Institute of Design

The Institute of Design collections held by the University Archives and Special Collections contain a variety of materials which reflect the history of the school since its founding as the New Bauhaus of Chicago by László Moholy-Nagy in 1937. They include academic catalogs, class and school activities announcements, biographical materials, student work, exhibit catalogs, announcements of student and alumni professional activities, essays, speeches, periodical articles, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings by and about the school and its members. Materials found within the Institute of Design collections pertain to institutional history; with few exceptions, University Archives and Special Collections does not hold the personal papers or creative output of former faculty of the Institute of Design or its predecessor schools.

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Benjamin de Brie Taylor, 1970s
Benjamin de Brie Taylor, 1970s
László Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois, 1944
Unbreakable wooden springs,  ca. 1942
Franczyk, Brian, Oral History Interview, 2011
Porett, Thomas, Oral History, 2011
Newman, Marvin, Written History, 2011
Institute of Design student Stanley Peters working in the wood workshop, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1945-1949
Jack Waldheim working on a woodcut with a circular saw, Chicago School of Design/Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois, ca. early 1940s
Institute of Design sculpture class, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1956-1969
Exterior view of the New Bauhaus, Marshall Field mansion, Chicago, Illinois
Buckminster Fuller and Evelyn McCermiak (?)
Hugo Weber and two Scandinavian design students, Norway, 1952
Gyorgy Kepes
Design student building structural model, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1940-1950s
Students in a Chicago School or Design or Institute of Design paper cutting class, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1942-1945
Student Barbara Jeanmaire in an Institute of Design paper cutting class, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1945-1949
Institute of Design student Elisha Huston sculpting, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1945-1949