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Special Collections and Archives holds research and primary source materials which support teaching and research at DePaul. These resources include: 12,000 volumes of special collections and rare books; 3,000 feet of the archives of DePaul University as well as community organizations and personal papers; and Vincentian collections which include the archive of the Congregation of the Mission.

1Aldredge, Theoni
Description: Theoni V. Aldredge, alum of the Goodman School of Drama, (now The Theatre School at DePaul University) achieved great success as an award-winning Broadway costume designer. The bulk of the designs in this collection are from shows produced between 1972 and 1990.
Restrictions: In library use only
2Allen, Claudia
Description: Claudia Allen is a member of the Playwrights Ensemble at the Victory Gardens Theater. This collection gathers manuscripts and drafts of Allen?s works, including her essays and short stories.
Restrictions: In library use only
3Arizona Parishes and Missions
Description: The DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives preserves materials about parishes and churches administered by the Vincentians which often include short histories, photographs, publications, and parish society minutes. Researchers should note that these files do not contain the official church records.
Restrictions: None
4Assumption Church and St. Vincent de Paul Church, Perryville, Missouri
Description: The DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives preserves materials about parishes and churches administered by the Vincentians which often include short histories, photographs, publications, and parish society minutes. Researchers should note that these files do not contain the official church records.
Restrictions: In library use only
5Barat College
Description: Founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1858, Barat College began as the Barat Academy for Young Women. In 1904, the school moved to its Lake Forest campus, where it was chartered as a four-year college for women in 1918. In 2001, Barat formed an educational alliance with DePaul University, and was known as Barat College of DePaul until it ceased operations in 2005.
Restrictions: In library use only
6Bassiouni, M. Cherif
Description: M. Cherif Bassiouni founded the International Human Rights Institute (IHRLI) at DePaul University College of Law in 1990. He donated his papers to DePaul University Archives in 2010.
Restrictions: In library use only
7Berrigan, Jerome C.
Description: The Jerome C. Berrigan Collection documents the protests in which he and his brothers Philip and Daniel have taken part. The collection contains many family photographs and memorabilia, beginning in the late 1800s with their parents and continuing through the present.
Restrictions: In library use only
8Berrigan-McAlister
Description: These papers reflect the nonviolent protests of Philip and Daniel Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister against the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 70s. These materials represent some aspects of the Catholic left during the last 40 years and document Plowshares anti-nuclear actions as well.
Restrictions: In library use only
9Biehl, Frederick
Description: The papers of Frederick Biehl contain his correspondence, various spiritual discourses, research material, religious memorabilia, and photographs. Included in the collection are materials linking Biehl with the excommunicated Episcopalian Bishop William Montgomery Brown; George Grimm, author of The Doctrine of the Buddha, and the international spy I.T. Trebitsch Lincoln.
Restrictions: None
10Biographical Files - DePaul Presidents
Description: This collection consists of a variety of materials relating to presidents at DePaul including: obituaries, photographs, interviews, and articles by and about each president. The collection is arranged in chronological order. Each individual has a folder containing information about him.
Restrictions: In library use only
11Biographical Files - Faculty and Staff
Description: This collection consists of a variety of materials relating to faculty and staff at DePaul including: obituaries, interviews, and articles by and about the faculty or staff member. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. Each individual has a folder containing information about him or her. Ray Meyer, the influential head coach of DePaul?s men?s basketball team, has his own box.
Restrictions: In library use only
12Brockman-Romero
Description: The Brockman-Romero Papers contain the research materials of Rev. James R. Brockman, S.J. who wrote about the life and murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980 and about the persecution of the church in El Salvador.
Restrictions: In library use only
13Brockman-Romero Bibliography
Description: List of Special Collections books on Oscar Romero.
Restrictions: In library use only
14Burke, Anne
Description: The files maintained by Justice Anne Burke during her term as interim chair (2002-2004) of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People (NRB) were deposited in the DePaul University Archives in March, 2005.
Restrictions: In library use only
15Burnham Plan & Chicago
Description: Books, maps, and other materials from DePaul's Special Collections that document the city of Chicago's development in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Restrictions: In library use only
16California Parishes
Description: The DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives preserves materials about parishes and churches administered by the Vincentians which often include short histories, photographs, publications, and parish society minutes. Researchers should note that these files do not contain the official church records.
Restrictions: In library use only
17Carter, Lonnie
Description: Lonnie Carter is a member of the Playwrights Ensemble at the Victory Gardens Theater. This collection contains typescripts of Carter's works.
Restrictions: In library use only
18Chaddick, Harry F.
Description: Harry F. Chaddick was a Chicago businessman and philanthropist. This collection includes documentation about the shopping malls he developed, the zoning laws he created, and the city plans he advanced from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Restrictions: In library use only
19Chicago
Description: A selection of books written about the city of Chicago, from DePaul University's Special Collections.
