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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MC 502

Subseries B. Exhibition files

Scope and Contents

Subseries B, Exhibition files, 1980-1991 (#59.1-67.30), contains correspondence, site plans, notes, review sheets, agreements, etc. Files are arranged in two groups, exhibition files, which relate to places, and exhibition unit files, which relate to an exhibition piece identified with the person or group that created it. Exhibition files document exhibitions from early proposal phase through exhibition and, in some instances, responses to the exhibition. Exhibition unit files contain correspondence with needleworkers, review sheets assessing the exhibition piece, agreements, and, in some instances, journals kept by needleworkers and interviews with the workers, often conducted by Chicago. There are no files concerning exhibition unit #8. Folders are arranged with exhibition files in alphabetical order, followed by the exhibition unit files in numerical order.


  • 1947-2004
  • Majority of material found within 1957-2004

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Access. Unrestricted except that for access to folders #81.21-81.24, researchers must obtain written permission from Diane Gelon and Susan Hill. Folder #83.12 is closed until January 1, 2025.


111.18 linear feet ((54 cartons, 1+1/2 file boxes, 29 card file boxes, 9 folio boxes, 6 folio+ boxes, 2 oversize boxes) plus 1 roll box, 1 supersize folder, 97 photograph folders, 3 folio photograph folders, and electronic records)

Repository Details

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