August 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Music and Travel in Europe and the Americas, 1500-1800

4 pm

 

This summer, a group of 22 NEH summer scholars and ten guest speakers has convened at the Newberry for a four-week institute on music and travel in the early modern period. The overall project of the institute has been to “listen to travel” – both literally and metaphorically.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Recently-Discovered Theater Bills and Programs

4 pm

William Hauslein will present an eclectic array of the Newberry’s theatrical playbills and programs, including Chicago items dating to before the 1871 fire. The selection also includes elaborate examples of 19th and 20th century color printing, materials from England and France, and baseball ephemera from the 1906 World Series and the 1907 Chicago White Sox.