Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

Founded in 1879, The Art Institute of Chicago combines one of the nation's premier art museums with a leading professional art school. The Art Institute's Ryerson and Burnham Libraries house extensive archival collections relating to American artists and designers. Finding aids are available online.


111 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

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Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in America.


Find out how to give your papers, records, recordings, or other primary source material to the Archives of American Art.