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About the AIC Collections

Scope

The Ryerson & Burnham Digital Collections are comprised of select, searchable digital images and texts culled from the collections of the Ryerson & Burnham Archives. These collections include only limited selections from our archival collections, and represent a relatively small portion of our total holdings; the majority of our collections are not currently digitized. Digital collections include:

  1. Electronic surrogates of selected original archival materials from Ryerson & Burnham archival collections. Such materials may include photographs, slides, architectural drawings and prints, correspondence, printed papers and other materials. All of these digital materials may be found in the Archival Image Collection.
  2. Ryerson & Burnham archival finding aids, which are text resources that describe the holdings of our archival collections along with related biographical, administrative and access information. Search and browse the Finding Aids Collection here.
  3. Digital editions of other architectural image and text resources from the collections of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, including the Chicago Architectural Sketch Club and the Chicago Architects Oral History Project.

For example, a keyword search across all collections for "Daniel Burnham" will retrieve portraits of Burnham, archival images of buildings designed by the architect, some correspondence to Burnham, a list of the years in which Burnham participated in the Chicago Architectural Sketch Club competitions, mentions of Burnham from several oral histories, as well as descriptions of Burnham-related archival holdings from all collections.

Given the breadth of collections in this digital archive, you may wish to limit your searches to either image or text collections.

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Contact

Nathaniel Parks
Assistant Archivist, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
nparks@artic.edu
312-857-7676

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