Research Centers

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The Newberry’s four research centers sponsor consortia, seminars, workshops, and other programs that draw scholars from across the United States and around the world. Center activities serve faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars who are interested in the Newberry’s collections and its intellectual community.

The Division of Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry includes the following research centers:


Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture

D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Center for Renaissance Studies

Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography