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: 57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials and 57th Street Art Fair files of Adrian Alexander
    Inclusive Dates: 1947–2001, 1964–1982
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: 57th Street Art Fair records and addenda
    Inclusive Dates: 1964–2006, 2005
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Walter Burt Adams papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1926–1988
    Repository: Evanston History Center
  • Collection Title: George Ade papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1865–1971
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum institutional records
    Inclusive Dates: 1912–2008
    Repository: Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • Collection Title: Mortimer Adler papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–1995
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Fritz W. Albert photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1895–1935
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Photographs of the Century of Progress
    Inclusive Dates: 1933–1934
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Ivan Albright collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1888–1995 (bulk 1900–1980)
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Ivan Albright medical drawings made in Nantes, France
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1919
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Harold Allen Egyptomania collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1780–1998
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Washington Allston papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1816
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Franz Altschuler collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1910–2007
    Repository: Pritzker Military Museum & Library
  • Collection Title: American Center for Design records
    Inclusive Dates: 1927–1994
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: American Terra Cotta Company photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1890–1915
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Polly Scribner Ames papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1938–1993
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Michael Anania papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1950s–2006
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Anchor Graphics archive
    Inclusive Dates: 1990–2016
    Repository: Columbia College Chicago
  • Collection Title: Donald M. Anderson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1942–1995
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Sherwood Anderson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1872–1992
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: William B. Andruss diary and commissions
    Inclusive Dates: 1855–1876
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: ARC Gallery records
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Arché Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–1990
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Emil Armin papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1929–1971
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: May Armstrong autograph book [manuscript]
    Inclusive Dates: 1875–1881
    Repository: Chicago History Museum

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