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Featured This Month: Railroads

Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.
Pullman Digital Collection
The Night Train, Every Saturday, pg. 729. A5.315 vol. #9.
Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in...
Russell Lee, Chicago Skyline and the 14th Street Passenger Yards, May 1948. CBQGR206.jpg
Everywhere West
Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.
Railroad Archives
Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.
Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.

This online Pullman Collection contains more than 1,600 Pullman Company car drawings, ca. 1870-1969.

The Night Train, Every Saturday, pg. 729. A5.315 vol. #9.
The Night Train, Every Saturday, pg. 729. A5.315 vol. #9.

This exhibit situates Pullman within a broad narrative, exploring how the neighborhood illuminates the centrality of labor, race, and urban development in the history of industrial America.

Russell Lee, Chicago Skyline and the 14th Street Passenger Yards, May 1948. CBQGR206.jpg
Russell Lee, Chicago Skyline and the 14th Street Passenger Yards, May 1948. CBQGR206.jpg

This exhibit contains a selection of unique black and white photographs focusing on Illinois scenes, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and its workers.

Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.
Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.

The collecting of large corporate archives at the Newberry was initiated in 1943 by Librarian Stanley Pargellis, who advocated the acquisition of records of Midwestern enterprises that contained materials for social and intellectual history as well as business history.

Digital Resources

This virtual exhibition is based on The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico, a display of original manuscripts, books, and other materials at the Newberry from September 28, 2006 through January 13, 2007. The virtual exhibit includes the complete text from the original gallery exhibit and digitized images of many of the manuscripts and books that were displayed.

Humanism For Sale concerns the ways books were written, designed, printed, and marketed for schools in Renaissance Italy.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and in conjunction with the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Newberry Library mounted the exhibition, “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North” in September of 2013.