Author: Jamie Nelson

Special Access, Special Collections and Archives

DePaul University Special Collections and Archives is happy to participate again this year in the Chicago Area Archivists Chicago Open Archives events.  Over thirty archives, research centers, and cultural institutions in the Chicago area are participating, inviting the community to explore local resources through tours, talks, and exhibits. The three-day

ArchivesFest 2016: Special Collections and Archives Staff Travel to Milwaukee

When archivists from across the Midwest converge in Milwaukee this week, four of DePaul’s Special Collections and Archives staff will be among the crowd at the Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting. Each of DePaul’s staff attending the conference have compelling reasons to be there.  First, the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)

From Papers to Performance: Drawing Inspiration from the Sr. Helen Prejean Collection

When most of us think of lucky breaks, a stage probably comes more readily to mind than non-descript grey archival boxes in closed stacks in a library. But for DePaul Theatre School student Brennan Jones, the materials found in the Sr. Helen Prejean papers “might have been the luckiest break

Catholic Studies Interviews DePaul Librarian on Special Collections and Archives Resources

Special Collections and Archives collaborates with faculty in providing instruction for a variety of disciplines and course levels. In the 2014-2015 school year, we hosted 67 instruction sessions with nearly 1,000 students, including courses from Anthropology, Catholic Studies, College of Computing and Digital Media, English, History, Latin American and Latino

Special Collections and Archives Featured in DePaul Magazine

  The Summer 2015 issue of DePaul Magazine features an article on the breadth and depth of the “hidden treasures” in Special Collections and Archives as well as highlights our teaching and learning mission. The  article flows from the heading Enhancing the Student Experience and shows the important connections among

Setting the Stage: Original Documents Inspire Performance

In 1982, Sr. Helen Prejean, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, began corresponding with a death row inmate, Patrick Sonnier, at Angola (the Louisiana State Penitentiary). She became his spiritual adviser and accompanied him to his execution, later writing a non-fiction account of her experience with Pat Sonnier, and