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University Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: DPUA
Special Collections and Archives houses the official archives of DePaul University. These are materials (photographs, papers, reports, correspondence, etc.) of enduring historical value to the University that span three centuries, from the founding of St. Vincent’s college in the 1890s to emails and documents produced today. Research about DePaul’s institutional history, as well as the legacy of faculty, staff, and students can be conducted with these materials. There is a natural overlap between Lincoln Park materials held in the Community Archives with the DePaul University Archives materials that show the planning, growth and development of the Lincoln Park campus.

Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

Albert D. Tucci costume design collection

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0067
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional career of costume designer Albert D. Tucci, with most records pertaining to specific theatrical productions. Records include original sketches and renderings for production designs, fabric swatches, and notes on character costumes, as well as photographs and slides depicting actors in Tucci's costumes. The collection also contains biographical materials, press clippings, and a scrapbook created by Tucci to document his career.

Dates: 1971-2014; Majority of material found within 1971-2003

Alicia Finkel papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0046
Scope and Contents

The Alicia Finkel papers contain correspondence, press clippings and publicity, miscellaneous notes, published articles by Alicia Finkel, sketches of costume and set designs, and slides.

Dates: 1968-2007

Barat College Archives

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0012
Dates: 1901-2001; Majority of material found within 1960-2001

Bella Itkin papers

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0061
Scope and Contents

The Bella Itkin papers contain director's scripts, photographs, publicity, videotaped lectures, scrapbooks, awards, notes, class materials and syllabi, and memorial materials related to Dr. Bella Itkin.

Itkin's 1954 dissertation from Case Western University, "The Patterns of Verbal Imagery as Found in Ten Major Works of O'Neill," has been removed from the collection and cataloged within the Special Collections department. The call number is SpC.812.5 O58Yi1954.

Dates: circa 1920s-2011; Majority of material found within 1935-1999

Bill Hargate papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0054
Scope and Contents

This collection includes biographical documents, awards, and articles, playbills, photographs, set sketches, costume design sketches, reviews, and clippings from various staged performances and television productions with which Bill Hargate was involved.

Dates: circa 1940-2003

Brother Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. papers

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0103
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials transferred to DePaul's Special Collections and Archives from the Clerics of St. Viator by Br. Ryan's assistant after his death. These materials primarily reflect Br. Ryan's involvement with DePaul after he retired from teaching. Much of the material is correspondence between Br. Ryan and DePaul staff or advisory board personnel involved with the Leo V. Ryan Center for Creativity and Innovation and the Brother Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. Endowed Scholarship....
Dates: 1988-2016; Majority of material found within 2004-2014

Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0058
Scope and Contents

The Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre records contain minutes, correspondence, financial information, publicity, photographs, and newsletters. This collection also includes outside, non- C.A.S.T. reference materials, much of which concern disability rights of the hearing impaired.

Dates: 1981-1996

Collection on DePaul University Academic Program Review

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0068
Scope and Contents

The DePaul University Academic Program Review records contain self-study plans, self-study reports, progress reports, and additional supporting documentation submitted by departments, colleges, schools, programs, centers, and institutes during review periods conducted by the Academic Program Review Committee (APRC). The records also include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, handbooks, and other administrative materials generated by the APRC.

Dates: 1993-2008

Collection on DePaul University Administration Files, Pre-Fr. O'Malley

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0104
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, enrollment statistics and timelines, transcripts, enrollment materials, personnel lists, university rankings, brochures, tickets, audit reports, financial documents, military documentation including reports, certificates, bulletins, and recruitment materials, scholarship information, fraternity and sorority directories and programs, and various subject files all pertaining to the Office of the President within DePaul...
Dates: 1898-1966

Collection on DePaul University buildings

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0024
Scope and Contents This collection comprises materials ranging from original documents to compiled histories. Mixed throughout are correspondence, contracts and legal documents, reports and meeting minutes, architects’ specifications and drawings, financial data (including valuations, purchases, and estimates), fund-raising efforts, and current publicity.Also included is some financial and legal information relating to the DePaul Educational Aid Society (owner of the 64 E. Lake St. building), various estates,...
Dates: 1875-2014; Majority of material found within 1950-2003

Collection on DePaul University Enrollment Statistics

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0022
Scope and Contents This material is a compilation of DePaul University enrollment statistics, faculty and student load reports, rankings of students by G.P.A., Hispanic enrollment statistics and additional miscellaneous material which varies from year to year. The academic schools covered include: Commerce, Drama, Education, Graduate, Law, Music, Physical Education, Secretarial, University, Home Study and Extramural Study. The material covered ranges in dates from 1898 to 1979 and contains material that...
Dates: 1898-1990

Collection on DePaul University Faculty and Staff

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0023
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a variety of materials relating to some faculty and staff at DePaul including: obituaries, interviews, and articles by and about the faculty or staff member. Each individual has a folder containing information about him or her. See the end of Series 001 for electronic records related to individual faculty and staff. See Series 002 for electronic bereavement notices related to DePaul faculty and staff members.

Dates: circa 1940-2015

Collection on DePaul University Histories

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0016
Scope and Contents

This collection includes short works on various aspects of DePaul history. The articles may or may not have been published, and some have been excerpted from more extensive sources. This collection includes audio files and digital photographs; consult with Archives staff to access electronic materials.

