Chicago Open Archives event: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the department, including spaces usually off-limits to researchers. Visitors will learn more about collection strengths, how collections grow over time, what processing decisions provide researcher access to the materials, and which preservation activities are needed to support a largely 19th and 20th century collection.There will be an opportunity for questions and to tailor the tour to the interests of the group.
Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes. This event is free of charge. No registration necessary.
DePaul Special Collections and Archives collects, preserves, and shares primary source materials in support of engaged teaching, active student learning, and scholarly and community research. Archival collection strengths include Chicago and Lincoln Park history; social justice; university archives; and the archives of the Western Province of the Vincentian order.