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New Acquisitions in Americana

Portrait of Richard Wright by Helen Balfour Morrison, [1940s?], Copyright, Morrison-Shearer Foundation, Northbrook, IL, Call number: Midwest MS MorrisonPC

A Newberry Colloquium
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Refreshments at 3:45pm, Presentation at 4 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Jim Akerman, Will Hansen, Alison Hinderliter, and Matt Rutherford
Open to the Public
Newberry Colloquium

For more than a century, the Newberry has been known as one of the country’s premier libraries for research in American history and culture. Please join Jim Akerman, Curator of Maps; Will Hansen, Curator of Americana; Alison Hinderliter, Lloyd Lewis Curator of Manuscripts; and Matt Rutherford, Curator of Genealogy and Local History, to hear about unique and rare additions to the collections – the diary of an itinerant cartographer visiting 1850s Chicago, photographs of “Great Americans,” publications for immigrant communities, and much more!