Lorado Taft Papers, 1857-1953
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Brief Description:

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).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 26/20/16
Created by: Taft, Lorado (1860-1936)
Volume: 14.2 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/9/1968; 11/1/1972
More information is available at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2620016.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: By type of material and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
American Sculpture
Art Extension
Art History
Art Journalism
Autobiography
Bas Reliefs
Busts
Casts
Champaign, Illinois
Dream Museum
Ecole Des Beaux Arts
French Sculpture
Lectures
Medals
Monuments
Portraits, Busts, and Reliefs
Sculpture
World War I - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
World War I - Supply, Support and Transportation
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]