Guide to the J. Carson Webster (1905-1989) Papers

Collection Title: J. Carson Webster (1905-1989) Papers
Dates: 1931-1989
Identification: 11/3/4/4
Creator: Webster, J. Carson (James Carson), 1905-1989
Extent: 17 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The J. Carson Webster Papers fill twelve boxes and span the period 1931-1989. The Papers are comprised of six categories: education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, professional organizations files, and publications. Two folders of biographical materials and three folders of speeches and talks are also included.
Acquisition Information: The J. Carson Webster Papers were donated to the University Archives by his wife Elizabeth Webster, on April 20. 1989. (Accession #89-37).
Processing Information: William K. Beatty: November, 1989 - January, 1990.
Separated Materials: The certificate from the University of Paris awarding Webster the Brevet d'Art de la Sorbonne (August 8, 1931) was transferred to the Archives oversize file. Fourteen photographs of University buildings were transferred to the Archives photograph collection. Two small file drawers of 35mm slides, approximately 36 linear inches of photographs and illustrations, and approximately 10 linear inches of exhibit catalogs and magazines were sent to the Special Collections Department of the University Library. A small amount of material not relating to Webster was given to the Chicago Historical Society. Approximately 15 linear inches of duplicate material and 30 linear inches of extraneous material were discarded.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

James Carson Webster, an art historian, was born in Bloomfield, Ohio on June 27, 1905. Webster's research interests were comprised of Medieval art and architecture, American art and architecture, particularly nineteenth century, and modern art, most notably impressionism. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1934 and remained unil retirement in 1973.

Webster earned his B.A.(1929), M.F.A. (1933), and Ph.D. (1939) degrees at Princeton University. He also attended graduate school at the University of Paris (France), Sorbonne College during the summers of 1930 and 1931.

Webster joined the Northwestern University faculty as an instructor in the history of art in 1934. In 1938 he was promoted to assistant professor of art. Webster advanced to associate professor in 1942 and professor in 1948. He was acting chairman of the Department of Art for 1941-1946. From 1960 to 1964 Webster was chairman of the Department. In the summer of 1948 he served as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and in the summer of 1958 at the University of Minnesota.

Webster's research interests were comprised of Medieval art and architecture, American art and architecture, particularly nineteenth century, and modern art, most notably impressionism. Among Webster's most significant publications were his dissertation on Antique and Medieval art, The Labors of the Months in Antique and Medieval Art, published by Princeton University. The other significant monograph authored by Webster was on the American Sculptor Erastus D. Palmer entitled: Erastus D. Palmer: Sculpture-Ideas (1983).

Architecture in Chicago was of particular interest to Webster. He edited a book entitled The Chicago School of Architecture: A Symposium (1972). Webster also served on the Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks and assisted the Historic American Buildings Survey, Chicago Recording Project.

Webster served as the president of the Midwestern College Art Conference (1947-1948), and Editor-in-Chief of a magazine called Art Bulletin (1953-1956). In 1938 Webster was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study.

In 1973 Webster retired from Northwestern and was appointed professor emeritus of art. Webster married Elizabeth Webster in 1935. A son, James C(arson), was born in 1942. Webster died on February 15, 1989.

Scope and Content

The J. Carson Webster Papers fill twelve boxes and span the period 1931-1989. The Papers are comprised of six categories: education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, professional organizations files, and publications. Two folders of biographical materials and three folders of speeches and talks are also included.

Users of these papers should look in several locations for materials on a specific subject, e.g., correspondence with the University of Chicago Press about his contribution to the book Chicago's Famous Buildings, will be found in general correspondence under the appropriate dates and also under publications, Chicago's Famous Buildings correspondence. Within the categories, the Papers are arranged alphabetically according to subject title unless otherwise stated.

The education files consist of reading and lecture notes, correspondence, and two seminar papers from Webster's years at Princeton University.

The general correspondence relates primarily to Webster's writing, teaching, and professional interests and is arranged chronologically by year. The major part of the subject correspondence consists of material relating to academic matters at Northwestern and the Art Department.

