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Descriptive inventory for the Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection

Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection

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Descriptive inventory for the Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection

Prepared by Tracy Jones and revised by D. Rinder, 2008; revised by Dana Lamparello, 2017.
  
Please address questions to:
Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
Catalog: http://chsmedia.org
E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection, circa 1922-1968 (inclusive)
Creators: Earl H. Reed
Frank Lloyd Wright
Dates: circa 1922-1968 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1980.0130
Bib number: 00004415
Call numbers: 1980.0130 PPL
1980.0130 PNN
1980.0130 PPN-0244
1980.0130 PNG
Size:Approximately 500 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller (2 boxes)
79 negatives : cellulose nitrate negative ; 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.
109 negatives : b&w; 4 x 5 in. or smaller
1 folder of non-graphic material
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the Chicago Architectural Foundation (1980.0130).

Terms governing use:

Credit photographer. Some photoprints copyrighted.

Restriction(s):

Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage or negatives in cool storage; please email research@chicagohistory.org.

Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.

Alternate format available:

Nitrate reference copies available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1714.

Please cite this collection as:

Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Separated material:

Separated materials at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Architectural records and personal papers of Earl Howell Reed, Jr. (1977.0217).

Collection Summary +/-

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives of street scenes and dwellings in the Chicago metropolitan area, including exterior views of commercial, educational, government, historic, and religious buildings. Dwellings include the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Winslow house in River Forest (Ill.) and the Dewes mansion in Chicago. Historic buildings include the Auditorium building, the Widow Clarke house, and the Florence Hotel located in the Pullman community. A series of street scenes document the Pilsen community from 16th Street to 23rd Street on Chicago's Lower West Side. Another group documents a construction site in Glencoe (Ill.). Many photographs are snapshots, some of which lack clarity.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Earl Howell Reed was a Chicago architect who also was active in organizations dealing with architectural history and preservation.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Building--Illinois--Glencoe
Buildings--Illinois--Chicago metropolitan area
Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago
Historic buildings--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area
Housing--Pullman (Chicago community)
Pullman cars
Streets--Illinois--Chicago
Persons:
Reed, Earl H. (Earl Howell), 1884-1968
Organizations:
Chicago Auditorium Building (Chicago, Ill.)
Clarke House (Chicago, Ill.)
Hotel Florence (Chicago, Ill.)
Pullman Company
William H. Winslow House (River Forest, Ill.)
Genre/Form:
Cellulose nitrate negatives
Film negatives
Gelatin silver prints
Snapshots
Geographic:
Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Glencoe (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Loop (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Lower West Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into four series by format.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Photoprints (2 boxes)
Series 2. Nitrate negatives (1 box)
Series 3. Safety negatives (1 box)
Series 4. Non-graphic material (1 folder)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dana Lamparello using Oxygen XML Editor, 2017.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Eliminated call number 1980.0130 PNN-0146 during nitrate digitization project 2017/11/14. Dispersed 1 aerial view of Pilsen community to P&P H2 Cityscapes.
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