Ryerson and Eckhart: A History

This exhibit is on display in the lightboxes outside of Eckhart Library on the 2nd floor of Eckhart Hall.


The conjoined buildings of Ryerson Physical Laboratory and Eckhart Hall hold a rich history. This exhibit, drawing from the Library's archival collections and photofiles, explores Ryerson's early days as a state-of-the-art laboratory, the buildings' involvement in the Manhattan Project and their present day use.

There is also an online version of the exhibit.

Visiting the Library

The University of Chicago Library has reopened Regenstein, Mansueto, Crerar, and Eckhart libraries to visitors—including alumni, partners of UChicago users, researchers from affiliated institutions, and visiting researchers and members of the public. In order to provide broad and safe access to the Library, visitors will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test, consistent with University policies and protocols. For more information, please visit this Access page.