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: Chicago Book Clinic records
    Inclusive Dates: 1982–1995
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Chicago Calligraphy Collective records
    Inclusive Dates: 1975–[ongoing]
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Hand Bookbinders records
    Inclusive Dates: 1979–2007
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Historical Society Decorative and Industrial Arts Department management records
    Inclusive Dates: 1870s–1997
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Autograph letterbooks compiled by Chicago Historical Society
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1871–1920
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Sketches by Chicago Artists of the 1890s
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–1896
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago History Museum's bookplate collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1700–1930, bulk 1800s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Records relating to John Frederick Finerty Memorial Statue
    Inclusive Dates: 1913–1941
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: State Street autumn festival photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1900
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: John Alexander Logan
    Inclusive Dates: 1890s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Photographs of Chicago-area Potters
    Inclusive Dates: 1954–1957
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Photographs of Lucy Flower Technical High School in Chicago
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1916–1985
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Album of photographs of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition
    Inclusive Dates: 1893
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Painting and Sculpture Department files
    Inclusive Dates: 1970s–1990s
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Journalists Association collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1910s–1960s
    Repository: Columbia College Chicago
  • Collection Title: Chicago Literary Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1874–1960
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Loop Alliance collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1895–2006 (bulk, 1970–2006)
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Chicago Mural Group records
    Inclusive Dates: 1970–1995
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Park district drawings
    Inclusive Dates: 1870–2010
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Art Conservation files
    Inclusive Dates: 1990s–1930 (bulk 1990s)
    Repository: Chicago Park District
  • Collection Title: Chicago Park District records
    Inclusive Dates: 1869–1980s
    Repository: Chicago Park District
  • Collection Title: Chicago Public Art Group archive
    Repository: Chicago Public Art Group
  • Collection Title: Beverly-Morgan Park collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1884–2002 (bulk 1896–1956)
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Chicago Artists’ archive
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1890–present (bulk 1946–present )
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Woodlawn Community collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1857–1970
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: George Cleveland Hall Branch archives
    Inclusive Dates: 1930–1975
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Chicago Reader artwork collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1973–2005
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Society of Artists records
    Inclusive Dates: 1953–1956
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Chicago Society of Decorative Art records
    Inclusive Dates: 1877–1895
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Society of Decorative Art decorative art scrapbook
    Inclusive Dates: (undated)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Society of Decorative Art miscellaneous pamphlets
    Inclusive Dates: (undated)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Art Audio-Visual collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1960s–present
    Repository: Chicago State University
  • Collection Title: Chicago Water Color Club papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1909–1914
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Chicago Woman's Aid records
    Inclusive Dates: 1903–1988
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Chicago Woman's Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1876–1998
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chicago Woman's Club anniversary scrapbook
    Inclusive Dates: October 1923
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Chiswick Book Shop (New York, N.Y.) records
    Inclusive Dates: 1952–1958
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Frederic Edwin Church papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1865
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1980–2010
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Ciurlonis Lithuanian Art Gallery collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1930s–present (bulk 1950s–present)
    Repository: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center
  • Collection Title: Ralph E. Clarkson papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1900–1941
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Cliff Dwellers records
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–ongoing
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: George M. Cohen papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1948–1999
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Herman Cohen correspondence and notes
    Inclusive Dates: 1954
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Thomas Cole papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1834
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Ed Colker papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1999–2004
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Oral History collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1998–2004
    Repository: Columbia College Chicago
  • Collection Title: Chester Commodore papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–2004
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Chicago Renaissance: A Festival Celebrating African American Art
    Inclusive Dates: 1997–2001
    Repository: Chicago State University
  • Collection Title: William F. Conger papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1971–2010
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Contemporary Art Workshop records
    Inclusive Dates: 1949–2009
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Charles J. Cook photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920–1939
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley collection of Women in a Century of Progress
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1932–1934
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Barbara Cooper papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1967–2012
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Charles E. Cooper photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1970–1993
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Charles E. Cooper papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1986–1993
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Oswald Bruce Cooper papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1913–1940
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Carlos Cortéz archive
    Inclusive Dates: 1923–2005
    Repository: National Museum of Mexican Art
  • Collection Title: Gordon Coster photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1920–1985
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Malcolm Cowley papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1850–2004 (bulk 1898–1985)
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Barbara Crane collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1972–1979
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Ralph Creasman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–1998 (bulk 1975–1990)
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Crown Center Gallery records
    Inclusive Dates: 1978–2008
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Collection Title: Chicago State College Oral History Research Program papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1937–1974
    Repository: Chicago State University
  • Collection Title: Cuneo Museum and Gardens administrative records
    Inclusive Dates: 1946–2006 (bulk, 1990–2003)
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, University Archives and Special Collections
  • Collection Title: Charles C. Cunningham, Jr., records
    Inclusive Dates: 1966–1972
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Will Cuppy papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1884–1949
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Raymond Franklin DaBoll papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1905–1982, bulk 1930–1982
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Adam Dabrowski collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1915–1985
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Margaret Dagenais papers
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Eugene Dana collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: 1938–1963 (bulk 1948–1955)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Richard Henry Dana collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1838–1876
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Daprato Statuary Company collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: 1919
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Henry Darger Room collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1909–1973
    Repository: Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
  • Collection Title: Stuart David calligraphic papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1970–2006
    Repository: Newberry Library

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