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A guide to doing general research on the history of the University of Illinois at Chicago and its predecessors, the Chicago Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier and the University of Illinois at the Medical Center.
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About the University Archives

The UIC ARCHIVES is the official depository for records with permanent historical value from the University of Illinois at Chicago and includes over 5,000 linear feet of material from the establishment of the Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1859 to the present day.  In addition to the records of the colleges, departments, and campus units at UIC, the UIC ARCHIVES also includes selected professional and personal manuscripts of faculty, staff, and alumni that may be given to the University for preservation and use.

The UIC ARCHIVES is part of the Special Collection and University Archives department located at the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences–Chicago.


    Search the University Archives Database

    Search the UIC University Archives holdings database for records pertaining to the history of UIC, or browse the list of finding aids.


    Archival Resources in the UIC Archives

    The following materials can be found in the UIC Archives in the Special Collections & University Archives department at both the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences–Chicago.  The records are organized by Record Group -- the University Archives Classification System.  Please visit the UIC Archives for assistance using these materials or Ask A Librarian.


    College Histories --Histories prepared by various UIC Colleges, typically celebrating an anniversary.

    099-00-03 -- University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago: Centennial Issue, 1967-1968

    018-00-23 -- One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Pharmaceutical Education, 1984

    014-00-10 --UIC College of Dentistry, Diamond Jubilee, 1913-1988

    016-00-11 -- ’Scope – Centennial edition, v.8 no.3, 1981-1982 [Celebrating the centennial of the UIC College of Medicine]


    Reference Files and University Records -- Collections of newspaper clippings, press releases and general information about UIC.

    University Archives Clippings Files – Daley Library S.C. Reading Room

    000-00-20 -- University Archives Ready Reference Files – Daley Library S.C. Reading Room

    000-00-01 -- History and Development, 1916-1975 

    064-00-01 – Office of Public Affairs Press Releases, 1962-

    099-03-01-02-01 – Medical Center Press Releases, 1958-1991 


    UIC Newspapers -- Newspapers published by students or the University.

    Student Newspaper: 

    059-07-00-04 – Pier Illini (1946-1961)

    070-00-01 -- Chicago Illini / Commuter Illini (1962-1988), Chicago Flame (September 1988- )

    University Newspaper:

    003-00-06 – UICC Journal (1976-1982)

    064-00-09 -- At Chicago (1982-1992) and UIC News (1992- )

    Medical Center Newspapers:

    023-09-00-01 -- Faculty-Alumni Newsletter (1946-1957)

    023-09-00-02 – CPC News (1957-1962)

    099-12-00-01 --  The Wood Street Journal (1961-1962)

    099-12-00-02--  The Illini News (1963-1967)

    099-12-00-03 -- Illini Med News (1967-1970).

    99-03-03-01-03 -- Medical Center Illini (1975-1982) 


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