The Newberry

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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Jul 25

Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

Jul 24

Misprint in today’s @redeyechicago but the spirit of the copy still applies: we pass no judgment on how the books you buy at Book Fair spark your kinky imagination. #NLbookfair #getkinkygetbooks

Misprint in today’s @redeyechicago but the spirit of the copy still applies: we pass no judgment on how the books you buy at Book Fair spark your kinky imagination. #NLbookfair #getkinkygetbooks