Restrictions: In library use only
20Chicago & Lincoln Park Ephemera
Description: The Chicago & Lincoln Park Ephemera Collection is an umbrella title for the diverse range of materials produced by local businesses and organizations and in the course of urban events and planning. The collection is organized into 25 series either by subject such as Businesses, Churches, Hospitals, and Transportation or by media type such as Postcards or Artifacts.
Restrictions: In library use only
21Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre (CAST)
Description: CAST was formed in 1981 to explore the relationship between the deaf/hearing-impaired community and the professional theater community. The collection contains organization documents.
Restrictions: In library use only
22Chicago Great Lakes Underground Press Collection (CGLUPC)
Description: The zines in the Chicago Great Lakes Underground Press Collection are published in the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Restrictions: In library use only
23Chicago Park District
Description: In 1934, Chicago had 22 park districts, which were combined to create the Chicago Park District as it exists today. This collection is divided into six series: Publications, Administration, Budget Files, Events, Parks, and Press and Public Notices. Records include correspondence, newsletters, programs, maps, and many other materials from the 1950?s to the present day. The Chicago Park District has separate archives for further research purposes.
Restrictions: In library use only
24Chicago World Fairs
Description: Books in DePaul University's Special Collections about the Columbian Exposition (1893) and Century of Progress (1933) fairs.
Restrictions: None
25China and Taiwan Missions, Western Provice of the Congregation of the Mission
Description: This collection contains information about the Vincentian missionary presence in China and Taiwan. The first priests from the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission were sent in 1923 to the Province of Kiangsi. When all foreign religious were expelled in 1951 the Vincentians moved their efforts to Taiwan. The collection dates from 1922 to 1994.
Restrictions: In library use only
26China Mission Photograph Collection
Description: The China Mission Photograph Collection documents the missionary presence of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission in the province of Kiangsi, China in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection dates from 1923 to c.1951.
Restrictions: In library use only
27Civic Federation
Description: The Civic Federation of Chicago, one of the oldest taxpayers? watchdog groups in the United States, had its beginnings in an 1893 meeting of Chicago citizens who were concerned about vice and political corruption in the city.
Restrictions: In library use only
28Civil War
Description: Books in DePaul University's Special Collections about the American Civil War.
Restrictions: In library use only
29Clybourn Corridor Research Project
Description: The records of this collection contain 19 research projects written for a DePaul University course - GEO133: Urban Geography. These were the final projects for the two courses offered by professors Alex G. Papadopolous and Euan Hague. The projects include maps, photographs, and supplementary digital research. Files also contain information about architecture, urban development and geography of different streets, buildings, and businesses in the Clybourn Corridor.
Restrictions: In library use only
30Commencement
Description: Programs, photographs, and other records that document commencement ceremonies at DePaul.
Restrictions: In library use only
31Corrin, Dean
Description: Dean Corrin is a member of the Plawrights Ensemble at the Victory Gardens Theater. This collection gathers notes, drafts, scripts, and reviews of Corrin's works.
Restrictions: In library use only
32Council of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions (CPWR) 1993
Description: The 1993 Parliament was held in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Restrictions: In library use only
33Council of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions (CPWR) 1999
Description: The 1999 Parliament was held in Capetown, South Africa
Restrictions: In library use only
34Council of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions (CPWR) 2004
Description: The 2004 Parliament was held in Barcelona, Spain.
Restrictions: In library use only
35DeAndreis Seminary, Lemont, Illinois
Description: Records of DeAndreis Seminary, established in 1964 when the College of Theology was moved from St. Mary's of the Barrens. The collection dates from 1954 to 1987.
Restrictions: In library use only
36DePaul Buildings
Description: The Buildings collection is separated into the following categories: Planning, Leasing, Parking, Physical Plant, and Blueprints. Within each category, the materials are grouped by campus and arranged chronologically.
Restrictions: In library use only
37DePaul Buildings - Chronology
Description: A chronological listing of buildings built or acquired by DePaul, grouped by campus.
Restrictions: None
38DePaul Buildings - Photographs
Description: A collection of photographs depicting buildings across all of DePaul's campuses.
Restrictions: In library use only
39DePaul Buildings, Digital Collection
Description: The photographs and images of DePaul buildings included in this digital collection date from 1898 to the present. Images include groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, the construction and demolition of buildings, and aerial views of the surrounding neighborhood.
Restrictions: None
40DePaul Histories
Description: Books and articles about various aspects of DePaul's history.
Restrictions: In library use only
41DePaul Settlement and Day Nursery; St. Vincent de Paul Center
Description: The DePaul Settlement and Day Nursery was founded in 1915 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul. Now called St. Vincent DePaul Center (after merging with the St. Vincent Infant Asylum), it offers childcare and social services including therapy and food distribution. Collection records are organized into three series: DePaul Settlement and Day Nursery, St. Vincent Infant Asylum, and St. Vincent de Paul Center.
