About the AIC Collections
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:
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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