Prairie School Press archives 1961-1981.


Prairie School Press archives 1961-1981.

The archives contain published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence with authors, photographs, and research notes, documenting the twenty-year history of the Prairie School Press. Among the publications of the Press were a facsimile edition of Louis Sullivan's A System of Ornament According With a Philosophy of Man's Powers and the Prairie School Review, a scholarly journal published from 1964 to 1981. The Press was instrumental in the renaissance of scholarly and public interest in Prairie School architecture and provided a unique forum for a more wide-ranging exploration of the architects and designers working in the style.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8203860

Aurora University, Phillips Library

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