Art Resources in Teaching Records

Descriptive Summary

Art Resources in Teaching Records
University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library
46.25 Linear feet
Art Resources in Teaching (Chicago, Ill.).

Historical note

Art Resources in Teaching was founded as the Chicago Public School Art Society in 1894 at Hull-House. It was led by Ellen Gates Starr and included a group of women from the Chicago Woman’s Club. Its goal was to serve young people in the inner city. It did this initially by refurbishing classrooms and by providing art appreciation lectures and museum visits for schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The Chicago Public School Art Society has never been a part of or funded by the Chicago Public School System. To avoid confusion, its name was changed in 1984 to Art Resources in Teaching. The Society currently produces art appreciation curriculum materials, sponsors lectures, and awards scholarships to young art students.

Scope and Contents note

The Art Resources in Teaching Records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, financial, auction, appraisal, employee, student, membership, and scholarship records, minutes and slides of art by scholarship winners. The largest proportion of material dates from approximately 1945-1991 and pertains to fund-raising events, especially the annual Collector's Sales and Auction, financial records, and the creation and promotion of Art Form materials. Minutes of early meetings, incorporation papers, by-laws, scrapbooks, catalogs of artwork, and several folders of historical materials assembled by the C.P.S.A.S. document the founding years. This collection is part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Intiative on 11 November 2009 by Lauren Kalal and Andrew Steadham.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

In January 8, 1976, the Board of Directors of A.R.T. voted to establish an official archive for their records at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Additions to the collection were made in 1976, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, and 1995.

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