Love comes in all shapes and sizes, spanning the centuries and the globe – especially when expressed on paper. That’s precisely why the Newberry’s Love on Paper displays such an eclectic array of collection items, ranging from proclamations and pictures to cynical put-downs and comical send-ups of love.
The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in various media and styles, from classical to contemporary.
What is an emblem? What features distinguish the Jesuit emblem? Between 1600 and 1610, Jan David, a renowned preacher, rector of the Jesuit College in Ghent (1594-1602), and prominent member of the Provincia Belgica, composed a series of innovative emblem books that quickly became touchstones of emblematic usage in the Low Countries.
This play is a fantasy of imagination and emotion, as if taking place in the shadow-mind of Abraham Lincoln between the time he was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, and when he was pronounced dead the following morning. Within the scenes, Lincoln is sometimes impersonating himself, sometimes having events control him, sometimes both at once.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.
Please join us at the Colloquium on April 8 for the Second Annual Edible Book Festival at the Newberry!
What is the “Edible Books Festival,” you ask?
Ephemera are traces of the everyday—materials, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.
James M. Wells served as custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing throughout his 33-year career at the Newberry, also serving as associate librarian and then vice president, and as the first George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
9 am to 3 pm
This symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, grappling with the multiple perspectives of the many Indigenous and European cultures involved in this time of contact and conflict.
This is a hybrid program, with two scholarly sessions in the morning and a public keynote address in the afternoon.
There’s a special affinity between baseball and the writers who cover it. In the 20th century, baseball accounted for some of the most colorful and conscientious sports journalism. How does baseball inspire such representation in the media? Has the quality of baseball writing changed? Two great sports writers, Lester Munson and John Schulian, will step up to the plate to discuss these...