The Newberry’s ChicagoAncestors.org website has been re-launched, with enhanced features including a larger map and scholarly articles on researching Chicago history and genealogy. ChicagoAncestors is a free online tool for mapping historical data about Chicago, from the city’s transportation system and religious institutions to its neighborhoods and public spaces.
Meet the AuthorWednesday, August 31
Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Great Migration, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, by native Chicagoan and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore, shows that until segregation is eradicated, there will always be racial inequity.
Registration for the Fall Term of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminar Program is now open! Each term, seminar instructors facilitate lively classroom debate and discussion in a variety of subjects, from literature and theater to philosophy and religion.
From the Stacks
After encountering the American artist E.A. Burbank in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in the late 19th century, the Kiowa artist Silver Horn began to experiment with watercolor drawings featuring individuals rather than the narratives of community that he would soon return to. The 123 pieces by Silver Horn in the Newberry’s Ayer Collection represent this brief period in the artist’s prolific career.
At the heart of the Newberry is a set of collection strengths that attract a variety of readers and serve as inspiration for our public programs and academic endeavors.