Event—Public Programming

Provenance Is Everything: Foraging in the New Bexley Hall Collection at the Newberry


How does a barely legible signature on the front endpaper of an obscure theological tract in the Newberry stacks connect with the agitation that abolished the British slave trade; with three English lords; with Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser; with the slave market in New Orleans; with the Treaty of Ghent; with Samuel Johnson, David Garrick, and Joshua Reynolds; with a small college in the Ohio wilderness; and with an even smaller seminary in Chicago's Hyde Park?