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Thank you for using the History Hub! I have looked through some preliminary searches relating to Daniel Burnham and one place you can begin your research is with the Art Institute of Chicago. The Institute houses the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries and Archives which house a large collection of papers, drawings, diagrams, and correspondence of American architects, especially Daniel Burnham. You can access an overview of their collections at the following link: Archival Collections | The Art Institute of Chicago
The Institute also provides a digital collection of architectural works, business papers, and other documents from the Burnham Archives, which can be found here: Ryerson & Burnham Archives Digital Collections | The Art Institute of Chicago There is large collection of images relating to Burnham's work in the Philippines and his architectural firm's operations during the early 1900s.
Are you looking for similar information on the architects Juan Arellano, Antonio Toledo, and Tomas Mapua?
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Indeed it was helpful, well, I've tried have a quick browse at the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, i found a lot of Burnham reports, although most of it are not readily available for download of viewing, anyway emailed them and hopefully they'll give me a positive feedback about my request. As for the others, yes im looking for details about their life in America. Well these 3 architects were the 1st batch of Filipino to become architects and they got most of their influence while studying in the US.
I appreciate your time, thanks alot!
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I'm glad the information was helpful and hope you receive some promising results from the Ryerson and Burnham Archives!
Regarding the pensionado architects, Juan Arellano, Antonio Toledo, and Tomas Mapua, one place to start is with their alma maters in the United States and contacting their archives to see if they retained any of their respective papers. Arellano completed his degree at Drexel University Drexel University Archives | Drexel Libraries , Antonio Toledo at Ohio State University University Archives - Ohio State University Libraries , and Tomas Mapua at Cornell University Cornell University Archives | Rare and Manuscript Collections
During the pensionado architects work, the Philippines were governed by the Insular Government of the Philippines. This administration operated under a agency called the Bureau of Insular Affairs which oversaw the different departments of the country, including public works, civil service, legislative offices, and the various state offices. NARA holds some documents from the Bureau (Record Group 350, Records of the Bureau of Insular Affairs) and manuscripts from the Philippine Commission from this same time period (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/657046). If you want to learn more about this collection, you can send an email to Archives2reference@nara.gov and receive more specific information about the contents of this record group.
Thank you again for using the History Hub and good luck with your research!