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Numerous people have contributed to the content and development of this website: the staff of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries including Jack Perry Brown, Director; Mary Woolever, Archivist; Nathaniel Parks, Assistant Archivist; Danielle Kramer, Archives Assistant; Curtis Osmun, Systems Librarian; Christine Fabian, Conservator; Shirley Mahoney (former Library Secretary); Patrick Rogers (former Digital Imaging Technician); and Joseph Tallarico, Digital Imaging Technician.

Sherri Berger, intern in the Archives, masterfully developed the content and the structure of the website, which was further refined by Nathaniel Parks and Jeff Walls, Department of Graphic Design. Daniel H. Burnham V compiled the comprehensive bibliography for the Plan. Karen Ambrose, veteran volunteer in the Archives, prepared the timeline and the transcript of Burnham's initial draft for the Plan. To all these people we express our extreme gratitude for their dedication, enthusiasm and expertise.

Digitization of part of this material was supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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