Currently we have two manuscript collections; The Hart Collection of Civil War materials, and a small collection of primary documents related to Chicago and Illinois State history.
The Hart Collection is wholly available in digital form. The local history documents, which include correspondence by Studs Terkel and Susan B. Anthony, among others, are currently being incorporated into the Archives. More information will be available as more work is done.
This archive contains primarily administrative and institutional records related to the functioning of the University. The bulk of our materials range from 1922 to the present, while our oldest materials date from the mid 1850s.
See also our Collections Subject List (COMING SOON) to browse the collections by area of interest; we also have a substantial body of multimedia resources, which includes both physical and digital photographs, audio recordings and film.
These collections contain a wide array of materials across a similarly wide array of formats. The Archive is home to: organizational documents, correspondence, reports, events programs, oral histories, CDs, DVDs, slides, photographs, films, and even glass plate negatives. All of these materials can be found within the following subject categories: (Follow the links for more detailed information)
Buildings and Grounds
College / University Events
College / University History
Faculty and Staff
Printed Materials, Publicity, Memorabilia and University Ephemera
We also have material related to several international programs run or otherwise sponsored by Rosary College / Dominican University. Contact us or stop by for details.
We also are home to numerous publications associated with the activities of the students of St. Clara, Rosary College and Dominican University, as well as those of the Sinsinawa Dominicans who taught them. Our collections include the following two broad categories:
Additionally, a small collection of the journal Social Justice is also held in the Archives.
We have a small collection of Graduate Theses submitted by students of our program in Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy. The theses date from the 1950s up through the mid-1980s, and are primarily concerned with music, architecture, textiles, the arts and European fashion design.
The thesis collection also includes papers submitted to Rosary College in partial fulfillment of the 1967 - 1984 BA / MA History program, though they are fewer in number. There are also a handful of Faculty theses and dissertations drawn primarily from work by the Sinsinawan Sisters. For a more representative collection of such materials please contact the Sinsinawa Dominican Archives.
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