About UIC Special Collections and University Archives

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The Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library houses collections of rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs, with particular strength in the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. The collections at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago document Chicago’s rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. A list of our manuscript collections shows in detail what we have.

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Library Special Collections and University Archives

801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330

Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 996-2742

Reading Room Hours:

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (during fall and spring semesters, when classes are in session. Please call to confirm open hours.)