Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein collection
MSGore03

 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
Gorenstein, Hilda Goldblatt
Title
Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein collection
ID
MSGore03
Date [inclusive]
1933-1934
Extent
0.01 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Hilda Goldblatt (later Gorenstein) was a marine artist from Chicago who painted twelve murals a Navy exhibit at the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago. The collection consists of a photocopy of two newspaper clippings and a photocopy of a copy of some of the artist's murals.

Preferred Citation

Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Hilda Goldblatt (also known by the professional name of Hilgos and later by the married name of Gorenstein) was a marine artist from Chicago trained by Captain Charles Patterson who painted twelve murals for the Navy's exhibit in the Federal Building for the 1933-1934 World Exhibition, A Century of Progress. Goldblatt's frieze was composed of twelve murals depicting the influence of sea power on America, beginning with the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 when sea power first reached America and carrying through World War I.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photocopy of two newspaper clipping and a photocopy of a copy of some of the artist's murals.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives December 2004

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/16/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

These photocopies of two related clippings and copies of some of the artist's murals were made from Robin Barcus, a friend of Hilda Gorenstein.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Gorenstein, Hilda Goldblatt -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Fairs and Pageants.
  • Mural painting and decoration, American -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Bibliography

McDowell, Malcolm. "U.S. Navy Exhibits Arrive for Fair; Models to Show Sea's Influence on Nation." Chicago Daily News. 6 May 1933.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein Collection 

Box Folder

Photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1933 

1 1

Photocopies of four murals, 1933-1934 

1 2

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