Inland Architect Image Database Now Available on Art Institute of Chicago Website


CHICAGO, IL.- The Ryerson and Burnham Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago announce the digitization of another major image collection: 5,000 plates from the venerable Chicago-based periodical Inland Architect and News Record. This exceedingly rich visual record from a seminal period in American architecture can now be accessed by the public through the Digital Collections Database (DCD) on the Libraries’ website. The multi-year project makes another important architectural archive available for use by scholars and the public, further enhancing what is already one of the richest online resources for art and architecture, built with the goal of providing access to the many rare images and texts in the Art Institute’s Ryerson and Burnham Archives. “The Digital Collections Database was launched in 2008 and has been growing steadily ever since,” said Jack Perry Brown, Di