Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture

Portrait of Floyd Dell 1887-1969, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, undated, oil on fabric

Portrait of Floyd Dell 1887-1969, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, undated, oil on fabric, Art Collection, Newberry Library. NL003

The Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture promotes research and teaching through the use of the Newberry’s rich collections in American history, literature, and culture. Scholl Center projects aim to unite innovative research in the humanities with a wide array of public humanities projects. Our programs include an annual series of seminars in cooperation with Chicago-area universities. These seminars include: American Art and Visual Culture; American Literature; Borderlands and Latino/a Studies; History of Capitalism; Labor History; Women and Gender; and Urban History Dissertation Group. For more information about these seminars, please visit our programs page. Each year, the seminar accepts proposals for papers from March until May 1. To propose a paper, please review each seminar’s proposal instructions and submit all materials via webform.

Recent Scholl Center Projects and Publications illuminate American culture across a range of disciplinary fields.

For more information on research in the Newberry’s collections, see American History and Culture.

To receive emails about upcoming events and seminars at the Scholl Center, please contact scholl@newberry.org.