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In order to adhere to safety guidelines, such as physical distancing and reduced capacity, we cannot offer in-person class visits at this time. Instead, we have developed exciting new digital resources that allow us to host classes remotely, using our virtual tour and online databases to dive into our collection. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate classes on Thursdays and Fridays. Faculty teaching Monday-Wednesday can still utilize the RBSC through canvas resources that will include asynchronous lectures similar to those we would give for in-person class visits.

Schedule Remote Class Visit Appointment


We offer individual research appointments Tuesday afternoons for those who wish to be guided through our digital collections and archives that are not available online.

Schedule Individual Research Appointment


For those wishing to explore the collection, we have launched a full virtual tour of the RBSC, allowing individuals to experience the museum remotely!

SAIC faculty and students can access the Roger Brown Study Collection canvas page with resources for remote learning. Resources include lectures, films and videos, readings and bibliographies, links to our digital collections and tutorials on how to use them, and more. We will be adding to these resources regularly, so check back often!

Location and Contact Information

Roger Brown Study Collection
1926 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614

voice: 773.929.2452

Directions to the RBSC
The RBSC is located at 1926 North Halsted Street, 1/2 block south of Armitage Avenue on Halsted Street, on the west side of the street.

By public transportation

  • CTA Brown Line: Exit at Armitage and walk three blocks east to Halsted Street. Turn right on Halsted and go 1/2 block south to 1926.
  • CTA Red Line: Exit at North Avenue, go to Halsted St. (1/4 block east) and walk 2 1/2 blocks north to 1926.
  • CTA Bus # 8, Halsted Street Bus, exit at Armitage and walk 1/2 block south to 1926.

By car
From I-94, exit at North Avenue, drive east to Halsted Street. Turn left/north on Halsted Street and drive 2.5 blocks to 1926. There's a parking garage directly across the street (credit card only).