News and Announcements
Announcing Our 2023-24 Research Fellows
More than 50 scholars will join our community as Newberry Fellows during the 2023-2024 academic year.
Matt Rutherford Receives 2023 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship
Matt Rutherford, Curator of Genealogy and Local History, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the National Genealogical Society's Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship
The Pattis Family Foundation and the Newberry Library Announce 2023 Chicago Book Award Recipient
Chicago Author Toya Wolfe will receive the Pattis Book Award for her debut novel, “Last Summer on State Street"
Vince Firpo Named Vice President for Public Engagement
Leading a new division at the Newberry, Firpo will pursue innovative ways to connect visitors with the library's world-class collections and learning resources.
New Acquisition: Rare Images from the Great Migration
A set of glass slides shows the lives Black migrants built for themselves in Chicago and other northern cities.
The Newberry Receives $1 Million from The Grainger Foundation for Digital Initiatives
With funds from The Grainger Foundation, the Newberry will explore new possibilities for user engagement and interactivity online.
Daniel Greene to Depart the Newberry, Gail Kern Paster Named Interim President and Librarian
Gail Kern Paster, a Newberry Board member and Director Emerita of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will lead the Newberry following the departure of Daniel...
Robert A. Holland Endows Curator of Maps Position
Mr. Holland’s gift will enable the Newberry to extend its long-standing commitment to building and promoting engagement with a world-class collection of maps.
Father Peter J. Powell, 1928 – 2022
Father Peter J. Powell was a scholar, ethnohistorian, author, and Anglican priest who had a profound impact at the Newberry.