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: Illinois Artists, Art Institute questionnaires and Illinois Academy of Fine Arts biographical data
    Inclusive Dates: 1918, 1929
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Artists' papers from the Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
    Inclusive Dates: 1636–1970 (bulk 1800s)
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • 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: 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
  • Collection Title: Frank Beard collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1880–1890
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Bruce Beck design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1953–1984
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Edward S. and Clare F. Beck autograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1878–1882
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Solon Spencer Beman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1904–1959
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Enella Benedict papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1920–1942
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Benjamin Galleries
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–1979?
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Benjamin Galleries records
    Inclusive Dates: 1941–1979
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Edward H. Bennett collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1901–1954
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: William Benton papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1839–1973
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Vera Berdich personal papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1935–2000
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Peter L. Berg Silver Designs collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1909–circa 1915
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: New Deal Federal Art Project research collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1934–1982
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Bertsch & Cooper image collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1904–1910
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Louis Betts collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1994
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Beverly Arts Center exhibition records
    Inclusive Dates: circa 2005–present
    Repository: Beverly Arts Center
  • Collection Title: Mildred B. Bevis notebook of designs for the Kalo Shop
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1910–1913
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Barbara Blades papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1976–2004
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: William McCormick Blair records
    Inclusive Dates: 1958–1966
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Hayward Blake design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1960s–2000s and undated
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Margaret Day Blake scrapbook
    Inclusive Dates: 1952–1964
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Rufus Blanchard collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1880–1940
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family research papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1862–1983
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Bennet Harvey collection's scrapbook on Chicago artist Grace Gassette's work in World War I Paris
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–1919
    Repository: Lake Forest College Library
  • Collection Title: Edward Augustus Brackett collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1839
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: James D. Breckenridge papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1924-1983
    Repository: Northwestern University

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