Allen S. Weller Papers, 1860-1997
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Brief Description: Papers of Allen Stuart Weller (1907-1997), Professor of the History of Art (1947-1997) and Dean of Fine and Applied Arts (1954-1971), include correspondence, reports, publications, news releases, maps, and photographs --relating to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and its architectural design, financing, administration of programs, use of facilities and dedication, and Weller's extensive research on Lorado Taft. Weller's correspondents include Herman C. Krannert, David D. Henry, Max Abramovitz, Jack Pelatson, John Burrel and Richard Ogilvie. This series also contains material concerning the 1948-1953 Festival of Contemporary Arts; the Midwest College Art Conference; Krannert Art Museum; donations to Guilford College; the Abraham Rattner Portfolio Publication Fund and correspondence with Abraham and Esther Rattner and other artists and former students; papers, articles, and speeches; student papers; and voluminous research papers for his biographical studies on Lorado Taft including the unfinished manuscript, Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years; typescript transcripts of Taft's 1880-1885 and 1919 correspondence from trips to France, original L. Taft correspondence (1880-1936), and original L. Taft documents from the Lorado Taft Papers (Record Series 26/20/16).
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]
Record Series Number: 12/1/20
Created by: Weller, Allen Stuart (1907-1997)
Volume: 22.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/10/73; 2/28/96; 11/25/96; 2/18/97; 1/14/1998; 6/30/1998; 6/29/1999; 2/16/
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
American Sculpture
Art Education
Art History
Contemporary Arts Festival
Faculty Papers
Fine and Applied Arts, College of
Krannert Art Museum
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]