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Celebrate Archives Month with Special Collections and Archives

While October may conjure up apples, pumpkins, and falling leaves for most people, October is also the month when archival organizations in the United States celebrate and promote their collections and services.  DePaul University Special Collections and Archives (SPCA) is pleased to offer several events in October and we hope

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DePaul University Library Welcomes New University Archivist

DePaul University Library is pleased to welcome our new University Archivist, Brittan Nannenga. Brittan is settling into her new role in Special Collections and Archives, where she is responsible for managing an active University Archives program. She will be working closely with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to identify and

SPCA will be closed for renovation August 23 to Septemer 10

Special Collections and Archives: CLOSED for Renovation August 23rd through September 10th

Special Collections and Archives (Richardson Library 314) will be closed for renovation from August 23rd to September 10th.  Our reading room and staff areas will be updated with new carpeting, paint, lighting, and furniture.  We will be unable to assist researchers in our reading room during this time, and phone

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American Prison Writing Archive – Studio Chi Events

On Thursday, February 7th Studio Chi will be hosting Doran Larson, Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing at Hamilton College, for two events that are free and open to the public.  Larson is the Director and Principal Investigator of the NEH-funded The American Prison Writing Archive. The American Prison

New Year’s Resolutions, Reconsidered

The practice of setting (and possibly breaking) New Year’s resolutions dates back several centuries.  Merriam-Webster cites journal entries from the 17th century and an 1813 newspaper article to date the emergence of this annual tradition.  Wikipedia suggests it’s far older, dating back to the Babylonian practice of making promises to

Un/Common Copies: Zines in Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives is home to a wide variety of research materials that are rare, unique, and valuable (think vellum, embellished leather bindings, university records, one of a kind letters and photographs, etc.). So why are collections of photocopies getting so much attention? Our zine collections have  attracted recent

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Alternate Universe: Christianity and Comic Books

Comic book readers have long been aware of a shared universe, where characters from different titles interact with each other and storylines mingle (think of the Avengers or the Justice League). The universe of Christian comics is probably less familiar to most readers, though College of Communication’s Blair Davis aims