Since 1982, Dr. Burns has donated thousands of historic photographs to art, museum, library, and university collections around the world.


Recipients of these images include:

•    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

•    National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

•    New Orleans Museum of Art

•    Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin

•    Smithsonian Institution

•    Museum of Modern Art, New York

•    Museum of American Folk Art, New York

•    National Museum of Health & Medicine

•    Philadelphia Museum of Art

•    Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego

•    Oakland Museum of California

•    The Bronx Museum of the Arts

•    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

•    McMullen Museum of Art, Boston

•    Israel Museum, Jerusalem

•   Center of Contemporary History, Wyoming

•    The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

•    J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica

•    Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore

•    Green-wood Cemetery Historic Association, Brooklyn, New York

•    Columbia College, Chicago

•    American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, New York

•    South Street Seaport Museum, New York

•    Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design, New York

•    National Arts Club, New York

•    And many more…