CHM holds the papers of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Membership papers may provide information on your architect.
The AIA has created a Historical Directory of American Architects, in which member files of the national organization are digitized.
We hold the papers of the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA). For member architects, the organization often published an informational obituary in the ISA bulletin, F37RE .I3M OVERSIZE.
Along with newspaper articles, our clipping files for architects may contain pamphlets and lists of an architects' works. These files are located in the Abakanowicz Research Center.
Individual biographies of architects such as Daniel Burnham, David Adler, etc., can be found through searching ARCHIE.