Digital Collections for the Classroom site has launched!

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our digital resource for teachers!

Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom are thematic collections of primary source documents selected from the Newberry’s extensive holdings. They are designed for easy incorporation into classroom teaching and support many of the skills emphasized by the Common Core State Standards. Each collection contains high-resolution digital images of documents representing a variety of genres, from maps, photographs, broadsides, and cartoons to poems, speeches, and travel narratives. These images—unlike transcripts—convey a rich sense of the documents in their original forms, allowing teachers and students to do the work of historians.

The Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom project provides educators with access to rich and engaging content from the Newberry’s collections. In each collection, you will find a variety of materials such as maps, songs, political cartoons, and letters.

Each collection includes thought-provoking texts paired with introductory essays and guiding questions. The collections accompany the Newberry’s teacher enrichment programs, are based on seminar topics, and support the Common Core Standards.

Collections are also available for download in PDF format. For more information about the collections please contact

The Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom project is generously funded by The Grainger Foundation.

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