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.
In this exhibition you will see a small sample of rare and special books on religion, published from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries that the Newberry collected over the last two decades. In 1991, Newberry Trustee Sister Ann Ida Gannon, president Emerita of Mundelein College, arranged for the transfer of Mundelein’s rare book collection to the Newberry.
4 – 5 pm
Karen Barzman will address topographical drawings as part of a developing “information-technology” in the governance of trans-regional states, with their growing dependence on collecting, archiving, and delivering data about remote places.
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.
Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprecedented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago’s chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and was about to take its place as one of the world’s great cities.
4 – 5 pm
Where’s the ideal place to work on annotating an Italian text? Why, the Newberry, of course! Come and see what treasures Rachel A. Walsh has been working with in her on-going quest to produce the first scholarly edition of Giovan Mario Crescimbeni’s treatise on what constitutes beautiful Italian poetry, La bellezza della volgar poesia.
In a talk about her new book, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, historian Charlene Mires foregrounds Chicago’s role in the process of establishing the United Nations’ first location in New York.