The teaching files contain lecture notes, syllabi, student papers, exams, and grade sheets. Some of the assignment sheets describe in detail tours students were advised to take at the Art Institute of Chicago. The course files are arranged sequentially by their corresponding course number followed by the remaining teaching files in alphabetical order according to subject title.

The research files briefly cover numerous subjects and consist primarily of reading notes and correspondence.

The professional organizations files contain materials relating to Webster's appointment to the Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks to establish the selection criteria and select the buildings to be designated as Chicago's architectural landmarks. Box 7, Folders 2-3 contain relevant correspondence, notes, and reports. Webster's assistance with the Historic American Buildings Survey's Chicago Recording Project are also present.

The publications section has small amounts of material related to three books written, or contributed to, by Webster: Architecture of Chicago and Vicinity, Chicago's Famous Buildings and Labors of the Months. However, most of the material in this category pertains to Webster's major work, Erastus D. Palmer, published by the University of Delaware in 1983. There is one typed draft, much related correspondence, reading, research and site notes, and photocopies of letters by, to, and about Erastus Palmer. Drafts and correspondence related to some of Webster's articles are found at the end of the publications section. Of special interest is a 34-page typescript. “History of the Department of Art, Northwestern University” (Box 11 Folder 15).

Addition (Boxes 13-17, 1931-1988)

This addition to the J. Carson Webster Papers fills five boxes and spans the period 1931-1988, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 1980. The addition is comprised of three categories: correspondence, teaching files, and publications. A small amount of biographical material was also interfiled in the original series.

The correspondence concerns primarily Webster's academic, administrative, and professional activities.

The teaching files consist mainly of notes for lectures and reading notes. One folder deals with Webster's teaching at the University of Chicago.

The publications category contains a substantial amount of material related to Webster's major work Erastus D. Palmer, on the 19th century New York sculptor. Of interest are drafts of various parts of the book, correspondence related to Webster's search for material, correspondence with his publisher, Associated University Presses, and photocopies of Palmer's account books and many letters by and to him.

Arrangement of Materials

The Papers are arranged in six categories: education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, professional organizations files, and publications.

