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.
The Newberry collection for religion focuses on sources from Europe and the Americas, from the late Middle Ages through the early 20th century.
The Newberry has deep collections reflecting the breadth of American history and culture through World War One.
A collection rich in printed and manuscript sources from 1300 to 1800, with strengths in Western Europe and the Americas.
The Newberry’s collection on the history of printing and the book arts is one of the world’s leading collections in its field.
From the Stacks
The Newberry’s 1899 copy of Dracula was the first American edition of the iconic novel, and the first to depict the Count’s now-notorious castle on its cover. Inside, the pages are uncreased and unmarked—unmarked, that is, save for a letter pasted inside the front cover and written by Bram Stoker himself.
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.