"Bkaing resumes after the war, Mons-en-Laonnois, 1919"; Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt
American Women Rebuilding France, 1917 - 1924
The Red Cross pictured sentimental images of the Great War's tragic consequences. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 60.
The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism...
"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War
Front Page, Home Page, and Beyond: News in the...
"Bkaing 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.

The Red Cross pictured sentimental images of the Great War's tragic consequences. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 60.
The Red Cross pictured sentimental images of the Great War's tragic consequences. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 60.
The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 : An Exhibition Lecture
Thursday 12/4

Bruno Cabanes, a historian of twentieth-century Europe, will give an illustrated talk on the aftermath of the Great War, which brought the most troubled peacetime the world had ever seen. Survivors of the war were not only the soldiers who fought, the wounded in mind and body. They were also the stateless, the children who suffered war’s consequences, and later the victims of the great Russian famine of 1921 to 1923.

"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.

Front Page, Home Page, and Beyond: News in the 21st Century : Conversations at the Newberry
Tuesday 12/2

The rise of digital technology has revolutionized journalism. Traditional news media worldwide have been challenged to change their business models as readers increasingly rely on digital and social media platforms for their daily news. Can reporters exist in this noisy information environment without sacrificing traditional journalistic standards of integrity and credibility?

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.

Music

The Newberry collects on western European music to the early twentieth century, American music to the mid-twentieth, and on musical life in Chicago.

Gramhart, Allemodisch Stambuch, Newberry Wing ZP 647. R755, f.15r.

Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies

A collection rich in printed and manuscript sources from 1300 to 1800, with strengths in Western Europe and the Americas.

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

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 Good Dracula Name

Bram Stoker

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.

Campaign Mudslinging: An American Tradition since (at Least) 1828

John Binns

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.