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Guide to the Dan Grzeca Collection 1997-2006

Finding aid prepared by MM, 2008

© 2008 University of Chicago Library


The Dan Grzeca Collection was processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Descriptive Summary


Grzeca, Dan. Collection




3 linear feet (1 box)


Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Dan Grzeca artist, painter, and printmaker. The Dan Grzeca Collection contains posters, programs, and print works for various concerts and venues.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Grzeca, Dan. Collection, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Dan Grzeca, is an artist, painter, and printmaker in Chicago. Grzeca, pronounced "Jet-sah", has been making hand screen-printed posters and prints for the last 10 years. A graduate of Willowbrook High School in Villa, Illinois, Grzeca received a B.F.A. in drawing from Northern Illinois University (1990).

Grzeca creates poster advertisements for the Chicago improvised music scene and has made posters for bands such as the Melvins, Vandermark 5, Peter Brotzmann, and the Black Keys. As a personal friend of Ken Vandermark, a highly reputed Chicago-based improvisation and jazz musician, Grzeca is often commissioned to create show posters and compact disc covers for Vandermark’s various musical undertakings.

Grzeca’s studio and shop, Ground Up, is located in Chicago.

Scope Note

The Dan Grzeca Collection contains posters, programs, print works, and a compact disc designed by Grzeca for various concerts and venues, mostly located in Chicago.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

Chicago Jazz Archive

Subject Headings

Grzeca, Dan


University of Chicago. Chicago Jazz Archive


Box 1

Folder 1

"Flammable Material" Vandermark Five versus Atomic Tour, poster box set, 2004

Box 1

Folder 2