Roger Brown Study Collection
1926 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
The Roger Brown Study Collection is currently closed for a long-planned renovation project on the first floor. The work includes making the first-floor restroom ADA accessible, workspaces more efficient, and bringing storage spaces up to archival standards to preserve our collections. The construction timeline has shifted as the contractors experienced some unexpected delays. We will provide an update later this summer with more specific details about when we’ll be ready to welcome the community back into the Roger Brown Study Collection.
We have virtual tours, recorded lectures, and videos that can help engage with the collection remotely through Canvas. Additionally, the Roger Brown Study Collection team can visit classes in person or remotely to provide an overview of the Collection. Staff will also be able to support other research and study requests through database access to all digitized collections. We apologize for the inconvenience this closure might cause; thank you for your continued patience as we work toward a new and improved space.
Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Staff are available to support research requests through database access to our digitized collections. Research inquiries and remote research appointments can be made via email to email@example.com.
By Public Transportation
CTA Brown Line: Exit at the Armitage stop and walk three blocks east to Halsted Street. Turn right on Halsted and walk a half block south.
CTA Red Line: Exit at North Avenue, walk a quarter block east to Halsted Street, and walk 2.5 blocks north.
CTA Bus #8, Halsted Street Bus: Exit at Armitage Avenue and walk a half block south.
From I-94, exit at North Avenue and drive east to Halsted Street. Turn left (North) on Halsted Street and drive 2.5 blocks. There is a parking garage directly across the street. Credit card only.
SAIC Community Visitors
While we cannot offer class visits during construction, our virtual tour, recorded lectures, and videos help you engage with the collections remotely through Canvas. Additionally, James Connolly, the collection manager, and the team of student workers can also visit classes in person or remotely to provide an overview of the RBSC. Staff will also be able to support other research and study requests through database access to all digitized collections.
SAIC faculty and students can access the Roger Brown Study Collection Canvas page, which offers resources for remote learning. Lectures, films and videos, readings/bibliographies, and more are available.