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: Harold Haydon papers and addenda
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1970s
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: James Hayes papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1921–1994
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Harrison M. Hayford papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1916–2002
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: George P. A. Healy collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1839–1889
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Harold R. Heaton political cartoons
    Inclusive Dates: 1909–circa 1913
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Ben Hecht papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1879–1983
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Wallace Heckman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1871–1926
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Firms Associated with Him and Arthur Hercz papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1888–1994
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Architectural records for Buildings and Interior Designs by Arthur Hercz
    Inclusive Dates: 1898–1930
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Jan Herman archive
    Inclusive Dates: 1967–2002
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Robert Herrick papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1887–1960
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Collection relating to Hicks' Portrait of Lincoln
    Inclusive Dates: 1860 June 13-1948
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Dick Higgins archive
    Inclusive Dates: 1958–1998
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Nineteenth Century Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1897–1991
    Repository: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
  • Collection Title: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest's biographical files
    Repository: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
  • Collection Title: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest's subject files
    Repository: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
  • Collection Title: Barnet Hodes papers, part 2
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1975
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Malvina Hoffman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1928–1985
    Repository: Field Museum of Natural History
  • Collection Title: Frank Holland papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1881–1975
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Eliza L. Schulte papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1977–1990
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: John Francis Holme drawings
    Inclusive Dates: 1901–1902
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Harriet Hosmer papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1865
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Mary Reynolds collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1892–1972
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Photographic copies of Grace Carpenter Hudson’s paintings of Pomo Indians
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920–circa 1937
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: College of Architecture and Art -- Department of Art and Design -- faculty papers -- Martin R. Hurtig collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1967–2006
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Maude Phelps McVeigh Hutchins collection and addenda
    Inclusive Dates: 1930–1946, 1938–1947
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Charles L. Hutchinson records
    Inclusive Dates: 1885–1924
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Charles L. Hutchinson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1880–1924
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Charles L. Hutchinson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1868–1934
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Hyde Park Art Center's Exhibition files
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–present
    Repository: Hyde Park Art Center
  • Collection Title: Hyde Park Historical Society collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1830–2009
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Iannelli papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1910–circa 1920
    Repository: Kalo Foundation
  • Collection Title: Illinois Arts Council records
    Inclusive Dates: 1977–1978
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Magda Heuermann miniatures collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1980–1996
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Indiana Society of Chicago records
    Inclusive Dates: 1905–2003 (bulk 1930–1980)
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Thomas Ingmire notes and studies
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1984–1994
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Visual materials from the Institute of Design part 2
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1937–1974
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Institute of Design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1927–1970
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Institute of Design photography oral history project
    Inclusive Dates: 2011
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Visual materials from the Institute of Design part 1
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1949
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Institute of Design records
    Inclusive Dates: 1937–circa 1955
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Institute of Design collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1934–1955, bulk 1940s–1950s
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Institute of Design records
    Inclusive Dates: 1948–2001 (bulk 1957–2000)
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Institute of Design records
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1955-circa 1998
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Janet Nickle collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1944–2002
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: International Design Conference in Aspen papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1954–1986
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: International Exhibition of Modern Art (Armory Show) collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1912–1915
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: William Rutherford P. Ireland papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1925–1944
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Jack Weiss Associates collection
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Timothy Jackson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 2000–2008
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center

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