MAS Context Spring Talks 2015

Exploring the Ryerson & Burnham Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago

April 25, 2015 at 11AM

MAS Context organized a visit to the Ryerson & Burnham Archives located at the Art Institute of Chicago. This event has evolved into our annual Tracing / Traces event.


Mary Woolever, Art and Architecture archivist, and Nathaniel Parks, assistant archivist, provided an overview of their archival work, as well as highlight key and rare works from the collections. They also discussed the influential Chicago Architects Oral History Project, a collection of oral histories that, since 1983, has been documenting the contributions of architects to Chicago during the twentieth-century.