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A Guide to the University Archives

The University of Illinois Chicago Special Collections & University Archives

Please note

Currently, you can make an appointment to visit through this link, and you can also contact us via chat (click on the blue box in the lower right of your browser screen), email, or call us. Everyone is welcome to visit!

About the University Archives

The University Archives is the official repository for historical assets from the University of Illinois Chicago and its predecessor institutions, dating back to the establishment of the Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1859. In addition to the records of the offices, colleges, departments, and units at UIC, the University Archives also include student life material and papers of faculty, staff, and alumni.

Special Collections and University Archives is located in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences–Chicago.

Search the University Archives

Try the new UIC Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aid Search! You can use this system to discover resources in Special Collections and University Archives by searching for your topic or by browsing popular topics. See How to search Special Collections and University Archives finding aids for search tips.