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: William B. Andruss diary and commissions
    Inclusive Dates: 1855–1876
    Repository: Newberry Library
  • Collection Title: ARC Gallery records
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: Arché Club records
    Inclusive Dates: 1890–1990
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Emil Armin papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1929–1971
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: May Armstrong autograph book [manuscript]
    Inclusive Dates: 1875–1881
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: Views of the World's Columbian Exposition
    Inclusive Dates: 1893
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: C.D. Arnold photograph albums of World's Columbian Exposition construction
    Inclusive Dates: 1891–1892
    Repository: Chicago History Museum
  • Collection Title: World's Columbian Exposition photographs by C.D. Arnold
    Inclusive Dates: 1891–1894
    Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Collection Title: C. D. Arnold photographic collection
    Inclusive Dates: 1891–1893
    Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections and Preservation Division
  • Collection Title: Isaac N. Arnold papers
    Inclusive Dates: 1860–1885
    Repository: Chicago History Museum

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