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Regional History Center and University Archives Staff

Bradley J. Wiles, PhD, Department Head

Nora Jimenez, Academic Archivist

Interested in Making a Gift?

If you would like to make a gift to the Regional History Center and University Archives, there are lots of ways to do that.

Our Regional Collections and University Archives pages explains what kinds of records and collections we are interested in.

Gifting digital materials? This guide may help.

To make a monetary donation, please contact the Director for more details.

See our FAQs page for more information regarding donations.

Sample Documents for Donors

Hours and Location

The Regional History Center and University Archives (RHCUA) is a unit within the NIU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Department. The RHCUA  office is located in Room 400 on the fourth floor of Founders Memorial Library and is open to the public by appointment during the library's regular operating hours. For information about our holdings, please visit the RHCUA webpage.

To schedule an appointment or for further information please contact us at 815-753-9392 or Parking is available in the Visitors Parking Lot located directly west of Founder Library. A map is available here. The cost is $5.00 for the entire day. For more information about visitor parking, click here.


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