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.
In this exhibition you will see a small sample of rare and special books on religion, published from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries that the Newberry collected over the last two decades. In 1991, Newberry Trustee Sister Ann Ida Gannon, president Emerita of Mundelein College, arranged for the transfer of Mundelein’s rare book collection to the Newberry.
There will be no colloquium on Wednesday, May 22. The colloquium will convene the following week, May 29, for Karen Barzman’s presentation on topographical drawings of Venice and the Province of Dalmatia.
Join Lois Leveen, the Newberry’s 2013 Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellow, for a discussion of the research behind The Secrets of Mary Bowser, her novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate White House.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprecedented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago’s chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and was about to take its place as one of the world’s great cities.
In a talk about her new book, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, historian Charlene Mires foregrounds Chicago’s role in the process of establishing the United Nations’ first location in New York.