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John D. Randall Papers

A work made of manuscripts, books, printed papers, posters, black and white photographic prints, and postcards..

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  • A work made of manuscripts, books, printed papers, posters, black and white photographic prints, and postcards..

Date:

1884–1993

Artist:

John D. Randall (1919-1999)
Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924)
Adler and Sullivan

About this artwork

Comprehensive guide to Louis Sullivan materials at the Art Institute and related resources. List and photographs of Louis Sullivan buildings extant in Chicago. Champion of [Dankmar] Adler and [Louis H.] Sullivan’s Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York, and the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Missouri, John D. Randall was a prominent Chicago architect, author, and preservationist. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and a student of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Randall led campaigns to save important works of Louis Sullivan’s architecture in Chicago and throughout the United States. In the 1990s, Randall was also the author of a revised and expanded edition of his father Frank D. Randall’s comprehensive History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago. This collection is comprised of Randall’s writings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous publications.

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See also: Louis Sullivan Collection
See also: Louis Sullivan Buildings Extant in Chicago

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

John Randall (Collected by)

Title

John D. Randall Papers

Date

Made 1884–1993

Medium

Manuscripts, books, printed papers, posters, black and white photographic prints, and postcards.

Dimensions

1 portfolio: H.: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of John D. Randall, 1994; Richard Nickel Archive and an unknown source, 2014

Reference Number

1994.4

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