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: Harvey Breit correspondence
    Inclusive Dates: 1940–1965 (bulk 1945–1960)
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Daniel Brenner papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1947–1986
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Walter S. Brewster Collection of Whistleriana
    Inclusive Dates: 1871–1947
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Morrie Brickman cartoons
    Inclusive Dates: 1966–1985
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Old Northwest Territory Art Exhibit collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1947–1951
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Edgar and Margaret Britton papers
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Edgar and Margaret Britton papers
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Robert Broderick papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1926–2003
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, University Archives and Special Collections
  • Collection Title: Virginia Gaertner Broderick papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1909–2004
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Caroline Shawk Brooks photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1880–1910
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: William Bross papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1813–1956
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Adolf J. Brown stencil collection
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: James Gordon and Elizabeth Palmer Brown archive
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roger Brown Study Collection
  • Collection Title: Francis Fisher Browne papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1860–1949, bulk 1873–1915
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Thomas Barbour Bryan letters
    Inclusive Dates: 1853–1889
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Henry Lewis Bullen printing history collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1933–1936
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Henry Lewis Bullen papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1908-1912
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: E. A. Burbank papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1897–1949
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: David L. Burke design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1964–1978
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Daniel H. Burnham collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1836–1946 (bulk 1880–1925)
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Jack Burnham Biographical File
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Fanny Butcher papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1830–1984, bulk 1910–1984
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Architectural records for buildings by Francis Barry Byrne
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1914–1967
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: John M. Cadel papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920s–circa 1970s
    Repository: Casa Italia
  • Collection Title: John Cage correspondence addenda
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–1992
    Repository: Northwestern University

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