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Student Perspective: #ArchitectureApril

Last winter, I spent a month processing our new Harrington College of Design special collection. These books belonged to the Harrington College library until 2015, when the college announced it would close. Columbia College Chicago acquired the books, as well … Continue reading

Student Perspective: Amateur Photograph Album

    As I’ve begun to process our Early Photography Collection, one item immediately piqued my interest. The collection is comprised mostly of commercial photography projects: a lot of daguerreotype, ambrotype, carte de visite, and a few tintype portraits which … Continue reading

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We serve as the designated repository for records of the College and select professional work of its faculty and collections that support its curricula. We provide access to these materials in both physical and digital formats, and collaborate with faculty to create digital teaching resources in support of curricula.

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Learn about faculty and staff submissions of non-current records to the College Archives. These records form an integral part of the historic legacy of the College. Keeping and preserving this material is vital for departmental continuity and to showcase unit activities and history.

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