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Special Collections Research Center

Resources and methods for identifying and using the materials housed in the Special Collections Research Center


Welcome to Special Collections


The Special Collections Research Center is home to the University of Chicago Library's rare books, archives, and manuscript collections.  Special Collections is a vibrant, interactive place to conduct research, engage in classes using original sources, and view changing exhibitions.

Overview of Collections

The Special Collections Research Center is the unit within the library charged with acquiring, preserving, arranging, describing, and making accessible items of records, manuscripts, and books of historical value. Below are descriptions of our primary collections:

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For help with your research:

Visit us on the first floor of Regenstein Library:

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Phone: 773-702-8705

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