• Collection ID 1991.0230; 1992.0205; 2017.0015; 2017.0083
  • Creator Names Perkins, Dwight Heald, 1867-1941.
  • Title Architectural records and personal papers of Dwight Perkins [graphic] ca. 1890-1998.
  • Physical description
    • 3 linear ft. (5 boxes). (Architectural manuscripts).
    • about 50 photographic prints (2 boxes).
    • about 20 architectural drawings (9 OS folders).
    • 2 OS folders 1992.0205 accrual
    • 1 OS folder DH Perkins accrual
    • approximately 6.5 linear feet (unprocessed portion) 2017.0015 accrual
    • approximately 2.25 linear feet (unprocessed portion) 2017.0083 accrual
  • 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).
    • Accessions 2017.0015 and 2017.0083 are unprocessed. Contact research@chicagohistory.org for access to unprocessed portions. Staff will typically respond to your inquiry within two weeks. However, due to the high volume of inquiries and depending upon the nature of your request additional time may be required to respond. Please note that not all material will be available for researcher access due to condition, location, staff availability, confidentiality and/or other factors. Scheduling an appointment to view available material may require several additional weeks.
  • 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. The 1992.0205 accrual includes architectural drawings for 2333 Lincoln Avenue, Evanston, residence by Perkins & Hamilton; drawings for alterations and addition to the residence by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond.
  • 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