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Featured This Month: Railroads

Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.
Pullman Digital Collection
Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.
Railroad Archives
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
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.

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.

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.

Digital Resources

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.

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.

By combining image galleries and original scholarship, this exhibit explores how central North America first became known as the “Frontier” and eventually as the “Heartland.”