Restrictions: In library use only
42DePaul University and Lincoln Park
Description: DePaul University's expansion and simultaneous urban renewal efforts in Lincoln Park spurred the growth of several committees at DePaul. The groups included Community Relations, and the DePaul Neighborhood Advisory Committee, both formed to balance the needs of the Lincoln Park and University communities. The collection is divided into four series: History and Background, Committee Files, Neighborhood Advisory Committee Sub-Committees, and Urban Renewal.
Restrictions: In library use only
43DePaul University Lincoln Park Study Group
Description: The Lincoln Park Study Group, formed in 1983, was composed of DePaul University faculty members who convened to document "the most significant social and cultural factors that have helped sculpt the landscape" of Lincoln Park. The collection is organized in three series: Background and Subject Files, Essay Drafts, and Interviews.
Restrictions: In library use only
44DePaul University Presidents
Description: A chronology of the Presidents of the University.
Restrictions: None
45Enrollment Statistics
Description: This collection includes enrollment statistics, faculty and student load reports, and rankings of students by G.P.A. Records reflect some early efforts to track enrollment by religion and ethnicity, as well as veteran enrollment around the time of WWII and after. The academic schools covered include: Commerce-Day and Night, Drama, Education, Graduate-Day and Night, Law-Day and Night, Music, Physical Education, Secretarial, University-Day and Night, Home Study and Extramural Study.
Restrictions: In library use only
46Estelle Doheny Rare Books
Description: List of books in DePaul's Special Collections that were owned by book collector, Estelle Doheny (b.1875-d.1958).
Restrictions: In library use only
47Evenson, Debra
Description: Debra Evenson is a leading expert on the Cuban legal system. The Debra Evenson Papers include her research files on Cuban law and government as well as Cuban history and culture.
Restrictions: In library use only
48Faculty Council
Description: Faculty Council carries out the collective responsibilities of the DePaul faculty, including governance for academic and scholarly activities, and has an advisory role in many University-wide issues.
Restrictions: In library use only
49Fine Press and Artist's Books
Description: Selected list of Fine Press and Artist's books held in DePaul's Special Collections.
Restrictions: In library use only
50Finkel, Alicia
Description: Alicia Finkel, former faculty member of the Goodman School of Drama (now the Theatre School at DePaul University) and Principle Costume Designer for the Goodman Theatre Company from 1968-1975, donated her papers to the DePaul University Archives in 2010.
Restrictions: In library use only
51Fraga, Teresa
Description: The Teresa Fraga papers, donated in 2010, document her service and commitment to community organizations, especially the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council.
Restrictions: In library use only
52Friends of the Parks
Description: This collection includes documents from the Friends of the Parks organization. The documents are arranged in four series: Publications, Administration, Affiliated Parks Committees, and Subject Files. Record types include newsletters and bulletins; histories, minutes, correspondence, reviews, reports, pamphlets; and several individual reports, Newsletters, Financial Statements and Correspondence from Friends of Lincoln Park and the Chicago Park District.
Restrictions: In library use only
53Gelvin, Vanessa
Description: Vanessa Gelvin is the author of the thesis "Do-It-Yourself, Do-It-Together: Culture and Community in Chicago's Zine Scene." This collection, donated in 2006, includes Gelvin's thesis, as well as zines and ephemera collected during her research.
Restrictions: In library use only
54Goldman, Batya
Description: Batya Goldman created the Chicago zine, U-Direct, and initiated the first Chicago Underground Press Conference in 1994. She donated her personal collection of zines to DePaul University?s Special Collections and Archives in 1997.
Restrictions: In library use only
55Granger, Bill
Description: The Bill Granger Papers were donated to DePaul in 2001. Bill Granger's career as a Chicago journalist and author spanned from the 1960s through the 1990s. Granger graduated from DePaul University in 1963.
Restrictions: In library use only
56Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community Records
Description: The Grant Park Cultural & Educational Community (GPCEC) was formed in 1985 by DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Columbia College, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum to improve the image of and bring attention to the cultural opportunities in the Grant Park area. The GPCEC Records are primarily the files of Executive Director, Susan Aaron, and span the dates 1985 to 1995.
Restrictions: In library use only
57Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA)
Description: GOYA, founded in 1951, offered religious, social, cultural, educational, and athletic activities to its members. The collection was part of Andrew T. Kopan's personal papers.
Restrictions: In library use only
58Hargate, Bill
Description: The Bill Hargate Papers were donated to DePaul in 2004. Hargate attended the Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School at DePaul University)in the mid-1950s. He became an award-winning costume designer for stage and screen. The bulk of his papers include costume sketches that range in date from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Restrictions: In library use only
59Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
Description: ICADV was founded in 1978 to provide a voice for local women's agencies. The organizational records were deposited in 2003, through collaborative programs with faculty and students in the Women?s and Gender Studies Program at DePaul.
Restrictions: In library use only
60Irish Collection
Description: The Irish Collection began in 1927, when the Irish American Association's Chicago Chapter donated books to DePaul University Library.
Restrictions: None
61Islam in America
Description: Begun in 1993, these collections support the research in and preservation of the history of Islam in America.
