Stacey Robertson
Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists...
The James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music is well represented in the Love on Paper exhibition.
Love on Paper
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1929. From the Stanolind Record, a Standard Oil publication. Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg: Box 3, Folder 38 (Series 3: Miscellaneous).
Chicago in Ten Stories
Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt during the Yalta Conference, February 1945. Photograph by Ralph Graham.
Photos Reveal Candid Moments from Yalta Conference
Stacey Robertson
Stacey Robertson
Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest : A Meet the Author Program
Thursday 3/12

Challenging traditional histories of abolition, historian Stacey Robertson shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest.

The James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music is well represented in the Love on Paper exhibition.
The James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music is well represented in the Love on Paper exhibition.
Love on Paper
Thursday 1/15 to Saturday 4/4

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, spanning the centuries and the globe – especially when expressed on paper. That’s precisely why the Newberry’s Love on Paper displays such an eclectic array of collection items, ranging from proclamations and pictures to cynical put-downs and comical send-ups of love.

Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1929. From the Stanolind Record, a Standard Oil publication. Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg: Box 3, Folder 38 (Series 3: Miscellaneous).
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1929. From the Stanolind Record, a Standard Oil publication. Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg: Box 3, Folder 38 (Series 3: Miscellaneous).
Chicago in Ten Stories : A Meet the Author Event
Tuesday 3/17

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.

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt during the Yalta Conference, February 1945. Photograph by Ralph Graham.
Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt during the Yalta Conference, February 1945. Photograph by Ralph Graham.
Photos Reveal Candid Moments from Yalta Conference

The Newberry has acquired a set of artifacts that may shed new light on the Yalta Conference, the diplomatic gathering of Allied leaders who, in the final months of World War II, established the terms for peace and the new boundaries of postwar Europe.

Core Collections

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.

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.

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.

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

Union Do's and Don'ts: Pullman Porters Unite

A. Philip Randolph

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.

Be My Vinegar Valentine

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.