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Lewis Institute (Chicago, Ill.)


Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Lewis Institute banner, 1940

Identifier: 001.05.01
Description of the Collection

Navy blue felt banner with ties on four corners, reading "LEWIS INSTITUTE" in white letters. History and use is unknown, but may have been used at school events prior to 1940 or at alumni reunions which continued the dissolution of the school at IIT.

Dates: 1940

Lewis Institute building at 408 W. Chicago , 1926

Scope and Contents

Included are 5 sheets (2 copies of each), with a 2-page document titled "Remodeling Plans and Specifications." Also included are quotes received from two contractors: Charles S. Lawrence and Jones Construction Co. The building indicated in these documents is possibly the Practice House or women's dormitory.

Dates: 1926

Lewis Institute. Engineering Building, June 4, 1903, June 11, 1903

Scope and Contents

This building was designed by Henry Ives Cobb, though drawing is not so marked. The drawings include the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors as well as the Basement and Mezzanine.

Dates: June 4, 1903; Modified: June 11, 1903

Lewis Institute grade sheets, 1897-1919

Identifier: 001.02.02
Description of the Collection Grade sheets for Lewis Institute classes: handwritten on a preprinted form that records title, section, term, instructor, students, attendance, and grade. Some contain additional notes about students dropping out or failing, texts used, assignments, or topics covered. Includes classes in Applied Arts, Chemistry, Mechanical Arts, Engineering, Mathematics, English, Cooking, Romance Languages, German, Latin and Greek, Physical Culture, Cooking and Sewing. Arranged chronologically and by...
Dates: 1897-1919

Lewis Institute records, 1827-1984

Identifier: 001.02.01
Abstract Records of the Lewis Institute was a technical and professional college that served the greater Chicago area from 1896 to 1940. In 1940 it merged with Armour Institute of Technology to form the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Includes financial and property records from the original bequest up to the founding of the school, and Board of Trustees minutes. Materials reference some other Chicago are colleges, including University of Chicago and Armour Institute of Technology. Student...
Dates: 1827-1984

Plat map of Block 4 in Ashland's 2nd Addition, ca. 1903

Scope and Contents

This plat map of Block 4 in Ashland's 2nd Addition is bounded by Winchester, Monroe, Robey, and Madison Streets. The map is marked "Shaded portion indicates proposed structure," and it is stamped: "Building Dept. City of Chicago Approved May [illeg.]." The proposed structure is probably the Engineering Building, built in 1903.

Dates: ca. 1903

Plat map of Southwest Highway from W. 103 Rd. St to 95th St., August 27, 1928

Scope and Contents

"Track 4" is marked "Lewis Institute" with the 1951 W. Madison St. address. The two maps included here are identical, save for "Mr. Mowat, West 0791" marked on copy 2.

Dates: August 27, 1928

Raymond Murphy papers, 1904-1907

Identifier: 001.04.04
Description of the Collection

Two issues of The Lewis Bulletin from January 1904 and March 1904, along with a report titled “To the teaching force of the institute” about establishing faculty committees and names of various faculty members and instructors.

Dates: 1904-1907

Real Estate and IRS records, 1918-1977

Identifier: 030.05.01
Description of the Collection The bulk of the collection consists of real estate materials and IRS filings. Real estate materials concern mortgages held as investments by Armour and Lewis Institutes and Lewis campus properties with values and maintenance expenses, ca 1938. Includes a Plat map of Lewis campus showing buildings and vacant lots, as well as notes, correspondence, insurance values, and legal descriptions of State St. area properties acquired in 1940s. Collection includes information regarding the Vendome...
Dates: 1918-1977; Majority of material found within 1920-1939; Majority of material found within 1975-1977

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Collection 14
Archival Component 13
College buildings 13
Architecture--Designs and plans 11
Blueprints 11
Education--Illinois--Chicago 6
Real property--Maps 4

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