Restrictions: In library use only
62Islam in America Bibliography
Description: List of Special Collections books about Islam in America.
Restrictions: In library use only
63Islamic World Travel and Literature
Description: List of books in DePaul's Special Collections of published accounts of travel to areas such as present day Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.
Restrictions: In library use only
64Kopan, Andrew T.
Description: Personal papers, correspondence, and research files of Andrew T. Kopan who retired from DePaul's School of Education in 1994. His papers and files document his work with Greek Orthodox religious organizations and his involvement in multicultural educational activities.
Restrictions: In library use only
65La Leche League
Description: La Leche League was formed in 1956, in Franklin Park, Illinois, by a group of seven mothers who wanted to provide breastfeeding help and support to interested women. The organizational records of La Leche League were transferred to DePaul University Special Collections and Archives in 2006.
Restrictions: In library use only
66Ladies Auxiliary of Grant Hospital
Description: Records document the Ladies Auxiliary of Grant Hospital, formerly known as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Board of Directors of the German Hospital of Chicago. This partially processed collection includes minutes, financial statements, and annual reports for the organization. The group disbanded in 1994.
Restrictions: In library use only
67Ladies of Charity of United States of America (LCUSA)
Description: The Ladies of Charity provide services to the sick and the poor in the United States. The National Board of LCUSA deposited their records in June of 2002.
Restrictions: In library use only
68Latino Institute Records, Series One
Description: The Latino Institute was established in 1974 in Chicago. It served as an umbrella organization for Latino community groups until it closed in 1998.
Restrictions: In library use only
69Latino Institute Records, Series Two
Description: The Latino Institute was established in 1974 by a small group of Latino activists. It served as an umbrella organization for Latino community groups.
Restrictions: In library use only
70Lincoln Central Neighborhood Association
Description: The Lincoln Central Neighborhood Association (LCA) developed out of the Lincoln Central Conservation Association in the late nineteen fifties. The LCA consists of the area surrounded by North Avenue, Halsted Street, Lincoln Avenue, and Ogden Avenue. The LCA's main objectives included raising living standards, retaining responsible residents, and attracting young families.
Restrictions: In library use only
71Lincoln Park Advisory Council
Description: This collection contains records from the Lincoln Park Advisory Council, founded in 1985. These materials include LPAC's correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, and papers from various organization committees.
Restrictions: In library use only
72Lincoln Park Architectural Photographs (formerly the Wanda Harold Collection)
Description: The Lincoln Park Architectural Photographs of 200 historical buildings in Chicago's Lincoln Park Community include landmark domestic residences, commercial sites, and churches constructed in a variety of historical styles.
Restrictions: None
73Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
Description: The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce goal is to foster a successful business atmosphere in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood that will lead to development in Lincoln Park. These files are organized by nine series; Publications, Administration, Committee Files, Events, Newspaper Articles and Press Releases, Parking and Traffic, Urban Renewal, Photographs and Over-sized Memorabilia.
Restrictions: In library use only
74Lincoln Park Community Conservation Council
Description: Under the Urban Community Conservation Act of 1953 and the Federal Housing Act of 1954, Chicago established a Community Conservation Board and local Conservation Community Councils. Lincoln Park was designated a conservation area in 1956, making it eligible for federal urban renewal funds. The Lincoln Park Conservation Community Council was formed in 1962, and served as the official link between the neighborhood and municipal renewal agencies.
Restrictions: In library use only
75Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative (LPCRI)
Description: LPCRI is a joint effort of Lincoln Park community organizations and DePaul University to collect records and artifacts that document the history of Lincoln Park. The collection is organized into five series: Organizational Files, News Releases and Articles, Programs, Events, and Audiovisual Records.
Restrictions: In library use only
76Lincoln Park Conservation Association Records
Description: The Lincoln Park Conservation Association (LPCA) was formed in 1954 and served as an umbrella organization, connecting neighborhood associations to each other as well as to the LPCCC (Lincoln Park Community Conservation Council) and the DUR (Department of Urban Renewal). LPCA closed their offices in 1988 and donated their Records to DePaul. Subsequent donations received in the 1990s and 2000s have been added to the collection.
Restrictions: In library use only
77Lincoln Park Mid-North Association
Description: Lincoln Park's Mid-North Association includes residents and businesses in the 12-block Landmark District bordered by Lincoln Park West, Fullerton Parkway, and Lincoln and Ogden Avenues. Organized in 1950 to protect the residential character of the community and to provide safety in the neighborhood, excellent schools, city services, and well-kept parks, the organization is a sub-group of the Lincoln Park Conservation Association.
Restrictions: In library use only
78Lincoln Parks Steering Committee
Description: This collection includes documents from committee task forces, which are arranged in four series: Administrative Files; Lincoln Park Management and Restoration Planning; Task Forces; and Lincoln Park Management and Restoration Plan. Specific records include by-laws, minutes, and agendas of the Steering Committee, followed by organizational materials. The collection also includes media coverage and reports, such as those related to other inner-city park projects.
