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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.
Art Alliance of America Scrapbook, 1918-1919
A scrapbook documents the activities of the Art Alliance of America between 1918 and 1919.
Arthur A. Carrara (1914-1995) Papers, 1910-1991
Project files, office files, correspondence, and photographs documenting the working life of Arthur A. Carrara. This collection reflects all sides of Carrara's multi-faceted career as an architect, exhibitor, designer, and lecturer.
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...
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...
Burton Cherry Ephemera Collection, approximately 1929-approximately 1962
Materials designed and collected by Chicago designer and typographer Burton Cherry, between approximately 1929 and approximately 1962. The collection includes correspondence to and from Cherry, items he designed or which were produced under his supervision, items possibly designed by Cherry, arti...
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 Painter (1913-2003) Papers, 1935-c.1980s
Photographs, printed papers, and office papers documenting the career of Chicago industrial designer David Painter.
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...
Descriptive inventory for the John Walley visual materials, 1937-1974
Black-and-white photographic prints (approximately 950), negatives (approximately 700), color photographic prints (13), art work and design projects documenting the career of John Walley, including materials and images from his work at the Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) and the Univ...
Gene Dekovic Papers, 1951-2006
Professional and some personal papers of Chicago and California designer and photographer, Gene Dekovic, who worked as a freelancer for most of his life. These files include professional papers relating to design and publishing ventures, and to a lesser extent his career as a photographer and aut...
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...
Henry P. Glass (1911-2003) Papers, c.1942-2000
Austrian-born industrial designer, Henry Glass practiced and taught industrial design in Chicago, Illinois, for more than sixty years. He specialized in furniture and household objects in a modern idiom.
International Design Conference in Aspen papers, 1954-1986
The International Design Conference in Aspen began in 1951. Founded by many of America's rising stars on the graphic design scene, the IDCA sought to provide a forum for discussion on design. The material covers the formation of the IDCA in 1951 until 1986.
James Teague (1919-1996?) Papers, 1950s-1980s
The work of Chicago industrial designer James Teague is represented in this collection by photographs, professional papers and physical samples of several of his designs.
Kalo Shop collection of visual materials, 1920-1970
Designs, patterns, and sketches illustrating items from the Kalo Shop, designers and makers of hand-wrought silverware and jewelry and other art metalwork in Chicago (Ill.). Collection includes drawings, sketches, and metal and cardboard cut-outs of designs for bowls, vases, and househol...
Leaf Brands, Inc., collection of visual materials, 1948, ca. 1955-1975
Product sales binders (3) containing photographs and other visual materials related to marketing and manufacture of candies, chewing gum, and novelty toys by Leaf Brand, Inc., in the United States and Japan; also original artwork and uncut boards of the company's trademarked "Spooky Stickers" and...
Montalbano-Majestic Wood Carving Co. records
Production orders; stock bill, inventory, and shipping order notebooks; catalogs and other promotional materials; technical drawings; and other records of the Montalbano-Majestic Wood Carving Company in Chicago (Ill.). Includes catalogs from the Colonial Chair Company and the Tonk Manufacturing C...
Nathan Lerner collection of visual materials, [ca. 1933-1997]
Visual materials by or about Nathan Lerner relating to his career as a photographer, artist, educator, and inventor and to his personal life. He was associated with the New Bauhaus, the School of Design, and later the Institute of Design in Chicago (Ill.) for many years. Collection contains prima...
Nathan Lerner papers, 1960-1979.
Correspondence, design drawings and associated photographs, job files, exhibition catalogs, and other Chicago office files of Nathan Lerner relating to his career as a photographer, designer, and teacher and to his personal life. For many years, he was associated with the New Bauhaus, beginning i...
Northwestern Terra Cotta Company collection of photographs, [ca. 1900-1960]
Photographs of terra-cotta products and many of the buildings for which Northwestern Terra Cotta Company (NWTC) products were used; views and portraits of NWTC plants and workers, designers, modelers, and executives; and other miscellaneous materials. A few black-and-white photographs have hand-c...
Northwestern Terra Cotta Company records
Correspondence, conference proceedings, order information, reports, minutes, copies of building plans, and financial statements of Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, as well as monographs, pamphlets, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to the manufacture and use of terra cotta and relate...