American History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections

Achilles, Rolf. Organizing the Unknown: German Science and the American West. Chicago: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 1989. Call number: Ayer Q 115 A24 1989. This is an exhibition catalog.

Billington, Ray Allen. “Books that Won the West: Guidebooks of the Forty-Niners and Fifty-Niners.” The American West 4 (1967): 25-32, 72-75. Call number: Ayer 1 A529 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. “A Historian Views the Everett D. Graff Collection.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 5, no. 6 (1960): 214-23. Call number: Z 79.N 4112.

Brevoort, James Carson. A Collection of Rare Americana, Including the Remainder of the Notable Library of J. C. Brevoort, of Brooklyn, N.Y… . to be Sold at Auction … February 25th, 26th, and 28th, 1890 … by Bangs & Co… . New York. New York: n.p., 1890. Call number: Z 491.B74 and photocopy in checklist area.

Butler, Ruth Lapham, comp. Checklist of American Revolutionary War Pamphlets in the Newberry Library. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1922. Call number: F 832.62a in checklist area.

—. “For the Study of American Colonial History: The Newberry Library.” William and Mary Quarterly 2 (1945): 286-95. Call number: E 67.97 and photocopy in checklist area.

Chicago Public Library. Check List of Books and Pamphlets on Municipal Government Found in the Free Public Libraries of Chicago: Issued in Connection with the International Municipal Congress and Exposition, Chicago, September 18th to 30th, 1911. Chicago: Chicago Public Library, 1911. Call number: j 7.158.

Chicago Public Library WPA Omnibus Project. Checklist of Books Printed in America before 1800 in the Libraries of Chicago. Chicago: The Project, 1941. Call number: Case Folio Z 1203 C45 1941. This is a 2 volume, interleaved copy, annotated by Newberry Library Special Collections staff.

Johnson, Richard Colles and Cynthia H. Peters. A Princely Gift: the Rudy Lamont Ruggles Collection of the Newberry Library … with an Introduction by Lawrence W. Towner. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1986. Call number: Z 997.2 N48 R9 1986. This exhibition catalog also serves as a descriptive catalog to the collection.

Mickelberry, Mark B. “Book Publishing in the Confederate States of America as Exemplified in the Collections of the Newberry Library.” diss., University of Chicago, 1986. Call number: Z 1242.5 .M53 in checklist area.

Newberry Library. Catalog of an Exhibition of Western Materials Selected from the Everett D. Graff Collection. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1965.  Call number: Ayer 290 N43 1965 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. Directory of Afro-Americana in Chicago Area Libraries: Reports from a meeting held at the Newberry Library. Chicago: n.p., 1970. 7-8. Call number: 5A 5828,

—. Henry Raup Wagner, 1862-1957, An Exhibition of Rare Books Honoring the Centenary of his Birth. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1962. Call number: Z 81.617. The preface to this exhibition catalog reads: “The books selected for this exhibition have been loaned from his private collection by Mr. Everett D. Graff, except as otherwise indicated … The descriptions, based upon those of H.R. Wagner, are the work of Colton Storm.”

—. “Materials for the Study of U.S. Socialist and Labor History at the Newberry Library.” Socialism and Democracy: The Bulletin of the Research Group of Socialism and Democracy 10 (1990): 169-73. Call number: photocopy at checklist table, this periodical is not in Library’s holdings.

Pargellis, Stanley. “Romantic America: A Talk by the Librarian on March 6, 1945, in the Course of an Exhibition.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 2 (1945): 9-22. Call number: Z 79.N 4112 and photocopy in checklist area.

Raymond, Elizabeth C. “Down to Earth: Sense of Place in Midwest Writing.” Origins 9, no. 4 and 10, no. 1 (1993 and 1994): 8-9. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area.

Shearer, Augustus Hunt. “A List of Documentary Material Relating to State Constitutional Conventions, 1776-1912.” Bulletin no. 4. Chicago: The Newberry Libary, 1915. Call number: Z 79 .N 411.

—. “A List of Official Publications of American State Constitutions, 1776-1916.” Bulletin no. 6. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1917. Call number: Z 79 .N 411.

Storm, Colton, comp. A Catalog of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana. Chicago: Published for the Newberry Library by University of Chicago Press, 1968. Call number: Ref Z 1251 .W5 N43.

Storm, Colton. “The Everett D. Graff Collection in the Newberry Library.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 5, no. 6 (1960): 190-213. Call number: Z 79 .N 4112 and photocopy in checklist area.

Thackery, David. “Civil War Research at the Newberry Library: A Bibliography.” Unpublished, 1990. Call number: copies can be obtained from Local History department.