Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship program. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts, rare books, or other materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible. The deadline is February 16, 2015. For more information on the program, and directions outlining how to apply, please see our Fellowship website. Applicants may also wish to view the list of past recipients from 2014 and their projects.
Curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the Special Collections Research Center? (“Is it really like the movie National Treasure?”) Burning with questions about campus history? (“When was my dormitory built?”) Wondering what to do with your digital files? (“How should I store the photos on my phone so that I have access to them later on?”)
On October 30, staff in the Special Collections Research Center will join archivists and special collections librarians from across the country on Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives! This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, will give you the opportunity to ask questions about archives and archival work.
To ask us a specific question use #AskAnArchivist and tag us @UChicagoSCRC.
Here’s the lineup:
10 am: Ashley Locke – Processing Archivist and Christine Colburn – Manager in public services and collections
11 am: Leah Richardson – Special Collections Reference Librarian and Laura Alagna -Digital Archivist
12 pm: Catherine Uecker – Rare Books Librarian and Laura Alagna – Digital Archivist
1 pm: Ashley Locke – Processing Archivist and Joe Scott – Exhibits Designer
2 pm: Leah Richardson – Special Collections Reference Librarian and Brittan Nannenga – Accessions Archivist
3 pm: Julia Gardner – Head of Reader Services and Christine Colburn – Manager in public services and collections
Don’t have a question right away? Search Twitter for #AskAnArchivist and follow along as questions and answers are shared! Follow the Special Collections Research Center on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UChicagoSCRC
The Special Collections Research Center will close early, at 3:00pm, on Tuesday, October 14, for a special event. We will resume our normal hours Wednesday, October 15. We regret any inconvenience caused.
The Special Collections Research Center will open at 10:30 Friday morning, September 12. We will return to our usual opening time of 9:00am on Monday, September 15, and regret any inconvenience caused.
The University of Chicago Library will be implementing a new catalog beginning August 1 through mid August. Although we do not anticipate disruptions to service in Special Collections, we may experience delays in requesting or retrieving materials during the transition period. If you plan to visit Special Collections during this period, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your visit.
The Special Collections Research Center will be closed Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, in observation of the Independence Day holiday. We will resume our normal hours on Monday, July 7.
The online request system for Special Collections will be unavailable beginning at 9p.m. CST on Friday, February 14th, 2014. The outage should last about two hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.
To contact the Special Collections Research Center, please use our webform found here: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/ask/SCRC.html
Not sure how to make requests online? View our tutorials on the Library’s YouTube channel.
In love? Lovelorn? Bibliophilic?
The Special Collections Research Center on Wednesday, February 12th is the place to be. Join us for a Blind Date with Books; an event in celebration of Valentine’s Day featuring a rare book and archival materials display, a blindfolded book test, and light refreshment.
The event will be held in the Special Collections Research Center (on the first floor of Regenstein Library) from 2-4pm. All are welcome.
And in the meantime, discover your literary love profile with our quiz:
The Circulation Request system for the Special Collections Research Center will be unavailable from midnight until 2:00am on Friday, November 29, 2013. During this time, users will not be able to place requests.