More has been written about the Civil War than any other military conflict in which the United States has been involved, and the Newberry has a very large selection of these writings. From its inception, the Newberry has collected these publications from both North and South, and consequently has one of the best Civil War collections in the Midwest. Anyone wishing to research the Civil War using published primary sources should consider the Newberry a library of first resort.
Featured This Month: Military History
This digital collection contains a selection of unique photographs discovered in the Newberry Library’s unprocessed 20th century Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad archives about ten years ago.
This virtual exhibition is based on The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico, a display of original manuscripts, books, and other materials at the Newberry from September 28, 2006 through January 13, 2007. The virtual exhibit includes the complete text from the original gallery exhibit and digitized images of many of the manuscripts and books that were displayed.
This project aims to provide a more complete understanding of the complex nexus of issues, events, and people that contributed to the causes and effects of the Civil War.