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Programs for Students

Image from “The Myriopticon: A Historical Panorama: The Rebellion,” issued by Milton Bradley shortly after the U.S. Civil War.

Newberry Traveling Collections

Can’t came to the Newberry? Let the research library come to you!

The Newberry is pleased to offer two new opportunities for teachers and high school students to work with original primary sources in their own classrooms.

The Civil War

Newberry staff will bring a traveling collection of original Civil War documents and images to your classroom. Highlights include illustrated copies of Harper’s Weekly, Union and Confederate soldiers’ letters, and The Liberator. Learn how both mass media and personal documents shaped Americans’ understanding of the Civil War. Students learn to engage in close reading and primary source analysis to better understand the Civil War.

World War II

Newberry staff will bring a traveling collection of original World War II documents and images to your classroom. Highlights include propaganda posters, a newspaper from the Heart Mountain Japanese internment camp, newspapers reporting on the Pearl Harbor attack and the D-Day invasions, and personal letters and photographs. Your students will learn to interact with primary sources ranging from the war front to the home front. Whether you seek World War II-era content or just want to introduce students to primary source analysis, this collection provides a unique experience for students to interact with historical documents.

This program, generously funded by the Mazza Foundation, is free for Chicago Public Schools and Big Shoulders Fund schools.

Registration will open September 10, 2018. Register here.

Field Trips to the Newberry

More information coming soon!