• IdentificationPUBLIC "-//The Art Institute of Chicago::Ryerson and Burnham Archives//(US::ICA::2000.1::AMERICAN MURAL PAINTING SCRAPBOOKS, 1929-1944 (BULK 1934-1944))//EN" "ica200001.xml"
  • TitleAmerican Mural Painting Scrapbooks, 1929-1944 (bulk 1934-1944)
  • PublisherRyerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Language
    • English
    • English.
  • Date
    • 1929-1944
    • (bulk 1934-1944)
  • Physical Description
    • .5 linear foot (1 box)
    • Bound scrapbooks containing printed papers.
  • 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
  • AbstractScrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings from publications across the nation relating to mural paintings or painters active throughout the United States.
  • OriginationRyerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • LocationThe collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

Over many years, the staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries collected clippings from various publications that documented the work of multiple mural artists working throughout the United States.

The seven scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings dating from 1934-1944 and are from publications across the United States. All of the clippings are related to mural paintings or painters active throughout the country. The first three books include an index to the artists in that book. Each scrapbook has artists' names and significant topics, e.g. The Art Institute of Chicago, underlined within the text.

Indices of artists are followed by publications. Materials are listed in the order in which they were bound into the scrapbooks.

  • Subject
    • Mural painting and decoration, American--20th century
    • Mural painting and decoration, American
    • Painters--United States

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

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American Mural Painting Scrapbook Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

Clippings are from publications subscribed by the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries and also obtained from other unidentified sources.

This collection was transferred from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2000.

The collection was processed by Natasha Derrickson of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2000. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2002.