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Identifier: Art
This topic covers the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, art photography etc.), architecture, arts administration, and philanthropic support of the arts. For book arts, see also the Printing History and Book Arts topic.

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Eve L. Ewing papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ewing
Abstract

Correspondence, works, publicity, biographical material, ephemera, family papers, and photographs of author, poet, and academic Eve L. Ewing.

Dates: 2000s-2010s

Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woods-F
Abstract

Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.

Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1980

Freund family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Freund
Abstract

Personal papers and memorabilia of arts patron and impresario C. Geraldine Freund, who founded several music and dance series in Chicago from 1959 through 2000. Also writings and memorabilia of her husband J. Dennis Freund, a prominent psychiatrist who with his wife founded Chicago's Fairview Hospital.

Dates: 1917-2007; Majority of material found within 1959-2007

Friends of the Parks collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Friends-Parks
Abstract

Volunteer organization founded in 1975 by Lois Weisberg and Victoria Ranney to monitor and improve the Chicago park system and its recreational services. Records include an incomplete run of newsletters, a few annual and special reports, and files relating to art in the parks and other projects, which Cynthia Mitchell spearheaded. Also includes newspaper clippings about the organization's activities, and a few photos of Mitchell.

Dates: 1976-1997

Gaar Williams cartoon

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-058
Abstract

Gaar Williams cartoon, "A Strain on the Family Tree," from the Chicago Tribune on May 3, 1927.

Dates: May 1927

George B. Simpson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-172
Abstract

Twenty letters, five clippings and one small etching retained by George B. Simpson, of Dundee, Scotland, apparently regarding art exhibitions, sales of pictures, and a stained glass restoration project.

Dates: 1867-1887

Gookin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gookin
Abstract Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elisabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and...
Dates: 1861-1922; Majority of material found within 1883-1921

Grace Gnitzinger scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gnitzinger
Abstract

Three scrapbooks created by Grace Gnitzinger, a native of Chicago who later relocated to Galveston, Texas. These include two albums of postcards (ca. 1890s-1980s) pertaining to Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The third scrapbook contains pictures pertaining to WLS-AM, a Chicago radio station that featured artists such as Patsy Montana and Gene Autry. The collection also includes two folders of miscellaneous photographs and ephemera.

Dates: approximately 1890-1984

Irene Alexander papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Alexander
Abstract

Irene Alexander’s subject files and records from her role as Special Supervisor for the Committee on Cultural and Economic Development of the City Council under Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Dates: 1937-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1982

Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Jacobsen
Abstract

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

Dates: approximately 1900s-1980s

Jerry Torn dance sketches and memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Torn
Abstract

Artist Jerry Torn graduated from the University of Iowa and taught at Loyola University. His collection includes graphite drawings, photographs, and audiocassette interviews with dancers Greg Begley, Randy Duncan, and Rory Foster.

Dates: 1981-1984

John B. Goetz Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Goetz
Abstract

Correspondence and job files of Chicago book and magazine designer John B. Goetz. The largest part of the collection concerns his work on the award-winning translation of the Iliad by Richard Lattimore, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. There are also files on some of his freelance design projects.

Dates: 1961-1992

John Doctoroff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Doctoroff
Abstract

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, exhibition programs, and prints relating to Chicago-based portrait artist John Doctoroff.

Dates: 1924-1967

John Drury-Marion Neville Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Drury-Neville
Abstract

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.

Dates: 1860-1970

John Fischetti papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fischetti
Abstract Political cartoons and assorted miscellaneous items (clippings, photographs, correspondence, etc.) of Pulitzer Prize-winning artist John Fischetti. Fischetti worked for several newspapers and magazines during his long career, including Coronet, Esquire, the Chicago Sun, the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, and the...
Dates: 1942-1995

John Francis Holme Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Holme
Abstract

Fifteen pen-and-ink drawings by illustrator and printer Frank Holme and a printed list of the officers and stockholders of the Bandar Log Press, established by Holme.

Dates: 1901-1902

John I. Monroe collection of artist signed postcards

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe-Artist
Abstract

Artistic postcards from late 19th century to the early 20th century. Common themes include women, whimsical and romantic scenes, and buildings.

Dates: 1900-1960

John T. McCutcheon papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCutcheon
Abstract

Collection of correspondence, works, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about John T. McCutcheon, editorial cartoonist and newspaper correspondent for the Chicago Record and the Chicago Tribune.

Dates: 1834-1996; Majority of material found within 1889-1950

Joseph Hanc N.A.M.E. Gallery records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hanc
Abstract

Non-profit Chicago artists' organization and gallery, founded in 1973, that encouraged the exploration of contemporary issues through exhibitions, performance, and educational activities. Materials collected by N.A.M.E. Gallery member Joseph Hanc, records document programming, staff, fundraising, development, and committee work of the gallery.

Dates: 1976-1997; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1996

Lars Luick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Luick
Abstract

Artistic output of Lars Luick, a Chicago photographer and collage / postal artist. This collection of his work includes photographs of Balanchine's funeral, the Boitsov Classical Ballet Company, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Also includes works of art and collages, notebooks of ideas and inspirations, decorated mixtape cassettes, and mail art.

Dates: 1964-2008

Laura Bannon collection of illustrations

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Bannon
Abstract

Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.

Dates: 1939-1958

Little Room records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Little Room
Abstract

Business records of the Little Room, an early twentieth century Chicago social club composed of artists, writers, musicians, etc., including correspondence, memorabilia and membership material.

Dates: 1898-1931

Lucia Mauro papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Mauro
Abstract

Works (books, reviews, and articles), correspondence (including fan mail), teaching materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the dance, theater, arts writing, interview, broadcast and teaching work of Lucia Mauro. Also contains items documenting her childhood and youth, including her early dance career and coursework in high school and college.

Dates: 1974-2014

Mary Gehr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Gehr
Abstract

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.

Dates: 1828-1997; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1997

[Mexican Watercolors]

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT.oversize-Ayer-Art-Seymour
Abstract

Collection of seven watercolors and one drawing of the ancient Maya cities of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, both located in the Yucatán Peninsula region of southeastern Mexico, by the artist Ralph Fletcher Seymour. These watercolors provide detailed depictions of the buildings found within these ancient Maya sites.

Dates: approximately 1909