"Untitled," by Karen Ness
Exploration 2015
A postcard showing the view down Madison Street, "A cute little man of Chi-ca-go" limerick, and "Good for One Dance, Benton & Son" dance card.
Chicago Ephemera: Mementos of a Disappearing City
D. Bradford Hunt
The Newberry Appoints Vice President for Research...
Newberry Goes Live with Aeon
"Untitled," by Karen Ness
"Untitled," by Karen Ness
Exploration 2015 : The 29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Monday 3/16 to Friday 6/12

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in various media and styles, from classical to contemporary.

A postcard showing the view down Madison Street, "A cute little man of Chi-ca-go" limerick, and "Good for One Dance, Benton & Son" dance card.
A postcard showing the view down Madison Street, "A cute little man of Chi-ca-go" limerick, and "Good for One Dance, Benton & Son" dance card.
Chicago Ephemera: Mementos of a Disappearing City : An Exhibition Curators' Talk
Thursday 6/4

In this illustrated talk, the curatorial team behind the Newberry’s current exhibition Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday will demonstrate how printed ephemera allow us to study, document, or just imagine the Chicago we have lost to “progress.”

D. Bradford Hunt
D. Bradford Hunt
The Newberry Appoints Vice President for Research and Academic Programs

The Newberry Library has announced the appointment of D. Bradford Hunt to the position of Vice President for Research and Academic Programs. Dr. Hunt will arrive at the Newberry from Roosevelt University, where he has held a variety of positions as a professor and an administrator since 2001.

Newberry Goes Live with Aeon

Newberry readers can now request collection items with the click of a mouse. After creating an account through Aeon, a web-based circulation system that can be accessed at requests.newberry.org, readers will be able to search for materials and submit requests for them seamlessly. This means no more filling out call slips.

Core Collections

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

As a collection of Americana, the Edward E. Ayer Collection is one of the best in the country and one of the strongest collections on American Indians.

Visitation, from the Heures de Nostre Dame selonc lusaige de Rome.

Manuscripts and Archives

The Newberry has a rich collection of manuscripts ranging from medieval Books of Hours to twentieth-century scrapbooks and letters.

American History and Culture

The Newberry has deep collections reflecting the breadth of American history and culture through World War One.

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio.

Maps, Travel, and Exploration

The Newberry houses an extraordinary collection of over 500,000 maps and sources relating to the history and culture of travel.

From the Stacks

Infernal Imagery

Dante Alighieri

Nearly two hundred years after its original publication, Dante’s Divine Comedy was republished in 1502 with Italian Renaissance flair. Unlike many other editions of Divine Comedy, this one does not rely on a multitude of illustrations to depict the agonizing pain that Dante discovers during his travels through the different circles of hell.

Full Dance Card

Des Arts Studio

Dance cards, known as programmes du bal in French or Tanz-karten in German, are small booklets used mainly by women at formal dances to record their dance partners. Popularized in Vienna in the nineteenth century, dance cards continued to be used throughout the early twentieth century.