• Collection ID 1980.0024
  • Creator Names Siegel, Arthur S., photographer. pht
  • Title Arthur Siegel photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1930-1969]
  • Physical description
    • 60 boxes (ca. 6,813 photographic prints) of photographic prints : b&w ; 16 x 20 in. or smaller.
    • 5 photographs : Daguerreotype.
    • experimental photoprint by Siegel : b&w ; 4 1/2 x 36 in.
    • 8 boxes (ca. 3,635 slides and transparencies) of transparencies : col. ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
    • 3 boxes (48 photographic prints) of photographic prints : col. ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
    • 5 boxes of non-graphic materials (corporate publications, leaflets, and tear sheets)
    • 2 boxes of non-graphic material.
  • Collection arrangement Arranged in series: 1. B&w photoprints; 2. Contact sheets; 3. Time-Life work; 4. Chicago's famous buildings; 5. The rialto of the half-world; 6. Students' work; 7. Transparencies; 8. Color photoprints; 9. Non-graphic material.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color materials in cold storage and the Daguerreotypes. To make an advance appointment, please email to Research@chicagohistory.org or write by U.S. mail to the Research Center. Daguerreotypes may be handled only by conservation staff of Chicago History Museum.
  • Collection summary Photographs by professional photographer Siegel of people, places and events in the Chicago area. Primarily consists of photographs by Siegel and other photographers taken for the book, Chicago's Famous Buildings. Includes photographic work for Chicago area businesses--mostly individual or group portraits and corporate buildings--and some of the published versions of that work, e.g., annual reports, tear sheets. Also includes student photographs and transparencies from Siegel's students at Chicago's Institute of Design. Contact sheets are from Siegel's assignments with Time-Life publications. There is a small amount of Siegel's early work in Detroit and his experimental photographs. One box contains photographs and slides of Siegel, his family, students, and other images relating to his personal life. Also includes one box of copy photoprints and slides from material retained by Irene Siegel.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
    • Credit photographer.
    • Copyright owned by Irene Siegel was transferred to Chicago Historical Society, February 16, 1980. Copyright to other materials in the collection may be retained by other creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Arthur Siegel photograph collection, supplement 1 (1981.0033) and the Arthur Siegel photograph collection, supplement 2 (1982.0226).
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available online.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Irene Siegel, 1980 (1980.0024).
  • Names
    • Siegel, Arthur S. Portraits.
    • Siegel family Portraits.
    • Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) Photographs.
    • Illinois Institute of Technology. Institute of Design Photographs.
    • Cermak, Anton Joseph, 1873-1933 Portraits.
    • Chicago History Museum. Research Center. Institute of Design Collection.
    • Illinois Institute of Technology. Institute of Design
  • Subjects
    • Photographers Illinois Chicago 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Art education Illinois Chicago 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Business enterprises Illinois. Chicago Metropolitan Area 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Businessmen Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Commercial facilities Illinois Chicago 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Dwellings Illinois Chicago 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Industrial facilities Illinois Chicago 1930-1969. lctgm
    • Students Illinois Chicago Portraits.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1930-1969 Pictorial works.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 1930-1969.
    • Detroit (Mich.) Pictorial works.
  • Genre
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Student works. gmgpc
    • Daguerreotypes. gmgpc
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Film transparencies Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Slides. gmgpc
    • Tear sheets. gmgpc
  • Uniform title Chicago's famous buildings
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1980/24.htm