Special Collections

Apply for UIC Library fellowships by February 15

Applications for University Library Graduate Student Fellowships to conduct research using the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences are due February 15, 2016. Up to three fellowships will be awarded to graduate students enrolled in graduate degree programs at UIC.  The award amount is $2,000; the fellowship does not include a tuition waiver. A complete application consists of the following...

Explore Chicago history archives through one portal

Researchers can find Chicago historical materials in 21 libraries, museums, and archives through the Explore Chicago Collections site, launching October 22, 2015. Explore Chicago Collections is a free, centralized, web-based search engine and record-finding tool that enables researchers, teachers, students, and the general public to locate or access more than 100,000 maps, photos, letters, and other archival materials held by Chicago Collections member institutions. Rather than negotiate traditional online boundaries between these institutions, users...

WPA art on campus featured in exhibit, walking tour

Art created under the auspices of the WPA Federal Art Project for buildings on UIC’s west campus is featured in the exhibit “Federal Art Project on the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Campus” at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (LHS-C) Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit will be available through the end of 2015. The Library will be among more than 20 other archives, research centers, and cultural institutions in the...

Purple Shirt Award: The Best and the Weirdest from Special Collections

The Purple Shirt Award started in the beginning of 2014 as a way for all of us to showcase the treasures of Special Collections and University Archives that we come across during routine reference and processing. Staff members can bring one item to each monthly departmental meeting and then we vote on a favorite. The winner gets bragging rights and the Purple Shirt automaton to display at his or her desk for the rest...

Purple Shirt Award: The Best and the Weirdest from Special Collections

The Purple Shirt Award started in the beginning of 2014 as a way for all of us to showcase the treasures of Special Collections and University Archives that we come across during routine reference and processing. Staff members can bring one item to each monthly departmental meeting and then we vote on a favorite. The winner gets bragging rights and the Purple Shirt automaton to display at his or her desk for the rest...