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DePaul’s Special Collections & Archives, located in Room 314 of the Richardson Library, contains primary sources in a variety of physical formats across a wide spectrum of subjects.

All of the rare book and map resources are searchable through the DePaul’s Library Catalog. The book and map collections are representative in scope and include subject area strengths in the French Revolution and Napoleon, African American history and literature, historic travel literature, Victorian culture and literature, Irish culture and literature and the Life and Times of St. Vincent de Paul.

Special Collections contains the historic record of DePaul University as well as records of the American Vincentians from Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission who founded the university. External collections of personal papers and organizational records primarily fall into the areas of Catholic and social justice activities, Latino and women’s initiatives, Chicago and the Lincoln Park community and zines or underground culture.

For more information about Special Collections & Archives, contact 

For more information about primary sources available digitally or through electronic databases see the Primary Sources How-To Guide or view the A-Z Databases & Resources by "Primary Source Collections" type.