E.g., 07/30/2014
E.g., 07/30/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : What is a Sailor Without Arms Doing in Chicago?

4 pm

When U.S. Navy seaman Thomas Dennis lost both arms in a shipboard accident in 1847 it seemed that his useful life was over. Not so! Dennis was an amazing survivor who lived and worked into the twentieth century. He also visited President Theodore Roosevelt in the White House annually because the two shared the same birthday.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : A Year of Conservation at the Newberry

4 pm

Since last September, Terra Huber has worked as an Advanced Intern in the Conservation Lab at the Newberry.