Subjects

Personal Name

Webster, J. Carson (James Carson), 1905-1989

Subjects

Architecture--United States

Art--Study and teaching--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • General Correspondence
    • General Correspondence, 1936-1939Box 1, Folder 12
    • General Correspondence, 1940-1948Box 1, Folder 13
    • General Correspondence, 1950-1959Box 1, Folder 14
    • General Correspondence, 1960-1964Box 1, Folder 15
    • General Correspondence, 1965Box 1, Folder 16
    • General Correspondence, 1966Box 1, Folder 17
    • General Correspondence, 1967Box 1, Folder 18
    • General Correspondence, 1968Box 1, Folder 19
    • General Correspondence, 1969Box 1, Folder 20
    • General Correspondence, 1970Box 1, Folder 21
    • General Correspondence, 1971Box 1, Folder 22
    • General Correspondence, 1972Box 1, Folder 23
    • General Correspondence, 1973Box 1, Folder 24
    • General Correspondence, 1974Box 1, Folder 25
    • General Correspondence, 1975Box 2, Folder 1
    • General Correspondence, 1576Box 2, Folder 2
    • General Correspondence, 1977Box 2, Folder 3
    • General Correspondence, 1978-1979Box 2, Folder 4
    • General Correspondence, 1981-1984Box 2, Folder 5
    • General Correspondence, n.d.Box 2, Folder 6
  • Subject Correspondence
    • Breckenridge, J.D., promotion, 1965-1966Box 2, Folder 7
    • Dept. of Art's Role in NU, 1960-1965Box 2, Folder 8
    • Division of Art Dept., 1970-1971Box 2, Folder 9
    • Horn, Milton, 1960Box 2, Folder 10
    • Microfilming project-Burnham Library University of Illinois, 1951Box 2, Folder 11
    • “New University” Curriculum Planning Committee, 1970Box 2, Folder 12
  • Teaching Files
    • Art B1-3, 1935-37, 1948-51Box 2, Folder 13
    • B5 (Ancient Art), n.d.Box 2, Folder 14
    • B9, 1954-1956Box 2, Folder 15
    • B11a, 1953-1955Box 2, Folder 16
    • B11b, 1949-1953Box 2, Folder 17
    • B70, n.d.Box 2, Folder 18
    • B80 (Al Intro. to Art), n.d.Box 2, Folder 19
    • B80 (Al Intro. to Art), n.d.Box 2, Folder 20
    • B80, 1956-1958Box 2, Folder 21
    • B80, 1959-1961Box 2, Folder 22
    • C5, 1937-1940Box 2, Folder 23
    • C5, 1940-54, 60Box 2, Folder 24
    • C5b, n.d.Box 2, Folder 25
    • C15, 1950-1953Box 3, Folder 1
    • C15, 1964-1973Box 3, Folder 2
    • C15, n.d.Box 3, Folder 3
    • C15 special assignment, n.d.Box 3, Folder 4
    • C15, 1942Box 3, Folder 5
    • C15b, 1969-1972Box 3, Folder 6
    • C15, 1960-1951Box 3, Folder 7
    • C15, 1952-1960Box 3, Folder 8
    • C15, 1960-1970Box 3, Folder 9
    • C15, 1970-1972Box 3, Folder 10
    • C15 exams, 1963-1972Box 3, Folder 11
    • C15 tests, 1955-56, 1966-72Box 3, Folder 12
    • C05, 1945-1949Box 3, Folder 13
    • C05, 1950-1960Box 3, Folder 14
    • C05, 1960-1973Box 3, Folder 15
    • C05, n.d.Box 3, Folder 16
    • C05, n.d.Box 3, Folder 17
    • C05, 1953-1973Box 3, Folder 18
    • C05, n.d.Box 3, Folder 19
    • C05, n.d.Box 4, Folder 1
    • C05, 1957-1960Box 4, Folder 2
    • C05, n.d.Box 4, Folder 3
    • C06, 1938-1960Box 4, Folder 4
    • C06, 1960-1970Box 4, Folder 5
    • C06, 1970-1973Box 4, Folder 6
    • C06, n.d.Box 4, Folder 7
    • C06, n.d.Box 4, Folder 8
    • D10, 1972-1973Box 4, Folder 9
    • D20, 1965-1973Box 4, Folder 10
    • D20, n.d.Box 4, Folder 11
    • D99, 1963-1969Box 4, Folder 12
    • D01, 1950-1960Box 4, Folder 13
    • D01, 1960-1970Box 4, Folder 14
    • D01, 1970-1973Box 4, Folder 15
    • D01, n.d.Box 5, Folder 1
    • D01 exams, 1960-1971Box 5, Folder 2
    • Art 207 (University of Minnesota), 1958, sumBox 5, Folder 3
    • Art 359 (University of Chicago), 1948, sumBox 5, Folder 4
    • Aesthetics 1, n.d.Box 5, Folder 5
    • Aesthetics 2, n.d.Box 5, Folder 6
    • American Architecture, n.d.Box 5, Folder 7
    • American Art, n.d.Box 5, Folder 8
    • Architecture, 1962Box 5, Folder 9
    • Art A.B. program, 1946Box 5, Folder 10
    • Art and Minorities, 1969Box 5, Folder 11
    • Art and Architecture in Chicago, 1941, 1965Box 5, Folder 12
    • Art History, n.d.Box 5, Folder 13