Restrictions: In library use only
79Luellen, Michelle
Description: Michelle Luellen donated her zine collection to DePaul in 2006. Many of the zines reflect an interest in feminism and activism.
Restrictions: In library use only
80Makagon, Daniel
Description: In 2005, Dr. Daniel Makagon, Associate Professor in DePaul's Communications Department, began bringing his Underground Culture classes to the Special Collections and Archives for introduction and exploratory sessions with the zine collections. In 2009, he donated his personal collection of zines to the archives.
Restrictions: In library use only
81Maronek, James
Description: This collection primarily includes the production files of James Maronek, alumnus and faculty member of the Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School at DePaul University).
Restrictions: In library use only
82McCormick Theological Seminary
Description: DePaul University purchased portions of McCormick Theological Seminary in the 1970s when that organization relocated outside of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. McCormick has also been known as the Indiana Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The records here are mainly the product of the research and work of a DePaul graduate student. For information on the Seminary's own archives, contact the Jesuit-Kruaus-McCormick Library (www.jkmlibrary.org).
Restrictions: In library use only
83Moseley, Kathy
Description: Kathy Moseley, creator of Chicago zine Semi Bold, donated her personal collection of zines in 2000. Her collecting interests included women's issues.
Restrictions: In library use only
84Motor Missions
Description: The Vincentian Motor Missions began in 1935 as a way of spreading information about Catholic beliefs and practices in rural Missouri. The collection dates from 1934 to 1965.
Restrictions: In library use only
85Mujeres Latinas en Accion (MLEA)
Description: MLEA founded in 1973 and located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, provides social services to Latina women and their families. The organizational records were deposited in May 2006.
Restrictions: In library use only
86Music School
Description: DePaul's School of Music was launched as the "College of Music" in 1912. By 1913, DePaul's program expanded to emphasize teacher training that met the Chicago Board of Education requirements. It became the "School of Music" in 1922, and later was the first Catholic music school to gain membership to the National Association of Schools of Music.
Restrictions: In library use only
87Muslim Students' Assocation
Description: The Muslim Students' Association was formed in 1963 at the University of Illinois. The MSA Collection was donated to the DePaul University Archives' in August 2005.
Restrictions: In library use only
88Nettleton, Lois
Description: The Lois Nettleton Papers were donated to DePaul in 2008. Nettleton attended the Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School at DePaul University)in the early 1940s. She had a long and varied acting career in stage, television, and film from 1949 to 2006.
Restrictions: In library use only
89Nolan, Kim
Description: Kim Nolan donated her zine collection to DePaul in 1997. Nolan?s involvement in the early 1990s hardcore and straight-edge music scene, as well as her interest in feminism and activism, is evident throughout the collection.
Restrictions: In library use only
90Office of Mission and Values
Description: The Office of Mission and Values started life as the Center for the Study of Values and later became the Center for University Values before finally adopting its present name and function. This collection spans all three versions of the Center/Office. The collection is divided into six series: Operational Files, Mission, Values, Programs, Conferences, and Events.
Restrictions: In library use only
91Old Town Triangle Association
Description: The Old Town Triangle Association was established in 1948 as a community-based, not-for-profit organization devoted to Chicago residents who live in the area bounded by North Avenue, Clark Street, and Ogden Avenue. The "Triangle" became a Chicago landmark area in 1977 and a nationally registered landmark area in 1984.
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92Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)
Description: OCL was founded in Chicago in 1987 by a group of Greek Orthodox lay men and women. Their goal was the spiritual and institutional renewal of Orthodoxy in America.
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93Park West Neighborhood Association
Description: The Park West Neighborhood Association is an all-volunteer organization devoted to the service and well-being of the community's residents. The area served by the Association is bounded by Lake Michigan, Halsted Street, Diversey Parkway, and Fullerton Parkway.
Restrictions: In library use only
94Parliament of the Worlds Religions 1893 Bibliography
Description: List of Special Collections books on the 1893 Parliament.
Restrictions: In library use only
95Patricca, Nicholas
Description: Nicholas Patricca served as a playwright in residence at Victory Gardens Theater. Many of his plays explore issues of spirituality and social justice.
Restrictions: In library use only
96Personal Papers of Louis Szathmáry
Description: Louis Szathmáry was the chef-owner of The Bakery Restaurant in Lincoln Park for 26 years. In addition to his successful career in the food industry, Szathmáry was an avid book collector of culinary and Hungarian titles. This collection contains numerous photographs and publications demonstrating the Lincoln Park resident?s fame as a restaurateur and a bibliophile. The materials are arranged by subject into four series: General, Publications, Books and Videotapes.
Restrictions: In library use only
97Post, Douglas
Description: Doug Post is a member of the Playwrights Ensemble at the Victory Gardens Theatre. This collection contains drafts of Post's works.
