Category: Special Collections and Archives

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

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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

Voices of Protest/Voces de Protesta Exhibit Now Open in Special Collections and Archives

DePaul University Special Collections and Archives is proud to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, Voices of Protest/Voces de Protesta. Voices of Protest/Voces de Protesta features a rotating exhibit of protest art compiled from portfolios recently purchased by Special Collections and Archives. The protest art is presented in both

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

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Saint Vincent’s Reading List LXV:  Vincent de Paul and the Hôpital Général of Paris

L’Hospital General Charitable. A Paris: Chez Charles Savreux, 1657. Call Number: SpC. 362.110944 H828s1657 This broadside is the 1657 public prospectus for the establishment of the famous Hôpital Général of Paris by Louis XIV.  In the middle years of the seventeenth century, the cumulative effects of decades of continental war, civil

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Celebrate Frankenstein and Halloween with Special Collections and Archives!

DePaul Special Collections and Archives (SPCA) will be hosting an open house on October 31st as part of the world-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein known as Frankenreads. Visitors can compare and interact with different editions of Frankenstein including two illustrated editions and other materials directly related to

Saint Vincent’s Reading List LXIV: The Death of Louis XIII (1643)

Dinet, Jacques and Antoine Girard. L’idée d’une belle mort ou d’une mort chrétienne : dans le récit de la fin heureuse de Louis XIII. surnommé le juste, roy de France et de Navarre, tiré de quelques mémoires du feu P. Jacques Dinet, son confesseur, de la compagnie de Jésus et dédié

Saint Vincent’s Reading List LXIII: Jean-Baptiste Gault, Bishop of Marseille

Marchetty, François and Sébastien Huré. Le Vie de Messire Iean Baptiste Gault: Evesque de Marseille. Paris: Chez Sebastien Huré, 1650. Call number: SpC. 282.092 G271Ym1650 Vincent de Paul believed that one of the most important challenges facing the reform of the French Church was the appointment of worthy bishops. After