    • Chinese Art, 1945-1946Box 6, Folder 1
    • Color, 1944Box 6, Folder 2
    • Cultural History, 1935-1936Box 6, Folder 3
    • Dissertation possibilities, n.d.Box 6, Folder 4
    • Education, 1948Box 6, Folder 5
    • Expressionism in Architecture, 1962Box 6, Folder 6
    • Games, n.d.Box 6, Folder 7
    • Graduate program, 1970-1971Box 6, Folder 8
    • Graduate Students
      • General, 1971-1973Box 6, Folder 9
      • Barth, Neil, 1972Box 6, Folder 10
      • Brown, Beverly L., 1972-1973Box 6, Folder 11
      • Buettner, Mr., 1973Box 6, Folder 12
      • Chamberlin, Carol G., 1973Box 6, Folder 13
      • Dull, Elizabeth H., 1972-1973Box 6, Folder 14
      • Ganschinietz, S., n.d.Box 6, Folder 15
      • Kihlstedt, Folke T., 1972-1973Box 6, Folder 16
      • Kirsch, Mrs., 1973Box 6, Folder 17
      • Lefor, Pat, 1971-1972Box 6, Folder 18
      • Piron, Alice, 1972Box 6, Folder 19
      • Prestiano, Robert, 1973Box 6, Folder 20
      • Smith, Beverly H., 1973Box 6, Folder 21
      • Weston, Dawn, 1970-1971Box 6, Folder 22
    • Teaching subjects
      • Heidegger, n.d.Box 6, Folder 23
      • Impressionist techniques, n.d.Box 6, Folder 24
      • McConbrey, notes, n.d.Box 6, Folder 25
      • Medieval art and architecture, n.d.Box 6, Folder 26
      • Notes, Misc., n.d.Box 6, Folder 27
      • Organic Art, n.d.Box 6, Folder 28
      • Prints, n.d.Box 6, Folder 29
      • Reading notes, Huysman, n.d.Box 6, Folder 30
      • Reading notes, Kohler, n.d.Box 6, Folder 31
      • Reading notes, miscellaneous, n.d.Box 6, Folder 32
      • References, n.d.Box 6, Folder 33
      • Refinements in Architecture, n.d.Box 6, Folder 34
      • Renaissance Architecture, n.d.Box 6, Folder 35
      • Romanticism, n.d.Box 6, Folder 36
      • Schlegel, A.W., n.d.Box 6, Folder 37
      • Skyscrapers, n.d.Box 6, Folder 38
      • Student quotations, n.d.Box 6, Folder 39
      • “What is American?”, n.d.Box 6, Folder 40
  • Research Files
    • American Art, n.d.Box 6, Folder 41
    • Art and Crime, n.d.Box 6, Folder 42
    • Art in Evanston, 1940, 1964Box 6, Folder 43
    • Evanston buildings, n.d.Box 6, Folder 44
    • Eye defects, n.d.Box 6, Folder 45
    • Fallacies, n.d.Box 6, Folder 46
    • Greek Sculpture, n.d.Box 6, Folder 47
    • Griffin, Walter, 1949Box 6, Folder 48
    • Neo-Impressionism, n.d.Box 6, Folder 49
    • Nickerson House (1881 photocopy), n.d.Box 6, Folder 50
    • Ricketts, C. Lindsay, n.d.Box 6, Folder 51
    • Rogers, John, n.d.Box 6, Folder 52
    • Sources, n.d.Box 6, Folder 53
    • Time and Art, n.d.Box 6, Folder 54
  • Professional Organizations
    • College Art Association Nat'l Committee on History of Art, 1954-1958Box 7, Folder 1
    • Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks -correspondence and reports, 1957-1962Box 7, Folder 2
    • Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks - notes, 1957-1962Box 7, Folder 3
    • Committee for the Preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, 1941Box 7, Folder 4
    • Historic American Buildings Survey - Chicago Recording Project, 1963-1965Box 7, Folder 5
    • Society of Architectural Historians, 1961, MarBox 7, Folder 6
  • Speeches
    • Friends of Art, n.d.Box 7, Folder 7
    • Nat'l Gallery of Art-Picasso, 1960Box 7, Folder 8
    • Radio Talks-WGN-Grant Wood, 1935Box 7, Folder 9
    • Radio Talks-WIND, 1937Box 7, Folder 10
  • Subject Correspondence
    • Burden, Henry, 1958-1973Box 9, Folder 8
    • Delmar, NY, 1963-1962Box 9, Folder 9
    • Livingston, Chancellor Robert, 1957, 1976-77Box 9, Folder 10
    • Morgan, Charlotte W., 1957-1983Box 9, Folder 11
    • Morgan, Elwin B., 1973-1975Box 9, Folder 12
    • Perkins, Georgiana, 1970Box 9, Folder 13
    • Permissions, 1962-1981Box 9, Folder 14
    • Pruyn, Kitty, n.d.Box 9, Folder 15
    • Wells, Henry, 1961Box 9, Folder 16
  • Research
    • Archives of American Art, n.d.Box 9, Folder 17
    • Army Relief Bazaar, 1864, n.d.Box 9, Folder 18
    • Articles, n.d.Box 9, Folder 19
