Image Research

Detail, from Schermkunst. 1595. Vault Case MS folio U 423 .792.
Detail, from Schermkunst. 1595. Vault Case MS folio U 423 .792.

The Newberry’s collections contain countless images. Currently, there is no central database or file containing Newberry images. In order to find images appropriate to your research, you must browse through books, manuscript collections, periodicals, sheet music, databases, and other resources. Although we are unable to undertake image research on your behalf, we can help you devise search strategies for images. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

 

Newberry Research Tips

In order to find items with potential images, please consult the following tools:

  • The Newberry’s Online Catalog is the primary tool for identifying and locating resources relevant to your research. Books, maps, periodicals, and manuscripts are listed in this catalog.
  • The Newberry holds an estimated 500,000 maps issued separately and in atlases and books. Not all of these cartographic resources are listed in the online catalog. More than 50,000 records for maps, atlases, and literature on the history of cartography are available through the Cartographic Catalog.
  • Manuscripts are under-represented in the online catalog, having been traditionally described with paper finding aids and checklists. To explore the manuscript collections, please consult the online catalog and the Newberry’s Modern Manuscript Collection. The list of modern manuscripts with photographs may be particularly helpful.

See Rights and Reproductions to order copies of images from the Newberry.

Other Sources of Images

Please note: This list does not constitute an endorsement of any business or individual by the Newberry or by any member of its staff. It is offered for convenience and informational purposes only.

Independent Image Researchers

Please note: This list does not constitute an endorsement of any business or individual by the Newberry Library or by any member of its staff. It is offered for convenience and informational purposes only.

  • Armstrong-Johnston(773) 852-8862, info@armstrongjohnston.com.
  • History Works, Inc. - Terry Fife. (312) 553-0300, tfife@historyworks.net.
  • Image Resources - Carol Parden. (312) 223-0660, pardenc@sbcglobal.net.
  • Information DiggersGinger Frere. (773) 458-3484, gfrere@informationdiggers.com.
  • Emily Kelley. kelleyer@enteract.com.
  • Kris Lipkowski. (773) 772-4110, egonigo@earthlink.net (email is preferred).