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 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?
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.
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.
Join us for the inaugural open rehearsal by our new and exciting Adult Education Seminar on music performance. Instructor and conductor Stephen Kleiman will lead this group of musical seminar participants in orchestral pieces that have been adapted to their small ensemble size.
Richard Fizdale’s 999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories is a finely interwoven composite of Chicago during one of the most explosive moments in its history.
The archives team at the Newberry has been working since October 2011 to ready the massive archive of CB&Q records for the digital age. The 2,760 linear feet of records were in dire need of rehousing and a guide that was accessible online. Now, the collection is completely processed and described, with select items digitized to optimize researchers’ access to the collection.