    • Articles by Woltmann, n.d.Box 9, Folder 20
    • Autograph books and notes, n.d.Box 9, Folder 21
    • Capitol building, 1975Box 10, Folder 1
    • Catalog, 1856, n.d.Box 10, Folder 2
    • Grant, John E., n.d.Box 10, Folder 3
    • Letters about Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 4
    • Letters by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 5
    • Letters by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 6
    • Letters by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 7
    • Letters by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 8
    • Letters by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 9
    • Letters by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 10
    • Letters from W. West Collection, 1982Box 10, Folder 11
    • Letters to Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 12
    • Letters to Palmer from Utica, n.d.Box 10, Folder 13
    • List of sculpture portraits by Palmer, 1958Box 10, Folder 14
    • Mather, Marcy, n.d.Box 10, Folder 15
    • Miscellaneous, n.d.Box 10, Folder 16
    • Palmer, Walter L., n.d.Box 10, Folder 17
    • “Philosophy of the Ideal” and other writings by Palmer, n.d.Box 10, Folder 18
    • Plaquettes, 1972Box 10, Folder 19
    • Vanderpoel, John, n.d.Box 10, Folder 20
    • Will and related documents, n.d.Box 10, Folder 21
    • "Labor of the Months" - correspondence & notes, 1936-1938Box 10, Folder 22
    • Palmer-Olcott, Thomas W., 1969-1981Box 10, Folder 99
    • "Labor of the Months" - correspondence, permissions, 1933-1938Box 11, Folder 1
    • "Labor of the Months" - mosaic pavements, 1936Box 11, Folder 2
    • "Labor of the Months" - reviews of, 1941-1942Box 11, Folder 3
    • "Labor of the Months" - royalties, 1968, 1977Box 11, Folder 4
  • Articles
    • (Billings, Moses), 1950Box 11, Folder 3
    • Adolf Loos (1870-1933), n.d.Box 11, Folder 5
    • "American People's Encyclopedia", “American Art”, 1963Box 11, Folder 6
    • (Beisam I & II, El Hamman), n.d.Box 11, Folder 7
    • “The Chicago School of Architecture: A Symposium”, 1972Box 11, Folder 9
    • "Collier's Encyclopedia", 1947, 1968Box 11, Folder 10
    • Edward Hopper, 1964Box 11, Folder 11
    • “Erastus D. Palmer: Problems & Possibilities”, 1972Box 11, Folder 12
    • (Hagia Eleutherios), n.d.Box 11, Folder 13
    • “Hansen' s Hyperbolic Perspective”, 1974Box 11, Folder 14
    • “History of the Department of Art, Northwestern University”, 1966-1967Box 11, Folder 15
    • “Learning by Doing”, n.d.Box 11, Folder 16
    • “A Medieval Artist at Work: Gottingen 231”, 1931Box 11, Folder 17
    • (Modena-notes), n.d.Box 11, Folder 18
    • Ornament, n.d.Box 11, Folder 19
    • Present Day Study of Chicago Architecture, 1950Box 11, Folder 20
    • Richardson's American Express Building, 1950Box 11, Folder 21
    • (Skyscrapers), 1959-1960Box 11, Folder 22
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) correspondence, 1944-1948Box 12, Folder 1
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) correspondence, 1949Box 12, Folder 2
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) correspondence, 1950Box 12, Folder 3
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) correspondence, 1951-1955Box 12, Folder 4
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) draft, n.d.Box 12, Folder 5
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) exhibit, 1945Box 12, Folder 6
    • (Sloan, Junius R.) notes, n.d.Box 12, Folder 7
    • Techniques of Impressionism, color guides, n.d.Box 12, Folder 8
    • Techniques of Impressionism, correspondence and notes, 1945Box 12, Folder 9
    • Work completed, notes, n.d.Box 12, Folder 10
    • Work to do, notes, n.d.Box 12, Folder 11
    • Book reviews, 1947-1948Box 12, Folder 12
    • Reprints, 1939, 1967Box 12, Folder 13
  • Additions
