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57th Street Art Fair. Records, 1964-2007

This collection contains the planning and promotional materials for the 57th Street Art Fair, including meeting minutes, reports, posters, textiles, banners and buttons.

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Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.

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Album of photographs of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.), 1893.

Shows material on exhibit in the Woman's Building including handiwork, crafts, paintings, silver, furniture, statues, flowers, and clothing. There are no exterior views of the building.

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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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Anton Rodde photograph collection, ca. 1924-1937.

Loose photographs and album of snapshots by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Loose photographs include snapshots of Chicago buildings and parks, the Eucharistic Congress (1926 : Mundelein and Chicago, Ill.), the Rodde home and family, a few family port...

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Art Resources in Teaching records, 1906-1994

Art Resources in Teaching was founded as the Chicago Public School Art Society in 1894 at Hull-House. It was led by Ellen Gates Starr and included a group of women from the Chicago Woman's Club. Its goal was to serve young people in the inner city. It did this initially by refurbishing classrooms...

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Arthur Siegel photograph collection, supplement 2, [1950-1969]

Photographs by professional photographer Siegel who acted as a free-lance photographer for Time, Inc. Includes portrait photographs of celebrated people, and views of Chicago area corporations and institutions.

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Benham/Haas photograph collection, 1973-1987.

Photographs by Chicago photographers Alan Cohen, Susan Crocker, Lewis Kostiner and Charles Traub. Images are non-documentary and generally focus on abstract forms in Chicago urban settings. One photograph shows the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Most photographs do not show people except a p...

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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 ...

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Calvin Hutchinson photograph collection, 1950-1975.

Visual materials from the collection of commercial photographer Hutchinson primarily consisting of cityscapes of Chicago and images of various yachts and boats from races and excursions. Includes races on Lake Michigan, participants, awards ceremonies and related marine activities. Most cityscape...

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Caroline Shawk Brooks photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1910]

Images related to Caroline Shawk Brooks, sculptor and modeler, 1840-1913. Caroline Shawk Brooks was first known for her modeling in butter exhibited at the World's Fair (Paris, France), 1878. Subsequently, she executed portrait marbles of, among others, Emanuel Swedenborg, George Eliot, Thomas Ca...

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C.D. Arnold photograph albums of World's Columbian Exposition construction, 1891-1892.

Photographs depict the construction of exhibition buildings at various stages of completion, the creation of sculptural ornament, and tradesmen in the process of work or posed informally on construction sites.

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Central Manufacturing District photograph collection, 1939-1962.

Consists of views of industries located on 37th, 39th, and 47th Streets in the Central Manufacturing District (Chicago, Ill.). A wide range of industries are shown, including the box, chemical, food, furniture, lumber, machine, and metallurgical industries. The images show exterior views of the b...

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Century of Progress pin-up girl photographs, [1933-1934]

Images of two young women in bathing suits posing on a beach and next to a sign that reads "Swimming Prohibited," with the General Motors Pier in the background. Photos were taken by Kaufmann & Fabry Co., 425 South Wabash Ave, Chicago (Ill.). The bottom of each print is labeled "A Century of Prog...

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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Charles G. Blake & Company photograph collection, 1896-1914.

Views relating to Blake & Co. gravestone and monument carving and manufacture industry in Chicago. Subjects include shops and offices, carving department, offices, examples of finished products and damage and rebuilding after a fire destroyed the main shop.

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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 Area Camera Clubs Association records

Correspondence, Chicagoland-in-Pictures entry and judging forms (1961-1975), newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, directories, annual reports, and other administrative records of the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA). Material chiefly relate to the Chicagoland-in-Pictures...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...

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Chicago Mural Group records

Brochures, correspondence, minutes, financial reports, newsletters, printed materials, newspaper clippings, flyers, ephemera, and other administrative records of the non-profit Chicago Mural Group, also known as the Chicago Public Art Group. Much of the correspondence relates to fundraising effor...

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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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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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Descriptive inventory for the Ron Gordon visual materials, 1971-2016

Black-and-white photographic negatives (approximately 780, 8 in. x 10 in. and smaller), 20 in. x 24 in. photographic prints (2,308), 4 in. x 5 in. photographic prints (5,195), and contact sheets (approximately 274); 8 in. x 10 in. color prints (6); and color transparencies (112, 4 in. x 5 in. a...


Fred M. Fine papers

Correspondence, primarily 1944-1961; files on Chicago cultural affairs containing memos, reports, leaflets, newsclippings, etc., primarily 1970s and 1980s; sound recordings of reminiscences (21 cassettes) by Fred M. Fine; and photocopies of Fine's FBI files. Topics of the collection include Fine'...