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: Records relating to Ganz Hall
    Inclusive Dates: 1971–2002
    Repository: Roosevelt University
  • Collection Title: Portrait collection from the Roosevelt University
    Repository: Roosevelt University
  • Collection Title: David Root photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1965–1974
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Ted Rose photography and art
    Inclusive Dates: 1950s–2000s (bulk 1960s–1990s)
    Repository: Lake Forest College Library
  • Collection Title: Julius Rosenwald papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1905–1963
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Roslyn Group for Arts and Letters records relating to the exhibition of The Dinner Party
    Inclusive Dates: 1978–1984
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Seymour Rosofsky collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1953–1954, 1977
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Peter Frederick Rothermel
    Inclusive Dates: 1880
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Edward Rozanski collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1946–1988
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Leonard S. Rubenstein design collection
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Norma Rubovits papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1966–1998
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: George F. Rumsey papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1862–1870
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Eileen Ryan papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1991–1997
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Martin A. Ryerson personal papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–1932
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: DeForest Sackett papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1876-1994
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: George Salter papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1919–1967
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: William Deering family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1845–1983
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Carl Schniewind papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1965
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Franz Schulze art and architecture collections
    Inclusive Dates: 1940s–2000s
    Repository: Lake Forest College Library
  • Collection Title: Rachelle Schur negative collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1960–1969
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Martin Schütze papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1900–1950
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Isaac Scott papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1875–circa 1920
    Repository: Glessner House Museum
  • Collection Title: Walter B. Scott papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1907–2002
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: William Edouard Scott papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1846–2007
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Lars Gustaf Sellstedt collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1863–1898
    Repository: Chicago History Museum

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