Category: Special Collections and Archives

125 Faces of DePaul: Research Your Nominations with University Archives

In recognition of its founding as St. Vincent’s College in 1898, DePaul is preparing for a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary in 2023.  Earlier this month the university launched its 125th anniversary website in preparation for the milestone. To kick off the anniversary festivities, DePaul also announced the 125

Alumni & Family Weekend: Reuniting and Reflecting on University History

This Thursday, October 14, DePaul’s annual Alumni & Family Weekend begins, and many alumni and friends will be coming together both in-person and virtually to reunite with former classmates, learn about what’s happening on campus today, and celebrate. The weekend has also traditionally been a time to reminisce and reflect

Dr. Gilbert Sims Derr and the BSU: Black History in Action

In the spring of 1967, DePaul’s Black Student Union issued a series of demands to the university, including an end to discrimination against Black students in university services and organizations and wider recognition of Black culture in academics. Over the course of the next year, Black students became increasingly dissatisfied

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

Digital Preservation Video Example

Audio-Video Digitization and Preservation from Home

Digital preservation work at DePaul University Special Collections and Archives has adjusted while working entirely remote. Changing and creating new opportunities has allowed us to reassess the direction that was initially planned for the year. The result has allowed Special Collections and Archives to create and establish new digital preservation

2020 AMAIP Intern Jahru McCulley

Student Internship Opportunity with the Black Metropolis Research Consortium

DePaul University Special Collections and Archives has partnered with the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) to offer a paid summer internship opportunity for a DePaul student. This summer’s internship will be remote, and care has been taken to design an engaging online experience with other interns, the host site’s staff,