Daniel H. Burnham Collection, 1836-1946.


Daniel H. Burnham Collection, 1836-1946.

The Daniel H. Burnham Collection contains business and personal correspondence, project and personal photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and memorabilia. The World's Columbian Exposition and the report, Plan of Chicago, are particularly well documented in correspondence and manuscripts. The collection also includes the two volume set, The World's Parliament of Religions, edited by John Henry Barrows.

15 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials.


SNAC Resource ID: 8321291

Aurora University, Phillips Library

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Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912

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D.H. Burnham and Co.

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United States. Commission of Fine Arts

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United States National Commission of Fine Arts, established 1910. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Elihu Root, New York, 1922 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 29837246 ...

Simmons, Edward, 1852-1931

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Burnham, Hubert, 1882-1968

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Ely, Theo. N. (Theodore Newell), 1846-1916

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Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954

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Burnham and Root

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Daniel Burnham was born in Henderson, New York in 1846. He studied at the New Church School in Waltham, Massachusetts and received private tutoring. He worked for William Le Baron Jenney in his Chicago office for a short time. After several failed attempts in other businesses, he eventually joined the architectural firm of Carter, Drake and Wright. Burnham's future partner, John Wellborn Root was born in Lumpkin, Georgia, and raised in Atlanta. When Union troops occupied Atlanta in ...

Reid, Robert, 1862-1929

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Painter, mural painter, craftsman, teacher; NYC, Colorado Springs, Colo. From the description of Robert Lewis Reid papers, 1861-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233006985 Painter, mural painter, craftsman, teacher; NYC/Colorado Springs, Colo. From the description of Robert Reid papers, 1875-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565666 ...

World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Weston was president of the Board of World's Fair Mangagers for the State of Michigan. From the description of Books concerning the World's Columbian Exposition belonging to I. M. Weston. [n.d.] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79152856 The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was organized in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America. The fairgrounds, open from May 1, 1893 until October 30...

Carrère, John Merven 1858-1911

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Architect. From the description of John Merven Carrère papers, 1894-1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79322247 Biographical Note John Merven Carrère, American architect, was born in 1858 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Educated in Switzerland, he later graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and moved to New York, where his American family had resettled from Brazil. He worked first as a draughtsman with the firm ...

Turner, C. Y. (Charles Yardley), 1850-1919.

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Keith, William, 1838-1911

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Polk, Willis, 1867-1924

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San Francisco architect. From the description of Willis Polk scrapbooks, 1908-1924. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122443996 From the description of Willis Polk scrapbooks, 1908-1924 [microform]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 227512039 Architect Willis Polk designed numerous commercial buildings in San Francisco and large residential estates throughout the Bay Area. He headed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham's San Fr...

Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953

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Army officer and railroad officer. From the description of Frederic Adrian Delano papers, 1917-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982936 Frederic Adrian Delano (1863-1953), uncle of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was born in Hong Kong, China. His father, Warren Delano, II, was at that time a partner in the shipping firm of Russell and Company based in that city. A few years later the Delano family returned to Algonac, the family home near Newburgh, New York, and Delano spent muc...

McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909

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Architect. From the description of Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451752 Architect. Partner of McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm established in New York City in 1879. From the description of Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39175400 Biographical Note 1847, Aug...

Commercial club of Chicago

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Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William), 1857-1925

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Burnham, Daniel H. (Daniel Hudson), 1886-1961

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Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...

Barrows, John Henry, 1847-1902

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American author and historian. From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367396091 John Henry Barrows was born in Medina, Michigan in 1847. He studied at Olivet College, Yale Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, and Andover Theological Seminary before being ordained to the Congregational ministry in 1875. In 1881, he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Chicago. In 1893, he organized the World's Parliament of Re...

Hastings, Thomas, 1860-1929

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The Library has usually had an architect on staff to coordinate construction projects and building renovations. This individual has also had custody of the architectural drawings created by the Library or by outside architectural firms. From the guide to the Architect records, ca. 1900-1980, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) ...

Burnham, Margaret Sherman.

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