The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in various media and styles, from classical to contemporary.
Ephemera are traces of the everyday—materials, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.
James M. Wells served as custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing throughout his 33-year career at the Newberry, also serving as associate librarian and then vice president, and as the first George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Celebrated short story writer Katherine Mansfield has generally been relegated to the fringe of literary modernism, especially among the influential Bloomsbury Group, who referred to her as the “little colonial.” Katherine Mansfield and the “Blooms-berries” displays a selection of Mansfield’s letters and notebooks which provide a context for better understanding her fiction and w
9:45 am: Introductory talk by Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University. Staged reading: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Directed by Peter Garino
“Tis no shame to be bad, because ‘tis common.”
The story of Freemasonry’s introduction into France in the early decades of the eighteenth century is also in part the story of Enlightenment philosophy’s reliance on performance activity. Radical philosophy and freethinking did not subsist only in the circulation of printed texts.
Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by the Miami Indians at the age of thirteen, and adopted into the tribe, William Wells (1770–1812) moved between two cultures all his life but was comfortable in neither.
On May 1, Newberry readers will begin using an online system called Aeon to register as readers, request to view materials in our reading rooms, and order reproductions from items in the collections.
Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services, will demonstrate how Aeon works and discuss some of its features that will enhance readers’ ability to use the Newberry’s collections.
Join us for this free tour of Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday, a display of approximately 180 items, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.