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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