Research Guides

Welcome to the Newberry’s Research Guides. Librarians have compiled these bibliographies, checklists, collection descriptions, and links to articles about our holdings to assist you in your exploration of the Newberry’s rich collections. Please email us at reference@newberry.org or call us at (312) 255-3506 with any questions on these resources.

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Adoption Research
African-American Genealogy
African-American Studies
African-American Studies – Reference Sources
Alabama Genealogy
American History – Colonial Period, Revolutionary Era, and Early Republic
American History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
American Indian History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection - Archaeology, Ethnology, Art, and Language
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection - Contact between Europeans and Native Peoples
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection – Voyages, Travels, and Accounts of Early America
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection – Development of Cartography of the Western Hemisphere
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection – Philippine and Hawaiian History
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection – Ayer, Edward E. How I Bought My First Book. The Newberry Library Bulletin 2.5 (1950): 143-145.
American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection - Pargellis, Stanley. The Problem of American Indian History. The Newberry Library Bulletin 4.5 (1957): 129-138.
American Indian Studies – Colonial Spanish Sources for Indian Ethnohistory
American Indian Studies – Colonial Spanish Sources for Indian Linguistics
American Indian Studies – Modern Editions of Colonial Spanish Sources for Indian Ethnohistory
American Indian Studies – Modern Editions of Colonial Spanish Sources for Indian Linguistics
American Indian Studies – Reference Sources
American Literature
American Literature – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Appraisal Resources
Arkansas Genealogy
Art – Reference Sources
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Atlases and Geographical Works – Reference Sources

Bibles – See: Printed English Bibles, Printed French Bibles, Printed Latin Bibles
Bibliographies – Reference Sources
Biographical Resources
Bohemian Genealogy

Bonaparte Collection: See Historical Linguistics
Book Arts and the History of the Book: See Printing History and Book Arts
British Government Documents
British History
British History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
British Literature
British Literature – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
British Pamphlets, 17th century
British Pamphlets, 19th century – Aydelotte, W.O. Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets at the Newberry Library.The Newberry Library Bulletin 6 (1951): 79-181.
British Periodicals, 19th century – Altick, Richard D. Nineteenth Century English Periodicals. The Newberry Library Bulletin 9 (1952): 255-264.
Business History

Calligraphic Manuscripts: See Manuscripts - Calligraphic Manuscripts
Cartography – Concise Bibliography of the History of Cartography
Cartography – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Cartography – Special Map Collections and Strengths
Catalog Search Strategies for Genealogists
Cather, Willa: See Willa Cather Collections
Census Holdings

Census Research Guide
Cherokee Genealogy
Chicago Ancestors
Chicago and Midwestern Writers
Chicago Biography and Industry File
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Railroad Archives
Chicago Church and Synagogue Records
Chicago Genealogy
Chicago History
Chicago Neighborhood Guide
Chicago Professions
Children’s Books
City Directories
Civil War and Reconstruction
Civil War – Military Research
Civil War – Confederate Military Research
Classical Studies – Reference Sources
Confederate Military Research: See Civil War – Confederate Military Research
Connecticut Genealogy
Conservators
Czech Genealogy – See Bohemian Genealogy

Dance and Theater – Reference Sources
Delaware Genealogy
Dime Novels
Discovery and Exploration of the Americas
Driscoll Collection: See Music – Driscoll Collection
DuPage County (IL) Genealogy

Electronic Journals at the Newberry Library
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Encyclopedias – Reference Sources
English Genealogy
English Manuscripts: See Manuscripts – English Manuscripts
European History and Literature
European History and Literature – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
European Manuscripts, Post-1500: See Manuscripts – European Manuscripts, Post-1500
European Manuscripts, Pre-1500: See Manuscripts – European Manuscripts, Pre-1500

Family Research Files
Fire Insurance Maps
Fraternal Organizations
French Canadian Genealogy
French History and Literature– Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
French in the Americas
French Manuscripts: See Manuscripts – French Manuscripts
French Pamphlets

Genealogical Index of the Newberry Library
Genealogy Collection Guides and Research Tools
Genealogy for Teachers
Genealogy Newsletters
Georgia Genealogy
German History and Literature – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Germanic Genealogy
Government Documents – Reference Sources
Graff Collection – Collection Description
Graff Collection – Billington, Ray Allen. A Historian Views the Everett D. Graff Collection. The Newberry Library Bulletin 5.6 (1960): 214-223.
Graff Collection – Storm, Colton. The Everett D. Graff Collection in the Newberry Library. The Newberry Library Bulletin 5.6 (1960): 190-213.
Greenlee Collection – Collection Description
Greenlee Collection – Newberry Library. The William B. Greenlee Collection. The Newberry Library Bulletin 6 (1951): 167-178.

Greenlee Collection – Amado, Janaina. Importante Coleção de História Luso-Brasileira na Newberry Library. Revista Estudos Históricos 1 (2001): 253-255.

