Special Collections are unique materials such as personal papers, drafts and working papers, rare books, and publications, which serve as original evidence. Material here also includes curated collections, those that were intentionally formed, generally by College faculty or staff, into topical collections of objects meant for educational use. All special collections and curated collections held at Columbia College Chicago focus on curricula and disciplines taught at the College.


Browse the Special Collections:

Archie Lieberman Photography Collection

Cheryl Johnson-Odim Anti-Apartheid Collection

Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection

Clyde Caswell Radio Broadcast Collection

Early Photography Curated Collection

Gallery 312 Collection

Jeff Ginsberg Theatre Collection

John R. Fischetti Editorial Cartoon and Illustration Collection

Marlene Lipinski Curated Typography Collection

Nena Ivon Collection

Orlando Redekopp Anti-Apartheid Collection

Phi Sigma Oratory Collection

Rare Books

Richard C. Heyser Audio Engineering and Acoustics Collection

Robert Enrietto Collection

Rozell "Prexy" Nesbitt Anti-Apartheid Collection

Sherwood Community Music School

William Russo Collection

Youth Communication Chicago Journalism Collection