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

Displaying 51 - 75 of 887. Show 10 | 25 | 50 | 75 | 100 results per page.
Please use keywords and avoid punctuation.
To select multiple, hold CTRL while making your selections.
  • Collection Title: World's Columbian Exposition collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–1896
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Work[s] Progress Administration Federal Art Project photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1930s
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Century of Progress Collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920s–1980
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Pamphlet files
    Inclusive Dates: early 20th century–ongoing
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: School of the Art Institute of Chicago records
    Inclusive Dates: 1879–2010
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: On Art and Artists video collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1974–present
    Repository: Video Data Bank
  • Collection Title: Art Resources in Teaching records
    Inclusive Dates: 1906–1994 (bulk 1945–1991)
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Artemisia Gallery records
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Artists Book Works records
    Inclusive Dates: undetermined
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Arts Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1892–2004
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Area Topical Collection on Art—Atlan Ceramic Art Club
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Adeline Lobdell Atwater papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1932–1956
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Auditorium Theatre Council (Chicago, Ill.) records
    Inclusive Dates: 1960–1982
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Auditorium Theatre Council records
    Inclusive Dates: 1955–1970
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: John James Audubon [papers]
    Inclusive Dates: 1829–1844
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: B. F. Ferguson Monument Fund records
    Inclusive Dates: 1906–2000
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: B. Leader & Sons photograph collection and B. Leader & Sons items
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920–1997, circa 1957–1990
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Baltramaitis collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1960s–1981
    Repository: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center
  • Collection Title: Laura Bannon collection of illustrations
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–1958
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Claude A. Barnett papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1967 (bulk 1928–1963)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: James Prestini collection of Frank Barr designs
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1940–1969
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Susan Barron papers
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Frederic Clay Bartlett Personal Papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1900-1950
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: J.B. Beale collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: 1870s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Lester Beall design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1934–1962
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives

Pages