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Alice Fordyce photograph collection, 1933-1934.

Includes photographs of Century of Progress murals, sculpture and architectural decorations created by Chicago artists Lorado Taft, Edouard Chassaing, Alfonse Iannelli, John Norton, and other nationally known artists. Also includes photographs of two Parisian doorways in the art deco style by Fre...


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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Architects' and Designers' Papers, 1767-2003

This collection of correspondence, lectures, and autobiographical documents from noted American and European architects and decorative arts designers includes material from Thomas Chippendale, William Deknatel, George Grant Elmslie, the firm of Friedman, Alschuler and Sincere, Alfonso Iannelli, I...

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Arthur Siegel (1913-1978) Papers, 1927-1985

A large and comprehensive collection of materials document the career of Chicago photographer and educator Arthur Siegel (1913-1978).

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Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman Papers, 1980-2010.

The Ciurej and Lochman Papers consist of two boxes, spanning the years 1980-2010. This collection is divided into two sections: personal and professional. The personal records include photographs, cards, and some correspondence. The professional records include publications pertaining to art, suc...

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Barbara Crane (1928-) Collection, 1972-1979

Between 1972 and 1979, photographer Barbara Crane was commissioned by the Chicago Commission on Historical and Architectural Landmarks to photograph Chicago buildings being evaluated for possible landmark designation.

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Bruce J. Graham (1925-2010) Papers, 1939-2010

Architect and art collector Bruce Graham's professional career and private life is documented through images, papers, and video tapes. Materials relating to Graham's wife, Jane Graham, and their friends, colleagues, and artistic collaborators are also represented.

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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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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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Edgar Newman Papers, 1863-1977

Design drawings and photographs of architect Edgar Newman's Chicago residential projects, mainly of his own residence in Norwood Park. Correspondence consists mainly of marital congratulations and condolences on Newman's death. Family photographs, post-mortem, and genealogical information is al...

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Esther Sparks Papers, 1969-1972

Papers compiled by art historian Esther Sparks in conjunction with her dissertation research for

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Franz Lipp (1897-1996) Papers, 1930-1997

This collection includes images and other papers documenting German-American landscape architect Franz Lipp's designs for residential, commercial, and institutional properties primarily in the Upper Midwest.

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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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Guide to Wanda Harold Photographs Collection

This collection consists of Wanda Harold's paper, "Early Ethnic Settlement and Architecture in Lincoln Park," and accompanying photographs.

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Harrington College of Design Special Collections, 1902 - 2012

The Harrington College of Design Special Collections books were acquired by Columbia College Chicago in 2015 when Harrington College announced it would close by 2018. Harrington College was founded by interior designer Frances Harrington in 1931. The collection contains books and publications on ...

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Hedrich-Blessing photograph collection, part 1, [ca. 1929-1989, bulk 1933-1969]

Photographic archives of the first 40 years of work produced by Hedrich-Blessing, a Chicago photography studio that specializes in architectural and design photography. Images primarily show interior and exterior views of buildings and structures, including office buildings, industrial buildings,...

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Hedrich-Blessing photograph collection, part 2, [ca. 1969-1989, bulk 1970-1979]

Photographic archive of primarily 1970s work produced by Hedrich-Blessing, a Chicago-based commercial photography firm specializing in architectural and design photography. Images show exterior and interior views of buildings and structures, including commercial, cultural, educational, government...

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Homer Grant Sailor (1887-1968) Papers, 1914-1993

Photographs and papers relating to the work of Chicago Prairie School architect Homer Grant Sailor.

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Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869-1926) Papers, 1875-1996

Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw was in practice from 1894 until the 1920s and designed for many of Chicago's elite. His architectural designs were stylistically eclectic and often based on historical precedence. His projects are documented in this collection through d...

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A. James Speyer (1913-1986) Collection, 1931-1996

Drawings, photographs, and printed papers documenting the architectural and curatorial work of Chicago architect A. James Speyer. Also included are candid photographs and some material collected as a result of Speyer's associations with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Illino...

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John D. Randall (1919-1999) Papers, 1884-1993

Documents compiled by architectural historian John D. Randall in the course of research for the revised edition of book

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J.W. Taylor Photograph Collection, c.1880-1910

Previously a bookseller, J.W. Taylor (1846-1918) began photographing Chicago in the 1870s and started advertising himself as a commercial photographer in 1889. Taylor worked until 1918, photographing Chicago-area architecture and landscapes, as well as buildings in other cities in the United Stat...

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