Contact the Special Collections Research Center
The Special Collections Research Center supports the research needs of University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff, and of individuals outside of the University of Chicago community. Responses to queries submitted in writing are provided as staff resources and time permit; they usually are answered in four to six weeks. Priority for this service is given to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Chicago, whose questions are usually answered in 1-2 days. To assure a more complete response, please complete the following Special Collections Request Form.
For information about reproducing or publishing materials from Special Collections please see our Permissions information page.
Interlibrary Loan librarians: please make all ILL requests for Special Collections as you would for any other ILL request.
PLEASE NOTE: The Special Collections Research Center will be closed December 23rd-January 1st, and requests will not be monitored during this time. We will respond to your message as soon as possible. Thank you and happy holidays.
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If you prefer, you may submit your reference question by mail to:
Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1504