College Archives & Special Collections

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 in support of College curricula. Its goals are to 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, onsite, remotely, and online, to create digital teaching resources and quality research accessible materials Critical to our mission is compliance with best practices and technical standards to ensure ongoing preservation of the collections.


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Collection Guides / Finding Aids

Columbia College Chicago Oral History Model

What We Owe: Columbia College Chicago Oral History Model in Action