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Guide to the University of Chicago Model United Nations Records 1991-1995

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Descriptive Summary


University of Chicago. Model United Nations. Records




0.5 linear feet (1 box)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


This collection comprises various facets of the University of Chicago’s annual Model United Nations conference from 1993-1995, including, but not limited to: newspaper articles written by the MUNUC Phoenix in 1993, handbooks regarding security councils, presenting committees, specialized agencies, the general assembly, and updates. Also included are a 1991 guide to Chicago, a 1993 MUNUC pamphlet and invitational application letter, and the conference’s ranking by participating high school students and teachers.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Model United Nations. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Founded in 1988, the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC) provides a forum in which high school students have the opportunity to engage with complex contemporary world issues, hone their debate, negotiation, and public speaking skills, and be introduced to the realities and complexities of international relations through simulated events. Every year, thousands of students from across the country and from several international countries, including Mexico and China, are invited to participate in a four-day conference hosted by the University of Chicago in downtown Chicago, Illinois. MUNUC is the largest conference hosted in the Midwestern United States and has been rated consistently as one of the most prestigious high school level Model UN conferences in the world.

At MUNUC, high school students assume the roles of member states of the United Nations or government officials of various national and international bodies and engage in lively debates to resolve various international problems and expose its limitations. MUNUC challenges students to discover common ground and collaborate with others from different backgrounds, thus fostering the next generation of conscious global citizens capable of evaluating problematic situations and formulating solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Scope Note

The collection documents MUNUC conferences held in 1993 and 1995. The first nine folders contain conference handbooks. This collection also holds three newspaper articles written as a series on select international political events of which to be aware. The last two folders contain guide to Chicago and to the conference, and a MUNUC pamphlet, an invitational letter and attached description, and a note declaring MUNUC as the highest ranking simulation Model UN conference in the nation.

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Subject Headings


Box 1   Folder 1

MUNUC Conference 1993, Delegate Handbook

Box 1   Folder 2

MUNUC Conference 1993, Updates

Box 1   Folder 3

MUNUC Conference 1993, Regional Committees and Security Council

Box 1   Folder 4

MUNUC Conference 1993, Specialized Agencies

Box 1   Folder 5

MUNUC Conference 1993, General Assembly

Box 1   Folder 6

MUNUC Conference 1995, Regional Committees and Security Council

Box 1   Folder 7

MUNUC Conference 1995, Updates

Box 1   Folder 8

MUNUC Conference 1995, General Assembly

Box 1   Folder 9

MUNUC Conference 1995, Specialized Agencies

Box 1   Folder 10

MUNUC Phoenix newspaper series, Jan. 29-21, 1993

Box 1   Folder 11

MUNUC Guides

Box 1   Folder 12

MUNUC Pamphlet, invitation letter and attached conference description, MUNUC rating