Restrictions: In library use only
98Prejean Papers
Description: Personal papers of Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, noted advocate for death-row inmates and death penalty opponent. The papers include her correspondence with death row inmates, records documenting her work with anti-death penalty organizations, and manuscripts of her books Dead Man Walking and Death of Innocents. She donated her papers to DePaul University in December 2010.
Restrictions: In library use only
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99Procure des Lazaristes (Mission Procure)
Description: Records of the administrative office charged with handling all of the finances for the Vincentian missionaries in East Asia. The collection dates from 1930 to 1990.
Restrictions: In library use only
100Provincial Assembly Records of the Western Province
Description: The Provincial Assembly Records (1843-1997) document the regular meetings convened by the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission that are held in preparation for the General Assembly (meeting of Vincentians worldwide) and to discuss matters specific to the Province.
Restrictions: In library use only
101Provincial Committees
Description: Provincial Committees were established by Provincials to address the spiritual and educational development of the members of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission. The bulk of the collection documents the period following World War II and Vatican II (1950s-1970s).
Restrictions: In library use only
102Provincial Files 1835-1846: Rev. John Timon, C.M.
Description: Rev. John Timon, C.M. served as Provincial of the American Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1835 to 1846.
Restrictions: In library use only
103Provincial Files 1846-1857 and 1868-1879
Description: Very little correspondence exists in the DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives for the four priests who served as Provincial from 1846 to 1857 and 1868 to 1879. The letters that remain have been gathered together in one archives box arranged in chronological order.
Restrictions: In library use only
104Provincial Files 1857-1868: Rev. Stephen V. Ryan, C.M.
Description: Rev. Stephen V. Ryan, C.M. served as Provincial of the American Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1857-1868.
Restrictions: None
105Provincial Files 1879-1905: Rev. Thomas J. Smith, C.M.
Description: Rev. Thomas J. Smith, C.M. served as Provincial of the American Province from February 21st, 1879 to September, 1888. He served as the Provincial of the newly formed Western Province from September 4th, 1888 to October 22nd, 1905.
Restrictions: In library use only
106Provincial Files 1905-1906: Rev. William J. Barnwell, C.M.
Description: Rev. William J. Barnwell, C.M. served as the Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from October 22nd, 1905 until his death on June 25th, 1906.
Restrictions: In library use only
107Provincial Files 1906-1926: Rev. Thomas O'Neil Finney, C.M.
Description: Rev. Thomas O'Neil Finney, C.M. served as Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1906 to 1926.
Restrictions: In library use only
108Provincial Files 1926-1932, 1938: Rev. William P. Barr, C.M.
Description: Rev. William P. Barr, C.M. served as Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from April 28th, 1926 to March 28th, 1932, and also from March 21st to July 3rd, 1938.
Restrictions: In library use only
109Provincial Files 1932-1938: Rev. Timothy J. Flavin, C.M.
Description: Rev. Timothy J. Flavin, C.M. served as Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from March 28th, 1932 to March 21st, 1938.
Restrictions: In library use only
110Provincial Files 1938-1950: Rev. Marshall R. Winne, C.M.
Description: Rev. Marshall R. Winne, C.M. served as Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1938-1950.
Restrictions: In library use only
111Provincial Files 1950-1962: Rev. James W. Stakelum, C.M.
Description: Rev. James W. Stakelum, C.M. served as Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1950 to 1962.
Restrictions: In library use only
112Provincial Files 1962-1971: Rev. James A. Fischer, C.M.
Description: Rev. James A. Fischer, C.M. served as Provincial of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1962 to 1971.
Restrictions: In library use only
113Provincial Files 1971-1978: Rev. Cecil L. Parres, C.M.
Description: Rev. Cecil L. Parres, C.M. served as the Provincial from 1971 to 1978. In 1975 the Western Province was divided into the Midwest Province, the Southern Province, and the Province of the West.
Restrictions: In library use only
114Provincial Files 1978-1987: Rev. Hugh O'Donnell, C.M.
Description: Rev. Hugh O'Donnell, C.M. served as the Provincial of the Midwest Province of the Congregation of the Mission from 1978 to 1987.
Restrictions: In library use only
115Pulp Fiction Magazines
Description: List of pulp fiction titles, a cheap form of magazine published in the early 20th century, in DePaul University's Special Collections.
Restrictions: In library use only
116RANCH Triangle Association
Description: The R.A.N.C.H. Triangle Association if one of seven neighborhood groups that make up the districts of Lincoln Park(LP), and is a subgroup of the LP Conservation Association. Bounded by Racine, Armitage, North Ave., Clybourn and Halsted, R.A.N.C.H. exists to inform the community about issues ranging from crime to urban renewal, and organizes neighborhood activities.
Restrictions: In library use only
117Rayson, Anthony
Description: Anthony Rayson, author of the Thought Bombs zine, works with prisoners across the United States to create and publish zines. He also operates South Chicago ABC Zine Distro. He donated his collection to DePaul's Special Collections and Archives in 2008.
