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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...

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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 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...

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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, ...

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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...

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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...

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Bes-Ben, Inc., records, 1920-1988, bulk 1925-1978

Ledgers, customer card index files, state time inspection records; plus sundry correspondence, sales slips, passports, personal account books, and other materials relating to the Bes-Ben millinery shop in Chicago operated by Benjamin Green-Field and his sister Bessie Green-Field Warshawsky, and t...

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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.

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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...

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Davis Pratt papers

Correspondence, annual reports, journal articles, teaching materials and other professional papers of Davis Pratt, a professor of design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, who specialized in tools for developing countries. Collection contains class readers, syllabi and student assignmen...

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Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989, bulk 1924-1989

Sketchbooks, reference material, press clippings, correspondence, exhibit programs, and other papers of Edgar Miller, a Chicago artist, architect, and interior designer. A majority of the sketchbooks contain pencil or black ink drawings, many of which are abstract forms or faces. Reference materi...

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Edgar Miller visual materials

Black-and-white and color photographic prints and polaroids documenting Edgar Miller's works and life, including the artist at work, images of artwork, and pictures of Miller with family and friends.

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Edward F. Worst papers

Correspondence, orders, programs, drawings, blueprints, books, and other papers relating to Edward F. Worst, an artist, educator, and craftsman who taught manual arts, especially textile weaving in Chicago (Ill.) and Penland (N. Car.). Printed materials include "The Story of the Penland Weavers,"...

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Edward H. Weiss papers, 1949-1985, bulk 1960-1985

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, organizational records, scrapbooks, biographical materials, exhibition catalogs, and other papers of Edward H. Weiss about his career as an artist and advertising agency executive and his association with organizations such as the American Ass...

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Elizabeth Barbour collection of visual materials on theatrical productions, 1900-1920.

Includes postcards and scrapbooks of entertainers, many in theatrical costumes, collected by Elizabeth Barbour between 1910 and 1920. Of interest are jeweled and hand-colored postcards. Includes portraits of Geraldine Farrar, Clyde Fitch, and Mme. Guerrerito of Paris (France).

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Elmer Ray Pearson papers, 1929-1986, bulk 1939-1984

The Elmer Ray Pearson papers were acquired by the Chicago Historical Society in 1991, from Elmer Ray Pearson’s sons, Per and Lars. The collection was accumulated by Ray Pearson through the years he was associated with the New Bauhaus, School of Design, and Institute of Design at the Illi...

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Eugene Dana collection of visual materials, 1938-1963, bulk 1948-1955.

Collection of lantern slides and typographic samples from the collection of Eugene Dana, artist and faculty member at the Chicago's Institute of Design (ID) and University of Illinois at Chicago. Primarily consists of lantern slides used by ID for study and teaching (1938-1963), and slides create...

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Fashion Group of Chicago records, ca. 1948-1987

Administrative records, correspondence, financial material, reports, brochures, invitations, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and other records of The Fashion Group of Chicago, a local chapter of the international non-profit organization, The Fashion Group. Most materials relate to f...

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Fritz W. Albert photograph collection, [ca. 1895-1935]

Portraits of Chicago terra cotta artist and designer Fritz Wilheim Albert and views of his work in his studio and in his sculpture garden in the yard of his apartment building on Sherwood Terrace (later renamed Cuyler Street), views of his apartment building, views of him in the sculpture garden ...

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Greeting cards collection, 1840s-1990s

Photomechanically printed greeting cards and paper cutouts, some grouped in albums or scrapbooks, that document over a century of commercial graphic design. Holidays primarily represented are Christmas, St. Valentine's Day, New Year, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, St. Pat...

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Haute Couture Club records

Newsletters, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership data, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other working files of the Haute Couture Club (Chicago, Ill.).

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Haute Couture Club visual materials

Black-and-white (89) and color (22) photographic prints and contact sheets and press releases documenting the activities of the Haute Couture Club, a Chicago-based tailoring and fashion club begun by students of tailor Helen Barker including fashion shows, gatherings at fabric stores, and the Mod...

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Hixon family papers

Correspondence, wedding book, financial information, appraisal inventories, scrapbooks, notebooks, and other papers relating to Frank P. and Alice Green Hixon. Mr. Hixon was a Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Chicago. Mrs. Hixon w...

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Jack Denst Designs, Inc., records

Scrapbooks of items relating to Jack Denst's wallpaper design companies: Denst and Sunderland; Denst and Miles, Inc.; and later, Jack Denst Designs. Contain newsclippings from national and local newspapers and magazines as well as occasional letters from important clients.

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