Welcome to Regional History Center and University Archives
Welcome to the Regional History Center and University Archives (RHCUA), a unit of the Special Collections and Archives (SCA) Department at the NIU Libraries. The RHCUA’s unique holdings support NIU’s commitment to education, research, and public service with the mission to acquire, preserve, and make available the most significant historical records of the northern Illinois region. We actively collection form the eighteen northern counties of Illinois (excluding Cook County) and serve as the official historical repository for NIU.
The Special Collections and Archives Department frequently adds to its collections, so please contact the SCA Department Head, Brad Wiles (815-753-9392), if you believe you have documents, books, or other collections that should be preserved for future generations.