      Separated materials:  One oversized book, Recent Ideas on American Art (1888), was transferred to the Library's Art Collection, as were large numbers of photographs (some on information cards.) Three rolls of microfilm were sent to the Newspapers/Microtext Collection. Three rolls of copies of architectural plans and an oversized binder of copies of architectural drawings were transferred to the Archives oversize files. Several photos of Webster, a large collection of photos of Palmer's works (some on information cards), many negatives of these, and a small amount of photos and negatives of Northwestern University and Evanston buildings were transferred to the Archives photo collection. Three linear inches of photos of Chicago buildings (some on information cards) were sent to the Chicago Historical Society. Small amounts of extraneous and duplicate material were discarded. Scope and Contents: Description of the Addition (Boxes 13-17, 1931-1988) This addition to the J. Carson Webster Papers fills five boxes and spans the period 1931-1988, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 1980. The addition is comprised of three categories: correspondence, teaching files, and publications. A small amount of biographical material was also interfiled in the original series. The correspondence concerns primarily Webster's academic, administrative, and professional activities. The teaching files consist mainly of notes for lectures and reading notes. One folder deals with Webster's teaching at the University of Chicago. The publications category contains a substantial amount of material related to Webster's major work Erastus D. Palmer, on the 19th century New York sculptor. Of interest are drafts of various parts of the book, correspondence related to Webster's search for material, correspondence with his publisher, Associated University Presses, and photocopies of Palmer's account books and many letters by and to him.
    • General Correspondence, 1931-39Box 13, Folder 1
    • General Correspondence, 1940-45Box 13, Folder 2
    • General Correspondence, 1946-49Box 13, Folder 3
    • General Correspondence, 1950-59Box 13, Folder 4
    • General Correspondence, 1960-69Box 13, Folder 5
    • General Correspondence, 1970-79Box 13, Folder 6
    • General Correspondence, 1980-84Box 13, Folder 7
    • General Correspondence, n.d.Box 13, Folder 8
    • Teaching Files
      • American Art, n.d.Box 13, Folder 9
      • American Culture, n.d.Box 13, Folder 10
      • Art, General, 1941-46Box 13, Folder 11
      • Art History, n.d.Box 13, Folder 12
      • Frank Lloyd Wright Trip, 1940Box 13, Folder 13
      • Greek Refinement, n.d.Box 13, Folder 14
      • Literature, Modern American, n.d.Box 13, Folder 15
      • Literature, Modern British, n.d.Box 13, Folder 16
      • Literature, Modern French, n.d.Box 13, Folder 17
      • Literature, Modern German, n.d.Box 13, Folder 18
      • Literature, Modern Russian, n.d.Box 13, Folder 19
      • Music, n.d.Box 13, Folder 20
      • Psychology, n.d.Box 13, Folder 21
      • Romanticism, n.d.Box 13, Folder 22
      • Student Papers, 1940Box 13, Folder 23
      • University of Chicago, 1948Box 13, Folder 24
    • Publications Books
      • , Illustration Notes, n.d.Box 13, Folder 25
      • Account Book, copy, n.d.Box 13, Folder 26
      • Bibliography; Cards, n.d.Box 14, Folder 1
      • Bibliography; Draft, n.d.Box 14, Folder 2
      • Captions; Draft, n.d.Box 14, Folder 3
      • Catalogue; Draft, n.d.Box 14, Folder 4
      • Catalogue; Draft pp. 480-33, n.d.Box 14, Folder 5
      • Catalogue; Draft pp. 634-768, n.d.Box 14, Folder 6
      • Composition, n.d.Box 14, Folder 7
      • Contract, Dec.30, 1980Box 14, Folder 8
      • Correspondence, General, 1978-86Box 14, Folder 9
      • Correspondence, Associated University Presses, 1977-85Box 14, Folder 10
      • Correspondence, Associated University Presses, Palmer, Copy #1, n.d.Box 15, Folder 1
      • Correspondence, Associated University Presses, Palmer, Copy #2, n.d.Box 15, Folder 2
      • Correspondence, Associated University Presses, Palmer, Copy #3, n.d.Box 15, Folder 3
      • Criticism of Works, n.d.Box 15, Folder 4
