Tonita Pena, Buffalo Dance, Ayer Art, Newberry Library
A Celebration of Indigenous Dance
"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War
We Don't Know Where We're Going But We're On Our Way
Music of the First World War
Type of Nicolas Jenson, from his 1470 Eusebius. Inc. 4066.
Brief History of a Type Face: From Venice in 1470...
Tonita Pena, Buffalo Dance, Ayer Art, Newberry Library
Tonita Pena, Buffalo Dance, Ayer Art, Newberry Library
A Celebration of Indigenous Dance : A Stone Camryn History of Dance Lecture and Performance
Thursday 11/13

Join us for a celebration of American Indian and Indigenous dance in honor of National Native American Heritage Month. Performances will feature Chicago-based Indigenous dance and music groups, including the Black Hawk Performance Company, Ke Kula Kupa`a O ka Pakipika traditional chanting and Hula, and Nuahalli Aztec Dancers.

"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
"Joan of Arc Saved France" poster. Case Wing oversize D522.25 .W67 1914 no. 1
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War
Wednesday 9/17 to Saturday 1/3

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

We Don't Know Where We're Going But We're On Our Way
We Don't Know Where We're Going But We're On Our Way
Music of the First World War : An Exhibition Lecture and Performance
Thursday 10/30

Join musicologist William Brooks and historian Deniz Ertan as they explore how World War One sheet music was created, reproduced, and received by people who performed and heard it. Music from the exhibition, Chicago, Europe, and the Great War, will be performed as well. Come and hear tunes “We Don’t Know Where We’re Going But We’re On Our Way,” and “Private Alexander,” among others.

Type of Nicolas Jenson, from his 1470 Eusebius. Inc. 4066.
Type of Nicolas Jenson, from his 1470 Eusebius. Inc. 4066.
Brief History of a Type Face: From Venice in 1470 to Our Own Time : An Italian Cultural Institute / Italian Language Week Lecture
Wednesday 10/22

The design of type in the twentieth century was largely a matter of historical revivals or revolts against historical models, so it raises all kinds of historiographical issues as well as aesthetic ones.

Core Collections

Gaylord Watson, Chicago Fire Map. 1871.

Chicago and the Midwest

The collections contain extensive materials on the history of Chicago and the Midwest, including its growth, politics, and eclectic inhabitants.

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.

American History and Culture

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

Klaus Stopp, Printed birth and baptismal certificates.

Religion

The Newberry collection for religion focuses on sources from Europe and the Americas, from the late Middle Ages through the early 20th century.

From the Stacks

Campaign Mudslinging: An American Tradition since (at Least) 1828

John Binns

The Newberry's "coffin handbills" were part of a Republican campaign to smear Democrat Andrew Jackson's reputation in the run-up to the 1828 U.S. presidential election. The election was one of the nastiest the country had seen.

The Map Thief Map

Ralph Hall

Tucked away in a humble, notebook-sized folder, this 1635 map of Virginia—by Ralph Hall, working from a copy of John Smith’s 1612 map of the region—might seem unremarkable. Its life at the Newberry, though, has been anything but ordinary.