• IdentificationPUBLIC "-//The Art Institute of Chicago::Ryerson and Burnham Archives//TEXT(US::ICA::2003.2::MARY LONG ROGERS COLLECTION, 1931-1953)//EN" "ica200302.xml"
  • TitleRogers, Mary Long, Collection, 1931-1953
  • PublisherRyerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago,
  • Language
    • English
    • English.
  • Date1931-1953
  • Physical Description
    • .5 linear feet (1 box) and flatfile materials
    • Holograph notes, correspondence, typescript, diazo prints,and maps.
  • RepositoryRyerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603-6110 (312) 443-7292 rbarchives@artic.edu http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
  • AbstractProject reports, maps, statistics, and correspondence make up the collection kept by landscape architect, Mary Long Rogers.
  • OriginationMary Long Rogers's library.
  • LocationPortions of this collection are housed in off-site storage and is so designated by the abbreviation (OS) in the location column of the finding aid's item listing. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchaccess.html

Active in urban planning of Chicago neighborhoods and the beginning of post-war development, Mary Long Rogers was a landscape architect and city planner during the late 1930s through the 1950s. She was a partner of the Rogers & Rogers firm with her husband, architect Lincoln Rogers, while she lived in Chicago. She worked with many architects including Arthur Fitzgerald, Wallace G. Atkinson, and Allan C. Williams. She was involved with the Illinois State Housing Board, the Southtown Planning Association, and the Chicago Plan Commission. She also spent time living in Winnetka, IL and Clayton, MO.

This collection documents a variety of projects that Mary Long Rogers was involved with or collected materials about. Many of these projects deal specifically with aspects of city planning, urban renewal, or public housing in Chicago including: the Southtown Planning Association (1939-1940), the Jane Addams Housing project (Racine and Roosevelt area, 1941), the Near West Side Redevelopment plan (early 1940s), and A Plan for a Better Chicago Contest (1945). Other projects concern the urbanization of the Columbia Basin Towns, WA (1942-1943), Taylorville, IL (1948-1949), and Near Verona, WI (1953).

SERIES I: PROJECT PAPERS: Arranged alphabetically by project name.

SERIES II: MISCELLANEOUS: Arranged chronologically.

  • Names
    • Rogers, Mary Long
    • Fitzgerald, Arthur
    • Rogers, Lincoln, c.1878-1944
    • Atkinson, Wallace G.
    • Williams, Allan C.
    • Rogers and Rogers
  • Subject
    • Architectural firms--Illinois--Chicago--History--Sources
    • Architects--Illinois--Chicago--Archives
    • Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--20th century--Sources
    • Urban renewal--Chicago
    • City planning--Chicago

BOX.FF

c.

n.d.

Flatf.

(OS)

The collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchaccess.html

The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Mary Long Rogers Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

The collection was a gift from the Special Collections Department of the Robert E. Kennedy Library to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in August, 2003.

This collection was processed by Heidi Krug in 2005.