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 Newberry Library holds world-renowned collections of material relating to Continental Europe and the British Isles—and we are continually adding more. Join Paul F. Gehl (George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Custodian, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing); Carla Zecher (Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies and Curator of Music); and Jill E.
This concert celebrates the creative life of Norman Pellegrini, long-time WFMT program director, radio host, and author. Erich Buchholz (tenor), Anne-Alice Homsy (soprano), and Alex Honzen (baritone) will perform pieces that explore love in all its complex splendor.
9 am to 3:30 pm
The scholar Leonard R. N.
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.
The February 1945 Yalta Conference set the stage for the end of the Second World War and, perhaps, the beginning of what would become the Cold War. Seventy years ago the “Big Three” Allied leaders of the war—Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin—met in the Crimean peninsula for a week of talks.
4 - 7 pm
This Valentine-making workshop will provide you with the tools and the inspiration to craft an original card for your beloved. The Newberry’s free exhibition on display, Love on Paper, offers guidance in the form of historical Valentines, cordiform (heart-shaped) maps, and bawdy treatises on love from the Renaissance.
At this drop-in holiday colloquium, craft an original Valentine’s Day card for your beloved. The exhibition, Love on Paper, offers guidance—with historical Valentines, cordiform maps, and bawdy treatises on love from the Renaissance. Use the provided paper, envelopes, and supplies to make a new variation on the age-old theme of love on paper.
Noon - 3 pm
Join in a public reading and discussion of a previously unknown nineteenth-century manuscript play, recently acquired by the Newberry Library. This fascinating original play, set during King Philip’s War (1675-1678), was written by Jehiel Lillie, a 26 year-old cadet at the Norwich Military Academy, and was performed at the academy in 1838 by a troupe of fellow students.