The University Archives is the official repository for records with permanent historical value from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The archives include over 7,000 linear feet of material dating from the establishment of the Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1859 to the present day. In addition to the records of the colleges, departments, and campus units at UIC, the University Archives also includes selected professional and personal manuscripts of faculty, staff, students, and alumni that have been given to the University for preservation and use. The University Archives is a unit within the Special Collections and University Archives Department.
NOTE: The University Libraries are undergoing renovations and facilities improvements through August, 2014. There will be service disruptions and limited access to most of the collections in Special Collections and University Archives. Appointments are strongly recommended at least two weeks in advance. The first phase continues through April 4.
Richard J. Daley Library
University Archives, MC 234
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago
University Archives, MC 763
1750 W. Polk St., Room 320
Chicago, IL 60612
Search the University Archives
This database contains descriptions of materials held by the UIC University Archives, including non-current University records, student organization records and faculty and alumni papers.
Research and Subject Guides
- History of UIC
A guide to doing general research on the history of the UIC and its predecessors
- Selected Resources found in the UIC University Archives on the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle site selection process and initial construction
- A guide to conducting genealogical research on former students, staff, or faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago
- Administrative histories of selected University of Illinois at Chicago programs
About Special Collections and University Archives
Managing UIC Records
The purpose of the Records and Information Management Services (RIMS) office is to provide a cohesive approach to the effective management of records and information resources throughout the University of Illinois, across all departments and campuses. The RIMS staff at UIC can provide support to units interested in purging records or in streamlining their work processes. For assistance, please visit the RIMS Group page or contact the RIMS Group directly.