The College Archives & Special Collections serves as the designated repository for records of Columbia College Chicago and collections of select rare books, publications, and manuscripts which support College curricula in a student-centered environment, document and disseminate the narrative legacy of the College, and weave Columbia College Chicago into the culture of the city and the world.

College Archives & Special Collections provides access to these materials in both physical and digital formats, and collaborates with College faculty to create digital teaching resources in support of Columbia College Chicago curricula.

Critical to our mission is compliance with best practices and technical standards to ensure ongoing preservation of the collections.

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Thesis and Capstone Collection


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