• Lisa Geiger
    September 29, 2016

    DePaulians and the wider public will have the chance to go behind the scenes at DePaul's Special Collections and Archives on Oct. 6- 8 as part of Chicago Open Archives, a series of activities organized by the Chicago Area Archivists.

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  • Lisa Geiger
    May 26, 2016

    Many Catholics associate the month of May with special devotion to the Virgin Mary and celebrate with a May Crowning ceremony, decorating statues of Mary with a floral crown. The tradition was a popular event at DePaul, linking student organizations with the campus ministry at the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses.

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  • Andrea Bainbridge
    March 16, 2016

    In honor of Women's History Month, Into the Archives looks at the early history of women at DePaul and their status as "coeds" on campus.

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  • Jane Connelly
    December 16, 2015

    On Dec. 24, 1907, the faculty, staff, and students of St. Vincent's College had much to celebrate. That Christmas Eve, Illinois Secretary of State James A. Rose authorized the college's charter for a new name: DePaul University. This month, the University Archives celebrates a major milestone in DePaul University's history.

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  • Andrea Bainbridge
    November 18, 2015

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Into the Archives will be serving up a smorgasbord of holiday traditions and tidbits from DePaul’s history. For many generations of DePaulites, Thanksgiving meant one thing - football.

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  • Jane Connelly
    October 21, 2015

    Few alumni stories can rival that of Antonia Rago, a 1938 graduate of the College of Law who headed her own law firm in the Loop for nearly 50 years. Known for her glamorous wardrobe as well as her track record of success in the courtroom, Rago was a leader in Chicago's legal community and an advocate for women's rights long before second-wave feminism caught the attention of the American public. And she did it all while wearing her signature four-inch heels.

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  • Jane Connelly
    September 23, 2015

    Throughout DePaul's history, new students have turned to friendly student groups and university publications to learn how to put their best foot forward on campus. As students head back to school this month, the University Archives looks at the history of rules and advice for freshmen, covering everything from academics to dating.

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  • Jane Connelly
    June 17, 2015

    The month of June means only one thing for DePaul University seniors: graduation. Though commencement ceremonies are traditionally solemn affairs, the past century has shown that anything can happen at DePaul, from presidential visits to anti-war protests. Read on to learn more about when such honorees as Irish President Sean T. O'Kelly and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson graced DePaul's commencement stage.

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