Preserving Protest | Newberry

Preserving Protest

Protester holding a sign that reads "RESIST"

A photograph from the Newberry’s Chicago Protest Collection, digitally submitted by Joan Duffy from the Women’s March in January of 2017.

A Next Chapter Event
Thursday, February 22, 2018

6 to 8 pm

Ruggles Hall

Events for Donors

From the 1886 Haymarket Affair to the volatile 1968 Democratic National Convention to the 2017 Women’s March, the Newberry has consistently gathered evidence of turbulent times. By collecting various social action ephemera including signs, pamphlets, clothing, images, buttons, and more, the Newberry documents these fleeting but highly visible moments as they happen for the benefit of future generations.

Join Newberry staff at a special Next Chapter event as we share the stories of how and why these items went from the streets to the library vaults. You can also learn how to donate your own protest objects to contribute to the ongoing American narrative in the Newberry’s Chicago Protest Collection. Light refreshments will be served.

Next Chapter is a program for the next generation of Newberry supporters age 21-45 that aims to be both intellectually serious and seriously fun. Membership is $50 for one year. Next Chapter members receive two free or discounted tickets to all Next Chapter events plus all the benefits of an Authors level membership (a $100 value).

Excuse our dust!!!

Beginning January 2018 the Newberry is undertaking renovation of much of the ground floor. Ruggles Hall will not be affected, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Cost and Registration Information 

Tickets: $10 or free for Next Chapter members. Please register online using this form.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees.