Research

Featured This Month: Railroads

The Night Train, Every Saturday, pg. 729. A5.315 vol. #9.
Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in...
Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.
Railroad Archives
Russell Lee, Chicago Skyline and the 14th Street Passenger Yards, May 1948. CBQGR206.jpg
Everywhere West
Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.
Pullman Digital Collection
The Night Train, Every Saturday, pg. 729. A5.315 vol. #9.
The Night Train, Every Saturday, pg. 729. A5.315 vol. #9.

This exhibit situates Pullman within a broad narrative, exploring how the neighborhood illuminates the centrality of labor, race, and urban development in the history of industrial America.

Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.
Twentieth Century Transportation. 1910. Temp Map 4F G3701.P1 1910Y2.

The collecting of large corporate archives at the Newberry was initiated in 1943 by Librarian Stanley Pargellis, who advocated the acquisition of records of Midwestern enterprises that contained materials for social and intellectual history as well as business history.

Russell Lee, Chicago Skyline and the 14th Street Passenger Yards, May 1948. CBQGR206.jpg
Russell Lee, Chicago Skyline and the 14th Street Passenger Yards, May 1948. CBQGR206.jpg

This exhibit contains a selection of unique black and white photographs focusing on Illinois scenes, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and its workers.

Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.
Pullman Car Interior. Box #16 Folder #723.

This online Pullman Collection contains more than 1,600 Pullman Company car drawings, ca. 1870-1969.

Digital Resources

American Indian Histories and Cultures is a deep and wide ranging selection of visual and textual resources related to Native American culture and history. Taken from the Newberry Library’s Edward E Ayer Collection, one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of American Indian history, the resource provides documents, images, context and insight into American Indian culture and history, the European settlement of the Americas, and the interactions between the two groups. *Access to this subscription database is available on-site through any of the Newberry’s public computers.*

This collection illuminates the expanse of visual material on American Indian history and culture found within the Library’s world-renowned Edward E. Ayer Collection.

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.