• Collection ID 1991.0230
  • Creator Names Perkins, Dwight Heald, 1867-1941.
  • Title Architectural records and personal papers of Dwight Perkins [graphic].
  • Dates [around 1890-1975]
  • Physical description
    • 3 linear ft. (5 boxes). (Architectural manuscripts).
    • about 50 photographic prints (2 boxes).
    • about 20 architectural drawings.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center (to make an appointment please email us at research@chicagohistory.org).
  • Collection summary Correspondence, reports, newsclippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs, and architectural drawings relating to the career and family life of noted architect Dwight Perkins, including 2 scrapbooks in box 4 (1890-1891 on religion and Jenkin Lloyd Jones; 1906-1910 on Chicago Board of Education trial); office files, photographs, and drawings for some of the buildings designed by Perkins or his firms (Perkins & Hamilton; Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton; Perkins, Chatten & Hammond), including school buildings designed for the Chicago Board of Education. Also present are correspondence and a drawing by Lucy Fitch Perkins (wife of Dwight Perkins) and correspondence about Marion Mahony Griffin. Correspondents with Dwight Perkins include Marion Heald Perkins, Lawrence Bradford Perkins, Eleanor Ellis Perkins, Margery Blair Perkins, and Jane Addams.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, filed under Perkins, Chatten & Hammond in architectural collections notebooks.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the "Architectural records for Chicago school buildings" from the Chicago (Ill.) Board of Education (1993.0285).
  • Names
    • Perkins, Dwight Heald, 1867-1941 Archives.
    • Jones, Jenkin Lloyd. scrapbook 1, box 4.
    • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. mss box 4.
    • Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1962.
    • Perkins, Lawrence Bradford.
    • Perkins, Lucy Fitch, 1865-1937.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education.
    • Perkins, Chatten & Hammond (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • Perkins & Hamilton (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. mss box 4.
    • Perkins, Lawrence Bradford.
    • Perkins, Lucy Fitch, 1865-1937.
    • Perkins, Chatten & Hammond (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Perkins & Hamilton (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Lowe and Speer, Architects.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education.
  • Subjects
    • Buildings Illinois Chicago.
    • Religion.
    • Public school buildings Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Architectural firms Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Architectural drawings. aat
    • Scrapbooks. aat
    • Sketches. gmgpc
    • Travel sketches. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1991/230.htm