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: Christopher Gausby collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1979–2013
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Fern Gayden papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1883–1985
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Mary Gehr and Bert Ray collection
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Mary Gehr papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1828–1997, bulk 1945–1997
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Allan J. Gelbin papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1900–1995, bulk 1949–1994
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Paula Gerard Renison dance sketches
    Inclusive Dates: 1938–1939
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Julia Gerstenberg items
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Alithea Gibbs papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1830s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: William Deering family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1845–1983
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Mrs. May Clark Gibson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1893–1940
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Henry P. Glass papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1942–2000
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Glessner family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1851–1959 (bulk 1864–1881)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Glessner House Museum calendar for 1906, 1905
    Inclusive Dates: 1905, 1906
    Repository: Glessner House Museum
  • Collection Title: Scrapbook of Glessner correspondence
    Inclusive Dates: 1880–1904
    Repository: Glessner House Museum
  • Collection Title: John George M. Glessner photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1880s–1890s (bulk 1892–1893)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Hyacinth Glomski-Drechney collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920–1973
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Rachel Marshall Goetz papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1898–1994
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Bruce A. Goff archive
    Inclusive Dates: 1893–2003
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Mort and Millie Goldsholl collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1942–1980
    Repository: Chicago Film Archives
  • Collection Title: Edgar J. Goodspeed papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1853–1961
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Thomas F. Googerty collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1902–circa 1909
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Gookin Family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1861–1922, bulk 1883–1921
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Robert Philip Gordon papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1963–2010 (bulk 1970–2010)
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1933–1934
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Bruce J. Graham papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–2010, bulk 1960s–1980s
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Wesley H. Greene papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1900–1996
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1963–2001
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1870–2000
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Louis Grell collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1957
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Dan Grzeca collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1997–2006
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Charles Haag Glass plate negatives
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Ernst Hagerstrom collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1927–1966
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Lillian E. Hall papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1947–1948
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Carl Hallsthammar collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1931–1953
    Repository: Swedish American Museum
  • Collection Title: Whitney Halstead papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1954–1979
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Victor Hammer Private Press collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1993
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: C.L. Hammond scrapbook
    Inclusive Dates: 1891–1895
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Karen Hanmer papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1997–2010
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Roland Hansen collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1938–1949
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Carole Harmel papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1969–2011
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Greg Harris papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1988–2000
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Carter H. Harrison IV papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1637–1953, bulk 1840–1950
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Gabriel Harrison letters
    Inclusive Dates: 1873–1883
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Director Robert B. Harshe records from the Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
    Inclusive Dates: 1921–1938
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Joel Tanner Hart papers
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Larry Hart collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1973–1990
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1897–1981
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Sylvia Shaw Judson collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1915–1998
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Declan Haun Papers and Declan Haun collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: 1959–1994, 1958–1994
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Harold Haydon papers and addenda
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1970s
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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