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Special Collections and Archives Research at UIC and Beyond

Overview of Special Collections and University Archives Services

So, What Kinds Of "Stuff" Do You Have?

The Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library houses archival records of individuals and organizations that document the political, social and cultural history of Chicago, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries. The strengths of the manuscript collection include the history of the Hull-House settlement; A Century of Progress World's Fair; Chicago design history; Midwest women's history; and the history of African Americans in Chicago. Collections containing information about the history of medicine can be found in the Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

We hold especially strong materials related to these aspects of Chicago history:

Design