Richard Fizdale’s 999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories is a finely interwoven composite of Chicago during one of the most explosive moments in its history. Fizdale and Paul Durica, editor of Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America and creator of Pocket Guide to Hell Tours, will discuss Fizdale’s new book, during this meet-the-author event at the Newberry.
The Newberry has been actively collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887.
The Newberry houses an extraordinary collection of over 500,000 maps and sources relating to the history and culture of travel.
The collections contain extensive materials on the history of Chicago and the Midwest, including its growth, politics, and eclectic inhabitants.
The Newberry has deep collections reflecting the breadth of American history and culture through World War One.
From the Stacks
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), the first African American labor union in the United States, was established by A. Philip Randolph in August 1925 in New York City. In this document, Randolph threatened, in no uncertain terms, African American Pullman employees who sided against the BSCP.
Valentine’s Day is known as an occasion for exchanging loving sentiments. Whether you send flowers, chocolates, or a handwritten card, these gifts express feelings of adoration for their recipient. But this mode of address has not been immune from more irreverent sensibilities. The Newberry’s newest exhibition, Love on Paper, demonstrates the ways in which the valentine tradition has not always been so saccharine and sweet.