David Root design collection
MSRoot86

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Root, David A., d. 1995
Title
David Root design collection
ID
MSRoot86
Date [inclusive]
1942-1975
Extent
30.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
This collection contains design samples of printed materials from various institutions, businesses and organizations. Some materials are Root designs; others are reference materials. Included are annual reports, pamphlets, book and museum catalogues, prints and drawings, sample books, and color charts. Also included are issues of several design journals. The materials date from 1942 to 1975. The majority of materials are from the 1960s.

Preferred Citation

David Root design collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

David A. Root (d. 1995), a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, worked as a marketing, fundraising, and communications consultant in Chicago for over thirty years. Root provided services to various cultural institutions including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Ravinia Festival, the Washington Opera, the Wolftrap Summer Festival and Arena Stage. He was also involved in exhibition design for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Hagley-DuPont Family Museum, and the White House Preservation Fund.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains design samples of printed materials from various institutions, businesses and organizations. Some materials are Root designs; others are reference materials. Included are annual reports, pamphlets, book and museum catalogues, prints and drawings, sample books, and color charts. Also included are issues of several design journals. The materials date from 1942 to 1975. The majority of materials are from the 1960s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives January 2007

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/23/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Root, David A., d. 1995 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Design History.
  • Design, Industrial -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

File listing not available online. Please contact Special Collections for file level description.