civic and Arts Foundation records
    Inclusive Dates: 1948–present
    Repository: Union League Club of Chicago
  • Collection Title: Union League Club archives. Union League Club Art Committee records
    Inclusive Dates: 1880–present
    Repository: Union League Club of Chicago
  • Collection Title: Union League Club of Chicago Art Curator's files
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1879–ongoing
    Repository: Union League Club of Chicago
  • Collection Title: Records of the University Guild
    Inclusive Dates: 1892–2004
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: University of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art's Campus Art Collection Files
    Inclusive Dates: 1912-present
    Repository: University of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art

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