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: Jack Burnham Biographical File
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: Fanny Butcher papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1830–1984, bulk 1910–1984
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Architectural records for buildings by Francis Barry Byrne
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1914–1967
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: John M. Cadel papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1920s–circa 1970s
    Repository: Casa Italia
  • Collection Title: John Cage correspondence addenda
    Inclusive Dates: 1914–1992
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: John Cage correspondence
    Inclusive Dates: 1901-1993 (bulk 1960-1990)
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: John Cage Notations Project collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1884–1978 (bulk 1960–1969)
    Repository: Northwestern University
  • Collection Title: John Alden Carpenter Papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1890-1964, bulk 1900-1950
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Gertrude Lueneburg Carrier papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1921–1991
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: Christian Carsten papers
    Inclusive Dates: circa 1912–1917
    Repository: Wilmette Historical Museum

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