From the Stacks | Newberry

From the Stacks

From the Stacks presents the Newberry’s collection through a range of items, from treasures and showstoppers to aesthetically challenged materials that nevertheless possess enormous historical value. These items include printed books, maps, manuscripts, postcards, and other genres, from the later Middle Ages to the present.

Some were beautifully printed and others inexpensively produced; some are pristine and others well worn. Newberry curators have chosen these items to introduce visitors to our core collections, subject areas where we have deep, comprehensive, world-class holdings that are continually growing.

The items in the exhibition gallery’s large glass case will change several times each year, providing an opportunity over time for visitors to learn about the Newberry’s collection by seeing many individual items close up.

Funding for From the Stacks was provided by Joan and William Brodsky.


A 46-foot climate-controlled display case showcases the range of the Newberry’s collection in From the Stacks. Photo by Tom Rossiter