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McCormick, Chauncey, 1884-1954 : Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955

Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child welfare groups, and the Republican Party. Includes extensive material relating to McCormick's World War I service in the American Expeditionary Force in France and his direction of Polish food relief under Herbert Hoover.
Extent: 6 linear feet - (9 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Politics, Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS McCormick
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The Chauncey McCormick Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).