Cosponsored by the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the First Nations Film and Video Festival, this exciting program will focus on the roles of Native women in contemporary film and media.
The Newberry has a rich collection of manuscripts ranging from medieval Books of Hours to twentieth-century scrapbooks and letters.
The Newberry has deep collections reflecting the breadth of American history and culture through World War One.
The Newberry collects on western European music to the early twentieth century, American music to the mid-twentieth, and on musical life in Chicago.
The collections contain extensive materials on the history of Chicago and the Midwest, including its growth, politics, and eclectic inhabitants.
From the Stacks
Dance cards, known as programmes du bal in French or Tanz-karten in German, are small booklets used mainly by women at formal dances to record their dance partners. Popularized in Vienna in the nineteenth century, dance cards continued to be used throughout the early twentieth century.
On June 18th, 1860, Elizabeth Packard was taken from her home in Manteno, Illinois, and placed in an asylum—without trial or a thorough assembly of evidence to support her institutionalization. Packard’s husband was a devout Calvinist who felt threatened by his wife’s outspoken opposition to his religious views. To silence his wife and protect his reputation, he arranged for Elizabeth’s confinement, which lasted three years.