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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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
Container Corporation of America collection, 1964-2000
This collection contains posters, examples of packaging, brochures, catalogs, artifacts, and other graphic and textual materials.
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,...
David Root design collection, 1942-1975
This collection contains design samples of printed materials from various institutions, businesses and organizations. Some materials are Root designs; others are reference materials. Included are annual reports, pamphlets, book and museum catalogues, prints and drawings, sample books, and color c...
DeForest Sackett papers, 1876-1994
DeForest Sackett was a prominent Chicago designer who worked as art director for the Walgreen Company (1925 - 1939) and later established his own firm.
Emmett McBain design papers, 1961-2000
Emmett McBain became a prominent African American advertising designer, working as a designer for Vince Cullers and Associates, an art supervisor for J. W. Thompson in Detroit, and a creative consultant for Soft Sheen Products. This collection consists of various visual advertisements designed by...
Eugene Winslow papers, 1885-1993
Eugene Winslow enjoyed a successful professional career that included work as a graphic designer, cartoonist, publisher, executive, and pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He served as Vice President of the African American Publishing Company and as Treasurer of the Air Purification Company of A...
Forgue, Norman W./Black Cat Press records, 1932-1974
This collection contains correspondence of Norman Forgue and Forgue's copies of books published by the Black Cat Press.
Gordon Martin design collection, 1954-1957
Gordon Martin was a designer and teacher in Chicago during the 1950's and 1960's, and he maintained printing offices at 1352 North LaSalle and 448 Grant Place. This collection contains materials designed by Martin and materials from STA events. Materials primarily include broadsides, posters and ...
Gordon Monsen papers, 1952-1962
The collection contains materials relating to Monsen Typographers and includes a family history of the business, Monsen type manuals, samples of products, photographs, manuals, newspaper clippings, and the business records of Monsen Typographers.
Helen C. Schubert papers, 1963-1999
Helen Celia Schubert was born on May 30, 1930 to Paul H. and Edna W. (Schmidt) Schubert in Washington City, Wisconsin. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. An award winning public relations executive in Chicago, she established her own firm, Helen C. Schubert & Ass...
Helen Tieken Geraghty papers, 1931-1968
Helen Tieken Geraghty (1902-1987) was a producer of historical pageants and industrial shows as well as a theater educator in Chicago. This collection contains scripts, budgets, attendance records, photographs, theater programs, set designs, blueprints, costume drawings, clippings, reports and sc...