This small exhibition shows off a few of the many calligraphic items the Newberry has added by purchase or gift in recent years.
Programs and Events
The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.
Friday, April 8, 2016 – Friday, July 1, 2016
Recent Newberry Acquisitions
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
In honor of Black Music Month, Ruth L. Ratny will present a colloquium on the life of Mahalia Jackson, the world’s greatest gospel singer and a Chicagoan who for 45 years. Ms. Ratny will talk about the New Orleanian’s early struggles in South Side Chicago during the Great Depression and the turning point of her unyielding gospel career. Ms.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
In 1966, Glessner House, the urban residential masterpiece of H. H. Richardson, sat vacant and threatened with demolition. A group of architects and preservationists banded together to form the Chicago School of Architecture Foundation, which purchased the building later that year.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
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.