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Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives is open for research appointments Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

  • Researchers must make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance of visiting
  • Community researchers will need to show proof of full​ COVID-19 vaccination. This applies to anyone without a current DePaul student, staff, or faculty ID.​

DePaul Special Collections and Archives collects, preserves, and shares rich primary source materials in support of engaged teaching, active student learning, and scholarly and community research.

Plan Your Visit

Archival collection strengths include:

Rare books and maps complement the archival collections, with additional strength and depth in:


Call 773-325-7864

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Staff Listing

John T. Richardson Library
Room 314
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614