Dates: 1930-2008

Collection on DePaul University memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0073
Scope and Contents

The Collection on DePaul University memorabilia is a collection of non-paper objects relating to the university and its history. It includes items such as clothing, jewelry, building materials, pins, magnets, and other university-produced or related objects.

Dates: 1900-2017; Majority of material found within 1920-2014

Collection on DePaul University Office of the President, Administration of Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0029
Scope and Contents

This collection contains records pertaining to the presidential administration of the Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. Materials include a recording of Fr. Holtschneider's inauguration, records of the Faculty Handbook Task Force, documentation of DePaul University's Vision 2018 strategic plan, university documents, awards, memorabilia, photographs, and other materials created or received during Father Holtschneider's presidency.

Dates: 1993-2017; Majority of material found within 2004-2017

Collection on DePaul University Presidents

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0008
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a variety of materials relating to presidents at DePaul including: obituaries, photographs, interviews, and articles by and about president. Each individual has a folder containing information about him.

Dates: 1899-2004

Collection on DePaul Women's Network

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0066
Scope and Contents

The Collection on DePaul Women's Network contain reports, a performance summary, a management guide, and promotional materials. Four pinback buttons and a small book about Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul have been filed with the DePaul University Memorabilia Collection.

Dates: 2008-2017

Collection on the DePaul University Office of the Provost

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0086
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, notes, and reports related to the provost and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Dates: 1980-2015

Collection on the DePaul University Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0084
Scope and Contents

This collection includes project proposals, engineering plans and schematics, communications and memoranda, meeting minutes and agenda, budgets, surveys and analyses, funding solicitation materials, contracts, and information and promotional materials related to the opening and operating procedures of the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center.

Dates: 1985-2000

Collection on the Very Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M.

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0089
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials generated by Rev. John T. Richardson during his tenure as DePaul University president as well as material from his work at DePaul during the previous presidencies of Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley, C.M. (1944-1964) and Rev. John R. Cortelyou, C.M. (1964-1981). Additional material was transferred from the Office of the President and associated executive offices during Fr. Richardson's tenure. Formats and topics covered include correspondence and memoranda,...
Dates: 1950-1999

Collection on Theoni V. Aldredge

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0036
Scope and Contents

This collection includes preliminary sketches, completed designs, and fabric samples for costume designs, mainly for the American Ballet Theatre productions. Additionally, it includes Aldredge's portfolio and her notes about the productions. There are also a few supplementary materials which were donated to the collection from other sources.

Dates: 1956-2011; Majority of material found within 1972-1990

Daniel Makagon zine collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0068
Scope and Contents In 2005, Dr. Daniel Makagon, Associate Professor in the 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. While this collection includes zines in the categories of Art, Comic, Literary, Music, Personal, Special Interest, and Social/Political, the largest and most diverse portion of the...
Dates: 1989-2021; Majority of material found within 1995-2016

Debra Evenson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0081
Scope and Contents

The Debra Evenson papers reflect the research interests of Debra Evenson. During the course of her work, Eveson gathered notes, publications, and other documentation about aspects of law, society, culture, and government in Cuba.

Dates: 1959-2009; Majority of material found within 1985-1992

Dennis Schenborn Collection on Antarctica

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0015
Scope and Contents

The Dennis Schenborn Collection on Antarctica contains correspondence, graphs, journal entries, and reports documenting several of Mary Alice McWhinnie's research trips to Antarctica in the 1970s. The collection also includes photographs, slides, and photographic negatives from Eltanin and both McMurdo and Palmer Stations. The bulk of the materials relate to 1974's Operation Deep Freeze at McMurdo Station.

Dates: 1965-2010; Majority of material found in 1974

DePaul University American Studies program records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0045
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of promotional materials, meeting minutes, reports, financial documents, correspondence and memoranda, course listings, and publicity related to the American Studies program and its theme quarters. It also includes departmental publications and biographical information about guest lecturers.

Dates: 1989-2013; Majority of material found within 1992-2000

DePaul University Black Student Union records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0083
Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative files, promotional materials, event documentation, photographs, publications, memorabilia, and communications related to the Black Student Union. Included are 2000s reproductions of flyers and communications related to BSU's 1969 general strike effort and takeover of the SAC. Most material post-dates the BSU's 2000 reorganization. Since 2006, the BSU Historian or President has archived the organization's activities during their tenure.

Dates: 1969-2016

DePaul University Board of Trustees records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0057
Scope and Contents The DePaul University Board of Trustees records contain meeting minutes, reports, correspondence and memoranda, financial data, by-laws, legal documents, and manuals related to the Members of the Corporation (formerly the Legal Board of Trustees), the Board of Trustees (formerly the Lay Board of Trustees), and various Board committees and subcommittees. Records of the Board of Trustees and Members of the Corporation will be open for general research 25 years after the date of creation....
Dates: 1908-2011

DePaul University Buildings Photographs collection

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0025
Scope and Contents

DePaul University Buildings Photographs collection contains photographs depicting current and past buildings across all of DePaul University's campuses. The collection features interior and exterior shots of many buildings, as well as images documenting construction and demolition work.

Dates: circa 1880-2017; Majority of material found within 1955-1995

DePaul University Center for Access and Attainment records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0102
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, marketing materials, meeting minutes and agendas, notes, proposals, and reports related to CAA operations and initiatives.

Dates: 1998-2016

DePaul University Center for Black Diaspora records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0085
Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual reports charting the progress of the Center, informative bookmarks, event materials, publications, and information on the programs offered through the Center.

Dates: 1995-2015