German-American art historian who specialized in the areas of sculpture, bronzes, and the applied arts. The bulk of the collection
consists of Middeldorf's research files: clippings and bibliographic notations about the arts, particularly sculpture, drawings,
Renaissance medals, and applied arts such as costumes, textiles, furniture, and metalwork.
Ulrich Alexander Middeldorf, born in 1901, was a German-American art
historian who specialized in the study of sculpture, medals, and the minor and
applied arts. He was director of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Longhi
Institute, and then served as the director and librarian of the
Kusthistorisches Institute until his death in 1983.
71.72 linear feet
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