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Mayor Richard J. Daley gift presentation

Giving to Special Collections and University Archives

UIC Special Collections continues to build on its outstanding Chicago collections of the history of Hull-House (1889-1963), Chicago mayoral papers, and A Century of Progress World’s Fair.

We also seek to expand our Chicago history collections in the following areas:
• politics
• neighborhoods
• housing and civil rights movement in Chicago
• women’s history
• social welfare organizations
• design
• business
• health sciences

For more information on best practices for preserving records and historically important documents and donating them, check out our pamphlet, Don’t Throw it Away! [PDF]

For more information, please go to Ask A Librarian or call Special Collections (312) 996-2742.


Giving to the Library

The Library Advancement Office promotes and coordinates charitable giving to the University Library. The University Library has a mission to support the teaching, research, and service programs of the University by acquiring, organizing, preserving, providing access to and delivering information.

Gifts from individuals, corporations, or foundations enable us to make more books, journals, digital materials and online resources available to students, faculty, and staff. The Library is open to the public, and resources are available to patrons in the Library; many resources are available by visiting the Library virtually.

To learn more about giving to the UIC Library, please contact the University Library: (312) 996-2716