Restrictions: In library use only
118Row, Heath
Description: Heath Row donated his papers and zine collection to DePaul University in 1997 and continues to transfer materials.
Restrictions: In library use only
119Rowe, Chip
Description: The Chip Rowe Collection includes zines and interview correspondence he used to research zine publishing.
Restrictions: In library use only
120School for New Learning
Description: DePaul's School for New Learning enrolls and addresses the educational needs of older or nontraditional students.
Restrictions: In library use only
121Seminary Townhouse Association (STA)
Description: The STA, formed in 1974, is comprised of the 54 townhouses and two freestanding houses in the 800 and 900 block of the south side of Fullerton Avenue, the 800 blocks of Chalmers Place and the north side of Belden Avenue. Commonly known as the McCormick Row Houses, the homes were officially designated a Chicago Landmark District in 1977.
Restrictions: In library use only
122Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA)
Description: A subgroup of the Lincoln Park Conservation Association, the SNA was formed in 1958. Its bylaws include the following objectives: "to improve the conditions of life, work, recreation, health, and safety; to foster and develop a neighborhood plan, and to aid, assist, and sponsor neighborhood activities in the area bounded by Halsted Street, Fullerton Avenue, Lakeview Avenue, and Armitage Avenue."
Restrictions: In library use only
123Smith, Charles
Description: Charles Smith is a member of the Playwrights Ensemble at the Victory Gardens Theater. This collection contains drafts of Smith's plays.
Restrictions: In library use only
124Society for Buddhist Christian Studies
Description: This collection contains the files of Dr. David Chappell, one of the founders of the Journal and the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. It includes organizational records of other members of the Society.
Restrictions: In library use only
125St. Josaphat Parish
Description: This collection, which came directly from the files of St. Josaphat Parish, is organized into four series: Publications, Events, Videos, and Memorabilia. The Publications series includes both newsletters and various other publications. Each of the series is arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions: In library use only
126St. Louis Diocesan Seminary Records
Description: The St. Louis Diocesan Seminary Records include documents, letters, photographs, and publications created and retained by Vincentian administrators of three institutions established to educate diocesan seminarians at the following levels: high school, college, and theology. Please note that the Archives of the Archdiocese of St. Louis holds the primary archival collection of the three institutions: Kenrick Seminary, Cardinal Glennon College, and St. Louis Prep Minor Seminary South.
Restrictions: In library use only
127St. Mary's of the Barrens Seminary, Perryville, Missouri
Description: Records of St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville, Missouri, the historic seat of the American Vincentians established in 1818. It has served as an educational institution, a Vincentian house of formation, and a Vincentian community residence. The collection dates from 1818 to 2006.
Restrictions: In library use only
128St. Paul's Church
Description: Records include publications such as St. Paul's "Bote" and the "Quarterly." The collection also contains a variety of programs from church services and special events, photographs, as well as some administrative records.
Restrictions: None
129St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Beaumont, Texas
Description: Records of the Vincentian Minor Seminary, located in Beaumont, Texas, dating from 1958 to 1980.
Restrictions: In library use only
130St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Lemont, Illinois
Description: Records of the Vincentian Minor Seminary located in Lemont, Illinois dating from 1955 to 1991.
Restrictions: In library use only
131St. Vincent de Paul's Reading List
Description: List of books purchased for DePaul's Special Collections by the Office of Mission and Values. This collection was created by a Vincentian scholar who reviewed St. Vincent de Paul's writings to find the titles of books he read or recommended.
Restrictions: In library use only
132St. Vincent de Paul: Life and Times
Description: List of books in DePaul's Special Collections about St. Vincent de Paul's life (b.1581-d.1660). This list also includes books about the Roman Catholic Church and France during St. Vincent's life.
Restrictions: In library use only
133St. Vincent's Church
Description: St. Vincent's Church, located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, was completed and dedicated in 1876. Throughout it's history the church has been a Vincentian parish, whose pastors are members of the Congregation of the Mission. The records in this collection are organized into nine series: Historical, Administrative, Financial, Announcements, Societies, St. Vincent's Convent, St. Vincent's School, Photographs, and Artifacts and Memorabilia.
Restrictions: In library use only
134St. Vincent's College, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Description: Records of St. Vincent's College, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, established in stages between 1838 and 1843. It served as a college for lay students, seminary, minor seminary, and retreat center. The collection dates from 1843 to 1995.
Restrictions: In library use only
135Staff Council
Description: The Staff Council provides a forum for staff to participate in University governance in an advisory capacity.
Restrictions: In library use only
136Steans Center
Description: The files contain administrative, planning, assessment, and event records from DePaul?s Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and Community Service Studies. These items document the implementation of community-based service learning into university-wide curricula. The collection also includes reports and proposals evaluating the development of these service learning initiatives at DePaul, as well as a sampling of syllabi and student papers.
Restrictions: In library use only
137Stein, Leon
Description: Leon Stein's autobiography. The finding aid for his personal papers is available in house.
