TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Percy H. Sloan

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Container List

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Inventory of the Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs, ca. 1890-1942


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
Phone: 312-255-3506
Fax: 312-255-3646
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
URL: http://www.newberry.org

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Alison Hinderliter, 2008.

©2008.


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Sloan, Percy H. (Percy Haydn), b. 1867
Title Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs
Dates ca. 1890-1942
Extent 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract Collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of Chicago and environs, which includes aerial views of the city and some suburbs (1925-1930), and a large collection of church, civic, commercial and domestic architecture. Also, views of Chicago monuments and statuary and a group of Sloan’s checklists of his work. Most images are annotated with addresses and but not dates.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Sloan
Collection Stack Location 3a 42 4

Administrative Information

Cite As

Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Provenance is unknown.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.

Access

The Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Percy H. Sloan

Chicago art teacher and photographer.

Born in 1867, the son of Junius R. Sloan, a self-taught, locally prominent Midwest landscape painter, Percy Sloan spent much of his life as an art teacher and supervisor of art in the Chicago Public Schools. After his retirement in 1926, he became a private art teacher and art collector. Shortly before his death he donated his collection of paintings and an endowment to maintain it to Valparaiso University.

Percy H. Sloan, who never married, died in Chicago in 1950.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of Chicago and some neighboring towns, most of which presumably were taken by Sloan, consists of shots of churches, houses, schools, libraries, civic and commercial buildings, monuments and statuary. Most of this material is undated. Also includes a group of aerial views of the city and some suburban land, taken between 1925 and 1930 by the Chicago Aerial Survey Co. Sloan’s checklists of his work indicate he was particularly interested in Chicago churches and in various architectural styles, and includes an inventory of negatives sold to the Art Institute.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized by type of material: Aerial Views, 1925-1930; Chicago Buildings, ca. 1912-1938; Suburban Buildings, ca. 1913-1941; Statuary, ca. 1912 and undated; Miscellaneous photographs, ca. 1915-1938; and Checklists, ca. 1937-1938.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Chicago Aerial Survey
  • Sloan, Percy H. (Percy Haydn), b. 1867

Subjects

  • Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Photographs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Aerial Views: Chicago, Central/West, 1925-1930
1 2 Aerial Views: Chicago, North, 1925-1928
1 3-5 Aerial Views: Chicago, South, 1925-1930
1 6 Aerial Views: Chicago, Southwest, 1925-1927
1 7 Aerial Views: Suburban Chicago, Berwyn-Evanston, 1925-1928
1 8 Aerial Views: Suburban Chicago, Glencoe-Libertyville, 1925
1 9 Aerial Views: Suburban Chicago, Markham-Zion City, 1925-1928
1 10 Aerial Views: Suburban Chicago, Unidentified, 1925
1 11 Buildings, Chicago: Apartments, 1913-1914 and undated
1 12 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Baptist, ca. 1913
1 13-18 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Catholic,1913 and undated
1 19 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Christian Science, 1913 and undated
1 20 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Congregational, 1913 and undated
1 21 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Episcopal, 1913 and undated
1 22 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Greek and Russian Orthodox, 1938 and undated
1 23 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Lutheran, undated
1 24 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Methodist, undated
1 25 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Presbyterian, undated
1 26 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Synagogues, undated
1 27 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Univarsalist, undated
1 28 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Miscellaneous Large Prints, ca. 1913
1 29 Buildings, Chicago: Churches, Miscellaneous Small Prints, 1913 and undated
1 30 Buildings, Chicago: Civic, 1913 and undated
1 31 Buildings, Chicago: Colleges, 1913 and undated
1 32 Buildings, Chicago: Commercial and Private Clubs, 1913; 1938 and undated
1 33-34 Buildings, Chicago: Houses, Colonial, 1913; 1938 and undated
1 35 Buildings, Chicago: Houses, Gothic, Chateau, Palace, etc., 1938 and undated
1 36 Buildings, Chicago: Houses, Entrances, 1938 and undated
1 37 Buildings, Chicago: Houses, Miscellaneous, 1913; 1938 and undated
1 38 Buildings, Chicago: "Oldest Brick House in Chicago", undated
1 39 Buildings, Chicago: Libraries, undated
1 40 Buildings, Chicago: Schools, 1919 and undated
1 41 Buildings, Chicago: Miscellaneous World's Columbian Exhibition. 1893; 1913 and undated
2 42 Buildings, Suburban: Churches - DesPlaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Oak Park, Plainfield, River Forest, Winnetka, 1913-1941 and undated
2 43 Buildings, Suburban: Civic, Commercial, etc.- Blue Island, Evanston, Forest Park, Fort Sheridan, Lake Forest, Oak Park, Plainfield, Wilmette, undated
2 44 Buildings, Suburban: Houses, Evanston, 1913 and undated
2 45 Buildings, Suburban: Houses, Glencoe, Highland Park, Irving Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Plainfield, Waukegan, Wilmette, 1941 and undated
2 46 Buildings, Suburban: Houses and Apartments, Oak Park, 1913-1919 and undated
2 47 Buildings, Suburban: Houses, Riverside, 1913-1914 and undated
2 48 Buildings, Suburban: Houses, Winnetka, undated
2 49 Buildings, Suburban: Houses, Miscellaneous and Unidentified, 1915 and undated
2 50 Buildings, Suburban: Schools, 1919 and undated
2 51 Statuary, Chicago: Monuments, Civic Buildings, 1912 and undated
2 52 Statuary, Chicago: Monuments to Individuals, 1912 and undated
2 53 Statuary, Chicago: Monuments, Unidentified and undated
2 54 Statuary, Suburban: Socialist Statue, Winnetka, undated
2 55 Miscellaneous Photographs, ca. 1915-1938 and undated
2 56 Checklists: Buildings by Architectural Style, ca. 1922-1938
2 57 Checklists: "H.T.L. Collection"(?) and "Photos Given to West Side H.S.", ca. 1937
2 58 Checklists: "Record of Negatives Sold to A.I. [Art Institute]" undated
2 59 Checklists: Suburban Buildings, ca. 1913-1923
2 60 Checklists: Miscellaneous, ca. 1938