The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.univchic
Creators:
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society
Dates:
1917-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9.1 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and business records.
Scope and Contents
Files on exhibitions, lectures and special events including exhibitions of Edgar Degas, Victor Hammer, Fernand Leger, Jose Clemente Orozco, Hans Richter, John Sloan, Chicago artists, architects, and collectors. Files contain correspondence with director Frances Strain Beisel, museums, lenders, and artists; press releases, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reviews, checklists, photographs of artists and their work, loan records, and clippings; and files on "Artist Members" exhibitions and the Christmas exhibit and sale, "Contemporary Art for Young Collectors."
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; a record book, financial, membership, and administrative records, annual reports, and minutes from Board of Directors' meetings; photographs; clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, brochures and newsletters; and one painting and a print by Albert Bloch.
Scope and Contents
A ledger, 1960-1964, containing brief entries for exhibitions and memberships.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (founded 1915) is an art society in Chicago, Illinois. Founded to advance understanding and appreciation of art in all forms. A non-profit organization presenting major shows by established and undiscovered artists.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2400-2409 and 4055-4058 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the Rennaissance Society, 1979-1987.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums, University and college -- Illinois -- Chicago Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloan, John, 1871-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beisel, Frances Strain, 1898-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloch, Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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