Event—Public Programming

New Acquisitions in Americana


For more than a century, the Newberry has been known as one of the country's premier libraries for research in American history and culture. Please join Jim Akerman, Curator of Maps; Will Hansen, Curator of Americana; Alison Hinderliter, Lloyd Lewis Curator of Manuscripts; and Matt Rutherford, Curator of Genealogy and Local History, to hear about unique and rare additions to the collections -- the diary of an itinerant cartographer visiting 1850s Chicago, photographs of "Great Americans," publications for immigrant communities, and much more!