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Special Collections and Archives to Welcome Families and Alumni, October 18-19

by Andrea Bainbridge 10/2/2013 9:11:00 AM

Special Collections and Archives will welcome DePaul alumni and the families of current students in several special events on October 18th and 19th. The activities are part of DePaul’s annual Reunion Weekend and Family Weekend programs for 2013.


The Signpost was a valuable source of information for generations of incoming frosh.University Archives collections will be featured at a coffee and dessert event following the Reunion Luncheon on Friday, October 18th. Artifacts and DePaul’s Billy Blue Demon rules the basketball net in this lapel pin.memorabilia from DePaul’s past will be on display to celebrate the 50th reunion year for the class of 1963, and for alumni from earlier graduating classes. Attendees will peruse original yearbooks, photographs and more, with Archives staff on hand to answer questions. DePaul in the late 1950s and early 1960s will come alive in other special displays based on items in University Archives collections.


Visiting families and current students can also see DePaul history up-close on Saturday, October 19th. Special Collections and Archives will open at 10:30am to welcome drop-in visitors and host guests who are participating in tours of the John T. Richardson Library. Artifacts will highlight DePaul’s unique Demon spirit, as well as its campuses and community through the years. Families interested in the Library tour are welcome to meet with our staff on the 1st floor of Richardson, with tours leaving every 30 minutes between 11am-1pm.  Visitors may also comFortification plan in Marillac commonplace book.e directly to Special Collections and Archives in Room 314 of the Richardson Library between 10:30am and 1pm.


For those interested in exploring the lives and legacies of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, and the histories of the orders they founded, DePaul Special Collections and Archives will be hosting a Vincentian Studies Collection Open House on Saturday, October 19 from 2:00PM-3:30PM. 


Early holy card of Vincent de Paul in colorAttendees will have the chance to interact with rare and antiquarian books recommended by St. Vincent, maps from the time of Vincent and Louise, Vincentian illustrations and ephemera, and original letters of St. Vincent himself. Andrew Rea, DePaul Library’s Vincentian Librarian, will be on-hand to answer any questions. This event will also be held in the Richardson Library, room 314. Stop by and learn more about DePaul University’s namesake!

The John T. Richardson Library is located at 2350 N Kenmore Avenue. For more information about these special events or our collections, please contact us at archives@depaul.edu, or 773.325.7864.

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