Author: Derek Potts

“The First Rainbow Coalition” Documentary is Now Streaming

The First Rainbow Coalition, a new documentary by filmmaker Ray Santisteban, focuses on the 1969 movement in Chicago where “activists from the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and Young Patriots united African Americans, Latinos, and poor whites to confront police brutality and unfair housing practices in one of America’s most segregated

The Janet Nolan Ethnographic Research on Puerto Ricans in Chicago Collection

This month marks the 52nd year since Chicago’s Division Street riots of 1966.  In conjunction with this anniversary, DePaul Special Collections and Archives is proud to announce a soon-to-be-available collection related to the June 12-14 events and the West Town community of that time.  The Janet Nolan Ethnographic Research on

INCARCERATION: Art, Activism & Advocacy exhibit opens in Special Collections and Archives

DePaul Special Collections and Archives is proud to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, INCARCERATION: Art, Activism & Advocacy.  INCARCERATION offers the opportunity to engage with prisoners and activists through their letters, words, and artistic expression.  This exhibit features materials from numerous DePaul collections and prisoner art on loan from

Connecting Incarcerated People to Special Collections

The beginning of DePaul’s school year offers an opportunity to reflect on access to learning and education. Traditional academic programs and classrooms are not available to everyone in society, particularly those in jails and prisons. Through mailed letters and correspondence with incarcerated people, DePaul University Special Collections and Archives receives

DePaul Special Collections and Archives at Chicago Zine Fest and C2E2

Representatives from DePaul Special Collections and Archives recently attended Chicago Zine Fest (CZF) and the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). This year marks the first time that DePaul SPCA has participated in either gathering. These events ultimately provided the department opportunities for outreach, engagement, and professional development. On Saturday,

Newly Available Material: Civic Federation Records

DePaul University Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the complete organizational records of the Civic Federation through the 1990s are now available to researchers. The addition of 100 newly arranged and organized boxes of materials brings the overall extent to 194 boxes, measuring 88 linear feet. The collection represents

Special Collections and Archives at the SSDP Midwest Regional Conference

DePaul Special Collections and Archives recently participated in the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Midwest Regional Conference.  On Saturday, October 22, Archives Assistant, Derek Potts, led breakout sessions in The John T. Richardson Library with materials from the Anthony Rayson zine collection.  Eighteen students at the conference perused zines