Researching at the BenU Archives
Lownik Library

 "St. Procopius College students in Lownik Library," c. 1964 

The Benedictine University Archives welcomes all researchers to use our collections, which are the most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Benedictine University.

Locating Archival Materials

The Archives provides access to the following collections:

  • Photographs
  • College publications
  • Media (video and audio recordings)
  • Archival collections (departmental/administrative records and faculty/alumni papers)
  • Faculty & alumni publications
  • Masters theses
  • Family history

Locating Rare Books

Our rare book collection includes volumes dating to the 1500s, including theological and scientific texts, local history, European history, geography, and Czech language volumes. These volumes are cataloged in our main library catalog



Kindlon Hall 029
Open by appointment

Phone: (630) 829-6064

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