Blogs at the Newberry
The Newberry has a variety of blogs, which reflect the diversity of our collections and our staff.
Exploring Printing History at the Newberry: Sharing notable discoveries during the cataloging and processing of more than 29,000 printing specimens from the seventeenth century to the present. These items belong to the Newberry's John M. Wing Foundation. The 2.5-year project is part of a national effort administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Everywhere West: Chronicling the processing progress of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company records, featuring images and items from the collection. This project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.
Recent posts from the Newberry blogs
Join us this coming Saturday, August 2nd, at 9:30 for the monthly Genealogy and Local History Orientation. This event is especially helpful for those new to genealogical research or new to research at the Newberry. After the oriention, stay and...
An interesting interview with Rev. David McDonald, our Fall Workshop speaker, appeared in the July 21, 2014 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader accepting the Altgeld Award, for their work uncovering corruption in Illinois (of which there is much to uncover) and generally fighting the power. #bughousesquare
Kicking #bughousesquare off with Environmental Encroachment Marching Band.
Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco
Misprint in today’s @redeyechicago but the spirit of the copy still applies: we pass no judgment on how the books you buy at Book Fair spark your kinky imagination. #NLbookfair #getkinkygetbooks
FamilySearch.org has once again expanded their online collections of Illinois vital records. The “Illinois, Cook County, Deaths” collection now includes Chicago deaths from 1959-1994. The “Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates” collection...
@darlenehfox32 and the fine folks at Good Day Chicago fancied the Julia Child cookbook and Innocent by Scott Turow. Determine your own destiny at Book Fair, starting this Thursday at noon and running through Sunday. #NLbookfair
The eye of the storm. #NLbookfair starts Thursday!
Our reading rooms are closed Mondays, but there’s a special exception this week for our pickle readers. Come see the Dill Pickle Award presented to the champion soapbox speaker, at our Bughouse Square Debates. This Saturday at noon, directly across...