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Doing research or curious about the history of University of Illinois at Chicago? Search our University Archives database. Also, check out our great University Archives exhibit website for history on campus construction, digital yearbooks, and Walter Netsch, architect of the Chicago campus.
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801 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60607, Room 3-330
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4:30pm; Wednesday 10am-7pm ; Saturdays 12:30pm-4:30pm during the school year.
1750 W. Polk St., Chicago, IL 60612
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm
Special Collections at the Daley Library houses collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts with a focus on the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. 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.
Special Collections at the Library of Health Sciences documents Chicago’s rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. Particular strengths of the rare books, manuscripts, photographs and artifacts are nursing history and plastic surgery history, among others.
The University Archives at both locations is the depository for historical records of UIC and contains selected papers of prominent faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Try the new UIC Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aid Search!
We're pleased announce a preview of the new search system for UIC finding aids. 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.