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Architects' and Designers' Papers, 1767-2003

This collection of correspondence, lectures, and autobiographical documents from noted American and European architects and decorative arts designers includes material from Thomas Chippendale, William Deknatel, George Grant Elmslie, the firm of Friedman, Alschuler and Sincere, Alfonso Iannelli, I...

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Architectural records for buildings by Graham, Anderson, Probst, White and its predecessors, [ca. 1895-1975]

Job files (ca. 160) for buildings and alterations by Graham, Anderson, Probst, White, the architectural firm based in Chicago (Ill.), for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations. Collections includes about 30 job files by the predecessor firms: D.H. Burnham & Company and...

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Burnham Library-University of Illinois Project to Microfilm Architectural Documentation Records, 1950-1952

Daybooks document the activities of the Burnham Library Microfilming Project, a joint venture of The Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois to record the drawings of noted Chicago architects including David Adler, D.H. Burnham, William LeBaron Jenney and Co., and Louis Sullivan.

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Burnham Plan Centennial Committee Records, 2003-2010

The collection contains the office files of a number of individuals from the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee. The archive records the work of the Committee and its Project Partners in both celebrating the 1909

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Century of Progress Collection, c.1920s-1980

The Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago's world's fair of 1933-1934, brought international modernism to the country's heartland. The foreign government buildings, the model houses and the corporate exhibits introduced many Americans to new, progressive architectural styles. Buil...

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Charles L. Hutchinson Papers, 1868-1934

Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutch...

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Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements espe...

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Chicago stories, [ca. 2002-2003]

Documentary videos and interviews about Chicago history and social groups. John Callaway served as interviewer and narrator. Many images show collection items of the Chicago Historical Society. Topics include politicians, activists, laborers, athletes, people in arts and entertainment, philanthro...

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Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912) Collection, 1836-1946

Noted Chicago architect and urban planner Daniel H. Burnham was best known for his work to promote the Beaux-Arts aesthetic in architectural and city design across the United States and internationally. He also served as Director of Works for the World's Columbian Exposition ...

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Daniel H. Burnham, Jr. and Hubert Burnham Papers, 1890-1978

These materials, including job files, correspondence, drawings, scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs, document the architectural practice of Daniel H. Burnham, Jr. and his brother, Hubert, for public and private buildings in Chicago and the surrounding region during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1...

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Edward H. Bennett (1874-1954) Collection, 1901-1954

Beaux-Arts trained architect Edward Bennett began his career in Daniel Burnham's Chicago office, with whom he co-authored the

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James W. Ellsworth papers, World's Columbian Exposition Collection, [1890-1901].

The James W. Ellsworth papers consist primarily of Incoming (926 items) and Outgoing (85 items) correspondence, Departmental records from 22 Exposition divisions and departments, and Ephemera such as banquet menus, invitations and tickets. Among Ellsworth's correspondents are Charles Barber and O...

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Photographs of the Cliff Dwellers, 1996 April 15-22.

Includes views of the interior of The Cliff Dwellers club's lounge areas, dining room, book shelves, wall displays of art work, bathrooms, entry ways, corridors, stairways, and kitchen at its Orchestra Hall location (220 South Michigan Avenue, 9th floor) shortly before the club relocated to 200 S...

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Theodore Thomas Papers, 1852-1926

Correspondence, mainly incoming, of Theodore Thomas, the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his wife Rose Fay Thomas; photographs of musicians; and a small collection of miscellaneous material relating to the Thomases.

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World's Columbian Exposition records

Archival records of the administration of the World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) and of its Board of Lady Managers, which operated the Woman's Building, its programs, and exhibitions at the fair. Collection includes WCE general administration records, including meeting minutes of the WCE's board ...