Faculty and Staff Services

 "Chemistry classroom, Scholl Hall," c. 1983 

Instructional Resources

Are you looking for a unique way to engage students in research? Dig into Benedictine University's history and get your class involved with the archives. We offer assistance to your students whether they are working in the archives for class-wide assignments or on individual assignments. 

The Benedictine University Archives houses a number of collections that are useful for course projects. We encourage faculty to contact the archives to discuss materials that are relevant to and available for assignments. Please contact us to schedule a class visit at either (630) 829-6064 or archives@ben.edu. Below are some examples of how the archives might be used for research projects and/or class visits.

Individual Research

The archives holds a number of collections that may be useful for your own research: 

Committee Minutes - Are you serving on a committee and need access to committee minutes? The archives has extensive holdings for college committees. 

Departmental Histories - The archives has formal written histories for some departments, as well as collections with materials that can be used to research curriculum offerings, majors/minors, and more.

Photographs - A wide selection of photographs suitable for public relations and exhibits are available in the archives. High resolution digital scans of most of these are available by request. Browse our digital collections for a sampling. 

See our finding aids for detailed descriptions of our collections. 

Records Management

The Benedictine University Archives actively collects records of historical, legal, fiscal, and administrative value to the institution in both print and electronic forms. The University Archives works with stakeholders to develop records management policies that facilitate the acquisition of these valuable records. 



Kindlon Hall 029
Open by appointment

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

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