The Newberry

Sep 29

We’re redesigning our Facebook timeline banner and need your help capturing “the Newberry in a nutshell!” Over the next week, post photos to FB or Instagram of the collection items you’re looking at, the programs you’re attending, or any other sights you’ve encountered inside and outside the library, and they could end up in the new banner collage. Use #NLinanutshell, and keep us posted! #NLinanutshell #newberrylibrary

We’re redesigning our Facebook timeline banner and need your help capturing “the Newberry in a nutshell!” Over the next week, post photos to FB or Instagram of the collection items you’re looking at, the programs you’re attending, or any other sights you’ve encountered inside and outside the library, and they could end up in the new banner collage. Use #NLinanutshell, and keep us posted! #NLinanutshell #newberrylibrary

Sep 26

The next installment of our “Conversations at the Newberry” series is coming up! Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg and author Thomas Dyja discuss Chicago in American culture. #secondcity #chicago #convoatthenewberry #newberrylibrary

The next installment of our “Conversations at the Newberry” series is coming up! Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg and author Thomas Dyja discuss Chicago in American culture. #secondcity #chicago #convoatthenewberry #newberrylibrary

Sep 09

Walter L. Newberry, at your Service. Please avail yourself of the Strange, Occult publication known as “MY BLOG,” Dear Walter. Submit Queries relating to the humanities, the Newberry Library, or the various and sundry complexities of ordering a seasonal Elixir from Starbucks. www.newberry.org/dear-walter

Walter L. Newberry, at your Service. Please avail yourself of the Strange, Occult publication known as “MY BLOG,” Dear Walter. Submit Queries relating to the humanities, the Newberry Library, or the various and sundry complexities of ordering a seasonal Elixir from Starbucks. www.newberry.org/dear-walter

Sep 03

The casual and the aggressive coexist in this photo taken by reporter Paul Scott Mowrer during WWI. Soldiers slouch, too. This photograph, and others, will be on display in our galleries starting 9/17. #wwi #trenchwarfare #westernfront

The casual and the aggressive coexist in this photo taken by reporter Paul Scott Mowrer during WWI. Soldiers slouch, too. This photograph, and others, will be on display in our galleries starting 9/17. #wwi #trenchwarfare #westernfront

Sep 02

The U.S. government’s ad hominy argument for greater use of corn, to save wheat for soldiers and civilians during World War I. Mmmmm, hominy! Our WWI exhibitions open Wednesday, 9/17. #wwi #newberrylibrary #foodpropaganda #corn

The U.S. government’s ad hominy argument for greater use of corn, to save wheat for soldiers and civilians during World War I. Mmmmm, hominy! Our WWI exhibitions open Wednesday, 9/17. #wwi #newberrylibrary #foodpropaganda #corn

Aug 21

Our Conservation Dept. hard at work on materials for the upcoming WWI exhibition, opening 9/17. #wwi #newberrylibrary #conservation #bookishsailors

Our Conservation Dept. hard at work on materials for the upcoming WWI exhibition, opening 9/17. #wwi #newberrylibrary #conservation #bookishsailors

Aug 07

Nearly all our collection items qualify for #tbt, but this one seems especially charged with meaning right now. This map comes from an 1828 atlas that shows the expansion of the “known world” (as if emerging from the clouds) according to the progression of biblical narrative. #newberrylibrary #atlas

Nearly all our collection items qualify for #tbt, but this one seems especially charged with meaning right now. This map comes from an 1828 atlas that shows the expansion of the “known world” (as if emerging from the clouds) according to the progression of biblical narrative. #newberrylibrary #atlas

Aug 06

The People’s Atlas (1885) innocently declared, in its preface, that “the simple purpose of this work is to present the greatest number of facts and the largest amount of practical information ever given in any atlas.” Nothing like a few geometric shapes and solid colors to convey the impression of a guileless totality. #newberrylibrary #maps #atlas

The People’s Atlas (1885) innocently declared, in its preface, that “the simple purpose of this work is to present the greatest number of facts and the largest amount of practical information ever given in any atlas.” Nothing like a few geometric shapes and solid colors to convey the impression of a guileless totality. #newberrylibrary #maps #atlas

Jul 26

Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader accepting the Altgeld Award, for their work uncovering corruption in Illinois (of which there is much to uncover) and generally fighting the power. #bughousesquare

Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader accepting the Altgeld Award, for their work uncovering corruption in Illinois (of which there is much to uncover) and generally fighting the power. #bughousesquare

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