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Benedictine University Library Celebrates American Archives Month

October 1, 2013

The Benedictine University Library will celebrate American Archives Month this October with a series of activities and events celebrating the history of the University. Events will include:

  • October 4th – throughout the month: Roving Archives at surprise locations around campus
  • Sundays, beginning October 6th: Weekly Photo Caption Contest
  • October 7 – 30th: Ben U History trivia contest
American Archives Month culminates on Wednesday, October 30th with the Open Archives: Discovering Hidden Treasures event in the Benedictine University Library, Kindlon Hall 2nd floor from 4 to 6 pm. Open Archives is an open house style event, providing the Ben U community with a chance to chance to see and handle some of the university’s oldest and rarest university items. In addition to taking one of the White Glove Archives Tour, with the opportunity for hands-on access, attendees can learn more about the preservation and development of these unusual items, participate in the trivia contest, and learn about upcoming Archives programs. Light refreshments will be served.


For more information, visit the Archives at or contact Archives & Special Collections Librarian Julie Wroblewski.



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