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Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs department handles all student organizations concerned with academic life at Chicago State University.

Board of Trustees records

The Board's primary objective is to commence service in the public interest to promote and foster the ability of the University to offer courses of instruction, conduct research and offer public services as are now provided and may be prescribed in the future by the Board and to promote and foster the general welfare of the university, students, faculty, and

Chicago Defender Archives Individuals Files

Founded by Robert S. Abbott in 1905, the Chicago Defender is one of America's longest-running African American newspapers. The Defender is best known for having spurred the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern United States to the nation's urban centers in the north—especially Chicago—during the first decades of the 20th century. The Defender also paved the way for

Chicago Teachers College Records

Chicago Teachers College came into existence in 1938 under the leadership of a new president, John A. Bartky. It recently had adopted a four-year curriculum, completing the transition from school to college. Bartky had ambitious plans for invigorating instruction by a new commitment to the liberal arts and a doubling of the time devoted to practice teaching. In addition a

Elsie V. Parker Collection

Elsie Parker was a philanthropist and businesswoman active in the Chicago area. After a twenty-year career in the beauty salon industry, she became vice-president of the Parker House Sausage Company, which was founded by her husband, Judge Henry Parker. She worked with many organizations in the Chicago area, including the Lyric Opera, NAACP, the Urban League, Children’s Home and Aid

Eric Werner Photographs

Eric Werner was born in Riverside California, but his family moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old. After serving in Vietnam in the 1970s, Werner came back to follow his lifelong passion for photography, working as a public relations photographer for most of his life. He also documented community organizing and events, and musicians, as well as other

Faculty Governance

The Faculty Governance record group covers the activities of the CSU Faculty Senate and other related organizations. The CSU Faculty Senate is charged with presenting faculty issues and recommendations to the University on all matters affecting the academic functions of the University and the general welfare of the University.

Fritz Veit Papers

Fritz Veit was born Siegfried Fritz Veit on September 17, 1907 in Emmeringen, Germany. When the Nazis came to power he fled Germany, settling for two years in Paris before reaching the United States in 1935. After working for several years at the University of Chicago as Social Science Librarian and Acting Law Librarian, he became Director of Libraries at

Madeline Stratton Morris Papers

Educator, historian, and activist Madeline Stratton Morris was born in Chicago on August 14, 1906, the eldest of six children of John Henry Robinson and Estella Mae Dixon. Her mother was born in Chicago. Her father was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia and lived in Philadelphia before settling in Chicago, where he served in the Eighth Illinois Infantry and worked

Office of the President records

The Office of the President collection contains the records of the past seven presidents of Chicago State University: Milton Bruce Byrd, 1966-1974 Benjamin H. Alexander, 1974-1982, 7 folders George Edward Ayers, 1982-1989, 2 folders Harold Delaney, 1982-1990, 1 folder Dolores E. Cross, 1990-1997, 5 folders Avan, Billimoria, 1997-1998 Elnora D. Daniels, 1998-2008, 10 binders


The Office of Publications supports the mission of the University by producing key publications, which keep alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Chicago State University informed about the main events, developments and success of the University. The office is responsible for seeing that the university’s wordmark and seal are used correctly and that other graphic design elements are implemented. This

State of Illinois records: Records relating to CSU

The Office of Public affairs handles all State of Illinois records relating to Chicago State University.

Walter P. and Ruth G. Trost Collection

Walter P. Trost was professor of biology at CSU as well as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He operated the Mawali school in Ho, Ghana, for many years.