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Sidney A. Teller collection, 1932-1962

Identifier: 000.01.21

Correspondence, photographs, newsclippings and miscellaneous printed materials and supporting documentation (including item cards) concerning the Sidney A. Teller Brass and Copper Collection, which is no longer held by IIT or UASC. The collection contains minor amount of biographical material. Box 1: correspondence, newsclippings, invitations, programs, announcements, photographs, collection inventory. Box 2: Item cards; box 3: Item cards.


  • Creation: 1932-1962


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted Collection

Collection Size

3 Box

Biographical / Historical

The Sydney Teller collection of metal artifacts was on exhibit at Perlstein Hall for many years circa the 1960s. Teller, a Chicago philanthropist, began collecting copper, bronze, and brass artifacts from around the world beginning in 1910. His collection included about 2,500 items. The collection was deaccessioned in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 1998.041


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

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

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Paul V. Galvin Library

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