Restrictions: In library use only
138Student Affairs
Description: The Student Affairs collection contains four major divisions: General Student Affairs, Athletics, Memorabilia, and Photographs.
Restrictions: In library use only
139Student Affairs - Athletics
Description: This series of records is part of the larger Student Affairs collection, and documents student athletics at DePaul University.
Restrictions: In library use only
140Student Affairs - Ephemera
Description: This collection includes ephemera from various athletic games and general DePaul University events. The files are arranged in three categories; Athletics, General and Greek Life.
Restrictions: In library use only
141Travel Literature
Description: List of books in DePaul's Special Collections arranged geographically by country. These published accounts document journeys, voyages, and expeditions of the 17th-19th centuries.
Restrictions: In library use only
142Underground Press Conference Collection
Description: The Underground Press Conference Collection contains organizational records and zines generated at the Underground Press Conference held in Chicago from 1994-1996.
Restrictions: In library use only
143University Archives Collecting Policy
Description: Information about specific types of records and materials that may be transferred to University Archives.
Restrictions: None
144University Archives Transfer Form
Description: Use this form to describe records you are transferring to University Archives.
Restrictions: None
145University Archives Transfer Instructions
Description: Guidelines for the physical transfer of records to University Archives.
Restrictions: None
146University Photographs
Description: University photographs depict various aspects of DePaul's history, including student life, academics, athletics, buildings, faculty and staff.
Restrictions: In library use only
147University Senate
Description: The records of the University Senate, which include the Faculty Advisory Council (1951-1970), cover the period from 1951 to 1985. The University Senate was disbanded in 1983/1984 and replaced by the Faculty Council and Staff Council.
Restrictions: In library use only
148Venceremos Brigade Research Collection (VBRC)
Description: The Venceremos Brigade was established to increase awareness of the merits of the Castro regime in Cuba. This collection contains the organization's reference files on a variety of subjects.
Restrictions: In library use only
149Verrona Williams Derr Collection of African-American Studies
Description: This collection was begun in 1969 by Mr. Gilbert Derr, alumnus and part time faculty member of DePaul University, to honor his wife Verrona Williams Derr. The collection contributes to research and scholarship and is intended to aid in the appreciation of the contributions of African-Americans to world culture.
Restrictions: In library use only
150Victory Gardens Theater
Description: Victory Gardens Theater, a not-for-profit theater company, was founded in 1974 and is dedicated to serving playwrights and producing new plays. In 2001, Victory Gardens was the recipient of the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. This collection includes the drafts and scripts of playwrights and members of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble.
Restrictions: In library use only
151Vincentian Foreign Mission Society
Description: Records of the Vincentian Foreign Mission Society (VFMS)which was founded in the late 1930s to support the Vincentian priests serving in Foreign Missions. The collection dates from 1926 to 1978.
Restrictions: In library use only
152Wadud, Amina
Description: Amina Wadud is an Islamic scholar and feminist who wrote the book Qur'an and Women published in 1992. She donated her papers to the DePaul University Archives' Islam in America Collection in June 2008.
Restrictions: In library use only
153Wanda Harold Photographs Collection
Description: Research Initiative grant in 2000. The original photographs and her paper, ?Early Ethnic Settlement and Architecture in Lincoln Park? were transferred to the archives in 2002. Her photographs were digitized in 2004 and are available on DePaul University Libraries Digital Collections website.
Restrictions: In library use only
154Women Writers
Description: Selection of books held in DePaul's Special Collections authored by women.
Restrictions: In library use only
155Women's Caucus of Modern Language Association (WCMLA)
Description: The WCMLA is a division of the Modern Languages Association (MLA).
Restrictions: In library use only
156Women's Watchcare Network Collection
Description: The Women?s Watchcare Network (WWN) was formed in 1989 in response to increased violence and incidents of racial and religious intolerance occurring in the state of Arkansas.The clipping files contained within this collection create a snapshot of crime and social issues in Arkansas from 1988-2003 and primarily document violence against women.
Restrictions: In library use only
157Women, Writing, and Incarceration Project
Description: The Women, Writing and Incarceration Project (WWIP) was formed through a School for New Learning class taught by Professor Ann Stanford at DePaul University. This class developed out of the ?Windows to Freedom? library program at Cook County Jail, which was begun by community activists in 1996. The WWIP class was offered from 2001 to 2005.
Restrictions: In library use only
158Wrightwood Neighborhood Conservation Association (WNCA)
Description: The WNCA is one of many Lincoln Park neighborhood groups, responsible for much of the beautification, community building, and preservation of the north side of Chicago. Wrightwood is bordered by Diversey Parkway, Halsted Street, Fullerton Avenue, and Lakewood Avenue.
Restrictions: In library use only
159Young Lords Collection
Description: This collection includes materials donated by members of the Young Lords as well as oral histories conducted by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University.
Restrictions: In library use only
160Zine Books
Description: Listing of books in Special Collections about zines.
Restrictions: In library use only



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