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National Archives Month 2015

Open Archives: Discovering Hidden Treasures

Thursday October 8, 2015 11:30am-1:30pm, IdeaLounge (2nd Floor Kindlon) 

You're invited to a BenU Archives open house! Enjoy light refreshments while you have the chance to: 
  • See the treasures of the collection on display, including our oldest and rarest books
  • Pull on a pair of gloves and touch historical artifacts, rare books, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how we preserve and collect these items in the archives
This event is open to the public as part of Chicago Area Archivists' Chicago Open Archives: Collecting and Connecting. You can visit their website for more information about Archives Month tours and events. 

Roving Archives Table

Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:30am-1:30pm, Krasa Dining Room

Can't make it to the Library? We're bringing the Archives to you! Watch for an Archives table in the Krasa dining room where you can talk to Archives staff and see and touch items from the university's history. 

About the Benedictine University Archives

The Benedictine University Archives collect, preserve, and make accessible those materials that record and exhibit the history and life of Benedictine University and its campuses in Lisle, IL, Springfield, IL, and Mesa, AZ. Also included are the records of the campuses' previous incarnations as Illinois Benedictine College, St. Procopius College, Springfield College in Illinois, and Springfield Junior College.

Collections include documents, photographs, media, and artifacts associated with the school and surrounding area. In addition, the archives contain non-Benedictine materials that support or relate to the school's programs of study. Our rare book collection includes volumes dating to the 1500s, including theological and scientific texts, local history, European history, geography, and Czech language volumes.

Our collections are available for research not only to the Benedictine University community, but also the greater community.


Kindlon Hall - Lower Level 029
Monday-Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Email: archives@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6064

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