Query: Authors -- Illinois -- Chicago
William Conger papers
Creators:
Conger, William
Dates:
circa 1940s-2018
Size:
7.3 Linear feet
3.51 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.congwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and educator William Conger measure 7.3 linear feet and 3.51 gigabytes, and date from the 1940s to 2018. The collection documents Conger's career as a painter and details his business dealings and involvement with Chicago's art community through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings including artmaking journals and notes, and personal business records documenting commissions and sales. Also found are exhibition and gallery records including video recordings, printed material on Conger's career and Chicago art history, photographic material picturing Conger and his artwork, and artwork including a sketchbook and preparatory sketches for paintings.

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Letterio Calapai, master artist [videorecording] / North Shore Productions ; writer and editor, Deb Ellis ; executive producer, Neil P. Charak
Creators:
Highland Park Public Library
Dates:
1989, c1990
Size:
1 Item (videocassette (30 min), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.highpark
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Filmed in Calapai's studio in Glencoe, Ill. Calapai discusses his work, and demonstrates the printing of an etching. Biographical information is presented, including Calapai's early training, his work as a muralist for the WPA, studying with William Stanley Hayter in New York, his work on illustrations for Thomas Wolfe's Look …

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Buehr family papers
Creators:
Buehr family
Dates:
1880-1984
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.buehfami
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Buehr family papers date from 1880-1984 and measure 0.7 linear feet. The collection documents the lives and careers of a prominent Chicago family of artists, which included Karl Albert Buehr, his wife Mary Hess Buehr, their children Kathleen Buehr Granger and George F. Buehr, and Karl Buehr's brother-in-law, Will Hess. Found among the papers are biographical accounts, family histories, Karl Buehr's personal and professional correspondence, love letters between Karl and Mary Hess, writing by various family members, printed materials, artwork in the form of drawings by Kathleen Buehr Granger, and family and travel photographs, including two photo albums.

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Oral history interview with Katharine Kuh
Creators:
Kuh, Katharine
Berman, Avis
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
Dates:
1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24
Size:
313 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.kuh82
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Katharine Kuh conducted 1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.

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William J. Powell Collection
Creators:
Powell, William J., 1899-1942
Dates:
1917 - 1942
Size:
0.31 Cubic feet (1 shared legal-size box 1 flat box 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The William J. Powell Collection consists of materials concerning the career and personal life of African-American entrepreneur and pilot William J. Powell, including his service in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, his automobile business in Chicago, and his advocacy for African-American aviation as the founder of Craftsmen of Black Wings, Inc., author of Black Wings, and a primary organizer of the Bessie Coleman Aero Club and the "Five Blackbirds" demonstration team. Materials include identification and membership cards, flight logs and officer records, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and photographs.

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John Upton Terrell manuscripts
Creators:
Terrell, John Upton
Dates:
circa 1975
Size:
0.42 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.400
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection consists of 2 unpublished book manuscripts, Shawnee Chronicle and Frontier Soldier, written by John Upton Terrell in approximately 1975.

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Ellen Lanyon papers
Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1880-2015
bulk 1926-2013
Size:
62.6 Linear feet
84.47 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and 84.47 GB and date from circa 1880-2015, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and digital material, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York. Correspondence with artists and friends make up a significant portion of the collection. Project and exhibition files reflect her professional and artistic career. Thousands of slides and photographs document her life and artwork over seven decades, and over seventy sketchbooks are filled with student sketches, portraits of friends and family, and preliminary drawings.

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Sydel Silverman papers
Creators:
Silverman, Sydel
Dates:
1939-2010
bulk 1949-2010
Size:
24.96 Linear feet (59 document boxes plus 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-11
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Sydel Silverman papers, 1939-2010 (bulk 1949-2010) document her field research in Italy, her work as an educator and foundation executive, and her involvement in professional organizations. Sydel Silverman taught at Queens College in New York, was Executive Officer of the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, and served as president of the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Her primary fields of research have been agrarian communities in Italy and the history and practice of anthropology. Materials in the collection include field notes, journals, correspondence, calendars, published and unpublished writings, conference papers and lectures, teaching files, student files, photographs and slides, and sound recordings.

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Gertrude Abercrombie papers
Creators:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977
Dates:
circa 1880-1986
bulk 1935-1977
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.abergert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie date from circa 1880-1986, with the bulk of the material dated 1935-1977, and measure 5.9 linear feet. Found within are biographical material; correspondence (mostly incoming letters) with friends, museums, and galleries; files for artists that interested her; writings and notes, including five journal-type notebooks; scattered personal business records; two sketchbooks by Abercrombie and additional sketches and drawings, some by others; printed material, audio recordings, one scrapbook, photographs, and estate records.

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Eldzier Cortor Papers
Creators:
Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-
Dates:
circa 1930s-2015
bulk 1972-2015
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.corteldz
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972 to 2015. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition and gallery files, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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