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.
10 am - 12:30 pm
Directed by David Skidmore
Although Native American production of cultural objects for the early 20th-century arts-and-crafts market has been subjected to plenty of fruitful study, the intricate relationships that Indigenous craftspeople forged with patrons and consumers warrants closer scrutiny.
9 am - 2:45 pm
Full day workshop, sponsored by the Newberry and the Chicago Genealogical Society, featuring popular genealogist D. Joshua Taylor, of Who Do You Think You Are (NBC and TLC) and Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) fame.
The Center for Renaissance Studies, working with partners in Toronto and St. Louis, is creating a website for French Renaissance paleography, using manuscripts from the Newberry collection. The project is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Challenging traditional histories of abolition, historian Stacey Robertson shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest.
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.
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.
2015 will mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri in 1265, and the 31st year since the first Lectura Dantis Newberrania.
Both cities came to life as Great Lakes ports, grew to become industrial giants, and attracted newcomers from all over the world. Milwaukee and Chicago have parallel histories, but they have not evolved as regional partners. The relationship between these conjoined twins has been marked by rivalry and resentment, often one-sided, that goes far beyond the Packers and the Bears.