      • Document Notes, n.d.Box 15, Folder 5
      • Draft, n.d.Box 15, Folder 6
      • Draft, 1980Box 15, Folder 7
      • Draft, Clear Copy, Chapter 3, n.d.Box 15, Folder 8
      • Draft, Clear Copy, Chapter 4, n.d.Box 15, Folder 9
      • Illustrations, n.d.Box 16, Folder 1
      • Notes, n.d.Box 16, Folder 2
      • Extracts from Diaries, n.d.Box 16, Folder 3
      • Garet, F. P., n.d.Box 16, Folder 4
      • Index, n.d.Box 16, Folder 5
      • Notes on Sources & Readings, n.d.Box 16, Folder 6
      • Notes Cards on Works #1, n.d.Box 16, Folder 7
      • Notes Cards on Works #2, n.d.Box 16, Folder 8
      • Notes Cards on Works #3, n.d.Box 16, Folder 9
      • Second Edition, n.d.Box 17, Folder 1
      • Work Record, n.d.Box 17, Folder 2
      • Writings by Palmer, n.d.Box 17, Folder 3
      • Junius R. Sloan, Notes & Correspondence, 1948-88Box 17, Folder 4
      • Royalties, 1976-77Box 17, Folder 5
    • Articles
      • Manuscripts, Unpublished, n.d.Box 17, Folder 6
      • “Frank Lloyd Wright and the Medieval Tradition”, 1940-43Box 17, Folder 7
      • “Painters in the Art Department”, 1950Box 17, Folder 8
      • “Forward a Conniption of the Skyscraper”, 1958Box 17, Folder 9
      • “Review of Cleveland Art Institution”, 1933Box 17, Folder 10
      • Book Reviews, 1945-52Box 17, Folder 11
      • Reviews of Books by, 1984Box 17, Folder 12
      • Reprint, “The Technique of Impressionism, A Reappraisal”, 1944Box 17, Folder 13
  • Biographical materials, 1939-78, 89Box 1, Folder 1
  • Biographical materials, 1960Box 1, Folder 2
  • Angers-notes, n.d.Box 1, Folder 3
  • Art 403 paper 6 notes, n.d.Box 1, Folder 4
  • “Bacchiacca” (paper), n.d.Box 1, Folder 5
  • Dissertation correspondence, 1939Box 1, Folder 6
  • Italian drawings-notes, 1936Box 1, Folder 7
  • “Late Carolingian Illuminations: Brittany and Anjou”, n.d.Box 1, Folder 8
  • Master of Fine Arts-notes, n.d.Box 1, Folder 9
  • Medieval art-notes, n.d.Box 1, Folder 10
  • Siamese painting-notes, n.d.Box 1, Folder 11
  • "Architecture of Chicago & Vicinity", paste-up, 1965Box 7, Folder 11
  • "Architecture of Chicago & Vicinity", correspondence, 1963Box 7, Folder 12
  • "Chicago's Famous Buildings", correspondence, 1964-1966Box 7, Folder 13
  • "Erastus Palmer" draft, pp. 2-499, n.d.Box 7, Folder 14
  • "Erastus Palmer" draft, pp. 501-699, n.d.Box 8, Folder 1
  • "Erastus Palmer" draft, pp. 700-1050, n.d.Box 8, Folder 2
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1952-1955Box 8, Folder 3
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1956Box 8, Folder 4
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1957-1960Box 8, Folder 5
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1961Box 8, Folder 6
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1962Box 8, Folder 7
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1963Box 8, Folder 8
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1964Box 8, Folder 9
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1965Box 8, Folder 10
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1966Box 8, Folder 11
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1967Box 8, Folder 12
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1968Box 8, Folder 13
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1969Box 8, Folder 14
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1970Box 8, Folder 15
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1071Box 8, Folder 16
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1972Box 8, Folder 17
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1973Box 9, Folder 1
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1974Box 9, Folder 2
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1975Box 9, Folder 3
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1976Box 9, Folder 4
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1977Box 9, Folder 5
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, 1978-1986Box 9, Folder 6
  • "Erastus Palmer" correspondence, n.d.Box 9, Folder 7