Newberry Library and UNAM Form New Partnership | Newberry

Newberry Library and UNAM Form New Partnership

May 2021

The Newberry Library and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México have formed a new partnership so that students, teachers, and scholars from both institutions can access, in person or virtually, resources and programs offered by the Newberry and UNAM.

“Our institutions complement each other well, and we’re excited that students and teachers who travel to UNAM’s headquarters in Chicago will be able to take advantage of the additional educational opportunities from the Newberry,” said Guadalupe Valencia Garcia, Coordinator of Humanities for UNAM.

The agreement between the Newberry and UNAM formalizes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions that began more than a decade ago. In that time, Javier Laguna, Director of the UNAM-Chicago campus and a member of the Newberry Board of Trustees, has seen demand for access to the Newberry’s collections continue to grow.

“Our post-graduate programs will benefit greatly from this relationship, as it is important for our students to have new pathways for expanding their research on the history of the Americas,” said Laguna.

“The Newberry is an important resource for students around the world who want to learn more about the Americas,” said Newberry President Daniel Greene. “We’re grateful to UNAM for their partnership in promoting cross-cultural collaboration and civic engagement.”

In a virtual ceremony held on May 7, 2021, representatives from UNAM and the Newberry signed a letter of intent to collaborate on research and education initiatives.

About Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México en Chicago

The mission of the UNAM-Chicago campus is to extend UNAM’s academic programs and services to institutions and individuals who share our common interests in educational and cultural endeavors while promoting its global presence and fostering a better understanding of Mexico in the United States.