Blogs at the Newberry

The Newberry has a variety of blogs, which reflect the diversity of our collections and our staff.

Every book has a story
Book Fair Blog
Check in frequently to read the behind-the-scenes scoop on the Newberry's popular Book Fair. The blog is maintained by "Uncle Blogsy," otherwise known as Dan Crawford, Book Fair Manager.
John Scottowe. Letter "I" from "Calligraphic Alphabet," 1592. Wing MS ZW 545 .S431.
Center for Renaissance Studies Blog
Welcome to the blog for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies! We post about center programs; items in the Newberry collections of special interest to those involved in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies; and profiles of scholars coming to the Newberry to present talks or pursue their research in those areas of study. We welcome your comments.
Illustration by Tom Bachtell
Dear Walter
Dear Reader, Please send your Missives and Queries regarding the Newberry, the Humanities, or this season of Modern Existence generally construed. I shall have my intern-amanuensis, Henry, submit my Reply with a haste that would shame Atalanta. I may be reached, through the ghostly conduit you call “EMAIL,” at dearwalter@newberry.org, or through recourse to a special "WEBFORM." Sincerely yours, Walter L. Newberry
Genealogical Roll of the Kings of England and Dukes of Bourbon. c.1465. Newberr
Genealogy Blog
Upcoming genealogy events, new resources, research tips, and other information from Newberry Reference and Genealogy Services. 

Project blogging

Exploring Printing History at the Newberry: Sharing notable discoveries during the cataloging and processing of more than 29,000 printing specimens from the seventeenth century to the present. These items belong to the Newberry's John M. Wing Foundation. The 2.5-year project is part of a national effort administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Recent posts from the Newberry blogs

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Today in History: San Francisco Earthquake of 1906“…Police Officers have been authorized by me to KILL any and all persons engaged in Looting or in the Commission of Any Other Crime.”April 18, 1906: This proclamation by the mayor of San Francisco...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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This week Ancestry.com introduced a new collection “Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940.”

Friday, April 17, 2015

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Happy Fashion Friday!“The Woman’s World” 1890, edited by Oscar WildeOscar Wilde served as the editor of “The Woman’s World,” a fashion magazine for women that was published from 1886 to 1889.  The periodical displayed many illustrations and...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Are you interested in military history or do you have ancestors who were in the military? Have you ever wanted to learn more about their movements? Possibly what was happening in history during their enlistment?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I promised to tell you about some of the collectibles you send over which may seem nothing but trash. I thought it might make you happier than hearing about the things you think are collectibles but which turn out to be trash.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, I do not try to sell EVERYTHING that comes in donations. I throw away the broken paper sacks: as much as I try to make these famous, they still have little market value. And of course I throw away moldy books, most books...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Today in History: The Civil War BeginsThe U.S. Civil War began on April 12, 1861 with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The Confederate attack on U.S. troops at Fort Sumter marked the first military assault of the Civil War. Over...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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John Milton: Paradise RegainedThis beautiful, jeweled edition of Paradise Regained by John Milton was bound in the late 1910′s or 1920s by the extravagant London binders Sangorski & Sutcliffe.  Paradise Regained was originally published in...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7-8 pmUncovering Your Past in Land RecordsLake County Genealogical SocietyMundelein Park District Community Center1401 N. MidlothianMundelein, IL 60060Contact: Alex Rafferty, III, First Vice President LCIGS,

Friday, April 10, 2015

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April is National Poetry Month!Illustrations from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, printed in London in 1691. This edition can be viewed in the Newberry’s Special Collections. Book 1 depicts Satan rousing the rebel Angels and Book 2 shows Satan...