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: Charles Gates Dawes papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1832–1976
    Repository: Evanston History Center
  • Collection Title: Mitchell Dawson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1810–1988
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital 1888–1972, general art files and Jan Henryk de Rosen papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1915–1972, circa 1938–1955
    Repository: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives
  • Collection Title: Laban Deardorff collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1890–1933 (bulk 1893–1903)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: William Deering family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1845–1983
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: William Deering family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1845–1983
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital records and Deering Family papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1888–1972, 1905–1937
    Repository: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives
  • Collection Title: Robert Delson papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1937–1992
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Dot and Tot illustrations
    Inclusive Dates: 1901
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Leon M. Despres papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1929–1982 (bulk 1955–1975)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Ernst Detterer papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1907-1931
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Detterer, Ernst F. - Administrative subject files
    Inclusive Dates: 1921–1947 (bulk 1931–1947)
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Stephen Deutch photograph collection part 1
    Inclusive Dates: 1930–1979
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Stephen Deutch Photograph collection part 2
    Inclusive Dates: 1932–1970
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Stephen Deutch and Alfred Deutch papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1924–1997
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Ariane Dewey Book Arts collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1994–1995
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Dill Pickle Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1906–1941, bulk 1915–1935
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Donald Young Gallery records
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Sadie Ellis Garland Dreikurs collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1981–1987
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: John Drury-Marion Neville papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1860–1970
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Ruth Duckworth collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1977–1999
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Leonidas Dudarew-Ossetynski collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1942–1989
    Repository: Polish Museum of America
  • Collection Title: Richard Durham papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1939–1999
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library Center
  • Collection Title: Agentzia Press archive
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Joan Rosenfels Eggan papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1958–1998
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Director George William Eggers records from the Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
    Inclusive Dates: 1918–1921
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Passavant Memorial Hospital records, general art files, Harry Ekman papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1865-1972
    Repository: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives
  • Collection Title: JoAnn Elam collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1967–1990 (bulk 1970–1990)
    Repository: Chicago Film Archives
  • Collection Title: Elks National Memorial and Headquarters archives
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1900–present
    Repository: Elks National Veterans Memorial
  • Collection Title: Elmhurst Art Museum's Exhibition files
    Inclusive Dates: 1981–present
    Repository: Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Collection Title: Elmhurst College Art Collection administrative files
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1970s–present
    Repository: Elmhurst College
  • Collection Title: Elmhurst Historical Museum's biography collections
    Repository: Elmhurst Historical Museum
  • Collection Title: General Reference collection
    Repository: Elmhurst Historical Museum
  • Collection Title: Hugo Erichsen papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1916–1939
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Evanston History Center's biographical files
    Repository: Evanston History Center
  • Collection Title: Evanston History Center's Subject files
    Repository: Evanston History Center
  • Collection Title: Robert L. Even Chicago design history collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1991–1992
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: The Experimental Sound Studio collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1986–2007
    Repository: Experimental Sound Studio
  • Collection Title: Alfeo Faggi collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–1950
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Edith Farnsworth, MD, papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1938–1977
    Repository: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives
  • Collection Title: Nicole Ferentz papers
    Inclusive Dates: 2003
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Photographs of Artists at Work
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1896–1940s
    Repository: Field Museum of Natural History
  • Collection Title: Eugene Field papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1884–1892, 1920–1923
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Richard Filipowski and Patricia Parker photographs
    Inclusive Dates: 1942–1944
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Alain Findeli papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1937–1992
    Repository: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Collection Title: John Fischetti papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1942–1995
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: John R. Fischetti collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1945–1980
    Repository: Columbia College Chicago
  • Collection Title: Horace Spencer Fiske papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1882–1938
    Repository: University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
  • Collection Title: Alice Fordyce photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1933–1934
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Norman W. Forgue / Black Cat Press archives
    Inclusive Dates: 1930s–1970s
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Norman Press collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1878–1965
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Elmer A. Forsberg collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920–1950
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Fortnightly of Chicago records
    Inclusive Dates: 1869–2006
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Gallery files from the Benedictine University, Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1975–present
    Repository: Benedictine University, Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
  • Collection Title: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Competition collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1959–1960
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Mrs. A. A. Frazee collection of visual materials
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1880–1930
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Helen F. Frazee visual materials collection of decorative designs
    Inclusive Dates: 1893–circa 1922
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: William Frederick Collection of Drawings
    Inclusive Dates: 1977–1978
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: William Frederick collection of visual material
    Inclusive Dates: 1959–1995
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: William N. Frederick papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1923–2008 (bulk 1958–2008)
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Photograph collection related to William Frederick
    Inclusive Dates: 1987
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Emma B. Freeman photographs of Yurok and Hupa Indians [graphic],
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–1918
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Director William M. R. French records from the Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
    Inclusive Dates: 1882–1914
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Friends of American Art records
    Inclusive Dates: 1910–1945
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: Friends of the Parks collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1970–1980 (bulk 1974–1979)
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers
    Repository: Field Museum of Natural History
  • Collection Title: Ruth Frieder Fuhrer collection
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Henry Blake Fuller papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1868–2000, bulk 1874–1929
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Robert Fulton papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1786–1805
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Blanche Marie Gallagher, BVM, papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1958–2009
    Repository: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
  • Collection Title: Gallery 312 Records
    Inclusive Dates: 1994–2005
    Repository: Columbia College Chicago
  • Collection Title: College of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning, Department of Art and Design, Gallery 400 exhibition catalogs
    Inclusive Dates: 1985–2006
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Michael Gamboney collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1931–1965
    Repository: University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Collection Title: Helen Gardner papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1934
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives
  • Collection Title: William Day Gates photograph collection
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1890–1910
    Repository: Chicago History Museum

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