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University Archives

The UIC ARCHIVES is the official repository for records with permanent, historical value from the University of Illinois at Chicago and its predecessor institutions.  Our collections include 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, campus units, and student organizations, the UIC ARCHIVES also includes selected professional and personal manuscripts of faculty, staff, and alumni that have been given to the University for preservation and use.  The UIC ARCHIVES is located within the Special Collections and University Archives Department located on both the east and west sides of campus.

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To use UIC ARCHIVES collections, visit the Ask A Librarian service.  Select “Special Collections and University Archives” in the Subject of your question or comment field and type your research question and list any collections/boxes/folders you would like to review in the Question or comment field.

Special Collections and University Archives
Library/Health Sciences-Chicago  (MC 763)
1750 W. Polk St., Room 320
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 996-8977
Special Collections and University Archives
Richard J. Daley Library  (MC 234)
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-2742


This database contains descriptions of materials held by the UIC ARCHIVES, including non-current University records, student organization records and faculty and alumni papers.

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Managing UIC Records

The University Archivists from each campus approve the records schedules used by each unit to manage their records.

The purpose of the Records and Information Management Services (RIMS) office is to provide a cohesive approach to the effective day-to-day 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.