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: Charles S. Stobie papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1866–1902
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: 1937 Stolp School yearbook with Edward Gorey juvenilia
    Inclusive Dates: 1937
    Repository: Wilmette Historical Museum
  • Collection Title: Stone & Kimball records
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1889–1965
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Michelle Stone papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1979–2011
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Samuel Stone collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1860–1861
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: W. (William) Clement Stone/Sequoia Press design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1949–1979
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1850–2002, bulk 1860–1945
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Herbert R. Strauss Collection of Theodore Roosevelt papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1884–1919 (bulk 1895–19190
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Paul Strayer papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1976
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Paul Strayer collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1908–1963
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Susanne Suba papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–1965, bulk 1939–1948
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Sullivaniana collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1780–2008 (bulk 1870–1930)
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Exhibitions by Swedish-American Artists at the Swedish Club of Chicago
    Inclusive Dates: 1911–1982
    Repository: North Park University
  • Collection Title: Charles Swedlund papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1973–2012 (bulk 2012)
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Lorado Taft collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1908–1938
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Lorado Taft papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1889–1939
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Lorado Taft papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1902–1954
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Beatrice Takeuchi papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1942–2000
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Chicago: Passport to the World videotape collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1987–circa 1992
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Pista : the many faces of Stephen Deutch
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1979
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: J.W. Taylor photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1880–1910
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Photographs of the Auditorium Theater and Hotel
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1890–1899
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Richard H. Templeton, Jr. collections
    Inclusive Dates: 1930s–1970s
    Repository: Lake Forest College Library
  • Collection Title: Studs Terkel / WFMT Oral History archives
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Studs Terkel papers and book interviews
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1950–1999
    Repository: Chicago History Museum

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