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Reflecting on change


The pandemic has impacted our lives in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Less than three years ago, we worked five days a week onsite, shared food communally, and met in conference rooms. The move to remote research, online classes, … Continue reading

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About the Archives

We serve as the designated repository for records of the College, select professional faculty work, and manuscript collections supporting college curricula. Providing access to materials, collaborating with faculty, organizations, and researchers on projects, and instructing people on the value of primary material research is what we do.

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Faculty & Staff

Learn about submitting non-current records to the College Archives to make sure we retain its historic legacy. Preserving this material is vital for departmental continuity and to showcase each unit's activities and history.

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Center for Black Music Research

CBMR holds materials highlighting the role of black music in world culture with materials originating or representing black music in the United States, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean in a variety of formats.


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  College Archives and Special Collections
at Columbia College Chicago
619 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60605