Historical Linguistics
Historical Linguistics – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
History of the Book: See Printing History and Book Arts
Humanism, Education, and Rhetoric

Illinois Central Railroad: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Railroad Archives
Illinois Genealogy

Image Research
Indiana Genealogy
Information for Students
Iowa Genealogy
Irish Collections

Irish Genealogy
Italian Genealogy
Italian History and Literature
Italian History and Literature – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Italian Manuscripts: See Manuscripts – Italian Manuscripts

Jewish Genealogy
Journalism History – Reference Sources

Kane County (IL) Genealogy
Kentucky Genealogy

Lake County (IL) Genealogy
Latin American Colonial History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Latin American History
Literature – Reference Sources
Local and Family History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Louisiana Genealogy
Luso-Brazilian History – See Portuguese and Brazilian History

Maine Genealogy
Manuscripts – Calligraphic Manuscripts
Manuscripts – English Manuscripts - Cusk, Sarah. Checklist of English manuscripts in the Newberry Library, 1500–1865. Unpublished, 1997.
Manuscripts – European Manuscripts, Post-1500
Manuscripts – European Manuscripts, Pre-1500
Manuscripts – French Manuscripts – Wall, Cynthia Sundberg. Post-1500 French Manuscripts in the Newberry Library.
Manuscripts – Italian Manuscripts – Wall, Cynthia Sundberg. Post-1500 Italian Manuscripts in the Newberry Library.
Manuscripts – Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Midwest Dance Collection
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Midwest Manuscript Collection
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Music
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Newberry Library Archives
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Printing History and Book Arts
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Printing History and Book Arts – Modern Manuscript Collections of Chicago Design Interest
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts –Pullman Car Records
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Pullman Employee Records
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Railroad Archives
Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Westward Expansion
Manuscripts – Spanish-American Colonial Manuscripts
Maps: See Cartography
Massachusetts Genealogy
Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies Collection Strengths - in Geographical Terms
Michigan Genealogy
Mississippi Genealogy
Missouri Genealogy
Music – Driscoll Collection
Music – Howard Mayer Brown Librettos
Music – Howard Mayer Brown Microfilm
Music – Krummel, Donald W. [The Music Collections at] The Newberry Library, Chicago.
Music – Modern Manuscripts: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Music
Music – Janet Fairbank Collection
Music – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Music – Reference Sources
Mythology & Folklore – Reference Sources

Nebraska Genealogy
New Acquisitions
New England Genealogy
New Hampshire Genealogy
New Jersey Genealogy
New York (State) Genealogy
New York City Genealogy
Newberry Library – History of the Newberry Library
Newberry Library – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections – Guides to the Collections
Newberry Library – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections – History of the Newberry Library
Newberry Library Architecture – Wetherold, Houghton. The Architectural History of the Newberry Library. The Newberry Library Bulletin 6.1 (1962): 3-23.
Newberry Library Archives: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Newberry Library Archives
Newberry Library Bulletin: A Chronological List of Articles
Newberry Library Classification – Stam, David. Footnotes to the History of Classification. The Newberry Library Bulletin 6.10 (1979): 402-406.
Newberry Library Publications
Newspapers
Newspapers & Periodicals – Reference Sources
Noble and Royal Lineages
North Carolina Genealogy
Norwegian Genealogy

Ohio Genealogy
Ontario Genealogy

Paleography Resources
Passenger Lists

Pennsylvania Genealogy
Philippine History
Philippine History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Philippine Manuscripts
Philosophy – Reference Sources
Polish Genealogy
Popol Vuh
Popular Culture – Reference Sources
Portuguese and Brazilian History
Portuguese and Brazilian History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections: See Luso-Brazilian History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Portuguese Pamphlets
Printed English Bibles
Printed Ephemera
Printed French Bibles
Printed Latin Bibles
Printing History and Book Arts – John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing Collection Description
Printing History and Book Arts – Modern Manuscript Collections: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Printing History and Book Arts
Printing History and Book Arts – Modern Manuscript Collections of Chicago Design Interest: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Printing History and Book Arts – Modern Manuscript Collections of Chicago Design Interest
Printing History and Book Arts – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Printing History and Book Arts – Recent Trends in the History of the Italian Book
Printing History and Book Arts – Researching the Book as an Object
Printing History and Book Arts – Typography Research
Pullman Company Records: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Railroad Archives
Pullman Car Records: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Pullman Car Records
Pullman Employee Records: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Pullman Employee Records

Railroad Archives: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Railroad Archives
Railroads – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections
Religion – Recusant Collection
Religion – Reference Sources
Researchers for Hire – See Referrals
Revolutionary War Military Research
Rhode Island Genealogy
Ruggles Collection

Sanborn Maps: See Fire Insurance Maps
Scottish Genealogy
Slave Narratives
Social Sciences – Reference Sources
Spanish-American Colonial Manuscripts: See Manuscripts – Spanish-American Colonial Manuscripts
Style Manuals & Research Guides – Reference Sources
Swedish Genealogy

Tennessee Genealogy
Theater – Reference Sources: See Dance & Theater – Reference Sources
Time Traveler’s Wife
Travel, Exploration, and the American Frontier – Reference Sources
Typography – See Printing History and Book Arts–Typography Research

Vermont Genealogy
Virginia Genealogy

War of 1812 Military Research
West Virginia Genealogy
Westward Expansion – Graff Collection
Westward Expansion – Manuscripts: See Manuscripts – Modern Manuscripts – Westward Expansion
Willa Cather Collections
Wing Collection — SeePrinting History and Book Arts
Wisconsin Genealogy
Women’s Studies– Reference Sources
World War I Military Research
World War II Military Research
World’s Columbian Exposition