Author: Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts

Letter from Liz McAlister to her children, Frida and Jerome Berrigan, while she was incarcerated. Page features a poem in the top left corner and a drawing of homes, flowers, and a person trying to break out of the canopy of a tree.

New Digital Exhibit – “To Be Free From Fear”: The Berrigan Family’s Call To Action

DePaul University Special Collections and Archives’ new digital exhibit, “To Be Free From Fear”: The Berrigan Family’s Call To Action, was created to coincide with and commemorate the presentation of the inaugural Berrigan-McAlister Award on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  The exhibit, curated by Jade Ryerson ‘21, Special Collections and Archives

Gutsy, Tenacious, Committed and Compassionate: Sr. Helen Prejean and National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week is celebrated March 8-14th, within the larger month-long spotlight of Women’s History Month, and kicked off by International Women’s Day on March 8th.   A 2016 study found that most Americans report positive perceptions of women religious, and a greater number said that their work is

War | Democracy | Division | Free State: The Struggle for Independence in Ireland, 1919-1921

DePaul’s connection to the Irish and Irish-American community in Chicago runs deep, from our earliest university presidents to today’s collaborations between the Irish Studies Program and the Irish Consulate in Chicago. One clear example of this connection is the Irish Collection of rare books in the DePaul University Library’s Special

Special Collections and Archives Behind the Scenes – Student Employees

“Can you look at my resume?”  “Can you proofread an email I am sending to my professor?”  “Can I practice my presentation?” Librarians and archivists in Special Collections and Archives are often asked questions such as these, not by researchers in our reading room but by our student employees in

Summer of 1968

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous summer of 1968, Special Collections and Archives acquired two underground newspapers published in Chicago.  Our student assistant, Graeme Evenson (a junior history major), became so absorbed during a project involving the newspapers that we invited him to write the following piece. The editors

Chicago Open Archives Event at DePaul Special Collections and Archives

  On Saturday, October 21, uncover a story about DePaul’s past with letters, photographs, and other primary sources in Special Collections and Archives. The event “Written in the Stars: A Comet’s Tale” is part of the Chicago Area Archivists’ annual celebration of Archives Month, Chicago Open Archives. Throughout the month

Sr. Helen Prejean and Dead Man Walking Teaching Kit

DePaul University Library’s Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the release of our Dead Man Walking Teaching Kit.  The kit is designed for middle and high school educators who incorporate Sr. Helen Prejean’s book,  Dead Man Walking or Tim Robbin’s play of the same title into their curriculum.  Twenty