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: Elmer Jacobs papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1925–1982
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Herbert and Katherine Jacobs residence and Frank Lloyd Wright records
    Inclusive Dates: 1924–1974
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Jacque Jacobsen papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1900s–1980s
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Larry Janiak papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 2001
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Larry Janiak collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1960–1980
    Repository: Chicago Film Archives
  • Collection Title: Zoetrope (Newsletter) records
    Inclusive Dates: 1977–1981
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Larry Janiak Teaching at the Institute of Design [videorecording]
    Inclusive Dates: 1968–1980
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Ute Jansen design collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1963–2008
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Bertha E. Jaques papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1922–1941
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Vernon Jarrett videotape collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1991–1998
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Jewish Community Centers of Chicago records
    Inclusive Dates: 1904–1985
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Joan Flasch Artists’ book collection
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, John M. Flaxman Library
  • Collection Title: Mail Art collection
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, John M. Flaxman Library
  • Collection Title: Kenneth O. Johnson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1985, bulk 1953–1973
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Calvin B. Jones papers
    Inclusive Dates: 2007–2010
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Richmond A. Jones design papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1970–2000
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Sandra Jorgensen archive
    Inclusive Dates: 1952–circa 1970s
    Repository: Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Collection Title: Clay Judson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1800–1966
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Alfred Juergens sketchbook
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1897
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Ruth Justus papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1958–1970
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Tibor Kalman collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1980–1993
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Kalo Shop collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920–1970
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: A. Raymond Katz collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1930–1950s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: David Katzive papers
    Repository: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Collection Title: Andrene Kauffman collection
    Repository: Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Collection Title: Official Kaufmann & Fabry photographs of the Century of Progress
    Inclusive Dates: 1933–1934
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Clay Kelly papers
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Kenilworth Assembly Hall Association Records
    Inclusive Dates: 1894–present
    Repository: Kenilworth Historical Society
  • Collection Title: William Kessler papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1942
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center Art collection files
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1924–present
    Repository: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center
  • Collection Title: Photographic print collections and Peter Kiar collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1941–1980, circa 1970–1980
    Repository: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives
  • Collection Title: Krystyna Kibish-Ozarowska collection
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Asian American Art Oral History Project
    Inclusive Dates: 2009–ongoing
    Repository: DePaul University
  • Collection Title: William J. Kinsman photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1890–1929
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Eleanor Howard Collection of Wallace Kirkland photographs
    Inclusive Dates: 1950s–1960s
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Hull-House photograph collection (formerly known as the Jane Addams Memorial Collection)
    Inclusive Dates: 1860s–1970s and undated (bulk 1900–1950)
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Wallace Kirkland papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–1983
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: William A. Kittredge papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1907–1952, bulk 1922–1944
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Don Klugman collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1964–1969
    Repository: Chicago Film Archives
  • Collection Title: Charles Robert Knight papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1926–1981
    Repository: Field Museum of Natural History
  • Collection Title: Thomas Knudtson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1973–1984
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Renard Koehnemann collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1913–1991
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: School of Art and Design -- Richard Koppe papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1936–1973
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Kosciuszko Monument Central Committee records
    Inclusive Dates: 1903–1907
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Robert Kostka photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1947–1956
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Bohdan Kowalsky papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1960s–2000s
    Repository: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
  • Collection Title: Myron Kozman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1938–1954
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Dale Kramer papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1930–1966
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Linda Lewis Kramer papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1987–2010
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Walter Krawiec political cartoons
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1950–1960's
    Repository: Newberry Library

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