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Student Perspective: #ArchitectureApril


Last winter, I spent a month processing our new Harrington College of Design special collection. These books belonged to the Harrington College library until 2015, when the college announced it would close. Columbia College Chicago acquired the books, as well … 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 that support its curricula. We provide access to these materials through research appointments and collaborate with faculty to create digital teaching resources.

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Faculty & Staff

Learn about submissions of non-current records to the College Archives, as they reflect the historic legacy of the College. 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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