Ready to explore the past? There's no time like the present.
Celebrating the Holidays in Verse and Song
Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Dec 16, 2023
At the Newberry – Ruggles Hall
Genealogy 101: An Introduction to Genealogical Research at the Newberry
Jan 06, 2024
At the Newberry – Rettinger Hall
Event—Center for Renaissance Studies
The Scientific Authority of Large Illustrated Books in the Premodern
Led by J.B. Shank (University of Minnesota), Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Newberry Library), and Lia Markey (Newberry Library)
Jan 12, 2024
At the Newberry
Henry Tonks, Boston University
History of Capitalism Seminar
Jan 19, 2024
Open to All
The Newberry's collections, programs, and exhibitions have been free and open to all since 1887. Curious people from all over visit to research topics of interest, discover their family history, take classes, or learn something new and unexpected.
Our Collection Is Your Collection
Whether it's a letter from Michelangelo or a doodle drawn in a 19th-century textbook by a procrastinating student, primary sources bring the past to life in vivid detail. You’re free to explore these historic materials online or in person at the Newberry.