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History: Get Started

This Guide provides essential tools for the study of History

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Library Hours (Richard J. Daley College)
Monday-Thursday 7:45 am-10:00 pm
Friday 7:45 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm

773 838 7667 Circulation
773 838 7669 Help / Reference

Library Hours (Arturo Velasquez Institute) 
Monday-Thursday 7:45 am-9:00 pm
Friday 7:45 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday closed

773 838 3666 (Circulation) 
773 838 3072 (Help / Reference)

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These are some of the primary sources:  photographs, journals, letters, government documents, interviews.


Chicago Colisium   Journal  Old LettersState documents    Interview

Chicago Coliseum. 1912.
Library of Congress.


 To find primary sources, search for letters, diaries, autobiographies, government documents of the time period.  For example, search for "Martin Luther King Jr and letters" or "Martin Luther King Jr and government documents". You can also add "primary sources" to your search, for example, "woman suffrage and primary sources".

History Careers & News

What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?  Many, many things!

Careers for History Majors

Graduates   Graduates 


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Siew-Ben Chin
Richard J. Daley College Library
Office 2118A
7500 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60652
773 838 7674 (Office)