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Dan Kuruna collection, 1960-2010

Identifier: 008.05.08

Collection consists of three series: 1) Historic Institute of Design poster images digitized by Dan Kuruna for preservation purposes; 2) Material related to an ID class taught by Dan Kuruna in 1997; 3) Digital recordings made by Dan Kuruna of interviews conducted in connection with the 2009-2010 "Living Modern" exhibit at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (co-sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology).


  • Creation: 1960-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960-1969

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

3 Series

Biographical Note

Dan Kuruna is a graduate of the Institute of Design (ID) by education, a designer by profession, and frequently volunteers his technical services as a digital photographer to IIT's Office of Institutional Advancement in connection with university activities that relate to ID, Mies van der Rohe, and architecture.


Original posters in Series 1 were transferred to the Illinois Institute of Technology Archives from the Institute of Design in 2008. At the request of the IIT University Archivist, Dan Kuruna was asked to create digital reproductions of the images on the posters. The original posters were then discarded. The materials in Series 2 were created by Dan Kuruna and donated to the IIT Archives. The digital recordings in Series 3 were produced by Dan Kuruna at the request of Justine Jentes (Director, The Mies Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and co-creator of the "Living Modern" exhibit series which was the source of the recorded interviews) and were offered to the IIT Archives by Dan Kuruna.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2010.040


This collection consists of three series, each of which, though related by topic, document an activity separate from the other two. All materials were received from Dan Kuruna at the same time, and for that reason are identified as one collection.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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