Papers of Lorado Taft, B.L. 1879, M.L. 1880 (1860-1936), including diaries (1876-78), course notes and themes (1875-79), general correspondence (1881-1936), family correspondence (1882-1900, 1918-30), lecture notes, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, books and reprints, autobiographical accounts and obituaries, concerning Don Carlos Taft, Champaign and the University of Illinois, Ecole des Beaux Arts (1880-85), sculptures, casts, monuments, bas reliefs, busts and medals (1883-1936), photographs of French and American sculpture (1845-1920), travel, business affairs, children, History of American Sculpture (1903), lectures and teaching (1914-34), columns for Chicago newspapers on art, honors and awards, Dream Museum, YMCA service in World War I, art organizations (1919-34), travel in Europe and related topics. Correspondents include Daniel Chester French, Frances E. Willard, and Robert E. Hieronymous.
Research notes on Taft, transcripts of Taft correspondence, and originals of Taft letters may be found in the Allen Weller Papers (R.S. 12/1/20).