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Unless otherwise noted, these resources are available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, or from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.

SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press, and contains histories, photographs, and maps for more than 8,500 structures and places

Provides digitized historic fire insurance maps for most cities and towns in Illinois. The large scale plans chart the growth and development of these communities. An index to the maps is available on the Chicago Public Library website.

Types of material covered: Maps, city guides.
Dates covered: 1867-1970

This union catalog of art and rare book sale catalogs provides access to holdings of specific sales catalogs in major research collections, but does not indicate what individual works sold for.

Types of material covered: Sales catalogs
Dates covered: Sixteenth century to the present