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Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond collection, 2004-2007

Identifier: 008.06.02

Records of the Chicago-based group, Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, being fliers, brochures, invitations, and printed materials related to the group's formation and activities. Materials are arranged chronologically by activity and include, but are not limited to, the following: Organizational Information, 2004 First Website, 2004 News Clippings, 2004 Organizational Meeting, Feb. 8, 2004 Chicago Modernism Show, April 2 - 4,2004 Bauhaus Apprenticeship Institute Tour, April 18, 2004 Hyde Park & Kenwood Modernism Tour, Aug. 21, 2005 (program and handouts) South Suburban Modernism Tour, Oct. 9, 2005 (itinerary and handouts) 2006 obituary for Berthold Schwaiger (from Chicago Tribune on-line) CBB web newsletter, Jan. 2007, featuring 2007 event calendar; Schwaiger "In Memorium" piece. CBB web newsletter, April 2007, featuring 3 Modernism events (2 copies) CBB web newsletter, June 2007, featuring various Modernism events (1 copy) CBB web newsletter, June 2007, announcing "Bauhaus to Chicago" exhibit at Young Fox Gallery CBB web newsletter, August 2007, announcing "Bauhaus to Chicago" exhibit at Young Fox Gallery; also, coverage of August 5 Barrington Modernism Tour. CBB web newsletter, Sept. 2007, announcing tour of Hostess House on 9/15/2007. CBB web newsletter, January 2008, announcing annual meeting on 2/10/2008. CBB web newsletter, April 2008, announcing "Designing the Good Life" program by Sarah Giller Nelson; Keck and Keck open house CBB web newsletter, June 2008, announcing "Modernism Weekend in Springfield, July 19 & 20, hosted by Anthony Rubano." CBB web newsletter, July 2008, announcing "Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond Road Trip: Modernism Weekend in Springfield, July 19 & 20, hosted by Anthony Rubano." CBB web newsletter, September 2008, announcing program ("Modernism on the Lake") in east Glencoe. CBB web newsletter, November 2008, announcing 19th Annual Winnetka Modernism Show. CBB web newsletter, January 2009, announcing new exhibition "Gyorgy Kepes: Language of Vision" (at Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology). CBB web newsletter, February 2009, announcing "Living Modern Chicago" event at Hermann Hall on March 8, 2009, with special guest speakers Justine Jentes and Grahm Balkany. CBB web newsletter, April 2009, announcing Sarasota Trip sold out CBB web newsletter, May 2009, announcing May 17, 2009 Free Architectural Tour of Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital Campus and the Threatened Works of Walter Gropius. CBB web newsletter, July 2009, announcing 40th Anniversary Tour of Lake Point Tower. CBB web newsletter, July 2009, announcing Ravenswood Modernism Tour, August 16, 2009. CBB web print-off detailing West Suburban Tour, November 18, 2007, featuring home designed for Dr. Alfred Schiller (by Paul Schweikher) and modernist home of Samuel Himmelfarb. CBB web newsletter, September 2009, announcing "Embracing Nature through Modern Architecture," October 18, 2009 CBB News, announcing WTTW Chicago Hidden Chicago 1 & 2, ca. December 2009 CBB web newsletter, February 2010, announcing March 7, 2010 Annual Meeting, with Lee Bey as guest speaker. News Clippings, 2009. AND CONTINUING ITEMS


  • Creation: 2004-2007


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Box

Biographical Note

Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond is a non-profit membership organization which celebrates and promotes 20th century modern architecture and design. The group formed in response to the need for a forum in which to gather information and communicate about architecture and design from the vastly creative 20th century modernist era, roughly 1930s-1970s. Beginning with the migration of the famed German Bauhaus school to Chicago, first as the New Bauhaus and later as the Institute of Design, and continuing through the evolution of modernism in the prolific post-WWII era and beyond, the group hosts social events, educational seminars and tours relating to modern aesthetics and design concepts, product design, graphic design, arts, crafts and architecture. The group was begun in 2004 in Chicago by Joe Kunkel and Joan and Gary Gand. Allen Porter created the organization's logo; the website was created by Joe Kunkel.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2004.029


Important collection documenting the origination of an organization related to IIT by its interest in Bauhaus design and architecture.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 5/20/2004



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