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Allen Porter design papers, 1946-1995
The Allen Porter papers include personal correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, clippings, brochures, advertisements, and an audio cassette tape, as well as items from institutions affiliated with Porter. Materials related to the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRAD...
American Center for Design records
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, membership surveys and directories, event information, sound recordings, and other records of the American Center for Design, founded as the Society of Typographic Arts in 1927, to promote high standards of design, the education of designers, and public...
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.
Architectural records for buildings and interior designs by Arthur Hercz and firms associated with him, [ca. 1898-1930]
Job files for buildings, interior designs, furniture, and decorative arts by Arthur Hercz and firms with which he was associated in Chicago (Ill.), for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations. Files often contain drawings, designs, other plans, etc. Work by his son, Arth...
Architectural records for buildings by Francis Barry Byrne, [ca. 1914-1967]
Job files (ca. 149) for buildings, alterations, interior design, and some furniture by Francis Barry Byrne, an architect based in Chicago (Ill.), for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations. Includes materials created in collaboration with his wife Annette Cremin Byrne, ...
Armour Institute of Technology collection, 1932-1952
The Armour Institute of Technology was founded in 1893 in Chicago as an engineering school. It merged with Lewis Institute in 1940 and became the Illinois Institute of Technology. The materials in this small collection reflect the strategic planning of the period proceeding the merger.
Ashford, Jr., Calvin design papers, 1977-2008
Calvin Ashford was an African American designer whose company Gilmore-Ashford-Powers Designs was located in Chicago. His collection consists of awards, news clippings, articles and photographs of interior design samples designed by Calvin Ashford.
B. Heller & Co. Collection, 1896-2003
Founded by Benjamin Heller, whose family practiced sausage-making for generations, Chicago-based B. Heller & Co. began in 1893 as a wholesale manufacturer of dry powders used in the preparation of meat products. Over the years, the company expanded into the manufacture of a variety of food ingred...
Becker Studios, A Century of Progress collection, Bulk, 1933-1934
Becker Studios is a Chicago-based company that designs and constructs installations for theater, trade shows, retail environments, and museums, since 1903. Becker Studios, Inc. created multiple exhibit displays for multiple vendors at the second World’s Fair in Chicago known as “The Century of Pr...
Benjamin Gingiss papers, 1905, 1925-1987, bulk 1965-1985
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional literature, photographs, and other papers of Benjamin Gingiss, co-founder of Gingiss Brothers, a Chicago men's formalwear business, which later became a franchise operation with stores nationwide. Materials relate to Gingiss' professional and perso...
Bertha E. Jaques papers, 1922-1941
Bertha E. Jaques served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Chicago Society of Etchers for twenty-seven years, an organization that she helped to found after moving to Chicago in 1883. Internationally known for her etchings of plant life, Jaques wrote several books including poetry, and was active ...
Bertsch & Cooper image collection, 1904-1910.
Visual materials relating to the Palette & Chisel Club, and the graphic design firm of Bertsch & Cooper. Includes vintage photoprints of costume parties and burlesque skits at the Palette & Chisel Club, and of Fred Bertsch and Oswald B. Cooper; an original ink cartoon by "Webster"; color woodcuts...
Bob McCamant collection, Bulk, 1977-1983
Bob McCamant founded the Chicago Reader in 1971 and served as the art director for more than two decades. This collection reflects his involvement with the Society of Typographic Arts and other professional activities.
Bruce Beck design collection, 1953-1984
This collection contains the office files of Bruce Beck Design and slides containing examples of his work.
Carl Regehr papers, 1959-1983
Carl Regehr was a prominent Chicago designer whose firm provided special advertising, marketing, and "corporate identity" services for a wide variety of clients in government, academia, and the private sector including the Mayor's Committee for Economic and Cultural Development of Chicago and Chi...
Caxton Club collection, 1896-2000
The Caxton Club was founded in 1895 by collectors, publishers, designers, and librarians to support the publication of fine books. This collection contains Caxton club yearbooks, exhibit catalogs, newsletters and announcements.
Century of Progress Records, Collection Description
The collection includes correspondence, notes, reports, minutes, legal and financial records, charts, graphs, statistics, press releases, clippings, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, photographs, blueprints, and phonograph records. The materials pertain to the construction, operation and demolit...
Charles Harrison papers, 1947-1997
Charles Harrison was one of the 27 Chicago Designers and worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co., for nearly 30 years, from 1961 to 1993. The collection includes examples of Charles Harrison's work from his time at Sears.
Charles MacMurray Design collection, 1960-1981
Charles MacMurray was a graphic designer in Chicago. This collection contains correspondence, speeches, research material, design samples, photographs and slides documenting the design work of Charles MacMurray.
Chicago Book Clinic records, 1982-1997
The Chicago Book Clinic is a nonprofit organization, established in 1936 "to promote the highest standards of craftsmanship in bookmaking and publishing." The Chicago Book Clinic, whose members work in the publishing industry, holds regular meetings, hosts speakers, and encourages the exchange of...
Chicago School of Design film out-takes, [ca. 1940-1944]
Film compiled from out-takes of films made at the Chicago School of Design under the supervision of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy.
Container Corporation of America collection, 1964-2000
This collection contains posters, examples of packaging, brochures, catalogs, artifacts, and other graphic and textual materials.
David A. Root collection of visual materials, approximately 1965-1974
Visual and printed materials related to works created by David A. Root and design projects generated by his company, including black-and-white and color transparencies, negatives, slides, contact sheets, and photographic prints. Collection includes ima...
David L. Burke design collection, 1964-1978
David L. Burke, a prominent Chicago designer, has produced a wide variety of graphic design materials for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions. The David L. Burke Design Collection includes stationary, trademarks, brochures, reports, programs, posters, catalogs, books,...