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American Terra Cotta Company photograph collection, ca. 1890-1915.

Photographs of terra cotta ornamentation executed by Louis H. Sullivan and George G. Elmslie for American Terra Cotta Company. Photographs were sent to architects for approval before casting or modeling and were also kept in job files.

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Architectural records for Schlesinger and Mayer store building, [ca. 1898-1899]

Job file for the Schlesinger & Mayer store building, later occupied by the Carson Pirie Scott department store, at 1 South State Street (southeast corner of State Street and Madison Street) in Chicago (Ill.). Includes drawings, blueprints, elevations, floor plans, etc. Some other documents are in...

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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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Carson, Pirie, Scott, & Co. photograph collection, [ca. 1890-1988]

Primarily contains views of employees, events, interiors, and exteriors of the Chicago-based department store Carson Pirie Scott, whose central store was located at the corner of State Street and Madison Street in downtown Chicago. Arranged alphabetically by topic. Topics include the construction...

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Carson Pirie Scott Collection, 1857-c.2000

Correspondence, photographs, financial papers, printed papers, personal papers, and drawings documenting the history of Carson Pirie Scott, with particular focus on the company's buildings and real estate. Also included are documention related to architect Louis Sullivan and the founders o...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Cliff Dwellers Records, 1890-ongoing

Scrapbooks, photographs, member’s papers and registers, document this Chicago social club’s history. Formally the Attic Club, Hamlin Garland founded the club as a forum and sanctuary for emerging artists, musicians, poets, architects and art enthusiasts. Housed in the penthouse of Orchestra Hall,...

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Crombie Taylor Papers, (1914-1999)

Correspondence, project papers, personal papers, printed papers, photographs, slides, transparencies, architectural drawings, stencils and reprographic prints documenting the architectural practice and academic career of Charles Crombie Taylor, as well as his restoration work Chicago's Auditori...

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Dankmar Adler Papers, 1857-1984

Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by ...

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Donald Hoffmann (1933-) Collection, 1897-2008

Donald Hoffmann worked as Art and Architecture Critic at the

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Donald Robertson papers

Incoming letters to Robertson, manuscript poetry and plays by Robertson, 6 scrapbooks pertaining to Robertson's career and miscellaneous items; plus a diary, autograph book, and letter relating to the family of his wife Anna Titus, an actress. Materials reflect Robertson's career as director of t...

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John D. Randall papers

Newspaper clippings, photographs, handwritten notes, correspondence, and other research files of John Randall, who worked to document and preserve Chicago architecture. The collection also includes reports about buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Dankmar Adler, and Louis Sullivan and photo...

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Monroe, Harriet. Papers, 1873-1944

Harriet Monroe (1860-1936), poet and editor and founder of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; diaries; legal documents; memorabilia, photographs; and news clippings documenting Monroe’s life and career. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Daniel French, Herbert Ada...

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Prairie School Press Archives, 1887-1991

Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and business papers related to the publications of the Prairie School Press, most notably the

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Richard Nickel Archive, 1850-2011

Photographs, architectural research papers, correspondence, writings, personal papers, negatives and realia documenting the photography of Richard Nickel, his research on the work of Adler & Sullivan and his interest in architectural preservation.

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Sullivaniana Collection, 1780-2008

This collection forms the largest extant collection of documents (excluding architectural and design drawings) about Chicago architect and critic Louis Sullivan (1856-1924). Numerous draft manuscripts and typescripts of his writings are held in this collection. Also included are sketches, persona...

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Sullivan/Van Allen Building Collection, 1910-1918

In 1910 John D. Van Allen commissioned Louis Sullivan to design a new department store for his family business in Clinton, Iowa. By this date Sullivan had few commissions and thus spent considerable time attending to his immediate projects. In frequent letters to his client (occasionally daily), ...

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