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Ryerson & Burnham Archives Digital Collections

The Ryerson & Burnham Digital Collections consists of various searchable image and text collections. These collections include only limited selections from our archive, and represent a relatively small portion of our total holdings; the majority of our collections are not yet digitized. Below is a list of our current archival collections and the digitization status of each (i.e., fully, partially or undigitized), including links to digital content when available. Please note that collections marked as "fully digitized" may not include digital surrogates of duplicate or low-value materials.

Also, see our Digital Publications page for a selection of curated digital content from both library and archival collections.

Please contact us at rbarchives@artic.edu with any questions or comments.


FULLY DIGITIZED:

PARTIALLY DIGITIZED:

NOT DIGITIZED:
Finding aids for undigitized collections can be browsed here.

  • Adams, Robert Henry, Gallery Records
  • Altman Saicheck Adams Records
  • American Mural Painting Scrapbooks, 1929-1944 (bulk 1934-1944)
  • ARC Gallery Records
  • Architects Club of Chicago Records, 1925-1937
  • Armin, Emil, Papers, 1929-1971
  • Art Alliance of America Scrapbook, 1918-1919
  • Artemisia Gallery Records
  • Bagley, Joseph J., Cottage Collection, c.1916-c.1925
  • Benjamin Galleries Records, 1920-1988
  • Betts, Louis, Collection, 1918-1994
  • Bevis, Mildred B., Notebook of Designs for the Kalo Shop, c.1910-1913
  • Brenner, Daniel, Papers, 1947-1986
  • Brewster, Walter S., Collection of Whistleriana, 1871-1947 (bulk 1917-1937)
  • Brown, A.J., Papers, 1929-1963 (bulk 1930-1956)
  • Burnham Library-University of Illinois Project to Microfilm Architectural Documentation Daybooks Collection, 1950-1952
  • Burnham Plan Centennial Committee Records, 2003-2010
  • Byrne, Francis Barry, Collection, 1941-1952
  • Carrara, Arthur A., Collection, 1910-1991 (bulk 1961-1974)
  • Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Collection, 2006-2009
  • Chicago Architectural Club Records
  • Chicago Architectural Exhibition League Records, 1924-c.1990s (bulk 1924-1953)
  • Chicago Library Design Competition Collection, 1987-1990
  • Chicago Tribune Tower collection, 1922-1953
  • Childerly Chapel Photograph Album, c.1926-c.1930
  • Clarkson, Ralph E., Papers, c.1900-1941
  • Continental and Commercial National Bank Photographs Collection, c. 1914
  • Cowles, Knight Cheney, Album, c.1929-1931
  • Danforth, George, Papers
  • Deson, Marianne, Gallery Records
  • Faggi, Alfeo, Collection, 1914-1950
  • Fischer, John B., Papers, c.1900-c.1920s
  • Forsberg, Elmer A., Collection, c.1920-1950
  • Frost, Charles S., Letterpress Copybook, 1922-1930
  • Fuhrer, Ruth Frieder, Collection, 1926-1954
  • Furhoff, Robert A., (1939- ) Papers, 1975-2007 (bulk 1990-1995)
  • Googerty, Thomas F., Collection, c.1902-c.1909
  • Grell, Louis, Collection, 1918-1957
  • Gutnayer, J. Marion, Papers
  • Hagerstrom, Ernst, Collection, 1927-1966
  • Hall, Gilbert P., Collection, c.1930-1934
  • Hammond, Charles Herrick, Papers, 1894-1963
  • Hammond, James Wright, Papers, 1951-c.1985
  • Harrison/Morse Research Collection, The, 1960-1988
  • Hind, Arthur, collection, 1912-1943
  • Hoerr Schaudt Records
  • Hoffmann, Donald, Collection, 1897-2008 (bulk 1963-2000)
  • Hurter Family Collection, 1894-1999
  • Hyland, Paul Vincent, Papers
  • Inland Architect Correspondence Collection.
  • Juergens, Alfred, Sketchbook, c.1897
  • Juhl, Finn, Chair Design Collection, 1950
  • Koehnemann, Renard, Collection, 1913-1991 (bulk 1950-1991)
  • Kuh, Gertrude, Collection, 1942-1997 (bulk 1967-1972)
  • Late Entries to the Chicago Tribune Competition Collection, 1980
  • Line, Ralph Marlowe, Collection, 1944-1960
  • London Guarantee and Accident Company Building Collection, 1921-1990
  • Maywood Company Records, 1869-1901
  • McCormick Place on the Lake (1971) Collection, 1967-1972
  • Mell, Alfred L., Papers, 1941-1971
  • Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig,/Metropolitan Structures Collection, 1961-1969
  • Milles, Carl, Photograph Collection, c.1938-1939
  • Mintz, Harry, Papers, 1914-1995 (bulk 1931-1995)
  • Moorman, The World of Charlotte, Collection, 1957-2000
  • National Register of Historic Places Nomination Collection, 1981-2005
  • New Art Examiner Records
  • New Deal Federal Art Project Research Collection, 1934-1982
  • Newman, Edgar, Papers, 1863-1977 (bulk 1863-1977)
  • Old Northwest Territory Art Exhibit Collection, 1947-1951
  • Otis Elevator Company Collection, 1903-1906
  • PACE Associates Records, 1924-2009 (bulk 1948-1986)
  • Penfield, Louis, Residence Collection, 1959-1982
  • Picardi, E. Alfred, Papers, 1949-2011 (bulk 1965-1975)
  • Purdy, Arthur, Collection, c.1933-1995
  • Radford Architectural Company Collection, c.1903
  • Randall, John D., Papers, 1884-1993
  • Reese, Michael, Hospital Collection
  • Regensteiner, Else, Collection, 1914-2003 (bulk 1943-1997)
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, Memorial Competition Collection, 1959-1960
  • Rouault, Georges, Collection, 1946-1972
  • Schweikher, Paul, House and Studio Collection, 1964-1988 (bulk 1984-1988)
  • Siegel, Arthur, Papers, 1927-1985
  • Skinner, Richard M., Residence Records, 1878-1979
  • Smith, Benjamin K., Papers, 1935-c.1980s
  • Sobel, Walter, Papers
  • Sparks, Esther, Papers, 1969-1972
  • Taft, Lorado, Collection, 1908-1938
  • Teague, James, Papers, c.1950s-c.1980s
  • Theobald, Paul, and Company Records, 1935-1988 (bulk 1946-1955)
  • Trebilcock, Paul, Photograph Collection, c.1930-c.1970
  • Twentieth-century Libraries Collection, c.1950-1990
  • Urry, Steven Jay, Research Collection, 1960-2012
  • Van Bergen, John S., Collection
  • Vinci, John, Papers
  • Walker, Nellie V., Collection, 1901-1973
  • Wentworth, Michael (1938-2002) Collection, c.1882-2002 (bulk 1962-2002)
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd, in Michigan Collection, 1945-1988
  • Young, Donald, Gallery Records