This archive represents a sampling of the University of Chicago’s commitment to diversity and inclusion over its history.
“On Equal Terms”: Educating Women at the University of Chicago - Digital Library exhibition detailing the history of women’s education at UChicago from its 1890 founding to student life today.
Experience of Women at the University of Chicago - An archive of three different projects seeking to document the history and role of women at UChicago.
Women’s Changing Roles at the University - This article on library collections about women at UChicago includes links to photo collections and oral history recordings.
Integrating the Life of the Mind - A Special Collections web exhibit featuring photos and historical documents about the role of African Americans at the University of Chicago between 1870 and 1940.
African American Studies - A digital guide to the University Library’s collection of African American Studies manuscripts, archives, and collections.
Mapping the Stacks - UChicago initiative to document and archive collections important to modern African American history throughout Chicago.
Italian Women Writers Collection - Database of writings by Italian Women authors born before 1945.
Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica - Catalog of works on Jewish history and culture, based on the collection of Ludwig Rosenberger.
Provost’s Initiative on Minority Issues Annual Report - A report from the Provost’s Initiative on Minority Issues (PIMI), a committee charged with evaluating the status of diversity programs on campus and making recommendations to the University administration.
Diversity Statement - Based on recommendations from the PIMI annual report, the 2004 Diversity Statement explains the University’s goals and commitment to diversity.
The Kind of University That We Desire to Become: Student Housing and the Educational Mission of the University of Chicago (PDF) - John Boyer, Dean of the College and Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in History, describes the early religious and socioeconomic diversity of the UChicago student body as a part of his paper on the history of the University’s House System.
Civic Knowledge Project - An initiative by the UChicago Division of the Humanities to create stronger ties between the University and the surrounding Hyde Park and Woodlawn communities.
The Mobilization, Change, and Political and Civic Engagement Project - An investigation of political engagement and electoral behavior, with a focus on youth and minority voters.
Black Youth Project - A project documenting the beliefs and behaviors of black youth, including summaries of research on black youth, a rap-lyrics database, and blog posts by a group of young black authors.
Lesbian and Gay Studies Project - Archives and events by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality related to gay, lesbian, and queer scholarship.
Women in Science Project - A committee dedicated to fostering fellowship and communication between female University faculty, especially in the sciences.