"Baking resumes after the war, Mons-en-Laonnois, 1919"; Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt
American Women Rebuilding France, 1917 - 1924
Goodbye, Call Slips
"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War
A Burlington Zephyr in a station in Philadelphia. 1934. CB&Q A-5-3 Box 79, Folder 3824.
Three-Year Project to Archive CB&Q Railroad...
"Baking resumes after the war, Mons-en-Laonnois, 1919"; Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt
"Baking resumes after the war, Mons-en-Laonnois, 1919"; Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt
American Women Rebuilding France, 1917 - 1924 : Presented by the Newberry and the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt
Wednesday 9/17 to Saturday 1/3

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Goodbye, Call Slips

Filling out individual call slips, by hand, in order to request materials from the Newberry’s collection will soon be a thing of the past. Newberry readers, after creating an account through a software program called Aeon, will be able to reserve collection items with a simple click of the mouse. The new system is expected to go live in May of 2015.

"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War
Wednesday 9/17 to Saturday 1/3

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

A Burlington Zephyr in a station in Philadelphia. 1934. CB&Q A-5-3 Box 79, Folder 3824.
A Burlington Zephyr in a station in Philadelphia. 1934. CB&Q A-5-3 Box 79, Folder 3824.
Three-Year Project to Archive CB&Q Railroad Collection Pulls into Station

The CB&Q records at the Newberry measure over 2,300 linear feet, and include correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the railroad company. Accessible through standard archival web-based inventories and catalog records, the collection is now also illuminated by a subject web gallery: CB&Q: Building an Empire.

Core Collections

Manuel Rodriguez. Compendio Geografico, c. 1768.

Genealogy and Local History

The Newberry has been actively collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887.

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio.

Maps, Travel, and Exploration

The Newberry houses an extraordinary collection of over 500,000 maps and sources relating to the history and culture of travel.

American History and Culture

The Newberry has deep collections reflecting the breadth of American history and culture through World War One.

Klaus Stopp, Printed birth and baptismal certificates.

Religion

The Newberry collection for religion focuses on sources from Europe and the Americas, from the late Middle Ages through the early 20th century.

From the Stacks

The Art of the Christmas Card

Gleeson White

Magazine editor and art critic Gleeson White was already experiencing holiday-card fatigue by the end of the nineteenth century. He estimated that at least 200,000 Christmas-card designs had been published in England alone at that time. “How many thousand patterns have passed under my eye,” he sighed in the introduction to his pamphlet Christmas Cards and Their Chief Designers, “I dare not estimate.”

Pass the Squirrel, Please: Thanksgiving in 1870

While many think of Thanksgiving Day as a timeless American tradition, it did not become the federal holiday celebrated on a late November Thursday until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. The Newberry's Graff Collection includes the printed menu for the Thanksgiving Day meal served seven years later, on November 24, 1870, at Chicago's Everett House hotel, located at the corner of Clark and Van Buren streets.