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INVENTORY OF THE THEODORE ROSZAK PAPERS, 1926-1994, bulk 1930-1980
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Description
Papers of sculptor, painter, and designer Theodore Roszak include the artist's photographs of his work and installations, correspondence and documents relating to public and private commissions, lectures and teaching notes, 55 sketchbooks, working and presentation drawings, and newspaper and journal clippings, some collected in scrapbooks.
Background
Theodore Roszak was born May 1, 1907 in Poznan, Poland. Roszak's mother was an accomplished fashion designer and his father was a organist and prolific composer. The Roszak family emigrated to the United States in 1909 and settled in Chicago. Roszak began drawing at the age of seven; by the age of fifteen he was attending evening sessions at the Art Institute of Chicago Professional School. In 1925 he entered the Art Institute as a full-time student.
Extent
137 linear ft. (68 boxes, 4 rolls, 9 flat file folders, 1 portfolio)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers. Audio visual material not available until reformatting is complete.