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Descriptive inventory for the Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989, bulk 1924-1989

Edgar Miller papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989, bulk 1924-1989

Prepared by Maggie Grossman; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989 (inclusive), 1924-1989 (bulk)
Creator: Edgar Miller
Dates: circa 1868-1989 (inclusive), 1924-1989 (bulk)
Accession number: 1993.0322
Bib number: 00065353
Call number: MSS Lot M
Size: 30 linear feet (62 boxes), including 1 oversize box
Language of material:Collection is written in English, French, and German.

Provenance statement:

Most of the collection was a gift of Frank Miller (accession #: 1993.0322).

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):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Edgar Miller 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 a portrait of Edgar Miller and the book, "Edgar Miller and the handmade home" [Call# NK2004.3.M55].

Separated material:

Separated materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Edgar Miller visual materials (1993.0322)

Collection Summary +/-

Sketchbooks, reference material, press clippings, correspondence, exhibit programs, and other papers of Edgar Miller, a Chicago artist, architect, and interior designer. A majority of the sketchbooks contain pencil or black ink drawings, many of which are abstract forms or faces. Reference material includes published books and loose images annotated with Miller's comments and sketches of geometric lines, circles, and arcs to explore artists' use of space. Also present are Miller's manuscripts on art appreciation and personal memoirs and a few art reference books from the 19th century that Miller owned but did not annotate.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Edgar Miller was a Chicago artist, architect, and interior designer. Miller attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked in various mediums including drawing, sculpture, mural, mosaic, fresco, watercolor, mixed-media, ceramics, woodcuts, and stained glass. Miller was best known for his work in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, particularly the Carl Street Studios he co-designed and established with fellow artist Sol Kogen. Much of his commissioned work was created during the 1920s-1940s.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Architects--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Artists--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Designers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Miller, Edgar, 1899-1993--Archives
Genre/Form:
Articles
Correspondence
Ink drawings
Memoirs
Monographs
Newspaper clippings
Programs (documents)
Research notes
Sketchbooks
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Intellectual life--20th century
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.: Community area)
Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
Old Town (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in five series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Sketchbooks, ca. 1930-1980 (box 1-24, oversize box 25)
Series 2. Annotated art books, undated (box 26-47, oversize box 25)
Series 3. Annotated images, undated (box 48-52, oversize box 25)
Series 4. Biographical materials, 1917-1989 (box 53-56)
Series 5. General materials, ca. 1868-1980 (box 56-58d)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Johannes Steffens using Oxygen XML editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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