James Prestini collection of Frank Barr designs, ca. 1940-1969

 

Finding Aid for the Collection at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center

Rev. by D. Rinder, 2008

 

Copyright 2008, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038

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Title: James Prestini collection of Frank Barr designs [graphic]

Main entry: Barr, Frank

Inclusive dates: ca. 1940-1969

Size: 232 prints

Accession #: 1982.0088

Call #: 1982.0088 PPL

 

Description of the collection:

Graphic designs for cards, stationery and invitations to gallery openings designed by typographer and printer Barr who was on the faculty of the Institute of Design.

 

The Institute of Design began in Chicago in 1937 as the New Bauhaus; closed in 1938; reopened in 1939 as the Chicago School of Design; changed name in 1944 to the Institute of Design; and became affiliated with the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949.

 

Forms part of the Institute of Design collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

 

Gift of James Prestini, 1977 (1982.0088).

 

Storage: Box Lot (12 x 15 in. box)

 

List of online catalog headings:

Illinois Institute of Technology. Institute of Design.

Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)

Galleries & museums -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Typographers

Prints.

Cards.

Invitations.

Stationery.

 

Added entries:

Prestini, James collector.

Chicago History Museum. Research Center. Institute of Design Collection.

Illinois Institute of Technology. Institute of Design.

 

List of box and folder numbers and titles:

Box 1

1 Frank Barr graphic designs for invitations to gallery openings at Well of the Sea Gallery

2 Ricardo Restaurant Gallery

3 Boyd-Britton Galleries

4 School of Design in Chicago/Illinois Institute of Technology

5 Katherine Kuh Gallery

6 Leonard Linn Inc.

7 Barr graphic designs for James Prestini Woodenware

8 Barr graphic designs for Eugene Deutch ceramics studio

9 Barr graphic designs for invitations to gallery openings at Weisenborn Studio

10 Art Institute of Chicago

11 Barr graphic designs for Christmas cards

12 Barr graphic designs for miscellaneous cards

13 Barr graphic designs for miscellaneous gallery openings

14 Barr stationery letterheads, invoices

15 Miscellaneous information related to the Institute of Design

16 Barr miscellaneous graphic designs