Category: Special Collections & Archives

Library Establishes New Goals Aligned with Vision 2018

Over the past few months, a Strategic Planning Task Force has led a planning process across the DePaul University Libraries to identify strategic goals aligned with the university’s Vision 2018 (V2018) strategic plan. While the V2018 plan for the library is not yet complete, we are able to share a

New Exhibit Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The John T. Richardson Library

Stop by our newest exhibit on the first floor of the John T. Richardson Library, The Way of Wisdom: Building DePaul University Libraries opening February 8, 2013. September 2012, marked the twentieth anniversary of DePaul University’s John T. Richardson Library. Opened in 1992, the Richardson Library was built to address

Napoleon Rides Again: New Donations in DePaul’s Special Collections

While the events surrounding the feats and follies of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power and remarkable military campaigns are some 200 years in the past, their history continues to live on through continued donations to DePaul’s Special Collections and Archives. A recent transfer of rare book materials from Christian Brothers

Expanded Space for Special Collections and Archives

The last ten years of expansion in the instructional and curricular uses of the primary source materials held in the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives has far outpaced the existing spaces designed in 1988. The plans for the renovation of Richardson include exciting changes for how we work with

DePaul University’s First Virtual Exhibition Debuts: “Saint-Lazare as a Women’s Prison: 1794-1932”

Traditionally museums, libraries, archives, and special collections seek to highlight their collections through the vehicle of exhibitions.  These events are labor intensive and expensive.  They also require a long period of planning, preparation, interpretation, and installation. Then, after a few weeks or months on public display, the exhibition ends, is

DePaul Archives Acquire Prejean Death Penalty Papers & Dead Man Walking Manuscript

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ (Congregation of St. Joseph), has been an outspoken voice against the death penalty since the early 1980s when she was spiritual advisor to death row inmate Elmo Patrick “Pat” Sonnier.  Her advocacy against the death penalty resulted in two books, The Death of Innocents, and Dead

350th Anniversary of Deaths of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac

From the births of Vincent and Louise in the late 16th century, to their deaths in 1660, Europe made its way, through bitter religious, political and intellectual ferment, from the Protestant Reformation to the Age of Enlightenment.  Fundamental developments included the Counter Reformation, the eclipse of the Catholic Church in