The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.
The Newberry has been actively collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887.
The Newberry collects on western European music to the early twentieth century, American music to the mid-twentieth, and on musical life in Chicago.
A collection rich in printed and manuscript sources from 1300 to 1800, with strengths in Western Europe and the Americas.
As a collection of Americana, the Edward E. Ayer Collection is one of the best in the country and one of the strongest collections on American Indians.
From the Stacks
The Newberry’s 1899 copy of Dracula was the first American edition of the iconic novel, and the first to depict the Count’s now-notorious castle on its cover. Inside, the pages are uncreased and unmarked—unmarked, that is, save for a letter pasted inside the front cover and written by Bram Stoker himself.
The Newberry's "coffin handbills" were part of a Whig campaign to smear Democrat Andrew Jackson's reputation in the run-up to the 1828 U.S. presidential election. The election was one of the nastiest the country had seen.