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Descriptive inventory for the Edward H. Weiss papers, 1949-1985, bulk 1960-1985

Edward H. Weiss papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Edward H. Weiss papers, 1949-1985, bulk 1960-1985

Prepared by Stephanie Matelski; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Edward H. Weiss papers, circa 1949-1985 (inclusive), circa 1960-1985 (bulk)
Creator: Edward H. Weiss
Dates: circa 1949-1985 (inclusive), 1960-1985 (bulk)
Accession number: 1992.0184.
Bib number: 00065369
Call numbers: MSS Lot W
OMM-69
Size:10 linear ft. (24 boxes)
9 volumes
3 sound recordings
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of James Weiss (accession #: 1992.0184.).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available)

Please cite this collection as:

Edward H. Weiss papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Edward H. Weiss collection of visual materials (1992.0184) and publications cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, organizational records, scrapbooks, biographical materials, exhibition catalogs, and other papers of Edward H. Weiss about his career as an artist and advertising agency executive and his association with organizations such as the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Business Committee for the Arts, Chicago Council on Fine Arts, Friends of the Chicago Public Library, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the University of Chicago. Weiss was especially well-known as a portraitist. Also includes three reel-to-reel sound recordings of lectures given by Weiss.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Edward H. Weiss (1901-1984) was a Chicago artist and chairman of the adverting agency Edward H. Weiss and Company (formerly known as Weiss and Geller; later known as Lee King and Partners). He was especially well-known for his portrait paintings of famous people. Weiss received a degree in sociology from the University of Chicago and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Weiss began his career in advertising in the 1920s and retired in 1981. He was also an art collector and active in numerous organizations, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the University of Chicago.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Advertising agencies--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Advertising executives--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Art and industry--United States
Art and society--United States
Art--Collectors and collecting--Illinois--Chicago
Artists--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Commerce--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Commercial art--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Bouras, Harry
Haydon, Harold
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Newman, Ralph Geoffrey
Weiss, Edward H.--(Edward Huhner)--1901-1984--Archives
Organizations:
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Federation of Arts
Business Committee for the Arts
Chicago Council on Fine Arts
Edward H. Weiss & Company
Friends of the Chicago Public Library
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
National Endowment for the Humanities
University of Chicago
Genre/Form:
Articles
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Exhibition catalogs
Newspaper clippings
Periodicals
Programs (documents)
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Geographic:
United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in six series: Series 1. Biographical files, 1970-1985 (box 1-12) Series 2. Advertising, art, and business materials, 1949-1980 (bulk 1970-1980) (box 13-15) Series 3. Topical files, 1953-1980 (box 16-21) Series 4. Museum of Contemporary Art materials, 1968-1978 (box 21-23) Series 5. Publications and scrapbooks, 1960-1985 (box 23-24, 9 v.) Series 6. Sound recordings, ca. 1970 (3 reels)

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Series 1. Biographical files, 1970-1985 (box 1-12)
Series 2. Advertising, art, and business materials, 1949-1980 (bulk 1970-1980) (box 13-15)
Series 3.Topical files, 1953-1980 (box 16-21)
Series 4. Museum of Contemporary Art materials, 1968-1978 (box 21-23)
Series 5. Publications and scrapbooks, 1960-1985 (box 23-24, 9 vol.)
Series 6. Sound recordings, ca. 1970

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Melissa Winter and Julie Wroblewski in Oxygen XML Editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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