From the Stacks | Newberry

From the Stacks

From the Stacks presents a range of Newberry collection items, including treasures and showstoppers, as well as more aesthetically challenged materials that tell compelling stories about the past.

These items include printed books, maps, manuscripts, postcards, and other genres, from the later Middle Ages to the present.

Some were beautifully printed and others inexpensively produced; some are pristine and others well worn. Newberry curators have chosen these items to introduce visitors to our core collections, subject areas where we have deep, comprehensive, world-class holdings that are continually growing.

The items in the exhibition change several times each year, giving visitors the chance to see a variety of historical artifacts over time.

Funding for From the Stacks was provided by Joan and William Brodsky.

Plan Your Visit

  • The galleries are open Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday, noon – 4 pm.
  • A face mask is required at all times (double masking encouraged)
  • No appointments necessary. When you arrive, please sign in with us in the lobby so we can manage entry into the galleries and ensure social distancing.


A 46-foot climate-controlled display case showcases the range of the Newberry’s collection in From the Stacks. Photo by Tom Rossiter