Subscribe to News


Alice D. Schreyer

May 2015

The Newberry Appoints Vice President for Collections and Library Services

The Newberry Library has announced the appointment of Alice D. Schreyer to the position of Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services. As Baskes Vice President, Dr. Schreyer will oversee the various departments within the Newberry’s Library Services Division, including Collection Services, Conservation, Reader Services, Maps and Modern Manuscripts, and Digital Initiatives and Services, as well as the Collection Development Department.

May 2015

Newberry Goes Live with Aeon

Newberry readers can now request collection items with the click of a mouse. After creating an account through Aeon, a web-based circulation system that can be accessed at, readers will be able to search for materials and submit requests for them seamlessly. This means no more filling out call slips.

D. Bradford Hunt

May 2015

The Newberry Appoints Vice President for Research and Academic Programs

The Newberry Library has announced the appointment of D. Bradford Hunt to the position of Vice President for Research and Academic Programs. Dr. Hunt will arrive at the Newberry from Roosevelt University, where he has held a variety of positions as a professor and an administrator since 2001.

April 2015

Stacy Schiff to Receive Newberry Library Award

Since the Newberry’s centennial year in 1987, the Newberry Library Award has been awarded to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to fields of study related to the humanities, and specifically areas within the scope of the Newberry’s collections.

March 2015

History, Chicago Style

Chicago history comes alive this March at the Newberry with a series of free “Meet the Author” events. The lectures, delivered by authors of recent work about Chicago, promise to illuminate dark corners of the city’s past and deliver new insights based on popular local lore.

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt during the Yalta Conference, February 1945. Photograph by Ralph Graham., U.S. Secretary of State Edward Stettinius inspects German artillery before the Yalta Conference, February 1945., Franklin Delano Roosevelt

February 2015

Photos Reveal Candid Moments from Yalta Conference

The Newberry has acquired a set of artifacts that may shed new light on the Yalta Conference, the diplomatic gathering of Allied leaders who, in the final months of World War II, established the terms for peace and the new boundaries of postwar Europe.

Paul Gehl, Custodian of the Newberry's John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing

January 2015

Paul Gehl Receives Printing History Award

On Saturday, January 24, Paul Gehl received the American Printing History Association’s annual APHA Award for contributions to the study of printing and printing history. Much of Gehl’s work in these areas has been accomplished while serving as Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry, where he has guided the research of scholars and type designers from around the world in addition to producing scholarly work of his own.

A Burlington Zephyr in a station in Philadelphia. 1934. CB&Q A-5-3 Box 79, Folder 3824.

December 2014

Three-Year Project to Archive CB&Q Railroad Collection Pulls into Station

The CB&Q records at the Newberry measure over 2,300 linear feet, and include correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the railroad company. Accessible through standard archival web-based inventories and catalog records, the collection is now also illuminated by a subject web gallery: CB&Q: Building an Empire.

December 2014

Goodbye, Call Slips

Filling out individual call slips, by hand, in order to request materials from the Newberry’s collection will soon be a thing of the past. Starting May 1, Newberry readers will be able to reserve collection items with a simple click of the mouse.

November 2014

Streets Near the Newberry to Close Saturday, Nov. 22

A number of streets surrounding the Newberry will be closed for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Saturday, November 22. Please review the complete list of street closures below, and plan your travel accordingly.